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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 6 28 33
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +5
Contract jobs citing Linux 89 23 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 17.80% 4.67% 3.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.60% 17.56% 12.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 13 10
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£430 £388 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.96% +14.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £280 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £540 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 3
Average hourly rate £31.00 £27.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% +12.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £24.27 £22.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.60 £27.74 £26.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.51 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.96% -
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
163 131 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 32.60% 26.63% 28.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 39 66
Average daily rate £425 £371 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.55% +14.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £140 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £523 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 46 22
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.73 £32.15 £32.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

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 16 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Essex region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram 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 16 September 2014. 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 - 15 £238 - 3
Saffron Walden - 9 - -
Basildon +1 5 - -
Chelmsford +5 1 - - 1
Colchester -6 1 - - 3
Harlow - - - -
Harwich - - - -
Witham - - - -
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 76 (66.09%) Java
2 66 (57.39%) UNIX
3 61 (53.04%) SQL
4 59 (51.30%) Oracle
5 52 (45.22%) HTML
6 47 (40.87%) XML
6 47 (40.87%) Relational Database
7 42 (36.52%) Windows
8 37 (32.17%) JBoss
8 37 (32.17%) PL/SQL
9 36 (31.30%) MySQL
10 35 (30.43%) JavaScript
10 35 (30.43%) CSS
10 35 (30.43%) Spring
11 33 (28.70%) MVC
11 33 (28.70%) Mac OS X
12 32 (27.83%) Hibernate
13 31 (26.96%) Web Development
14 30 (26.09%) Spring MVC
15 29 (25.22%) Agile Software Development
16 28 (24.35%) JAAS
16 28 (24.35%) LDAP
17 25 (21.74%) MariaDB
18 24 (20.87%) HTTP
19 23 (20.00%) IBM
19 23 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
20 22 (19.13%) JPA
20 22 (19.13%) WebSphere
21 21 (18.26%) Perl
21 21 (18.26%) J2EE

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 22 (19.13%) WebSphere
2 17 (14.78%) WebLogic
3 11 (9.57%) Apache
4 7 (6.09%) MQSeries
5 6 (5.22%) Tomcat
6 5 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (3.48%) IBM HTTP Server
7 4 (3.48%) IIS
8 3 (2.61%) Apache Solr
9 2 (1.74%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (1.74%) Adobe CQ
9 2 (1.74%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.74%) MS Exchange
9 2 (1.74%) CMS
10 1 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (13.04%) MS Office
2 13 (11.30%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.61%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (1.74%) Oracle CRM
2 2 (1.74%) Magento
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.87%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.61%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.87%) PaaS
2 1 (0.87%) Office 365
2 1 (0.87%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (24.35%) LDAP
2 24 (20.87%) HTTP
3 17 (14.78%) Firewall
4 16 (13.91%) DHCP
5 15 (13.04%) NAS
6 13 (11.30%) Wireless
7 12 (10.43%) Broadband
8 9 (7.83%) DNS
8 9 (7.83%) Telnet
9 8 (6.96%) FTP
10 7 (6.09%) TCP/IP
10 7 (6.09%) Internet
11 5 (4.35%) SAN
12 3 (2.61%) OSPF
12 3 (2.61%) BGP
12 3 (2.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 3 (2.61%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 3 (2.61%) DMVPN
12 3 (2.61%) NetScreen
12 3 (2.61%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (40.87%) Relational Database
2 36 (31.30%) MySQL
3 25 (21.74%) MariaDB
4 12 (10.43%) Neo4j
4 12 (10.43%) MongoDB
5 11 (9.57%) DB2
6 9 (7.83%) Oracle Database
7 7 (6.09%) SQL Server
8 3 (2.61%) DTS
9 2 (1.74%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.74%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.74%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.74%) Oracle9i Database
10 1 (0.87%) MS Access
10 1 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.87%) WebFOCUS
10 1 (0.87%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (9.57%) Selenium
2 10 (8.70%) Ant
3 8 (6.96%) Eclipse
4 7 (6.09%) Git (software)
5 6 (5.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (5.22%) Redmine
5 6 (5.22%) JUnit
5 6 (5.22%) Bugzilla
5 6 (5.22%) Trac
5 6 (5.22%) JIRA
6 2 (1.74%) Maven
6 2 (1.74%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.74%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.74%) Mockito
6 2 (1.74%) Hamcrest
7 1 (0.87%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.87%) Lombardi
7 1 (0.87%) Subversion
7 1 (0.87%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.87%) MSI
General
1 15 (13.04%) Finance
2 9 (7.83%) Automotive
3 7 (6.09%) Legal
4 6 (5.22%) Publishing
4 6 (5.22%) Banking
5 4 (3.48%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.48%) Marketing
6 3 (2.61%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.87%) Retail
7 1 (0.87%) Billing
7 1 (0.87%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 48 (41.74%) Developer
2 44 (38.26%) Java Developer
3 15 (13.04%) Analyst
4 8 (6.96%) Test Engineer
5 7 (6.09%) Support Analyst
5 7 (6.09%) Senior Developer
5 7 (6.09%) Senior Java Developer
6 6 (5.22%) Software Project Leader
6 6 (5.22%) Software Engineer
6 6 (5.22%) Project Leader
7 5 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
8 4 (3.48%) Network Engineer
9 3 (2.61%) Architect
9 3 (2.61%) Business Analyst
9 3 (2.61%) Lead Developer
9 3 (2.61%) Administrator
9 3 (2.61%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (2.61%) Automation Engineer
9 3 (2.61%) Security Specialist
9 3 (2.61%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (45.22%) HTML
2 47 (40.87%) XML
3 35 (30.43%) CSS
3 35 (30.43%) Spring
4 32 (27.83%) Hibernate
5 30 (26.09%) Spring MVC
6 28 (24.35%) JAAS
7 22 (19.13%) JPA
8 21 (18.26%) J2EE
9 17 (14.78%) REST
10 16 (13.91%) Ajax
11 15 (13.04%) JSP
12 12 (10.43%) .NET
13 11 (9.57%) Web Services
13 11 (9.57%) JAX-RS
14 10 (8.70%) HTML5
14 10 (8.70%) Struts
14 10 (8.70%) XHTML
15 9 (7.83%) XSLT
16 8 (6.96%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 23 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (7.83%) Firmware
2 9 (7.83%) Biology
2 9 (7.83%) Computer Science
3 8 (6.96%) Mathematics
4 6 (5.22%) Visualisation
4 6 (5.22%) Life Science
4 6 (5.22%) Data Integration
5 5 (4.35%) Web 2.0
6 4 (3.48%) Clustering
6 4 (3.48%) STB
6 4 (3.48%) Open Source
7 3 (2.61%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (2.61%) N-Tier
7 3 (2.61%) Thin Client
7 3 (2.61%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.74%) Replication
8 2 (1.74%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.87%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.87%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 66 (57.39%) UNIX
2 42 (36.52%) Windows
3 33 (28.70%) Mac OS X
4 14 (12.17%) Solaris
5 9 (7.83%) SUSE
6 7 (6.09%) AIX
6 7 (6.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (5.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (4.35%) Apple iOS
9 3 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.61%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.74%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.74%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.74%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.87%) HPUX
11 1 (0.87%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.87%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.87%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (28.70%) MVC
2 31 (26.96%) Web Development
3 29 (25.22%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (14.78%) TDD
4 17 (14.78%) OO
5 16 (13.91%) Scrum
6 15 (13.04%) Configuration Management
6 15 (13.04%) Responsive Web Design
7 14 (12.17%) Web Design
8 13 (11.30%) Content Management
8 13 (11.30%) Mentoring
8 13 (11.30%) Software Engineering
9 11 (9.57%) Release Management
9 11 (9.57%) Validation
10 10 (8.70%) RUP
11 9 (7.83%) SOA
11 9 (7.83%) Bioinformatics
12 8 (6.96%) UML
12 8 (6.96%) RAD
12 8 (6.96%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 76 (66.09%) Java
2 61 (53.04%) SQL
3 37 (32.17%) PL/SQL
4 35 (30.43%) JavaScript
5 21 (18.26%) Perl
6 11 (9.57%) PHP
6 11 (9.57%) PowerShell
7 9 (7.83%) Ruby
7 9 (7.83%) Python
7 9 (7.83%) VB.NET
7 9 (7.83%) Bash Shell
8 8 (6.96%) VBA
8 8 (6.96%) Shell Script
9 4 (3.48%) C
9 4 (3.48%) C++
10 1 (0.87%) COBOL
10 1 (0.87%) JCL
10 1 (0.87%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.87%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.87%) FQL
Qualifications
1 8 (6.96%) Degree
2 7 (6.09%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.48%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.61%) CCSE
4 3 (2.61%) CCNP
4 3 (2.61%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.74%) MCSE
5 2 (1.74%) MCITP
5 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.87%) CCNA
6 1 (0.87%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.87%) MCP
6 1 (0.87%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.74%) QA
System Software
1 12 (10.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.22%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.61%) MetaFrame
3 3 (2.61%) XenApp
4 2 (1.74%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.74%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (1.74%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.74%) Xen
4 2 (1.74%) NFS
5 1 (0.87%) RACF
5 1 (0.87%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (4.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (1.74%) Data Guard
2 2 (1.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.87%) Opsview
3 1 (0.87%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.87%) SCCM
Vendors
1 59 (51.30%) Oracle
2 37 (32.17%) JBoss
3 23 (20.00%) IBM
4 18 (15.65%) VMware
5 10 (8.70%) Cisco
6 9 (7.83%) FatWire
7 7 (6.09%) Citrix
8 6 (5.22%) HP
8 6 (5.22%) Microsoft
9 4 (3.48%) EMC
9 4 (3.48%) AccuRev
10 3 (2.61%) Infoblox
10 3 (2.61%) Imperva
10 3 (2.61%) F5
10 3 (2.61%) NetApp
10 3 (2.61%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.61%) Blue Coat
10 3 (2.61%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.74%) Adobe
11 2 (1.74%) JD Edwards
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