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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 45 27 27
Rank change year-on-year
-18 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 1 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.23% 1.05% 3.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.67% 4.00% 16.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 7
Average daily rate - £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.57% -
Operating Systems Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
60 50 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 13.61% 26.18% 20.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 30 21
Average daily rate £338 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £462 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 17
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -46.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £26.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - - - - 3
Biggleswade - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
Luton - - - - 4
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 5 (50.00%) Windows
1 5 (50.00%) VMware
2 4 (40.00%) HP
2 4 (40.00%) SAN
2 4 (40.00%) RESTful
3 3 (30.00%) BDD
3 3 (30.00%) Silverlight
3 3 (30.00%) CentOS
3 3 (30.00%) TeamCity
3 3 (30.00%) CSS3
3 3 (30.00%) IBM
3 3 (30.00%) C#
3 3 (30.00%) .NET
3 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (30.00%) CSS
3 3 (30.00%) Web Services
3 3 (30.00%) NetBackup
3 3 (30.00%) MVC
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) TDD
3 3 (30.00%) NUnit
4 2 (20.00%) Degree
4 2 (20.00%) Subversion
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (20.00%) Perl
4 2 (20.00%) HTML
4 2 (20.00%) OO
4 2 (20.00%) Python

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2 (20.00%) Node.js
2 1 (10.00%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) SaaS
2 1 (10.00%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) SAN
2 2 (20.00%) Network Security
3 1 (10.00%) SNMP
3 1 (10.00%) VPN
3 1 (10.00%) SSL
3 1 (10.00%) Internet
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (20.00%) RavenDB
1 2 (20.00%) Neo4j
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) MySQL
2 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (30.00%) NUnit
1 3 (30.00%) TeamCity
2 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (20.00%) MSTest
2 2 (20.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Legal
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (10.00%) Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Leader
2 1 (10.00%) Python Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) ScrumMaster
2 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) RESTful
2 3 (30.00%) .NET
2 3 (30.00%) CSS3
2 3 (30.00%) CSS
2 3 (30.00%) Web Services
2 3 (30.00%) Silverlight
3 2 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (20.00%) HTML5
3 2 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (20.00%) HTML
4 1 (10.00%) Symfony
4 1 (10.00%) CakePHP
4 1 (10.00%) jQuery
4 1 (10.00%) XML
4 1 (10.00%) Ajax
4 1 (10.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) CentOS
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) MVC
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (30.00%) TDD
1 3 (30.00%) BDD
2 2 (20.00%) Network Management
2 2 (20.00%) Domain-Driven Design
2 2 (20.00%) CQRS
2 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) UML
3 1 (10.00%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) System Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (10.00%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) Perl
2 2 (20.00%) Python
2 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (10.00%) C
3 1 (10.00%) PHP
3 1 (10.00%) C++
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) MCSD
2 1 (10.00%) MCSE
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (10.00%) KVM
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (10.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (10.00%) Puppet
2 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) VMware
2 4 (40.00%) HP
3 3 (30.00%) IBM
4 1 (10.00%) Sun
4 1 (10.00%) Rackspace
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) Hitachi
4 1 (10.00%) NetApp
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (10.00%) Perforce
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