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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 42 30 37
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +7
Contract jobs citing Linux 8 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 2.19% 3.29% 1.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.38% 12.96% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.64 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.63% -
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
52 54 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 14.25% 25.35% 20.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 29 17
Average daily rate £325 £288 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -0.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £120 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £320 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 7
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.30 £15.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.62% +25.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £19.30 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £19.30 £25.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 September 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 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
Street -9 1 £500 +5.26%
Yeovil - 1 £500 -
Bath - - - - 19
Bridgwater - - - -
Frome - - - -
Linux
South West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 5 (33.33%) Java
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
1 5 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 4 (26.67%) PHP
2 4 (26.67%) MySQL
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle
2 4 (26.67%) VMware
2 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
3 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (20.00%) WebLogic
3 3 (20.00%) Perl
3 3 (20.00%) Solaris
3 3 (20.00%) UNIX
3 3 (20.00%) Python
3 3 (20.00%) LDAP
3 3 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (20.00%) Internet
3 3 (20.00%) Migration
3 3 (20.00%) LAMP
3 3 (20.00%) Debian
3 3 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (13.33%) Scrum
4 2 (13.33%) Samba
4 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (13.33%) Firewall
4 2 (13.33%) IPsec
4 2 (13.33%) Citrix

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 3 (20.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (13.33%) Apache
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (13.33%) nginx
2 2 (13.33%) Confluence
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (13.33%) MediaWiki
3 1 (6.67%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) LDAP
1 3 (20.00%) Internet
2 2 (13.33%) OSPF
2 2 (13.33%) BGP
2 2 (13.33%) EIGRP
2 2 (13.33%) Firewall
2 2 (13.33%) IPsec
2 2 (13.33%) Network Security
2 2 (13.33%) LAN
2 2 (13.33%) WAN
2 2 (13.33%) VPN
2 2 (13.33%) IPv6
2 2 (13.33%) SAN
3 1 (6.67%) DNS
3 1 (6.67%) HTTPS
3 1 (6.67%) DHCP
3 1 (6.67%) HTTP
3 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.67%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) MySQL
1 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
2 3 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (13.33%) RDBMS
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Subversion
1 2 (13.33%) JIRA
1 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (13.33%) Hudson
1 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Support
4 1 (6.67%) DBA
4 1 (6.67%) UNIX Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Python Developer
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Server Technician
4 1 (6.67%) Python/Django Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Perl Developer
4 1 (6.67%) PHP Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) LAMP
2 2 (13.33%) Django
2 2 (13.33%) Middleware
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (6.67%) WebCenter
3 1 (6.67%) HTML5
3 1 (6.67%) CSS3
3 1 (6.67%) Spring
3 1 (6.67%) HTML
3 1 (6.67%) CSS
3 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Clustering
1 2 (13.33%) Wiki
2 1 (6.67%) Open Source
2 1 (6.67%) CESG
2 1 (6.67%) Statistics
2 1 (6.67%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Solaris
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (20.00%) Debian
2 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (20.00%) UNIX
3 2 (13.33%) Ubuntu
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) CentOS
4 1 (6.67%) SUSE
4 1 (6.67%) AIX
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (13.33%) Scrum
2 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
2 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (13.33%) DevOps
2 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Java
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) PHP
3 3 (20.00%) Perl
3 3 (20.00%) Python
4 2 (13.33%) Ruby
4 2 (13.33%) Bash Shell
5 1 (6.67%) Erlang
5 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.67%) C
5 1 (6.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) CCNA
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (13.33%) Postfix
2 2 (13.33%) XenServer
2 2 (13.33%) Samba
2 2 (13.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (6.67%) Squid
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) WSUS
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
1 2 (13.33%) ZABBIX
1 2 (13.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 4 (26.67%) VMware
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (13.33%) Sun
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix
3 2 (13.33%) NetApp
4 1 (6.67%) Google
4 1 (6.67%) Zend
4 1 (6.67%) JBoss