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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 15 27 23
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 62 34 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 8.88% 4.92% 5.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.46% 28.57% 26.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 13 22
Average daily rate £363 £375 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +18.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £328 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £548 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 0
Average hourly rate £43.75 £28.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.38 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +3.92%
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
191 119 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 27.36% 17.22% 21.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 55 71
Average daily rate £350 £355 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +16.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £486 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 25 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.69 £19.31
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.25% +17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £28.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +14 40 £363 -13.43% 11
Salisbury 0 7 £296 -
Chippenham - 2 - - 3
Malmesbury - 1 £330 -
Linux
South West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 35 (42.68%) Security Cleared
2 30 (36.59%) SC Cleared
3 25 (30.49%) Cisco
4 23 (28.05%) Oracle
4 23 (28.05%) Windows
5 19 (23.17%) Red Hat
6 17 (20.73%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (20.73%) DV Cleared
6 17 (20.73%) Puppet
7 16 (19.51%) Oracle Linux
7 16 (19.51%) Active Directory
7 16 (19.51%) CCNP
7 16 (19.51%) Finance
8 14 (17.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (17.07%) Samba
8 14 (17.07%) NetApp
8 14 (17.07%) ITIL
8 14 (17.07%) Perl
8 14 (17.07%) Python
9 13 (15.85%) WAN
9 13 (15.85%) Juniper
9 13 (15.85%) VPN
9 13 (15.85%) BGP
9 13 (15.85%) Bash Shell
10 12 (14.63%) sed
10 12 (14.63%) Opscode Chef
10 12 (14.63%) MPLS
10 12 (14.63%) OSPF
10 12 (14.63%) SQL
10 12 (14.63%) BT

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 5 (6.10%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.88%) Apache
2 4 (4.88%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (4.88%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (3.66%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.22%) IIS
5 1 (1.22%) Node.js
5 1 (1.22%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (6.10%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.66%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.66%) MS Office
3 1 (1.22%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (4.88%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.44%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.44%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.22%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.22%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (15.85%) BGP
1 13 (15.85%) VPN
1 13 (15.85%) WAN
2 12 (14.63%) IPsec
2 12 (14.63%) MPLS
2 12 (14.63%) OSPF
3 11 (13.41%) Firewall
4 9 (10.98%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (6.10%) DNS
6 4 (4.88%) Internet
6 4 (4.88%) MQTT
6 4 (4.88%) TCP/IP
7 3 (3.66%) DHCP
7 3 (3.66%) HTTP
7 3 (3.66%) Network Security
7 3 (3.66%) SAN
7 3 (3.66%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (2.44%) LDAP
8 2 (2.44%) VoIP
8 2 (2.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.54%) Hadoop
2 6 (7.32%) Big Data
3 5 (6.10%) SQL Server
4 4 (4.88%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (3.66%) MySQL
5 3 (3.66%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.44%) SQLite
7 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.22%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (7.32%) JIRA
2 4 (4.88%) JDeveloper
3 2 (2.44%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.22%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.22%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.22%) Grunt
4 1 (1.22%) gulp
4 1 (1.22%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.22%) NetBeans
4 1 (1.22%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (1.22%) Subversion
4 1 (1.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (19.51%) Finance
2 7 (8.54%) Military
3 3 (3.66%) Electronics
3 3 (3.66%) Games
4 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (18.29%) Designer
2 12 (14.63%) Linux Engineer
2 12 (14.63%) Network Designer
3 9 (10.98%) Administrator
4 8 (9.76%) Software Engineer
4 8 (9.76%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (7.32%) Project Manager
6 5 (6.10%) Analyst
6 5 (6.10%) C++ Software Engineer
6 5 (6.10%) Data Administrator
6 5 (6.10%) Developer
6 5 (6.10%) Network Administrator
7 4 (4.88%) Data Network Administrator
