The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 30 21 24
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 16 22 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 3.86% 5.95% 3.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.53% 27.50% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 10
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£388 £320 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.09% -20.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £240 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £400 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
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Wiltshire

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

Operating Systems Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
68 80 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 16.43% 21.62% 14.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 53 31
Average daily rate £363 £301 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.63% -24.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £153 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 5
Average hourly rate £16.72 £14.25 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.33% -30.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.06 £15.50 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 10 (37.04%) Network Security
1 10 (37.04%) SC Cleared
1 10 (37.04%) Security Cleared
2 8 (29.63%) Firewall
2 8 (29.63%) UNIX
3 7 (25.93%) Finance
4 6 (22.22%) Solaris
4 6 (22.22%) Oracle
4 6 (22.22%) ITIL
4 6 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (22.22%) McAfee
5 5 (18.52%) Cisco
5 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
5 5 (18.52%) Degree
6 4 (14.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (14.81%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (14.81%) Telecoms
6 4 (14.81%) VoIP
6 4 (14.81%) WAN
6 4 (14.81%) VPN
6 4 (14.81%) Web Services
6 4 (14.81%) Java
6 4 (14.81%) SQL
6 4 (14.81%) CCNA
6 4 (14.81%) SIEM
7 3 (11.11%) Laravel
7 3 (11.11%) Bash Shell
7 3 (11.11%) HTML5
7 3 (11.11%) CSS3
7 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 (11.11%) iPlanet
1 3 (11.11%) IIS
1 3 (11.11%) Apache
1 3 (11.11%) IBM HTTP Server
1 3 (11.11%) WebSphere Portal
1 3 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (37.04%) Network Security
2 8 (29.63%) Firewall
3 4 (14.81%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (14.81%) VoIP
3 4 (14.81%) WAN
3 4 (14.81%) VPN
4 3 (11.11%) DNS
5 2 (7.41%) SMTP
5 2 (7.41%) DMZ
6 1 (3.70%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 3 (11.11%) MySQL
2 2 (7.41%) Big Data
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.41%) Metasploit
3 1 (3.70%) JUnit
3 1 (3.70%) Toad
3 1 (3.70%) Subversion
3 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Developer
2 4 (14.81%) Administrator
3 3 (11.11%) Designer
3 3 (11.11%) Web Developer
3 3 (11.11%) WebSphere Administrator
3 3 (11.11%) UNIX Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Penetration Tester
4 2 (7.41%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (7.41%) Deployment Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Tester
4 2 (7.41%) Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Test Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Network Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) DBA
4 2 (7.41%) Network Designer
5 1 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Test Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) Web Services
2 3 (11.11%) Laravel
2 3 (11.11%) HTML5
2 3 (11.11%) CSS3
2 3 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (11.11%) HTML
2 3 (11.11%) CSS
3 1 (3.70%) NumPy
3 1 (3.70%) .NET
3 1 (3.70%) J2EE
3 1 (3.70%) JSP
3 1 (3.70%) XML
3 1 (3.70%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Blackberry
1 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) BeagleBoard
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) UNIX
2 6 (22.22%) Solaris
3 3 (11.11%) zOS
3 3 (11.11%) Windows
3 3 (11.11%) AIX
4 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.70%) Android
5 1 (3.70%) CentOS
5 1 (3.70%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) ITIL
2 4 (14.81%) SIEM
3 3 (11.11%) Service Management
3 3 (11.11%) Project Management
3 3 (11.11%) Migration
3 3 (11.11%) MVC
3 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 2 (7.41%) Test Management
4 2 (7.41%) Performance Management
4 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
4 2 (7.41%) ITIL V3
4 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
4 2 (7.41%) Coaching
4 2 (7.41%) Portfolio Management
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (7.41%) Security Architecture
4 2 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (7.41%) Performance Improvement
4 2 (7.41%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) Java
1 4 (14.81%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) Bash Shell
2 3 (11.11%) PHP
3 2 (7.41%) Python
3 2 (7.41%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.70%) C#
4 1 (3.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) SC Cleared
1 10 (37.04%) Security Cleared
2 6 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (18.52%) Degree
4 4 (14.81%) CCNA
5 3 (11.11%) DV Cleared
6 2 (7.41%) JNCIA
6 2 (7.41%) CCSE
6 2 (7.41%) CISA
6 2 (7.41%) CISM
6 2 (7.41%) CCNP
6 2 (7.41%) CISSP
7 1 (3.70%) HND
7 1 (3.70%) CCSA
7 1 (3.70%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (7.41%) QA
2 2 (7.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Postfix
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (3.70%) Snort
2 1 (3.70%) Nmap
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Nessus
1 2 (7.41%) Puppet
1 2 (7.41%) yum
2 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (3.70%) Nagios
2 1 (3.70%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Oracle
1 6 (22.22%) McAfee
2 5 (18.52%) Cisco
2 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 2 (7.41%) Remedy
4 2 (7.41%) CheckPoint
4 2 (7.41%) Citrix
4 2 (7.41%) Juniper
4 2 (7.41%) BMC
4 2 (7.41%) Splunk
4 2 (7.41%) ArcSight
5 1 (3.70%) Sun
5 1 (3.70%) Siebel
5 1 (3.70%) VMware