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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 53 25 39
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +14
Contract jobs citing Linux 1 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.19% 3.44% 1.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.43% 10.59% 6.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
Average daily rate
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£443 £265 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.98% -24.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -6.25%
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
70 85 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 13.59% 32.44% 26.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 43 42
Average daily rate £425 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £226 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £380 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 6
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% -25.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £11.53 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £16.00 £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 29 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bedford - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
Luton - - - - 2
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 4 (44.44%) Windows
1 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
1 4 (44.44%) DNS
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
1 4 (44.44%) HP
1 4 (44.44%) DHCP
1 4 (44.44%) VMware
1 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (33.33%) iSCSI
2 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (33.33%) SaaS
2 3 (33.33%) HP SIM
2 3 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (33.33%) SAN
2 3 (33.33%) NetApp
2 3 (33.33%) MySQL
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) IIS
3 2 (22.22%) Apache
3 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) Legal
3 2 (22.22%) Retail
3 2 (22.22%) VMware Server
3 2 (22.22%) jQuery
3 2 (22.22%) Ajax
4 1 (11.11%) Software Testing

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (22.22%) IIS
1 2 (22.22%) Apache
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
1 4 (44.44%) DNS
1 4 (44.44%) DHCP
2 3 (33.33%) iSCSI
2 3 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (11.11%) DMZ
3 1 (11.11%) Internet
3 1 (11.11%) NAS
3 1 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (11.11%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (11.11%) PowerCenter
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Subversion
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
1 2 (22.22%) Legal
1 2 (22.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Web Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Ajax
1 2 (22.22%) jQuery
2 1 (11.11%) RESTful
2 1 (11.11%) Software Packaging
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) CSS
2 1 (11.11%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) DOM
2 1 (11.11%) CGI
2 1 (11.11%) CPAN
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) EPoS
1 1 (11.11%) Clustering
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (11.11%) Validation
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
2 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
2 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Data Architecture
2 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
2 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
2 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
2 1 (11.11%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
1 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) Perl
2 1 (11.11%) PHP
2 1 (11.11%) Python
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (11.11%) MCITP
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) VCP5
2 1 (11.11%) MCSE
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (11.11%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
1 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Server
3 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 1 (11.11%) Terminal Services
3 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
3 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (11.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (11.11%) vSphere
3 1 (11.11%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP SIM
2 1 (11.11%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
1 4 (44.44%) HP
1 4 (44.44%) VMware
2 3 (33.33%) NetApp
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Veritas
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 1 (11.11%) Rackspace
3 1 (11.11%) Dell
3 1 (11.11%) Juniper
Bedfordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
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