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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 10 28 31
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 79 20 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 10.60% 3.93% 4.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.51% 16.81% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 13 11
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£410 £375 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% -21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £485 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Average hourly rate £39.00 £16.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+143.75% +8.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £15.20 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £16.80 £15.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
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
195 119 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 26.17% 23.38% 24.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 54 74
Average daily rate £375 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £177 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 25 13
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £8.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £17.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 2 July 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 +8 32 £423 +12.66% 20
Bicester - 5 £375 - 1
Banbury - 3 £300 - 2
Abingdon 0 2 £425 - 2
Kidlington - 2 £170 -
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 69 (44.23%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (41.67%) Windows
3 50 (32.05%) Red Hat
4 49 (31.41%) Web Services
5 47 (30.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 43 (27.56%) Network Security
7 35 (22.44%) Puppet
8 34 (21.79%) Java
9 33 (21.15%) UNIX
10 31 (19.87%) VMware
11 29 (18.59%) Oracle
11 29 (18.59%) XML
12 26 (16.67%) Python
12 26 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
12 26 (16.67%) DevOps
13 24 (15.38%) WebLogic
13 24 (15.38%) PHP
13 24 (15.38%) Spring
13 24 (15.38%) AWS CloudFormation
14 23 (14.74%) HTML
14 23 (14.74%) SAN
15 22 (14.10%) Cisco
15 22 (14.10%) TDD
15 22 (14.10%) VMware Infrastructure
16 20 (12.82%) WAN
17 19 (12.18%) JBoss
17 19 (12.18%) Migration
18 18 (11.54%) Juniper
18 18 (11.54%) Tomcat
18 18 (11.54%) CentOS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 24 (15.38%) WebLogic
2 19 (12.18%) JBoss
3 18 (11.54%) Tomcat
4 17 (10.90%) WebSphere
5 14 (8.97%) Apache
6 13 (8.33%) Confluence
7 10 (6.41%) WebSphere Application Server
8 9 (5.77%) Drupal
9 7 (4.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (3.85%) MS Exchange
10 6 (3.85%) CMS
11 5 (3.21%) Alfresco
12 4 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (1.92%) WordPress
13 3 (1.92%) Node.js
14 2 (1.28%) uWSGI
15 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
15 1 (0.64%) Apache Solr
15 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (4.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.64%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (4.49%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 69 (44.23%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (15.38%) AWS CloudFormation
3 18 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (7.69%) Amazon S3
4 12 (7.69%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (27.56%) Network Security
2 23 (14.74%) SAN
3 20 (12.82%) WAN
4 17 (10.90%) Firewall
5 16 (10.26%) DNS
6 12 (7.69%) ADSL
7 9 (5.77%) TCP/IP
7 9 (5.77%) Wireless
8 7 (4.49%) LAN
9 3 (1.92%) SMTP
9 3 (1.92%) Internet
9 3 (1.92%) NAS
10 2 (1.28%) OSPF
10 2 (1.28%) BGP
11 1 (0.64%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (0.64%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.62%) MySQL
2 2 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.64%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.64%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.64%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.64%) Big Data
3 1 (0.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (8.33%) JUnit
1 13 (8.33%) JIRA
2 11 (7.05%) Cucumber
3 10 (6.41%) Subversion
4 7 (4.49%) Maven
4 7 (4.49%) Ant
5 5 (3.21%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.28%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.64%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.64%) Mercurial
General
1 11 (7.05%) Publishing
2 6 (3.85%) Finance
3 3 (1.92%) Banking
4 2 (1.28%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.64%) Games
5 1 (0.64%) Military
Job Titles
1 33 (21.15%) Developer
2 26 (16.67%) Administrator
3 25 (16.03%) Systems Administrator
4 18 (11.54%) Linux Administrator
5 17 (10.90%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 16 (10.26%) Java Developer
7 15 (9.62%) Network Engineer
7 15 (9.62%) DevOps Engineer
8 12 (7.69%) Development Engineer
8 12 (7.69%) Software Engineer
9 11 (7.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (5.77%) PHP Developer
11 8 (5.13%) Project Manager
12 6 (3.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 5 (3.21%) PHP LAMP Developer
13 5 (3.21%) Consultant
13 5 (3.21%) Analyst
13 5 (3.21%) Senior Developer
13 5 (3.21%) Technical Leader
13 5 (3.21%) LAMP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (31.41%) Web Services
2 29 (18.59%) XML
3 24 (15.38%) Spring
4 23 (14.74%) HTML
5 17 (10.90%) JSON
6 16 (10.26%) HTML5
7 14 (8.97%) EJB
8 13 (8.33%) REST
9 11 (7.05%) CSS
10 9 (5.77%) JSF
10 9 (5.77%) Ajax
10 9 (5.77%) LAMP
10 9 (5.77%) J2EE
11 8 (5.13%) XSLT
12 7 (4.49%) JSP
12 7 (4.49%) Oracle ADF
12 7 (4.49%) Oracle Fusion
12 7 (4.49%) JMS
13 6 (3.85%) Middleware
13 6 (3.85%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (5.13%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.21%) User Experience
3 5 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.56%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.92%) EqualLogic
5 3 (1.92%) Private Cloud
5 3 (1.92%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.92%) Symmetrix DMX
5 3 (1.92%) Device Driver
5 3 (1.92%) Replication
5 3 (1.92%) CLARiiON
5 3 (1.92%) Symmetrix
5 3 (1.92%) EMC Centera
5 3 (1.92%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (1.28%) Freedom of Information Act
6 2 (1.28%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.28%) Clustering
6 2 (1.28%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 65 (41.67%) Windows
2 47 (30.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 33 (21.15%) UNIX
4 18 (11.54%) CentOS
5 8 (5.13%) Fedora
6 5 (3.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.56%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.92%) HPUX
8 3 (1.92%) Solaris
8 3 (1.92%) Windows 2000
8 3 (1.92%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.64%) AIX
9 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.64%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.64%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (16.67%) DevOps
2 22 (14.10%) TDD
3 19 (12.18%) Migration
4 18 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (10.90%) Load Balancing
6 15 (9.62%) Software Engineering
7 13 (8.33%) BDD
8 12 (7.69%) Web Development
9 10 (6.41%) UML
9 10 (6.41%) Scrum
9 10 (6.41%) Network Monitoring
10 9 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (5.77%) OO
10 9 (5.77%) SOA
11 6 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (3.85%) Data Migration
11 6 (3.85%) Unit Testing
12 5 (3.21%) OO PHP
12 5 (3.21%) Project Management
12 5 (3.21%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 34 (21.79%) Java
2 26 (16.67%) Python
3 24 (15.38%) PHP
4 16 (10.26%) Shell Script
4 16 (10.26%) Bash Shell
5 15 (9.62%) JavaScript
6 12 (7.69%) Perl
6 12 (7.69%) SQL
7 7 (4.49%) C#
7 7 (4.49%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 7 (4.49%) XPath
7 7 (4.49%) XQuery
8 5 (3.21%) C++
9 4 (2.56%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.28%) CoffeeScript
10 2 (1.28%) C
10 2 (1.28%) Ruby
10 2 (1.28%) Embedded C
10 2 (1.28%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.64%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.41%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.85%) Degree
4 4 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.56%) MCSE
5 2 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.28%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.64%) RHCE
6 1 (0.64%) PhD
6 1 (0.64%) CCNP
6 1 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.85%) QA
2 3 (1.92%) SLA
3 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.64%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (14.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (5.77%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.21%) vSphere
4 4 (2.56%) XenDesktop
4 4 (2.56%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.56%) XenApp
5 3 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.92%) Snort
6 2 (1.28%) Shibboleth
6 2 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.64%) iptables
7 1 (0.64%) Varnish
7 1 (0.64%) NFS
7 1 (0.64%) Samba
7 1 (0.64%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 35 (22.44%) Puppet
2 8 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (4.49%) Oracle Identity Management
3 7 (4.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 7 (4.49%) Nagios
4 5 (3.21%) Cacti
4 5 (3.21%) Vagrant
4 5 (3.21%) Icinga
5 4 (2.56%) SCCM
5 4 (2.56%) SCOM
6 3 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.92%) OpenView
7 2 (1.28%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.64%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 50 (32.05%) Red Hat
2 31 (19.87%) VMware
3 29 (18.59%) Oracle
4 22 (14.10%) Cisco
5 18 (11.54%) Juniper
6 8 (5.13%) Microsoft
6 8 (5.13%) HP
6 8 (5.13%) Dell
7 5 (3.21%) CommVault
7 5 (3.21%) SolarWinds
7 5 (3.21%) Citrix
8 4 (2.56%) EMC
9 3 (1.92%) IBM
9 3 (1.92%) McAfee
9 3 (1.92%) 3PAR
9 3 (1.92%) Altiris
9 3 (1.92%) Dell KACE
9 3 (1.92%) Ruckus Wireless
10 2 (1.28%) NetApp
11 1 (0.64%) Veritas
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