The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
South East / Kent
Rank 15 21 33
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +12
Contract jobs citing Linux 22 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 8.49% 7.02% 3.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.29% 43.24% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 5
Median daily rate £363 £440 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.61% +25.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £386 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £525 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £38.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+6.49% +6.94%

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
59 37 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 22.78% 16.23% 25.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 25 42
Median daily rate £350 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £250 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £525 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 7
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -24.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Kent region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 20 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Kent region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone - 6 - - 3
Folkestone - 3 £350 -
Tunbridge Wells -4 1 - - 1
Tonbridge - 1 - -
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Linux.

1 11 (47.83%) Red Hat
1 11 (47.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 9 (39.13%) Web Analytics
2 9 (39.13%) Oracle
2 9 (39.13%) Adobe
2 9 (39.13%) Analytics
3 8 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (34.78%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 8 (34.78%) HTML
3 8 (34.78%) Cognos
3 8 (34.78%) E-Commerce
3 8 (34.78%) HTTP
3 8 (34.78%) Marketing
4 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
4 6 (26.09%) MS Access
4 6 (26.09%) Google
4 6 (26.09%) Data Management
4 6 (26.09%) Mobile App
4 6 (26.09%) Adobe Campaign
4 6 (26.09%) Data Governance
4 6 (26.09%) Digital Media
4 6 (26.09%) Regular Expression
4 6 (26.09%) Tag Management
4 6 (26.09%) Google Tag Manager
5 5 (21.74%) Behavioural Targeting
5 5 (21.74%) Customer Insight
5 5 (21.74%) Multivariate Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Windows
6 3 (13.04%) Finance
7 2 (8.70%) Advertising

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 6 (26.09%) Google Tag Manager
2 1 (4.35%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (4.35%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) HTTP
2 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) MS Access
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (34.78%) Marketing
2 3 (13.04%) Finance
3 2 (8.70%) Advertising
4 1 (4.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Web Engineer
2 7 (30.43%) Administrator
3 6 (26.09%) Linux Administrator
3 6 (26.09%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (21.74%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (21.74%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) C++ Games Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Linux Server Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) MySQL DBA
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Server Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) Server Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Switch Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Web Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) Web Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Web Analytics Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) HTML
2 6 (26.09%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (26.09%) Digital Media
2 6 (26.09%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.35%) NHS
3 1 (4.35%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (21.74%) Windows
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.35%) Android
4 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.35%) CentOS
4 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Analytics
1 9 (39.13%) Web Analytics
2 8 (34.78%) E-Commerce
2 8 (34.78%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 6 (26.09%) Data Governance
3 6 (26.09%) Data Management
3 6 (26.09%) Tag Management
4 5 (21.74%) Behavioural Targeting
4 5 (21.74%) Customer Insight
4 5 (21.74%) Multivariate Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.35%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) Assembly Language
1 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
1 1 (4.35%) C
1 1 (4.35%) C++
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (4.35%) Ansible
2 1 (4.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Red Hat
2 9 (39.13%) Adobe
2 9 (39.13%) Oracle
3 8 (34.78%) Cognos
4 6 (26.09%) Google
5 2 (8.70%) Tealeaf
6 1 (4.35%) Brocade
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco
6 1 (4.35%) Omniture
6 1 (4.35%) VMware