The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Derbyshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 31 43 18
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -25
Contract jobs citing Linux 6 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 2.36% 0.31% 3.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.00% 1.22% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £355 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £355 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £355 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £34.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+9.55% -5.55%
Linux
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Derbyshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Derbyshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
60 82 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 23.62% 25.39% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 56 24
Average daily rate £350 £110 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+218.18% -63.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £70 £60
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £351 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 10
Average hourly rate £18.25 £12.50 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.00% -77.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £10.78 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £14.50 £67.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Derbyshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Derbyshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Derbyshire

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Derbyshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Derbyshire region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Derbyshire

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Derbyshire

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Derbyshire

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Derbyshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Derbyshire region over the 3 months to 21 November 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Derby +9 3 £400 +12.67% 3
Linux
East Midlands

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Derbyshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Derbyshire 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 8 (61.54%) UNIX
1 8 (61.54%) SC Cleared
1 8 (61.54%) Security Cleared
2 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Red Hat
2 7 (53.85%) VMware
3 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
3 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (30.77%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (30.77%) Windows XP
4 4 (30.77%) VMware ESX
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
5 3 (23.08%) Project Management
5 3 (23.08%) Manufacturing
5 3 (23.08%) Migration
5 3 (23.08%) Degree
6 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
6 2 (15.38%) EDIFACT
6 2 (15.38%) NAS
6 2 (15.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (15.38%) XML Messaging
6 2 (15.38%) NetApp
6 2 (15.38%) Veritas
6 2 (15.38%) NFS
6 2 (15.38%) B2B

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Derbyshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Derbyshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) SAN
1 2 (15.38%) NAS
2 1 (7.69%) LDAP
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (23.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Technical Leader
2 2 (15.38%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Security Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) UNIX Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) XML
1 2 (15.38%) EDI
1 2 (15.38%) EDIFACT
1 2 (15.38%) XML Messaging
2 1 (7.69%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) UNIX
2 7 (53.85%) Windows
3 4 (30.77%) Windows XP
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (15.38%) Solaris
5 1 (7.69%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
1 4 (30.77%) Requirements Analysis
2 3 (23.08%) Project Management
2 3 (23.08%) Migration
3 2 (15.38%) B2B
3 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Time Management
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C
1 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) SC Cleared
1 8 (61.54%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 4 (30.77%) VMware ESX
3 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (15.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (15.38%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Red Hat
1 7 (53.85%) VMware
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) Sun
3 2 (15.38%) HP
3 2 (15.38%) EMC
3 2 (15.38%) NetApp
3 2 (15.38%) Veritas