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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 9 - 6
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 5 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 11.63% - 6.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.67% - 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£413 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -2.66%
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
12 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 27.91% 5.56% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Average daily rate £413 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 30 Related IT Skills in the Home Counties

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 6 (100.00%) HTML
1 6 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) MySQL
1 6 (100.00%) Ant
1 6 (100.00%) JUnit
1 6 (100.00%) CSS
1 6 (100.00%) JDBC
1 6 (100.00%) JSP
1 6 (100.00%) SOAP
1 6 (100.00%) Web Services
1 6 (100.00%) XML
1 6 (100.00%) UNIX
1 6 (100.00%) Apache
1 6 (100.00%) Tomcat
1 6 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 6 (100.00%) IntelliJ
1 6 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 6 (100.00%) MVC
1 6 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) TDD
1 6 (100.00%) Subversion
1 6 (100.00%) Spring
1 6 (100.00%) Maven
1 6 (100.00%) Ajax
1 6 (100.00%) Marketing
1 6 (100.00%) JSON
1 6 (100.00%) Unit Testing

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (100.00%) Apache
1 6 (100.00%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) MySQL
1 6 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 6 (100.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Ant
1 6 (100.00%) JUnit
1 6 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 6 (100.00%) IntelliJ
1 6 (100.00%) Subversion
1 6 (100.00%) Maven
1 6 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (100.00%) Mockito
General
1 6 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 6 (100.00%) Marketing
2 5 (83.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (83.33%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) HTML
1 6 (100.00%) CSS
1 6 (100.00%) JDBC
1 6 (100.00%) JSP
1 6 (100.00%) SOAP
1 6 (100.00%) Web Services
1 6 (100.00%) XML
1 6 (100.00%) Spring
1 6 (100.00%) Ajax
1 6 (100.00%) JSON
1 6 (100.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) MVC
1 6 (100.00%) Scrum
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) TDD
1 6 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 6 (100.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (100.00%) SQL