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 27 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 29 27 30
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 10 21 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 3.08% 5.17% 3.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.39% 25.93% 21.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 10
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£405 £365 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.95% -14.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £366 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.59% +9.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £40.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +6.75%
Linux
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
61 81 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 18.77% 19.95% 17.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 56 40
Average daily rate £375 £250 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £170 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 6
Average hourly rate £16.83 £37.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.13% +141.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £40.50 £33.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 12 (44.44%) Data Centre
2 10 (37.04%) SC Cleared
2 10 (37.04%) Security Cleared
3 8 (29.63%) Network Security
3 8 (29.63%) Finance
3 8 (29.63%) UNIX
3 8 (29.63%) Solaris
3 8 (29.63%) McAfee
4 6 (22.22%) ITIL
4 6 (22.22%) Oracle
5 5 (18.52%) SQL
5 5 (18.52%) Web Services
5 5 (18.52%) Windows
5 5 (18.52%) SharePoint
5 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
5 5 (18.52%) Service Management
5 5 (18.52%) Migration
5 5 (18.52%) Telecoms
6 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
6 4 (14.81%) Coaching
6 4 (14.81%) Splunk
6 4 (14.81%) Portfolio Management
6 4 (14.81%) ArcSight
6 4 (14.81%) SIEM
6 4 (14.81%) Performance Improvement
6 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
6 4 (14.81%) Security Architecture
6 4 (14.81%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (14.81%) Firewall
6 4 (14.81%) Performance Management

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 5 (18.52%) SharePoint
2 4 (14.81%) Apache
3 3 (11.11%) IIS
3 3 (11.11%) iPlanet
3 3 (11.11%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (11.11%) WebSphere
3 3 (11.11%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) Network Security
2 4 (14.81%) WAN
2 4 (14.81%) VPN
2 4 (14.81%) DNS
2 4 (14.81%) Firewall
3 3 (11.11%) VoIP
3 3 (11.11%) Ethernet
4 2 (7.41%) HTTP
4 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (7.41%) DHCP
5 1 (3.70%) SMTP
5 1 (3.70%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Big Data
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Subversion
2 1 (3.70%) JIRA
2 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.70%) JUnit
2 1 (3.70%) Toad
General
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.41%) Law
4 1 (3.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (14.81%) Administrator
1 4 (14.81%) Deployment Manager
2 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (11.11%) WebSphere Administrator
2 3 (11.11%) Designer
3 2 (7.41%) UNIX Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Network Designer
3 2 (7.41%) Developer
3 2 (7.41%) Test Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Technical Architect
4 1 (3.70%) Consultant
4 1 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (3.70%) DBA
4 1 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (3.70%) Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Architect
4 1 (3.70%) Tester
4 1 (3.70%) Performance Tester
4 1 (3.70%) Java Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) Web Services
2 3 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (3.70%) jQuery
3 1 (3.70%) XML
3 1 (3.70%) XHTML
3 1 (3.70%) JMS
3 1 (3.70%) HTML
3 1 (3.70%) .NET
3 1 (3.70%) J2EE
3 1 (3.70%) CSS
3 1 (3.70%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (44.44%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.41%) Device Driver
2 2 (7.41%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Solaris
1 8 (29.63%) UNIX
2 5 (18.52%) Windows
3 4 (14.81%) AIX
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (11.11%) zOS
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.41%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (3.70%) Android
6 1 (3.70%) CentOS
6 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) ITIL
2 5 (18.52%) Service Management
2 5 (18.52%) Migration
3 4 (14.81%) Project Management
3 4 (14.81%) Performance Management
3 4 (14.81%) Portfolio Management
3 4 (14.81%) SIEM
3 4 (14.81%) Performance Improvement
3 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
3 4 (14.81%) Vulnerability Management
3 4 (14.81%) Security Architecture
3 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
3 4 (14.81%) Coaching
4 3 (11.11%) Data Centre Operations
5 2 (7.41%) Open Source
5 2 (7.41%) Test Management
5 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
5 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.70%) OO
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) SQL
2 4 (14.81%) Java
3 2 (7.41%) C
3 2 (7.41%) Perl
3 2 (7.41%) C++
3 2 (7.41%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.70%) PHP
4 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.70%) C#
4 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) Python
4 1 (3.70%) Embedded C
4 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) SC Cleared
1 10 (37.04%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.81%) Degree
2 4 (14.81%) CCNA
2 4 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.41%) JNCIA
3 2 (7.41%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) HND
4 1 (3.70%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (14.81%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Puppet
2 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (3.70%) Nagios
2 1 (3.70%) yum
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) McAfee
2 6 (22.22%) Oracle
3 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
4 4 (14.81%) Splunk
4 4 (14.81%) ArcSight
5 3 (11.11%) Brocade
5 3 (11.11%) Citrix
6 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
6 2 (7.41%) Cisco
7 1 (3.70%) VMware
7 1 (3.70%) Remedy
7 1 (3.70%) BMC
7 1 (3.70%) Sun
7 1 (3.70%) Siebel
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