The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 12 - 7
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 11 0 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucester 10.00% - 13.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.95% - 52.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 8
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£400 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 - £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 - £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.64 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.63% -
Linux
Gloucestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucester region.

Operating Systems Category
Gloucester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
38 15 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucester 34.55% 25.42% 26.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 3 13
Average daily rate £375 £285 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £381 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 2
Average hourly rate £10.50 £13.25 £10.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.75% +20.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Gloucester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucester

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Gloucester region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Gloucester

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Gloucester region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucester

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Gloucester region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucester

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucester

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucester 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 40 (72.73%) Perl
2 26 (47.27%) SMTP
2 26 (47.27%) Cisco
3 25 (45.45%) Python
3 25 (45.45%) Bash Shell
4 24 (43.64%) Windows
5 21 (38.18%) Squid
5 21 (38.18%) LDAP
5 21 (38.18%) Apache
5 21 (38.18%) DNS
5 21 (38.18%) Internet
6 20 (36.36%) SNMP
7 19 (34.55%) Juniper
7 19 (34.55%) Load Balancing
7 19 (34.55%) F5
8 17 (30.91%) qmail
9 15 (27.27%) DevOps
10 14 (25.45%) Red Hat
10 14 (25.45%) SSL
10 14 (25.45%) HTTP
10 14 (25.45%) OO
10 14 (25.45%) LPIC
10 14 (25.45%) Zenoss
10 14 (25.45%) CCENT
11 13 (23.64%) Analytical Skills
11 13 (23.64%) Open Source
11 13 (23.64%) Ruby
11 13 (23.64%) Problem Management
11 13 (23.64%) SSH
11 13 (23.64%) MySQL

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucester 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 21 (38.18%) Apache
2 7 (12.73%) IIS
3 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (12.73%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 26 (47.27%) SMTP
2 21 (38.18%) LDAP
2 21 (38.18%) DNS
2 21 (38.18%) Internet
3 20 (36.36%) SNMP
4 14 (25.45%) SSL
4 14 (25.45%) HTTP
5 13 (23.64%) SSH
6 9 (16.36%) TCP/IP
7 7 (12.73%) Firewall
8 5 (9.09%) Junos
8 5 (9.09%) OSPF
8 5 (9.09%) BGP
8 5 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (9.09%) Network Security
8 5 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (7.27%) SAN
10 1 (1.82%) LAN
10 1 (1.82%) WAN
10 1 (1.82%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (23.64%) MySQL
1 13 (23.64%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (14.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Selenium
2 4 (7.27%) NUnit
3 1 (1.82%) Subversion
3 1 (1.82%) Maven
3 1 (1.82%) Ant
3 1 (1.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.82%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.82%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.82%) Apache Ivy
Job Titles
1 23 (41.82%) Linux Administrator
2 21 (38.18%) Administrator
3 20 (36.36%) Developer
4 18 (32.73%) Python Developer
5 15 (27.27%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 15 (27.27%) Systems Administrator
6 12 (21.82%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (9.09%) Security Engineer
7 5 (9.09%) Network Engineer
7 5 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) QA Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) Firewall Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 3 (5.45%) Build Engineer
10 2 (3.64%) Test Leader
10 2 (3.64%) Tester
10 2 (3.64%) Consultant
10 2 (3.64%) Server Engineer
11 1 (1.82%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.64%) Open Source
1 13 (23.64%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 24 (43.64%) Windows
2 8 (14.55%) CentOS
2 8 (14.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.64%) UNIX
3 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.82%) HPUX
4 1 (1.82%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (34.55%) Load Balancing
2 15 (27.27%) DevOps
3 14 (25.45%) OO
4 13 (23.64%) Problem Management
5 10 (18.18%) ITIL
6 4 (7.27%) Computer Security
7 2 (3.64%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (3.64%) Test Scripting
8 1 (1.82%) Resilience Testing
8 1 (1.82%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.82%) Software Testing
8 1 (1.82%) Test Automation
8 1 (1.82%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (72.73%) Perl
2 25 (45.45%) Python
2 25 (45.45%) Bash Shell
3 13 (23.64%) Ruby
4 8 (14.55%) Shell Script
5 5 (9.09%) Java
6 4 (7.27%) SQL
7 2 (3.64%) VBScript
7 2 (3.64%) VB
8 1 (1.82%) C++
8 1 (1.82%) Korn
8 1 (1.82%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 14 (25.45%) LPIC
1 14 (25.45%) CCENT
2 9 (16.36%) Security Cleared
3 8 (14.55%) SC Cleared
4 7 (12.73%) Degree
5 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.64%) MCP
5 2 (3.64%) MCSE
6 1 (1.82%) ISEB
6 1 (1.82%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.55%) QA
System Software
1 21 (38.18%) Squid
2 17 (30.91%) qmail
3 10 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (12.73%) NFS
5 2 (3.64%) Active Directory
5 2 (3.64%) ISA Server
5 2 (3.64%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (25.45%) Zenoss
2 1 (1.82%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 26 (47.27%) Cisco
2 19 (34.55%) Juniper
2 19 (34.55%) F5
3 14 (25.45%) Red Hat
4 11 (20.00%) VMware
5 10 (18.18%) NetApp
6 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
7 7 (12.73%) CheckPoint
8 3 (5.45%) Oracle
9 2 (3.64%) HP
9 2 (3.64%) Citrix