The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Stevenage 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
Hertfordshire / Stevenage
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 9 9
Rank change year-on-year +1 0  
Contract jobs citing Linux 4 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stevenage 7.27% 10.53% 5.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.57% 60.00% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £375 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £52.50 £43.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -  
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 Stevenage with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Stevenage
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 14 10 11
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Stevenage 25.45% 17.54% 30.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
Median daily rate £300 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +25.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Median hourly rate £14.20 £37.75 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.38% +154.20%  
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 Stevenage

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Stevenage 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 Stevenage

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Stevenage

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Stevenage

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Stevenage

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Stevenage

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 Stevenage region with a requirement for Linux.

1 9 (75.00%) Unix
1 9 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (50.00%) Perl
2 6 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 6 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 6 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (41.67%) Windows
4 3 (25.00%) Java
4 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (16.67%) SQL
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (16.67%) C
5 2 (16.67%) C#
5 2 (16.67%) C++
5 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 1 (8.33%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (8.33%) Time Management
6 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (8.33%) HTML
6 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
6 1 (8.33%) UML
6 1 (8.33%) Apache
6 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
6 1 (8.33%) Python
6 1 (8.33%) MS Excel

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Stevenage 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 1 (8.33%) Apache
1 1 (8.33%) IIS
1 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
1 1 (8.33%) Simulink
1 1 (8.33%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (8.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Eclipse
1 1 (8.33%) GDB
1 1 (8.33%) NetBeans
1 1 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (8.33%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (8.33%) Aerospace
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (8.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Consultant
2 6 (50.00%) Unix Consultant
3 3 (25.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Electrical Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) Middleware
1 1 (8.33%) Node.js
1 1 (8.33%) Qt
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Unix
2 6 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (41.67%) Windows
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (8.33%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Digital Signal Processing
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
3 1 (8.33%) PLM
3 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (8.33%) Signal Processing
3 1 (8.33%) Time Management
3 1 (8.33%) UML
3 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Perl
1 6 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) C
3 2 (16.67%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) C++
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) Ada
4 1 (8.33%) Ada 95
4 1 (8.33%) MATLAB
4 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (8.33%) Python
4 1 (8.33%) Tcl
4 1 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) IBM
3 1 (8.33%) PTC
3 1 (8.33%) Remedy
3 1 (8.33%) Serena
3 1 (8.33%) Siemens
3 1 (8.33%) VMware