The first table below looks at the demand for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford 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 Bedford 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 - - -
Contract jobs citing Linux 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford - - -
As % of the Operating Systems category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
Operating Systems Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 34.29% 9.52% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate £406 £158 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+157.93% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Linux
Bedfordshire

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Bedford region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford 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 2 (66.67%) IBM
1 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
1 2 (66.67%) Network Security
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
1 2 (66.67%) NetBackup
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) NUnit
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Silverlight
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) CentOS
2 1 (33.33%) TeamCity
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
2 1 (33.33%) RESTful
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) SaaS
2 1 (33.33%) MSTest
2 1 (33.33%) HTML5
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (33.33%) Mingle
2 1 (33.33%) Node.js

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford 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 1 (33.33%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
1 2 (66.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) RavenDB
1 1 (33.33%) Neo4j
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) NUnit
1 1 (33.33%) TeamCity
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) MSTest
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Silverlight
1 1 (33.33%) RESTful
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (33.33%) HTML5
1 1 (33.33%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (33.33%) CSS3
1 1 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) OO
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) TDD
1 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
1 1 (33.33%) BDD
1 1 (33.33%) CQRS
1 1 (33.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (33.33%) C#
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) IBM
1 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) VMware