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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 13 27 20
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -7
Contract jobs citing Linux 56 31 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 10.55% 5.00% 7.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.67% 18.45% 28.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 15 13
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£400 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +19.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 9
Average hourly rate £42.25 £39.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +41.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.87 £37.50 £23.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.95 £44.35 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +8.21%
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
120 168 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 22.60% 27.10% 24.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 67 38
Average daily rate £395 £400 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +31.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £165 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £473 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 33
Average hourly rate £21.50 £16.50 £23.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.30% -30.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.40 £40.50 £32.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -3 9 £210 -29.88%
Basildon -6 8 £400 -
Southend-on-Sea - 8 £400 -
Chelmsford - 4 - - 1
Colchester +9 1 - - 7
Harlow - 1 - -
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 61 (60.40%) UNIX
2 54 (53.47%) Windows
2 54 (53.47%) Java
3 47 (46.53%) HTML
3 47 (46.53%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (43.56%) SQL
5 43 (42.57%) Relational Database
6 39 (38.61%) CSS
7 38 (37.62%) Solaris
8 37 (36.63%) XML
8 37 (36.63%) JavaScript
9 35 (34.65%) Web Services
10 33 (32.67%) TDD
11 29 (28.71%) Ajax
12 28 (27.72%) HTML5
12 28 (27.72%) Jenkins
13 27 (26.73%) EclipseLink
14 26 (25.74%) User Stories
14 26 (25.74%) J2EE
14 26 (25.74%) IBM
15 25 (24.75%) WebSphere
15 25 (24.75%) Content Management
16 24 (23.76%) Scrum
16 24 (23.76%) Ant
17 23 (22.77%) SOAP
17 23 (22.77%) Eclipse
17 23 (22.77%) OO
17 23 (22.77%) Continuous Integration
18 21 (20.79%) XHTML
19 20 (19.80%) Use Case

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 25 (24.75%) WebSphere
2 15 (14.85%) WebLogic
3 11 (10.89%) JBoss
4 5 (4.95%) GlassFish
4 5 (4.95%) WildFly
5 4 (3.96%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.97%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.98%) IIS
7 2 (1.98%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.98%) CMS
8 1 (0.99%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.99%) Apache
8 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.99%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 6 (5.94%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.95%) MS Office
3 3 (2.97%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.98%) SaaS
1 2 (1.98%) AWS CloudFormation
1 2 (1.98%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (0.99%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 16 (15.84%) HTTP
2 11 (10.89%) TCP/IP
3 7 (6.93%) DHCP
4 6 (5.94%) LDAP
4 6 (5.94%) SSL
4 6 (5.94%) Wireless
5 5 (4.95%) Firewall
5 5 (4.95%) SAN
5 5 (4.95%) NAS
6 4 (3.96%) FTP
6 4 (3.96%) Internet
6 4 (3.96%) DNS
6 4 (3.96%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (2.97%) Network Security
7 3 (2.97%) Telnet
7 3 (2.97%) Broadband
8 2 (1.98%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (1.98%) WAN
8 2 (1.98%) DSL
8 2 (1.98%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (42.57%) Relational Database
2 13 (12.87%) MySQL
3 10 (9.90%) SQL Server
4 7 (6.93%) MongoDB
4 7 (6.93%) MariaDB
5 5 (4.95%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (4.95%) Ingres
6 3 (2.97%) MS Access
7 2 (1.98%) Neo4j
7 2 (1.98%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.99%) SQLite
8 1 (0.99%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.99%) DB2
8 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 28 (27.72%) Jenkins
2 24 (23.76%) Ant
3 23 (22.77%) Eclipse
4 18 (17.82%) SoapUI
4 18 (17.82%) Git (software)
5 9 (8.91%) Subversion
6 6 (5.94%) Selenium
6 6 (5.94%) JIRA
7 5 (4.95%) Maven
8 4 (3.96%) Trac
8 4 (3.96%) Visual Studio
8 4 (3.96%) JUnit
9 3 (2.97%) AccuRev
9 3 (2.97%) Redmine
10 2 (1.98%) Hudson
10 2 (1.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (1.98%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.98%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (1.98%) Bugzilla
10 2 (1.98%) JMeter
General
1 19 (18.81%) Marketing
2 13 (12.87%) Finance
3 7 (6.93%) Legal
3 7 (6.93%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.97%) Automotive
5 2 (1.98%) Electronics
6 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.99%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 50 (49.50%) Developer
2 40 (39.60%) Java Developer
3 12 (11.88%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 11 (10.89%) Senior Java Developer
4 11 (10.89%) Senior Developer
5 10 (9.90%) Architect
6 9 (8.91%) Administrator
7 8 (7.92%) Linux Administrator
8 7 (6.93%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 7 (6.93%) Analyst
8 7 (6.93%) Software Engineer
8 7 (6.93%) Technical Architect
8 7 (6.93%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (4.95%) Software Developer
10 3 (2.97%) Linux Engineer
10 3 (2.97%) Security Analyst
10 3 (2.97%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 3 (2.97%) Cyber Security Analyst
11 2 (1.98%) 1st Line Support Engineer
11 2 (1.98%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (46.53%) HTML
2 39 (38.61%) CSS
3 37 (36.63%) XML
4 35 (34.65%) Web Services
5 29 (28.71%) Ajax
6 28 (27.72%) HTML5
7 27 (26.73%) EclipseLink
8 26 (25.74%) J2EE
9 23 (22.77%) SOAP
10 21 (20.79%) XHTML
11 20 (19.80%) TopLink
11 20 (19.80%) JAX-RS
12 18 (17.82%) JAX-WS
13 17 (16.83%) REST
14 12 (11.88%) Hibernate
15 10 (9.90%) Spring
15 10 (9.90%) Spring MVC
16 9 (8.91%) JPA
17 8 (7.92%) JSP
17 8 (7.92%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.92%) Open Source
2 7 (6.93%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (6.93%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.94%) Thin Client
3 6 (5.94%) Fat Client
4 4 (3.96%) Visualisation
5 3 (2.97%) Web 2.0
5 3 (2.97%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.97%) AS400
5 3 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.97%) iSeries
6 2 (1.98%) Clustering
7 1 (0.99%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.99%) Life Science
7 1 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.99%) Replication
7 1 (0.99%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.99%) User Experience
7 1 (0.99%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 61 (60.40%) UNIX
2 54 (53.47%) Windows
3 38 (37.62%) Solaris
4 17 (16.83%) Mac OS X
5 13 (12.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.97%) Windows XP
6 3 (2.97%) AIX
6 3 (2.97%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.98%) HPUX
7 2 (1.98%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.99%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.99%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.99%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.99%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (46.53%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (32.67%) TDD
3 26 (25.74%) User Stories
4 25 (24.75%) Content Management
5 24 (23.76%) Scrum
6 23 (22.77%) OO
6 23 (22.77%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (19.80%) Use Case
8 18 (17.82%) Configuration Management
8 18 (17.82%) Digital Marketing
9 16 (15.84%) RUP
9 16 (15.84%) SOA
9 16 (15.84%) Validation
10 15 (14.85%) Software Engineering
11 13 (12.87%) B2C
11 13 (12.87%) Mentoring
12 10 (9.90%) MVC
12 10 (9.90%) Web Development
12 10 (9.90%) DevOps
13 8 (7.92%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 54 (53.47%) Java
2 44 (43.56%) SQL
3 37 (36.63%) JavaScript
4 9 (8.91%) C++
5 8 (7.92%) PL/SQL
6 7 (6.93%) C
7 6 (5.94%) Embedded C++
8 5 (4.95%) PowerShell
9 4 (3.96%) Bash Shell
9 4 (3.96%) Perl
9 4 (3.96%) Embedded C
9 4 (3.96%) Ruby
10 2 (1.98%) Scala
10 2 (1.98%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.98%) PHP
10 2 (1.98%) Python
10 2 (1.98%) Korn
11 1 (0.99%) Ada
11 1 (0.99%) VC++
Qualifications
1 10 (9.90%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.95%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.96%) Degree
4 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.98%) MCP
5 2 (1.98%) MCSD
5 2 (1.98%) MCSE
5 2 (1.98%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.99%) CCSE
6 1 (0.99%) MOS
6 1 (0.99%) CCNP
6 1 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.99%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.99%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (6.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.95%) VMware ESX
2 5 (4.95%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.97%) Firmware
4 2 (1.98%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.98%) vSphere
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.99%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 18 (17.82%) Puppet
1 18 (17.82%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.97%) Tivoli
2 3 (2.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (1.98%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.99%) Nessus
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.99%) Ansible
4 1 (0.99%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 26 (25.74%) IBM
2 19 (18.81%) Oracle
3 8 (7.92%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.92%) VMware
4 7 (6.93%) WSO2
5 5 (4.95%) Red Hat
5 5 (4.95%) Business Objects
5 5 (4.95%) SAP
6 4 (3.96%) Citrix
6 4 (3.96%) NetApp
7 3 (2.97%) FatWire
7 3 (2.97%) HP
7 3 (2.97%) BMC
8 2 (1.98%) Kerio
8 2 (1.98%) Apple
9 1 (0.99%) Omniture
9 1 (0.99%) Google
9 1 (0.99%) Qualys
9 1 (0.99%) Serena
9 1 (0.99%) Tripwire
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