The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 13 12 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Contract jobs citing Linux 1 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 1.75% 8.22% 6.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.33% 21.43% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Average daily rate
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£245 £369 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.55% +34.09%
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 £34.25 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -9.72%
Linux
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Operating Systems Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12 28 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 21.05% 38.36% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 4
Average daily rate £275 £275 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £32.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% +150.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 16 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) CentOS
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Network Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Network Support
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco