The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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 Brentwood 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 3 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 13 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brentwood 28.26% 13.89% 16.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 76.47% 26.32% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 3
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£193 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.76% -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £34.25 £33.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.78% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Brentwood
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
17 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brentwood 36.96% 52.78% 24.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 3
Average daily rate £220 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.30% -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.66 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.39% -29.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Linux
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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
Daily Rate Histogram in Brentwood

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Brentwood region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram 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 25 July 2014, 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 18 (78.26%) Windows
2 12 (52.17%) Oracle
3 11 (47.83%) Java
4 10 (43.48%) .NET
5 9 (39.13%) PHP
6 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
6 8 (34.78%) Finance
6 8 (34.78%) NAS
7 7 (30.43%) WebSphere
7 7 (30.43%) JIRA
7 7 (30.43%) Selenium
7 7 (30.43%) Use Case
7 7 (30.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (30.43%) Firewall
7 7 (30.43%) Wireless
7 7 (30.43%) Telnet
7 7 (30.43%) SQL
7 7 (30.43%) JUnit
7 7 (30.43%) MS Office
7 7 (30.43%) WebLogic
7 7 (30.43%) Broadband
7 7 (30.43%) DHCP
7 7 (30.43%) FTP
7 7 (30.43%) HTTP
7 7 (30.43%) IBM
7 7 (30.43%) Firmware
8 6 (26.09%) J2EE
8 6 (26.09%) VB.NET
8 6 (26.09%) Perl
8 6 (26.09%) Bugzilla

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Brentwood by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 7 (30.43%) WebLogic
1 7 (30.43%) WebSphere
2 4 (17.39%) MQSeries
2 4 (17.39%) Apache
3 3 (13.04%) Tomcat
3 3 (13.04%) IIS
4 2 (8.70%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 7 (30.43%) MS Office
2 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
3 2 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle CRM
1 3 (13.04%) Magento
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (4.35%) PaaS
2 1 (4.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) NAS
2 7 (30.43%) Wireless
2 7 (30.43%) Telnet
2 7 (30.43%) Firewall
2 7 (30.43%) Broadband
2 7 (30.43%) DHCP
2 7 (30.43%) FTP
2 7 (30.43%) HTTP
3 1 (4.35%) SAN
3 1 (4.35%) CTI
3 1 (4.35%) Internet
3 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database
2 4 (17.39%) DB2
3 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (4.35%) MS Access
5 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (4.35%) WebFOCUS
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (4.35%) MySQL
5 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) JUnit
1 7 (30.43%) JIRA
1 7 (30.43%) Selenium
1 7 (30.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (26.09%) Redmine
2 6 (26.09%) Trac
2 6 (26.09%) Bugzilla
3 2 (8.70%) Ant
4 1 (4.35%) Lombardi
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (4.35%) VisualVM
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Banking
3 3 (13.04%) Marketing
4 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
5 1 (4.35%) Publishing
5 1 (4.35%) Automotive
5 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
5 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Test Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Support Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Network Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Applications Support
5 2 (8.70%) Java Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Provisioning Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Capacity Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Build Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle DBA
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (43.48%) .NET
2 6 (26.09%) J2EE
3 3 (13.04%) XML
4 2 (8.70%) XHTML
4 2 (8.70%) Ajax
4 2 (8.70%) HTML5
4 2 (8.70%) CSS
4 2 (8.70%) JSP
4 2 (8.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Firmware
2 2 (8.70%) STB
3 1 (4.35%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (4.35%) DataPower
3 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) AS400
3 1 (4.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (78.26%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) UNIX
3 3 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (13.04%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.35%) AIX
4 1 (4.35%) Solaris
4 1 (4.35%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Use Case
2 5 (21.74%) OO
3 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
3 4 (17.39%) Data Analysis
3 4 (17.39%) Data Protection
3 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.04%) CRM
4 3 (13.04%) Release Management
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (8.70%) Content Management
5 2 (8.70%) Validation
5 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.70%) Scrum
5 2 (8.70%) SOA
5 2 (8.70%) RAD
5 2 (8.70%) RUP
6 1 (4.35%) ITIL
6 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) Java
2 9 (39.13%) PHP
3 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
4 7 (30.43%) SQL
5 6 (26.09%) VB.NET
5 6 (26.09%) Perl
5 6 (26.09%) Ruby
5 6 (26.09%) PowerShell
5 6 (26.09%) Bash Shell
6 4 (17.39%) VBA
7 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
7 1 (4.35%) JCL
7 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
7 1 (4.35%) COBOL
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) RACF
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (4.35%) Tivoli
1 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (4.35%) Data Guard
1 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (4.35%) Opsview
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Oracle
2 7 (30.43%) IBM
3 4 (17.39%) JBoss
4 3 (13.04%) SAP
4 3 (13.04%) Red Hat
4 3 (13.04%) JD Edwards
5 2 (8.70%) FatWire
5 2 (8.70%) VMware
5 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.35%) HP
6 1 (4.35%) Avaya
6 1 (4.35%) BMC
6 1 (4.35%) NetApp
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco
6 1 (4.35%) Splunk