The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 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.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Debian Linux
Rank 521 527 549
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +22
Contract jobs citing Debian 73 43 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.084% 0.061%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.59% 0.38% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 19 16
Average daily rate
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£400 £370 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +7.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £470 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £328 £338
% change year-on-year
+22.13% -2.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12331 11374 12051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.54% 22.25% 20.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 7001 6237 5961
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 £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1044 1015 1232
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +2 71 £400 +8.10% 60
London +32 29 £525 +16.66% 34
South West 0 26 £400 +45.45% 2
Bristol +2 24 £400 +45.45%
Yorkshire +7 9 £269 -25.86% 4
City of London +27 7 £420 +27.27% 11
South Yorkshire +5 5 £299 - 1
South East -4 5 £200 -55.55% 11
Hampshire - 5 £200 - 6
Leeds - 4 £238 - 3
Sheffield - 4 £288 - 1
West Yorkshire - 4 £238 - 3
Basingstoke - 2 £250 - 3
Cambridgeshire -15 1 - - 1
East of England -36 1 - - 5
Wales - 1 £425 -
West Midlands - 1 £350 - 1
Berkshire - 1 £200 - 2
Somerset - 1 £413 - 1
Bath - 1 £413 - 1
Reading - 1 £200 - 1
Sandwich - - - - 1
Barton-upon-Humber - - - - 1
Southampton - - - - 1
St Albans - - - -
Stafford - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Woodbridge - - - -
York - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 4

Debian
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 138 (87.34%) Linux
2 98 (62.03%) Red Hat
3 93 (58.86%) MySQL
4 76 (48.10%) Puppet
5 75 (47.47%) Ubuntu
6 72 (45.57%) Bash Shell
7 66 (41.77%) PHP
8 64 (40.51%) Apache
9 62 (39.24%) Perl
10 60 (37.97%) DevOps
11 57 (36.08%) CentOS
12 56 (35.44%) Python
13 55 (34.81%) Java
13 55 (34.81%) LAMP
14 54 (34.18%) Continuous Integration
14 54 (34.18%) Opscode Chef
15 52 (32.91%) Jenkins
16 50 (31.65%) VMware
17 47 (29.75%) UNIX
17 47 (29.75%) Ruby
18 43 (27.22%) ZABBIX
19 40 (25.32%) Hudson
20 38 (24.05%) Amazon AWS
21 35 (22.15%) Git (software)
21 35 (22.15%) VMware Infrastructure
22 34 (21.52%) SQL
23 32 (20.25%) Windows
23 32 (20.25%) Firewall
24 31 (19.62%) Nagios
25 30 (18.99%) JIRA

Debian
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 64 (40.51%) Apache
2 22 (13.92%) nginx
3 19 (12.03%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (9.49%) Confluence
4 15 (9.49%) Tomcat
5 13 (8.23%) MediaWiki
6 7 (4.43%) CMS
7 6 (3.80%) Magnolia
8 4 (2.53%) Node.js
8 4 (2.53%) Drupal
9 3 (1.90%) Moodle
9 3 (1.90%) OpenStack
10 2 (1.27%) WebLogic
10 2 (1.27%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.63%) Jetty
11 1 (0.63%) WordPress
11 1 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 38 (24.05%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.27%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 32 (20.25%) Firewall
2 26 (16.46%) VPN
3 25 (15.82%) LDAP
4 17 (10.76%) LAN
4 17 (10.76%) WAN
4 17 (10.76%) Network Security
5 13 (8.23%) IPsec
5 13 (8.23%) IPv6
5 13 (8.23%) OSPF
5 13 (8.23%) BGP
5 13 (8.23%) EIGRP
6 11 (6.96%) Internet
7 9 (5.70%) DNS
8 7 (4.43%) HTTP
9 6 (3.80%) DHCP
10 5 (3.16%) TCP/IP
11 4 (2.53%) SMTP
11 4 (2.53%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (2.53%) Multicast
12 3 (1.90%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (58.86%) MySQL
2 27 (17.09%) Hadoop
3 25 (15.82%) Big Data
4 23 (14.56%) MongoDB
5 22 (13.92%) NoSQL
5 22 (13.92%) PostgreSQL
6 19 (12.03%) CouchDB
7 18 (11.39%) Apache Cassandra
7 18 (11.39%) Riak
8 16 (10.13%) Relational Database
8 16 (10.13%) Amazon RDS
9 9 (5.70%) SQL Server
10 6 (3.80%) Jackrabbit
11 3 (1.90%) Redis
12 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database
12 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
13 1 (0.63%) KDB
13 1 (0.63%) DB2
13 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 52 (32.91%) Jenkins
2 40 (25.32%) Hudson
3 35 (22.15%) Git (software)
4 30 (18.99%) JIRA
5 19 (12.03%) Subversion
6 4 (2.53%) GDB
7 3 (1.90%) Automake
8 2 (1.27%) Mercurial
8 2 (1.27%) Maven
8 2 (1.27%) JUnit
9 1 (0.63%) JMeter
9 1 (0.63%) AnthillPro
9 1 (0.63%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.63%) DbUnit
9 1 (0.63%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.63%) Mockito
9 1 (0.63%) Bazaar
9 1 (0.63%) Redmine
9 1 (0.63%) FishEye
General
1 11 (6.96%) Finance
2 3 (1.90%) Publishing
2 3 (1.90%) Military
3 1 (0.63%) Multimedia
3 1 (0.63%) Legal
3 1 (0.63%) Back Office
3 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (30.38%) Administrator
2 47 (29.75%) Systems Administrator
3 35 (22.15%) DevOps Engineer
4 31 (19.62%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 31 (19.62%) Linux Engineer
