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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 7 25 26
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 49 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 13.28% 2.59% 2.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.79% 10.53% 10.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 2 4
Average daily rate
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£380 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £325 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £328
% change year-on-year
- +14.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £28.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +13.47%
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
107 57 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 29.00% 24.57% 26.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 17 29
Average daily rate £350 £130 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+169.23% -61.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £95 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £325 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 13
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £14.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +9.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £12.09 £10.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 41 (44.57%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (32.61%) Java
3 29 (31.52%) Web Services
3 29 (31.52%) DevOps
4 28 (30.43%) Puppet
5 27 (29.35%) Enterprise Software
5 27 (29.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 27 (29.35%) Oracle
5 27 (29.35%) Red Hat
6 23 (25.00%) Windows
6 23 (25.00%) AWS CloudFormation
7 21 (22.83%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (21.74%) Network Security
9 18 (19.57%) SQL
10 17 (18.48%) PHP
10 17 (18.48%) XML
10 17 (18.48%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (17.39%) Software Engineering
11 16 (17.39%) UNIX
12 15 (16.30%) Python
12 15 (16.30%) Scrum
12 15 (16.30%) Migration
13 14 (15.22%) TDD
13 14 (15.22%) WebLogic
13 14 (15.22%) Spring
14 12 (13.04%) Apache
15 11 (11.96%) Perl
16 10 (10.87%) HTML
16 10 (10.87%) J2EE
16 10 (10.87%) SOA

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (15.22%) WebLogic
2 12 (13.04%) Apache
3 10 (10.87%) Confluence
4 8 (8.70%) JBoss
4 8 (8.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (7.61%) Tomcat
6 6 (6.52%) WebSphere
6 6 (6.52%) uWSGI
7 4 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (4.35%) Node.js
8 3 (3.26%) Alfresco
8 3 (3.26%) WordPress
9 1 (1.09%) Apache Solr
9 1 (1.09%) Drupal
9 1 (1.09%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1 (1.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (8.70%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 41 (44.57%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (25.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (4.35%) Amazon SQS
3 4 (4.35%) Amazon S3
4 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (21.74%) Network Security
2 8 (8.70%) Wireless
3 6 (6.52%) LAN
3 6 (6.52%) WAN
3 6 (6.52%) Firewall
4 5 (5.43%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.26%) VLAN
6 2 (2.17%) SAN
6 2 (2.17%) NAS
7 1 (1.09%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.09%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.09%) ISDN
7 1 (1.09%) VoIP
7 1 (1.09%) VPN
7 1 (1.09%) DNS
7 1 (1.09%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.87%) PostgreSQL
1 10 (10.87%) Big Data
2 8 (8.70%) MySQL
3 6 (6.52%) Hadoop
4 4 (4.35%) MongoDB
4 4 (4.35%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.17%) Star Schema
5 2 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.17%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.09%) HBase
6 1 (1.09%) Sqoop
6 1 (1.09%) MarkLogic
6 1 (1.09%) Impala
Development Applications
1 10 (10.87%) Subversion
1 10 (10.87%) JIRA
2 8 (8.70%) Ant
2 8 (8.70%) Maven
3 7 (7.61%) Git (software)
4 6 (6.52%) Jenkins
5 4 (4.35%) JUnit
5 4 (4.35%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.09%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.09%) PyUnit
6 1 (1.09%) Rational DOORS
General
1 7 (7.61%) Publishing
2 1 (1.09%) Finance
2 1 (1.09%) Games
2 1 (1.09%) Military
Job Titles
1 21 (22.83%) Developer
2 19 (20.65%) DevOps Engineer
3 12 (13.04%) Administrator
3 12 (13.04%) Systems Administrator
4 10 (10.87%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 10 (10.87%) Linux Administrator
