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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 22 15 10
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Contract jobs citing Linux 1 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 1.30% 10.45% 19.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.57% 23.33% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 11
Average daily rate
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£451 £343 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -19.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
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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
28 60 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 36.36% 44.78% 77.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 51 42
Average daily rate £352 £324 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.59% -19.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £250 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £371 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.83%

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
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) SAN
2 5 (83.33%) Veritas
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) Solaris
2 5 (83.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (83.33%) IPsec
2 5 (83.33%) Clustering
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) NAS
2 5 (83.33%) Software Distribution
2 5 (83.33%) Citrix
2 5 (83.33%) Server Building
3 4 (66.67%) Degree
3 4 (66.67%) Computer Science
3 4 (66.67%) Configuration Management
3 4 (66.67%) Tivoli
3 4 (66.67%) Netcool
4 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Change Control
5 1 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) UNIX
5 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) Change Management
5 1 (16.67%) Management Information System

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) SAN
2 5 (83.33%) IPsec
2 5 (83.33%) NAS
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Storage Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Clustering
2 4 (66.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Solaris
2 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Software Distribution
1 5 (83.33%) Server Building
2 4 (66.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Change Control
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (66.67%) Tivoli
2 4 (66.67%) Netcool
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Citrix
1 5 (83.33%) Veritas
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) HP