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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 13 22 12
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -10
Contract jobs citing Linux 43 34 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 8.16% 7.69% 9.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.09% 26.15% 36.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 18 33
Average daily rate £450 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £233 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £36.50 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.11% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
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
134 130 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 25.43% 29.41% 26.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 54 68
Average daily rate £400 £350 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £160 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £403 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £307
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 22 28
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -36.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.00 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.10 £28.25 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Southend-on-Sea - 17 £469 - 1
Basildon +3 4 £453 -
Brentwood -6 3 £325 +13.04%
Colchester 0 1 - - 1
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 32 (41.56%) Windows
2 31 (40.26%) Unix
3 27 (35.06%) Puppet
4 26 (33.77%) Jenkins
4 26 (33.77%) Java
4 26 (33.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (32.47%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (32.47%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (31.17%) HTTP
6 24 (31.17%) TCP/IP
7 23 (29.87%) SSL
7 23 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (25.97%) VMware
8 20 (25.97%) SQL
9 19 (24.68%) Middleware
9 19 (24.68%) Mentoring
10 18 (23.38%) Relational Database
10 18 (23.38%) Configuration Management
10 18 (23.38%) Perl
11 17 (22.08%) TDD
11 17 (22.08%) User Stories
12 16 (20.78%) Oracle
13 15 (19.48%) Solaris
13 15 (19.48%) Scrum
13 15 (19.48%) Open Source
13 15 (19.48%) DevOps
14 14 (18.18%) Ajax
14 14 (18.18%) CSS
14 14 (18.18%) HTML
15 13 (16.88%) C

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 10 (12.99%) WebSphere
2 8 (10.39%) JBoss
3 7 (9.09%) Apache
4 5 (6.49%) WebLogic
5 4 (5.19%) CMS
5 4 (5.19%) GlassFish
5 4 (5.19%) WebLogic Portal
5 4 (5.19%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (3.90%) IIS
6 3 (3.90%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.60%) Jetty
7 2 (2.60%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (2.60%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.79%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.19%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (5.19%) Google App Engine
2 4 (5.19%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (2.60%) IBM PureFlex
3 2 (2.60%) Office 365
4 1 (1.30%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (31.17%) HTTP
1 24 (31.17%) TCP/IP
2 23 (29.87%) SSL
3 6 (7.79%) DHCP
4 5 (6.49%) DNS
4 5 (6.49%) Firewall
5 4 (5.19%) FTP
6 3 (3.90%) IPsec
6 3 (3.90%) Network Security
6 3 (3.90%) SAN
6 3 (3.90%) Wireless
7 2 (2.60%) BGP
7 2 (2.60%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.60%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (2.60%) DMVPN
7 2 (2.60%) NetScreen
7 2 (2.60%) OSPF
7 2 (2.60%) VoIP
8 1 (1.30%) ADSL
8 1 (1.30%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (23.38%) Relational Database
2 7 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 6 (7.79%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (7.79%) SQL Server
4 4 (5.19%) DataStage
4 4 (5.19%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (3.90%) Big Data
5 3 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.90%) DB2
6 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (2.60%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.30%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.30%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.30%) Neo4j
7 1 (1.30%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.30%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 26 (33.77%) Jenkins
2 11 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 9 (11.69%) Subversion
4 8 (10.39%) Ant
5 6 (7.79%) Eclipse
5 6 (7.79%) SoapUI
6 4 (5.19%) AccuRev
6 4 (5.19%) Maven
7 3 (3.90%) Selenium
8 2 (2.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (2.60%) JIRA
8 2 (2.60%) JUnit
9 1 (1.30%) Bugzilla
9 1 (1.30%) Metasploit
9 1 (1.30%) Redmine
9 1 (1.30%) Trac
General
1 8 (10.39%) Automotive
2 6 (7.79%) Finance
2 6 (7.79%) Marketing
3 4 (5.19%) Legal
3 4 (5.19%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.30%) Publishing
4 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (24.68%) Developer
2 15 (19.48%) Java Developer
3 9 (11.69%) Analyst
4 8 (10.39%) IT Manager
4 8 (10.39%) Security Analyst
4 8 (10.39%) Senior Developer
4 8 (10.39%) Senior Java Developer
5 7 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (7.79%) Architect
6 6 (7.79%) Linux Engineer
6 6 (7.79%) SQL Developer
7 5 (6.49%) Environment Manager
7 5 (6.49%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 4 (5.19%) Administrator
8 4 (5.19%) C++ Developer
8 4 (5.19%) ETL Developer
8 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (5.19%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (5.19%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) PL/SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (24.68%) Middleware
2 14 (18.18%) Ajax
2 14 (18.18%) CSS
2 14 (18.18%) HTML
3 13 (16.88%) J2EE
4 11 (14.29%) REST
5 10 (12.99%) HTML5
6 9 (11.69%) XML
7 8 (10.39%) Web Services
7 8 (10.39%) XHTML
8 7 (9.09%) JAX-RS
9 6 (7.79%) .NET
9 6 (7.79%) CSS3
9 6 (7.79%) EclipseLink
9 6 (7.79%) JAX-WS
9 6 (7.79%) JSON
9 6 (7.79%) SOAP
9 6 (7.79%) TopLink
10 4 (5.19%) JSR 170
10 4 (5.19%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.19%) Clustering
2 4 (5.19%) Mobile App
2 4 (5.19%) Replication
2 4 (5.19%) User Experience
3 2 (2.60%) Chemistry
3 2 (2.60%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.60%) Device Driver
3 2 (2.60%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.60%) Physics
3 2 (2.60%) STB
3 2 (2.60%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.60%) Web 2.0
4 1 (1.30%) CUDA
4 1 (1.30%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 32 (41.56%) Windows
2 31 (40.26%) Unix
3 26 (33.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (19.48%) Solaris
5 7 (9.09%) Mac OS X
6 6 (7.79%) Windows Server
7 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.30%) SUSE
8 1 (1.30%) VxWorks
8 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (32.47%) Continuous Integration
2 23 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (24.68%) Mentoring
4 18 (23.38%) Configuration Management
5 17 (22.08%) TDD
5 17 (22.08%) User Stories
6 15 (19.48%) DevOps
6 15 (19.48%) Open Source
6 15 (19.48%) Scrum
7 13 (16.88%) Coaching
7 13 (16.88%) Continuous Delivery
7 13 (16.88%) Software Engineering
8 12 (15.58%) SOA
9 11 (14.29%) Kanban
10 9 (11.69%) Cybersecurity
11 8 (10.39%) API Design
12 7 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
13 6 (7.79%) Digital Marketing
13 6 (7.79%) Functional Testing
13 6 (7.79%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 26 (33.77%) Java
2 20 (25.97%) SQL
3 18 (23.38%) Perl
4 13 (16.88%) C
5 8 (10.39%) JavaScript
6 6 (7.79%) PL/SQL
6 6 (7.79%) Ruby
7 5 (6.49%) Shell Script
8 4 (5.19%) C++
8 4 (5.19%) Python
8 4 (5.19%) Scala
9 3 (3.90%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.90%) Embedded C
10 2 (2.60%) VBA
11 1 (1.30%) AWK
11 1 (1.30%) Korn
11 1 (1.30%) PHP
11 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (5.19%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.60%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.60%) CCNA
3 2 (2.60%) CCNP
3 2 (2.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.30%) CCSE
4 1 (1.30%) CEH
4 1 (1.30%) CISM
4 1 (1.30%) CISSP
4 1 (1.30%) Degree
4 1 (1.30%) MCSE
4 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.30%) RHCE
4 1 (1.30%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.49%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.60%) MISRA
3 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (12.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (9.09%) Docker
2 7 (9.09%) VMware ESX
3 3 (3.90%) Firmware
3 3 (3.90%) Xen
4 2 (2.60%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.60%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.30%) Snort
5 1 (1.30%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 27 (35.06%) Puppet
2 25 (32.47%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.90%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (3.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (2.60%) Data Guard
4 2 (2.60%) QRadar
5 1 (1.30%) Ansible
5 1 (1.30%) Cacti
5 1 (1.30%) EnCase
5 1 (1.30%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.30%) Mesos
5 1 (1.30%) Nagios
5 1 (1.30%) Nessus
5 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (1.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 20 (25.97%) VMware
2 16 (20.78%) Oracle
3 10 (12.99%) IBM
4 6 (7.79%) F5
4 6 (7.79%) Red Hat
4 6 (7.79%) WSO2
5 5 (6.49%) Cisco
5 5 (6.49%) Google
6 4 (5.19%) Microsoft
6 4 (5.19%) NetApp
6 4 (5.19%) Teradata
7 3 (3.90%) Citrix
8 2 (2.60%) ArcSight
8 2 (2.60%) Blue Coat
8 2 (2.60%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.60%) HP
8 2 (2.60%) Imperva
8 2 (2.60%) Infoblox
8 2 (2.60%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.30%) Tripwire
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