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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 8 4 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing Linux 5 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kingston Upon Thames 7.94% 16.67% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.46% 57.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£301 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.33% -6.25%
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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
13 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kingston Upon Thames 20.63% 29.17% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 4
Average daily rate £310 £388 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -6.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -25.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 22 August 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Kingston Upon Thames

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kingston Upon Thames

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 5 (71.43%) Apache
2 4 (57.14%) MySQL
2 4 (57.14%) UNIX
3 3 (42.86%) Migration
3 3 (42.86%) Red Hat
3 3 (42.86%) WordPress
3 3 (42.86%) Magento
3 3 (42.86%) Open Source
3 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
4 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
4 2 (28.57%) REST
4 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
4 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
4 2 (28.57%) BDD
4 2 (28.57%) Puppet
4 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
4 2 (28.57%) NAS
4 2 (28.57%) JSON
4 2 (28.57%) Selenium
4 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (28.57%) JMeter
4 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle
4 2 (28.57%) JUnit
4 2 (28.57%) Perl

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Kingston Upon Thames by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 5 (71.43%) Apache
2 3 (42.86%) WordPress
3 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
4 1 (14.29%) Liferay
Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) NAS
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) SMTP
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) HTTP
2 1 (14.29%) SNMP
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) LDAP
2 1 (14.29%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) MySQL
2 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
2 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
2 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
2 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) JMeter
2 2 (28.57%) JUnit
3 1 (14.29%) Hudson
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Linux Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) REST
1 2 (28.57%) JSON
1 2 (28.57%) SOAP
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
1 2 (28.57%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) UNIX
2 1 (14.29%) CentOS
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) BDD
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (28.57%) TDD
2 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
2 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
1 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
1 2 (28.57%) Perl
2 1 (14.29%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) NFS
1 1 (14.29%) Squid
1 1 (14.29%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Puppet
2 1 (14.29%) Nagios
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Red Hat
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) EMC
2 2 (28.57%) NetApp
3 1 (14.29%) SAP