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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 30 51 26
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -25
Contract jobs citing Linux 90 47 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 5.38% 3.14% 5.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.20% 13.51% 26.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 25 47
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 9
Average hourly rate - £25.72 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
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
388 348 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 23.18% 23.23% 22.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 145 111
Average daily rate £347 £163 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+113.83% -45.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £70 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £307
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 73 56
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £9.50 £11.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £27.90 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 26 March 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 26 March 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
Northamptonshire +9 29 £450 +12.50% 15
Nottinghamshire +10 27 £368 +8.88% 17
Leicestershire +10 20 £350 - 6
Derbyshire +5 5 £400 +25.49% 4
Lincolnshire - - - - 3
Rutland - - - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 77 (46.11%) UNIX
2 60 (35.93%) Windows
3 54 (32.34%) Java
4 42 (25.15%) Oracle
5 40 (23.95%) Red Hat
6 36 (21.56%) VMware
7 35 (20.96%) Tomcat
8 32 (19.16%) Agile Software Development
9 30 (17.96%) Apache
10 28 (16.77%) SQL
11 27 (16.17%) MySQL
11 27 (16.17%) E-Commerce
12 26 (15.57%) Microsoft
13 25 (14.97%) hybris
14 24 (14.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 22 (13.17%) Finance
16 21 (12.57%) Shell Script
16 21 (12.57%) Open Source
17 20 (11.98%) Jenkins
17 20 (11.98%) ITIL
17 20 (11.98%) Configuration Management
18 18 (10.78%) AIX
18 18 (10.78%) Cisco
19 17 (10.18%) Active Directory
19 17 (10.18%) HP
19 17 (10.18%) Apache Solr
20 16 (9.58%) Opscode Chef
20 16 (9.58%) Retail
21 15 (8.98%) Subversion
21 15 (8.98%) PL/SQL

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 35 (20.96%) Tomcat
2 30 (17.96%) Apache
3 17 (10.18%) Apache Solr
4 8 (4.79%) WebLogic
5 6 (3.59%) MS Exchange
5 6 (3.59%) JBoss
6 5 (2.99%) WebSphere
7 4 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.80%) NetWeaver
8 3 (1.80%) Oracle Application Server
8 3 (1.80%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.80%) Lync
9 2 (1.20%) Node.js
9 2 (1.20%) nginx
9 2 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.20%) iPlanet
9 2 (1.20%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (1.20%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.20%) MQSeries
9 2 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (7.19%) MS Office
2 10 (5.99%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.20%) MS Project
4 1 (0.60%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.60%) Cognos Planning
2 1 (0.60%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.60%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.80%) Google Apps
1 3 (1.80%) SaaS
2 2 (1.20%) Heroku
3 1 (0.60%) GitHub
3 1 (0.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.78%) SAN
2 12 (7.19%) TCP/IP
3 10 (5.99%) Firewall
4 9 (5.39%) DNS
5 6 (3.59%) WAN
6 5 (2.99%) LAN
6 5 (2.99%) Internet
6 5 (2.99%) FCoE
7 4 (2.40%) FTP
7 4 (2.40%) HTTP
7 4 (2.40%) SSL
8 3 (1.80%) ADSL
8 3 (1.80%) Broadband
8 3 (1.80%) SNMP
8 3 (1.80%) VoIP
8 3 (1.80%) Ethernet
8 3 (1.80%) Wireshark
8 3 (1.80%) VLAN
8 3 (1.80%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.20%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (16.17%) MySQL
2 13 (7.78%) Oracle Database
3 10 (5.99%) SQL Server
4 8 (4.79%) Relational Database
4 8 (4.79%) MongoDB
5 6 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.99%) SQLPlus
6 5 (2.99%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.80%) SAP HANA
8 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.20%) DB2
9 1 (0.60%) DataStage
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.60%) Cognos Transformer
Development Applications
1 20 (11.98%) Jenkins
2 15 (8.98%) Subversion
3 10 (5.99%) Gradle
3 10 (5.99%) Eclipse
4 7 (4.19%) Ant
4 7 (4.19%) IntelliJ
4 7 (4.19%) Maven
4 7 (4.19%) Cucumber
4 7 (4.19%) Git (software)
5 6 (3.59%) JUnit
6 5 (2.99%) Selenium
7 4 (2.40%) JIRA
7 4 (2.40%) ClearCase
7 4 (2.40%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.80%) JDeveloper
8 3 (1.80%) Mockito
8 3 (1.80%) WebDriver
9 2 (1.20%) QUnit
9 2 (1.20%) Grunt
9 2 (1.20%) Artifactory
General
1 22 (13.17%) Finance
2 16 (9.58%) Retail
3 8 (4.79%) Marketing
4 6 (3.59%) Banking
5 3 (1.80%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.80%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.20%) Publishing
7 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.60%) Games
Job Titles
1 39 (23.35%) Developer
2 19 (11.38%) Analyst
2 19 (11.38%) Administrator
3 18 (10.78%) Java Developer
4 15 (8.98%) Architect
5 11 (6.59%) Linux Engineer
6 10 (5.99%) Linux Administrator
7 9 (5.39%) Consultant
7 9 (5.39%) Systems Administrator
8 8 (4.79%) DevOps Engineer
8 8 (4.79%) DBA
8 8 (4.79%) Support Analyst
9 7 (4.19%) Messaging Analyst
10 6 (3.59%) Oracle Developer
10 6 (3.59%) AIX Administrator
11 5 (2.99%) Support Engineer
11 5 (2.99%) 3rd Line Support
11 5 (2.99%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 5 (2.99%) Data Warehouse Developer
