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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 11 9 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs citing Linux 8 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brentwood 12.50% 13.04% 12.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.14% 60.00% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 1
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£420 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% -5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
Linux
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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
14 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brentwood 21.88% 21.74% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 2
Average daily rate £265 £425 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.64% +77.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 19 (90.48%) Windows
2 12 (57.14%) VMware
2 12 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (42.86%) SQL
4 8 (38.10%) Solaris
4 8 (38.10%) UNIX
4 8 (38.10%) HP
5 7 (33.33%) Citrix
5 7 (33.33%) IBM
5 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 7 (33.33%) Clustering
6 6 (28.57%) Finance
6 6 (28.57%) Java
6 6 (28.57%) SAN
6 6 (28.57%) XenApp
7 5 (23.81%) XenDesktop
7 5 (23.81%) HTML5
7 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
7 5 (23.81%) HTML
7 5 (23.81%) J2EE
7 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
7 5 (23.81%) CSS
7 5 (23.81%) XML
7 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
7 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
7 5 (23.81%) Migration
7 5 (23.81%) Ajax
8 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
8 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Brentwood by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (23.81%) MS Exchange
2 4 (19.05%) Lync
2 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (14.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) SAN
2 4 (19.05%) NAS
2 4 (19.05%) Broadband
2 4 (19.05%) DHCP
2 4 (19.05%) Firewall
2 4 (19.05%) Wireless
3 2 (9.52%) FTP
3 2 (9.52%) HTTP
3 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
3 2 (9.52%) DNS
3 2 (9.52%) Telnet
4 1 (4.76%) Internet
4 1 (4.76%) Extranet
4 1 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (4.76%) IntruShield
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
3 3 (14.29%) DB2
4 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Ant
1 3 (14.29%) Eclipse
2 2 (9.52%) Selenium
2 2 (9.52%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.76%) Redmine
3 1 (4.76%) Trac
3 1 (4.76%) MSI
3 1 (4.76%) Bugzilla
3 1 (4.76%) JIRA
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 3 (14.29%) Marketing
2 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Developer
1 5 (23.81%) Analyst
1 5 (23.81%) Java Developer
2 4 (19.05%) Security Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Cyber Security Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Support Team Leader
4 2 (9.52%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Team Leader
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Support Team Leader
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Information Security Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Server Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Information Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) HTML
1 5 (23.81%) J2EE
1 5 (23.81%) CSS
1 5 (23.81%) XML
1 5 (23.81%) Ajax
1 5 (23.81%) HTML5
2 3 (14.29%) JAX-RS
2 3 (14.29%) JAX-WS
2 3 (14.29%) XHTML
2 3 (14.29%) TopLink
2 3 (14.29%) SOAP
2 3 (14.29%) Web Services
3 2 (9.52%) JSP
3 2 (9.52%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Clustering
2 2 (9.52%) STB
3 1 (4.76%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (90.48%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) Solaris
2 8 (38.10%) UNIX
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (14.29%) AIX
5 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.76%) Ubuntu
6 1 (4.76%) CentOS
6 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
6 1 (4.76%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Migration
2 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (19.05%) Content Management
2 4 (19.05%) ITIL
2 4 (19.05%) OO
2 4 (19.05%) Vulnerability Management
2 4 (19.05%) Cyber Security
3 3 (14.29%) User Stories
3 3 (14.29%) Digital Forensics
3 3 (14.29%) Information Security
3 3 (14.29%) B2C
3 3 (14.29%) TDD
3 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (9.52%) Scrum
4 2 (9.52%) Ethical Hacking
4 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
4 2 (9.52%) RUP
4 2 (9.52%) SOA
4 2 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (9.52%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) SQL
2 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 6 (28.57%) Java
4 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
5 3 (14.29%) PHP
5 3 (14.29%) Python
5 3 (14.29%) Ruby
6 2 (9.52%) VB.NET
6 2 (9.52%) Perl
6 2 (9.52%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (9.52%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) MCITP
3 1 (4.76%) MCSE
3 1 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 12 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (28.57%) XenApp
3 5 (23.81%) XenDesktop
3 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
4 3 (14.29%) VMware ESX
5 2 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (9.52%) MetaFrame
5 2 (9.52%) Firmware
6 1 (4.76%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Nessus
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
1 1 (4.76%) CORE IMPACT
1 1 (4.76%) Puppet
1 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) VMware
2 8 (38.10%) HP
3 7 (33.33%) IBM
3 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (33.33%) Citrix
4 4 (19.05%) 3PAR
5 3 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 3 (14.29%) Oracle
5 3 (14.29%) EMC
6 2 (9.52%) Brocade
7 1 (4.76%) Qualys
7 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds
7 1 (4.76%) Altiris
7 1 (4.76%) Tripwire
7 1 (4.76%) Sourcefire
7 1 (4.76%) Cisco
7 1 (4.76%) NetIQ
7 1 (4.76%) Symantec
7 1 (4.76%) McAfee
7 1 (4.76%) Splunk