The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 10 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 19 30 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 8.60% 14.42% 14.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.29% 63.83% 77.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 27
Median daily rate £355 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £350 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £407 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £390 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.41% +7.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.81 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.78% -5.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
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
35 47 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 15.84% 22.60% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 27 31
Median daily rate £350 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £345 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £413 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 5
Median hourly rate £40.00 £28.13 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.22% -37.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.66 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.96% +4.12%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Middlesex region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 August 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Middlesex region with a requirement for Linux.

1 26 (74.29%) SQL
1 26 (74.29%) Software Engineering
2 25 (71.43%) C++
3 24 (68.57%) Unix
4 23 (65.71%) C
4 23 (65.71%) Oracle
5 22 (62.86%) Java
5 22 (62.86%) Multithreading
6 21 (60.00%) Perl
7 20 (57.14%) STL
7 20 (57.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (20.00%) Python
9 5 (14.29%) Web Services
10 4 (11.43%) OO
10 4 (11.43%) OOP
10 4 (11.43%) Swing
10 4 (11.43%) Scrum
10 4 (11.43%) TDD
10 4 (11.43%) Git (software)
10 4 (11.43%) Relational Database
10 4 (11.43%) DevOps
11 3 (8.57%) Microservices
11 3 (8.57%) Puppet
11 3 (8.57%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (8.57%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (8.57%) OpenShift
11 3 (8.57%) SOLID
11 3 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
11 3 (8.57%) BDD

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.86%) Apache
1 1 (2.86%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (2.86%) JBoss
1 1 (2.86%) OpenStack
1 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.86%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (8.57%) OpenShift
2 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.86%) Engine Yard
2 1 (2.86%) GitHub
2 1 (2.86%) Heroku
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.86%) PaaS
2 1 (2.86%) SaaS
2 1 (2.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) HTTP
2 2 (5.71%) DNS
2 2 (5.71%) WebEx
2 2 (5.71%) Wireless
3 1 (2.86%) DVB
3 1 (2.86%) Firewall
3 1 (2.86%) LDAP
3 1 (2.86%) SSL
3 1 (2.86%) VLAN
3 1 (2.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.71%) MySQL
3 1 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.86%) DB2
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.57%) Subversion
3 2 (5.71%) ClearCase
3 2 (5.71%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.86%) JUnit
4 1 (2.86%) Maven
4 1 (2.86%) TestNG
4 1 (2.86%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (2.86%) Electronics
1 1 (2.86%) Games
1 1 (2.86%) Publishing
1 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (74.29%) Developer
2 21 (60.00%) C++ Developer
3 20 (57.14%) C++ Software Engineer
3 20 (57.14%) Linux Engineer
3 20 (57.14%) Software Engineer
4 19 (54.29%) C++ Software Developer
4 19 (54.29%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 19 (54.29%) Linux Developer
5 18 (51.43%) Oracle Developer
5 18 (51.43%) SQL Developer
6 10 (28.57%) Architect
7 9 (25.71%) Linux Software Architect
7 9 (25.71%) Oracle Architect
7 9 (25.71%) Software Architect
7 9 (25.71%) Unix Developer
7 9 (25.71%) Unix Engineer
7 9 (25.71%) Unix Linux Engineer
8 6 (17.14%) Java Developer
8 6 (17.14%) Java Engineer
8 6 (17.14%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (57.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 20 (57.14%) STL
2 5 (14.29%) Web Services
3 4 (11.43%) Swing
4 2 (5.71%) XML
5 1 (2.86%) MCollective
5 1 (2.86%) Middleware
5 1 (2.86%) OpenGL
5 1 (2.86%) Qt
5 1 (2.86%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (5.71%) Data Extraction
2 2 (5.71%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Clustering
3 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.86%) EMC VNX
3 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) STB
Operating Systems
1 24 (68.57%) Unix
2 3 (8.57%) Windows
3 2 (5.71%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.86%) CentOS
4 1 (2.86%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (74.29%) Software Engineering
2 22 (62.86%) Multithreading
3 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (11.43%) DevOps
4 4 (11.43%) OO
4 4 (11.43%) OOP
4 4 (11.43%) Scrum
4 4 (11.43%) TDD
5 3 (8.57%) BDD
5 3 (8.57%) Microservices
5 3 (8.57%) SOLID
6 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (5.71%) Open Source
6 2 (5.71%) Test Automation
7 1 (2.86%) ITIL
7 1 (2.86%) OOA/OOD
7 1 (2.86%) Pair Programming
7 1 (2.86%) Software Testing
7 1 (2.86%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 26 (74.29%) SQL
2 25 (71.43%) C++
3 23 (65.71%) C
4 22 (62.86%) Java
5 21 (60.00%) Perl
6 7 (20.00%) Python
7 3 (8.57%) Embedded C
7 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
7 3 (8.57%) Ruby
8 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.86%) C#
8 1 (2.86%) Embedded C++
8 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.86%) VC++
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) Docker
2 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.86%) KVM
2 1 (2.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (2.86%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.86%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (8.57%) Puppet
2 1 (2.86%) Ansible
2 1 (2.86%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (2.86%) Cobbler
2 1 (2.86%) Nagios
2 1 (2.86%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 23 (65.71%) Oracle
2 3 (8.57%) Cisco
2 3 (8.57%) Red Hat
2 3 (8.57%) VMware
3 1 (2.86%) BMC
3 1 (2.86%) EMC
3 1 (2.86%) Symantec
3 1 (2.86%) Veritas