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 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 31 20 15
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -5
Contract jobs citing Linux 27 29 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 4.51% 6.43% 7.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.09% 26.36% 31.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 20 17
Average daily rate
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£495 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £501 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.50 £36.88 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.83% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
158 110 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 26.38% 24.39% 23.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 51 43
Average daily rate £320 £351 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.89% +8.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £214 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £448 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 12 16
Average hourly rate £15.25 £20.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.75% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £27.50 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -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 2 October 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
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 October 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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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 -4 11 £525 +16.66% 14
Wallingford - - - - 1
Abingdon - - - - 2
Banbury - - - -
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 18 (39.13%) Java
1 18 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (34.78%) SQL
2 16 (34.78%) Oracle
3 15 (32.61%) XML
3 15 (32.61%) Spring
4 14 (30.43%) XSLT
4 14 (30.43%) SOA
5 13 (28.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 13 (28.26%) XQuery
5 13 (28.26%) JMS
5 13 (28.26%) Ant
5 13 (28.26%) J2EE
5 13 (28.26%) WebLogic
5 13 (28.26%) JSF
5 13 (28.26%) Maven
5 13 (28.26%) Ajax
5 13 (28.26%) Scrum
5 13 (28.26%) Oracle ADF
5 13 (28.26%) XPath
5 13 (28.26%) Oracle Fusion
5 13 (28.26%) Oracle BPM
5 13 (28.26%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 13 (28.26%) Oracle Identity Management
5 13 (28.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 13 (28.26%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (26.09%) MySQL
7 11 (23.91%) Middleware
8 10 (21.74%) HTML
8 10 (21.74%) PHP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 13 (28.26%) WebLogic
1 13 (28.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (13.04%) Apache
3 5 (10.87%) Drupal
4 1 (2.17%) CMS
4 1 (2.17%) concrete5
4 1 (2.17%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.35%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (4.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (28.26%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (4.35%) Magento
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (2.17%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Heroku
1 2 (4.35%) Amazon S3
1 2 (4.35%) GitHub
2 1 (2.17%) Google App Engine
2 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) SAN
2 2 (4.35%) Firewall
2 2 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (4.35%) SSH
2 2 (4.35%) HTTP
2 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.35%) DNS
3 1 (2.17%) LDAP
3 1 (2.17%) LAN
3 1 (2.17%) WAN
3 1 (2.17%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (2.17%) iSCSI
3 1 (2.17%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.09%) MySQL
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (4.35%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (28.26%) Ant
1 13 (28.26%) Maven
2 7 (15.22%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.52%) Subversion
3 3 (6.52%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.52%) JIRA
3 3 (6.52%) Selenium
4 2 (4.35%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.35%) Karma Test Runner
4 2 (4.35%) Sublime Text
4 2 (4.35%) RSpec
5 1 (2.17%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.17%) NetBeans
5 1 (2.17%) Mercurial
5 1 (2.17%) GNU Toolchain
General
1 2 (4.35%) Marketing
2 1 (2.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (34.78%) Developer
2 7 (15.22%) Software Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) Administrator
4 5 (10.87%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (8.70%) Technical Leader
6 3 (6.52%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Network Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Middleware Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Software Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Linux Support Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 2 (4.35%) SOA Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Ruby Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Development Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Programmer
7 2 (4.35%) Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Web Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (32.61%) XML
1 15 (32.61%) Spring
2 14 (30.43%) XSLT
3 13 (28.26%) JMS
3 13 (28.26%) J2EE
3 13 (28.26%) JSF
3 13 (28.26%) Ajax
3 13 (28.26%) Oracle ADF
3 13 (28.26%) Oracle Fusion
4 11 (23.91%) Middleware
5 10 (21.74%) HTML
6 9 (19.57%) CSS
7 6 (13.04%) LAMP
8 4 (8.70%) jQuery
8 4 (8.70%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (8.70%) Backbone.js
9 2 (4.35%) Spring MVC
9 2 (4.35%) HTML5
9 2 (4.35%) AngularJS
9 2 (4.35%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.26%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.35%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.17%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.17%) Physics
3 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.57%) Windows
2 5 (10.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (8.70%) Mac OS
4 3 (6.52%) UNIX
4 3 (6.52%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.35%) Apple iOS
5 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.35%) Mac OS X
5 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.35%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.17%) Solaris
6 1 (2.17%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.17%) SUSE
6 1 (2.17%) Debian
6 1 (2.17%) Android
6 1 (2.17%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (30.43%) SOA
3 13 (28.26%) Scrum
4 10 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (19.57%) Unit Testing
6 8 (17.39%) E-Commerce
7 7 (15.22%) Software Engineering
8 4 (8.70%) MVC
8 4 (8.70%) TDD
8 4 (8.70%) OO
9 3 (6.52%) UML
9 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (6.52%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (4.35%) Migration
10 2 (4.35%) Web Development
10 2 (4.35%) Supplier Management
10 2 (4.35%) CRM
10 2 (4.35%) OOD
11 1 (2.17%) OOP
11 1 (2.17%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 18 (39.13%) Java
2 16 (34.78%) SQL
3 13 (28.26%) XQuery
3 13 (28.26%) XPath
3 13 (28.26%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 10 (21.74%) PHP
5 9 (19.57%) JavaScript
6 6 (13.04%) Ruby
7 5 (10.87%) C++
8 3 (6.52%) C
8 3 (6.52%) Embedded C
8 3 (6.52%) Embedded C++
9 1 (2.17%) Python
9 1 (2.17%) Perl
9 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.17%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) PhD
2 1 (2.17%) CCNP
2 1 (2.17%) CCNA
2 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Firmware
1 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.17%) vCloud
1 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 1 (2.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (28.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 13 (28.26%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (4.35%) Puppet
3 1 (2.17%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.17%) Capistrano
3 1 (2.17%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (2.17%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 16 (34.78%) Oracle
2 5 (10.87%) Red Hat
3 4 (8.70%) VMware
3 4 (8.70%) Cisco
3 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.35%) Google
5 1 (2.17%) SAP
5 1 (2.17%) NetApp
5 1 (2.17%) Veritas
5 1 (2.17%) Apple
5 1 (2.17%) JD Edwards
5 1 (2.17%) Sun
5 1 (2.17%) Dell
5 1 (2.17%) EMC
5 1 (2.17%) Juniper
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