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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 6 16 15
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 9 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Winchester 15.25% 1.47% 2.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 3.33% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £390 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +10.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.53 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.93% -
Linux
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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
18 30 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Winchester 30.51% 44.12% 30.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 13
Average daily rate £350 £320 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £190 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £368 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.79% -46.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.15 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.19% -8.82%

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 17 September 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 13 (65.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) C
2 10 (50.00%) Java
2 10 (50.00%) Perl
2 10 (50.00%) SAN
3 9 (45.00%) Fibre Channel
4 8 (40.00%) IBM
4 8 (40.00%) UNIX
5 7 (35.00%) AIX
5 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (30.00%) C++
6 6 (30.00%) VMware
7 5 (25.00%) HACMP
7 5 (25.00%) Python
7 5 (25.00%) Veritas
8 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
8 4 (20.00%) HPUX
8 4 (20.00%) Shell Script
8 4 (20.00%) Clustering
8 4 (20.00%) Tivoli
8 4 (20.00%) NAS
9 3 (15.00%) FCoE
9 3 (15.00%) GPFS
9 3 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (15.00%) COBIT
9 3 (15.00%) Network Security
9 3 (15.00%) iSCSI
9 3 (15.00%) Bash Shell
9 3 (15.00%) Korn
9 3 (15.00%) CCSE

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Winchester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (50.00%) SAN
2 9 (45.00%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (20.00%) NAS
4 3 (15.00%) FCoE
4 3 (15.00%) Network Security
4 3 (15.00%) iSCSI
4 3 (15.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle9i Database
1 2 (10.00%) MySQL
1 2 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Software Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Security Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) DBA
4 2 (10.00%) Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) SQL DBA
4 2 (10.00%) Test Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) SAN Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Information Security Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) IT Security Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Real Time Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 1 (5.00%) STL
1 1 (5.00%) XML
1 1 (5.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) HACMP
2 4 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (65.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) UNIX
3 7 (35.00%) AIX
4 4 (20.00%) HPUX
5 3 (15.00%) Solaris
5 3 (15.00%) NetWare
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (5.00%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Information Security
1 3 (15.00%) Information Security Management
1 3 (15.00%) Security Management
1 3 (15.00%) ITIL
2 2 (10.00%) ERP
2 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (10.00%) V-Model
2 2 (10.00%) Use Case
2 2 (10.00%) Release Management
2 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) C
1 10 (50.00%) Java
1 10 (50.00%) Perl
2 6 (30.00%) C++
3 5 (25.00%) Python
4 4 (20.00%) Shell Script
5 3 (15.00%) Bash Shell
5 3 (15.00%) Korn
6 2 (10.00%) SQL
7 1 (5.00%) PHP
7 1 (5.00%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) CCSE
1 3 (15.00%) CCNP
1 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (15.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) GPFS
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (10.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Tivoli
2 2 (10.00%) Puppet
2 2 (10.00%) Data Guard
2 2 (10.00%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) IBM
2 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (30.00%) VMware
4 5 (25.00%) Veritas
5 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
6 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
6 3 (15.00%) Hitachi
6 3 (15.00%) Cisco
6 3 (15.00%) HP
6 3 (15.00%) Compaq
6 3 (15.00%) EMC
7 2 (10.00%) Oracle