The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Erskine region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 20 15 12
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing Linux 14 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 9.66% 3.57% 5.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.33% 4.00% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 1
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£306 £400 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.43% -8.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.75 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-7.33% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Erskine region.

Operating Systems Category
Erskine
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
60 25 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 41.38% 89.29% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 21 13
Average daily rate £340 £354 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.88% -2.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £325 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Erskine

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Erskine region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Erskine

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Erskine

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Erskine region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Erskine

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Erskine region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Erskine 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 25 (96.15%) SQL
2 21 (80.77%) Security Cleared
3 20 (76.92%) SC Cleared
4 19 (73.08%) Configuration Management
5 14 (53.85%) Citrix
5 14 (53.85%) SAN
5 14 (53.85%) Oracle
5 14 (53.85%) Solaris
6 13 (50.00%) Netcool
7 12 (46.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 12 (46.15%) Tivoli
7 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
7 12 (46.15%) HP
7 12 (46.15%) IPsec
7 12 (46.15%) Clustering
7 12 (46.15%) NAS
7 12 (46.15%) Software Distribution
8 11 (42.31%) Veritas
9 10 (38.46%) Perl
10 9 (34.62%) Java
10 9 (34.62%) Change Management
11 5 (19.23%) CMDB
11 5 (19.23%) PHP
12 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
12 4 (15.38%) ITIL
12 4 (15.38%) UNIX
13 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database
13 3 (11.54%) LAN
13 3 (11.54%) WAN
13 3 (11.54%) WebLogic

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Erskine 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 (11.54%) WebLogic
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Workflow
Communications & Networking
1 14 (53.85%) SAN
2 12 (46.15%) IPsec
2 12 (46.15%) NAS
3 3 (11.54%) LAN
3 3 (11.54%) WAN
3 3 (11.54%) DNS
4 2 (7.69%) DHCP
4 2 (7.69%) VPN
4 2 (7.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Applications Support
2 8 (30.77%) Support Engineer
2 8 (30.77%) Applications Support Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Integration Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Configuration Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) UNIX Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Performance Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) UNIX Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Performance Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Applications Support Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) CSS
1 2 (7.69%) Web Services
1 2 (7.69%) Middleware
2 1 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (46.15%) Clustering
2 5 (19.23%) CMDB
3 3 (11.54%) e-Health
4 2 (7.69%) Fat Client
4 2 (7.69%) Open Source
4 2 (7.69%) Thin Client
5 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Solaris
2 4 (15.38%) UNIX
3 3 (11.54%) HPUX
3 3 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (7.69%) AIX
5 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (73.08%) Configuration Management
2 12 (46.15%) Software Distribution
3 9 (34.62%) Change Management
4 4 (15.38%) ITIL
5 3 (11.54%) Six Sigma
5 3 (11.54%) Lean Six Sigma
5 3 (11.54%) Performance Management
6 2 (7.69%) Change Data Capture
6 2 (7.69%) Performance Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (7.69%) Service Management
7 1 (3.85%) Workflow
7 1 (3.85%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 25 (96.15%) SQL
2 10 (38.46%) Perl
3 9 (34.62%) Java
4 5 (19.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (80.77%) Security Cleared
2 20 (76.92%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) Degree
System Software
1 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) VMware ESX
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.69%) KVM
2 2 (7.69%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 13 (50.00%) Netcool
2 12 (46.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 12 (46.15%) Tivoli
3 2 (7.69%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (3.85%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 14 (53.85%) Oracle
1 14 (53.85%) Citrix
2 12 (46.15%) HP
3 11 (42.31%) Veritas
4 3 (11.54%) Red Hat
5 2 (7.69%) VMware
6 1 (3.85%) Informatica
6 1 (3.85%) Business Objects
6 1 (3.85%) IBM