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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 16 6 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing Linux 11 18 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucester 10.58% 16.36% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.83% 52.94% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £438 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £34.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.14% -8.00%
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 34 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucester 39.42% 30.91% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 23 0
Average daily rate £368 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.07% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 9
Average hourly rate £14.10 £10.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.28% -44.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £10.50 £21.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 10 (62.50%) Python
2 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (43.75%) Java
4 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (37.50%) Git (software)
5 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
5 5 (31.25%) TDD
5 5 (31.25%) Windows
6 4 (25.00%) C++
6 4 (25.00%) HTML
6 4 (25.00%) Ruby
6 4 (25.00%) jQuery
6 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (25.00%) Bash Shell
6 4 (25.00%) User Experience
7 3 (18.75%) DV Cleared
7 3 (18.75%) Puppet
7 3 (18.75%) Bitbucket
7 3 (18.75%) Firewall
7 3 (18.75%) JSON
7 3 (18.75%) SOAP
7 3 (18.75%) C#
7 3 (18.75%) UNIX
7 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
8 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 2 (12.50%) CCNA
8 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (12.50%) HTTP
8 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 2 (12.50%) JBoss
1 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.25%) Node.js
2 1 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) IPsec
2 2 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (12.50%) VLAN
2 2 (12.50%) Wireshark
2 2 (12.50%) HTTP
2 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (12.50%) VPN
2 2 (12.50%) DNS
2 2 (12.50%) SSL
2 2 (12.50%) Network Security
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (6.25%) Junos
3 1 (6.25%) OSPF
3 1 (6.25%) BGP
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) MySQL
1 2 (12.50%) Hadoop
1 2 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Git (software)
2 3 (18.75%) Bitbucket
3 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (12.50%) JIRA
3 2 (12.50%) Firebug
3 2 (12.50%) Metasploit
3 2 (12.50%) Hudson
4 1 (6.25%) Selenium
4 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
4 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (12.50%) Electronics
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
1 2 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Python Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) C++ Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Security Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Django Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Python/Django Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Cyber Security Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Designer
5 1 (6.25%) Interaction Designer
5 1 (6.25%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) HTML
1 4 (25.00%) jQuery
2 3 (18.75%) JSON
2 3 (18.75%) SOAP
3 2 (12.50%) STL
3 2 (12.50%) XML
3 2 (12.50%) LAMP
3 2 (12.50%) Hibernate
3 2 (12.50%) Spring
3 2 (12.50%) Ajax
3 2 (12.50%) Django
3 2 (12.50%) CSS
4 1 (6.25%) RESTful
4 1 (6.25%) HTML5
4 1 (6.25%) REST
4 1 (6.25%) CSS3
4 1 (6.25%) Leaflet
4 1 (6.25%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) User Experience
2 2 (12.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (12.50%) DTV
2 2 (12.50%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) UNIX
3 2 (12.50%) Ubuntu
4 1 (6.25%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) TDD
3 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 2 (12.50%) Cyber Security
4 2 (12.50%) DDoS Mitigation
4 2 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (6.25%) SDLC
5 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.25%) Coaching
5 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
5 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
5 1 (6.25%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) Python
2 7 (43.75%) Java
3 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 4 (25.00%) C++
4 4 (25.00%) Ruby
4 4 (25.00%) Bash Shell
5 3 (18.75%) C#
6 2 (12.50%) Perl
6 2 (12.50%) PHP
6 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
6 2 (12.50%) SQL
7 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) DV Cleared
4 2 (12.50%) CCNA
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
1 2 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (12.50%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Puppet
2 2 (12.50%) Nmap
2 2 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (6.25%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) SAP
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Juniper
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
3 1 (6.25%) F5