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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 9 5 11
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Contract jobs citing Linux 14 27 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 8.54% 12.05% 8.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.75% 65.85% 43.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £381 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.19% -33.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £303 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £540 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 5
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +8.21%
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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 Middlesex region.

Operating Systems Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
32 41 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 19.51% 18.30% 18.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 16
Average daily rate £345 £388 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.96% -18.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £318 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £550 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 9
Average hourly rate £14.00 £42.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.05% +30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £19.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.80 £38.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

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 May 2015.

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 May 2015, 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 12 (42.86%) Windows
2 7 (25.00%) C
3 6 (21.43%) UNIX
3 6 (21.43%) Software Engineering
4 5 (17.86%) Multithreading
4 5 (17.86%) Python
4 5 (17.86%) C++
4 5 (17.86%) Perl
4 5 (17.86%) Oracle
4 5 (17.86%) HP
4 5 (17.86%) Middleware
5 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (14.29%) SQL
5 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (10.71%) Jenkins
6 3 (10.71%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
6 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
6 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
6 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
6 3 (10.71%) ClearCase
6 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
6 3 (10.71%) VMware
6 3 (10.71%) Red Hat
7 2 (7.14%) DTV
7 2 (7.14%) MATLAB
7 2 (7.14%) CISSP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 2 (7.14%) Apache
2 1 (3.57%) Confluence
2 1 (3.57%) Moodle
2 1 (3.57%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (7.14%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
2 2 (7.14%) SAN
2 2 (7.14%) iSCSI
2 2 (7.14%) FCoE
2 2 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (3.57%) NAS
3 1 (3.57%) SSH
3 1 (3.57%) DNS
3 1 (3.57%) LDAP
3 1 (3.57%) LAN
3 1 (3.57%) WAN
3 1 (3.57%) Ethernet
3 1 (3.57%) SNMP
3 1 (3.57%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.57%) WhereScape RED
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.57%) MySQL
3 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Jenkins
1 3 (10.71%) ClearCase
2 2 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.57%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (3.57%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (3.57%) eggPlant
3 1 (3.57%) Subversion
3 1 (3.57%) JIRA
General
1 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Marketing
2 1 (3.57%) Electronics
2 1 (3.57%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Architect
3 5 (17.86%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (14.29%) Developer
5 3 (10.71%) C++ Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Security Manager
6 2 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Linux Systems Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Cloud Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Build Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (3.57%) UNIX Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) Middleware
2 2 (7.14%) XML Schema
2 2 (7.14%) STL
2 2 (7.14%) XML
2 2 (7.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (3.57%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (3.57%) Ajax
3 1 (3.57%) HTML
3 1 (3.57%) .NET
3 1 (3.57%) CSS
3 1 (3.57%) XHTML
3 1 (3.57%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) DTV
2 1 (3.57%) Open Source
2 1 (3.57%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (3.57%) VLE
2 1 (3.57%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.57%) Clustering
2 1 (3.57%) SCORM
2 1 (3.57%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) Windows
2 6 (21.43%) UNIX
3 4 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.57%) Android
4 1 (3.57%) CentOS
4 1 (3.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Software Engineering
2 5 (17.86%) Multithreading
3 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.14%) UML
4 2 (7.14%) Web Development
4 2 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (7.14%) Information Security
4 2 (7.14%) Waterfall
4 2 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (7.14%) Parallel Computing
4 2 (7.14%) DevOps
4 2 (7.14%) Analytics
5 1 (3.57%) Software Delivery
5 1 (3.57%) Concurrent Programming
5 1 (3.57%) Network Management
5 1 (3.57%) Signal Processing
5 1 (3.57%) Security Architecture
5 1 (3.57%) Software Architecture
5 1 (3.57%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) C
2 5 (17.86%) Python
2 5 (17.86%) C++
2 5 (17.86%) Perl
3 4 (14.29%) SQL
4 2 (7.14%) MATLAB
4 2 (7.14%) Embedded C
4 2 (7.14%) Java
4 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
4 2 (7.14%) Ruby
4 2 (7.14%) R
5 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.57%) PHP
5 1 (3.57%) Embedded C++
5 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
1 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) CISSP
2 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (7.14%) CISM
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) CCNP
3 1 (3.57%) CCNA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.57%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (7.14%) Puppet
3 1 (3.57%) Nagios
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Oracle
1 5 (17.86%) HP
2 3 (10.71%) VMware
2 3 (10.71%) Red Hat
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.14%) SAP
4 1 (3.57%) Tableau
4 1 (3.57%) Greenplum
4 1 (3.57%) Google
4 1 (3.57%) Sun
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco
4 1 (3.57%) Veritas