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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 18 20 13
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Contract jobs citing Linux 16 17 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 6.58% 7.46% 9.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.24% 30.36% 30.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 17
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£513 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +8.21%
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
66 56 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 27.16% 24.56% 31.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 43 48
Average daily rate £466 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.00% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £135 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 13
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £17.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.22 £17.50 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 6 £488 +2.63% 2
Dover - 1 - -
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 15 (60.00%) UNIX
2 12 (48.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (44.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 11 (44.00%) Puppet
3 11 (44.00%) LDAP
3 11 (44.00%) Veritas
4 10 (40.00%) Red Hat
5 9 (36.00%) HACMP
5 9 (36.00%) Finance
5 9 (36.00%) Clustering
5 9 (36.00%) Perl
5 9 (36.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 8 (32.00%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (32.00%) Solaris
6 8 (32.00%) NFS
6 8 (32.00%) TCP/IP
6 8 (32.00%) DNS
7 7 (28.00%) Python
7 7 (28.00%) NetBackup
7 7 (28.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (24.00%) Git (software)
8 6 (24.00%) AIX
8 6 (24.00%) C++
8 6 (24.00%) MySQL
8 6 (24.00%) Oracle
9 5 (20.00%) C
9 5 (20.00%) C#
9 5 (20.00%) Firmware
9 5 (20.00%) Shell Script

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Office
2 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (44.00%) LDAP
2 8 (32.00%) TCP/IP
2 8 (32.00%) DNS
3 3 (12.00%) SAN
4 2 (8.00%) SNMP
5 1 (4.00%) Ethernet
5 1 (4.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) MySQL
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (8.00%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (20.00%) TortoiseSVN
2 5 (20.00%) Subversion
3 3 (12.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (8.00%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (8.00%) TeamCity
5 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.00%) GCC
General
1 9 (36.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) UNIX Administrator
2 5 (20.00%) Administrator
2 5 (20.00%) Firmware Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Project Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Oracle Developer
4 3 (12.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 3 (12.00%) Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (12.00%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (8.00%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) UNIX Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Linux Support
6 1 (4.00%) Linux Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Firmware Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) Qt
2 1 (4.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) HACMP
1 9 (36.00%) Clustering
2 7 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (8.00%) NHS
5 1 (4.00%) Device Driver
5 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 15 (60.00%) UNIX
2 12 (48.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (32.00%) Solaris
4 6 (24.00%) AIX
5 3 (12.00%) Windows
6 2 (8.00%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (20.00%) Project Management
2 5 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
3 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (12.00%) DevOps
5 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.00%) Business Continuity
6 1 (4.00%) Scrum
6 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.00%) Project Planning
6 1 (4.00%) Multithreading
6 1 (4.00%) Time Management
6 1 (4.00%) Kanban
6 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Change Control
6 1 (4.00%) Build Automation
6 1 (4.00%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) Perl
2 7 (28.00%) Python
3 6 (24.00%) C++
4 5 (20.00%) C
4 5 (20.00%) C#
4 5 (20.00%) Shell Script
5 4 (16.00%) SQL
6 3 (12.00%) PL/SQL
6 3 (12.00%) Bash Shell
7 1 (4.00%) Embedded C++
7 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (44.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 9 (36.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 8 (32.00%) NFS
4 5 (20.00%) Firmware
5 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (44.00%) Puppet
2 8 (32.00%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (28.00%) NetBackup
4 3 (12.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (12.00%) OpenView
4 3 (12.00%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (12.00%) Control-M
4 3 (12.00%) Data Guard
5 2 (8.00%) WMI
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) Veritas
2 10 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 6 (24.00%) Oracle
4 5 (20.00%) Symantec
5 3 (12.00%) IBM
5 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (12.00%) Sun
5 3 (12.00%) HP
5 3 (12.00%) Dell
6 1 (4.00%) VMware