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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 11 18 19
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 40 26 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 12.12% 8.33% 6.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.94% 31.33% 34.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 20 10
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£475 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £300 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £555 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £34.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.14% -8.00%
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
89 83 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 26.97% 26.60% 18.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 52 20
Average daily rate £375 £294 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.65% -16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £175 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 4
Average hourly rate £19.50 £15.00 £17.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -12.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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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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 +6 30 £475 - 1
Exeter -11 2 £385 +18.46% 5
Barnstaple - 2 - -
Linux
South West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 33 (61.11%) Java
2 28 (51.85%) IBM
3 24 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (38.89%) Java EE
5 20 (37.04%) WebSphere
5 20 (37.04%) Open Source
6 18 (33.33%) SQL
7 17 (31.48%) Red Hat
7 17 (31.48%) JBoss
7 17 (31.48%) Relational Database
8 16 (29.63%) Struts
9 14 (25.93%) Windows
9 14 (25.93%) Configuration Management
9 14 (25.93%) DevOps
9 14 (25.93%) Enterprise Architecture
9 14 (25.93%) JSR 168
10 13 (24.07%) Subversion
11 12 (22.22%) UNIX
11 12 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (20.37%) DB2
12 11 (20.37%) Mainframe
13 10 (18.52%) Middleware
13 10 (18.52%) Migration
13 10 (18.52%) WebSphere Application Server
13 10 (18.52%) RabbitMQ
14 9 (16.67%) Puppet
14 9 (16.67%) Bash Shell
14 9 (16.67%) Ruby
14 9 (16.67%) VMware
14 9 (16.67%) Novell

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (37.04%) WebSphere
2 17 (31.48%) JBoss
3 10 (18.52%) WebSphere Application Server
4 7 (12.96%) Apache
4 7 (12.96%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (1.85%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.11%) HTTP
2 5 (9.26%) X.509
2 5 (9.26%) LDAP
3 1 (1.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (31.48%) Relational Database
2 11 (20.37%) DB2
3 7 (12.96%) MongoDB
4 6 (11.11%) Neo4j
4 6 (11.11%) RDBMS
5 5 (9.26%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (24.07%) Subversion
2 8 (14.81%) Git (software)
3 7 (12.96%) Jenkins
4 5 (9.26%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1 (1.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (24.07%) Solutions Designer
1 13 (24.07%) Designer
2 12 (22.22%) Developer
3 8 (14.81%) Server Engineer
3 8 (14.81%) Senior Designer
3 8 (14.81%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (12.96%) Server Support Engineer
4 7 (12.96%) Server Support
4 7 (12.96%) Support Engineer
5 6 (11.11%) Administrator
5 6 (11.11%) Java Developer
6 5 (9.26%) ETL Developer
7 4 (7.41%) Security Administrator
8 2 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (3.70%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Architect
9 1 (1.85%) DevOps Administrator
9 1 (1.85%) Magento Developer
9 1 (1.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 1 (1.85%) Desktop Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (38.89%) Java EE
2 16 (29.63%) Struts
3 14 (25.93%) JSR 168
4 10 (18.52%) RabbitMQ
4 10 (18.52%) Middleware
5 8 (14.81%) Web Services
6 6 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
6 6 (11.11%) HTML
6 6 (11.11%) EJB
6 6 (11.11%) SOAP
6 6 (11.11%) Hibernate
6 6 (11.11%) REST
6 6 (11.11%) JAX-RS
6 6 (11.11%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 5 (9.26%) RESTful
8 1 (1.85%) Flask
8 1 (1.85%) SAP Basis
8 1 (1.85%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.37%) Mainframe
2 5 (9.26%) PKI
2 5 (9.26%) Linked Data
3 3 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.85%) Grid Computing
4 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.85%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.93%) Windows
2 12 (22.22%) UNIX
3 8 (14.81%) SUSE
4 7 (12.96%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 7 (12.96%) NetWare
5 6 (11.11%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.85%) AIX
6 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (37.04%) Open Source
3 14 (25.93%) DevOps
3 14 (25.93%) Enterprise Architecture
3 14 (25.93%) Configuration Management
4 12 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (18.52%) Migration
6 8 (14.81%) TDD
7 7 (12.96%) Incident Management
7 7 (12.96%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
8 6 (11.11%) Web Design
9 5 (9.26%) Service Management
9 5 (9.26%) Data Modelling
9 5 (9.26%) SOA
9 5 (9.26%) ETL
9 5 (9.26%) Identity Management
9 5 (9.26%) Automated Testing
9 5 (9.26%) SDLC
9 5 (9.26%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 33 (61.11%) Java
2 18 (33.33%) SQL
3 9 (16.67%) Ruby
3 9 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 3 (5.56%) Perl
5 2 (3.70%) PHP
5 2 (3.70%) Python
6 1 (1.85%) Embedded C
6 1 (1.85%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) QA
2 2 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (12.96%) VirtualBox
1 7 (12.96%) Docker
2 5 (9.26%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.85%) Firmware
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (16.67%) Puppet
1 9 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (12.96%) Ansible
2 7 (12.96%) ZENworks
2 7 (12.96%) Vagrant
2 7 (12.96%) Tivoli
3 2 (3.70%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 2 (3.70%) Salt
Vendors
1 28 (51.85%) IBM
2 17 (31.48%) Red Hat
3 9 (16.67%) VMware
3 9 (16.67%) Novell
4 8 (14.81%) Microsoft
5 6 (11.11%) Oracle
6 5 (9.26%) Talend
7 1 (1.85%) SAP
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