The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gatwick with a requirement for Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Linux
West Sussex / Gatwick
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 5 14
Rank change year-on-year +4 +9  
Contract jobs citing Linux 14 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gatwick 25.45% 16.00% 6.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 70.00% 44.44% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 0
Median daily rate £375 £365 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Gatwick with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Gatwick
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 20 27 33
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gatwick 36.36% 36.00% 55.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 22 17
Median daily rate £300 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.80% +12.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £323 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £430 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 6
Median hourly rate - £43.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -14.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Gatwick

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gatwick citing Linux as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Gatwick

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gatwick

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux in Gatwick.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Gatwick

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Gatwick

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Gatwick over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Gatwick

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gatwick

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Gatwick

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Gatwick region with a requirement for Linux.

1 15 (62.50%) Oracle
1 15 (62.50%) Unix
2 12 (50.00%) Python
3 11 (45.83%) Perl
3 11 (45.83%) Degree
4 9 (37.50%) Git (software)
4 9 (37.50%) Docker
4 9 (37.50%) SDLC
5 8 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 8 (33.33%) Windows
5 8 (33.33%) Configuration Management
6 7 (29.17%) ProC
6 7 (29.17%) VMware
6 7 (29.17%) AIX
6 7 (29.17%) WebLogic
6 7 (29.17%) PHP
6 7 (29.17%) C
6 7 (29.17%) HTML
6 7 (29.17%) Java
6 7 (29.17%) JavaScript
6 7 (29.17%) Apache
6 7 (29.17%) Tomcat
6 7 (29.17%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (29.17%) nginx
6 7 (29.17%) Open Source
6 7 (29.17%) Waterfall
6 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (25.00%) SQL
8 5 (20.83%) ITIL

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (29.17%) Apache
1 7 (29.17%) nginx
1 7 (29.17%) Tomcat
1 7 (29.17%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
1 3 (12.50%) SAN
2 2 (8.33%) LDAP
3 1 (4.17%) IPv4
3 1 (4.17%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (4.17%) InfluxDB
3 1 (4.17%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (37.50%) Git (software)
2 8 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 7 (29.17%) ProC
4 1 (4.17%) Artifactory
4 1 (4.17%) CircleCI
4 1 (4.17%) git-flow
4 1 (4.17%) Grunt
4 1 (4.17%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Architect
1 7 (29.17%) Oracle Architect
2 5 (20.83%) Developer
2 5 (20.83%) Django Developer
2 5 (20.83%) Python Developer
2 5 (20.83%) Python/Django Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Administrator
3 3 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (12.50%) Migration Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Solaris Administrator
3 3 (12.50%) Unix Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) IT Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) HTML
2 5 (20.83%) Django
3 1 (4.17%) Backbone.js
3 1 (4.17%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (4.17%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (20.83%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
4 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (62.50%) Unix
2 8 (33.33%) Windows
3 7 (29.17%) AIX
4 3 (12.50%) CentOS
4 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (12.50%) Solaris
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
6 1 (4.17%) Ubuntu
6 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
6 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) SDLC
2 8 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (29.17%) Open Source
3 7 (29.17%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (29.17%) Waterfall
4 5 (20.83%) ITIL
4 5 (20.83%) Web Development
5 3 (12.50%) Benchmarking
5 3 (12.50%) Business Continuity
5 3 (12.50%) Change Management
5 3 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (12.50%) Information Security
5 3 (12.50%) Mathematics
5 3 (12.50%) Migration
5 3 (12.50%) QMS
5 3 (12.50%) Quality Management
5 3 (12.50%) Server Hardening
6 1 (4.17%) Matrix Organization
6 1 (4.17%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) Python
2 11 (45.83%) Perl
3 7 (29.17%) C
3 7 (29.17%) Java
3 7 (29.17%) JavaScript
3 7 (29.17%) PHP
4 6 (25.00%) SQL
5 3 (12.50%) AWK
5 3 (12.50%) Bourne shell
5 3 (12.50%) Korn
5 3 (12.50%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.17%) Go
Qualifications
1 11 (45.83%) Degree
2 3 (12.50%) OCA
2 3 (12.50%) OCP
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle Certification
2 3 (12.50%) RHCE
2 3 (12.50%) RHCSA
2 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) MCSE
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (37.50%) Docker
2 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) GlusterFS
2 3 (12.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.17%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) NetBackup
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle ZFS
1 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Satellite
1 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Spacewalk
1 3 (12.50%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (4.17%) Grafana
2 1 (4.17%) HAProxy
2 1 (4.17%) Kibana
2 1 (4.17%) logstash
2 1 (4.17%) Marathon
2 1 (4.17%) Mesos
2 1 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.17%) Puppet
2 1 (4.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (62.50%) Oracle
2 7 (29.17%) VMware
3 4 (16.67%) NetApp
4 3 (12.50%) Brocade
4 3 (12.50%) EMC
4 3 (12.50%) HP
4 3 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 3 (12.50%) StorageTek
4 3 (12.50%) Sun
4 3 (12.50%) Veritas
5 2 (8.33%) Microsoft