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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 35 26 16
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -10
Contract jobs citing Linux 14 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 3.91% 1.38% 6.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.95% 6.67% 28.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 5
Average daily rate
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£394 £325 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.15% -27.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £315 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £335 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £34.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.14% -8.00%
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 45 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 21.79% 20.64% 24.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 14 17
Average daily rate £350 £290 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £214 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £365 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 4
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £8.45 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £22.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £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 28 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 28 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 26 (52.00%) Windows
2 20 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (32.00%) XML
3 16 (32.00%) Java
4 13 (26.00%) WebLogic
5 12 (24.00%) Python
5 12 (24.00%) Spring
6 11 (22.00%) Web Services
7 10 (20.00%) Oracle
7 10 (20.00%) SQL
7 10 (20.00%) Red Hat
7 10 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (18.00%) CentOS
8 9 (18.00%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (18.00%) XSLT
8 9 (18.00%) UML
8 9 (18.00%) Ajax
9 8 (16.00%) JSF
9 8 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (16.00%) VMware
9 8 (16.00%) SOA
9 8 (16.00%) J2EE
9 8 (16.00%) Puppet
10 7 (14.00%) Oracle BPM
10 7 (14.00%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 7 (14.00%) Oracle Identity Management
10 7 (14.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 7 (14.00%) Oracle Fusion
10 7 (14.00%) HTML
10 7 (14.00%) Ant

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 (26.00%) WebLogic
2 7 (14.00%) JBoss
2 7 (14.00%) Tomcat
2 7 (14.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (12.00%) WebSphere
4 5 (10.00%) Apache
4 5 (10.00%) Alfresco
5 3 (6.00%) WordPress
5 3 (6.00%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (4.00%) Confluence
7 1 (2.00%) Node.js
7 1 (2.00%) CMS
7 1 (2.00%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (14.00%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 20 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.00%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (6.00%) Amazon S3
2 3 (6.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.00%) Wireless
2 4 (8.00%) Firewall
2 4 (8.00%) LAN
2 4 (8.00%) WAN
3 3 (6.00%) Network Security
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.00%) SMTP
4 1 (2.00%) DNS
4 1 (2.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (14.00%) Maven
1 7 (14.00%) Ant
2 3 (6.00%) JUnit
2 3 (6.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.00%) Subversion
3 2 (4.00%) JIRA
4 1 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (4.00%) Publishing
2 1 (2.00%) Games
2 1 (2.00%) Military
2 1 (2.00%) Banking
2 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (28.00%) Developer
2 8 (16.00%) Administrator
3 7 (14.00%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 5 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 5 (10.00%) Technical Leader
5 4 (8.00%) PHP Developer
5 4 (8.00%) Linux Administrator
5 4 (8.00%) Software Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 3 (6.00%) ICT Officer
7 2 (4.00%) Core Java Developer
7 2 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Contracts Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Network Specialist
7 2 (4.00%) Oracle Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Web Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (32.00%) XML
2 12 (24.00%) Spring
3 11 (22.00%) Web Services
4 9 (18.00%) Ajax
4 9 (18.00%) XSLT
5 8 (16.00%) J2EE
5 8 (16.00%) JSF
6 7 (14.00%) Oracle ADF
6 7 (14.00%) Oracle Fusion
6 7 (14.00%) HTML
6 7 (14.00%) JSP
6 7 (14.00%) JMS
6 7 (14.00%) Middleware
7 5 (10.00%) HTML5
7 5 (10.00%) REST
8 4 (8.00%) JSON
8 4 (8.00%) EJB
8 4 (8.00%) CSS
9 2 (4.00%) LAMP
9 2 (4.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.00%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (6.00%) EqualLogic
3 2 (4.00%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.00%) Social Gaming
4 1 (2.00%) User Experience
4 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.00%) Clustering
4 1 (2.00%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (2.00%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 26 (52.00%) Windows
2 10 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (18.00%) CentOS
4 4 (8.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (8.00%) UNIX
5 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.00%) Fedora
6 2 (4.00%) Solaris
7 1 (2.00%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.00%) Android
7 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.00%) UML
2 8 (16.00%) SOA
2 8 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (14.00%) TDD
3 7 (14.00%) Scrum
4 6 (12.00%) Unit Testing
4 6 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (10.00%) DevOps
5 5 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 5 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 4 (8.00%) Migration
6 4 (8.00%) Web Development
7 3 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (6.00%) OO
7 3 (6.00%) BDD
8 2 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (4.00%) Data Migration
9 1 (2.00%) Data Protection
9 1 (2.00%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 16 (32.00%) Java
2 12 (24.00%) Python
3 10 (20.00%) SQL
4 7 (14.00%) XPath
4 7 (14.00%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 7 (14.00%) XQuery
5 6 (12.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (12.00%) Bash Shell
6 5 (10.00%) PHP
6 5 (10.00%) Shell Script
7 3 (6.00%) Ruby
8 2 (4.00%) Perl
8 2 (4.00%) C#
9 1 (2.00%) C++
9 1 (2.00%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.00%) vSphere
3 2 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.00%) Samba
4 1 (2.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (16.00%) Puppet
2 7 (14.00%) Oracle Identity Management
2 7 (14.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (4.00%) Ansible
4 2 (4.00%) Nagios
5 1 (2.00%) Vagrant
5 1 (2.00%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 10 (20.00%) Oracle
1 10 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 8 (16.00%) VMware
3 4 (8.00%) Cisco
4 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.00%) HP
4 3 (6.00%) Dell
4 3 (6.00%) Altiris
4 3 (6.00%) Dell KACE
4 3 (6.00%) Ruckus Wireless
5 2 (4.00%) Adobe
6 1 (2.00%) Juniper
6 1 (2.00%) Perforce
6 1 (2.00%) F5
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