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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 8 12 8
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 1 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 5.00% 4.08% 20.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 16.67% 69.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £419 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.41% +35.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -9.72%
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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
1 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 5.00% 24.49% 29.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 9
Average daily rate £350 £225 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -13.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 19 December 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 4 (100.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) MCP
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) MCSE
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) SAN
2 3 (75.00%) SCCM
3 2 (50.00%) Nessus
3 2 (50.00%) CEH
3 2 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (50.00%) Qualys
3 2 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (50.00%) Coaching
3 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (50.00%) McAfee
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) Wireless
3 2 (50.00%) CISSP
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (50.00%) CCNA
3 2 (50.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) IIS
3 2 (50.00%) MS Office
4 1 (25.00%) MySQL
4 1 (25.00%) MCSA

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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%) IIS
2 1 (25.00%) Apache
2 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Visio
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) SAN
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) Wireless
2 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) IT Security Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Security Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) IT Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (25.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 2 (50.00%) Coaching
3 1 (25.00%) Information Security
3 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) MCP
1 3 (75.00%) MCSE
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) CEH
2 2 (50.00%) CISSP
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (50.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) SCCM
2 2 (50.00%) Nessus
3 1 (25.00%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Qualys
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (50.00%) McAfee
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) EMC
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Veeam