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 27 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 28 21 14
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -7
Contract jobs citing Linux 32 31 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 4.84% 6.01% 8.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.91% 25.83% 38.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 40
Average daily rate
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£369 £315 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.06% -21.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £230 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £342 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 2
Average hourly rate £28.50 - £28.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £33.25 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+9.77% -6.33%
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
107 120 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 16.19% 23.26% 21.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 67 74
Average daily rate £355 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.33% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £150 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.12% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 7 20
Average hourly rate £22.69 £19.31 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% +7.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £11.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%

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 27 January 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 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
Swindon -11 17 £388 +47.61% 6
Salisbury +3 4 - -
Calne - - - -
Chippenham - - - - 3
Linux
South West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 26 (32.50%) Python
1 26 (32.50%) Security Cleared
2 23 (28.75%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (27.50%) SC Cleared
4 21 (26.25%) UNIX
4 21 (26.25%) Firewall
5 19 (23.75%) SQL
6 18 (22.50%) Windows
6 18 (22.50%) Electronics
7 17 (21.25%) DV Cleared
7 17 (21.25%) Test Automation
8 16 (20.00%) Telecoms
9 15 (18.75%) Microsoft
10 14 (17.50%) DNS
10 14 (17.50%) Finance
11 13 (16.25%) ITIL
11 13 (16.25%) JavaScript
12 12 (15.00%) VMware
12 12 (15.00%) Active Directory
12 12 (15.00%) Google
13 11 (13.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (13.75%) Oracle
13 11 (13.75%) DHCP
13 11 (13.75%) Apache
13 11 (13.75%) GoogleTest
14 10 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (12.50%) Git (software)
14 10 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (12.50%) Test Scripting
15 9 (11.25%) Ajax

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 11 (13.75%) Apache
2 5 (6.25%) IIS
3 3 (3.75%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (3.75%) iPlanet
3 3 (3.75%) WebSphere Portal
3 3 (3.75%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.50%) JBoss
4 2 (2.50%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.50%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.25%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.25%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.25%) WordPress
5 1 (1.25%) nginx
5 1 (1.25%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 8 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.25%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.25%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.25%) Heroku
1 1 (1.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 21 (26.25%) Firewall
2 14 (17.50%) DNS
3 11 (13.75%) DHCP
4 8 (10.00%) Network Security
5 5 (6.25%) VPN
6 4 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (5.00%) Ethernet
6 4 (5.00%) VoIP
6 4 (5.00%) WAN
7 3 (3.75%) SAN
7 3 (3.75%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.50%) NAS
8 2 (2.50%) SMTP
8 2 (2.50%) Internet
8 2 (2.50%) DMZ
9 1 (1.25%) SSH
9 1 (1.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.75%) MySQL
2 4 (5.00%) SQLite
3 3 (3.75%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.75%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.75%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.50%) Voldemort
4 2 (2.50%) HBase
4 2 (2.50%) Big Data
4 2 (2.50%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (2.50%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.50%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.50%) CouchDB
4 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.50%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 11 (13.75%) GoogleTest
2 10 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 6 (7.50%) Eclipse
4 3 (3.75%) Metasploit
4 3 (3.75%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.50%) Subversion
5 2 (2.50%) JUnit
6 1 (1.25%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (1.25%) jMock
6 1 (1.25%) Maven
6 1 (1.25%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.25%) RSpec
6 1 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.25%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.25%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (1.25%) Sublime Text
General
1 18 (22.50%) Electronics
2 16 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 14 (17.50%) Finance
4 7 (8.75%) Automotive
5 3 (3.75%) Marketing
6 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.25%) Games
7 1 (1.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (22.50%) Tester
1 18 (22.50%) Software Engineer
1 18 (22.50%) Test Engineer
2 16 (20.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 16 (20.00%) Software Tester
2 16 (20.00%) Developer
3 12 (15.00%) Administrator
4 11 (13.75%) Designer
5 9 (11.25%) Systems Administrator
6 8 (10.00%) Web Developer
7 7 (8.75%) Infrastructure Manager
7 7 (8.75%) Storage Administrator
7 7 (8.75%) Storage Systems Administrator
8 6 (7.50%) Project Manager
8 6 (7.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 5 (6.25%) Web Designer
10 4 (5.00%) UI Designer
10 4 (5.00%) UNIX Engineer
11 3 (3.75%) Software Developer
11 3 (3.75%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.25%) Ajax
2 8 (10.00%) HTML
3 7 (8.75%) CSS
3 7 (8.75%) AngularJS
4 6 (7.50%) Web Services
5 5 (6.25%) Leaflet
6 4 (5.00%) QML
6 4 (5.00%) HTML5
6 4 (5.00%) Qt
6 4 (5.00%) OpenGL
7 3 (3.75%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (3.75%) CORBA
7 3 (3.75%) jQuery
7 3 (3.75%) Laravel
7 3 (3.75%) CSS3
8 2 (2.50%) Spring
8 2 (2.50%) JSP
9 1 (1.25%) LAMP
9 1 (1.25%) Middleware
9 1 (1.25%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (5.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.50%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.50%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (2.50%) DTV
3 1 (1.25%) PKI
3 1 (1.25%) Copywriting
3 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.25%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 21 (26.25%) UNIX
2 18 (22.50%) Windows
3 11 (13.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (10.00%) Solaris
6 7 (8.75%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (5.00%) AIX
8 3 (3.75%) zOS
9 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.50%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.25%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.25%) CentOS
10 1 (1.25%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.25%) Android
10 1 (1.25%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (28.75%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (21.25%) Test Automation
3 13 (16.25%) ITIL
4 10 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 7 (8.75%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (8.75%) Project Management
5 7 (8.75%) Capacity Management
5 7 (8.75%) Automation Testing
6 5 (6.25%) Software Engineering
7 4 (5.00%) SIEM
7 4 (5.00%) Multithreading
7 4 (5.00%) TDD
7 4 (5.00%) Configuration Management
7 4 (5.00%) MVC
8 3 (3.75%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (3.75%) DevOps
9 2 (2.50%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (2.50%) Mobile Application Development
9 2 (2.50%) ITIL V3
9 2 (2.50%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 26 (32.50%) Python
2 19 (23.75%) SQL
3 13 (16.25%) JavaScript
4 7 (8.75%) Java
5 6 (7.50%) C++
5 6 (7.50%) PHP
6 5 (6.25%) Perl
6 5 (6.25%) C
6 5 (6.25%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.50%) Embedded C
7 2 (2.50%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.25%) C#
8 1 (1.25%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (32.50%) Security Cleared
2 22 (27.50%) SC Cleared
3 17 (21.25%) DV Cleared
4 9 (11.25%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (6.25%) Degree
6 4 (5.00%) CCNA
7 3 (3.75%) CCNP
8 2 (2.50%) JNCIA
8 2 (2.50%) CCSE
8 2 (2.50%) MCSE
8 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.50%) CISSP
8 2 (2.50%) CISA
8 2 (2.50%) CISM
9 1 (1.25%) RHCE
9 1 (1.25%) HND
9 1 (1.25%) RHCT
9 1 (1.25%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.75%) SLA
2 2 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.50%) QA
3 1 (1.25%) JTAG
System Software
1 12 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.75%) vSphere
3 4 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.75%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.50%) Postfix
5 2 (2.50%) Nmap
6 1 (1.25%) Samba
6 1 (1.25%) Snort
6 1 (1.25%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (11.25%) NetBackup
2 7 (8.75%) HP SIM
2 7 (8.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 4 (5.00%) Puppet
4 3 (3.75%) Nessus
4 3 (3.75%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.50%) yum
6 1 (1.25%) Nagios
6 1 (1.25%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 15 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 12 (15.00%) VMware
2 12 (15.00%) Google
3 11 (13.75%) Oracle
4 9 (11.25%) Cisco
5 8 (10.00%) HP
6 7 (8.75%) Symantec
6 7 (8.75%) 3PAR
7 5 (6.25%) Red Hat
8 4 (5.00%) McAfee
9 3 (3.75%) Progress
10 2 (2.50%) Infoblox
10 2 (2.50%) Sun
10 2 (2.50%) SAP
10 2 (2.50%) BMC
10 2 (2.50%) Citrix
10 2 (2.50%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.50%) Remedy
10 2 (2.50%) Juniper
11 1 (1.25%) Brocade