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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 11 16 10
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs citing Linux 16 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucester 10.88% 7.56% 3.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.04% 18.75% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 2
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£375 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +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 £33.50 £32.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -11.11%
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
47 48 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucester 31.97% 40.34% 25.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 30 10
Average daily rate £375 £275 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +3.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £393 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +17.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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 29 December 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 29 December 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 14 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 12 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 10 (41.67%) HTML5
3 10 (41.67%) CSS3
3 10 (41.67%) HTML
3 10 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 10 (41.67%) CSS
4 8 (33.33%) VMware
4 8 (33.33%) .NET
4 8 (33.33%) C#
4 8 (33.33%) Ruby
5 7 (29.17%) Node.js
6 6 (25.00%) Ubuntu
6 6 (25.00%) Windows
6 6 (25.00%) Python
6 6 (25.00%) NetApp
7 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
7 5 (20.83%) Perl
7 5 (20.83%) SQL
7 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
7 5 (20.83%) Bash Shell
8 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
8 4 (16.67%) qmail
8 4 (16.67%) Squid
8 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (16.67%) CentOS
8 4 (16.67%) QA
8 4 (16.67%) C++
8 4 (16.67%) LDAP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 7 (29.17%) Node.js
2 4 (16.67%) Apache
3 3 (12.50%) IIS
4 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 4 (16.67%) DNS
1 4 (16.67%) LDAP
1 4 (16.67%) SMTP
2 3 (12.50%) SNMP
2 3 (12.50%) SAN
2 3 (12.50%) Internet
3 2 (8.33%) Firewall
4 1 (4.17%) AMQP
4 1 (4.17%) SSL
4 1 (4.17%) IPv4
4 1 (4.17%) IPv6
4 1 (4.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) MySQL
3 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
3 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%) SpecFlow
3 1 (4.17%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (4.17%) Ant
3 1 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (4.17%) ClearCase
3 1 (4.17%) Subversion
3 1 (4.17%) Maven
3 1 (4.17%) JIRA
3 1 (4.17%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 15 (62.50%) Developer
2 9 (37.50%) Software Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Administrator
3 3 (12.50%) C++ Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Web Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Server Engineer
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%) Integration Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) PHP Web Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Linux Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Support Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (41.67%) CSS
1 10 (41.67%) HTML
1 10 (41.67%) HTML5
1 10 (41.67%) CSS3
2 8 (33.33%) .NET
3 3 (12.50%) Laravel
4 2 (8.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 2 (8.33%) STL
5 1 (4.17%) 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
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Windows
1 6 (25.00%) Ubuntu
2 4 (16.67%) CentOS
3 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (8.33%) UNIX
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) MVC
1 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (8.33%) TDD
2 2 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (8.33%) Business Development
2 2 (8.33%) Scrum
2 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (8.33%) Multithreading
2 2 (8.33%) Software Deployment
2 2 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (4.17%) DevOps
3 1 (4.17%) Resilience Testing
3 1 (4.17%) User Stories
3 1 (4.17%) Test Automation
3 1 (4.17%) ITIL
3 1 (4.17%) OO
3 1 (4.17%) Load Balancing
3 1 (4.17%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) JavaScript
2 8 (33.33%) C#
2 8 (33.33%) Ruby
3 6 (25.00%) Python
4 5 (20.83%) SQL
4 5 (20.83%) Perl
4 5 (20.83%) Bash Shell
5 4 (16.67%) C++
6 3 (12.50%) PHP
6 3 (12.50%) Shell Script
7 2 (8.33%) VBScript
7 2 (8.33%) VB
8 1 (4.17%) Java
8 1 (4.17%) C
8 1 (4.17%) Lua
Qualifications
1 14 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 12 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (12.50%) Degree
4 2 (8.33%) MCP
4 2 (8.33%) MCSE
4 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.17%) LPIC
5 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
5 1 (4.17%) ISEB
5 1 (4.17%) CCENT
5 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.17%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Squid
1 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (16.67%) qmail
2 3 (12.50%) NFS
3 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (8.33%) ISA Server
3 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.33%) XenApp
4 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) Zenoss
2 1 (4.17%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) VMware
2 6 (25.00%) NetApp
3 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
4 4 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 4 (16.67%) Cisco
5 3 (12.50%) Oracle
6 2 (8.33%) HP
6 2 (8.33%) Citrix
7 1 (4.17%) Juniper
7 1 (4.17%) F5
7 1 (4.17%) Twitter