The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Winchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 9 11 13
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 4 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Winchester 8.00% 3.23% 4.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.57% 12.50% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £438 £346
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +26.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £438 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £438 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £34.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+9.55% -5.55%
Linux
Hampshire

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

Operating Systems Category
Winchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
14 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Winchester 28.00% 25.81% 18.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 7
Average daily rate £288 £438 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.28% +28.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £88 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £448 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 7
Average hourly rate £8.68 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.94% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Winchester

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Winchester

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Winchester

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Winchester

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Winchester

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Winchester

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Winchester

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Winchester 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 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) AIX
2 7 (53.85%) IBM
2 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) UNIX
3 5 (38.46%) C
3 5 (38.46%) C++
3 5 (38.46%) VMware
4 4 (30.77%) HACMP
4 4 (30.77%) Java
4 4 (30.77%) Perl
4 4 (30.77%) ITIL
4 4 (30.77%) SAN
4 4 (30.77%) Veritas
4 4 (30.77%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (23.08%) Network Security
5 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (23.08%) CCNP
5 3 (23.08%) Cisco
5 3 (23.08%) Solaris
5 3 (23.08%) Information Security
5 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (23.08%) CCSE
5 3 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (23.08%) COBIT
5 3 (23.08%) CheckPoint
5 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (23.08%) Firewall

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Winchester by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Winchester 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 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) SAN
1 4 (30.77%) Fibre Channel
2 3 (23.08%) Network Security
2 3 (23.08%) Firewall
3 2 (15.38%) iSCSI
3 2 (15.38%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle9i Database
1 2 (15.38%) MySQL
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (15.38%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
1 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Test Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Security Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Software Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) DBA
3 2 (15.38%) SAN Specialist
3 2 (15.38%) Test Specialist
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (15.38%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) SQL DBA
3 2 (15.38%) Information Security Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Server Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) C++ Developer
4 1 (7.69%) IT Security Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 1 (7.69%) STL
1 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) HACMP
2 2 (15.38%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) AIX
2 7 (53.85%) UNIX
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (23.08%) Solaris
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (15.38%) NetWare
4 2 (15.38%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) Information Security
2 3 (23.08%) Information Security Management
2 3 (23.08%) Security Management
3 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
3 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
3 2 (15.38%) ERP
3 2 (15.38%) Use Case
3 2 (15.38%) Release Management
3 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
3 2 (15.38%) V-Model
3 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
3 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) C
1 5 (38.46%) C++
2 4 (30.77%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) Perl
3 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) Bash Shell
3 2 (15.38%) Korn
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) CCNP
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (23.08%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (23.08%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (15.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (15.38%) GPFS
3 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Tivoli
1 2 (15.38%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) IBM
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) VMware
3 4 (30.77%) Veritas
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco
4 3 (23.08%) CheckPoint
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle
5 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
5 2 (15.38%) Hitachi
5 2 (15.38%) HP
5 2 (15.38%) Compaq
5 2 (15.38%) EMC
6 1 (7.69%) Citrix
6 1 (7.69%) Apple