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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 22 29 23
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Contract jobs citing Linux 24 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 5.48% 2.63% 4.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.53% 19.15% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £186 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £381 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
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 £34.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -6.25%
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
102 47 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 23.29% 13.74% 18.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 27 36
Average daily rate £310 £340 £392
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -13.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £120 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £525 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 6
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 £37.50 £17.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 22 (48.89%) UNIX
2 15 (33.33%) SQL
3 14 (31.11%) CSS
3 14 (31.11%) Finance
4 10 (22.22%) Ruby
5 9 (20.00%) Scrum
5 9 (20.00%) TDD
5 9 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 9 (20.00%) HTML
6 8 (17.78%) Photoshop
6 8 (17.78%) Active Directory
6 8 (17.78%) Adobe Illustrator
6 8 (17.78%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (17.78%) Ruby on Rails
6 8 (17.78%) SSH
6 8 (17.78%) Mac OS
6 8 (17.78%) Amazon S3
6 8 (17.78%) RSpec
6 8 (17.78%) HTML5
6 8 (17.78%) Heroku
6 8 (17.78%) Cucumber
6 8 (17.78%) MongoDB
6 8 (17.78%) Backbone.js
6 8 (17.78%) GitHub
6 8 (17.78%) AngularJS
6 8 (17.78%) Karma Test Runner
6 8 (17.78%) Sublime Text
7 7 (15.56%) PCI DSS
7 7 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (15.56%) Oracle

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (6.67%) Apache
2 1 (2.22%) Confluence
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle 10gAS
2 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (17.78%) Photoshop
1 8 (17.78%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (2.22%) MS Office
2 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.78%) Amazon S3
1 8 (17.78%) Heroku
1 8 (17.78%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.78%) SSH
2 5 (11.11%) LDAP
3 4 (8.89%) Bluetooth
3 4 (8.89%) 3G
3 4 (8.89%) ZigBee
3 4 (8.89%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (8.89%) Wireless
4 3 (6.67%) Firewall
5 2 (4.44%) Broadband
5 2 (4.44%) LAN
5 2 (4.44%) DHCP
5 2 (4.44%) HTTP
5 2 (4.44%) DNS
5 2 (4.44%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.78%) PostgreSQL
1 8 (17.78%) MongoDB
2 6 (13.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.44%) MySQL
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (17.78%) RSpec
1 8 (17.78%) Cucumber
1 8 (17.78%) Karma Test Runner
1 8 (17.78%) Sublime Text
2 6 (13.33%) Eclipse
2 6 (13.33%) Subversion
2 6 (13.33%) Maven
3 5 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 5 (11.11%) WebDriver
3 5 (11.11%) Selenium
3 5 (11.11%) Ant
4 2 (4.44%) ClearCase
4 2 (4.44%) Valgrind
5 1 (2.22%) Metasploit
5 1 (2.22%) JIRA
5 1 (2.22%) JUnit
General
1 14 (31.11%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (24.44%) Developer
2 7 (15.56%) Consultant
3 6 (13.33%) Project Manager
3 6 (13.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 6 (13.33%) Support Consultant
3 6 (13.33%) Wintel Support
3 6 (13.33%) Infrastructure Manager
3 6 (13.33%) Wintel Consultant
4 5 (11.11%) Software Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) UI Developer
5 4 (8.89%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Ruby Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Administrator
6 3 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (4.44%) Web Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.44%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (31.11%) CSS
2 9 (20.00%) HTML
3 8 (17.78%) Ruby on Rails
3 8 (17.78%) HTML5
3 8 (17.78%) Backbone.js
3 8 (17.78%) AngularJS
4 6 (13.33%) Spring
4 6 (13.33%) JSF
4 6 (13.33%) jQuery
5 5 (11.11%) CSS3
5 5 (11.11%) JAX-WS
5 5 (11.11%) XML Schema
5 5 (11.11%) XML
6 4 (8.89%) Web Services
7 3 (6.67%) Sass
8 1 (2.22%) REST
8 1 (2.22%) JPA
8 1 (2.22%) Facelets
8 1 (2.22%) Ajax
8 1 (2.22%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Firmware
2 4 (8.89%) Device Driver
2 4 (8.89%) Smart Meter
3 2 (4.44%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 22 (48.89%) UNIX
2 8 (17.78%) Mac OS
3 5 (11.11%) Windows
4 4 (8.89%) Solaris
4 4 (8.89%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (4.44%) VxWorks
6 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.22%) SELinux
6 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.22%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (2.22%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.00%) Scrum
1 9 (20.00%) TDD
2 7 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (13.33%) Configuration Management
3 6 (13.33%) Project Management
3 6 (13.33%) Software Engineering
4 4 (8.89%) DevOps
5 2 (4.44%) OO
5 2 (4.44%) Integration Testing
5 2 (4.44%) Test Automation
6 1 (2.22%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (2.22%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (2.22%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.22%) MVC
6 1 (2.22%) Information Security
6 1 (2.22%) BPEL
6 1 (2.22%) OOD
6 1 (2.22%) SOA
6 1 (2.22%) UML
6 1 (2.22%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 15 (33.33%) SQL
2 10 (22.22%) Ruby
3 9 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (13.33%) C
5 5 (11.11%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.44%) C++
6 2 (4.44%) Java
6 2 (4.44%) Perl
6 2 (4.44%) Assembly Language
7 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.22%) Embedded C
7 1 (2.22%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.56%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.44%) QA
System Software
1 8 (17.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) vSphere
2 1 (2.22%) Nmap
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) Puppet
2 1 (2.22%) Nessus
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Oracle
2 2 (4.44%) Red Hat
2 2 (4.44%) QNX
2 2 (4.44%) Coverity
3 1 (2.22%) Jaspersoft
3 1 (2.22%) Qualys
3 1 (2.22%) VMware
3 1 (2.22%) Citrix
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco
3 1 (2.22%) Siebel
3 1 (2.22%) Hyperion
3 1 (2.22%) NetApp
3 1 (2.22%) McAfee
3 1 (2.22%) JBoss
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