The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 18 18 9
Rank change year-on-year
0 -9
Contract jobs citing Linux 4 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 3.57% 7.87% 13.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.53% 33.33% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 13
Average daily rate
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£309 £475 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £395 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Bournemouth region.

Operating Systems Category
Bournemouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
17 21 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 15.18% 23.60% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 28
Average daily rate £393 £425 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.64% +25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £92 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £600 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 4
Average hourly rate £16.62 £15.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.19% -52.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bournemouth

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Bournemouth region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram 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 2 October 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 8 (88.89%) UNIX
2 6 (66.67%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) REXX
3 3 (33.33%) Symantec
3 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (33.33%) CA Endevor
3 3 (33.33%) Time Management
3 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (33.33%) VMware Server
4 2 (22.22%) FalconStor
4 2 (22.22%) CICS
4 2 (22.22%) ISPF
4 2 (22.22%) JCL
4 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
4 2 (22.22%) RACF
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 2 (22.22%) IBM
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix
5 1 (11.11%) C
5 1 (11.11%) C++
5 1 (11.11%) RPG
5 1 (11.11%) DB2
5 1 (11.11%) STL
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL
5 1 (11.11%) Solaris

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Bournemouth by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (22.22%) CICS
2 1 (11.11%) MQSeries
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) LDAP
1 1 (11.11%) DHCP
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
1 1 (11.11%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) DB2
2 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) ERwin
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Environment Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Backup Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) AS400 Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) ISPF
2 1 (11.11%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
2 1 (11.11%) AS400
2 1 (11.11%) iSeries
2 1 (11.11%) Open Source
2 1 (11.11%) SWIFT
2 1 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) UNIX
2 6 (66.67%) Windows
3 1 (11.11%) Solaris
3 1 (11.11%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 3 (33.33%) Time Management
2 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) UML
3 1 (11.11%) OO
3 1 (11.11%) DSDM
3 1 (11.11%) OOD
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (11.11%) Workflow
3 1 (11.11%) Six Sigma
3 1 (11.11%) Process Management
3 1 (11.11%) Electronic Design Automation
3 1 (11.11%) Lean Six Sigma
3 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
3 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
1 3 (33.33%) REXX
2 2 (22.22%) JCL
3 1 (11.11%) C
3 1 (11.11%) C++
3 1 (11.11%) RPG
3 1 (11.11%) RPG/400
3 1 (11.11%) RPG IV
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (33.33%) VMware Server
2 2 (22.22%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Symantec
1 3 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (22.22%) FalconStor
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) IBM
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix