The table below looks at the statistics for Debian skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Debian over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Debian Linux
Rank 530 538 556
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +18
Contract jobs citing Debian 76 41 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.078% 0.060%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.60% 0.34% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 19 18
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£400 £450 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +24.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £317 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £470 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12683 11893 12142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.42% 22.57% 20.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 7227 6627 6193
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1084 1015 1198
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

Debian
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Debian within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Debian Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Debian
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Debian within the UK.

Debian Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Debian
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Debian within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Debian Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Debian
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Debian within the UK.

Debian Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Debian
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Debian within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +15 74 £400 -11.11% 41
London +30 32 £525 +16.66% 25
Bristol -2 18 £400 -
South West -18 18 £400 - 1
South East -8 13 £350 - 9
Hampshire - 8 £275 - 2
City of London +23 7 £390 -13.33% 6
Yorkshire +8 7 £250 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £238 -
Basingstoke - 4 £300 -
Leeds - 4 £238 -
South Yorkshire +6 3 £310 -
East of England -34 3 £275 -16.66% 2
Buckinghamshire - 3 £350 - 2
Cambridgeshire -13 2 £275 -16.66% 1
Berkshire - 2 £400 - 2
Reading - 2 £300 -
Sheffield - 2 - -
Oxfordshire -2 1 £325 -27.77% 1
East Sussex - 1 £250 -
Wales - 1 £425 -
West Midlands - 1 £350 -
Slough - 1 £400 - 2
Brighton - 1 £250 -
Barton-upon-Humber - - - -
Redhill - - - - 1
Rochdale - - - - 1
Sandwich - - - -
Southampton - - - -
St Albans - - - -

Debian
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Debian 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 Debian.

