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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 21 4 18
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +14
Contract jobs citing Linux 8 28 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 4.00% 16.09% 5.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.69% 48.28% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 8
Average daily rate
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£356 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.06% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £263 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £426 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 1
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.13 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.15% -9.72%
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
51 58 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 25.50% 33.33% 22.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 28 14
Average daily rate £258 £130 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+98.07% -69.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £100 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £429 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 10
Average hourly rate £26.00 £32.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.10 £16.00 £12.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.50 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.67 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.45% -14.28%

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 23 January 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 -6 4 £338 -6.25% 4
Poole - 2 - - 5
Wareham - - - -
Linux
South West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 17 (43.59%) C++
1 17 (43.59%) UNIX
1 17 (43.59%) Validation
1 17 (43.59%) Security Cleared
1 17 (43.59%) SC Cleared
2 16 (41.03%) OO
3 13 (33.33%) Java
3 13 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (33.33%) Migration
3 13 (33.33%) VMware
4 12 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (25.64%) Multithreading
5 10 (25.64%) SQL
5 10 (25.64%) Windows
6 9 (23.08%) Active Directory
6 9 (23.08%) DO-178B
7 8 (20.51%) DNS
7 8 (20.51%) Configuration Management
7 8 (20.51%) Apache
7 8 (20.51%) NFS
7 8 (20.51%) PHP
7 8 (20.51%) SSH
7 8 (20.51%) Korn
8 7 (17.95%) Banking
8 7 (17.95%) Clustering
8 7 (17.95%) Perl
8 7 (17.95%) UML
8 7 (17.95%) Ingres
8 7 (17.95%) VMS
8 7 (17.95%) HTTPS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 8 (20.51%) Apache
2 1 (2.56%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.56%) CMS
2 1 (2.56%) Drupal
2 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.51%) DNS
1 8 (20.51%) SSH
2 7 (17.95%) HTTPS
3 6 (15.38%) TCP/IP
4 5 (12.82%) SAN
4 5 (12.82%) PuTTY
5 3 (7.69%) Multicast
6 2 (5.13%) Firewall
7 1 (2.56%) Internet
7 1 (2.56%) LDAP
7 1 (2.56%) DHCP
7 1 (2.56%) SNMP
7 1 (2.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) Ingres
1 7 (17.95%) RDBMS
1 7 (17.95%) Relational Database
2 5 (12.82%) JasperReports
3 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.56%) MySQL
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Rational Rhapsody
1 5 (12.82%) PHPUnit
2 4 (10.26%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.56%) ERwin
General
1 7 (17.95%) Banking
2 5 (12.82%) Retail
3 3 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (41.03%) Developer
2 9 (23.08%) Software Engineer
3 8 (20.51%) C++ Developer
4 5 (12.82%) Architect
4 5 (12.82%) Applications Developer
4 5 (12.82%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Test Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Software Test Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Applications Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Backup Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Lead Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Administrator
7 2 (5.13%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Integration Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Systems Integration Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) UNIX Administrator
7 2 (5.13%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (5.13%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Delivery Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) Laravel
1 6 (15.38%) HTML
1 6 (15.38%) CSS
1 6 (15.38%) JDBC
2 5 (12.82%) Web Services
2 5 (12.82%) CGI
2 5 (12.82%) Hibernate
2 5 (12.82%) OpenMP
2 5 (12.82%) DAO
3 4 (10.26%) wxWidgets
4 1 (2.56%) STL
4 1 (2.56%) jQuery
4 1 (2.56%) CSS3
4 1 (2.56%) HTML5
4 1 (2.56%) GTK+
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (17.95%) Clustering
3 5 (12.82%) N-Tier
3 5 (12.82%) Device Driver
3 5 (12.82%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.56%) W3C
4 1 (2.56%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.56%) AS400
4 1 (2.56%) Handset
4 1 (2.56%) iSeries
4 1 (2.56%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.56%) Open Source
4 1 (2.56%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 17 (43.59%) UNIX
2 10 (25.64%) Windows
3 7 (17.95%) VMS
4 6 (15.38%) Solaris
5 5 (12.82%) Embedded Linux
5 5 (12.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (7.69%) Windows 7
6 3 (7.69%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (43.59%) Validation
2 16 (41.03%) OO
3 13 (33.33%) Migration
4 10 (25.64%) Multithreading
5 8 (20.51%) Configuration Management
6 7 (17.95%) UML
7 6 (15.38%) Change Control
8 5 (12.82%) Business Continuity
8 5 (12.82%) MVC
8 5 (12.82%) Software Engineering
8 5 (12.82%) Signal Processing
8 5 (12.82%) Parallel Programming
9 4 (10.26%) Integration Testing
10 3 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (7.69%) Time Management
10 3 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
11 2 (5.13%) Load Balancing
11 2 (5.13%) Project Management
12 1 (2.56%) Six Sigma
12 1 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 17 (43.59%) C++
2 13 (33.33%) Java
3 10 (25.64%) SQL
4 8 (20.51%) PHP
4 8 (20.51%) Korn
5 7 (17.95%) Perl
5 7 (17.95%) Bash Shell
6 6 (15.38%) C
6 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
7 5 (12.82%) MATLAB
8 4 (10.26%) Python
9 3 (7.69%) Shell Script
9 3 (7.69%) Embedded C
9 3 (7.69%) Embedded C++
10 1 (2.56%) RPG
10 1 (2.56%) AWK
10 1 (2.56%) RPG/400
10 1 (2.56%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 17 (43.59%) Security Cleared
1 17 (43.59%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.08%) DO-178B
System Software
1 13 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (23.08%) Active Directory
3 8 (20.51%) NFS
4 7 (17.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (7.69%) VMware Server
6 1 (2.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) Puppet
2 2 (5.13%) WSUS
3 1 (2.56%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (33.33%) VMware
2 5 (12.82%) Intel
3 3 (7.69%) Symantec
3 3 (7.69%) Citrix
4 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.56%) IBM
5 1 (2.56%) HP
5 1 (2.56%) CA
5 1 (2.56%) Altiris