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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 18 23 13
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -10
Contract jobs citing Linux 22 21 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 5.84% 4.51% 8.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.22% 23.86% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 30
Average daily rate £345 £475 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.36% +58.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £585 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +12.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.57% -
Operating Systems Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
99 88 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 26.26% 18.88% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 44 65
Average daily rate £315 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £168 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £585 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 7
Average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.61% -8.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Horsham - 6 £300 - 4
Crawley +10 5 £375 - 7
Gatwick -2 2 - -
East Grinstead -5 1 £425 -
Burgess Hill - - - -
Worthing - - - - 3
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 21 (60.00%) Windows
2 18 (51.43%) SQL
3 15 (42.86%) OO
4 14 (40.00%) VMware
5 12 (34.29%) MySQL
5 12 (34.29%) PHP
6 11 (31.43%) SQL Server
7 10 (28.57%) HTML
7 10 (28.57%) CSS
8 9 (25.71%) Citrix
8 9 (25.71%) Git (software)
9 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (22.86%) NetApp
9 8 (22.86%) EMC
9 8 (22.86%) Telecoms
10 7 (20.00%) Project Management
10 7 (20.00%) C++
10 7 (20.00%) Software Engineering
10 7 (20.00%) Scrum
10 7 (20.00%) HTML5
10 7 (20.00%) CSS3
11 6 (17.14%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 6 (17.14%) Rackspace Cloud
11 6 (17.14%) Embedded Systems
11 6 (17.14%) Rackspace
11 6 (17.14%) nginx
11 6 (17.14%) Smarty
11 6 (17.14%) Digital Signal Processing
11 6 (17.14%) Signal Processing
11 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 6 (17.14%) nginx
1 6 (17.14%) Apache
2 2 (5.71%) CMS
3 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.57%) MS Project
2 3 (8.57%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.14%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) SAN
1 3 (8.57%) Firewall
2 2 (5.71%) VLAN
2 2 (5.71%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (5.71%) MPLS
2 2 (5.71%) VPN
3 1 (2.86%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (34.29%) MySQL
2 11 (31.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (25.71%) Git (software)
2 6 (17.14%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 6 (17.14%) Visual Studio
3 3 (8.57%) Sublime Text
3 3 (8.57%) Subversion
4 2 (5.71%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (22.86%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.86%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) Developer
2 7 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) PHP Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Project Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Technical Project Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Technical Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Technical Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (5.71%) Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Network Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (2.86%) PHP Symfony Developer
7 1 (2.86%) PHP Zend Developer
7 1 (2.86%) iOS Developer
7 1 (2.86%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (28.57%) HTML
1 10 (28.57%) CSS
2 7 (20.00%) HTML5
2 7 (20.00%) CSS3
3 6 (17.14%) Smarty
3 6 (17.14%) jQuery
3 6 (17.14%) POSIX
4 3 (8.57%) LAMP
4 3 (8.57%) Zend Framework
5 2 (5.71%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (8.57%) PMI
3 2 (5.71%) AS400
3 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 21 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (17.14%) LynxOS
3 4 (11.43%) Apple iOS
4 3 (8.57%) Windows XP
4 3 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (8.57%) Windows 8
4 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (42.86%) OO
2 7 (20.00%) Project Management
2 7 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (20.00%) Scrum
3 6 (17.14%) Digital Signal Processing
3 6 (17.14%) Signal Processing
3 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (17.14%) Multithreading
3 6 (17.14%) OOA/OOD
3 6 (17.14%) OOD
4 5 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 5 (14.29%) ITIL
4 5 (14.29%) Migration
5 4 (11.43%) OO PHP
5 4 (11.43%) PRINCE2
6 3 (8.57%) Change Management
6 3 (8.57%) Security Management
6 3 (8.57%) Service Management
6 3 (8.57%) Budget Control
6 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (51.43%) SQL
2 12 (34.29%) PHP
3 7 (20.00%) C++
4 6 (17.14%) PHP5
5 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
5 3 (8.57%) Objective-C
6 2 (5.71%) RPG IV
6 2 (5.71%) Shell Script
6 2 (5.71%) RPG
7 1 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) RHCE
1 3 (8.57%) PMI Certification
2 2 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.71%) CCNP
3 1 (2.86%) CCNA
3 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.14%) DICOM
2 3 (8.57%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 4 (11.43%) vSphere
4 1 (2.86%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) Nagios
1 3 (8.57%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.86%) Puppet
2 1 (2.86%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 14 (40.00%) VMware
2 9 (25.71%) Citrix
3 8 (22.86%) NetApp
3 8 (22.86%) EMC
4 6 (17.14%) Rackspace
4 6 (17.14%) Zend
4 6 (17.14%) Intel
5 5 (14.29%) Cisco
6 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
6 3 (8.57%) Red Hat
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