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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 34 19 31
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +12
Contract jobs citing Linux 3 24 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.23% 8.39% 3.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.98% 27.91% 15.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 4
Median daily rate £400 £350 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -26.31%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
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
43 86 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 17.62% 30.07% 24.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 36 48
Median daily rate £325 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £173 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 9
Median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £17.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £37.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 18 (60.00%) Subversion
1 18 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 14 (46.67%) MySQL
3 13 (43.33%) Tomcat
4 10 (33.33%) Python
4 10 (33.33%) SQL
5 9 (30.00%) Perl
5 9 (30.00%) Java
5 9 (30.00%) XML
6 8 (26.67%) JSON
6 8 (26.67%) Spring
6 8 (26.67%) Maven
6 8 (26.67%) AspectJ
6 8 (26.67%) AOP
6 8 (26.67%) Cloud Foundry
6 8 (26.67%) Unix
6 8 (26.67%) OOD
6 8 (26.67%) Eclipse
6 8 (26.67%) UML
6 8 (26.67%) OOP
6 8 (26.67%) J2EE
6 8 (26.67%) Ant
6 8 (26.67%) JDBC
6 8 (26.67%) JSP
6 8 (26.67%) Servlets
6 8 (26.67%) Scrum
6 8 (26.67%) RUP
7 7 (23.33%) Red Hat
7 7 (23.33%) IBM
7 7 (23.33%) Configuration Management

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 (43.33%) Tomcat
2 8 (26.67%) Cloud Foundry
3 6 (20.00%) Umbraco
4 3 (10.00%) Apache
5 1 (3.33%) Mule
5 1 (3.33%) Mule ESB
Cloud Services
1 7 (23.33%) Bluemix
1 7 (23.33%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) LDAP
2 5 (16.67%) HTTP
3 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.33%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (3.33%) DNS
4 1 (3.33%) Kerberos
4 1 (3.33%) Multicast
4 1 (3.33%) SAN
4 1 (3.33%) Unicast
4 1 (3.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (46.67%) MySQL
2 5 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 18 (60.00%) Git (software)
1 18 (60.00%) Subversion
2 8 (26.67%) Ant
2 8 (26.67%) Eclipse
2 8 (26.67%) Maven
3 7 (23.33%) JIRA
4 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 15 (50.00%) Developer
2 9 (30.00%) Linux Engineer
3 8 (26.67%) Java Developer
3 8 (26.67%) Senior Developer
3 8 (26.67%) Senior Java Developer
4 7 (23.33%) J2EE Developer
4 7 (23.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 7 (23.33%) Senior J2EE Developer
4 7 (23.33%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
5 6 (20.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 6 (20.00%) Umbraco Developer
6 5 (16.67%) Agile Developer
6 5 (16.67%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 5 (16.67%) HTML CSS Developer
6 5 (16.67%) HTML Developer
6 5 (16.67%) Web Developer
7 3 (10.00%) Administrator
8 2 (6.67%) Server Administrator
8 2 (6.67%) SQL DBA
8 2 (6.67%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (30.00%) XML
2 8 (26.67%) J2EE
2 8 (26.67%) JDBC
2 8 (26.67%) JSON
2 8 (26.67%) JSP
2 8 (26.67%) Servlets
2 8 (26.67%) Spring
3 6 (20.00%) CSS
3 6 (20.00%) HTML
4 4 (13.33%) LAMP
5 2 (6.67%) REST
5 2 (6.67%) SOAP
6 1 (3.33%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Visualisation
2 2 (6.67%) HACMP
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Clustering
3 1 (3.33%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Unix
2 6 (20.00%) Mac OS X
2 6 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (16.67%) Debian
4 3 (10.00%) CentOS
4 3 (10.00%) Ubuntu
4 3 (10.00%) Windows
5 2 (6.67%) AIX
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (6.67%) Solaris
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) AOP
1 8 (26.67%) OOD
1 8 (26.67%) OOP
1 8 (26.67%) RUP
1 8 (26.67%) Scrum
1 8 (26.67%) UML
2 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (23.33%) Configuration Management
3 6 (20.00%) Agile Project Management
3 6 (20.00%) Front End Development
3 6 (20.00%) Project Management
3 6 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 6 (20.00%) Web Design
3 6 (20.00%) Web Development
4 3 (10.00%) DevOps
5 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.33%) Application Packaging
6 1 (3.33%) Microservices
6 1 (3.33%) Software Delivery
6 1 (3.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 10 (33.33%) Python
1 10 (33.33%) SQL
2 9 (30.00%) Java
2 9 (30.00%) Perl
3 8 (26.67%) AspectJ
4 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 5 (16.67%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.33%) C
5 1 (3.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.33%) SpamAssassin
2 4 (13.33%) Squid
2 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.67%) NFS
4 1 (3.33%) FreeRADIUS
4 1 (3.33%) Gluster
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Clusterware
4 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) Cacti
1 4 (13.33%) Nagios
2 3 (10.00%) Puppet
3 2 (6.67%) Ansible
4 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.33%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) IBM
1 7 (23.33%) Red Hat
2 6 (20.00%) VMware
3 3 (10.00%) Oracle
4 2 (6.67%) Veritas
5 1 (3.33%) ArcSight
5 1 (3.33%) Guidewire
5 1 (3.33%) HP
5 1 (3.33%) Teradata