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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 22 29 19
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -10
Contract jobs citing Linux 49 14 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 6.53% 3.55% 6.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.33% 16.47% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 6 15
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£475 £456 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% +21.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £538 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 9
Average hourly rate £30.00 £12.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+140.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.40 £12.50 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -9.72%
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
147 85 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 19.60% 21.57% 23.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 37 59
Average daily rate £355 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £115 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £513 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 18 21
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -25.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £8.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £17.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 +10 35 £489 +5.67% 18
Kidlington - 3 £375 -
Abingdon - 1 £290 - 5
Banbury - - - -
Bicester - - - -
Faringdon - - - - 1
Thame - - - -
Wallingford - - - -
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 30 (40.54%) Java
1 30 (40.54%) Oracle
2 27 (36.49%) Red Hat
3 26 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (33.78%) Enterprise Software
5 24 (32.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (32.43%) SQL
6 20 (27.03%) Puppet
7 18 (24.32%) DevOps
7 18 (24.32%) XML
8 17 (22.97%) Scrum
9 16 (21.62%) Oracle ADF
9 16 (21.62%) Spring
9 16 (21.62%) JSF
9 16 (21.62%) Ajax
9 16 (21.62%) XPath
9 16 (21.62%) XSLT
9 16 (21.62%) JMS
9 16 (21.62%) SOA
9 16 (21.62%) J2EE
9 16 (21.62%) XQuery
9 16 (21.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 16 (21.62%) Oracle Identity Management
9 16 (21.62%) Oracle BPM
9 16 (21.62%) Oracle Fusion
10 15 (20.27%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (20.27%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 15 (20.27%) Amazon AWS
10 15 (20.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 15 (20.27%) Ant

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 16 (21.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 15 (20.27%) WebLogic
3 10 (13.51%) Apache
4 7 (9.46%) Confluence
5 4 (5.41%) Node.js
6 3 (4.05%) Drupal
7 2 (2.70%) uWSGI
8 1 (1.35%) nginx
8 1 (1.35%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.70%) Photoshop
1 2 (2.70%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 16 (21.62%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 15 (20.27%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.70%) GitHub
2 2 (2.70%) Heroku
2 2 (2.70%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.35%) Google App Engine
3 1 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.22%) Network Security
2 5 (6.76%) SAN
3 4 (5.41%) LDAP
3 4 (5.41%) VLAN
4 3 (4.05%) Firewall
5 2 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (2.70%) SSH
6 1 (1.35%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.35%) ISDN
6 1 (1.35%) LAN
6 1 (1.35%) VoIP
6 1 (1.35%) WAN
6 1 (1.35%) HTTP
6 1 (1.35%) VPN
6 1 (1.35%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.35%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.35%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.86%) Big Data
2 8 (10.81%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (10.81%) MySQL
3 7 (9.46%) Hadoop
4 6 (8.11%) MongoDB
5 4 (5.41%) NoSQL
6 3 (4.05%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.70%) Apache Hive
7 2 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.70%) Star Schema
8 1 (1.35%) Sqoop
8 1 (1.35%) MarkLogic
8 1 (1.35%) HBase
8 1 (1.35%) Impala
Development Applications
1 15 (20.27%) Ant
1 15 (20.27%) Maven
2 10 (13.51%) JIRA
3 7 (9.46%) Git (software)
4 6 (8.11%) Subversion
5 5 (6.76%) Jenkins
6 3 (4.05%) Selenium
7 2 (2.70%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (2.70%) Sublime Text
7 2 (2.70%) RSpec
7 2 (2.70%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.35%) PyUnit
General
1 7 (9.46%) Publishing
2 1 (1.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (31.08%) Developer
