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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 20 13 6
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -7
Contract jobs citing Linux 8 7 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 5.37% 7.69% 24.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.77% 25.93% 56.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 11
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£450 £388 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -15.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £328 £445
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £430 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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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
26 27 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 17.45% 29.67% 42.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 15 21
Average daily rate £355 £344 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.27% -25.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.16 £18.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 2014, 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 8 (40.00%) MySQL
1 8 (40.00%) SQL
2 7 (35.00%) SAN
2 7 (35.00%) Web Services
2 7 (35.00%) UNIX
2 7 (35.00%) Windows
2 7 (35.00%) HTML
2 7 (35.00%) CSS
2 7 (35.00%) OOP
2 7 (35.00%) OO
2 7 (35.00%) Tomcat
2 7 (35.00%) jQuery
3 6 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (30.00%) hybris
3 6 (30.00%) REST
3 6 (30.00%) Build Automation
3 6 (30.00%) E-Commerce
3 6 (30.00%) JSP
3 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (30.00%) Eclipse
3 6 (30.00%) Java
3 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (30.00%) J2EE
3 6 (30.00%) Ant
3 6 (30.00%) W3C
3 6 (30.00%) Subversion
3 6 (30.00%) Spring
4 5 (25.00%) VMware
4 5 (25.00%) IIS
4 5 (25.00%) Active Directory

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 7 (35.00%) Tomcat
2 5 (25.00%) IIS
3 3 (15.00%) Apache
3 3 (15.00%) WordPress
4 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (5.00%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (5.00%) IaaS
2 1 (5.00%) CloudFront
2 1 (5.00%) PaaS
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) SAN
2 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.00%) DNS
3 2 (10.00%) Firewall
4 1 (5.00%) DSL
4 1 (5.00%) MPLS
4 1 (5.00%) BGP
4 1 (5.00%) WAN
4 1 (5.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) MySQL
2 2 (10.00%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.00%) DB2
3 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Eclipse
1 6 (30.00%) Ant
1 6 (30.00%) Subversion
2 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.00%) RSpec
General
1 2 (10.00%) Publishing
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Developer
2 6 (30.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 6 (30.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Web Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Account Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Java Web Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Web Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Account Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Backup Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Mobile Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) Web Services
1 7 (35.00%) HTML
1 7 (35.00%) CSS
1 7 (35.00%) jQuery
2 6 (30.00%) REST
2 6 (30.00%) JSP
2 6 (30.00%) J2EE
2 6 (30.00%) Spring
3 2 (10.00%) LAMP
4 1 (5.00%) HTML5
4 1 (5.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) W3C
2 3 (15.00%) AS400
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) UNIX
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
2 5 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (20.00%) SUSE
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (15.00%) AIX
5 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.00%) Android
5 1 (5.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) OOP
1 7 (35.00%) OO
2 6 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (30.00%) Build Automation
2 6 (30.00%) E-Commerce
3 5 (25.00%) DevOps
3 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (15.00%) SOA
6 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
6 1 (5.00%) Migration
6 1 (5.00%) Android Development
6 1 (5.00%) iOS Development
6 1 (5.00%) OO PHP
6 1 (5.00%) High Availability
6 1 (5.00%) Software Deployment
6 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) SQL
2 6 (30.00%) Java
2 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (15.00%) PHP
4 1 (5.00%) Ruby
4 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (25.00%) vSphere
2 4 (20.00%) VMware ESX
3 3 (15.00%) Varnish
4 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.00%) XenApp
4 1 (5.00%) XenServer
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) BladeLogic
1 4 (20.00%) Puppet
1 4 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) hybris
2 5 (25.00%) VMware
3 4 (20.00%) Oracle
3 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 4 (20.00%) Dell
3 4 (20.00%) BMC
4 3 (15.00%) EMC
4 3 (15.00%) HP
5 1 (5.00%) NetApp
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix
5 1 (5.00%) Juniper
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco
5 1 (5.00%) IBM
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.00%) Sybase
5 1 (5.00%) 3PAR
5 1 (5.00%) F5
5 1 (5.00%) Zend