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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 7 9 5
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 10 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kingston Upon Thames 11.36% 7.94% 16.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.63% 33.33% 53.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 1
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£300 £301 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.41% -22.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £34.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.14% -8.00%
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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
19 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kingston Upon Thames 21.59% 23.81% 30.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 3
Average daily rate £340 £310 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £215 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £438 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 August 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 8 (80.00%) UNIX
2 7 (70.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (70.00%) 2G
2 7 (70.00%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (70.00%) Degree
2 7 (70.00%) Multithreading
2 7 (70.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 7 (70.00%) C++
2 7 (70.00%) MySQL
2 7 (70.00%) STL
2 7 (70.00%) CDMA
2 7 (70.00%) POSIX
2 7 (70.00%) 3GPP
2 7 (70.00%) 3G
2 7 (70.00%) SS7
2 7 (70.00%) SCCP
2 7 (70.00%) Tieto
2 7 (70.00%) Dialogic
3 3 (30.00%) Apache
3 3 (30.00%) Tomcat
3 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (20.00%) Perl
4 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (20.00%) Open Source
4 2 (20.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 2 (20.00%) Puppet
5 1 (10.00%) Virtual Private Cloud

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Kingston Upon Thames by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (30.00%) Apache
1 3 (30.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon S3
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (10.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) CDMA
1 7 (70.00%) 3GPP
1 7 (70.00%) 3G
1 7 (70.00%) SS7
1 7 (70.00%) SCCP
1 7 (70.00%) 2G
2 1 (10.00%) BIG-IP
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) MySQL
1 7 (70.00%) PostgreSQL
General
1 7 (70.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
2 5 (50.00%) C++ Developer
3 4 (40.00%) Telecoms Developer
4 3 (30.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (30.00%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (30.00%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (30.00%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) STL
1 7 (70.00%) POSIX
1 7 (70.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) UNIX
2 2 (20.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Multithreading
2 2 (20.00%) Open Source
2 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) Auto-Scaling
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) C++
2 2 (20.00%) Perl
2 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (20.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (10.00%) vSphere
1 1 (10.00%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Tieto
1 7 (70.00%) Dialogic
2 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (10.00%) VMware