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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 25 49 32
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -17
Contract jobs citing Linux 95 56 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 5.94% 3.48% 4.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.75% 15.95% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 35 28
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£365 £335 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.95% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £237 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £425 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 13
Average hourly rate £30.00 £18.75 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -58.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £13.75 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £23.75 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
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
369 351 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 23.06% 21.83% 24.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 170 138
Average daily rate £325 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £80 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £400 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 50 92
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -43.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.31 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £53.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -11.76%

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 30 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 September 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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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
Northamptonshire +13 32 £400 +3.22% 8
Nottinghamshire +10 32 £350 +8.94% 11
Leicestershire +21 16 £463 +81.37% 1
Derbyshire +1 5 £315 +51.80% 1
Lincolnshire - 2 - - 6
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 61 (41.22%) UNIX
2 57 (38.51%) Windows
3 41 (27.70%) Oracle
4 35 (23.65%) Java
5 33 (22.30%) MySQL
6 32 (21.62%) Red Hat
7 27 (18.24%) SQL
7 27 (18.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 26 (17.57%) Apache
9 23 (15.54%) E-Commerce
9 23 (15.54%) JavaScript
10 22 (14.86%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (13.51%) VMware
11 20 (13.51%) HTML
11 20 (13.51%) Tomcat
12 19 (12.84%) Open Source
13 17 (11.49%) Subversion
13 17 (11.49%) Python
13 17 (11.49%) jQuery
14 16 (10.81%) Git (software)
14 16 (10.81%) Migration
15 15 (10.14%) Finance
15 15 (10.14%) Solaris
15 15 (10.14%) PHP
15 15 (10.14%) Web Services
15 15 (10.14%) Configuration Management
15 15 (10.14%) Microsoft
15 15 (10.14%) Google
15 15 (10.14%) Jenkins
15 15 (10.14%) Ansible

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 26 (17.57%) Apache
2 20 (13.51%) Tomcat
3 12 (8.11%) OpenStack
4 8 (5.41%) WebSphere
5 7 (4.73%) WordPress
6 6 (4.05%) WebLogic
7 4 (2.70%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (2.03%) CICS
8 3 (2.03%) NetWeaver
8 3 (2.03%) CMS
9 2 (1.35%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.35%) nginx
10 1 (0.68%) Liferay
10 1 (0.68%) Moodle
10 1 (0.68%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.68%) Node.js
10 1 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.68%) Drupal
10 1 (0.68%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.68%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (6.08%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.70%) MS Office
3 3 (2.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.70%) Magento
2 3 (2.03%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (2.03%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (2.03%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (2.03%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (2.03%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.03%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.68%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.68%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.68%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.43%) Google Apps
2 6 (4.05%) Rackspace Cloud
3 5 (3.38%) PaaS
4 3 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.03%) SaaS
4 3 (2.03%) IaaS
5 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.46%) SAN
2 13 (8.78%) WAN
2 13 (8.78%) LAN
3 9 (6.08%) Firewall
4 6 (4.05%) SSL
4 6 (4.05%) TCP/IP
5 5 (3.38%) DNS
5 5 (3.38%) HTTP
5 5 (3.38%) NAS
5 5 (3.38%) SSH
6 4 (2.70%) VPN
7 3 (2.03%) HTTPS
7 3 (2.03%) Intranet
7 3 (2.03%) Internet
7 3 (2.03%) DHCP
8 2 (1.35%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.35%) DVB
8 2 (1.35%) DMZ
8 2 (1.35%) VLAN
9 1 (0.68%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (22.30%) MySQL
2 11 (7.43%) SQL Server
3 9 (6.08%) DB2
3 9 (6.08%) Relational Database
4 8 (5.41%) Oracle Database
5 5 (3.38%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.35%) SQLPlus
7 2 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.35%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.68%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.68%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.68%) DataStage
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.68%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (11.49%) Subversion
2 16 (10.81%) Git (software)
3 15 (10.14%) Jenkins
4 7 (4.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (4.05%) Maven
5 6 (4.05%) Ant
6 5 (3.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 5 (3.38%) Cucumber
6 5 (3.38%) Selenium
7 4 (2.70%) WebDriver
7 4 (2.70%) Mockito
7 4 (2.70%) Eclipse
8 3 (2.03%) JIRA
9 2 (1.35%) JUnit
9 2 (1.35%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.35%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 2 (1.35%) Gradle
9 2 (1.35%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.68%) Talend Open Studio
