The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Linux
South West / Dorset
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 16 13
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3  
Contract jobs citing Linux 8 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 6.15% 7.11% 7.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.24% 32.14% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 0
Median daily rate £374 £393 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.77% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Median hourly rate £39.50 £47.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.84% +22.58%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Dorset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 33 56 46
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 25.38% 22.13% 24.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 29 22
Median daily rate £350 £384 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.79% +66.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £145 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 6
Median hourly rate £39.50 £16.97 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +132.76% -48.96%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset citing Linux as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Dorset

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux in Dorset.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Dorset

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Dorset

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Poole +6 1 £348 - 6
Dorchester +2 1 - -
Bournemouth -7 1 £400 -5.04% 3
Weymouth - 1 - - 1
Linux
South West

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Dorset region with a requirement for Linux.

1 7 (70.00%) Unix
1 7 (70.00%) Firewall
2 6 (60.00%) Back Office
2 6 (60.00%) VAX
2 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (60.00%) LAN
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (60.00%) Sun
2 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco
4 4 (40.00%) Windows
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (40.00%) SAN
4 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (40.00%) NAS
5 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (30.00%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (30.00%) RMADS
5 3 (30.00%) WSUS
5 3 (30.00%) IP Telephony
5 3 (30.00%) McAfee
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle
6 2 (20.00%) Finance
6 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (10.00%) REST
7 1 (10.00%) Backbone.js

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (10.00%) Apache
3 1 (10.00%) nginx
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) Firewall
2 6 (60.00%) LAN
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (40.00%) NAS
3 4 (40.00%) SAN
4 3 (30.00%) IP Telephony
5 1 (10.00%) Internet
5 1 (10.00%) IPv6
5 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) MySQL
General
1 6 (60.00%) Back Office
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) IT Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Exchange Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (10.00%) IT Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Unix Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Unix Support
4 1 (10.00%) Unix Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (10.00%) Backbone.js
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) jQuery
1 1 (10.00%) JSON
1 1 (10.00%) OpenGL
1 1 (10.00%) Qt
1 1 (10.00%) React
1 1 (10.00%) REST
1 1 (10.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) VAX
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Unix
2 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (10.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (10.00%) Microservices
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile Development
2 1 (10.00%) Multithreaded Programming
2 1 (10.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C++
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) Perl
2 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) CCNA
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) RMADS
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (30.00%) WSUS
2 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (10.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Sun
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) McAfee
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle
6 1 (10.00%) Dell
6 1 (10.00%) EMC
6 1 (10.00%) IBM
6 1 (10.00%) Veritas
Poole
Spectrum IT
Rate: £320 - £375 per day
Posted: 19 days ago