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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 6 26 34
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +8
Contract jobs citing Linux 110 24 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 14.25% 4.71% 2.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.21% 21.05% 10.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 12 5
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£400 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.03% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £291 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £375 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £372 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.80% +14.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 0
Average hourly rate £33.00 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.11%
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
233 114 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 30.18% 22.35% 24.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 44 49
Average daily rate £375 £260 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.23% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £106 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £410 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.79% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 25 21
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £17.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -12.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £12.09 £12.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £21.60 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -0.78%

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 5 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram 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 5 May 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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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 +17 57 £400 +23.07% 15
Kidlington - 4 £375 -
Bicester - 3 £375 - 2
Banbury - 2 £295 - 2
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 67 (42.14%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (33.96%) Red Hat
3 53 (33.33%) Windows
4 48 (30.19%) Web Services
4 48 (30.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 44 (27.67%) Network Security
6 43 (27.04%) Puppet
7 40 (25.16%) Java
8 37 (23.27%) UNIX
9 36 (22.64%) Oracle
9 36 (22.64%) DevOps
10 32 (20.13%) Python
11 30 (18.87%) Enterprise Software
12 29 (18.24%) AWS CloudFormation
13 28 (17.61%) XML
14 25 (15.72%) Agile Software Development
15 24 (15.09%) CentOS
15 24 (15.09%) PHP
16 22 (13.84%) Migration
16 22 (13.84%) Spring
17 21 (13.21%) HTML
17 21 (13.21%) WebLogic
17 21 (13.21%) Bash Shell
18 20 (12.58%) WAN
18 20 (12.58%) Cisco
18 20 (12.58%) VMware
18 20 (12.58%) SAN
19 19 (11.95%) SQL
19 19 (11.95%) Software Engineering
19 19 (11.95%) TDD

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 21 (13.21%) WebLogic
2 18 (11.32%) Apache
3 16 (10.06%) Confluence
4 14 (8.81%) JBoss
5 13 (8.18%) Tomcat
6 12 (7.55%) WebSphere
7 9 (5.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 7 (4.40%) Drupal
8 7 (4.40%) WebSphere Application Server
9 6 (3.77%) uWSGI
10 4 (2.52%) Node.js
10 4 (2.52%) Alfresco
10 4 (2.52%) CMS
11 3 (1.89%) WordPress
12 2 (1.26%) MS Exchange
13 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.63%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 4 (2.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (5.66%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 67 (42.14%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (18.24%) AWS CloudFormation
3 14 (8.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (5.66%) Amazon S3
4 9 (5.66%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (27.67%) Network Security
2 20 (12.58%) WAN
2 20 (12.58%) SAN
3 14 (8.81%) DNS
4 12 (7.55%) Firewall
4 12 (7.55%) ADSL
5 9 (5.66%) Wireless
6 8 (5.03%) TCP/IP
7 7 (4.40%) LAN
8 6 (3.77%) VLAN
9 3 (1.89%) NAS
9 3 (1.89%) SMTP
10 2 (1.26%) Internet
10 2 (1.26%) OSPF
10 2 (1.26%) BGP
10 2 (1.26%) LDAP
11 1 (0.63%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (0.63%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.63%) SSH
11 1 (0.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.81%) MySQL
2 9 (5.66%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (3.77%) Big Data
4 5 (3.14%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.52%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.52%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.26%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.63%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 17 (10.69%) Subversion
2 16 (10.06%) JIRA
3 10 (6.29%) JUnit
4 9 (5.66%) Ant
4 9 (5.66%) Maven
5 8 (5.03%) Cucumber
6 7 (4.40%) Git (software)
7 6 (3.77%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.63%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.63%) Rational DOORS
General
1 12 (7.55%) Publishing
2 2 (1.26%) Finance
3 1 (0.63%) Games
3 1 (0.63%) Military
3 1 (0.63%) Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (21.38%) Administrator
2 32 (20.13%) Developer
3 31 (19.50%) Systems Administrator
4 26 (16.35%) Linux Administrator
