The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Brentwood region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 10 10 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 3 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brentwood 9.68% 14.29% 23.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.00% 50.00% 55.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 10
Average daily rate £210 £325 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.38% -9.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £164.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -6.25%
Linux
Essex

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Brentwood region.

Operating Systems Category
Brentwood
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12 22 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brentwood 38.71% 28.57% 42.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 14
Average daily rate £240 £270 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -32.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £451 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £164.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +310.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Brentwood

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Brentwood

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Brentwood

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Brentwood

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Brentwood

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Brentwood

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brentwood

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Brentwood 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 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) Middleware
3 2 (33.33%) IBM
3 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (33.33%) RHCE
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (33.33%) Business Continuity
3 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) Asset Management
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (33.33%) Business Continuity Management
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (33.33%) IBM PureFlex
3 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (16.67%) VDSL
4 1 (16.67%) Logistics
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Redmine
4 1 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Trac
4 1 (16.67%) NAS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Brentwood by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Brentwood 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 1 (16.67%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) ADSL
1 1 (16.67%) Broadband
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) FTP
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
1 1 (16.67%) NAS
1 1 (16.67%) Telnet
1 1 (16.67%) VDSL
1 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Bugzilla
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) JUnit
1 1 (16.67%) Redmine
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) Subversion
1 1 (16.67%) Trac
1 1 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) IT Manager
1 2 (33.33%) IT Programme Manager
1 2 (33.33%) IT Services Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Linux Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) Programme Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Java Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Middleware
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (16.67%) STB
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Asset Management
1 2 (33.33%) Business Continuity
1 2 (33.33%) Business Continuity Management
1 2 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
1 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
2 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (16.67%) Logistics
2 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) System Testing
2 1 (16.67%) TDD
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) Perl
2 1 (16.67%) PHP
2 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby
2 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (33.33%) RHCE
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) IBM
1 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (16.67%) MKS
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle