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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 27 39 25
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -14
Contract jobs citing Linux 91 63 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 5.51% 4.03% 5.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.14% 17.65% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 35 30
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £209 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £408 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 11
Average hourly rate £20.75 £34.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.97% -24.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
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
377 357 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 22.82% 22.81% 25.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 170 143
Average daily rate £325 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £80 £96
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 51 79
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -38.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £34.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -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 23 October 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 23 October 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
Nottinghamshire +13 34 £400 +24.51% 12
Northamptonshire +6 26 £400 +3.22% 7
Leicestershire +18 14 £425 +45.29% 3
Derbyshire -5 4 - - 6
Lincolnshire +8 2 - - 3
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 72 (45.28%) UNIX
2 66 (41.51%) Windows
3 42 (26.42%) Oracle
4 38 (23.90%) Java
5 34 (21.38%) Red Hat
6 32 (20.13%) MySQL
7 28 (17.61%) Apache
7 28 (17.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 26 (16.35%) SQL
8 26 (16.35%) VMware
9 25 (15.72%) JavaScript
10 24 (15.09%) Tomcat
11 23 (14.47%) E-Commerce
11 23 (14.47%) Agile Software Development
12 22 (13.84%) HTML
13 21 (13.21%) Open Source
14 19 (11.95%) Python
14 19 (11.95%) Subversion
15 18 (11.32%) Migration
15 18 (11.32%) Jenkins
15 18 (11.32%) Git (software)
15 18 (11.32%) jQuery
16 17 (10.69%) Finance
16 17 (10.69%) Configuration Management
16 17 (10.69%) SAN
16 17 (10.69%) Microsoft
17 16 (10.06%) CSS
17 16 (10.06%) CentOS
17 16 (10.06%) VMware Infrastructure
17 16 (10.06%) Google

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (17.61%) Apache
2 24 (15.09%) Tomcat
3 12 (7.55%) OpenStack
4 8 (5.03%) WebLogic
5 7 (4.40%) WordPress
5 7 (4.40%) WebSphere
6 5 (3.14%) MS Exchange
7 4 (2.52%) CMS
7 4 (2.52%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (1.89%) CICS
8 3 (1.89%) Node.js
9 2 (1.26%) Drupal
9 2 (1.26%) nginx
9 2 (1.26%) Lync
9 2 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.26%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.63%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 10 (6.29%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.03%) MS Office
3 3 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.89%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.89%) Oracle Receivables
1 3 (1.89%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (1.89%) Magento
1 3 (1.89%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (1.89%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.63%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.55%) Google Apps
2 5 (3.14%) Rackspace Cloud
3 4 (2.52%) PaaS
4 3 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.26%) IaaS
5 2 (1.26%) SaaS
5 2 (1.26%) Heroku
6 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.69%) SAN
2 14 (8.81%) LAN
2 14 (8.81%) WAN
3 10 (6.29%) Firewall
3 10 (6.29%) TCP/IP
4 8 (5.03%) SSL
5 6 (3.77%) DNS
6 5 (3.14%) Internet
6 5 (3.14%) SSH
6 5 (3.14%) NAS
7 4 (2.52%) DHCP
7 4 (2.52%) HTTP
8 3 (1.89%) Intranet
8 3 (1.89%) VoIP
9 2 (1.26%) VLAN
9 2 (1.26%) DVB
9 2 (1.26%) ADSL
9 2 (1.26%) Broadband
9 2 (1.26%) HTTPS
9 2 (1.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (20.13%) MySQL
2 11 (6.92%) SQL Server
3 10 (6.29%) Relational Database
4 8 (5.03%) Oracle Database
4 8 (5.03%) DB2
5 5 (3.14%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.52%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.26%) SQLPlus
7 2 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.26%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.26%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.63%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.63%) OLTP
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.63%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.63%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 19 (11.95%) Subversion
2 18 (11.32%) Jenkins
2 18 (11.32%) Git (software)
3 9 (5.66%) Eclipse
4 8 (5.03%) Maven
4 8 (5.03%) Ant
5 6 (3.77%) Selenium
5 6 (3.77%) Cucumber
6 5 (3.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 5 (3.14%) Mockito
6 5 (3.14%) WebDriver
7 4 (2.52%) Gradle
7 4 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.89%) JDeveloper
8 3 (1.89%) ClearCase
8 3 (1.89%) JIRA
9 2 (1.26%) Grunt
9 2 (1.26%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.26%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 2 (1.26%) IntelliJ
General
1 17 (10.69%) Finance
2 11 (6.92%) Retail
3 5 (3.14%) Marketing
4 3 (1.89%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.26%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.63%) Automotive
6 1 (0.63%) Front Office
6 1 (0.63%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 37 (23.27%) Developer
