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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 9 20
Rank change year-on-year -2 +11  
Contract jobs citing Linux 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 3.23% 6.25% 3.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.00% 28.57% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.71%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
West Lothian
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 5 7 28
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 16.13% 21.88% 31.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 12
Median daily rate £200 £388 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -48.38% +17.42%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Lothian citing Linux as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) Tuxedo
2 1 (50.00%) SQR
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Release Management
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) PeopleSoft

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 (50.00%) Tuxedo
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) PeopleSoft HCM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) PeopleSoft Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Release Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) Release Management
1 1 (50.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) SQR
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) PeopleSoft