The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Home Counties region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank - 4 5
Contract jobs citing Linux 0 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties - 10.53% 16.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 50.00% 62.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 5
Median daily rate - £650 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +57.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +2.04%
Linux
South East

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

Operating Systems Category
Home Counties
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
0 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties - 21.05% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 7
Median daily rate - £650 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +57.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Home Counties region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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