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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 5 17 14
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -3
Contract jobs citing Linux 32 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 12.75% 5.32% 5.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.09% 37.50% 34.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 7 7
Average daily rate
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£369 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.35% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £333 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.64 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.63% -
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
47 40 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 18.73% 14.18% 17.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 23 27
Average daily rate £356 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £504 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 September 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 September 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 33 (58.93%) Software Engineering
2 22 (39.29%) C
2 22 (39.29%) UML
3 19 (33.93%) DTV
4 18 (32.14%) Java
5 17 (30.36%) ClearCase
6 16 (28.57%) DVB
6 16 (28.57%) POSIX
6 16 (28.57%) Software Architecture
7 15 (26.79%) STB
8 13 (23.21%) C++
9 10 (17.86%) Windows
10 9 (16.07%) UNIX
11 8 (14.29%) SQL Server
11 8 (14.29%) Military
11 8 (14.29%) Electronics
11 8 (14.29%) Telecoms
11 8 (14.29%) Security Cleared
12 6 (10.71%) HP
12 6 (10.71%) Red Hat
12 6 (10.71%) Oracle
12 6 (10.71%) Degree
12 6 (10.71%) Android
12 6 (10.71%) Multithreading
12 6 (10.71%) VMware
13 5 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (8.93%) TDD
13 5 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
13 5 (8.93%) Software Testing
13 5 (8.93%) Logistics

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 3 (5.36%) Apache
2 1 (1.79%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (28.57%) DVB
2 5 (8.93%) LAN
2 5 (8.93%) WAN
3 1 (1.79%) VPN
3 1 (1.79%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.36%) MySQL
2 3 (5.36%) MongoDB
2 3 (5.36%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Navigator
4 1 (1.79%) JasperReports
4 1 (1.79%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (30.36%) ClearCase
2 3 (5.36%) Automake
3 2 (3.57%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (3.57%) Toad
4 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.79%) Rational DOORS
General
1 8 (14.29%) Electronics
1 8 (14.29%) Telecoms
1 8 (14.29%) Military
2 2 (3.57%) Games
3 1 (1.79%) Marketing
3 1 (1.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (35.71%) Software Engineer
1 20 (35.71%) Developer
2 10 (17.86%) Java Developer
3 8 (14.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 7 (12.50%) Software Developer
4 7 (12.50%) Embedded Software Developer
5 4 (7.14%) Test Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Consultant
6 3 (5.36%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (5.36%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Technical Design Consultant
7 2 (3.57%) Administrator
7 2 (3.57%) Senior Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.57%) SQL DBA
7 2 (3.57%) Architect
7 2 (3.57%) C++ Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.57%) DBA
8 1 (1.79%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (28.57%) POSIX
2 5 (8.93%) Web Services
2 5 (8.93%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (5.36%) RESTful
3 3 (5.36%) SOAP
3 3 (5.36%) STL
4 2 (3.57%) Swing
4 2 (3.57%) OpenGL
4 2 (3.57%) HTML
4 2 (3.57%) CSS
4 2 (3.57%) HTML5
4 2 (3.57%) Qt
5 1 (1.79%) CSS3
5 1 (1.79%) WebKit
5 1 (1.79%) OpenCL
5 1 (1.79%) DirectCompute
5 1 (1.79%) JSP
5 1 (1.79%) J2EE
5 1 (1.79%) XML
5 1 (1.79%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 19 (33.93%) DTV
2 15 (26.79%) STB
3 4 (7.14%) Device Driver
3 4 (7.14%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.36%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.36%) Mathematics
5 2 (3.57%) 3D Graphics
5 2 (3.57%) Online Games
5 2 (3.57%) Open Source
5 2 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.79%) W3C
6 1 (1.79%) CUDA
6 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.79%) Physics
6 1 (1.79%) Interactive TV
6 1 (1.79%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.86%) Windows
2 9 (16.07%) UNIX
3 6 (10.71%) Android
4 4 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (7.14%) AIX
4 4 (7.14%) Solaris
5 3 (5.36%) Debian
5 3 (5.36%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.57%) HPUX
7 1 (1.79%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (58.93%) Software Engineering
2 22 (39.29%) UML
3 16 (28.57%) Software Architecture
4 6 (10.71%) Multithreading
5 5 (8.93%) OO
5 5 (8.93%) Software Testing
5 5 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (8.93%) TDD
5 5 (8.93%) Logistics
6 4 (7.14%) ITIL
6 4 (7.14%) E-Commerce
6 4 (7.14%) Service Management
6 4 (7.14%) ITSM
7 3 (5.36%) Validation
7 3 (5.36%) SOA
7 3 (5.36%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (5.36%) Mentoring
7 3 (5.36%) Test Strategy
7 3 (5.36%) Embedded Software Development
8 2 (3.57%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 22 (39.29%) C
2 18 (32.14%) Java
3 13 (23.21%) C++
4 4 (7.14%) SQL
4 4 (7.14%) Embedded C
5 3 (5.36%) MATLAB
5 3 (5.36%) Groovy
5 3 (5.36%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.57%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.79%) Perl
7 1 (1.79%) PHP
7 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.71%) Degree
3 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.57%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.14%) XenApp
2 4 (7.14%) XenDesktop
2 4 (7.14%) vSphere
3 2 (3.57%) vCloud
3 2 (3.57%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (10.71%) Oracle
1 6 (10.71%) HP
1 6 (10.71%) Red Hat
1 6 (10.71%) VMware
2 5 (8.93%) IBM
2 5 (8.93%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.14%) Cisco
3 4 (7.14%) 3PAR
3 4 (7.14%) Citrix
3 4 (7.14%) NetApp
4 3 (5.36%) Intel
5 1 (1.79%) Dell
5 1 (1.79%) EMC
5 1 (1.79%) Sybase
5 1 (1.79%) Perforce
5 1 (1.79%) F5
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