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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 17 9 13
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing Linux 16 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 6.45% 11.61% 8.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 36.11% 24.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 6
Average daily rate £425 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Linux
London

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
32 36 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 12.90% 32.14% 36.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 26 16
Average daily rate £425 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £125 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +127.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.18
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.40%

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016, 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 25 (67.57%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (62.16%) Java
3 22 (59.46%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (54.05%) Security Cleared
4 20 (54.05%) CentOS
4 20 (54.05%) Git (software)
4 20 (54.05%) VMware
5 19 (51.35%) Bash Shell
5 19 (51.35%) Jenkins
6 17 (45.95%) Maven
7 16 (43.24%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (43.24%) Puppet
8 15 (40.54%) DevOps
8 15 (40.54%) Scrum
8 15 (40.54%) Ubuntu
8 15 (40.54%) Red Hat
9 14 (37.84%) TDD
9 14 (37.84%) Ansible
10 13 (35.14%) SC Cleared
10 13 (35.14%) Ruby
11 12 (32.43%) Firewall
11 12 (32.43%) Unix
11 12 (32.43%) Docker
12 11 (29.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (29.73%) VMware Infrastructure
12 11 (29.73%) BDD
12 11 (29.73%) Windows
12 11 (29.73%) JavaScript
12 11 (29.73%) Perl
12 11 (29.73%) Configuration Management

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 10 (27.03%) Node.js
2 8 (21.62%) Confluence
2 8 (21.62%) Tomcat
3 7 (18.92%) JBoss
4 6 (16.22%) Alfresco
4 6 (16.22%) Mule
5 5 (13.51%) nginx
6 4 (10.81%) Apache
6 4 (10.81%) Mule ESB
6 4 (10.81%) WildFly
7 3 (8.11%) Jetty
8 2 (5.41%) IIS
9 1 (2.70%) CMS
9 1 (2.70%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (2.70%) Tuxedo
9 1 (2.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (8.11%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.22%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (13.51%) GitHub
2 5 (13.51%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (32.43%) Firewall
2 8 (21.62%) VPN
3 4 (10.81%) Reverse Proxy
4 3 (8.11%) DMZ
4 3 (8.11%) Structured Cabling
4 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
4 3 (8.11%) Wireless
5 2 (5.41%) HTTP
5 2 (5.41%) SAN
6 1 (2.70%) LAN
6 1 (2.70%) OSPF
6 1 (2.70%) SSL
6 1 (2.70%) VLAN
6 1 (2.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (43.24%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (24.32%) MongoDB
3 8 (21.62%) MySQL
4 7 (18.92%) NoSQL
5 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
6 3 (8.11%) Hadoop
7 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
7 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
8 1 (2.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (2.70%) CouchDB
8 1 (2.70%) HBase
8 1 (2.70%) Redis
Development Applications
1 20 (54.05%) Git (software)
2 19 (51.35%) Jenkins
3 17 (45.95%) Maven
4 11 (29.73%) JIRA
5 10 (27.03%) Artifactory
5 10 (27.03%) Selenium
6 9 (24.32%) Gerrit
6 9 (24.32%) Gradle
7 8 (21.62%) JMeter
8 7 (18.92%) SonarQube
9 6 (16.22%) Jasmine
9 6 (16.22%) Subversion
10 5 (13.51%) Ant
10 5 (13.51%) PhantomJS
10 5 (13.51%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (10.81%) Gitweb
11 4 (10.81%) Mercurial
12 3 (8.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (8.11%) FishEye
12 3 (8.11%) Hudson
General
1 8 (21.62%) Telecoms
2 5 (13.51%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) Developer
1 9 (24.32%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (21.62%) Java Developer
3 5 (13.51%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 4 (10.81%) Administrator
4 4 (10.81%) DBA
5 3 (8.11%) Data Centre Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Facilities Manager
5 3 (8.11%) IT Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (5.41%) Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared Java Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.41%) Unix DBA
7 1 (2.70%) Angular Developer
7 1 (2.70%) AWS Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Oracle Middleware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.03%) Web Services
2 9 (24.32%) HTML
2 9 (24.32%) jQuery
3 8 (21.62%) MCollective
4 6 (16.22%) HTML5
4 6 (16.22%) J2EE
4 6 (16.22%) RESTful
5 5 (13.51%) AngularJS
5 5 (13.51%) CSS
5 5 (13.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (10.81%) CSS3
6 4 (10.81%) Hibernate
6 4 (10.81%) Java EE
6 4 (10.81%) LAMP
6 4 (10.81%) LAPP Stack
6 4 (10.81%) LEMP Stack
6 4 (10.81%) Spring
7 3 (8.11%) LESS
7 3 (8.11%) Sass
7 3 (8.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (10.81%) Data Centre
3 3 (8.11%) Mainframe
3 3 (8.11%) Tandem
3 3 (8.11%) W3C
4 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.70%) Clustering
5 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.70%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.70%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.70%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 20 (54.05%) CentOS
2 15 (40.54%) Ubuntu
3 12 (32.43%) Unix
4 11 (29.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (29.73%) Windows
5 4 (10.81%) Windows Server
6 3 (8.11%) Mac OS
6 3 (8.11%) Solaris
7 2 (5.41%) AIX
7 2 (5.41%) Mac OS X
7 2 (5.41%) SUSE
7 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (67.57%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (59.46%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (40.54%) DevOps
3 15 (40.54%) Scrum
4 14 (37.84%) TDD
5 11 (29.73%) BDD
5 11 (29.73%) Configuration Management
6 8 (21.62%) Build Automation
7 6 (16.22%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (16.22%) OWASP
8 5 (13.51%) ITIL
9 4 (10.81%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (10.81%) Incident Management
9 4 (10.81%) ITIL V3
9 4 (10.81%) Responsive Web Design
9 4 (10.81%) SDLC
9 4 (10.81%) Time Management
9 4 (10.81%) Web Design
9 4 (10.81%) Workflow
10 3 (8.11%) Mobile First
Programming Languages
1 23 (62.16%) Java
2 19 (51.35%) Bash Shell
3 13 (35.14%) Ruby
4 11 (29.73%) JavaScript
4 11 (29.73%) Perl
5 6 (16.22%) Python
6 5 (13.51%) PHP
7 4 (10.81%) C++
8 3 (8.11%) C
8 3 (8.11%) SQL
9 2 (5.41%) Scala
9 2 (5.41%) Shell Script
10 1 (2.70%) Go
10 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (54.05%) Security Cleared
2 13 (35.14%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.11%) BICSI Certification
3 3 (8.11%) BICSI RCDD
4 2 (5.41%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (5.41%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (8.11%) SLA
3 2 (5.41%) QA
4 1 (2.70%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (32.43%) Docker
2 11 (29.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (21.62%) vCloud
4 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
4 2 (5.41%) vSphere
5 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (43.24%) Puppet
2 14 (37.84%) Ansible
3 7 (18.92%) Salt
3 7 (18.92%) ZABBIX
4 6 (16.22%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (13.51%) Kibana
5 5 (13.51%) logstash
5 5 (13.51%) Rundeck
6 3 (8.11%) HAProxy
6 3 (8.11%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (5.41%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 20 (54.05%) VMware
2 15 (40.54%) Red Hat
3 5 (13.51%) Google
4 4 (10.81%) Oracle
4 4 (10.81%) Twitter
5 3 (8.11%) Atlassian
5 3 (8.11%) Greenplum
5 3 (8.11%) HP
5 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
5 3 (8.11%) Rally
5 3 (8.11%) Sun
6 2 (5.41%) Dell
6 2 (5.41%) EMC
6 2 (5.41%) NetApp
6 2 (5.41%) Sonatype
7 1 (2.70%) Black Duck
7 1 (2.70%) Veracode