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 28 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 7 5 14
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +9
Contract jobs citing Linux 23 31 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 10.90% 13.14% 5.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.94% 68.89% 41.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 22 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £37.81 £43.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.06% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -16.00%
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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
47 45 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 22.27% 19.07% 12.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 29 15
Average daily rate £350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £252 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 5
Average hourly rate £14.50 £42.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.08% +42.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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
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 28 July 2015.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in Middlesex

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 17 (44.74%) C
1 17 (44.74%) UNIX
2 16 (42.11%) Oracle
2 16 (42.11%) Multithreading
3 14 (36.84%) SQL
4 13 (34.21%) Perl
4 13 (34.21%) C++
5 12 (31.58%) Windows
6 11 (28.95%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 11 (28.95%) STL
7 9 (23.68%) Software Engineering
8 7 (18.42%) VMware
9 6 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (13.16%) Red Hat
10 5 (13.16%) Shell Script
10 5 (13.16%) Middleware
10 5 (13.16%) ClearCase
10 5 (13.16%) TCP/IP
10 5 (13.16%) HP
11 4 (10.53%) DTV
11 4 (10.53%) Telecoms
11 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
12 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
12 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
12 3 (7.89%) Puppet
12 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
12 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
12 3 (7.89%) Apache

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 3 (7.89%) Apache
2 1 (2.63%) Confluence
2 1 (2.63%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.26%) iSCSI
2 2 (5.26%) FCoE
2 2 (5.26%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (5.26%) SAN
3 1 (2.63%) DVB
3 1 (2.63%) Telnet
3 1 (2.63%) SSH
3 1 (2.63%) UPnP
3 1 (2.63%) Network Security
3 1 (2.63%) LDAP
3 1 (2.63%) LAN
3 1 (2.63%) WAN
3 1 (2.63%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.63%) SNMP
3 1 (2.63%) Telepresence
3 1 (2.63%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
1 3 (7.89%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.63%) WhereScape RED
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (13.16%) ClearCase
2 1 (2.63%) Subversion
2 1 (2.63%) JIRA
2 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.63%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (2.63%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.63%) eggPlant
General
1 4 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.63%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.63%) Marketing
2 1 (2.63%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Developer
1 12 (31.58%) C++ Developer
2 10 (26.32%) Software Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (13.16%) Architect
4 4 (10.53%) Software Developer
4 4 (10.53%) Administrator
4 4 (10.53%) C++ Software Developer
5 3 (7.89%) C++ Software Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Software Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Senior C++ Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (5.26%) Security Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Build Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (28.95%) STL
1 11 (28.95%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 5 (13.16%) Middleware
3 1 (2.63%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) DTV
2 3 (7.89%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.26%) Video on Demand
3 2 (5.26%) Clustering
4 1 (2.63%) STB
4 1 (2.63%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 17 (44.74%) UNIX
2 12 (31.58%) Windows
3 6 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.63%) Solaris
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.63%) Android
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.63%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (42.11%) Multithreading
2 9 (23.68%) Software Engineering
3 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.26%) Waterfall
5 2 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (5.26%) Information Security
5 2 (5.26%) Project Management
6 1 (2.63%) Change Management
6 1 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.63%) Migration
6 1 (2.63%) ITIL
6 1 (2.63%) UML
6 1 (2.63%) OO
6 1 (2.63%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.63%) Performance Management
6 1 (2.63%) Project Planning
6 1 (2.63%) Resource Management
6 1 (2.63%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.63%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (44.74%) C
2 14 (36.84%) SQL
3 13 (34.21%) C++
3 13 (34.21%) Perl
4 5 (13.16%) Shell Script
5 2 (5.26%) MATLAB
5 2 (5.26%) Java
5 2 (5.26%) Python
6 1 (2.63%) Embedded C
6 1 (2.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
1 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) CISSP
2 2 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.26%) CISM
3 1 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.63%) Degree
3 1 (2.63%) CCNP
3 1 (2.63%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.26%) vSphere
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.63%) iptables
3 1 (2.63%) XenApp
3 1 (2.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) Puppet
2 2 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.63%) Ansible
3 1 (2.63%) vMotion
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (2.63%) Nagios
3 1 (2.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (42.11%) Oracle
2 7 (18.42%) VMware
3 5 (13.16%) Red Hat
3 5 (13.16%) HP
4 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.26%) SAP
5 2 (5.26%) Cisco
6 1 (2.63%) IBM
6 1 (2.63%) EMC
6 1 (2.63%) Citrix
6 1 (2.63%) Veritas
6 1 (2.63%) Sun
6 1 (2.63%) Greenplum
6 1 (2.63%) Tableau
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