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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 28 14 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing Linux 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 2.19% 3.85% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.54% 10.53% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
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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
26 19 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 18.98% 36.54% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 4
Average daily rate £296 £310 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.43% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £351 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.30 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.27% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 2014.

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 25 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 2 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) SUSE
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) CESG
2 1 (25.00%) Squid
2 1 (25.00%) WSUS
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (25.00%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) AIX
2 1 (25.00%) Solaris
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) HTTPS
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) NetApp
2 1 (25.00%) Internet

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (25.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Support Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Support
1 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Server Technician
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (25.00%) SUSE
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) AIX
2 1 (25.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (25.00%) Squid
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) WSUS
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) VMware
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) NetApp