The table below looks at the statistics for Debian skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Debian over the 3 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Debian Linux
Rank 142 111 136
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +25
Contract jobs citing Debian 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.15% 0.046% 0.033%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.68% 0.22% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Average daily rate
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£413 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
+1.78% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
733 453 646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.75% 21.01% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 206 300
Average daily rate £375 £305 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.95% -1.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £140 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.54% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 106 100
Average hourly rate £16.72 £15.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.46% -10.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £11.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.18 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.86% -11.76%

Debian
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Debian Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Debian
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Debian Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Debian
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Debian across the South West region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Debian Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Debian
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Debian Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Debian
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Debian within the South West region over the 3 months to 21 October 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
Bristol -23 4 £400 - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Debian
England

Debian
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Debian 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 Debian.

1 29 (100.00%) Linux
1 29 (100.00%) Red Hat
2 26 (89.66%) Ubuntu
3 25 (86.21%) VMware
4 24 (82.76%) PHP
4 24 (82.76%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (82.76%) Puppet
4 24 (82.76%) DevOps
5 23 (79.31%) VMware Infrastructure
6 22 (75.86%) Bash Shell
6 22 (75.86%) LAMP
7 21 (72.41%) Firewall
7 21 (72.41%) Ruby
7 21 (72.41%) Perl
8 20 (68.97%) Java
8 20 (68.97%) CentOS
9 19 (65.52%) VPN
10 18 (62.07%) XenServer
11 16 (55.17%) Apache
12 15 (51.72%) Samba
12 15 (51.72%) Opscode Chef
12 15 (51.72%) Git (software)
13 14 (48.28%) Postfix
13 14 (48.28%) MySQL
14 13 (44.83%) LDAP
15 12 (41.38%) PostgreSQL
15 12 (41.38%) Subversion
15 12 (41.38%) nginx
15 12 (41.38%) Salt
15 12 (41.38%) Build Automation

Debian
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Debian 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 Debian. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (55.17%) Apache
2 12 (41.38%) nginx
3 10 (34.48%) Confluence
4 9 (31.03%) MediaWiki
5 3 (10.34%) Moodle
5 3 (10.34%) Drupal
Communications & Networking
1 21 (72.41%) Firewall
2 19 (65.52%) VPN
3 13 (44.83%) LDAP
4 10 (34.48%) LAN
4 10 (34.48%) WAN
4 10 (34.48%) Network Security
5 9 (31.03%) IPsec
5 9 (31.03%) OSPF
5 9 (31.03%) BGP
5 9 (31.03%) EIGRP
5 9 (31.03%) IPv6
6 1 (3.45%) Internet
6 1 (3.45%) DNS
6 1 (3.45%) DHCP
6 1 (3.45%) HTTP
6 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (48.28%) MySQL
2 12 (41.38%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (31.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (51.72%) Git (software)
2 12 (41.38%) Subversion
2 12 (41.38%) Jenkins
3 10 (34.48%) JIRA
3 10 (34.48%) Hudson
General
1 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (68.97%) Linux Engineer
1 20 (68.97%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (58.62%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 7 (24.14%) Systems Administrator
3 7 (24.14%) Administrator
4 6 (20.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 6 (20.69%) Linux Administrator
5 4 (13.79%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Linux Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Perl Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (75.86%) LAMP
2 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Wiki
2 3 (10.34%) Clustering
2 3 (10.34%) VLE
3 1 (3.45%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) Linux
2 26 (89.66%) Ubuntu
3 20 (68.97%) CentOS
4 9 (31.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (31.03%) Windows
5 6 (20.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (10.34%) Scientific Linux
7 1 (3.45%) Solaris
7 1 (3.45%) SUSE
7 1 (3.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (82.76%) Continuous Integration
1 24 (82.76%) DevOps
2 12 (41.38%) Build Automation
3 10 (34.48%) Capacity Planning
3 10 (34.48%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (31.03%) Data Modelling
5 3 (10.34%) Configuration Management
5 3 (10.34%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.45%) Unit Testing
6 1 (3.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (82.76%) PHP
2 22 (75.86%) Bash Shell
3 21 (72.41%) Ruby
3 21 (72.41%) Perl
4 20 (68.97%) Java
5 10 (34.48%) SQL
6 4 (13.79%) Python
7 3 (10.34%) Bourne shell
8 1 (3.45%) Erlang
8 1 (3.45%) C
8 1 (3.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) CCNA
1 4 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 23 (79.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (62.07%) XenServer
3 15 (51.72%) Samba
4 14 (48.28%) Postfix
5 3 (10.34%) Sendmail
5 3 (10.34%) KVM
5 3 (10.34%) Xen
5 3 (10.34%) NFS
6 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 24 (82.76%) Puppet
2 15 (51.72%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (41.38%) Salt
4 11 (37.93%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 29 (100.00%) Red Hat
2 25 (86.21%) VMware
3 10 (34.48%) Citrix
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle
4 1 (3.45%) Sun