The first table below looks at the demand for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bournemouth region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Bournemouth region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 15 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 5 23 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 4.63% 18.40% 12.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.83% 50.00% 43.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 13
Average daily rate
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£415 £420 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.19% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £375 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £440 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Bournemouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
24 46 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 22.22% 36.80% 28.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 33 30
Average daily rate £415 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.79% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £110 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Average hourly rate £12.42 £11.75 £9.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.70% +22.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Linux
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Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Bournemouth

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Bournemouth region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Bournemouth

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Bournemouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Bournemouth region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Bournemouth

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Bournemouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Bournemouth region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Bournemouth

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bournemouth

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bournemouth region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Linux.

1 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 12 (63.16%) UNIX
3 9 (47.37%) VMware
3 9 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (36.84%) SQL
4 7 (36.84%) Oracle
5 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
5 5 (26.32%) Symantec
5 5 (26.32%) Finance
5 5 (26.32%) PowerShell
5 5 (26.32%) VMware Server
5 5 (26.32%) Time Management
6 4 (21.05%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (21.05%) FalconStor
6 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database
6 4 (21.05%) VMware ESX
6 4 (21.05%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (21.05%) Perl
6 4 (21.05%) SAN
7 3 (15.79%) REXX
7 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
7 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (15.79%) PL/SQL
7 3 (15.79%) Project Management
7 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (15.79%) Data Guard
7 3 (15.79%) vSphere

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Bournemouth by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bournemouth region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Linux. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.53%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) SAN
2 2 (10.53%) Structured Cabling
2 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.26%) Firewall
3 1 (5.26%) NAS
3 1 (5.26%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database
3 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
4 2 (10.53%) RDBMS
5 1 (5.26%) MySQL
5 1 (5.26%) DTS
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Ant
1 1 (5.26%) Subversion
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Backup Engineer
1 4 (21.05%) DBA
1 4 (21.05%) Analyst
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle DBA
2 3 (15.79%) Environment Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Implementation Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Database Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Oracle Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Senior DBA
4 1 (5.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Oracle DBA
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) ISPF
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
2 1 (5.26%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) Spring
2 1 (5.26%) jQuery
2 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Replication
2 1 (5.26%) Firmware
2 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.26%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 12 (63.16%) UNIX
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Time Management
2 3 (15.79%) Project Management
2 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
3 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
3 2 (10.53%) Migration
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) TDD
4 1 (5.26%) Validation
4 1 (5.26%) DevOps
4 1 (5.26%) Software Architecture
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) PowerShell
3 4 (21.05%) Perl
4 3 (15.79%) REXX
4 3 (15.79%) PL/SQL
5 2 (10.53%) Java
5 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
5 2 (10.53%) JCL
6 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
6 1 (5.26%) AWK
6 1 (5.26%) sed
6 1 (5.26%) Bourne shell
6 1 (5.26%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) MCSE
2 1 (5.26%) VCP5
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 9 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (26.32%) VMware Server
3 4 (21.05%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (21.05%) VMware ESX
3 4 (21.05%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (15.79%) vSphere
5 2 (10.53%) XenDesktop
5 2 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (10.53%) RACF
6 1 (5.26%) NFS
6 1 (5.26%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Data Guard
1 3 (15.79%) CA Endevor
2 1 (5.26%) Nagios
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (5.26%) Puppet
2 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) VMware
2 7 (36.84%) Oracle
3 5 (26.32%) Symantec
4 4 (21.05%) FalconStor
5 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
6 2 (10.53%) Sun
6 2 (10.53%) Citrix
7 1 (5.26%) CA
7 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
7 1 (5.26%) IBM
7 1 (5.26%) Microsoft