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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 11 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 8 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basildon 17.39% 12.50% 8.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 80.00% 50.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£370 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £36.67 £32.75 £27.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.96% +17.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.53 £31.35 £27.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.33 £34.15 £33.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -13.33%
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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
10 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basildon 21.74% 25.00% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £400 £340 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 8
Average hourly rate £36.67 £32.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.96% +104.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £31.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.50 £27.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Basildon

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Basildon region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in Basildon

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basildon

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 16 (100.00%) UNIX
2 15 (93.75%) HTML
2 15 (93.75%) Java
2 15 (93.75%) XML
3 14 (87.50%) SQL
4 12 (75.00%) J2EE
4 12 (75.00%) JavaScript
4 12 (75.00%) Windows
4 12 (75.00%) Solaris
4 12 (75.00%) CSS
5 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (68.75%) Ajax
5 11 (68.75%) Relational Database
6 10 (62.50%) WebSphere
6 10 (62.50%) Ant
6 10 (62.50%) Web Services
7 9 (56.25%) XHTML
7 9 (56.25%) Content Management
7 9 (56.25%) HTML5
8 8 (50.00%) Eclipse
8 8 (50.00%) B2C
8 8 (50.00%) IBM
8 8 (50.00%) OO
9 7 (43.75%) JSP
10 6 (37.50%) TDD
11 5 (31.25%) SEO
11 5 (31.25%) Manufacturing
11 5 (31.25%) FatWire
11 5 (31.25%) SOAP
11 5 (31.25%) SOA

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Basildon by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 10 (62.50%) WebSphere
2 3 (18.75%) CMS
3 2 (12.50%) GlassFish
3 2 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
3 2 (12.50%) JBoss
4 1 (6.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Google Analytics
2 2 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (68.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (62.50%) Ant
2 8 (50.00%) Eclipse
3 4 (25.00%) AccuRev
3 4 (25.00%) SoapUI
4 3 (18.75%) Maven
5 1 (6.25%) JIRA
5 1 (6.25%) Selenium
5 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
5 1 (6.25%) HP UFT
5 1 (6.25%) JMeter
5 1 (6.25%) Subversion
5 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
5 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
5 1 (6.25%) Hudson
5 1 (6.25%) JUnit
General
1 5 (31.25%) Manufacturing
2 2 (12.50%) Marketing
2 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Developer
2 9 (56.25%) Java Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Applications Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) AWS Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Lead Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Lead Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Release Manager
5 1 (6.25%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) UNIX Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Test Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (93.75%) HTML
1 15 (93.75%) XML
2 12 (75.00%) J2EE
2 12 (75.00%) CSS
3 11 (68.75%) Ajax
4 10 (62.50%) Web Services
5 9 (56.25%) XHTML
5 9 (56.25%) HTML5
6 7 (43.75%) JSP
7 5 (31.25%) SOAP
8 4 (25.00%) TopLink
8 4 (25.00%) JAX-WS
8 4 (25.00%) JAX-RS
8 4 (25.00%) EclipseLink
9 3 (18.75%) Sass
9 3 (18.75%) LESS
10 2 (12.50%) OSGi
10 2 (12.50%) REST
10 2 (12.50%) JPA
10 2 (12.50%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Web 2.0
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Replication
3 1 (6.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) UNIX
2 12 (75.00%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) Solaris
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Content Management
3 8 (50.00%) OO
3 8 (50.00%) B2C
4 6 (37.50%) TDD
5 5 (31.25%) SEO
5 5 (31.25%) SOA
5 5 (31.25%) RAD
5 5 (31.25%) Analytics
6 4 (25.00%) User Stories
6 4 (25.00%) Release Management
7 2 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (12.50%) Use Case
7 2 (12.50%) RUP
7 2 (12.50%) ERP
7 2 (12.50%) MVC
7 2 (12.50%) Validation
7 2 (12.50%) Scrum
7 2 (12.50%) Information Management
7 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (93.75%) Java
2 14 (87.50%) SQL
3 12 (75.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) IBM
2 5 (31.25%) FatWire
2 5 (31.25%) Omniture
2 5 (31.25%) Google
3 1 (6.25%) Adobe
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat