The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 15 12 16
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing Linux 5 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 6.10% 7.91% 2.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.32% 39.29% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 2
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£195 £253 £456
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.77% -44.65%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £328
% change year-on-year
- +14.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +13.47%
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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 Uxbridge region.

Operating Systems Category
Uxbridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
19 28 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 23.17% 20.14% 18.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 15
Average daily rate £325 £253 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.71% -51.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £190 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £350 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 2
Average hourly rate £13.09 £14.04 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.80% -12.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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
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 24 April 2015, 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 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Python
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (33.33%) UNIX
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) IPv4
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) SAN
3 1 (16.67%) Apple
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (16.67%) Wireless
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Web Design
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Ruby
3 1 (16.67%) Ajax
3 1 (16.67%) Web Analytics
3 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (16.67%) Google

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Uxbridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Confluence
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (16.67%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Google Analytics
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) GitHub
1 1 (16.67%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) IPv4
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) Wireless
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (16.67%) NAS
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) Grunt
1 1 (16.67%) Bower
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Developer
1 1 (16.67%) Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
1 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (16.67%) Administrator
1 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) IT Administrator
1 1 (16.67%) PHP Developer
1 1 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Senior PHP Developer
1 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Broadcast Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Ajax
1 1 (16.67%) Zend Framework
1 1 (16.67%) jQuery
1 1 (16.67%) HTML5
1 1 (16.67%) CSS3
1 1 (16.67%) Sass
1 1 (16.67%) LESS
1 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (16.67%) CCTV
1 1 (16.67%) Open Source
1 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (16.67%) MVC
1 1 (16.67%) Scrum
1 1 (16.67%) Web Design
1 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) TDD
1 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
1 1 (16.67%) Web Analytics
1 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
1 1 (16.67%) Analytics
1 1 (16.67%) OO PHP
1 1 (16.67%) DevOps
1 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
1 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
1 1 (16.67%) OO
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Juniper
2 1 (16.67%) Apple
2 1 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Google
2 1 (16.67%) Zend
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle