The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Taunton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 28 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 20 30 18
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -12
Contract jobs citing Linux 4 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 5.56% 1.89% 1.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.05% 10.00% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Average daily rate
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£355 £350 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.60 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £34.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.14% -8.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Taunton region.

Operating Systems Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
21 30 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 29.17% 18.87% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 8
Average daily rate £375 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £141 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £20.60 £15.00 £16.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.33% -7.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Taunton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Taunton region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Taunton region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Taunton region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) GIS
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) MySQL
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) UNIX
3 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (25.00%) NAS
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) Juniper
3 1 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (25.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (25.00%) Middleware
3 1 (25.00%) Solaris
3 1 (25.00%) JBoss
3 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 1 (25.00%) JBoss
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (25.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
1 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle ODI
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Server Support
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) GIS
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Solaris
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) SOA
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Terminal Services
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Juniper
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) IBM