The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Essex region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 16 29 41
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +12
Contract jobs citing Linux 41 26 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 8.45% 5.71% 2.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.70% 22.22% 7.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 15 9
Average daily rate
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£400 £413 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £310 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
- +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.40 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
148 117 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 30.52% 25.71% 31.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 40 85
Average daily rate £350 £293 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.65% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £500 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 37 23
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £34.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
Linux
East of England

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 July 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 July 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 July 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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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 13 £193 -40.76% 2
Basildon -1 3 - - 1
Colchester -9 2 £356 -13.63%
Chelmsford +2 1 - -
Billericay - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Harwich - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - - 1
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 42 (48.28%) SQL
1 42 (48.28%) Oracle
2 41 (47.13%) Java
3 40 (45.98%) Windows
4 38 (43.68%) UNIX
5 23 (26.44%) XML
6 22 (25.29%) CSS
6 22 (25.29%) HTML
6 22 (25.29%) IBM
7 20 (22.99%) JavaScript
7 20 (22.99%) JBoss
7 20 (22.99%) Solaris
7 20 (22.99%) Relational Database
8 19 (21.84%) WebSphere
9 18 (20.69%) Finance
9 18 (20.69%) PL/SQL
10 17 (19.54%) J2EE
11 16 (18.39%) MySQL
12 15 (17.24%) Firewall
13 14 (16.09%) Hibernate
13 14 (16.09%) VMware
13 14 (16.09%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (16.09%) WebLogic
14 13 (14.94%) MS Office
14 13 (14.94%) AIX
14 13 (14.94%) OO
14 13 (14.94%) DHCP
14 13 (14.94%) Mac OS X
14 13 (14.94%) TDD
14 13 (14.94%) Web Development

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 19 (21.84%) WebSphere
2 14 (16.09%) WebLogic
3 11 (12.64%) Apache
4 7 (8.05%) MQSeries
5 6 (6.90%) IIS
6 5 (5.75%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (5.75%) Oracle Application Server
7 4 (4.60%) Tomcat
8 2 (2.30%) CMS
8 2 (2.30%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (1.15%) SharePoint
9 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.15%) Adobe CQ
9 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (14.94%) MS Office
2 11 (12.64%) MS Excel
3 5 (5.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Oracle CRM
1 3 (3.45%) Magento
2 2 (2.30%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (3.45%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (1.15%) PaaS
2 1 (1.15%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (17.24%) Firewall
2 13 (14.94%) DHCP
3 12 (13.79%) LDAP
3 12 (13.79%) HTTP
4 11 (12.64%) NAS
5 9 (10.34%) DNS
6 7 (8.05%) Broadband
6 7 (8.05%) FTP
6 7 (8.05%) Wireless
6 7 (8.05%) Telnet
7 6 (6.90%) Internet
8 5 (5.75%) OSPF
8 5 (5.75%) BGP
8 5 (5.75%) NetScreen
8 5 (5.75%) DMVPN
8 5 (5.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 5 (5.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 5 (5.75%) BIG-IP
8 5 (5.75%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (5.75%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (22.99%) Relational Database
2 16 (18.39%) MySQL
3 12 (13.79%) Oracle Database
4 9 (10.34%) MariaDB
5 7 (8.05%) DB2
6 5 (5.75%) SQL Server
6 5 (5.75%) Oracle9i Database
6 5 (5.75%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (5.75%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (4.60%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (2.30%) MS Access
8 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.15%) WebFOCUS
9 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (1.15%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.15%) Neo4j
9 1 (1.15%) DTS
9 1 (1.15%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (10.34%) Ant
2 7 (8.05%) JUnit
2 7 (8.05%) JIRA
2 7 (8.05%) Selenium
2 7 (8.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (6.90%) Bugzilla
3 6 (6.90%) Redmine
3 6 (6.90%) Trac
4 3 (3.45%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.45%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.45%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (2.30%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.15%) Lombardi
6 1 (1.15%) VisualVM
General
1 18 (20.69%) Finance
2 8 (9.20%) Banking
3 6 (6.90%) Automotive
3 6 (6.90%) Legal
4 5 (5.75%) Marketing
5 4 (4.60%) Publishing
6 2 (2.30%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.30%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.15%) Electronics
7 1 (1.15%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (28.74%) Developer
2 21 (24.14%) Java Developer
3 17 (19.54%) Analyst
4 8 (9.20%) Software Engineer
4 8 (9.20%) Support Analyst
4 8 (9.20%) Test Engineer
5 7 (8.05%) DBA
6 6 (6.90%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 6 (6.90%) Linux Engineer
6 6 (6.90%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
6 6 (6.90%) Capacity Analyst
6 6 (6.90%) Capacity Management Analyst
7 5 (5.75%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) Network Specialist
7 5 (5.75%) Network Security Specialist
7 5 (5.75%) Embedded C Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) C Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (26.44%) XML
2 22 (25.29%) HTML
2 22 (25.29%) CSS
3 17 (19.54%) J2EE
4 14 (16.09%) Hibernate
5 13 (14.94%) Spring
5 13 (14.94%) JPA
6 12 (13.79%) JAAS
7 11 (12.64%) .NET
8 10 (11.49%) XHTML
8 10 (11.49%) Spring MVC
8 10 (11.49%) Ajax
8 10 (11.49%) HTML5
9 9 (10.34%) JSP
10 7 (8.05%) Web Services
11 6 (6.90%) REST
12 5 (5.75%) JAX-RPC
12 5 (5.75%) Struts
12 5 (5.75%) Struts2
13 1 (1.15%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.94%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (8.05%) Firmware
3 6 (6.90%) Thin Client
3 6 (6.90%) Fat Client
4 5 (5.75%) Replication
4 5 (5.75%) Web 2.0
5 4 (4.60%) Visualisation
6 3 (3.45%) Open Source
7 2 (2.30%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (2.30%) Clustering
7 2 (2.30%) STB
8 1 (1.15%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.15%) AS400
8 1 (1.15%) Device Driver
8 1 (1.15%) Social Media
8 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.15%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (1.15%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 40 (45.98%) Windows
2 38 (43.68%) UNIX
3 20 (22.99%) Solaris
4 13 (14.94%) Mac OS X
4 13 (14.94%) AIX
5 6 (6.90%) Embedded Linux
6 5 (5.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (5.75%) Apple iOS
7 4 (4.60%) SUSE
8 2 (2.30%) Android
9 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.15%) HPUX
9 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.09%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (14.94%) TDD
2 13 (14.94%) OO
2 13 (14.94%) Web Development
3 12 (13.79%) Scrum
4 10 (11.49%) MVC
4 10 (11.49%) RUP
4 10 (11.49%) SOA
5 9 (10.34%) E-Commerce
5 9 (10.34%) Validation
5 9 (10.34%) Content Management
5 9 (10.34%) Software Engineering
6 8 (9.20%) Use Case
6 8 (9.20%) Data Protection
6 8 (9.20%) Capacity Management
6 8 (9.20%) RAD
7 7 (8.05%) Configuration Management
7 7 (8.05%) Data Analysis
7 7 (8.05%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (8.05%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 42 (48.28%) SQL
2 41 (47.13%) Java
3 20 (22.99%) JavaScript
4 18 (20.69%) PL/SQL
5 9 (10.34%) PHP
6 8 (9.20%) C
7 7 (8.05%) C++
7 7 (8.05%) Perl
7 7 (8.05%) VBA
8 6 (6.90%) VB.NET
8 6 (6.90%) Ruby
8 6 (6.90%) PowerShell
8 6 (6.90%) Bash Shell
9 5 (5.75%) Embedded C
9 5 (5.75%) Embedded C++
9 5 (5.75%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.15%) JCL
10 1 (1.15%) Assembly Language
10 1 (1.15%) Python
10 1 (1.15%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 10 (11.49%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (5.75%) CCSE
3 5 (5.75%) CCNP
4 3 (3.45%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.30%) Degree
6 1 (1.15%) CCNA
6 1 (1.15%) MCP
6 1 (1.15%) MCSE
6 1 (1.15%) MCITP
6 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.30%) QA
System Software
1 13 (14.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (8.05%) VMware ESX
3 5 (5.75%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (4.60%) Active Directory
5 3 (3.45%) NFS
6 2 (2.30%) Xen
7 1 (1.15%) RACF
7 1 (1.15%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (10.34%) Tivoli
1 9 (10.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (5.75%) Data Guard
2 5 (5.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (2.30%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.30%) Foglight
4 1 (1.15%) SCOM
4 1 (1.15%) Opsview
Vendors
1 42 (48.28%) Oracle
2 22 (25.29%) IBM
3 20 (22.99%) JBoss
4 14 (16.09%) VMware
5 12 (13.79%) Cisco
5 12 (13.79%) NetApp
6 9 (10.34%) FatWire
7 5 (5.75%) Blue Coat
7 5 (5.75%) Infoblox
7 5 (5.75%) Imperva
7 5 (5.75%) F5
7 5 (5.75%) Red Hat
7 5 (5.75%) CheckPoint
7 5 (5.75%) Citrix
7 5 (5.75%) Microsoft
8 3 (3.45%) SAP
8 3 (3.45%) HP
8 3 (3.45%) JD Edwards
9 2 (2.30%) BMC
9 2 (2.30%) Facebook
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