The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Oxford region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 25 19 11
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -8
Contract jobs citing Linux 5 11 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.34% 5.31% 9.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.26% 28.21% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 11
Average daily rate
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£375 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £380 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £485 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
- +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.10 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-19.73% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
54 39 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 25.23% 18.84% 19.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 20
Average daily rate £338 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.46% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £171 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 2 11
Average hourly rate £10.50 £13.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £13.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Linux
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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
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 July 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 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) VMware
2 3 (23.08%) MVC
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco
2 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
2 3 (23.08%) C++
2 3 (23.08%) HTML
2 3 (23.08%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) CSS
2 3 (23.08%) jQuery
2 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
3 2 (15.38%) Subversion
3 2 (15.38%) Spring MVC
3 2 (15.38%) Puppet
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
3 2 (15.38%) Scrum
3 2 (15.38%) JSP
3 2 (15.38%) XML
3 2 (15.38%) UNIX
3 2 (15.38%) OO
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) MySQL
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle
3 2 (15.38%) IBM
3 2 (15.38%) UML
3 2 (15.38%) DNS
3 2 (15.38%) OOD

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 1 (7.69%) CMS
1 1 (7.69%) concrete5
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Google Analytics
1 1 (7.69%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Firewall
1 2 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (15.38%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) SAN
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (7.69%) iSCSI
2 1 (7.69%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (7.69%) Modbus
2 1 (7.69%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) MySQL
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Subversion
1 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) GNU Toolchain
2 1 (7.69%) JUnit
2 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
2 1 (7.69%) NetBeans
General
1 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Systems Administrator
1 5 (38.46%) Administrator
2 3 (23.08%) Support Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Support
3 2 (15.38%) Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Java Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) IT Support
4 1 (7.69%) VMWare Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) HTML
1 3 (23.08%) CSS
1 3 (23.08%) jQuery
2 2 (15.38%) JSP
2 2 (15.38%) XML
2 2 (15.38%) Spring
2 2 (15.38%) Spring MVC
3 1 (7.69%) Symfony
3 1 (7.69%) JSON
3 1 (7.69%) Application Packaging
3 1 (7.69%) POSIX
3 1 (7.69%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Device Driver
1 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
3 2 (15.38%) UNIX
4 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
4 1 (7.69%) Mac OS
4 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
4 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.69%) SUSE
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
4 1 (7.69%) Android
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) MVC
2 2 (15.38%) Scrum
2 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
2 2 (15.38%) UML
2 2 (15.38%) OO
2 2 (15.38%) OOD
3 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
3 1 (7.69%) OOP
3 1 (7.69%) Web Analytics
3 1 (7.69%) Pay per click
3 1 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (7.69%) Multithreading
3 1 (7.69%) Analytics
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) C++
1 3 (23.08%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) C
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded C
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded C++
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.69%) vSphere
1 1 (7.69%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Tivoli
1 2 (15.38%) NetBackup
1 2 (15.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco
1 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
1 3 (23.08%) VMware
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) Juniper
2 2 (15.38%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Dell
3 1 (7.69%) Apple
3 1 (7.69%) Google