The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Gatwick region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 4 2 12
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +10
Contract jobs citing Linux 2 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 9.52% 18.42% 1.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.67% 70.00% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Average daily rate - £585 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.57% -
Operating Systems Category
Gatwick
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
3 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 14.29% 26.32% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 6
Average daily rate - £585 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +127.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Linux
West Sussex

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 27 Related IT Skills in Gatwick

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2 (50.00%) EMC
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix
1 2 (50.00%) RHCE
1 2 (50.00%) NetApp
1 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (50.00%) Nagios
1 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) PHP
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) MySQL
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Apache
1 2 (50.00%) LAMP
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
1 2 (50.00%) Subversion
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (50.00%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2 (50.00%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Subversion
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Team Leader
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) PHP
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) RHCE
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Nagios
1 2 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) EMC
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix
1 2 (50.00%) NetApp
1 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (50.00%) VMware