The table below looks at the statistics 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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 44 47 40
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Contract jobs citing Linux 9 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 2.39% 1.65% 2.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.06% 8.05% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Average daily rate
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£319 £381 £271
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.39% +40.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £298 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £502 £302
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £35.75 £47.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.73% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £39.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.32% +12.85%
Linux
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset region.

Operating Systems Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
64 87 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 16.98% 20.52% 40.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 62 30
Average daily rate £255 £325 £232
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.53% +40.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 5 17
Average hourly rate £20.19 £21.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.11% +115.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.40 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.10 £37.10 £16.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 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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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
Bath +3 5 £250 -28.57% 10
Taunton - 1 £445 - 8
Wells - 1 - -
Yeovil - - - -
Clevedon - - - -
Frome - - - -
Street - - - -
Linux
South West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 6 (40.00%) HTML
1 6 (40.00%) CSS
2 5 (33.33%) MySQL
3 4 (26.67%) PHP
3 4 (26.67%) SQL
3 4 (26.67%) UNIX
3 4 (26.67%) Windows
3 4 (26.67%) HTML5
3 4 (26.67%) CSS3
4 3 (20.00%) Laravel
4 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (20.00%) Java
4 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (20.00%) MVC
5 2 (13.33%) Spring
5 2 (13.33%) JSF
5 2 (13.33%) Maven
5 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (13.33%) VMware
5 2 (13.33%) Ubuntu
5 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
5 2 (13.33%) Java EE
5 2 (13.33%) JSON
5 2 (13.33%) WSUS
5 2 (13.33%) TDD
5 2 (13.33%) SCCM
5 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
5 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (13.33%) C

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 (13.33%) IIS
1 2 (13.33%) JBoss
1 2 (13.33%) Apache
1 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
1 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.67%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) MySQL
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (13.33%) Maven
2 2 (13.33%) Ant
2 2 (13.33%) JUnit
2 2 (13.33%) Eclipse
3 1 (6.67%) Subversion
General
1 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Web Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (13.33%) Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Software Developer
3 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) PHP Web Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Java Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Java Swing Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) CSS
1 6 (40.00%) HTML
2 4 (26.67%) HTML5
2 4 (26.67%) CSS3
3 3 (20.00%) Laravel
4 2 (13.33%) Java EE
4 2 (13.33%) JSON
4 2 (13.33%) J2EE
4 2 (13.33%) Spring
4 2 (13.33%) JSF
4 2 (13.33%) JSP
4 2 (13.33%) Struts
5 1 (6.67%) XML
5 1 (6.67%) Swing
5 1 (6.67%) AWT
5 1 (6.67%) Ajax
5 1 (6.67%) RESTful
5 1 (6.67%) Backbone.js
5 1 (6.67%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) UNIX
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) AIX
2 2 (13.33%) Ubuntu
2 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) MVC
2 2 (13.33%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) TDD
2 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (6.67%) UML
3 1 (6.67%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) PHP
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) Java
2 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (13.33%) C
3 2 (13.33%) Python
3 2 (13.33%) C++
4 1 (6.67%) Embedded C
4 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
4 1 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) WSUS
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle
1 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
1 2 (13.33%) VMware