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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 10 33 27
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -6
Contract jobs citing Linux 74 18 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 10.38% 3.68% 4.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.14% 17.31% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 6 11
Average daily rate
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£380 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £260 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
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
194 104 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 27.21% 21.27% 26.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 29 41
Average daily rate £340 £238 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.15% -26.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £88 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £319 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 30 29
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.09 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-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 31 March 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 31 March 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 31 March 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 +17 45 £388 +19.23% 14
Kidlington - 4 £375 -
Banbury - 2 £295 - 3
Abingdon +1 1 - - 2
Witney - - - -
Bicester - - - -
Chinnor - - - - 1
Faringdon - - - - 1
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 45 (36.29%) Red Hat
2 41 (33.06%) Web Services
3 40 (32.26%) Puppet
4 39 (31.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 39 (31.45%) Amazon AWS
5 38 (30.65%) Network Security
5 38 (30.65%) DevOps
6 36 (29.03%) Oracle
7 33 (26.61%) Java
8 32 (25.81%) Windows
9 31 (25.00%) AWS CloudFormation
10 30 (24.19%) UNIX
11 29 (23.39%) Enterprise Software
12 22 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
13 20 (16.13%) Migration
13 20 (16.13%) PHP
13 20 (16.13%) SQL
14 19 (15.32%) Python
15 18 (14.52%) XML
16 17 (13.71%) SAN
17 16 (12.90%) TDD
17 16 (12.90%) Spring
17 16 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
18 15 (12.10%) CentOS
18 15 (12.10%) Software Engineering
18 15 (12.10%) Perl
18 15 (12.10%) WebLogic
19 14 (11.29%) Apache
19 14 (11.29%) Cisco
19 14 (11.29%) Scrum

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 15 (12.10%) WebLogic
2 14 (11.29%) Apache
3 13 (10.48%) Confluence
4 10 (8.06%) JBoss
5 9 (7.26%) Tomcat
6 8 (6.45%) WebSphere
6 8 (6.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (4.84%) uWSGI
7 6 (4.84%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (4.03%) Node.js
9 3 (2.42%) WordPress
10 2 (1.61%) Drupal
10 2 (1.61%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.81%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.81%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 3 (2.42%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (6.45%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 39 (31.45%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (25.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 9 (7.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (4.84%) Amazon S3
4 6 (4.84%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (30.65%) Network Security
2 17 (13.71%) SAN
3 13 (10.48%) WAN
4 10 (8.06%) DNS
5 8 (6.45%) ADSL
5 8 (6.45%) Firewall
6 6 (4.84%) Wireless
6 6 (4.84%) TCP/IP
6 6 (4.84%) VLAN
7 4 (3.23%) LAN
8 3 (2.42%) SMTP
8 3 (2.42%) LDAP
8 3 (2.42%) NAS
9 2 (1.61%) Internet
9 2 (1.61%) OSPF
9 2 (1.61%) BGP
10 1 (0.81%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.81%) SSH
10 1 (0.81%) VPN
10 1 (0.81%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.68%) Big Data
2 10 (8.06%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (7.26%) MySQL
4 8 (6.45%) Hadoop
5 5 (4.03%) MongoDB
5 5 (4.03%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.42%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.61%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.61%) Star Schema
8 1 (0.81%) HBase
8 1 (0.81%) MarkLogic
8 1 (0.81%) Sqoop
8 1 (0.81%) Impala
Development Applications
1 14 (11.29%) JIRA
2 13 (10.48%) Subversion
3 8 (6.45%) Git (software)
4 7 (5.65%) Maven
4 7 (5.65%) Ant
4 7 (5.65%) JUnit
4 7 (5.65%) Cucumber
4 7 (5.65%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.81%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.81%) PyUnit
5 1 (0.81%) Selenium
General
1 12 (9.68%) Publishing
2 2 (1.61%) Finance
3 1 (0.81%) Games
3 1 (0.81%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (21.77%) DevOps Engineer
2 24 (19.35%) Developer
2 24 (19.35%) Administrator
3 21 (16.94%) Systems Administrator
4 17 (13.71%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 17 (13.71%) Linux Administrator
5 11 (8.87%) Network Engineer
6 10 (8.06%) Java Developer
6 10 (8.06%) Development Engineer
7 9 (7.26%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 8 (6.45%) Senior Developer
9 6 (4.84%) Software Engineer
10 5 (4.03%) Architect
10 5 (4.03%) Data Architect
10 5 (4.03%) Consultant
10 5 (4.03%) Big Data Architect
10 5 (4.03%) AWS Architect
10 5 (4.03%) Full Stack Developer
10 5 (4.03%) Senior Full Stack Developer
10 5 (4.03%) Senior Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (33.06%) Web Services
2 18 (14.52%) XML
3 16 (12.90%) Spring
4 12 (9.68%) HTML
5 10 (8.06%) JSF
5 10 (8.06%) J2EE
6 9 (7.26%) Ajax
7 8 (6.45%) JMS
7 8 (6.45%) EJB
7 8 (6.45%) XSLT
7 8 (6.45%) Oracle ADF
7 8 (6.45%) Oracle Fusion
8 7 (5.65%) HTML5
8 7 (5.65%) REST
8 7 (5.65%) JSON
8 7 (5.65%) Middleware
9 6 (4.84%) CSS
9 6 (4.84%) Regular Expression
9 6 (4.84%) WSGI
10 5 (4.03%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 29 (23.39%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (4.84%) Wiki
3 3 (2.42%) Symmetrix DMX
3 3 (2.42%) EqualLogic
3 3 (2.42%) Device Driver
3 3 (2.42%) Replication
3 3 (2.42%) CLARiiON
3 3 (2.42%) Symmetrix
3 3 (2.42%) EMC Centera
3 3 (2.42%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (1.61%) Data Extraction
4 2 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.61%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.61%) Open Source
5 1 (0.81%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.81%) Social Gaming
5 1 (0.81%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.81%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 39 (31.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 32 (25.81%) Windows
3 30 (24.19%) UNIX
4 15 (12.10%) CentOS
5 5 (4.03%) Solaris
6 4 (3.23%) Fedora
7 3 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.42%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.42%) Windows 2000
7 3 (2.42%) Windows NT
7 3 (2.42%) HPUX
8 1 (0.81%) AIX
8 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.81%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (30.65%) DevOps
2 22 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (16.13%) Migration
4 16 (12.90%) TDD
4 16 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (12.10%) Software Engineering
6 14 (11.29%) Scrum
7 13 (10.48%) Network Monitoring
8 12 (9.68%) BDD
8 12 (9.68%) Web Development
9 10 (8.06%) SOA
10 9 (7.26%) Load Balancing
11 8 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (6.45%) Configuration Management
12 7 (5.65%) UML
12 7 (5.65%) OO
12 7 (5.65%) Unit Testing
13 5 (4.03%) Analytics
14 4 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
14 4 (3.23%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 33 (26.61%) Java
2 20 (16.13%) PHP
2 20 (16.13%) SQL
3 19 (15.32%) Python
4 15 (12.10%) Perl
5 11 (8.87%) Bash Shell
6 8 (6.45%) XPath
6 8 (6.45%) Scala
6 8 (6.45%) C++
6 8 (6.45%) XQuery
6 8 (6.45%) JavaScript
7 7 (5.65%) Shell Script
7 7 (5.65%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 5 (4.03%) C#
9 3 (2.42%) C
9 3 (2.42%) Embedded C
9 3 (2.42%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 6 (4.84%) RHCT
1 6 (4.84%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.42%) Degree
4 2 (1.61%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.61%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.81%) MCSE
5 1 (0.81%) CCNA
5 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.42%) SLA
2 2 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 12 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.84%) Shibboleth
3 5 (4.03%) Active Directory
4 4 (3.23%) vSphere
5 3 (2.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (1.61%) HDFS
6 2 (1.61%) Snort
6 2 (1.61%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.61%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.61%) XenApp
7 1 (0.81%) XenServer
7 1 (0.81%) Firmware
7 1 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.81%) Varnish
7 1 (0.81%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 40 (32.26%) Puppet
2 8 (6.45%) Oracle Identity Management
2 8 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (5.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 7 (5.65%) Nagios
4 3 (2.42%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.42%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 3 (2.42%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (2.42%) OpenView
5 1 (0.81%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.81%) SCCM
5 1 (0.81%) Cacti
5 1 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.81%) Ansible
5 1 (0.81%) Icinga
Vendors
1 45 (36.29%) Red Hat
2 36 (29.03%) Oracle
3 14 (11.29%) Cisco
4 13 (10.48%) VMware
5 9 (7.26%) Juniper
6 7 (5.65%) EMC
6 7 (5.65%) HP
7 5 (4.03%) Microsoft
7 5 (4.03%) Twitter
8 4 (3.23%) Veritas
8 4 (3.23%) Dell
9 3 (2.42%) Sun
9 3 (2.42%) IBM
9 3 (2.42%) Citrix
9 3 (2.42%) Dell KACE
9 3 (2.42%) Ruckus Wireless
9 3 (2.42%) Altiris
9 3 (2.42%) 3PAR
10 1 (0.81%) Tableau
10 1 (0.81%) SolarWinds
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