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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
West Sussex / Gatwick
Rank 15 10 11
Rank change year-on-year -5 +1  
Contract jobs citing Linux 10 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gatwick 11.11% 13.33% 6.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.45% 21.43% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 1
Median daily rate £550 £408 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.76% +36.04%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £43.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.88 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.59% +19.44%  

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 22 28 8
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gatwick 24.44% 62.22% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 24 4
Median daily rate £488 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £314 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £43.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux in Gatwick.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Gatwick

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gatwick

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 10 (76.92%) Unix
2 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) Degree
3 8 (61.54%) Configuration Management
3 8 (61.54%) Git (software)
3 8 (61.54%) Jenkins
3 8 (61.54%) Docker
3 8 (61.54%) SDLC
4 7 (53.85%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (53.85%) nginx
4 7 (53.85%) Open Source
4 7 (53.85%) Waterfall
4 7 (53.85%) ProC
4 7 (53.85%) AIX
4 7 (53.85%) C
4 7 (53.85%) HTML
4 7 (53.85%) Java
4 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
4 7 (53.85%) Perl
4 7 (53.85%) PHP
4 7 (53.85%) Oracle
4 7 (53.85%) WebLogic
4 7 (53.85%) Apache
4 7 (53.85%) Tomcat
4 7 (53.85%) Python
5 3 (23.08%) Windows
5 3 (23.08%) Puppet
6 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
6 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (15.38%) MCSE

Linux
Top Related 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 (53.85%) Apache
1 7 (53.85%) nginx
1 7 (53.85%) Tomcat
1 7 (53.85%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) 3G
1 1 (7.69%) BGP
1 1 (7.69%) DDNS
1 1 (7.69%) DHCP
1 1 (7.69%) DNS
1 1 (7.69%) DSL
1 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) IPsec
1 1 (7.69%) IPv6
1 1 (7.69%) ISDN
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
1 1 (7.69%) MPLS
1 1 (7.69%) OSPF
1 1 (7.69%) SAN
1 1 (7.69%) SSL
1 1 (7.69%) TACACS
1 1 (7.69%) WAN
1 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Git (software)
1 8 (61.54%) Jenkins
2 7 (53.85%) ProC
3 1 (7.69%) Artifactory
3 1 (7.69%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Architect
1 7 (53.85%) Oracle Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Juniper Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Unix
2 7 (53.85%) AIX
3 3 (23.08%) Windows
4 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) Configuration Management
2 8 (61.54%) SDLC
3 7 (53.85%) Open Source
3 7 (53.85%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (53.85%) Waterfall
4 2 (15.38%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) Adaptive Security
5 1 (7.69%) Change Control
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (7.69%) DevOps
5 1 (7.69%) Information Management
5 1 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 1 (7.69%) Network Design
5 1 (7.69%) Operations Management
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.69%) Static Code Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) WAN Optimisation
5 1 (7.69%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) C
1 7 (53.85%) Java
1 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
1 7 (53.85%) Perl
1 7 (53.85%) PHP
1 7 (53.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) MCSE
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (7.69%) CCNP
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Puppet
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) NetApp
2 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
2 2 (15.38%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Barracuda Networks
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) F5
3 1 (7.69%) Forcepoint
3 1 (7.69%) Juniper
3 1 (7.69%) Palo Alto
3 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds