The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Brighton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 31 23 31
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +8
Contract jobs citing Linux 10 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 3.75% 5.22% 2.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.86% 18.75% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £251
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £377 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +2.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
Linux
East Sussex

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Brighton region.

Operating Systems Category
Brighton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
56 64 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 20.97% 27.83% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 28 13
Average daily rate £325 £150 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+116.66% -60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £100 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £358 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 1
Average hourly rate £21.15 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.96% +11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Brighton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Brighton region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Brighton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Brighton region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Brighton

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton 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 11 (52.38%) Python
2 7 (33.33%) C++
2 7 (33.33%) MySQL
2 7 (33.33%) Scrum
2 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 7 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 7 (33.33%) DevOps
3 6 (28.57%) Windows
4 5 (23.81%) PHP
4 5 (23.81%) UNIX
4 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
5 4 (19.05%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (19.05%) SQL
5 4 (19.05%) VC++
5 4 (19.05%) jQuery
6 3 (14.29%) Maven
6 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
6 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
6 3 (14.29%) Perl
6 3 (14.29%) Java
6 3 (14.29%) Tomcat
6 3 (14.29%) Ruby
6 3 (14.29%) Ubuntu
6 3 (14.29%) MVC
6 3 (14.29%) LAMP
7 2 (9.52%) Firewall
7 2 (9.52%) Cisco
7 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
7 2 (9.52%) VPN

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton 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 3 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.76%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
1 2 (9.52%) VPN
1 2 (9.52%) DNS
1 2 (9.52%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) VoIP
2 1 (4.76%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) MySQL
2 4 (19.05%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.76%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Maven
1 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (4.76%) Banking
1 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Software Engineer
1 7 (33.33%) C++ Software Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Administrator
2 3 (14.29%) Developer
2 3 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (14.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 3 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) PHP Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Informatica Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) jQuery
2 3 (14.29%) LAMP
3 2 (9.52%) HTML
3 2 (9.52%) CSS
4 1 (4.76%) XML
4 1 (4.76%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
1 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.76%) Clustering
1 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) UNIX
3 3 (14.29%) Ubuntu
4 1 (4.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 7 (33.33%) Scrum
1 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (33.33%) Automation Testing
1 7 (33.33%) DevOps
2 3 (14.29%) MVC
3 1 (4.76%) Server Hardening
3 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (4.76%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (4.76%) ITIL
3 1 (4.76%) OO
3 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.76%) Change Management
3 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
3 1 (4.76%) Security Testing
3 1 (4.76%) System Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (4.76%) MSF
3 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
3 1 (4.76%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) Python
2 7 (33.33%) C++
3 5 (23.81%) PHP
4 4 (19.05%) SQL
4 4 (19.05%) VC++
5 3 (14.29%) Perl
5 3 (14.29%) Java
5 3 (14.29%) Ruby
6 2 (9.52%) PHP5
6 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
7 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
7 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) CCNA
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
1 1 (4.76%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Puppet
1 2 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (9.52%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) Avaya
3 1 (4.76%) Informatica
3 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.76%) VMware
3 1 (4.76%) Fortinet