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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 25 24 29
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing Linux 14 22 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.22% 5.70% 1.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.54% 28.21% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 4
Average daily rate £569 £481 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +30.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £350 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.38 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +3.92%
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
65 78 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 19.58% 20.21% 27.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 51 34
Average daily rate £388 £380 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% +49.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £125 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 14
Average hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.10 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £25.00 £94.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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
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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(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
Luton -4 9 £563 +40.62% 3
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 10 (43.48%) Windows
1 10 (43.48%) High Availability
2 7 (30.43%) DNS
2 7 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (26.09%) Qt
3 6 (26.09%) Mechatronics
3 6 (26.09%) QML
3 6 (26.09%) IaaS
3 6 (26.09%) LAN
3 6 (26.09%) WAN
3 6 (26.09%) Embedded C++
3 6 (26.09%) E-Commerce
3 6 (26.09%) C++
3 6 (26.09%) .NET
3 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
4 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (21.74%) Load Balancing
5 4 (17.39%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (17.39%) JIRA
5 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (17.39%) RESTful
5 4 (17.39%) TeamCity
5 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (17.39%) Confluence
5 4 (17.39%) Microservices
5 4 (17.39%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
5 4 (17.39%) Loose Coupling
5 4 (17.39%) Static Code Analysis

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 4 (17.39%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (26.09%) IaaS
3 1 (4.35%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) DNS
2 6 (26.09%) LAN
2 6 (26.09%) WAN
3 2 (8.70%) LDAP
3 2 (8.70%) SAN
3 2 (8.70%) SSH
3 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.35%) Ethernet
4 1 (4.35%) Firewall
4 1 (4.35%) MPLS
4 1 (4.35%) NAS
4 1 (4.35%) VoIP
4 1 (4.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) JIRA
1 4 (17.39%) NUnit
1 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (17.39%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Architect
1 8 (34.78%) Developer
2 7 (30.43%) Infrastructure Architect
3 6 (26.09%) Embedded Developer
4 4 (17.39%) AWS Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Data Centre Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Data Migration Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Embedded Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Embedded Software Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Software Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Software Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) VMware Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) .NET
1 6 (26.09%) QML
1 6 (26.09%) Qt
2 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET
2 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (17.39%) RESTful
3 2 (8.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Mechatronics
2 3 (13.04%) Clustering
3 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Cloud
3 2 (8.70%) FlexPod
3 2 (8.70%) VCE vBlock
4 1 (4.35%) N-Tier
4 1 (4.35%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Solaris
2 3 (13.04%) Unix
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
3 2 (8.70%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.35%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) High Availability
2 6 (26.09%) E-Commerce
3 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (21.74%) Load Balancing
4 4 (17.39%) BDD
4 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (17.39%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
4 4 (17.39%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (17.39%) Loose Coupling
4 4 (17.39%) Microservices
4 4 (17.39%) MVC
4 4 (17.39%) Scrum
4 4 (17.39%) Service Management
4 4 (17.39%) SOLID
4 4 (17.39%) Static Code Analysis
4 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
4 4 (17.39%) YAGNI
5 2 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (8.70%) Migration
5 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) C++
1 6 (26.09%) Embedded C++
2 4 (17.39%) C#
2 4 (17.39%) SQL
3 2 (8.70%) Bourne shell
3 2 (8.70%) C-shell
3 2 (8.70%) Perl
3 2 (8.70%) Python
3 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
3 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) vSphere
1 2 (8.70%) XenApp
2 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) EMC
2 3 (13.04%) VMware
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco
3 2 (8.70%) Citrix
3 2 (8.70%) hybris
3 2 (8.70%) NetApp
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle
3 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
3 2 (8.70%) Sitecore
3 2 (8.70%) Sun
4 1 (4.35%) Juniper