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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 14 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 3 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brentwood 4.48% 20.31% 12.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.08% 68.42% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 3
Average daily rate £325 £288 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -32.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £34.75
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +5.03%
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
13 19 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brentwood 19.40% 29.69% 21.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 4
Average daily rate £263 £275 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -35.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £575 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 8 February 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 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) IBM
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) Perl
4 3 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (33.33%) Unix
5 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity
5 2 (22.22%) IBM PureFlex
5 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity Management
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
5 2 (22.22%) Programme Management
5 2 (22.22%) Firewall
5 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
5 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 2 (22.22%) Java
5 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
5 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
5 2 (22.22%) Middleware
5 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Solaris
6 1 (11.11%) OO
6 1 (11.11%) RAD
6 1 (11.11%) Python
6 1 (11.11%) XHTML
6 1 (11.11%) ADSL
6 1 (11.11%) Broadband
6 1 (11.11%) DHCP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Brentwood by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 (11.11%) CMS
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) ADSL
2 1 (11.11%) Broadband
2 1 (11.11%) DHCP
2 1 (11.11%) FTP
2 1 (11.11%) HTTP
2 1 (11.11%) IntruShield
2 1 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (11.11%) NAS
2 1 (11.11%) Telnet
2 1 (11.11%) VDSL
2 1 (11.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Exadata
1 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Ant
1 1 (11.11%) Bugzilla
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) JUnit
1 1 (11.11%) Redmine
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
1 1 (11.11%) Trac
General
1 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
2 1 (11.11%) Automotive
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Administrator
1 3 (33.33%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) IT Manager
2 2 (22.22%) IT Programme Manager
2 2 (22.22%) IT Services Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Programme Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) HTML Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Security Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior J2EE Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Middleware
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) Ajax
2 1 (11.11%) CSS
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) HTML5
2 1 (11.11%) J2EE
2 1 (11.11%) JSP
2 1 (11.11%) LESS
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (11.11%) Sass
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) XHTML
2 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (11.11%) STB
1 1 (11.11%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Unix
3 2 (22.22%) Solaris
4 1 (11.11%) SUSE
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity
2 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity Management
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
2 2 (22.22%) Programme Management
2 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
3 1 (11.11%) Digital Forensics
3 1 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (11.11%) OO
3 1 (11.11%) RAD
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) SIEM
3 1 (11.11%) TDD
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
3 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) Perl
3 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
3 2 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
4 1 (11.11%) AWK
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (11.11%) Korn
4 1 (11.11%) PHP
4 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
4 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
4 1 (11.11%) Python
4 1 (11.11%) Ruby
4 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (11.11%) Snort
1 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Data Guard
1 1 (11.11%) EnCase
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (11.11%) QRadar
1 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Satellite
1 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Spacewalk
1 1 (11.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) IBM
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) ArcSight
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) Intel Security
3 1 (11.11%) NetIQ
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Rapid7
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds
3 1 (11.11%) Sourcefire
3 1 (11.11%) Splunk
3 1 (11.11%) Tripwire