The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wiltshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 23 26 16
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -10
Contract jobs citing Linux 49 25 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 6.88% 4.46% 7.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.68% 26.60% 37.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 22
Average daily rate
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£344 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £262 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £470 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 8
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -6.25%
Linux
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Wiltshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
177 94 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 24.86% 16.76% 20.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 45 61
Average daily rate £300 £325 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £147 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £525 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 22 31
Average hourly rate £20.06 £15.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.36% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £36.00 £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Wiltshire region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Wiltshire region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
Swindon +7 24 £350 -6.66% 6
Salisbury -10 1 £390 +20.00%
Trowbridge - - - -
Chippenham - - - - 7
Corsham - - - -
Linux
South West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire region citing 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 Linux.

1 42 (49.41%) UNIX
2 31 (36.47%) Windows
3 24 (28.24%) Firewall
4 22 (25.88%) Finance
4 22 (25.88%) Active Directory
4 22 (25.88%) Security Cleared
5 20 (23.53%) Telecoms
6 18 (21.18%) VMware
6 18 (21.18%) SQL
6 18 (21.18%) DHCP
6 18 (21.18%) DNS
7 17 (20.00%) CSS
7 17 (20.00%) HP
8 16 (18.82%) Oracle
8 16 (18.82%) Ruby
9 15 (17.65%) DV Cleared
9 15 (17.65%) MS Excel
9 15 (17.65%) Microsoft
10 13 (15.29%) ITIL
10 13 (15.29%) Oracle Database
11 12 (14.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (12.94%) 3PAR
13 10 (11.76%) Software Engineering
13 10 (11.76%) NetBackup
13 10 (11.76%) JavaScript
13 10 (11.76%) Eclipse
13 10 (11.76%) Configuration Management
14 9 (10.59%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (10.59%) SLA
14 9 (10.59%) Scrum

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire region citing 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 Linux. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (4.71%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.53%) Apache
3 1 (1.18%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle 10gAS
3 1 (1.18%) Confluence
Applications
1 15 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.41%) Adobe Illustrator
2 8 (9.41%) Photoshop
3 5 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.18%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.41%) Amazon S3
1 8 (9.41%) Heroku
1 8 (9.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 24 (28.24%) Firewall
2 18 (21.18%) DNS
2 18 (21.18%) DHCP
3 8 (9.41%) LDAP
3 8 (9.41%) SSH
4 7 (8.24%) TCP/IP
4 7 (8.24%) Internet
5 4 (4.71%) 3G
5 4 (4.71%) SAN
5 4 (4.71%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (4.71%) Wireless
5 4 (4.71%) VPN
5 4 (4.71%) HTTP
5 4 (4.71%) Bluetooth
5 4 (4.71%) ZigBee
6 2 (2.35%) Broadband
6 2 (2.35%) LAN
6 2 (2.35%) IPsec
7 1 (1.18%) DMZ
7 1 (1.18%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.29%) Oracle Database
2 9 (10.59%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (9.41%) MongoDB
4 5 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (5.88%) Oracle BI EE
4 5 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (4.71%) PowerCenter
5 4 (4.71%) Oracle OWB
5 4 (4.71%) OLAP
5 4 (4.71%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (4.71%) Oracle OLAP
5 4 (4.71%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 3 (3.53%) MySQL
7 2 (2.35%) SQL Server
8 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.18%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.18%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 10 (11.76%) Eclipse
2 9 (10.59%) Subversion
2 9 (10.59%) Maven
3 8 (9.41%) Ant
3 8 (9.41%) Selenium
3 8 (9.41%) Cucumber
3 8 (9.41%) Jenkins
3 8 (9.41%) Karma Test Runner
3 8 (9.41%) Sublime Text
3 8 (9.41%) RSpec
3 8 (9.41%) WebDriver
4 2 (2.35%) Valgrind
4 2 (2.35%) ClearCase
4 2 (2.35%) Metasploit
5 1 (1.18%) JUnit
5 1 (1.18%) JIRA
General
1 22 (25.88%) Finance
2 20 (23.53%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.18%) Electronics
3 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.18%) Military
3 1 (1.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (20.00%) Administrator
2 15 (17.65%) Developer
3 14 (16.47%) Systems Administrator
4 9 (10.59%) Consultant
4 9 (10.59%) Software Engineer
5 8 (9.41%) Storage Administrator
5 8 (9.41%) Storage Systems Administrator
6 7 (8.24%) Support Engineer
7 6 (7.06%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 6 (7.06%) Project Manager
7 6 (7.06%) Infrastructure Manager
7 6 (7.06%) Wintel Consultant
7 6 (7.06%) Wintel Support
7 6 (7.06%) Support Consultant
8 5 (5.88%) UI Developer
8 5 (5.88%) Linux Administrator
9 4 (4.71%) Infrastructure Designer
9 4 (4.71%) Designer
9 4 (4.71%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (20.00%) CSS
2 9 (10.59%) XML
2 9 (10.59%) HTML
2 9 (10.59%) Spring
2 9 (10.59%) JSF
2 9 (10.59%) jQuery
3 8 (9.41%) JAX-WS
3 8 (9.41%) Ruby on Rails
3 8 (9.41%) HTML5
3 8 (9.41%) CSS3
3 8 (9.41%) Backbone.js
3 8 (9.41%) AngularJS
3 8 (9.41%) XML Schema
4 5 (5.88%) Web Services
5 3 (3.53%) Sass
5 3 (3.53%) OC4J
6 2 (2.35%) REST
6 2 (2.35%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.18%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (1.18%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.24%) Firmware
2 5 (5.88%) Device Driver
3 4 (4.71%) Smart Meter
3 4 (4.71%) Visualisation
4 2 (2.35%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.18%) Open Source
5 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.18%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 42 (49.41%) UNIX
2 31 (36.47%) Windows
3 12 (14.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (10.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (10.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (9.41%) Mac OS
6 7 (8.24%) Solaris
7 4 (4.71%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (2.35%) VxWorks
9 1 (1.18%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.18%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.18%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.18%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.18%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.29%) ITIL
2 10 (11.76%) Configuration Management
2 10 (11.76%) Software Engineering
3 9 (10.59%) TDD
3 9 (10.59%) Scrum
4 8 (9.41%) Capacity Management
5 7 (8.24%) Project Management
5 7 (8.24%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (7.06%) UML
7 5 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (4.71%) DevOps
8 4 (4.71%) ArchiMate
8 4 (4.71%) TOGAF
8 4 (4.71%) DoDAF
8 4 (4.71%) MODAF
8 4 (4.71%) SysML
8 4 (4.71%) SSADM
8 4 (4.71%) SOA
8 4 (4.71%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 18 (21.18%) SQL
2 16 (18.82%) Ruby
3 10 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 8 (9.41%) Perl
4 8 (9.41%) PL/SQL
4 8 (9.41%) C
5 6 (7.06%) Python
6 5 (5.88%) PowerShell
6 5 (5.88%) Java
7 3 (3.53%) C++
8 2 (2.35%) VBScript
8 2 (2.35%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.35%) Embedded C++
8 2 (2.35%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.18%) VB
9 1 (1.18%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 22 (25.88%) Security Cleared
2 15 (17.65%) DV Cleared
3 7 (8.24%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.71%) CCNP
4 4 (4.71%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.35%) Degree
6 1 (1.18%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.59%) SLA
2 7 (8.24%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.35%) QA
System Software
1 22 (25.88%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (10.59%) vSphere
3 5 (5.88%) vCloud
4 2 (2.35%) Nmap
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (11.76%) NetBackup
2 8 (9.41%) HP SIM
2 8 (9.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 6 (7.06%) Puppet
4 5 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (3.53%) Backup Exec
6 2 (2.35%) Nessus
6 2 (2.35%) SCOrch
7 1 (1.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (1.18%) MOM
7 1 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (21.18%) VMware
2 17 (20.00%) HP
3 16 (18.82%) Oracle
4 15 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 11 (12.94%) 3PAR
6 8 (9.41%) Cisco
6 8 (9.41%) Symantec
7 7 (8.24%) Infoblox
8 5 (5.88%) Informatica
9 4 (4.71%) Brocade
9 4 (4.71%) ProCurve
10 3 (3.53%) Red Hat
10 3 (3.53%) QNX
11 2 (2.35%) Coverity
12 1 (1.18%) Qualys
12 1 (1.18%) Jaspersoft
12 1 (1.18%) Kalido
12 1 (1.18%) NetApp
12 1 (1.18%) Veritas
12 1 (1.18%) McAfee
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