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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 14 7 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing Linux 8 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basildon 12.31% 12.70% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 80.00% 47.06% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £340
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +8.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.60 £43.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.12% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +6.75%
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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 17 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basildon 15.38% 26.98% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate £400 - £200
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.09% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 2
Average hourly rate £40.60 £21.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.33% -2.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £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 2 June 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 9 (90.00%) HTML
1 9 (90.00%) Java
1 9 (90.00%) XML
1 9 (90.00%) UNIX
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Solaris
2 8 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 8 (80.00%) CSS
3 7 (70.00%) Web Services
3 7 (70.00%) Ajax
3 7 (70.00%) Relational Database
4 6 (60.00%) WebSphere
4 6 (60.00%) Eclipse
4 6 (60.00%) OO
4 6 (60.00%) J2EE
4 6 (60.00%) Ant
5 5 (50.00%) SOAP
5 5 (50.00%) XHTML
5 5 (50.00%) IBM
5 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (50.00%) Content Management
5 5 (50.00%) HTML5
6 4 (40.00%) SoapUI
6 4 (40.00%) JAX-WS
6 4 (40.00%) EclipseLink
6 4 (40.00%) JAX-RS
6 4 (40.00%) User Stories
6 4 (40.00%) TDD
6 4 (40.00%) TopLink

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Basildon by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 6 (60.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (20.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (20.00%) JBoss
2 2 (20.00%) GlassFish
3 1 (10.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Eclipse
1 6 (60.00%) Ant
2 4 (40.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (30.00%) Maven
4 2 (20.00%) AccuRev
5 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (10.00%) Selenium
5 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (10.00%) Hudson
5 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (10.00%) JMeter
5 1 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (10.00%) JUnit
5 1 (10.00%) Subversion
5 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Legal
1 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
1 7 (70.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Java Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Automation Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Cyber Security Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Security Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) HTML
1 9 (90.00%) XML
2 8 (80.00%) CSS
3 7 (70.00%) Web Services
3 7 (70.00%) Ajax
4 6 (60.00%) J2EE
5 5 (50.00%) SOAP
5 5 (50.00%) XHTML
5 5 (50.00%) HTML5
6 4 (40.00%) JAX-WS
6 4 (40.00%) EclipseLink
6 4 (40.00%) JAX-RS
6 4 (40.00%) TopLink
7 3 (30.00%) JSP
8 2 (20.00%) Spring
8 2 (20.00%) Java SE
8 2 (20.00%) Struts
8 2 (20.00%) OSGi
8 2 (20.00%) JPA
8 2 (20.00%) JSR 170
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Replication
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) UNIX
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) OO
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Content Management
3 4 (40.00%) User Stories
3 4 (40.00%) TDD
3 4 (40.00%) B2C
4 3 (30.00%) SOA
5 2 (20.00%) Scrum
5 2 (20.00%) Validation
5 2 (20.00%) Information Management
5 2 (20.00%) RUP
5 2 (20.00%) MVC
5 2 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (20.00%) Use Case
6 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (10.00%) BDD
6 1 (10.00%) SIEM
6 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (10.00%) Release Management
6 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) Java
2 8 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (80.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (10.00%) CORE IMPACT
1 1 (10.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (10.00%) Splunk
3 1 (10.00%) ArcSight
3 1 (10.00%) Qualys
3 1 (10.00%) Rapid7
3 1 (10.00%) Adobe
3 1 (10.00%) NetIQ
3 1 (10.00%) Tripwire
3 1 (10.00%) Altiris
3 1 (10.00%) FatWire
3 1 (10.00%) Omniture
3 1 (10.00%) Google