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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 15 19 4
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -15
Contract jobs citing Linux 12 1 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 8.89% 1.27% 28.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.29% 4.00% 80.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 26
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£373 £315 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.25% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £315 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £315 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £36.50 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -11.11%
Linux
Devon

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
35 25 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 25.93% 31.65% 35.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 26
Average daily rate £220 £175 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £165 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £315 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 7
Average hourly rate £11.50 £17.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.28% +14.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 19 (54.29%) SC Cleared
1 19 (54.29%) Security Cleared
2 16 (45.71%) VMware
3 11 (31.43%) ITIL
3 11 (31.43%) Apache
4 10 (28.57%) IBM
4 10 (28.57%) Tivoli
5 9 (25.71%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 9 (25.71%) Red Hat
5 9 (25.71%) Remedy
5 9 (25.71%) Tomcat
5 9 (25.71%) Perl
6 8 (22.86%) Java
7 7 (20.00%) JBoss
7 7 (20.00%) CentOS
8 6 (17.14%) Mentoring
8 6 (17.14%) SLA
9 5 (14.29%) ISO 9001
9 5 (14.29%) Service Management
9 5 (14.29%) ISO 14001
9 5 (14.29%) Summit
9 5 (14.29%) SELinux
9 5 (14.29%) yum
9 5 (14.29%) Puppet
9 5 (14.29%) WebSphere
10 4 (11.43%) Incident Management
10 4 (11.43%) StarTeam
10 4 (11.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (11.43%) HTTP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 11 (31.43%) Apache
2 9 (25.71%) Tomcat
3 7 (20.00%) JBoss
4 5 (14.29%) WebSphere
5 4 (11.43%) IIS
6 3 (8.57%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) HTTP
2 2 (5.71%) DNS
2 2 (5.71%) FTP
2 2 (5.71%) VLAN
3 1 (2.86%) Broadband
3 1 (2.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) StarTeam
2 3 (8.57%) LoadRunner
3 2 (5.71%) Subversion
3 2 (5.71%) JIRA
General
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Legal
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Administrator
1 12 (34.29%) Linux Administrator
2 5 (14.29%) Linux Support
3 4 (11.43%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 4 (11.43%) Applications Support
3 4 (11.43%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (8.57%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Web Administrator
4 3 (8.57%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Tivoli Monitoring Specialist
5 2 (5.71%) Monitoring Specialist
5 2 (5.71%) Tivoli Specialist
5 2 (5.71%) Testing Specialist
5 2 (5.71%) Applications Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Support Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) Ajax
1 1 (2.86%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.00%) CentOS
2 4 (11.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) ITIL
2 6 (17.14%) Mentoring
3 5 (14.29%) Service Management
4 4 (11.43%) Configuration Management
4 4 (11.43%) Incident Management
5 3 (8.57%) TOGAF
5 3 (8.57%) Project Management
5 3 (8.57%) E-Commerce
5 3 (8.57%) SOA
5 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (8.57%) Load Testing
6 2 (5.71%) Test Scripting
6 2 (5.71%) Software Testing
6 2 (5.71%) Migration
6 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.86%) Automated Testing
7 1 (2.86%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (2.86%) IT Governance
7 1 (2.86%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) Perl
2 8 (22.86%) Java
3 3 (8.57%) Python
4 2 (5.71%) C
4 2 (5.71%) Ruby
4 2 (5.71%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.86%) C++
5 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.86%) AWK
Qualifications
1 19 (54.29%) SC Cleared
1 19 (54.29%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.57%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (5.71%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.71%) ISEB
4 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.14%) SLA
2 5 (14.29%) ISO 14001
2 5 (14.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.71%) Sendmail
2 2 (5.71%) Samba
2 2 (5.71%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (28.57%) Tivoli
2 9 (25.71%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 5 (14.29%) yum
3 5 (14.29%) Puppet
3 5 (14.29%) SELinux
4 3 (8.57%) logstash
4 3 (8.57%) Salt
4 3 (8.57%) Ansible
4 3 (8.57%) Red Hat Satellite
4 3 (8.57%) ZABBIX
5 2 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (5.71%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 16 (45.71%) VMware
2 10 (28.57%) IBM
3 9 (25.71%) Red Hat
3 9 (25.71%) Remedy
4 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
4 4 (11.43%) Oracle
5 3 (8.57%) HP