The first table below looks at the demand for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Poole region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Poole region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 8 13 9
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Poole 6.25% 4.88% 4.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 20.00% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£338 £200 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.28% +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-19.46% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Poole
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
4 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Poole 12.50% 24.39% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
Average daily rate £254 £175 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.00% -58.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Poole

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Poole region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Poole

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Poole

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Poole region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Poole

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Poole

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Poole region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Poole

Linux
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Poole

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Poole 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 2 (100.00%) Ingres
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) NFS
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) AWK
2 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) SSH
2 1 (50.00%) Korn
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Poole by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Poole 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) Ingres
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Applications Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Lead Developer
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (50.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) AWK
2 1 (50.00%) Korn
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) NFS