The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 27 37 -
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -
Contract jobs citing Linux 19 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.87% 0.59% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.36% 2.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 0
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£450 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
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 £36.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
Linux
East of England

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

Operating Systems Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
67 75 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 17.18% 22.26% 25.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 34 30
Average daily rate £375 £255 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.05% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £150 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £405 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £12.20 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.00 £39.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 February 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 12 £400 - 2
Dunstable - 2 £500 - 1
Leighton Buzzard - - - - 1
Bedford - - - - 3
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 14 (45.16%) Java
2 12 (38.71%) Windows
3 11 (35.48%) Oracle
4 7 (22.58%) Solaris
5 6 (19.35%) E-Commerce
5 6 (19.35%) SaaS
6 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (16.13%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (16.13%) Migration
7 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
7 4 (12.90%) AIX
7 4 (12.90%) C++
7 4 (12.90%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (12.90%) Retail
7 4 (12.90%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
8 3 (9.68%) J2EE
8 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
8 3 (9.68%) Eclipse
9 2 (6.45%) UNIX
9 2 (6.45%) Legal
9 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
9 2 (6.45%) Perl
9 2 (6.45%) MS Office
9 2 (6.45%) Python
9 2 (6.45%) JIRA
9 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
9 2 (6.45%) BeagleBone
9 2 (6.45%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 12c

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 1 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.23%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Office
2 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) SaaS
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) DHCP
1 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.23%) DNS
1 1 (3.23%) MPLS
1 1 (3.23%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (3.23%) InterSystems Cache
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Eclipse
2 2 (6.45%) JIRA
3 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.23%) TestLink
General
1 4 (12.90%) Retail
2 2 (6.45%) Legal
3 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (51.61%) Architect
2 10 (32.26%) Technical Architect
2 10 (32.26%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (16.13%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Java Software Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Network Support
6 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (3.23%) WebSphere Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Senior C++ Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Design Authority
6 1 (3.23%) Java Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 1 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Cloud Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) J2EE
2 1 (3.23%) CSS
2 1 (3.23%) SOAP
2 1 (3.23%) Web Services
2 1 (3.23%) XML
2 1 (3.23%) JSON
2 1 (3.23%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (3.23%) Qt
2 1 (3.23%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) BeagleBone
2 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) Windows
2 7 (22.58%) Solaris
3 4 (12.90%) AIX
4 2 (6.45%) UNIX
4 2 (6.45%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (3.23%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (3.23%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) E-Commerce
2 5 (16.13%) Migration
2 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (16.13%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (12.90%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (12.90%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
4 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.23%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (3.23%) OOD
5 1 (3.23%) ITIL
5 1 (3.23%) UML
5 1 (3.23%) OO
5 1 (3.23%) Project Management
5 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.23%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (3.23%) DevOps
5 1 (3.23%) Performance Testing
5 1 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.23%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) Java
2 4 (12.90%) C++
3 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.45%) Perl
3 2 (6.45%) Python
4 1 (3.23%) MUMPS
4 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.23%) SQL
4 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) MCSE
1 1 (3.23%) CCNA
1 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.23%) MCITP
1 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) Oracle
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) InterSystems
3 1 (3.23%) VMware
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco
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