The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 14 31 35
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +4
Contract jobs citing Linux 58 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 9.15% 3.18% 3.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.80% 13.54% 15.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 6 6
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£433 £456 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.20% +32.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £375 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £538 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -61.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £12.50 £28.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £12.50 £36.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -3.57%
Linux
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
162 96 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 25.55% 23.47% 23.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 36 51
Average daily rate £325 £295 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.16% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £88 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 30 23
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.93% -15.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £18.50 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Oxfordshire region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Oxfordshire region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +16 41 £463 - 15
Abingdon - 2 £290 - 3
Banbury - - - - 1
Bicester - - - - 1
Faringdon - - - -
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
Thame - - - -
Witney - - - - 1
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 40 (46.51%) Java
2 31 (36.05%) Oracle
3 26 (30.23%) XML
3 26 (30.23%) Red Hat
4 25 (29.07%) SQL
4 25 (29.07%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (29.07%) Puppet
4 25 (29.07%) Enterprise Software
5 24 (27.91%) Amazon AWS
5 24 (27.91%) Spring
5 24 (27.91%) Web Services
6 23 (26.74%) WebLogic
7 22 (25.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (25.58%) DevOps
8 19 (22.09%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (20.93%) Python
9 18 (20.93%) TDD
10 17 (19.77%) PHP
11 16 (18.60%) J2EE
11 16 (18.60%) XSLT
11 16 (18.60%) JMS
11 16 (18.60%) SOA
11 16 (18.60%) XQuery
11 16 (18.60%) Oracle ADF
11 16 (18.60%) Scrum
11 16 (18.60%) JSF
11 16 (18.60%) Software Engineering
11 16 (18.60%) Ajax
11 16 (18.60%) XPath
11 16 (18.60%) Oracle Fusion

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 23 (26.74%) WebLogic
2 16 (18.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 15 (17.44%) Apache
4 9 (10.47%) Tomcat
5 8 (9.30%) JBoss
5 8 (9.30%) WebSphere
6 7 (8.14%) Confluence
7 6 (6.98%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (6.98%) uWSGI
8 5 (5.81%) Node.js
9 3 (3.49%) Drupal
10 1 (1.16%) Apache Pig
10 1 (1.16%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (18.60%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 24 (27.91%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.14%) Amazon S3
3 6 (6.98%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.16%) GitHub
4 1 (1.16%) Heroku
4 1 (1.16%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.95%) Network Security
2 6 (6.98%) VLAN
3 3 (3.49%) LDAP
3 3 (3.49%) SAN
4 2 (2.33%) Firewall
5 1 (1.16%) SSH
5 1 (1.16%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.16%) ISDN
5 1 (1.16%) LAN
5 1 (1.16%) VoIP
5 1 (1.16%) WAN
5 1 (1.16%) HTTP
5 1 (1.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.95%) MySQL
1 12 (13.95%) Big Data
2 11 (12.79%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (9.30%) Hadoop
4 6 (6.98%) MongoDB
5 5 (5.81%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.49%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.33%) Apache Hive
7 2 (2.33%) Star Schema
7 2 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.16%) Impala
8 1 (1.16%) Sqoop
8 1 (1.16%) MarkLogic
8 1 (1.16%) HBase
Development Applications
1 15 (17.44%) Maven
1 15 (17.44%) Ant
2 12 (13.95%) Subversion
3 11 (12.79%) Git (software)
4 10 (11.63%) JIRA
5 9 (10.47%) Jenkins
6 8 (9.30%) Cucumber
7 7 (8.14%) JUnit
8 3 (3.49%) Selenium
9 1 (1.16%) Sublime Text
9 1 (1.16%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (1.16%) PyUnit
9 1 (1.16%) RSpec
