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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 11 11 13
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 12 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 13.48% 8.93% 7.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.14% 21.74% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 2
Median daily rate £365 £370 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% +32.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.09% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £48.00 £50.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.25 £38.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +16.92%
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
21 23 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 23.60% 41.07% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 11
Median daily rate £365 £290 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.86% +45.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 3
Median hourly rate £45.50 £50.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.00% +212.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 27 August 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 13 (72.22%) Computer Science
2 9 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (50.00%) Brocade
2 9 (50.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 9 (50.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 9 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
2 9 (50.00%) High Availability
2 9 (50.00%) Oracle ZFS
2 9 (50.00%) Oracle
2 9 (50.00%) Unix
2 9 (50.00%) Solaris
2 9 (50.00%) OLTP
2 9 (50.00%) VLDB
2 9 (50.00%) Sun
2 9 (50.00%) SAN
2 9 (50.00%) StorageTek
2 9 (50.00%) Veritas
2 9 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (50.00%) NetBackup
3 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (38.89%) LDAP
4 7 (38.89%) C++
4 7 (38.89%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (27.78%) Multithreading
5 5 (27.78%) Scrum
6 4 (22.22%) TDD
6 4 (22.22%) Windows
6 4 (22.22%) Degree
7 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing

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:

Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
1 9 (50.00%) 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 9 (50.00%) OLTP
1 9 (50.00%) VLDB
2 2 (11.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 2 (11.11%) Hudson
1 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 2 (11.11%) JIRA
1 2 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (11.11%) Subversion
1 2 (11.11%) VectorCAST
General
1 2 (11.11%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Administrator
1 9 (50.00%) Unix Administrator
2 7 (38.89%) Software Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) Solaris Administrator
4 5 (27.78%) C++ Software Engineer
5 4 (22.22%) Embedded Engineer
6 3 (16.67%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 3 (16.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (11.11%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
7 2 (11.11%) Embedded Linux Engineer
7 2 (11.11%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
7 2 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
8 1 (5.56%) Agile Tester
8 1 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
8 1 (5.56%) Software Test Engineer
8 1 (5.56%) Software Tester
8 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
8 1 (5.56%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 13 (72.22%) Computer Science
2 7 (38.89%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (11.11%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Solaris
1 9 (50.00%) Unix
2 4 (22.22%) Windows
3 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 9 (50.00%) High Availability
1 9 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) Multithreading
3 5 (27.78%) Scrum
4 4 (22.22%) TDD
5 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (11.11%) Change Management
6 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 2 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (11.11%) QMS
6 2 (11.11%) Quality Management
6 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 2 (11.11%) UML
6 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Cross-Platform Development
7 1 (5.56%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) C++
2 2 (11.11%) ANSI C
2 2 (11.11%) C
2 2 (11.11%) Embedded C
2 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) DO-178B
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (11.11%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 9 (50.00%) NetBackup
1 9 (50.00%) Oracle ZFS
1 9 (50.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Brocade
1 9 (50.00%) Oracle
1 9 (50.00%) StorageTek
1 9 (50.00%) Sun
1 9 (50.00%) Veritas
2 2 (11.11%) EMC
2 2 (11.11%) Red Hat