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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 8 6 1
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs citing Linux 11 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brentwood 14.67% 22.45% 29.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.38% 52.38% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 6
Average daily rate
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£268 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.68% +4.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £165 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £488 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £372 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.80% +14.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £164.00 - £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.11%
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
21 21 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brentwood 28.00% 42.86% 48.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 6
Average daily rate £273 £318 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.30% +27.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £165 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £600 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.79% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 11
Average hourly rate £164.00 £40.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+310.00% +77.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -0.78%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 20 (83.33%) Windows
2 11 (45.83%) JavaScript
2 11 (45.83%) VMware
2 11 (45.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (41.67%) SQL
4 9 (37.50%) UNIX
5 8 (33.33%) HTML
5 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (29.17%) Java
6 7 (29.17%) Relational Database
7 6 (25.00%) HTML5
7 6 (25.00%) SAN
7 6 (25.00%) DHCP
7 6 (25.00%) IBM
7 6 (25.00%) J2EE
7 6 (25.00%) CSS
7 6 (25.00%) XML
7 6 (25.00%) Solaris
7 6 (25.00%) Use Case
7 6 (25.00%) Ajax
7 6 (25.00%) WebSphere
8 5 (20.83%) JIRA
8 5 (20.83%) Content Management
8 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
8 5 (20.83%) NAS
8 5 (20.83%) Wireless
8 5 (20.83%) OO
8 5 (20.83%) Perl
8 5 (20.83%) FTP
8 5 (20.83%) HTTP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Brentwood by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (16.67%) Lync
2 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
3 2 (8.33%) GlassFish
3 2 (8.33%) WebLogic
3 2 (8.33%) IIS
3 2 (8.33%) JBoss
4 1 (4.17%) Apache
4 1 (4.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (4.17%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) DHCP
1 6 (25.00%) SAN
2 5 (20.83%) FTP
2 5 (20.83%) HTTP
2 5 (20.83%) Wireless
2 5 (20.83%) NAS
3 4 (16.67%) Broadband
3 4 (16.67%) Telnet
3 4 (16.67%) Firewall
4 2 (8.33%) WAN
4 2 (8.33%) DNS
4 2 (8.33%) IPv4
4 2 (8.33%) IPv6
4 2 (8.33%) Internet
4 2 (8.33%) 802.11
4 2 (8.33%) DSL
5 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (4.17%) 4G
5 1 (4.17%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) Relational Database
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) JIRA
1 5 (20.83%) Trac
2 4 (16.67%) Redmine
2 4 (16.67%) Ant
2 4 (16.67%) Eclipse
3 3 (12.50%) Selenium
3 3 (12.50%) Bugzilla
3 3 (12.50%) SoapUI
4 2 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (8.33%) JUnit
5 1 (4.17%) ClearQuest
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
1 4 (16.67%) Marketing
2 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Developer
2 6 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Security Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Cyber Security Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Software Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Team Leader
4 2 (8.33%) Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Test Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Team Leader
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Support Team Leader
5 1 (4.17%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Server Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Software Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) HTML
2 6 (25.00%) J2EE
2 6 (25.00%) CSS
2 6 (25.00%) XML
2 6 (25.00%) Ajax
2 6 (25.00%) HTML5
3 4 (16.67%) JAX-RS
3 4 (16.67%) JAX-WS
3 4 (16.67%) SOAP
3 4 (16.67%) Web Services
3 4 (16.67%) TopLink
3 4 (16.67%) XHTML
4 3 (12.50%) .NET
5 2 (8.33%) JSP
5 2 (8.33%) CGI
6 1 (4.17%) Hibernate
6 1 (4.17%) JSF
6 1 (4.17%) PrimeFaces
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) STB
2 1 (4.17%) Mathematics
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (83.33%) Windows
2 9 (37.50%) UNIX
3 6 (25.00%) Solaris
4 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (8.33%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.17%) CentOS
6 1 (4.17%) Ubuntu
6 1 (4.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (25.00%) Use Case
3 5 (20.83%) Content Management
3 5 (20.83%) OO
4 4 (16.67%) B2C
4 4 (16.67%) TDD
4 4 (16.67%) ITIL
5 3 (12.50%) Digital Forensics
5 3 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (12.50%) User Stories
5 3 (12.50%) Cyber Security
5 3 (12.50%) Scrum
5 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 3 (12.50%) Load Balancing
5 3 (12.50%) Migration
6 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 2 (8.33%) RUP
6 2 (8.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) JavaScript
2 10 (41.67%) SQL
3 7 (29.17%) Java
4 5 (20.83%) Perl
4 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
4 5 (20.83%) Bash Shell
5 4 (16.67%) Ruby
5 4 (16.67%) PHP
6 3 (12.50%) VB.NET
7 2 (8.33%) Python
7 2 (8.33%) C
7 2 (8.33%) Korn
8 1 (4.17%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 11 (45.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.67%) Firmware
2 4 (16.67%) XenApp
2 4 (16.67%) XenDesktop
3 3 (12.50%) VMware ESX
4 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (8.33%) vSphere
5 1 (4.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Puppet
1 1 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) VMware
2 6 (25.00%) IBM
3 5 (20.83%) Red Hat
4 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (16.67%) HP
4 4 (16.67%) Citrix
4 4 (16.67%) 3PAR
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle
5 2 (8.33%) Brocade