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 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 9 13 15
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 3 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basildon 9.09% 7.02% 4.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.50% 36.36% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
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£525 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.13 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-3.66% +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 Basildon region.

Operating Systems Category
Basildon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
8 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basildon 24.24% 19.30% 19.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Average daily rate £375 £388 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +80.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £308 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £468 £283
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £44.00 £13.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +217.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.32%

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 3 March 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) IBM
2 6 (75.00%) Manufacturing
3 4 (50.00%) Information Security
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) Content Management
3 4 (50.00%) Ajax
3 4 (50.00%) WebSphere
3 4 (50.00%) HTML5
3 4 (50.00%) XML
3 4 (50.00%) UNIX
3 4 (50.00%) B2C
3 4 (50.00%) Firewall
3 4 (50.00%) Solaris
3 4 (50.00%) XHTML
3 4 (50.00%) HTML
3 4 (50.00%) Java
3 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) J2EE
3 4 (50.00%) Ant
3 4 (50.00%) CSS
3 4 (50.00%) Cyber Security
4 3 (37.50%) Web Services
4 3 (37.50%) TDD
4 3 (37.50%) Validation
5 2 (25.00%) FatWire
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (25.00%) TopLink
5 2 (25.00%) Altiris

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Basildon by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 4 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (12.50%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Ant
2 2 (25.00%) Eclipse
General
1 6 (75.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (25.00%) Marketing
3 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Security Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Java Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Information Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Information Security Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Cyber Security Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) HTML
1 4 (50.00%) J2EE
1 4 (50.00%) CSS
1 4 (50.00%) XML
1 4 (50.00%) XHTML
1 4 (50.00%) Ajax
1 4 (50.00%) HTML5
2 3 (37.50%) Web Services
3 2 (25.00%) JAX-RS
3 2 (25.00%) JAX-WS
3 2 (25.00%) TopLink
3 2 (25.00%) JSP
3 2 (25.00%) SOAP
4 1 (12.50%) Sass
4 1 (12.50%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Solaris
2 4 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) B2C
1 4 (50.00%) Content Management
1 4 (50.00%) Information Security
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) Cyber Security
2 3 (37.50%) TDD
2 3 (37.50%) Validation
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) SEO
3 2 (25.00%) OO
3 2 (25.00%) RAD
3 2 (25.00%) RUP
3 2 (25.00%) SOA
3 2 (25.00%) User Stories
3 2 (25.00%) Use Case
3 2 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (25.00%) SIEM
3 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (12.50%) Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
1 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Nessus
1 2 (25.00%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) IBM
2 2 (25.00%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) NetIQ
2 2 (25.00%) FatWire
2 2 (25.00%) Altiris
2 2 (25.00%) Tripwire
2 2 (25.00%) Qualys
2 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds
2 2 (25.00%) Splunk
2 2 (25.00%) ArcSight
2 2 (25.00%) Rapid7
3 1 (12.50%) Omniture
3 1 (12.50%) Google