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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 8 25 25
Rank change year-on-year
+17 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 41 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 11.52% 1.16% 3.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.07% 5.71% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 2 6
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £393 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £533 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £19.50 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.38 £34.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -5.55%
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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
89 35 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 25.00% 20.23% 22.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 15 28
Average daily rate £400 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £140 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £516 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 15
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £14.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.87 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 29 (51.79%) Java
2 20 (35.71%) Oracle
3 19 (33.93%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (32.14%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (30.36%) DevOps
5 17 (30.36%) Puppet
5 17 (30.36%) SQL
5 17 (30.36%) XML
6 16 (28.57%) Web Services
6 16 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
7 15 (26.79%) Spring
7 15 (26.79%) PHP
8 14 (25.00%) WebLogic
8 14 (25.00%) Python
8 14 (25.00%) Red Hat
8 14 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (23.21%) Software Engineering
9 13 (23.21%) TDD
9 13 (23.21%) Scrum
10 12 (21.43%) Apache
11 11 (19.64%) Big Data
12 10 (17.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 10 (17.86%) Oracle Identity Management
12 10 (17.86%) Oracle BPM
12 10 (17.86%) XQuery
12 10 (17.86%) J2EE
12 10 (17.86%) HTML
12 10 (17.86%) XSLT
12 10 (17.86%) JMS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 14 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 12 (21.43%) Apache
3 10 (17.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (10.71%) uWSGI
4 6 (10.71%) Tomcat
5 5 (8.93%) WebSphere
5 5 (8.93%) JBoss
5 5 (8.93%) Node.js
5 5 (8.93%) Confluence
6 4 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.79%) Drupal
7 1 (1.79%) Apache Pig
Business Applications
1 10 (17.86%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 16 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.14%) Amazon S3
2 4 (7.14%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.79%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.50%) Network Security
2 3 (5.36%) VLAN
3 1 (1.79%) Firewall
3 1 (1.79%) ISDN
3 1 (1.79%) LAN
3 1 (1.79%) VoIP
3 1 (1.79%) WAN
3 1 (1.79%) VPN
3 1 (1.79%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (19.64%) Big Data
2 10 (17.86%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (16.07%) MySQL
4 7 (12.50%) Hadoop
5 5 (8.93%) MongoDB
5 5 (8.93%) NoSQL
6 2 (3.57%) Apache Hive
6 2 (3.57%) Star Schema
6 2 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.79%) Impala
7 1 (1.79%) Sqoop
7 1 (1.79%) MarkLogic
7 1 (1.79%) HBase
Development Applications
1 9 (16.07%) Maven
1 9 (16.07%) Subversion
1 9 (16.07%) Ant
2 8 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 7 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 6 (10.71%) JIRA
5 4 (7.14%) Cucumber
5 4 (7.14%) JUnit
6 1 (1.79%) Selenium
6 1 (1.79%) PyUnit
General
1 7 (12.50%) Publishing
2 1 (1.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (42.86%) Developer
2 10 (17.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (17.86%) Systems Administrator
2 10 (17.86%) Administrator
2 10 (17.86%) Senior Developer
3 9 (16.07%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 9 (16.07%) Linux Administrator
4 6 (10.71%) Software Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) Senior Data Architect
5 5 (8.93%) Senior Architect
5 5 (8.93%) Java Developer
5 5 (8.93%) Lead Developer
5 5 (8.93%) Architect
5 5 (8.93%) Data Architect
5 5 (8.93%) Big Data Architect
6 4 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Oracle Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Senior Oracle Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 3 (5.36%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (30.36%) XML
2 16 (28.57%) Web Services
3 15 (26.79%) Spring
4 10 (17.86%) J2EE
4 10 (17.86%) HTML
4 10 (17.86%) XSLT
4 10 (17.86%) JMS
4 10 (17.86%) Oracle ADF
4 10 (17.86%) JSF
4 10 (17.86%) Oracle Fusion
4 10 (17.86%) Ajax
5 7 (12.50%) Middleware
6 6 (10.71%) WSGI
6 6 (10.71%) Regular Expression
6 6 (10.71%) CSS
7 5 (8.93%) .NET Framework
7 5 (8.93%) .NET
7 5 (8.93%) Backbone.js
7 5 (8.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (8.93%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 18 (32.14%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (10.71%) Wiki
3 2 (3.57%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.79%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.79%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.79%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.79%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (12.50%) UNIX
3 4 (7.14%) CentOS
4 1 (1.79%) Windows
4 1 (1.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.93%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (30.36%) DevOps
3 16 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (23.21%) Software Engineering
4 13 (23.21%) TDD
4 13 (23.21%) Scrum
5 10 (17.86%) SOA
5 10 (17.86%) Web Development
6 9 (16.07%) BDD
7 8 (14.29%) OO
7 8 (14.29%) Migration
8 7 (12.50%) Unit Testing
9 5 (8.93%) Analytics
10 3 (5.36%) Integration Testing
11 2 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
11 2 (3.57%) ETL
12 1 (1.79%) E-Commerce
12 1 (1.79%) Configuration Management
12 1 (1.79%) Disaster Recovery
12 1 (1.79%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 29 (51.79%) Java
2 17 (30.36%) SQL
3 15 (26.79%) PHP
4 14 (25.00%) Python
5 10 (17.86%) XQuery
5 10 (17.86%) XPath
6 9 (16.07%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 8 (14.29%) Bash Shell
7 8 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 8 (14.29%) Perl
7 8 (14.29%) Scala
8 7 (12.50%) C++
9 6 (10.71%) Shell Script
10 5 (8.93%) C#
11 1 (1.79%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.79%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.79%) C
11 1 (1.79%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 2 (3.57%) AWS Certification
1 2 (3.57%) RHCT
2 1 (1.79%) CCNA
2 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 6 (10.71%) Shibboleth
2 2 (3.57%) HDFS
3 1 (1.79%) Firmware
3 1 (1.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 17 (30.36%) Puppet
2 10 (17.86%) Oracle Identity Management
3 9 (16.07%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (3.57%) Nagios
6 1 (1.79%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 20 (35.71%) Oracle
2 14 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 5 (8.93%) Twitter
4 1 (1.79%) Cisco
4 1 (1.79%) Google
4 1 (1.79%) Tableau
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