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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 8 9 9
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 4.88% 7.41% 6.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.38% 100.00% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate £428 £300 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.70% -28.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £300 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £300 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.38 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +3.92%
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
13 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 31.71% 7.41% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 6
Average daily rate £371 £300 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.54% +37.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £300 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £300 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 11 February 2016, 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 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (50.00%) EMC
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (25.00%) NetApp
3 1 (25.00%) StorageTek
3 1 (25.00%) Veritas
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (25.00%) Middleware
3 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Brocade
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (25.00%) High Availability
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (25.00%) GlusterFS
3 1 (25.00%) Data Centre Operations

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 1 (25.00%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (25.00%) LDAP
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
1 1 (25.00%) VLDB
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Applications Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Applications Support
1 1 (25.00%) Applications Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Linux Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Operations Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Unix Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Web Applications Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Web Applications Support
1 1 (25.00%) Web Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Web Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) J2EE
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) EMC VMAX
2 1 (25.00%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Solaris
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre Operations
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) Perl
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) GlusterFS
1 1 (25.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle ZFS
1 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Satellite
1 1 (25.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix
1 2 (50.00%) EMC
2 1 (25.00%) Brocade
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) NetApp
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) StorageTek
2 1 (25.00%) Sun
2 1 (25.00%) Veritas
2 1 (25.00%) VMware