The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
FreeBSD
Rank - 549 584
Contract jobs citing FreeBSD 0 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.015% 0.002%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 0.070% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate - £340 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £338 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12305 10039 12127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.84% 21.01% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6838 5359 6191
Average daily rate £350 £350 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1074 983 1178
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 21 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 17 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Egham - - - -
Epsom - - - -
London - - - - 3
Milton Keynes - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Reading - - - -
Staines - - - -
Warrington - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
England - - - - 5
East of England - - - -

FreeBSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 6 (85.71%) Linux
1 6 (85.71%) Configuration Management
2 5 (71.43%) Perl
2 5 (71.43%) Bash Shell
3 4 (57.14%) Memory Management
3 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
3 4 (57.14%) Coverity
3 4 (57.14%) Automation Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (57.14%) Python
3 4 (57.14%) Ethernet
3 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
3 4 (57.14%) Device Driver
3 4 (57.14%) Scrum
3 4 (57.14%) C
3 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (57.14%) Multithreading
4 3 (42.86%) Windows
5 2 (28.57%) Solaris
5 2 (28.57%) SSL
5 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
5 2 (28.57%) UNIX
5 2 (28.57%) Firewall
5 2 (28.57%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (28.57%) SIEM
5 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012

FreeBSD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (14.29%) Lync
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Ethernet
1 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
2 2 (28.57%) SSL
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (14.29%) tcpdump
3 1 (14.29%) SMTP
3 1 (14.29%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
2 1 (14.29%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (14.29%) Law
1 1 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Security Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) IT Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Device Driver
2 1 (14.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) Solaris
3 2 (28.57%) UNIX
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Configuration Management
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (57.14%) Multithreading
2 4 (57.14%) Memory Management
2 4 (57.14%) Automation Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 2 (28.57%) SIEM
3 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
4 1 (14.29%) MOF
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Perl
1 5 (71.43%) Bash Shell
2 4 (57.14%) C
2 4 (57.14%) Python
3 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
4 1 (14.29%) Ruby
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Snort
1 1 (14.29%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Coverity
2 2 (28.57%) Red Hat