The first table below looks at the demand for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kingston Upon Thames region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Kingston Upon Thames region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 12 3 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing Linux 3 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kingston Upon Thames 5.26% 15.00% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.64% 75.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate £375 £378 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.57% -
Operating Systems Category
Kingston Upon Thames
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
22 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kingston Upon Thames 38.60% 20.00% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 3 2
Average daily rate £308 £345 £162
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.86% +113.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £333 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £409 £162
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Linux
London

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Kingston Upon Thames

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Kingston Upon Thames region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Kingston Upon Thames

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Kingston Upon Thames

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Kingston Upon Thames region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Kingston Upon Thames

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kingston Upon Thames

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kingston Upon Thames 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 4 (100.00%) UNIX
2 3 (75.00%) Apache
2 3 (75.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (50.00%) Perl
3 2 (50.00%) MySQL
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) EMC
3 2 (50.00%) SAN
3 2 (50.00%) NetApp
3 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (50.00%) NAS
3 2 (50.00%) Open Source
3 2 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (50.00%) Puppet
3 2 (50.00%) Solaris
4 1 (25.00%) Hudson
4 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (25.00%) Liferay
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) Postfix
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Spring
4 1 (25.00%) Squid
4 1 (25.00%) Web Development
4 1 (25.00%) SCCM

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Kingston Upon Thames by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kingston Upon Thames 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 (75.00%) Apache
1 3 (75.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (25.00%) Liferay
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) SAN
1 2 (50.00%) NAS
2 1 (25.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (25.00%) LDAP
2 1 (25.00%) SMTP
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) HTTP
2 1 (25.00%) SNMP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) Hudson
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (50.00%) Administrator
1 2 (50.00%) Linux Administrator
1 2 (50.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Spring
1 1 (25.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) JSP
1 1 (25.00%) J2EE
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) UNIX
2 2 (50.00%) Solaris
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Web Development
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Perl
1 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (25.00%) Java
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Postfix
1 1 (25.00%) Squid
1 1 (25.00%) NFS
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Puppet
2 1 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) EMC
1 2 (50.00%) NetApp
1 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft