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 29 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle Linux (formerly Oracle Enterprise Linux)
Rank 529 524 489
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -35
Contract jobs citing Oracle Linux 42 35 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.072% 0.092%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.37% 0.32% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 32
Average daily rate
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£380 £450 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +13.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £438 £400
% change year-on-year
-18.85% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -

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
11290 10933 10103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.53% 22.38% 22.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6608 5975 5343
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 897 986 1112
Average hourly rate £15.86 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% -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 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 29 January 2015.

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 30 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 29 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 -13 40 £400 -11.11% 5
London +15 17 £500 -11.11%
South East -3 16 £343 +7.03% 1
Hampshire -14 12 £355 +10.93% 1
East of England +2 7 £450 +5.88%
City of London +11 5 £525 -4.54%
Berkshire - 4 £300 -
Havant -3 1 - -
Cambridgeshire -17 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £285 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Livingston - - - -
Bristol - - - - 2
Cambridge - - - -
Corby - - - -
County Londonderry - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Portsmouth - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - -
Staines - - - -
Swindon - - - - 1
Watford - - - -
Wigan - - - - 1

Oracle Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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.

1 115 (100.00%) Oracle
1 115 (100.00%) Linux
2 66 (57.39%) SQL
3 49 (42.61%) WebLogic
4 48 (41.74%) UNIX
5 43 (37.39%) VMware
6 36 (31.30%) Java
6 36 (31.30%) Perl
6 36 (31.30%) Red Hat
7 35 (30.43%) IBM
7 35 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (26.96%) Oracle RAC
9 30 (26.09%) Windows
9 30 (26.09%) Solaris
9 30 (26.09%) Puppet
10 29 (25.22%) AIX
11 28 (24.35%) SOA
11 28 (24.35%) Configuration Management
11 28 (24.35%) Oracle Database
12 25 (21.74%) Middleware
13 24 (20.87%) SAN
13 24 (20.87%) Firewall
13 24 (20.87%) Finance
14 23 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 22 (19.13%) Clustering
15 22 (19.13%) Apache
16 21 (18.26%) Cisco
16 21 (18.26%) ITIL
16 21 (18.26%) SUSE
16 21 (18.26%) VMware Infrastructure

Oracle Linux
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 49 (42.61%) WebLogic
2 22 (19.13%) Apache
3 16 (13.91%) IIS
4 15 (13.04%) WebSphere
5 14 (12.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 9 (7.83%) Tomcat
7 7 (6.09%) Oracle Workflow
8 6 (5.22%) K2 blackpearl
9 5 (4.35%) Oracle Application Server
10 4 (3.48%) JBoss
11 2 (1.74%) AquaLogic
11 2 (1.74%) LiveLink
11 2 (1.74%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.87%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 3 (2.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.74%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.74%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.70%) Amazon EC2
1 10 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (20.87%) SAN
1 24 (20.87%) Firewall
2 20 (17.39%) DNS
3 17 (14.78%) Internet
3 17 (14.78%) Ethernet
4 16 (13.91%) Cisco ASA
5 15 (13.04%) BGP
5 15 (13.04%) VPN
5 15 (13.04%) VLAN
5 15 (13.04%) IPsec
5 15 (13.04%) Cisco ISE
5 15 (13.04%) NetScaler
5 15 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
6 14 (12.17%) Network Security
7 7 (6.09%) LDAP
7 7 (6.09%) Kerberos
8 6 (5.22%) LAN
8 6 (5.22%) WAN
9 3 (2.61%) Wireless
9 3 (2.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (24.35%) Oracle Database
2 19 (16.52%) SQL Server
3 16 (13.91%) Oracle Database 11g
3 16 (13.91%) DB2
4 14 (12.17%) Oracle Database 10g
5 13 (11.30%) Oracle Exadata
6 12 (10.43%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (9.57%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 10 (8.70%) Oracle BI EE
8 10 (8.70%) Oracle OWB
9 6 (5.22%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (3.48%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (2.61%) SQLPlus
12 2 (1.74%) Hadoop
12 2 (1.74%) Relational Database
12 2 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (1.74%) Oracle9i Database
12 2 (1.74%) Crystal Reports
13 1 (0.87%) SAP BW
13 1 (0.87%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (12.17%) Jenkins
2 13 (11.30%) Subversion
3 11 (9.57%) Oracle APEX
4 10 (8.70%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.87%) Maven
5 1 (0.87%) JIRA
General
1 24 (20.87%) Finance
2 10 (8.70%) Front Office
3 7 (6.09%) Retail
4 5 (4.35%) Banking
4 5 (4.35%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.74%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.74%) Legal
5 2 (1.74%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.74%) Advertising
5 2 (1.74%) Military
6 1 (0.87%) Back Office
6 1 (0.87%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 25 (21.74%) Developer
2 19 (16.52%) Architect
3 15 (13.04%) Java Developer
4 10 (8.70%) Oracle Developer
5 9 (7.83%) Analyst
5 9 (7.83%) Network Engineer
5 9 (7.83%) Infrastructure Architect
5 9 (7.83%) Cloud Engineer
5 9 (7.83%) Senior Cloud Engineer
6 8 (6.96%) Oracle DBA
6 8 (6.96%) DBA
7 7 (6.09%) Software Engineer
8 6 (5.22%) Security Engineer
9 5 (4.35%) Administrator
9 5 (4.35%) Network Security Engineer
9 5 (4.35%) Applications Support
9 5 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.48%) Agile Java Developer
10 4 (3.48%) Linux Engineer
10 4 (3.48%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (21.74%) Middleware
2 15 (13.04%) Regular Expression
3 14 (12.17%) WebSphere MQ
4 13 (11.30%) Web Services
5 11 (9.57%) CSS
5 11 (9.57%) HTML
5 11 (9.57%) jQuery
5 11 (9.57%) Ajax
6 10 (8.70%) J2EE
7 8 (6.96%) J2SE
8 5 (4.35%) XML
8 5 (4.35%) Hibernate
8 5 (4.35%) Spring
9 3 (2.61%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (1.74%) RESTful
10 2 (1.74%) Java EE
10 2 (1.74%) .NET
10 2 (1.74%) SOAP
11 1 (0.87%) CGI
11 1 (0.87%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 22 (19.13%) Clustering
2 10 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.96%) Derivative
4 7 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.09%) Algorithms
5 5 (4.35%) Credit Derivative
5 5 (4.35%) Fixed Income
6 3 (2.61%) HACMP
6 3 (2.61%) Replication
6 3 (2.61%) Open Source
7 2 (1.74%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.74%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (1.74%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.74%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.74%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 115 (100.00%) Linux
2 48 (41.74%) UNIX
3 30 (26.09%) Windows
3 30 (26.09%) Solaris
4 29 (25.22%) AIX
5 23 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (18.26%) SUSE
7 6 (5.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 5 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (3.48%) CentOS
9 4 (3.48%) HPUX
10 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.87%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (24.35%) SOA
2 28 (24.35%) Configuration Management
3 21 (18.26%) ITIL
4 19 (16.52%) Service Management
4 19 (16.52%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (15.65%) Scrum
6 17 (14.78%) Load Balancing
7 16 (13.91%) Change Management
8 14 (12.17%) BPEL
9 13 (11.30%) DevOps
9 13 (11.30%) Test Automation
10 12 (10.43%) High Availability
10 12 (10.43%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (9.57%) User Stories
11 11 (9.57%) Line Management
12 10 (8.70%) Migration
13 9 (7.83%) Software Engineering
14 8 (6.96%) Multithreading
14 8 (6.96%) UML
Programming Languages
1 66 (57.39%) SQL
2 36 (31.30%) Java
2 36 (31.30%) Perl
3 20 (17.39%) Shell Script
4 18 (15.65%) PL/SQL
5 16 (13.91%) Ruby
6 12 (10.43%) Bash Shell
6 12 (10.43%) Python
7 11 (9.57%) JavaScript
8 4 (3.48%) C
9 2 (1.74%) PHP
9 2 (1.74%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.87%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 17 (14.78%) Security Cleared
2 14 (12.17%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.48%) Degree
4 3 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.74%) RHCE
6 1 (0.87%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.48%) SLA
2 2 (1.74%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.87%) QA
3 1 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (26.96%) Oracle RAC
2 21 (18.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (17.39%) VMware ESX
3 20 (17.39%) vSphere
4 15 (13.04%) FreeRADIUS
5 12 (10.43%) Firmware
6 10 (8.70%) vCloud
7 9 (7.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 6 (5.22%) Oracle RMAN
8 6 (5.22%) Active Directory
9 3 (2.61%) OCFS2
9 3 (2.61%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.87%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 30 (26.09%) Puppet
2 14 (12.17%) Vagrant
3 10 (8.70%) SELinux
4 9 (7.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 9 (7.83%) CA Spectrum
5 6 (5.22%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (5.22%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 5 (4.35%) Control-M
6 5 (4.35%) BladeLogic
7 4 (3.48%) Data Guard
7 4 (3.48%) SCOM
8 3 (2.61%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (1.74%) OpenView
9 2 (1.74%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.87%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 115 (100.00%) Oracle
2 43 (37.39%) VMware
3 36 (31.30%) Red Hat
4 35 (30.43%) IBM
5 21 (18.26%) Cisco
6 18 (15.65%) CheckPoint
7 16 (13.91%) Citrix
8 14 (12.17%) CA
9 13 (11.30%) Sun
10 12 (10.43%) HP
11 11 (9.57%) Splunk
12 9 (7.83%) Veritas
12 9 (7.83%) EMC
13 7 (6.09%) Atlassian
14 6 (5.22%) Microsoft
15 5 (4.35%) Symantec
15 5 (4.35%) Blue Coat
16 4 (3.48%) Sybase
17 3 (2.61%) Nortel
17 3 (2.61%) Dell
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