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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 17 14 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -10
Contract jobs citing Linux 18 6 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 8.96% 6.82% 19.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.86% 28.57% 57.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 15
Average daily rate
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£325 £340 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £412 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.66%
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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
42 21 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 20.90% 23.86% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 13 16
Average daily rate £190 £315 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.68% -21.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £412 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 9
Average hourly rate £13.25 £14.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.62% -45.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £14.50 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £14.50 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (46.15%) SC Cleared
3 11 (42.31%) ITIL
4 10 (38.46%) VMware
5 9 (34.62%) IBM
5 9 (34.62%) Tivoli
6 8 (30.77%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 7 (26.92%) Apache
8 6 (23.08%) Tomcat
8 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
8 6 (23.08%) SLA
8 6 (23.08%) Remedy
8 6 (23.08%) Configuration Management
8 6 (23.08%) Red Hat
9 5 (19.23%) Java
9 5 (19.23%) Perl
9 5 (19.23%) Service Management
10 4 (15.38%) Oracle
10 4 (15.38%) IIS
10 4 (15.38%) JBoss
10 4 (15.38%) HTTP
10 4 (15.38%) Incident Management
10 4 (15.38%) StarTeam
10 4 (15.38%) Mentoring
10 4 (15.38%) CentOS
11 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (11.54%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (11.54%) Project Management
11 3 (11.54%) E-Commerce
11 3 (11.54%) SOA

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 7 (26.92%) Apache
2 6 (23.08%) Tomcat
3 4 (15.38%) IIS
3 4 (15.38%) JBoss
4 2 (7.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) HTTP
2 2 (7.69%) DNS
2 2 (7.69%) VLAN
2 2 (7.69%) FTP
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) StarTeam
2 2 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Administrator
2 9 (34.62%) Linux Administrator
3 5 (19.23%) Linux Support
4 4 (15.38%) Applications Support
5 3 (11.54%) Architect
5 3 (11.54%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (11.54%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (11.54%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (11.54%) Web Administrator
6 2 (7.69%) Tivoli Specialist
6 2 (7.69%) Tivoli Monitoring Specialist
6 2 (7.69%) Monitoring Specialist
6 2 (7.69%) Applications Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Support Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Support Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support
7 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Systems Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) CentOS
2 2 (7.69%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) SELinux
3 1 (3.85%) UNIX
3 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) ITIL
2 6 (23.08%) Configuration Management
3 5 (19.23%) Service Management
4 4 (15.38%) Incident Management
4 4 (15.38%) Mentoring
5 3 (11.54%) Project Management
5 3 (11.54%) E-Commerce
5 3 (11.54%) SOA
5 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (11.54%) TOGAF
6 2 (7.69%) Software Asset Management
6 2 (7.69%) Software Licensing
6 2 (7.69%) Migration
6 2 (7.69%) Asset Management
7 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (3.85%) IT Governance
7 1 (3.85%) Project Planning
7 1 (3.85%) Multithreading
7 1 (3.85%) Data Security
7 1 (3.85%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) Java
1 5 (19.23%) Perl
2 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.85%) C
2 1 (3.85%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (46.15%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) SLA
2 2 (7.69%) ISO 14001
2 2 (7.69%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Samba
1 2 (7.69%) VMware ESX
1 2 (7.69%) Sendmail
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (34.62%) Tivoli
2 8 (30.77%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 2 (7.69%) YUM
3 2 (7.69%) Puppet
3 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) VMware
2 9 (34.62%) IBM
3 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 6 (23.08%) Red Hat
3 6 (23.08%) Remedy
4 4 (15.38%) Oracle