The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 23 22 12
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Contract jobs citing Linux 28 12 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 5.89% 4.72% 9.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.95% 16.22% 35.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 22
Average daily rate
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£400 £510 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.56% +27.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £258 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.75 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-7.33% -
Linux
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire region.

Operating Systems Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
122 74 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 25.68% 29.13% 27.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 18 51
Average daily rate £340 £290 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £510 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 24 10
Average hourly rate £15.75 £18.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.88 £9.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £35.00 £14.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Gloucestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Gloucestershire region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Gloucestershire region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham -5 8 £379 - 9
Gloucester -5 8 £400 -21.56% 10
Tewkesbury - 1 - - 1
Wotton-under-Edge - - - -
Lydney - - - -
Stroud - - - -
Cirencester - - - -
Linux
South West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 46 (44.66%) Perl
2 39 (37.86%) Windows
2 39 (37.86%) Security Cleared
3 36 (34.95%) Python
4 32 (31.07%) Cisco
5 28 (27.18%) Bash Shell
6 27 (26.21%) Java
7 26 (25.24%) SMTP
8 25 (24.27%) OO
9 24 (23.30%) DNS
10 23 (22.33%) Juniper
10 23 (22.33%) Red Hat
10 23 (22.33%) DV Cleared
11 21 (20.39%) Squid
11 21 (20.39%) Internet
11 21 (20.39%) LDAP
11 21 (20.39%) Apache
12 20 (19.42%) C++
12 20 (19.42%) Load Balancing
13 19 (18.45%) F5
13 19 (18.45%) Oracle
13 19 (18.45%) SNMP
14 17 (16.50%) ITIL
14 17 (16.50%) SC Cleared
14 17 (16.50%) qmail
14 17 (16.50%) Ruby
15 16 (15.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 15 (14.56%) Agile Software Development
16 15 (14.56%) VMware
17 14 (13.59%) Shell Script

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 21 (20.39%) Apache
2 7 (6.80%) IIS
3 5 (4.85%) Drupal
4 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.94%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.97%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.97%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.97%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 7 (6.80%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (25.24%) SMTP
2 24 (23.30%) DNS
3 21 (20.39%) Internet
3 21 (20.39%) LDAP
4 19 (18.45%) SNMP
5 14 (13.59%) HTTP
5 14 (13.59%) SSL
6 12 (11.65%) TCP/IP
6 12 (11.65%) Firewall
6 12 (11.65%) SSH
7 7 (6.80%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (6.80%) SAN
7 7 (6.80%) BGP
8 6 (5.83%) LAN
9 5 (4.85%) WAN
9 5 (4.85%) Junos
9 5 (4.85%) OSPF
9 5 (4.85%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (4.85%) Network Security
10 4 (3.88%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.59%) MySQL
2 12 (11.65%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (9.71%) Oracle Database
4 8 (7.77%) SQL Server
5 5 (4.85%) MongoDB
6 4 (3.88%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.88%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.91%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.97%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.97%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (11.65%) Maven
2 7 (6.80%) Apache Ivy
2 7 (6.80%) Ant
3 6 (5.83%) Selenium
4 5 (4.85%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.85%) NUnit
4 5 (4.85%) Subversion
4 5 (4.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (4.85%) ClearCase
5 4 (3.88%) Eclipse
5 4 (3.88%) Gerrit
6 3 (2.91%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.91%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.97%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.97%) NetBeans
7 1 (0.97%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (6.80%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.88%) Finance
3 3 (2.91%) Marketing
