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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 30 25 30
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing Linux 8 24 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 2.23% 5.48% 3.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.12% 30.38% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 15 5
Average daily rate
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£450 £355 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.76% -16.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £330 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £328
% change year-on-year
- +14.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 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 £40.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +13.47%
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
66 79 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 18.38% 18.04% 16.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 50 32
Average daily rate £375 £324 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.83% -13.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £170 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £470 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 5 5
Average hourly rate £20.06 £26.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +91.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £40.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-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 24 April 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 24 April 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 (38.46%) Network Security
2 9 (34.62%) SC Cleared
2 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
3 8 (30.77%) McAfee
4 7 (26.92%) ITIL
4 7 (26.92%) UNIX
4 7 (26.92%) Solaris
4 7 (26.92%) Finance
5 6 (23.08%) Oracle
5 6 (23.08%) Firewall
5 6 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
6 5 (19.23%) Service Management
6 5 (19.23%) Project Management
6 5 (19.23%) SQL
6 5 (19.23%) Migration
6 5 (19.23%) Degree
7 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
7 4 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (15.38%) Security Architecture
7 4 (15.38%) Performance Management
7 4 (15.38%) PCI DSS
7 4 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (15.38%) Java
7 4 (15.38%) Web Services
7 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
7 4 (15.38%) WAN
7 4 (15.38%) VPN
7 4 (15.38%) Cisco
7 4 (15.38%) CCNA

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 3 (11.54%) iPlanet
2 3 (11.54%) Apache
2 3 (11.54%) IIS
2 3 (11.54%) WebSphere
2 3 (11.54%) WebSphere Portal
2 3 (11.54%) IBM HTTP Server
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (3.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (38.46%) Network Security
2 6 (23.08%) Firewall
3 4 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (15.38%) WAN
3 4 (15.38%) VPN
4 3 (11.54%) VoIP
5 2 (7.69%) DNS
5 2 (7.69%) DMZ
5 2 (7.69%) Ethernet
6 1 (3.85%) SMTP
6 1 (3.85%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.69%) MySQL
2 2 (7.69%) Big Data
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.85%) Toad
2 1 (3.85%) JUnit
2 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.85%) Subversion
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.69%) Law
4 1 (3.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (15.38%) Deployment Manager
1 4 (15.38%) Administrator
2 3 (11.54%) Developer
2 3 (11.54%) Designer
2 3 (11.54%) WebSphere Administrator
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (7.69%) UNIX Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Test Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Web Developer
3 2 (7.69%) Consultant
3 2 (7.69%) Network Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) DBA
3 2 (7.69%) Network Designer
3 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Test Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (3.85%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) Web Services
2 3 (11.54%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (7.69%) CSS3
3 2 (7.69%) HTML5
3 2 (7.69%) CSS
3 2 (7.69%) HTML
3 2 (7.69%) Laravel
4 1 (3.85%) JMS
4 1 (3.85%) .NET
4 1 (3.85%) J2EE
4 1 (3.85%) JSP
4 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
1 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) UNIX
1 7 (26.92%) Solaris
2 3 (11.54%) zOS
2 3 (11.54%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) AIX
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.85%) CentOS
4 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) ITIL
2 5 (19.23%) Service Management
2 5 (19.23%) Project Management
2 5 (19.23%) Migration
3 4 (15.38%) Security Architecture
3 4 (15.38%) Performance Management
3 4 (15.38%) Portfolio Management
3 4 (15.38%) SIEM
3 4 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
3 4 (15.38%) Performance Improvement
3 4 (15.38%) Test Strategy
3 4 (15.38%) Mentoring
3 4 (15.38%) Coaching
4 2 (7.69%) MVC
4 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (7.69%) Test Management
4 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
4 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.85%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) SQL
2 4 (15.38%) Java
3 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell
3 2 (7.69%) PHP
3 2 (7.69%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.85%) Python
4 1 (3.85%) C#
4 1 (3.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) SC Cleared
1 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
2 6 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (19.23%) Degree
4 4 (15.38%) CCNA
5 2 (7.69%) CCSE
5 2 (7.69%) JNCIA
5 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
5 2 (7.69%) CCNP
6 1 (3.85%) HND
6 1 (3.85%) RHCT
6 1 (3.85%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) PCI DSS
1 4 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) Postfix
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Puppet
2 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.85%) Nagios
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (3.85%) Data Guard
2 1 (3.85%) yum
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) McAfee
2 6 (23.08%) Oracle
3 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
4 4 (15.38%) Cisco
4 4 (15.38%) Splunk
4 4 (15.38%) ArcSight
5 2 (7.69%) Brocade
5 2 (7.69%) CheckPoint
5 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 2 (7.69%) Citrix
6 1 (3.85%) Sun
6 1 (3.85%) BMC
6 1 (3.85%) Remedy
6 1 (3.85%) Siebel