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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 23 23 26
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 47 49 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 5.98% 6.88% 4.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.54% 27.68% 26.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 20 9
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£405 £344 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.81% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £289 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £414 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 7
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £34.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.14% -8.00%
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
149 177 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 18.96% 24.86% 16.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 87 45
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £163 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £469 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 21 22
Average hourly rate £19.03 £20.06 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.13% +27.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £31.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 1 September 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
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 1 September 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 -5 21 £450 +28.57% 13
Salisbury +15 13 £405 +3.84% 1
Bradford-on-Avon - 2 - -
Linux
South West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 31 (38.75%) Windows
2 30 (37.50%) Oracle
3 23 (28.75%) Security Cleared
4 22 (27.50%) UNIX
5 21 (26.25%) Active Directory
6 19 (23.75%) SC Cleared
7 18 (22.50%) VMware
7 18 (22.50%) Red Hat
7 18 (22.50%) C++
8 17 (21.25%) Puppet
9 16 (20.00%) Solaris
9 16 (20.00%) RHCE
10 15 (18.75%) SQL
11 14 (17.50%) TCP/IP
12 13 (16.25%) Java
12 13 (16.25%) DV Cleared
12 13 (16.25%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (15.00%) Perl
13 12 (15.00%) Apache
13 12 (15.00%) Shell Script
13 12 (15.00%) Cisco
14 10 (12.50%) Software Engineering
14 10 (12.50%) Samba
14 10 (12.50%) Embedded Linux
14 10 (12.50%) Sun
14 10 (12.50%) C
14 10 (12.50%) Data Centre
15 9 (11.25%) SOA
15 9 (11.25%) Microsoft
15 9 (11.25%) Configuration Management

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 12 (15.00%) Apache
2 8 (10.00%) Oracle Workflow
3 7 (8.75%) Tomcat
4 4 (5.00%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.00%) WebLogic
4 4 (5.00%) WebSphere
5 3 (3.75%) JBoss
6 2 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (2.50%) IIS
6 2 (2.50%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (1.25%) GlassFish
7 1 (1.25%) Lync
7 1 (1.25%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.25%) MQSeries
Applications
1 4 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (6.25%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (5.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (2.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 2 (2.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 2 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.50%) TCP/IP
2 7 (8.75%) HTTP
3 6 (7.50%) DNS
3 6 (7.50%) Firewall
4 5 (6.25%) Ethernet
4 5 (6.25%) SAN
5 3 (3.75%) iSCSI
5 3 (3.75%) LDAP
5 3 (3.75%) LAN
6 2 (2.50%) WAN
6 2 (2.50%) DHCP
6 2 (2.50%) HTTPS
6 2 (2.50%) SSL
6 2 (2.50%) NAS
6 2 (2.50%) Internet
6 2 (2.50%) MQTT
7 1 (1.25%) BIG-IP
7 1 (1.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (1.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (1.25%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
1 8 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 6 (7.50%) MySQL
2 6 (7.50%) SQLite
3 4 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (5.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.75%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.75%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.75%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.75%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.25%) DB2
5 1 (1.25%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (10.00%) JDeveloper
2 6 (7.50%) JIRA
3 5 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 5 (6.25%) Subversion
4 3 (3.75%) NetBeans
4 3 (3.75%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.50%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.50%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (1.25%) Hudson
6 1 (1.25%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (1.25%) Toad
6 1 (1.25%) Ant
6 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.25%) Maven
General
1 8 (10.00%) Finance
2 7 (8.75%) Electronics
