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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 17 27 22
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -5
Contract jobs citing Linux 35 2 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 8.25% 1.16% 5.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.87% 6.06% 25.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 2 7
Average daily rate
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£489 £463 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.67% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £393 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £533 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £19.50 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -9.72%
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
78 33 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 18.40% 19.19% 21.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 16 27
Average daily rate £450 £313 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £140 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 5 11
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.69 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.95% -8.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.34 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.39 £16.76 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 22 (48.89%) Java
2 20 (44.44%) Oracle
3 18 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
4 17 (37.78%) SQL
5 14 (31.11%) Red Hat
5 14 (31.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (28.89%) DevOps
6 13 (28.89%) Puppet
7 12 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (26.67%) Scrum
7 12 (26.67%) XML
8 10 (22.22%) XSLT
8 10 (22.22%) JMS
8 10 (22.22%) SOA
8 10 (22.22%) J2EE
8 10 (22.22%) PHP
8 10 (22.22%) Web Services
8 10 (22.22%) XQuery
8 10 (22.22%) Oracle ADF
8 10 (22.22%) Spring
8 10 (22.22%) JSF
8 10 (22.22%) Software Engineering
8 10 (22.22%) Ajax
8 10 (22.22%) Oracle Fusion
8 10 (22.22%) XPath
8 10 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
8 10 (22.22%) Oracle BPM
8 10 (22.22%) Oracle Identity Management
8 10 (22.22%) Oracle SOA Suite

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 10 (22.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 9 (20.00%) WebLogic
3 7 (15.56%) Apache
4 5 (11.11%) Confluence
5 4 (8.89%) Node.js
6 2 (4.44%) uWSGI
7 1 (2.22%) Apache Pig
7 1 (2.22%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 10 (22.22%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 10 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.22%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.22%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.56%) Network Security
2 2 (4.44%) VLAN
3 1 (2.22%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (2.22%) SAN
3 1 (2.22%) Firewall
3 1 (2.22%) ISDN
3 1 (2.22%) LAN
3 1 (2.22%) VoIP
3 1 (2.22%) WAN
3 1 (2.22%) VPN
3 1 (2.22%) IP Telephony
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (2.22%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.22%) Big Data
2 6 (13.33%) Hadoop
2 6 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (11.11%) MySQL
4 4 (8.89%) MongoDB
4 4 (8.89%) NoSQL
5 2 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.44%) Star Schema
5 2 (4.44%) Apache Hive
6 1 (2.22%) Impala
6 1 (2.22%) MarkLogic
6 1 (2.22%) Sqoop
6 1 (2.22%) HBase
Development Applications
1 9 (20.00%) Maven
1 9 (20.00%) Ant
2 6 (13.33%) JIRA
3 4 (8.89%) Git (software)
3 4 (8.89%) Subversion
4 3 (6.67%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.22%) Selenium
5 1 (2.22%) PyUnit
General
1 6 (13.33%) Publishing
2 1 (2.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (40.00%) Developer
2 10 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (15.56%) Senior Developer
4 6 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (13.33%) Administrator
5 5 (11.11%) Lead Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Senior Data Architect
6 4 (8.89%) Senior Architect
6 4 (8.89%) Linux Administrator
6 4 (8.89%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 4 (8.89%) Software Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Data Architect
6 4 (8.89%) Architect
6 4 (8.89%) Big Data Architect
7 3 (6.67%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 3 (6.67%) SOA Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Senior Oracle Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Oracle Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Middleware Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.67%) XML
2 10 (22.22%) XSLT
2 10 (22.22%) JMS
2 10 (22.22%) J2EE
2 10 (22.22%) Web Services
2 10 (22.22%) Oracle ADF
2 10 (22.22%) Spring
2 10 (22.22%) JSF
2 10 (22.22%) Ajax
2 10 (22.22%) Oracle Fusion
3 7 (15.56%) Middleware
4 5 (11.11%) HTML
4 5 (11.11%) CSS
5 4 (8.89%) .NET Framework
5 4 (8.89%) .NET
5 4 (8.89%) Backbone.js
5 4 (8.89%) Ember.js
5 4 (8.89%) AngularJS
5 4 (8.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (6.67%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.44%) Data Extraction
2 2 (4.44%) Wiki
3 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.22%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.22%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (2.22%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.22%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 14 (31.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (6.67%) CentOS
2 3 (6.67%) UNIX
3 1 (2.22%) SUSE
3 1 (2.22%) Windows
3 1 (2.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (28.89%) DevOps
3 12 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (26.67%) Scrum
4 10 (22.22%) SOA
4 10 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 8 (17.78%) Migration
6 7 (15.56%) OO
6 7 (15.56%) Unit Testing
7 6 (13.33%) TDD
8 5 (11.11%) Web Development
9 4 (8.89%) BDD
9 4 (8.89%) Analytics
10 3 (6.67%) Integration Testing
11 2 (4.44%) ETL
12 1 (2.22%) Line Management
12 1 (2.22%) Kalman Filter
12 1 (2.22%) Network Monitoring
12 1 (2.22%) Infrastructure Management
12 1 (2.22%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (48.89%) Java
2 17 (37.78%) SQL
3 10 (22.22%) PHP
3 10 (22.22%) XQuery
3 10 (22.22%) XPath
4 9 (20.00%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 9 (20.00%) Python
5 7 (15.56%) JavaScript
5 7 (15.56%) Perl
5 7 (15.56%) Scala
6 6 (13.33%) C++
7 4 (8.89%) C#
8 3 (6.67%) Bash Shell
9 2 (4.44%) Shell Script
10 1 (2.22%) Embedded C
10 1 (2.22%) Embedded C++
10 1 (2.22%) C
10 1 (2.22%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) AWS Certification
2 1 (2.22%) CCNA
2 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.22%) RHCT
2 1 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (2.22%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Shibboleth
1 2 (4.44%) HDFS
2 1 (2.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (2.22%) vCloud
2 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) Firmware
2 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (28.89%) Puppet
2 10 (22.22%) Oracle Identity Management
3 9 (20.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (8.89%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.22%) FortiGate
5 1 (2.22%) Nagios
Vendors
1 20 (44.44%) Oracle
2 14 (31.11%) Red Hat
3 4 (8.89%) Twitter
4 2 (4.44%) Cisco
5 1 (2.22%) Tableau
5 1 (2.22%) Dell
5 1 (2.22%) Google
5 1 (2.22%) VMware
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