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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 29 21 14
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -7
Contract jobs citing Linux 16 14 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 4.04% 4.58% 8.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.88% 21.54% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 28
Average daily rate
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£419 £263 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.52% -38.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £230 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £327 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.38 £34.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -5.55%
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
67 65 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 16.92% 21.24% 17.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 47 51
Average daily rate £363 £285 £417
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.19% -31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 7
Average hourly rate £22.69 £11.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+106.27% -46.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £15.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 13 (43.33%) UNIX
2 10 (33.33%) Finance
3 9 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (26.67%) Network Security
4 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (26.67%) Firewall
5 7 (23.33%) Project Management
6 6 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (16.67%) Cisco
7 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 5 (16.67%) Solaris
7 5 (16.67%) Oracle
7 5 (16.67%) Degree
8 4 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (13.33%) HTML5
8 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
8 4 (13.33%) CSS
8 4 (13.33%) Web Services
8 4 (13.33%) HTML
8 4 (13.33%) VoIP
8 4 (13.33%) WAN
8 4 (13.33%) VPN
8 4 (13.33%) CCNA
8 4 (13.33%) McAfee
8 4 (13.33%) SIEM
9 3 (10.00%) Laravel
9 3 (10.00%) CSS3
9 3 (10.00%) Bash Shell
9 3 (10.00%) iPlanet

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (10.00%) iPlanet
1 3 (10.00%) IBM HTTP Server
1 3 (10.00%) IIS
1 3 (10.00%) Apache
1 3 (10.00%) WebSphere Portal
1 3 (10.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (3.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) GitHub
1 1 (3.33%) Heroku
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon S3
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (26.67%) Network Security
1 8 (26.67%) Firewall
2 4 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (13.33%) VoIP
2 4 (13.33%) WAN
2 4 (13.33%) VPN
3 3 (10.00%) DNS
4 2 (6.67%) SMTP
4 2 (6.67%) DMZ
5 1 (3.33%) SSH
5 1 (3.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) MySQL
2 2 (6.67%) Big Data
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.67%) Metasploit
3 1 (3.33%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (3.33%) Sublime Text
3 1 (3.33%) Subversion
3 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.33%) RSpec
3 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Infrastructure Manager
2 6 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 6 (20.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Administrator
3 4 (13.33%) Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Web Developer
4 3 (10.00%) WebSphere Administrator
4 3 (10.00%) UNIX Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Designer
5 2 (6.67%) Penetration Tester
5 2 (6.67%) Network Designer
5 2 (6.67%) Network Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Test Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Tester
6 1 (3.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Test Manager
6 1 (3.33%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) HTML5
1 4 (13.33%) CSS
1 4 (13.33%) Web Services
1 4 (13.33%) HTML
2 3 (10.00%) Laravel
2 3 (10.00%) CSS3
2 3 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.33%) Backbone.js
3 1 (3.33%) .NET
3 1 (3.33%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (3.33%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Blackberry
1 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) PKI
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (43.33%) UNIX
2 5 (16.67%) Solaris
3 3 (10.00%) zOS
3 3 (10.00%) Windows
3 3 (10.00%) AIX
4 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.33%) Ubuntu
5 1 (3.33%) Mac OS
5 1 (3.33%) Android
5 1 (3.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (23.33%) Project Management
3 4 (13.33%) SIEM
4 3 (10.00%) MVC
4 3 (10.00%) ITIL
5 2 (6.67%) Test Management
5 2 (6.67%) Scrum
5 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (6.67%) ITIL V3
5 2 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (3.33%) DevOps
6 1 (3.33%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (3.33%) Cyber Security
6 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.33%) Information Security
6 1 (3.33%) Migration
6 1 (3.33%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (3.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (10.00%) Java
1 3 (10.00%) PHP
2 2 (6.67%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) Python
3 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.33%) Perl
3 1 (3.33%) C#
3 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (16.67%) Degree
4 4 (13.33%) CCNA
5 3 (10.00%) DV Cleared
6 2 (6.67%) CCSE
6 2 (6.67%) JNCIA
6 2 (6.67%) CCNP
6 2 (6.67%) CISSP
6 2 (6.67%) CISA
6 2 (6.67%) CISM
7 1 (3.33%) CCSA
7 1 (3.33%) HND
7 1 (3.33%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
1 2 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Postfix
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (3.33%) Snort
2 1 (3.33%) Nmap
2 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Nessus
1 2 (6.67%) yum
1 2 (6.67%) Puppet
2 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.33%) Nagios
2 1 (3.33%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Cisco
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 5 (16.67%) Oracle
2 4 (13.33%) McAfee
3 3 (10.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (6.67%) Juniper
4 2 (6.67%) BMC
4 2 (6.67%) Remedy
4 2 (6.67%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.33%) VMware