The first table below looks at the demand for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 31 July 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 West Sussex 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 13 25 27
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 38 20 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 10.24% 5.03% 3.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.69% 20.83% 34.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 11 8
Average daily rate
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£275 £420 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.52% +23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £338 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £445 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.28% +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-19.46% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
128 96 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 34.50% 24.12% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 41 25
Average daily rate £220 £363 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.31% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 26 4
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -56.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Linux
South East

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

Linux
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crawley +13 11 £351 +3.30% 7
Gatwick +3 7 £220 -36.23% 1
Worthing -5 1 £313 -
Burgess Hill - - - - 1
Haywards Heath - - - - 1
Horsham - - - - 4
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 38 (64.41%) Windows
2 29 (49.15%) Active Directory
3 27 (45.76%) Microsoft
4 25 (42.37%) ITIL
5 24 (40.68%) MCP
6 23 (38.98%) VMware
7 22 (37.29%) SCCM
8 21 (35.59%) SQL
8 21 (35.59%) IIS
8 21 (35.59%) Microsoft Certification
9 20 (33.90%) MCSE
10 19 (32.20%) Firewall
10 19 (32.20%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (30.51%) MySQL
12 16 (27.12%) PHP
12 16 (27.12%) SAN
12 16 (27.12%) Citrix
13 15 (25.42%) Red Hat
13 15 (25.42%) Internet
13 15 (25.42%) Configuration Management
13 15 (25.42%) Windows Server 2012
14 14 (23.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 14 (23.73%) Cisco Certification
14 14 (23.73%) MS Office
15 13 (22.03%) HTML
15 13 (22.03%) MS Exchange
16 12 (20.34%) TCP/IP
16 12 (20.34%) CCNA
16 12 (20.34%) CSS
16 12 (20.34%) Microsoft Azure

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 21 (35.59%) IIS
2 13 (22.03%) MS Exchange
3 11 (18.64%) SharePoint
3 11 (18.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (18.64%) SharePoint 2013
4 9 (15.25%) Apache
5 5 (8.47%) nginx
6 2 (3.39%) Drupal
7 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.69%) CMS
7 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.69%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (23.73%) MS Office
2 10 (16.95%) MS Visio
3 5 (8.47%) MS Excel
4 2 (3.39%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (3.39%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 12 (20.34%) Microsoft Azure
1 12 (20.34%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (18.64%) Office 365
2 11 (18.64%) IaaS
3 5 (8.47%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (32.20%) Firewall
2 16 (27.12%) SAN
3 15 (25.42%) Internet
4 12 (20.34%) TCP/IP
5 11 (18.64%) DHCP
5 11 (18.64%) Wi-Fi
5 11 (18.64%) DNS
6 10 (16.95%) Wireless
7 4 (6.78%) VLAN
7 4 (6.78%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (6.78%) VPN
8 3 (5.08%) MPLS
9 2 (3.39%) Cisco PIX
10 1 (1.69%) DMZ
10 1 (1.69%) Intranet
10 1 (1.69%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (30.51%) MySQL
2 10 (16.95%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (10.17%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.69%) DB2
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.69%) Redis
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (13.56%) Git (software)
2 5 (8.47%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 3 (5.08%) Subversion
3 3 (5.08%) Sublime Text
4 2 (3.39%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.69%) JIRA
5 1 (1.69%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (6.78%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.39%) Finance
3 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (30.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (22.03%) Developer
3 10 (16.95%) Analyst
3 10 (16.95%) Security Analyst
3 10 (16.95%) IT Security Analyst
4 6 (10.17%) PHP Developer
5 5 (8.47%) Support Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Network Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (6.78%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Consultant
8 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Technical Project Manager
8 2 (3.39%) Architect
8 2 (3.39%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.39%) Drupal Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Technical Manager
9 1 (1.69%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.03%) HTML
2 12 (20.34%) CSS
3 8 (13.56%) HTML5
4 7 (11.86%) CSS3
4 7 (11.86%) jQuery
5 5 (8.47%) Smarty
6 4 (6.78%) LAMP
7 3 (5.08%) Zend Framework
8 2 (3.39%) J2EE
8 2 (3.39%) Symfony
9 1 (1.69%) Grails
9 1 (1.69%) Hibernate
9 1 (1.69%) Spring
9 1 (1.69%) Java EE
9 1 (1.69%) JSP
9 1 (1.69%) XML
9 1 (1.69%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.64%) PKI
2 5 (8.47%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.78%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.39%) PMI
4 2 (3.39%) AS400
4 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.69%) Social Network
5 1 (1.69%) DataPower
5 1 (1.69%) Open Source
5 1 (1.69%) Social Media
5 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 38 (64.41%) Windows
2 19 (32.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (25.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (23.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (8.47%) Apple iOS
6 4 (6.78%) Windows 8
6 4 (6.78%) Mac OS X
6 4 (6.78%) Mac OS
6 4 (6.78%) UNIX
7 3 (5.08%) Windows XP
8 2 (3.39%) Solaris
9 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (42.37%) ITIL
2 15 (25.42%) Configuration Management
3 12 (20.34%) Incident Management
4 10 (16.95%) Vulnerability Management
4 10 (16.95%) Penetration Testing
5 8 (13.56%) OO
6 5 (8.47%) OO PHP
7 4 (6.78%) Project Management
7 4 (6.78%) Migration
7 4 (6.78%) Information Security
8 3 (5.08%) Change Management
8 3 (5.08%) PRINCE2
8 3 (5.08%) DevOps
8 3 (5.08%) Web Development
9 2 (3.39%) Budget Control
9 2 (3.39%) Network Management
9 2 (3.39%) Security Management
9 2 (3.39%) Server Monitoring
9 2 (3.39%) E-Commerce
9 2 (3.39%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (35.59%) SQL
2 16 (27.12%) PHP
3 6 (10.17%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.47%) C
4 5 (8.47%) PHP5
5 4 (6.78%) Objective-C
6 3 (5.08%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.39%) RPG
7 2 (3.39%) Java
7 2 (3.39%) RPG IV
8 1 (1.69%) Groovy
8 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (40.68%) MCP
2 21 (35.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (33.90%) MCSE
4 14 (23.73%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (20.34%) CCNA
6 10 (16.95%) CISSP
6 10 (16.95%) MCSA
6 10 (16.95%) CEH
7 4 (6.78%) CCNP
8 3 (5.08%) RHCE
9 2 (3.39%) PMI Certification
9 2 (3.39%) Degree
9 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (49.15%) Active Directory
2 10 (16.95%) UAG
3 5 (8.47%) vSphere
4 3 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.39%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.69%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 22 (37.29%) SCCM
2 10 (16.95%) Nessus
3 3 (5.08%) Nagios
3 3 (5.08%) NetBackup
3 3 (5.08%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.69%) Puppet
4 1 (1.69%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 27 (45.76%) Microsoft
2 23 (38.98%) VMware
3 16 (27.12%) Citrix
4 15 (25.42%) Red Hat
5 10 (16.95%) McAfee
5 10 (16.95%) Qualys
6 8 (13.56%) Cisco
7 6 (10.17%) Zend
8 5 (8.47%) Rackspace
9 3 (5.08%) EMC
10 2 (3.39%) NetApp
10 2 (3.39%) Oracle
11 1 (1.69%) Sybase
11 1 (1.69%) HP
11 1 (1.69%) Veeam