The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset 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 8 14
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Contract jobs citing Linux 23 25 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 9.54% 10.20% 7.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.70% 35.21% 30.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 17 6
Average daily rate
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£320 £425 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.70% +8.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £305 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £453 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £42.46 £43.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -4.44%
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 Dorset region.

Operating Systems Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
61 71 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 25.31% 28.98% 25.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 37 26
Average daily rate £160 £400 £379
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +5.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £140 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 9
Average hourly rate £27.50 £13.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.70% -12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.17 £40.00 £21.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Dorset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Dorset region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Dorset region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Dorset 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
Bournemouth +4 12 £320 -18.47% 4
Weymouth - 1 - - 1
Linux
South West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 19 (61.29%) Windows
2 16 (51.61%) VMware
3 15 (48.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (22.58%) Finance
5 6 (19.35%) Banking
5 6 (19.35%) QA
5 6 (19.35%) vSphere
5 6 (19.35%) AIX
5 6 (19.35%) UNIX
5 6 (19.35%) SQL
5 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
6 5 (16.13%) MS Office
6 5 (16.13%) Web Services
6 5 (16.13%) VBScript
6 5 (16.13%) .NET
6 5 (16.13%) C#
6 5 (16.13%) Perl
6 5 (16.13%) Windows XP
6 5 (16.13%) VoIP
6 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
6 5 (16.13%) Red Hat
6 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (16.13%) Shell Script
6 5 (16.13%) Symantec
6 5 (16.13%) Data Security
6 5 (16.13%) Bash Shell
6 5 (16.13%) Windows 7
6 5 (16.13%) 4G
6 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
6 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 2 (6.45%) Apache
2 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.23%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.23%) Lync
2 1 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (3.23%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.23%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) VoIP
1 5 (16.13%) 4G
2 3 (9.68%) LTE
3 2 (6.45%) NAS
3 2 (6.45%) Network Security
3 2 (6.45%) SAN
4 1 (3.23%) 3G
4 1 (3.23%) WiMAX
4 1 (3.23%) WLAN
4 1 (3.23%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.90%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.23%) OLAP
4 1 (3.23%) Snowflake Schema
4 1 (3.23%) Star Schema
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (3.23%) DataStage
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (3.23%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.23%) Subversion
1 1 (3.23%) Rational DOORS
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 6 (19.35%) Banking
3 5 (16.13%) Retail
4 2 (6.45%) Aerospace
4 2 (6.45%) Military
5 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (16.13%) Developer
2 4 (12.90%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (12.90%) Architect
2 4 (12.90%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Integration Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Technical Solutions Architect
3 3 (9.68%) C Developer
3 3 (9.68%) Technical Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Network Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Solutions Designer
4 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Designer
4 2 (6.45%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Linux Developer
5 1 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) .NET
1 5 (16.13%) Web Services
1 5 (16.13%) WCF
2 1 (3.23%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Visualisation
1 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 19 (61.29%) Windows
2 6 (19.35%) AIX
2 6 (19.35%) UNIX
3 5 (16.13%) Windows 7
3 5 (16.13%) Windows XP
3 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (16.13%) Ubuntu
3 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (16.13%) CentOS
4 4 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.23%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.13%) Data Security
1 5 (16.13%) Web Development
1 5 (16.13%) Unit Testing
1 5 (16.13%) Patch Management
2 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (9.68%) Data Modelling
3 3 (9.68%) Data Analysis
3 3 (9.68%) SDLC
3 3 (9.68%) Dimensional Modelling
4 2 (6.45%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (6.45%) Network Management
4 2 (6.45%) Use Case
4 2 (6.45%) Logical Data Model
4 2 (6.45%) Network Design
4 2 (6.45%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (6.45%) Business Analysis
4 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (3.23%) Requirements Management
5 1 (3.23%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (3.23%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) SQL
2 5 (16.13%) VBScript
2 5 (16.13%) Shell Script
2 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
2 5 (16.13%) Bash Shell
2 5 (16.13%) C#
2 5 (16.13%) Perl
3 4 (12.90%) C
4 3 (9.68%) C++
5 2 (6.45%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) CCNP
1 3 (9.68%) CCNA
1 3 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) HND
3 1 (3.23%) RHCE
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) QA
System Software
1 15 (48.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (19.35%) vSphere
3 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
3 5 (16.13%) VMware ESX
4 4 (12.90%) XenApp
5 1 (3.23%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 16 (51.61%) VMware
2 5 (16.13%) Red Hat
2 5 (16.13%) Symantec
3 4 (12.90%) Citrix
4 3 (9.68%) Cisco
5 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.45%) EMC
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle
6 1 (3.23%) IBM
6 1 (3.23%) NetApp
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