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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 6 16 8
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -8
Contract jobs citing Linux 20 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 15.75% 8.89% 11.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.61% 30.00% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 5
Average daily rate
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£465 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.92% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £306 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £577 £392 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -6.25%
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
33 40 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 25.98% 29.63% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 27 11
Average daily rate £430 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.33% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 11
Average hourly rate £17.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.66% +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 2014, 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 17 (58.62%) MySQL
2 16 (55.17%) Oracle
3 12 (41.38%) SQL
3 12 (41.38%) UNIX
3 12 (41.38%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (41.38%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (37.93%) ETL
5 10 (34.48%) MS Office
5 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
5 10 (34.48%) Requirements Analysis
6 9 (31.03%) Java
7 8 (27.59%) Business Objects
8 7 (24.14%) Telecoms
8 7 (24.14%) Greenplum
8 7 (24.14%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
9 6 (20.69%) MS Visio
9 6 (20.69%) XML
9 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
10 5 (17.24%) Apache
10 5 (17.24%) C++
10 5 (17.24%) Perl
10 5 (17.24%) SNMP
10 5 (17.24%) Nortel
10 5 (17.24%) Telnet
10 5 (17.24%) Ericsson
10 5 (17.24%) 3G
10 5 (17.24%) 2G
10 5 (17.24%) Validation
10 5 (17.24%) Huawei

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 5 (17.24%) Apache
2 4 (13.79%) SAS
3 3 (10.34%) CMS
3 3 (10.34%) Drupal
4 1 (3.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (34.48%) MS Office
2 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
2 6 (20.69%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) SNMP
1 5 (17.24%) 3G
1 5 (17.24%) Telnet
1 5 (17.24%) 2G
1 5 (17.24%) LTE
1 5 (17.24%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (10.34%) DNS
2 3 (10.34%) DHCP
3 2 (6.90%) HTTP
3 2 (6.90%) SAN
4 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.45%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (58.62%) MySQL
2 12 (41.38%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (41.38%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (13.79%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 4 (13.79%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 2 (6.90%) Hadoop
5 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.45%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (3.45%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.45%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Subversion
2 3 (10.34%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (6.90%) Maven
3 2 (6.90%) RSpec
3 2 (6.90%) Capybara
3 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.45%) YourKit
4 1 (3.45%) Mockito
4 1 (3.45%) Selenium
4 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.45%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (24.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (79.31%) Developer
2 6 (20.69%) Database Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Java Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Consultant
4 3 (10.34%) SAS Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Android Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Support
5 2 (6.90%) Applications Support
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Systems Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Programmer
6 1 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.45%) SAS Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) ETL Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) XML
2 4 (13.79%) HTML
2 4 (13.79%) CSS
3 3 (10.34%) Hibernate
3 3 (10.34%) ActiveMQ
3 3 (10.34%) Spring
3 3 (10.34%) jQuery
3 3 (10.34%) Web Services
4 2 (6.90%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (3.45%) Java EE
5 1 (3.45%) Spring MVC
5 1 (3.45%) JSF
5 1 (3.45%) REST
5 1 (3.45%) Spring Integration
5 1 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (3.45%) Apache Camel
5 1 (3.45%) Lucene
5 1 (3.45%) JMS
5 1 (3.45%) SOAP
5 1 (3.45%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Open Source
1 3 (10.34%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (3.45%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 12 (41.38%) UNIX
2 4 (13.79%) Android
3 3 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (6.90%) CentOS
5 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) ETL
2 10 (34.48%) Requirements Analysis
3 7 (24.14%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (17.24%) Validation
5 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (13.79%) Configuration Management
6 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (10.34%) Performance Management
6 3 (10.34%) Dimensional Modelling
6 3 (10.34%) Android Development
7 2 (6.90%) Cyber Security
7 2 (6.90%) Multithreading
7 2 (6.90%) MVC
7 2 (6.90%) Workflow
7 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.90%) Logistics
8 1 (3.45%) Migration
8 1 (3.45%) Performance Testing
8 1 (3.45%) Security Testing
8 1 (3.45%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) SQL
2 9 (31.03%) Java
3 5 (17.24%) C++
3 5 (17.24%) Perl
4 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
5 3 (10.34%) C#
6 2 (6.90%) Ruby
7 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.90%) DV Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 16 (55.17%) Oracle
2 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
3 8 (27.59%) Business Objects
4 7 (24.14%) Greenplum
5 5 (17.24%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 5 (17.24%) Huawei
5 5 (17.24%) Nortel
5 5 (17.24%) Ericsson
6 3 (10.34%) Red Hat
6 3 (10.34%) Talend
7 2 (6.90%) Perforce
8 1 (3.45%) Cognos
8 1 (3.45%) Sybase