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 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 10 10 12
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 4 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 8.70% 9.09% 6.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.00% 29.41% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Average daily rate
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- £280 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -18.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.14% +2.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.20 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+24.17% -19.46%
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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
25 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 54.35% 30.91% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 5
Average daily rate £120 £188 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% -45.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £124 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £363 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 1
Average hourly rate £50.00 £16.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+212.50% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 22 Related IT Skills in Gatwick

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (85.71%) Ubuntu
2 6 (85.71%) Java
3 5 (71.43%) C++
4 4 (57.14%) HTML
4 4 (57.14%) CSS
4 4 (57.14%) UNIX
4 4 (57.14%) HTTP
4 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
4 4 (57.14%) C
4 4 (57.14%) Network Security
4 4 (57.14%) Snort
4 4 (57.14%) Open Source
5 3 (42.86%) TDD
6 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
6 2 (28.57%) Python
6 2 (28.57%) Eclipse
6 2 (28.57%) SQL
6 2 (28.57%) Drools
7 1 (14.29%) Windows
7 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
7 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) HTTP
1 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
1 4 (57.14%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Software Engineer
2 4 (57.14%) Senior Software Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) HTML
1 4 (57.14%) CSS
2 2 (28.57%) Drools
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Ubuntu
2 4 (57.14%) UNIX
3 1 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (57.14%) Open Source
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Java
2 5 (71.43%) C++
3 4 (57.14%) C
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) Python
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Snort