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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Debian Linux
Rank 603 539 558
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +19
Contract jobs citing Debian 27 77 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.14% 0.077%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.22% 0.61% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 63 19
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£388 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £250 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £525 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £369 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.13% +5.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
12482 12618 12040
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.38% 22.32% 22.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 7418 7200 6733
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 960 1099 1021
Average hourly rate £16.66 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 3 September 2015.

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 17 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 3 September 2015. 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 -58 27 £388 -3.12% 35
London -22 19 £388 -26.19% 23
City of London +14 8 £288 -26.28% 5
East of England +3 2 £408 +35.83% 2
South West -24 2 £248 -38.12% 2
Midlands - 2 £500 -
Cambridgeshire -5 1 £315 +5.00% 1
Bristol -19 1 £320 -20.00%
Yorkshire -30 1 £418 +67.20% 3
North West - 1 £350 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £175 - 2
Cambridge - 1 £315 - 1
Gloucester - 1 £175 -
York - 1 £418 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £418 -
Manchester - 1 £350 - 1
Essex - 1 £500 -

Debian
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

1 102 (97.14%) Linux
2 56 (53.33%) Red Hat
2 56 (53.33%) Ubuntu
3 51 (48.57%) Python
4 40 (38.10%) PostgreSQL
5 39 (37.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 38 (36.19%) Git (software)
7 37 (35.24%) SQL Server
8 35 (33.33%) CentOS
8 35 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
9 32 (30.48%) Agile Software Development
10 31 (29.52%) Puppet
10 31 (29.52%) Microsoft
10 31 (29.52%) DevOps
11 30 (28.57%) DNS
11 30 (28.57%) Windows
11 30 (28.57%) Subversion
12 28 (26.67%) Active Directory
13 27 (25.71%) VMware
13 27 (25.71%) Opscode Chef
14 26 (24.76%) Jenkins
15 24 (22.86%) Apache
16 21 (20.00%) UNIX
16 21 (20.00%) MySQL
17 20 (19.05%) MVC
17 20 (19.05%) Ruby
17 20 (19.05%) Team Foundation Server
17 20 (19.05%) Mentoring
18 19 (18.10%) Flask
18 19 (18.10%) BDD

