The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Basildon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 6 - 8
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 6 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basildon 15.79% - 8.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.29% - 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£525 - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -2.66%
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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 Basildon region.

Operating Systems Category
Basildon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
17 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basildon 44.74% 30.00% 29.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 6
Average daily rate £430 £250 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 1
Average hourly rate £34.50 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+146.42% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Basildon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Basildon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Basildon

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Basildon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Basildon region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Basildon

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Basildon

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Basildon

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basildon

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Basildon 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 7 (70.00%) Java
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
1 7 (70.00%) XML
1 7 (70.00%) UNIX
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
3 5 (50.00%) J2EE
3 5 (50.00%) HTML
3 5 (50.00%) Content Management
3 5 (50.00%) WebSphere
4 4 (40.00%) Release Management
4 4 (40.00%) Manufacturing
4 4 (40.00%) IBM
5 3 (30.00%) Firewall
5 3 (30.00%) Web Services
5 3 (30.00%) Eclipse
5 3 (30.00%) RUP
5 3 (30.00%) XHTML
5 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (30.00%) Ant
5 3 (30.00%) CSS
5 3 (30.00%) Solaris
5 3 (30.00%) Validation
5 3 (30.00%) Scrum
5 3 (30.00%) Information Security
5 3 (30.00%) HTML5
5 3 (30.00%) Ajax
5 3 (30.00%) Cyber Security
6 2 (20.00%) Relational Database

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Basildon by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Basildon 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 5 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (20.00%) JBoss
2 2 (20.00%) Apache
2 2 (20.00%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) Internet
2 2 (20.00%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Ant
1 3 (30.00%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (40.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (20.00%) Publishing
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Automotive
2 2 (20.00%) Legal
3 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Security Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Information Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Information Security Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Cyber Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) XML
2 5 (50.00%) HTML
2 5 (50.00%) J2EE
3 3 (30.00%) CSS
3 3 (30.00%) XHTML
3 3 (30.00%) Ajax
3 3 (30.00%) HTML5
3 3 (30.00%) Web Services
4 2 (20.00%) JSP
5 1 (10.00%) SOAP
5 1 (10.00%) JAX-WS
5 1 (10.00%) TopLink
5 1 (10.00%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) UNIX
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (30.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Content Management
3 4 (40.00%) Release Management
4 3 (30.00%) Cyber Security
4 3 (30.00%) Validation
4 3 (30.00%) Scrum
4 3 (30.00%) Information Security
4 3 (30.00%) RUP
5 2 (20.00%) SOA
5 2 (20.00%) OO
5 2 (20.00%) RAD
5 2 (20.00%) SEO
5 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) Use Case
6 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (10.00%) SIEM
6 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (10.00%) User Stories
6 1 (10.00%) B2C
6 1 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) Java
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Nessus
1 1 (10.00%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) IBM
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) FatWire
2 2 (20.00%) AccuRev
3 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (10.00%) Splunk
3 1 (10.00%) ArcSight
3 1 (10.00%) Rapid7
3 1 (10.00%) Altiris
3 1 (10.00%) Tripwire
3 1 (10.00%) Qualys
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) NetIQ