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 25 November 2014 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 12 22 12
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -10
Contract jobs citing Linux 17 10 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 7.73% 5.85% 11.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.64% 24.39% 37.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 13
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£375 £433 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.29% +23.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 3
Average hourly rate £43.00 £32.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.37% -14.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £34.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+9.55% -5.55%
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
69 41 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 31.36% 23.98% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 21 34
Average daily rate £255 £130 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+96.15% -49.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £90 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 9 11
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% -1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.69 £14.88 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £37.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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
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 25 November 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
Poole - 4 £375 - 2
Bournemouth +4 3 - - 5
Wareham - - - -
Weymouth - - - -
Linux
South West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 21 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 21 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (45.24%) C++
2 19 (45.24%) UNIX
3 18 (42.86%) OO
4 17 (40.48%) Validation
5 15 (35.71%) Windows
5 15 (35.71%) Java
6 14 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (30.95%) SQL
8 11 (26.19%) VMware
8 11 (26.19%) Multithreading
8 11 (26.19%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (23.81%) DO-178B
9 10 (23.81%) Configuration Management
10 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
10 9 (21.43%) Migration
11 8 (19.05%) SSH
11 8 (19.05%) Korn
11 8 (19.05%) DNS
11 8 (19.05%) PHP
11 8 (19.05%) NFS
11 8 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (16.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 7 (16.67%) Bash Shell
12 7 (16.67%) Relational Database
12 7 (16.67%) Ingres
12 7 (16.67%) VMS
12 7 (16.67%) Apache
12 7 (16.67%) UML

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 7 (16.67%) Apache
2 2 (4.76%) CICS
3 1 (2.38%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.05%) SSH
1 8 (19.05%) DNS
2 7 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 7 (16.67%) HTTPS
3 5 (11.90%) PuTTY
3 5 (11.90%) SAN
4 4 (9.52%) Multicast
5 2 (4.76%) Firewall
6 1 (2.38%) NAS
6 1 (2.38%) DHCP
6 1 (2.38%) SNMP
6 1 (2.38%) LDAP
6 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) Relational Database
1 7 (16.67%) Ingres
1 7 (16.67%) RDBMS
2 5 (11.90%) JasperReports
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.38%) DB2
4 1 (2.38%) MySQL
4 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Rational Rhapsody
1 5 (11.90%) PHPUnit
2 4 (9.52%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.38%) ERwin
General
1 5 (11.90%) Banking
1 5 (11.90%) Retail
2 1 (2.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (38.10%) Developer
2 10 (23.81%) Software Engineer
3 9 (21.43%) C++ Developer
4 5 (11.90%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Linux Administrator
4 5 (11.90%) Architect
4 5 (11.90%) Applications Developer
4 5 (11.90%) Administrator
5 4 (9.52%) Test Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Software Test Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Environment Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Applications Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Integration Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Systems Integration Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Lead Developer
7 2 (4.76%) UNIX Administrator
8 1 (2.38%) Backup Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) PHP LAMP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) OpenMP
1 6 (14.29%) JDBC
1 6 (14.29%) Laravel
2 5 (11.90%) Web Services
2 5 (11.90%) HTML
2 5 (11.90%) CSS
2 5 (11.90%) CGI
2 5 (11.90%) DAO
2 5 (11.90%) Hibernate
3 4 (9.52%) wxWidgets
4 2 (4.76%) ISPF
5 1 (2.38%) RESTful
5 1 (2.38%) GTK+
5 1 (2.38%) XML
5 1 (2.38%) SOAP
5 1 (2.38%) STL
5 1 (2.38%) JSON
5 1 (2.38%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (16.67%) Clustering
3 6 (14.29%) Algorithms
4 5 (11.90%) N-Tier
5 4 (9.52%) Device Driver
6 2 (4.76%) Mainframe
7 1 (2.38%) iSeries
7 1 (2.38%) Open Source
7 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (2.38%) SWIFT
7 1 (2.38%) Thin Client
7 1 (2.38%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (2.38%) Fat Client
7 1 (2.38%) AS400
7 1 (2.38%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 19 (45.24%) UNIX
2 15 (35.71%) Windows
3 8 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (16.67%) VMS
5 5 (11.90%) Solaris
5 5 (11.90%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (7.14%) Windows 7
6 3 (7.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (42.86%) OO
2 17 (40.48%) Validation
3 11 (26.19%) Multithreading
4 10 (23.81%) Configuration Management
5 9 (21.43%) Migration
6 7 (16.67%) UML
7 6 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 6 (14.29%) Parallel Programming
7 6 (14.29%) Signal Processing
7 6 (14.29%) Change Control
8 5 (11.90%) Business Continuity
8 5 (11.90%) MVC
9 4 (9.52%) Integration Testing
10 3 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
11 2 (4.76%) Load Balancing
11 2 (4.76%) Project Management
12 1 (2.38%) Waterfall
12 1 (2.38%) Mobile Device Management
12 1 (2.38%) Network Management
12 1 (2.38%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (45.24%) C++
2 15 (35.71%) Java
3 13 (30.95%) SQL
4 8 (19.05%) Korn
4 8 (19.05%) PHP
5 7 (16.67%) Bash Shell
5 7 (16.67%) Perl
6 6 (14.29%) MATLAB
7 5 (11.90%) C
7 5 (11.90%) JavaScript
7 5 (11.90%) Python
8 4 (9.52%) Shell Script
9 3 (7.14%) REXX
9 3 (7.14%) Embedded C
9 3 (7.14%) Embedded C++
10 2 (4.76%) JCL
11 1 (2.38%) RPG/400
11 1 (2.38%) RPG IV
11 1 (2.38%) RPG
11 1 (2.38%) AWK
Qualifications
1 21 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 21 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.76%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (23.81%) DO-178B
System Software
1 11 (26.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
3 8 (19.05%) NFS
4 7 (16.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (4.76%) RACF
6 1 (2.38%) vSphere
6 1 (2.38%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) Puppet
2 3 (7.14%) CA Endevor
3 2 (4.76%) WSUS
4 1 (2.38%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (26.19%) VMware
2 6 (14.29%) Intel
3 3 (7.14%) Red Hat
3 3 (7.14%) Citrix
4 2 (4.76%) IBM
4 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle
5 1 (2.38%) Symantec
5 1 (2.38%) CA
5 1 (2.38%) HP
5 1 (2.38%) Altiris
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