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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 11 15 7
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs citing Linux 12 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 10.17% 4.76% 14.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.86% 22.73% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 6
Average daily rate
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£320 £393 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.47% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £275 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £408 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -13.33%
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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
28 22 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 23.73% 20.95% 28.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 15
Average daily rate £438 £393 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £131 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 2
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.93 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +2.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015, 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 11 (84.62%) VMware
1 11 (84.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (53.85%) Windows
3 6 (46.15%) Finance
3 6 (46.15%) Banking
3 6 (46.15%) vSphere
4 5 (38.46%) Bash Shell
4 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
4 5 (38.46%) Patch Management
4 5 (38.46%) Ubuntu
4 5 (38.46%) Web Development
4 5 (38.46%) QA
4 5 (38.46%) WCF
4 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
4 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (38.46%) CentOS
4 5 (38.46%) VMware ESX
4 5 (38.46%) Unit Testing
4 5 (38.46%) Data Security
4 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
4 5 (38.46%) Red Hat
4 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (38.46%) Shell Script
4 5 (38.46%) Symantec
4 5 (38.46%) Windows XP
4 5 (38.46%) C#
4 5 (38.46%) Perl
4 5 (38.46%) VBScript
4 5 (38.46%) .NET
4 5 (38.46%) SQL Server

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Bournemouth by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 (15.38%) Apache
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) SAN
1 2 (15.38%) NAS
2 1 (7.69%) LAN
2 1 (7.69%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
1 6 (46.15%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Linux Developer
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) .NET
1 5 (38.46%) Web Services
1 5 (38.46%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
2 5 (38.46%) Windows XP
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (38.46%) Ubuntu
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (38.46%) CentOS
3 4 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (7.69%) UNIX
4 1 (7.69%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Data Security
1 5 (38.46%) Web Development
1 5 (38.46%) Unit Testing
1 5 (38.46%) Patch Management
2 1 (7.69%) Project Management
2 1 (7.69%) Workflow
2 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (7.69%) Scrum
2 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) C#
1 5 (38.46%) Perl
1 5 (38.46%) VBScript
1 5 (38.46%) Shell Script
1 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
1 5 (38.46%) Bash Shell
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) C++
2 1 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) QA
System Software
1 11 (84.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (46.15%) vSphere
3 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
3 5 (38.46%) VMware ESX
4 4 (30.77%) XenApp
5 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) VMware
2 5 (38.46%) Red Hat
2 5 (38.46%) Symantec
3 4 (30.77%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) NetApp
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft