The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 34 33 43
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +10
Contract jobs citing Linux 6 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.73% 1.87% 1.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.53% 13.46% 8.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 4
Median daily rate £350 £338 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £332 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £364 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
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
57 52 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 16.43% 13.87% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 31 50
Median daily rate £388 £300 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -14.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 5
Median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £26.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +2 3 £350 +3.70% 5
Bedford - 1 £325 -
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
2 3 (37.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Debian
2 3 (37.50%) Subversion
2 3 (37.50%) JIRA
2 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (37.50%) SaaS
3 2 (25.00%) JProfiler
3 2 (25.00%) vSphere
3 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) VMware ESX
3 2 (25.00%) Ubuntu
3 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (25.00%) Apache
3 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (25.00%) MySQL
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) IIS
3 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (25.00%) SDLC
3 2 (25.00%) YourKit
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) Apache
1 2 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (37.50%) SaaS
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) JIRA
1 3 (37.50%) Subversion
2 2 (25.00%) JProfiler
2 2 (25.00%) YourKit
3 1 (12.50%) Bugzilla
3 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
3 1 (12.50%) Trac
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Developer
1 2 (25.00%) Full Stack Developer
1 2 (25.00%) Java Developer
1 2 (25.00%) Linux Developer
1 2 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Linux Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) AWS Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Azure Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Server Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Server Support
2 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Tester
2 1 (12.50%) TIBCO Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) TIBCO Support
2 1 (12.50%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Akka
1 1 (12.50%) Guava
1 1 (12.50%) Rendezvous
1 1 (12.50%) TIBCO EMS
1 1 (12.50%) XML
1 1 (12.50%) XML Schema
1 1 (12.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) IVR
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Debian
3 2 (25.00%) Ubuntu
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (12.50%) HPUX
4 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Solaris
4 1 (12.50%) SUSE
4 1 (12.50%) Unix
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
2 1 (12.50%) High Availability
2 1 (12.50%) Issue Tracking
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) VMware ESX
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) Kibana
2 1 (12.50%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Google
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Sun
3 1 (12.50%) TIBCO