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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 25 21 14
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Contract jobs citing Linux 10 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 3.60% 4.46% 7.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.86% 18.37% 36.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 11
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£500 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £330 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £498 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £23.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
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
56 49 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 20.14% 24.26% 21.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 18 25
Average daily rate £314 £308 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.03% -3.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £213 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 9
Average hourly rate £14.50 £23.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.94% +58.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £27.50 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -11.76%

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 30 September 2014.

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 30 September 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 10 (55.56%) Java
2 9 (50.00%) SQL
2 9 (50.00%) Oracle
2 9 (50.00%) XML
2 9 (50.00%) Spring
2 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (44.44%) Scrum
4 7 (38.89%) Oracle ADF
4 7 (38.89%) XQuery
4 7 (38.89%) XSLT
4 7 (38.89%) Ant
4 7 (38.89%) WebLogic
4 7 (38.89%) J2EE
4 7 (38.89%) JMS
4 7 (38.89%) SOA
4 7 (38.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 7 (38.89%) Ajax
4 7 (38.89%) JSF
4 7 (38.89%) Maven
4 7 (38.89%) XPath
4 7 (38.89%) Oracle Fusion
4 7 (38.89%) Oracle BPM
4 7 (38.89%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 7 (38.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (38.89%) Oracle Identity Management
4 7 (38.89%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (27.78%) Unit Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (27.78%) Windows
5 5 (27.78%) Middleware

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 7 (38.89%) WebLogic
1 7 (38.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (5.56%) CMS
2 1 (5.56%) concrete5
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (5.56%) Google Analytics
2 1 (5.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Google App Engine
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.56%) SAN
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (5.56%) iSCSI
1 1 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (5.56%) Modbus
1 1 (5.56%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) MySQL
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Ant
1 7 (38.89%) Maven
2 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.56%) GNU Toolchain
2 1 (5.56%) JUnit
2 1 (5.56%) Eclipse
2 1 (5.56%) NetBeans
2 1 (5.56%) Subversion
General
1 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Software Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Middleware Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Developer
3 2 (11.11%) SOA Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Software Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Lead Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Java Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Oracle Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Platform Manager
4 1 (5.56%) ScrumMaster
4 1 (5.56%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) IT Support
4 1 (5.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (50.00%) XML
1 9 (50.00%) Spring
2 7 (38.89%) JSF
2 7 (38.89%) Ajax
2 7 (38.89%) Oracle ADF
2 7 (38.89%) XSLT
2 7 (38.89%) JMS
2 7 (38.89%) J2EE
2 7 (38.89%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (27.78%) Middleware
4 4 (22.22%) HTML
4 4 (22.22%) CSS
5 3 (16.67%) jQuery
6 2 (11.11%) Spring MVC
6 2 (11.11%) JSP
7 1 (5.56%) Web Services
7 1 (5.56%) XML Schema
7 1 (5.56%) LAMP
7 1 (5.56%) JSON
7 1 (5.56%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.56%) Device Driver
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
2 2 (11.11%) UNIX
3 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.56%) Mac OS X
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.56%) SUSE
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Vista
3 1 (5.56%) Android
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) Scrum
3 7 (38.89%) SOA
4 5 (27.78%) Unit Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 3 (16.67%) MVC
6 2 (11.11%) OO
7 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
7 1 (5.56%) OOD
7 1 (5.56%) UML
7 1 (5.56%) OOP
7 1 (5.56%) Migration
7 1 (5.56%) Web Design
7 1 (5.56%) Web Analytics
7 1 (5.56%) Pay per click
7 1 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) Web Development
7 1 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (5.56%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) Java
2 9 (50.00%) SQL
3 7 (38.89%) XQuery
3 7 (38.89%) XPath
3 7 (38.89%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 3 (16.67%) PHP
4 3 (16.67%) C++
5 2 (11.11%) C
5 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.56%) Perl
6 1 (5.56%) Python
6 1 (5.56%) Embedded C
6 1 (5.56%) Embedded C++
6 1 (5.56%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.56%) vSphere
1 1 (5.56%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 7 (38.89%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Google
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) Dell
3 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.56%) Apple
3 1 (5.56%) VMware
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