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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 6 14 10
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 10 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Winchester 16.13% 4.48% 6.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.48% 10.34% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
Average daily rate
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£323 £340 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.33% -6.25%
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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
23 29 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Winchester 37.10% 43.28% 39.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 10
Average daily rate £345 £320 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £190 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £340 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 5
Average hourly rate £10.02 £14.25 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.71% -60.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.50 £10.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 22 August 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 (60.00%) C
2 11 (55.00%) Java
2 11 (55.00%) Perl
2 11 (55.00%) Windows
2 11 (55.00%) SAN
3 9 (45.00%) Fibre Channel
4 7 (35.00%) C++
5 6 (30.00%) VMware
5 6 (30.00%) UNIX
5 6 (30.00%) Python
5 6 (30.00%) IBM
6 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (25.00%) Veritas
6 5 (25.00%) AIX
6 5 (25.00%) NAS
7 4 (20.00%) HPUX
7 4 (20.00%) Shell Script
7 4 (20.00%) Tivoli
7 4 (20.00%) Clustering
8 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
8 3 (15.00%) CCSE
8 3 (15.00%) Korn
8 3 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (15.00%) COBIT
8 3 (15.00%) Network Security
8 3 (15.00%) Information Security
8 3 (15.00%) Firewall
8 3 (15.00%) Information Security Management
8 3 (15.00%) Security Management
8 3 (15.00%) HACMP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Winchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (55.00%) SAN
2 9 (45.00%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (25.00%) NAS
4 3 (15.00%) Network Security
4 3 (15.00%) Firewall
4 3 (15.00%) iSCSI
4 3 (15.00%) FCoE
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Software Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Test Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Security Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (10.00%) Administrator
5 2 (10.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (10.00%) C++ Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Information Security Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) SAN Specialist
5 2 (10.00%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Test Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Real Time Software Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Real Time Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) IT Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 2 (10.00%) STL
1 2 (10.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Clustering
2 3 (15.00%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) UNIX
3 5 (25.00%) AIX
4 4 (20.00%) HPUX
5 3 (15.00%) Solaris
5 3 (15.00%) NetWare
6 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (10.00%) 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%) Test Strategy
2 2 (10.00%) V-Model
2 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (10.00%) ERP
2 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (10.00%) Use Case
2 2 (10.00%) Release Management
2 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) C
2 11 (55.00%) Java
2 11 (55.00%) Perl
3 7 (35.00%) C++
4 6 (30.00%) Python
5 4 (20.00%) Shell Script
6 3 (15.00%) Korn
6 3 (15.00%) Bash Shell
7 2 (10.00%) Embedded C
8 1 (5.00%) PHP
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%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Tivoli
2 2 (10.00%) Cobbler
2 2 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) VMware
1 6 (30.00%) IBM
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) Veritas
3 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (15.00%) Hitachi
3 3 (15.00%) HP
3 3 (15.00%) Compaq
3 3 (15.00%) EMC
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco
4 2 (10.00%) Red Hat