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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 34 25 18
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -7
Contract jobs citing Linux 13 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 3.78% 1.83% 5.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.06% 7.55% 26.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 4
Average daily rate
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£416 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £345 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £375 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.51% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.60 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+22.54% -18.40%
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
72 53 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 20.93% 24.31% 19.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 15 20
Average daily rate £400 £338 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £220 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 2
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £8.03 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £16.00 £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 (42.65%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (39.71%) Windows
3 21 (30.88%) Web Services
4 20 (29.41%) Red Hat
4 20 (29.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (26.47%) Enterprise Software
6 17 (25.00%) Java
6 17 (25.00%) Oracle
7 15 (22.06%) XML
8 14 (20.59%) Puppet
8 14 (20.59%) Network Security
9 13 (19.12%) DevOps
9 13 (19.12%) AWS CloudFormation
9 13 (19.12%) WebLogic
10 12 (17.65%) Spring
11 11 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (16.18%) SQL
11 11 (16.18%) UNIX
11 11 (16.18%) Python
12 10 (14.71%) UML
13 9 (13.24%) J2EE
13 9 (13.24%) PHP
13 9 (13.24%) SOA
13 9 (13.24%) JSF
13 9 (13.24%) Ajax
13 9 (13.24%) Scrum
13 9 (13.24%) CentOS
14 8 (11.76%) Network Monitoring
14 8 (11.76%) Wireless
14 8 (11.76%) Software Engineering

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 (19.12%) WebLogic
2 8 (11.76%) JBoss
3 7 (10.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (8.82%) Confluence
4 6 (8.82%) Tomcat
4 6 (8.82%) WebSphere
5 5 (7.35%) Alfresco
5 5 (7.35%) Apache
6 3 (4.41%) WordPress
6 3 (4.41%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (2.94%) Drupal
8 1 (1.47%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.47%) CMS
8 1 (1.47%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (10.29%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 29 (42.65%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (19.12%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (4.41%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (4.41%) Amazon S3
3 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.59%) Network Security
2 8 (11.76%) Wireless
3 5 (7.35%) Firewall
3 5 (7.35%) LAN
3 5 (7.35%) WAN
3 5 (7.35%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.47%) DNS
4 1 (1.47%) Internet
4 1 (1.47%) SMTP
4 1 (1.47%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.82%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (10.29%) Maven
1 7 (10.29%) Ant
2 6 (8.82%) JIRA
3 3 (4.41%) JUnit
3 3 (4.41%) Subversion
3 3 (4.41%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.47%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.47%) Mercurial
General
1 2 (2.94%) Publishing
2 1 (1.47%) Games
2 1 (1.47%) Military
2 1 (1.47%) Banking
2 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.47%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (22.06%) Developer
2 9 (13.24%) DevOps Engineer
3 8 (11.76%) Administrator
3 8 (11.76%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (8.82%) Software Engineer
4 6 (8.82%) Java Developer
5 5 (7.35%) Technical Leader
5 5 (7.35%) Project Manager
5 5 (7.35%) Network Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) PHP Developer
6 4 (5.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 4 (5.88%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (4.41%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) ICT Officer
8 2 (2.94%) Core Java Developer
8 2 (2.94%) Cyber Security Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (2.94%) Cyber Security Specialist
8 2 (2.94%) Network Specialist
8 2 (2.94%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (30.88%) Web Services
2 15 (22.06%) XML
3 12 (17.65%) Spring
4 9 (13.24%) JSF
4 9 (13.24%) Ajax
4 9 (13.24%) J2EE
5 8 (11.76%) XSLT
6 7 (10.29%) HTML
6 7 (10.29%) JSP
6 7 (10.29%) JMS
6 7 (10.29%) Oracle ADF
6 7 (10.29%) Oracle Fusion
7 6 (8.82%) Middleware
8 5 (7.35%) EJB
8 5 (7.35%) HTML5
8 5 (7.35%) REST
9 4 (5.88%) CSS
9 4 (5.88%) JSON
10 2 (2.94%) LAMP
10 2 (2.94%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 18 (26.47%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (4.41%) EqualLogic
2 3 (4.41%) Private Cloud
3 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.94%) Device Driver
3 2 (2.94%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (2.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (2.94%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (1.47%) Clustering
4 1 (1.47%) Social Gaming
4 1 (1.47%) User Experience
4 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 27 (39.71%) Windows
2 20 (29.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (16.18%) UNIX
4 9 (13.24%) CentOS
5 4 (5.88%) Windows 7
5 4 (5.88%) Fedora
6 3 (4.41%) Solaris
6 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.47%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.12%) DevOps
2 11 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (14.71%) UML
4 9 (13.24%) SOA
4 9 (13.24%) Scrum
5 8 (11.76%) Software Engineering
5 8 (11.76%) Network Monitoring
6 7 (10.29%) TDD
6 7 (10.29%) Migration
7 6 (8.82%) Unit Testing
7 6 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (7.35%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (5.88%) Web Development
9 4 (5.88%) Configuration Management
10 3 (4.41%) Project Management
10 3 (4.41%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (4.41%) OO
10 3 (4.41%) BDD
10 3 (4.41%) SDLC
11 2 (2.94%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 17 (25.00%) Java
2 11 (16.18%) SQL
2 11 (16.18%) Python
3 9 (13.24%) PHP
4 7 (10.29%) XQuery
4 7 (10.29%) XPath
4 7 (10.29%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 6 (8.82%) Bash Shell
5 6 (8.82%) Shell Script
5 6 (8.82%) JavaScript
5 6 (8.82%) Perl
6 3 (4.41%) C++
7 2 (2.94%) C
7 2 (2.94%) C#
7 2 (2.94%) Embedded C
7 2 (2.94%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.47%) Ruby
8 1 (1.47%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.35%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.94%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.41%) vSphere
2 3 (4.41%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.94%) Snort
3 2 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.47%) Varnish
4 1 (1.47%) NFS
4 1 (1.47%) Samba
Systems Management
1 14 (20.59%) Puppet
2 7 (10.29%) Oracle Identity Management
2 7 (10.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.94%) Nagios
5 1 (1.47%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.47%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 20 (29.41%) Red Hat
2 17 (25.00%) Oracle
3 7 (10.29%) VMware
4 4 (5.88%) Cisco
5 3 (4.41%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.41%) HP
5 3 (4.41%) Dell
5 3 (4.41%) Altiris
5 3 (4.41%) Dell KACE
5 3 (4.41%) Ruckus Wireless
6 1 (1.47%) F5
6 1 (1.47%) Juniper
6 1 (1.47%) Perforce
6 1 (1.47%) Adobe
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