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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 9 - 6
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 16 0 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 13.22% - 20.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% - 69.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 21
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£263 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 - £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
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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
32 28 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 26.45% 35.00% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 25
Average daily rate £250 £175 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -53.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £105 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £175 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 5
Average hourly rate £11.28 £17.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.55% +1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.05 £17.50 £125.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015, 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 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 13 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (38.46%) VMware
3 9 (34.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (34.62%) Perl
3 9 (34.62%) Apache
4 8 (30.77%) HP
4 8 (30.77%) JBoss
4 8 (30.77%) Red Hat
4 8 (30.77%) Tomcat
4 8 (30.77%) Python
5 7 (26.92%) LoadRunner
5 7 (26.92%) Ruby
5 7 (26.92%) Load Testing
5 7 (26.92%) Bash Shell
5 7 (26.92%) Red Hat Satellite
6 6 (23.08%) JIRA
6 6 (23.08%) ISTQB
6 6 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (23.08%) Summit
6 6 (23.08%) ISO 14001
6 6 (23.08%) ISEB
6 6 (23.08%) ISO 9001
6 6 (23.08%) C
7 5 (19.23%) Change Management
7 5 (19.23%) Software Testing
7 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (15.38%) Mentoring
8 4 (15.38%) High Availability
8 4 (15.38%) Performance Monitoring

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 9 (34.62%) Apache
2 8 (30.77%) Tomcat
2 8 (30.77%) JBoss
3 3 (11.54%) WebSphere
3 3 (11.54%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Broadband
1 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (26.92%) LoadRunner
2 6 (23.08%) JIRA
General
1 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Administrator
1 9 (34.62%) Linux Administrator
2 6 (23.08%) Systems Administrator
2 6 (23.08%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 4 (15.38%) Tester
4 3 (11.54%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Testing Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) LoadRunner Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Software Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Support Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Applications Support Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Applications Support
6 1 (3.85%) Applications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Ajax
1 1 (3.85%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (11.54%) CentOS
3 1 (3.85%) UNIX
3 1 (3.85%) AIX
3 1 (3.85%) HPUX
3 1 (3.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Load Testing
2 5 (19.23%) Change Management
2 5 (19.23%) Software Testing
3 4 (15.38%) Mentoring
3 4 (15.38%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
3 4 (15.38%) High Availability
4 3 (11.54%) Automated Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
5 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.85%) ITIL
6 1 (3.85%) UML
6 1 (3.85%) Service Management
6 1 (3.85%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (3.85%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) Perl
2 8 (30.77%) Python
3 7 (26.92%) Ruby
3 7 (26.92%) Bash Shell
4 6 (23.08%) C
5 4 (15.38%) Shell Script
6 3 (11.54%) Java
7 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.85%) C++
7 1 (3.85%) AWK
7 1 (3.85%) Jython
7 1 (3.85%) Embedded C
7 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 13 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (23.08%) ISEB
2 6 (23.08%) ISTQB
3 4 (15.38%) RHCE
3 4 (15.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) ISO 9001
1 6 (23.08%) ISO 14001
2 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) vSphere
2 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (26.92%) Red Hat Satellite
2 6 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (11.54%) yum
3 3 (11.54%) Puppet
3 3 (11.54%) Tivoli
3 3 (11.54%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 3 (11.54%) ZABBIX
3 3 (11.54%) Ansible
3 3 (11.54%) SELinux
3 3 (11.54%) logstash
3 3 (11.54%) Salt
4 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) VMware
2 8 (30.77%) HP
2 8 (30.77%) Red Hat
3 3 (11.54%) Remedy
3 3 (11.54%) IBM