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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 32 34 26
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs citing Linux 13 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.44% 2.20% 4.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.53% 9.09% 16.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 5
Average daily rate £440 £375 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.33% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.38 £34.75
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +4.67%
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
49 66 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 16.72% 24.18% 26.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 43 29
Average daily rate £400 £165 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+142.42% -36.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £465 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 7
Average hourly rate £15.61 £22.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.64% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.20 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £40.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £400 -
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 11 (32.35%) Python
2 10 (29.41%) Unix
2 10 (29.41%) Puppet
2 10 (29.41%) Jenkins
3 9 (26.47%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (26.47%) Software Engineering
3 9 (26.47%) C++
4 8 (23.53%) C
4 8 (23.53%) TCP/IP
4 8 (23.53%) Finance
5 7 (20.59%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (20.59%) Qt
5 7 (20.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (20.59%) DevOps
6 6 (17.65%) Ubuntu
6 6 (17.65%) Device Driver
6 6 (17.65%) Oracle
6 6 (17.65%) AIX
6 6 (17.65%) Solaris
7 5 (14.71%) Tomcat
7 5 (14.71%) CSS
7 5 (14.71%) XML
7 5 (14.71%) HTML
7 5 (14.71%) Java
7 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
7 5 (14.71%) Perl
7 5 (14.71%) MySQL
7 5 (14.71%) VPN
7 5 (14.71%) E-Commerce
7 5 (14.71%) SNMP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (14.71%) Cloud Foundry
1 5 (14.71%) GlassFish
1 5 (14.71%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Simulink
2 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (14.71%) SoftLayer
1 5 (14.71%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 8 (23.53%) TCP/IP
2 5 (14.71%) Modbus
2 5 (14.71%) SNMP
2 5 (14.71%) SSL
2 5 (14.71%) VPN
2 5 (14.71%) Wireless
3 3 (8.82%) DNS
3 3 (8.82%) LDAP
4 1 (2.94%) Internet
4 1 (2.94%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) MySQL
2 2 (5.88%) Big Data
2 2 (5.88%) NoSQL
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (29.41%) Jenkins
2 5 (14.71%) Bitbucket
2 5 (14.71%) Git (software)
2 5 (14.71%) JIRA
2 5 (14.71%) NetBeans
2 5 (14.71%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (23.53%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Developer
2 8 (23.53%) Software Engineer
3 6 (17.65%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (17.65%) Embedded Engineer
3 6 (17.65%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) Java Developer
4 5 (14.71%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Embedded Developer
5 4 (11.76%) Embedded Software Developer
5 4 (11.76%) Senior Developer
5 4 (11.76%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (11.76%) Software Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Administrator
6 3 (8.82%) Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Unix Administrator
6 3 (8.82%) Unix Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) DBA
7 2 (5.88%) Oracle DBA
7 2 (5.88%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.59%) Qt
2 5 (14.71%) CSS
2 5 (14.71%) Grails
2 5 (14.71%) Hibernate
2 5 (14.71%) HTML
2 5 (14.71%) jQuery
2 5 (14.71%) Ruby on Rails
2 5 (14.71%) Spring
2 5 (14.71%) XML
3 1 (2.94%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Device Driver
2 5 (14.71%) Cryptography
2 5 (14.71%) HACMP
2 5 (14.71%) PKI
2 5 (14.71%) Statistics
3 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (11.76%) Clustering
4 2 (5.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (5.88%) VHDL
5 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.94%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 10 (29.41%) Unix
2 7 (20.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (17.65%) AIX
3 6 (17.65%) Solaris
3 6 (17.65%) Ubuntu
4 5 (14.71%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (5.88%) Windows
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) Software Engineering
2 7 (20.59%) DevOps
2 7 (20.59%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (14.71%) Analytics
3 5 (14.71%) Computer Security
3 5 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (14.71%) E-Commerce
4 2 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.88%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (2.94%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.94%) Data Analysis
5 1 (2.94%) Data Migration
5 1 (2.94%) Migration
5 1 (2.94%) Patch Management
5 1 (2.94%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (32.35%) Python
2 9 (26.47%) C++
3 8 (23.53%) C
4 5 (14.71%) Bash Shell
4 5 (14.71%) Embedded C++
4 5 (14.71%) Java
4 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
4 5 (14.71%) Perl
4 5 (14.71%) Ruby
5 4 (11.76%) Embedded C
6 2 (5.88%) C#
7 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
1 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (14.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 4 (11.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (8.82%) NFS
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 10 (29.41%) Puppet
2 9 (26.47%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (14.71%) Nagios
4 2 (5.88%) Ansible
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (2.94%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.94%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Oracle
2 5 (14.71%) Splunk
2 5 (14.71%) Veritas
3 4 (11.76%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.94%) Symantec
4 1 (2.94%) VMware