The first table below looks at the demand for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 23 July 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 Bedfordshire 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 43 22 36
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +14
Contract jobs citing Linux 7 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.44% 4.02% 2.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.75% 12.86% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 5
Average daily rate
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£331 £265 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £243 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £313 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
80 70 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 16.46% 31.25% 19.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 36 32
Average daily rate £353 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.46% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £225 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
Average hourly rate £25.50 £12.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -8.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Linux
East of England

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Bedfordshire region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -13 4 £313 -3.84% 2
Bedford - - - - 1
Dunstable - - - - 1
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 4 (44.44%) MySQL
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
1 4 (44.44%) DHCP
1 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
1 4 (44.44%) DNS
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
1 4 (44.44%) HP
1 4 (44.44%) VMware
1 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (33.33%) jQuery
2 3 (33.33%) iSCSI
2 3 (33.33%) SAN
2 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (33.33%) HP SIM
2 3 (33.33%) SaaS
2 3 (33.33%) NetApp
2 3 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (33.33%) Ajax
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (33.33%) Apache
3 2 (22.22%) XML
3 2 (22.22%) PHP
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) IIS
3 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
3 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) Rackspace
3 2 (22.22%) VMware Server

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 3 (33.33%) Apache
2 2 (22.22%) IIS
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 1 (11.11%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) SaaS
2 1 (11.11%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) DHCP
1 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
1 4 (44.44%) DNS
2 3 (33.33%) SAN
2 3 (33.33%) iSCSI
3 1 (11.11%) NAS
3 1 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (11.11%) DMZ
3 1 (11.11%) Internet
3 1 (11.11%) SSH
3 1 (11.11%) SSL
3 1 (11.11%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) MySQL
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (11.11%) PowerCenter
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Subversion
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Legal
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (22.22%) Administrator
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Ajax
1 3 (33.33%) jQuery
2 2 (22.22%) RESTful
2 2 (22.22%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) DOM
3 1 (11.11%) CGI
3 1 (11.11%) CPAN
3 1 (11.11%) JSON
3 1 (11.11%) Software Packaging
3 1 (11.11%) Symfony
3 1 (11.11%) CakePHP
3 1 (11.11%) HTML
3 1 (11.11%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Clustering
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (22.22%) CentOS
4 1 (11.11%) UNIX
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
1 2 (22.22%) Migration
1 2 (22.22%) Data Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Data Architecture
2 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
2 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
2 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
2 1 (11.11%) ETL
2 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (22.22%) PHP
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) Python
3 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
3 1 (11.11%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (11.11%) MCITP
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) VCP5
2 1 (11.11%) MCSE
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Server
3 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 1 (11.11%) Terminal Services
3 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
3 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (11.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (11.11%) vSphere
3 1 (11.11%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP SIM
2 1 (11.11%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
1 4 (44.44%) HP
1 4 (44.44%) VMware
2 3 (33.33%) NetApp
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (22.22%) Rackspace
4 1 (11.11%) Veritas
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 1 (11.11%) Dell
4 1 (11.11%) Juniper