5 30 (18.99%) Linux Administrator
6 19 (12.03%) DBA
7 18 (11.39%) MySQL DBA
8 16 (10.13%) Developer
9 14 (8.86%) Architect
10 9 (5.70%) DevOps Architect
11 8 (5.06%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 7 (4.43%) Lead Architect
12 7 (4.43%) Software Engineer
12 7 (4.43%) Systems Engineer
13 5 (3.16%) Python Developer
14 4 (2.53%) Tester
14 4 (2.53%) Analyst
14 4 (2.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 4 (2.53%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (34.81%) LAMP
2 27 (17.09%) Web Services
3 8 (5.06%) HTML
4 5 (3.16%) XML
4 5 (3.16%) jQuery
5 4 (2.53%) OAuth
5 4 (2.53%) CSS
5 4 (2.53%) SOAP
5 4 (2.53%) Hibernate
6 3 (1.90%) Spring
6 3 (1.90%) Symfony
6 3 (1.90%) Zend Framework
6 3 (1.90%) Backbone.js
6 3 (1.90%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.27%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (1.27%) HTML5
7 2 (1.27%) REST
8 1 (0.63%) CSS3
8 1 (0.63%) Laravel
8 1 (0.63%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.39%) Replication
2 13 (8.23%) Wiki
3 7 (4.43%) Open Source
4 4 (2.53%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.53%) Device Driver
5 3 (1.90%) Clustering
5 3 (1.90%) VLE
5 3 (1.90%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.27%) STB
6 2 (1.27%) Derivative
6 2 (1.27%) Video Editing
6 2 (1.27%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.27%) Social Network
6 2 (1.27%) iPhone
6 2 (1.27%) iSeries
7 1 (0.63%) W3C
7 1 (0.63%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.63%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.63%) Physics
7 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 138 (87.34%) Linux
2 75 (47.47%) Ubuntu
3 57 (36.08%) CentOS
4 47 (29.75%) UNIX
5 32 (20.25%) Windows
6 29 (18.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (10.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (6.96%) Solaris
9 9 (5.70%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (4.43%) SUSE
11 6 (3.80%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (1.90%) Scientific Linux
12 3 (1.90%) AIX
13 1 (0.63%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.63%) Gentoo
13 1 (0.63%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.63%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.63%) OpenSolaris
13 1 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (37.97%) DevOps
2 54 (34.18%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (12.66%) Migration
4 19 (12.03%) Performance Tuning
5 18 (11.39%) Configuration Management
6 16 (10.13%) Disaster Recovery
6 16 (10.13%) Capacity Planning
7 14 (8.86%) High Availability
8 13 (8.23%) Data Modelling
8 13 (8.23%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (6.96%) Build Automation
10 9 (5.70%) Software Engineering
11 6 (3.80%) Software Architecture
12 5 (3.16%) Web Development
12 5 (3.16%) Load Balancing
12 5 (3.16%) Service Management
13 4 (2.53%) MVC
13 4 (2.53%) Workflow
13 4 (2.53%) Reverse Engineering
13 4 (2.53%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 72 (45.57%) Bash Shell
2 66 (41.77%) PHP
3 62 (39.24%) Perl
4 56 (35.44%) Python
5 55 (34.81%) Java
6 47 (29.75%) Ruby
7 34 (21.52%) SQL
8 14 (8.86%) C
9 13 (8.23%) C++
10 12 (7.59%) Shell Script
11 6 (3.80%) JavaScript
11 6 (3.80%) Korn
12 2 (1.27%) PHP5
12 2 (1.27%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.27%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.27%) Bourne shell
13 1 (0.63%) C-shell
13 1 (0.63%) Lisp
13 1 (0.63%) Erlang
13 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (3.16%) SC Cleared
1 5 (3.16%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.53%) CCNA
2 4 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (2.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.63%) WAI
2 1 (0.63%) COBIT
2 1 (0.63%) QA
2 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (22.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (13.92%) Samba
2 22 (13.92%) XenServer
3 20 (12.66%) Postfix
4 7 (4.43%) Sendmail
4 7 (4.43%) KVM
5 6 (3.80%) NFS
6 5 (3.16%) Squid
7 4 (2.53%) Xen
8 3 (1.90%) Varnish
8 3 (1.90%) Dovecot
9 1 (0.63%) vCloud
9 1 (0.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.63%) OpenSSH
9 1 (0.63%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.63%) Snort
9 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.63%) qmail
Systems Management
1 76 (48.10%) Puppet
2 54 (34.18%) Opscode Chef
3 43 (27.22%) ZABBIX
4 31 (19.62%) Nagios
5 29 (18.35%) Salt
6 27 (17.09%) Cacti
7 4 (2.53%) CFEngine
8 3 (1.90%) HAProxy
9 2 (1.27%) Hyperic
9 2 (1.27%) Ansible
9 2 (1.27%) YUM
9 2 (1.27%) Capistrano
10 1 (0.63%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.63%) Nessus
Vendors
1 98 (62.03%) Red Hat
2 50 (31.65%) VMware
3 21 (13.29%) Rackspace
4 18 (11.39%) Oracle
5 15 (9.49%) Percona
6 14 (8.86%) Citrix
7 5 (3.16%) Cisco
8 4 (2.53%) Zend
9 3 (1.90%) JBoss
9 3 (1.90%) Microsoft
9 3 (1.90%) HP
9 3 (1.90%) Dell
9 3 (1.90%) Intel
10 2 (1.27%) Sun
10 2 (1.27%) SaltStack
11 1 (0.63%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.63%) Qualys
11 1 (0.63%) Infoblox
11 1 (0.63%) Akamai
11 1 (0.63%) Nokia
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