The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 7 - 19
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 11 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 14.10% - 3.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.93% - 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 4
Average daily rate
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£508 - £388
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 - £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £567 - £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.39% -4.66%
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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 Preston region.

Operating Systems Category
Preston
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
29 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 37.18% 8.33% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 6
Average daily rate £500 - £273
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 - £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 - £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.54% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 1
Average hourly rate £21.73 £18.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.72% +9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.18 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.86% -11.76%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Preston

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Preston

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Preston region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 11 (91.67%) HTTP
1 11 (91.67%) TCP/IP
2 9 (75.00%) SSL
3 8 (66.67%) Configuration Management
4 7 (58.33%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (50.00%) Xen
5 6 (50.00%) Puppet
5 6 (50.00%) DevOps
5 6 (50.00%) VMware
6 5 (41.67%) Google
6 5 (41.67%) WebSphere
6 5 (41.67%) IPsec
6 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
6 5 (41.67%) DNS
6 5 (41.67%) Apache
6 5 (41.67%) Tomcat
6 5 (41.67%) DHCP
6 5 (41.67%) FTP
6 5 (41.67%) Java
6 5 (41.67%) .NET
6 5 (41.67%) J2EE
6 5 (41.67%) IIS
6 5 (41.67%) Servlets
6 5 (41.67%) Jenkins
6 5 (41.67%) Open Source
6 5 (41.67%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (41.67%) nginx
6 5 (41.67%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (41.67%) Google App Engine

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 (41.67%) IIS
1 5 (41.67%) Apache
1 5 (41.67%) Tomcat
1 5 (41.67%) WebSphere
1 5 (41.67%) Jetty
1 5 (41.67%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 5 (41.67%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (41.67%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (41.67%) Google App Engine
2 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (91.67%) HTTP
1 11 (91.67%) TCP/IP
2 9 (75.00%) SSL
3 5 (41.67%) IPsec
3 5 (41.67%) DNS
3 5 (41.67%) DHCP
3 5 (41.67%) FTP
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (8.33%) Selenium
2 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (8.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
1 1 (8.33%) Administrator
1 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
1 1 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
1 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Engineer
1 1 (8.33%) QA Engineer
1 1 (8.33%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) .NET
1 5 (41.67%) J2EE
1 5 (41.67%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Open Source
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 7 (58.33%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (50.00%) DevOps
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) OO
5 1 (8.33%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Xen
1 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) Puppet
2 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) VMware
2 5 (41.67%) Google
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft