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 July 2015 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 36 39 20
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -19
Contract jobs citing Linux 7 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.84% 1.38% 3.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.96% 8.54% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 3
Average daily rate
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£338 £331 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.88% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £308 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £399 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
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
54 82 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 14.17% 16.11% 31.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 53 37
Average daily rate £300 £353 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% +8.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £170 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £530 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.50 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.97 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.85 £26.09 £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 July 2015. 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
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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 +10 3 £338 +8.00% 1
Dunstable - 1 - -
Leighton Buzzard - 1 £375 -
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (35.00%) Oracle
2 7 (35.00%) Shell Script
3 5 (25.00%) HTML
3 5 (25.00%) Java
3 5 (25.00%) CSS
4 4 (20.00%) VMware
4 4 (20.00%) Retail
4 4 (20.00%) MySQL
4 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (20.00%) Solaris
4 4 (20.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (15.00%) Qt
5 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
5 3 (15.00%) UML
5 3 (15.00%) C++
5 3 (15.00%) Web Services
5 3 (15.00%) JIRA
5 3 (15.00%) Eclipse
6 2 (10.00%) UNIX
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
6 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
6 2 (10.00%) Confluence
7 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (5.00%) HTML5

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 (10.00%) Confluence
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) SAS
2 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) MySQL
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.00%) PowerCenter
3 1 (5.00%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (15.00%) Eclipse
2 3 (15.00%) JIRA
3 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.00%) TestLink
3 1 (5.00%) SonarQube
General
1 4 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Developer
1 5 (25.00%) Architect
2 4 (20.00%) Technical Architect
2 4 (20.00%) Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) C++ Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Senior JavaScript Developer
4 2 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior C++ Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Configuration Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.00%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) HTML
1 5 (25.00%) CSS
2 3 (15.00%) Qt
2 3 (15.00%) Web Services
3 1 (5.00%) XML
3 1 (5.00%) LAMP
3 1 (5.00%) JSON
3 1 (5.00%) jQuery
3 1 (5.00%) .NET
3 1 (5.00%) J2EE
3 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.00%) HTML5
3 1 (5.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Solaris
3 2 (10.00%) UNIX
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) UML
1 3 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (5.00%) Multithreading
3 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.00%) High Availability
3 1 (5.00%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (5.00%) DevOps
3 1 (5.00%) SDLC
3 1 (5.00%) Target Operating Model
3 1 (5.00%) OO
3 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (5.00%) OOD
3 1 (5.00%) ETL
3 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.00%) Project Management
3 1 (5.00%) Migration
3 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.00%) Supply Chain Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) Shell Script
2 5 (25.00%) Java
3 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (15.00%) C++
5 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
6 1 (5.00%) Perl
6 1 (5.00%) PHP
6 1 (5.00%) Python
6 1 (5.00%) MUMPS
6 1 (5.00%) AWK
6 1 (5.00%) Korn
6 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
6 1 (5.00%) C-shell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Oracle
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (5.00%) Atlassian
3 1 (5.00%) Cloudera
3 1 (5.00%) Informatica
3 1 (5.00%) JDA
3 1 (5.00%) InterSystems