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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Debian Linux
Rank 521 540 568
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +28
Contract jobs citing Debian 75 42 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.080% 0.048%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.60% 0.35% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 19 12
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £275 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.07% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £39.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%

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
12533 12052 12149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.11% 22.85% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7258 6777 6213
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1101 1029 1197
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £37.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.15 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.19% -8.82%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 +13 73 £400 +6.66% 39
London +29 37 £513 +19.88% 25
South East +5 13 £356 -1.72% 4
South West -11 12 £400 - 2
Bristol -6 11 £400 - 1
City of London +31 10 £395 +68.08% 7
Yorkshire +8 6 £250 - 2
Hampshire - 6 £400 -
Leeds - 5 £250 - 1
West Yorkshire - 5 £250 - 1
East of England -25 4 £300 -14.28% 2
Cambridgeshire -6 3 £300 -14.28% 1
Basingstoke - 3 £400 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £350 -
Berkshire - 2 £400 - 3
Reading - 2 £369 - 2
South Yorkshire +7 1 £310 - 1
Oxfordshire -5 1 £325 -27.77% 1
Surrey - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £425 -
West Midlands - 1 £350 - 1
Redhill - 1 - -
Slough - 1 £400 - 1
East Sussex - 1 £250 -
Brighton - 1 £250 -
Barton-upon-Humber - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Manchester - - - - 3
Marlow - - - -

Debian
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 133 (87.50%) Linux
2 102 (67.11%) Red Hat
3 90 (59.21%) MySQL
4 69 (45.39%) Ubuntu
4 69 (45.39%) Puppet
5 67 (44.08%) Apache
6 66 (43.42%) PHP
7 64 (42.11%) Bash Shell
8 60 (39.47%) CentOS
9 59 (38.82%) Perl
10 58 (38.16%) DevOps
11 53 (34.87%) Java
12 51 (33.55%) Continuous Integration
13 50 (32.89%) Python
14 49 (32.24%) LAMP
14 49 (32.24%) VMware
14 49 (32.24%) Opscode Chef
15 44 (28.95%) Jenkins
15 44 (28.95%) UNIX
16 42 (27.63%) Ruby
17 40 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
18 38 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
19 37 (24.34%) SQL
19 37 (24.34%) Firewall
19 37 (24.34%) Hudson
20 36 (23.68%) Git (software)
20 36 (23.68%) ZABBIX
21 32 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 32 (21.05%) Web Services
22 31 (20.39%) Windows

Debian
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 67 (44.08%) Apache
2 25 (16.45%) nginx
3 16 (10.53%) Confluence
4 15 (9.87%) Elasticsearch
5 14 (9.21%) Tomcat
5 14 (9.21%) MediaWiki
6 8 (5.26%) CMS
7 7 (4.61%) Drupal
8 5 (3.29%) OpenStack
9 4 (2.63%) WordPress
9 4 (2.63%) Node.js
9 4 (2.63%) Magnolia
10 3 (1.97%) Moodle
11 2 (1.32%) MS Exchange
11 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.66%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.66%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.66%) Jetty
Applications
1 2 (1.32%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 38 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.66%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 37 (24.34%) Firewall
2 26 (17.11%) VPN
3 23 (15.13%) LDAP
4 21 (13.82%) Network Security
5 20 (13.16%) WAN
6 18 (11.84%) LAN
7 16 (10.53%) Internet
8 14 (9.21%) IPv6
8 14 (9.21%) OSPF
8 14 (9.21%) BGP
8 14 (9.21%) EIGRP
8 14 (9.21%) IPsec
9 11 (7.24%) HTTP
10 10 (6.58%) DNS
11 9 (5.92%) TCP/IP
11 9 (5.92%) DHCP
12 7 (4.61%) SAN
13 6 (3.95%) Multicast
14 5 (3.29%) SMTP
15 4 (2.63%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (59.21%) MySQL
2 21 (13.82%) PostgreSQL
2 21 (13.82%) Relational Database
3 20 (13.16%) NoSQL
3 20 (13.16%) MongoDB
4 19 (12.50%) Big Data
5 17 (11.18%) Hadoop
5 17 (11.18%) CouchDB
6 16 (10.53%) Amazon RDS
7 15 (9.87%) Apache Cassandra
7 15 (9.87%) Riak
8 13 (8.55%) SQL Server
9 4 (2.63%) Jackrabbit
10 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.32%) Redis
11 1 (0.66%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 44 (28.95%) Jenkins
2 37 (24.34%) Hudson
3 36 (23.68%) Git (software)
4 26 (17.11%) Subversion
5 22 (14.47%) JIRA
6 4 (2.63%) GDB
7 3 (1.97%) Automake
8 1 (0.66%) Mockito
8 1 (0.66%) Redmine
8 1 (0.66%) Behat
8 1 (0.66%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.66%) Gradle
8 1 (0.66%) Grunt
8 1 (0.66%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.66%) DbUnit
8 1 (0.66%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.66%) Firebug
8 1 (0.66%) Selenium
8 1 (0.66%) Maven
8 1 (0.66%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (3.29%) Finance
2 4 (2.63%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.97%) Military
4 2 (1.32%) Banking
5 1 (0.66%) Billing
5 1 (0.66%) Back Office
5 1 (0.66%) Legal
5 1 (0.66%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 38 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
2 31 (20.39%) Administrator
3 30 (19.74%) Systems Administrator
4 28 (18.42%) DevOps Engineer
5 24 (15.79%) Developer
6 19 (12.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 19 (12.50%) DBA
6 19 (12.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 18 (11.84%) Architect
7 18 (11.84%) Linux Administrator
7 18 (11.84%) MySQL DBA
8 13 (8.55%) DevOps Architect
9 9 (5.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (5.26%) Software Engineer
11 7 (4.61%) Systems Engineer
12 6 (3.95%) PHP Developer
12 6 (3.95%) Lead Architect
13 5 (3.29%) Python Developer
14 4 (2.63%) Senior Developer
14 4 (2.63%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (32.24%) LAMP
2 32 (21.05%) Web Services
3 12 (7.89%) HTML
4 10 (6.58%) jQuery
5 8 (5.26%) CSS
6 7 (4.61%) SOAP
7 5 (3.29%) Backbone.js
7 5 (3.29%) Symfony
7 5 (3.29%) CodeIgniter
7 5 (3.29%) Spring
7 5 (3.29%) Ajax
8 4 (2.63%) Hibernate
8 4 (2.63%) XML
8 4 (2.63%) OAuth
9 3 (1.97%) REST
9 3 (1.97%) Ember.js
9 3 (1.97%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.97%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (1.97%) Zend Framework
9 3 (1.97%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.47%) Replication
2 16 (10.53%) Open Source
3 14 (9.21%) Wiki
4 7 (4.61%) Clustering
5 4 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.97%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.97%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.97%) Device Driver
6 3 (1.97%) VLE
7 2 (1.32%) CLARiiON
7 2 (1.32%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.32%) STB
7 2 (1.32%) Video Editing
7 2 (1.32%) Derivative
7 2 (1.32%) iSeries
8 1 (0.66%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.66%) User Experience
8 1 (0.66%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.66%) iPhone
8 1 (0.66%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 133 (87.50%) Linux
2 69 (45.39%) Ubuntu
3 60 (39.47%) CentOS
4 44 (28.95%) UNIX
5 32 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 31 (20.39%) Windows
7 23 (15.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (6.58%) Solaris
9 8 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (3.95%) SUSE
11 3 (1.97%) Scientific Linux
12 2 (1.32%) AIX
13 1 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.66%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.66%) Gentoo
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (38.16%) DevOps
2 51 (33.55%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (13.16%) Performance Tuning
4 19 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (12.50%) Migration
5 18 (11.84%) Disaster Recovery
6 17 (11.18%) Capacity Planning
7 15 (9.87%) Software Engineering
8 14 (9.21%) Data Modelling
8 14 (9.21%) Configuration Management
8 14 (9.21%) High Availability
9 12 (7.89%) Build Automation
10 11 (7.24%) Load Balancing
11 10 (6.58%) OO
12 8 (5.26%) MVC
13 7 (4.61%) TDD
14 6 (3.95%) Service Management
14 6 (3.95%) Software Architecture
15 5 (3.29%) OO PHP
15 5 (3.29%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 66 (43.42%) PHP
2 64 (42.11%) Bash Shell
3 59 (38.82%) Perl
4 53 (34.87%) Java
5 50 (32.89%) Python
6 42 (27.63%) Ruby
7 37 (24.34%) SQL
8 15 (9.87%) C
9 14 (9.21%) Shell Script
10 13 (8.55%) C++
10 13 (8.55%) JavaScript
11 6 (3.95%) PHP5
12 5 (3.29%) Korn
13 3 (1.97%) Bourne shell
13 3 (1.97%) Erlang
14 2 (1.32%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.66%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.66%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 8 (5.26%) CCNA
1 8 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (4.61%) Degree
3 5 (3.29%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.29%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.66%) LPIC
5 1 (0.66%) RHCT
5 1 (0.66%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.66%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.66%) COBIT
1 1 (0.66%) WAI
1 1 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 40 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (17.76%) XenServer
3 23 (15.13%) Samba
4 22 (14.47%) Postfix
5 6 (3.95%) Sendmail
5 6 (3.95%) KVM
6 5 (3.29%) Squid
6 5 (3.29%) NFS
7 4 (2.63%) Xen
7 4 (2.63%) Varnish
8 3 (1.97%) Dovecot
8 3 (1.97%) Active Directory
9 2 (1.32%) vSphere
10 1 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.66%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 69 (45.39%) Puppet
2 49 (32.24%) Opscode Chef
3 36 (23.68%) ZABBIX
4 27 (17.76%) Salt
5 26 (17.11%) Nagios
6 20 (13.16%) Cacti
7 4 (2.63%) CFEngine
8 3 (1.97%) HAProxy
8 3 (1.97%) Zenoss
9 2 (1.32%) Hyperic
9 2 (1.32%) Capistrano
9 2 (1.32%) YUM
9 2 (1.32%) Ansible
10 1 (0.66%) RANCID
10 1 (0.66%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 102 (67.11%) Red Hat
2 49 (32.24%) VMware
3 18 (11.84%) Oracle
4 15 (9.87%) Percona
4 15 (9.87%) Rackspace
4 15 (9.87%) Citrix
5 9 (5.92%) Microsoft
6 7 (4.61%) Zend
7 6 (3.95%) Cisco
8 5 (3.29%) HP
8 5 (3.29%) Dell
9 4 (2.63%) JBoss
10 3 (1.97%) Google
10 3 (1.97%) Sun
10 3 (1.97%) Intel
11 2 (1.32%) EMC
11 2 (1.32%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.32%) F5
11 2 (1.32%) 3PAR
11 2 (1.32%) SaltStack
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