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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 2 12 8
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 25 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Winchester 28.09% 2.00% 5.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.44% 10.00% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 2
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£425 £388 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +17.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 0
Average hourly rate £38.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
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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
36 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Winchester 40.45% 20.00% 32.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 3
Average daily rate £400 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -1.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £15.25 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+129.50% +27.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £12.00 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £18.50 £13.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Winchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Winchester region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram 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 4 March 2015, 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 20 (68.97%) Windows
1 20 (68.97%) SAN
2 19 (65.52%) Perl
2 19 (65.52%) Fibre Channel
3 18 (62.07%) AIX
3 18 (62.07%) VMware
4 15 (51.72%) Veritas
4 15 (51.72%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (44.83%) C
6 12 (41.38%) iSCSI
6 12 (41.38%) Software Testing
6 12 (41.38%) FCoE
7 11 (37.93%) Java
7 11 (37.93%) IBM
8 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (31.03%) C++
10 8 (27.59%) UNIX
10 8 (27.59%) Software Engineering
11 7 (24.14%) Shell Script
12 6 (20.69%) OO
13 5 (17.24%) HACMP
13 5 (17.24%) NAS
13 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
14 4 (13.79%) Root Cause Analysis
14 4 (13.79%) HPUX
14 4 (13.79%) Solaris
14 4 (13.79%) Python
14 4 (13.79%) MySQL
14 4 (13.79%) EMC
14 4 (13.79%) HP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Winchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 2 (6.90%) Node.js
2 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (68.97%) SAN
2 19 (65.52%) Fibre Channel
3 12 (41.38%) iSCSI
3 12 (41.38%) FCoE
4 5 (17.24%) NAS
5 3 (10.34%) Firewall
6 2 (6.90%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (6.90%) HTTP
6 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
7 1 (3.45%) Wireless
7 1 (3.45%) LAN
7 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) MySQL
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (6.90%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle9i Database
2 2 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Developer
2 6 (20.69%) Test Specialist
3 4 (13.79%) Software Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) IT Security Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (6.90%) Security Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) SQL DBA
5 2 (6.90%) DBA
6 1 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) Applications Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) iOS Developer
6 1 (3.45%) SAN Storage Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Mobile Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (3.45%) SAN Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) XML
2 2 (6.90%) HTML
3 1 (3.45%) .NET
3 1 (3.45%) CSS
3 1 (3.45%) STL
3 1 (3.45%) Web Services
3 1 (3.45%) iOS SDK
3 1 (3.45%) RESTful
3 1 (3.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (3.45%) HTML5
3 1 (3.45%) jQuery
3 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) HACMP
2 3 (10.34%) Device Driver
2 3 (10.34%) Clustering
3 2 (6.90%) PKI
4 1 (3.45%) Replication
4 1 (3.45%) CLARiiON
4 1 (3.45%) Symmetrix
4 1 (3.45%) EMC Centera
4 1 (3.45%) Symmetrix DMX
4 1 (3.45%) iPhone
4 1 (3.45%) User Experience
4 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 20 (68.97%) Windows
2 18 (62.07%) AIX
3 8 (27.59%) UNIX
4 4 (13.79%) HPUX
4 4 (13.79%) Solaris
5 3 (10.34%) NetWare
5 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.90%) CentOS
6 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.45%) Windows NT
7 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000
7 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Software Testing
2 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (27.59%) Software Engineering
4 6 (20.69%) OO
5 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
6 4 (13.79%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (10.34%) Performance Testing
7 3 (10.34%) System Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (6.90%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (6.90%) Functional Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Database Security
9 1 (3.45%) Scrum
9 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (3.45%) Migration
9 1 (3.45%) ITIL
9 1 (3.45%) iOS Development
9 1 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (3.45%) Performance Analysis
9 1 (3.45%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 19 (65.52%) Perl
2 13 (44.83%) C
3 11 (37.93%) Java
4 9 (31.03%) C++
5 7 (24.14%) Shell Script
6 4 (13.79%) Python
7 3 (10.34%) Bash Shell
7 3 (10.34%) Korn
8 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
8 2 (6.90%) PHP
8 2 (6.90%) SQL
9 1 (3.45%) Objective-C
9 1 (3.45%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (51.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.34%) GPFS
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (6.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) Tivoli
2 2 (6.90%) Data Guard
3 1 (3.45%) OpenView
Vendors
1 18 (62.07%) VMware
2 15 (51.72%) Veritas
3 11 (37.93%) IBM
4 4 (13.79%) EMC
4 4 (13.79%) HP
5 3 (10.34%) Compaq
5 3 (10.34%) Hitachi
5 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
6 2 (6.90%) Oracle
6 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.45%) Citrix
7 1 (3.45%) Apple
7 1 (3.45%) 3PAR
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