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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 35 21 19
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 20 32 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 3.60% 6.74% 7.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.79% 28.32% 33.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 20 20
Average daily rate
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£488 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £323 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £501 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £23.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +43.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.53 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.93% -
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
145 113 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 26.08% 23.79% 22.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 54 43
Average daily rate £306 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 19
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £27.50 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.15 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.19% -8.82%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -3 7 £500 +11.11% 14
Wallingford - - - -
Abingdon - - - - 2
Banbury - - - - 1
Bicester - - - -
Faringdon - - - - 1
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (41.86%) Java
2 15 (34.88%) XML
3 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (30.23%) XSLT
4 13 (30.23%) SQL
4 13 (30.23%) Oracle
5 12 (27.91%) Spring
6 11 (25.58%) HTML
6 11 (25.58%) Windows
6 11 (25.58%) SOA
7 10 (23.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 10 (23.26%) JMS
7 10 (23.26%) XQuery
7 10 (23.26%) Ant
7 10 (23.26%) J2EE
7 10 (23.26%) WebLogic
7 10 (23.26%) JSF
7 10 (23.26%) Maven
7 10 (23.26%) Ajax
7 10 (23.26%) Oracle ADF
7 10 (23.26%) Scrum
7 10 (23.26%) XPath
7 10 (23.26%) Oracle Fusion
7 10 (23.26%) Oracle BPM
7 10 (23.26%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 10 (23.26%) Oracle Identity Management
7 10 (23.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 10 (23.26%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (20.93%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (20.93%) Middleware

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 10 (23.26%) WebLogic
1 10 (23.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (6.98%) Apache
3 2 (4.65%) Drupal
4 1 (2.33%) CMS
4 1 (2.33%) concrete5
4 1 (2.33%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.65%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (4.65%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.33%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 10 (23.26%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (4.65%) Magento
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (2.33%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) GitHub
1 2 (4.65%) Heroku
1 2 (4.65%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) HTTP
1 4 (9.30%) TCP/IP
1 4 (9.30%) SAN
2 2 (4.65%) Firewall
2 2 (4.65%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (4.65%) SSH
2 2 (4.65%) DNS
3 1 (2.33%) LDAP
3 1 (2.33%) LAN
3 1 (2.33%) WAN
3 1 (2.33%) iSCSI
3 1 (2.33%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (2.33%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (2.33%) Modbus
3 1 (2.33%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.60%) MySQL
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.65%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (23.26%) Ant
1 10 (23.26%) Maven
2 5 (11.63%) Git (software)
3 4 (9.30%) NetBeans
3 4 (9.30%) Subversion
3 4 (9.30%) Eclipse
4 2 (4.65%) Karma Test Runner
4 2 (4.65%) Sublime Text
4 2 (4.65%) RSpec
4 2 (4.65%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.65%) JUnit
5 1 (2.33%) GNU Toolchain
5 1 (2.33%) Mercurial
General
1 2 (4.65%) Marketing
2 1 (2.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (34.88%) Developer
2 8 (18.60%) Software Engineer
3 6 (13.95%) Administrator
4 5 (11.63%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.98%) Technical Leader
5 3 (6.98%) Network Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Middleware Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Linux Support Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Java Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Ruby Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Programmer
6 2 (4.65%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (4.65%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Linux Support
6 2 (4.65%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (34.88%) XML
2 13 (30.23%) XSLT
3 12 (27.91%) Spring
4 11 (25.58%) HTML
5 10 (23.26%) JMS
5 10 (23.26%) J2EE
5 10 (23.26%) JSF
5 10 (23.26%) Ajax
5 10 (23.26%) Oracle ADF
5 10 (23.26%) Oracle Fusion
6 9 (20.93%) Middleware
7 8 (18.60%) CSS
8 4 (9.30%) Backbone.js
8 4 (9.30%) jQuery
8 4 (9.30%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (4.65%) HTML5
9 2 (4.65%) AngularJS
9 2 (4.65%) Spring MVC
9 2 (4.65%) LAMP
9 2 (4.65%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.65%) Physics
2 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.33%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.58%) Windows
2 5 (11.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (9.30%) Mac OS
4 3 (6.98%) UNIX
4 3 (6.98%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.65%) Apple iOS
5 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.65%) Mac OS X
5 2 (4.65%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.33%) Solaris
6 1 (2.33%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.33%) SUSE
6 1 (2.33%) Debian
6 1 (2.33%) Android
6 1 (2.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (25.58%) SOA
3 10 (23.26%) Scrum
4 9 (20.93%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (18.60%) Software Engineering
6 7 (16.28%) Unit Testing
7 6 (13.95%) UML
8 5 (11.63%) E-Commerce
8 5 (11.63%) OOD
9 4 (9.30%) MVC
9 4 (9.30%) TDD
9 4 (9.30%) OO
10 3 (6.98%) OOA/OOD
10 3 (6.98%) Workflow
10 3 (6.98%) Performance Tuning
11 2 (4.65%) Information Management
11 2 (4.65%) CRM
12 1 (2.33%) OOP
12 1 (2.33%) Web Analytics
12 1 (2.33%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (41.86%) Java
2 13 (30.23%) SQL
3 10 (23.26%) XQuery
3 10 (23.26%) XPath
3 10 (23.26%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 9 (20.93%) C++
5 8 (18.60%) JavaScript
6 6 (13.95%) Ruby
6 6 (13.95%) PHP
7 5 (11.63%) C
8 4 (9.30%) Embedded C++
9 3 (6.98%) Embedded C
10 1 (2.33%) C#
10 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
10 1 (2.33%) PHP5
10 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) PhD
3 1 (2.33%) CCNP
3 1 (2.33%) CCNA
3 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.33%) vCloud
1 1 (2.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 1 (2.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (23.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 10 (23.26%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (4.65%) Puppet
3 1 (2.33%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.33%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (2.33%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (2.33%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 13 (30.23%) Oracle
2 5 (11.63%) Red Hat
3 4 (9.30%) VMware
3 4 (9.30%) Cisco
3 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.33%) SAP
4 1 (2.33%) Apple
4 1 (2.33%) JD Edwards
4 1 (2.33%) NetApp
4 1 (2.33%) Veritas
4 1 (2.33%) Dell
4 1 (2.33%) EMC
4 1 (2.33%) Juniper
4 1 (2.33%) Sun
4 1 (2.33%) Google
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