The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Paddington 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 30 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.

Linux
London / Paddington
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 4 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2  
Contract jobs citing Linux 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Paddington 12.50% 6.67% 11.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.33% 25.00% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £350 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +17.64%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.88% +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 Paddington with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Paddington
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 3 4 3
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Paddington 37.50% 26.67% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Median daily rate £350 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +17.64%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Paddington

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Paddington 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 Paddington

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Paddington

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Paddington

For the 6 months to 30 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 Paddington region with a requirement for Linux.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) LDAP
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) SAML
1 1 (100.00%) Network Monitoring

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Paddington 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Unix Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) SAML
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Network Monitoring
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory