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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 11 17 13
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 19 17 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 7.63% 6.54% 8.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.50% 42.50% 44.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 8
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £335 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £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 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -2.66%
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
40 40 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 16.06% 15.38% 18.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 26 24
Average daily rate £338 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £275 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £550 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Average hourly rate £16.16 - £19.30
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 - £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 28 (56.00%) Software Engineering
2 20 (40.00%) C
3 18 (36.00%) DTV
3 18 (36.00%) UML
4 16 (32.00%) ClearCase
5 15 (30.00%) POSIX
5 15 (30.00%) DVB
5 15 (30.00%) Java
5 15 (30.00%) Software Architecture
6 14 (28.00%) STB
7 11 (22.00%) UNIX
8 8 (16.00%) Telecoms
8 8 (16.00%) Windows
8 8 (16.00%) C++
9 7 (14.00%) SQL Server
9 7 (14.00%) HP
9 7 (14.00%) VMware
9 7 (14.00%) Degree
10 6 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (12.00%) Android
10 6 (12.00%) Electronics
10 6 (12.00%) Red Hat
10 6 (12.00%) Oracle
10 6 (12.00%) Web Services
11 5 (10.00%) IBM
11 5 (10.00%) Logistics
11 5 (10.00%) Software Testing
11 5 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
12 4 (8.00%) 3PAR
12 4 (8.00%) Enterprise Storage

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 4 (8.00%) Apache
2 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.00%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (30.00%) DVB
2 4 (8.00%) LAN
2 4 (8.00%) WAN
3 1 (2.00%) DNS
3 1 (2.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.00%) MySQL
2 3 (6.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (6.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Navigator
4 1 (2.00%) JasperReports
4 1 (2.00%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (32.00%) ClearCase
2 2 (4.00%) Toad
2 2 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.00%) Automake
3 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.00%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (2.00%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (2.00%) Subversion
General
1 8 (16.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (12.00%) Electronics
3 4 (8.00%) Military
4 2 (4.00%) Marketing
5 1 (2.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (38.00%) Developer
2 14 (28.00%) Software Engineer
3 10 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 7 (14.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 7 (14.00%) Software Developer
4 7 (14.00%) Embedded Software Developer
5 4 (8.00%) Test Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Architect
6 3 (6.00%) Consultant
6 3 (6.00%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (6.00%) Technical Design Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) Administrator
7 2 (4.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.00%) Development Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (30.00%) POSIX
2 6 (12.00%) Web Services
3 5 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (6.00%) SOAP
4 3 (6.00%) RESTful
5 2 (4.00%) HTML5
5 2 (4.00%) Swing
5 2 (4.00%) OpenGL
5 2 (4.00%) HTML
5 2 (4.00%) CSS
6 1 (2.00%) JSP
6 1 (2.00%) J2EE
6 1 (2.00%) XML
6 1 (2.00%) DOM
6 1 (2.00%) XSL
6 1 (2.00%) Hibernate
6 1 (2.00%) Spring
6 1 (2.00%) Qt
6 1 (2.00%) XHTML
6 1 (2.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 18 (36.00%) DTV
2 14 (28.00%) STB
3 4 (8.00%) Mathematics
3 4 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.00%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.00%) Open Source
5 2 (4.00%) Device Driver
5 2 (4.00%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.00%) Physics
6 1 (2.00%) Interactive TV
6 1 (2.00%) IPTV
6 1 (2.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.00%) UNIX
2 8 (16.00%) Windows
3 6 (12.00%) Android
4 4 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (8.00%) Solaris
4 4 (8.00%) AIX
5 3 (6.00%) Apple iOS
6 2 (4.00%) Debian
6 2 (4.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (56.00%) Software Engineering
2 18 (36.00%) UML
3 15 (30.00%) Software Architecture
4 5 (10.00%) Software Testing
4 5 (10.00%) Logistics
5 4 (8.00%) ITIL
5 4 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.00%) TDD
5 4 (8.00%) E-Commerce
5 4 (8.00%) Service Management
5 4 (8.00%) ITSM
6 3 (6.00%) SOA
6 3 (6.00%) Project Planning
6 3 (6.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (6.00%) Embedded Software Development
6 3 (6.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (6.00%) Multithreading
7 2 (4.00%) Android Development
7 2 (4.00%) OO
8 1 (2.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (40.00%) C
2 15 (30.00%) Java
3 8 (16.00%) C++
4 4 (8.00%) Embedded C
5 3 (6.00%) Groovy
5 3 (6.00%) SQL
5 3 (6.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.00%) Perl
6 2 (4.00%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.00%) Ruby
7 1 (2.00%) PHP
7 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (14.00%) Degree
2 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) RHCE
3 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.00%) XenApp
2 4 (8.00%) XenDesktop
2 4 (8.00%) vSphere
3 2 (4.00%) vCloud
3 2 (4.00%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) Ansible
2 1 (2.00%) Opsview
2 1 (2.00%) Nagios
2 1 (2.00%) Puppet
2 1 (2.00%) collectd
Vendors
1 7 (14.00%) HP
1 7 (14.00%) VMware
2 6 (12.00%) Red Hat
2 6 (12.00%) Oracle
3 5 (10.00%) IBM
4 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.00%) Citrix
4 4 (8.00%) NetApp
4 4 (8.00%) 3PAR
4 4 (8.00%) Cisco
5 2 (4.00%) F5
5 2 (4.00%) Dell
5 2 (4.00%) EMC
5 2 (4.00%) Intel
6 1 (2.00%) Sybase
6 1 (2.00%) Akamai
6 1 (2.00%) Perforce