The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 20 16 4
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -12
Contract jobs citing Linux 18 19 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 7.06% 9.27% 14.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.66% 37.25% 42.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 18
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£515 £463 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.35% -0.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £159 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £522 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £328
% change year-on-year
- +14.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +13.47%
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 Kent region.

Operating Systems Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
73 51 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 28.63% 24.88% 33.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 39 55
Average daily rate £466 £390 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.35% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £135 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 5
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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
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 24 April 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tonbridge +1 6 £488 +2.63%
Dover - 1 - -
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 14 (56.00%) UNIX
2 11 (44.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (40.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 10 (40.00%) Puppet
3 10 (40.00%) LDAP
3 10 (40.00%) Veritas
4 9 (36.00%) Red Hat
5 8 (32.00%) HACMP
5 8 (32.00%) Clustering
5 8 (32.00%) Finance
5 8 (32.00%) Perl
5 8 (32.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 7 (28.00%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (28.00%) Solaris
6 7 (28.00%) TCP/IP
6 7 (28.00%) DNS
6 7 (28.00%) NFS
7 6 (24.00%) NetBackup
7 6 (24.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (24.00%) Python
7 6 (24.00%) C++
7 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (24.00%) Git (software)
8 5 (20.00%) Qt
8 5 (20.00%) TortoiseSVN
8 5 (20.00%) Subversion
8 5 (20.00%) C
8 5 (20.00%) C#
8 5 (20.00%) MySQL
8 5 (20.00%) Oracle

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (40.00%) LDAP
2 7 (28.00%) TCP/IP
2 7 (28.00%) DNS
3 2 (8.00%) SAN
4 1 (4.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (4.00%) Firewall
4 1 (4.00%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) MySQL
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.00%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (20.00%) TortoiseSVN
2 5 (20.00%) Subversion
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (8.00%) TeamCity
4 2 (8.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (8.00%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (4.00%) GCC
5 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (32.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) UNIX Administrator
2 5 (20.00%) Firmware Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Administrator
3 4 (16.00%) Project Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (12.00%) Oracle Developer
4 3 (12.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 3 (12.00%) Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.00%) UNIX Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Linux Support
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Security Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Linux Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Firmware Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) Qt
2 1 (4.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) HACMP
1 8 (32.00%) Clustering
2 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.00%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.00%) Device Driver
4 1 (4.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (56.00%) UNIX
2 11 (44.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (28.00%) Solaris
4 5 (20.00%) AIX
5 3 (12.00%) Windows
6 1 (4.00%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (16.00%) Project Management
2 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (16.00%) Performance Analysis
3 3 (12.00%) DevOps
4 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (4.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (4.00%) Change Control
5 1 (4.00%) Build Automation
5 1 (4.00%) Project Planning
5 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Multithreading
5 1 (4.00%) Time Management
5 1 (4.00%) Kanban
5 1 (4.00%) Scrum
5 1 (4.00%) Business Continuity
5 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) Perl
2 6 (24.00%) Python
2 6 (24.00%) C++
3 5 (20.00%) C
3 5 (20.00%) C#
4 4 (16.00%) Shell Script
4 4 (16.00%) SQL
5 3 (12.00%) Bash Shell
5 3 (12.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.00%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (40.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 8 (32.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 7 (28.00%) NFS
4 5 (20.00%) Firmware
5 1 (4.00%) Squid
5 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (40.00%) Puppet
2 7 (28.00%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (24.00%) NetBackup
4 3 (12.00%) Data Guard
4 3 (12.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (8.00%) Control-M
5 2 (8.00%) OpenView
6 1 (4.00%) WMI
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) Veritas
2 9 (36.00%) Red Hat
3 5 (20.00%) Oracle
4 4 (16.00%) Symantec
5 2 (8.00%) IBM
5 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (8.00%) Sun
5 2 (8.00%) HP
5 2 (8.00%) Dell
5 2 (8.00%) VMware
6 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
Kent
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £530 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: £37 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago