The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 27 45 23
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -22
Contract jobs citing Linux 105 63 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 6.47% 3.89% 6.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.62% 23.42% 26.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 42 60
Median daily rate £425 £375 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -4.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £312 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £465 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Median hourly rate £42.50 £34.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +13.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Linux
England

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

Operating Systems Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
265 269 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 16.34% 16.60% 23.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 110 160
Median daily rate £375 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £220 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £479 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 55 55
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.39 £10.50 £9.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.75 £19.08 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East Midlands region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Linux
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +30 60 £425 +39.34% 14
Lincolnshire +8 19 £375 - 5
Northamptonshire -22 14 £525 +25.37% 6
Derbyshire -2 7 £625 +66.66% 2
Leicestershire +5 6 £375 +7.14% 4
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Linux.

1 70 (35.90%) Jenkins
2 68 (34.87%) PHP
2 68 (34.87%) Unix
3 67 (34.36%) DevOps
4 66 (33.85%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
6 59 (30.26%) Git (software)
6 59 (30.26%) Mac OS X
7 56 (28.72%) Puppet
8 53 (27.18%) Windows
9 51 (26.15%) Java
9 51 (26.15%) Amazon AWS
10 49 (25.13%) OO
11 45 (23.08%) JavaScript
12 40 (20.51%) Configuration Management
13 38 (19.49%) MySQL
13 38 (19.49%) OO PHP
13 38 (19.49%) Ansible
14 36 (18.46%) Docker
15 35 (17.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 35 (17.95%) Microsoft Azure
15 35 (17.95%) Red Hat
16 34 (17.44%) HTTP
16 34 (17.44%) Opscode Chef
17 33 (16.92%) HTML
18 29 (14.87%) CSS
19 27 (13.85%) Active Directory
20 26 (13.33%) Oracle
20 26 (13.33%) Visualisation
20 26 (13.33%) Security Cleared

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 23 (11.79%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (7.18%) Mule
3 10 (5.13%) WebSphere
4 7 (3.59%) OpenStack
4 7 (3.59%) Tomcat
5 6 (3.08%) Apache
5 6 (3.08%) Confluence
6 5 (2.56%) Apache Solr
6 5 (2.56%) JBoss
6 5 (2.56%) nginx
7 3 (1.54%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.54%) CMS
8 2 (1.03%) IIS
8 2 (1.03%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.03%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.51%) CICS
9 1 (0.51%) Jetty
9 1 (0.51%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.51%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.03%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (1.03%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.03%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.51%) Magento
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 51 (26.15%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (17.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (9.74%) Office 365
4 10 (5.13%) DigitalOcean
5 9 (4.62%) Amazon S3
5 9 (4.62%) IaaS
6 8 (4.10%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (3.59%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 7 (3.59%) Route 53
8 4 (2.05%) PaaS
9 1 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.51%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.51%) AWS OpsWorks
9 1 (0.51%) GitHub
9 1 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.51%) Heroku
9 1 (0.51%) SaaS
9 1 (0.51%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 34 (17.44%) HTTP
2 18 (9.23%) LAN
2 18 (9.23%) VPN
2 18 (9.23%) WAN
3 17 (8.72%) Wireless
4 14 (7.18%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (3.08%) SSL
6 5 (2.56%) DNS
6 5 (2.56%) Firewall
6 5 (2.56%) Network Security
7 3 (1.54%) SAN
7 3 (1.54%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.03%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.03%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.51%) AMQP
9 1 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.51%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.51%) Intranet
9 1 (0.51%) NAS
9 1 (0.51%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (19.49%) MySQL
2 25 (12.82%) Relational Database
3 20 (10.26%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (5.13%) Oracle Database
5 8 (4.10%) SQL Server
6 7 (3.59%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (3.59%) MongoDB
7 6 (3.08%) NoSQL
8 4 (2.05%) HBase
9 3 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.54%) Big Data
9 3 (1.54%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.54%) Impala
10 2 (1.03%) DB2
10 2 (1.03%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.51%) DataStage
11 1 (0.51%) PowerCenter
11 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 70 (35.90%) Jenkins
2 59 (30.26%) Git (software)
3 20 (10.26%) Cucumber
4 18 (9.23%) WebDriver
5 15 (7.69%) Subversion
6 12 (6.15%) Eclipse
6 12 (6.15%) JUnit
7 9 (4.62%) GitLab
7 9 (4.62%) JIRA
7 9 (4.62%) Maven
8 8 (4.10%) Ant
9 7 (3.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (3.08%) Gradle
10 6 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (2.56%) Mockito
11 5 (2.56%) Selenium
12 4 (2.05%) Checkstyle
12 4 (2.05%) QUnit
13 3 (1.54%) SoapUI
13 3 (1.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (12.82%) Finance
2 6 (3.08%) Manufacturing
2 6 (3.08%) Marketing
2 6 (3.08%) Retail
3 5 (2.56%) Electronics
4 4 (2.05%) Banking
4 4 (2.05%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.54%) Advertising
5 3 (1.54%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.54%) Front Office
5 3 (1.54%) Legal
5 3 (1.54%) Military
6 2 (1.03%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 76 (38.97%) Developer
2 41 (21.03%) DevOps Engineer
3 34 (17.44%) Architect
4 30 (15.38%) PHP Developer
5 26 (13.33%) Senior Developer
6 16 (8.21%) Infrastructure Architect
6 16 (8.21%) Java Developer
7 14 (7.18%) Senior PHP Developer
8 13 (6.67%) AWS DevOps
8 13 (6.67%) AWS Engineer
9 11 (5.64%) Linux Engineer
10 9 (4.62%) Software Engineer
11 8 (4.10%) Administrator
11 8 (4.10%) Cloud Architect
11 8 (4.10%) Data Architect
12 7 (3.59%) Ruby Engineer
12 7 (3.59%) Senior DevOps
13 6 (3.08%) Embedded Engineer
13 6 (3.08%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 6 (3.08%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (16.92%) HTML
2 29 (14.87%) CSS
3 20 (10.26%) Doctrine
3 20 (10.26%) Web Services
4 19 (9.74%) Behat
5 16 (8.21%) REST
6 14 (7.18%) Zend Framework
7 12 (6.15%) .NET
8 11 (5.64%) Hibernate
8 11 (5.64%) Spring
9 10 (5.13%) J2EE
9 10 (5.13%) JPA
10 9 (4.62%) Symfony
10 9 (4.62%) XML
11 6 (3.08%) HTML5
11 6 (3.08%) JSON
12 5 (2.56%) AngularJS
12 5 (2.56%) Java EE
12 5 (2.56%) JavaFX
12 5 (2.56%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.33%) Visualisation
2 12 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.64%) Data Centre
4 10 (5.13%) Computer Science
5 8 (4.10%) User Experience
6 7 (3.59%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.56%) Clustering
8 3 (1.54%) DataPower
8 3 (1.54%) Device Driver
8 3 (1.54%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.03%) iPad
9 2 (1.03%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.03%) Wiki
10 1 (0.51%) Blog
10 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.51%) NHS
10 1 (0.51%) PMI
10 1 (0.51%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.51%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 68 (34.87%) Unix
2 59 (30.26%) Mac OS X
3 53 (27.18%) Windows
4 35 (17.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (11.79%) Ubuntu
6 21 (10.77%) CentOS
7 9 (4.62%) Windows Server
8 5 (2.56%) AIX
9 4 (2.05%) Embedded Linux
9 4 (2.05%) SUSE
10 3 (1.54%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (1.54%) Solaris
11 2 (1.03%) Android
11 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.03%) VxWorks
11 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.51%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.51%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (34.36%) DevOps
2 66 (33.85%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
4 49 (25.13%) OO
5 40 (20.51%) Configuration Management
6 38 (19.49%) OO PHP
7 26 (13.33%) Web Development
8 23 (11.79%) Line Management
9 21 (10.77%) Continuous Delivery
10 19 (9.74%) BDD
11 18 (9.23%) Software Engineering
12 17 (8.72%) E-Commerce
12 17 (8.72%) ITIL
13 16 (8.21%) User Acceptance Testing
13 16 (8.21%) Web Design
14 15 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
15 14 (7.18%) Case Management
15 14 (7.18%) Mentoring
16 13 (6.67%) Open Source
17 12 (6.15%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 68 (34.87%) PHP
2 51 (26.15%) Java
3 45 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 25 (12.82%) SQL
5 20 (10.26%) Ruby
6 19 (9.74%) Python
7 14 (7.18%) Shell Script
8 12 (6.15%) Bash Shell
8 12 (6.15%) PL/SQL
9 6 (3.08%) C
9 6 (3.08%) C++
10 4 (2.05%) AWK
10 4 (2.05%) C#
11 3 (1.54%) Assembly Language
11 3 (1.54%) Scala
12 2 (1.03%) Go
13 1 (0.51%) Pascal
13 1 (0.51%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.51%) VB
13 1 (0.51%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 16 (8.21%) Degree
3 14 (7.18%) CISSP
4 9 (4.62%) SC Cleared
5 7 (3.59%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (3.08%) DBS Check
7 3 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.54%) OCMJD
7 3 (1.54%) Sun Certification
8 2 (1.03%) MCSE
8 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.03%) OCP
8 2 (1.03%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.51%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.51%) CCNA
9 1 (0.51%) CCNP
9 1 (0.51%) HND
9 1 (0.51%) ISEB
9 1 (0.51%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.59%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.03%) QA
3 1 (0.51%) JTAG
3 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (18.46%) Docker
2 27 (13.85%) Active Directory
3 7 (3.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.08%) Firmware
4 6 (3.08%) Samba
4 6 (3.08%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.51%) NFS
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.51%) vSphere
5 1 (0.51%) Xen
Systems Management
1 56 (28.72%) Puppet
2 38 (19.49%) Ansible
3 34 (17.44%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (9.23%) SCCM
5 17 (8.72%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (3.08%) Graphite
6 6 (3.08%) logstash
7 5 (2.56%) Salt
8 4 (2.05%) Mesos
9 3 (1.54%) Icinga
9 3 (1.54%) Kubernetes
9 3 (1.54%) Oozie
10 2 (1.03%) Nagios
10 2 (1.03%) OpenAM
10 2 (1.03%) Terraform
11 1 (0.51%) BMC PATROL
11 1 (0.51%) Control-M
11 1 (0.51%) Foglight
11 1 (0.51%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 35 (17.95%) Red Hat
2 26 (13.33%) Oracle
3 21 (10.77%) Zend
4 19 (9.74%) Cisco
5 16 (8.21%) Google
6 15 (7.69%) Palo Alto
7 13 (6.67%) Microsoft
8 12 (6.15%) VMware
9 10 (5.13%) Rackspace
10 8 (4.10%) SAP
11 6 (3.08%) Endeca
12 4 (2.05%) IBM
12 4 (2.05%) Software AG
12 4 (2.05%) Sun
12 4 (2.05%) webMethods
13 3 (1.54%) Citrix
13 3 (1.54%) hybris
13 3 (1.54%) NetApp
13 3 (1.54%) Terracotta
14 2 (1.03%) Wind River
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