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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 7 24 39
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +15
Contract jobs citing Linux 62 24 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 12.89% 5.31% 2.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.97% 20.69% 8.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 16 11
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£433 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.12% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £288 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 0
Average hourly rate £31.00 £27.80 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.51% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -6.25%
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
141 116 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 29.31% 25.66% 29.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 38 81
Average daily rate £400 £375 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +20.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £140 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £533 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 33 19
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.10 £35.00 £29.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 29 August 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
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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 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
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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 - 14 £229 -
Basildon +1 5 - -
Saffron Walden - 5 - -
Chelmsford +4 1 - -
Colchester - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Harwich - - - -
Billericay - - - -
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 56 (59.57%) Java
2 49 (52.13%) SQL
3 48 (51.06%) UNIX
4 46 (48.94%) Oracle
5 40 (42.55%) Windows
6 32 (34.04%) HTML
6 32 (34.04%) XML
7 31 (32.98%) Relational Database
8 29 (30.85%) JavaScript
9 27 (28.72%) PL/SQL
9 27 (28.72%) JBoss
10 24 (25.53%) CSS
11 23 (24.47%) MySQL
12 22 (23.40%) WebSphere
13 20 (21.28%) Spring
13 20 (21.28%) J2EE
14 19 (20.21%) Mac OS X
14 19 (20.21%) Web Development
15 18 (19.15%) IBM
15 18 (19.15%) Firewall
15 18 (19.15%) JAAS
15 18 (19.15%) LDAP
16 17 (18.09%) Perl
16 17 (18.09%) NAS
16 17 (18.09%) Agile Software Development
16 17 (18.09%) Hibernate
16 17 (18.09%) MVC
17 16 (17.02%) VMware
17 16 (17.02%) Spring MVC
17 16 (17.02%) WebLogic

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 22 (23.40%) WebSphere
2 16 (17.02%) WebLogic
3 11 (11.70%) Apache
4 7 (7.45%) MQSeries
5 5 (5.32%) Tomcat
5 5 (5.32%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (4.26%) Oracle Application Server
6 4 (4.26%) IBM HTTP Server
6 4 (4.26%) IIS
7 2 (2.13%) Adobe CQ
7 2 (2.13%) CMS
8 1 (1.06%) MS Exchange
8 1 (1.06%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.06%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (13.83%) MS Office
2 11 (11.70%) MS Excel
3 5 (5.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.19%) Oracle CRM
1 3 (3.19%) Magento
2 2 (2.13%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.19%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.06%) PaaS
2 1 (1.06%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (19.15%) Firewall
1 18 (19.15%) LDAP
2 17 (18.09%) NAS
3 16 (17.02%) DHCP
3 16 (17.02%) HTTP
4 11 (11.70%) Broadband
4 11 (11.70%) Wireless
5 10 (10.64%) DNS
6 9 (9.57%) Telnet
6 9 (9.57%) FTP
7 8 (8.51%) Internet
8 5 (5.32%) SAN
8 5 (5.32%) TCP/IP
8 5 (5.32%) NetScreen
8 5 (5.32%) OSPF
8 5 (5.32%) BGP
8 5 (5.32%) BIG-IP
8 5 (5.32%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (5.32%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (5.32%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (32.98%) Relational Database
2 23 (24.47%) MySQL
3 15 (15.96%) MariaDB
4 11 (11.70%) Oracle Database
5 8 (8.51%) DB2
6 5 (5.32%) SQL Server
7 4 (4.26%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (4.26%) Oracle9i Database
7 4 (4.26%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (4.26%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (3.19%) MongoDB
8 3 (3.19%) Neo4j
9 1 (1.06%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.06%) WebFOCUS
9 1 (1.06%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (11.70%) Selenium
2 10 (10.64%) Ant
3 7 (7.45%) JUnit
3 7 (7.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (6.38%) Trac
4 6 (6.38%) Redmine
4 6 (6.38%) JIRA
4 6 (6.38%) Bugzilla
4 6 (6.38%) Eclipse
5 3 (3.19%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (2.13%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.13%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.06%) Maven
7 1 (1.06%) Lombardi
7 1 (1.06%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.06%) Mockito
