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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 32 50 20
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -30
Contract jobs citing Linux 74 55 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 4.49% 3.46% 6.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.14% 14.59% 25.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 23 38
Average daily rate
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£368 £318 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.74% -2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £208 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £354 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Average hourly rate £23.50 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.88% -2.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.63 £32.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+10.46% -10.41%
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
350 377 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 21.25% 23.71% 25.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 177 116
Average daily rate £313 £200 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £70 £98
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 67 69
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £16.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -19.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £22.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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 18 December 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
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 18 December 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
Nottinghamshire +13 30 £350 +10.23% 11
Northamptonshire -4 16 £400 +96.31% 4
Leicestershire +9 9 £360 +20.00% 10
Derbyshire +14 6 £400 +25.00% 3
Lincolnshire - - - - 4
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 85 (49.13%) UNIX
2 72 (41.62%) Windows
3 49 (28.32%) Java
4 41 (23.70%) Red Hat
5 40 (23.12%) Oracle
6 37 (21.39%) Tomcat
7 34 (19.65%) VMware
8 30 (17.34%) E-Commerce
9 28 (16.18%) Apache
9 28 (16.18%) SQL
10 27 (15.61%) Microsoft
11 26 (15.03%) MySQL
12 24 (13.87%) Agile Software Development
12 24 (13.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 22 (12.72%) Open Source
13 22 (12.72%) Jenkins
14 20 (11.56%) Configuration Management
15 19 (10.98%) Python
16 18 (10.40%) HTML
16 18 (10.40%) Finance
16 18 (10.40%) hybris
17 17 (9.83%) Git (software)
17 17 (9.83%) VMware Infrastructure
17 17 (9.83%) Google
17 17 (9.83%) JavaScript
17 17 (9.83%) Windows Server 2003
17 17 (9.83%) SAN
17 17 (9.83%) Active Directory
18 16 (9.25%) HP
18 16 (9.25%) Cisco

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 37 (21.39%) Tomcat
2 28 (16.18%) Apache
3 13 (7.51%) OpenStack
4 10 (5.78%) WebLogic
5 8 (4.62%) WebSphere
6 7 (4.05%) Apache Solr
6 7 (4.05%) MS Exchange
7 6 (3.47%) WordPress
8 4 (2.31%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (1.73%) Node.js
9 3 (1.73%) Lync
9 3 (1.73%) CICS
10 2 (1.16%) nginx
11 1 (0.58%) Drupal
11 1 (0.58%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.58%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.58%) JBoss
11 1 (0.58%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (6.94%) MS Excel
2 11 (6.36%) MS Office
3 3 (1.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.58%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (2.31%) Magento
2 2 (1.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.58%) Cognos Planning
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.94%) Google Apps
2 3 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.73%) PaaS
3 2 (1.16%) Heroku
4 1 (0.58%) SaaS
4 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.58%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.83%) SAN
2 13 (7.51%) LAN
3 12 (6.94%) WAN
4 10 (5.78%) TCP/IP
5 8 (4.62%) Firewall
6 7 (4.05%) DNS
7 6 (3.47%) Internet
8 5 (2.89%) SSL
9 4 (2.31%) DHCP
10 3 (1.73%) FCoE
10 3 (1.73%) ADSL
10 3 (1.73%) Broadband
10 3 (1.73%) Ethernet
10 3 (1.73%) Intranet
10 3 (1.73%) VoIP
10 3 (1.73%) HTTP
11 2 (1.16%) SNMP
11 2 (1.16%) FTP
11 2 (1.16%) NAS
11 2 (1.16%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (15.03%) MySQL
2 11 (6.36%) Relational Database
3 8 (4.62%) DB2
4 6 (3.47%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.47%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.31%) SQLPlus
5 4 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.16%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.58%) Cognos Transformer
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.58%) Big Data
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.58%) DataStage
7 1 (0.58%) OLTP
7 1 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (12.72%) Jenkins
2 17 (9.83%) Git (software)
3 13 (7.51%) Subversion
4 10 (5.78%) Eclipse
5 9 (5.20%) Cucumber
5 9 (5.20%) Ant
6 7 (4.05%) Gradle
6 7 (4.05%) Maven
7 6 (3.47%) Mockito
7 6 (3.47%) WebDriver
7 6 (3.47%) Selenium
8 5 (2.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 5 (2.89%) IntelliJ
9 4 (2.31%) JDeveloper
9 4 (2.31%) LoadRunner
9 4 (2.31%) JUnit
9 4 (2.31%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (1.73%) ClearCase
11 2 (1.16%) Introscope
11 2 (1.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (10.40%) Finance
2 11 (6.36%) Retail
3 4 (2.31%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.31%) Marketing
4 2 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.58%) Automotive
5 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.58%) Front Office
5 1 (0.58%) Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (24.28%) Developer
