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 15 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Linux (formerly Oracle Enterprise Linux)
Rank 546 552 540
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -12
Contract jobs citing Oracle Linux 76 32 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.061% 0.090%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.60% 0.27% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 15 26
Average daily rate
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£500 £375 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £350 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £450 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £38.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £38.25

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
12759 12053 12278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.25% 22.80% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 7357 6766 6296
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 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1118 1004 1186
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 £34.00 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.08 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+0.50% -5.88%

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 15 September 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 25 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 15 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 +50 76 £500 +33.33% 8
London +37 42 £500 +42.85% 4
City of London +37 15 £625 +78.57%
East of England - 14 £450 -
South East -13 13 £336 -
Hampshire -8 12 £336 -
Surrey - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 2
County Londonderry - - - -
Luton - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Stirling - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Wigan - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -
Scotland - - - -

Oracle Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 September 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.

1 121 (100.00%) Oracle
1 121 (100.00%) Linux
2 62 (51.24%) UNIX
3 57 (47.11%) WebLogic
3 57 (47.11%) SQL
4 44 (36.36%) Perl
5 43 (35.54%) VMware
6 38 (31.40%) IBM
6 38 (31.40%) Finance
7 36 (29.75%) Puppet
8 35 (28.93%) Solaris
8 35 (28.93%) Java
9 34 (28.10%) Red Hat
10 33 (27.27%) Middleware
11 32 (26.45%) Sun
12 30 (24.79%) Windows
13 29 (23.97%) Scrum
13 29 (23.97%) Agile Software Development
13 29 (23.97%) VMware Infrastructure
14 28 (23.14%) SOA
14 28 (23.14%) DevOps
15 27 (22.31%) Tomcat
16 25 (20.66%) SAN
16 25 (20.66%) Oracle RAC
17 23 (19.01%) Firewall
17 23 (19.01%) Oracle Database
18 22 (18.18%) Oracle Exadata
18 22 (18.18%) Apache
18 22 (18.18%) J2EE
18 22 (18.18%) Load Balancing

Oracle Linux
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 57 (47.11%) WebLogic
2 27 (22.31%) Tomcat
3 22 (18.18%) Apache
4 19 (15.70%) WebSphere
5 13 (10.74%) IIS
6 7 (5.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (4.13%) MS Exchange
8 4 (3.31%) LiveLink
9 3 (2.48%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (1.65%) FileNet
10 2 (1.65%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (1.65%) K2 blackpearl
11 1 (0.83%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 8 (6.61%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.92%) Amazon EC2
1 12 (9.92%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.48%) SaaS
3 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (20.66%) SAN
2 23 (19.01%) Firewall
3 17 (14.05%) Ethernet
4 16 (13.22%) DNS
4 16 (13.22%) Internet
5 12 (9.92%) VLAN
5 12 (9.92%) Network Security
5 12 (9.92%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (9.92%) VPN
5 12 (9.92%) NetScaler
5 12 (9.92%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (9.09%) Cisco ISE
6 11 (9.09%) BGP
7 10 (8.26%) IPsec
8 8 (6.61%) LDAP
9 7 (5.79%) LAN
9 7 (5.79%) WAN
10 6 (4.96%) NAS
11 5 (4.13%) Kerberos
11 5 (4.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (19.01%) Oracle Database
2 22 (18.18%) Oracle Exadata
3 21 (17.36%) SQL Server
4 14 (11.57%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (9.92%) DB2
6 11 (9.09%) SQLPlus
7 10 (8.26%) MySQL
8 7 (5.79%) Oracle Database 10g
8 7 (5.79%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (4.13%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (4.13%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (2.48%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (2.48%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 3 (2.48%) VLDB
10 3 (2.48%) Oracle OWB
11 1 (0.83%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 21 (17.36%) Git (software)
2 15 (12.40%) Jenkins
3 6 (4.96%) Subversion
4 3 (2.48%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (1.65%) Maven
5 2 (1.65%) JIRA
5 2 (1.65%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.65%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.83%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.83%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.83%) Hudson
General
1 38 (31.40%) Finance
2 11 (9.09%) Front Office
3 7 (5.79%) Retail
4 5 (4.13%) Advertising
5 4 (3.31%) Banking
6 3 (2.48%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.65%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.65%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (23.97%) Architect
2 16 (13.22%) Developer
3 14 (11.57%) Solutions Architect
4 13 (10.74%) Java Developer
5 12 (9.92%) Linux Engineer
5 12 (9.92%) Java Architect
6 10 (8.26%) Cloud Engineer
6 10 (8.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (6.61%) Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (5.79%) Design Engineer
8 7 (5.79%) Principal Engineer
9 6 (4.96%) Linux Support
9 6 (4.96%) Senior Cloud Engineer
9 6 (4.96%) Administrator
9 6 (4.96%) DBA
9 6 (4.96%) Support Engineer
9 6 (4.96%) Technical Architect
10 5 (4.13%) Network Engineer
10 5 (4.13%) Analyst
10 5 (4.13%) Java/J2EE Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (27.27%) Middleware
2 22 (18.18%) J2EE
3 21 (17.36%) J2SE
4 17 (14.05%) WebSphere MQ
5 12 (9.92%) Regular Expression
6 11 (9.09%) Spring
7 9 (7.44%) Hibernate
7 9 (7.44%) XML
7 9 (7.44%) CGI
8 7 (5.79%) Web Services
8 7 (5.79%) .NET
8 7 (5.79%) Oracle Fusion
9 5 (4.13%) WCF
9 5 (4.13%) ASP.NET
10 4 (3.31%) .NET Framework
11 3 (2.48%) Java EE
11 3 (2.48%) Oracle Streams
11 3 (2.48%) jQuery
11 3 (2.48%) HTML
11 3 (2.48%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.18%) Clustering
2 9 (7.44%) Fixed Income
2 9 (7.44%) Derivative
3 8 (6.61%) Credit Derivative
4 7 (5.79%) Firmware
4 7 (5.79%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.79%) Open Source
5 6 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.13%) Enterprise Storage
6 5 (4.13%) HACMP
7 4 (3.31%) Mathematics
8 3 (2.48%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.48%) Replication
9 1 (0.83%) PKI
9 1 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.83%) iSeries
9 1 (0.83%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 121 (100.00%) Linux
2 62 (51.24%) UNIX
3 35 (28.93%) Solaris
4 30 (24.79%) Windows
5 17 (14.05%) AIX
5 17 (14.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (9.92%) SELinux
6 12 (9.92%) SUSE
7 5 (4.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.65%) CentOS
9 1 (0.83%) Debian
9 1 (0.83%) VMS
9 1 (0.83%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (23.97%) Scrum
1 29 (23.97%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (23.14%) SOA
2 28 (23.14%) DevOps
3 22 (18.18%) Load Balancing
4 21 (17.36%) UML
4 21 (17.36%) Multithreading
5 13 (10.74%) High Availability
6 12 (9.92%) Capacity Planning
6 12 (9.92%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (9.92%) Change Management
7 11 (9.09%) ITIL
7 11 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
8 10 (8.26%) Coaching
8 10 (8.26%) Migration
8 10 (8.26%) Service Management
9 9 (7.44%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (7.44%) OOA/OOD
9 9 (7.44%) OO
10 8 (6.61%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (47.11%) SQL
2 44 (36.36%) Perl
3 35 (28.93%) Java
4 21 (17.36%) Bash Shell
5 17 (14.05%) Shell Script
6 13 (10.74%) Python
7 12 (9.92%) Ruby
8 8 (6.61%) PL/SQL
9 6 (4.96%) Korn
9 6 (4.96%) AWK
10 5 (4.13%) C#
11 4 (3.31%) C
12 3 (2.48%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.79%) Degree
3 6 (4.96%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.31%) OCP
4 4 (3.31%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.83%) RHCE
5 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.83%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.31%) SLA
2 2 (1.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 29 (23.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (20.66%) Oracle RAC
3 18 (14.88%) vSphere
4 15 (12.40%) VMware ESX
5 13 (10.74%) Active Directory
6 12 (9.92%) vCloud
7 11 (9.09%) FreeRADIUS
8 7 (5.79%) Xen
9 5 (4.13%) OCFS2
10 4 (3.31%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.83%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.83%) NFS
Systems Management
1 36 (29.75%) Puppet
2 12 (9.92%) Vagrant
3 8 (6.61%) YUM
4 7 (5.79%) Control-M
5 6 (4.96%) Tivoli
5 6 (4.96%) CA Spectrum
5 6 (4.96%) Cobbler
6 5 (4.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 5 (4.13%) BladeLogic
7 4 (3.31%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (3.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (3.31%) Data Guard
8 3 (2.48%) Oracle Statspack
8 3 (2.48%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.83%) SCCM
9 1 (0.83%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.83%) OpenView
9 1 (0.83%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 121 (100.00%) Oracle
2 43 (35.54%) VMware
3 38 (31.40%) IBM
4 34 (28.10%) Red Hat
5 32 (26.45%) Sun
6 19 (15.70%) Atlassian
7 18 (14.88%) Cisco
8 13 (10.74%) Citrix
9 12 (9.92%) CheckPoint
9 12 (9.92%) Microsoft
10 11 (9.09%) CA
11 10 (8.26%) Sybase
11 10 (8.26%) HP
12 7 (5.79%) EMC
12 7 (5.79%) JBoss
12 7 (5.79%) Splunk
13 5 (4.13%) Fujitsu
13 5 (4.13%) Dell
13 5 (4.13%) NetApp
14 4 (3.31%) Symantec
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