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 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 25 17 7
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -10
Contract jobs citing Linux 15 18 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 5.79% 8.49% 12.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.32% 31.58% 41.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 12
Average daily rate
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£488 £475 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £145 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £523 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
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
57 57 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 22.01% 26.89% 31.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 37 44
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £130 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 6
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 March 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 27 March 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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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
Tonbridge +3 4 £488 +2.63% 1
Tunbridge Wells - - - - 5
Canterbury - - - - 1
Dartford - - - - 2
Maidstone - - - -
Sevenoaks - - - -
Sittingbourne - - - - 4
Stansted - - - -
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 11 (52.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 9 (42.86%) UNIX
2 9 (42.86%) Red Hat
3 8 (38.10%) Veritas
3 8 (38.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 8 (38.10%) Puppet
4 6 (28.57%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 6 (28.57%) HACMP
4 6 (28.57%) Finance
4 6 (28.57%) Clustering
4 6 (28.57%) Solaris
4 6 (28.57%) Perl
5 5 (23.81%) Python
5 5 (23.81%) Windows
5 5 (23.81%) LDAP
5 5 (23.81%) NFS
5 5 (23.81%) C++
5 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
5 5 (23.81%) DNS
5 5 (23.81%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (23.81%) NetBackup
5 5 (23.81%) Git (software)
5 5 (23.81%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (19.05%) Qt
6 4 (19.05%) TortoiseSVN
6 4 (19.05%) VMware
6 4 (19.05%) Subversion
6 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
6 4 (19.05%) IBM

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
1 5 (23.81%) DNS
1 5 (23.81%) LDAP
2 2 (9.52%) SAN
3 1 (4.76%) Firewall
3 1 (4.76%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) MySQL
2 1 (4.76%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Git (software)
2 4 (19.05%) TortoiseSVN
2 4 (19.05%) Subversion
3 2 (9.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (9.52%) TeamCity
3 2 (9.52%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) UNIX Administrator
2 4 (19.05%) Project Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Administrator
2 4 (19.05%) Firmware Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) UNIX Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Security Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Linux Support
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Security Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) HACMP
1 6 (28.57%) Clustering
2 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 9 (42.86%) UNIX
3 6 (28.57%) Solaris
4 5 (23.81%) Windows
5 4 (19.05%) AIX
6 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (4.76%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 3 (14.29%) Project Management
2 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 3 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (9.52%) DevOps
3 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (9.52%) Operations Management
3 2 (9.52%) Migration
4 1 (4.76%) Scrum
4 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity
4 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Multithreading
4 1 (4.76%) Time Management
4 1 (4.76%) Kanban
4 1 (4.76%) Change Control
4 1 (4.76%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) Perl
2 5 (23.81%) Python
2 5 (23.81%) C++
3 4 (19.05%) C
3 4 (19.05%) C#
4 3 (14.29%) Shell Script
5 2 (9.52%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.76%) Embedded C++
6 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (38.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 6 (28.57%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 5 (23.81%) NFS
4 4 (19.05%) Firmware
5 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
6 2 (9.52%) vSphere
7 1 (4.76%) Squid
7 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (38.10%) Puppet
2 5 (23.81%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (23.81%) NetBackup
3 2 (9.52%) OpenView
3 2 (9.52%) Control-M
4 1 (4.76%) WMI
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Red Hat
2 8 (38.10%) Veritas
3 4 (19.05%) IBM
3 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 4 (19.05%) HP
3 4 (19.05%) VMware
4 3 (14.29%) Symantec
5 2 (9.52%) Dell
5 2 (9.52%) Sun
5 2 (9.52%) Oracle
6 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
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