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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 7 8 27
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +19
Contract jobs citing Linux 74 62 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 11.47% 12.97% 5.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.02% 44.29% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 30 16
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£400 £433 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.51% +8.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £215 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £589 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 9 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 £31.00 £27.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% +11.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.90 £28.50 £27.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £68.80 £33.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £34.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.14% -8.00%
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
172 140 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 26.67% 29.29% 25.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 57 38
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £165 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £500 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 28 34
Average hourly rate £29.46 £28.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.36% +78.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £35.70 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+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 28 August 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
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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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 -2 13 £222 -3.16% 1
Southend-on-Sea +3 10 £450 -5.26%
Basildon -5 8 £370 - 1
Chelmsford -10 6 - -
Harlow - 1 - -
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 68 (52.71%) UNIX
2 65 (50.39%) Windows
3 54 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (34.88%) Java
5 38 (29.46%) HTML
5 38 (29.46%) Jenkins
6 36 (27.91%) Opscode Chef
6 36 (27.91%) Puppet
6 36 (27.91%) Continuous Integration
7 34 (26.36%) Relational Database
8 33 (25.58%) TDD
8 33 (25.58%) SQL
9 31 (24.03%) VMware
10 30 (23.26%) CSS
11 29 (22.48%) Ajax
12 28 (21.71%) SOA
12 28 (21.71%) REST
13 26 (20.16%) HTML5
13 26 (20.16%) XML
13 26 (20.16%) Solaris
13 26 (20.16%) JavaScript
13 26 (20.16%) IBM
14 25 (19.38%) Scrum
14 25 (19.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 23 (17.83%) User Stories
16 22 (17.05%) Web Services
16 22 (17.05%) Git (software)
17 21 (16.28%) WebSphere
17 21 (16.28%) Mac OS X
18 20 (15.50%) J2EE

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 21 (16.28%) WebSphere
2 6 (4.65%) WebLogic
3 5 (3.88%) JBoss
3 5 (3.88%) GlassFish
4 4 (3.10%) CMS
5 3 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.55%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.55%) IIS
6 2 (1.55%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.78%) WildFly
7 1 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.78%) Apache
7 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.78%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.20%) Google Analytics
2 4 (3.10%) SaaS
3 3 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.55%) IBM SmartCloud
4 2 (1.55%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.18%) HTTP
2 13 (10.08%) TCP/IP
3 12 (9.30%) SSL
4 9 (6.98%) NAS
5 7 (5.43%) Firewall
5 7 (5.43%) SAN
6 6 (4.65%) DHCP
7 4 (3.10%) Internet
7 4 (3.10%) FTP
7 4 (3.10%) Wireless
8 3 (2.33%) Telnet
8 3 (2.33%) DNS
8 3 (2.33%) Broadband
9 2 (1.55%) WAN
9 2 (1.55%) IPv4
9 2 (1.55%) IPv6
9 2 (1.55%) 802.11
9 2 (1.55%) DSL
9 2 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.78%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (26.36%) Relational Database
2 5 (3.88%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.10%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.33%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.33%) SQLite
5 2 (1.55%) MySQL
5 2 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.55%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (1.55%) Neo4j
5 2 (1.55%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.78%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.78%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.78%) DB2
6 1 (0.78%) Ingres
6 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.78%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 38 (29.46%) Jenkins
2 22 (17.05%) Git (software)
3 20 (15.50%) Subversion
3 20 (15.50%) Ant
4 17 (13.18%) Eclipse
5 9 (6.98%) SoapUI
6 7 (5.43%) Visual Studio
6 7 (5.43%) JIRA
7 5 (3.88%) Maven
7 5 (3.88%) AccuRev
8 4 (3.10%) Selenium
8 4 (3.10%) JUnit
8 4 (3.10%) Trac
9 3 (2.33%) Redmine
10 2 (1.55%) Hudson
10 2 (1.55%) HP UFT
10 2 (1.55%) JMeter
10 2 (1.55%) Bugzilla
10 2 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (1.55%) Cucumber
General
1 9 (6.98%) Automotive
1 9 (6.98%) Manufacturing
1 9 (6.98%) Marketing
2 8 (6.20%) Finance
3 3 (2.33%) Legal
3 3 (2.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.55%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 44 (34.11%) Developer
2 34 (26.36%) Java Developer
3 23 (17.83%) Administrator
4 19 (14.73%) Linux Administrator
5 17 (13.18%) Systems Administrator
6 15 (11.63%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 14 (10.85%) Analyst
8 13 (10.08%) Software Engineer
8 13 (10.08%) Senior Developer
8 13 (10.08%) Senior Java Developer
9 11 (8.53%) Security Analyst
10 10 (7.75%) Cyber Security Analyst
11 9 (6.98%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 9 (6.98%) Architect
12 8 (6.20%) Technical Architect
13 7 (5.43%) Lead Architect
13 7 (5.43%) Backup Engineer
13 7 (5.43%) Lead Technical Architect
14 6 (4.65%) Lead Java Developer
14 6 (4.65%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (29.46%) HTML
2 30 (23.26%) CSS
3 29 (22.48%) Ajax
4 28 (21.71%) REST
5 26 (20.16%) HTML5
5 26 (20.16%) XML
6 22 (17.05%) Web Services
7 20 (15.50%) J2EE
8 19 (14.73%) Middleware
9 17 (13.18%) XHTML
10 13 (10.08%) SOAP
11 12 (9.30%) JAX-RS
12 11 (8.53%) JSP
13 10 (7.75%) JAX-WS
13 10 (7.75%) TopLink
13 10 (7.75%) JSON
13 10 (7.75%) EclipseLink
14 8 (6.20%) CSS3
15 7 (5.43%) Play Framework
15 7 (5.43%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.20%) Web 2.0
2 5 (3.88%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.55%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.55%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.55%) Clustering
4 2 (1.55%) User Experience
4 2 (1.55%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.78%) Replication
5 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.78%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.78%) Life Science
5 1 (0.78%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.78%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 68 (52.71%) UNIX
2 65 (50.39%) Windows
3 26 (20.16%) Solaris
4 25 (19.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (16.28%) Mac OS X
6 10 (7.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (7.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (5.43%) SUSE
8 2 (1.55%) Debian
8 2 (1.55%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.78%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.78%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.78%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.78%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.78%) Fedora
9 1 (0.78%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (27.91%) Continuous Integration
3 33 (25.58%) TDD
4 28 (21.71%) SOA
5 25 (19.38%) Scrum
6 23 (17.83%) User Stories
7 20 (15.50%) Software Engineering
8 19 (14.73%) Configuration Management
8 19 (14.73%) DevOps
9 18 (13.95%) Kanban
9 18 (13.95%) Content Management
10 16 (12.40%) OO
10 16 (12.40%) Open Source
11 13 (10.08%) B2C
12 12 (9.30%) Cyber Security
13 11 (8.53%) Vulnerability Management
13 11 (8.53%) Coaching
14 10 (7.75%) Use Case
15 9 (6.98%) Digital Marketing
15 9 (6.98%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 45 (34.88%) Java
2 33 (25.58%) SQL
3 26 (20.16%) JavaScript
4 14 (10.85%) Perl
5 13 (10.08%) C
6 10 (7.75%) Embedded C
7 9 (6.98%) Ruby
8 8 (6.20%) C++
9 7 (5.43%) Scala
10 5 (3.88%) Bash Shell
10 5 (3.88%) PowerShell
10 5 (3.88%) Embedded C++
11 4 (3.10%) Shell Script
12 3 (2.33%) Korn
12 3 (2.33%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.55%) PHP
13 2 (1.55%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.55%) VC++
14 1 (0.78%) Ada
14 1 (0.78%) AWK
Qualifications
1 14 (10.85%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.98%) Degree
2 9 (6.98%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (1.55%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.78%) MCSA
4 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.78%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.55%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (13.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (9.30%) VMware ESX
3 7 (5.43%) Firmware
4 4 (3.10%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.33%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.33%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.55%) Active Directory
6 2 (1.55%) vSphere
7 1 (0.78%) XenApp
7 1 (0.78%) vCloud
7 1 (0.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 36 (27.91%) Puppet
1 36 (27.91%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (6.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (3.10%) Tivoli
4 3 (2.33%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (2.33%) Ansible
5 2 (1.55%) logstash
5 2 (1.55%) Kibana
5 2 (1.55%) Data Guard
5 2 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.55%) OSSEC
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (0.78%) Mesos
Vendors
1 31 (24.03%) VMware
2 26 (20.16%) IBM
3 16 (12.40%) WSO2
4 9 (6.98%) Red Hat
5 8 (6.20%) FatWire
5 8 (6.20%) Oracle
5 8 (6.20%) Google
6 7 (5.43%) Omniture
7 2 (1.55%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.55%) HP
7 2 (1.55%) Citrix
8 1 (0.78%) NetApp
8 1 (0.78%) Adobe
8 1 (0.78%) SAP
8 1 (0.78%) Cognos
8 1 (0.78%) Serena
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