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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 7 21 9
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -12
Contract jobs citing Linux 31 11 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 12.40% 6.21% 12.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.89% 28.21% 52.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 4 20
Average daily rate
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£425 £438 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +26.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £383 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £563 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 8
Average hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
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
74 39 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 29.60% 22.03% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 22 38
Average daily rate £393 £175 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+124.28% -32.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £110 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £488 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 7 14
Average hourly rate £16.67 £18.00 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -51.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £14.10 £10.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £23.40 £38.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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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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 +7 6 £356 - 4
Bournemouth +1 5 £393 -10.28% 4
Wareham - - - -
Weymouth - - - -
Linux
South West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 22 (52.38%) UNIX
2 21 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 21 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 18 (42.86%) Windows
4 17 (40.48%) C++
5 15 (35.71%) Validation
5 15 (35.71%) OO
5 15 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (33.33%) Java
6 14 (33.33%) SQL
7 11 (26.19%) VMware
7 11 (26.19%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (23.81%) DO-178B
9 9 (21.43%) Multithreading
10 8 (19.05%) Migration
11 7 (16.67%) Perl
11 7 (16.67%) PHP
11 7 (16.67%) RDBMS
11 7 (16.67%) Active Directory
11 7 (16.67%) Configuration Management
11 7 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (16.67%) Relational Database
12 6 (14.29%) Signal Processing
12 6 (14.29%) Parallel Programming
12 6 (14.29%) MATLAB
12 6 (14.29%) Intel
12 6 (14.29%) NFS
12 6 (14.29%) TCP/IP
12 6 (14.29%) DNS
12 6 (14.29%) Solaris

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 5 (11.90%) Apache
2 2 (4.76%) CICS
3 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.38%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 6 (14.29%) DNS
1 6 (14.29%) SSH
2 5 (11.90%) HTTPS
3 4 (9.52%) Multicast
3 4 (9.52%) SAN
4 3 (7.14%) PuTTY
5 2 (4.76%) Firewall
6 1 (2.38%) LDAP
6 1 (2.38%) Internet
6 1 (2.38%) DHCP
6 1 (2.38%) NAS
6 1 (2.38%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) RDBMS
1 7 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 5 (11.90%) Ingres
3 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
4 3 (7.14%) JasperReports
5 2 (4.76%) MySQL
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (2.38%) DB2
6 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.38%) DTS
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Rational Rhapsody
2 4 (9.52%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (7.14%) PHPUnit
4 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.38%) ERwin
General
1 5 (11.90%) Banking
2 4 (9.52%) Retail
3 2 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (38.10%) Developer
2 9 (21.43%) C++ Developer
3 8 (19.05%) Software Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Architect
5 4 (9.52%) Test Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Software Test Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Applications Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Administrator
5 4 (9.52%) Linux Administrator
6 3 (7.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Environment Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Backup Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Lead Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) PHP Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Applications Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Integration Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Systems Integration Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Technical Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) OpenMP
2 4 (9.52%) Laravel
2 4 (9.52%) HTML
2 4 (9.52%) CSS
2 4 (9.52%) JDBC
2 4 (9.52%) Web Services
3 3 (7.14%) DAO
3 3 (7.14%) Hibernate
3 3 (7.14%) CGI
3 3 (7.14%) wxWidgets
4 2 (4.76%) XML
4 2 (4.76%) ISPF
5 1 (2.38%) Ajax
5 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.38%) JSON
5 1 (2.38%) LAMP
5 1 (2.38%) .NET
5 1 (2.38%) SOAP
5 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.38%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.90%) Clustering
3 3 (7.14%) Device Driver
3 3 (7.14%) N-Tier
4 2 (4.76%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.38%) AS400
5 1 (2.38%) Firmware
5 1 (2.38%) iSeries
5 1 (2.38%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (2.38%) SWIFT
5 1 (2.38%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 22 (52.38%) UNIX
2 18 (42.86%) Windows
3 7 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (14.29%) Solaris
5 5 (11.90%) VMS
6 3 (7.14%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (4.76%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.76%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) Validation
1 15 (35.71%) OO
2 9 (21.43%) Multithreading
3 8 (19.05%) Migration
4 7 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 6 (14.29%) Signal Processing
5 6 (14.29%) Parallel Programming
6 5 (11.90%) UML
7 4 (9.52%) Change Control
7 4 (9.52%) Integration Testing
7 4 (9.52%) Business Continuity
7 4 (9.52%) MVC
7 4 (9.52%) Software Engineering
8 3 (7.14%) Project Management
8 3 (7.14%) Time Management
9 2 (4.76%) ITIL
9 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (4.76%) Load Balancing
9 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 17 (40.48%) C++
2 14 (33.33%) Java
2 14 (33.33%) SQL
3 7 (16.67%) Perl
3 7 (16.67%) PHP
4 6 (14.29%) MATLAB
4 6 (14.29%) Korn
5 5 (11.90%) JavaScript
5 5 (11.90%) Bash Shell
6 4 (9.52%) Shell Script
6 4 (9.52%) C
6 4 (9.52%) Python
7 3 (7.14%) REXX
7 3 (7.14%) Embedded C
7 3 (7.14%) Embedded C++
8 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
8 2 (4.76%) JCL
8 2 (4.76%) AWK
9 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.38%) RPG
Qualifications
1 21 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 21 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.76%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.38%) Degree
3 1 (2.38%) MCSE
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.38%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (23.81%) DO-178B
2 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 11 (26.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 6 (14.29%) NFS
4 5 (11.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (7.14%) VMware Server
6 2 (4.76%) RACF
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (2.38%) VMware ESX
7 1 (2.38%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) CA Endevor
1 3 (7.14%) Puppet
2 2 (4.76%) WSUS
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (2.38%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 11 (26.19%) VMware
2 6 (14.29%) Intel
3 4 (9.52%) Citrix
3 4 (9.52%) Red Hat
4 3 (7.14%) Symantec
4 3 (7.14%) Oracle
4 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.76%) FalconStor
5 2 (4.76%) IBM
6 1 (2.38%) CA
6 1 (2.38%) Sun
Dorset
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