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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 15 29 26
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -3
Contract jobs citing Linux 25 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 9.26% 3.11% 4.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.23% 15.79% 27.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 6
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£438 £308 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.27% -6.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £283 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £329 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
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
69 38 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 25.56% 19.69% 17.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 24 19
Average daily rate £225 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 3
Average hourly rate £19.50 £16.50 £17.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -3.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.90 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £21.00 £17.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 7 July 2015. 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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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 +7 15 £438 - 1
Barnstaple - 5 - -
Linux
South West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 20 (36.36%) Java
1 20 (36.36%) JBoss
1 20 (36.36%) Red Hat
2 19 (34.55%) Open Source
3 18 (32.73%) Java EE
4 17 (30.91%) IBM
5 16 (29.09%) Ruby
6 15 (27.27%) Windows
6 15 (27.27%) DevOps
7 14 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (23.64%) Enterprise Architecture
8 13 (23.64%) WebSphere
8 13 (23.64%) JSR 168
8 13 (23.64%) Python
8 13 (23.64%) VMware
9 12 (21.82%) Bash Shell
10 10 (18.18%) Git (software)
10 10 (18.18%) Middleware
10 10 (18.18%) Mainframe
10 10 (18.18%) Apache
10 10 (18.18%) Struts
10 10 (18.18%) RabbitMQ
10 10 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
11 9 (16.36%) Web Services
11 9 (16.36%) WebSphere Application Server
11 9 (16.36%) Novell
11 9 (16.36%) Migration
11 9 (16.36%) Puppet
12 8 (14.55%) Subversion
12 8 (14.55%) SUSE

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 20 (36.36%) JBoss
2 13 (23.64%) WebSphere
3 10 (18.18%) Apache
4 9 (16.36%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (9.09%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.82%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.82%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.09%) LDAP
1 5 (9.09%) X.509
2 1 (1.82%) Wireless
2 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) DB2
1 5 (9.09%) RDBMS
1 5 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.64%) MySQL
2 2 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.64%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 8 (14.55%) Subversion
3 5 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 4 (7.27%) LoadRunner
4 4 (7.27%) JIRA
5 2 (3.64%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (1.82%) Back Office
1 1 (1.82%) Electronics
1 1 (1.82%) Finance
1 1 (1.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (21.82%) Solutions Designer
1 12 (21.82%) Administrator
1 12 (21.82%) Designer
2 8 (14.55%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (14.55%) Server Engineer
3 7 (12.73%) Server Support Engineer
3 7 (12.73%) Server Support
3 7 (12.73%) Support Engineer
3 7 (12.73%) Senior Designer
4 6 (10.91%) Linux Administrator
4 6 (10.91%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (9.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 4 (7.27%) Security Administrator
6 4 (7.27%) Tester
6 4 (7.27%) Developer
7 3 (5.45%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) DevOps Administrator
8 2 (3.64%) LoadRunner Tester
8 2 (3.64%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (32.73%) Java EE
2 13 (23.64%) JSR 168
3 10 (18.18%) Middleware
3 10 (18.18%) Struts
3 10 (18.18%) RabbitMQ
4 9 (16.36%) Web Services
5 7 (12.73%) RESTful
6 6 (10.91%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 6 (10.91%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (7.27%) Flask
8 3 (5.45%) HTML
8 3 (5.45%) CSS
9 2 (3.64%) JSON
10 1 (1.82%) XML
10 1 (1.82%) REST
10 1 (1.82%) CSS3
10 1 (1.82%) Backbone.js
10 1 (1.82%) Sass
10 1 (1.82%) LESS
10 1 (1.82%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.18%) Mainframe
2 5 (9.09%) PKI
2 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (27.27%) Windows
2 8 (14.55%) SUSE
3 7 (12.73%) NetWare
3 7 (12.73%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 6 (10.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.64%) UNIX
6 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.82%) AIX
6 1 (1.82%) HPUX
6 1 (1.82%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (34.55%) Open Source
2 15 (27.27%) DevOps
3 14 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (23.64%) Enterprise Architecture
5 9 (16.36%) Migration
6 7 (12.73%) Configuration Management
6 7 (12.73%) TDD
7 5 (9.09%) SOA
7 5 (9.09%) Change Management
7 5 (9.09%) Identity Management
7 5 (9.09%) Incident Management
7 5 (9.09%) Microservices
7 5 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (7.27%) Load Testing
8 4 (7.27%) High Availability
8 4 (7.27%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (7.27%) Mentoring
9 3 (5.45%) Information Security
9 3 (5.45%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (36.36%) Java
2 16 (29.09%) Ruby
3 13 (23.64%) Python
4 12 (21.82%) Bash Shell
5 8 (14.55%) Perl
6 7 (12.73%) SQL
7 6 (10.91%) C
8 5 (9.09%) Shell Script
9 2 (3.64%) Embedded C
9 2 (3.64%) PHP
9 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.82%) Jython
10 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (10.91%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.27%) ISEB
3 4 (7.27%) RHCE
3 4 (7.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (7.27%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) ISO 9001
1 2 (3.64%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 5 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 5 (9.09%) VirtualBox
1 5 (9.09%) Docker
2 4 (7.27%) vSphere
3 2 (3.64%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (16.36%) Puppet
3 7 (12.73%) ZENworks
4 5 (9.09%) Ansible
4 5 (9.09%) Tivoli
4 5 (9.09%) Vagrant
5 4 (7.27%) Salt
5 4 (7.27%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (7.27%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 20 (36.36%) Red Hat
2 17 (30.91%) IBM
3 13 (23.64%) VMware
4 9 (16.36%) Novell
5 8 (14.55%) Microsoft
6 5 (9.09%) HP
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