5 8 (8.70%) Java Developer
5 8 (8.70%) Software Engineer
6 6 (6.52%) Network Engineer
6 6 (6.52%) Senior Developer
7 5 (5.43%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) AWS Architect
8 4 (4.35%) Full Stack Developer
8 4 (4.35%) Senior Full Stack Developer
8 4 (4.35%) Architect
8 4 (4.35%) Data Architect
8 4 (4.35%) Big Data Architect
8 4 (4.35%) Technical Leader
8 4 (4.35%) Senior Data Architect
8 4 (4.35%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (31.52%) Web Services
2 17 (18.48%) XML
3 14 (15.22%) Spring
4 10 (10.87%) HTML
4 10 (10.87%) J2EE
4 10 (10.87%) JSF
4 10 (10.87%) Ajax
5 8 (8.70%) XSLT
5 8 (8.70%) JMS
5 8 (8.70%) Middleware
5 8 (8.70%) Oracle ADF
5 8 (8.70%) Oracle Fusion
6 6 (6.52%) JSP
6 6 (6.52%) EJB
6 6 (6.52%) CSS
6 6 (6.52%) WSGI
6 6 (6.52%) Regular Expression
7 5 (5.43%) HTML5
7 5 (5.43%) REST
8 4 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 27 (29.35%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (6.52%) Wiki
3 3 (3.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 3 (3.26%) EqualLogic
3 3 (3.26%) Device Driver
3 3 (3.26%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.17%) CLARiiON
4 2 (2.17%) Symmetrix
4 2 (2.17%) EMC Centera
4 2 (2.17%) Replication
4 2 (2.17%) Data Extraction
4 2 (2.17%) Open Source
4 2 (2.17%) Symmetrix DMX
5 1 (1.09%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.09%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.09%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (1.09%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.09%) Social Gaming
5 1 (1.09%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 27 (29.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 23 (25.00%) Windows
3 16 (17.39%) UNIX
4 8 (8.70%) CentOS
5 3 (3.26%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.17%) Windows NT
6 2 (2.17%) HPUX
6 2 (2.17%) Solaris
6 2 (2.17%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.09%) Android
7 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.09%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (31.52%) DevOps
2 21 (22.83%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (18.48%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (17.39%) Software Engineering
5 15 (16.30%) Scrum
5 15 (16.30%) Migration
6 14 (15.22%) TDD
7 10 (10.87%) SOA
7 10 (10.87%) Network Monitoring
8 9 (9.78%) Web Development
8 9 (9.78%) UML
9 8 (8.70%) Unit Testing
9 8 (8.70%) BDD
10 7 (7.61%) OO
11 4 (4.35%) Configuration Management
11 4 (4.35%) Analytics
11 4 (4.35%) Data Migration
12 3 (3.26%) Integration Testing
12 3 (3.26%) Enterprise Architecture
12 3 (3.26%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 30 (32.61%) Java
2 18 (19.57%) SQL
3 17 (18.48%) PHP
4 15 (16.30%) Python
5 11 (11.96%) Perl
6 8 (8.70%) C++
6 8 (8.70%) JavaScript
6 8 (8.70%) XQuery
6 8 (8.70%) XPath
6 8 (8.70%) Bash Shell
6 8 (8.70%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 7 (7.61%) Scala
7 7 (7.61%) Shell Script
8 5 (5.43%) C#
9 3 (3.26%) C
9 3 (3.26%) Embedded C
9 3 (3.26%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 6 (6.52%) Security Cleared
1 6 (6.52%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.17%) AWS Certification
2 2 (2.17%) Degree
2 2 (2.17%) RHCT
2 2 (2.17%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.09%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.17%) SLA
1 2 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 6 (6.52%) Shibboleth
2 3 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.26%) vSphere
2 3 (3.26%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.17%) HDFS
3 2 (2.17%) Snort
4 1 (1.09%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.09%) Varnish
4 1 (1.09%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 28 (30.43%) Puppet
2 8 (8.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 8 (8.70%) Oracle Identity Management
3 7 (7.61%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.26%) Nagios
5 2 (2.17%) OpenView
6 1 (1.09%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 27 (29.35%) Oracle
1 27 (29.35%) Red Hat
2 5 (5.43%) VMware
2 5 (5.43%) Cisco
2 5 (5.43%) HP
3 4 (4.35%) Twitter
4 3 (3.26%) Altiris
4 3 (3.26%) Dell KACE
4 3 (3.26%) Dell
4 3 (3.26%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.26%) Ruckus Wireless
5 2 (2.17%) IBM
5 2 (2.17%) EMC
5 2 (2.17%) 3PAR
6 1 (1.09%) F5
6 1 (1.09%) Tableau
6 1 (1.09%) Perforce
6 1 (1.09%) Juniper
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