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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 15 34 36
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 23 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 8.04% 3.41% 2.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.11% 13.70% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 3
Median daily rate £450 £513 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% +46.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £288 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £536 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +20.96%
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
79 73 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 27.62% 24.91% 20.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 35 38
Median daily rate £328 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £110 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +5 7 - - 1
Chatham - 1 £425 -
Sevenoaks - 1 £550 - 1
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 20 (48.78%) Subversion
1 20 (48.78%) Git (software)
2 18 (43.90%) MySQL
3 16 (39.02%) Python
4 15 (36.59%) Tomcat
4 15 (36.59%) Perl
5 14 (34.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (31.71%) Unix
7 12 (29.27%) Red Hat
8 10 (24.39%) OOP
8 10 (24.39%) LDAP
8 10 (24.39%) SQL
8 10 (24.39%) Java
8 10 (24.39%) JSON
9 9 (21.95%) VMware
9 9 (21.95%) XML
9 9 (21.95%) Active Directory
10 8 (19.51%) OOD
10 8 (19.51%) Eclipse
10 8 (19.51%) Configuration Management
10 8 (19.51%) Project Management
10 8 (19.51%) Ant
10 8 (19.51%) UML
10 8 (19.51%) RUP
10 8 (19.51%) HTML
10 8 (19.51%) J2EE
10 8 (19.51%) CSS
10 8 (19.51%) JDBC
10 8 (19.51%) JSP
10 8 (19.51%) Servlets

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 15 (36.59%) Tomcat
2 8 (19.51%) Cloud Foundry
3 6 (14.63%) Umbraco
4 5 (12.20%) Apache
5 2 (4.88%) CMS
5 2 (4.88%) WordPress
6 1 (2.44%) IIS
6 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
6 1 (2.44%) Mule
6 1 (2.44%) Mule ESB
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.07%) Bluemix
Communications & Networking
1 10 (24.39%) LDAP
2 5 (12.20%) HTTP
3 4 (9.76%) DNS
3 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.88%) Asterisk PBX
4 2 (4.88%) FTP
4 2 (4.88%) Kerberos
4 2 (4.88%) SAN
4 2 (4.88%) Wireshark
5 1 (2.44%) Firewall
5 1 (2.44%) Modbus
5 1 (2.44%) Multicast
5 1 (2.44%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (2.44%) Unicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (43.90%) MySQL
2 5 (12.20%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 20 (48.78%) Git (software)
1 20 (48.78%) Subversion
2 8 (19.51%) Ant
2 8 (19.51%) Eclipse
2 8 (19.51%) Maven
3 7 (17.07%) JIRA
4 1 (2.44%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.44%) Qt Creator
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (43.90%) Developer
2 14 (34.15%) Linux Engineer
3 8 (19.51%) Java Developer
3 8 (19.51%) Senior Developer
3 8 (19.51%) Senior Java Developer
4 7 (17.07%) J2EE Developer
4 7 (17.07%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 7 (17.07%) Senior J2EE Developer
4 7 (17.07%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
5 6 (14.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 6 (14.63%) Umbraco Developer
5 6 (14.63%) Web Developer
6 5 (12.20%) Agile Developer
6 5 (12.20%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 5 (12.20%) HTML CSS Developer
6 5 (12.20%) HTML Developer
7 4 (9.76%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 3 (7.32%) DevOps Engineer
9 2 (4.88%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 2 (4.88%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (24.39%) JSON
2 9 (21.95%) XML
3 8 (19.51%) CSS
3 8 (19.51%) HTML
3 8 (19.51%) J2EE
3 8 (19.51%) JDBC
3 8 (19.51%) JSP
3 8 (19.51%) Servlets
3 8 (19.51%) Spring
4 7 (17.07%) LAMP
5 3 (7.32%) REST
5 3 (7.32%) SOAP
6 2 (4.88%) .NET
6 2 (4.88%) Ajax
6 2 (4.88%) CSS3
6 2 (4.88%) jQuery
6 2 (4.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (2.44%) HTML5
7 1 (2.44%) JMS
7 1 (2.44%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) HACMP
1 5 (12.20%) Visualisation
2 4 (9.76%) Clustering
3 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.88%) Data Structures
3 2 (4.88%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.44%) Economics
4 1 (2.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (34.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 13 (31.71%) Unix
3 7 (17.07%) Debian
4 6 (14.63%) Mac OS X
5 4 (9.76%) CentOS
5 4 (9.76%) Solaris
5 4 (9.76%) Ubuntu
5 4 (9.76%) Windows
6 3 (7.32%) AIX
7 1 (2.44%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (2.44%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (2.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) OOP
2 8 (19.51%) AOP
2 8 (19.51%) Configuration Management
2 8 (19.51%) OOD
2 8 (19.51%) Project Management
2 8 (19.51%) RUP
2 8 (19.51%) Scrum
2 8 (19.51%) UML
3 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (17.07%) Web Development
4 6 (14.63%) Agile Project Management
4 6 (14.63%) Front End Development
4 6 (14.63%) Responsive Web Design
4 6 (14.63%) Web Design
5 5 (12.20%) DevOps
5 5 (12.20%) Service Delivery
6 3 (7.32%) ITIL
7 2 (4.88%) Application Packaging
7 2 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.88%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 16 (39.02%) Python
2 15 (36.59%) Perl
3 10 (24.39%) Java
3 10 (24.39%) SQL
4 8 (19.51%) AspectJ
5 7 (17.07%) JavaScript
5 7 (17.07%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.88%) C++
6 2 (4.88%) PHP
7 1 (2.44%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (2.44%) Degree
1 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (21.95%) Active Directory
2 6 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (12.20%) NFS
3 5 (12.20%) SpamAssassin
3 5 (12.20%) Squid
4 3 (7.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (7.32%) VMware ESX
5 2 (4.88%) FreeRADIUS
5 2 (4.88%) Gluster
5 2 (4.88%) Oracle Clusterware
5 2 (4.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Firmware
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (14.63%) Cacti
1 6 (14.63%) Nagios
1 6 (14.63%) Puppet
2 4 (9.76%) Ansible
3 3 (7.32%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (4.88%) cPanel
4 2 (4.88%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (2.44%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 12 (29.27%) Red Hat
2 9 (21.95%) VMware
3 7 (17.07%) IBM
4 5 (12.20%) Veritas
5 4 (9.76%) Oracle
6 2 (4.88%) Adobe
6 2 (4.88%) HP
7 1 (2.44%) ArcSight
7 1 (2.44%) BMC
7 1 (2.44%) Citrix
7 1 (2.44%) Ektron
7 1 (2.44%) Guidewire
7 1 (2.44%) NetApp
7 1 (2.44%) Siebel
7 1 (2.44%) Teradata