The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Stevenage region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 12 8 5
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing Linux 4 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 5.71% 2.63% 17.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.18% 7.69% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 6
Average daily rate
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£288 - £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.14% +2.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.20 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+24.17% -19.46%
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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 Stevenage region.

Operating Systems Category
Stevenage
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
22 13 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 31.43% 34.21% 58.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 11
Average daily rate £120 £383 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-68.62% +112.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -72.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Stevenage

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Stevenage

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Stevenage

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Stevenage

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Stevenage

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Stevenage

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stevenage

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Stevenage 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 4 (66.67%) C++
1 4 (66.67%) Java
1 4 (66.67%) Eclipse
1 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
1 4 (66.67%) Computer Science
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) UNIX
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) UML
3 2 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (33.33%) ClearCase
3 2 (33.33%) Perl
3 2 (33.33%) OpenGL
3 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 2 (33.33%) Benchmarking
3 2 (33.33%) MATLAB
3 2 (33.33%) Electronics
3 2 (33.33%) Aerospace
3 2 (33.33%) VHDL
3 2 (33.33%) Subversion
3 2 (33.33%) Artificial Intelligence
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Multithreading
3 2 (33.33%) Doxygen
3 2 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (33.33%) SysML
3 2 (33.33%) Avionics
3 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (33.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 2 (33.33%) Requirements Engineering

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Stevenage by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Stevenage 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 2 (33.33%) Kinematics
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Doxygen
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Eclipse
2 2 (33.33%) Subversion
2 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (33.33%) GCC
2 2 (33.33%) ClearCase
General
1 2 (33.33%) Electronics
1 2 (33.33%) Aerospace
1 2 (33.33%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
2 1 (16.67%) C++ Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) DB2 DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) C++/Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) OpenGL
1 2 (33.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 2 (33.33%) OpenCV
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (33.33%) Algorithms
2 2 (33.33%) VHDL
2 2 (33.33%) Artificial Intelligence
2 2 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (33.33%) Robotics
2 2 (33.33%) Mechatronics
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) UNIX
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) SysML
2 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Multithreading
2 2 (33.33%) Requirements Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) Signal Processing
2 2 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) UML
2 2 (33.33%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C++
1 4 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) Perl
2 2 (33.33%) Python
2 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 2 (33.33%) MATLAB
2 2 (33.33%) ANSI C
2 2 (33.33%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Cognos
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
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