11 5 (2.99%) Oracle Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.19%) REST
2 11 (6.59%) Web Services
2 11 (6.59%) HTML
2 11 (6.59%) J2EE
2 11 (6.59%) jQuery
3 10 (5.99%) Spring
3 10 (5.99%) CSS
4 9 (5.39%) SOAP
4 9 (5.39%) Java EE
5 8 (4.79%) Ajax
6 7 (4.19%) JSON
7 6 (3.59%) JSTL
7 6 (3.59%) Hibernate
8 5 (2.99%) JMS
8 5 (2.99%) WSDL
8 5 (2.99%) RESTful
8 5 (2.99%) CSS3
8 5 (2.99%) HTML5
9 4 (2.40%) Middleware
9 4 (2.40%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.57%) Open Source
2 15 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (7.78%) Clustering
4 9 (5.39%) DataPower
5 3 (1.80%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.80%) Replication
5 3 (1.80%) User Experience
6 2 (1.20%) Grid Computing
6 2 (1.20%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.20%) EPoS
6 2 (1.20%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.60%) HACMP
7 1 (0.60%) EMV
7 1 (0.60%) IVR
7 1 (0.60%) Statistics
7 1 (0.60%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.60%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.60%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 77 (46.11%) UNIX
2 60 (35.93%) Windows
3 24 (14.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (10.78%) AIX
5 14 (8.38%) CentOS
5 14 (8.38%) HPUX
6 11 (6.59%) Solaris
6 11 (6.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (5.99%) Ubuntu
8 7 (4.19%) Windows XP
8 7 (4.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (4.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (2.40%) Android
10 3 (1.80%) VxWorks
10 3 (1.80%) SUSE
10 3 (1.80%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.80%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (1.20%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (19.16%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (16.17%) E-Commerce
3 20 (11.98%) ITIL
3 20 (11.98%) Configuration Management
4 14 (8.38%) DevOps
4 14 (8.38%) Migration
5 11 (6.59%) Scrum
5 11 (6.59%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (5.99%) Problem Management
6 10 (5.99%) Performance Tuning
6 10 (5.99%) MVC
7 9 (5.39%) B2B
7 9 (5.39%) Mentoring
8 8 (4.79%) Service Management
9 7 (4.19%) SOA
9 7 (4.19%) B2C
9 7 (4.19%) TDD
10 6 (3.59%) SAP Implementation
10 6 (3.59%) Software Engineering
10 6 (3.59%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (32.34%) Java
2 28 (16.77%) SQL
3 21 (12.57%) Shell Script
4 15 (8.98%) PL/SQL
4 15 (8.98%) Bash Shell
5 14 (8.38%) JavaScript
5 14 (8.38%) Perl
6 9 (5.39%) PHP
7 8 (4.79%) Python
8 7 (4.19%) AWK
9 5 (2.99%) Ruby
10 4 (2.40%) C
11 3 (1.80%) C++
11 3 (1.80%) VB
11 3 (1.80%) REXX
11 3 (1.80%) Objective-C
11 3 (1.80%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.80%) Groovy
12 2 (1.20%) C-shell
12 2 (1.20%) Korn
Qualifications
1 15 (8.98%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.39%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.59%) Degree
4 3 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.20%) OCMJD
5 2 (1.20%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (1.20%) Sun Certification
5 2 (1.20%) CCNA
5 2 (1.20%) ISEB
5 2 (1.20%) HND
6 1 (0.60%) MCSE
6 1 (0.60%) CCNP
6 1 (0.60%) IBM AIX Certification
6 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.60%) OCP
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.60%) MCITP
6 1 (0.60%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.39%) SLA
2 4 (2.40%) QA
3 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.60%) COBIT
3 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.60%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (10.18%) Active Directory
2 14 (8.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (7.19%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.79%) iptables
5 7 (4.19%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (2.99%) VMware ESX
7 4 (2.40%) Docker
8 3 (1.80%) NFS
9 2 (1.20%) KVM
9 2 (1.20%) XenServer
9 2 (1.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (1.20%) Samba
10 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.60%) SRDF
10 1 (0.60%) PowerHA
10 1 (0.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (9.58%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (4.79%) HAProxy
3 7 (4.19%) Puppet
3 7 (4.19%) Ansible
4 4 (2.40%) SCOM
4 4 (2.40%) Tivoli
4 4 (2.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (1.80%) Nagios
5 3 (1.80%) Data Guard
5 3 (1.80%) Pacemaker
6 2 (1.20%) CA Wily
6 2 (1.20%) Zenoss
6 2 (1.20%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (1.20%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.20%) WMI
6 2 (1.20%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.20%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (1.20%) OpenView
7 1 (0.60%) OVSD
7 1 (0.60%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 42 (25.15%) Oracle
2 40 (23.95%) Red Hat
3 36 (21.56%) VMware
4 26 (15.57%) Microsoft
5 25 (14.97%) hybris
6 18 (10.78%) Cisco
7 17 (10.18%) HP
8 10 (5.99%) SAP
9 9 (5.39%) Endeca
10 8 (4.79%) Google
11 7 (4.19%) Citrix
11 7 (4.19%) NetApp
12 6 (3.59%) SolarWinds
12 6 (3.59%) IBM
12 6 (3.59%) Sun
13 5 (2.99%) EMC
13 5 (2.99%) F5
14 4 (2.40%) Veritas
15 3 (1.80%) Cognos
15 3 (1.80%) QNX
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Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 8 hours ago
Nottingham
Next Ventures Limited
Posted: 8 hours ago
Northamptonshire
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Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
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E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Roc Search
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