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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 26 16 7
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -9
Contract jobs citing Linux 3 12 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.42% 5.53% 10.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.52% 26.67% 51.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 15
Average daily rate
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£325 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £320 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £480 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.63 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.66% -6.25%
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
46 45 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 21.70% 20.74% 20.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 22
Average daily rate £325 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 12
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.48 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £14.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -8.57%

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 20 August 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 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) MVC
2 3 (25.00%) C++
2 3 (25.00%) HTML
2 3 (25.00%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) MySQL
2 3 (25.00%) CSS
2 3 (25.00%) OO
2 3 (25.00%) jQuery
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 2 (16.67%) C
3 2 (16.67%) JSP
3 2 (16.67%) XML
3 2 (16.67%) UNIX
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (16.67%) PHP
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) OOD
3 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 2 (16.67%) Spring MVC
3 2 (16.67%) Spring
3 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 2 (16.67%) Scrum
3 2 (16.67%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) UML
4 1 (8.33%) OOP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (8.33%) CMS
1 1 (8.33%) concrete5
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Google Analytics
1 1 (8.33%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
1 1 (8.33%) SAN
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (8.33%) iSCSI
1 1 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (8.33%) Modbus
1 1 (8.33%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) MySQL
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) JUnit
1 1 (8.33%) Eclipse
1 1 (8.33%) NetBeans
1 1 (8.33%) Subversion
1 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (8.33%) GNU Toolchain
General
1 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Administrator
1 3 (25.00%) Developer
1 3 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) PHP Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) IT Support
3 1 (8.33%) VMWare Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) HTML
1 3 (25.00%) CSS
1 3 (25.00%) jQuery
2 2 (16.67%) JSP
2 2 (16.67%) XML
2 2 (16.67%) Spring
2 2 (16.67%) Spring MVC
3 1 (8.33%) Symfony
3 1 (8.33%) JSON
3 1 (8.33%) Application Packaging
3 1 (8.33%) POSIX
3 1 (8.33%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Device Driver
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (16.67%) UNIX
3 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (8.33%) Mac OS
3 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (8.33%) Mac OS X
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (8.33%) SUSE
3 1 (8.33%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
3 1 (8.33%) Android
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) MVC
1 3 (25.00%) OO
2 2 (16.67%) UML
2 2 (16.67%) OOD
2 2 (16.67%) Scrum
2 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (8.33%) Web Analytics
3 1 (8.33%) Pay per click
3 1 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) Multithreading
3 1 (8.33%) Analytics
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (8.33%) OOP
3 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) C++
1 3 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) C
2 2 (16.67%) PHP
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) Embedded C
3 1 (8.33%) Embedded C++
3 1 (8.33%) PHP5
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (8.33%) vSphere
1 1 (8.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Tivoli
1 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
1 1 (8.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco
1 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
1 2 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (8.33%) Google
2 1 (8.33%) Apple
2 1 (8.33%) IBM
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Dell
2 1 (8.33%) Juniper
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