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 28 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 39 28 42
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +14
Contract jobs citing Linux 57 76 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 3.60% 5.22% 3.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.57% 22.35% 17.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 36 33
Average daily rate
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£370 £343 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.02% +14.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £225 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £463 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -16.00%
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
307 340 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 19.39% 23.34% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 142 148
Average daily rate £325 £315 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +14.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 71 48
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.21 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.08 £24.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 28 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 28 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 -12 22 £375 +11.11% 22
Northamptonshire -4 12 £407 +44.71% 10
Derbyshire -5 5 £305 +1.24% 12
Lincolnshire -1 4 - - 11
Leicestershire -10 4 £350 -12.50% 6
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 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 71 (45.22%) UNIX
2 56 (35.67%) Windows
3 46 (29.30%) Java
3 46 (29.30%) Oracle
4 45 (28.66%) SQL
5 40 (25.48%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (23.57%) Red Hat
7 31 (19.75%) MySQL
8 30 (19.11%) Finance
9 28 (17.83%) Apache
10 27 (17.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 25 (15.92%) Opscode Chef
12 24 (15.29%) E-Commerce
12 24 (15.29%) ITIL
12 24 (15.29%) Configuration Management
12 24 (15.29%) VMware
13 22 (14.01%) PL/SQL
13 22 (14.01%) DevOps
14 21 (13.38%) Bash Shell
14 21 (13.38%) Hyper-V
14 21 (13.38%) HP
14 21 (13.38%) Microsoft
15 19 (12.10%) Cisco
15 19 (12.10%) Tomcat
15 19 (12.10%) hybris
15 19 (12.10%) Performance Tuning
16 18 (11.46%) Jenkins
17 17 (10.83%) Data Centre
17 17 (10.83%) Open Source
17 17 (10.83%) VMware Infrastructure

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 28 (17.83%) Apache
2 19 (12.10%) Tomcat
3 15 (9.55%) Apache Solr
4 12 (7.64%) JBoss
5 6 (3.82%) SharePoint
6 5 (3.18%) MS Exchange
7 4 (2.55%) Oracle Application Server
7 4 (2.55%) WebSphere
7 4 (2.55%) Node.js
8 3 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.91%) iPlanet
8 3 (1.91%) SAS
8 3 (1.91%) NetWeaver
8 3 (1.91%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.91%) IIS
9 2 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.27%) Commerce Server
9 2 (1.27%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 11 (7.01%) MS Office
2 5 (3.18%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.91%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.64%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.91%) SaaS
2 1 (0.64%) PaaS
2 1 (0.64%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.64%) Office 365
2 1 (0.64%) GitHub
2 1 (0.64%) HP Helion
2 1 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.55%) Firewall
2 13 (8.28%) DNS
3 10 (6.37%) TCP/IP
4 9 (5.73%) SAN
4 9 (5.73%) iSCSI
5 7 (4.46%) BIG-IP
6 6 (3.82%) VLAN
7 5 (3.18%) WAN
7 5 (3.18%) HTTP
8 4 (2.55%) SMTP
8 4 (2.55%) VPN
8 4 (2.55%) HTTPS
8 4 (2.55%) FTP
9 3 (1.91%) Network Security
9 3 (1.91%) FCoE
9 3 (1.91%) DHCP
10 2 (1.27%) LDAP
10 2 (1.27%) LAN
10 2 (1.27%) SSL
10 2 (1.27%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (19.75%) MySQL
2 17 (10.83%) SQL Server
3 15 (9.55%) Oracle Database
4 10 (6.37%) MongoDB
5 9 (5.73%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (3.18%) SQLPlus
6 5 (3.18%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (3.18%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.55%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.55%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (2.55%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (2.55%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (1.91%) SAP HANA
8 3 (1.91%) Redis
8 3 (1.91%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.91%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.27%) DataStage
9 2 (1.27%) IBM PureData
Development Applications
1 18 (11.46%) Jenkins
2 14 (8.92%) Subversion
3 9 (5.73%) Maven
3 9 (5.73%) Git (software)
4 7 (4.46%) Ant
5 6 (3.82%) Gradle
6 2 (1.27%) Artifactory
6 2 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.27%) Checkstyle
6 2 (1.27%) JIRA
6 2 (1.27%) Selenium
6 2 (1.27%) JUnit
6 2 (1.27%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.27%) ClearCase
6 2 (1.27%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.27%) QUnit
7 1 (0.64%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.64%) ProC
7 1 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle Forms
General
1 30 (19.11%) Finance
2 15 (9.55%) Retail
3 10 (6.37%) Marketing
4 9 (5.73%) Banking
5 4 (2.55%) Games
6 3 (1.91%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.91%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.27%) Electronics
8 1 (0.64%) Legal
8 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 33 (21.02%) Developer
2 21 (13.38%) Analyst
3 19 (12.10%) Architect
4 15 (9.55%) DevOps Engineer
5 12 (7.64%) Administrator
6 11 (7.01%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 10 (6.37%) Linux Engineer
8 9 (5.73%) DBA
9 8 (5.10%) Support Analyst
9 8 (5.10%) Consultant
10 7 (4.46%) Java Developer
10 7 (4.46%) Messaging Analyst
