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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 17 28 29
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 18 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 6.69% 3.77% 4.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.47% 16.67% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 11
Median daily rate £413 £531 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.35% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £281 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.89% +5.55%

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
68 72 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 25.28% 22.64% 22.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 34 56
Median daily rate £419 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.51% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £115 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £480 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 25 11
Median hourly rate £14.00 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.00% +128.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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 +19 14 £588 +17.50% 2
Bedford - 1 - - 1
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 11 (57.89%) Windows
1 11 (57.89%) DNS
1 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (57.89%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (52.63%) Load Balancing
2 10 (52.63%) WAN
2 10 (52.63%) Service Management
2 10 (52.63%) E-Commerce
2 10 (52.63%) High Availability
2 10 (52.63%) IaaS
2 10 (52.63%) Relational Database
3 9 (47.37%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (36.84%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (36.84%) Capacity Management
5 6 (31.58%) LAN
6 4 (21.05%) Unix
6 4 (21.05%) Apache
7 3 (15.79%) Python
7 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
7 3 (15.79%) SQL
7 3 (15.79%) Web Services
7 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
7 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
7 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
7 3 (15.79%) Statistics
7 3 (15.79%) RESTful
7 3 (15.79%) Visualisation
7 3 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (15.79%) R
7 3 (15.79%) Windows Server

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 4 (21.05%) Apache
2 1 (5.26%) JBoss
2 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (57.89%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (52.63%) IaaS
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.26%) PaaS
3 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (57.89%) DNS
2 10 (52.63%) WAN
3 6 (31.58%) LAN
4 1 (5.26%) FTP
4 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (52.63%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.26%) MySQL
General
1 2 (10.53%) Marketing
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Architect
1 10 (52.63%) Infrastructure Architect
2 6 (31.58%) AWS Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) JavaScript Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Software Integration Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Web Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Applications Support
4 1 (5.26%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Lead Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Python Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) RESTful
1 3 (15.79%) Web Services
2 1 (5.26%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (5.26%) Apache Camel
2 1 (5.26%) Apache CXF
2 1 (5.26%) J2EE
2 1 (5.26%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Algorithms
1 3 (15.79%) Statistics
1 3 (15.79%) Visualisation
2 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) EFT
2 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Unix
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.26%) Solaris
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (52.63%) E-Commerce
2 10 (52.63%) High Availability
2 10 (52.63%) Load Balancing
2 10 (52.63%) Service Management
3 9 (47.37%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (36.84%) Capacity Management
4 7 (36.84%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (15.79%) Planning and Forecasting
5 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
5 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
6 2 (10.53%) Re-Platforming
7 1 (5.26%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.26%) DevOps
7 1 (5.26%) ITIL V3
7 1 (5.26%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (5.26%) Service Design
7 1 (5.26%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
1 3 (15.79%) Python
1 3 (15.79%) R
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (5.26%) CCIP
2 1 (5.26%) CCNA
2 1 (5.26%) CCNP
2 1 (5.26%) CCSP
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.26%) MCP
2 1 (5.26%) MCSA
2 1 (5.26%) MCSE
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Server
3 1 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Dell
1 2 (10.53%) HP
1 2 (10.53%) VMware
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco
2 1 (5.26%) hybris
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle