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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 14 13 28
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +15
Contract jobs citing Linux 44 61 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 10.76% 9.31% 3.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.29% 37.20% 18.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 36 4
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +70.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £325 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £463 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 5
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
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
118 164 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 28.85% 25.04% 20.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 82 25
Average daily rate £385 £425 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.41% +97.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £185 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 20 28
Average hourly rate £16.50 £35.20 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.12% +69.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -4 9 £265 -37.64% 5
Chelmsford +1 3 - - 5
Basildon +6 2 £525 -
Colchester +2 2 £335 -13.54% 1
Loughton - 2 - -
Saffron Walden - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 86 (68.80%) Java
2 80 (64.00%) UNIX
3 72 (57.60%) HTML
4 68 (54.40%) SQL
5 66 (52.80%) Relational Database
6 56 (44.80%) Windows
6 56 (44.80%) XML
6 56 (44.80%) CSS
7 49 (39.20%) Mac OS X
7 49 (39.20%) Hibernate
8 46 (36.80%) Oracle
9 41 (32.80%) Spring
10 40 (32.00%) Spring MVC
10 40 (32.00%) MVC
11 39 (31.20%) MySQL
11 39 (31.20%) JAX-RS
12 37 (29.60%) JavaScript
12 37 (29.60%) Web Development
13 36 (28.80%) Web Services
14 35 (28.00%) JBoss
14 35 (28.00%) PL/SQL
14 35 (28.00%) TDD
15 34 (27.20%) Enterprise Software
16 33 (26.40%) MariaDB
16 33 (26.40%) REST
16 33 (26.40%) JPA
16 33 (26.40%) LDAP
16 33 (26.40%) JAAS
17 31 (24.80%) Solaris
18 30 (24.00%) HTTP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 35 (28.00%) JBoss
2 22 (17.60%) WebLogic
3 18 (14.40%) WebSphere
4 7 (5.60%) MS Exchange
4 7 (5.60%) Lync
4 7 (5.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (5.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (4.00%) WildFly
5 5 (4.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.60%) CMS
7 1 (0.80%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.80%) IIS
7 1 (0.80%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.80%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (9.60%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.80%) MS Office
3 3 (2.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.20%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.80%) Summit
2 1 (0.80%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.80%) SaaS
1 1 (0.80%) Office 365
1 1 (0.80%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (26.40%) LDAP
2 30 (24.00%) HTTP
3 12 (9.60%) SAN
4 11 (8.80%) Firewall
5 10 (8.00%) TCP/IP
6 7 (5.60%) Wireless
7 5 (4.00%) NAS
7 5 (4.00%) DHCP
8 4 (3.20%) Broadband
8 4 (3.20%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (2.40%) Telnet
9 3 (2.40%) Network Security
9 3 (2.40%) Extranet
10 2 (1.60%) VPN
10 2 (1.60%) DNS
10 2 (1.60%) FTP
10 2 (1.60%) Structured Cabling
11 1 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.80%) DMVPN
11 1 (0.80%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (52.80%) Relational Database
2 39 (31.20%) MySQL
3 33 (26.40%) MariaDB
4 30 (24.00%) MongoDB
5 23 (18.40%) Neo4j
6 11 (8.80%) SQL Server
7 5 (4.00%) DTS
7 5 (4.00%) Ingres
7 5 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (3.20%) MS Access
9 2 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.60%) DB2
10 1 (0.80%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.80%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (13.60%) Ant
2 15 (12.00%) Eclipse
3 13 (10.40%) Git (software)
3 13 (10.40%) SoapUI
4 9 (7.20%) Jenkins
5 8 (6.40%) Selenium
6 1 (0.80%) Trac
6 1 (0.80%) Redmine
6 1 (0.80%) MSI
6 1 (0.80%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.80%) JIRA
General
1 16 (12.80%) Marketing
2 14 (11.20%) Finance
3 9 (7.20%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.20%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.20%) Legal
5 2 (1.60%) Automotive
6 1 (0.80%) Front Office
6 1 (0.80%) Back Office
6 1 (0.80%) Electronics
6 1 (0.80%) Banking
6 1 (0.80%) Billing
Job Titles
1 75 (60.00%) Developer
2 70 (56.00%) Java Developer
3 11 (8.80%) Analyst
3 11 (8.80%) Senior Developer
3 11 (8.80%) Senior Java Developer
4 10 (8.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 8 (6.40%) Architect
5 8 (6.40%) Security Analyst
6 5 (4.00%) Test Engineer
6 5 (4.00%) Technical Architect
6 5 (4.00%) Automation Engineer
6 5 (4.00%) Cyber Security Analyst
7 4 (3.20%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 4 (3.20%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (3.20%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (3.20%) Administrator
8 3 (2.40%) Lead Developer
8 3 (2.40%) Information Analyst
8 3 (2.40%) Software Engineer
8 3 (2.40%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (57.60%) HTML
2 56 (44.80%) CSS
2 56 (44.80%) XML
3 49 (39.20%) Hibernate
4 41 (32.80%) Spring
5 40 (32.00%) Spring MVC
6 39 (31.20%) JAX-RS
7 36 (28.80%) Web Services
8 33 (26.40%) REST
8 33 (26.40%) JAAS
8 33 (26.40%) JPA
9 22 (17.60%) J2EE
10 21 (16.80%) HTML5
11 19 (15.20%) Ajax
12 18 (14.40%) Struts
13 17 (13.60%) XHTML
14 16 (12.80%) TopLink
14 16 (12.80%) SOAP
15 14 (11.20%) JAX-RPC
15 14 (11.20%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 34 (27.20%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (11.20%) Visualisation
3 9 (7.20%) Clustering
4 8 (6.40%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.80%) Thin Client
5 6 (4.80%) Fat Client
6 4 (3.20%) STB
7 3 (2.40%) Web 2.0
7 3 (2.40%) N-Tier
7 3 (2.40%) AS400
7 3 (2.40%) iSeries
7 3 (2.40%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.60%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.80%) Handset
9 1 (0.80%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 80 (64.00%) UNIX
2 56 (44.80%) Windows
3 49 (39.20%) Mac OS X
4 31 (24.80%) Solaris
5 9 (7.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (6.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (4.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (4.00%) AIX
9 4 (3.20%) CentOS
9 4 (3.20%) VMS
10 3 (2.40%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.60%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.60%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.60%) HPUX
12 1 (0.80%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.80%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.80%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.80%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (32.00%) MVC
2 37 (29.60%) Web Development
3 35 (28.00%) TDD
4 30 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (23.20%) Configuration Management
6 27 (21.60%) Web Design
6 27 (21.60%) Responsive Web Design
7 21 (16.80%) Mentoring
7 21 (16.80%) Scrum
8 20 (16.00%) Content Management
9 19 (15.20%) OO
10 16 (12.80%) Validation
10 16 (12.80%) Microservices
10 16 (12.80%) User Stories
11 15 (12.00%) Use Case
11 15 (12.00%) Digital Marketing
11 15 (12.00%) RUP
12 11 (8.80%) Information Security
13 8 (6.40%) B2C
13 8 (6.40%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 86 (68.80%) Java
2 68 (54.40%) SQL
3 37 (29.60%) JavaScript
4 35 (28.00%) PL/SQL
5 12 (9.60%) Python
6 5 (4.00%) C++
7 4 (3.20%) PHP
7 4 (3.20%) Embedded C++
7 4 (3.20%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.40%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.40%) Ruby
8 3 (2.40%) Perl
9 2 (1.60%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.80%) VBA
10 1 (0.80%) Korn
Qualifications
1 5 (4.00%) Degree
2 4 (3.20%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.40%) VCP4
3 3 (2.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.60%) CISA
4 2 (1.60%) CISSP
4 2 (1.60%) MCP
4 2 (1.60%) MCSD
4 2 (1.60%) MCSE
4 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.80%) CCNP
5 1 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.80%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 17 (13.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (10.40%) Active Directory
3 9 (7.20%) XenApp
4 8 (6.40%) XenDesktop
5 6 (4.80%) VMware ESX
6 3 (2.40%) Firmware
7 2 (1.60%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.80%) Snort
8 1 (0.80%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.80%) vSphere
8 1 (0.80%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (2.40%) Tivoli
1 3 (2.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 3 (2.40%) Nessus
1 3 (2.40%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (0.80%) Puppet
2 1 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.80%) SCCM
2 1 (0.80%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 46 (36.80%) Oracle
2 26 (20.80%) IBM
3 18 (14.40%) Microsoft
3 18 (14.40%) VMware
4 14 (11.20%) Citrix
5 13 (10.40%) HP
6 8 (6.40%) Red Hat
7 7 (5.60%) 3PAR
8 5 (4.00%) Brocade
8 5 (4.00%) Business Objects
8 5 (4.00%) SAP
9 3 (2.40%) Cisco
9 3 (2.40%) BMC
9 3 (2.40%) NetApp
9 3 (2.40%) NetIQ
9 3 (2.40%) Qualys
9 3 (2.40%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.40%) Tripwire
9 3 (2.40%) Splunk
9 3 (2.40%) Altiris
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