The first table below looks at the demand for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Home Counties region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Home Counties region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 10 10 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing Linux 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 2.56% 2.44% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.33% 12.50% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £450 £200 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £355
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.47% +0.71%
Operating Systems Category
Home Counties
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
3 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 7.69% 19.51% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
Average daily rate £450 £550 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Linux
South East

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in the Home Counties

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in the Home Counties

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in the Home Counties

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in the Home Counties

Linux
Top 10 Related IT Skills in the Home Counties

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Home Counties 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 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Home Counties 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Project Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle