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 3 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 37 48 33
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -15
Contract jobs citing Linux 12 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 3.39% 1.73% 2.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.44% 10.29% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 1
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£388 £375 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -21.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.89% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
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
73 68 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 20.62% 16.79% 25.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 44 14
Average daily rate £328 £325 £223
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.76% +46.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £195 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 10
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% -27.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.85 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.92 £36.00 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram 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 3 July 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 +4 5 £388 +1.63% 6
Taunton +15 1 - - 2
Templecombe - 1 - -
Wells - 1 - -
Linux
South West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 7 (36.84%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) HTML
2 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
2 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle
2 5 (26.32%) CSS
2 5 (26.32%) UNIX
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 4 (21.05%) Solaris
3 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
4 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
4 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
4 3 (15.79%) Ajax
4 3 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (15.79%) RESTful
4 3 (15.79%) HTML5
4 3 (15.79%) Node.js
4 3 (15.79%) CSS3
4 3 (15.79%) AngularJS
4 3 (15.79%) Backbone.js
4 3 (15.79%) KnockoutJS
4 3 (15.79%) C++
4 3 (15.79%) HTTP
4 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
4 3 (15.79%) PHP
4 3 (15.79%) Java
4 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
5 2 (10.53%) TDD
5 2 (10.53%) Subversion

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 3 (15.79%) Node.js
2 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
2 2 (10.53%) JBoss
2 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) HTTP
2 1 (5.26%) SAN
2 1 (5.26%) Firewall
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (5.26%) NAS
2 1 (5.26%) FCoE
2 1 (5.26%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (5.26%) Multicast
2 1 (5.26%) LAN
2 1 (5.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) DB2
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Ant
1 2 (10.53%) JUnit
1 2 (10.53%) Eclipse
1 2 (10.53%) Subversion
1 2 (10.53%) Maven
2 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Administrator
3 3 (15.79%) Java Developer
3 3 (15.79%) JavaScript Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Software Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Front-End Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (10.53%) Software Developer
4 2 (10.53%) DBA
4 2 (10.53%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (5.26%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) CSS
1 5 (26.32%) HTML
2 3 (15.79%) RESTful
2 3 (15.79%) HTML5
2 3 (15.79%) CSS3
2 3 (15.79%) Backbone.js
2 3 (15.79%) KnockoutJS
2 3 (15.79%) AngularJS
2 3 (15.79%) Ajax
3 2 (10.53%) Java EE
3 2 (10.53%) JSON
3 2 (10.53%) J2EE
3 2 (10.53%) Spring
3 2 (10.53%) JSF
3 2 (10.53%) JSP
3 2 (10.53%) Struts
4 1 (5.26%) XML
4 1 (5.26%) Swing
4 1 (5.26%) AWT
4 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) UNIX
3 4 (21.05%) Solaris
4 3 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (10.53%) AIX
5 2 (10.53%) SUSE
5 2 (10.53%) Ubuntu
6 1 (5.26%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
3 2 (10.53%) UML
3 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (10.53%) TDD
3 2 (10.53%) Change Control
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.26%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Server Patching
4 1 (5.26%) SDLC
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Information Security
4 1 (5.26%) Benchmarking
4 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Security Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
1 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
2 3 (15.79%) PHP
2 3 (15.79%) C++
2 3 (15.79%) Java
3 2 (10.53%) C
3 2 (10.53%) Python
4 1 (5.26%) Ada
4 1 (5.26%) Embedded C
4 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) NFS
1 1 (5.26%) Terminal Services
1 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.26%) SRDF
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco
5 1 (5.26%) VMware
5 1 (5.26%) EMC
5 1 (5.26%) Intel
5 1 (5.26%) Juniper
5 1 (5.26%) NetApp
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