The table below looks at the statistics for Oracle Linux skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Oracle Linux over the 3 months to 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Linux (formerly Oracle Enterprise Linux)
Rank 532 555 538
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -17
Contract jobs citing Oracle Linux 68 26 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.050% 0.065%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.52% 0.22% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 9 17
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£400 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £343 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -11.76%
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
13055 11951 11056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.63% 23.09% 21.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 7738 6704 5839
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £165 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1141 1077 1146
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

Oracle Linux
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Oracle Linux within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Oracle Linux Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Oracle Linux
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Oracle Linux within the UK.

Oracle Linux Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Oracle Linux
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Oracle Linux within the UK over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Oracle Linux Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Oracle Linux
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Oracle Linux within the UK.

Oracle Linux Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Oracle Linux
Top 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Oracle Linux within the UK over the 3 months to 28 November 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 65 £400 -11.11% 11
London +29 33 £513 +2.50% 2
South East -14 26 £355 -5.33% 3
Hampshire -10 21 £360 -4.00% 2
City of London +32 11 £525 +5.00% 1
Berkshire +8 5 £300 - 1
East of England - 3 - -
South West -28 2 £274 - 4
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
West Midlands - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -
County Londonderry - - - -
Luton - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Havant - - - - 1

Oracle Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Oracle Linux 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 Oracle Linux.

1 138 (100.00%) Oracle
1 138 (100.00%) Linux
2 75 (54.35%) SQL
3 71 (51.45%) WebLogic
4 66 (47.83%) UNIX
5 59 (42.75%) VMware
6 49 (35.51%) Perl
7 47 (34.06%) IBM
8 42 (30.43%) Middleware
8 42 (30.43%) Java
9 40 (28.99%) Red Hat
10 38 (27.54%) Finance
10 38 (27.54%) Agile Software Development
10 38 (27.54%) Puppet
11 36 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
11 36 (26.09%) Windows
12 35 (25.36%) Solaris
12 35 (25.36%) Oracle Database
13 34 (24.64%) Oracle RAC
14 32 (23.19%) Firewall
15 31 (22.46%) SAN
16 30 (21.74%) SOA
16 30 (21.74%) Clustering
17 28 (20.29%) Scrum
17 28 (20.29%) AIX
18 27 (19.57%) VMware ESX
18 27 (19.57%) DevOps
19 26 (18.84%) WebSphere
19 26 (18.84%) Cisco
20 24 (17.39%) vSphere