2 15 (20.27%) DevOps Engineer
3 13 (17.57%) Administrator
4 9 (12.16%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (9.46%) Senior Developer
5 7 (9.46%) Software Engineer
5 7 (9.46%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 7 (9.46%) Linux Administrator
6 5 (6.76%) UNIX Administrator
6 5 (6.76%) Lead Developer
6 5 (6.76%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Big Data Architect
7 4 (5.41%) Senior Architect
7 4 (5.41%) Senior Data Architect
7 4 (5.41%) Architect
7 4 (5.41%) Data Architect
7 4 (5.41%) Technical Leader
8 3 (4.05%) Senior Oracle Developer
8 3 (4.05%) UNIX Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (24.32%) XML
2 16 (21.62%) Oracle ADF
2 16 (21.62%) Spring
2 16 (21.62%) JSF
2 16 (21.62%) Ajax
2 16 (21.62%) XSLT
2 16 (21.62%) JMS
2 16 (21.62%) J2EE
2 16 (21.62%) Oracle Fusion
3 15 (20.27%) Web Services
4 13 (17.57%) Middleware
5 8 (10.81%) HTML
5 8 (10.81%) CSS
6 7 (9.46%) Backbone.js
7 6 (8.11%) AngularJS
8 5 (6.76%) LAMP
8 5 (6.76%) Ember.js
9 4 (5.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (5.41%) Flash
9 4 (5.41%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 25 (33.78%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.70%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.70%) Wiki
2 2 (2.70%) Data Extraction
3 1 (1.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (1.35%) Device Driver
3 1 (1.35%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.35%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.35%) Open Source
3 1 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 24 (32.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (9.46%) UNIX
3 6 (8.11%) CentOS
4 5 (6.76%) Solaris
5 3 (4.05%) Windows
6 2 (2.70%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.35%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.35%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (1.35%) SUSE
7 1 (1.35%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (24.32%) DevOps
3 17 (22.97%) Scrum
4 16 (21.62%) SOA
5 15 (20.27%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (17.57%) Software Engineering
7 12 (16.22%) Migration
8 10 (13.51%) Unit Testing
8 10 (13.51%) TDD
9 8 (10.81%) OO
10 5 (6.76%) Web Development
10 5 (6.76%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (5.41%) BDD
11 4 (5.41%) Analytics
11 4 (5.41%) Configuration Management
12 3 (4.05%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (4.05%) E-Commerce
12 3 (4.05%) Integration Testing
12 3 (4.05%) Network Monitoring
13 2 (2.70%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 30 (40.54%) Java
2 24 (32.43%) SQL
3 16 (21.62%) XPath
3 16 (21.62%) XQuery
4 15 (20.27%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 12 (16.22%) Python
5 12 (16.22%) PHP
5 12 (16.22%) JavaScript
6 9 (12.16%) Perl
7 7 (9.46%) C++
7 7 (9.46%) Scala
8 6 (8.11%) Bash Shell
9 4 (5.41%) C#
9 4 (5.41%) Ruby
10 2 (2.70%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.70%) Embedded C
10 2 (2.70%) Embedded C++
10 2 (2.70%) C
11 1 (1.35%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 4 (5.41%) RHCT
2 2 (2.70%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.35%) Degree
3 1 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.35%) CCNA
3 1 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (5.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (2.70%) HDFS
2 2 (2.70%) Shibboleth
2 2 (2.70%) Firmware
3 1 (1.35%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (1.35%) vCloud
3 1 (1.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (27.03%) Puppet
2 16 (21.62%) Oracle Identity Management
3 15 (20.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (6.76%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (5.41%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 4 (5.41%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (5.41%) NetBackup
6 3 (4.05%) Nagios
7 1 (1.35%) Capistrano
7 1 (1.35%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.35%) Ansible
Vendors
1 30 (40.54%) Oracle
2 27 (36.49%) Red Hat
3 4 (5.41%) Twitter
3 4 (5.41%) EMC
3 4 (5.41%) Veritas
3 4 (5.41%) Sun
4 3 (4.05%) Cisco
5 2 (2.70%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.35%) Google
6 1 (1.35%) VMware
6 1 (1.35%) Dell
6 1 (1.35%) NetApp
6 1 (1.35%) Tableau
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £37,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Abingdon
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Linux Recruit
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
SDC
Rate: From £240 to £300 per day + benefits
Posted: 21 days ago