The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Essex region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 16 21 22
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 59 20 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 7.79% 4.87% 5.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.57% 23.26% 24.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 6 15
Average daily rate £425 £323 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.78% -19.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £27.49 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.41% -15.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
Operating Systems Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
193 86 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 25.50% 20.92% 23.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 31 54
Average daily rate £400 £250 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -8.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £110 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 29 16
Average hourly rate £26.50 £25.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £31.78 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Linux
East of England

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Brentwood -5 11 £359 +24.86% 1
Basildon - 9 - - 2
Saffron Walden - 6 - -
Colchester - 4 £400 - 2
Harlow - 1 £368 - 1
Loughton - - - -
Maldon - - - -
Billericay - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 58 (58.00%) SQL
2 57 (57.00%) Oracle
3 49 (49.00%) UNIX
4 40 (40.00%) Windows
5 36 (36.00%) Java
6 34 (34.00%) Solaris
7 28 (28.00%) IBM
8 26 (26.00%) Finance
9 25 (25.00%) AIX
10 24 (24.00%) NetApp
10 24 (24.00%) Tivoli
11 23 (23.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 23 (23.00%) Web Services
12 22 (22.00%) CSS
12 22 (22.00%) HTML
12 22 (22.00%) Relational Database
13 20 (20.00%) MySQL
13 20 (20.00%) VMware ESX
14 19 (19.00%) PL/SQL
15 17 (17.00%) JavaScript
15 17 (17.00%) Capacity Management
16 16 (16.00%) SQL Server
16 16 (16.00%) JBoss
17 15 (15.00%) WebLogic
17 15 (15.00%) VMware
17 15 (15.00%) Web Development
18 14 (14.00%) J2EE
19 13 (13.00%) Mac OS X
19 13 (13.00%) Enterprise Software
20 12 (12.00%) Capacity Planning

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 15 (15.00%) WebLogic
2 12 (12.00%) IIS
3 11 (11.00%) Apache
4 5 (5.00%) Oracle Application Server
5 4 (4.00%) GlassFish
5 4 (4.00%) Tomcat
6 3 (3.00%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (2.00%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.00%) MS Exchange
8 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (8.00%) MS Office
1 8 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (5.00%) Magento
2 4 (4.00%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (1.00%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.00%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.00%) IBM SmartCloud
3 1 (1.00%) PaaS
3 1 (1.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.00%) DNS
2 8 (8.00%) Firewall
3 7 (7.00%) DHCP
3 7 (7.00%) SAN
4 6 (6.00%) NAS
4 6 (6.00%) HTTP
5 4 (4.00%) DMVPN
5 4 (4.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (4.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 4 (4.00%) BIG-IP
5 4 (4.00%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (4.00%) Network Security
5 4 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (4.00%) Internet
5 4 (4.00%) NetScreen
5 4 (4.00%) OSPF
5 4 (4.00%) BGP
5 4 (4.00%) SNMP
5 4 (4.00%) LDAP
6 3 (3.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (22.00%) Relational Database
2 20 (20.00%) MySQL
3 16 (16.00%) SQL Server
4 6 (6.00%) Oracle Database
4 6 (6.00%) MS Access
5 5 (5.00%) Oracle9i Database
5 5 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (3.00%) DTS
7 3 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (2.00%) MongoDB
8 2 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (2.00%) RDBMS
8 2 (2.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (9.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (8.00%) Git (software)
3 6 (6.00%) XDoclet
4 3 (3.00%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (3.00%) Subversion
5 2 (2.00%) JIRA
5 2 (2.00%) Selenium
5 2 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (2.00%) Ant
5 2 (2.00%) JUnit
6 1 (1.00%) WebLOAD
6 1 (1.00%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.00%) Trac
6 1 (1.00%) Redmine
General
1 26 (26.00%) Finance
2 9 (9.00%) Marketing
3 8 (8.00%) Legal
4 3 (3.00%) Banking
5 2 (2.00%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.00%) Publishing
6 1 (1.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 24 (24.00%) Developer
2 20 (20.00%) Analyst
3 18 (18.00%) Java Developer
4 13 (13.00%) Capacity Analyst
4 13 (13.00%) Capacity Management Analyst
5 10 (10.00%) DBA
5 10 (10.00%) Software Engineer
6 9 (9.00%) Support Engineer
7 7 (7.00%) Senior Developer
7 7 (7.00%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
7 7 (7.00%) Linux Engineer
7 7 (7.00%) Senior Java Developer
7 7 (7.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 6 (6.00%) C++ Software Engineer
8 6 (6.00%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 6 (6.00%) Embedded C Engineer
8 6 (6.00%) C Software Engineer
8 6 (6.00%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
8 6 (6.00%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
8 6 (6.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (23.00%) Web Services
2 22 (22.00%) CSS
2 22 (22.00%) HTML
3 14 (14.00%) J2EE
4 12 (12.00%) JAX-RPC
5 10 (10.00%) .NET
6 7 (7.00%) Struts
6 7 (7.00%) XHTML
6 7 (7.00%) EJB
6 7 (7.00%) XML
6 7 (7.00%) Spring
6 7 (7.00%) Ajax
6 7 (7.00%) Hibernate
6 7 (7.00%) Struts2
7 6 (6.00%) HTML5
7 6 (6.00%) JSON
7 6 (6.00%) JPA
8 5 (5.00%) REST
9 4 (4.00%) CSS3
10 3 (3.00%) JAAS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.00%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (7.00%) Thin Client
2 7 (7.00%) Fat Client
3 6 (6.00%) iSeries
3 6 (6.00%) AS400
4 5 (5.00%) Replication
5 4 (4.00%) Visualisation
5 4 (4.00%) Social Media
5 4 (4.00%) Open Source
5 4 (4.00%) Clustering
5 4 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.00%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (2.00%) STB
6 2 (2.00%) VAX
6 2 (2.00%) Firmware
7 1 (1.00%) DataPower
7 1 (1.00%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 49 (49.00%) UNIX
2 40 (40.00%) Windows
3 34 (34.00%) Solaris
4 25 (25.00%) AIX
5 13 (13.00%) Mac OS X
6 7 (7.00%) Embedded Linux
7 6 (6.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (6.00%) Apple iOS
8 3 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (2.00%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.00%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.00%) NetWare
10 1 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.00%) Android
10 1 (1.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.00%) Capacity Management
2 15 (15.00%) Web Development
3 12 (12.00%) Capacity Planning
3 12 (12.00%) TDD
3 12 (12.00%) OO
4 11 (11.00%) E-Commerce
4 11 (11.00%) Configuration Management
4 11 (11.00%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 9 (9.00%) Scrum
7 8 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (8.00%) SOA
8 7 (7.00%) RUP
8 7 (7.00%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (6.00%) Change Control
9 6 (6.00%) Embedded Software Development
9 6 (6.00%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (5.00%) CRM
10 5 (5.00%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (58.00%) SQL
2 36 (36.00%) Java
3 19 (19.00%) PL/SQL
4 17 (17.00%) JavaScript
5 11 (11.00%) C++
6 8 (8.00%) Embedded C++
6 8 (8.00%) C
7 6 (6.00%) Embedded C
7 6 (6.00%) PHP
8 5 (5.00%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.00%) Perl
10 1 (1.00%) Python
10 1 (1.00%) VBScript
10 1 (1.00%) VB
10 1 (1.00%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.00%) VBA
10 1 (1.00%) C#
10 1 (1.00%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.00%) Ruby
10 1 (1.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (7.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.00%) CCSE
2 4 (4.00%) CCNP
2 4 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.00%) Degree
4 1 (1.00%) MCSE
4 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.00%) CCA
4 1 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.00%) QA
2 2 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (20.00%) VMware ESX
2 11 (11.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.00%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (3.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 24 (24.00%) Tivoli
2 23 (23.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (5.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (5.00%) Foglight
3 5 (5.00%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.00%) SCOM
4 1 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 57 (57.00%) Oracle
2 28 (28.00%) IBM
3 24 (24.00%) NetApp
4 16 (16.00%) JBoss
5 15 (15.00%) VMware
6 11 (11.00%) Microsoft
7 10 (10.00%) Citrix
8 9 (9.00%) SAP
9 8 (8.00%) BMC
10 7 (7.00%) Cisco
11 6 (6.00%) Red Hat
12 5 (5.00%) Business Objects
12 5 (5.00%) JD Edwards
13 4 (4.00%) Facebook
13 4 (4.00%) Twitter
13 4 (4.00%) Infoblox
13 4 (4.00%) Imperva
13 4 (4.00%) F5
13 4 (4.00%) Blue Coat
13 4 (4.00%) CheckPoint
Brentwood, Essex
Experis IT
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
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