The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex 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 3 10 18
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +8
Contract jobs citing Linux 35 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 14.29% 6.83% 4.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 77.78% 44.74% 31.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 8 2
Average daily rate
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£363 £350 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -18.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £334 £386
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £41.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.33% -6.25%
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 Middlesex region.

Operating Systems Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
45 38 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 18.37% 15.26% 14.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 19 18
Average daily rate £363 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 6
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £30.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £30.90 £42.70
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 Middlesex

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Middlesex region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 33 (54.10%) Software Engineering
2 22 (36.07%) UML
3 21 (34.43%) Java
4 20 (32.79%) C
5 16 (26.23%) ClearCase
6 15 (24.59%) C++
6 15 (24.59%) DTV
7 14 (22.95%) Windows
8 13 (21.31%) POSIX
8 13 (21.31%) STB
8 13 (21.31%) Software Architecture
9 12 (19.67%) DVB
9 12 (19.67%) UNIX
10 11 (18.03%) Military
10 11 (18.03%) Security Cleared
11 10 (16.39%) Electronics
12 9 (14.75%) SQL Server
12 9 (14.75%) Multithreading
13 8 (13.11%) Oracle
13 8 (13.11%) OO
13 8 (13.11%) Telecoms
14 7 (11.48%) VMware
15 6 (9.84%) Validation
15 6 (9.84%) Web Services
15 6 (9.84%) MATLAB
15 6 (9.84%) WAN
15 6 (9.84%) LAN
15 6 (9.84%) Microsoft
15 6 (9.84%) HP
15 6 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 (4.92%) Apache
2 2 (3.28%) nginx
3 1 (1.64%) SAP Web AS
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.20%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.64%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.64%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 12 (19.67%) DVB
2 6 (9.84%) WAN
2 6 (9.84%) LAN
3 4 (6.56%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.28%) Firewall
5 1 (1.64%) Network Security
5 1 (1.64%) SAN
5 1 (1.64%) VPN
5 1 (1.64%) Internet
5 1 (1.64%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.75%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.92%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.92%) NoSQL
2 3 (4.92%) MySQL
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Navigator
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.64%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.64%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 16 (26.23%) ClearCase
2 4 (6.56%) Rational Rhapsody
3 3 (4.92%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.92%) Automake
4 2 (3.28%) Toad
4 2 (3.28%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.28%) JIRA
5 1 (1.64%) Rational DOORS
General
1 11 (18.03%) Military
2 10 (16.39%) Electronics
3 8 (13.11%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.28%) Games
5 1 (1.64%) Finance
5 1 (1.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (34.43%) Software Engineer
1 21 (34.43%) Developer
2 10 (16.39%) Java Developer
3 7 (11.48%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 6 (9.84%) Embedded Software Developer
4 6 (9.84%) Software Developer
5 5 (8.20%) Analyst
5 5 (8.20%) Consultant
6 4 (6.56%) Test Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Technical Design Consultant
7 3 (4.92%) Architect
7 3 (4.92%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (4.92%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) SQL DBA
8 2 (3.28%) DBA
8 2 (3.28%) C++ Developer
9 1 (1.64%) CLAS Consultant
9 1 (1.64%) Integration Analyst
9 1 (1.64%) UI Developer
9 1 (1.64%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (21.31%) POSIX
2 6 (9.84%) Web Services
3 5 (8.20%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (4.92%) RESTful
4 3 (4.92%) SOAP
4 3 (4.92%) STL
5 2 (3.28%) Swing
5 2 (3.28%) OpenGL
5 2 (3.28%) Qt
6 1 (1.64%) OpenCL
6 1 (1.64%) DirectCompute
6 1 (1.64%) CSS3
6 1 (1.64%) WebKit
6 1 (1.64%) HTML5
6 1 (1.64%) XHTML
6 1 (1.64%) XML
6 1 (1.64%) DOM
6 1 (1.64%) XSL
6 1 (1.64%) HTML
6 1 (1.64%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (24.59%) DTV
2 13 (21.31%) STB
3 4 (6.56%) Device Driver
3 4 (6.56%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (4.92%) Open Source
5 2 (3.28%) 3D Graphics
5 2 (3.28%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (3.28%) Mathematics
5 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.28%) Online Games
6 1 (1.64%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.64%) CUDA
6 1 (1.64%) W3C
6 1 (1.64%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.64%) Handset
6 1 (1.64%) CESG
6 1 (1.64%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (1.64%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (22.95%) Windows
2 12 (19.67%) UNIX
3 6 (9.84%) Android
3 6 (9.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (8.20%) Solaris
5 4 (6.56%) AIX
6 3 (4.92%) Apple iOS
6 3 (4.92%) Debian
7 1 (1.64%) CentOS
7 1 (1.64%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.64%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (54.10%) Software Engineering
2 22 (36.07%) UML
3 13 (21.31%) Software Architecture
4 9 (14.75%) Multithreading
5 8 (13.11%) OO
6 6 (9.84%) Validation
7 5 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (8.20%) Software Testing
7 5 (8.20%) TDD
7 5 (8.20%) Logistics
8 4 (6.56%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (6.56%) ITSM
8 4 (6.56%) Service Management
8 4 (6.56%) E-Commerce
8 4 (6.56%) ITIL
9 3 (4.92%) Test Strategy
9 3 (4.92%) Configuration Management
9 3 (4.92%) SOA
10 2 (3.28%) Migration
10 2 (3.28%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 21 (34.43%) Java
2 20 (32.79%) C
3 15 (24.59%) C++
4 6 (9.84%) MATLAB
5 5 (8.20%) SQL
6 4 (6.56%) Perl
7 3 (4.92%) Groovy
8 2 (3.28%) PHP
8 2 (3.28%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.28%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.28%) Python
8 2 (3.28%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.28%) Embedded C
8 2 (3.28%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (18.03%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.20%) Degree
3 3 (4.92%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.64%) CISSP
4 1 (1.64%) PMP
4 1 (1.64%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.64%) CISM
System Software
1 6 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.56%) XenApp
2 4 (6.56%) XenDesktop
3 2 (3.28%) vSphere
4 1 (1.64%) Varnish
4 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) ZABBIX
1 1 (1.64%) Cacti
1 1 (1.64%) Munin
1 1 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.64%) HAProxy
1 1 (1.64%) Ansible
1 1 (1.64%) Salt
1 1 (1.64%) Puppet
1 1 (1.64%) Nagios
1 1 (1.64%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 8 (13.11%) Oracle
2 7 (11.48%) VMware
3 6 (9.84%) Microsoft
3 6 (9.84%) HP
4 5 (8.20%) 3PAR
4 5 (8.20%) NetApp
4 5 (8.20%) Red Hat
4 5 (8.20%) IBM
5 4 (6.56%) Citrix
5 4 (6.56%) Cisco
6 3 (4.92%) Intel
7 2 (3.28%) EMC
8 1 (1.64%) F5
8 1 (1.64%) Dell
8 1 (1.64%) Sybase
8 1 (1.64%) SAP
Middlesex
Proteus Europe
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 11 hours ago