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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Debian Linux
Rank 538 518 487
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -31
Contract jobs citing Debian 45 35 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.073% 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.39% 0.33% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 28 27
Average daily rate
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£421 £413 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.12% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £489 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £381 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.91% +8.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £34.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -70.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year
- -70.80%

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
11503 10761 9850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.54% 22.34% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6743 5881 5185
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 909 971 1091
Average hourly rate £15.85 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.25% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.50 £37.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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 30 January 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 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 30 January 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 -9 44 £425 +3.03% 47
London -4 25 £453 +0.55% 20
East of England +1 6 £188 -50.00% 5
South East -3 6 £375 -6.25% 9
Berkshire - 6 £375 - 4
Cambridgeshire -12 5 £188 -50.00% 3
South West -12 5 £425 +54.54% 3
Cambridge -3 4 £175 -58.82% 3
Bracknell - 4 £381 - 2
Bristol - 4 £425 - 3
City of London +6 2 £465 +9.41% 7
Reading - 2 £250 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £450 -
Yorkshire - 1 £225 - 4
West Yorkshire - 1 £225 - 2
Leeds - 1 £225 - 2
Scotland - 1 £213 - 2
West Midlands - 1 £350 - 3
Wimbledon - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Wales - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - -
South Wales - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1

Debian
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 112 (99.12%) Linux
2 69 (61.06%) Red Hat
3 65 (57.52%) MySQL
4 63 (55.75%) Puppet
5 61 (53.98%) Ubuntu
6 60 (53.10%) DevOps
7 56 (49.56%) Apache
8 48 (42.48%) CentOS
8 48 (42.48%) Opscode Chef
9 45 (39.82%) Python
9 45 (39.82%) PHP
10 42 (37.17%) Perl
11 41 (36.28%) Nagios
11 41 (36.28%) Bash Shell
12 35 (30.97%) Continuous Integration
13 34 (30.09%) MongoDB
13 34 (30.09%) Web Services
13 34 (30.09%) Jenkins
14 33 (29.20%) NoSQL
15 31 (27.43%) UNIX
16 30 (26.55%) ZABBIX
17 29 (25.66%) Amazon AWS
17 29 (25.66%) Hudson
18 28 (24.78%) Git (software)
19 26 (23.01%) Windows
19 26 (23.01%) Shell Script
20 25 (22.12%) Open Source
21 24 (21.24%) LAMP
21 24 (21.24%) VMware
21 24 (21.24%) OO

