The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 10 9 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 15 13 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 9.26% 7.51% 12.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.72% 37.14% 63.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 11
Median daily rate £350 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 9
Median hourly rate £45.75 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% +5.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
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
29 35 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 17.90% 20.23% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 17
Median daily rate £350 £345 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -4.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £115 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £430 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 10
Median hourly rate £45.75 £14.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+226.78% -67.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.55 £11.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.95 £45.00 £42.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Middlesex region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Middlesex region with a requirement for Linux.

1 36 (80.00%) C
2 34 (75.56%) Multithreading
3 28 (62.22%) C++
4 24 (53.33%) Oracle
4 24 (53.33%) Perl
4 24 (53.33%) SQL
4 24 (53.33%) Unix
5 23 (51.11%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 23 (51.11%) STL
6 17 (37.78%) Software Engineering
7 12 (26.67%) Embedded C
8 11 (24.44%) Telecoms
9 10 (22.22%) ClearCase
10 8 (17.78%) DTV
11 6 (13.33%) Java
11 6 (13.33%) VMware
11 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (11.11%) Windows
13 4 (8.89%) Web Services
13 4 (8.89%) Python
13 4 (8.89%) Embedded Systems
14 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
14 3 (6.67%) DevOps
14 3 (6.67%) Device Driver
14 3 (6.67%) Clustering
14 3 (6.67%) Swing
14 3 (6.67%) Active Directory
14 3 (6.67%) EMC
14 3 (6.67%) Middleware
14 3 (6.67%) Red Hat

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.44%) Apache
2 1 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.22%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (2.22%) IIS
2 1 (2.22%) iPlanet
2 1 (2.22%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.22%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.22%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) BusinessWare
1 1 (2.22%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.22%) Engine Yard
2 1 (2.22%) GitHub
2 1 (2.22%) Heroku
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.22%) Route 53
2 1 (2.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) DVB
1 2 (4.44%) Firewall
1 2 (4.44%) Wireless
2 1 (2.22%) DNS
2 1 (2.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (2.22%) DB2
1 1 (2.22%) DB2 UDB
1 1 (2.22%) MySQL
1 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (22.22%) ClearCase
2 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.22%) Vagrant
General
1 11 (24.44%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 28 (62.22%) Developer
2 24 (53.33%) C++ Developer
3 22 (48.89%) Linux Developer
3 22 (48.89%) Linux Engineer
3 22 (48.89%) Oracle Developer
3 22 (48.89%) SQL Developer
3 22 (48.89%) Unix Developer
3 22 (48.89%) Unix Engineer
3 22 (48.89%) Unix Linux Engineer
4 15 (33.33%) C++ Software Engineer
4 15 (33.33%) Software Engineer
5 14 (31.11%) C++ Software Developer
5 14 (31.11%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 8 (17.78%) Embedded Engineer
7 5 (11.11%) Java Engineer
7 5 (11.11%) Java Software Engineer
8 4 (8.89%) C++/Java Developer
8 4 (8.89%) Embedded Developer
8 4 (8.89%) Java Developer
8 4 (8.89%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (51.11%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 23 (51.11%) STL
2 4 (8.89%) Web Services
3 3 (6.67%) Middleware
3 3 (6.67%) Swing
4 1 (2.22%) MCollective
4 1 (2.22%) MSMQ
4 1 (2.22%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) DTV
2 4 (8.89%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.67%) Clustering
3 3 (6.67%) Device Driver
4 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.44%) STB
5 1 (2.22%) AS400
5 1 (2.22%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 24 (53.33%) Unix
2 5 (11.11%) Windows
3 2 (4.44%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.22%) AIX
4 1 (2.22%) CentOS
4 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.22%) Solaris
4 1 (2.22%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.22%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (75.56%) Multithreading
2 17 (37.78%) Software Engineering
3 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.67%) DevOps
5 1 (2.22%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.22%) Change Control
5 1 (2.22%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (2.22%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.22%) DoDAF
5 1 (2.22%) High Availability
5 1 (2.22%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (2.22%) Information Management
5 1 (2.22%) Information Security
5 1 (2.22%) Presales
5 1 (2.22%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.22%) SABSA
5 1 (2.22%) SDLC
5 1 (2.22%) TOGAF
5 1 (2.22%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (2.22%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 36 (80.00%) C
2 28 (62.22%) C++
3 24 (53.33%) Perl
3 24 (53.33%) SQL
4 12 (26.67%) Embedded C
5 6 (13.33%) Java
6 4 (8.89%) Python
7 2 (4.44%) Bash Shell
7 2 (4.44%) Embedded C++
7 2 (4.44%) Ruby
8 1 (2.22%) C#
8 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 1 (2.22%) AWS Certification
2 1 (2.22%) CCSP
2 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.22%) CISM
2 1 (2.22%) CISSP
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) ClearTrust
2 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.22%) iptables
2 1 (2.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (2.22%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) Ansible
1 2 (4.44%) Puppet
2 1 (2.22%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (2.22%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (2.22%) Cobbler
2 1 (2.22%) Nagios
2 1 (2.22%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 24 (53.33%) Oracle
2 6 (13.33%) VMware
3 3 (6.67%) EMC
3 3 (6.67%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.44%) CA
4 2 (4.44%) Cisco
4 2 (4.44%) NetIQ
4 2 (4.44%) Novell
5 1 (2.22%) BEA
5 1 (2.22%) BMC
5 1 (2.22%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.22%) Citrix
5 1 (2.22%) IBM
5 1 (2.22%) SAP
5 1 (2.22%) Symantec
5 1 (2.22%) Veritas
5 1 (2.22%) Vitria