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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 35 23 24
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 6 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.12% 4.33% 4.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.82% 15.87% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 3
Average daily rate
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£375 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £500 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £515 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -3.57%
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 63 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 24.03% 27.27% 31.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 29 57
Average daily rate £170 £238 £262
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.42% -9.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 8
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £22.50 £33.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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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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
Sevenoaks - 1 - -
Sittingbourne - - - - 4
Stansted - - - -
Tonbridge - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - - 1
West Malling - - - -
Dartford - - - - 1
Maidstone - - - -
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) VMware
2 6 (46.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
4 4 (30.77%) UNIX
4 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
4 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
4 4 (30.77%) Puppet
5 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
5 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
5 3 (23.08%) vSphere
5 3 (23.08%) Operations Management
5 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (23.08%) DevOps
5 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
5 3 (23.08%) Finance
5 3 (23.08%) Migration
5 3 (23.08%) Veritas
6 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (15.38%) Scrum
6 2 (15.38%) Clustering
6 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
6 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (15.38%) Firewall
6 2 (15.38%) HACMP
6 2 (15.38%) HP
6 2 (15.38%) IBM
6 2 (15.38%) LDAP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (7.69%) JBoss
1 1 (7.69%) Apache
1 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
1 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Firewall
1 2 (15.38%) LDAP
2 1 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (7.69%) Network Security
2 1 (7.69%) SNMP
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) LAN
2 1 (7.69%) WAN
2 1 (7.69%) OSPF
2 1 (7.69%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) MySQL
2 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
2 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (15.38%) TeamCity
1 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Deployment Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) UNIX Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Salesforce.com Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Build Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Security Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) YAML
1 1 (7.69%) CSS
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
2 2 (15.38%) Clustering
2 2 (15.38%) HACMP
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (30.77%) UNIX
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (15.38%) AIX
5 2 (15.38%) Solaris
6 1 (7.69%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
2 3 (23.08%) Operations Management
2 3 (23.08%) DevOps
2 3 (23.08%) Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Scrum
3 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Change Control
4 1 (7.69%) Build Automation
4 1 (7.69%) BDD
4 1 (7.69%) Time Management
4 1 (7.69%) Kanban
4 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE
4 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Perl
1 2 (15.38%) Python
2 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) C
2 1 (7.69%) C++
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) PHP
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
2 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (23.08%) vSphere
3 2 (15.38%) NFS
3 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
3 2 (15.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
4 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
4 1 (7.69%) ProxySG
4 1 (7.69%) Squid
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Puppet
2 2 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
3 1 (7.69%) WMI
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) VMware
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
4 3 (23.08%) Veritas
5 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
5 2 (15.38%) HP
5 2 (15.38%) IBM
6 1 (7.69%) F5
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco
6 1 (7.69%) Juniper
6 1 (7.69%) Symantec
6 1 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat