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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 26 31 47
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +16
Contract jobs citing Linux 91 97 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 5.58% 5.51% 3.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.80% 23.89% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 66 27
Median daily rate £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Median hourly rate £20.00 - £25.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -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
316 406 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 19.39% 23.08% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 192 126
Median daily rate £350 £325 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +32.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £165 £70
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £550 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 41 79
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £9.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £27.50 £72.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East Midlands region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +2 38 £500 +14.28% 11
Northamptonshire +8 33 £425 -5.55% 13
Derbyshire +16 9 £398 -0.56% 3
Lincolnshire +9 5 £300 +9.09% 8
Leicestershire -8 4 £290 -17.73% 4
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for Linux.

1 66 (35.11%) Unix
2 63 (33.51%) Windows
3 51 (27.13%) Oracle
4 43 (22.87%) Solaris
4 43 (22.87%) Red Hat
4 43 (22.87%) Security Cleared
5 40 (21.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 39 (20.74%) VMware
7 37 (19.68%) Agile Software Development
8 35 (18.62%) SQL
9 34 (18.09%) DevOps
10 32 (17.02%) Puppet
11 31 (16.49%) Migration
12 27 (14.36%) Java
12 27 (14.36%) Continuous Integration
12 27 (14.36%) SC Cleared
13 26 (13.83%) Configuration Management
14 24 (12.77%) Opscode Chef
14 24 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
14 24 (12.77%) Middleware
14 24 (12.77%) HP
15 22 (11.70%) High Availability
16 21 (11.17%) Shell Script
16 21 (11.17%) MySQL
16 21 (11.17%) AIX
17 20 (10.64%) Web Services
18 19 (10.11%) SQL Server
18 19 (10.11%) SAN
18 19 (10.11%) Jenkins
18 19 (10.11%) Git (software)

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (5.85%) WebSphere
2 10 (5.32%) Apache
3 9 (4.79%) IIS
4 8 (4.26%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.19%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (1.60%) Apache Solr
6 3 (1.60%) JBoss
6 3 (1.60%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.60%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (1.60%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (1.60%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.06%) IBM Domino
7 2 (1.06%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.06%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.06%) nginx
7 2 (1.06%) Node.js
8 1 (0.53%) CICS
Applications
1 12 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.26%) MS Office
3 2 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.53%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.13%) Magento
2 3 (1.60%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.45%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.19%) Office 365
3 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.06%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.06%) SaaS
5 1 (0.53%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.53%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (0.53%) AWS OpsWorks
5 1 (0.53%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.53%) Heroku
5 1 (0.53%) IaaS
5 1 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.11%) SAN
2 16 (8.51%) TCP/IP
3 11 (5.85%) Internet
4 10 (5.32%) HTTP
5 8 (4.26%) Firewall
6 6 (3.19%) WAN
6 6 (3.19%) Wireless
7 5 (2.66%) LAN
8 4 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (2.13%) DNS
8 4 (2.13%) VPN
9 3 (1.60%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (1.60%) DHCP
9 3 (1.60%) Network Security
10 2 (1.06%) iSCSI
10 2 (1.06%) Kerberos
10 2 (1.06%) VLAN
10 2 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.53%) Cisco Wireless
11 1 (0.53%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (11.17%) MySQL
2 19 (10.11%) SQL Server
3 14 (7.45%) Relational Database
4 11 (5.85%) Oracle Database
5 7 (3.72%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (3.19%) DataStage
6 6 (3.19%) MongoDB
6 6 (3.19%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.13%) IBM InfoSphere
8 4 (2.13%) Oracle BI EE
8 4 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (2.13%) SQLPlus
9 3 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.06%) DB2
10 2 (1.06%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.06%) MariaDB
10 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (1.06%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 19 (10.11%) Git (software)
1 19 (10.11%) Jenkins
2 9 (4.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (3.72%) GitLab
4 6 (3.19%) Maven
5 4 (2.13%) Subversion
5 4 (2.13%) Talend Open Studio
6 3 (1.60%) JUnit
7 2 (1.06%) Ant
7 2 (1.06%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.06%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.06%) Gradle
7 2 (1.06%) gulp
7 2 (1.06%) JIRA
7 2 (1.06%) PHPUnit
7 2 (1.06%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.53%) Flyway
8 1 (0.53%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.53%) QUnit
8 1 (0.53%) Travis CI
General
1 17 (9.04%) Finance
2 8 (4.26%) Banking
3 7 (3.72%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (3.19%) Retail
5 5 (2.66%) Aerospace
5 5 (2.66%) Military
6 4 (2.13%) Avionics
7 3 (1.60%) Automotive
7 3 (1.60%) Marketing
8 2 (1.06%) Billing
9 1 (0.53%) Electronics
9 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (15.43%) Developer
2 25 (13.30%) DevOps Engineer
3 22 (11.70%) Architect
4 15 (7.98%) Analyst
5 13 (6.91%) Software Engineer
6 12 (6.38%) Linux Engineer
7 11 (5.85%) Administrator
7 11 (5.85%) Technical Analyst
7 11 (5.85%) Unix Engineer
8 9 (4.79%) Consultant
9 8 (4.26%) PHP Developer
10 7 (3.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 7 (3.72%) Implementation Engineer
10 7 (3.72%) Java Developer
10 7 (3.72%) Middleware Specialist
10 7 (3.72%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (3.19%) Middleware Engineer
11 6 (3.19%) Migration Engineer
11 6 (3.19%) Support Engineer
11 6 (3.19%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (12.77%) Middleware
2 20 (10.64%) Web Services
3 14 (7.45%) .NET
4 11 (5.85%) Software Packaging
5 8 (4.26%) HTML
5 8 (4.26%) XML
6 7 (3.72%) CSS
7 6 (3.19%) IBM Integration Bus
7 6 (3.19%) J2EE
7 6 (3.19%) LAMP
7 6 (3.19%) REST
8 5 (2.66%) JSON
9 4 (2.13%) SOAP
10 3 (1.60%) ActiveMQ
10 3 (1.60%) Ajax
10 3 (1.60%) HTML5
10 3 (1.60%) POSIX
10 3 (1.60%) Spring
11 2 (1.06%) AngularJS
11 2 (1.06%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.98%) Data Centre
2 14 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.26%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.72%) Mainframe
5 6 (3.19%) Device Driver
5 6 (3.19%) Minimum Viable Product
6 4 (2.13%) Clustering
7 3 (1.60%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.60%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.60%) Replication
8 1 (0.53%) DataPower
8 1 (0.53%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.53%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.53%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 66 (35.11%) Unix
2 63 (33.51%) Windows
3 43 (22.87%) Solaris
4 40 (21.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (11.17%) AIX
6 17 (9.04%) Windows Server
6 17 (9.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (7.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (5.85%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 7 (3.72%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (2.66%) CentOS
10 5 (2.66%) Ubuntu
10 5 (2.66%) Windows 7
10 5 (2.66%) Windows 8
11 4 (2.13%) SUSE
12 3 (1.60%) Embedded Linux
12 3 (1.60%) HPUX
12 3 (1.60%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.06%) VxWorks
14 1 (0.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (19.68%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (18.09%) DevOps
3 31 (16.49%) Migration
4 27 (14.36%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (13.83%) Configuration Management
6 22 (11.70%) High Availability
7 16 (8.51%) ITIL
8 15 (7.98%) Continuous Delivery
9 13 (6.91%) ETL
9 13 (6.91%) Open Source
9 13 (6.91%) Project Management
9 13 (6.91%) Software Engineering
10 11 (5.85%) OO
11 10 (5.32%) E-Commerce
11 10 (5.32%) Issue Tracking
11 10 (5.32%) Validation
12 9 (4.79%) CRM
13 8 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
13 8 (4.26%) Scrum
13 8 (4.26%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 35 (18.62%) SQL
2 27 (14.36%) Java
3 21 (11.17%) Shell Script
4 14 (7.45%) Bash Shell
5 13 (6.91%) Perl
6 11 (5.85%) JavaScript
6 11 (5.85%) Korn
7 8 (4.26%) C
7 8 (4.26%) PHP
7 8 (4.26%) PowerShell
7 8 (4.26%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.66%) Assembly Language
8 5 (2.66%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.13%) C++
9 4 (2.13%) Python
10 1 (0.53%) AWK
10 1 (0.53%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 43 (22.87%) Security Cleared
2 27 (14.36%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.32%) Degree
4 6 (3.19%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.66%) CCNA
6 3 (1.60%) BC Cleared
6 3 (1.60%) CCNP
6 3 (1.60%) MCSE
6 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.06%) CCDA
7 2 (1.06%) ISEB
7 2 (1.06%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.06%) MCSA
8 1 (0.53%) CISSP
8 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.53%) MCP
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.53%) RHCE
8 1 (0.53%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.60%) QA
2 2 (1.06%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.06%) TickIT
System Software
1 24 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (7.45%) Active Directory
3 12 (6.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 11 (5.85%) Veritas File System
4 11 (5.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 9 (4.79%) Docker
6 8 (4.26%) Firmware
7 5 (2.66%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.60%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 2 (1.06%) Hyper-V
10 2 (1.06%) NFS
11 1 (0.53%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.53%) Xen
Systems Management
1 32 (17.02%) Puppet
2 24 (12.77%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (9.04%) Ansible
4 8 (4.26%) SCCM
5 5 (2.66%) Oracle RMAN
5 5 (2.66%) Salt
5 5 (2.66%) Terraform
6 4 (2.13%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (2.13%) Foglight
6 4 (2.13%) nmon
7 3 (1.60%) Data Guard
7 3 (1.60%) Mesos
7 3 (1.60%) SCOM
7 3 (1.60%) Tivoli
7 3 (1.60%) Windows Intune
8 2 (1.06%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (1.06%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.53%) Nagios
9 1 (0.53%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.53%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 51 (27.13%) Oracle
2 43 (22.87%) Red Hat
3 39 (20.74%) VMware
4 24 (12.77%) HP
5 16 (8.51%) Sun
6 15 (7.98%) IBM
7 12 (6.38%) Veritas
8 10 (5.32%) Microsoft
9 9 (4.79%) Opsware
10 8 (4.26%) SAP
11 7 (3.72%) EMC
12 6 (3.19%) Cisco
12 6 (3.19%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (2.66%) Citrix
13 5 (2.66%) Intel
14 4 (2.13%) AppSense
14 4 (2.13%) Lumension
14 4 (2.13%) Talend
14 4 (2.13%) Wind River
15 3 (1.60%) CheckPoint
East Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: excellent daily rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Northampton
Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago