The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Winchester region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 5 13 6
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Contract jobs citing Linux 9 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Winchester 16.36% 4.76% 12.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.91% 10.00% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 3
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£300 £340 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -9.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
- +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.10 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-19.73% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Winchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
22 30 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Winchester 40.00% 47.62% 35.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 8
Average daily rate £300 £320 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £310 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £340 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 4
Average hourly rate £8.68 £12.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.66% -69.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
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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 28 July 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 10 (52.63%) C
2 9 (47.37%) Java
2 9 (47.37%) Perl
2 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) SAN
3 7 (36.84%) Fibre Channel
4 6 (31.58%) IBM
4 6 (31.58%) Python
4 6 (31.58%) UNIX
5 5 (26.32%) C++
5 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
5 5 (26.32%) NAS
6 4 (21.05%) Tivoli
6 4 (21.05%) Shell Script
6 4 (21.05%) VMware
6 4 (21.05%) Clustering
6 4 (21.05%) AIX
6 4 (21.05%) HPUX
7 3 (15.79%) Solaris
7 3 (15.79%) ITIL
7 3 (15.79%) CheckPoint
7 3 (15.79%) Hitachi
7 3 (15.79%) Veritas
7 3 (15.79%) NetWare
7 3 (15.79%) Cisco
7 3 (15.79%) CCNP
7 3 (15.79%) HP
7 3 (15.79%) Compaq
7 3 (15.79%) EMC
7 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Winchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (10.53%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) SAN
2 7 (36.84%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (26.32%) NAS
4 3 (15.79%) Firewall
4 3 (15.79%) Network Security
5 1 (5.26%) iSCSI
5 1 (5.26%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Subversion
General
1 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
1 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Software Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Software Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Test Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Security Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (10.53%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (10.53%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) C++ Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Information Security Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Administrator
5 2 (10.53%) Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (5.26%) DBA
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle DBA
6 1 (5.26%) Real Time Software Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Real Time Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) IT Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) STL
1 2 (10.53%) XML
1 2 (10.53%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Clustering
2 3 (15.79%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) UNIX
3 4 (21.05%) AIX
3 4 (21.05%) HPUX
4 3 (15.79%) Solaris
4 3 (15.79%) NetWare
5 2 (10.53%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Information Security Management
1 3 (15.79%) Security Management
1 3 (15.79%) Information Security
1 3 (15.79%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) ERP
2 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
2 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
2 2 (10.53%) Use Case
2 2 (10.53%) Release Management
2 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
2 2 (10.53%) V-Model
2 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
2 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
3 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) C
2 9 (47.37%) Java
2 9 (47.37%) Perl
3 6 (31.58%) Python
4 5 (26.32%) C++
5 4 (21.05%) Shell Script
6 3 (15.79%) Korn
6 3 (15.79%) Bash Shell
7 2 (10.53%) Embedded C
8 1 (5.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) CCNP
1 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (15.79%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (15.79%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) GPFS
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) Tivoli
2 2 (10.53%) Puppet
2 2 (10.53%) Cobbler
3 1 (5.26%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) IBM
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 4 (21.05%) VMware
4 3 (15.79%) Cisco
4 3 (15.79%) CheckPoint
4 3 (15.79%) HP
4 3 (15.79%) Compaq
4 3 (15.79%) EMC
4 3 (15.79%) Hitachi
4 3 (15.79%) Veritas
5 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle
6 1 (5.26%) SAP