The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gatwick region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 14 - 14
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 3 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 5.36% - 6.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.27% - 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£350 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.51 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.96% -
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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
11 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 19.64% 17.95% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 9
Average daily rate £125 £200 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Gatwick

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Gatwick region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gatwick 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 7 (87.50%) Windows
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
1 7 (87.50%) SCCM
2 6 (75.00%) IIS
3 5 (62.50%) MCSE
3 5 (62.50%) ITIL
3 5 (62.50%) MCP
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (62.50%) Red Hat
4 4 (50.00%) SAN
4 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (50.00%) VMware
4 4 (50.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (37.50%) Firewall
5 3 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (37.50%) Wireless
5 3 (37.50%) Nessus
5 3 (37.50%) CEH
5 3 (37.50%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (37.50%) McAfee
5 3 (37.50%) Qualys
5 3 (37.50%) PKI
5 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (37.50%) Citrix
5 3 (37.50%) CISSP
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gatwick 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 6 (75.00%) IIS
2 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
2 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (37.50%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (12.50%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
1 3 (37.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (37.50%) Office 365
2 3 (37.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) SAN
2 3 (37.50%) DHCP
2 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 3 (37.50%) DNS
2 3 (37.50%) Internet
2 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (37.50%) Wireless
3 1 (12.50%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Subversion
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Security Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) IT Security Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) IT Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) PKI
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (37.50%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
3 3 (37.50%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (37.50%) Coaching
4 1 (12.50%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
2 1 (12.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) MCP
1 5 (62.50%) MCSE
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (37.50%) CEH
2 3 (37.50%) CCNA
2 3 (37.50%) CISSP
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (25.00%) MCSA
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) RHCE
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) UAG
3 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (87.50%) SCCM
2 3 (37.50%) Nessus
3 1 (12.50%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (12.50%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) Red Hat
3 4 (50.00%) VMware
4 3 (37.50%) Qualys
4 3 (37.50%) Citrix
4 3 (37.50%) McAfee
5 1 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (12.50%) EMC
5 1 (12.50%) Veeam