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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 18 16 7
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -9
Contract jobs citing Linux 8 11 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 4.10% 5.88% 13.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.09% 22.92% 42.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 18
Average daily rate
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- £438 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £165.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -77.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +6.75%
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
53 48 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 27.18% 25.67% 31.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 20 41
Average daily rate £228 £425 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.47% +93.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £120 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £640 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 10
Average hourly rate £35.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.12% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.05 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 29 May 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
Weymouth - 3 - -
Bournemouth -6 1 - - 6
Poole - 1 - - 4
Linux
South West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 7 (43.75%) Windows
1 7 (43.75%) VMware
2 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (37.50%) UNIX
3 5 (31.25%) Migration
4 4 (25.00%) Retail
4 4 (25.00%) AIX
4 4 (25.00%) C
5 3 (18.75%) Symantec
5 3 (18.75%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (18.75%) Finance
5 3 (18.75%) VMware Server
5 3 (18.75%) Time Management
5 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
6 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) Dimensional Modelling
6 2 (12.50%) Banking
6 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (12.50%) Project Management
6 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (12.50%) C++
6 2 (12.50%) Oracle
6 2 (12.50%) Solaris
6 2 (12.50%) SQL
6 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (12.50%) Data Modelling
7 1 (6.25%) ETL
7 1 (6.25%) MySQL
7 1 (6.25%) JBoss

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (6.25%) JBoss
1 1 (6.25%) Apache
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
1 1 (6.25%) WebLogic Portal
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
1 1 (6.25%) CMS
1 1 (6.25%) Drupal
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) OLAP
2 1 (6.25%) Snowflake Schema
2 1 (6.25%) Star Schema
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (6.25%) DataStage
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle OLAP
2 1 (6.25%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Subversion
1 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (25.00%) Retail
2 3 (18.75%) Finance
3 2 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) C Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Linux Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Backup Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Delivery Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Drupal Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Designer
5 1 (6.25%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (6.25%) Applications Developer
5 1 (6.25%) C++ Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) CSS
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
1 1 (6.25%) HTML5
1 1 (6.25%) CSS3
1 1 (6.25%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) W3C
2 1 (6.25%) Visualisation
2 1 (6.25%) Device Driver
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) UNIX
3 4 (25.00%) AIX
4 2 (12.50%) Solaris
5 1 (6.25%) MVS
5 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (18.75%) Time Management
3 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) Dimensional Modelling
3 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (12.50%) Project Management
3 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (12.50%) Data Modelling
4 1 (6.25%) ETL
4 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.25%) Use Case
4 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (6.25%) Web Design
4 1 (6.25%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (6.25%) Logical Data Model
4 1 (6.25%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) C
2 2 (12.50%) C++
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) PHP
3 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (18.75%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) VMware
2 3 (18.75%) Symantec
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) IBM
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft