The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the East Midlands region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 26 43 39
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 79 54 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 5.46% 3.73% 2.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.17% 17.25% 16.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 34 11
Average daily rate
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£348 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.31% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 9
Average hourly rate £30.00 £26.25 £43.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -38.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £16.25 £33.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £36.25 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
341 313 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 23.57% 21.60% 17.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 150 90
Average daily rate £318 £275 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.45% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £125 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 48 64
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £15.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% -4.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.21 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £53.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Linux
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +8 23 £338 -3.57% 14
Northamptonshire +8 18 £338 +21.62% 11
Leicestershire +3 17 £400 +17.64% 8
Derbyshire +4 5 £301 +45.18% 6
Lincolnshire +6 3 £350 +180.00% 4
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 56 (42.75%) UNIX
2 48 (36.64%) Windows
3 38 (29.01%) Oracle
4 32 (24.43%) SQL
4 32 (24.43%) MySQL
5 28 (21.37%) Apache
6 24 (18.32%) Red Hat
6 24 (18.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (16.79%) JavaScript
7 22 (16.79%) PHP
8 21 (16.03%) XML
9 19 (14.50%) Finance
10 18 (13.74%) Migration
10 18 (13.74%) Microsoft
10 18 (13.74%) jQuery
11 17 (12.98%) Java
11 17 (12.98%) E-Commerce
12 16 (12.21%) Subversion
12 16 (12.21%) CentOS
12 16 (12.21%) Rackspace
13 15 (11.45%) Configuration Management
14 14 (10.69%) MS Excel
15 13 (9.92%) Tomcat
15 13 (9.92%) ISEB
15 13 (9.92%) RESTful
15 13 (9.92%) Symfony
16 12 (9.16%) Degree
16 12 (9.16%) Ajax
16 12 (9.16%) Software Testing
16 12 (9.16%) User Acceptance Testing

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 28 (21.37%) Apache
2 13 (9.92%) Tomcat
3 7 (5.34%) WebSphere
4 6 (4.58%) WebLogic
5 5 (3.82%) OpenStack
6 4 (3.05%) CMS
7 3 (2.29%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (2.29%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (2.29%) NetWeaver
7 3 (2.29%) Umbraco
8 2 (1.53%) WordPress
8 2 (1.53%) Node.js
8 2 (1.53%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.76%) IIS
9 1 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.76%) Drupal
9 1 (0.76%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.76%) WebSphere Portal
9 1 (0.76%) Liferay
9 1 (0.76%) Moodle
Applications
1 14 (10.69%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.34%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (5.34%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.82%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (3.82%) Oracle Applications
1 5 (3.82%) Oracle General Ledger
1 5 (3.82%) Oracle EBS R12
1 5 (3.82%) Oracle Payables
1 5 (3.82%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (2.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (2.29%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (2.29%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.53%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.53%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (1.53%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.76%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.76%) Magento
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.40%) Rackspace Cloud
2 6 (4.58%) Google Apps
3 5 (3.82%) PaaS
4 3 (2.29%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.29%) SaaS
4 3 (2.29%) IaaS
5 1 (0.76%) ElastiCache
5 1 (0.76%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.76%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.63%) SSL
2 9 (6.87%) SSH
3 8 (6.11%) Firewall
4 7 (5.34%) LAN
4 7 (5.34%) WAN
5 6 (4.58%) SAN
6 5 (3.82%) HTTP
6 5 (3.82%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.05%) VPN
8 3 (2.29%) HTTPS
8 3 (2.29%) VLAN
8 3 (2.29%) NAS
9 2 (1.53%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (1.53%) DMZ
9 2 (1.53%) DVB
9 2 (1.53%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.76%) FTP
10 1 (0.76%) DNS
10 1 (0.76%) VRRP
10 1 (0.76%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (24.43%) MySQL
2 11 (8.40%) Oracle Database
3 10 (7.63%) MongoDB
4 9 (6.87%) SQL Server
5 4 (3.05%) DB2
5 4 (3.05%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (3.05%) SQLPlus
5 4 (3.05%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (3.05%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.29%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 3 (2.29%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.53%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.53%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.53%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.53%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.76%) DataStage
8 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.76%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (12.21%) Subversion
2 10 (7.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 7 (5.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (5.34%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.82%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.82%) Maven
4 5 (3.82%) Ant
5 3 (2.29%) JUnit
5 3 (2.29%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (1.53%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.53%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.53%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 2 (1.53%) Gradle
7 1 (0.76%) MSTest
7 1 (0.76%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.76%) JIRA
7 1 (0.76%) Selenium
7 1 (0.76%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.76%) JDeveloper
