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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 2 July 2015 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 37 40 41
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 68 53 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 4.37% 3.66% 3.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.94% 17.55% 14.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 23 25
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £19.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -29.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
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
341 302 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 21.90% 20.84% 22.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 125 118
Average daily rate £315 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 70 57
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.21 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £44.60 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 2 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015. 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
Nottinghamshire -4 26 £391 +4.33% 13
Northamptonshire +13 15 £407 +20.59% 5
Derbyshire 0 5 £305 -0.40% 8
Leicestershire -3 5 £375 -6.25% 4
Lincolnshire -7 4 £275 +10.00% 5
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 75 (44.91%) UNIX
2 54 (32.34%) Windows
3 51 (30.54%) Java
4 48 (28.74%) Oracle
5 47 (28.14%) SQL
6 41 (24.55%) Agile Software Development
7 37 (22.16%) Red Hat
8 32 (19.16%) MySQL
9 30 (17.96%) Finance
10 29 (17.37%) VMware
10 29 (17.37%) Apache
11 26 (15.57%) E-Commerce
11 26 (15.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 26 (15.57%) Opscode Chef
12 24 (14.37%) ITIL
12 24 (14.37%) Configuration Management
13 23 (13.77%) PL/SQL
13 23 (13.77%) DevOps
14 21 (12.57%) hybris
14 21 (12.57%) Bash Shell
14 21 (12.57%) Hyper-V
14 21 (12.57%) Tomcat
15 20 (11.98%) Microsoft
15 20 (11.98%) HP
15 20 (11.98%) Jenkins
16 19 (11.38%) Performance Tuning
16 19 (11.38%) Open Source
17 18 (10.78%) VMware Infrastructure
17 18 (10.78%) Cisco
18 17 (10.18%) SQL Server

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 29 (17.37%) Apache
2 21 (12.57%) Tomcat
3 16 (9.58%) Apache Solr
4 12 (7.19%) JBoss
5 6 (3.59%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.99%) MS Exchange
7 4 (2.40%) Oracle Application Server
7 4 (2.40%) WebSphere
7 4 (2.40%) Node.js
8 3 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.80%) iPlanet
8 3 (1.80%) SAS
8 3 (1.80%) NetWeaver
8 3 (1.80%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.80%) IIS
9 2 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.20%) Commerce Server
9 2 (1.20%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 11 (6.59%) MS Office
2 5 (2.99%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.80%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.60%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.80%) SaaS
2 1 (0.60%) PaaS
2 1 (0.60%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.60%) Office 365
2 1 (0.60%) GitHub
2 1 (0.60%) HP Helion
2 1 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.38%) Firewall
2 13 (7.78%) DNS
3 9 (5.39%) SAN
3 9 (5.39%) iSCSI
4 8 (4.79%) TCP/IP
5 7 (4.19%) BIG-IP
6 5 (2.99%) VLAN
7 4 (2.40%) FTP
7 4 (2.40%) HTTP
7 4 (2.40%) HTTPS
7 4 (2.40%) WAN
7 4 (2.40%) SMTP
8 3 (1.80%) DHCP
8 3 (1.80%) VPN
8 3 (1.80%) Network Security
8 3 (1.80%) FCoE
9 2 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.20%) NAS
9 2 (1.20%) Internet
9 2 (1.20%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (19.16%) MySQL
2 17 (10.18%) SQL Server
3 16 (9.58%) Oracle Database
4 10 (5.99%) Relational Database
4 10 (5.99%) MongoDB
5 6 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (3.59%) SQLPlus
6 5 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (2.99%) Oracle BI EE
6 5 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.40%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.40%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (2.40%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (1.80%) SAP HANA
8 3 (1.80%) Redis
8 3 (1.80%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.60%) DB2 UDB
10 1 (0.60%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 20 (11.98%) Jenkins
2 15 (8.98%) Subversion
3 11 (6.59%) Maven
4 9 (5.39%) Git (software)
5 8 (4.79%) Gradle
6 7 (4.19%) Ant
7 3 (1.80%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.80%) JIRA
8 2 (1.20%) Selenium
8 2 (1.20%) Checkstyle
8 2 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.20%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.20%) QUnit
8 2 (1.20%) JUnit
8 2 (1.20%) ClearCase
8 2 (1.20%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.20%) IntelliJ
8 2 (1.20%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.60%) ProC
9 1 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 30 (17.96%) Finance
2 15 (8.98%) Retail
3 10 (5.99%) Marketing
4 8 (4.79%) Banking
5 4 (2.40%) Games
6 3 (1.80%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.80%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.20%) Electronics
7 2 (1.20%) Publishing
8 1 (0.60%) Legal
8 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (22.16%) Developer
2 23 (13.77%) Analyst
3 18 (10.78%) Architect
4 16 (9.58%) Administrator
4 16 (9.58%) DevOps Engineer
5 11 (6.59%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 11 (6.59%) Linux Engineer
6 10 (5.99%) Java Developer
6 10 (5.99%) Support Analyst
7 9 (5.39%) DBA
8 8 (4.79%) Consultant
8 8 (4.79%) Linux Administrator
9 7 (4.19%) Messaging Analyst
10 5 (2.99%) Virtualisation Specialist
10 5 (2.99%) Technical Architect
10 5 (2.99%) Technical Analyst
11 4 (2.40%) Software Engineer
11 4 (2.40%) Design Engineer
11 4 (2.40%) Applications Support Analyst
11 4 (2.40%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.98%) Web Services
2 10 (5.99%) Java EE
3 8 (4.79%) J2EE
4 7 (4.19%) SOAP
5 6 (3.59%) Struts
5 6 (3.59%) Spring
5 6 (3.59%) JBoss Seam
6 5 (2.99%) RESTful
6 5 (2.99%) CSS
6 5 (2.99%) HTML
7 4 (2.40%) Ajax
7 4 (2.40%) JSTL
8 3 (1.80%) EJB
8 3 (1.80%) REST
8 3 (1.80%) JPA
8 3 (1.80%) EJB 3.0
8 3 (1.80%) Middleware
8 3 (1.80%) Hibernate
8 3 (1.80%) JMS
8 3 (1.80%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.58%) Data Centre
2 14 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (7.78%) Clustering
4 7 (4.19%) DataPower
5 6 (3.59%) Replication
6 5 (2.99%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.80%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.80%) Social Network
7 3 (1.80%) Social Media
8 2 (1.20%) Grid Computing
8 2 (1.20%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.20%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.20%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.60%) DTV
9 1 (0.60%) IVR
9 1 (0.60%) Statistics
9 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.60%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.60%) HP Storage
9 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 75 (44.91%) UNIX
2 54 (32.34%) Windows
3 26 (15.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (9.58%) CentOS
5 15 (8.98%) Ubuntu
6 14 (8.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (7.19%) AIX
7 12 (7.19%) HPUX
8 10 (5.99%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (4.79%) Solaris
10 6 (3.59%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (2.40%) SUSE
11 4 (2.40%) Android
12 3 (1.80%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.20%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (1.20%) VxWorks
14 1 (0.60%) Debian
14 1 (0.60%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.60%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.60%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (24.55%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (15.57%) E-Commerce
3 24 (14.37%) ITIL
3 24 (14.37%) Configuration Management
4 23 (13.77%) DevOps
5 19 (11.38%) Performance Tuning
5 19 (11.38%) Open Source
6 13 (7.78%) Scrum
7 12 (7.19%) SDLC
8 10 (5.99%) Migration
8 10 (5.99%) Problem Management
8 10 (5.99%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (5.39%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (5.39%) Mentoring
10 8 (4.79%) B2B
10 8 (4.79%) B2C
10 8 (4.79%) Service Management
11 7 (4.19%) ITSM
11 7 (4.19%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (4.19%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (30.54%) Java
2 47 (28.14%) SQL
3 23 (13.77%) PL/SQL
4 21 (12.57%) Bash Shell
5 16 (9.58%) Ruby
6 14 (8.38%) Shell Script
6 14 (8.38%) Perl
7 13 (7.78%) JavaScript
8 10 (5.99%) PHP
9 9 (5.39%) Python
10 8 (4.79%) AWK
11 5 (2.99%) VB
11 5 (2.99%) C
12 4 (2.40%) C++
12 4 (2.40%) Korn
12 4 (2.40%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.80%) C-shell
13 3 (1.80%) REXX
14 2 (1.20%) SAS Macro
14 2 (1.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (9.58%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.19%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.19%) DV Cleared
4 6 (3.59%) Degree
5 4 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.80%) MCSE
7 2 (1.20%) CCNP
7 2 (1.20%) HND
7 2 (1.20%) ISEB
7 2 (1.20%) Sun Certification
7 2 (1.20%) OCMJD
7 2 (1.20%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.60%) MCITP
8 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.60%) CCNA
8 1 (0.60%) CCDA
8 1 (0.60%) MCSA
8 1 (0.60%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.39%) SLA
2 3 (1.80%) QA
3 2 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.60%) COBIT
System Software
1 21 (12.57%) Hyper-V
2 18 (10.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (7.78%) Active Directory
4 8 (4.79%) iptables
5 6 (3.59%) NFS
6 5 (2.99%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (2.40%) Docker
8 3 (1.80%) KVM
8 3 (1.80%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 3 (1.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (1.80%) Samba
8 3 (1.80%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.20%) XenServer
10 1 (0.60%) vSphere
10 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.60%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.60%) Firmware
10 1 (0.60%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 26 (15.57%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (8.38%) Puppet
3 9 (5.39%) Ansible
4 8 (4.79%) HAProxy
5 7 (4.19%) OVSD
6 6 (3.59%) Zenoss
7 5 (2.99%) Nagios
8 4 (2.40%) SCOM
9 3 (1.80%) Data Guard
9 3 (1.80%) Pacemaker
10 2 (1.20%) OpenView
10 2 (1.20%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (1.20%) NetBackup
10 2 (1.20%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.60%) WSUS
11 1 (0.60%) CA Endevor
11 1 (0.60%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 48 (28.74%) Oracle
2 37 (22.16%) Red Hat
3 29 (17.37%) VMware
4 21 (12.57%) hybris
5 20 (11.98%) Microsoft
5 20 (11.98%) HP
6 18 (10.78%) Cisco
7 15 (8.98%) NetApp
8 14 (8.38%) Endeca
9 11 (6.59%) F5
10 9 (5.39%) IBM
11 8 (4.79%) SAP
12 7 (4.19%) Sun
12 7 (4.19%) Citrix
13 5 (2.99%) Google
14 4 (2.40%) CheckPoint
15 3 (1.80%) PlateSpin
15 3 (1.80%) Veritas
16 2 (1.20%) EMC
16 2 (1.20%) Juniper
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