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 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 - 19 15
Contract jobs citing Linux 0 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter - 6.79% 5.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 34.38% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 4
Average daily rate
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- £315 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -17.37%
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 Exeter region.

Operating Systems Category
Exeter
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
26 32 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 14.94% 19.75% 17.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 8
Average daily rate £200 £190 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -45.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £175 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £371 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 - -
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 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
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 29 Related IT Skills in Exeter

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (85.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (71.43%) Change Management
2 5 (71.43%) Red Hat
2 5 (71.43%) JBoss
2 5 (71.43%) Apache
2 5 (71.43%) Tomcat
3 4 (57.14%) Python
3 4 (57.14%) Perl
3 4 (57.14%) RHCE
3 4 (57.14%) Shell Script
3 4 (57.14%) VMware
3 4 (57.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (57.14%) vSphere
3 4 (57.14%) Bash Shell
3 4 (57.14%) High Availability
3 4 (57.14%) Red Hat Satellite
3 4 (57.14%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (57.14%) Ruby
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) Wireless
4 1 (14.29%) C
4 1 (14.29%) Firmware
4 1 (14.29%) UNIX
4 1 (14.29%) AIX
4 1 (14.29%) HPUX
4 1 (14.29%) Solaris
4 1 (14.29%) Embedded C
4 1 (14.29%) HP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5 (71.43%) JBoss
1 5 (71.43%) Apache
1 5 (71.43%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Administrator
1 6 (85.71%) Linux Administrator
2 5 (71.43%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (71.43%) Linux Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (14.29%) UNIX
2 1 (14.29%) AIX
2 1 (14.29%) HPUX
2 1 (14.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Change Management
2 4 (57.14%) High Availability
2 4 (57.14%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Perl
1 4 (57.14%) Python
1 4 (57.14%) Shell Script
1 4 (57.14%) Ruby
1 4 (57.14%) Bash Shell
2 1 (14.29%) Embedded C
2 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) RHCE
1 4 (57.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) vSphere
2 1 (14.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Red Hat
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) HP