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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 20 24 40
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +16
Contract jobs citing Linux 13 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.59% 3.69% 2.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.63% 14.86% 12.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 7
Median daily rate £413 £475 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% -17.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £420 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £538 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +2.04%
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
63 74 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 22.26% 24.83% 21.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 35 64
Median daily rate £388 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £208 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 25 9
Median hourly rate £14.00 £31.56 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.63% +80.31%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +13 10 £575 +15.00% 5
Bedford +2 1 - - 1
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (37.50%) Load Balancing
3 6 (37.50%) E-Commerce
3 6 (37.50%) WAN
3 6 (37.50%) DNS
3 6 (37.50%) Service Management
3 6 (37.50%) High Availability
3 6 (37.50%) IaaS
3 6 (37.50%) Relational Database
4 5 (31.25%) Apache
4 5 (31.25%) LAN
4 5 (31.25%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (25.00%) Unix
5 4 (25.00%) Capacity Management
6 3 (18.75%) R
6 3 (18.75%) Algorithms
6 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
6 3 (18.75%) Python
6 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
6 3 (18.75%) SQL
6 3 (18.75%) Web Services
6 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
6 3 (18.75%) VMware
6 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
6 3 (18.75%) Statistics
6 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (18.75%) RESTful

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 5 (31.25%) Apache
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) JBoss
2 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 7 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (37.50%) IaaS
3 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) DNS
1 6 (37.50%) WAN
2 5 (31.25%) LAN
3 1 (6.25%) FTP
3 1 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (12.50%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (12.50%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Architect
1 6 (37.50%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (18.75%) AWS Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) JavaScript Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Software Integration Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Web Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Support
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Linux Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Server Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Server Support
4 1 (6.25%) Server Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) RESTful
1 3 (18.75%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (6.25%) Apache Camel
2 1 (6.25%) Apache CXF
2 1 (6.25%) J2EE
2 1 (6.25%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Algorithms
1 3 (18.75%) Statistics
1 3 (18.75%) Visualisation
2 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) EFT
3 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Unix
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
4 1 (6.25%) Debian
4 1 (6.25%) Solaris
4 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) E-Commerce
2 6 (37.50%) High Availability
2 6 (37.50%) Load Balancing
2 6 (37.50%) Service Management
3 5 (31.25%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (25.00%) Capacity Management
4 4 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
6 2 (12.50%) Re-Platforming
7 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (6.25%) DevOps
7 1 (6.25%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (6.25%) Planning and Forecasting
7 1 (6.25%) Scrum
7 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
7 1 (6.25%) SOA
7 1 (6.25%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
1 3 (18.75%) Python
1 3 (18.75%) R
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Server
3 1 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
3 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) VMware
2 2 (12.50%) Dell
2 2 (12.50%) HP
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) hybris
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat