The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Taunton region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank - 25 18
Contract jobs citing Linux 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton - 1.30% 4.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 2.70% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate - £310 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.98%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £355
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.47% +0.71%
Operating Systems Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
43 37 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 21.94% 48.05% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 6 2
Average daily rate £325 £310 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +16.98%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £10.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Linux
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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 4 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) SUSE
1 1 (100.00%) Squid
1 1 (100.00%) Reverse Proxy

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Reverse Proxy
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Consultant
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) SUSE
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Squid