The first table below looks at the demand for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Somerset 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 47 40 29
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -11
Contract jobs citing Linux 7 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.65% 2.44% 4.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.61% 6.17% 21.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 4
Average daily rate £381 £271 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.68% -13.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £240 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £302 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
Operating Systems Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
92 81 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 21.65% 39.51% 20.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 28 11
Average daily rate £325 £232 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.08% -17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £175 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £320 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 8
Average hourly rate £15.00 £10.00 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -18.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.70 £16.20 £17.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Linux
South West

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bath -6 5 £350 - 17
Street - 1 £540 -
Taunton - - - -
Templecombe - - - -
Yeovil - - - - 1
Bridgwater - - - - 5
Shepton Mallet - - - - 1
Linux
South West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 7 (63.64%) MySQL
2 6 (54.55%) Java
3 5 (45.45%) PHP
3 5 (45.45%) SQL
4 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 4 (36.36%) CSS
4 4 (36.36%) UNIX
4 4 (36.36%) HTML
4 4 (36.36%) LAMP
5 3 (27.27%) Python
5 3 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (27.27%) Bash Shell
5 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
6 2 (18.18%) Publishing
6 2 (18.18%) Samba
6 2 (18.18%) Debian
6 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
6 2 (18.18%) Django
6 2 (18.18%) HTML5
6 2 (18.18%) Apache
6 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
6 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
6 2 (18.18%) OOD
6 2 (18.18%) Eclipse
6 2 (18.18%) Subversion
6 2 (18.18%) LDAP
6 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
7 1 (9.09%) EIGRP
7 1 (9.09%) JMS
7 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 2 (18.18%) Apache
2 1 (9.09%) Joomla!
2 1 (9.09%) Node.js
2 1 (9.09%) MediaWiki
2 1 (9.09%) WordPress
2 1 (9.09%) nginx
2 1 (9.09%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) LDAP
2 1 (9.09%) EIGRP
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) IPsec
2 1 (9.09%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
2 1 (9.09%) HTTP
2 1 (9.09%) VPN
2 1 (9.09%) IPv6
2 1 (9.09%) OSPF
2 1 (9.09%) BGP
2 1 (9.09%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) MySQL
2 3 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
3 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
1 2 (18.18%) Eclipse
1 2 (18.18%) Subversion
2 1 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) JUnit
2 1 (9.09%) Hudson
2 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (18.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) PHP Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Python Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Development Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Software Development Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Python/Django Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) CSS
1 4 (36.36%) HTML
1 4 (36.36%) LAMP
2 2 (18.18%) Django
2 2 (18.18%) HTML5
3 1 (9.09%) JMS
3 1 (9.09%) XHTML
3 1 (9.09%) JSP
3 1 (9.09%) Servlets
3 1 (9.09%) Web Services
3 1 (9.09%) XML
3 1 (9.09%) J2EE
3 1 (9.09%) EJB
3 1 (9.09%) CSS3
3 1 (9.09%) Mustache
3 1 (9.09%) Sass
3 1 (9.09%) jQuery
3 1 (9.09%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) UNIX
2 2 (18.18%) Debian
3 1 (9.09%) SUSE
3 1 (9.09%) Ubuntu
3 1 (9.09%) Mac OS X
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (9.09%) Windows
3 1 (9.09%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
1 2 (18.18%) OOD
1 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
2 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
2 1 (9.09%) Web Development
2 1 (9.09%) UML
2 1 (9.09%) OOP
2 1 (9.09%) OO
2 1 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (9.09%) Scrum
2 1 (9.09%) Web Design
2 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (9.09%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Java
2 5 (45.45%) PHP
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 3 (27.27%) Python
4 3 (27.27%) Bash Shell
5 1 (9.09%) Ruby
5 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
5 1 (9.09%) Perl
5 1 (9.09%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Samba
2 1 (9.09%) Squid
2 1 (9.09%) Xen
2 1 (9.09%) SpamAssassin
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) Postfix
2 1 (9.09%) XenServer
2 1 (9.09%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Puppet
1 1 (9.09%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
2 1 (9.09%) Google
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) VMware
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