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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 17 10 7
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs citing Linux 9 17 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 5.08% 8.63% 9.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.91% 47.22% 39.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 5
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £356 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £606 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £45.50 £42.50 £36.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.05% +15.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -9.72%
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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
22 36 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 12.43% 18.27% 25.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 15
Average daily rate £316 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.76% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £359 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £599 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 8
Average hourly rate £45.50 £21.50 £17.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.62% +20.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -14.28%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 13 (46.43%) Software Engineering
2 9 (32.14%) C
2 9 (32.14%) UML
2 9 (32.14%) DTV
3 8 (28.57%) UNIX
4 7 (25.00%) ClearCase
4 7 (25.00%) POSIX
4 7 (25.00%) DVB
4 7 (25.00%) Software Architecture
5 6 (21.43%) STB
5 6 (21.43%) HP
6 5 (17.86%) Python
6 5 (17.86%) VMware
7 4 (14.29%) Degree
7 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (14.29%) vSphere
7 4 (14.29%) Windows
7 4 (14.29%) Oracle
7 4 (14.29%) Java
7 4 (14.29%) Red Hat
7 4 (14.29%) Electronics
8 3 (10.71%) Embedded C
8 3 (10.71%) C++
8 3 (10.71%) Perl
8 3 (10.71%) SQL
8 3 (10.71%) Web Services
8 3 (10.71%) Apache
8 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Ruby

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (10.71%) Apache
2 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.57%) WordPress
2 1 (3.57%) Moodle
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.00%) DVB
2 2 (7.14%) LAN
2 2 (7.14%) WAN
3 1 (3.57%) DNS
3 1 (3.57%) SAN
3 1 (3.57%) NAS
3 1 (3.57%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Navigator
1 2 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) ClearCase
2 3 (10.71%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.14%) Toad
3 2 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.57%) Subversion
General
1 4 (14.29%) Electronics
2 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.14%) Military
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Software Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Embedded Software Developer
4 3 (10.71%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Test Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Java Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) POSIX
2 3 (10.71%) Web Services
3 2 (7.14%) XML
3 2 (7.14%) Swing
3 2 (7.14%) XML Schema
3 2 (7.14%) HTML
3 2 (7.14%) CSS
4 1 (3.57%) .NET
4 1 (3.57%) OpenGL
4 1 (3.57%) Ajax
4 1 (3.57%) HTML5
4 1 (3.57%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (3.57%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) DTV
2 6 (21.43%) STB
3 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 2 (7.14%) Open Source
4 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (7.14%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.57%) Physics
5 1 (3.57%) Interactive TV
5 1 (3.57%) IPTV
5 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.57%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (3.57%) Clustering
5 1 (3.57%) SCORM
5 1 (3.57%) VLE
5 1 (3.57%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) UNIX
2 4 (14.29%) Windows
3 2 (7.14%) AIX
3 2 (7.14%) HPUX
3 2 (7.14%) Solaris
3 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.57%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Software Engineering
2 9 (32.14%) UML
3 7 (25.00%) Software Architecture
4 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
4 3 (10.71%) DevOps
5 2 (7.14%) ITIL
5 2 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (7.14%) Test Strategy
5 2 (7.14%) Embedded Software Development
5 2 (7.14%) Analytics
5 2 (7.14%) Project Planning
5 2 (7.14%) Web Development
5 2 (7.14%) Multithreading
5 2 (7.14%) Parallel Computing
5 2 (7.14%) OO
5 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
5 2 (7.14%) Service Management
5 2 (7.14%) ITSM
6 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.57%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) C
2 5 (17.86%) Python
3 4 (14.29%) Java
4 3 (10.71%) C++
4 3 (10.71%) Perl
4 3 (10.71%) SQL
4 3 (10.71%) Embedded C
4 3 (10.71%) Ruby
5 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
5 2 (7.14%) R
5 2 (7.14%) PL/SQL
5 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.57%) PHP
6 1 (3.57%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (14.29%) vSphere
2 2 (7.14%) vCloud
2 2 (7.14%) Postfix
2 2 (7.14%) XenApp
2 2 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (7.14%) Ansible
2 1 (3.57%) Opsview
2 1 (3.57%) Graphite
2 1 (3.57%) collectd
2 1 (3.57%) Nagios
2 1 (3.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) HP
2 5 (17.86%) VMware
3 4 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 4 (14.29%) Oracle
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco
4 2 (7.14%) IBM
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.14%) Dell
4 2 (7.14%) EMC
4 2 (7.14%) Citrix
4 2 (7.14%) NetApp
4 2 (7.14%) 3PAR
5 1 (3.57%) F5
5 1 (3.57%) Perforce
5 1 (3.57%) Google
5 1 (3.57%) Akamai