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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 24 42 37
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -5
Contract jobs citing Linux 95 56 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 6.35% 3.42% 3.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.32% 16.87% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 35 18
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£350 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £425 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 8
Average hourly rate £31.25 £25.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.25 £15.00 £39.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £37.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -6.25%
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
361 332 331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 24.13% 20.28% 21.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 160 121
Average daily rate £325 £275 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +2.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £104 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 47 69
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.94 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £53.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +14 31 £369 +9.66% 6
Northamptonshire +12 23 £365 +1.74% 8
Leicestershire +18 18 £425 +70.00% 5
Derbyshire +6 7 £301 +45.18% 3
Lincolnshire +9 2 £350 +180.00% 1
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 61 (41.50%) UNIX
2 49 (33.33%) Windows
3 38 (25.85%) Oracle
4 34 (23.13%) MySQL
5 30 (20.41%) Red Hat
5 30 (20.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 29 (19.73%) SQL
6 29 (19.73%) Apache
7 25 (17.01%) Java
8 21 (14.29%) JavaScript
8 21 (14.29%) Finance
9 20 (13.61%) Migration
9 20 (13.61%) XML
9 20 (13.61%) E-Commerce
10 19 (12.93%) PHP
10 19 (12.93%) Subversion
10 19 (12.93%) Rackspace
11 18 (12.24%) Tomcat
12 17 (11.56%) CentOS
13 16 (10.88%) jQuery
13 16 (10.88%) VMware
13 16 (10.88%) Python
14 15 (10.20%) Microsoft
15 14 (9.52%) SAP
15 14 (9.52%) Ansible
16 13 (8.84%) Open Source
16 13 (8.84%) Google
16 13 (8.84%) HTML
16 13 (8.84%) Solaris
16 13 (8.84%) HP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 29 (19.73%) Apache
2 18 (12.24%) Tomcat
3 11 (7.48%) OpenStack
4 9 (6.12%) WebSphere
5 6 (4.08%) WebLogic
6 5 (3.40%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (3.40%) WordPress
7 4 (2.72%) CMS
8 3 (2.04%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (2.04%) NetWeaver
9 2 (1.36%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.36%) CICS
10 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Portal
10 1 (0.68%) Liferay
10 1 (0.68%) Moodle
10 1 (0.68%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.68%) Node.js
10 1 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.68%) Drupal
10 1 (0.68%) GlassFish
Applications
1 10 (6.80%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (2.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.40%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (3.40%) Oracle Applications
1 5 (3.40%) Oracle General Ledger
1 5 (3.40%) Oracle EBS R12
1 5 (3.40%) Oracle Payables
1 5 (3.40%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (2.72%) Magento
3 3 (2.04%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (2.04%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (2.04%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (1.36%) SAP FI
4 2 (1.36%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (1.36%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.68%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.80%) Rackspace Cloud
2 9 (6.12%) Google Apps
3 5 (3.40%) PaaS
4 3 (2.04%) IaaS
4 3 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.48%) LAN
1 11 (7.48%) WAN
1 11 (7.48%) SAN
2 9 (6.12%) SSL
3 8 (5.44%) Firewall
3 8 (5.44%) SSH
4 5 (3.40%) HTTP
4 5 (3.40%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.72%) VPN
5 4 (2.72%) DNS
5 4 (2.72%) NAS
6 3 (2.04%) VLAN
6 3 (2.04%) HTTPS
6 3 (2.04%) DHCP
7 2 (1.36%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.36%) DMZ
7 2 (1.36%) Intranet
7 2 (1.36%) Internet
7 2 (1.36%) DVB
7 2 (1.36%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (23.13%) MySQL
2 10 (6.80%) Oracle Database
3 9 (6.12%) SQL Server
4 8 (5.44%) DB2
4 8 (5.44%) MongoDB
5 7 (4.76%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.72%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (2.72%) SQLPlus
6 4 (2.72%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (2.04%) Oracle9i Database
7 3 (2.04%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 2 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.36%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.36%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.36%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.68%) DataStage
9 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (12.93%) Subversion
2 11 (7.48%) Git (software)
2 11 (7.48%) Jenkins
3 8 (5.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (4.76%) Maven
4 7 (4.76%) Ant
5 5 (3.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (2.04%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (2.04%) JUnit
7 2 (1.36%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.36%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.36%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 2 (1.36%) Gradle
7 2 (1.36%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.68%) JDeveloper
8 1 (0.68%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.68%) MSTest
8 1 (0.68%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.68%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.68%) JIRA
General
1 21 (14.29%) Finance
2 10 (6.80%) Retail
3 4 (2.72%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.04%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.04%) Marketing
4 3 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.68%) Front Office
5 1 (0.68%) Electronics
5 1 (0.68%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 35 (23.81%) Analyst
2 32 (21.77%) Developer
3 21 (14.29%) Administrator
4 17 (11.56%) Systems Administrator
5 13 (8.84%) Test Analyst
6 11 (7.48%) Support Engineer
7 10 (6.80%) Architect
8 9 (6.12%) PHP Developer
9 8 (5.44%) Support Analyst
10 7 (4.76%) Consultant
10 7 (4.76%) DBA
10 7 (4.76%) Server Analyst
10 7 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
11 6 (4.08%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (4.08%) Technical Analyst
11 6 (4.08%) UNIX Administrator
12 5 (3.40%) UNIX Systems Administrator
12 5 (3.40%) UNIX Engineer
12 5 (3.40%) Server Support
12 5 (3.40%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.61%) XML
2 16 (10.88%) jQuery
3 13 (8.84%) HTML
4 12 (8.16%) Web Services
4 12 (8.16%) Ajax
4 12 (8.16%) RESTful
5 11 (7.48%) Symfony
6 9 (6.12%) JSON
6 9 (6.12%) LAMP
7 8 (5.44%) CSS
8 7 (4.76%) Middleware
8 7 (4.76%) CakePHP
9 6 (4.08%) WebSphere MQ
9 6 (4.08%) .NET
9 6 (4.08%) J2EE
10 4 (2.72%) XSD
10 4 (2.72%) WSDL
10 4 (2.72%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 4 (2.72%) HTML5
10 4 (2.72%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.84%) Open Source
2 4 (2.72%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.04%) Mainframe
3 3 (2.04%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.04%) Clustering
4 2 (1.36%) MPEG
4 2 (1.36%) DataPower
4 2 (1.36%) Video on Demand
4 2 (1.36%) STB
4 2 (1.36%) IPTV
5 1 (0.68%) Contract for Difference
5 1 (0.68%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.68%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.68%) NHS
5 1 (0.68%) Firmware
5 1 (0.68%) DTV
5 1 (0.68%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 61 (41.50%) UNIX
2 49 (33.33%) Windows
3 30 (20.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (11.56%) CentOS
5 13 (8.84%) Solaris
6 8 (5.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (5.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (5.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (4.76%) AIX
8 4 (2.72%) HPUX
9 3 (2.04%) SUSE
10 2 (1.36%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.36%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.68%) zOS
11 1 (0.68%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.68%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (13.61%) E-Commerce
1 20 (13.61%) Migration
2 13 (8.84%) Configuration Management
3 10 (6.80%) ITIL
4 9 (6.12%) Scrum
4 9 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (6.12%) Software Testing
5 8 (5.44%) DevOps
5 8 (5.44%) MVC
6 7 (4.76%) Project Management
6 7 (4.76%) Capacity Management
6 7 (4.76%) Integration Testing
6 7 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (4.08%) UML
7 6 (4.08%) SOA
8 5 (3.40%) Regression Testing
8 5 (3.40%) Automated Testing
8 5 (3.40%) Software Engineering
8 5 (3.40%) Test Scripting
8 5 (3.40%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (19.73%) SQL
2 25 (17.01%) Java
3 21 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 19 (12.93%) PHP
5 16 (10.88%) Python
6 13 (8.84%) Shell Script
7 12 (8.16%) Bash Shell
8 11 (7.48%) Perl
9 7 (4.76%) PL/SQL
10 5 (3.40%) C
11 4 (2.72%) C++
12 3 (2.04%) Ruby
13 2 (1.36%) C#
13 2 (1.36%) Tcl
14 1 (0.68%) XPath
14 1 (0.68%) Groovy
14 1 (0.68%) Scala
14 1 (0.68%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 1 (0.68%) Golang
14 1 (0.68%) Jython
Qualifications
1 11 (7.48%) Degree
1 11 (7.48%) SC Cleared
1 11 (7.48%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.80%) ISEB
3 4 (2.72%) ISTQB
3 4 (2.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.68%) CISM
5 1 (0.68%) GIAC
5 1 (0.68%) ISSAP
5 1 (0.68%) ISSEP
5 1 (0.68%) ISSMP
5 1 (0.68%) CISSP
5 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.68%) MCSE
5 1 (0.68%) CCNA
5 1 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.40%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.04%) TickIT
2 3 (2.04%) QA
2 3 (2.04%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.36%) SLA
4 1 (0.68%) COBIT
System Software
1 12 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (5.44%) Hyper-V
3 6 (4.08%) XenServer
4 5 (3.40%) Active Directory
5 3 (2.04%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (2.04%) NFS
5 3 (2.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.68%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.68%) KVM
Systems Management
1 14 (9.52%) Ansible
2 11 (7.48%) Puppet
3 9 (6.12%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (5.44%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.36%) Control-M
5 2 (1.36%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.68%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.68%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.68%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.68%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 38 (25.85%) Oracle
2 30 (20.41%) Red Hat
3 19 (12.93%) Rackspace
4 16 (10.88%) VMware
5 15 (10.20%) Microsoft
6 14 (9.52%) SAP
7 13 (8.84%) HP
7 13 (8.84%) Google
8 12 (8.16%) IBM
9 10 (6.80%) Cisco
10 7 (4.76%) Citrix
11 6 (4.08%) ServiceNow
12 4 (2.72%) Sun
12 4 (2.72%) hybris
13 3 (2.04%) Zend
13 3 (2.04%) Veritas
13 3 (2.04%) Software AG
13 3 (2.04%) EMC
13 3 (2.04%) Intel
13 3 (2.04%) NetApp
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