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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 27 31 28
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing Linux 10 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.08% 4.20% 3.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.23% 19.23% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +2.04%
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
52 52 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 21.22% 21.85% 25.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 23 31
Median daily rate £325 £323 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% +17.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £500 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 10
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -13.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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
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 6 December 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
Maidstone - 6 - - 1
Tunbridge Wells -5 1 - -
Tonbridge - 1 - -
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 10 (52.63%) Oracle
2 9 (47.37%) Red Hat
2 9 (47.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (42.11%) Git (software)
3 8 (42.11%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 7 (36.84%) Mac OS X
4 7 (36.84%) Subversion
5 6 (31.58%) Web Development
5 6 (31.58%) Umbraco
5 6 (31.58%) Web Design
5 6 (31.58%) Project Management
5 6 (31.58%) CSS
5 6 (31.58%) HTML
5 6 (31.58%) Unix
5 6 (31.58%) Front End Development
5 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (31.58%) Responsive Web Design
5 6 (31.58%) Agile Project Management
6 5 (26.32%) Visualisation
6 5 (26.32%) Relational Database
6 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
6 5 (26.32%) HTTP
6 5 (26.32%) Configuration Management
7 3 (15.79%) MySQL
7 3 (15.79%) SQL
7 3 (15.79%) Windows
8 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
8 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (10.53%) VMware
8 2 (10.53%) Windows Server

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 6 (31.58%) Umbraco
2 1 (5.26%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Bluemix
1 1 (5.26%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) HTTP
2 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) Relational Database
2 3 (15.79%) MySQL
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Git (software)
2 7 (36.84%) Subversion
3 1 (5.26%) Ant
3 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.26%) JIRA
3 1 (5.26%) Maven
General
1 1 (5.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Developer
2 7 (36.84%) Administrator
3 6 (31.58%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 6 (31.58%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (31.58%) Umbraco Developer
4 5 (26.32%) Agile Developer
4 5 (26.32%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 5 (26.32%) HTML CSS Developer
4 5 (26.32%) HTML Developer
4 5 (26.32%) Linux Administrator
4 5 (26.32%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 5 (26.32%) Web Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Database Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) DBA
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (10.53%) Server Administrator
5 2 (10.53%) Server Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) SQL DBA
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) CSS
1 6 (31.58%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) J2EE
2 1 (5.26%) JDBC
2 1 (5.26%) JSON
2 1 (5.26%) JSP
2 1 (5.26%) Servlets
2 1 (5.26%) Spring
2 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (36.84%) Mac OS X
3 6 (31.58%) Unix
4 3 (15.79%) Windows
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
6 1 (5.26%) Android
6 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
6 1 (5.26%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 6 (31.58%) Agile Project Management
2 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (31.58%) Front End Development
2 6 (31.58%) Project Management
2 6 (31.58%) Responsive Web Design
2 6 (31.58%) Web Design
2 6 (31.58%) Web Development
3 5 (26.32%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.26%) AOP
4 1 (5.26%) DevOps
4 1 (5.26%) OOD
4 1 (5.26%) OOP
4 1 (5.26%) RUP
4 1 (5.26%) Scrum
4 1 (5.26%) UML
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
2 3 (15.79%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) AspectJ
3 1 (5.26%) Assembly Language
3 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.26%) C
3 1 (5.26%) C++
3 1 (5.26%) Java
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Ansible
1 1 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Oracle
2 9 (47.37%) Red Hat
3 2 (10.53%) VMware
4 1 (5.26%) IBM