The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex 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 21 12 22
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +10
Contract jobs citing Linux 32 51 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 7.53% 8.92% 6.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.45% 35.17% 23.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 27 11
Average daily rate
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£350 £425 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +88.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £334 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £482 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -3.57%
Linux
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Operating Systems Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
121 145 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 28.47% 25.35% 25.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 57 34
Average daily rate £300 £375 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £170 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £484 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 28 23
Average hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.35 £44.80 £35.40
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 Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Essex region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Essex region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Essex region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Essex region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brentwood +1 12 £288 -32.35% 1
Loughton - 2 - - 1
Chelmsford -6 1 - - 3
Colchester - - - - 2
Harlow - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - -
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 90 (67.16%) Java
2 81 (60.45%) UNIX
3 80 (59.70%) SQL
4 73 (54.48%) HTML
5 67 (50.00%) Relational Database
6 56 (41.79%) Oracle
6 56 (41.79%) XML
7 52 (38.81%) Mac OS X
8 49 (36.57%) Windows
8 49 (36.57%) CSS
9 47 (35.07%) Spring
10 46 (34.33%) Hibernate
11 45 (33.58%) MySQL
11 45 (33.58%) PL/SQL
12 44 (32.84%) MVC
13 42 (31.34%) Web Development
13 42 (31.34%) JavaScript
14 41 (30.60%) JBoss
14 41 (30.60%) Spring MVC
15 37 (27.61%) LDAP
15 37 (27.61%) JAAS
16 34 (25.37%) MariaDB
17 33 (24.63%) JAX-RS
18 32 (23.88%) Enterprise Software
18 32 (23.88%) REST
18 32 (23.88%) HTTP
19 31 (23.13%) JPA
20 29 (21.64%) Agile Software Development
20 29 (21.64%) TDD
21 27 (20.15%) Configuration Management

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 41 (30.60%) JBoss
2 16 (11.94%) WebLogic
3 13 (9.70%) WebSphere
4 9 (6.72%) MS Exchange
5 7 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (5.22%) Lync
5 7 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.24%) Apache Solr
6 3 (2.24%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.49%) CMS
7 2 (1.49%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (1.49%) Apache
7 2 (1.49%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.75%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 13 (9.70%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.46%) MS Office
3 5 (3.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.73%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.75%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.75%) SaaS
1 1 (0.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (27.61%) LDAP
2 32 (23.88%) HTTP
3 15 (11.19%) SAN
4 13 (9.70%) Firewall
5 12 (8.96%) Wireless
5 12 (8.96%) TCP/IP
6 11 (8.21%) NAS
7 9 (6.72%) Broadband
8 8 (5.97%) DHCP
9 5 (3.73%) Telnet
10 4 (2.99%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (2.99%) FTP
11 3 (2.24%) VPN
11 3 (2.24%) DNS
11 3 (2.24%) Internet
11 3 (2.24%) Extranet
12 2 (1.49%) Network Security
12 2 (1.49%) Structured Cabling
13 1 (0.75%) Ethernet
13 1 (0.75%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 45 (33.58%) MySQL
3 34 (25.37%) MariaDB
4 26 (19.40%) MongoDB
5 24 (17.91%) Neo4j
6 7 (5.22%) SQL Server
7 5 (3.73%) DTS
8 4 (2.99%) MS Access
8 4 (2.99%) DB2
9 2 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.49%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.75%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (10.45%) Eclipse
2 13 (9.70%) Selenium
3 11 (8.21%) Ant
4 7 (5.22%) Git (software)
5 6 (4.48%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.49%) Maven
6 2 (1.49%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.49%) Mockito
6 2 (1.49%) Hamcrest
6 2 (1.49%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.75%) Trac
7 1 (0.75%) Redmine
7 1 (0.75%) MSI
7 1 (0.75%) JIRA
7 1 (0.75%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.75%) Subversion
General
1 14 (10.45%) Finance
2 9 (6.72%) Marketing
3 8 (5.97%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.48%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.73%) Legal
6 3 (2.24%) Automotive
6 3 (2.24%) Publishing
7 1 (0.75%) Front Office
7 1 (0.75%) Banking
7 1 (0.75%) Billing
Job Titles
1 70 (52.24%) Developer
2 65 (48.51%) Java Developer
3 14 (10.45%) Analyst
4 10 (7.46%) Senior Java Developer
4 10 (7.46%) Senior Developer
5 7 (5.22%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 7 (5.22%) Security Analyst
6 6 (4.48%) Software Project Leader
6 6 (4.48%) Software Engineer
6 6 (4.48%) Project Leader
6 6 (4.48%) Automation Engineer
7 5 (3.73%) Test Engineer
8 4 (2.99%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (2.99%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 4 (2.99%) Administrator
8 4 (2.99%) Tester
8 4 (2.99%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (2.99%) Cyber Security Analyst
8 4 (2.99%) Automation Tester
9 3 (2.24%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (54.48%) HTML
2 56 (41.79%) XML
3 49 (36.57%) CSS
4 47 (35.07%) Spring
5 46 (34.33%) Hibernate
6 41 (30.60%) Spring MVC
7 37 (27.61%) JAAS
8 33 (24.63%) JAX-RS
9 32 (23.88%) REST
10 31 (23.13%) JPA
11 26 (19.40%) Web Services
12 19 (14.18%) Ajax
13 18 (13.43%) J2EE
13 18 (13.43%) Struts
14 14 (10.45%) Struts2
15 13 (9.70%) HTML5
15 13 (9.70%) JAX-RPC
16 11 (8.21%) XHTML
17 10 (7.46%) JSP
18 9 (6.72%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (23.88%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (10.45%) Visualisation
3 11 (8.21%) Clustering
4 10 (7.46%) Computer Science
5 9 (6.72%) Mathematics
5 9 (6.72%) Biology
6 7 (5.22%) STB
7 6 (4.48%) Life Science
7 6 (4.48%) Data Integration
8 5 (3.73%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (2.99%) Management Information System
10 3 (2.24%) iSeries
10 3 (2.24%) N-Tier
10 3 (2.24%) AS400
11 2 (1.49%) Web 2.0
11 2 (1.49%) Blackberry
11 2 (1.49%) Open Source
12 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.75%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 81 (60.45%) UNIX
2 52 (38.81%) Mac OS X
3 49 (36.57%) Windows
4 20 (14.93%) Solaris
5 14 (10.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (5.97%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (5.22%) AIX
8 6 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (3.73%) SUSE
10 4 (2.99%) CentOS
10 4 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.99%) Windows XP
10 4 (2.99%) VMS
10 4 (2.99%) Windows 8
11 3 (2.24%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.49%) HPUX
12 2 (1.49%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.49%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.75%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.75%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (32.84%) MVC
2 42 (31.34%) Web Development
3 29 (21.64%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (21.64%) TDD
4 27 (20.15%) Configuration Management
5 25 (18.66%) Responsive Web Design
5 25 (18.66%) Web Design
6 17 (12.69%) Scrum
7 15 (11.19%) OO
7 15 (11.19%) Content Management
8 14 (10.45%) Software Engineering
8 14 (10.45%) Mentoring
8 14 (10.45%) Microservices
9 13 (9.70%) Validation
10 10 (7.46%) User Stories
10 10 (7.46%) Information Security
11 9 (6.72%) RUP
11 9 (6.72%) Bioinformatics
11 9 (6.72%) Use Case
12 8 (5.97%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 90 (67.16%) Java
2 80 (59.70%) SQL
3 45 (33.58%) PL/SQL
4 42 (31.34%) JavaScript
5 18 (13.43%) Python
6 16 (11.94%) Perl
7 7 (5.22%) PHP
7 7 (5.22%) PowerShell
8 6 (4.48%) Ruby
8 6 (4.48%) Shell Script
9 5 (3.73%) Bash Shell
9 5 (3.73%) VB.NET
10 4 (2.99%) C++
11 2 (1.49%) C
11 2 (1.49%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (6.72%) Degree
2 4 (2.99%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (2.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (1.49%) CISA
4 2 (1.49%) CISSP
5 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.75%) MCSE
5 1 (0.75%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.75%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 16 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (9.70%) Active Directory
3 11 (8.21%) XenApp
4 8 (5.97%) XenDesktop
5 6 (4.48%) VMware ESX
5 6 (4.48%) Firmware
6 3 (2.24%) MetaFrame
7 2 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.75%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.75%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (5.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (2.24%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.49%) Nessus
3 2 (1.49%) SCCM
3 2 (1.49%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (0.75%) Puppet
4 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.75%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 56 (41.79%) Oracle
2 25 (18.66%) IBM
3 23 (17.16%) VMware
4 18 (13.43%) Microsoft
5 15 (11.19%) Citrix
6 14 (10.45%) HP
7 7 (5.22%) 3PAR
8 6 (4.48%) Red Hat
9 5 (3.73%) Brocade
10 4 (2.99%) EMC
10 4 (2.99%) AccuRev
11 3 (2.24%) BMC
11 3 (2.24%) NetApp
12 2 (1.49%) Tripwire
12 2 (1.49%) Altiris
12 2 (1.49%) FatWire
12 2 (1.49%) Qualys
12 2 (1.49%) NetIQ
12 2 (1.49%) Symantec
12 2 (1.49%) Apple
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