The first table below looks at the demand for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Uxbridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 18 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 for the Uxbridge region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 10 17 23
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +6
Contract jobs citing Linux 12 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 8.57% 2.73% 3.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.86% 14.29% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 6
Average daily rate £253 £456 £542
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.65% -15.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £361 £460
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £551 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
Operating Systems Category
Uxbridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
28 21 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 20.00% 19.09% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 16
Average daily rate £253 £490 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.46% +11.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £190 £377
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £560 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £14.04 £15.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.41% +19.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Linux
London

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Uxbridge

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Uxbridge

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Uxbridge

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Uxbridge

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Uxbridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Uxbridge region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Uxbridge

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Uxbridge

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Uxbridge

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Uxbridge

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Uxbridge 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 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) ITIL
3 7 (46.67%) Oracle
4 6 (40.00%) Java
4 6 (40.00%) SQL
5 5 (33.33%) UNIX
5 5 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 5 (33.33%) Six Sigma
5 5 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (26.67%) Firewall
6 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
7 3 (20.00%) Novell
7 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
7 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (20.00%) MVC
7 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (20.00%) Windows 2000
7 3 (20.00%) NetWare
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco
7 3 (20.00%) TOGAF
7 3 (20.00%) Spring
7 3 (20.00%) Scrum
7 3 (20.00%) QA
7 3 (20.00%) Spring MVC
7 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Network Management
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco ASA

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Uxbridge by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Uxbridge 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 (13.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (13.33%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) Apache
2 1 (6.67%) GlassFish
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (6.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Firewall
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (6.67%) Internet
3 1 (6.67%) Extranet
3 1 (6.67%) LAN
3 1 (6.67%) WAN
3 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (13.33%) jMock
1 2 (13.33%) Subversion
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (13.33%) JUnit
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) Hudson
General
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (6.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle Applications Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle Applications Support
3 2 (13.33%) Network Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Applications Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Data Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Applications Support
3 2 (13.33%) Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Programme Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Spring
1 3 (20.00%) Spring MVC
2 2 (13.33%) Backbone.js
2 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
2 2 (13.33%) JSON
2 2 (13.33%) HTML
2 2 (13.33%) .NET
2 2 (13.33%) J2EE
2 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (13.33%) CSS
3 1 (6.67%) Middleware
3 1 (6.67%) Web Services
3 1 (6.67%) XML
3 1 (6.67%) jQuery
3 1 (6.67%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) CLARiiON
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) UNIX
2 5 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (20.00%) Windows 2000
3 3 (20.00%) NetWare
4 2 (13.33%) Ubuntu
4 2 (13.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) ITIL
2 5 (33.33%) Six Sigma
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (20.00%) MVC
4 3 (20.00%) TOGAF
4 3 (20.00%) Scrum
4 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Network Management
5 2 (13.33%) Programme Management
5 2 (13.33%) System Testing
5 2 (13.33%) TDD
5 2 (13.33%) SOA
6 1 (6.67%) Project Management
6 1 (6.67%) Migration
6 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
6 1 (6.67%) OO
6 1 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (6.67%) Information Security
6 1 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) Java
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (13.33%) C#
3 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (6.67%) C
4 1 (6.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) CISSP
1 1 (6.67%) PMP
1 1 (6.67%) PMI Certification
1 1 (6.67%) CISM
1 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
2 2 (13.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) KVM
2 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
1 1 (6.67%) Puppet
1 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Oracle
2 5 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 3 (20.00%) Novell
3 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco
4 2 (13.33%) VMware
4 2 (13.33%) Citrix
5 1 (6.67%) NetApp
5 1 (6.67%) HP
5 1 (6.67%) EMC
5 1 (6.67%) SAP
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.67%) 3PAR