The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Guildford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 4 6 15
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +9
Contract jobs citing Linux 22 20 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 18.03% 15.75% 8.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 60.61% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 4
Average daily rate
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£345 £465 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.84% +32.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £430 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £577 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £34.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.14% -8.00%
Linux
Surrey

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Guildford region.

Operating Systems Category
Guildford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
44 33 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 36.07% 25.98% 29.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 5 27
Average daily rate £350 £430 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.60% +43.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £610 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.88% -54.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Guildford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Guildford region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Guildford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Guildford region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Guildford

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Guildford region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford 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 20 (74.07%) Windows
2 15 (55.56%) SQL
3 13 (48.15%) Oracle
4 12 (44.44%) MySQL
5 10 (37.04%) UNIX
5 10 (37.04%) Perl
5 10 (37.04%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (37.04%) Radio Access Network
6 9 (33.33%) Back Office
6 9 (33.33%) HTML
6 9 (33.33%) Java
6 9 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 9 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (29.63%) SLA
7 8 (29.63%) Red Hat
7 8 (29.63%) Degree
7 8 (29.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (22.22%) Talend Open Studio
8 6 (22.22%) Talend
8 6 (22.22%) Ontologies
8 6 (22.22%) jQuery
8 6 (22.22%) Greenplum
8 6 (22.22%) Cerion
8 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (22.22%) OPNET
8 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (22.22%) Korn
9 5 (18.52%) MVC
9 5 (18.52%) Telecoms
9 5 (18.52%) Citrix

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford 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 3 (11.11%) JBoss
2 2 (7.41%) Tomcat
2 2 (7.41%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.70%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Office
1 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) SaaS
1 1 (3.70%) PaaS
1 1 (3.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (37.04%) Radio Access Network
2 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
3 3 (11.11%) Ethernet
3 3 (11.11%) FTP
3 3 (11.11%) SAN
4 2 (7.41%) Internet
4 2 (7.41%) MPLS
4 2 (7.41%) Firewall
4 2 (7.41%) LAN
4 2 (7.41%) VoIP
4 2 (7.41%) WAN
4 2 (7.41%) DNS
5 1 (3.70%) ISDN
5 1 (3.70%) WLAN
5 1 (3.70%) HTTP
5 1 (3.70%) VPN
5 1 (3.70%) Wireless
5 1 (3.70%) IP Telephony
5 1 (3.70%) FCAPS
5 1 (3.70%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (44.44%) MySQL
2 10 (37.04%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
4 3 (11.11%) DTS
4 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (11.11%) Hadoop
5 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
5 2 (7.41%) OpenStack Swift
6 1 (3.70%) Big Data
6 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (7.41%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.70%) Maven
4 1 (3.70%) GCC
4 1 (3.70%) GDB
4 1 (3.70%) YourKit
General
1 9 (33.33%) Back Office
2 5 (18.52%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.41%) Multimedia
4 1 (3.70%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) OSS Engineer
2 8 (29.63%) Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Back Office Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) OSS Support Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Support Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Software Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Software Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Java Developer
6 2 (7.41%) C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Java Software Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Software Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Technician
7 1 (3.70%) Support Specialist
7 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) LAMP Developer
7 1 (3.70%) PHP LAMP Developer
7 1 (3.70%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (33.33%) HTML
2 6 (22.22%) jQuery
3 5 (18.52%) Web Services
4 3 (11.11%) XML
4 3 (11.11%) DHTML
4 3 (11.11%) .NET
4 3 (11.11%) J2EE
4 3 (11.11%) ADO.NET
4 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 3 (11.11%) Hibernate
4 3 (11.11%) WinForms
4 3 (11.11%) Ajax
4 3 (11.11%) .NET Framework
4 3 (11.11%) SWT
4 3 (11.11%) Spring
4 3 (11.11%) Razor View Engine
4 3 (11.11%) Regular Expression
4 3 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (7.41%) Kafka
5 2 (7.41%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Ontologies
1 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.41%) Handset
4 1 (3.70%) PKI
4 1 (3.70%) Physics
4 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 20 (74.07%) Windows
2 10 (37.04%) UNIX
3 8 (29.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.41%) CentOS
5 2 (7.41%) Windows 8
5 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.70%) HPUX
6 1 (3.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (18.52%) MVC
4 4 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (14.81%) ITIL
4 4 (14.81%) Project Management
4 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
5 3 (11.11%) Information Security
5 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (11.11%) Multithreading
5 3 (11.11%) Unit Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Image Processing
5 3 (11.11%) Waterfall
5 3 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (7.41%) Database Tuning
6 2 (7.41%) Test Planning
6 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (7.41%) Web Application Development
6 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
6 2 (7.41%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (55.56%) SQL
2 10 (37.04%) Perl
3 9 (33.33%) Java
3 9 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 6 (22.22%) Korn
5 5 (18.52%) Bash Shell
6 4 (14.81%) C++
7 3 (11.11%) C#
7 3 (11.11%) T-SQL
7 3 (11.11%) VBScript
7 3 (11.11%) VB.NET
7 3 (11.11%) Python
8 2 (7.41%) C
9 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
9 1 (3.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) Degree
2 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.81%) HND
3 3 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (7.41%) CCNA
4 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (29.63%) SLA
2 2 (7.41%) ISO 9001
3 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Firmware
1 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) OPNET
2 2 (7.41%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) Oracle
2 8 (29.63%) Red Hat
3 6 (22.22%) Greenplum
3 6 (22.22%) Talend
3 6 (22.22%) Cerion
4 5 (18.52%) Citrix
5 3 (11.11%) Cisco
5 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.70%) Sun
6 1 (3.70%) HP
6 1 (3.70%) VMware
6 1 (3.70%) Mitel
6 1 (3.70%) Zend
6 1 (3.70%) Juniper
6 1 (3.70%) Siemens