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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 12 19 45
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +26
Contract jobs citing Linux 33 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 12.04% 4.73% 1.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.76% 20.00% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 3
Average daily rate £399 £400 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.31% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.38 £34.75
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +4.67%
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
83 35 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 30.29% 23.65% 32.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 8 71
Average daily rate £375 £350 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +218.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £241 £70
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £403 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 23
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +59.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Derbyshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Derbyshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram 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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +1 19 £388 -3.12% 5
Chesterfield - 4 £410 -
Hope Valley - 1 £320 -
Linux
East Midlands

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Derbyshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 28 (63.64%) Unix
2 27 (61.36%) Solaris
3 26 (59.09%) Security Cleared
4 23 (52.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (50.00%) VMware
6 21 (47.73%) Red Hat
6 21 (47.73%) Oracle
7 19 (43.18%) SAN
7 19 (43.18%) Veritas
7 19 (43.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 19 (43.18%) SC Cleared
8 18 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
8 18 (40.91%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 18 (40.91%) Veritas File System
8 18 (40.91%) Bash Shell
8 18 (40.91%) High Availability
8 18 (40.91%) Korn
8 18 (40.91%) Software Packaging
8 18 (40.91%) Shell Script
8 18 (40.91%) Perl
8 18 (40.91%) HP
8 18 (40.91%) Sun
8 18 (40.91%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 16 (36.36%) Windows
9 16 (36.36%) Opsware
10 12 (27.27%) Computer Science
10 12 (27.27%) Degree
11 11 (25.00%) Data Centre
12 9 (20.45%) Migration
13 8 (18.18%) Internet

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Derbyshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 8 (18.18%) IIS
2 7 (15.91%) SharePoint
3 6 (13.64%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.27%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Office
2 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.27%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 19 (43.18%) SAN
2 8 (18.18%) Internet
3 4 (9.09%) Firewall
4 3 (6.82%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (6.82%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (4.55%) LAN
5 2 (4.55%) WAN
6 1 (2.27%) ADSL
6 1 (2.27%) BIG-IP
6 1 (2.27%) DHCP
6 1 (2.27%) DNS
6 1 (2.27%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.27%) IPsec
6 1 (2.27%) Multicast
6 1 (2.27%) NAS
6 1 (2.27%) OSPF
6 1 (2.27%) SSL
6 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.27%) VPN
6 1 (2.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (18.18%) Git (software)
1 8 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 13 (29.55%) Architect
2 7 (15.91%) Implementation Engineer
3 6 (13.64%) Consultant
3 6 (13.64%) Migration Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) Solaris Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Linux Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Solaris Consultant
6 3 (6.82%) Administrator
6 3 (6.82%) AIX Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Development Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Network Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) SharePoint Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Software Development Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Software Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Unix Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) SAP Basis Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) SAP Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.55%) Unix Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (40.91%) Software Packaging
2 2 (4.55%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.27%) Computer Science
2 11 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.55%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 28 (63.64%) Unix
2 27 (61.36%) Solaris
3 23 (52.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (40.91%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 16 (36.36%) Windows
6 8 (18.18%) AIX
7 5 (11.36%) Windows Server
8 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (4.55%) Windows 7
9 2 (4.55%) Windows 8
10 1 (2.27%) HPUX
10 1 (2.27%) SUSE
10 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.91%) High Availability
2 9 (20.45%) Migration
3 8 (18.18%) Change Control
3 8 (18.18%) ETL
4 2 (4.55%) Network Design
5 1 (2.27%) Change Management
5 1 (2.27%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (2.27%) Information Security
5 1 (2.27%) ITIL
5 1 (2.27%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.27%) Project Management
5 1 (2.27%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (40.91%) Bash Shell
1 18 (40.91%) Korn
1 18 (40.91%) Perl
1 18 (40.91%) Shell Script
2 8 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 8 (18.18%) SQL
2 8 (18.18%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 26 (59.09%) Security Cleared
2 19 (43.18%) SC Cleared
3 12 (27.27%) Degree
4 2 (4.55%) CCNP
4 2 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.27%) CCNA
5 1 (2.27%) MCITP
5 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 19 (43.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 18 (40.91%) Veritas File System
2 18 (40.91%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 18 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (11.36%) Active Directory
4 2 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) SCCM
2 1 (2.27%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (2.27%) HP UCMDB
2 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.27%) SCOM
2 1 (2.27%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (2.27%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (2.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (50.00%) VMware
2 21 (47.73%) Oracle
2 21 (47.73%) Red Hat
3 19 (43.18%) Veritas
4 18 (40.91%) HP
4 18 (40.91%) Sun
5 16 (36.36%) Opsware
6 3 (6.82%) CheckPoint
6 3 (6.82%) Cisco
6 3 (6.82%) EMC
7 2 (4.55%) AppSense
7 2 (4.55%) IBM
7 2 (4.55%) Juniper
7 2 (4.55%) Lumension
7 2 (4.55%) NetApp
7 2 (4.55%) SAP
8 1 (2.27%) F5
8 1 (2.27%) Kronos
8 1 (2.27%) SolarWinds