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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 8 - 5
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 9 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basildon 11.69% - 15.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% - 62.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £46.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
Operating Systems Category
Basildon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
18 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basildon 23.38% 11.32% 24.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Average daily rate £288 £201 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -42.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £46.00 £10.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+338.09% -45.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Linux
Essex

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 18 April 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 9 (75.00%) Windows
3 8 (66.67%) Solaris
4 7 (58.33%) SQL
5 5 (41.67%) J2EE
5 5 (41.67%) HTML
5 5 (41.67%) Java
5 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
5 5 (41.67%) OO
5 5 (41.67%) CSS
5 5 (41.67%) XML
5 5 (41.67%) RUP
5 5 (41.67%) XHTML
5 5 (41.67%) SOA
5 5 (41.67%) Ajax
5 5 (41.67%) HTML5
5 5 (41.67%) Relational Database
6 4 (33.33%) Social Media
6 4 (33.33%) CSS3
6 4 (33.33%) Facebook
6 4 (33.33%) Twitter
6 4 (33.33%) Marketing
6 4 (33.33%) JSON
6 4 (33.33%) Validation
6 4 (33.33%) Web Services
7 3 (25.00%) NFS
7 3 (25.00%) SNMP
7 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (25.00%) DNS
7 3 (25.00%) Cisco

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Basildon by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (16.67%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) SNMP
1 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (25.00%) DNS
1 3 (25.00%) Internet
1 3 (25.00%) NAS
1 3 (25.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle9i Database
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (8.33%) Ant
General
1 4 (33.33%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Operations Manager
2 3 (25.00%) IT Operations Manager
3 2 (16.67%) DBA
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (8.33%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) J2EE
1 5 (41.67%) HTML
1 5 (41.67%) CSS
1 5 (41.67%) XML
1 5 (41.67%) XHTML
1 5 (41.67%) Ajax
1 5 (41.67%) HTML5
2 4 (33.33%) CSS3
2 4 (33.33%) JSON
2 4 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (8.33%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Social Media
2 3 (25.00%) Open Source
3 2 (16.67%) Replication
4 1 (8.33%) VAX
4 1 (8.33%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) UNIX
2 9 (75.00%) Windows
3 8 (66.67%) Solaris
4 2 (16.67%) AIX
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
5 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
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (8.33%) RAD
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Content Management
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) SEO
4 1 (8.33%) Time Management
4 1 (8.33%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) Java
2 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
3 2 (16.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) 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%) Data Guard
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Facebook
1 4 (33.33%) Twitter
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco
2 3 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (8.33%) Sun
4 1 (8.33%) IBM
4 1 (8.33%) NetApp
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (8.33%) FatWire