2 37 (21.39%) Analyst
3 17 (9.83%) Administrator
4 16 (9.25%) Java Developer
5 14 (8.09%) Systems Administrator
6 10 (5.78%) Support Analyst
7 9 (5.20%) Test Analyst
7 9 (5.20%) Support Engineer
7 9 (5.20%) Technical Analyst
8 8 (4.62%) Server Analyst
8 8 (4.62%) Consultant
8 8 (4.62%) DevOps Engineer
8 8 (4.62%) Designer
9 7 (4.05%) Infrastructure Designer
9 7 (4.05%) UNIX Administrator
10 6 (3.47%) UNIX Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.47%) UNIX Engineer
10 6 (3.47%) Server Support
10 6 (3.47%) 3rd Line Support
10 6 (3.47%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.40%) HTML
2 16 (9.25%) Web Services
2 16 (9.25%) CSS
2 16 (9.25%) jQuery
3 11 (6.36%) HTML5
3 11 (6.36%) CSS3
3 11 (6.36%) J2EE
3 11 (6.36%) Spring
4 9 (5.20%) REST
5 8 (4.62%) LAMP
5 8 (4.62%) SOAP
5 8 (4.62%) RESTful
5 8 (4.62%) Ajax
6 7 (4.05%) JMS
6 7 (4.05%) Hibernate
7 6 (3.47%) ActiveMQ
7 6 (3.47%) Middleware
7 6 (3.47%) WSDL
7 6 (3.47%) XML
7 6 (3.47%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.72%) Open Source
2 11 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.89%) User Experience
4 4 (2.31%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.73%) DataPower
5 3 (1.73%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.73%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.73%) EPoS
6 2 (1.16%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.16%) Clustering
6 2 (1.16%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.58%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.58%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.58%) Contract for Difference
7 1 (0.58%) IPTV
7 1 (0.58%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.58%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.58%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (0.58%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 85 (49.13%) UNIX
2 72 (41.62%) Windows
3 24 (13.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (9.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (9.25%) Solaris
6 11 (6.36%) CentOS
6 11 (6.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (5.78%) AIX
7 10 (5.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (4.05%) Windows XP
8 7 (4.05%) HPUX
9 6 (3.47%) Ubuntu
10 5 (2.89%) Android
10 5 (2.89%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.73%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.73%) SUSE
12 2 (1.16%) VxWorks
12 2 (1.16%) Windows Phone
12 2 (1.16%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.58%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (17.34%) E-Commerce
2 24 (13.87%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (11.56%) Configuration Management
4 15 (8.67%) Migration
5 13 (7.51%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (6.94%) SOA
7 11 (6.36%) MVC
8 10 (5.78%) ITIL
8 10 (5.78%) DevOps
9 7 (4.05%) Project Management
9 7 (4.05%) Software Engineering
9 7 (4.05%) TDD
10 6 (3.47%) Service Management
10 6 (3.47%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (2.89%) Performance Analysis
11 5 (2.89%) Software Architecture
11 5 (2.89%) UML
12 4 (2.31%) Service Delivery
12 4 (2.31%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (2.31%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 49 (28.32%) Java
2 28 (16.18%) SQL
3 19 (10.98%) Python
4 17 (9.83%) JavaScript
5 13 (7.51%) Shell Script
6 12 (6.94%) Perl
7 8 (4.62%) PL/SQL
7 8 (4.62%) C
8 7 (4.05%) PHP
9 6 (3.47%) C++
9 6 (3.47%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.89%) Ruby
11 3 (1.73%) Groovy
11 3 (1.73%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.58%) PHP5
12 1 (0.58%) XPath
12 1 (0.58%) Scala
12 1 (0.58%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.58%) Golang
12 1 (0.58%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 14 (8.09%) Security Cleared
2 12 (6.94%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.36%) Degree
4 5 (2.89%) ISEB
5 4 (2.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.58%) MCITP
6 1 (0.58%) MCSE
6 1 (0.58%) CCNA
6 1 (0.58%) CISSP
6 1 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.58%) IBM AIX Certification
6 1 (0.58%) GIAC
6 1 (0.58%) CISM
6 1 (0.58%) ISSAP
6 1 (0.58%) ISSEP
6 1 (0.58%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.89%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.73%) QA
2 3 (1.73%) TickIT
3 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.58%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (9.83%) VMware Infrastructure
1 17 (9.83%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.62%) Hyper-V
3 7 (4.05%) XenServer
4 4 (2.31%) VMware ESX
4 4 (2.31%) NFS
5 3 (1.73%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.58%) SRDF
7 1 (0.58%) vSphere
7 1 (0.58%) KVM
7 1 (0.58%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.58%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 16 (9.25%) Ansible
2 12 (6.94%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (6.36%) Puppet
4 8 (4.62%) Vagrant
5 4 (2.31%) Tivoli
5 4 (2.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (1.16%) CA Wily
6 2 (1.16%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (1.16%) WMI
7 1 (0.58%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.58%) Control-M
Vendors
1 41 (23.70%) Red Hat
2 40 (23.12%) Oracle
3 34 (19.65%) VMware
4 27 (15.61%) Microsoft
5 18 (10.40%) hybris
6 17 (9.83%) Google
7 16 (9.25%) HP
7 16 (9.25%) Cisco
8 11 (6.36%) Citrix
9 7 (4.05%) Rackspace
10 6 (3.47%) EMC
10 6 (3.47%) IBM
10 6 (3.47%) SAP
11 5 (2.89%) Zend
11 5 (2.89%) SolarWinds
12 4 (2.31%) Serena
12 4 (2.31%) Veritas
12 4 (2.31%) ServiceNow
13 3 (1.73%) CollabNet
13 3 (1.73%) NetApp
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