11 5 (3.18%) Virtualisation Specialist
11 5 (3.18%) Technical Architect
12 4 (2.55%) Software Developer
12 4 (2.55%) Software Engineer
12 4 (2.55%) Design Engineer
12 4 (2.55%) Technical Analyst
12 4 (2.55%) OBIEE Developer
12 4 (2.55%) MySQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.55%) Web Services
2 8 (5.10%) Java EE
3 7 (4.46%) J2EE
4 6 (3.82%) SOAP
4 6 (3.82%) Struts
4 6 (3.82%) JBoss Seam
5 5 (3.18%) RESTful
5 5 (3.18%) CSS
5 5 (3.18%) HTML
5 5 (3.18%) Spring
6 3 (1.91%) Middleware
6 3 (1.91%) Hibernate
6 3 (1.91%) JMS
6 3 (1.91%) .NET
6 3 (1.91%) EJB
6 3 (1.91%) JPA
6 3 (1.91%) EJB 3.0
6 3 (1.91%) JSTL
7 2 (1.27%) REST
7 2 (1.27%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.83%) Data Centre
2 13 (8.28%) Clustering
3 11 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.46%) DataPower
5 6 (3.82%) Replication
6 5 (3.18%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.91%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.91%) Social Media
7 3 (1.91%) Social Network
7 3 (1.91%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.27%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.27%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.27%) Grid Computing
9 1 (0.64%) IVR
9 1 (0.64%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.64%) DTV
9 1 (0.64%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.64%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.64%) HP Storage
9 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 71 (45.22%) UNIX
2 56 (35.67%) Windows
3 27 (17.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (10.83%) Ubuntu
5 16 (10.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (10.19%) CentOS
6 11 (7.01%) HPUX
6 11 (7.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (5.10%) Solaris
7 8 (5.10%) AIX
8 7 (4.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.55%) SUSE
9 4 (2.55%) Android
10 3 (1.91%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.27%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.27%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.64%) Debian
12 1 (0.64%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.64%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.64%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (25.48%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (15.29%) ITIL
2 24 (15.29%) E-Commerce
2 24 (15.29%) Configuration Management
3 22 (14.01%) DevOps
4 19 (12.10%) Performance Tuning
5 17 (10.83%) Open Source
6 12 (7.64%) Scrum
7 11 (7.01%) SDLC
8 10 (6.37%) Problem Management
9 9 (5.73%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (5.73%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (5.73%) Mentoring
10 8 (5.10%) B2B
10 8 (5.10%) B2C
10 8 (5.10%) Service Management
11 7 (4.46%) ITSM
11 7 (4.46%) Waterfall
11 7 (4.46%) Change Control
12 6 (3.82%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (29.30%) Java
2 45 (28.66%) SQL
3 22 (14.01%) PL/SQL
4 21 (13.38%) Bash Shell
5 16 (10.19%) Ruby
6 14 (8.92%) Shell Script
6 14 (8.92%) Perl
7 12 (7.64%) JavaScript
8 10 (6.37%) PHP
9 9 (5.73%) Python
10 8 (5.10%) AWK
11 5 (3.18%) VB
12 4 (2.55%) Korn
12 4 (2.55%) C
12 4 (2.55%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.91%) C-shell
13 3 (1.91%) REXX
13 3 (1.91%) C++
14 2 (1.27%) VBA
14 2 (1.27%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 16 (10.19%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.64%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.46%) DV Cleared
4 6 (3.82%) Degree
5 5 (3.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.55%) MCSE
6 4 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.27%) ISEB
7 2 (1.27%) CCNP
7 2 (1.27%) HND
7 2 (1.27%) Sun Certification
7 2 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.27%) OCMJD
7 2 (1.27%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.64%) MCITP
8 1 (0.64%) OCP
8 1 (0.64%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.64%) MCP
8 1 (0.64%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.73%) SLA
2 4 (2.55%) QA
3 2 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.64%) COBIT
System Software
1 21 (13.38%) Hyper-V
2 17 (10.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (8.28%) Active Directory
4 8 (5.10%) iptables
5 7 (4.46%) NFS
6 5 (3.18%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (2.55%) Docker
8 3 (1.91%) KVM
8 3 (1.91%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 3 (1.91%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (1.91%) Samba
8 3 (1.91%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.27%) XenServer
10 1 (0.64%) vSphere
10 1 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.64%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.64%) Firmware
10 1 (0.64%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (15.92%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (8.28%) Puppet
3 8 (5.10%) HAProxy
3 8 (5.10%) Ansible
4 7 (4.46%) OVSD
5 6 (3.82%) Zenoss
6 4 (2.55%) Nagios
6 4 (2.55%) SCOM
7 3 (1.91%) Data Guard
7 3 (1.91%) Pacemaker
8 2 (1.27%) OpenView
8 2 (1.27%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (1.27%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.27%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.64%) WSUS
9 1 (0.64%) CA Endevor
9 1 (0.64%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 46 (29.30%) Oracle
2 37 (23.57%) Red Hat
3 24 (15.29%) VMware
4 21 (13.38%) Microsoft
4 21 (13.38%) HP
5 19 (12.10%) Cisco
5 19 (12.10%) hybris
6 15 (9.55%) NetApp
7 14 (8.92%) Endeca
8 11 (7.01%) F5
9 9 (5.73%) IBM
10 7 (4.46%) Sun
10 7 (4.46%) Citrix
11 5 (3.18%) Google
12 4 (2.55%) CheckPoint
12 4 (2.55%) SAP
13 3 (1.91%) Veritas
13 3 (1.91%) PlateSpin
14 2 (1.27%) Blue Coat
14 2 (1.27%) Brocade
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