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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 13 14 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Contract jobs citing Linux 12 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucester 8.89% 6.86% 17.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.22% 17.95% 52.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 7
Average daily rate
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£333 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.87% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £510 £420
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 £37.25 £34.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+9.55% -5.55%
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
54 39 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucester 40.00% 38.24% 32.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 23 13
Average daily rate £350 £288 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -2.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £164 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £411 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 2
Average hourly rate £18.75 £13.25 £21.03
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.50% -36.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.88 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £74.00 £20.00 £30.21
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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
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 21 November 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 15 (44.12%) Perl
1 15 (44.12%) Python
2 14 (41.18%) Internet
2 14 (41.18%) Bash Shell
3 13 (38.24%) Security Cleared
3 13 (38.24%) SMTP
4 12 (35.29%) SC Cleared
5 10 (29.41%) Ruby
6 9 (26.47%) VMware
6 9 (26.47%) Red Hat
6 9 (26.47%) Windows
7 8 (23.53%) LDAP
7 8 (23.53%) NetApp
7 8 (23.53%) Cisco
7 8 (23.53%) DNS
7 8 (23.53%) Squid
8 7 (20.59%) HTML5
8 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
8 7 (20.59%) CSS
8 7 (20.59%) HTML
8 7 (20.59%) CSS3
9 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
9 6 (17.65%) SQL
9 6 (17.65%) qmail
9 6 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (14.71%) LPIC
10 5 (14.71%) Load Balancing
10 5 (14.71%) CCENT
10 5 (14.71%) Zenoss
10 5 (14.71%) Oracle

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 5 (14.71%) Apache
2 4 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (11.76%) Node.js
3 3 (8.82%) IIS
4 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (41.18%) Internet
2 13 (38.24%) SMTP
3 8 (23.53%) DNS
3 8 (23.53%) LDAP
4 5 (14.71%) SAN
4 5 (14.71%) SSL
4 5 (14.71%) HTTP
5 4 (11.76%) SNMP
5 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
5 4 (11.76%) Firewall
6 1 (2.94%) SSH
6 1 (2.94%) AMQP
6 1 (2.94%) IPv4
6 1 (2.94%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) MySQL
1 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Selenium
1 3 (8.82%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.88%) GCC
2 2 (5.88%) GDB
2 2 (5.88%) NUnit
3 1 (2.94%) Subversion
3 1 (2.94%) Maven
3 1 (2.94%) JIRA
3 1 (2.94%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.94%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (2.94%) Ant
3 1 (2.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (2.94%) ClearCase
Job Titles
1 17 (50.00%) Developer
2 7 (20.59%) Administrator
3 6 (17.65%) Linux Administrator
3 6 (17.65%) Python Developer
4 5 (14.71%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 5 (14.71%) Software Developer
4 5 (14.71%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (11.76%) Server Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) C++ Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Web Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) Support Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) Tester
8 1 (2.94%) Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) Test Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Team Leader
8 1 (2.94%) PHP Developer
8 1 (2.94%) C++ Software Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.59%) CSS
1 7 (20.59%) HTML
1 7 (20.59%) HTML5
1 7 (20.59%) CSS3
2 4 (11.76%) .NET
3 3 (8.82%) Laravel
4 2 (5.88%) STL
4 2 (5.88%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (2.94%) Web Services
5 1 (2.94%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) Open Source
1 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (26.47%) Windows
2 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (11.76%) Ubuntu
2 4 (11.76%) CentOS
3 3 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.88%) UNIX
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.71%) Load Balancing
2 4 (11.76%) Requirements Analysis
2 4 (11.76%) DevOps
3 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (8.82%) ITIL
3 3 (8.82%) MVC
4 2 (5.88%) Scrum
4 2 (5.88%) OO
4 2 (5.88%) TDD
4 2 (5.88%) Business Development
4 2 (5.88%) Software Deployment
4 2 (5.88%) Test Scripting
4 2 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (5.88%) Multithreading
4 2 (5.88%) Computer Security
4 2 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.94%) Resilience Testing
5 1 (2.94%) Test Automation
5 1 (2.94%) User Stories
5 1 (2.94%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (44.12%) Perl
1 15 (44.12%) Python
2 14 (41.18%) Bash Shell
3 10 (29.41%) Ruby
4 6 (17.65%) SQL
4 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
5 4 (11.76%) C#
5 4 (11.76%) C++
5 4 (11.76%) VBScript
5 4 (11.76%) VB
6 3 (8.82%) PHP
6 3 (8.82%) Java
6 3 (8.82%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.94%) Lua
7 1 (2.94%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (38.24%) Security Cleared
2 12 (35.29%) SC Cleared
3 5 (14.71%) LPIC
3 5 (14.71%) RHCSA
3 5 (14.71%) CCENT
4 4 (11.76%) MCP
4 4 (11.76%) MCSE
4 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (8.82%) Degree
6 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.94%) ISEB
6 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 8 (23.53%) Squid
2 6 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (17.65%) qmail
3 4 (11.76%) Hyper-V
3 4 (11.76%) Active Directory
3 4 (11.76%) ISA Server
4 3 (8.82%) NFS
5 2 (5.88%) XenApp
6 1 (2.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) Zenoss
2 2 (5.88%) SCCM
3 1 (2.94%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) Red Hat
1 9 (26.47%) VMware
2 8 (23.53%) NetApp
2 8 (23.53%) Cisco
3 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
4 5 (14.71%) Oracle
4 5 (14.71%) Juniper
4 5 (14.71%) F5
5 4 (11.76%) HP
5 4 (11.76%) Citrix
6 2 (5.88%) CheckPoint