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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 7 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 6 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brentwood 12.77% 28.26% 14.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.55% 81.25% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 1
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£222 £165 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.24% -49.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.49% +2.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £29.00 £34.25 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.32% +3.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.20 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+24.17% -19.46%
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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
11 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brentwood 23.40% 34.78% 54.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 5
Average daily rate £218 £165 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.12% -49.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £165 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £475 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 9
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £22.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +32.39%
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 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 3 August 2015, 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 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) VMware
3 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (38.89%) UNIX
3 7 (38.89%) JavaScript
3 7 (38.89%) IBM
4 6 (33.33%) Perl
5 5 (27.78%) HTML
5 5 (27.78%) DHCP
5 5 (27.78%) Use Case
5 5 (27.78%) NAS
5 5 (27.78%) Relational Database
5 5 (27.78%) WebSphere
6 4 (22.22%) Degree
6 4 (22.22%) JIRA
6 4 (22.22%) Ethical Hacking
6 4 (22.22%) VMware ESX
6 4 (22.22%) Trac
6 4 (22.22%) Cyber Security
6 4 (22.22%) Bash Shell
6 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
6 4 (22.22%) FTP
6 4 (22.22%) HTTP
6 4 (22.22%) Wireless
7 3 (16.67%) Firewall
7 3 (16.67%) Finance
7 3 (16.67%) Telnet
7 3 (16.67%) SAN
7 3 (16.67%) Red Hat

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Brentwood by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 5 (27.78%) WebSphere
2 2 (11.11%) GlassFish
2 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 2 (11.11%) WebLogic
2 2 (11.11%) IIS
2 2 (11.11%) JBoss
3 1 (5.56%) Apache
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (5.56%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) DHCP
1 5 (27.78%) NAS
2 4 (22.22%) Wireless
2 4 (22.22%) FTP
2 4 (22.22%) HTTP
3 3 (16.67%) SAN
3 3 (16.67%) Broadband
3 3 (16.67%) Telnet
3 3 (16.67%) Firewall
4 2 (11.11%) WAN
4 2 (11.11%) Internet
4 2 (11.11%) 802.11
4 2 (11.11%) DSL
4 2 (11.11%) DNS
4 2 (11.11%) IPv4
4 2 (11.11%) IPv6
5 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (5.56%) UPnP
5 1 (5.56%) Network Security
5 1 (5.56%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) Relational Database
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) JIRA
1 4 (22.22%) Trac
2 3 (16.67%) SoapUI
2 3 (16.67%) Redmine
2 3 (16.67%) Ant
2 3 (16.67%) Eclipse
3 2 (11.11%) JUnit
3 2 (11.11%) Selenium
3 2 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (11.11%) Bugzilla
4 1 (5.56%) ClearQuest
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
1 3 (16.67%) Marketing
2 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.56%) Electronics
3 1 (5.56%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Developer
1 4 (22.22%) Analyst
1 4 (22.22%) Security Analyst
1 4 (22.22%) Cyber Security Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Software Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Integration Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Linux Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Storage Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) HTML
2 3 (16.67%) TopLink
2 3 (16.67%) Ajax
2 3 (16.67%) JAX-WS
2 3 (16.67%) HTML5
2 3 (16.67%) JAX-RS
2 3 (16.67%) J2EE
2 3 (16.67%) CSS
2 3 (16.67%) SOAP
2 3 (16.67%) Web Services
2 3 (16.67%) XML
2 3 (16.67%) XHTML
2 3 (16.67%) EclipseLink
3 2 (11.11%) 802.1X
3 2 (11.11%) CGI
3 2 (11.11%) .NET
4 1 (5.56%) JSF
4 1 (5.56%) PrimeFaces
4 1 (5.56%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Mathematics
1 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) UNIX
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (16.67%) Solaris
4 2 (11.11%) SUSE
4 2 (11.11%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) Use Case
3 4 (22.22%) Ethical Hacking
3 4 (22.22%) Cyber Security
4 3 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (16.67%) TDD
4 3 (16.67%) Content Management
4 3 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (16.67%) Digital Forensics
4 3 (16.67%) OO
4 3 (16.67%) B2C
5 2 (11.11%) Migration
5 2 (11.11%) Scrum
5 2 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.11%) Load Balancing
5 2 (11.11%) User Stories
6 1 (5.56%) Release Management
6 1 (5.56%) ITIL
6 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) JavaScript
2 6 (33.33%) Perl
3 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
3 4 (22.22%) Bash Shell
4 3 (16.67%) Java
4 3 (16.67%) SQL
5 2 (11.11%) VB.NET
5 2 (11.11%) Ruby
5 2 (11.11%) Korn
5 2 (11.11%) C
5 2 (11.11%) PHP
6 1 (5.56%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (22.22%) VMware ESX
3 3 (16.67%) Firmware
4 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 2 (11.11%) vSphere
5 1 (5.56%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Tivoli
1 2 (11.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) VMware
2 7 (38.89%) IBM
3 3 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix