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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank - 2 -
Contract jobs citing Linux 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties - 16.67% -
As % of the Operating Systems category - 100.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate - £481 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.38 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +3.92%
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 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties - 16.67% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate - £513 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +46.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 27 Related IT Skills in the Home Counties

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 2 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (50.00%) 3G
2 1 (50.00%) SS7
2 1 (50.00%) TCAP
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) 2G
2 1 (50.00%) SUSE
2 1 (50.00%) Huawei
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) SIGTRAN
2 1 (50.00%) i5/OS
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) iSeries
2 1 (50.00%) Requirements Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (50.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (50.00%) Intelligent Network
2 1 (50.00%) Value-Added Service

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 1 (50.00%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) 2G
1 1 (50.00%) 3G
1 1 (50.00%) Diameter Protocol
1 1 (50.00%) Intelligent Network
1 1 (50.00%) SIGTRAN
1 1 (50.00%) SS7
1 1 (50.00%) TCAP
1 1 (50.00%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) BSS Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) i5/OS
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (50.00%) SUSE
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Network Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Requirements Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Huawei
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat