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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 10 11 15
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing Linux 14 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 11.86% 10.99% 2.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.90% 27.78% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 0
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£425 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
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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
39 36 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 33.05% 39.56% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 21 13
Average daily rate £400 £463 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +54.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £273 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 £11.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.27% -4.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -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
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 4 March 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 8 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 8 (50.00%) Puppet
2 7 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (37.50%) Ruby
3 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (31.25%) VMware
4 5 (31.25%) NetApp
4 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
4 5 (31.25%) SAN
4 5 (31.25%) HTML
4 5 (31.25%) CSS
4 5 (31.25%) vSphere
5 4 (25.00%) Open Source
5 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (25.00%) Windows
5 4 (25.00%) Python
5 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 4 (25.00%) Dell
5 4 (25.00%) IIS
5 4 (25.00%) SSL
5 4 (25.00%) HTTP
5 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (18.75%) SUSE
6 3 (18.75%) UNIX
6 3 (18.75%) EMC
6 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 4 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) Apache
2 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) GitHub
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (31.25%) SAN
3 4 (25.00%) SSL
3 4 (25.00%) HTTP
4 1 (6.25%) MPLS
4 1 (6.25%) BGP
4 1 (6.25%) DSL
4 1 (6.25%) Firewall
4 1 (6.25%) WAN
4 1 (6.25%) DNS
4 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
4 1 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (6.25%) NAS
4 1 (6.25%) Network Security
4 1 (6.25%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Cucumber
2 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.25%) Subversion
3 1 (6.25%) Behat
3 1 (6.25%) JIRA
3 1 (6.25%) PHPUnit
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 2 (12.50%) Banking
1 2 (12.50%) Investment Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Developer
1 3 (18.75%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) UNIX Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Design Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Account Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (6.25%) PHP Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Account Manager
3 1 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) HTML
1 5 (31.25%) CSS
2 2 (12.50%) Flask
2 2 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (6.25%) Sass
3 1 (6.25%) CSS3
3 1 (6.25%) RESTful
3 1 (6.25%) JSON
3 1 (6.25%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Open Source
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) User Experience
3 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (25.00%) Windows
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (18.75%) SUSE
3 3 (18.75%) UNIX
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (12.50%) CentOS
5 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Web Development
4 2 (12.50%) OO
5 1 (6.25%) TDD
5 1 (6.25%) Workflow
5 1 (6.25%) MVC
5 1 (6.25%) Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Scrum
5 1 (6.25%) SOA
5 1 (6.25%) DevOps
5 1 (6.25%) Resource Management
5 1 (6.25%) BDD
5 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Ruby
2 4 (25.00%) Python
3 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
4 2 (12.50%) Perl
4 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
5 1 (6.25%) PHP
5 1 (6.25%) SQL
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) VCP4
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) vSphere
2 4 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.25%) XenApp
3 1 (6.25%) XenServer
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (50.00%) Puppet
2 4 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (12.50%) Ansible
4 1 (6.25%) NetBackup
4 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
4 1 (6.25%) Salt
4 1 (6.25%) Vagrant
4 1 (6.25%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (6.25%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) VMware
1 5 (31.25%) NetApp
1 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
2 4 (25.00%) Dell
3 3 (18.75%) EMC
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) HP
4 2 (12.50%) IBM
5 1 (6.25%) Symantec
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco
5 1 (6.25%) CommVault
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix
5 1 (6.25%) Juniper
5 1 (6.25%) 3PAR
5 1 (6.25%) F5
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