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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 12 11 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing Linux 16 23 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 7.02% 9.91% 11.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.81% 41.07% 46.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 22
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £335 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £440 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.28% +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-19.46% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
62 56 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 27.19% 24.14% 24.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 32 46
Average daily rate £400 £313 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -11.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £110 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £440 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 11
Average hourly rate £12.75 £15.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.74% -61.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £9.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £20.30 £45.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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
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 31 July 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 31 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 -7 3 £393 -1.87% 7
Poole +5 2 £338 +68.75% 1
Weymouth - - - -
Linux
South West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 31 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 23 (63.89%) Windows
2 17 (47.22%) UNIX
3 11 (30.56%) Security Cleared
4 10 (27.78%) SC Cleared
4 10 (27.78%) SQL
5 9 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 9 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (25.00%) VMware
6 7 (19.44%) C++
6 7 (19.44%) Java
6 7 (19.44%) Oracle
7 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
7 5 (13.89%) Perl
7 5 (13.89%) OO
7 5 (13.89%) Finance
7 5 (13.89%) Symantec
7 5 (13.89%) PowerShell
7 5 (13.89%) VMware Server
7 5 (13.89%) Time Management
8 4 (11.11%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (11.11%) Multithreading
8 4 (11.11%) Banking
8 4 (11.11%) VMware ESX
8 4 (11.11%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (11.11%) Shell Script
8 4 (11.11%) SAN
8 4 (11.11%) Validation
8 4 (11.11%) Solaris

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (5.56%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 4 (11.11%) SAN
2 3 (8.33%) Multicast
3 2 (5.56%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (2.78%) Firewall
4 1 (2.78%) SSH
4 1 (2.78%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.78%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 3 (8.33%) MySQL
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.56%) Ingres
4 2 (5.56%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.78%) DTS
5 1 (2.78%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.56%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (2.78%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (2.78%) Ant
2 1 (2.78%) Subversion
General
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (19.44%) Developer
2 5 (13.89%) Administrator
2 5 (13.89%) Linux Administrator
3 4 (11.11%) Backup Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Oracle DBA
3 4 (11.11%) C++ Developer
3 4 (11.11%) Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) DBA
4 3 (8.33%) Software Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Environment Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Implementation Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) PHP Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Oracle Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Database Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) XML
1 2 (5.56%) OpenMP
1 2 (5.56%) ISPF
2 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.78%) JSON
2 1 (2.78%) jQuery
2 1 (2.78%) RESTful
2 1 (2.78%) HTML5
2 1 (2.78%) Spring
2 1 (2.78%) Ajax
2 1 (2.78%) LAMP
2 1 (2.78%) HTML
2 1 (2.78%) .NET
2 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.78%) CSS
2 1 (2.78%) SOAP
2 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Replication
1 2 (5.56%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.78%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (2.78%) Firmware
2 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 23 (63.89%) Windows
2 17 (47.22%) UNIX
3 9 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (11.11%) Solaris
5 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.89%) OO
1 5 (13.89%) Time Management
2 4 (11.11%) Multithreading
2 4 (11.11%) Validation
3 3 (8.33%) Migration
3 3 (8.33%) Configuration Management
3 3 (8.33%) Project Management
3 3 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.56%) Integration Testing
4 2 (5.56%) Parallel Programming
4 2 (5.56%) ITIL
4 2 (5.56%) Incident Management
4 2 (5.56%) Signal Processing
5 1 (2.78%) Change Control
5 1 (2.78%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.78%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (2.78%) DevOps
5 1 (2.78%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.78%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.78%) SQL
2 7 (19.44%) C++
2 7 (19.44%) Java
3 5 (13.89%) Perl
3 5 (13.89%) PowerShell
4 4 (11.11%) Shell Script
5 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 3 (8.33%) Python
5 3 (8.33%) REXX
5 3 (8.33%) PL/SQL
6 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
6 2 (5.56%) PHP
6 2 (5.56%) JCL
6 2 (5.56%) MATLAB
6 2 (5.56%) AWK
7 1 (2.78%) Korn
7 1 (2.78%) Groovy
7 1 (2.78%) sed
7 1 (2.78%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 11 (30.56%) Security Cleared
2 10 (27.78%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.78%) Degree
4 1 (2.78%) MCSE
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.78%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) DO-178B
2 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 9 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (13.89%) VMware Server
3 4 (11.11%) VMware ESX
3 4 (11.11%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (11.11%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (8.33%) vSphere
5 2 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (5.56%) XenDesktop
5 2 (5.56%) NFS
5 2 (5.56%) RACF
6 1 (2.78%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) CA Endevor
1 3 (8.33%) Data Guard
2 1 (2.78%) Puppet
2 1 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.78%) Nagios
Vendors
1 9 (25.00%) Red Hat
1 9 (25.00%) VMware
2 7 (19.44%) Oracle
3 5 (13.89%) Symantec
4 4 (11.11%) FalconStor
5 2 (5.56%) Sun
5 2 (5.56%) Intel
5 2 (5.56%) Citrix
6 1 (2.78%) CA
6 1 (2.78%) IBM
6 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.78%) CheckPoint
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