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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 35 54 24
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -30
Contract jobs citing Linux 6 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.61% 0.20% 3.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.84% 1.45% 10.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £443 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.90% +66.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £443 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £443 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £34.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.14% -8.00%
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
61 69 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 16.35% 13.58% 32.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 54 43
Average daily rate £330 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.35% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £275 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 4 6
Average hourly rate £30.00 £12.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+140.00% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.20 £11.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £17.00 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 August 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 - 2 £344 -
Leighton Buzzard - 1 £375 -
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 7 (46.67%) Windows
1 7 (46.67%) Shell Script
2 4 (26.67%) HTML
2 4 (26.67%) CSS
2 4 (26.67%) MySQL
2 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
3 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (20.00%) Qt
3 3 (20.00%) Oracle
3 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (20.00%) C++
3 3 (20.00%) UML
3 3 (20.00%) Eclipse
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (13.33%) Solaris
4 2 (13.33%) Web Services
4 2 (13.33%) Java
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (13.33%) Retail
4 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (6.67%) C-shell
5 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
5 1 (6.67%) Confluence
5 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (6.67%) HTML5
5 1 (6.67%) High Availability
5 1 (6.67%) Big Data
5 1 (6.67%) Cloudera

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (6.67%) IIS
1 1 (6.67%) SAS
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (6.67%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) SAN
1 1 (6.67%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) MySQL
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.67%) PowerCenter
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (6.67%) Hadoop
3 1 (6.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (20.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
3 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (13.33%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Developer
1 4 (26.67%) Administrator
2 3 (20.00%) C++ Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Developer
3 2 (13.33%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior JavaScript Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Senior C++ Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.67%) PHP Developer
4 1 (6.67%) C++ Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Hadoop Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Configuration Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Linux Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) CSS
1 4 (26.67%) HTML
2 3 (20.00%) Qt
3 2 (13.33%) Web Services
4 1 (6.67%) LAMP
4 1 (6.67%) jQuery
4 1 (6.67%) HTML5
4 1 (6.67%) .NET
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) EFT
2 1 (6.67%) CMDB
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Solaris
3 1 (6.67%) VMS
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (6.67%) AIX
3 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) UML
2 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
2 1 (6.67%) ETL
2 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (6.67%) Migration
2 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (6.67%) Supply Chain Management
2 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (6.67%) High Availability
2 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (6.67%) SDLC
2 1 (6.67%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) Shell Script
2 3 (20.00%) C++
2 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (13.33%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) Perl
4 1 (6.67%) PHP
4 1 (6.67%) AWK
4 1 (6.67%) Korn
4 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.67%) C-shell
4 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle
1 3 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (6.67%) Atlassian
2 1 (6.67%) Cloudera
2 1 (6.67%) IBM
2 1 (6.67%) Informatica
2 1 (6.67%) JDA
2 1 (6.67%) Symantec
Bedfordshire
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