The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Exeter region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 14 15 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Contract jobs citing Linux 11 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 7.53% 5.19% 19.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.67% 30.77% 76.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 6
Average daily rate
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£315 £330 £443
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -25.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £286 £434
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £394 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Exeter
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
30 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 20.55% 16.88% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 9
Average daily rate £275 £310 £443
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% -29.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £110 £407
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £363 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
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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 30 Related IT Skills in Exeter

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 8 (66.67%) VMware
2 6 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 6 (50.00%) Apache
3 4 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 4 (33.33%) JBoss
3 4 (33.33%) CentOS
4 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (16.67%) IIS
5 2 (16.67%) Java
5 2 (16.67%) ISO 9001
5 2 (16.67%) FTP
5 2 (16.67%) HTTP
5 2 (16.67%) DNS
5 2 (16.67%) ISO 14001
5 2 (16.67%) Remedy
5 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 2 (16.67%) VMware ESX
5 2 (16.67%) Validation
5 2 (16.67%) Migration
5 2 (16.67%) Summit
5 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
5 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (16.67%) VLAN
5 2 (16.67%) WebSphere
5 2 (16.67%) Samba
5 2 (16.67%) Subversion
5 2 (16.67%) Sendmail
5 2 (16.67%) YUM

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 6 (50.00%) Apache
2 4 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 2 (16.67%) WebSphere
3 2 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) FTP
1 2 (16.67%) HTTP
1 2 (16.67%) DNS
1 2 (16.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Administrator
2 7 (58.33%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (25.00%) Linux Support
4 2 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (16.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (16.67%) Web Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Support
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Software Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Software Asset Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) CentOS
2 3 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (16.67%) SELinux
4 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
1 2 (16.67%) Validation
1 2 (16.67%) Migration
1 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
2 1 (8.33%) Multithreading
2 1 (8.33%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) Perl
2 1 (8.33%) VB
2 1 (8.33%) VB6
2 1 (8.33%) C
2 1 (8.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) ISO 9001
1 2 (16.67%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Samba
1 2 (16.67%) VMware ESX
1 2 (16.67%) Sendmail
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) YUM
1 2 (16.67%) Puppet
1 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) VMware
2 6 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 4 (33.33%) JBoss
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (16.67%) Remedy
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle