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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 19 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 16 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 14.29% - -
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.65% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -3.57%
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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
49 28 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 43.75% 54.90% 48.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 14 13
Average daily rate £350 £370 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -12.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £125 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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 30 January 2015.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 27 (79.41%) SQL
2 26 (76.47%) Configuration Management
2 26 (76.47%) Security Cleared
3 25 (73.53%) SC Cleared
4 24 (70.59%) SAN
5 23 (67.65%) Citrix
5 23 (67.65%) Solaris
6 20 (58.82%) Active Directory
6 20 (58.82%) Tivoli
6 20 (58.82%) Netcool
6 20 (58.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 20 (58.82%) Veritas
6 20 (58.82%) IPsec
6 20 (58.82%) Clustering
6 20 (58.82%) Software Distribution
6 20 (58.82%) NAS
7 10 (29.41%) Firewall
7 10 (29.41%) UNIX
8 9 (26.47%) Perl
9 7 (20.59%) Oracle
9 7 (20.59%) Windows
10 6 (17.65%) Python
10 6 (17.65%) HP
10 6 (17.65%) Intrusion Detection
10 6 (17.65%) Incident Management
10 6 (17.65%) Information Security
10 6 (17.65%) ArcSight
10 6 (17.65%) SIEM
11 5 (14.71%) Computer Science
11 5 (14.71%) Degree

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.82%) WebLogic
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 24 (70.59%) SAN
2 20 (58.82%) IPsec
2 20 (58.82%) NAS
3 10 (29.41%) Firewall
4 6 (17.65%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (8.82%) DHCP
5 3 (8.82%) DNS
6 2 (5.88%) VPN
6 2 (5.88%) LAN
6 2 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle Database
2 3 (8.82%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Integration Engineer
2 4 (11.76%) Applications Support
3 3 (8.82%) Support Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Applications Support Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Security Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Configuration Management Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) UNIX Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Consultant
4 2 (5.88%) Configuration Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Technology Consultant
5 1 (2.94%) Support Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Linux Support
5 1 (2.94%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) Web Services
1 3 (8.82%) Middleware
2 1 (2.94%) .NET
2 1 (2.94%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (58.82%) Clustering
2 5 (14.71%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.82%) CMDB
3 3 (8.82%) Fat Client
3 3 (8.82%) Open Source
3 3 (8.82%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (67.65%) Solaris
2 10 (29.41%) UNIX
3 7 (20.59%) Windows
4 4 (11.76%) HPUX
5 3 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (8.82%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (76.47%) Configuration Management
2 20 (58.82%) Software Distribution
3 6 (17.65%) Incident Management
3 6 (17.65%) Information Security
3 6 (17.65%) SIEM
4 3 (8.82%) Change Data Capture
4 3 (8.82%) Performance Testing
4 3 (8.82%) Change Management
4 3 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.88%) Service Management
5 2 (5.88%) ITIL
5 2 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.94%) Build Automation
6 1 (2.94%) Lean Six Sigma
6 1 (2.94%) Six Sigma
6 1 (2.94%) Workflow
6 1 (2.94%) Network Design
6 1 (2.94%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 27 (79.41%) SQL
2 9 (26.47%) Perl
3 6 (17.65%) Python
4 3 (8.82%) PHP
4 3 (8.82%) Java
Qualifications
1 26 (76.47%) Security Cleared
2 25 (73.53%) SC Cleared
3 5 (14.71%) Degree
4 3 (8.82%) CISSP
4 3 (8.82%) PMP
4 3 (8.82%) PMI Certification
4 3 (8.82%) GCIA
System Software
1 20 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.82%) KVM
2 3 (8.82%) RHEV
2 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.82%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (8.82%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (58.82%) Tivoli
1 20 (58.82%) Netcool
1 20 (58.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (2.94%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 23 (67.65%) Citrix
2 20 (58.82%) Veritas
3 7 (20.59%) Oracle
4 6 (17.65%) HP
4 6 (17.65%) ArcSight
5 3 (8.82%) Red Hat
5 3 (8.82%) VMware
6 1 (2.94%) Business Objects
6 1 (2.94%) Informatica