The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Basildon region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 8 7 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing Linux 3 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basildon 7.14% 7.14% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.33% 50.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £35.75 £27.80 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.59% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Basildon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
9 6 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basildon 21.43% 14.29% 38.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 13
Average daily rate - £200 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -24.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% -25.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £32.12 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
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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 23 July 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 10 (83.33%) UNIX
2 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 8 (66.67%) Solaris
3 6 (50.00%) Java
3 6 (50.00%) XML
4 5 (41.67%) HTML
4 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
4 5 (41.67%) CSS
4 5 (41.67%) J2EE
4 5 (41.67%) OO
4 5 (41.67%) RUP
4 5 (41.67%) SOA
4 5 (41.67%) XHTML
4 5 (41.67%) Ajax
4 5 (41.67%) HTML5
4 5 (41.67%) Relational Database
5 4 (33.33%) WebSphere
5 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (33.33%) Internet
5 4 (33.33%) Validation
6 3 (25.00%) FatWire
6 3 (25.00%) Scrum
6 3 (25.00%) Legal
6 3 (25.00%) SEO
6 3 (25.00%) Content Management
6 3 (25.00%) SSH
6 3 (25.00%) VMware
6 3 (25.00%) Web 2.0
6 3 (25.00%) Active Directory

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Basildon by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 4 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (8.33%) Apache
3 1 (8.33%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Internet
2 3 (25.00%) SSH
2 3 (25.00%) NAS
2 3 (25.00%) SNMP
2 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (25.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle9i Database
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Ant
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (25.00%) Legal
2 2 (16.67%) Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) Publishing
3 1 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Operations Manager
2 3 (25.00%) IT Operations Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (16.67%) DBA
4 1 (8.33%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) XML
2 5 (41.67%) XHTML
2 5 (41.67%) Ajax
2 5 (41.67%) HTML
2 5 (41.67%) J2EE
2 5 (41.67%) CSS
2 5 (41.67%) HTML5
3 3 (25.00%) JSP
4 2 (16.67%) Web Services
4 2 (16.67%) JSON
4 2 (16.67%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Web 2.0
1 3 (25.00%) Open Source
2 2 (16.67%) Social Media
2 2 (16.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) UNIX
2 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Solaris
3 2 (16.67%) AIX
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) OO
1 5 (41.67%) RUP
1 5 (41.67%) SOA
2 4 (33.33%) Validation
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Content Management
3 3 (25.00%) Scrum
3 3 (25.00%) SEO
3 3 (25.00%) RAD
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (8.33%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 6 (50.00%) Java
3 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (16.67%) PL/SQL
4 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) NFS
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (16.67%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco
1 3 (25.00%) IBM
1 3 (25.00%) FatWire
1 3 (25.00%) VMware
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) Facebook
2 2 (16.67%) Twitter
3 1 (8.33%) Sun
3 1 (8.33%) NetApp
3 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (8.33%) JBoss