The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Devon region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 33 19 19
Rank change year-on-year
-14 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 4 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 1.58% 7.22% 6.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.69% 41.94% 20.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 5
Average daily rate £475 £363 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% -19.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.57% -
Operating Systems Category
Devon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
52 31 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 20.55% 17.22% 31.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 15 28
Average daily rate £225 £200 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -38.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £150 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £375 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 6
Average hourly rate £12.84 £19.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.40% +31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.20 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.28 £125.00 £19.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Linux
South West

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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Exeter -5 1 - - 2
Plymouth - 1 £475 - 2
Newton Abbot - - - -
Linux
South West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 5 (55.56%) MySQL
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) C++
2 4 (44.44%) PHP
3 3 (33.33%) HTML
3 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (33.33%) CSS
3 3 (33.33%) jQuery
4 2 (22.22%) C
4 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
4 2 (22.22%) JSON
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
4 2 (22.22%) Python
4 2 (22.22%) XHTML
4 2 (22.22%) LDAP
4 2 (22.22%) Time Management
4 2 (22.22%) Validation
5 1 (11.11%) LAMP
5 1 (11.11%) Scrum
5 1 (11.11%) Clustering
5 1 (11.11%) Summit
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) TDD
5 1 (11.11%) VB6
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 1 (11.11%) Statistics
5 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (11.11%) Degree

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1 (11.11%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) LDAP
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
2 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) Intranet
2 1 (11.11%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) MySQL
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 1 (11.11%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Aerospace
1 1 (11.11%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Software Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Web Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Configuration Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Network Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Web Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) PHP Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Server Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
1 3 (33.33%) CSS
1 3 (33.33%) jQuery
2 2 (22.22%) JSON
2 2 (22.22%) XHTML
3 1 (11.11%) LAMP
3 1 (11.11%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 1 (11.11%) Clustering
1 1 (11.11%) Statistics
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 1 (11.11%) Open Source
1 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
2 1 (11.11%) zOS
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
2 1 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
1 2 (22.22%) Validation
1 2 (22.22%) Time Management
2 1 (11.11%) Kanban
2 1 (11.11%) Data Validation
2 1 (11.11%) Data Entry
2 1 (11.11%) Software Architecture
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) UML
2 1 (11.11%) Scrum
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) TDD
2 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (11.11%) Multithreading
2 1 (11.11%) Change Management
2 1 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C++
1 4 (44.44%) PHP
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) Python
3 2 (22.22%) C
4 1 (11.11%) VB6
4 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
4 1 (11.11%) Perl
4 1 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO 9001
1 1 (11.11%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Intel
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix