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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 10 20 18
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 64 38 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 12.48% 6.61% 6.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.55% 21.35% 29.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 13 17
Average daily rate
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£425 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £327 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £445 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £41.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.63 £32.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+10.46% -10.41%
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
166 178 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 32.36% 30.96% 23.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 54 42
Average daily rate £425 £313 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £133 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 47 16
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 18 December 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
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 18 December 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 +5 10 £300 - 2
Chelmsford - - - - 1
Colchester - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - - 1
Witham - - - -
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 108 (72.00%) Java
2 93 (62.00%) UNIX
3 91 (60.67%) SQL
4 82 (54.67%) HTML
5 76 (50.67%) Relational Database
6 72 (48.00%) Oracle
7 69 (46.00%) XML
8 62 (41.33%) Mac OS X
9 58 (38.67%) CSS
10 57 (38.00%) Hibernate
10 57 (38.00%) Spring
11 55 (36.67%) MySQL
11 55 (36.67%) PL/SQL
12 54 (36.00%) MVC
13 53 (35.33%) JBoss
14 51 (34.00%) Web Development
14 51 (34.00%) Spring MVC
15 50 (33.33%) Windows
16 47 (31.33%) LDAP
16 47 (31.33%) JAAS
17 45 (30.00%) JavaScript
18 43 (28.67%) MariaDB
19 41 (27.33%) Enterprise Software
19 41 (27.33%) JPA
20 37 (24.67%) TDD
21 36 (24.00%) HTTP
22 35 (23.33%) REST
23 34 (22.67%) Agile Software Development
24 32 (21.33%) JAX-RS
25 31 (20.67%) Configuration Management

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 53 (35.33%) JBoss
2 22 (14.67%) WebLogic
2 22 (14.67%) WebSphere
3 9 (6.00%) MS Exchange
4 7 (4.67%) Lync
4 7 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (3.33%) Apache
6 4 (2.67%) IBM HTTP Server
6 4 (2.67%) CMS
6 4 (2.67%) MQSeries
7 3 (2.00%) Apache Solr
8 2 (1.33%) Adobe CQ
8 2 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.33%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (11.33%) MS Excel
2 16 (10.67%) MS Office
3 7 (4.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.67%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.67%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.67%) SaaS
1 1 (0.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 47 (31.33%) LDAP
2 36 (24.00%) HTTP
3 14 (9.33%) Firewall
4 13 (8.67%) Wireless
4 13 (8.67%) SAN
5 12 (8.00%) TCP/IP
6 11 (7.33%) NAS
7 10 (6.67%) Broadband
8 9 (6.00%) DHCP
9 6 (4.00%) Internet
9 6 (4.00%) Telnet
10 5 (3.33%) FTP
11 4 (2.67%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (2.00%) Extranet
12 3 (2.00%) VPN
12 3 (2.00%) DNS
13 2 (1.33%) Structured Cabling
14 1 (0.67%) MPLS
14 1 (0.67%) Ethernet
14 1 (0.67%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (50.67%) Relational Database
2 55 (36.67%) MySQL
3 43 (28.67%) MariaDB
4 27 (18.00%) MongoDB
5 25 (16.67%) Neo4j
6 8 (5.33%) DB2
7 6 (4.00%) SQL Server
8 5 (3.33%) DTS
9 4 (2.67%) Oracle Database
10 3 (2.00%) MS Access
11 2 (1.33%) NoSQL
11 2 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.67%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (9.33%) Eclipse
1 14 (9.33%) Selenium
2 13 (8.67%) Ant
3 7 (4.67%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.33%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.33%) Trac
5 2 (1.33%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.33%) Redmine
5 2 (1.33%) Mockito
5 2 (1.33%) Hamcrest
5 2 (1.33%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.33%) Maven
5 2 (1.33%) JIRA
5 2 (1.33%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.67%) MSI
6 1 (0.67%) JUnit
6 1 (0.67%) Subversion
6 1 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 11 (7.33%) Finance
2 8 (5.33%) Marketing
2 8 (5.33%) Manufacturing
3 7 (4.67%) Automotive
3 7 (4.67%) Legal
4 6 (4.00%) Publishing
4 6 (4.00%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.33%) Banking
6 1 (0.67%) Electronics
6 1 (0.67%) Front Office
6 1 (0.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 81 (54.00%) Developer
2 75 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 19 (12.67%) Analyst
4 10 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
4 10 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 6 (4.00%) Automation Engineer
5 6 (4.00%) Software Project Leader
5 6 (4.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 6 (4.00%) Security Analyst
5 6 (4.00%) Test Engineer
5 6 (4.00%) Project Leader
5 6 (4.00%) Software Engineer
6 5 (3.33%) Systems Analyst
7 4 (2.67%) Automation Tester
7 4 (2.67%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (2.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 4 (2.67%) Support Analyst
7 4 (2.67%) Administrator
7 4 (2.67%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (2.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (54.67%) HTML
2 69 (46.00%) XML
3 58 (38.67%) CSS
4 57 (38.00%) Hibernate
4 57 (38.00%) Spring
5 51 (34.00%) Spring MVC
6 47 (31.33%) JAAS
7 41 (27.33%) JPA
8 35 (23.33%) REST
9 32 (21.33%) JAX-RS
10 27 (18.00%) Web Services
11 22 (14.67%) J2EE
12 20 (13.33%) Struts
13 19 (12.67%) Ajax
14 16 (10.67%) Struts2
15 15 (10.00%) JAX-RPC
16 13 (8.67%) HTML5
16 13 (8.67%) XHTML
17 12 (8.00%) JSP
18 9 (6.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 41 (27.33%) Enterprise Software
2 16 (10.67%) Visualisation
3 11 (7.33%) Clustering
4 10 (6.67%) Computer Science
5 9 (6.00%) Mathematics
5 9 (6.00%) Biology
6 7 (4.67%) STB
7 6 (4.00%) Data Integration
7 6 (4.00%) Life Science
8 5 (3.33%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (2.67%) Data Structures
9 4 (2.67%) Web 2.0
10 3 (2.00%) N-Tier
10 3 (2.00%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.33%) Open Source
11 2 (1.33%) iSeries
11 2 (1.33%) AS400
11 2 (1.33%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.67%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.67%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 93 (62.00%) UNIX
2 62 (41.33%) Mac OS X
3 50 (33.33%) Windows
4 18 (12.00%) Solaris
5 14 (9.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (5.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (4.67%) SUSE
8 6 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (4.00%) AIX
9 4 (2.67%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.67%) CentOS
9 4 (2.67%) Windows XP
9 4 (2.67%) VMS
10 3 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.00%) Windows 7
10 3 (2.00%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (1.33%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.67%) HPUX
12 1 (0.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (36.00%) MVC
2 51 (34.00%) Web Development
3 37 (24.67%) TDD
4 34 (22.67%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (20.67%) Configuration Management
6 29 (19.33%) Responsive Web Design
7 28 (18.67%) Web Design
8 19 (12.67%) Scrum
9 17 (11.33%) Mentoring
10 16 (10.67%) Microservices
10 16 (10.67%) OO
10 16 (10.67%) Content Management
11 14 (9.33%) Software Engineering
11 14 (9.33%) Validation
12 11 (7.33%) RUP
13 9 (6.00%) Use Case
13 9 (6.00%) Release Management
13 9 (6.00%) Bioinformatics
13 9 (6.00%) User Stories
14 8 (5.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 108 (72.00%) Java
2 91 (60.67%) SQL
3 55 (36.67%) PL/SQL
4 45 (30.00%) JavaScript
5 18 (12.00%) Python
6 17 (11.33%) Perl
7 8 (5.33%) PowerShell
7 8 (5.33%) PHP
8 7 (4.67%) Ruby
9 6 (4.00%) Bash Shell
9 6 (4.00%) VB.NET
9 6 (4.00%) Shell Script
10 5 (3.33%) VBA
11 3 (2.00%) C
11 3 (2.00%) C++
12 1 (0.67%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.67%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.67%) FQL
Qualifications
1 9 (6.00%) Degree
1 9 (6.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (2.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.33%) CISA
3 2 (1.33%) CISSP
4 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (0.67%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.67%) MCSE
4 1 (0.67%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.33%) QA
1 2 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 14 (9.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (8.67%) Active Directory
3 11 (7.33%) XenApp
4 8 (5.33%) XenDesktop
5 7 (4.67%) Firmware
6 4 (2.67%) VMware ESX
7 3 (2.00%) MetaFrame
8 2 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.67%) Snort
9 1 (0.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (4.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (1.33%) CORE IMPACT
2 2 (1.33%) SCCM
2 2 (1.33%) Nessus
2 2 (1.33%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.67%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.67%) Puppet
3 1 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 72 (48.00%) Oracle
2 26 (17.33%) IBM
3 21 (14.00%) VMware
4 17 (11.33%) Microsoft
5 14 (9.33%) HP
5 14 (9.33%) Citrix
6 7 (4.67%) 3PAR
7 6 (4.00%) FatWire
8 5 (3.33%) Red Hat
8 5 (3.33%) Brocade
9 4 (2.67%) AccuRev
9 4 (2.67%) EMC
10 2 (1.33%) Rapid7
10 2 (1.33%) ArcSight
10 2 (1.33%) Splunk
10 2 (1.33%) Kerio
10 2 (1.33%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.33%) Tripwire
10 2 (1.33%) Altiris
10 2 (1.33%) Qualys
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