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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 8 10 15
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs citing Linux 13 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 12.75% 7.41% 4.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.39% 23.08% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 2
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £563
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -28.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £285 £553
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £573
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 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -3.57%
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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
33 26 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 32.35% 32.10% 24.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 14 16
Average daily rate £450 £438 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +34.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £198 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 £11.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.27% -29.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -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
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 30 January 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 9 (52.94%) TCP/IP
2 8 (47.06%) Puppet
3 7 (41.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (35.29%) VMware
4 6 (35.29%) SAN
4 6 (35.29%) vSphere
4 6 (35.29%) Ruby
5 5 (29.41%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (29.41%) Dell
5 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
5 5 (29.41%) HTML
5 5 (29.41%) IIS
5 5 (29.41%) CSS
5 5 (29.41%) UNIX
5 5 (29.41%) Windows
5 5 (29.41%) Red Hat
5 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
6 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (23.53%) SUSE
6 4 (23.53%) Python
6 4 (23.53%) SSL
6 4 (23.53%) HTTP
6 4 (23.53%) NetApp
6 4 (23.53%) Open Source
6 4 (23.53%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (17.65%) Cucumber

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (29.41%) IIS
2 1 (5.88%) Apache
2 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) TCP/IP
2 6 (35.29%) SAN
3 4 (23.53%) SSL
3 4 (23.53%) HTTP
4 1 (5.88%) NetScaler
4 1 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (5.88%) NAS
4 1 (5.88%) iSCSI
4 1 (5.88%) WAN
4 1 (5.88%) DNS
4 1 (5.88%) Firewall
4 1 (5.88%) MPLS
4 1 (5.88%) BGP
4 1 (5.88%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.88%) MySQL
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
2 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.88%) Behat
3 1 (5.88%) PHPUnit
3 1 (5.88%) Subversion
General
1 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
1 2 (11.76%) Banking
1 2 (11.76%) Investment Banking
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Wintel Engineer
1 3 (17.65%) Developer
2 2 (11.76%) UNIX Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Wintel Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Data Centre Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Account Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (5.88%) PHP Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Account Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) HTML
1 5 (29.41%) CSS
2 2 (11.76%) Flask
3 1 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (5.88%) Sass
3 1 (5.88%) HTML5
3 1 (5.88%) CSS3
3 1 (5.88%) RESTful
3 1 (5.88%) JSON
3 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Open Source
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) User Experience
3 1 (5.88%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (29.41%) UNIX
2 5 (29.41%) Windows
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (23.53%) SUSE
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.76%) CentOS
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
5 1 (5.88%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
3 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (23.53%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (11.76%) SOA
4 2 (11.76%) OO
4 2 (11.76%) Web Development
5 1 (5.88%) DevOps
5 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.88%) BDD
5 1 (5.88%) Resource Management
5 1 (5.88%) TDD
5 1 (5.88%) Workflow
5 1 (5.88%) Scrum
5 1 (5.88%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) Ruby
2 4 (23.53%) Python
3 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
3 2 (11.76%) Perl
3 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.88%) Scala
4 1 (5.88%) PHP
4 1 (5.88%) SQL
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) vSphere
2 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
3 3 (17.65%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (11.76%) VMware ESX
5 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.88%) XenApp
5 1 (5.88%) XenServer
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 8 (47.06%) Puppet
2 5 (29.41%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (11.76%) BladeLogic
3 2 (11.76%) Ansible
4 1 (5.88%) Salt
4 1 (5.88%) Vagrant
4 1 (5.88%) Capistrano
4 1 (5.88%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (5.88%) NetBackup
4 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) VMware
2 5 (29.41%) Dell
2 5 (29.41%) Red Hat
3 4 (23.53%) NetApp
4 3 (17.65%) EMC
4 3 (17.65%) HP
5 2 (11.76%) IBM
5 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.76%) BMC
6 1 (5.88%) 3PAR
6 1 (5.88%) F5
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle
6 1 (5.88%) CommVault
6 1 (5.88%) Citrix
6 1 (5.88%) Juniper
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco
6 1 (5.88%) Symantec