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 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 15 29 22
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -7
Contract jobs citing Linux 28 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 9.43% 4.87% 4.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.33% 24.07% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 6
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£450 £315 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £290 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £323 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.10 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+24.58% -19.73%
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
75 54 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 25.25% 20.22% 18.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 33 18
Average daily rate £300 £250 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £175 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £365 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 4
Average hourly rate £19.50 £16.25 £17.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -5.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 30 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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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 +8 17 £450 - 2
Barnstaple - 5 - -
Linux
South West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 30 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 23 (46.00%) Java
2 22 (44.00%) JBoss
2 22 (44.00%) Red Hat
3 21 (42.00%) Java EE
3 21 (42.00%) Open Source
4 19 (38.00%) IBM
5 16 (32.00%) DevOps
6 15 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (30.00%) Ruby
6 15 (30.00%) Windows
7 14 (28.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 14 (28.00%) WebSphere
7 14 (28.00%) JSR 168
8 13 (26.00%) Bash Shell
8 13 (26.00%) VMware
9 12 (24.00%) Apache
10 11 (22.00%) Mainframe
10 11 (22.00%) Puppet
10 11 (22.00%) Opscode Chef
10 11 (22.00%) Git (software)
11 10 (20.00%) Subversion
11 10 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
11 10 (20.00%) Middleware
11 10 (20.00%) Python
11 10 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
11 10 (20.00%) Struts
12 9 (18.00%) Web Services
12 9 (18.00%) Novell
12 9 (18.00%) Configuration Management
12 9 (18.00%) Migration

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 22 (44.00%) JBoss
2 14 (28.00%) WebSphere
3 12 (24.00%) Apache
4 10 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (10.00%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.00%) MS Exchange
6 1 (2.00%) WebSphere Portal
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.00%) LDAP
1 5 (10.00%) X.509
2 1 (2.00%) Wireless
2 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) DB2
1 5 (10.00%) RDBMS
1 5 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.00%) MySQL
2 2 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (4.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (22.00%) Git (software)
2 10 (20.00%) Subversion
3 7 (14.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (2.00%) Back Office
1 1 (2.00%) Electronics
1 1 (2.00%) Finance
1 1 (2.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (26.00%) Solutions Designer
1 13 (26.00%) Designer
2 12 (24.00%) Administrator
3 9 (18.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (16.00%) Senior Designer
4 8 (16.00%) Server Engineer
5 7 (14.00%) Server Support Engineer
5 7 (14.00%) Server Support
5 7 (14.00%) Support Engineer
6 6 (12.00%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (12.00%) Linux Administrator
7 5 (10.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 4 (8.00%) Security Administrator
9 3 (6.00%) Developer
9 3 (6.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 2 (4.00%) DevOps Administrator
10 2 (4.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 2 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
11 1 (2.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 1 (2.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (42.00%) Java EE
2 14 (28.00%) JSR 168
3 10 (20.00%) Middleware
3 10 (20.00%) Struts
3 10 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
4 9 (18.00%) Web Services
5 6 (12.00%) WebSphere MQ
5 6 (12.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 6 (12.00%) RESTful
6 2 (4.00%) Flask
7 1 (2.00%) HTML5
7 1 (2.00%) JSON
7 1 (2.00%) XML
7 1 (2.00%) HTML
7 1 (2.00%) CSS
7 1 (2.00%) REST
7 1 (2.00%) CSS3
7 1 (2.00%) Backbone.js
7 1 (2.00%) Sass
7 1 (2.00%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (10.00%) PKI
2 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (30.00%) Windows
2 8 (16.00%) SUSE
3 7 (14.00%) NetWare
3 7 (14.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 6 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.00%) UNIX
6 1 (2.00%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.00%) AIX
6 1 (2.00%) HPUX
6 1 (2.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.00%) Open Source
2 16 (32.00%) DevOps
3 15 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (28.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 9 (18.00%) TDD
5 9 (18.00%) Configuration Management
5 9 (18.00%) Migration
6 7 (14.00%) Incident Management
6 7 (14.00%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (14.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (10.00%) Microservices
7 5 (10.00%) SOA
7 5 (10.00%) Change Management
7 5 (10.00%) Identity Management
8 4 (8.00%) High Availability
8 4 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (6.00%) Information Security
9 3 (6.00%) Service Management
10 2 (4.00%) Web Development
10 2 (4.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 23 (46.00%) Java
2 15 (30.00%) Ruby
3 13 (26.00%) Bash Shell
4 10 (20.00%) Python
5 7 (14.00%) SQL
5 7 (14.00%) Perl
6 4 (8.00%) Shell Script
7 2 (4.00%) PHP
7 2 (4.00%) C
8 1 (2.00%) Embedded C
8 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) RHCE
1 4 (8.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 7 (14.00%) VirtualBox
1 7 (14.00%) Docker
2 5 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (8.00%) vSphere
4 2 (4.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (22.00%) Puppet
1 11 (22.00%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (14.00%) Ansible
2 7 (14.00%) Vagrant
2 7 (14.00%) ZENworks
3 5 (10.00%) Tivoli
4 4 (8.00%) Red Hat Satellite
4 4 (8.00%) Salt
Vendors
1 22 (44.00%) Red Hat
2 19 (38.00%) IBM
3 13 (26.00%) VMware
4 9 (18.00%) Novell
5 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.00%) HP
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