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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 5 7 3
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 12 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brentwood 20.69% 9.68% 12.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 70.59% 42.86% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
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£288 £418 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.13% -7.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -9.72%
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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
17 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brentwood 29.31% 22.58% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 3
Average daily rate £275 £425 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +35.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £410 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -14.28%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 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 18 (78.26%) Windows
2 13 (56.52%) VMware
3 12 (52.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (39.13%) HP
5 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
5 8 (34.78%) Citrix
5 8 (34.78%) Broadband
5 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
5 8 (34.78%) Wireless
5 8 (34.78%) Clustering
6 7 (30.43%) Firewall
6 7 (30.43%) PowerShell
6 7 (30.43%) SQL
6 7 (30.43%) Solaris
6 7 (30.43%) DHCP
6 7 (30.43%) IBM
6 7 (30.43%) NAS
6 7 (30.43%) XenApp
7 6 (26.09%) UNIX
7 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
7 6 (26.09%) SAN
7 6 (26.09%) MS Exchange
7 6 (26.09%) Python
7 6 (26.09%) Perl
7 6 (26.09%) PHP
7 6 (26.09%) Ruby
7 6 (26.09%) Finance
8 5 (21.74%) Migration
8 5 (21.74%) STB
8 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Brentwood by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 6 (26.09%) MS Exchange
2 4 (17.39%) Lync
2 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.70%) MS Office
3 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) Broadband
1 8 (34.78%) Wireless
2 7 (30.43%) Firewall
2 7 (30.43%) NAS
2 7 (30.43%) DHCP
3 6 (26.09%) SAN
4 4 (17.39%) Telnet
4 4 (17.39%) FTP
4 4 (17.39%) HTTP
5 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
5 3 (13.04%) DNS
6 1 (4.35%) Internet
6 1 (4.35%) Extranet
6 1 (4.35%) VPN
6 1 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (4.35%) IntruShield
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) DB2
3 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Selenium
2 1 (4.35%) Redmine
2 1 (4.35%) Trac
2 1 (4.35%) Ant
2 1 (4.35%) Eclipse
2 1 (4.35%) MSI
2 1 (4.35%) Bugzilla
2 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Security Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Java Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Automation Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Cyber Security Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Support Team Leader
4 2 (8.70%) Automation Tester
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 2 (8.70%) Tester
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Team Leader
4 2 (8.70%) Support Team Leader
5 1 (4.35%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Information Security Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Information Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Server Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) .NET
2 3 (13.04%) J2EE
2 3 (13.04%) CSS
2 3 (13.04%) XML
2 3 (13.04%) Ajax
2 3 (13.04%) HTML5
2 3 (13.04%) HTML
3 2 (8.70%) JSP
4 1 (4.35%) SOAP
4 1 (4.35%) Web Services
4 1 (4.35%) JAX-WS
4 1 (4.35%) XHTML
4 1 (4.35%) TopLink
4 1 (4.35%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Clustering
2 5 (21.74%) STB
3 4 (17.39%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
5 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
5 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (78.26%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) Solaris
3 6 (26.09%) UNIX
4 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (17.39%) AIX
5 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
7 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
7 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
8 1 (4.35%) VMS
8 1 (4.35%) SUSE
8 1 (4.35%) Ubuntu
8 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (4.35%) CentOS
8 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Migration
1 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
1 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
2 4 (17.39%) Vulnerability Management
2 4 (17.39%) Cyber Security
2 4 (17.39%) ITIL
3 3 (13.04%) Information Security
3 3 (13.04%) Digital Forensics
4 2 (8.70%) User Stories
4 2 (8.70%) Content Management
4 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (8.70%) Ethical Hacking
4 2 (8.70%) OO
4 2 (8.70%) SOA
5 1 (4.35%) B2C
5 1 (4.35%) PRINCE
5 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.35%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
2 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 7 (30.43%) PowerShell
3 6 (26.09%) Python
3 6 (26.09%) Ruby
3 6 (26.09%) Perl
3 6 (26.09%) PHP
4 5 (21.74%) VB.NET
4 5 (21.74%) Bash Shell
5 4 (17.39%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (13.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (8.70%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) MCITP
3 1 (4.35%) MCSE
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 12 (52.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (30.43%) XenApp
3 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
4 5 (21.74%) XenDesktop
4 5 (21.74%) Firmware
5 3 (13.04%) VMware ESX
5 3 (13.04%) MetaFrame
6 2 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (4.35%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (4.35%) Nessus
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
1 1 (4.35%) CORE IMPACT
1 1 (4.35%) Puppet
1 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) VMware
2 9 (39.13%) HP
3 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
3 8 (34.78%) Citrix
4 7 (30.43%) IBM
5 4 (17.39%) Oracle
5 4 (17.39%) EMC
5 4 (17.39%) 3PAR
6 2 (8.70%) Brocade
6 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
7 1 (4.35%) NetIQ
7 1 (4.35%) Symantec
7 1 (4.35%) McAfee
7 1 (4.35%) Cisco
7 1 (4.35%) Qualys
7 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
7 1 (4.35%) Altiris
7 1 (4.35%) Tripwire
7 1 (4.35%) Sourcefire
7 1 (4.35%) Splunk
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