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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 36 37 18
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -19
Contract jobs citing Linux 39 15 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 5.35% 2.82% 7.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.91% 11.19% 29.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 21
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £323 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £440 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £30.75 - £32.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 - £18.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 - £46.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £34.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.14% -8.00%
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
178 134 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 24.42% 25.19% 25.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 57 61
Average daily rate £300 £290 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -22.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £177 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £425 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 24 12
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.95 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £23.25 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -5 16 £356 +9.61% 13
Abingdon +7 1 - - 9
Banbury - 1 £300 -
Faringdon - 1 £375 - 2
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 52 (42.98%) Windows
2 45 (37.19%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (31.40%) Red Hat
4 31 (25.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 28 (23.14%) VMware
6 27 (22.31%) Python
7 26 (21.49%) Puppet
8 25 (20.66%) Web Services
9 24 (19.83%) XML
9 24 (19.83%) Java
9 24 (19.83%) Cisco
9 24 (19.83%) Network Security
10 21 (17.36%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (17.36%) UNIX
10 21 (17.36%) WAN
10 21 (17.36%) Juniper
10 21 (17.36%) PHP
11 20 (16.53%) CentOS
12 19 (15.70%) VMware Infrastructure
12 19 (15.70%) JavaScript
12 19 (15.70%) HTML
13 18 (14.88%) Firewall
14 17 (14.05%) WebLogic
14 17 (14.05%) SAN
14 17 (14.05%) Spring
15 16 (13.22%) TDD
15 16 (13.22%) MySQL
16 15 (12.40%) Oracle
16 15 (12.40%) Load Balancing
16 15 (12.40%) Microsoft Azure

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 17 (14.05%) WebLogic
2 14 (11.57%) Apache
3 11 (9.09%) Tomcat
3 11 (9.09%) JBoss
4 10 (8.26%) WebSphere
5 8 (6.61%) Drupal
6 7 (5.79%) Confluence
6 7 (5.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (4.96%) CMS
8 5 (4.13%) Alfresco
8 5 (4.13%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (4.13%) MS Exchange
9 4 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (2.48%) WordPress
11 2 (1.65%) Node.js
12 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.83%) Moodle
12 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.31%) Photoshop
1 4 (3.31%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.83%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 7 (5.79%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 45 (37.19%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (12.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (6.61%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (5.79%) Amazon SQS
4 7 (5.79%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.65%) IaaS
6 1 (0.83%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 24 (19.83%) Network Security
2 21 (17.36%) WAN
3 18 (14.88%) Firewall
4 17 (14.05%) SAN
5 14 (11.57%) DNS
6 10 (8.26%) ADSL
6 10 (8.26%) LAN
7 8 (6.61%) TCP/IP
8 7 (5.79%) Wireless
9 3 (2.48%) SMTP
9 3 (2.48%) Internet
10 2 (1.65%) OSPF
10 2 (1.65%) BGP
11 1 (0.83%) SSH
11 1 (0.83%) VPN
11 1 (0.83%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.22%) MySQL
2 1 (0.83%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (5.79%) Ant
1 7 (5.79%) JUnit
1 7 (5.79%) Subversion
1 7 (5.79%) Maven
1 7 (5.79%) JIRA
2 6 (4.96%) Cucumber
3 4 (3.31%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.83%) RSpec
4 1 (0.83%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 5 (4.13%) Finance
1 5 (4.13%) Publishing
2 2 (1.65%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.65%) Banking
3 1 (0.83%) Games
3 1 (0.83%) Military
Job Titles
1 29 (23.97%) Developer
2 19 (15.70%) Administrator
3 17 (14.05%) Systems Administrator
4 13 (10.74%) Linux Administrator
5 12 (9.92%) PHP Developer
6 11 (9.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 10 (8.26%) Development Engineer
7 10 (8.26%) Network Engineer
7 10 (8.26%) Software Engineer
8 9 (7.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (5.79%) Java Developer
9 7 (5.79%) Project Manager
10 5 (4.13%) PHP LAMP Developer
10 5 (4.13%) LAMP Developer
