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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 9 9 9
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 14 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 8.75% 7.76% 9.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 70.00% 48.57% 34.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 6
Average daily rate
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£375 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £365 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £603 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
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
20 35 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 12.50% 15.98% 26.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 17
Average daily rate £350 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £281 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £625 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 11
Average hourly rate - £34.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 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 8 (34.78%) HP
2 7 (30.43%) C
2 7 (30.43%) Software Engineering
3 6 (26.09%) UNIX
3 6 (26.09%) Windows
4 5 (21.74%) Python
5 4 (17.39%) ClearCase
5 4 (17.39%) Middleware
5 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (17.39%) Degree
5 4 (17.39%) vSphere
6 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
6 3 (13.04%) DevOps
6 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
6 3 (13.04%) Ruby
6 3 (13.04%) VMware
6 3 (13.04%) DTV
6 3 (13.04%) Apache
6 3 (13.04%) C++
6 3 (13.04%) Perl
7 2 (8.70%) Java
7 2 (8.70%) HPUX
7 2 (8.70%) UML
7 2 (8.70%) XML Schema
7 2 (8.70%) Embedded C
7 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
7 2 (8.70%) POSIX
7 2 (8.70%) Dell
7 2 (8.70%) EMC

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (13.04%) Apache
2 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.35%) WordPress
2 1 (4.35%) Moodle
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) LDAP
1 1 (4.35%) SNMP
1 1 (4.35%) DNS
1 1 (4.35%) SAN
1 1 (4.35%) DVB
1 1 (4.35%) Telnet
1 1 (4.35%) SSH
1 1 (4.35%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) ClearCase
2 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
3 2 (8.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.35%) Subversion
General
1 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.70%) Electronics
2 2 (8.70%) Marketing
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Architect
2 6 (26.09%) Software Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (13.04%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) Technical Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) Middleware
2 2 (8.70%) XML
2 2 (8.70%) POSIX
2 2 (8.70%) XML Schema
3 1 (4.35%) OpenGL
3 1 (4.35%) XHTML
3 1 (4.35%) HTML
3 1 (4.35%) .NET
3 1 (4.35%) CSS
3 1 (4.35%) Web Services
3 1 (4.35%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) DTV
2 2 (8.70%) 3D Graphics
2 2 (8.70%) Mathematics
2 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.70%) Open Source
3 1 (4.35%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) SCORM
3 1 (4.35%) VLE
3 1 (4.35%) STB
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) UNIX
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) HPUX
2 2 (8.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Software Engineering
2 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (13.04%) DevOps
4 2 (8.70%) UML
4 2 (8.70%) Project Planning
4 2 (8.70%) Web Development
4 2 (8.70%) Multithreading
4 2 (8.70%) Parallel Computing
4 2 (8.70%) Software Architecture
4 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (8.70%) Embedded Software Development
4 2 (8.70%) Analytics
4 2 (8.70%) Android Development
5 1 (4.35%) Network Management
5 1 (4.35%) Software Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (4.35%) Security Architecture
5 1 (4.35%) DRM
5 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) C
2 5 (21.74%) Python
3 3 (13.04%) Perl
3 3 (13.04%) C++
3 3 (13.04%) Ruby
4 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
4 2 (8.70%) R
4 2 (8.70%) Java
4 2 (8.70%) Embedded C
5 1 (4.35%) Embedded C++
5 1 (4.35%) PHP
5 1 (4.35%) SQL
5 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) RHCE
3 1 (4.35%) VCP4
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) vSphere
2 2 (8.70%) vCloud
2 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.70%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (8.70%) Ansible
2 1 (4.35%) Opsview
2 1 (4.35%) Graphite
2 1 (4.35%) collectd
2 1 (4.35%) Nagios
2 1 (4.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) HP
2 3 (13.04%) VMware
3 2 (8.70%) Dell
3 2 (8.70%) EMC
3 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.35%) Google
4 1 (4.35%) Akamai
4 1 (4.35%) F5
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