General
1 10 (11.63%) Publishing
2 2 (2.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (34.88%) Developer
2 17 (19.77%) Administrator
3 15 (17.44%) DevOps Engineer
4 14 (16.28%) Systems Administrator
5 13 (15.12%) Linux Administrator
5 13 (15.12%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 10 (11.63%) Senior Developer
7 9 (10.47%) Software Engineer
8 8 (9.30%) Java Developer
9 5 (5.81%) Senior Architect
9 5 (5.81%) Senior Data Architect
9 5 (5.81%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 5 (5.81%) Big Data Architect
9 5 (5.81%) Senior Software Engineer
9 5 (5.81%) Data Architect
9 5 (5.81%) Lead Developer
9 5 (5.81%) Architect
10 4 (4.65%) UNIX Administrator
10 4 (4.65%) Technical Leader
11 3 (3.49%) Senior Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (30.23%) XML
2 24 (27.91%) Spring
2 24 (27.91%) Web Services
3 16 (18.60%) J2EE
3 16 (18.60%) XSLT
3 16 (18.60%) JMS
3 16 (18.60%) Oracle ADF
3 16 (18.60%) JSF
3 16 (18.60%) Ajax
3 16 (18.60%) Oracle Fusion
4 13 (15.12%) HTML
4 13 (15.12%) Middleware
5 8 (9.30%) REST
6 7 (8.14%) HTML5
6 7 (8.14%) JSON
6 7 (8.14%) Backbone.js
6 7 (8.14%) CSS
7 6 (6.98%) EJB
7 6 (6.98%) Regular Expression
7 6 (6.98%) WSGI
Miscellaneous
1 25 (29.07%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (6.98%) Wiki
3 2 (2.33%) Data Extraction
3 2 (2.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.16%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.16%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.16%) Clustering
4 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.16%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.16%) Open Source
4 1 (1.16%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 22 (25.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 10 (11.63%) UNIX
3 8 (9.30%) CentOS
4 4 (4.65%) Solaris
5 3 (3.49%) Windows
6 1 (1.16%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.16%) Debian
6 1 (1.16%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.16%) AIX
6 1 (1.16%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (29.07%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (25.58%) DevOps
3 19 (22.09%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (20.93%) TDD
5 16 (18.60%) SOA
5 16 (18.60%) Scrum
5 16 (18.60%) Software Engineering
6 12 (13.95%) Web Development
6 12 (13.95%) BDD
7 11 (12.79%) Migration
8 10 (11.63%) Unit Testing
9 9 (10.47%) OO
10 5 (5.81%) Network Monitoring
10 5 (5.81%) Analytics
10 5 (5.81%) Configuration Management
11 4 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
12 3 (3.49%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (3.49%) E-Commerce
12 3 (3.49%) Integration Testing
13 2 (2.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 40 (46.51%) Java
2 25 (29.07%) SQL
3 18 (20.93%) Python
4 17 (19.77%) PHP
5 16 (18.60%) XQuery
5 16 (18.60%) XPath
6 15 (17.44%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 12 (13.95%) Bash Shell
8 11 (12.79%) JavaScript
8 11 (12.79%) Perl
9 8 (9.30%) C++
9 8 (9.30%) Scala
10 6 (6.98%) Shell Script
11 5 (5.81%) C#
12 2 (2.33%) C
12 2 (2.33%) Embedded C
12 2 (2.33%) Embedded C++
12 2 (2.33%) Ruby
13 1 (1.16%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 6 (6.98%) RHCT
2 2 (2.33%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.16%) CCNA
3 1 (1.16%) Degree
3 1 (1.16%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (6.98%) Shibboleth
2 3 (3.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (2.33%) HDFS
3 2 (2.33%) Firmware
4 1 (1.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 25 (29.07%) Puppet
2 16 (18.60%) Oracle Identity Management
3 15 (17.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (5.81%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (5.81%) Nagios
5 3 (3.49%) NetBackup
5 3 (3.49%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 3 (3.49%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.16%) Ansible
6 1 (1.16%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.16%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 31 (36.05%) Oracle
2 26 (30.23%) Red Hat
3 5 (5.81%) Twitter
4 4 (4.65%) Veritas
5 3 (3.49%) Sun
5 3 (3.49%) EMC
6 2 (2.33%) Cisco
7 1 (1.16%) Google
7 1 (1.16%) VMware
7 1 (1.16%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.16%) Citrix
7 1 (1.16%) SAP
7 1 (1.16%) Tableau
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