The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hounslow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 3 August 2015 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 3 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 3 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hounslow 13.04% 3.13% 12.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.33% 25.00% 41.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 6
Average daily rate
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£375 £500 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £500 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £500 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.49% +2.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.20 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+24.17% -19.46%
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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 Hounslow region.

Operating Systems Category
Hounslow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
9 4 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hounslow 39.13% 12.50% 31.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 13
Average daily rate £373 £209 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.44% -53.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £168 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £375 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £18.88 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.05% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Hounslow

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Hounslow

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Hounslow

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Hounslow

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Hounslow

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Hounslow

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hounslow

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hounslow 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 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Solaris
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) GCIA
3 1 (20.00%) GCIH
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Pair Programming
3 1 (20.00%) CEH
3 1 (20.00%) Sourcefire
3 1 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) Fortinet
3 1 (20.00%) Operations Management
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) Symfony
3 1 (20.00%) Zend
3 1 (20.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) Qualys
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (20.00%) NAS
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Hounslow by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hounslow 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 (20.00%) IIS
1 1 (20.00%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (20.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (20.00%) Star Schema
2 1 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Toad
1 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (20.00%) Hudson
1 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Security Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Developer
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Junior Systems Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) XML
1 1 (20.00%) Symfony
1 1 (20.00%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Solaris
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) OO
1 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (20.00%) ETL
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) TDD
1 1 (20.00%) Pair Programming
1 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (20.00%) Operations Management
1 1 (20.00%) Release Management
1 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (20.00%) Open Source
1 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (20.00%) BDD
1 1 (20.00%) SIEM
1 1 (20.00%) Analytics
1 1 (20.00%) Cyber Security
1 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (20.00%) Perl
1 1 (20.00%) PHP
1 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) Python
1 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (20.00%) Ruby
1 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CISSP
1 1 (20.00%) GCIA
1 1 (20.00%) GCIH
1 1 (20.00%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (20.00%) QA
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Nagios
1 1 (20.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Cognos
2 1 (20.00%) Juniper
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (20.00%) Symantec
2 1 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Sourcefire
2 1 (20.00%) Fortinet
2 1 (20.00%) Zend
2 1 (20.00%) Qualys
2 1 (20.00%) F5