The first table below looks at the demand for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Brentford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Brentford region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 15 9 4
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Contract jobs citing Linux 3 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brentford 3.19% 10.13% 10.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.27% 66.67% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 1
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£501 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.57% +2.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
- +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.10 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-19.73% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Brentford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brentford 11.70% 15.19% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 1
Average daily rate £253 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.85% -17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Linux
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Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Brentford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Brentford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Brentford

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Brentford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Brentford region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Brentford

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Brentford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Brentford region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Brentford

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brentford

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Brentford 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 7 (77.78%) Java
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Ruby
3 5 (55.56%) VMware
3 5 (55.56%) UNIX
3 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (55.56%) vSphere
4 4 (44.44%) Puppet
4 4 (44.44%) DevOps
4 4 (44.44%) Apache
4 4 (44.44%) Tomcat
5 3 (33.33%) Nagios
5 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
5 3 (33.33%) VMware ESX
5 3 (33.33%) TDD
5 3 (33.33%) Pair Programming
5 3 (33.33%) SELinux
5 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
6 2 (22.22%) Video on Demand
6 2 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (22.22%) JProfiler
6 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
6 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (22.22%) JBehave
6 2 (22.22%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
6 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
6 2 (22.22%) IPTV

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Brentford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Brentford 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 (44.44%) Apache
1 4 (44.44%) Tomcat
2 1 (11.11%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
2 1 (11.11%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (22.22%) JBehave
2 2 (22.22%) JProfiler
2 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
2 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner
2 2 (22.22%) FitNesse
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Release Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Python Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Defect Manager
2 2 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) C++ Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C++ Programmer
3 1 (11.11%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
1 1 (11.11%) OpenGL
1 1 (11.11%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) IPTV
1 2 (22.22%) Video on Demand
1 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (11.11%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) UNIX
2 3 (33.33%) SELinux
3 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) DevOps
3 3 (33.33%) TDD
3 3 (33.33%) Pair Programming
3 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (22.22%) Service Management
4 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) OO
4 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) Java
2 6 (66.67%) Ruby
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) Python
4 1 (11.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (55.56%) vSphere
2 3 (33.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) Puppet
2 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 3 (33.33%) Nagios
3 2 (22.22%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (11.11%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) VMware
2 2 (22.22%) HP