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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 31 51 29
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -22
Contract jobs citing Linux 13 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 3.55% 2.20% 3.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.48% 12.05% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 2
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£388 £394 £271
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.58% +45.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £35.75 £47.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.73% +150.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +8.21%
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
84 83 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 22.95% 18.24% 35.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 64 22
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 £150 £150 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 15
Average hourly rate £20.19 £18.25 £15.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% +20.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £14.40 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £37.15 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -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
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 22 May 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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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 +2 8 £388 +10.71% 4
Templecombe - 1 - -
Wells - 1 - -
Linux
South West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 5 (33.33%) HTML
1 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 5 (33.33%) CSS
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) UNIX
2 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (20.00%) Ajax
3 3 (20.00%) HTTP
3 3 (20.00%) C++
3 3 (20.00%) PHP
3 3 (20.00%) Java
3 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) RESTful
3 3 (20.00%) HTML5
3 3 (20.00%) Node.js
3 3 (20.00%) CSS3
3 3 (20.00%) Backbone.js
3 3 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
3 3 (20.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) C
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (13.33%) DB2
4 2 (13.33%) Ant
4 2 (13.33%) JUnit
4 2 (13.33%) JSP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (20.00%) Node.js
2 2 (13.33%) JBoss
2 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
2 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) HTTP
2 1 (6.67%) SAN
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) WAN
2 1 (6.67%) NAS
2 1 (6.67%) FCoE
2 1 (6.67%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (6.67%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (13.33%) DB2
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Ant
1 2 (13.33%) JUnit
1 2 (13.33%) Eclipse
1 2 (13.33%) Subversion
1 2 (13.33%) Maven
2 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Administrator
2 3 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Front-End Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Software Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Java Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Java Swing Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) HTML
1 5 (33.33%) CSS
2 3 (20.00%) Ajax
2 3 (20.00%) RESTful
2 3 (20.00%) HTML5
2 3 (20.00%) CSS3
2 3 (20.00%) Backbone.js
2 3 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
2 3 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (13.33%) JSP
3 2 (13.33%) Struts
3 2 (13.33%) J2EE
3 2 (13.33%) Java EE
3 2 (13.33%) JSON
3 2 (13.33%) Spring
3 2 (13.33%) JSF
4 1 (6.67%) AWT
4 1 (6.67%) Swing
4 1 (6.67%) XML
4 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) UNIX
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (13.33%) AIX
2 2 (13.33%) Solaris
2 2 (13.33%) Ubuntu
3 1 (6.67%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (6.67%) SUSE
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (13.33%) UML
3 2 (13.33%) TDD
4 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Benchmarking
4 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Change Control
4 1 (6.67%) Software Architecture
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
3 3 (20.00%) C++
3 3 (20.00%) PHP
3 3 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (13.33%) C
4 2 (13.33%) Python
5 1 (6.67%) Ada
5 1 (6.67%) Embedded C
5 1 (6.67%) C#
5 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) NFS
1 1 (6.67%) SRDF
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) EMC
3 1 (6.67%) Intel
3 1 (6.67%) NetApp