The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Croydon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 16 15 12
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing Linux 11 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 8.33% 7.62% 4.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.83% 17.78% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 1
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£475 £513 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% +20.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +13.57%
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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 Croydon region.

Operating Systems Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
41 45 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 31.06% 42.86% 17.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 25 7
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £188 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £314
% change year-on-year
+7.81% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +117.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Croydon region over the 3 months to 20 April 2015.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 12 (54.55%) Puppet
2 9 (40.91%) TCP/IP
2 9 (40.91%) Red Hat
2 9 (40.91%) VMware
2 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) Ruby
3 8 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (31.82%) Python
4 7 (31.82%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (27.27%) Dell
5 6 (27.27%) SAN
5 6 (27.27%) NetApp
5 6 (27.27%) vSphere
5 6 (27.27%) Ansible
5 6 (27.27%) DevOps
6 5 (22.73%) Open Source
6 5 (22.73%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (22.73%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
6 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (22.73%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (22.73%) SUSE
6 5 (22.73%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (22.73%) EMC
6 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
6 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
6 5 (22.73%) Windows

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 (22.73%) IIS
2 2 (9.09%) Apache
2 2 (9.09%) nginx
3 1 (4.55%) Confluence
3 1 (4.55%) Node.js
3 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.55%) JBoss
3 1 (4.55%) Mule ESB
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (9.09%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (4.55%) GitHub
3 1 (4.55%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 9 (40.91%) TCP/IP
2 6 (27.27%) SAN
3 4 (18.18%) SSL
3 4 (18.18%) HTTP
4 2 (9.09%) VPN
4 2 (9.09%) DMZ
4 2 (9.09%) Firewall
5 1 (4.55%) NAS
5 1 (4.55%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (4.55%) Network Security
5 1 (4.55%) iSCSI
5 1 (4.55%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (18.18%) MySQL
3 2 (9.09%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 3 (13.64%) Cucumber
3 2 (9.09%) Subversion
4 1 (4.55%) PHPUnit
4 1 (4.55%) RSpec
4 1 (4.55%) Selenium
4 1 (4.55%) Mercurial
4 1 (4.55%) Gerrit
4 1 (4.55%) Behat
4 1 (4.55%) Jasmine
4 1 (4.55%) Gradle
4 1 (4.55%) Artifactory
4 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.55%) SonarQube
4 1 (4.55%) JMeter
4 1 (4.55%) Maven
4 1 (4.55%) JIRA
4 1 (4.55%) Ant
4 1 (4.55%) PhantomJS
General
1 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Investment Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) VMware Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) UNIX Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Design Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Wintel Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) AWS Developer
4 1 (4.55%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) PHP Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Data Centre Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) HTML
1 5 (22.73%) CSS
1 5 (22.73%) Web Services
2 2 (9.09%) LAMP
2 2 (9.09%) Flask
3 1 (4.55%) HTML5
3 1 (4.55%) jQuery
3 1 (4.55%) RESTful
3 1 (4.55%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (4.55%) CSS3
3 1 (4.55%) Sass
3 1 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (4.55%) Java EE
3 1 (4.55%) JSON
3 1 (4.55%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Open Source
2 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (22.73%) SUSE
2 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (22.73%) Windows
3 3 (13.64%) CentOS
3 3 (13.64%) Ubuntu
4 2 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (27.27%) DevOps
4 5 (22.73%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (22.73%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
6 3 (13.64%) Scrum
6 3 (13.64%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (9.09%) OO
7 2 (9.09%) Web Development
7 2 (9.09%) TDD
7 2 (9.09%) Workflow
7 2 (9.09%) Resource Management
7 2 (9.09%) BDD
7 2 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (4.55%) Performance Testing
8 1 (4.55%) OWASP
8 1 (4.55%) MVC
8 1 (4.55%) Migration
8 1 (4.55%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) Ruby
2 7 (31.82%) Python
3 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
4 4 (18.18%) Perl
5 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
5 3 (13.64%) PHP
6 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
6 2 (9.09%) Bash Shell
7 1 (4.55%) Scala
7 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) vSphere
2 5 (22.73%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
3 3 (13.64%) vCloud
4 2 (9.09%) Docker
5 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (54.55%) Puppet
2 7 (31.82%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (27.27%) Ansible
4 2 (9.09%) HAProxy
4 2 (9.09%) Salt
5 1 (4.55%) ZABBIX
5 1 (4.55%) Capistrano
5 1 (4.55%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (4.55%) logstash
5 1 (4.55%) Vagrant
5 1 (4.55%) Kibana
5 1 (4.55%) NetBackup
5 1 (4.55%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Red Hat
1 9 (40.91%) VMware
2 6 (27.27%) Dell
2 6 (27.27%) NetApp
3 5 (22.73%) EMC
3 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
4 2 (9.09%) HP
4 2 (9.09%) Google
5 1 (4.55%) Symantec
5 1 (4.55%) CommVault
5 1 (4.55%) IBM
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle
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