10 5 (4.13%) Technical Leader
11 4 (3.31%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (3.31%) DevOps Engineer
11 4 (3.31%) Analyst
12 3 (2.48%) Web Developer
12 3 (2.48%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (20.66%) Web Services
2 24 (19.83%) XML
3 19 (15.70%) HTML
4 17 (14.05%) Spring
5 12 (9.92%) CSS
5 12 (9.92%) HTML5
6 11 (9.09%) JSON
7 10 (8.26%) XSLT
8 9 (7.44%) LAMP
8 9 (7.44%) Ajax
9 8 (6.61%) JSF
9 8 (6.61%) J2EE
9 8 (6.61%) EJB
10 7 (5.79%) JSP
10 7 (5.79%) JMS
10 7 (5.79%) Oracle ADF
10 7 (5.79%) REST
10 7 (5.79%) Oracle Fusion
10 7 (5.79%) Middleware
11 6 (4.96%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.57%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (4.96%) Enterprise Storage
2 6 (4.96%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.13%) User Experience
4 4 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.31%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.48%) EqualLogic
5 3 (2.48%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.65%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.65%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.83%) CUDA
7 1 (0.83%) Social Gaming
7 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.83%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.83%) Clustering
7 1 (0.83%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.83%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.83%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.83%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (0.83%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 52 (42.98%) Windows
2 31 (25.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 21 (17.36%) UNIX
4 20 (16.53%) CentOS
5 5 (4.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.31%) Fedora
6 4 (3.31%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.65%) Solaris
8 2 (1.65%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.83%) Android
9 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (17.36%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (13.22%) TDD
3 15 (12.40%) Load Balancing
4 14 (11.57%) DevOps
5 12 (9.92%) Software Engineering
5 12 (9.92%) OO
6 9 (7.44%) UML
6 9 (7.44%) Migration
6 9 (7.44%) Unit Testing
6 9 (7.44%) BDD
7 8 (6.61%) Network Design
7 8 (6.61%) SOA
8 7 (5.79%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (5.79%) Scrum
8 7 (5.79%) Web Development
9 6 (4.96%) Open Source
10 5 (4.13%) OO PHP
10 5 (4.13%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (4.13%) Configuration Management
11 4 (3.31%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 27 (22.31%) Python
2 24 (19.83%) Java
3 21 (17.36%) PHP
4 19 (15.70%) JavaScript
5 14 (11.57%) Bash Shell
6 13 (10.74%) Shell Script
7 11 (9.09%) SQL
8 7 (5.79%) XQuery
8 7 (5.79%) Perl
8 7 (5.79%) XPath
8 7 (5.79%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 6 (4.96%) C#
10 5 (4.13%) Ruby
11 4 (3.31%) PowerShell
12 3 (2.48%) C++
13 2 (1.65%) CoffeeScript
14 1 (0.83%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.83%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 14 (11.57%) Security Cleared
2 12 (9.92%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.96%) CCNP
3 6 (4.96%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (4.96%) RHCE
4 3 (2.48%) Degree
4 3 (2.48%) MCSE
4 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.83%) PhD
6 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.13%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (15.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (7.44%) Active Directory
3 6 (4.96%) iptables
4 4 (3.31%) vSphere
5 3 (2.48%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (2.48%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.48%) XenApp
5 3 (2.48%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.83%) NFS
7 1 (0.83%) Snort
7 1 (0.83%) Samba
Systems Management
1 26 (21.49%) Puppet
2 7 (5.79%) Oracle Identity Management
2 7 (5.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 7 (5.79%) Nagios
2 7 (5.79%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (4.13%) Icinga
3 5 (4.13%) Vagrant
3 5 (4.13%) Cacti
4 4 (3.31%) SCCM
4 4 (3.31%) SCOM
5 3 (2.48%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.65%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.65%) Ansible
7 1 (0.83%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 38 (31.40%) Red Hat
2 28 (23.14%) VMware
3 24 (19.83%) Cisco
4 21 (17.36%) Juniper
5 15 (12.40%) Oracle
6 8 (6.61%) Dell
7 7 (5.79%) Microsoft
8 5 (4.13%) CommVault
8 5 (4.13%) SolarWinds
9 4 (3.31%) Adobe
9 4 (3.31%) HP
10 3 (2.48%) Citrix
10 3 (2.48%) Altiris
10 3 (2.48%) McAfee
10 3 (2.48%) Dell KACE
10 3 (2.48%) Ruckus Wireless
11 1 (0.83%) F5
11 1 (0.83%) Sophos
11 1 (0.83%) Perforce
11 1 (0.83%) NetApp
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