7 4 (4.88%) Monitoring Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Network Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Delphi Software Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) IT Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Senior Designer
8 3 (3.66%) Senior IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.88%) CSS
1 4 (4.88%) HTML
1 4 (4.88%) XSLT
2 3 (3.66%) LAMP
3 2 (2.44%) Ajax
3 2 (2.44%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 2 (2.44%) JSON
3 2 (2.44%) Middleware
3 2 (2.44%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (2.44%) XHTML
3 2 (2.44%) XML
4 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.22%) CSS3
4 1 (1.22%) HTML5
4 1 (1.22%) LESS
4 1 (1.22%) OCX
4 1 (1.22%) RequireJS
4 1 (1.22%) Sass
4 1 (1.22%) Semantic HTML
4 1 (1.22%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.32%) Blackberry
2 4 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.66%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.66%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.66%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.66%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.66%) Wiki
4 2 (2.44%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.44%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.22%) CESG
5 1 (1.22%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.22%) Clustering
5 1 (1.22%) DataPower
5 1 (1.22%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.22%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.22%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.22%) Replication
5 1 (1.22%) Statistics
5 1 (1.22%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 23 (28.05%) Windows
2 16 (19.51%) Oracle Linux
3 14 (17.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (13.41%) Unix
5 8 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (7.32%) Windows Server
7 4 (4.88%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (4.88%) Windows 7
7 4 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (3.66%) CentOS
8 3 (3.66%) Solaris
8 3 (3.66%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.22%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.22%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.22%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.07%) ITIL
2 12 (14.63%) Load Balancing
2 12 (14.63%) Software Engineering
3 11 (13.41%) Configuration Management
4 10 (12.20%) ITIL V3
5 6 (7.32%) Infrastructure Management
6 5 (6.10%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (6.10%) DevOps
6 5 (6.10%) SOA
6 5 (6.10%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (4.88%) BPEL
7 4 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (4.88%) Open Source
7 4 (4.88%) Project Management
7 4 (4.88%) UML
7 4 (4.88%) Workflow
8 3 (3.66%) Mobile Application Development
8 3 (3.66%) SDLC
8 3 (3.66%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.07%) Perl
1 14 (17.07%) Python
2 13 (15.85%) Bash Shell
3 12 (14.63%) AWK
3 12 (14.63%) sed
3 12 (14.63%) SQL
4 10 (12.20%) C++
5 7 (8.54%) Java
6 6 (7.32%) JavaScript
6 6 (7.32%) PowerShell
6 6 (7.32%) Shell Script
7 4 (4.88%) C
7 4 (4.88%) PL/SQL
7 4 (4.88%) XQuery
8 3 (3.66%) Delphi
9 2 (2.44%) Embedded C
9 2 (2.44%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.22%) C#
10 1 (1.22%) PHP
10 1 (1.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (42.68%) Security Cleared
2 30 (36.59%) SC Cleared
3 17 (20.73%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (20.73%) DV Cleared
4 16 (19.51%) CCNP
5 12 (14.63%) JNCIS
6 3 (3.66%) Degree
6 3 (3.66%) MCSE
6 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (3.66%) RHCE
7 2 (2.44%) CCIE
7 2 (2.44%) CCNA
7 2 (2.44%) CCSA
7 2 (2.44%) CCSE
7 2 (2.44%) MCSA
7 2 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.22%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.88%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (3.66%) SLA
3 2 (2.44%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.44%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (19.51%) Active Directory
2 14 (17.07%) Samba
3 10 (12.20%) NFS
4 7 (8.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (6.10%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.66%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (20.73%) Puppet
2 12 (14.63%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.88%) ZABBIX
4 3 (3.66%) WSUS
5 1 (1.22%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (1.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 25 (30.49%) Cisco
2 23 (28.05%) Oracle
3 19 (23.17%) Red Hat
4 14 (17.07%) NetApp
5 13 (15.85%) Juniper
6 12 (14.63%) BT
7 10 (12.20%) Microsoft
8 9 (10.98%) VMware
9 7 (8.54%) HP
10 6 (7.32%) Cloudera
11 4 (4.88%) CheckPoint
11 4 (4.88%) Informatica
12 3 (3.66%) Borland
12 3 (3.66%) Forcepoint
12 3 (3.66%) Intel Security
12 3 (3.66%) Palo Alto
12 3 (3.66%) Siebel
12 3 (3.66%) Sophos
12 3 (3.66%) Sourcefire
12 3 (3.66%) Veeam
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