4 2 (1.94%) Electronics
4 2 (1.94%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.97%) Banking
5 1 (0.97%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (40.78%) Developer
2 26 (25.24%) Linux Administrator
3 24 (23.30%) Administrator
4 19 (18.45%) Systems Administrator
4 19 (18.45%) Python Developer
4 19 (18.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 11 (10.68%) DevOps Engineer
6 10 (9.71%) Java Developer
7 6 (5.83%) Network Engineer
7 6 (5.83%) Software Engineer
8 5 (4.85%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (4.85%) C++ Developer
8 5 (4.85%) Security Engineer
9 4 (3.88%) QA Engineer
9 4 (3.88%) UNIX Administrator
9 4 (3.88%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.88%) Linux Engineer
9 4 (3.88%) Firewall Engineer
9 4 (3.88%) Drupal Developer
9 4 (3.88%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.71%) jQuery
2 8 (7.77%) Web Services
3 7 (6.80%) .NET
4 4 (3.88%) EJB
4 4 (3.88%) CSS
4 4 (3.88%) RSS
4 4 (3.88%) JMS
4 4 (3.88%) JPA
4 4 (3.88%) EJB 3.0
4 4 (3.88%) Spring
4 4 (3.88%) FFmpeg
4 4 (3.88%) HornetQ
5 3 (2.91%) Apache Camel
5 3 (2.91%) Hibernate
5 3 (2.91%) REST
6 2 (1.94%) Java EE
6 2 (1.94%) GWT
6 2 (1.94%) Drools
6 2 (1.94%) RESTful
6 2 (1.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (11.65%) Open Source
3 6 (5.83%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (3.88%) User Experience
4 4 (3.88%) Clustering
5 2 (1.94%) PKI
5 2 (1.94%) Streaming Video
5 2 (1.94%) Replication
6 1 (0.97%) NHS
6 1 (0.97%) DTV
6 1 (0.97%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.97%) IPTV
6 1 (0.97%) CCTV
6 1 (0.97%) SCADA
6 1 (0.97%) FMCG
6 1 (0.97%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 39 (37.86%) Windows
2 16 (15.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (11.65%) UNIX
4 8 (7.77%) CentOS
5 5 (4.85%) Solaris
6 4 (3.88%) HPUX
7 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.97%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.97%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (24.27%) OO
2 20 (19.42%) Load Balancing
3 17 (16.50%) ITIL
4 15 (14.56%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (13.59%) DevOps
6 12 (11.65%) Problem Management
7 9 (8.74%) Software Engineering
7 9 (8.74%) UML
8 8 (7.77%) Release Management
9 6 (5.83%) Scrum
10 4 (3.88%) Software Testing
10 4 (3.88%) Configuration Management
10 4 (3.88%) Service Management
10 4 (3.88%) Test Scripting
10 4 (3.88%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (3.88%) Computer Security
11 3 (2.91%) Reverse Engineering
11 3 (2.91%) Test Automation
12 2 (1.94%) Customer Engagement
12 2 (1.94%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (44.66%) Perl
2 36 (34.95%) Python
3 28 (27.18%) Bash Shell
4 27 (26.21%) Java
5 20 (19.42%) C++
6 17 (16.50%) Ruby
7 14 (13.59%) Shell Script
8 10 (9.71%) JavaScript
8 10 (9.71%) C
9 6 (5.83%) SQL
10 5 (4.85%) C#
11 4 (3.88%) PHP
11 4 (3.88%) Korn
11 4 (3.88%) Bourne shell
12 2 (1.94%) VBScript
12 2 (1.94%) VB
13 1 (0.97%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (37.86%) Security Cleared
2 23 (22.33%) DV Cleared
3 17 (16.50%) SC Cleared
4 14 (13.59%) CCENT
4 14 (13.59%) LPIC
5 7 (6.80%) Degree
6 4 (3.88%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.88%) CCNA
7 2 (1.94%) ISEB
7 2 (1.94%) MCP
7 2 (1.94%) MCSE
7 2 (1.94%) CCNP
7 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.97%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.77%) QA
2 2 (1.94%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (20.39%) Squid
2 17 (16.50%) qmail
3 12 (11.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (6.80%) NFS
5 4 (3.88%) Varnish
5 4 (3.88%) VirtualBox
6 3 (2.91%) Active Directory
6 3 (2.91%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.94%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.97%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (13.59%) Zenoss
2 1 (0.97%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 32 (31.07%) Cisco
2 23 (22.33%) Juniper
2 23 (22.33%) Red Hat
3 19 (18.45%) F5
3 19 (18.45%) Oracle
4 15 (14.56%) VMware
5 12 (11.65%) Microsoft
6 11 (10.68%) NetApp
7 9 (8.74%) CheckPoint
8 8 (7.77%) JBoss
9 3 (2.91%) HP
10 2 (1.94%) Citrix
10 2 (1.94%) Nokia
10 2 (1.94%) SAP
11 1 (0.97%) Rackspace
11 1 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.97%) Veeam
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £516 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rate value
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago