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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 23 20 22
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 4 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 2.42% 5.00% 5.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.50% 28.13% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 1
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£313 £430 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.32% +7.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £340
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +8.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +6.75%
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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 Guildford region.

Operating Systems Category
Guildford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
32 32 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 19.39% 17.78% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 21 20
Average daily rate £305 £190 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.52% -43.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £113 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £440 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.09% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 13
Average hourly rate £15.13 £14.61 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.56% -61.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £14.00 £34.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.93 £17.50 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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
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 2 June 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 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (33.33%) C++
3 5 (33.33%) STL
4 4 (26.67%) Firewall
4 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
5 3 (20.00%) Multithreading
5 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (20.00%) Bash Shell
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco
5 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (20.00%) MySQL
5 3 (20.00%) UNIX
6 2 (13.33%) C
6 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
6 2 (13.33%) SQL
6 2 (13.33%) VPN
6 2 (13.33%) ITIL
6 2 (13.33%) CCNA
6 2 (13.33%) Python
6 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
6 2 (13.33%) ISDN
6 2 (13.33%) LAN
6 2 (13.33%) VoIP
6 2 (13.33%) WAN
6 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (13.33%) Firmware
6 2 (13.33%) HTTP
6 2 (13.33%) SAN
6 2 (13.33%) MPLS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 1 (6.67%) OpenStack
1 1 (6.67%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) PaaS
1 1 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (6.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Firewall
2 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (13.33%) VPN
3 2 (13.33%) ISDN
3 2 (13.33%) LAN
3 2 (13.33%) VoIP
3 2 (13.33%) WAN
3 2 (13.33%) HTTP
3 2 (13.33%) SAN
3 2 (13.33%) MPLS
3 2 (13.33%) IP Telephony
3 2 (13.33%) VLAN
4 1 (6.67%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (6.67%) L2TP
4 1 (6.67%) Internet
4 1 (6.67%) IPv6
4 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) MySQL
2 1 (6.67%) Hadoop
2 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (13.33%) GCC
2 1 (6.67%) YourKit
2 1 (6.67%) Maven
2 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
2 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.67%) GDB
2 1 (6.67%) Valgrind
2 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (6.67%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (6.67%) Games
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Software Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Network Support
4 2 (13.33%) C++ Developer
5 1 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) PHP LAMP Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Support Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Network Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C++ Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Perl Developer
5 1 (6.67%) PHP Developer
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) LAMP Developer
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) STL
2 2 (13.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (6.67%) Spring MVC
3 1 (6.67%) Symfony
3 1 (6.67%) jQuery
3 1 (6.67%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (6.67%) Lucene
3 1 (6.67%) Spring
3 1 (6.67%) Yii
3 1 (6.67%) Spring Integration
3 1 (6.67%) Hibernate
3 1 (6.67%) LAMP
3 1 (6.67%) J2EE
3 1 (6.67%) HTML
3 1 (6.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Device Driver
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Data Structures
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (20.00%) UNIX
2 2 (13.33%) CentOS
3 1 (6.67%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Windows
3 1 (6.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
2 3 (20.00%) Multithreading
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (13.33%) MVC
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (13.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (13.33%) Cyber Security
3 2 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (6.67%) Line Management
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (6.67%) DevOps
4 1 (6.67%) Release Management
4 1 (6.67%) TDD
4 1 (6.67%) TOGAF
4 1 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security
4 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) C++
2 3 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (13.33%) C
3 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) Python
4 1 (6.67%) PHP5
4 1 (6.67%) PHP4
4 1 (6.67%) Ruby
4 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
4 1 (6.67%) Perl
4 1 (6.67%) PHP
4 1 (6.67%) C#
4 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) CCNA
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) MCITP
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (6.67%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
1 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Firmware
2 1 (6.67%) iptables
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) XenApp
2 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
2 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) FortiGate
2 1 (6.67%) Cobbler
2 1 (6.67%) Puppet
2 1 (6.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco
2 2 (13.33%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) Zend
3 1 (6.67%) Tufin
3 1 (6.67%) Perforce
3 1 (6.67%) NetApp
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (6.67%) Juniper
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle