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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Debian Linux
Rank 576 537 533
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -4
Contract jobs citing Debian 52 78 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.14% 0.084%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.43% 0.63% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 66 19
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£375 £413 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +11.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £400 £328
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +22.13%
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
12183 12399 11424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.35% 22.68% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7231 7027 6254
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 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 931 1051 1035
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 July 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 23 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 July 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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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 -53 52 £375 -9.09% 50
West Midlands +20 20 £350 - 2
Birmingham - 18 £350 - 2
London -21 16 £425 -18.26% 20
East of England +8 7 £315 - 5
Cambridgeshire +1 5 £314 - 3
City of London -11 5 £400 -4.76% 4
North West - 5 £475 - 8
Lancashire - 4 £475 -
Burnley - 4 £475 -
Cambridge - 4 £314 - 3
South West -27 2 £248 -38.12% 2
Essex - 2 £500 -
Bristol -26 1 £320 -20.00% 2
Yorkshire -33 1 £418 +34.83% 4
Gloucester - 1 £175 -
Manchester - 1 £350 - 8
Warwick - 1 - -
York - 1 £418 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £175 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £418 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £475 -

Debian
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 113 (98.26%) Linux
2 67 (58.26%) Red Hat
3 60 (52.17%) Ubuntu
4 58 (50.43%) Python
5 42 (36.52%) CentOS
5 42 (36.52%) Git (software)
6 40 (34.78%) Puppet
6 40 (34.78%) PostgreSQL
6 40 (34.78%) SQL Server
7 39 (33.91%) Continuous Integration
8 38 (33.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 35 (30.43%) VMware
9 35 (30.43%) Windows
9 35 (30.43%) DevOps
10 34 (29.57%) Microsoft
10 34 (29.57%) Subversion
11 33 (28.70%) Apache
12 31 (26.96%) Active Directory
12 31 (26.96%) Agile Software Development
12 31 (26.96%) Jenkins
12 31 (26.96%) Opscode Chef
13 26 (22.61%) Bash Shell
13 26 (22.61%) MySQL
14 23 (20.00%) Perl
14 23 (20.00%) DNS
15 22 (19.13%) UNIX
16 21 (18.26%) Ruby
17 20 (17.39%) Scrum
17 20 (17.39%) MVC
18 19 (16.52%) TDD

Debian
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 33 (28.70%) Apache
2 16 (13.91%) nginx
3 13 (11.30%) MS Exchange
4 12 (10.43%) IIS
4 12 (10.43%) SharePoint
5 8 (6.96%) Confluence
5 8 (6.96%) MediaWiki
6 7 (6.09%) OpenStack
6 7 (6.09%) Tomcat
6 7 (6.09%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (4.35%) Zope
7 5 (4.35%) Plone
7 5 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (2.61%) Jetty
9 2 (1.74%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.87%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (7.83%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (6.09%) Tridion
2 1 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.87%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.43%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.61%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.74%) Rackspace Cloud
3 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.87%) Route 53
4 1 (0.87%) IaaS
4 1 (0.87%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.87%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 23 (20.00%) DNS
2 18 (15.65%) Firewall
3 15 (13.04%) LDAP
4 12 (10.43%) DHCP
5 10 (8.70%) Network Security
6 9 (7.83%) LAN
6 9 (7.83%) WAN
6 9 (7.83%) VPN
6 9 (7.83%) SAN
7 7 (6.09%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (5.22%) IPsec
8 6 (5.22%) SMTP
9 5 (4.35%) Internet
9 5 (4.35%) OSPF
9 5 (4.35%) BGP
9 5 (4.35%) EIGRP
9 5 (4.35%) TCP/IP
9 5 (4.35%) IPv6
9 5 (4.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (34.78%) SQL Server
1 40 (34.78%) PostgreSQL
2 26 (22.61%) MySQL
3 10 (8.70%) MongoDB
4 7 (6.09%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.35%) Redis
6 4 (3.48%) NoSQL
6 4 (3.48%) Big Data
6 4 (3.48%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.61%) CouchDB
7 3 (2.61%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (2.61%) Riak
8 2 (1.74%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.87%) SQLite
9 1 (0.87%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.87%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 42 (36.52%) Git (software)
2 34 (29.57%) Subversion
3 31 (26.96%) Jenkins
4 19 (16.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (13.91%) Selenium
6 15 (13.04%) Hudson
7 11 (9.57%) JIRA
8 3 (2.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.87%) JProfiler
9 1 (0.87%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.87%) JMeter
9 1 (0.87%) JConsole
9 1 (0.87%) VisualVM
9 1 (0.87%) YourKit
9 1 (0.87%) TestLink
9 1 (0.87%) Robot Framework
General
1 6 (5.22%) Finance
2 2 (1.74%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.87%) Back Office
3 1 (0.87%) Electronics
3 1 (0.87%) Law
3 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.87%) Advertising
