The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Exeter region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 14 15 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Contract jobs citing Linux 23 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 11.11% 6.98% 14.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 42.86% 52.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 9
Average daily rate
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£325 £340 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £301 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £412 £429
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 £32.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
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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 Exeter region.

Operating Systems Category
Exeter
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
46 14 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 22.22% 16.28% 27.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 9 12
Average daily rate £190 £275 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.90% -35.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £415 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £13.25 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Exeter

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Exeter

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Exeter

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Exeter

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Exeter

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Exeter region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Exeter

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Exeter

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Exeter region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Exeter

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Exeter

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Exeter 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 13 (48.15%) Security Cleared
2 12 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 11 (40.74%) ITIL
4 10 (37.04%) VMware
5 9 (33.33%) IBM
5 9 (33.33%) Tivoli
6 8 (29.63%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 8 (29.63%) Apache
7 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
8 6 (22.22%) Remedy
8 6 (22.22%) Configuration Management
8 6 (22.22%) SLA
8 6 (22.22%) Tomcat
8 6 (22.22%) Perl
8 6 (22.22%) Red Hat
9 5 (18.52%) Service Management
9 5 (18.52%) Java
10 4 (14.81%) Incident Management
10 4 (14.81%) StarTeam
10 4 (14.81%) CentOS
10 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
10 4 (14.81%) IIS
10 4 (14.81%) Oracle
10 4 (14.81%) JBoss
10 4 (14.81%) HTTP
11 3 (11.11%) Finance
11 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
11 3 (11.11%) SOA
11 3 (11.11%) Project Management

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Exeter 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 8 (29.63%) Apache
2 6 (22.22%) Tomcat
3 4 (14.81%) IIS
4 2 (7.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) HTTP
2 2 (7.41%) VLAN
2 2 (7.41%) FTP
2 2 (7.41%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) MS Access
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) StarTeam
2 2 (7.41%) Subversion
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Administrator
2 9 (33.33%) Linux Administrator
3 5 (18.52%) Linux Support
4 4 (14.81%) Applications Support
5 3 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (11.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (11.11%) Web Administrator
5 3 (11.11%) Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Applications Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Tivoli Specialist
6 2 (7.41%) Tivoli Monitoring Specialist
6 2 (7.41%) Monitoring Specialist
6 2 (7.41%) Support Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) Systems Support
7 1 (3.70%) Applications Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) CentOS
2 3 (11.11%) Windows
3 2 (7.41%) SELinux
4 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.70%) UNIX
4 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) ITIL
2 6 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 5 (18.52%) Service Management
4 4 (14.81%) Incident Management
4 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
5 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 3 (11.11%) SOA
5 3 (11.11%) Project Management
5 3 (11.11%) TOGAF
6 2 (7.41%) Software Asset Management
6 2 (7.41%) Software Licensing
6 2 (7.41%) Asset Management
6 2 (7.41%) Validation
6 2 (7.41%) Migration
7 1 (3.70%) Data Security
7 1 (3.70%) Multithreading
7 1 (3.70%) Data Validation
7 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (3.70%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) Perl
2 5 (18.52%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) VB6
3 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.70%) VB
3 1 (3.70%) C
3 1 (3.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (48.15%) Security Cleared
2 12 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (7.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) SLA
2 2 (7.41%) ISO 9001
2 2 (7.41%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Sendmail
1 2 (7.41%) Samba
1 2 (7.41%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (33.33%) Tivoli
2 8 (29.63%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 2 (7.41%) YUM
3 2 (7.41%) Puppet
3 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) VMware
2 9 (33.33%) IBM
3 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
4 6 (22.22%) Remedy
4 6 (22.22%) Red Hat
5 4 (14.81%) Oracle
5 4 (14.81%) JBoss