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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 7 16 31
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +15
Contract jobs citing Linux 78 41 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 12.50% 8.49% 5.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.32% 27.70% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 23 15
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£400 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £165 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £470 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £377 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +2.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 4
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £30.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £28.50 £27.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £39.30 £34.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
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
155 148 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 24.84% 30.64% 25.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 71 39
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £165 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £474 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 26 38
Average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.30 £33.24 £34.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Southend-on-Sea +4 18 £400 -13.04%
Basildon -1 10 £400 -
Chelmsford -9 6 - -
Brentwood -5 5 £218 +13.24% 1
Harlow - 2 - -
Colchester +6 1 - - 1
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 80 (57.97%) UNIX
2 66 (47.83%) Windows
2 66 (47.83%) Java
2 66 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (39.86%) HTML
4 51 (36.96%) Relational Database
5 46 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 46 (33.33%) SQL
6 45 (32.61%) TDD
7 44 (31.88%) CSS
8 40 (28.99%) Continuous Integration
9 39 (28.26%) XML
10 38 (27.54%) Web Services
11 36 (26.09%) JavaScript
11 36 (26.09%) Puppet
11 36 (26.09%) Opscode Chef
12 35 (25.36%) REST
12 35 (25.36%) Solaris
12 35 (25.36%) Ajax
13 34 (24.64%) HTML5
14 32 (23.19%) Scrum
15 30 (21.74%) Git (software)
15 30 (21.74%) User Stories
16 29 (21.01%) Mac OS X
17 28 (20.29%) J2EE
17 28 (20.29%) SOA
18 27 (19.57%) WebSphere
19 26 (18.84%) Content Management
19 26 (18.84%) Ant
19 26 (18.84%) IBM

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 27 (19.57%) WebSphere
2 15 (10.87%) WebLogic
3 11 (7.97%) JBoss
4 5 (3.62%) GlassFish
4 5 (3.62%) WildFly
5 3 (2.17%) CMS
5 3 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (2.17%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.45%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.45%) IIS
6 2 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.45%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.72%) Apache
7 1 (0.72%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (0.72%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.80%) Google Analytics
2 3 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.17%) SaaS
3 2 (1.45%) IBM SmartCloud
3 2 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 23 (16.67%) HTTP
2 13 (9.42%) TCP/IP
3 12 (8.70%) SSL
4 8 (5.80%) Firewall
5 7 (5.07%) LDAP
5 7 (5.07%) DHCP
6 6 (4.35%) NAS
7 4 (2.90%) Wireless
7 4 (2.90%) DNS
7 4 (2.90%) FTP
7 4 (2.90%) SAN
7 4 (2.90%) Internet
8 3 (2.17%) Telnet
8 3 (2.17%) Broadband
9 2 (1.45%) WAN
9 2 (1.45%) IPv4
9 2 (1.45%) IPv6
9 2 (1.45%) 802.11
9 2 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (36.96%) Relational Database
2 13 (9.42%) MySQL
3 10 (7.25%) MongoDB
4 9 (6.52%) SQL Server
5 7 (5.07%) MariaDB
6 5 (3.62%) Ingres
6 5 (3.62%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (2.90%) Neo4j
8 3 (2.17%) SQLite
9 1 (0.72%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.72%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.72%) DB2
9 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 46 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 30 (21.74%) Git (software)
3 26 (18.84%) Ant
4 23 (16.67%) Eclipse
5 20 (14.49%) Subversion
6 17 (12.32%) SoapUI
7 7 (5.07%) Visual Studio
7 7 (5.07%) JIRA
8 5 (3.62%) Maven
8 5 (3.62%) AccuRev
9 4 (2.90%) Selenium
9 4 (2.90%) JUnit
9 4 (2.90%) Trac
10 3 (2.17%) Redmine
11 2 (1.45%) Hudson
11 2 (1.45%) HP UFT
11 2 (1.45%) JMeter
11 2 (1.45%) Bugzilla
11 2 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (1.45%) Cucumber
General
1 17 (12.32%) Marketing
2 11 (7.97%) Finance
3 9 (6.52%) Manufacturing
4 8 (5.80%) Automotive
5 3 (2.17%) Legal
5 3 (2.17%) Electronics
6 2 (1.45%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.72%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 61 (44.20%) Developer
2 51 (36.96%) Java Developer
3 19 (13.77%) Administrator
4 17 (12.32%) Senior Developer
4 17 (12.32%) Senior Java Developer
5 16 (11.59%) Linux Administrator
5 16 (11.59%) Systems Administrator
6 14 (10.14%) Architect
6 14 (10.14%) Software Engineer
6 14 (10.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 13 (9.42%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 12 (8.70%) Technical Architect
9 9 (6.52%) Analyst
10 7 (5.07%) Lead Architect
10 7 (5.07%) Lead Technical Architect
11 6 (4.35%) Lead Java Developer
11 6 (4.35%) Cyber Security Analyst
11 6 (4.35%) Lead Developer
11 6 (4.35%) Security Analyst
12 5 (3.62%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (39.86%) HTML
2 44 (31.88%) CSS
3 39 (28.26%) XML
4 38 (27.54%) Web Services
5 35 (25.36%) Ajax
5 35 (25.36%) REST
6 34 (24.64%) HTML5
7 28 (20.29%) J2EE
8 25 (18.12%) EclipseLink
9 23 (16.67%) XHTML
10 21 (15.22%) SOAP
11 20 (14.49%) JAX-RS
12 19 (13.77%) Middleware
13 18 (13.04%) TopLink
14 16 (11.59%) JAX-WS
15 14 (10.14%) Hibernate
15 14 (10.14%) JSON
16 11 (7.97%) JSP
17 10 (7.25%) Spring
17 10 (7.25%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.80%) Web 2.0
2 7 (5.07%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (4.35%) Fat Client
3 6 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.35%) Thin Client
4 5 (3.62%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.90%) Visualisation
6 3 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.45%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.45%) User Experience
7 2 (1.45%) Clustering
7 2 (1.45%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.72%) Life Science
8 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.72%) Replication
8 1 (0.72%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 80 (57.97%) UNIX
2 66 (47.83%) Windows
3 35 (25.36%) Solaris
4 29 (21.01%) Mac OS X
5 24 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.45%) SUSE
7 2 (1.45%) Debian
7 2 (1.45%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.72%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.72%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.72%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.72%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.72%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.72%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (32.61%) TDD
3 40 (28.99%) Continuous Integration
4 32 (23.19%) Scrum
5 30 (21.74%) User Stories
6 28 (20.29%) SOA
7 26 (18.84%) Content Management
8 25 (18.12%) Configuration Management
9 23 (16.67%) Software Engineering
10 22 (15.94%) OO
11 19 (13.77%) DevOps
12 18 (13.04%) Kanban
13 17 (12.32%) Use Case
13 17 (12.32%) Digital Marketing
13 17 (12.32%) Mentoring
14 16 (11.59%) Open Source
15 15 (10.87%) B2C
16 13 (9.42%) RUP
17 11 (7.97%) Validation
17 11 (7.97%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 66 (47.83%) Java
2 46 (33.33%) SQL
3 36 (26.09%) JavaScript
4 13 (9.42%) C
5 11 (7.97%) C++
6 10 (7.25%) Embedded C
7 9 (6.52%) Ruby
8 8 (5.80%) PL/SQL
9 7 (5.07%) Embedded C++
9 7 (5.07%) Scala
10 6 (4.35%) Perl
11 5 (3.62%) PowerShell
12 4 (2.90%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.45%) Korn
13 2 (1.45%) PHP
13 2 (1.45%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.45%) VC++
14 1 (0.72%) Ada
Qualifications
1 16 (11.59%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.52%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.07%) Degree
4 3 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.45%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.45%) MCP
5 2 (1.45%) MCSD
5 2 (1.45%) MCSE
5 2 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.72%) MCSA
6 1 (0.72%) CCNP
6 1 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.72%) CCSE
6 1 (0.72%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.07%) Firmware
3 6 (4.35%) VMware ESX
4 4 (2.90%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.45%) vSphere
5 2 (1.45%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.72%) XenApp
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.72%) vCloud
6 1 (0.72%) Docker
Systems Management
1 36 (26.09%) Puppet
1 36 (26.09%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.17%) Ansible
3 2 (1.45%) logstash
3 2 (1.45%) Kibana
3 2 (1.45%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.45%) OSSEC
4 1 (0.72%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (0.72%) Nessus
4 1 (0.72%) Mesos
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 26 (18.84%) IBM
2 19 (13.77%) VMware
3 16 (11.59%) Oracle
3 16 (11.59%) WSO2
4 8 (5.80%) Google
4 8 (5.80%) FatWire
5 7 (5.07%) Omniture
5 7 (5.07%) Red Hat
6 5 (3.62%) SAP
7 3 (2.17%) Microsoft
7 3 (2.17%) HP
7 3 (2.17%) Citrix
8 1 (0.72%) NetApp
8 1 (0.72%) Adobe
8 1 (0.72%) Cognos
8 1 (0.72%) Cisco
8 1 (0.72%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.72%) NetIQ
8 1 (0.72%) Serena
8 1 (0.72%) Altiris
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