The first table below looks at the demand for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Oxford region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 23 21 10
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -11
Contract jobs citing Linux 7 11 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 3.32% 5.47% 10.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.00% 28.95% 53.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 10
Average daily rate
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£375 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £380 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £485 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £17.00 - £15.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
50 38 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 23.70% 18.91% 18.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 21 19
Average daily rate £338 £281 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -19.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 2 10
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -32.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.10 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £14.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -7.24%
Linux
Oxfordshire

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) VMware
2 3 (23.08%) MVC
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco
2 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
2 3 (23.08%) C++
2 3 (23.08%) HTML
2 3 (23.08%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) CSS
2 3 (23.08%) jQuery
2 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
3 2 (15.38%) Subversion
3 2 (15.38%) Spring MVC
3 2 (15.38%) Puppet
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
3 2 (15.38%) Scrum
3 2 (15.38%) JSP
3 2 (15.38%) XML
3 2 (15.38%) UNIX
3 2 (15.38%) OO
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) MySQL
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle
3 2 (15.38%) IBM
3 2 (15.38%) UML
3 2 (15.38%) DNS
3 2 (15.38%) OOD

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 1 (7.69%) CMS
1 1 (7.69%) concrete5
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Google Analytics
1 1 (7.69%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) DNS
1 2 (15.38%) Firewall
1 2 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (7.69%) SAN
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (7.69%) Modbus
2 1 (7.69%) Profibus
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (7.69%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
1 2 (15.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
1 2 (15.38%) Subversion
2 1 (7.69%) NetBeans
2 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
2 1 (7.69%) JUnit
2 1 (7.69%) GNU Toolchain
General
1 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Systems Administrator
1 5 (38.46%) Administrator
2 3 (23.08%) Support Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Support
3 2 (15.38%) Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) VMWare Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) IT Support
4 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) HTML
1 3 (23.08%) CSS
1 3 (23.08%) jQuery
2 2 (15.38%) Spring MVC
2 2 (15.38%) JSP
2 2 (15.38%) XML
2 2 (15.38%) Spring
3 1 (7.69%) JSON
3 1 (7.69%) Application Packaging
3 1 (7.69%) POSIX
3 1 (7.69%) XML Schema
3 1 (7.69%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Device Driver
1 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
3 2 (15.38%) UNIX
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
4 1 (7.69%) SUSE
4 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
4 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
4 1 (7.69%) Android
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) MVC
2 2 (15.38%) Scrum
2 2 (15.38%) OO
2 2 (15.38%) UML
2 2 (15.38%) OOD
2 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
3 1 (7.69%) Web Analytics
3 1 (7.69%) Pay per click
3 1 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) OOP
3 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
3 1 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (7.69%) Analytics
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (7.69%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) C++
1 3 (23.08%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) C
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded C
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded C++
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) vCloud
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Puppet
1 2 (15.38%) Tivoli
1 2 (15.38%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) VMware
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco
1 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) IBM
2 2 (15.38%) Juniper
3 1 (7.69%) Google
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Dell
3 1 (7.69%) Apple