The table below looks at the statistics for FreeBSD skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FreeBSD over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
FreeBSD
Rank 616 598 573
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -25
Contract jobs citing FreeBSD 3 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.006% 0.012%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.027% 0.026% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 6
Average daily rate £251 £205 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.62% -25.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £251 £205 £275
% change year-on-year
+22.62% -25.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11004 11417 10815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.39% 22.54% 22.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6663 6654 5865
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £170 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 802 890 974
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

FreeBSD
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing FreeBSD within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

FreeBSD Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

FreeBSD
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing FreeBSD within the UK.

FreeBSD Daily Rate Trend in the UK

FreeBSD
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing FreeBSD within the UK.

FreeBSD Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

FreeBSD
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FreeBSD within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England 0 3 £251 +22.62% 5
London -7 1 - - 2
North East - 1 £225 -
East of England - 1 £278 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £278 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £225 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £225 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £278 -

FreeBSD
Top 20 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing FreeBSD 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 FreeBSD.

1 7 (87.50%) Linux
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) Embedded C
2 6 (75.00%) Device Driver
3 5 (62.50%) OpenBSD
3 5 (62.50%) NetBSD
4 1 (12.50%) Memory Management
4 1 (12.50%) Change Control
4 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
4 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
4 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
4 1 (12.50%) C
4 1 (12.50%) MS Office
4 1 (12.50%) Windows
4 1 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) Dell
4 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
4 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) Sun

FreeBSD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing FreeBSD 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 FreeBSD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
1 3 (37.50%) Technical Leader
2 1 (12.50%) C Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Embedded C Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Embedded Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Linux Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Device Driver
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Linux
2 5 (62.50%) NetBSD
2 5 (62.50%) OpenBSD
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
2 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
2 1 (12.50%) Change Control
2 1 (12.50%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (12.50%) C
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco
1 1 (12.50%) Dell
1 1 (12.50%) HP
1 1 (12.50%) Sun