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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 14 18 8
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Contract jobs citing Linux 6 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 7.59% 9.15% 19.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.08% 20.31% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 4
Average daily rate
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£398 £351 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.37% -24.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £254 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £371 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £377 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +2.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
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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
26 64 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 32.91% 45.07% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 57 14
Average daily rate £352 £340 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.40% -16.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £379 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 2015.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

Linux
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 31 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 10 (100.00%) SAN
2 8 (80.00%) Veritas
2 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 8 (80.00%) Solaris
2 8 (80.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 8 (80.00%) IPsec
2 8 (80.00%) Clustering
2 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (80.00%) NAS
2 8 (80.00%) Software Distribution
2 8 (80.00%) Citrix
2 8 (80.00%) Server Building
3 7 (70.00%) Configuration Management
3 7 (70.00%) Tivoli
3 7 (70.00%) Netcool
4 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (40.00%) Degree
5 4 (40.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (20.00%) HP
6 2 (20.00%) Change Control
6 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) UNIX
7 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
7 1 (10.00%) Change Management
7 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
7 1 (10.00%) Mentoring

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 10 (100.00%) SAN
2 8 (80.00%) IPsec
2 8 (80.00%) NAS
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Integration Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Storage Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) Clustering
2 4 (40.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Solaris
2 2 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Software Distribution
1 8 (80.00%) Server Building
2 7 (70.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (20.00%) Change Control
4 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (80.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 7 (70.00%) Tivoli
2 7 (70.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Citrix
1 8 (80.00%) Veritas
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) HP