7 1 (1.06%) Hamcrest
7 1 (1.06%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.06%) VisualVM
General
1 13 (13.83%) Finance
2 9 (9.57%) Automotive
3 7 (7.45%) Legal
4 6 (6.38%) Banking
5 5 (5.32%) Publishing
5 5 (5.32%) Marketing
6 3 (3.19%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.06%) Electronics
7 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.06%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (32.98%) Developer
2 28 (29.79%) Java Developer
3 15 (15.96%) Analyst
4 8 (8.51%) Support Analyst
5 7 (7.45%) Test Engineer
6 6 (6.38%) Software Engineer
7 5 (5.32%) Systems Analyst
7 5 (5.32%) Security Specialist
7 5 (5.32%) Network Specialist
7 5 (5.32%) Network Security Specialist
8 4 (4.26%) Software Project Leader
8 4 (4.26%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (4.26%) Oracle DBA
8 4 (4.26%) Architect
8 4 (4.26%) Network Engineer
8 4 (4.26%) DBA
8 4 (4.26%) Project Leader
9 3 (3.19%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.19%) Applications Support
9 3 (3.19%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (34.04%) HTML
1 32 (34.04%) XML
2 24 (25.53%) CSS
3 20 (21.28%) Spring
3 20 (21.28%) J2EE
4 18 (19.15%) JAAS
5 17 (18.09%) Hibernate
6 16 (17.02%) Spring MVC
7 14 (14.89%) Ajax
7 14 (14.89%) .NET
8 13 (13.83%) JSP
8 13 (13.83%) JPA
9 10 (10.64%) HTML5
9 10 (10.64%) XHTML
10 9 (9.57%) Web Services
11 7 (7.45%) REST
12 5 (5.32%) Struts
12 5 (5.32%) JDBC
12 5 (5.32%) Struts2
13 4 (4.26%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.89%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (10.64%) Firmware
3 5 (5.32%) Thin Client
3 5 (5.32%) Mathematics
3 5 (5.32%) Biology
3 5 (5.32%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.32%) Web 2.0
3 5 (5.32%) Fat Client
3 5 (5.32%) Visualisation
4 4 (4.26%) Open Source
4 4 (4.26%) Data Integration
4 4 (4.26%) Life Science
4 4 (4.26%) STB
4 4 (4.26%) Replication
5 3 (3.19%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.06%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.06%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.06%) Clustering
6 1 (1.06%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 48 (51.06%) UNIX
2 40 (42.55%) Windows
3 19 (20.21%) Mac OS X
4 13 (13.83%) Solaris
5 7 (7.45%) SUSE
6 6 (6.38%) AIX
7 5 (5.32%) Apple iOS
8 4 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.06%) HPUX
9 1 (1.06%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.06%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (1.06%) Android
9 1 (1.06%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.06%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.21%) Web Development
2 17 (18.09%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (18.09%) MVC
3 15 (15.96%) TDD
4 14 (14.89%) OO
5 13 (13.83%) Content Management
6 11 (11.70%) Scrum
7 10 (10.64%) Validation
7 10 (10.64%) Software Engineering
7 10 (10.64%) Release Management
7 10 (10.64%) RUP
8 9 (9.57%) E-Commerce
8 9 (9.57%) SOA
8 9 (9.57%) Use Case
9 8 (8.51%) RAD
10 7 (7.45%) Configuration Management
10 7 (7.45%) Data Analysis
10 7 (7.45%) Responsive Web Design
11 6 (6.38%) Data Protection
11 6 (6.38%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 56 (59.57%) Java
2 49 (52.13%) SQL
3 29 (30.85%) JavaScript
4 27 (28.72%) PL/SQL
5 17 (18.09%) Perl
6 12 (12.77%) PHP
7 9 (9.57%) VB.NET
7 9 (9.57%) PowerShell
7 9 (9.57%) Ruby
7 9 (9.57%) Bash Shell
8 8 (8.51%) Shell Script
9 7 (7.45%) VBA
10 5 (5.32%) Python
10 5 (5.32%) C
11 4 (4.26%) C++
12 1 (1.06%) Embedded C
12 1 (1.06%) Embedded C++
12 1 (1.06%) Assembly Language
12 1 (1.06%) JCL
12 1 (1.06%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 7 (7.45%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (5.32%) CCNP
3 5 (5.32%) CCSE
3 5 (5.32%) Degree
4 3 (3.19%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.06%) CCNA
5 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.06%) MCSE
5 1 (1.06%) MCP
5 1 (1.06%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 12 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.32%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.26%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (3.19%) NFS
5 2 (2.13%) Xen
6 1 (1.06%) MetaFrame
6 1 (1.06%) RACF
6 1 (1.06%) XenApp
6 1 (1.06%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.26%) Data Guard
1 4 (4.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (3.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.06%) Opsview
Vendors
1 46 (48.94%) Oracle
2 27 (28.72%) JBoss
3 18 (19.15%) IBM
4 16 (17.02%) VMware
5 12 (12.77%) Cisco
6 9 (9.57%) FatWire
7 6 (6.38%) Citrix
8 5 (5.32%) CheckPoint
8 5 (5.32%) Blue Coat
8 5 (5.32%) F5
8 5 (5.32%) Infoblox
8 5 (5.32%) Imperva
9 4 (4.26%) Red Hat
10 3 (3.19%) NetApp
10 3 (3.19%) JD Edwards
10 3 (3.19%) HP
10 3 (3.19%) SAP
10 3 (3.19%) AccuRev
11 2 (2.13%) Microsoft
11 2 (2.13%) Adobe
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