Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Lothian with a requirement for Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Linux over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Linux
Scotland > West Lothian
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 19 16
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 -3
Contract jobs citing Linux 3 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 3.37% 1.54% 6.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.00% 4.76% 22.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 8
West Lothian median daily rate - - £385
Scotland median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Lothian median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £22.25 £41.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year -45.73% -25.45% +157.67%

Linux is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in West Lothian with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
West Lothian
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 10 21 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 11.24% 32.31% 28.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 29
West Lothian median daily rate £200 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.46% -7.14% -6.04%
10th Percentile £144 £266 £275
90th Percentile £235 £425 £407
Scotland median daily rate £384 £330 £350
% change year-on-year +16.29% -5.71% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Lothian median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £16.43 £19.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year -14.65% +1.32% +15.15%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Lothian.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in West Lothian

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux in West Lothian.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in West Lothian

Linux
Contract Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the West Lothian region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Livingston -2 3 - - 1
Linux
Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Lothian region with a requirement for Linux.

1 1 (33.33%) Unix
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) OO
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) IBM
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
1 1 (33.33%) Release Management
1 1 (33.33%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Node.js
1 1 (33.33%) Backbone.js
1 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) SDLC

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Release Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior DevOps
1 1 (33.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (33.33%) Backbone.js
1 1 (33.33%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
1 1 (33.33%) Node.js
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps
1 1 (33.33%) OO
1 1 (33.33%) Release Management
1 1 (33.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) IBM
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat