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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 14 19 25
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +6
Contract jobs citing Linux 61 57 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 11.91% 7.67% 4.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.59% 29.69% 24.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 32 7
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£400 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £248 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £525 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £328
% change year-on-year
- +14.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 10
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £27.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +36.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £36.81 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.80 £40.05 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +13.47%
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
123 192 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 24.02% 25.84% 20.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 87 33
Average daily rate £400 £400 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £160 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 28
Average hourly rate £40.60 £28.50 £26.74
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.45% +6.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £14.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £39.40 £32.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -4 12 £326 -9.12% 2
Southend-on-Sea +16 9 £450 -15.09%
Basildon -8 7 £463 -
Chelmsford - 6 - - 1
Colchester +8 2 £335 -16.25%
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 60 (66.67%) Windows
2 50 (55.56%) Java
2 50 (55.56%) UNIX
3 45 (50.00%) SQL
4 39 (43.33%) HTML
5 36 (40.00%) Solaris
6 35 (38.89%) Relational Database
7 34 (37.78%) JavaScript
7 34 (37.78%) CSS
8 33 (36.67%) XML
9 32 (35.56%) Web Services
10 30 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (27.78%) TDD
11 25 (27.78%) IBM
12 24 (26.67%) J2EE
12 24 (26.67%) Content Management
12 24 (26.67%) Ajax
12 24 (26.67%) HTML5
13 23 (25.56%) WebSphere
14 22 (24.44%) Ant
14 22 (24.44%) OO
15 21 (23.33%) SOAP
16 19 (21.11%) XHTML
16 19 (21.11%) Eclipse
17 18 (20.00%) Marketing
17 18 (20.00%) Use Case
17 18 (20.00%) TopLink
17 18 (20.00%) User Stories
17 18 (20.00%) JAX-RS
18 17 (18.89%) SoapUI

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 23 (25.56%) WebSphere
2 14 (15.56%) WebLogic
3 10 (11.11%) JBoss
4 7 (7.78%) MS Exchange
4 7 (7.78%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (7.78%) Lync
4 7 (7.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (5.56%) WildFly
6 4 (4.44%) SharePoint
6 4 (4.44%) GlassFish
7 2 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (2.22%) IIS
7 2 (2.22%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.22%) CMS
8 1 (1.11%) Apache
8 1 (1.11%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 9 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.56%) MS Office
3 3 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.22%) AWS CloudFormation
1 2 (2.22%) IBM SmartCloud
1 2 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.11%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.33%) SAN
2 10 (11.11%) HTTP
3 7 (7.78%) Wireless
4 6 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 6 (6.67%) DHCP
4 6 (6.67%) LDAP
5 5 (5.56%) NAS
5 5 (5.56%) Firewall
6 4 (4.44%) Internet
6 4 (4.44%) FTP
6 4 (4.44%) Broadband
7 3 (3.33%) Network Security
7 3 (3.33%) DNS
7 3 (3.33%) Telnet
7 3 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (2.22%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (2.22%) DSL
8 2 (2.22%) 802.11
8 2 (2.22%) IPv4
8 2 (2.22%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (38.89%) Relational Database
2 12 (13.33%) MySQL
3 9 (10.00%) SQL Server
4 7 (7.78%) MariaDB
4 7 (7.78%) MongoDB
5 5 (5.56%) Ingres
5 5 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (3.33%) MS Access
7 2 (2.22%) Neo4j
7 2 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.11%) SQLite
8 1 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.11%) DB2
Development Applications
1 22 (24.44%) Ant
2 19 (21.11%) Eclipse
3 17 (18.89%) SoapUI
4 11 (12.22%) Git (software)
4 11 (12.22%) Jenkins
5 10 (11.11%) Selenium
6 6 (6.67%) JIRA
7 4 (4.44%) Trac
7 4 (4.44%) Visual Studio
7 4 (4.44%) Maven
8 3 (3.33%) JUnit
8 3 (3.33%) Redmine
9 2 (2.22%) Hudson
9 2 (2.22%) Cucumber
9 2 (2.22%) JMeter
9 2 (2.22%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (2.22%) Bugzilla
9 2 (2.22%) Subversion
9 2 (2.22%) AccuRev
10 1 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 18 (20.00%) Marketing
2 12 (13.33%) Finance
3 7 (7.78%) Legal
4 6 (6.67%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.33%) Automotive
6 2 (2.22%) Electronics
6 2 (2.22%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.11%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 44 (48.89%) Developer
2 34 (37.78%) Java Developer
3 11 (12.22%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 7 (7.78%) Senior Java Developer
4 7 (7.78%) Analyst
4 7 (7.78%) Architect
4 7 (7.78%) Software Engineer
4 7 (7.78%) Senior Developer
5 5 (5.56%) Technical Architect
6 4 (4.44%) Cyber Security Analyst
6 4 (4.44%) Administrator
6 4 (4.44%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (4.44%) Software Developer
6 4 (4.44%) Security Analyst
6 4 (4.44%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 4 (4.44%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (3.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 3 (3.33%) Test Engineer
7 3 (3.33%) AWS Developer
8 2 (2.22%) Capacity Management Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (43.33%) HTML
2 34 (37.78%) CSS
3 33 (36.67%) XML
4 32 (35.56%) Web Services
5 24 (26.67%) J2EE
5 24 (26.67%) Ajax
5 24 (26.67%) HTML5
6 21 (23.33%) SOAP
7 19 (21.11%) XHTML
8 18 (20.00%) TopLink
8 18 (20.00%) JAX-RS
9 16 (17.78%) JAX-WS
10 12 (13.33%) Hibernate
11 9 (10.00%) Spring MVC
11 9 (10.00%) Spring
11 9 (10.00%) REST
12 8 (8.89%) JSP
12 8 (8.89%) JPA
13 7 (7.78%) JAXB
14 6 (6.67%) JAAS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.89%) Clustering
2 7 (7.78%) Management Information System
2 7 (7.78%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (6.67%) Thin Client
3 6 (6.67%) Fat Client
4 4 (4.44%) Visualisation
5 3 (3.33%) Web 2.0
5 3 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.33%) iSeries
5 3 (3.33%) AS400
6 2 (2.22%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.11%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.11%) STB
7 1 (1.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 60 (66.67%) Windows
2 50 (55.56%) UNIX
3 36 (40.00%) Solaris
4 10 (11.11%) Mac OS X
5 8 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (7.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (4.44%) VMS
8 4 (4.44%) CentOS
9 3 (3.33%) AIX
10 2 (2.22%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.22%) HPUX
10 2 (2.22%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (2.22%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (1.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (27.78%) TDD
3 24 (26.67%) Content Management
4 22 (24.44%) OO
5 18 (20.00%) Use Case
5 18 (20.00%) User Stories
6 17 (18.89%) Digital Marketing
7 16 (17.78%) Scrum
8 15 (16.67%) Validation
8 15 (16.67%) RUP
9 12 (13.33%) B2C
10 11 (12.22%) Software Engineering
11 10 (11.11%) Web Development
12 9 (10.00%) MVC
12 9 (10.00%) Mentoring
13 8 (8.89%) Configuration Management
13 8 (8.89%) SOA
13 8 (8.89%) Multithreading
14 7 (7.78%) Continuous Integration
15 6 (6.67%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 50 (55.56%) Java
2 45 (50.00%) SQL
3 34 (37.78%) JavaScript
4 9 (10.00%) C++
5 8 (8.89%) Python
6 7 (7.78%) PL/SQL
7 6 (6.67%) Embedded C++
8 5 (5.56%) C
9 4 (4.44%) Bash Shell
9 4 (4.44%) Embedded C
9 4 (4.44%) Perl
9 4 (4.44%) PHP
9 4 (4.44%) PowerShell
10 3 (3.33%) Ruby
11 2 (2.22%) VB.NET
11 2 (2.22%) Korn
12 1 (1.11%) VC++
Qualifications
1 7 (7.78%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.44%) Degree
3 3 (3.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.22%) MCP
4 2 (2.22%) MCSD
4 2 (2.22%) MCSE
4 2 (2.22%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.11%) CCSE
5 1 (1.11%) CCNP
5 1 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 15 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (13.33%) Active Directory
3 8 (8.89%) XenApp
4 7 (7.78%) XenDesktop
5 6 (6.67%) VMware ESX
6 4 (4.44%) Firmware
7 2 (2.22%) vSphere
7 2 (2.22%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.11%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (3.33%) Tivoli
1 3 (3.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.22%) Puppet
2 2 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.11%) SCCM
3 1 (1.11%) Nessus
3 1 (1.11%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 25 (27.78%) IBM
2 17 (18.89%) Oracle
3 16 (17.78%) VMware
4 15 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 12 (13.33%) Citrix
6 11 (12.22%) HP
7 8 (8.89%) Red Hat
8 7 (7.78%) 3PAR
9 5 (5.56%) Brocade
9 5 (5.56%) Business Objects
9 5 (5.56%) SAP
10 3 (3.33%) FatWire
10 3 (3.33%) BMC
10 3 (3.33%) NetApp
11 2 (2.22%) Kerio
11 2 (2.22%) Apple
12 1 (1.11%) Omniture
12 1 (1.11%) Google
12 1 (1.11%) Qualys
12 1 (1.11%) SolarWinds
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