The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Paddington region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank - 12 3
Contract jobs citing Linux 0 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Paddington - 3.13% 31.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 33.33% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 7
Average daily rate
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- £580 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +93.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -6.25%
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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 Paddington region.

Operating Systems Category
Paddington
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Paddington 25.00% 9.38% 31.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 7
Average daily rate £180 £580 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-68.96% +93.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.60 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -8.57%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Paddington

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Paddington region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Paddington

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Paddington

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Paddington region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Paddington

Linux
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Paddington

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Paddington 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 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) COM
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Solaris
1 1 (100.00%) JBoss
1 1 (100.00%) Apache
1 1 (100.00%) MSMQ
1 1 (100.00%) MQSeries
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Veritas
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Replication
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Supplier Management
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Data Guard
1 1 (100.00%) AMQP
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Paddington by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Paddington 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 1 (100.00%) Apache
1 1 (100.00%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Applications Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Applications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) COM
1 1 (100.00%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (100.00%) Supplier Management
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) JBoss
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Veritas
1 1 (100.00%) VMware