The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Crawley region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 16 20 23
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 8 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Crawley 6.72% 4.05% 1.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.81% 16.22% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £416 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.90% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.63 £32.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+10.46% -10.41%
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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 Crawley region.

Operating Systems Category
Crawley
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
31 37 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Crawley 26.05% 25.00% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 23
Average daily rate £400 £300 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £138 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £452 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -30.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Crawley

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Crawley

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Crawley

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Crawley

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Crawley

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Crawley

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Crawley

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Crawley 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 7 (58.33%) Windows
1 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (50.00%) MS Office
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (50.00%) Blackberry
3 5 (41.67%) MySQL
3 5 (41.67%) E-Commerce
3 5 (41.67%) Java
3 5 (41.67%) Apache
3 5 (41.67%) Tomcat
3 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (33.33%) Firewall
4 4 (33.33%) Mac OS
4 4 (33.33%) MCP
4 4 (33.33%) C
4 4 (33.33%) Mac OS X
4 4 (33.33%) Internet
5 3 (25.00%) Terminal Services
5 3 (25.00%) Eclipse
5 3 (25.00%) SNMP
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (25.00%) Citrix
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (25.00%) HTML
5 3 (25.00%) J2EE
5 3 (25.00%) CSS
5 3 (25.00%) JSP
5 3 (25.00%) UNIX

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Crawley by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Crawley 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 (41.67%) Apache
1 5 (41.67%) Tomcat
2 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Firewall
1 4 (33.33%) Internet
2 3 (25.00%) SNMP
3 1 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 4 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Administrator
2 3 (25.00%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Hybris Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) HTML
1 3 (25.00%) J2EE
1 3 (25.00%) CSS
1 3 (25.00%) JSP
1 3 (25.00%) XHTML
1 3 (25.00%) Hibernate
1 3 (25.00%) Spring
2 2 (16.67%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (16.67%) iPhone
2 2 (16.67%) iPad
2 2 (16.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
1 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (33.33%) Mac OS
3 4 (33.33%) Mac OS X
4 3 (25.00%) UNIX
4 3 (25.00%) Solaris
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) E-Commerce
2 3 (25.00%) Web Development
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) MCP
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (25.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (25.00%) Terminal Services
2 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Puppet
1 2 (16.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) VMware
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Citrix
2 3 (25.00%) hybris
3 2 (16.67%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (8.33%) IBM