The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gatwick region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 24 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 5 14 9
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Contract jobs citing Linux 12 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 16.00% 6.67% 14.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.44% 12.12% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 3
Median daily rate £365 - £220
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £358
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Linux
West Sussex

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Gatwick region.

Operating Systems Category
Gatwick
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
27 33 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 36.00% 55.00% 38.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 10
Median daily rate £365 £325 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% +47.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £363 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £349 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +14.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 1
Median hourly rate £43.00 £50.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.00% +203.03%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Gatwick

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Gatwick region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Gatwick

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Gatwick

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Gatwick region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Gatwick

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Gatwick

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Gatwick region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Gatwick

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gatwick

For the 6 months to 24 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Gatwick region with a requirement for Linux.

1 12 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 11 (61.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 11 (61.11%) Brocade
2 11 (61.11%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 11 (61.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (61.11%) NetBackup
2 11 (61.11%) Oracle
2 11 (61.11%) Unix
2 11 (61.11%) Solaris
2 11 (61.11%) VLDB
2 11 (61.11%) Sun
2 11 (61.11%) SAN
2 11 (61.11%) StorageTek
2 11 (61.11%) Veritas
2 11 (61.11%) Fibre Channel
2 11 (61.11%) High Availability
2 11 (61.11%) Oracle ZFS
3 9 (50.00%) OLTP
4 7 (38.89%) LDAP
5 5 (27.78%) Software Engineering
5 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (27.78%) EMC
6 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
6 4 (22.22%) MySQL
6 4 (22.22%) Scrum
6 4 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (22.22%) GlusterFS
6 4 (22.22%) Red Hat Satellite
6 4 (22.22%) EMC VMAX
7 3 (16.67%) Embedded Systems

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 11 (61.11%) Fibre Channel
1 11 (61.11%) SAN
2 7 (38.89%) LDAP
3 2 (11.11%) Broadband
3 2 (11.11%) Ethernet
3 2 (11.11%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (61.11%) VLDB
2 9 (50.00%) OLTP
3 4 (22.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Hudson
1 2 (11.11%) JIRA
1 2 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (11.11%) Subversion
1 2 (11.11%) VectorCAST
2 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (11.11%) Avionics
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Administrator
1 11 (61.11%) Unix Administrator
2 6 (33.33%) Solaris Administrator
3 4 (22.22%) Software Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Embedded Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Security Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 4 (22.22%) EMC VMAX
3 3 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.56%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Solaris
1 11 (61.11%) Unix
2 4 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Disaster Recovery
1 11 (61.11%) High Availability
2 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) Software Engineering
3 4 (22.22%) Scrum
4 3 (16.67%) Multithreading
4 3 (16.67%) TDD
5 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Change Management
5 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) UML
6 1 (5.56%) BDD
6 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.56%) ITIL
6 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.56%) QMS
6 1 (5.56%) Quality Management
6 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) C++
2 2 (11.11%) ANSI C
2 2 (11.11%) C
2 2 (11.11%) Embedded C
3 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (5.56%) CISM
2 1 (5.56%) CISSP
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) DO-178B
2 1 (5.56%) JSP 440
2 1 (5.56%) RMADS
System Software
1 11 (61.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 4 (22.22%) GlusterFS
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (61.11%) NetBackup
1 11 (61.11%) Oracle ZFS
1 11 (61.11%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 4 (22.22%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Brocade
1 11 (61.11%) Oracle
1 11 (61.11%) StorageTek
1 11 (61.11%) Sun
1 11 (61.11%) Veritas
2 5 (27.78%) EMC
3 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix
4 1 (5.56%) NetApp
4 1 (5.56%) VMware