5 25 (15.72%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 21 (13.21%) DevOps Engineer
7 16 (10.06%) Network Engineer
8 13 (8.18%) Java Developer
9 12 (7.55%) Development Engineer
10 11 (6.92%) Software Engineer
11 8 (5.03%) Senior Developer
11 8 (5.03%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 7 (4.40%) Project Manager
12 7 (4.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (4.40%) PHP Developer
13 5 (3.14%) Consultant
13 5 (3.14%) Technical Leader
14 4 (2.52%) LAMP Developer
14 4 (2.52%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
14 4 (2.52%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (30.19%) Web Services
2 28 (17.61%) XML
3 22 (13.84%) Spring
4 21 (13.21%) HTML
5 14 (8.81%) JSON
6 12 (7.55%) HTML5
6 12 (7.55%) CSS
7 11 (6.92%) JSF
7 11 (6.92%) Ajax
7 11 (6.92%) J2EE
7 11 (6.92%) EJB
8 9 (5.66%) XSLT
8 9 (5.66%) JMS
8 9 (5.66%) REST
8 9 (5.66%) Oracle ADF
8 9 (5.66%) Oracle Fusion
9 8 (5.03%) Middleware
10 7 (4.40%) JSP
11 6 (3.77%) LAMP
11 6 (3.77%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 30 (18.87%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (3.77%) Wiki
3 4 (2.52%) User Experience
4 3 (1.89%) Private Cloud
4 3 (1.89%) Symmetrix DMX
4 3 (1.89%) EqualLogic
4 3 (1.89%) Device Driver
4 3 (1.89%) Replication
4 3 (1.89%) CLARiiON
4 3 (1.89%) Symmetrix
4 3 (1.89%) EMC Centera
4 3 (1.89%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (1.26%) Freedom of Information Act
5 2 (1.26%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.26%) Clustering
5 2 (1.26%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (1.26%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.63%) Social Gaming
6 1 (0.63%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.63%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 53 (33.33%) Windows
2 48 (30.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 37 (23.27%) UNIX
4 24 (15.09%) CentOS
5 7 (4.40%) Fedora
6 6 (3.77%) Solaris
7 4 (2.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.89%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.89%) Windows 2000
8 3 (1.89%) Windows NT
8 3 (1.89%) HPUX
9 1 (0.63%) AIX
9 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.63%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (22.64%) DevOps
2 25 (15.72%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (13.84%) Migration
4 19 (11.95%) TDD
4 19 (11.95%) Software Engineering
5 17 (10.69%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (9.43%) Network Monitoring
6 15 (9.43%) Scrum
7 13 (8.18%) Load Balancing
8 12 (7.55%) Web Development
8 12 (7.55%) BDD
9 11 (6.92%) OO
9 11 (6.92%) SOA
10 10 (6.29%) UML
11 9 (5.66%) Configuration Management
12 8 (5.03%) Unit Testing
13 7 (4.40%) Disaster Recovery
14 6 (3.77%) Data Migration
15 5 (3.14%) Project Management
15 5 (3.14%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 40 (25.16%) Java
2 32 (20.13%) Python
3 24 (15.09%) PHP
4 21 (13.21%) Bash Shell
5 19 (11.95%) SQL
6 17 (10.69%) Shell Script
7 15 (9.43%) JavaScript
8 14 (8.81%) Perl
9 9 (5.66%) C#
9 9 (5.66%) XQuery
9 9 (5.66%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 9 (5.66%) XPath
10 8 (5.03%) C++
11 7 (4.40%) Scala
12 3 (1.89%) C
12 3 (1.89%) Embedded C
12 3 (1.89%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (6.92%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.03%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.77%) RHCT
4 4 (2.52%) Degree
5 2 (1.26%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.63%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.63%) MCSE
6 1 (0.63%) CCNA
6 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.77%) QA
2 3 (1.89%) SLA
3 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 16 (10.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.77%) Shibboleth
3 5 (3.14%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.52%) vSphere
5 3 (1.89%) Snort
6 2 (1.26%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (1.26%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.26%) XenApp
7 1 (0.63%) XenServer
7 1 (0.63%) Firmware
7 1 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.63%) Varnish
7 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 43 (27.04%) Puppet
2 10 (6.29%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (5.66%) Oracle Identity Management
3 9 (5.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 7 (4.40%) Nagios
5 4 (2.52%) Vagrant
6 3 (1.89%) OpenView
7 2 (1.26%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.26%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 2 (1.26%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.63%) SCCM
8 1 (0.63%) SCOM
8 1 (0.63%) Cacti
8 1 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.63%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.63%) Ansible
8 1 (0.63%) Icinga
Vendors
1 54 (33.96%) Red Hat
2 36 (22.64%) Oracle
3 20 (12.58%) Cisco
3 20 (12.58%) VMware
4 15 (9.43%) Juniper
5 7 (4.40%) HP
6 6 (3.77%) EMC
7 5 (3.14%) Microsoft
8 4 (2.52%) Dell
8 4 (2.52%) Twitter
9 3 (1.89%) Dell KACE
9 3 (1.89%) Ruckus Wireless
9 3 (1.89%) Veritas
9 3 (1.89%) Altiris
9 3 (1.89%) 3PAR
9 3 (1.89%) IBM
9 3 (1.89%) Citrix
10 2 (1.26%) Sun
11 1 (0.63%) SAP
11 1 (0.63%) CommVault
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