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 29 May 2016 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 25 22 24
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 25 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 6.70% 6.77% 5.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.86% 25.76% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 11
Median daily rate £450 £513 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% +13.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £466 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £558 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
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
81 66 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 21.72% 26.29% 23.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 33 46
Median daily rate £388 £466 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.75% +33.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £147 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -5.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

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 29 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Kent region over the 3 months to 29 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Tunbridge Wells - 6 - - 2
Sevenoaks - 1 £550 -
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, 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 21 (47.73%) Python
1 21 (47.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 20 (45.45%) Perl
3 17 (38.64%) Unix
4 16 (36.36%) Red Hat
5 15 (34.09%) MySQL
6 13 (29.55%) LDAP
6 13 (29.55%) Tomcat
6 13 (29.55%) Finance
7 12 (27.27%) Subversion
7 12 (27.27%) Git (software)
8 11 (25.00%) Puppet
9 10 (22.73%) Veritas
9 10 (22.73%) HACMP
9 10 (22.73%) Solaris
10 9 (20.45%) AIX
10 9 (20.45%) Active Directory
11 8 (18.18%) NFS
11 8 (18.18%) Shell Script
11 8 (18.18%) OOP
11 8 (18.18%) VMware
11 8 (18.18%) Clustering
11 8 (18.18%) JSON
11 8 (18.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 7 (15.91%) Opscode Chef
12 7 (15.91%) DevOps
12 7 (15.91%) Debian
12 7 (15.91%) LAMP
12 7 (15.91%) Oracle
12 7 (15.91%) SQL

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:

Application Platforms
1 13 (29.55%) Tomcat
2 6 (13.64%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (11.36%) Apache
4 2 (4.55%) CMS
4 2 (4.55%) WordPress
5 1 (2.27%) IIS
5 1 (2.27%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.36%) Bluemix
Communications & Networking
1 13 (29.55%) LDAP
2 7 (15.91%) DNS
2 7 (15.91%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.55%) Asterisk PBX
3 2 (4.55%) FTP
3 2 (4.55%) Kerberos
3 2 (4.55%) SAN
3 2 (4.55%) Wireshark
4 1 (2.27%) Firewall
4 1 (2.27%) Modbus
4 1 (2.27%) Multicast
4 1 (2.27%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (2.27%) Unicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (34.09%) MySQL
2 2 (4.55%) Big Data
2 2 (4.55%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (2.27%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (27.27%) Git (software)
1 12 (27.27%) Subversion
2 6 (13.64%) Ant
2 6 (13.64%) Eclipse
2 6 (13.64%) Maven
3 5 (11.36%) JIRA
4 1 (2.27%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.27%) Qt Creator
General
1 13 (29.55%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (40.91%) Linux Engineer
2 10 (22.73%) Developer
3 6 (13.64%) Java Developer
3 6 (13.64%) Senior Developer
3 6 (13.64%) Senior Java Developer
4 5 (11.36%) J2EE Developer
4 5 (11.36%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 5 (11.36%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 5 (11.36%) Senior J2EE Developer
4 5 (11.36%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
4 5 (11.36%) Unix Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Administrator
5 4 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Unix Administrator
6 3 (6.82%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Unix Linux Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) AIX Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Linux Systems Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Solaris Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.18%) JSON
2 7 (15.91%) LAMP
3 6 (13.64%) J2EE
3 6 (13.64%) JDBC
3 6 (13.64%) JSP
3 6 (13.64%) Servlets
3 6 (13.64%) Spring
3 6 (13.64%) XML
4 3 (6.82%) REST
4 3 (6.82%) SOAP
5 2 (4.55%) .NET
5 2 (4.55%) Ajax
5 2 (4.55%) CSS
5 2 (4.55%) CSS3
5 2 (4.55%) HTML
5 2 (4.55%) jQuery
5 2 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (2.27%) HTML5
6 1 (2.27%) QML
6 1 (2.27%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.73%) HACMP
2 8 (18.18%) Clustering
3 6 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.55%) Data Structures
4 2 (4.55%) Device Driver
5 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.27%) Economics
5 1 (2.27%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 21 (47.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 17 (38.64%) Unix
3 10 (22.73%) Solaris
4 9 (20.45%) AIX
5 7 (15.91%) Debian
6 4 (9.09%) CentOS
6 4 (9.09%) Ubuntu
6 4 (9.09%) Windows
7 1 (2.27%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (18.18%) OOP
2 7 (15.91%) DevOps
3 6 (13.64%) AOP
3 6 (13.64%) OOD
3 6 (13.64%) RUP
3 6 (13.64%) Scrum
3 6 (13.64%) UML
4 5 (11.36%) Service Delivery
5 4 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 4 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (6.82%) Contingency Planning
6 3 (6.82%) ITIL
6 3 (6.82%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (6.82%) Project Management
7 2 (4.55%) Application Packaging
7 2 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (4.55%) Web Accessibility
8 1 (2.27%) Investment Management
8 1 (2.27%) Problem Management
8 1 (2.27%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 21 (47.73%) Python
2 20 (45.45%) Perl
3 8 (18.18%) Shell Script
4 7 (15.91%) Java
4 7 (15.91%) SQL
5 6 (13.64%) AspectJ
6 2 (4.55%) C++
6 2 (4.55%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.55%) PHP
7 1 (2.27%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.36%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (20.45%) Active Directory
2 8 (18.18%) NFS
2 8 (18.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 6 (13.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 5 (11.36%) SpamAssassin
4 5 (11.36%) Squid
4 5 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (6.82%) Oracle Clusterware
5 3 (6.82%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (6.82%) VMware ESX
6 2 (4.55%) FreeRADIUS
6 2 (4.55%) Gluster
7 1 (2.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (25.00%) Puppet
2 7 (15.91%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (13.64%) Ansible
3 6 (13.64%) Cacti
3 6 (13.64%) Nagios
4 3 (6.82%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 2 (4.55%) cPanel
5 2 (4.55%) NetBackup
5 2 (4.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (2.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 16 (36.36%) Red Hat
2 10 (22.73%) Veritas
3 8 (18.18%) VMware
4 7 (15.91%) Oracle
5 5 (11.36%) IBM
6 2 (4.55%) Adobe
6 2 (4.55%) HP
7 1 (2.27%) ArcSight
7 1 (2.27%) BMC
7 1 (2.27%) Citrix
7 1 (2.27%) Ektron
7 1 (2.27%) NetApp
7 1 (2.27%) Siebel
7 1 (2.27%) Symantec
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
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