The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 Middlesex 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 7 9 22
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +13
Contract jobs citing Linux 23 19 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 9.13% 9.55% 3.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.97% 38.00% 23.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 7
Average daily rate £410 £575 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.69% +30.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £183 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £615 £507
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
Operating Systems Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
39 50 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 15.48% 25.13% 16.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 26
Average daily rate £394 £570 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.92% +42.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £615 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 9
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +75.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Linux
South East

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 (47.37%) Java
2 17 (44.74%) C++
3 16 (42.11%) Software Engineering
4 14 (36.84%) Windows
4 14 (36.84%) Multithreading
5 12 (31.58%) UML
5 12 (31.58%) MATLAB
6 10 (26.32%) OO
6 10 (26.32%) Military
6 10 (26.32%) Electronics
6 10 (26.32%) Validation
6 10 (26.32%) Security Cleared
7 8 (21.05%) UNIX
7 8 (21.05%) C
8 7 (18.42%) Oracle
8 7 (18.42%) VMware
9 6 (15.79%) NetApp
9 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
9 6 (15.79%) Degree
10 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
10 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
10 5 (13.16%) SAP
11 4 (10.53%) Solaris
11 4 (10.53%) Apache
11 4 (10.53%) LAN
11 4 (10.53%) Configuration Management
11 4 (10.53%) WAN
11 4 (10.53%) EMC
11 4 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
11 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (10.53%) Apache
2 2 (5.26%) SAP Web AS
3 1 (2.63%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.63%) Route 53
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
2 4 (10.53%) LAN
2 4 (10.53%) WAN
3 3 (7.89%) Firewall
3 3 (7.89%) SAN
4 1 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.63%) NFC
4 1 (2.63%) Network Security
4 1 (2.63%) HSRP
4 1 (2.63%) Wireless
4 1 (2.63%) IPsec
4 1 (2.63%) SSH
4 1 (2.63%) VLAN
4 1 (2.63%) HTTP
4 1 (2.63%) VPN
4 1 (2.63%) Internet
4 1 (2.63%) Extranet
4 1 (2.63%) OSPF
4 1 (2.63%) BGP
4 1 (2.63%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.26%) SAP HANA
3 1 (2.63%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.89%) Rational Rhapsody
2 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
2 3 (7.89%) ClearCase
3 2 (5.26%) JIRA
4 1 (2.63%) TestNG
4 1 (2.63%) Selenium
4 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.63%) Gerrit
4 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.63%) JMeter
4 1 (2.63%) Subversion
4 1 (2.63%) Maven
4 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.63%) JUnit
General
1 10 (26.32%) Military
1 10 (26.32%) Electronics
2 2 (5.26%) Games
2 2 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (42.11%) Software Engineer
2 5 (13.16%) Architect
3 3 (7.89%) Developer
3 3 (7.89%) Consultant
4 2 (5.26%) SQL DBA
4 2 (5.26%) DBA
5 1 (2.63%) CLAS Consultant
5 1 (2.63%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Integration Analyst
5 1 (2.63%) Solutions Consultant
5 1 (2.63%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Technical Design Consultant
5 1 (2.63%) C++ Developer
5 1 (2.63%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (2.63%) Test Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Team Leader
5 1 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (2.63%) Sales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) Qt
1 3 (7.89%) OpenGL
1 3 (7.89%) STL
2 2 (5.26%) Web Services
2 2 (5.26%) OpenGL ES
2 2 (5.26%) OpenCV
2 2 (5.26%) JSON
3 1 (2.63%) REST
3 1 (2.63%) OpenCL
3 1 (2.63%) DirectCompute
3 1 (2.63%) POSIX
3 1 (2.63%) Swing
3 1 (2.63%) SOAP
3 1 (2.63%) XML
3 1 (2.63%) XSD
3 1 (2.63%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
1 3 (7.89%) Device Driver
1 3 (7.89%) Handset
2 2 (5.26%) HACMP
2 2 (5.26%) Smartphone
2 2 (5.26%) STB
2 2 (5.26%) Clustering
2 2 (5.26%) CESG
2 2 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (5.26%) GPGPU
2 2 (5.26%) Mathematics
2 2 (5.26%) Online Games
3 1 (2.63%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.63%) CUDA
3 1 (2.63%) Open Source
3 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.63%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (2.63%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.63%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 14 (36.84%) Windows
2 8 (21.05%) UNIX
3 4 (10.53%) Solaris
3 4 (10.53%) Android
4 3 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (7.89%) AIX
5 2 (5.26%) CentOS
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.63%) Debian
6 1 (2.63%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.63%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (42.11%) Software Engineering
2 14 (36.84%) Multithreading
3 12 (31.58%) UML
4 10 (26.32%) OO
4 10 (26.32%) Validation
5 4 (10.53%) Configuration Management
5 4 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (7.89%) B2B
7 2 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (5.26%) Information Security
7 2 (5.26%) Capacity Management
7 2 (5.26%) High Availability
7 2 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (5.26%) Security Architecture
7 2 (5.26%) Waterfall
7 2 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (5.26%) Release Management
7 2 (5.26%) Video Processing
8 1 (2.63%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 18 (47.37%) Java
2 17 (44.74%) C++
3 12 (31.58%) MATLAB
4 8 (21.05%) C
5 3 (7.89%) Perl
6 2 (5.26%) SQL
6 2 (5.26%) Python
6 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
6 2 (5.26%) GLSL
7 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.63%) ABAP
7 1 (2.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.79%) Degree
3 2 (5.26%) CISSP
3 2 (5.26%) CISM
4 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.63%) PMP
4 1 (2.63%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.63%) CCNP
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.26%) VMware ESX
2 2 (5.26%) PowerHA
2 2 (5.26%) vSphere
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (2.63%) XenApp
3 1 (2.63%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.63%) Varnish
3 1 (2.63%) Squid
3 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) ZABBIX
1 1 (2.63%) Cacti
1 1 (2.63%) Munin
1 1 (2.63%) Puppet
1 1 (2.63%) HAProxy
1 1 (2.63%) Ansible
1 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.63%) NetBackup
1 1 (2.63%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) Oracle
1 7 (18.42%) VMware
2 6 (15.79%) NetApp
3 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
3 5 (13.16%) SAP
4 4 (10.53%) EMC
5 3 (7.89%) HP
6 2 (5.26%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.26%) Cisco
6 2 (5.26%) IBM
6 2 (5.26%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.63%) Perforce
7 1 (2.63%) Brocade
7 1 (2.63%) Citrix
7 1 (2.63%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.63%) Remedy