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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 8 7 11
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing Linux 3 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 7.69% 8.70% 4.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.00% 16.67% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£510 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -11.11%
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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
12 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 30.77% 52.17% 21.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 2
Average daily rate £510 £279 £404
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+82.95% -30.95%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 £40.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.50% -15.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 2014, 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 3 (60.00%) SOAP
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) LDAP
1 3 (60.00%) NFS
1 3 (60.00%) DNS
1 3 (60.00%) SLA
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
1 3 (60.00%) Dell
1 3 (60.00%) Citrix
1 3 (60.00%) NetApp
1 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
1 3 (60.00%) Games
1 3 (60.00%) Replication
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
1 3 (60.00%) BIG-IP
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 3 (60.00%) SCOM
1 3 (60.00%) iSCSI
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (60.00%) vSphere
1 3 (60.00%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (60.00%) Puppet
1 3 (60.00%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (60.00%) REST
1 3 (60.00%) vCloud
1 3 (60.00%) NetScaler
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Monitoring

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Stevenage by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) LDAP
1 3 (60.00%) DNS
1 3 (60.00%) BIG-IP
1 3 (60.00%) iSCSI
1 3 (60.00%) NetScaler
General
1 3 (60.00%) Games
2 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) SOAP
1 3 (60.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Replication
1 3 (60.00%) Online Games
2 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Network Load Balancing
1 3 (60.00%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C
1 2 (40.00%) C++
1 2 (40.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) NFS
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (60.00%) vSphere
1 3 (60.00%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (60.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCOM
1 3 (60.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
1 3 (60.00%) Dell
1 3 (60.00%) Citrix
1 3 (60.00%) NetApp
1 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
1 3 (60.00%) VMware