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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
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 £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.38 £34.75
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +4.67%
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
7 11 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 23.33% 30.56% 48.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 5
Average daily rate £450 £275 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% +6.79%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 10
Average hourly rate £9.00 £17.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.57% -27.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 21 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (100.00%) EMC
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) NetApp
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Clustering
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 2000 Server
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) FlexPod
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (100.00%) VCE vBlock
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Data Migration Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Migration Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Database Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) EMC Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Clustering
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (100.00%) FlexPod
1 2 (100.00%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 2000 Server
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) EMC
1 2 (100.00%) NetApp
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco