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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 8 14 12
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 25 15 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 9.96% 7.94% 9.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.71% 30.61% 41.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 20
Average daily rate
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£425 £393 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.28% +16.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £379 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £448 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
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 £34.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -6.25%
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
70 49 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 27.89% 25.93% 22.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 26 44
Average daily rate £400 £379 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.61% +13.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £110 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 12
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% -26.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £9.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £21.90 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
Bournemouth -4 5 £393 - 1
Poole +5 4 £338 - 2
Wareham - - - -
Weymouth - - - - 1
Linux
South West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 20 (58.82%) UNIX
2 17 (50.00%) Windows
3 15 (44.12%) Security Cleared
4 14 (41.18%) SC Cleared
5 12 (35.29%) C++
5 12 (35.29%) SQL
6 11 (32.35%) OO
7 10 (29.41%) Java
7 10 (29.41%) Validation
8 7 (20.59%) VMware
8 7 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (20.59%) Multithreading
8 7 (20.59%) DO-178B
9 6 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (17.65%) Migration
9 6 (17.65%) Solaris
10 5 (14.71%) Perl
10 5 (14.71%) PHP
10 5 (14.71%) Configuration Management
10 5 (14.71%) Red Hat
10 5 (14.71%) RDBMS
10 5 (14.71%) Relational Database
11 4 (11.76%) Multicast
11 4 (11.76%) Signal Processing
11 4 (11.76%) Parallel Programming
11 4 (11.76%) Bash Shell
11 4 (11.76%) NFS
11 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
11 4 (11.76%) DNS
11 4 (11.76%) Intel

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 3 (8.82%) Apache
2 2 (5.88%) CICS
3 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.94%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) Multicast
1 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
1 4 (11.76%) DNS
1 4 (11.76%) SSH
2 3 (8.82%) HTTPS
3 2 (5.88%) SAN
4 1 (2.94%) DHCP
4 1 (2.94%) LDAP
4 1 (2.94%) Internet
4 1 (2.94%) NAS
4 1 (2.94%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (2.94%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) RDBMS
1 5 (14.71%) Relational Database
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
3 3 (8.82%) Ingres
4 2 (5.88%) MySQL
5 1 (2.94%) JasperReports
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.94%) DTS
5 1 (2.94%) DB2
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (8.82%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.94%) ERwin
3 1 (2.94%) PHPUnit
General
1 4 (11.76%) Banking
2 3 (8.82%) Retail
3 2 (5.88%) Finance
4 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) Developer
2 7 (20.59%) C++ Developer
3 5 (14.71%) Software Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Architect
4 4 (11.76%) Administrator
5 3 (8.82%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (8.82%) Test Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Software Test Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Applications Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Environment Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Backup Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Lead Developer
6 2 (5.88%) PHP Developer
7 1 (2.94%) AS400 Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Storage Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Applications Architect
7 1 (2.94%) Implementation Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) OpenMP
2 2 (5.88%) Laravel
2 2 (5.88%) HTML
2 2 (5.88%) CSS
2 2 (5.88%) JDBC
2 2 (5.88%) Web Services
2 2 (5.88%) XML
2 2 (5.88%) ISPF
3 1 (2.94%) Ajax
3 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.94%) JSON
3 1 (2.94%) wxWidgets
3 1 (2.94%) DAO
3 1 (2.94%) LAMP
3 1 (2.94%) Hibernate
3 1 (2.94%) .NET
3 1 (2.94%) SOAP
3 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.94%) CGI
3 1 (2.94%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Clustering
2 2 (5.88%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.94%) iSeries
3 1 (2.94%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.94%) AS400
3 1 (2.94%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.94%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.94%) Firmware
3 1 (2.94%) Open Source
3 1 (2.94%) SWIFT
3 1 (2.94%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (58.82%) UNIX
2 17 (50.00%) Windows
3 6 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (17.65%) Solaris
4 3 (8.82%) VMS
5 1 (2.94%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) OO
2 10 (29.41%) Validation
3 7 (20.59%) Multithreading
4 6 (17.65%) Migration
5 5 (14.71%) Configuration Management
6 4 (11.76%) Signal Processing
6 4 (11.76%) Parallel Programming
7 3 (8.82%) Time Management
7 3 (8.82%) Integration Testing
7 3 (8.82%) UML
7 3 (8.82%) Project Management
8 2 (5.88%) Change Control
8 2 (5.88%) ITIL
8 2 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (5.88%) MVC
8 2 (5.88%) Business Continuity
8 2 (5.88%) Software Engineering
9 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Architecture
9 1 (2.94%) Electronic Design Automation
9 1 (2.94%) Lean Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 12 (35.29%) C++
1 12 (35.29%) SQL
2 10 (29.41%) Java
3 5 (14.71%) Perl
3 5 (14.71%) PHP
4 4 (11.76%) Bash Shell
4 4 (11.76%) Shell Script
4 4 (11.76%) MATLAB
4 4 (11.76%) Python
4 4 (11.76%) Korn
5 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
5 3 (8.82%) REXX
6 2 (5.88%) JCL
6 2 (5.88%) C
6 2 (5.88%) AWK
6 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.94%) Groovy
7 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.94%) RPG
7 1 (2.94%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 15 (44.12%) Security Cleared
2 14 (41.18%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) Degree
3 1 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.94%) MCSE
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.94%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.59%) DO-178B
2 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 7 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (11.76%) NFS
3 3 (8.82%) VMware Server
3 3 (8.82%) Active Directory
3 3 (8.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (5.88%) RACF
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (2.94%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.94%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.94%) vSphere
5 1 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) CA Endevor
2 1 (2.94%) Data Guard
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) VMware
2 5 (14.71%) Red Hat
3 4 (11.76%) Intel
4 3 (8.82%) Symantec
4 3 (8.82%) Oracle
5 2 (5.88%) FalconStor
5 2 (5.88%) Citrix
5 2 (5.88%) IBM
6 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.94%) Sun
6 1 (2.94%) CA
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