The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Salisbury region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 1 18 6
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -12
Contract jobs citing Linux 13 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salisbury 50.00% 1.43% 15.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 86.67% 6.25% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate
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£405 £390 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 4
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -13.33%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Salisbury region.

Operating Systems Category
Salisbury
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
15 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salisbury 57.69% 22.86% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 3
Average daily rate £390 £120 £161
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+225.00% -25.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £95 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £390 £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 7
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Salisbury

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Salisbury

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Salisbury

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Salisbury

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Salisbury

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Salisbury

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Salisbury

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Salisbury 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 8 (57.14%) C++
2 7 (50.00%) VMware
3 6 (42.86%) Apache
3 6 (42.86%) DV Cleared
3 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 5 (35.71%) UNIX
4 5 (35.71%) Java
4 5 (35.71%) Configuration Management
4 5 (35.71%) Electronics
4 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
4 5 (35.71%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (35.71%) SQLite
5 4 (28.57%) Degree
5 4 (28.57%) C
5 4 (28.57%) Oracle
5 4 (28.57%) Windows
5 4 (28.57%) Tomcat
5 4 (28.57%) Python
5 4 (28.57%) Multithreading
5 4 (28.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 4 (28.57%) SDLC
6 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (21.43%) Puppet
6 3 (21.43%) iSCSI
6 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
6 3 (21.43%) Hadoop
6 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (21.43%) CentOS
6 3 (21.43%) LDAP
6 3 (21.43%) Solaris

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Salisbury by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Salisbury 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 6 (42.86%) Apache
2 4 (28.57%) Tomcat
3 2 (14.29%) WebLogic
3 2 (14.29%) JBoss
4 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (7.14%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
4 1 (7.14%) GlassFish
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) LDAP
1 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
1 3 (21.43%) SAN
1 3 (21.43%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQLite
2 3 (21.43%) Hadoop
2 3 (21.43%) MySQL
2 3 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) JIRA
2 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.14%) Hudson
3 1 (7.14%) Toad
3 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 5 (35.71%) Electronics
2 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Software Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) C++ Software Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Systems Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Linux Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Designer
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Designer
4 1 (7.14%) Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Software Tester
4 1 (7.14%) C++ Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (7.14%) J2EE
2 1 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Wiki
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) UNIX
1 5 (35.71%) Embedded Linux
2 4 (28.57%) Windows
3 3 (21.43%) CentOS
3 3 (21.43%) Solaris
4 1 (7.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Configuration Management
1 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
2 4 (28.57%) SDLC
2 4 (28.57%) Multithreading
3 2 (14.29%) Data Mapping
3 2 (14.29%) Validation
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) TDD
4 1 (7.14%) Data Management
4 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) C++
2 5 (35.71%) Java
3 4 (28.57%) Python
3 4 (28.57%) C
4 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
4 3 (21.43%) MATLAB
4 3 (21.43%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) DV Cleared
1 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) Degree
3 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 3 (21.43%) RHCE
4 1 (7.14%) OCP
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
1 3 (21.43%) Samba
1 3 (21.43%) VMware ESX
1 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Puppet
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (7.14%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) VMware
2 4 (28.57%) Oracle
3 3 (21.43%) Sun
3 3 (21.43%) Red Hat
4 1 (7.14%) NetApp
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft