The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 34 29 38
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +9
Contract jobs citing Linux 23 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 4.55% 3.61% 2.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.40% 13.79% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 4 2
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£311 £415 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +29.68%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
Linux
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the West Sussex region.

Operating Systems Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
125 87 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 24.75% 26.20% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 52 37
Average daily rate £375 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £138 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £429 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 11
Average hourly rate £14.50 £19.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.68% +35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.61 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.30 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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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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 -7 7 £313 -31.31% 4
Gatwick 0 3 £300 -30.23%
Burgess Hill - 1 - -
Chichester - - - -
Horsham - - - - 2
Pulborough - - - -
Worthing - - - -
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 17 (47.22%) Windows
2 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 15 (41.67%) Apache
3 15 (41.67%) Tomcat
3 15 (41.67%) Java
4 14 (38.89%) VMware
5 13 (36.11%) IIS
5 13 (36.11%) MCSE
5 13 (36.11%) ITIL
5 13 (36.11%) Active Directory
5 13 (36.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (36.11%) Internet
6 12 (33.33%) UNIX
7 11 (30.56%) Citrix
8 10 (27.78%) Red Hat
8 10 (27.78%) MCP
8 10 (27.78%) J2EE
8 10 (27.78%) SCCM
8 10 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (25.00%) JavaScript
9 9 (25.00%) MS Exchange
9 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (22.22%) SharePoint
10 8 (22.22%) Perl
10 8 (22.22%) Oracle
10 8 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (22.22%) Intranet
10 8 (22.22%) CCNA
10 8 (22.22%) Firewall

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 15 (41.67%) Apache
1 15 (41.67%) Tomcat
2 13 (36.11%) IIS
3 9 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 8 (22.22%) SharePoint
5 6 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (13.89%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (2.78%) WebLogic
7 1 (2.78%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Process Server
7 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (19.44%) MS Office
2 5 (13.89%) MS Visio
3 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (13.89%) Office 365
1 5 (13.89%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (36.11%) Internet
2 8 (22.22%) Firewall
2 8 (22.22%) Intranet
3 7 (19.44%) TCP/IP
3 7 (19.44%) DNS
3 7 (19.44%) SAN
4 5 (13.89%) DHCP
4 5 (13.89%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (13.89%) Wireless
5 3 (8.33%) VLAN
5 3 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (8.33%) SNMP
5 3 (8.33%) VPN
6 2 (5.56%) LDAP
7 1 (2.78%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) MySQL
2 5 (13.89%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.78%) Subversion
2 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.78%) PHPUnit
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Analyst
2 7 (19.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (19.44%) Web Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Web Support Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) IT Security Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Security Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Administrator
3 5 (13.89%) Support Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Applications Support
4 4 (11.11%) Network Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Software Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Windows Administrator
5 3 (8.33%) Applications Support Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Hybris Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Technical Support
7 1 (2.78%) Java Software Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.78%) J2EE
2 4 (11.11%) CSS
2 4 (11.11%) XHTML
2 4 (11.11%) HTML
3 3 (8.33%) JSP
3 3 (8.33%) LAMP
3 3 (8.33%) Hibernate
3 3 (8.33%) Spring
4 1 (2.78%) Ajax
4 1 (2.78%) Symfony
4 1 (2.78%) jQuery
4 1 (2.78%) Drools
4 1 (2.78%) HTML5
4 1 (2.78%) REST
4 1 (2.78%) SOAP
4 1 (2.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Management Information System
1 5 (13.89%) PKI
2 4 (11.11%) Open Source
3 2 (5.56%) iPad
3 2 (5.56%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.56%) iPhone
3 2 (5.56%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 17 (47.22%) Windows
2 12 (33.33%) UNIX
3 10 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (8.33%) Solaris
7 2 (5.56%) Windows XP
7 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (5.56%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.78%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) ITIL
2 7 (19.44%) Configuration Management
3 5 (13.89%) E-Commerce
3 5 (13.89%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (13.89%) Incident Management
3 5 (13.89%) Information Security
3 5 (13.89%) Vulnerability Management
3 5 (13.89%) Coaching
4 4 (11.11%) Web Development
4 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (5.56%) Service Management
7 1 (2.78%) Change Management
7 1 (2.78%) MVC
7 1 (2.78%) SEO
7 1 (2.78%) Business Continuity
7 1 (2.78%) OOD
7 1 (2.78%) OO
7 1 (2.78%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (41.67%) Java
2 9 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (22.22%) Perl
4 6 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (2.78%) Python
5 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.78%) AWK
5 1 (2.78%) sed
5 1 (2.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (36.11%) MCSE
1 13 (36.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (27.78%) MCP
3 8 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (22.22%) CCNA
4 5 (13.89%) CISSP
4 5 (13.89%) MCSA
4 5 (13.89%) CEH
4 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
4 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
5 3 (8.33%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (36.11%) Active Directory
2 6 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (13.89%) UAG
4 3 (8.33%) Terminal Services
5 2 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (27.78%) SCCM
2 5 (13.89%) Nessus
3 3 (8.33%) Puppet
3 3 (8.33%) NetBackup
4 2 (5.56%) Nagios
Vendors
1 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 14 (38.89%) VMware
3 11 (30.56%) Citrix
4 10 (27.78%) Red Hat
5 8 (22.22%) Oracle
6 5 (13.89%) McAfee
6 5 (13.89%) Qualys
6 5 (13.89%) F5
7 3 (8.33%) hybris
7 3 (8.33%) Cisco
7 3 (8.33%) HP
8 1 (2.78%) Dell
8 1 (2.78%) IBM
8 1 (2.78%) Sophos
8 1 (2.78%) Zend