The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 July 2015 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 17 24 23
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 31 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 9.01% 3.38% 4.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.47% 14.29% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 5 4
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £309 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £390 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £29.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Linux
Oxfordshire

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

Operating Systems Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
85 56 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 24.71% 23.63% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 20 25
Average daily rate £400 £290 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% +0.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £375 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 5
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £8.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £17.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.83%

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 1 July 2015.

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 1 July 2015, 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 34 (44.74%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (38.16%) Windows
3 26 (34.21%) Web Services
4 23 (30.26%) Java
5 19 (25.00%) XML
5 19 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 19 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (23.68%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (22.37%) Oracle
7 17 (22.37%) WebLogic
8 16 (21.05%) Spring
9 15 (19.74%) DevOps
9 15 (19.74%) Puppet
10 14 (18.42%) Network Security
11 13 (17.11%) AWS CloudFormation
11 13 (17.11%) UNIX
11 13 (17.11%) TDD
12 12 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (15.79%) JBoss
13 11 (14.47%) Tomcat
13 11 (14.47%) Python
13 11 (14.47%) PHP
13 11 (14.47%) HTML
14 10 (13.16%) Scrum
14 10 (13.16%) SQL
14 10 (13.16%) UML
14 10 (13.16%) Software Engineering
14 10 (13.16%) WebSphere
15 9 (11.84%) Ajax
15 9 (11.84%) JSF

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 17 (22.37%) WebLogic
2 12 (15.79%) JBoss
3 11 (14.47%) Tomcat
4 10 (13.16%) WebSphere
5 7 (9.21%) Apache
5 7 (9.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (7.89%) Confluence
6 6 (7.89%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (6.58%) Alfresco
8 3 (3.95%) WordPress
9 2 (2.63%) Drupal
9 2 (2.63%) Node.js
9 2 (2.63%) uWSGI
10 1 (1.32%) Apache Solr
10 1 (1.32%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (9.21%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 34 (44.74%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (17.11%) AWS CloudFormation
3 6 (7.89%) Amazon SQS
3 6 (7.89%) Amazon S3
4 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.42%) Network Security
2 8 (10.53%) Wireless
3 5 (6.58%) Firewall
3 5 (6.58%) LAN
3 5 (6.58%) WAN
3 5 (6.58%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.63%) SAN
4 2 (2.63%) NAS
5 1 (1.32%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.32%) DNS
5 1 (1.32%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.21%) MySQL
2 2 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.32%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.32%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.32%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (9.21%) Maven
1 7 (9.21%) Ant
2 6 (7.89%) JUnit
2 6 (7.89%) Cucumber
2 6 (7.89%) JIRA
3 5 (6.58%) Subversion
4 3 (3.95%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.63%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.32%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.32%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (3.95%) Publishing
2 1 (1.32%) Games
2 1 (1.32%) Military
2 1 (1.32%) Banking
2 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.32%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (26.32%) Developer
2 11 (14.47%) Java Developer
3 9 (11.84%) Systems Administrator
3 9 (11.84%) Administrator
3 9 (11.84%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (9.21%) Software Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Project Manager
5 5 (6.58%) Network Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Technical Leader
5 5 (6.58%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 5 (6.58%) Linux Administrator
6 4 (5.26%) Senior Developer
7 3 (3.95%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) PHP Developer
7 3 (3.95%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) ICT Officer
8 2 (2.63%) Core Java Developer
8 2 (2.63%) Cyber Security Specialist
8 2 (2.63%) Cyber Security Engineer
8 2 (2.63%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (34.21%) Web Services
2 19 (25.00%) XML
3 16 (21.05%) Spring
4 11 (14.47%) HTML
5 9 (11.84%) J2EE
5 9 (11.84%) JSF
5 9 (11.84%) Ajax
6 8 (10.53%) EJB
6 8 (10.53%) XSLT
6 8 (10.53%) HTML5
6 8 (10.53%) REST
7 7 (9.21%) JSON
7 7 (9.21%) JSP
7 7 (9.21%) Oracle Fusion
7 7 (9.21%) JMS
7 7 (9.21%) Oracle ADF
8 6 (7.89%) Middleware
9 5 (6.58%) CSS
10 2 (2.63%) XHTML
10 2 (2.63%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (23.68%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (3.95%) EqualLogic
2 3 (3.95%) Private Cloud
3 2 (2.63%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.63%) Device Driver
3 2 (2.63%) Replication
3 2 (2.63%) CLARiiON
3 2 (2.63%) Symmetrix
3 2 (2.63%) EMC Centera
3 2 (2.63%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (2.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (2.63%) Freedom of Information Act
3 2 (2.63%) Wiki
3 2 (2.63%) Symmetrix DMX
4 1 (1.32%) Clustering
4 1 (1.32%) Social Gaming
4 1 (1.32%) User Experience
4 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 29 (38.16%) Windows
2 19 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (17.11%) UNIX
4 9 (11.84%) CentOS
5 4 (5.26%) Windows 7
5 4 (5.26%) Fedora
6 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.95%) Solaris
7 2 (2.63%) Windows 2000
7 2 (2.63%) Windows NT
7 2 (2.63%) HPUX
8 1 (1.32%) Android
8 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (19.74%) DevOps
2 13 (17.11%) TDD
3 12 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (13.16%) Scrum
4 10 (13.16%) Software Engineering
4 10 (13.16%) UML
5 9 (11.84%) SOA
5 9 (11.84%) Migration
6 8 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (10.53%) Web Development
6 8 (10.53%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (9.21%) BDD
8 6 (7.89%) Unit Testing
9 5 (6.58%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (5.26%) Data Migration
10 4 (5.26%) Configuration Management
10 4 (5.26%) OO
11 3 (3.95%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (3.95%) Project Management
11 3 (3.95%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 23 (30.26%) Java
2 11 (14.47%) PHP
2 11 (14.47%) Python
3 10 (13.16%) SQL
4 8 (10.53%) Shell Script
5 7 (9.21%) XPath
5 7 (9.21%) XQuery
5 7 (9.21%) Bash Shell
5 7 (9.21%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 7 (9.21%) JavaScript
6 5 (6.58%) Perl
7 4 (5.26%) C++
8 3 (3.95%) C#
9 2 (2.63%) C
9 2 (2.63%) Embedded C
9 2 (2.63%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.32%) Scala
10 1 (1.32%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (9.21%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.89%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.63%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) QA
2 2 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.95%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (3.95%) vSphere
2 2 (2.63%) Shibboleth
2 2 (2.63%) Snort
2 2 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.32%) NFS
3 1 (1.32%) Samba
3 1 (1.32%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 15 (19.74%) Puppet
2 7 (9.21%) Oracle Identity Management
2 7 (9.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.63%) OpenView
5 1 (1.32%) Nagios
5 1 (1.32%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 19 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 17 (22.37%) Oracle
3 6 (7.89%) VMware
4 5 (6.58%) HP
5 4 (5.26%) Cisco
6 3 (3.95%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.95%) Dell
6 3 (3.95%) Altiris
6 3 (3.95%) Dell KACE
6 3 (3.95%) Ruckus Wireless
7 2 (2.63%) 3PAR
7 2 (2.63%) EMC
7 2 (2.63%) IBM
8 1 (1.32%) Adobe
8 1 (1.32%) Juniper
8 1 (1.32%) F5
8 1 (1.32%) Twitter
8 1 (1.32%) Perforce
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