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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 21 29 27
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 24 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 5.61% 3.11% 3.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.53% 25.00% 21.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £345 £392
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -11.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £205 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £381 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.64 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.63% -
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
94 40 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 21.96% 12.42% 16.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 26 37
Average daily rate £300 £363 £392
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £112 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £525 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 5
Average hourly rate £20.06 £12.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.33% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £17.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014, 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 20 (46.51%) UNIX
2 17 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (30.23%) Finance
3 13 (30.23%) SQL
4 12 (27.91%) CSS
5 10 (23.26%) Ruby
6 9 (20.93%) TDD
6 9 (20.93%) JavaScript
6 9 (20.93%) HTML
7 8 (18.60%) Photoshop
7 8 (18.60%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (18.60%) Adobe Illustrator
7 8 (18.60%) Scrum
7 8 (18.60%) SSH
7 8 (18.60%) Ruby on Rails
7 8 (18.60%) Amazon S3
7 8 (18.60%) RSpec
7 8 (18.60%) Mac OS
7 8 (18.60%) HTML5
7 8 (18.60%) Heroku
7 8 (18.60%) Cucumber
7 8 (18.60%) MongoDB
7 8 (18.60%) Backbone.js
7 8 (18.60%) GitHub
7 8 (18.60%) AngularJS
7 8 (18.60%) Karma Test Runner
7 8 (18.60%) Sublime Text
8 7 (16.28%) PCI DSS
8 7 (16.28%) Active Directory
9 6 (13.95%) Firmware

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 (6.98%) Apache
2 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 8 (18.60%) Photoshop
1 8 (18.60%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.60%) Amazon S3
1 8 (18.60%) Heroku
1 8 (18.60%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.60%) SSH
2 4 (9.30%) ZigBee
2 4 (9.30%) 3G
2 4 (9.30%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (9.30%) Wireless
2 4 (9.30%) Bluetooth
3 3 (6.98%) LDAP
3 3 (6.98%) DNS
4 2 (4.65%) DHCP
4 2 (4.65%) HTTP
4 2 (4.65%) Broadband
4 2 (4.65%) LAN
4 2 (4.65%) IPsec
4 2 (4.65%) Firewall
5 1 (2.33%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.60%) PostgreSQL
1 8 (18.60%) MongoDB
2 4 (9.30%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.65%) MySQL
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 8 (18.60%) RSpec
1 8 (18.60%) Cucumber
1 8 (18.60%) Karma Test Runner
1 8 (18.60%) Sublime Text
2 4 (9.30%) Eclipse
2 4 (9.30%) Subversion
2 4 (9.30%) Maven
3 3 (6.98%) Selenium
3 3 (6.98%) WebDriver
3 3 (6.98%) Ant
3 3 (6.98%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.65%) ClearCase
4 2 (4.65%) Valgrind
5 1 (2.33%) JUnit
General
1 13 (30.23%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (20.93%) Developer
2 6 (13.95%) Project Manager
2 6 (13.95%) Consultant
2 6 (13.95%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 6 (13.95%) Support Consultant
2 6 (13.95%) Infrastructure Manager
2 6 (13.95%) Wintel Support
2 6 (13.95%) Wintel Consultant
3 5 (11.63%) Software Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Administrator
5 3 (6.98%) Ruby Developer
5 3 (6.98%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (4.65%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.65%) UI Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.33%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.91%) CSS
2 9 (20.93%) HTML
3 8 (18.60%) Ruby on Rails
3 8 (18.60%) HTML5
3 8 (18.60%) Backbone.js
3 8 (18.60%) AngularJS
4 4 (9.30%) Spring
4 4 (9.30%) JSF
4 4 (9.30%) jQuery
5 3 (6.98%) JAX-WS
5 3 (6.98%) XML Schema
5 3 (6.98%) Web Services
5 3 (6.98%) XML
5 3 (6.98%) CSS3
5 3 (6.98%) Sass
6 1 (2.33%) REST
6 1 (2.33%) Spring MVC
6 1 (2.33%) Spring Web Flow
6 1 (2.33%) XSLT
6 1 (2.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Firmware
2 4 (9.30%) Device Driver
2 4 (9.30%) Smart Meter
3 2 (4.65%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (46.51%) UNIX
2 8 (18.60%) Mac OS
3 5 (11.63%) Windows
3 5 (11.63%) Solaris
4 4 (9.30%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (4.65%) VxWorks
6 1 (2.33%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.33%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.33%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (20.93%) TDD
3 8 (18.60%) Scrum
4 6 (13.95%) Project Management
4 6 (13.95%) Software Engineering
5 4 (9.30%) Configuration Management
5 4 (9.30%) DevOps
6 2 (4.65%) Integration Testing
6 2 (4.65%) OO
6 2 (4.65%) Test Automation
7 1 (2.33%) ITIL V3
7 1 (2.33%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.33%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (2.33%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.33%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.33%) BPEL
7 1 (2.33%) OOD
7 1 (2.33%) SOA
7 1 (2.33%) ITIL
7 1 (2.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.23%) SQL
2 10 (23.26%) Ruby
3 9 (20.93%) JavaScript
4 6 (13.95%) C
5 3 (6.98%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.65%) Assembly Language
6 2 (4.65%) C++
6 2 (4.65%) Perl
6 2 (4.65%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.33%) Java
7 1 (2.33%) Embedded C
7 1 (2.33%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 1 (2.33%) Degree
1 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.28%) PCI DSS
2 3 (6.98%) QA
System Software
1 7 (16.28%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.33%) Postfix
2 1 (2.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) Puppet
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.33%) YUM
Vendors
1 6 (13.95%) Oracle
2 3 (6.98%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.65%) QNX
3 2 (4.65%) Coverity
4 1 (2.33%) Jaspersoft
4 1 (2.33%) VMware
4 1 (2.33%) Qualys
4 1 (2.33%) Remedy
4 1 (2.33%) McAfee
4 1 (2.33%) JBoss
4 1 (2.33%) Siebel
4 1 (2.33%) Cisco
4 1 (2.33%) Citrix
4 1 (2.33%) BMC
4 1 (2.33%) Hyperion
4 1 (2.33%) NetApp
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