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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 31 26 28
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 9 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.35% 5.42% 3.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.36% 17.24% 12.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 2
Average daily rate
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£413 £450 £531
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -15.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £415 £376
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £507 £686
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
- +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £67.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.10 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-19.73% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
55 87 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 20.45% 31.41% 25.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 53 32
Average daily rate £350 £400 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +20.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £130 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £500 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 17
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £11.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +41.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
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 28 July 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 28 July 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
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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
Dartford - 1 - - 1
Sittingbourne - 1 £350 - 2
Canterbury - - - - 1
Folkestone - - - - 2
Maidstone - - - - 1
Rochester - - - -
Sandwich - - - - 1
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 17 (62.96%) Red Hat
2 12 (44.44%) Windows
2 12 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (37.04%) MySQL
3 10 (37.04%) VMware
4 9 (33.33%) UNIX
5 8 (29.63%) Nagios
5 8 (29.63%) PHP
5 8 (29.63%) Debian
5 8 (29.63%) Ruby
6 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (25.93%) Oracle
6 7 (25.93%) Python
7 6 (22.22%) Finance
7 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (22.22%) Oracle Database
7 6 (22.22%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (22.22%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (18.52%) Ubuntu
8 5 (18.52%) ZABBIX
8 5 (18.52%) Cacti
8 5 (18.52%) Bash Shell
8 5 (18.52%) Perl
8 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (14.81%) Java
9 4 (14.81%) SQL
9 4 (14.81%) AIX
9 4 (14.81%) Solaris
9 4 (14.81%) Apache
9 4 (14.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 4 (14.81%) Apache
2 3 (11.11%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.70%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) PaaS
1 1 (3.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) DHCP
1 2 (7.41%) DNS
1 2 (7.41%) LDAP
2 1 (3.70%) LAN
2 1 (3.70%) WAN
2 1 (3.70%) Intranet
2 1 (3.70%) Internet
2 1 (3.70%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) FTP
2 1 (3.70%) HTTP
2 1 (3.70%) Kerberos
2 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (37.04%) MySQL
2 6 (22.22%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (22.22%) Oracle Database
3 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
4 2 (7.41%) RDBMS
4 2 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.70%) DB2
5 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.70%) Ingres
5 1 (3.70%) Neo4j
5 1 (3.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) WebLOAD
1 1 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Administrator
1 11 (40.74%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 11 (40.74%) Linux Administrator
2 10 (37.04%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (22.22%) DBA
3 6 (22.22%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Oracle DBA
4 2 (7.41%) Senior DBA
4 2 (7.41%) Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.70%) Systems Manager
5 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Linux Support
5 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Designer
5 1 (3.70%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) LAMP
2 1 (3.70%) Symfony
2 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (3.70%) YAML
2 1 (3.70%) Laravel
2 1 (3.70%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (3.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) HACMP
1 2 (7.41%) Replication
2 1 (3.70%) iSeries
2 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 12 (44.44%) Windows
1 12 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 9 (33.33%) UNIX
3 8 (29.63%) Debian
4 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (18.52%) Ubuntu
7 4 (14.81%) AIX
7 4 (14.81%) Solaris
8 1 (3.70%) OS/400
8 1 (3.70%) zOS
8 1 (3.70%) CentOS
8 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (7.41%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (7.41%) Load Balancing
2 2 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (3.70%) Investment Management
3 1 (3.70%) BDD
3 1 (3.70%) Change Control
3 1 (3.70%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (3.70%) DevOps
3 1 (3.70%) Workflow
3 1 (3.70%) Validation
3 1 (3.70%) TDD
3 1 (3.70%) Asset Management
3 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce
3 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
3 1 (3.70%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) PHP
1 8 (29.63%) Ruby
2 7 (25.93%) Python
3 5 (18.52%) Perl
3 5 (18.52%) Bash Shell
4 4 (14.81%) SQL
4 4 (14.81%) Java
5 2 (7.41%) Shell Script
5 2 (7.41%) PL/SQL
5 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.70%) C
6 1 (3.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) OCP
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (3.70%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.41%) SRDF
2 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (7.41%) Squid
3 1 (3.70%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.70%) vSphere
3 1 (3.70%) Varnish
3 1 (3.70%) vCloud
3 1 (3.70%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (29.63%) Nagios
2 5 (18.52%) ZABBIX
2 5 (18.52%) Cacti
3 4 (14.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (7.41%) NetBackup
4 2 (7.41%) Data Guard
4 2 (7.41%) Puppet
5 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (3.70%) nmon
Vendors
1 17 (62.96%) Red Hat
2 10 (37.04%) VMware
3 7 (25.93%) Oracle
4 4 (14.81%) IBM
5 3 (11.11%) EMC
6 2 (7.41%) JBoss
7 1 (3.70%) Cisco
7 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.70%) Riverbed
7 1 (3.70%) Infoblox
7 1 (3.70%) Citrix
7 1 (3.70%) Veritas
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