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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 14 25 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Contract jobs citing Linux 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 2.08% 1.11% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.11% 10.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £375 £445 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.73% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.38 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +3.92%
Linux
Somerset

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
9 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 18.75% 11.11% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 7
Average daily rate £410 £275 £168
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.09% +64.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £237 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £445 £233
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £19.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -43.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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
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 10 February 2016, 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 7 (63.64%) Java
1 7 (63.64%) Scrum
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) Open Source
3 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
3 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
3 5 (45.45%) GIS
4 4 (36.36%) Big Data
4 4 (36.36%) PostGIS
4 4 (36.36%) QGIS
5 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
5 3 (27.27%) Event-Driven Architecture
5 3 (27.27%) Apache Camel
5 3 (27.27%) ActiveMQ
5 3 (27.27%) NoSQL
5 3 (27.27%) Solaris
6 2 (18.18%) Web Services
6 2 (18.18%) MySQL
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle
6 2 (18.18%) VMware
6 2 (18.18%) Windows
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 2 (18.18%) SAN
6 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (18.18%) Data Management
6 2 (18.18%) MongoDB
6 2 (18.18%) Analytics
6 2 (18.18%) Apache Solr
6 2 (18.18%) Hadoop
6 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 2 (18.18%) Apache Solr
2 1 (9.09%) CMS
2 1 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) IaaS
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (9.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) SAN
2 1 (9.09%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) FTP
2 1 (9.09%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) GIS
2 4 (36.36%) Big Data
2 4 (36.36%) QGIS
3 3 (27.27%) NoSQL
4 2 (18.18%) Hadoop
4 2 (18.18%) MongoDB
4 2 (18.18%) MySQL
5 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (9.09%) DB2
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Developer
1 7 (63.64%) Java Developer
2 1 (9.09%) Architect
2 1 (9.09%) DBA
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (9.09%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) PostGIS
2 3 (27.27%) ActiveMQ
2 3 (27.27%) Apache Camel
3 2 (18.18%) Web Services
4 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Solaris
2 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (9.09%) AIX
3 1 (9.09%) SUSE
3 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (63.64%) Scrum
2 6 (54.55%) Open Source
3 3 (27.27%) Event-Driven Architecture
4 2 (18.18%) Analytics
4 2 (18.18%) Data Management
4 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
5 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
5 1 (9.09%) Change Control
5 1 (9.09%) Content Management
5 1 (9.09%) ETL
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL
5 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
5 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 1 (9.09%) SOA
5 1 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
1 2 (18.18%) VMware
2 1 (9.09%) IBM