1 129 (86.58%) Linux
2 101 (67.79%) Red Hat
3 94 (63.09%) MySQL
4 71 (47.65%) Apache
4 71 (47.65%) Puppet
5 69 (46.31%) PHP
6 68 (45.64%) Bash Shell
7 64 (42.95%) Ubuntu
8 61 (40.94%) Perl
9 60 (40.27%) DevOps
10 59 (39.60%) CentOS
11 55 (36.91%) Continuous Integration
12 53 (35.57%) Python
12 53 (35.57%) LAMP
13 52 (34.90%) Java
13 52 (34.90%) Opscode Chef
14 49 (32.89%) Jenkins
15 46 (30.87%) VMware
16 44 (29.53%) UNIX
17 43 (28.86%) Ruby
18 41 (27.52%) Amazon AWS
18 41 (27.52%) Hudson
19 40 (26.85%) ZABBIX
20 38 (25.50%) Git (software)
21 37 (24.83%) VMware Infrastructure
22 36 (24.16%) Firewall
23 35 (23.49%) SQL
23 35 (23.49%) Web Services
24 31 (20.81%) Windows
24 31 (20.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Debian
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Debian 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 Debian. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 71 (47.65%) Apache
2 26 (17.45%) nginx
3 18 (12.08%) Elasticsearch
4 16 (10.74%) Confluence
5 14 (9.40%) Tomcat
5 14 (9.40%) MediaWiki
6 8 (5.37%) CMS
7 6 (4.03%) Drupal
8 5 (3.36%) Magnolia
9 4 (2.68%) Node.js
10 3 (2.01%) Moodle
10 3 (2.01%) WordPress
11 2 (1.34%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.67%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.67%) Jetty
12 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (1.34%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 41 (27.52%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.67%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 36 (24.16%) Firewall
2 26 (17.45%) VPN
3 23 (15.44%) LDAP
4 21 (14.09%) Network Security
5 19 (12.75%) WAN
6 18 (12.08%) LAN
7 15 (10.07%) Internet
8 14 (9.40%) IPv6
8 14 (9.40%) OSPF
8 14 (9.40%) BGP
8 14 (9.40%) EIGRP
8 14 (9.40%) IPsec
9 9 (6.04%) HTTP
9 9 (6.04%) TCP/IP
10 8 (5.37%) DNS
11 7 (4.70%) DHCP
12 5 (3.36%) Multicast
12 5 (3.36%) SAN
13 4 (2.68%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (2.68%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (63.09%) MySQL
2 22 (14.77%) NoSQL
2 22 (14.77%) MongoDB
3 21 (14.09%) Big Data
3 21 (14.09%) Relational Database
3 21 (14.09%) PostgreSQL
4 20 (13.42%) Hadoop
4 20 (13.42%) CouchDB
5 18 (12.08%) Riak
5 18 (12.08%) Apache Cassandra
6 16 (10.74%) Amazon RDS
7 12 (8.05%) SQL Server
8 5 (3.36%) Jackrabbit
9 2 (1.34%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.34%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.34%) Redis
9 2 (1.34%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.67%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 49 (32.89%) Jenkins
2 41 (27.52%) Hudson
3 38 (25.50%) Git (software)
4 25 (16.78%) Subversion
5 23 (15.44%) JIRA
6 4 (2.68%) GDB
7 3 (2.01%) Automake
8 1 (0.67%) Grunt
8 1 (0.67%) Gradle
8 1 (0.67%) Behat
8 1 (0.67%) Redmine
8 1 (0.67%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.67%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.67%) Ant
8 1 (0.67%) JUnit
8 1 (0.67%) Mockito
8 1 (0.67%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.67%) DbUnit
8 1 (0.67%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.67%) Firebug
General
1 8 (5.37%) Finance
2 3 (2.01%) Military
3 2 (1.34%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.67%) Legal
4 1 (0.67%) Publishing
4 1 (0.67%) Back Office
4 1 (0.67%) Billing
4 1 (0.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (24.16%) Linux Engineer
2 33 (22.15%) Administrator
3 32 (21.48%) Systems Administrator
4 31 (20.81%) DevOps Engineer
5 23 (15.44%) Developer
6 19 (12.75%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 19 (12.75%) DBA
7 18 (12.08%) MySQL DBA
7 18 (12.08%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 17 (11.41%) Linux Administrator
8 17 (11.41%) Architect
9 12 (8.05%) DevOps Architect
10 7 (4.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (4.70%) Software Engineer
10 7 (4.70%) Lead Architect
11 6 (4.03%) Python Developer
11 6 (4.03%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (4.03%) PHP Developer
12 5 (3.36%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 4 (2.68%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (35.57%) LAMP
2 35 (23.49%) Web Services
3 13 (8.72%) HTML
4 10 (6.71%) jQuery
5 9 (6.04%) CSS
6 7 (4.70%) SOAP
7 5 (3.36%) Backbone.js
7 5 (3.36%) XML
7 5 (3.36%) Ajax
7 5 (3.36%) Symfony
8 4 (2.68%) CodeIgniter
8 4 (2.68%) Spring
8 4 (2.68%) OAuth
8 4 (2.68%) Hibernate
9 3 (2.01%) Ember.js
9 3 (2.01%) AngularJS
9 3 (2.01%) REST
9 3 (2.01%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (2.01%) Zend Framework
10 2 (1.34%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.75%) Replication
2 14 (9.40%) Wiki
3 10 (6.71%) Open Source
4 5 (3.36%) Clustering
5 3 (2.01%) Device Driver
5 3 (2.01%) VLE
5 3 (2.01%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.01%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.34%) Video Editing
6 2 (1.34%) Social Network
6 2 (1.34%) Derivative
6 2 (1.34%) STB
6 2 (1.34%) iSeries
6 2 (1.34%) iPhone
6 2 (1.34%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.67%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.67%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.67%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.67%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.67%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 129 (86.58%) Linux
2 64 (42.95%) Ubuntu
3 59 (39.60%) CentOS
4 44 (29.53%) UNIX
5 31 (20.81%) Windows
5 31 (20.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (14.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (6.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (6.04%) Solaris
8 6 (4.03%) SUSE
9 3 (2.01%) Scientific Linux
10 2 (1.34%) AIX
10 2 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.67%) Gentoo
11 1 (0.67%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.67%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (40.27%) DevOps
2 55 (36.91%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (13.42%) Performance Tuning
4 18 (12.08%) Disaster Recovery
4 18 (12.08%) Migration
5 17 (11.41%) Capacity Planning
6 14 (9.40%) Configuration Management
6 14 (9.40%) Data Modelling
6 14 (9.40%) High Availability
7 13 (8.72%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (8.05%) Software Engineering
8 12 (8.05%) Build Automation
9 9 (6.04%) Load Balancing
10 8 (5.37%) OO
10 8 (5.37%) MVC
11 6 (4.03%) TDD
11 6 (4.03%) Software Architecture
12 5 (3.36%) Service Management
12 5 (3.36%) Web Development
13 4 (2.68%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 69 (46.31%) PHP
2 68 (45.64%) Bash Shell
3 61 (40.94%) Perl
4 53 (35.57%) Python
5 52 (34.90%) Java
6 43 (28.86%) Ruby
7 35 (23.49%) SQL
8 15 (10.07%) Shell Script
9 14 (9.40%) C
10 13 (8.72%) JavaScript
11 12 (8.05%) C++
12 6 (4.03%) PHP5
13 5 (3.36%) Korn
14 3 (2.01%) Bourne shell
15 2 (1.34%) Erlang
15 2 (1.34%) T-SQL
15 2 (1.34%) Objective-C
16 1 (0.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (4.03%) Degree
1 6 (4.03%) CCNA
1 6 (4.03%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (3.36%) SC Cleared
2 5 (3.36%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (0.67%) RHCE
3 1 (0.67%) RHCT
3 1 (0.67%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (0.67%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.67%) COBIT
1 1 (0.67%) WAI
System Software
1 37 (24.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (16.11%) XenServer
3 23 (15.44%) Samba
4 21 (14.09%) Postfix
5 6 (4.03%) Sendmail
5 6 (4.03%) KVM
6 4 (2.68%) Varnish
6 4 (2.68%) NFS
7 3 (2.01%) Dovecot
7 3 (2.01%) Squid
7 3 (2.01%) Xen
8 1 (0.67%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.67%) vSphere
8 1 (0.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 71 (47.65%) Puppet
2 52 (34.90%) Opscode Chef
3 40 (26.85%) ZABBIX
4 30 (20.13%) Salt
5 29 (19.46%) Nagios
6 23 (15.44%) Cacti
7 4 (2.68%) CFEngine
8 3 (2.01%) HAProxy
8 3 (2.01%) Zenoss
9 2 (1.34%) YUM
9 2 (1.34%) Capistrano
9 2 (1.34%) Hyperic
9 2 (1.34%) Ansible
10 1 (0.67%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.67%) RANCID
Vendors
1 101 (67.79%) Red Hat
2 46 (30.87%) VMware
3 18 (12.08%) Oracle
3 18 (12.08%) Rackspace
4 15 (10.07%) Percona
4 15 (10.07%) Citrix
5 8 (5.37%) Microsoft
6 6 (4.03%) Zend
7 5 (3.36%) Cisco
8 4 (2.68%) HP
8 4 (2.68%) Dell
9 3 (2.01%) Intel
9 3 (2.01%) Sun
9 3 (2.01%) JBoss
10 2 (1.34%) Google
10 2 (1.34%) SaltStack
11 1 (0.67%) F5
11 1 (0.67%) Facebook
11 1 (0.67%) Twitter
11 1 (0.67%) CheckPoint
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