The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Dorset region.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 17 10 10
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 10 25 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 5.13% 10.50% 12.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.00% 39.06% 45.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 18
Average daily rate
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£425 £410 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £350 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £440 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
50 64 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 25.64% 26.89% 26.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 41 43
Average daily rate £400 £335 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £110 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 9
Average hourly rate £12.42 £14.02 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.41% -64.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £14.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £32.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Linux
South West

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 10 July 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
Bournemouth -6 5 £415 -1.19% 3
Dorchester - 3 £475 -
Poole - - - -
Weymouth - - - -
Linux
South West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 19 (61.29%) Windows
2 12 (38.71%) SQL
2 12 (38.71%) UNIX
3 11 (35.48%) Oracle
4 9 (29.03%) Red Hat
4 9 (29.03%) VMware
4 9 (29.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (25.81%) Oracle Database
5 8 (25.81%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (25.81%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (22.58%) PL/SQL
6 7 (22.58%) Data Guard
6 7 (22.58%) Oracle RMAN
7 6 (19.35%) Perl
7 6 (19.35%) SAN
7 6 (19.35%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
8 5 (16.13%) Symantec
8 5 (16.13%) Replication
8 5 (16.13%) Finance
8 5 (16.13%) Time Management
8 5 (16.13%) VMware Server
8 5 (16.13%) Banking
8 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
8 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
9 4 (12.90%) FalconStor
9 4 (12.90%) Incident Management
9 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
9 4 (12.90%) Migration

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 2 (6.45%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) SAN
2 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.45%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (3.23%) Firewall
3 1 (3.23%) iSCSI
3 1 (3.23%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) Oracle Database 11g
1 8 (25.81%) Oracle Database
2 6 (19.35%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
4 3 (9.68%) MySQL
5 2 (6.45%) RDBMS
5 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
6 1 (3.23%) DTS
6 1 (3.23%) Hadoop
6 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
6 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.23%) Ant
2 1 (3.23%) Subversion
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
1 5 (16.13%) Banking
2 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) DBA
1 8 (25.81%) Oracle DBA
2 5 (16.13%) Administrator
2 5 (16.13%) Linux Administrator
3 4 (12.90%) Backup Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Environment Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Implementation Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior DBA
5 2 (6.45%) Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Database Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Oracle DBA
5 2 (6.45%) PHP Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Performance Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) XML
1 2 (6.45%) ISPF
2 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.23%) JSON
2 1 (3.23%) jQuery
2 1 (3.23%) RESTful
2 1 (3.23%) HTML5
2 1 (3.23%) LAMP
2 1 (3.23%) Spring
2 1 (3.23%) Ajax
2 1 (3.23%) HTML
2 1 (3.23%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.23%) CSS
2 1 (3.23%) SOAP
2 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Replication
2 2 (6.45%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.23%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (3.23%) Firmware
3 1 (3.23%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 19 (61.29%) Windows
2 12 (38.71%) UNIX
3 9 (29.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.13%) Time Management
2 4 (12.90%) Incident Management
2 4 (12.90%) Migration
3 3 (9.68%) Project Management
3 3 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.45%) ITIL
4 2 (6.45%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.23%) DevOps
5 1 (3.23%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.23%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.23%) Software Architecture
5 1 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.23%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (3.23%) Performance Engineering
5 1 (3.23%) OOP
5 1 (3.23%) Scrum
5 1 (3.23%) TDD
5 1 (3.23%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 12 (38.71%) SQL
2 7 (22.58%) PL/SQL
3 6 (19.35%) Perl
4 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
5 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
5 3 (9.68%) REXX
5 3 (9.68%) Shell Script
6 2 (6.45%) JCL
6 2 (6.45%) Java
6 2 (6.45%) PHP
6 2 (6.45%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.23%) sed
7 1 (3.23%) Bourne shell
7 1 (3.23%) AWK
7 1 (3.23%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.23%) Degree
4 1 (3.23%) MCSE
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.23%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 9 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (25.81%) Oracle RAC
3 7 (22.58%) Oracle RMAN
4 5 (16.13%) VMware Server
5 4 (12.90%) VMware ESX
6 3 (9.68%) vSphere
7 2 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (6.45%) RACF
7 2 (6.45%) XenDesktop
8 1 (3.23%) NFS
8 1 (3.23%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) Data Guard
2 3 (9.68%) CA Endevor
3 1 (3.23%) Puppet
3 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (3.23%) Nagios
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) Oracle
2 9 (29.03%) Red Hat
2 9 (29.03%) VMware
3 5 (16.13%) Symantec
4 4 (12.90%) FalconStor
5 2 (6.45%) Sun
5 2 (6.45%) Citrix
6 1 (3.23%) CA
6 1 (3.23%) IBM
6 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint