The first table below looks at the demand for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 17 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 Kent 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 16 6 37
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +31
Contract jobs citing Linux 19 47 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 8.60% 13.74% 0.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.33% 41.23% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 0
Average daily rate £463 £463 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.05% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.57% -
Operating Systems Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
57 114 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 25.79% 33.33% 32.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 52 49
Average daily rate £390 £325 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +32.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £263 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 23
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.74 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £14.00 £17.50
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 Kent

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Kent region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Kent region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Canterbury - - - - 1
Dartford - - - - 1
Folkestone - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Sittingbourne - - - -
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 18 (60.00%) Red Hat
2 17 (56.67%) UNIX
3 16 (53.33%) Oracle
4 14 (46.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 14 (46.67%) Oracle Database
5 13 (43.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (40.00%) Finance
7 11 (36.67%) Windows
8 10 (33.33%) DB2
8 10 (33.33%) SQL
8 10 (33.33%) VMware
9 9 (30.00%) Debian
9 9 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (26.67%) Replication
10 8 (26.67%) MySQL
11 7 (23.33%) AIX
11 7 (23.33%) Nagios
11 7 (23.33%) Oracle RAC
11 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (20.00%) Ruby
12 6 (20.00%) PHP
13 5 (16.67%) Python
13 5 (16.67%) Ubuntu
13 5 (16.67%) ZABBIX
13 5 (16.67%) Cacti
13 5 (16.67%) Bash Shell
14 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database 12c
14 4 (13.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 3 (10.00%) IBM

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 3 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.67%) Apache
3 1 (3.33%) IIS
3 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.33%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Office
1 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) PaaS
1 1 (3.33%) Heroku
1 1 (3.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) Kerberos
1 2 (6.67%) DNS
1 2 (6.67%) DHCP
2 1 (3.33%) FTP
2 1 (3.33%) LDAP
2 1 (3.33%) SAN
2 1 (3.33%) Intranet
2 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (46.67%) Oracle Database 11g
1 14 (46.67%) Oracle Database
2 10 (33.33%) DB2
3 8 (26.67%) MySQL
4 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
6 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
6 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
6 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
6 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
General
1 12 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (46.67%) DBA
2 9 (30.00%) DB2 DBA
3 8 (26.67%) Oracle DBA
3 8 (26.67%) Senior DBA
3 8 (26.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 8 (26.67%) Linux Administrator
4 7 (23.33%) Administrator
4 7 (23.33%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (13.33%) Senior Oracle DBA
6 1 (3.33%) Network Support
6 1 (3.33%) WebSphere Administrator
6 1 (3.33%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Change Manager
6 1 (3.33%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.33%) WebSphere Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) Middleware
2 1 (3.33%) LAMP
2 1 (3.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (3.33%) Sinatra
2 1 (3.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Replication
2 1 (3.33%) iSeries
2 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (3.33%) HACMP
2 1 (3.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 17 (56.67%) UNIX
2 13 (43.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (36.67%) Windows
4 9 (30.00%) Debian
5 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (23.33%) AIX
7 5 (16.67%) Ubuntu
8 2 (6.67%) Solaris
9 1 (3.33%) zOS
9 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (6.67%) Migration
3 2 (6.67%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.33%) Project Management
4 1 (3.33%) Change Management
4 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.33%) Workflow
4 1 (3.33%) Validation
4 1 (3.33%) Investment Management
4 1 (3.33%) Change Control
4 1 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (33.33%) SQL
2 6 (20.00%) Ruby
2 6 (20.00%) PHP
3 5 (16.67%) Python
3 5 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 3 (10.00%) Perl
5 2 (6.67%) Java
5 2 (6.67%) Shell Script
5 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) MCSE
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.33%) OCP
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (3.33%) RHCE
1 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (3.33%) VCAP
System Software
1 7 (23.33%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.00%) Squid
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.33%) SRDF
3 1 (3.33%) vSphere
3 1 (3.33%) Varnish
3 1 (3.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) Nagios
2 5 (16.67%) ZABBIX
2 5 (16.67%) Cacti
3 4 (13.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (3.33%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.33%) Data Guard
4 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.33%) nmon
Vendors
1 18 (60.00%) Red Hat
2 16 (53.33%) Oracle
3 10 (33.33%) VMware
4 3 (10.00%) IBM
5 2 (6.67%) EMC
6 1 (3.33%) Citrix
6 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.33%) Infoblox
6 1 (3.33%) Foundry