3 1 (0.87%) Banking
3 1 (0.87%) Billing
3 1 (0.87%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (23.48%) DevOps Engineer
2 23 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
3 21 (18.26%) Developer
4 19 (16.52%) Python Developer
5 15 (13.04%) Linux Administrator
5 15 (13.04%) Administrator
6 13 (11.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (10.43%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 10 (8.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 9 (7.83%) Systems Administrator
9 9 (7.83%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (6.09%) Senior Developer
10 7 (6.09%) Senior Python Developer
10 7 (6.09%) Linux Support
11 6 (5.22%) Linux Consultant
11 6 (5.22%) Analyst
11 6 (5.22%) Consultant
12 5 (4.35%) Support Engineer
12 5 (4.35%) Applications Support
12 5 (4.35%) Linux Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (16.52%) Django
1 19 (16.52%) Flask
2 15 (13.04%) RESTful
3 11 (9.57%) LAMP
4 10 (8.70%) .NET
5 8 (6.96%) Web Services
6 4 (3.48%) XML
7 1 (0.87%) JMS
7 1 (0.87%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.87%) Java EE
7 1 (0.87%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.87%) Symfony
7 1 (0.87%) Catalyst
7 1 (0.87%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.30%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.96%) Wiki
3 7 (6.09%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (4.35%) CLARiiON
4 5 (4.35%) Clustering
5 2 (1.74%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.87%) NHS
6 1 (0.87%) DTV
6 1 (0.87%) HP Storage
6 1 (0.87%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.87%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.87%) Eurex
Operating Systems
1 113 (98.26%) Linux
2 60 (52.17%) Ubuntu
3 42 (36.52%) CentOS
4 38 (33.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 35 (30.43%) Windows
6 22 (19.13%) UNIX
7 16 (13.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (4.35%) SUSE
8 5 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.61%) VMS
9 3 (2.61%) AIX
9 3 (2.61%) Solaris
9 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.74%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.74%) Android
11 1 (0.87%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.87%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.87%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.87%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (33.91%) Continuous Integration
2 35 (30.43%) DevOps
3 31 (26.96%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (17.39%) MVC
4 20 (17.39%) Scrum
5 19 (16.52%) TDD
5 19 (16.52%) BDD
5 19 (16.52%) Mentoring
6 18 (15.65%) Configuration Management
7 17 (14.78%) ITIL
8 14 (12.17%) Test Automation
9 13 (11.30%) Microservices
9 13 (11.30%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
9 13 (11.30%) SOA
10 12 (10.43%) Load Balancing
11 10 (8.70%) TOGAF
12 9 (7.83%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (6.96%) Project Management
13 8 (6.96%) Change Management
13 8 (6.96%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 58 (50.43%) Python
2 26 (22.61%) Bash Shell
3 23 (20.00%) Perl
4 21 (18.26%) Ruby
5 18 (15.65%) PHP
6 16 (13.91%) SQL
7 14 (12.17%) Java
8 8 (6.96%) PowerShell
9 6 (5.22%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.61%) Scala
11 1 (0.87%) C-shell
11 1 (0.87%) Go
11 1 (0.87%) AWK
11 1 (0.87%) Korn
11 1 (0.87%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (8.70%) CCNA
1 10 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
1 10 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (7.83%) MCSA
2 9 (7.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 8 (6.96%) MCSE
4 6 (5.22%) Degree
5 5 (4.35%) Security Cleared
5 5 (4.35%) RHCE
5 5 (4.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (3.48%) LPIC
7 1 (0.87%) MCDST
7 1 (0.87%) MCTS
7 1 (0.87%) MCITP
7 1 (0.87%) VCAP
7 1 (0.87%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.87%) CCA
7 1 (0.87%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.87%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.74%) SLA
2 1 (0.87%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (26.96%) Active Directory
2 18 (15.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (14.78%) Postfix
4 13 (11.30%) Samba
5 11 (9.57%) iptables
6 7 (6.09%) Terminal Server
7 6 (5.22%) vSphere
8 5 (4.35%) XenServer
8 5 (4.35%) qmail
8 5 (4.35%) Xen
9 4 (3.48%) Docker
10 3 (2.61%) NFS
10 3 (2.61%) Varnish
10 3 (2.61%) SpamAssassin
11 2 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (1.74%) VMware Server
11 2 (1.74%) KVM
12 1 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.87%) Snort
12 1 (0.87%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 40 (34.78%) Puppet
2 31 (26.96%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (12.17%) ZABBIX
4 12 (10.43%) Salt
5 11 (9.57%) Vagrant
6 10 (8.70%) Nagios
6 10 (8.70%) Ansible
7 5 (4.35%) SELinux
8 4 (3.48%) Cacti
8 4 (3.48%) Munin
8 4 (3.48%) Graphite
9 3 (2.61%) Ganeti
9 3 (2.61%) OSSEC
9 3 (2.61%) logstash
9 3 (2.61%) Bcfg2
10 2 (1.74%) HAProxy
10 2 (1.74%) Kibana
11 1 (0.87%) collectd
11 1 (0.87%) SCCM
11 1 (0.87%) Iperf
Vendors
1 67 (58.26%) Red Hat
2 35 (30.43%) VMware
3 34 (29.57%) Microsoft
4 13 (11.30%) Cisco
5 12 (10.43%) Oracle
6 9 (7.83%) HP
7 7 (6.09%) Rackspace
7 7 (6.09%) EMC
8 6 (5.22%) Citrix
9 5 (4.35%) CheckPoint
9 5 (4.35%) F5
9 5 (4.35%) Dell
10 4 (3.48%) 3PAR
10 4 (3.48%) Dell Compellent
11 3 (2.61%) NetApp
12 2 (1.74%) SaltStack
12 2 (1.74%) Akamai
12 2 (1.74%) Sun
13 1 (0.87%) Fidessa
13 1 (0.87%) SAP