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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 26 - 23
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 1.20% - 1.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.67% - 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£445 - £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
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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
6 17 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 7.23% 16.50% 50.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 9
Average daily rate £445 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.92% +4.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 9
Average hourly rate £11.00 £21.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.83% +115.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.71%

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 7 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) AIX
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (100.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Test Manager
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing