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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 26 27 9
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -18
Contract jobs citing Linux 6 8 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.51% 3.13% 9.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.11% 11.94% 46.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 18
Average daily rate £325 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.57% -
Operating Systems Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
54 67 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 22.59% 26.17% 20.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 26 26
Average daily rate £130 £340 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-61.76% +20.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 11
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.63 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.98% -16.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.09 £10.43 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.50 £30.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
3 2 (25.00%) Tivoli
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) IBM
3 2 (25.00%) DNS
3 2 (25.00%) Juniper
3 2 (25.00%) UML
3 2 (25.00%) OOD
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) C++
3 2 (25.00%) UNIX
3 2 (25.00%) Firewall
3 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (25.00%) Subversion
3 2 (25.00%) Puppet
3 2 (25.00%) NetBackup
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (12.50%) Modbus
4 1 (12.50%) Profibus
4 1 (12.50%) MarkLogic
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Korn
4 1 (12.50%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) Lean Six Sigma

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
1 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (12.50%) Modbus
2 1 (12.50%) Profibus
2 1 (12.50%) SMTP
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MarkLogic
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (25.00%) Subversion
2 1 (12.50%) NetBeans
2 1 (12.50%) JUnit
2 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
1 4 (50.00%) Administrator
2 3 (37.50%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Systems Support
3 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Systems Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) UNIX Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) XML
1 1 (12.50%) POSIX
1 1 (12.50%) XML Schema
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) UNIX
2 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) UML
1 2 (25.00%) OOD
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) Lean Six Sigma
2 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) SOA
2 1 (12.50%) OO
2 1 (12.50%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (12.50%) Korn
2 1 (12.50%) C-shell
2 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 1 (12.50%) C
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Tivoli
1 2 (25.00%) Puppet
1 2 (25.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) IBM
2 2 (25.00%) Juniper
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Veritas
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) HP
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