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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 3 4 10
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +6
Contract jobs citing Linux 30 35 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 14.49% 14.40% 7.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.83% 77.78% 48.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 27 8
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£350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £37.81 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.46% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £34.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.14% -8.00%
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
47 45 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 22.71% 18.52% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 31 20
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £223 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 4
Average hourly rate £28.13 £45.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+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 28 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in Middlesex

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 23 (54.76%) UNIX
2 20 (47.62%) SQL
2 20 (47.62%) C
2 20 (47.62%) Oracle
3 19 (45.24%) Perl
4 18 (42.86%) Multithreading
5 16 (38.10%) C++
6 15 (35.71%) STL
6 15 (35.71%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 13 (30.95%) Windows
8 9 (21.43%) VMware
9 8 (19.05%) Software Engineering
10 6 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (11.90%) Clustering
11 5 (11.90%) Red Hat
11 5 (11.90%) Shell Script
11 5 (11.90%) Java
11 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
11 5 (11.90%) Apache
12 4 (9.52%) Tomcat
12 4 (9.52%) ClearCase
12 4 (9.52%) Data Centre
13 3 (7.14%) Puppet
13 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (7.14%) Relational Database
13 3 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
13 3 (7.14%) Middleware
13 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
13 3 (7.14%) JBoss
13 3 (7.14%) SQL Server

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (11.90%) Apache
2 4 (9.52%) Tomcat
3 3 (7.14%) JBoss
4 2 (4.76%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.38%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Photoshop
1 2 (4.76%) GIMP
2 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.76%) iSCSI
2 2 (4.76%) FCoE
2 2 (4.76%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (4.76%) SAN
2 2 (4.76%) DVB
2 2 (4.76%) UPnP
3 1 (2.38%) Network Security
3 1 (2.38%) LDAP
3 1 (2.38%) LAN
3 1 (2.38%) WAN
3 1 (2.38%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.38%) Telepresence
3 1 (2.38%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 3 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.38%) WhereScape RED
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) ClearCase
2 1 (2.38%) Subversion
2 1 (2.38%) JIRA
2 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.38%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (2.38%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.38%) eggPlant
General
1 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.38%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (42.86%) Developer
2 15 (35.71%) C++ Developer
3 9 (21.43%) Software Engineer
4 8 (19.05%) Software Developer
5 7 (16.67%) C++ Software Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Administrator
7 3 (7.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) C++ Software Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (4.76%) Consultant
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Support Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Software Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 2 (4.76%) Senior C++ Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Linux Administrator
8 2 (4.76%) Security Manager
8 2 (4.76%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (35.71%) STL
1 15 (35.71%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 3 (7.14%) Middleware
3 2 (4.76%) jQuery
3 2 (4.76%) MooTools
3 2 (4.76%) HTML
3 2 (4.76%) J2EE
3 2 (4.76%) CSS
4 1 (2.38%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (2.38%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Clustering
2 4 (9.52%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.76%) Video on Demand
3 2 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) STB
3 2 (4.76%) DTV
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (54.76%) UNIX
2 13 (30.95%) Windows
3 6 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.76%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.38%) CentOS
6 1 (2.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (42.86%) Multithreading
2 8 (19.05%) Software Engineering
3 3 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.76%) Project Management
4 2 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (4.76%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (4.76%) Information Security
4 2 (4.76%) Load Balancing
4 2 (4.76%) Waterfall
4 2 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (4.76%) High Availability
5 1 (2.38%) Change Control
5 1 (2.38%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.38%) Software Deployment
5 1 (2.38%) Software Delivery
5 1 (2.38%) Concurrent Programming
5 1 (2.38%) Signal Processing
5 1 (2.38%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.38%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (47.62%) C
1 20 (47.62%) SQL
2 19 (45.24%) Perl
3 16 (38.10%) C++
4 5 (11.90%) Java
4 5 (11.90%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.76%) MATLAB
5 2 (4.76%) Python
5 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.76%) CISSP
2 2 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.76%) CISM
3 1 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.38%) CCNP
3 1 (2.38%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (7.14%) vSphere
2 2 (4.76%) XenApp
3 1 (2.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.38%) iptables
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) Puppet
2 2 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.76%) SCCM
3 1 (2.38%) Nagios
3 1 (2.38%) Ansible
3 1 (2.38%) vMotion
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 20 (47.62%) Oracle
2 9 (21.43%) VMware
3 5 (11.90%) Red Hat
4 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.76%) Adobe
5 2 (4.76%) SAP
5 2 (4.76%) Cisco
5 2 (4.76%) F5
5 2 (4.76%) EMC
5 2 (4.76%) Citrix
6 1 (2.38%) Veritas
6 1 (2.38%) Greenplum
6 1 (2.38%) Tableau
6 1 (2.38%) IBM
6 1 (2.38%) Sun
6 1 (2.38%) HP