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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 20 12 8
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 8 15 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 4.08% 6.94% 9.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.57% 50.00% 39.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £525 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £359 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £561 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £45.50 £42.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.05% +25.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -11.11%
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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
28 30 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 14.29% 13.89% 23.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 19
Average daily rate £281 £425 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.88% +25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £360 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £550 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 7
Average hourly rate £15.58 £26.50 £17.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.20% +48.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.50 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.96 £34.50 £23.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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 24 December 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 19 (51.35%) Software Engineering
2 13 (35.14%) DTV
2 13 (35.14%) C
2 13 (35.14%) UML
3 11 (29.73%) ClearCase
3 11 (29.73%) POSIX
3 11 (29.73%) DVB
3 11 (29.73%) Software Architecture
4 10 (27.03%) STB
5 9 (24.32%) UNIX
5 9 (24.32%) Java
6 8 (21.62%) HP
6 8 (21.62%) VMware
7 7 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (16.22%) Red Hat
8 6 (16.22%) Oracle
8 6 (16.22%) Windows
8 6 (16.22%) Amazon AWS
9 5 (13.51%) vSphere
9 5 (13.51%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (13.51%) Logistics
9 5 (13.51%) Web Services
9 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
10 4 (10.81%) Electronics
10 4 (10.81%) Service Management
10 4 (10.81%) ITSM
10 4 (10.81%) Citrix
10 4 (10.81%) NetApp
10 4 (10.81%) Solaris
10 4 (10.81%) LAN

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (8.11%) Apache
2 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.70%) WordPress
2 1 (2.70%) Moodle
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.22%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (29.73%) DVB
2 4 (10.81%) LAN
2 4 (10.81%) WAN
3 1 (2.70%) DNS
3 1 (2.70%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Navigator
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (5.41%) MySQL
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (29.73%) ClearCase
2 3 (8.11%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.41%) Toad
3 2 (5.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.70%) Subversion
General
1 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.81%) Electronics
3 2 (5.41%) Military
4 1 (2.70%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Developer
2 7 (18.92%) Software Developer
2 7 (18.92%) Java Developer
2 7 (18.92%) Embedded Software Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Software Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Technical Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Consultant
5 3 (8.11%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (8.11%) Technical Design Consultant
5 3 (8.11%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Administrator
6 2 (5.41%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.41%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.70%) Development Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (29.73%) POSIX
2 5 (13.51%) Web Services
2 5 (13.51%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (5.41%) Swing
3 2 (5.41%) HTML
3 2 (5.41%) CSS
4 1 (2.70%) SOAP
4 1 (2.70%) .NET
4 1 (2.70%) OpenGL
4 1 (2.70%) Ajax
4 1 (2.70%) RESTful
4 1 (2.70%) HTML5
4 1 (2.70%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (35.14%) DTV
2 10 (27.03%) STB
3 4 (10.81%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
5 2 (5.41%) Open Source
5 2 (5.41%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.70%) Physics
6 1 (2.70%) Interactive TV
6 1 (2.70%) IPTV
6 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.70%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (2.70%) Clustering
6 1 (2.70%) SCORM
6 1 (2.70%) VLE
6 1 (2.70%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 9 (24.32%) UNIX
2 6 (16.22%) Windows
3 4 (10.81%) AIX
3 4 (10.81%) Solaris
3 4 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.41%) Android
4 2 (5.41%) HPUX
5 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (51.35%) Software Engineering
2 13 (35.14%) UML
3 11 (29.73%) Software Architecture
4 5 (13.51%) Logistics
5 4 (10.81%) ITIL
5 4 (10.81%) E-Commerce
5 4 (10.81%) Service Management
5 4 (10.81%) ITSM
6 3 (8.11%) Software Testing
6 3 (8.11%) DevOps
7 2 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (5.41%) Test Strategy
7 2 (5.41%) Embedded Software Development
7 2 (5.41%) Project Planning
7 2 (5.41%) Multithreading
7 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.41%) OO
8 1 (2.70%) SOA
8 1 (2.70%) DRM
8 1 (2.70%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (35.14%) C
2 9 (24.32%) Java
3 3 (8.11%) SQL
3 3 (8.11%) Python
3 3 (8.11%) Embedded C
3 3 (8.11%) C++
3 3 (8.11%) Ruby
4 2 (5.41%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.70%) Perl
5 1 (2.70%) PHP
5 1 (2.70%) Embedded C++
5 1 (2.70%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) Degree
2 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 7 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (13.51%) vSphere
3 4 (10.81%) XenApp
3 4 (10.81%) XenDesktop
4 2 (5.41%) Postfix
4 2 (5.41%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (5.41%) Ansible
2 1 (2.70%) Opsview
2 1 (2.70%) Graphite
2 1 (2.70%) collectd
2 1 (2.70%) Nagios
2 1 (2.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) HP
1 8 (21.62%) VMware
2 6 (16.22%) Red Hat
2 6 (16.22%) Oracle
3 4 (10.81%) Cisco
3 4 (10.81%) IBM
3 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.81%) Citrix
3 4 (10.81%) NetApp
3 4 (10.81%) 3PAR
4 3 (8.11%) Dell
4 3 (8.11%) EMC
5 1 (2.70%) F5
5 1 (2.70%) Perforce
5 1 (2.70%) Akamai
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