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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 9 24 -
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -
Contract jobs citing Linux 34 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 10.24% 2.60% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.04% 10.34% -
Number of daily rates quoted 30 4 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £340
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +8.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 £29.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.53% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +6.75%
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
79 58 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 23.80% 25.11% 20.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 19 23
Average daily rate £388 £200 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+93.75% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £115 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £375 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.09% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 7
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% +12.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 31 (39.24%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (35.44%) Windows
3 23 (29.11%) Web Services
4 21 (26.58%) Java
4 21 (26.58%) Red Hat
5 20 (25.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (24.05%) Puppet
6 19 (24.05%) DevOps
7 18 (22.78%) Enterprise Software
7 18 (22.78%) UNIX
8 17 (21.52%) Oracle
9 16 (20.25%) PHP
9 16 (20.25%) Python
10 15 (18.99%) XML
11 14 (17.72%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (17.72%) Network Security
12 13 (16.46%) AWS CloudFormation
12 13 (16.46%) Spring
12 13 (16.46%) WebLogic
13 12 (15.19%) Apache
13 12 (15.19%) Scrum
13 12 (15.19%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (15.19%) Bash Shell
14 11 (13.92%) CentOS
14 11 (13.92%) Software Engineering
14 11 (13.92%) TDD
14 11 (13.92%) Subversion
14 11 (13.92%) Shell Script
15 10 (12.66%) UML
15 10 (12.66%) MySQL

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 13 (16.46%) WebLogic
2 12 (15.19%) Apache
3 8 (10.13%) JBoss
4 7 (8.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (8.86%) Tomcat
5 6 (7.59%) uWSGI
5 6 (7.59%) Confluence
5 6 (7.59%) WebSphere
6 5 (6.33%) Alfresco
7 4 (5.06%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (5.06%) Node.js
8 3 (3.80%) WordPress
9 2 (2.53%) Drupal
10 1 (1.27%) Apache Solr
10 1 (1.27%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (8.86%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 31 (39.24%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (16.46%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (5.06%) Amazon SQS
3 4 (5.06%) Amazon S3
4 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.72%) Network Security
2 8 (10.13%) Wireless
3 5 (6.33%) TCP/IP
3 5 (6.33%) LAN
3 5 (6.33%) WAN
3 5 (6.33%) Firewall
4 2 (2.53%) SAN
4 2 (2.53%) NAS
4 2 (2.53%) VLAN
5 1 (1.27%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.27%) DNS
5 1 (1.27%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.66%) MySQL
2 6 (7.59%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.80%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.80%) Big Data
3 3 (3.80%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.80%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (13.92%) Subversion
2 7 (8.86%) Git (software)
2 7 (8.86%) Ant
2 7 (8.86%) Maven
3 6 (7.59%) Jenkins
3 6 (7.59%) JIRA
4 4 (5.06%) JUnit
4 4 (5.06%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.27%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.27%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (3.80%) Publishing
2 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.27%) Finance
2 1 (1.27%) Military
2 1 (1.27%) Games
2 1 (1.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (21.52%) Developer
2 16 (20.25%) Systems Administrator
2 16 (20.25%) Administrator
3 12 (15.19%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 12 (15.19%) Linux Administrator
4 9 (11.39%) DevOps Engineer
5 8 (10.13%) Java Developer
6 6 (7.59%) Senior Developer
6 6 (7.59%) Software Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Technical Leader
7 5 (6.33%) Project Manager
7 5 (6.33%) Network Engineer
8 3 (3.80%) Senior Architect
8 3 (3.80%) Senior Data Architect
8 3 (3.80%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (3.80%) Senior Full Stack Developer
8 3 (3.80%) ICT Officer
8 3 (3.80%) Big Data Architect
8 3 (3.80%) AWS Architect
8 3 (3.80%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (29.11%) Web Services
2 15 (18.99%) XML
3 13 (16.46%) Spring
4 10 (12.66%) HTML
5 9 (11.39%) Ajax
5 9 (11.39%) J2EE
5 9 (11.39%) JSF
6 7 (8.86%) Oracle Fusion
6 7 (8.86%) XSLT
6 7 (8.86%) JSP
6 7 (8.86%) JMS
6 7 (8.86%) Oracle ADF
7 6 (7.59%) Middleware
7 6 (7.59%) EJB
7 6 (7.59%) CSS
7 6 (7.59%) Regular Expression
7 6 (7.59%) WSGI
8 5 (6.33%) JSON
8 5 (6.33%) HTML5
8 5 (6.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (22.78%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (7.59%) Wiki
3 3 (3.80%) EqualLogic
3 3 (3.80%) Private Cloud
3 3 (3.80%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.53%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (2.53%) Device Driver
4 2 (2.53%) CLARiiON
4 2 (2.53%) Symmetrix
4 2 (2.53%) EMC Centera
4 2 (2.53%) Replication
4 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.53%) Symmetrix DMX
4 2 (2.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (2.53%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (1.27%) User Experience
5 1 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.27%) Social Gaming
5 1 (1.27%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 28 (35.44%) Windows
2 20 (25.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (22.78%) UNIX
4 11 (13.92%) CentOS
5 4 (5.06%) Solaris
5 4 (5.06%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.80%) Fedora
7 2 (2.53%) Windows 2000
7 2 (2.53%) HPUX
7 2 (2.53%) Windows NT
8 1 (1.27%) Android
8 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.05%) DevOps
2 14 (17.72%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (15.19%) Scrum
3 12 (15.19%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (13.92%) Software Engineering
4 11 (13.92%) TDD
5 10 (12.66%) UML
5 10 (12.66%) Network Monitoring
6 9 (11.39%) SOA
6 9 (11.39%) Migration
7 8 (10.13%) Web Development
8 7 (8.86%) BDD
9 6 (7.59%) Unit Testing
10 5 (6.33%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (6.33%) OO
11 4 (5.06%) Configuration Management
11 4 (5.06%) Data Migration
12 3 (3.80%) SDLC
12 3 (3.80%) Analytics
12 3 (3.80%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (26.58%) Java
2 16 (20.25%) PHP
2 16 (20.25%) Python
3 12 (15.19%) Bash Shell
4 11 (13.92%) Shell Script
5 10 (12.66%) SQL
6 7 (8.86%) XPath
6 7 (8.86%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 7 (8.86%) JavaScript
6 7 (8.86%) XQuery
7 6 (7.59%) Perl
7 6 (7.59%) C++
8 5 (6.33%) C#
9 3 (3.80%) Scala
10 2 (2.53%) Embedded C
10 2 (2.53%) Embedded C++
10 2 (2.53%) C
11 1 (1.27%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (8.86%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.59%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.53%) RHCT
3 2 (2.53%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.80%) QA
2 2 (2.53%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (7.59%) Shibboleth
2 3 (3.80%) vSphere
2 3 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.80%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.53%) Snort
3 2 (2.53%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.27%) Varnish
4 1 (1.27%) NFS
4 1 (1.27%) Samba
Systems Management
1 19 (24.05%) Puppet
2 7 (8.86%) Oracle Identity Management
2 7 (8.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (5.06%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.80%) Nagios
5 2 (2.53%) OpenView
6 1 (1.27%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 21 (26.58%) Red Hat
2 17 (21.52%) Oracle
3 6 (7.59%) VMware
4 5 (6.33%) HP
5 4 (5.06%) Cisco
6 3 (3.80%) Dell KACE
6 3 (3.80%) Ruckus Wireless
6 3 (3.80%) Twitter
6 3 (3.80%) Dell
6 3 (3.80%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.80%) Altiris
7 2 (2.53%) IBM
7 2 (2.53%) EMC
7 2 (2.53%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.27%) F5
8 1 (1.27%) Juniper
8 1 (1.27%) Perforce
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