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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 1 14 8
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -6
Contract jobs citing Linux 35 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 23.65% 5.91% 9.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.64% 45.83% 48.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 4 6
Average daily rate £350 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 5
Average hourly rate £44.00 £45.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.29% +7.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.38 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +3.92%
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
55 24 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 37.16% 12.90% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 14 10
Average daily rate £350 £281 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.55% -31.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £250 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £448 £591
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 10
Average hourly rate £44.00 £45.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.29% +71.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 12 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in Middlesex

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 38 (66.67%) C
2 35 (61.40%) Multithreading
3 31 (54.39%) C++
4 28 (49.12%) Unix
5 27 (47.37%) Perl
5 27 (47.37%) Oracle
6 26 (45.61%) SQL
7 25 (43.86%) STL
7 25 (43.86%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 11 (19.30%) Telecoms
8 11 (19.30%) ClearCase
9 9 (15.79%) Embedded C
10 8 (14.04%) Windows
10 8 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (14.04%) Software Engineering
11 7 (12.28%) DTV
12 6 (10.53%) Python
13 5 (8.77%) VMware
13 5 (8.77%) Data Centre
13 5 (8.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (8.77%) Git (software)
14 4 (7.02%) Embedded Systems
14 4 (7.02%) Jenkins
14 4 (7.02%) DevOps
14 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
14 4 (7.02%) Apache
14 4 (7.02%) Tomcat
14 4 (7.02%) Java
14 4 (7.02%) Middleware
14 4 (7.02%) Red Hat

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (7.02%) Apache
1 4 (7.02%) Tomcat
2 3 (5.26%) JBoss
3 2 (3.51%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.75%) IIS
4 1 (1.75%) iPlanet
4 1 (1.75%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.75%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) GIMP
1 1 (1.75%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) BusinessWare
1 1 (1.75%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.75%) Route 53
3 1 (1.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) DVB
2 2 (3.51%) Firewall
2 2 (3.51%) LDAP
2 2 (3.51%) Wireless
3 1 (1.75%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (1.75%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (1.75%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (1.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (1.75%) FTP
3 1 (1.75%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.75%) NX-OS
3 1 (1.75%) SSH
3 1 (1.75%) UPnP
3 1 (1.75%) VLAN
3 1 (1.75%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (1.75%) DB2
1 1 (1.75%) DB2 UDB
1 1 (1.75%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.75%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (19.30%) ClearCase
2 5 (8.77%) Git (software)
3 4 (7.02%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.26%) JIRA
5 2 (3.51%) Bugzilla
5 2 (3.51%) Maven
6 1 (1.75%) Ant
6 1 (1.75%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.75%) FitNesse
6 1 (1.75%) Gerrit
6 1 (1.75%) Hudson
6 1 (1.75%) JUnit
6 1 (1.75%) Subversion
General
1 11 (19.30%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 33 (57.89%) Developer
2 28 (49.12%) C++ Developer
3 22 (38.60%) Linux Engineer
4 20 (35.09%) Linux Developer
5 18 (31.58%) Oracle Developer
5 18 (31.58%) SQL Developer
5 18 (31.58%) Unix Developer
5 18 (31.58%) Unix Engineer
5 18 (31.58%) Unix Linux Engineer
6 10 (17.54%) C++ Software Developer
6 10 (17.54%) Embedded Engineer
6 10 (17.54%) Software Developer
7 7 (12.28%) Software Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Architect
8 4 (7.02%) C++ Software Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) C Developer
9 3 (5.26%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 2 (3.51%) Migration Engineer
10 2 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (43.86%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 25 (43.86%) STL
2 4 (7.02%) Middleware
3 2 (3.51%) J2EE
3 2 (3.51%) REST
3 2 (3.51%) Twisted
3 2 (3.51%) Web Services
4 1 (1.75%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.75%) CSS
4 1 (1.75%) Flash
4 1 (1.75%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.75%) HTML
4 1 (1.75%) jQuery
4 1 (1.75%) MooTools
4 1 (1.75%) MSMQ
4 1 (1.75%) RESTful
4 1 (1.75%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) DTV
2 5 (8.77%) Data Centre
3 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.02%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (5.26%) Clustering
4 3 (5.26%) Device Driver
4 3 (5.26%) STB
5 1 (1.75%) AS400
5 1 (1.75%) BYOD
5 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.75%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 28 (49.12%) Unix
2 8 (14.04%) Windows
3 5 (8.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.51%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.75%) AIX
5 1 (1.75%) CentOS
5 1 (1.75%) Solaris
5 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.75%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (61.40%) Multithreading
2 8 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (14.04%) Software Engineering
3 4 (7.02%) DevOps
4 3 (5.26%) Automated Testing
4 3 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (5.26%) Migration
5 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (3.51%) High Availability
5 2 (3.51%) Project Management
5 2 (3.51%) TOGAF
6 1 (1.75%) Change Control
6 1 (1.75%) Data Protection
6 1 (1.75%) Information Assurance
6 1 (1.75%) Load Balancing
6 1 (1.75%) Network Architecture
6 1 (1.75%) Network Management
6 1 (1.75%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (1.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (1.75%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (66.67%) C
2 31 (54.39%) C++
3 27 (47.37%) Perl
4 26 (45.61%) SQL
5 9 (15.79%) Embedded C
6 6 (10.53%) Python
7 4 (7.02%) Java
8 2 (3.51%) Embedded C++
8 2 (3.51%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.75%) C#
9 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.75%) Ruby
9 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (1.75%) (ISC)2 CCSP
1 1 (1.75%) CCSP
1 1 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (1.75%) CISM
1 1 (1.75%) CISSP
1 1 (1.75%) Degree
1 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (7.02%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.75%) ClearTrust
2 1 (1.75%) iptables
2 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) Puppet
2 1 (1.75%) Ansible
2 1 (1.75%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 27 (47.37%) Oracle
2 5 (8.77%) VMware
3 4 (7.02%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.51%) CA
4 2 (3.51%) Cisco
4 2 (3.51%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.51%) SAP
5 1 (1.75%) Adobe
5 1 (1.75%) BEA
5 1 (1.75%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.75%) Citrix
5 1 (1.75%) EMC
5 1 (1.75%) F5
5 1 (1.75%) HP
5 1 (1.75%) IBM
5 1 (1.75%) NetIQ
5 1 (1.75%) Novell
5 1 (1.75%) Vitria