1 37 (23.27%) Analyst
2 18 (11.32%) Administrator
3 15 (9.43%) Systems Administrator
4 10 (6.29%) Test Analyst
5 9 (5.66%) Support Analyst
5 9 (5.66%) Consultant
5 9 (5.66%) Support Engineer
5 9 (5.66%) Java Developer
5 9 (5.66%) Technical Analyst
6 8 (5.03%) Server Analyst
7 7 (4.40%) PHP Developer
7 7 (4.40%) UNIX Engineer
7 7 (4.40%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (4.40%) Designer
8 6 (3.77%) Infrastructure Designer
8 6 (3.77%) Storage Analyst
8 6 (3.77%) UNIX Administrator
8 6 (3.77%) DBA
8 6 (3.77%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (13.84%) HTML
2 18 (11.32%) jQuery
3 16 (10.06%) CSS
4 14 (8.81%) Web Services
5 13 (8.18%) RESTful
6 12 (7.55%) XML
7 11 (6.92%) HTML5
8 10 (6.29%) CSS3
9 9 (5.66%) LAMP
9 9 (5.66%) Ajax
10 7 (4.40%) JMS
10 7 (4.40%) Spring
10 7 (4.40%) JSON
11 6 (3.77%) ActiveMQ
11 6 (3.77%) REST
11 6 (3.77%) Hibernate
11 6 (3.77%) J2EE
12 5 (3.14%) WSDL
12 5 (3.14%) .NET
12 5 (3.14%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.21%) Open Source
2 12 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.14%) User Experience
4 4 (2.52%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.89%) EPoS
5 3 (1.89%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.89%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.26%) IPTV
6 2 (1.26%) DataPower
6 2 (1.26%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.26%) Video on Demand
6 2 (1.26%) STB
6 2 (1.26%) MPEG
7 1 (0.63%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.63%) DTV
7 1 (0.63%) Clustering
7 1 (0.63%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.63%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 72 (45.28%) UNIX
2 66 (41.51%) Windows
3 28 (17.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (10.06%) CentOS
5 15 (9.43%) Solaris
6 10 (6.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (5.66%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (4.40%) AIX
8 7 (4.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (3.14%) HPUX
9 5 (3.14%) Ubuntu
10 4 (2.52%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.89%) SUSE
11 3 (1.89%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.89%) Android
12 2 (1.26%) Windows Phone
12 2 (1.26%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.26%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.63%) zOS
13 1 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (14.47%) E-Commerce
1 23 (14.47%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (11.32%) Migration
3 17 (10.69%) Configuration Management
4 11 (6.92%) SOA
4 11 (6.92%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (5.66%) MVC
6 8 (5.03%) DevOps
7 7 (4.40%) ITIL
7 7 (4.40%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (3.77%) Software Engineering
9 5 (3.14%) UML
9 5 (3.14%) Project Management
9 5 (3.14%) Software Architecture
10 4 (2.52%) Web Development
10 4 (2.52%) Software Testing
10 4 (2.52%) Performance Testing
10 4 (2.52%) Performance Analysis
10 4 (2.52%) Capacity Management
10 4 (2.52%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 38 (23.90%) Java
2 26 (16.35%) SQL
3 25 (15.72%) JavaScript
4 19 (11.95%) Python
5 15 (9.43%) PHP
6 11 (6.92%) Perl
6 11 (6.92%) Shell Script
7 7 (4.40%) PL/SQL
8 6 (3.77%) Bash Shell
8 6 (3.77%) C
9 5 (3.14%) Ruby
10 4 (2.52%) C++
11 2 (1.26%) Groovy
11 2 (1.26%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.26%) Tcl
12 1 (0.63%) C#
12 1 (0.63%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 1 (0.63%) Golang
12 1 (0.63%) Scala
12 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (6.92%) SC Cleared
1 11 (6.92%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.29%) Degree
3 6 (3.77%) ISEB
4 4 (2.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.26%) CCNA
5 2 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.63%) CISSP
6 1 (0.63%) MCSE
6 1 (0.63%) GIAC
6 1 (0.63%) CISM
6 1 (0.63%) ISSAP
6 1 (0.63%) ISSEP
6 1 (0.63%) ISSMP
6 1 (0.63%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.14%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.89%) TickIT
3 2 (1.26%) QA
4 1 (0.63%) SLA
4 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.63%) COBIT
System Software
1 16 (10.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (6.92%) Active Directory
3 8 (5.03%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.77%) XenServer
5 4 (2.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (2.52%) NFS
6 3 (1.89%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.63%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.63%) vSphere
7 1 (0.63%) KVM
Systems Management
1 16 (10.06%) Ansible
2 11 (6.92%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (6.92%) Puppet
3 8 (5.03%) Vagrant
4 2 (1.26%) Data Guard
4 2 (1.26%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.26%) Control-M
5 1 (0.63%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.63%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 42 (26.42%) Oracle
2 34 (21.38%) Red Hat
3 26 (16.35%) VMware
4 17 (10.69%) Microsoft
5 16 (10.06%) Google
6 15 (9.43%) Cisco
7 13 (8.18%) Rackspace
8 12 (7.55%) HP
9 11 (6.92%) Citrix
9 11 (6.92%) SAP
9 11 (6.92%) hybris
10 6 (3.77%) IBM
10 6 (3.77%) EMC
11 5 (3.14%) NetApp
11 5 (3.14%) Sun
11 5 (3.14%) ServiceNow
11 5 (3.14%) Zend
12 4 (2.52%) Serena
12 4 (2.52%) Veritas
13 3 (1.89%) CollabNet
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
Roc Search
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 7 days ago
East Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago