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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 17 12 7
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs citing Linux 7 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucester 5.98% 4.35% 12.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.56% 13.64% 43.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 5
Average daily rate
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£400 £510 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.56% +45.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £510 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £510 £430
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 £37.00 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -2.66%
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
45 22 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucester 38.46% 31.88% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 12 11
Average daily rate £375 £285 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -3.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £510 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.25 £21.03
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% -36.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £12.88 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £20.00 £30.21
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 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 24 October 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 24 October 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 30 (69.77%) Perl
2 23 (53.49%) SMTP
3 20 (46.51%) Internet
4 19 (44.19%) Python
5 18 (41.86%) LDAP
5 18 (41.86%) Cisco
5 18 (41.86%) DNS
5 18 (41.86%) Squid
5 18 (41.86%) Bash Shell
6 14 (32.56%) qmail
7 13 (30.23%) Ruby
7 13 (30.23%) Apache
7 13 (30.23%) Windows
8 12 (27.91%) SSL
8 12 (27.91%) Juniper
8 12 (27.91%) Red Hat
8 12 (27.91%) HTTP
8 12 (27.91%) SNMP
8 12 (27.91%) LPIC
8 12 (27.91%) Load Balancing
8 12 (27.91%) F5
8 12 (27.91%) CCENT
8 12 (27.91%) Zenoss
9 11 (25.58%) VMware
10 10 (23.26%) Security Cleared
10 10 (23.26%) NetApp
11 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
11 9 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (20.93%) SC Cleared
11 9 (20.93%) DevOps

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 13 (30.23%) Apache
2 6 (13.95%) IIS
3 3 (6.98%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.33%) Node.js
5 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (13.95%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 23 (53.49%) SMTP
2 20 (46.51%) Internet
3 18 (41.86%) DNS
3 18 (41.86%) LDAP
4 12 (27.91%) SSL
4 12 (27.91%) HTTP
4 12 (27.91%) SNMP
5 7 (16.28%) TCP/IP
6 6 (13.95%) SSH
7 4 (9.30%) SAN
8 3 (6.98%) Firewall
9 1 (2.33%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.28%) MySQL
1 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.95%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Selenium
2 4 (9.30%) NUnit
3 1 (2.33%) Subversion
3 1 (2.33%) Maven
3 1 (2.33%) JIRA
3 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.33%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (2.33%) Ant
3 1 (2.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (2.33%) ClearCase
Job Titles
1 15 (34.88%) Developer
1 15 (34.88%) Linux Administrator
2 14 (32.56%) Administrator
3 12 (27.91%) Systems Administrator
3 12 (27.91%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 11 (25.58%) Python Developer
5 6 (13.95%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Server Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) QA Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Tester
7 2 (4.65%) Test Leader
7 2 (4.65%) Build Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Linux Consultant
8 1 (2.33%) Designer
8 1 (2.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 1 (2.33%) Security Administrator
8 1 (2.33%) Integration Consultant
8 1 (2.33%) PHP Web Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) HTML
1 2 (4.65%) CSS
1 2 (4.65%) HTML5
1 2 (4.65%) CSS3
2 1 (2.33%) Laravel
2 1 (2.33%) Web Services
2 1 (2.33%) POSIX
2 1 (2.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Open Source
1 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.23%) Windows
2 7 (16.28%) CentOS
3 6 (13.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.65%) UNIX
6 1 (2.33%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.91%) Load Balancing
2 9 (20.93%) DevOps
3 8 (18.60%) ITIL
4 7 (16.28%) OO
5 6 (13.95%) Problem Management
6 4 (9.30%) Computer Security
7 3 (6.98%) Test Scripting
8 2 (4.65%) Requirements Analysis
9 1 (2.33%) Security Testing
9 1 (2.33%) MVC
9 1 (2.33%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (2.33%) Software Testing
9 1 (2.33%) Test Automation
9 1 (2.33%) Software Deployment
9 1 (2.33%) User Stories
9 1 (2.33%) Resilience Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (69.77%) Perl
2 19 (44.19%) Python
3 18 (41.86%) Bash Shell
4 13 (30.23%) Ruby
5 6 (13.95%) Shell Script
6 5 (11.63%) SQL
6 5 (11.63%) Java
7 3 (6.98%) VBScript
7 3 (6.98%) VB
8 2 (4.65%) C++
9 1 (2.33%) Lua
9 1 (2.33%) PHP
9 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
9 1 (2.33%) C
9 1 (2.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (27.91%) LPIC
1 12 (27.91%) CCENT
2 10 (23.26%) Security Cleared
3 9 (20.93%) SC Cleared
4 6 (13.95%) Degree
5 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (6.98%) MCP
5 3 (6.98%) MCSE
6 1 (2.33%) ISEB
6 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
6 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.28%) QA
System Software
1 18 (41.86%) Squid
2 14 (32.56%) qmail
3 9 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (13.95%) NFS
5 3 (6.98%) Active Directory
5 3 (6.98%) ISA Server
5 3 (6.98%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.33%) XenApp
6 1 (2.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (27.91%) Zenoss
2 1 (2.33%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (41.86%) Cisco
2 12 (27.91%) Juniper
2 12 (27.91%) Red Hat
2 12 (27.91%) F5
3 11 (25.58%) VMware
4 10 (23.26%) NetApp
5 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
6 4 (9.30%) Oracle
7 3 (6.98%) HP
7 3 (6.98%) Citrix
8 2 (4.65%) CheckPoint
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