Debian
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 56 (49.56%) Apache
2 21 (18.58%) nginx
3 18 (15.93%) Elasticsearch
4 13 (11.50%) Tomcat
5 10 (8.85%) Confluence
5 10 (8.85%) MediaWiki
6 9 (7.96%) OpenStack
7 6 (5.31%) IIS
7 6 (5.31%) CMS
8 5 (4.42%) Drupal
8 5 (4.42%) WordPress
9 4 (3.54%) SharePoint
10 2 (1.77%) JBoss
10 2 (1.77%) MS Exchange
10 2 (1.77%) GlassFish
10 2 (1.77%) Jetty
10 2 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.88%) EPiServer CMS
11 1 (0.88%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 2 (1.77%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 29 (25.66%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.42%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.65%) Route 53
3 3 (2.65%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.77%) GitHub
5 1 (0.88%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.88%) IaaS
5 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.81%) Firewall
2 14 (12.39%) LDAP
3 13 (11.50%) Network Security
3 13 (11.50%) VPN
3 13 (11.50%) DNS
4 12 (10.62%) WAN
4 12 (10.62%) Internet
5 11 (9.73%) TCP/IP
6 10 (8.85%) LAN
6 10 (8.85%) DHCP
6 10 (8.85%) IPsec
7 9 (7.96%) EIGRP
7 9 (7.96%) OSPF
7 9 (7.96%) BGP
7 9 (7.96%) IPv6
8 8 (7.08%) HTTP
9 6 (5.31%) SAN
10 4 (3.54%) SSL
10 4 (3.54%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (2.65%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (57.52%) MySQL
2 34 (30.09%) MongoDB
3 33 (29.20%) NoSQL
4 20 (17.70%) Hadoop
5 19 (16.81%) Big Data
6 18 (15.93%) SQL Server
6 18 (15.93%) CouchDB
7 17 (15.04%) Apache Cassandra
7 17 (15.04%) Riak
8 14 (12.39%) Relational Database
8 14 (12.39%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (2.65%) Couchbase
9 3 (2.65%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.77%) Data Mining
10 2 (1.77%) OLTP
10 2 (1.77%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (1.77%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 34 (30.09%) Jenkins
2 29 (25.66%) Hudson
3 28 (24.78%) Git (software)
4 23 (20.35%) Subversion
5 11 (9.73%) JIRA
6 6 (5.31%) GitLab
7 2 (1.77%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.77%) Firebug
7 2 (1.77%) Selenium
8 1 (0.88%) BitKeeper
8 1 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.88%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.88%) GNU Toolchain
8 1 (0.88%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.88%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.88%) Ant
General
1 4 (3.54%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.65%) Banking
3 2 (1.77%) Finance
3 2 (1.77%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.88%) Billing
Job Titles
1 33 (29.20%) DevOps Engineer
2 22 (19.47%) Linux Engineer
3 19 (16.81%) Developer
4 16 (14.16%) Systems Administrator
5 15 (13.27%) Architect
5 15 (13.27%) DevOps Architect
6 14 (12.39%) Administrator
7 12 (10.62%) Linux Administrator
7 12 (10.62%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 10 (8.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 8 (7.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (6.19%) PHP Developer
11 5 (4.42%) Linux Support
11 5 (4.42%) Linux Support Engineer
11 5 (4.42%) Support Engineer
12 3 (2.65%) DevOps Administrator
12 3 (2.65%) Senior Linux Engineer
12 3 (2.65%) Systems Engineer
12 3 (2.65%) Web Developer
13 2 (1.77%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (30.09%) Web Services
2 24 (21.24%) LAMP
3 15 (13.27%) HTML
4 12 (10.62%) CSS
5 11 (9.73%) jQuery
6 6 (5.31%) SOAP
6 6 (5.31%) CodeIgniter
6 6 (5.31%) Ajax
7 4 (3.54%) Backbone.js
8 3 (2.65%) Laravel
8 3 (2.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (2.65%) Ember.js
8 3 (2.65%) AngularJS
8 3 (2.65%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (2.65%) Symfony
8 3 (2.65%) Django
8 3 (2.65%) JSP
9 2 (1.77%) Servlets
9 2 (1.77%) POSIX
9 2 (1.77%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (22.12%) Open Source
2 14 (12.39%) Clustering
3 10 (8.85%) Wiki
4 4 (3.54%) Replication
4 4 (3.54%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.65%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.77%) CLARiiON
6 2 (1.77%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.77%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.88%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.88%) User Experience
7 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.88%) Arduino
Operating Systems
1 112 (99.12%) Linux
2 61 (53.98%) Ubuntu
3 48 (42.48%) CentOS
4 31 (27.43%) UNIX
5 26 (23.01%) Windows
6 19 (16.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (15.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (6.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (4.42%) Solaris
10 2 (1.77%) Android
10 2 (1.77%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.77%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.88%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.88%) SUSE
11 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (53.10%) DevOps
2 35 (30.97%) Continuous Integration
3 24 (21.24%) OO
4 16 (14.16%) Software Engineering
4 16 (14.16%) Load Balancing
5 14 (12.39%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (9.73%) Capacity Planning
7 10 (8.85%) Configuration Management
7 10 (8.85%) MVC
8 9 (7.96%) Build Automation
8 9 (7.96%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (7.96%) Data Modelling
9 7 (6.19%) Workflow
9 7 (6.19%) Database Theory
9 7 (6.19%) Relational Database Theory
10 6 (5.31%) OO PHP
11 5 (4.42%) TDD
11 5 (4.42%) ITIL
12 4 (3.54%) Service Management
12 4 (3.54%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 45 (39.82%) Python
1 45 (39.82%) PHP
2 42 (37.17%) Perl
3 41 (36.28%) Bash Shell
4 26 (23.01%) Shell Script
5 21 (18.58%) Java
6 20 (17.70%) Ruby
7 19 (16.81%) JavaScript
8 16 (14.16%) SQL
9 8 (7.08%) PHP5
10 7 (6.19%) C++
11 5 (4.42%) C
12 2 (1.77%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.77%) Erlang
13 1 (0.88%) sed
13 1 (0.88%) Golang
13 1 (0.88%) Bourne shell
13 1 (0.88%) AWK
13 1 (0.88%) VBScript
13 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (7.08%) CCNA
1 8 (7.08%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (7.08%) Degree
2 2 (1.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (0.88%) LPIC
3 1 (0.88%) RHCT
3 1 (0.88%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.77%) SLA
2 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (16.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (12.39%) XenServer
3 12 (10.62%) Samba
4 11 (9.73%) Postfix
4 11 (9.73%) Active Directory
5 4 (3.54%) Varnish
6 3 (2.65%) Xen
7 2 (1.77%) NFS
7 2 (1.77%) Firmware
7 2 (1.77%) VirtualBox
7 2 (1.77%) vSphere
7 2 (1.77%) Squid
7 2 (1.77%) Ceph
7 2 (1.77%) Docker
7 2 (1.77%) KVM
7 2 (1.77%) vCloud
8 1 (0.88%) Corosync
8 1 (0.88%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.88%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 63 (55.75%) Puppet
2 48 (42.48%) Opscode Chef
3 41 (36.28%) Nagios
4 30 (26.55%) ZABBIX
5 22 (19.47%) Salt
6 19 (16.81%) Cacti
7 15 (13.27%) Ansible
8 4 (3.54%) SELinux
9 3 (2.65%) Zenoss
10 2 (1.77%) Ganglia
10 2 (1.77%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.88%) logstash
11 1 (0.88%) Graphite
11 1 (0.88%) SCOM
11 1 (0.88%) Capistrano
11 1 (0.88%) Munin
11 1 (0.88%) Control-M
Vendors
1 69 (61.06%) Red Hat
2 24 (21.24%) VMware
3 18 (15.93%) Rackspace
4 14 (12.39%) DigitalOcean
5 12 (10.62%) Microsoft
6 10 (8.85%) Citrix
7 8 (7.08%) Oracle
8 6 (5.31%) Zend
9 4 (3.54%) Dell
9 4 (3.54%) Splunk
10 3 (2.65%) Percona
10 3 (2.65%) Scality
10 3 (2.65%) F5
10 3 (2.65%) Atmel
10 3 (2.65%) Cisco
11 2 (1.77%) Sybase
11 2 (1.77%) Sun
11 2 (1.77%) HP
11 2 (1.77%) EMC
11 2 (1.77%) CheckPoint
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