The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Croydon region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 15 12 6
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Contract jobs citing Linux 9 3 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 8.49% 4.35% 14.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.15% 25.00% 53.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 12
Average daily rate £475 £425 £503
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -15.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £425 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £425 £598
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.57% -
Operating Systems Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
47 12 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 44.34% 17.39% 27.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 7 27
Average daily rate £444 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £290 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 £11.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+117.39% -14.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Linux
London

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 14 (82.35%) Red Hat
1 14 (82.35%) VMware
1 14 (82.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 13 (76.47%) Windows
3 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
3 12 (70.59%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (64.71%) VMware ESX
4 11 (64.71%) Telecoms
4 11 (64.71%) SUSE
4 11 (64.71%) SAN
4 11 (64.71%) UNIX
4 11 (64.71%) vSphere
4 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (64.71%) Root Cause Analysis
5 9 (52.94%) TCP/IP
6 8 (47.06%) Citrix
7 7 (41.18%) NetApp
7 7 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (35.29%) XenApp
8 6 (35.29%) XenDesktop
8 6 (35.29%) NetScaler
8 6 (35.29%) Wyse
8 6 (35.29%) AppSense
8 6 (35.29%) EMC
8 6 (35.29%) Intel
8 6 (35.29%) Hitachi
8 6 (35.29%) IIS
9 5 (29.41%) Mainframe
10 4 (23.53%) Symantec

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 6 (35.29%) IIS
2 1 (5.88%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (5.88%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 11 (64.71%) SAN
2 9 (52.94%) TCP/IP
3 6 (35.29%) NetScaler
4 4 (23.53%) OSPF
4 4 (23.53%) LAN
4 4 (23.53%) WAN
4 4 (23.53%) VLAN
5 3 (17.65%) NAS
5 3 (17.65%) LDAP
6 2 (11.76%) Firewall
6 2 (11.76%) IPsec
6 2 (11.76%) FTP
6 2 (11.76%) HTTP
6 2 (11.76%) VPN
6 2 (11.76%) HTTPS
6 2 (11.76%) SSL
6 2 (11.76%) Network Security
General
1 11 (64.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Senior Wintel Engineer
1 7 (41.18%) Wintel Engineer
2 6 (35.29%) Citrix Engineer
2 6 (35.29%) Senior Citrix Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Architect
4 3 (17.65%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.88%) UNIX Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Data Centre Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) J2EE
2 1 (5.88%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Mainframe
2 4 (23.53%) Replication
2 4 (23.53%) AS400
3 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 13 (76.47%) Windows
3 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (64.71%) SUSE
3 11 (64.71%) UNIX
3 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (23.53%) AIX
5 1 (5.88%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (64.71%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (23.53%) Data Virtualisation
3 4 (23.53%) Data Protection
4 3 (17.65%) ITIL
5 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
5 2 (11.76%) Capacity Management
5 2 (11.76%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
6 1 (5.88%) Time Management
6 1 (5.88%) Kanban
6 1 (5.88%) Resource Management
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.88%) Scrum
6 1 (5.88%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) Perl
2 2 (11.76%) Python
3 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) CCNP
1 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.76%) HND
2 2 (11.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
2 11 (64.71%) VMware ESX
2 11 (64.71%) vSphere
3 7 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (35.29%) XenApp
4 6 (35.29%) XenDesktop
5 4 (23.53%) SRDF
5 4 (23.53%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 2 (11.76%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) BladeLogic
2 1 (5.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) Red Hat
1 14 (82.35%) VMware
2 8 (47.06%) Citrix
3 7 (41.18%) NetApp
4 6 (35.29%) Wyse
4 6 (35.29%) AppSense
4 6 (35.29%) EMC
4 6 (35.29%) Intel
4 6 (35.29%) Hitachi
5 4 (23.53%) Symantec
5 4 (23.53%) BMC
5 4 (23.53%) Avaya
5 4 (23.53%) HP
5 4 (23.53%) Cisco
5 4 (23.53%) IBM
5 4 (23.53%) Brocade
6 3 (17.65%) F5
6 3 (17.65%) Oracle
7 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
8 1 (5.88%) Dell