10 1 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
General
1 15 (10.14%) Finance
2 10 (6.76%) Retail
3 5 (3.38%) Marketing
4 3 (2.03%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.35%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.68%) Front Office
6 1 (0.68%) Electronics
6 1 (0.68%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 38 (25.68%) Analyst
2 35 (23.65%) Developer
3 18 (12.16%) Administrator
4 15 (10.14%) Systems Administrator
5 11 (7.43%) Test Analyst
6 9 (6.08%) Technical Analyst
6 9 (6.08%) PHP Developer
7 8 (5.41%) Architect
7 8 (5.41%) Support Analyst
7 8 (5.41%) Server Analyst
8 7 (4.73%) Designer
8 7 (4.73%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (4.73%) Support Engineer
8 7 (4.73%) Java Developer
8 7 (4.73%) DBA
8 7 (4.73%) UNIX Engineer
9 6 (4.05%) UNIX Administrator
9 6 (4.05%) Storage Analyst
9 6 (4.05%) Infrastructure Designer
10 5 (3.38%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.51%) HTML
2 17 (11.49%) jQuery
3 15 (10.14%) Web Services
4 14 (9.46%) CSS
5 13 (8.78%) RESTful
6 12 (8.11%) XML
6 12 (8.11%) LAMP
7 10 (6.76%) Ajax
7 10 (6.76%) HTML5
8 9 (6.08%) CSS3
9 7 (4.73%) .NET
9 7 (4.73%) JMS
10 6 (4.05%) J2EE
10 6 (4.05%) JSON
10 6 (4.05%) Symfony
10 6 (4.05%) ActiveMQ
10 6 (4.05%) Spring
11 5 (3.38%) WebSphere MQ
11 5 (3.38%) Middleware
11 5 (3.38%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.84%) Open Source
2 13 (8.78%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.70%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.03%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.03%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.03%) User Experience
5 2 (1.35%) Video on Demand
5 2 (1.35%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.35%) Clustering
5 2 (1.35%) MPEG
5 2 (1.35%) DataPower
5 2 (1.35%) STB
5 2 (1.35%) IPTV
6 1 (0.68%) Contract for Difference
6 1 (0.68%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.68%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.68%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (0.68%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.68%) EPoS
6 1 (0.68%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 61 (41.22%) UNIX
2 57 (38.51%) Windows
3 27 (18.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (10.14%) Solaris
5 14 (9.46%) CentOS
6 8 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (3.38%) AIX
8 4 (2.70%) HPUX
8 4 (2.70%) SUSE
8 4 (2.70%) Apple iOS
9 3 (2.03%) Windows 7
9 3 (2.03%) Android
9 3 (2.03%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.35%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.68%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.68%) zOS
11 1 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (15.54%) E-Commerce
2 22 (14.86%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (10.81%) Migration
4 15 (10.14%) Configuration Management
5 11 (7.43%) SOA
6 10 (6.76%) MVC
7 8 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (5.41%) DevOps
8 7 (4.73%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (4.73%) ITIL
9 6 (4.05%) UML
9 6 (4.05%) Software Testing
9 6 (4.05%) Capacity Management
10 5 (3.38%) Software Architecture
10 5 (3.38%) Project Management
10 5 (3.38%) Software Engineering
11 4 (2.70%) Supplier Management
11 4 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (2.70%) Scrum
11 4 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 35 (23.65%) Java
2 27 (18.24%) SQL
3 23 (15.54%) JavaScript
4 17 (11.49%) Python
5 15 (10.14%) PHP
6 8 (5.41%) Shell Script
7 7 (4.73%) Bash Shell
7 7 (4.73%) PL/SQL
7 7 (4.73%) Perl
8 6 (4.05%) C
9 4 (2.70%) Ruby
9 4 (2.70%) C++
10 2 (1.35%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.35%) C#
10 2 (1.35%) Tcl
11 1 (0.68%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 1 (0.68%) Golang
11 1 (0.68%) XPath
11 1 (0.68%) Groovy
11 1 (0.68%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (8.11%) SC Cleared
1 12 (8.11%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.43%) Degree
3 7 (4.73%) ISEB
4 4 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.68%) CCNA
5 1 (0.68%) CISSP
5 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.68%) CISM
5 1 (0.68%) GIAC
5 1 (0.68%) ISSAP
5 1 (0.68%) ISSEP
5 1 (0.68%) ISSMP
5 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.38%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.03%) TickIT
2 3 (2.03%) QA
2 3 (2.03%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.68%) COBIT
3 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (9.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (5.41%) Hyper-V
3 6 (4.05%) XenServer
4 5 (3.38%) Active Directory
5 4 (2.70%) NFS
5 4 (2.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (2.03%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.68%) Firmware
7 1 (0.68%) vSphere
7 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.68%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.68%) KVM
Systems Management
1 15 (10.14%) Ansible
2 11 (7.43%) Puppet
3 9 (6.08%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (5.41%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.35%) Control-M
5 2 (1.35%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.68%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.68%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.68%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 41 (27.70%) Oracle
2 32 (21.62%) Red Hat
3 20 (13.51%) VMware
4 15 (10.14%) Google
4 15 (10.14%) Microsoft
5 14 (9.46%) Rackspace
6 13 (8.78%) SAP
7 12 (8.11%) Cisco
7 12 (8.11%) HP
8 9 (6.08%) hybris
9 8 (5.41%) IBM
10 7 (4.73%) Citrix
11 6 (4.05%) ServiceNow
12 5 (3.38%) Sun
12 5 (3.38%) Zend
13 4 (2.70%) Serena
13 4 (2.70%) EMC
13 4 (2.70%) NetApp
13 4 (2.70%) Veritas
14 3 (2.03%) Intel
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Posted: 9 hours ago
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Rate: £180 - £200 per day
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