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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 26 13 12
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 7 21 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 3.14% 9.13% 9.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.94% 27.63% 39.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 9
Average daily rate
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£338 £400 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +100.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £165.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -77.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £39.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.32% +12.85%
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
64 76 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 28.70% 33.04% 24.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 41 20
Average daily rate £255 £425 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +100.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £108 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 7
Average hourly rate £32.00 £18.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -44.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £141.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £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
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 17 April 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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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 -10 3 £338 -16.40% 6
Poole - - - - 4
Linux
South West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 9 (64.29%) Windows
1 9 (64.29%) VMware
2 8 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (42.86%) Migration
4 5 (35.71%) UNIX
5 4 (28.57%) Time Management
5 4 (28.57%) VMware Server
5 4 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (28.57%) Symantec
5 4 (28.57%) AIX
6 3 (21.43%) Finance
6 3 (21.43%) Retail
6 3 (21.43%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
7 2 (14.29%) Banking
7 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
7 2 (14.29%) Project Management
7 2 (14.29%) Solaris
8 1 (7.14%) JBoss
8 1 (7.14%) Apache
8 1 (7.14%) SNMP
8 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
8 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
8 1 (7.14%) HP
8 1 (7.14%) CA
8 1 (7.14%) W3C
8 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
8 1 (7.14%) Tivoli
8 1 (7.14%) WebLogic Portal

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
1 1 (7.14%) JBoss
1 1 (7.14%) Apache
1 1 (7.14%) WebLogic Portal
1 1 (7.14%) CMS
1 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
1 1 (7.14%) Drupal
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) SNMP
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Subversion
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
1 3 (21.43%) Retail
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Architect
1 3 (21.43%) Solutions Architect
1 3 (21.43%) Backup Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Delivery Project Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.14%) C Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Linux Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Drupal Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) CSS
1 1 (7.14%) jQuery
1 1 (7.14%) HTML5
1 1 (7.14%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) W3C
1 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
1 1 (7.14%) Device Driver
1 1 (7.14%) Handset
1 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
1 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) UNIX
3 4 (28.57%) AIX
4 2 (14.29%) Solaris
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Migration
2 4 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (28.57%) Time Management
3 3 (21.43%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 2 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) Web Design
5 1 (7.14%) Network Management
5 1 (7.14%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (7.14%) Software Deployment
5 1 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
1 1 (7.14%) Java
1 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
1 1 (7.14%) PHP
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (28.57%) VMware Server
3 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Tivoli
1 1 (7.14%) NetBackup
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) VMware
2 4 (28.57%) Symantec
3 1 (7.14%) Altiris
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) CA