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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 17 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 3 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 3.85% 10.00% 25.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.04% 50.00% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 7
Average daily rate
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- - £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +12.67%
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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
23 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 29.49% 20.00% 34.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 1 7
Average daily rate £325 £363 £585
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -38.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £363 £549
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £363 £593
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.58% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £16.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+172.72% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.94% -0.93%

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 28 Related IT Skills in Gatwick

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 4 (80.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) Ubuntu
3 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Drools
3 2 (40.00%) Service Management
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) Intranet
3 2 (40.00%) Internet
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) Perl
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) J2EE
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) UNIX
3 2 (40.00%) Apache
3 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (40.00%) Python
3 2 (40.00%) LDAP
3 2 (40.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (20.00%) HTTP
4 1 (20.00%) Open Source
4 1 (20.00%) Snort
4 1 (20.00%) C
4 1 (20.00%) C++
4 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Network Security

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) Apache
1 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) Intranet
2 2 (40.00%) Internet
2 2 (40.00%) LDAP
3 1 (20.00%) HTTP
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Web Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Java Software Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Web Support Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Drools
1 2 (40.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Ubuntu
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) Perl
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) C++
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Snort
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle