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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 34 20 34
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +14
Contract jobs citing Linux 7 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.41% 5.63% 2.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.21% 22.54% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 5
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£350 £500 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -9.72%
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
76 71 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 26.21% 25.00% 26.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 34 58
Average daily rate £340 £370 £234
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% +58.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £175 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 16
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.43 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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
Sevenoaks - 1 - -
West Malling - 1 £350 -
Dartford - - - - 2
Folkestone - - - -
Maidstone - - - - 2
Sittingbourne - - - - 3
Stansted - - - -
Tonbridge - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 9 (52.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (41.18%) Red Hat
3 6 (35.29%) UNIX
3 6 (35.29%) Windows
3 6 (35.29%) VMware
4 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (23.53%) Veritas
5 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (23.53%) MySQL
6 3 (17.65%) Perl
6 3 (17.65%) PHP
6 3 (17.65%) AIX
6 3 (17.65%) Solaris
6 3 (17.65%) Python
6 3 (17.65%) LDAP
6 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 3 (17.65%) NFS
6 3 (17.65%) Apache
6 3 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
6 3 (17.65%) Finance
6 3 (17.65%) Migration
6 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
6 3 (17.65%) vSphere
6 3 (17.65%) Puppet
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (17.65%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
6 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 3 (17.65%) Apache
2 2 (11.76%) Tomcat
2 2 (11.76%) JBoss
3 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) LDAP
2 1 (5.88%) LAN
2 1 (5.88%) WAN
2 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) DNS
2 1 (5.88%) OSPF
2 1 (5.88%) BGP
2 1 (5.88%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (5.88%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) MySQL
2 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.88%) Neo4j
2 1 (5.88%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Administrator
2 5 (29.41%) Linux Administrator
3 4 (23.53%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 4 (23.53%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (17.65%) Deployment Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) UNIX Administrator
5 2 (11.76%) Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Security Specialist
6 1 (5.88%) PHP Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Security Specialist
6 1 (5.88%) Linux Support
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Salesforce.com Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) YAML
2 1 (5.88%) HTML
2 1 (5.88%) CSS
2 1 (5.88%) LAMP
2 1 (5.88%) Laravel
2 1 (5.88%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
3 2 (11.76%) Clustering
3 2 (11.76%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (35.29%) UNIX
2 6 (35.29%) Windows
3 3 (17.65%) AIX
3 3 (17.65%) Solaris
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (17.65%) Migration
1 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
1 3 (17.65%) Operations Management
2 2 (11.76%) BDD
2 2 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (11.76%) DevOps
2 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (11.76%) TDD
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL
3 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.88%) PRINCE
3 1 (5.88%) Project Management
3 1 (5.88%) Scrum
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) Perl
1 3 (17.65%) PHP
1 3 (17.65%) Python
2 2 (11.76%) Ruby
2 2 (11.76%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) C
2 2 (11.76%) C++
3 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (17.65%) NFS
2 3 (17.65%) vSphere
3 2 (11.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (11.76%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
4 1 (5.88%) Squid
4 1 (5.88%) ProxySG
4 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Puppet
1 3 (17.65%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.88%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Red Hat
2 6 (35.29%) VMware
3 4 (23.53%) Veritas
4 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.76%) IBM
5 2 (11.76%) HP
5 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (5.88%) Juniper
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco
6 1 (5.88%) Symantec
6 1 (5.88%) Blue Coat
6 1 (5.88%) F5