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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 9 17 12
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Contract jobs citing Linux 18 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucester 12.77% 6.15% 7.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.90% 16.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 4
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£385 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.13 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.15% -9.72%
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
41 50 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucester 29.08% 38.46% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 26 9
Average daily rate £375 £290 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.31% -25.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -11.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.67 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.45% -14.28%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015, 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 14 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 12 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 11 (45.83%) HTML
3 11 (45.83%) CSS
3 11 (45.83%) SC Cleared
3 11 (45.83%) HTML5
3 11 (45.83%) CSS3
4 9 (37.50%) C#
5 8 (33.33%) .NET
5 8 (33.33%) Node.js
5 8 (33.33%) VMware
6 7 (29.17%) Ubuntu
6 7 (29.17%) Ruby
7 6 (25.00%) Windows
8 5 (20.83%) Python
8 5 (20.83%) NetApp
8 5 (20.83%) Red Hat
8 5 (20.83%) Bash Shell
9 4 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
9 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
9 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 4 (16.67%) Shell Script
9 4 (16.67%) MVC
9 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
9 4 (16.67%) SQL
10 3 (12.50%) Perl
10 3 (12.50%) PHP
10 3 (12.50%) C++

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 8 (33.33%) Node.js
2 3 (12.50%) Apache
3 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (8.33%) IIS
4 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 3 (12.50%) DNS
2 3 (12.50%) SAN
3 2 (8.33%) Internet
3 2 (8.33%) Firewall
3 2 (8.33%) LDAP
3 2 (8.33%) SMTP
3 2 (8.33%) SNMP
4 1 (4.17%) DHCP
4 1 (4.17%) IPv4
4 1 (4.17%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) MySQL
3 2 (8.33%) MongoDB
4 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.33%) GCC
2 2 (8.33%) GDB
3 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.17%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.17%) JMeter
3 1 (4.17%) Maven
3 1 (4.17%) JIRA
3 1 (4.17%) Selenium
3 1 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (4.17%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (4.17%) Electronics
1 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
1 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
1 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (62.50%) Developer
2 10 (41.67%) Software Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Web Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) C++ Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Server Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Integration Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) PHP Web Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Linux Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) PHP Developer
5 1 (4.17%) C++ Software Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Security Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (45.83%) CSS
1 11 (45.83%) HTML
1 11 (45.83%) HTML5
1 11 (45.83%) CSS3
2 8 (33.33%) .NET
3 3 (12.50%) Laravel
4 2 (8.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 2 (8.33%) STL
4 2 (8.33%) Web Services
5 1 (4.17%) POSIX
5 1 (4.17%) jQuery
5 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
5 1 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Ubuntu
2 6 (25.00%) Windows
3 4 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (12.50%) UNIX
4 3 (12.50%) CentOS
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.17%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) MVC
1 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (8.33%) Multithreading
3 2 (8.33%) Software Deployment
3 2 (8.33%) TDD
3 2 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (8.33%) Business Development
3 2 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (4.17%) Programme Management
4 1 (4.17%) ITIL
4 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.17%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Test Scripting
4 1 (4.17%) User Stories
4 1 (4.17%) Kernel Tuning
4 1 (4.17%) Test Automation
4 1 (4.17%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 9 (37.50%) C#
3 7 (29.17%) Ruby
4 5 (20.83%) Python
4 5 (20.83%) Bash Shell
5 4 (16.67%) Shell Script
5 4 (16.67%) SQL
6 3 (12.50%) VB
6 3 (12.50%) C++
6 3 (12.50%) Perl
6 3 (12.50%) PHP
7 2 (8.33%) Java
7 2 (8.33%) VBScript
8 1 (4.17%) C
8 1 (4.17%) Lua
Qualifications
1 14 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 11 (45.83%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) MCP
3 2 (8.33%) MCSE
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.33%) Degree
4 1 (4.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (8.33%) qmail
2 2 (8.33%) XenApp
2 2 (8.33%) vSphere
2 2 (8.33%) ISA Server
2 2 (8.33%) Squid
2 2 (8.33%) NFS
3 1 (4.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) SCCM
1 2 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.17%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) VMware
2 5 (20.83%) NetApp
2 5 (20.83%) Red Hat
3 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (12.50%) HP
4 3 (12.50%) Cisco
5 2 (8.33%) Citrix
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle
6 1 (4.17%) SAP
6 1 (4.17%) Infoblox
6 1 (4.17%) Twitter