7 1 (0.76%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 19 (14.50%) Finance
2 9 (6.87%) Retail
3 4 (3.05%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.29%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.53%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.76%) Marketing
6 1 (0.76%) Front Office
6 1 (0.76%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 33 (25.19%) Analyst
2 32 (24.43%) Developer
3 17 (12.98%) Test Analyst
3 17 (12.98%) Administrator
4 14 (10.69%) Systems Administrator
5 11 (8.40%) PHP Developer
6 9 (6.87%) Support Engineer
7 8 (6.11%) Support Analyst
7 8 (6.11%) DBA
7 8 (6.11%) Architect
8 7 (5.34%) Consultant
9 6 (4.58%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.58%) UAT Analyst
9 6 (4.58%) UAT Test Analyst
10 5 (3.82%) Server Analyst
10 5 (3.82%) Server Support
10 5 (3.82%) Oracle DBA
10 5 (3.82%) Perl Developer
11 4 (3.05%) Technical Analyst
11 4 (3.05%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.03%) XML
2 18 (13.74%) jQuery
3 13 (9.92%) RESTful
3 13 (9.92%) Symfony
4 12 (9.16%) Ajax
4 12 (9.16%) HTML
5 10 (7.63%) JSON
6 9 (6.87%) Web Services
7 8 (6.11%) CakePHP
8 7 (5.34%) Middleware
8 7 (5.34%) LAMP
8 7 (5.34%) .NET
9 6 (4.58%) CSS
9 6 (4.58%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (3.05%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 4 (3.05%) J2EE
10 4 (3.05%) XSD
10 4 (3.05%) XHTML
10 4 (3.05%) WSDL
10 4 (3.05%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.87%) Open Source
2 7 (5.34%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.29%) Mainframe
3 3 (2.29%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.29%) Clustering
4 2 (1.53%) MPEG
4 2 (1.53%) CMDB
4 2 (1.53%) DataPower
4 2 (1.53%) STB
4 2 (1.53%) IPTV
4 2 (1.53%) Video on Demand
5 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.76%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.76%) NHS
5 1 (0.76%) Firmware
5 1 (0.76%) DTV
5 1 (0.76%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 56 (42.75%) UNIX
2 48 (36.64%) Windows
3 24 (18.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (12.21%) CentOS
5 8 (6.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (6.11%) Solaris
5 8 (6.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (6.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (5.34%) AIX
7 4 (3.05%) HPUX
8 2 (1.53%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.53%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.76%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.76%) zOS
9 1 (0.76%) SUSE
9 1 (0.76%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (13.74%) Migration
2 17 (12.98%) E-Commerce
3 15 (11.45%) Configuration Management
4 12 (9.16%) Software Testing
4 12 (9.16%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (8.40%) ITIL
5 11 (8.40%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (6.87%) Scrum
7 8 (6.11%) MVC
8 7 (5.34%) Integration Testing
9 6 (4.58%) Project Management
10 5 (3.82%) Regression Testing
10 5 (3.82%) UML
10 5 (3.82%) OOP
10 5 (3.82%) Software Engineering
10 5 (3.82%) Test Scripting
10 5 (3.82%) Agile Project Management
10 5 (3.82%) DevOps
11 4 (3.05%) Capacity Management
11 4 (3.05%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 32 (24.43%) SQL
2 22 (16.79%) JavaScript
2 22 (16.79%) PHP
3 17 (12.98%) Java
4 11 (8.40%) Shell Script
5 10 (7.63%) Bash Shell
6 9 (6.87%) Perl
7 8 (6.11%) Python
8 6 (4.58%) PL/SQL
9 5 (3.82%) C#
10 3 (2.29%) C
11 2 (1.53%) C++
11 2 (1.53%) Tcl
11 2 (1.53%) Ruby
12 1 (0.76%) XPath
12 1 (0.76%) Groovy
12 1 (0.76%) Scala
12 1 (0.76%) Jython
12 1 (0.76%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 1 (0.76%) Golang
Qualifications
1 13 (9.92%) ISEB
2 12 (9.16%) Degree
3 7 (5.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (3.82%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.82%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.05%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.76%) CISM
7 1 (0.76%) GIAC
7 1 (0.76%) ISSAP
7 1 (0.76%) ISSEP
7 1 (0.76%) ISSMP
7 1 (0.76%) CISSP
7 1 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.76%) MCSE
7 1 (0.76%) CCNA
7 1 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.11%) ISO 9001
2 6 (4.58%) TickIT
3 3 (2.29%) QA
3 3 (2.29%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.53%) SLA
5 1 (0.76%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (6.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (6.11%) Hyper-V
2 6 (4.58%) XenServer
2 6 (4.58%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.29%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.53%) NFS
4 2 (1.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.76%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.76%) KVM
Systems Management
1 7 (5.34%) Ansible
2 6 (4.58%) Puppet
3 4 (3.05%) Vagrant
3 4 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.53%) Control-M
4 2 (1.53%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.76%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.76%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.76%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.76%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 38 (29.01%) Oracle
2 24 (18.32%) Red Hat
3 18 (13.74%) Microsoft
4 16 (12.21%) Rackspace
5 12 (9.16%) SAP
5 12 (9.16%) VMware
6 9 (6.87%) Google
6 9 (6.87%) HP
6 9 (6.87%) IBM
7 8 (6.11%) Cisco
8 7 (5.34%) Citrix
9 6 (4.58%) ServiceNow
10 3 (2.29%) Software AG
10 3 (2.29%) Intel
10 3 (2.29%) Sun
10 3 (2.29%) hybris
11 2 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (1.53%) Veritas
11 2 (1.53%) Northgate
11 2 (1.53%) NetApp
Northamptonshire
Roc Search
Posted: 18 hours ago
East Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leicestershire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £100 to £180 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester
OHO Group
Rate: £100 - £180 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottinghamshire
X4 Group
Rate: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £335 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
X4 Group
Rate: £500 - 600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + £500 to £600 a day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicestershire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £1.00 - £1.10 per day
Posted: 6 days ago