2 7 (8.75%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.50%) Law
4 1 (1.25%) Games
4 1 (1.25%) Military
4 1 (1.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
2 14 (17.50%) Developer
3 12 (15.00%) Software Engineer
4 11 (13.75%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 10 (12.50%) Designer
5 10 (12.50%) Senior Designer
6 7 (8.75%) Analyst
7 6 (7.50%) Support Analyst
7 6 (7.50%) Administrator
7 6 (7.50%) Architect
8 5 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (6.25%) C++ Software Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) OBIEE Developer
9 4 (5.00%) Developer Analyst
9 4 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (5.00%) Tester
9 4 (5.00%) Software Developer
10 3 (3.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (3.75%) Technical Support
10 3 (3.75%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.00%) XSLT
1 8 (10.00%) Middleware
2 6 (7.50%) Web Services
3 5 (6.25%) HTML
4 4 (5.00%) CSS
4 4 (5.00%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (5.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 3 (3.75%) XML
5 3 (3.75%) XHTML
6 2 (2.50%) JSON
6 2 (2.50%) WCF
6 2 (2.50%) .NET
6 2 (2.50%) WebCenter
6 2 (2.50%) RESTful
6 2 (2.50%) Ajax
6 2 (2.50%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (1.25%) Java EE
7 1 (1.25%) REST
7 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.25%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.25%) Wiki
3 4 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.75%) Derivative
5 2 (2.50%) Device Driver
5 2 (2.50%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.50%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.50%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.25%) Replication
6 1 (1.25%) Clustering
6 1 (1.25%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 31 (38.75%) Windows
2 22 (27.50%) UNIX
3 16 (20.00%) Solaris
4 13 (16.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (12.50%) Embedded Linux
6 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (8.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (7.50%) CentOS
8 6 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (7.50%) Ubuntu
8 6 (7.50%) AIX
9 2 (2.50%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (1.25%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 9 (11.25%) BPEL
2 9 (11.25%) SOA
2 9 (11.25%) Configuration Management
3 8 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (10.00%) Workflow
4 7 (8.75%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (8.75%) UML
5 6 (7.50%) ERP
5 6 (7.50%) Migration
5 6 (7.50%) ITIL
5 6 (7.50%) SDLC
6 5 (6.25%) Multithreading
6 5 (6.25%) CRM
7 4 (5.00%) Project Management
7 4 (5.00%) TDD
7 4 (5.00%) Test Automation
7 4 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (5.00%) Technical Analysis
8 3 (3.75%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 18 (22.50%) C++
2 15 (18.75%) SQL
3 13 (16.25%) Java
4 12 (15.00%) Perl
4 12 (15.00%) Shell Script
5 10 (12.50%) C
6 8 (10.00%) PL/SQL
6 8 (10.00%) XQuery
7 7 (8.75%) Python
8 4 (5.00%) JavaScript
9 3 (3.75%) Delphi
9 3 (3.75%) Ada
9 3 (3.75%) MATLAB
10 2 (2.50%) C#
11 1 (1.25%) PHP
11 1 (1.25%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 23 (28.75%) Security Cleared
2 19 (23.75%) SC Cleared
3 16 (20.00%) RHCE
4 13 (16.25%) DV Cleared
5 4 (5.00%) Degree
6 3 (3.75%) CCNP
6 3 (3.75%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.50%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.25%) CCIE
8 1 (1.25%) OCP
8 1 (1.25%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (1.25%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (5.00%) QA
2 3 (3.75%) SLA
3 2 (2.50%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (26.25%) Active Directory
2 10 (12.50%) Samba
3 5 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.75%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.50%) Varnish
5 2 (2.50%) iptables
6 1 (1.25%) Docker
6 1 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.25%) Firmware
6 1 (1.25%) XenApp
6 1 (1.25%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (21.25%) Puppet
2 3 (3.75%) Red Hat Satellite
2 3 (3.75%) Ansible
3 2 (2.50%) Ganglia
3 2 (2.50%) Nagios
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.25%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 30 (37.50%) Oracle
2 18 (22.50%) Red Hat
2 18 (22.50%) VMware
3 12 (15.00%) Cisco
4 10 (12.50%) Sun
5 9 (11.25%) Microsoft
6 8 (10.00%) Informatica
7 5 (6.25%) Siebel
8 4 (5.00%) Juniper
8 4 (5.00%) Brocade
9 3 (3.75%) HP
9 3 (3.75%) IBM
9 3 (3.75%) Borland
10 2 (2.50%) Nokia
10 2 (2.50%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.50%) Citrix
10 2 (2.50%) F5
10 2 (2.50%) Splunk
10 2 (2.50%) ArcSight
10 2 (2.50%) McAfee
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