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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 6 10 11
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 19 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 15.45% 9.68% 8.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.54% 39.13% 26.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 12
Average daily rate £404 £415 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.71% +4.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £307 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £417 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £165.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
Operating Systems Category
Bournemouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
52 23 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 42.28% 24.73% 33.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 9 31
Average daily rate £438 £280 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £110 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £416 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 8
Average hourly rate £14.00 £11.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -34.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £165.00 £24.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 18 April 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 17 (56.67%) Oracle
2 15 (50.00%) SQL
2 15 (50.00%) UNIX
2 15 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 13 (43.33%) Windows
3 13 (43.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 10 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
5 9 (30.00%) VMware
5 9 (30.00%) Oracle RMAN
5 9 (30.00%) Oracle Database 10g
6 8 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (23.33%) Data Guard
7 7 (23.33%) Finance
7 7 (23.33%) Red Hat
7 7 (23.33%) Perl
7 7 (23.33%) PL/SQL
8 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 6 (20.00%) SAN
9 5 (16.67%) Shell Script
9 5 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (16.67%) Replication
9 5 (16.67%) PowerShell
9 5 (16.67%) Banking
9 5 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (13.33%) VMware Server
10 4 (13.33%) Time Management
10 4 (13.33%) VMware ESX
10 4 (13.33%) Migration
10 4 (13.33%) Incident Management

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Bournemouth by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (10.00%) IIS
2 2 (6.67%) Tuxedo
3 1 (3.33%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) SAN
2 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
3 3 (10.00%) Firewall
4 2 (6.67%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (6.67%) NAS
5 1 (3.33%) VPN
5 1 (3.33%) SSL
5 1 (3.33%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 13 (43.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 9 (30.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (10.00%) Relational Database
6 2 (6.67%) RDBMS
6 2 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (3.33%) DTS
7 1 (3.33%) MySQL
7 1 (3.33%) Sybase ASE
7 1 (3.33%) Sybase IQ
7 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
7 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) LoadRunner
2 1 (3.33%) Ant
2 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (46.67%) DBA
2 13 (43.33%) Oracle DBA
3 3 (10.00%) Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (10.00%) Administrator
3 3 (10.00%) SQL DBA
3 3 (10.00%) Backup Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) UNIX Administrator
4 2 (6.67%) Implementation Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Oracle DBA
4 2 (6.67%) Oracle Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Senior DBA
4 2 (6.67%) Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Database Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Applications Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) Middleware
2 1 (3.33%) CGI
2 1 (3.33%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.33%) Web Services
2 1 (3.33%) XML
2 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.33%) Spring
2 1 (3.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Replication
2 2 (6.67%) Statistics
3 1 (3.33%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 15 (50.00%) UNIX
2 13 (43.33%) Windows
3 5 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.33%) Solaris
5 1 (3.33%) Windows NT
5 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.33%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (13.33%) Time Management
2 4 (13.33%) Migration
2 4 (13.33%) Incident Management
3 3 (10.00%) ITIL
3 3 (10.00%) Database Tuning
3 3 (10.00%) Database Security
4 2 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (6.67%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.67%) Validation
5 1 (3.33%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.33%) BCP
5 1 (3.33%) Project Management
5 1 (3.33%) TDD
5 1 (3.33%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.33%) Release Management
5 1 (3.33%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.33%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (23.33%) Perl
2 7 (23.33%) PL/SQL
3 5 (16.67%) Shell Script
3 5 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 2 (6.67%) sed
4 2 (6.67%) Bourne shell
4 2 (6.67%) AWK
4 2 (6.67%) C
4 2 (6.67%) Java
4 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.33%) C++
5 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.33%) Embedded C
5 1 (3.33%) Embedded C++
5 1 (3.33%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (3.33%) MCSE
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.33%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 10 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
2 9 (30.00%) Oracle RMAN
3 8 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (13.33%) VMware Server
4 4 (13.33%) VMware ESX
5 3 (10.00%) vSphere
6 2 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (6.67%) XenDesktop
7 1 (3.33%) NFS
7 1 (3.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) Data Guard
2 2 (6.67%) nmon
2 2 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.67%) CA Wily
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (3.33%) Nagios
3 1 (3.33%) Puppet
3 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (56.67%) Oracle
2 9 (30.00%) VMware
3 7 (23.33%) Red Hat
4 4 (13.33%) Symantec
5 3 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (10.00%) FalconStor
6 2 (6.67%) Sun
6 2 (6.67%) HP
6 2 (6.67%) Citrix
7 1 (3.33%) JBoss
7 1 (3.33%) Sybase
7 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.33%) NetApp
7 1 (3.33%) CA