Oracle Linux
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Oracle Linux 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 Oracle Linux. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 71 (51.45%) WebLogic
2 26 (18.84%) WebSphere
3 22 (15.94%) Apache
4 19 (13.77%) Tomcat
4 19 (13.77%) IIS
5 10 (7.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (5.07%) JBoss
6 7 (5.07%) Oracle Workflow
7 6 (4.35%) K2 blackpearl
8 5 (3.62%) MS Exchange
8 5 (3.62%) Oracle Application Server
9 4 (2.90%) LiveLink
10 2 (1.45%) AquaLogic
10 2 (1.45%) FileNet
11 1 (0.72%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 4 (2.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.45%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 17 (12.32%) Amazon EC2
1 17 (12.32%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (23.19%) Firewall
2 31 (22.46%) SAN
3 22 (15.94%) Ethernet
4 21 (15.22%) DNS
4 21 (15.22%) Internet
5 18 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
6 17 (12.32%) VLAN
6 17 (12.32%) IPsec
6 17 (12.32%) BGP
6 17 (12.32%) VPN
6 17 (12.32%) NetScaler
6 17 (12.32%) Cisco Nexus
6 17 (12.32%) Cisco ISE
7 16 (11.59%) Network Security
8 11 (7.97%) WAN
8 11 (7.97%) LAN
9 6 (4.35%) Kerberos
10 5 (3.62%) NAS
10 5 (3.62%) TCP/IP
10 5 (3.62%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (25.36%) Oracle Database
2 24 (17.39%) Oracle Exadata
3 21 (15.22%) SQL Server
4 18 (13.04%) DB2
5 17 (12.32%) Oracle Database 11g
6 14 (10.14%) Oracle Database 10g
7 12 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (7.97%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 10 (7.25%) Oracle OWB
9 10 (7.25%) Oracle BI EE
10 9 (6.52%) MySQL
11 8 (5.80%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (4.35%) Oracle Database 12c
13 5 (3.62%) SQLPlus
14 3 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
15 2 (1.45%) Oracle9i Database
15 2 (1.45%) Crystal Reports
15 2 (1.45%) Hadoop
15 2 (1.45%) Relational Database
16 1 (0.72%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 17 (12.32%) Jenkins
2 16 (11.59%) Git (software)
3 11 (7.97%) Oracle APEX
4 10 (7.25%) Subversion
5 2 (1.45%) JIRA
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
General
1 38 (27.54%) Finance
2 14 (10.14%) Front Office
3 6 (4.35%) Banking
4 5 (3.62%) Retail
4 5 (3.62%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.90%) Advertising
6 2 (1.45%) Military
6 2 (1.45%) Legal
6 2 (1.45%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.45%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.72%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 27 (19.57%) Developer
2 24 (17.39%) Architect
3 18 (13.04%) Java Developer
4 14 (10.14%) Cloud Engineer
5 13 (9.42%) Linux Engineer
6 10 (7.25%) Oracle Developer
6 10 (7.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (7.25%) Network Engineer
6 10 (7.25%) Senior Cloud Engineer
7 9 (6.52%) DBA
7 9 (6.52%) Analyst
7 9 (6.52%) Infrastructure Architect
8 8 (5.80%) Oracle DBA
9 7 (5.07%) Principal Engineer
9 7 (5.07%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (5.07%) Design Engineer
9 7 (5.07%) Java Architect
10 6 (4.35%) Security Engineer
10 6 (4.35%) Software Engineer
11 5 (3.62%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (30.43%) Middleware
2 23 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
3 18 (13.04%) J2EE
4 17 (12.32%) Regular Expression
5 16 (11.59%) J2SE
6 11 (7.97%) CSS
6 11 (7.97%) HTML
6 11 (7.97%) Ajax
6 11 (7.97%) jQuery
7 9 (6.52%) XML
7 9 (6.52%) Hibernate
7 9 (6.52%) Spring
8 8 (5.80%) Oracle Fusion
9 7 (5.07%) Web Services
10 5 (3.62%) CGI
11 2 (1.45%) Java EE
11 2 (1.45%) .NET
12 1 (0.72%) RESTful
12 1 (0.72%) RabbitMQ
12 1 (0.72%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (21.74%) Clustering
2 11 (7.97%) Derivative
3 10 (7.25%) Management Information System
4 9 (6.52%) Fixed Income
5 8 (5.80%) Credit Derivative
6 7 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (3.62%) Algorithms
7 5 (3.62%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (3.62%) HACMP
8 4 (2.90%) Mathematics
8 4 (2.90%) Open Source
9 3 (2.17%) Replication
10 2 (1.45%) Credit Risk
10 2 (1.45%) Market Risk
10 2 (1.45%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 138 (100.00%) Linux
2 66 (47.83%) UNIX
3 36 (26.09%) Windows
4 35 (25.36%) Solaris
5 28 (20.29%) AIX
6 21 (15.22%) SUSE
6 21 (15.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (12.32%) SELinux
8 7 (5.07%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (2.90%) CentOS
9 4 (2.90%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.45%) VMS
11 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.72%) HPUX
11 1 (0.72%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (27.54%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (21.74%) SOA
3 28 (20.29%) Scrum
4 27 (19.57%) DevOps
5 23 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 23 (16.67%) Load Balancing
6 20 (14.49%) ITIL
7 19 (13.77%) High Availability
8 18 (13.04%) Service Management
8 18 (13.04%) Change Management
8 18 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (11.59%) UML
9 16 (11.59%) Multithreading
10 14 (10.14%) Migration
11 12 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (8.70%) Line Management
12 10 (7.25%) Enterprise Architecture
12 10 (7.25%) BPEL
12 10 (7.25%) Capacity Planning
12 10 (7.25%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 75 (54.35%) SQL
2 49 (35.51%) Perl
3 42 (30.43%) Java
4 21 (15.22%) Ruby
5 20 (14.49%) Bash Shell
5 20 (14.49%) PL/SQL
5 20 (14.49%) Python
6 18 (13.04%) Shell Script
7 11 (7.97%) JavaScript
8 6 (4.35%) C
9 2 (1.45%) PHP
9 2 (1.45%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.72%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 21 (15.22%) Security Cleared
2 15 (10.87%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.90%) Degree
4 3 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.17%) RHCE
5 1 (0.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.90%) SLA
2 2 (1.45%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 36 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (24.64%) Oracle RAC
3 27 (19.57%) VMware ESX
4 24 (17.39%) vSphere
5 17 (12.32%) FreeRADIUS
5 17 (12.32%) vCloud
6 13 (9.42%) Firmware
7 11 (7.97%) Active Directory
8 6 (4.35%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (3.62%) OCFS2
10 4 (2.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.72%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 38 (27.54%) Puppet
2 14 (10.14%) Vagrant
3 12 (8.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 10 (7.25%) Control-M
4 10 (7.25%) CA Spectrum
5 8 (5.80%) BladeLogic
6 7 (5.07%) YUM
7 4 (2.90%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (2.90%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 4 (2.90%) Data Guard
7 4 (2.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.45%) OpenView
9 1 (0.72%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.72%) SCCM
Vendors
1 138 (100.00%) Oracle
2 59 (42.75%) VMware
3 47 (34.06%) IBM
4 40 (28.99%) Red Hat
5 26 (18.84%) Cisco
6 23 (16.67%) Sun
7 20 (14.49%) CheckPoint
8 18 (13.04%) CA
8 18 (13.04%) Citrix
9 15 (10.87%) Atlassian
10 12 (8.70%) HP
10 12 (8.70%) Splunk
11 9 (6.52%) EMC
12 8 (5.80%) Microsoft
13 7 (5.07%) Symantec
13 7 (5.07%) Sybase
13 7 (5.07%) Blue Coat
14 5 (3.62%) Dell
14 5 (3.62%) NetApp
15 4 (2.90%) Fujitsu
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