The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 5 9 7
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 13 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kingston Upon Thames 16.46% 4.55% 14.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.43% 20.00% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 1
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£375 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -4.16%
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 £36.38 £34.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -5.55%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Kingston Upon Thames region.

Operating Systems Category
Kingston Upon Thames
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
28 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kingston Upon Thames 35.44% 22.73% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 9 1
Average daily rate £319 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £142.50 £13.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+955.55% -28.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Kingston Upon Thames

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Kingston Upon Thames region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Kingston Upon Thames

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kingston Upon Thames

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 10 (58.82%) Perl
1 10 (58.82%) Apache
1 10 (58.82%) Red Hat
1 10 (58.82%) Puppet
2 9 (52.94%) Shell Script
3 8 (47.06%) MySQL
3 8 (47.06%) Oracle
4 7 (41.18%) UNIX
5 6 (35.29%) Windows
5 6 (35.29%) SQL
5 6 (35.29%) Tomcat
5 6 (35.29%) MS Office
5 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
5 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
5 6 (35.29%) DNS
5 6 (35.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (35.29%) Finance
5 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (29.41%) Open Source
6 5 (29.41%) Bash Shell
6 5 (29.41%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (29.41%) Amazon S3
6 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (29.41%) Postfix
6 5 (29.41%) Sendmail
6 5 (29.41%) nginx
6 5 (29.41%) MongoDB
6 5 (29.41%) NoSQL
6 5 (29.41%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (29.41%) Docker

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Kingston Upon Thames by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 10 (58.82%) Apache
2 6 (35.29%) Tomcat
2 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
2 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (29.41%) nginx
4 3 (17.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (5.88%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 6 (35.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (29.41%) Amazon S3
1 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (17.65%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
1 6 (35.29%) DNS
2 5 (29.41%) Firewall
3 3 (17.65%) POP3
3 3 (17.65%) SMTP
3 3 (17.65%) DHCP
3 3 (17.65%) Wireless
3 3 (17.65%) IMAP
4 1 (5.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (47.06%) MySQL
2 5 (29.41%) MongoDB
2 5 (29.41%) NoSQL
3 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
4 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
4 2 (11.76%) RDBMS
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
1 1 (5.88%) Selenium
1 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Support Engineer
2 6 (35.29%) Linux Engineer
2 6 (35.29%) Linux Support
2 6 (35.29%) Linux Support Engineer
3 5 (29.41%) Cloud Engineer
3 5 (29.41%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 5 (29.41%) Linux Administrator
3 5 (29.41%) Administrator
3 5 (29.41%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (17.65%) DBA
4 3 (17.65%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support
6 1 (5.88%) Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Technical Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Technical Support
6 1 (5.88%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) libvirt
2 4 (23.53%) Web Services
3 3 (17.65%) MAPI
4 2 (11.76%) LAMP
5 1 (5.88%) HTML
5 1 (5.88%) CSS
5 1 (5.88%) JSP
5 1 (5.88%) XHTML
5 1 (5.88%) Java EE
5 1 (5.88%) Spring
5 1 (5.88%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Open Source
2 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
2 3 (17.65%) Clustering
3 2 (11.76%) Digital Media
4 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) UNIX
2 6 (35.29%) Windows
3 5 (29.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 5 (29.41%) Ubuntu
4 3 (17.65%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (29.41%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
3 1 (5.88%) Project Management
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (5.88%) Web Development
3 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) Perl
2 9 (52.94%) Shell Script
3 6 (35.29%) SQL
4 5 (29.41%) Bash Shell
4 5 (29.41%) Python
5 3 (17.65%) Ruby
6 2 (11.76%) PHP
7 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
7 1 (5.88%) Java
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Postfix
1 5 (29.41%) Sendmail
1 5 (29.41%) Docker
1 5 (29.41%) Xen
2 3 (17.65%) VirtualBox
2 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (58.82%) Puppet
2 5 (29.41%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (29.41%) Salt
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Red Hat
2 8 (47.06%) Oracle
3 5 (29.41%) Cisco
4 3 (17.65%) VMware
4 3 (17.65%) Google
5 2 (11.76%) Rackspace