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 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 5 16 12
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 30 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 14.56% 4.72% 7.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.78% 20.00% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 5 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £262 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.67% -8.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £240 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £275 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
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 Guildford region.

Operating Systems Category
Guildford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
67 30 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 32.52% 23.62% 19.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 21 10
Average daily rate £388 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.90% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £160 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £350 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 8
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.06 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.94% -48.40%
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 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 27 (50.00%) UNIX
2 23 (42.59%) SQL
2 23 (42.59%) Oracle
2 23 (42.59%) PostgreSQL
3 22 (40.74%) ETL
4 20 (37.04%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (37.04%) Requirements Analysis
5 19 (35.19%) MySQL
6 16 (29.63%) Business Objects
7 15 (27.78%) MS Office
7 15 (27.78%) Firewall
7 15 (27.78%) Microsoft
7 15 (27.78%) Security Cleared
7 15 (27.78%) Performance Tuning
8 14 (25.93%) Radio Access Network
8 14 (25.93%) DV Cleared
8 14 (25.93%) Perl
8 14 (25.93%) MS Excel
8 14 (25.93%) MS Visio
9 12 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (22.22%) Greenplum
9 12 (22.22%) Telecoms
10 11 (20.37%) Validation
10 11 (20.37%) Bash Shell
11 10 (18.52%) Software Engineering
11 10 (18.52%) C++
12 9 (16.67%) 2G
12 9 (16.67%) 3G
12 9 (16.67%) Configuration Management
12 9 (16.67%) Ericsson

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (9.26%) Drupal
1 5 (9.26%) CMS
1 5 (9.26%) Apache
2 2 (3.70%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.85%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (27.78%) MS Office
2 14 (25.93%) MS Excel
2 14 (25.93%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (3.70%) PaaS
1 2 (3.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (27.78%) Firewall
2 14 (25.93%) Radio Access Network
3 9 (16.67%) 2G
3 9 (16.67%) 3G
4 7 (12.96%) LTE
4 7 (12.96%) SNMP
4 7 (12.96%) Telnet
5 5 (9.26%) DNS
5 5 (9.26%) DHCP
6 4 (7.41%) Wireshark
6 4 (7.41%) 4G
7 3 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (5.56%) VLAN
7 3 (5.56%) IP Telephony
7 3 (5.56%) ISDN
7 3 (5.56%) LAN
7 3 (5.56%) VoIP
7 3 (5.56%) WAN
7 3 (5.56%) VPN
8 2 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (42.59%) PostgreSQL
2 20 (37.04%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (35.19%) MySQL
4 5 (9.26%) Oracle Database
5 3 (5.56%) BusinessObjects XI
5 3 (5.56%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (1.85%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (1.85%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.70%) Subversion
3 2 (3.70%) TeamCity
3 2 (3.70%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.70%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 32 (59.26%) Developer
2 13 (24.07%) Database Developer
3 8 (14.81%) Software Engineer
4 3 (5.56%) Android Developer
4 3 (5.56%) Ruby Developer
4 3 (5.56%) Network Support
4 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (3.70%) Consultant
5 2 (3.70%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (3.70%) Technical Support
5 2 (3.70%) Support Specialist
5 2 (3.70%) Applications Support
5 2 (3.70%) Network Specialist
5 2 (3.70%) Network Support Specialist
5 2 (3.70%) Designer
6 1 (1.85%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 1 (1.85%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 1 (1.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (1.85%) SAS Developer
6 1 (1.85%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.96%) XML
2 5 (9.26%) ActiveMQ
2 5 (9.26%) Web Services
3 4 (7.41%) XHTML
3 4 (7.41%) HTML
3 4 (7.41%) CSS
3 4 (7.41%) Ruby on Rails
3 4 (7.41%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) Device Driver
2 3 (5.56%) Open Source
2 3 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (5.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 27 (50.00%) UNIX
2 12 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (14.81%) CentOS
4 7 (12.96%) Embedded Linux
5 5 (9.26%) Windows
6 3 (5.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (40.74%) ETL
2 20 (37.04%) Requirements Analysis
3 15 (27.78%) Performance Tuning
4 11 (20.37%) Validation
5 10 (18.52%) Software Engineering
6 9 (16.67%) Configuration Management
7 8 (14.81%) Dimensional Modelling
8 7 (12.96%) Cyber Security
9 6 (11.11%) Performance Management
10 5 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (7.41%) OWASP
11 4 (7.41%) Web Accessibility
11 4 (7.41%) Network Monitoring
11 4 (7.41%) Network Architecture
12 3 (5.56%) Android Development
12 3 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
12 3 (5.56%) ITIL
13 2 (3.70%) E-Commerce
13 2 (3.70%) Information Security
13 2 (3.70%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (42.59%) SQL
2 14 (25.93%) Perl
3 11 (20.37%) Bash Shell
4 10 (18.52%) C++
5 7 (12.96%) C
5 7 (12.96%) C#
6 5 (9.26%) PowerShell
6 5 (9.26%) Java
7 4 (7.41%) JavaScript
7 4 (7.41%) Ruby
8 2 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 14 (25.93%) DV Cleared
3 6 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (11.11%) CCNA
4 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) WAI
2 2 (3.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (9.26%) Xen
1 5 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.56%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (11.11%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.85%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 23 (42.59%) Oracle
2 16 (29.63%) Business Objects
3 15 (27.78%) Microsoft
4 12 (22.22%) Greenplum
5 9 (16.67%) Ericsson
6 8 (14.81%) Nortel
6 8 (14.81%) Huawei
6 8 (14.81%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 6 (11.11%) Cisco
8 5 (9.26%) VMware
8 5 (9.26%) Red Hat
9 4 (7.41%) Talend
10 3 (5.56%) Juniper
11 1 (1.85%) Cognos