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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 8 22 17
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -5
Contract jobs citing Linux 44 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 12.46% 3.54% 4.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.90% 13.73% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 4 6
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £498 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.13 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-3.66% +7.14%
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
98 51 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 27.76% 25.76% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 16 25
Average daily rate £343 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.60% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £95 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 16
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 £30.00 £20.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.13 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-2.41% -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 March 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 March 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 30 (37.97%) Java
2 27 (34.18%) Oracle
2 27 (34.18%) Web Services
2 27 (34.18%) Enterprise Software
2 27 (34.18%) DevOps
3 26 (32.91%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (32.91%) Puppet
4 24 (30.38%) Red Hat
4 24 (30.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (26.58%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (24.05%) PHP
7 18 (22.78%) SQL
7 18 (22.78%) Network Security
8 17 (21.52%) XML
9 16 (20.25%) Software Engineering
9 16 (20.25%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (18.99%) Spring
10 15 (18.99%) Scrum
10 15 (18.99%) Python
11 14 (17.72%) UNIX
11 14 (17.72%) WebLogic
12 13 (16.46%) Apache
12 13 (16.46%) Migration
12 13 (16.46%) TDD
13 12 (15.19%) Perl
14 11 (13.92%) SOA
14 11 (13.92%) J2EE
14 11 (13.92%) HTML
14 11 (13.92%) JSF
14 11 (13.92%) Big Data

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 (17.72%) WebLogic
2 13 (16.46%) Apache
3 10 (12.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 9 (11.39%) Confluence
5 6 (7.59%) JBoss
5 6 (7.59%) Tomcat
5 6 (7.59%) uWSGI
6 5 (6.33%) WebSphere
6 5 (6.33%) Node.js
7 4 (5.06%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (2.53%) Drupal
9 1 (1.27%) Apache Solr
9 1 (1.27%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1 (1.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (12.66%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 26 (32.91%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.06%) Amazon SQS
2 4 (5.06%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.27%) Google App Engine
3 1 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 18 (22.78%) Network Security
2 5 (6.33%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.80%) VLAN
4 2 (2.53%) NAS
4 2 (2.53%) LAN
4 2 (2.53%) WAN
4 2 (2.53%) SAN
4 2 (2.53%) Firewall
5 1 (1.27%) Wireless
5 1 (1.27%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.27%) ISDN
5 1 (1.27%) VoIP
5 1 (1.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.92%) Big Data
2 10 (12.66%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (11.39%) MySQL
4 7 (8.86%) Hadoop
5 5 (6.33%) MongoDB
5 5 (6.33%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.53%) Apache Hive
6 2 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.53%) Star Schema
7 1 (1.27%) MarkLogic
7 1 (1.27%) Sqoop
7 1 (1.27%) Impala
7 1 (1.27%) HBase
Development Applications
1 10 (12.66%) Subversion
1 10 (12.66%) JIRA
2 9 (11.39%) Git (software)
2 9 (11.39%) Maven
2 9 (11.39%) Ant
3 7 (8.86%) Jenkins
4 4 (5.06%) Cucumber
4 4 (5.06%) JUnit
5 1 (1.27%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.27%) PyUnit
5 1 (1.27%) Selenium
General
1 7 (8.86%) Publishing
2 1 (1.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (31.65%) Developer
2 18 (22.78%) DevOps Engineer
3 12 (15.19%) Systems Administrator
3 12 (15.19%) Administrator
4 10 (12.66%) Senior Developer
4 10 (12.66%) Linux Administrator
4 10 (12.66%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 8 (10.13%) Software Engineer
6 6 (7.59%) Java Developer
7 5 (6.33%) Architect
7 5 (6.33%) Lead Developer
7 5 (6.33%) Data Architect
7 5 (6.33%) Network Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Big Data Architect
7 5 (6.33%) Senior Data Architect
7 5 (6.33%) Senior Architect
7 5 (6.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) Senior Software Engineer
9 3 (3.80%) Senior Oracle Developer
9 3 (3.80%) Middleware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (34.18%) Web Services
2 17 (21.52%) XML
3 15 (18.99%) Spring
4 11 (13.92%) JSF
4 11 (13.92%) HTML
4 11 (13.92%) J2EE
5 10 (12.66%) XSLT
5 10 (12.66%) JMS
5 10 (12.66%) Ajax
5 10 (12.66%) Oracle ADF
5 10 (12.66%) Oracle Fusion
6 7 (8.86%) CSS
6 7 (8.86%) Middleware
7 6 (7.59%) Regular Expression
7 6 (7.59%) WSGI
8 5 (6.33%) Backbone.js
8 5 (6.33%) HTML5
8 5 (6.33%) Ember.js
8 5 (6.33%) AngularJS
8 5 (6.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 27 (34.18%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (7.59%) Wiki
3 3 (3.80%) Device Driver
3 3 (3.80%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (2.53%) Open Source
4 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.53%) Replication
4 2 (2.53%) CLARiiON
4 2 (2.53%) Symmetrix
4 2 (2.53%) EMC Centera
4 2 (2.53%) Data Extraction
4 2 (2.53%) Symmetrix DMX
5 1 (1.27%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.27%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.27%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.27%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 24 (30.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 14 (17.72%) UNIX
3 5 (6.33%) Windows
3 5 (6.33%) CentOS
4 2 (2.53%) HPUX
4 2 (2.53%) Solaris
4 2 (2.53%) Windows 2000
4 2 (2.53%) Windows NT
5 1 (1.27%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (34.18%) DevOps
2 21 (26.58%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (20.25%) Software Engineering
3 16 (20.25%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (18.99%) Scrum
5 13 (16.46%) Migration
5 13 (16.46%) TDD
6 11 (13.92%) SOA
7 10 (12.66%) Web Development
8 9 (11.39%) BDD
9 8 (10.13%) Network Monitoring
10 7 (8.86%) Unit Testing
10 7 (8.86%) OO
11 5 (6.33%) Analytics
12 3 (3.80%) Root Cause Analysis
12 3 (3.80%) Configuration Management
12 3 (3.80%) Integration Testing
13 2 (2.53%) Data Migration
13 2 (2.53%) Computer Forensics
13 2 (2.53%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (37.97%) Java
2 19 (24.05%) PHP
3 18 (22.78%) SQL
4 15 (18.99%) Python
5 12 (15.19%) Perl
6 10 (12.66%) XQuery
6 10 (12.66%) XPath
7 9 (11.39%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 9 (11.39%) C++
7 9 (11.39%) JavaScript
8 8 (10.13%) Scala
8 8 (10.13%) Bash Shell
9 7 (8.86%) Shell Script
10 5 (6.33%) C#
11 3 (3.80%) C
11 3 (3.80%) Embedded C
11 3 (3.80%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 2 (2.53%) RHCT
1 2 (2.53%) Degree
1 2 (2.53%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.53%) Security Cleared
1 2 (2.53%) VCP4
1 2 (2.53%) AWS Certification
2 1 (1.27%) CCNA
2 1 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) SLA
2 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 6 (7.59%) Shibboleth
2 2 (2.53%) Snort
2 2 (2.53%) HDFS
3 1 (1.27%) Firmware
3 1 (1.27%) Varnish
3 1 (1.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 26 (32.91%) Puppet
2 10 (12.66%) Oracle Identity Management
3 9 (11.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 6 (7.59%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.53%) OpenView
5 2 (2.53%) Nagios
6 1 (1.27%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 27 (34.18%) Oracle
2 24 (30.38%) Red Hat
3 5 (6.33%) Twitter
4 2 (2.53%) 3PAR
4 2 (2.53%) IBM
4 2 (2.53%) HP
4 2 (2.53%) EMC
5 1 (1.27%) Cisco
5 1 (1.27%) Tableau
5 1 (1.27%) Google