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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 25 22 9
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -13
Contract jobs citing Linux 13 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 4.78% 3.14% 10.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.41% 19.23% 32.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 8
Average daily rate
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£315 £408 £443
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.69% -7.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £305 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £414 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.28% +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Devon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
58 26 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 21.32% 16.35% 33.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 16 28
Average daily rate £250 £350 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £470 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 6
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.23 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.11% +2.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £17.23 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £17.23 £19.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
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 30 July 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
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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
Exeter -4 11 £315 -22.69%
Plymouth - 1 - - 1
Linux
South West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 9 (52.94%) VMware
2 7 (41.18%) Apache
3 6 (35.29%) Red Hat
4 5 (29.41%) JBoss
4 5 (29.41%) Tomcat
4 5 (29.41%) CentOS
5 4 (23.53%) Windows
5 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
6 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
6 3 (17.65%) Java
6 3 (17.65%) C++
6 3 (17.65%) MySQL
6 3 (17.65%) WebSphere
6 3 (17.65%) Validation
6 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
6 3 (17.65%) YUM
6 3 (17.65%) Puppet
6 3 (17.65%) SELinux
7 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (11.76%) Sendmail
7 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
7 2 (11.76%) Multithreading
7 2 (11.76%) Subversion
7 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
7 2 (11.76%) Migration
7 2 (11.76%) VMware ESX
7 2 (11.76%) DNS
7 2 (11.76%) Samba
7 2 (11.76%) ISO 14001

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 7 (41.18%) Apache
2 5 (29.41%) Tomcat
3 3 (17.65%) WebSphere
4 2 (11.76%) IIS
5 1 (5.88%) Drupal
5 1 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) DNS
1 2 (11.76%) VLAN
1 2 (11.76%) FTP
1 2 (11.76%) HTTP
2 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
2 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) MySQL
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Subversion
2 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Aerospace
1 1 (5.88%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Administrator
2 7 (41.18%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (17.65%) Linux Support
4 2 (11.76%) Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) PHP Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Web Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Support
5 1 (5.88%) Software Asset Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) CSS
1 1 (5.88%) MFC
1 1 (5.88%) HTML
1 1 (5.88%) XHTML
1 1 (5.88%) JSON
1 1 (5.88%) LAMP
1 1 (5.88%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) CentOS
2 4 (23.53%) Windows
3 3 (17.65%) SELinux
4 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
1 3 (17.65%) Validation
2 2 (11.76%) Multithreading
2 2 (11.76%) Migration
2 2 (11.76%) Asset Management
3 1 (5.88%) UML
3 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
3 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (5.88%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Identity Management
3 1 (5.88%) Workflow
3 1 (5.88%) Time Management
3 1 (5.88%) Data Validation
3 1 (5.88%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) Java
1 3 (17.65%) C++
2 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.76%) Perl
2 2 (11.76%) PHP
2 2 (11.76%) C
3 1 (5.88%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) VB
3 1 (5.88%) Python
3 1 (5.88%) VB6
3 1 (5.88%) Ruby
3 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) ISO 14001
1 2 (11.76%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Sendmail
1 2 (11.76%) VMware ESX
1 2 (11.76%) Samba
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) YUM
1 3 (17.65%) Puppet
2 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 1 (5.88%) SCOM
3 1 (5.88%) ZABBIX
3 1 (5.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Ansible
3 1 (5.88%) logstash
3 1 (5.88%) Salt
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) VMware
2 6 (35.29%) Red Hat
3 5 (29.41%) JBoss
4 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.76%) Remedy
6 1 (5.88%) Intel
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle