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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 27 44 34
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -10
Contract jobs citing Linux 100 53 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 5.71% 3.40% 4.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.51% 15.68% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 28 39
Average daily rate
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£400 £356 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.28% +9.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £274 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £458 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 11
Average hourly rate - £25.72 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +12.67%
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
408 338 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 23.29% 21.67% 22.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 128 98
Average daily rate £325 £240 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.41% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £70 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.58% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 78 64
Average hourly rate £14.75 £14.00 £13.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.35% +2.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £9.59 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £72.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.94% -0.93%

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 May 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 May 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 +6 35 £450 +12.50% 16
Nottinghamshire +16 33 £438 +25.00% 11
Leicestershire +7 14 £345 -1.42% 7
Derbyshire +2 5 £400 +28.00% 10
Lincolnshire -2 2 £275 +10.00% 5
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 78 (48.75%) UNIX
2 56 (35.00%) Java
3 45 (28.13%) Windows
4 43 (26.88%) Oracle
4 43 (26.88%) Red Hat
5 42 (26.25%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (21.88%) Tomcat
7 34 (21.25%) Apache
8 33 (20.63%) SQL
9 32 (20.00%) VMware
10 31 (19.38%) MySQL
11 30 (18.75%) E-Commerce
12 28 (17.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 27 (16.88%) hybris
14 26 (16.25%) Finance
15 25 (15.63%) Configuration Management
15 25 (15.63%) Opscode Chef
16 24 (15.00%) DevOps
17 23 (14.38%) Jenkins
17 23 (14.38%) Apache Solr
18 21 (13.13%) Open Source
19 20 (12.50%) ITIL
20 19 (11.88%) Microsoft
20 19 (11.88%) Bash Shell
21 18 (11.25%) Shell Script
22 17 (10.63%) PL/SQL
22 17 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
23 16 (10.00%) Perl
23 16 (10.00%) AIX
24 15 (9.38%) Retail

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (21.88%) Tomcat
2 34 (21.25%) Apache
3 23 (14.38%) Apache Solr
4 10 (6.25%) JBoss
5 7 (4.38%) WebLogic
6 4 (2.50%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.50%) Oracle Application Server
7 3 (1.88%) NetWeaver
7 3 (1.88%) iPlanet
7 3 (1.88%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.25%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.25%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.25%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.25%) MQSeries
8 2 (1.25%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.63%) Lync
9 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.63%) Node.js
Applications
1 8 (5.00%) MS Office
2 7 (4.38%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.25%) MS Project
4 1 (0.63%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.88%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.63%) Cognos Planning
2 1 (0.63%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.88%) SaaS
2 2 (1.25%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.63%) GitHub
3 1 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.88%) DNS
1 11 (6.88%) SAN
2 10 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 9 (5.63%) Firewall
4 6 (3.75%) FCoE
4 6 (3.75%) HTTP
5 5 (3.13%) FTP
5 5 (3.13%) WAN
6 4 (2.50%) iSCSI
6 4 (2.50%) VLAN
6 4 (2.50%) SMTP
6 4 (2.50%) HTTPS
7 3 (1.88%) LAN
7 3 (1.88%) SNMP
7 3 (1.88%) Ethernet
7 3 (1.88%) Internet
7 3 (1.88%) Wireshark
7 3 (1.88%) Network Security
8 2 (1.25%) NAS
8 2 (1.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (19.38%) MySQL
2 14 (8.75%) Oracle Database
3 11 (6.88%) SQL Server
4 10 (6.25%) MongoDB
5 9 (5.63%) Relational Database
6 8 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (4.38%) SQLPlus
7 7 (4.38%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (1.88%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.88%) SAP HANA
8 3 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.25%) DataStage
9 2 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.25%) DB2
10 1 (0.63%) Cognos Transformer
10 1 (0.63%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 23 (14.38%) Jenkins
2 15 (9.38%) Subversion
3 12 (7.50%) Gradle
3 12 (7.50%) Maven
4 8 (5.00%) Ant
5 6 (3.75%) Git (software)
5 6 (3.75%) JUnit
6 5 (3.13%) IntelliJ
7 4 (2.50%) Cucumber
7 4 (2.50%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.88%) Eclipse
8 3 (1.88%) JIRA
9 2 (1.25%) Selenium
9 2 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.25%) Checkstyle
9 2 (1.25%) Artifactory
9 2 (1.25%) QUnit
9 2 (1.25%) ClearCase
9 2 (1.25%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.25%) Introscope
General
1 26 (16.25%) Finance
2 15 (9.38%) Retail
3 9 (5.63%) Marketing
4 7 (4.38%) Banking
5 3 (1.88%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.88%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.25%) Publishing
7 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.63%) Games
7 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 40 (25.00%) Developer
2 18 (11.25%) DevOps Engineer
3 16 (10.00%) Administrator
3 16 (10.00%) Analyst
3 16 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 15 (9.38%) Architect
5 12 (7.50%) Linux Engineer
6 11 (6.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 9 (5.63%) Linux Administrator
7 9 (5.63%) DBA
8 7 (4.38%) Messaging Analyst
9 6 (3.75%) AIX Administrator
9 6 (3.75%) Oracle Developer
9 6 (3.75%) Support Analyst
9 6 (3.75%) Consultant
10 5 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
10 5 (3.13%) Data Warehouse Developer
10 5 (3.13%) SAP Administrator
10 5 (3.13%) Oracle Data Warehouse Developer
11 4 (2.50%) MySQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.50%) Java EE
2 11 (6.88%) J2EE
3 10 (6.25%) Spring
4 9 (5.63%) Web Services
4 9 (5.63%) Ajax
5 8 (5.00%) REST
6 7 (4.38%) SOAP
7 6 (3.75%) JSTL
7 6 (3.75%) HTML
8 5 (3.13%) Struts
8 5 (3.13%) CSS
8 5 (3.13%) JSON
8 5 (3.13%) jQuery
8 5 (3.13%) JBoss Seam
9 4 (2.50%) Middleware
9 4 (2.50%) JSP
10 3 (1.88%) Hibernate
10 3 (1.88%) .NET
10 3 (1.88%) XML
10 3 (1.88%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.13%) Open Source
2 17 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (8.13%) Clustering
4 9 (5.63%) DataPower
5 5 (3.13%) Replication
6 4 (2.50%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.25%) Grid Computing
7 2 (1.25%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.63%) IVR
8 1 (0.63%) EMV
8 1 (0.63%) HACMP
8 1 (0.63%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.63%) Statistics
8 1 (0.63%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.63%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 78 (48.75%) UNIX
2 45 (28.13%) Windows
3 28 (17.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (10.00%) AIX
5 14 (8.75%) HPUX
6 12 (7.50%) CentOS
7 11 (6.88%) Ubuntu
8 10 (6.25%) Solaris
9 7 (4.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (3.13%) Windows XP
10 5 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (2.50%) SUSE
12 3 (1.88%) VxWorks
12 3 (1.88%) Android
13 1 (0.63%) Debian
13 1 (0.63%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (26.25%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (18.75%) E-Commerce
3 25 (15.63%) Configuration Management
4 24 (15.00%) DevOps
5 20 (12.50%) ITIL
6 13 (8.13%) Scrum
6 13 (8.13%) Performance Tuning
7 12 (7.50%) Migration
8 9 (5.63%) Problem Management
9 8 (5.00%) Project Management
9 8 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (5.00%) B2B
9 8 (5.00%) B2C
9 8 (5.00%) Data Management
10 7 (4.38%) Mentoring
10 7 (4.38%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (3.75%) SAP Implementation
11 6 (3.75%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (3.75%) Waterfall
11 6 (3.75%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 56 (35.00%) Java
2 33 (20.63%) SQL
3 19 (11.88%) Bash Shell
4 18 (11.25%) Shell Script
5 17 (10.63%) PL/SQL
6 16 (10.00%) Perl
7 12 (7.50%) JavaScript
8 11 (6.88%) PHP
9 10 (6.25%) Python
10 8 (5.00%) Ruby
10 8 (5.00%) AWK
11 5 (3.13%) C
12 4 (2.50%) C++
13 3 (1.88%) VB
13 3 (1.88%) REXX
13 3 (1.88%) Korn
13 3 (1.88%) C-shell
14 2 (1.25%) PowerShell
14 2 (1.25%) Groovy
15 1 (0.63%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 14 (8.75%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.63%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.75%) Degree
4 2 (1.25%) Sun Certification
4 2 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.25%) ISEB
4 2 (1.25%) HND
4 2 (1.25%) OCMJD
4 2 (1.25%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.63%) MCSE
5 1 (0.63%) MCSA
5 1 (0.63%) CCNP
5 1 (0.63%) CCNA
5 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.63%) OCP
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.63%) IBM AIX Certification
5 1 (0.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.63%) SLA
2 5 (3.13%) QA
3 2 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.63%) COBIT
System Software
1 15 (9.38%) Hyper-V
2 13 (8.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.63%) Active Directory
4 8 (5.00%) iptables
5 6 (3.75%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (3.13%) VMware ESX
7 4 (2.50%) Docker
8 3 (1.88%) Samba
8 3 (1.88%) KVM
8 3 (1.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (1.25%) NFS
10 1 (0.63%) PowerHA
10 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.63%) XenServer
10 1 (0.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.63%) SRDF
10 1 (0.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (15.63%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (8.13%) Puppet
3 10 (6.25%) Ansible
4 8 (5.00%) HAProxy
5 6 (3.75%) Zenoss
6 5 (3.13%) Nagios
7 4 (2.50%) SCOM
8 3 (1.88%) Pacemaker
8 3 (1.88%) Data Guard
9 2 (1.25%) CA Wily
9 2 (1.25%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (1.25%) WMI
9 2 (1.25%) OpenView
9 2 (1.25%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.25%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.63%) OVSD
10 1 (0.63%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.63%) CA Endevor
10 1 (0.63%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 43 (26.88%) Oracle
1 43 (26.88%) Red Hat
2 32 (20.00%) VMware
3 27 (16.88%) hybris
4 19 (11.88%) Microsoft
5 15 (9.38%) HP
6 14 (8.75%) Cisco
7 13 (8.13%) Endeca
8 10 (6.25%) SAP
9 7 (4.38%) Sun
9 7 (4.38%) NetApp
9 7 (4.38%) Google
10 6 (3.75%) F5
10 6 (3.75%) IBM
11 5 (3.13%) SolarWinds
12 4 (2.50%) Veritas
12 4 (2.50%) EMC
13 3 (1.88%) QNX
13 3 (1.88%) Cognos
13 3 (1.88%) Citrix
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