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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 38 28 30
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 9 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.01% 3.46% 2.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.24% 12.35% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 4
Average daily rate
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£513 £475 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% +53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £396 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £503 £603
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -6.25%
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
68 81 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 22.74% 28.03% 22.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 50 34
Average daily rate £388 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £116 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 15
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £9.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.20 £24.50 £77.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 - -
Folkestone - - - -
Maidstone - - - - 2
Sandwich - - - -
Sittingbourne - - - - 1
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Canterbury - - - - 1
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 15 (65.22%) Red Hat
2 12 (52.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (39.13%) MySQL
3 9 (39.13%) UNIX
3 9 (39.13%) Windows
4 7 (30.43%) VMware
4 7 (30.43%) PHP
4 7 (30.43%) Ruby
5 6 (26.09%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (26.09%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (26.09%) Oracle Database
5 6 (26.09%) Oracle
5 6 (26.09%) Perl
5 6 (26.09%) Python
5 6 (26.09%) Nagios
6 5 (21.74%) Finance
6 5 (21.74%) Debian
6 5 (21.74%) Apache
6 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (17.39%) Tomcat
7 4 (17.39%) SQL
7 4 (17.39%) AIX
7 4 (17.39%) Solaris
7 4 (17.39%) Java
7 4 (17.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (13.04%) IBM
8 3 (13.04%) EMC
8 3 (13.04%) LDAP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 5 (21.74%) Apache
2 4 (17.39%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.35%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) PaaS
1 1 (4.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) LDAP
2 2 (8.70%) DHCP
2 2 (8.70%) DNS
3 1 (4.35%) Intranet
3 1 (4.35%) Internet
3 1 (4.35%) Firewall
3 1 (4.35%) HTTP
3 1 (4.35%) Kerberos
3 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.35%) LAN
3 1 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (39.13%) MySQL
2 6 (26.09%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (26.09%) Oracle Database
3 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
4 2 (8.70%) RDBMS
4 2 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (4.35%) Neo4j
5 1 (4.35%) Big Data
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
5 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.35%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (4.35%) WebLOAD
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 9 (39.13%) Linux Administrator
2 8 (34.78%) Systems Administrator
2 8 (34.78%) Administrator
3 6 (26.09%) DBA
3 6 (26.09%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Oracle DBA
4 2 (8.70%) Senior DBA
5 1 (4.35%) Developer
5 1 (4.35%) PHP Developer
5 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Linux Support
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Designer
5 1 (4.35%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Designer
5 1 (4.35%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) LAMP
1 2 (8.70%) YAML
2 1 (4.35%) Laravel
2 1 (4.35%) Symfony
2 1 (4.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) HACMP
1 2 (8.70%) Replication
2 1 (4.35%) iSeries
2 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 9 (39.13%) UNIX
2 9 (39.13%) Windows
3 5 (21.74%) Debian
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (17.39%) AIX
4 4 (17.39%) Solaris
5 3 (13.04%) Ubuntu
5 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.35%) CentOS
6 1 (4.35%) OS/400
6 1 (4.35%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (8.70%) Load Balancing
2 2 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (8.70%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (8.70%) DevOps
3 1 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (4.35%) Investment Management
3 1 (4.35%) BDD
3 1 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (4.35%) Workflow
3 1 (4.35%) Validation
3 1 (4.35%) TDD
3 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
3 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
3 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
3 1 (4.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) PHP
1 7 (30.43%) Ruby
2 6 (26.09%) Python
2 6 (26.09%) Perl
3 4 (17.39%) Java
3 4 (17.39%) SQL
4 3 (13.04%) Bash Shell
5 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
5 2 (8.70%) C
5 2 (8.70%) C++
5 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
5 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) OCP
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (4.35%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.70%) SRDF
3 2 (8.70%) NFS
3 2 (8.70%) VMware ESX
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (4.35%) Squid
4 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
4 1 (4.35%) vSphere
4 1 (4.35%) Varnish
4 1 (4.35%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) Nagios
2 4 (17.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (13.04%) ZABBIX
3 3 (13.04%) Cacti
3 3 (13.04%) Puppet
4 2 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (8.70%) NetBackup
4 2 (8.70%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) Red Hat
2 7 (30.43%) VMware
3 6 (26.09%) Oracle
4 3 (13.04%) JBoss
4 3 (13.04%) IBM
4 3 (13.04%) EMC
5 2 (8.70%) Veritas
6 1 (4.35%) Citrix
6 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco
6 1 (4.35%) Riverbed
6 1 (4.35%) Infoblox
Maidstone, Kent
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago