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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 25 12 13
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 1 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 0.79% 8.11% 6.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.33% 25.00% 35.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 6
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£325 £455 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +58.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.51 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.96% -
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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
30 24 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 23.81% 32.43% 17.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 9
Average daily rate £229 £425 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.17% +77.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £320 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £500 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 1
Average hourly rate £14.04 £14.04 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

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 16 September 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 5 (62.50%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) QA
3 3 (37.50%) Spring MVC
3 3 (37.50%) Spring
3 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
3 3 (37.50%) MVC
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (25.00%) JUnit
4 2 (25.00%) CSS
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) SOA
4 2 (25.00%) J2EE
4 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (25.00%) Ubuntu
4 2 (25.00%) jMock
4 2 (25.00%) System Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (25.00%) Subversion
4 2 (25.00%) Backbone.js
5 1 (12.50%) LESS
5 1 (12.50%) User Stories
5 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
5 1 (12.50%) OO PHP
5 1 (12.50%) Selenium

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Uxbridge by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) GlassFish
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) InfoPath
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) JUnit
1 2 (25.00%) Subversion
1 2 (25.00%) jMock
1 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) Hudson
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 1 (12.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Java Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (12.50%) PHP Web Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Applications Support
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Java Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Programmer
4 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Applications Support
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Spring
1 3 (37.50%) Spring MVC
2 2 (25.00%) Backbone.js
2 2 (25.00%) J2EE
2 2 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) XML
3 1 (12.50%) Middleware
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (12.50%) HTML
3 1 (12.50%) .NET
3 1 (12.50%) LESS
3 1 (12.50%) jQuery
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
3 1 (12.50%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) MVC
2 3 (37.50%) Scrum
2 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) System Testing
3 2 (25.00%) TDD
3 2 (25.00%) SOA
4 1 (12.50%) Six Sigma
4 1 (12.50%) DRM
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) OO
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Web Development
4 1 (12.50%) User Stories
4 1 (12.50%) OO PHP
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) PHP
4 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) EMC