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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 56 25 42
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +17
Contract jobs citing Linux 48 95 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.93% 6.27% 3.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.61% 25.82% 17.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 55 35
Average daily rate
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£365 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £478 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £31.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £34.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.14% -8.00%
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
289 368 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 17.65% 24.29% 20.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 157 158
Average daily rate £315 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 58 46
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.94 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.08 £24.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 1 September 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 1 September 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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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 -22 17 £340 -7.79% 13
Northamptonshire -8 16 £438 +19.86% 17
Leicestershire -18 4 £313 -26.47% 3
Derbyshire -5 2 £305 +1.24% 11
Lincolnshire +3 1 - - 5
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 57 (45.24%) UNIX
2 45 (35.71%) Windows
3 38 (30.16%) Oracle
4 35 (27.78%) SQL
4 35 (27.78%) Java
5 34 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (20.63%) VMware
6 26 (20.63%) MySQL
6 26 (20.63%) Red Hat
7 25 (19.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (18.25%) DevOps
8 23 (18.25%) Apache
9 22 (17.46%) E-Commerce
9 22 (17.46%) Finance
9 22 (17.46%) Opscode Chef
10 20 (15.87%) HP
11 19 (15.08%) VMware Infrastructure
12 18 (14.29%) Hyper-V
12 18 (14.29%) PL/SQL
12 18 (14.29%) Configuration Management
13 17 (13.49%) ITIL
13 17 (13.49%) Oracle Database
14 16 (12.70%) Performance Tuning
14 16 (12.70%) Jenkins
14 16 (12.70%) hybris
14 16 (12.70%) Ruby
14 16 (12.70%) JBoss
14 16 (12.70%) Cisco
15 15 (11.90%) Microsoft
15 15 (11.90%) Ubuntu

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 23 (18.25%) Apache
2 16 (12.70%) JBoss
3 12 (9.52%) Tomcat
4 11 (8.73%) Apache Solr
5 7 (5.56%) SharePoint
6 6 (4.76%) MS Exchange
7 5 (3.97%) WebSphere
8 4 (3.17%) Node.js
8 4 (3.17%) Oracle Application Server
9 3 (2.38%) iPlanet
9 3 (2.38%) SAS
9 3 (2.38%) WebLogic
9 3 (2.38%) IIS
9 3 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (1.59%) OpenStack
10 2 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.59%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (1.59%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 9 (7.14%) MS Office
2 2 (1.59%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.79%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.79%) SaaS
2 1 (0.79%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.79%) Office 365
2 1 (0.79%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.11%) DNS
2 13 (10.32%) Firewall
3 10 (7.94%) TCP/IP
4 9 (7.14%) SAN
4 9 (7.14%) iSCSI
5 6 (4.76%) BIG-IP
5 6 (4.76%) VLAN
5 6 (4.76%) HTTP
6 5 (3.97%) WAN
6 5 (3.97%) DHCP
7 4 (3.17%) FTP
7 4 (3.17%) SMTP
7 4 (3.17%) VPN
7 4 (3.17%) HTTPS
8 3 (2.38%) IPv4
8 3 (2.38%) LDAP
8 3 (2.38%) FCoE
8 3 (2.38%) Network Security
9 2 (1.59%) NAS
9 2 (1.59%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (20.63%) MySQL
2 17 (13.49%) Oracle Database
3 14 (11.11%) SQL Server
4 9 (7.14%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.97%) MongoDB
5 5 (3.97%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (3.97%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (3.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (3.17%) SQLPlus
6 4 (3.17%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.17%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (3.17%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.38%) Redis
7 3 (2.38%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.59%) DataStage
8 2 (1.59%) DB2
8 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.59%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 16 (12.70%) Jenkins
2 11 (8.73%) Subversion
3 9 (7.14%) Maven
4 6 (4.76%) Ant
4 6 (4.76%) Git (software)
4 6 (4.76%) Gradle
5 4 (3.17%) Eclipse
6 3 (2.38%) Selenium
6 3 (2.38%) QUnit
6 3 (2.38%) JUnit
6 3 (2.38%) Checkstyle
7 2 (1.59%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.59%) GitLab
8 1 (0.79%) ProC
8 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.79%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.79%) JIRA
General
1 22 (17.46%) Finance
2 9 (7.14%) Retail
3 5 (3.97%) Marketing
4 4 (3.17%) Banking
4 4 (3.17%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.38%) Games
6 2 (1.59%) Electronics
7 1 (0.79%) Legal
7 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (24.60%) Developer
2 15 (11.90%) DevOps Engineer
3 13 (10.32%) Analyst
3 13 (10.32%) Architect
4 11 (8.73%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 9 (7.14%) Administrator
6 7 (5.56%) Java Developer
6 7 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (4.76%) DBA
8 5 (3.97%) Support Analyst
8 5 (3.97%) Virtualisation Specialist
9 4 (3.17%) Virtualisation Architect
9 4 (3.17%) Hadoop Administrator
9 4 (3.17%) Ruby Developer
9 4 (3.17%) Java Web Developer
9 4 (3.17%) Support Engineer
9 4 (3.17%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (3.17%) Software Developer
9 4 (3.17%) Software Engineer
9 4 (3.17%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.11%) Web Services
2 8 (6.35%) Struts
2 8 (6.35%) JBoss Seam
2 8 (6.35%) Java EE
3 7 (5.56%) CSS
3 7 (5.56%) HTML
4 6 (4.76%) J2EE
4 6 (4.76%) SOAP
4 6 (4.76%) Spring
5 5 (3.97%) Hibernate
5 5 (3.97%) JSTL
5 5 (3.97%) RESTful
5 5 (3.97%) JPA
5 5 (3.97%) EJB 3.0
5 5 (3.97%) EJB
5 5 (3.97%) JMS
6 4 (3.17%) Middleware
7 2 (1.59%) REST
7 2 (1.59%) POSIX
7 2 (1.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.73%) Data Centre
2 9 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.56%) Replication
4 5 (3.97%) Clustering
4 5 (3.97%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.38%) Social Network
5 3 (2.38%) Social Media
5 3 (2.38%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.59%) DataPower
6 2 (1.59%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.59%) Grid Computing
6 2 (1.59%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.59%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.59%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.79%) DTV
7 1 (0.79%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.79%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.79%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 57 (45.24%) UNIX
2 45 (35.71%) Windows
3 25 (19.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (11.90%) Ubuntu
5 14 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (7.14%) AIX
8 8 (6.35%) CentOS
9 6 (4.76%) Solaris
10 5 (3.97%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (3.17%) HPUX
11 4 (3.17%) Android
12 3 (2.38%) SUSE
12 3 (2.38%) Windows XP
12 3 (2.38%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.59%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.59%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.79%) Debian
14 1 (0.79%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.79%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (18.25%) DevOps
3 22 (17.46%) E-Commerce
4 18 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 17 (13.49%) ITIL
6 16 (12.70%) Performance Tuning
7 11 (8.73%) Open Source
8 10 (7.94%) Waterfall
8 10 (7.94%) SDLC
9 9 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (6.35%) Service Management
10 8 (6.35%) SOA
11 7 (5.56%) Data Management
11 7 (5.56%) ITSM
11 7 (5.56%) Migration
11 7 (5.56%) Scrum
11 7 (5.56%) Change Control
12 6 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (4.76%) Capacity Management
12 6 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 35 (27.78%) Java
1 35 (27.78%) SQL
2 18 (14.29%) PL/SQL
3 16 (12.70%) Ruby
4 14 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 14 (11.11%) Bash Shell
5 13 (10.32%) Perl
6 8 (6.35%) PHP
6 8 (6.35%) Python
7 7 (5.56%) Shell Script
8 4 (3.17%) AWK
8 4 (3.17%) Korn
9 3 (2.38%) VB
9 3 (2.38%) C++
9 3 (2.38%) C
9 3 (2.38%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.38%) C-shell
10 2 (1.59%) SAS Macro
10 2 (1.59%) VBA
11 1 (0.79%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 8 (6.35%) SC Cleared
1 8 (6.35%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.56%) DV Cleared
3 6 (4.76%) Degree
4 5 (3.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.17%) MCSE
5 4 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.59%) ISEB
6 2 (1.59%) CCNA
6 2 (1.59%) HND
6 2 (1.59%) Sun Certification
6 2 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.59%) OCMJD
6 2 (1.59%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.79%) MCITP
7 1 (0.79%) IBM Certification
7 1 (0.79%) OCP
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.79%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.17%) QA
2 2 (1.59%) SLA
2 2 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.79%) COBIT
System Software
1 19 (15.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 14 (11.11%) Active Directory
4 7 (5.56%) NFS
5 6 (4.76%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (2.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 3 (2.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.38%) KVM
6 3 (2.38%) Samba
7 2 (1.59%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.79%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.79%) Firmware
8 1 (0.79%) XenApp
8 1 (0.79%) XenServer
8 1 (0.79%) Docker
8 1 (0.79%) iptables
8 1 (0.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (17.46%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (9.52%) Puppet
3 8 (6.35%) Ansible
4 7 (5.56%) OVSD
5 6 (4.76%) Zenoss
6 4 (3.17%) Nagios
7 3 (2.38%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (2.38%) Data Guard
8 2 (1.59%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (1.59%) OpenView
8 2 (1.59%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.59%) SCOM
9 1 (0.79%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.79%) WSUS
9 1 (0.79%) SCCM
9 1 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.79%) Pacemaker
9 1 (0.79%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 38 (30.16%) Oracle
2 26 (20.63%) Red Hat
2 26 (20.63%) VMware
3 20 (15.87%) HP
4 16 (12.70%) Cisco
4 16 (12.70%) hybris
5 15 (11.90%) Microsoft
6 11 (8.73%) NetApp
6 11 (8.73%) Endeca
7 10 (7.94%) IBM
8 9 (7.14%) F5
9 5 (3.97%) Sun
9 5 (3.97%) Citrix
10 3 (2.38%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.38%) Brocade
10 3 (2.38%) Veritas
10 3 (2.38%) PlateSpin
11 2 (1.59%) Google
11 2 (1.59%) Blue Coat
11 2 (1.59%) Opsware
Derbyshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per week
Posted: 4 days ago
East Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £260 - £280 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago