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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 30 9 31
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +22
Contract jobs citing Linux 11 35 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 4.03% 11.18% 2.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.75% 32.71% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 4
Average daily rate £400 £375 £253
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +48.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £36.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +31.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.38 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +3.92%
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
53 107 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 19.41% 34.19% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 41 27
Average daily rate £325 £275 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +57.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £178 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £485 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 6
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -25.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £10.00 £11.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £32.00 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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
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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Plymouth -12 10 £400 -7.24% 2
Linux
South West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 31 (77.50%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (75.00%) Java
3 24 (60.00%) Configuration Management
4 22 (55.00%) SQL
4 22 (55.00%) Unix
5 20 (50.00%) Relational Database
6 19 (47.50%) Subversion
7 18 (45.00%) WebSphere
7 18 (45.00%) HTTP
7 18 (45.00%) IBM
8 17 (42.50%) HTML
9 16 (40.00%) Mac OS X
10 15 (37.50%) Web Design
10 15 (37.50%) WebSphere Portal
10 15 (37.50%) MongoDB
10 15 (37.50%) REST
10 15 (37.50%) Neo4j
10 15 (37.50%) Responsive Web Design
10 15 (37.50%) JAX-RS
10 15 (37.50%) Hibernate
10 15 (37.50%) DB2
10 15 (37.50%) SOAP
10 15 (37.50%) Struts
10 15 (37.50%) EJB
11 12 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (27.50%) DevOps
13 9 (22.50%) Jenkins
13 9 (22.50%) Puppet
14 8 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
14 8 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 18 (45.00%) WebSphere
2 15 (37.50%) WebSphere Portal
3 6 (15.00%) Apache
3 6 (15.00%) nginx
4 5 (12.50%) OpenStack
5 4 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (7.50%) Jetty
6 3 (7.50%) Tomcat
7 2 (5.00%) IIS
7 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
8 1 (2.50%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (5.00%) Google App Engine
2 2 (5.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (45.00%) HTTP
2 8 (20.00%) SSL
2 8 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 5 (12.50%) HTTPS
4 2 (5.00%) DHCP
4 2 (5.00%) DNS
4 2 (5.00%) FTP
4 2 (5.00%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 15 (37.50%) DB2
2 15 (37.50%) MongoDB
2 15 (37.50%) Neo4j
3 5 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (10.00%) Redis
5 1 (2.50%) MySQL
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (47.50%) Subversion
2 9 (22.50%) Jenkins
3 7 (17.50%) Git (software)
4 5 (12.50%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (2.50%) Capybara
5 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (2.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 25 (62.50%) Developer
2 16 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 5 (12.50%) ETL Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 2 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) HTML Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Magento Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Web Developer
6 1 (2.50%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (2.50%) Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Development Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Tester
6 1 (2.50%) Junior
6 1 (2.50%) Lead Tester
6 1 (2.50%) Senior Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Test Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (42.50%) HTML
2 15 (37.50%) EJB
2 15 (37.50%) Hibernate
2 15 (37.50%) JAX-RS
2 15 (37.50%) REST
2 15 (37.50%) SOAP
2 15 (37.50%) Struts
3 5 (12.50%) Web Services
4 4 (10.00%) .NET
4 4 (10.00%) Middleware
4 4 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (7.50%) J2EE
6 2 (5.00%) CSS
6 2 (5.00%) jQuery
6 2 (5.00%) LAMP
6 2 (5.00%) Laravel
6 2 (5.00%) Servlets
7 1 (2.50%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Linked Data
2 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (2.50%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 22 (55.00%) Unix
2 16 (40.00%) Mac OS X
3 5 (12.50%) Windows
4 4 (10.00%) CentOS
4 4 (10.00%) Fedora
4 4 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (77.50%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (60.00%) Configuration Management
3 15 (37.50%) Responsive Web Design
3 15 (37.50%) Web Design
4 12 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (27.50%) DevOps
6 7 (17.50%) Open Source
7 5 (12.50%) Automated Testing
7 5 (12.50%) Data Modelling
7 5 (12.50%) ETL
7 5 (12.50%) SDLC
7 5 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
8 3 (7.50%) Coaching
8 3 (7.50%) ITIL
8 3 (7.50%) Mentoring
9 2 (5.00%) OOP
9 2 (5.00%) Service Management
10 1 (2.50%) CRM
10 1 (2.50%) Migration
10 1 (2.50%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 30 (75.00%) Java
2 22 (55.00%) SQL
3 6 (15.00%) Ruby
4 5 (12.50%) Python
5 4 (10.00%) PHP
6 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.00%) Perl
7 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) QA
2 4 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (12.50%) KVM
2 5 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (5.00%) Xen
4 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (22.50%) Puppet
2 6 (15.00%) Ansible
2 6 (15.00%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (12.50%) Ganglia
3 5 (12.50%) Graphite
3 5 (12.50%) Kibana
3 5 (12.50%) Nagios
3 5 (12.50%) Riemann
4 2 (5.00%) Tivoli
4 2 (5.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 18 (45.00%) IBM
2 8 (20.00%) VMware
3 6 (15.00%) Oracle
4 5 (12.50%) Talend
5 4 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
7 2 (5.00%) Google
8 1 (2.50%) Cisco
8 1 (2.50%) Citrix