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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 5 - 13
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 21 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucester 18.42% - 9.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.76% - 43.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 6
Average daily rate
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£400 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 - £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.33% -6.25%
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
37 11 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucester 32.46% 20.75% 21.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 1 13
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £300 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £300 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 1
Average hourly rate £10.50 £19.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.73% +52.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 41 (65.08%) Perl
2 30 (47.62%) Cisco
3 29 (46.03%) Windows
4 26 (41.27%) Python
4 26 (41.27%) SMTP
4 26 (41.27%) Bash Shell
5 23 (36.51%) Load Balancing
5 23 (36.51%) Juniper
5 23 (36.51%) F5
6 22 (34.92%) Apache
7 21 (33.33%) Squid
7 21 (33.33%) LDAP
7 21 (33.33%) Internet
7 21 (33.33%) SNMP
7 21 (33.33%) DNS
8 17 (26.98%) qmail
9 16 (25.40%) DevOps
10 15 (23.81%) OO
11 14 (22.22%) MySQL
11 14 (22.22%) Red Hat
11 14 (22.22%) HTTP
11 14 (22.22%) SSL
11 14 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (22.22%) SSH
11 14 (22.22%) LPIC
11 14 (22.22%) Problem Management
11 14 (22.22%) CCENT
11 14 (22.22%) Open Source
11 14 (22.22%) Zenoss
12 13 (20.63%) Ruby

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 22 (34.92%) Apache
2 7 (11.11%) IIS
3 3 (4.76%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.17%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.59%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.59%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (41.27%) SMTP
2 21 (33.33%) LDAP
2 21 (33.33%) Internet
2 21 (33.33%) SNMP
2 21 (33.33%) DNS
3 14 (22.22%) HTTP
3 14 (22.22%) SSL
3 14 (22.22%) SSH
4 11 (17.46%) Firewall
5 9 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (14.29%) Junos
5 9 (14.29%) Network Security
5 9 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
5 9 (14.29%) OSPF
5 9 (14.29%) BGP
5 9 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 4 (6.35%) SAN
7 1 (1.59%) LAN
7 1 (1.59%) WAN
7 1 (1.59%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (22.22%) MySQL
1 14 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (12.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (7.94%) Selenium
2 4 (6.35%) NUnit
3 3 (4.76%) Maven
4 1 (1.59%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.59%) Ant
4 1 (1.59%) Subversion
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.59%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.59%) Apache Ivy
General
1 2 (3.17%) Marketing
1 2 (3.17%) Electronics
1 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
1 2 (3.17%) Finance
1 2 (3.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (38.10%) Linux Administrator
2 23 (36.51%) Developer
3 22 (34.92%) Administrator
4 19 (30.16%) Python Developer
5 15 (23.81%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 15 (23.81%) Systems Administrator
6 13 (20.63%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (14.29%) Security Engineer
7 9 (14.29%) Network Engineer
7 9 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
8 8 (12.70%) Firewall Engineer
9 5 (7.94%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (7.94%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 4 (6.35%) QA Engineer
11 3 (4.76%) Build Engineer
12 2 (3.17%) Test Leader
12 2 (3.17%) Java Swing Developer
12 2 (3.17%) Server Engineer
12 2 (3.17%) Java Developer
12 2 (3.17%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.76%) Web Services
2 2 (3.17%) RESTful
2 2 (3.17%) Spring
2 2 (3.17%) jQuery
2 2 (3.17%) Hibernate
2 2 (3.17%) SOAP
2 2 (3.17%) J2EE
2 2 (3.17%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.22%) Open Source
2 2 (3.17%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 29 (46.03%) Windows
2 8 (12.70%) CentOS
2 8 (12.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (7.94%) UNIX
4 4 (6.35%) Solaris
5 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.59%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (36.51%) Load Balancing
2 16 (25.40%) DevOps
3 15 (23.81%) OO
4 14 (22.22%) Problem Management
5 10 (15.87%) ITIL
6 4 (6.35%) Computer Security
7 2 (3.17%) Test Scripting
7 2 (3.17%) BDD
7 2 (3.17%) Kanban
7 2 (3.17%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (3.17%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (3.17%) TDD
7 2 (3.17%) Scrum
7 2 (3.17%) Programme Management
7 2 (3.17%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.59%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.59%) Security Testing
8 1 (1.59%) Software Testing
8 1 (1.59%) High Availability
8 1 (1.59%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 41 (65.08%) Perl
2 26 (41.27%) Python
2 26 (41.27%) Bash Shell
3 13 (20.63%) Ruby
4 9 (14.29%) Shell Script
5 7 (11.11%) Java
6 4 (6.35%) SQL
7 2 (3.17%) VBScript
7 2 (3.17%) VB
7 2 (3.17%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.59%) C++
8 1 (1.59%) Korn
8 1 (1.59%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 14 (22.22%) LPIC
1 14 (22.22%) CCENT
2 9 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 8 (12.70%) SC Cleared
4 7 (11.11%) Degree
5 2 (3.17%) MCSE
5 2 (3.17%) MCP
5 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.59%) ISEB
6 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.59%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.70%) QA
System Software
1 21 (33.33%) Squid
2 17 (26.98%) qmail
3 10 (15.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (11.11%) NFS
5 2 (3.17%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.17%) Active Directory
5 2 (3.17%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (22.22%) Zenoss
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.59%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.59%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 30 (47.62%) Cisco
2 23 (36.51%) Juniper
2 23 (36.51%) F5
3 14 (22.22%) Red Hat
4 11 (17.46%) VMware
4 11 (17.46%) CheckPoint
5 10 (15.87%) NetApp
6 9 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 4 (6.35%) Oracle
8 2 (3.17%) SAP
8 2 (3.17%) HP
8 2 (3.17%) Citrix
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