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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 17 7 18
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +11
Contract jobs citing Linux 1 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 0.89% 11.54% 3.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.76% 36.00% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £440 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.13% +53.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.33% -6.25%
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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
21 25 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 18.75% 32.05% 18.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 12
Average daily rate £400 £425 £178
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +139.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £208 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £276
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 3
Average hourly rate £14.04 £14.04 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 22 August 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 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Java
3 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 5 (38.46%) ITIL
3 5 (38.46%) Oracle
4 3 (23.08%) Windows 2000
4 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 3 (23.08%) NetWare
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco
4 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
4 3 (23.08%) Novell
4 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
4 3 (23.08%) CheckPoint
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (23.08%) MVC
4 3 (23.08%) Scrum
4 3 (23.08%) Firewall
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) Spring
4 3 (23.08%) QA
4 3 (23.08%) Spring MVC
4 3 (23.08%) Unit Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco PIX
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (23.08%) Network Management
4 3 (23.08%) UNIX
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (15.38%) Backbone.js

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Uxbridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (15.38%) SharePoint
1 2 (15.38%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) GlassFish
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Firewall
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco PIX
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
1 2 (15.38%) jMock
1 2 (15.38%) Subversion
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (15.38%) JUnit
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
2 1 (7.69%) Hudson
General
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
1 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Java Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Applications Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Applications Support
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Data Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) Network Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) Applications Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Applications Support
3 2 (15.38%) Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Programmer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Spring
1 3 (23.08%) Spring MVC
2 2 (15.38%) Backbone.js
2 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
2 2 (15.38%) HTML
2 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) J2EE
2 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
2 2 (15.38%) CSS
3 1 (7.69%) Web Services
3 1 (7.69%) XML
3 1 (7.69%) Middleware
3 1 (7.69%) JSON
3 1 (7.69%) jQuery
3 1 (7.69%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Windows 2000
2 3 (23.08%) NetWare
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (23.08%) UNIX
3 2 (15.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) MVC
2 3 (23.08%) Scrum
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Unit Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Network Management
3 2 (15.38%) System Testing
3 2 (15.38%) TDD
3 2 (15.38%) SOA
3 2 (15.38%) Six Sigma
4 1 (7.69%) OO
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.69%) DRM
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Web Development
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.69%) User Stories
4 1 (7.69%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Java
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 2 (15.38%) C#
4 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
5 1 (7.69%) C
5 1 (7.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) PMP
1 1 (7.69%) PMI Certification
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
2 2 (15.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco
2 3 (23.08%) Novell
2 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
2 3 (23.08%) CheckPoint
3 1 (7.69%) EMC