The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Devon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 23 17 13
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 26 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 7.30% 6.32% 10.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.89% 34.38% 39.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 12
Average daily rate
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£330 £350 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £277 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £408 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Linux
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Devon region.

Operating Systems Category
Devon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
87 32 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 24.44% 18.39% 26.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 20 23
Average daily rate £315 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £173 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £470 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 14
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.23 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.72% +1.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £17.23 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £18.00 £40.00
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 Devon

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Devon

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Devon

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Devon region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Devon region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Exeter +1 23 £325 -13.04% 6
Plymouth -12 2 £475 +35.71% 1
Linux
South West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Devon 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 14 (45.16%) Security Cleared
2 13 (41.94%) SC Cleared
3 11 (35.48%) VMware
3 11 (35.48%) ITIL
4 9 (29.03%) Tivoli
4 9 (29.03%) Apache
4 9 (29.03%) IBM
4 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
5 8 (25.81%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 7 (22.58%) Tomcat
6 7 (22.58%) Perl
7 6 (19.35%) Java
7 6 (19.35%) Red Hat
7 6 (19.35%) SLA
7 6 (19.35%) Remedy
7 6 (19.35%) Configuration Management
8 5 (16.13%) Service Management
8 5 (16.13%) Windows
8 5 (16.13%) JBoss
8 5 (16.13%) CentOS
8 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
9 4 (12.90%) Incident Management
9 4 (12.90%) StarTeam
9 4 (12.90%) Oracle
9 4 (12.90%) IIS
9 4 (12.90%) HTTP
10 3 (9.68%) Project Management
10 3 (9.68%) Finance
10 3 (9.68%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (9.68%) Migration

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Devon 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 9 (29.03%) Apache
2 7 (22.58%) Tomcat
3 4 (12.90%) IIS
4 3 (9.68%) WebSphere
5 1 (3.23%) Drupal
5 1 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) HTTP
2 2 (6.45%) VLAN
2 2 (6.45%) FTP
2 2 (6.45%) LDAP
2 2 (6.45%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) MySQL
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) StarTeam
2 2 (6.45%) Subversion
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Administrator
2 9 (29.03%) Linux Administrator
3 5 (16.13%) Linux Support
4 4 (12.90%) Applications Support
5 3 (9.68%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (9.68%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (9.68%) Web Administrator
6 2 (6.45%) Tivoli Specialist
6 2 (6.45%) Tivoli Monitoring Specialist
6 2 (6.45%) Monitoring Specialist
6 2 (6.45%) Support Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Applications Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Systems Support
7 1 (3.23%) Applications Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.23%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Windows
1 5 (16.13%) CentOS
2 3 (9.68%) SELinux
3 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.23%) UNIX
4 1 (3.23%) zOS
4 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) ITIL
2 6 (19.35%) Configuration Management
3 5 (16.13%) Service Management
3 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
4 4 (12.90%) Incident Management
5 3 (9.68%) Project Management
5 3 (9.68%) Migration
5 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (9.68%) E-Commerce
5 3 (9.68%) SOA
5 3 (9.68%) TOGAF
6 2 (6.45%) Time Management
6 2 (6.45%) Software Asset Management
6 2 (6.45%) Software Licensing
6 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.45%) Asset Management
6 2 (6.45%) Validation
6 2 (6.45%) Identity Management
7 1 (3.23%) Workflow
7 1 (3.23%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) Perl
2 6 (19.35%) Java
3 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.23%) C
3 1 (3.23%) C++
3 1 (3.23%) PHP
3 1 (3.23%) SQL
3 1 (3.23%) VB
3 1 (3.23%) Python
3 1 (3.23%) Ruby
3 1 (3.23%) VB6
3 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (45.16%) Security Cleared
2 13 (41.94%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.68%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (6.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) SLA
2 2 (6.45%) ISO 9001
2 2 (6.45%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Sendmail
1 2 (6.45%) VMware ESX
1 2 (6.45%) Samba
2 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (29.03%) Tivoli
2 8 (25.81%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 3 (9.68%) Puppet
3 3 (9.68%) YUM
4 2 (6.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (3.23%) SCOM
5 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (3.23%) Ansible
5 1 (3.23%) logstash
5 1 (3.23%) Salt
5 1 (3.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) VMware
2 9 (29.03%) IBM
2 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
3 6 (19.35%) Red Hat
3 6 (19.35%) Remedy
4 5 (16.13%) JBoss
5 4 (12.90%) Oracle