Debian
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 24 (22.86%) Apache
2 15 (14.29%) nginx
3 12 (11.43%) IIS
4 11 (10.48%) MS Exchange
5 10 (9.52%) Tomcat
5 10 (9.52%) SharePoint
6 6 (5.71%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (5.71%) OpenStack
7 5 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (4.76%) Jetty
7 5 (4.76%) Zope
7 5 (4.76%) Plone
8 4 (3.81%) Confluence
8 4 (3.81%) MediaWiki
9 3 (2.86%) WebSphere
10 2 (1.90%) WebLogic
10 2 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.95%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.95%) Node.js
Applications
1 8 (7.62%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (5.71%) Tridion
2 1 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.48%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.81%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (1.90%) Rackspace Cloud
4 2 (1.90%) IaaS
5 1 (0.95%) Google Compute Engine
5 1 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.95%) PaaS
5 1 (0.95%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 30 (28.57%) DNS
2 17 (16.19%) Firewall
3 14 (13.33%) LDAP
4 13 (12.38%) DHCP
5 9 (8.57%) SAN
6 8 (7.62%) SMTP
7 7 (6.67%) VPN
8 6 (5.71%) Network Security
8 6 (5.71%) SSL
9 5 (4.76%) Internet
9 5 (4.76%) LAN
9 5 (4.76%) WAN
9 5 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (3.81%) IPsec
10 4 (3.81%) SSH
10 4 (3.81%) TCP/IP
10 4 (3.81%) HTTP
11 3 (2.86%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (38.10%) PostgreSQL
2 37 (35.24%) SQL Server
3 21 (20.00%) MySQL
4 10 (9.52%) MongoDB
5 5 (4.76%) Redis
6 4 (3.81%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.86%) Big Data
7 3 (2.86%) Couchbase
7 3 (2.86%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.90%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.95%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.95%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.95%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.95%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.95%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 38 (36.19%) Git (software)
2 30 (28.57%) Subversion
3 26 (24.76%) Jenkins
4 20 (19.05%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (17.14%) Selenium
6 9 (8.57%) JIRA
7 8 (7.62%) Hudson
8 5 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (2.86%) JProfiler
9 3 (2.86%) Cucumber
9 3 (2.86%) JMeter
9 3 (2.86%) JConsole
9 3 (2.86%) VisualVM
9 3 (2.86%) YourKit
General
1 5 (4.76%) Telecoms
1 5 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (0.95%) Law
2 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
2 1 (0.95%) Advertising
2 1 (0.95%) Retail
2 1 (0.95%) Marketing
2 1 (0.95%) Back Office
2 1 (0.95%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 26 (24.76%) DevOps Engineer
2 21 (20.00%) Developer
3 19 (18.10%) Python Developer
4 18 (17.14%) Linux Engineer
5 16 (15.24%) Administrator
6 11 (10.48%) Systems Administrator
6 11 (10.48%) Linux Administrator
7 10 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (7.62%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 7 (6.67%) Linux Support
9 7 (6.67%) Senior Python Developer
9 7 (6.67%) Senior Developer
9 7 (6.67%) Consultant
10 6 (5.71%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 6 (5.71%) Support Engineer
10 6 (5.71%) Linux Consultant
11 5 (4.76%) Linux Support Engineer
11 5 (4.76%) Applications Support
11 5 (4.76%) Analyst
12 4 (3.81%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (18.10%) Django
1 19 (18.10%) Flask
2 15 (14.29%) RESTful
3 10 (9.52%) .NET
4 5 (4.76%) Web Services
5 4 (3.81%) LAMP
6 3 (2.86%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (2.86%) Java EE
6 3 (2.86%) JMS
7 2 (1.90%) FFmpeg
8 1 (0.95%) Catalyst
8 1 (0.95%) HTML
8 1 (0.95%) XML
8 1 (0.95%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.57%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.71%) Clustering
3 5 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (4.76%) CLARiiON
4 4 (3.81%) Wiki
5 3 (2.86%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.95%) NHS
6 1 (0.95%) DTV
6 1 (0.95%) HP Storage
6 1 (0.95%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 102 (97.14%) Linux
2 56 (53.33%) Ubuntu
3 39 (37.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 35 (33.33%) CentOS
5 30 (28.57%) Windows
6 21 (20.00%) UNIX
7 11 (10.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.90%) SUSE
9 2 (1.90%) AIX
10 1 (0.95%) Solaris
10 1 (0.95%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.95%) Android
10 1 (0.95%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 32 (30.48%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (29.52%) DevOps
4 20 (19.05%) Mentoring
4 20 (19.05%) MVC
5 19 (18.10%) TDD
5 19 (18.10%) Scrum
5 19 (18.10%) BDD
6 18 (17.14%) ITIL
7 16 (15.24%) Configuration Management
8 14 (13.33%) Test Automation
8 14 (13.33%) Microservices
9 13 (12.38%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
9 13 (12.38%) SOA
9 13 (12.38%) Load Balancing
10 10 (9.52%) TOGAF
11 8 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (6.67%) Project Management
12 7 (6.67%) Change Management
13 6 (5.71%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 51 (48.57%) Python
2 20 (19.05%) Ruby
3 19 (18.10%) Bash Shell
4 18 (17.14%) Perl
5 13 (12.38%) Java
5 13 (12.38%) SQL
6 10 (9.52%) Shell Script
7 9 (8.57%) PHP
8 8 (7.62%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.86%) Scala
10 2 (1.90%) Go
11 1 (0.95%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (8.57%) CCNA
1 9 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (7.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (6.67%) MCSA
3 7 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (5.71%) MCSE
5 5 (4.76%) RHCE
5 5 (4.76%) Degree
5 5 (4.76%) Security Cleared
5 5 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (3.81%) LPIC
7 1 (0.95%) MCDST
7 1 (0.95%) MCTS
7 1 (0.95%) MCITP
7 1 (0.95%) VCAP
7 1 (0.95%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.95%) CCA
7 1 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.95%) CCEA
7 1 (0.95%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.86%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.90%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 13 (12.38%) Postfix
3 12 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (8.57%) Samba
5 6 (5.71%) Terminal Server
5 6 (5.71%) vSphere
5 6 (5.71%) Docker
5 6 (5.71%) iptables
6 5 (4.76%) NFS
6 5 (4.76%) Varnish
6 5 (4.76%) qmail
7 3 (2.86%) SpamAssassin
7 3 (2.86%) FreeRADIUS
8 2 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.90%) Xen
8 2 (1.90%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.90%) KVM
9 1 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.95%) Snort
9 1 (0.95%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 31 (29.52%) Puppet
2 27 (25.71%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (10.48%) Vagrant
4 8 (7.62%) Nagios
4 8 (7.62%) Ansible
5 7 (6.67%) ZABBIX
6 5 (4.76%) SELinux
6 5 (4.76%) logstash
6 5 (4.76%) Salt
7 4 (3.81%) Graphite
7 4 (3.81%) Munin
8 3 (2.86%) OSSEC
8 3 (2.86%) Cacti
9 2 (1.90%) HAProxy
9 2 (1.90%) Kibana
10 1 (0.95%) Mesos
10 1 (0.95%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.95%) SCCM
Vendors
1 56 (53.33%) Red Hat
2 31 (29.52%) Microsoft
3 27 (25.71%) VMware
4 11 (10.48%) Cisco
4 11 (10.48%) Oracle
5 8 (7.62%) HP
6 7 (6.67%) Dell
6 7 (6.67%) EMC
7 5 (4.76%) CheckPoint
7 5 (4.76%) F5
7 5 (4.76%) Rackspace
8 4 (3.81%) SaltStack
8 4 (3.81%) Dell Compellent
8 4 (3.81%) 3PAR
9 3 (2.86%) NetApp
10 2 (1.90%) Akamai
10 2 (1.90%) Citrix
11 1 (0.95%) BMC
11 1 (0.95%) CommVault
11 1 (0.95%) SAP
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