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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 13 18 7
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -11
Contract jobs citing Linux 15 10 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 8.02% 5.32% 12.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.88% 20.00% 40.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 17
Average daily rate
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£190 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.57% +9.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.89% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £38.75 - £165.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
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
43 50 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 22.99% 26.60% 30.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 27 41
Average daily rate £230 £415 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.57% +38.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £137 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £530 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 9
Average hourly rate £37.50 £12.42 £14.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+201.93% -11.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £46.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Dorset

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

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram 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 3 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
Bournemouth +2 6 £190 -54.76% 7
Weymouth - 3 - - 2
Poole - 1 - -
Linux
South West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 13 (59.09%) Windows
2 11 (50.00%) VMware
3 10 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (40.91%) UNIX
5 6 (27.27%) Symantec
5 6 (27.27%) Retail
6 5 (22.73%) AIX
6 5 (22.73%) SQL
7 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
7 4 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (18.18%) Citrix
7 4 (18.18%) QA
7 4 (18.18%) Banking
7 4 (18.18%) XenApp
7 4 (18.18%) vSphere
8 3 (13.64%) Bash Shell
8 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
8 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
8 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (13.64%) Patch Management
8 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
8 3 (13.64%) WCF
8 3 (13.64%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (13.64%) Web Development
8 3 (13.64%) VMware Server
8 3 (13.64%) Unit Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Time Management
8 3 (13.64%) Dimensional Modelling
8 3 (13.64%) Data Analysis

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (4.55%) WebLogic
1 1 (4.55%) JBoss
1 1 (4.55%) Apache
1 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.55%) WebLogic Portal
1 1 (4.55%) CMS
1 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
1 1 (4.55%) Drupal
1 1 (4.55%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) VoIP
1 2 (9.09%) SAN
1 2 (9.09%) LTE
1 2 (9.09%) NAS
1 2 (9.09%) 4G
2 1 (4.55%) LAN
2 1 (4.55%) 3G
2 1 (4.55%) WiMAX
2 1 (4.55%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.55%) MySQL
3 1 (4.55%) OLAP
3 1 (4.55%) Snowflake Schema
3 1 (4.55%) Star Schema
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (4.55%) DataStage
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (4.55%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Subversion
1 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.55%) Rational DOORS
General
1 6 (27.27%) Retail
2 4 (18.18%) Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Finance
4 1 (4.55%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Developer
2 3 (13.64%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (13.64%) Architect
2 3 (13.64%) C Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Designer
3 2 (9.09%) Backup Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Linux Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Solutions Designer
3 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (4.55%) C++ Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Applications Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) Web Services
1 3 (13.64%) WCF
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) CSS
2 1 (4.55%) HTML
2 1 (4.55%) jQuery
2 1 (4.55%) HTML5
2 1 (4.55%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.09%) Visualisation
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) W3C
3 1 (4.55%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 13 (59.09%) Windows
2 9 (40.91%) UNIX
3 5 (22.73%) AIX
4 3 (13.64%) Windows XP
4 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.55%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (13.64%) Data Modelling
2 3 (13.64%) Migration
2 3 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (13.64%) Data Security
2 3 (13.64%) Data Analysis
2 3 (13.64%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (13.64%) Web Development
2 3 (13.64%) Unit Testing
2 3 (13.64%) Time Management
2 3 (13.64%) Dimensional Modelling
2 3 (13.64%) Patch Management
3 2 (9.09%) Logical Data Model
3 2 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (9.09%) Use Case
3 2 (9.09%) Business Analysis
3 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (4.55%) Workflow
4 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) VBScript
2 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
2 3 (13.64%) Bash Shell
2 3 (13.64%) C
2 3 (13.64%) C#
2 3 (13.64%) Perl
3 2 (9.09%) PL/SQL
3 2 (9.09%) C++
4 1 (4.55%) Java
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) CCNP
1 2 (9.09%) CCNA
1 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.55%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 10 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (18.18%) XenApp
2 4 (18.18%) vSphere
3 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
3 3 (13.64%) VMware ESX
3 3 (13.64%) VMware Server
4 1 (4.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 11 (50.00%) VMware
2 6 (27.27%) Symantec
3 4 (18.18%) Citrix
4 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco
5 1 (4.55%) IBM