The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the East Midlands region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 47 32 44
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +12
Contract jobs citing Linux 55 61 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 3.41% 4.66% 3.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.99% 21.25% 16.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 41 13
Average daily rate £350 £325 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -25.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £230 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £328 £355
% change year-on-year
+14.50% -7.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 7
Average hourly rate £25.86 £27.50 £24.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.96% +13.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.75 £19.35 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.97 £30.15 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Operating Systems Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
344 287 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 21.30% 21.91% 19.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 100 118
Average daily rate £225 £275 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £70 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 60 49
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.67 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.45% +1.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £8.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.50 £27.50 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Linux
England

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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire +2 14 £400 +196.29% 9
Leicestershire -10 12 £350 +16.66% 3
Nottinghamshire -24 12 £350 +7.69% 9
Lincolnshire - 5 £250 - 1
Derbyshire - 5 £313 - 1
Rutland - - - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 31 (33.33%) Windows
2 26 (27.96%) UNIX
2 26 (27.96%) Oracle
3 22 (23.66%) SQL
4 20 (21.51%) MySQL
5 19 (20.43%) Apache
5 19 (20.43%) Microsoft
6 18 (19.35%) JavaScript
7 17 (18.28%) jQuery
8 16 (17.20%) Shell Script
9 15 (16.13%) PHP
10 14 (15.05%) Configuration Management
11 13 (13.98%) Migration
11 13 (13.98%) Software Testing
11 13 (13.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (12.90%) ISEB
12 12 (12.90%) MS Excel
13 11 (11.83%) XML
13 11 (11.83%) Finance
13 11 (11.83%) Bash Shell
14 10 (10.75%) Oracle Database
14 10 (10.75%) IBM
15 9 (9.68%) Red Hat
15 9 (9.68%) CSS
15 9 (9.68%) ITIL
15 9 (9.68%) E-Commerce
15 9 (9.68%) LAMP
15 9 (9.68%) Subversion
16 8 (8.60%) Retail
16 8 (8.60%) Symfony

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 19 (20.43%) Apache
2 4 (4.30%) WebSphere
2 4 (4.30%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.23%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.23%) Oracle Application Server
3 3 (3.23%) Umbraco
4 2 (2.15%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (2.15%) IIS
4 2 (2.15%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (2.15%) WebSphere Portal
4 2 (2.15%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.08%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
5 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.08%) Node.js
5 1 (1.08%) Liferay
5 1 (1.08%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.08%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.08%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 12 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.45%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (6.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.23%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (2.15%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.15%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (2.15%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.15%) SAP CO
2 2 (2.15%) SAP FI
2 2 (2.15%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (2.15%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (2.15%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.15%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (2.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (2.15%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.08%) Magento
3 1 (1.08%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (1.08%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
3 1 (1.08%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.45%) Rackspace Cloud
2 1 (1.08%) IaaS
2 1 (1.08%) Office 365
2 1 (1.08%) ElastiCache
2 1 (1.08%) SaaS
2 1 (1.08%) PaaS
2 1 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.08%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.08%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.45%) SAN
2 5 (5.38%) Firewall
3 4 (4.30%) SSH
3 4 (4.30%) SSL
3 4 (4.30%) WAN
3 4 (4.30%) LAN
4 3 (3.23%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.23%) VPN
5 2 (2.15%) Internet
5 2 (2.15%) DNS
5 2 (2.15%) Asterisk PBX
5 2 (2.15%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.08%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.08%) SMTP
6 1 (1.08%) HTTP
6 1 (1.08%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.08%) DMZ
6 1 (1.08%) VRRP
6 1 (1.08%) Wireless
6 1 (1.08%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.51%) MySQL
2 10 (10.75%) Oracle Database
3 7 (7.53%) SQL Server
4 6 (6.45%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (5.38%) MongoDB
6 4 (4.30%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (4.30%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (3.23%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (2.15%) SQLPlus
8 2 (2.15%) SAP BW
8 2 (2.15%) Oracle9i Database
8 2 (2.15%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (1.08%) DB2
9 1 (1.08%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (1.08%) DataStage
9 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (9.68%) Subversion
2 7 (7.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (7.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (2.15%) JUnit
3 2 (2.15%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (2.15%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.08%) Gradle
4 1 (1.08%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.08%) MSTest
4 1 (1.08%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.08%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.08%) Toad
4 1 (1.08%) Ant
4 1 (1.08%) ERwin
4 1 (1.08%) Serena SBM
4 1 (1.08%) Maven
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle APEX
General
1 11 (11.83%) Finance
2 8 (8.60%) Retail
3 2 (2.15%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.15%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.08%) Billing
4 1 (1.08%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 30 (32.26%) Developer
2 16 (17.20%) Administrator
3 14 (15.05%) Analyst
4 11 (11.83%) Systems Administrator
5 10 (10.75%) PHP Developer
5 10 (10.75%) Test Analyst
6 9 (9.68%) Support Engineer
7 6 (6.45%) Perl Developer
8 5 (5.38%) UAT Test Analyst
8 5 (5.38%) DBA
8 5 (5.38%) Linux Administrator
8 5 (5.38%) UAT Analyst
9 4 (4.30%) Oracle DBA
9 4 (4.30%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 4 (4.30%) Architect
9 4 (4.30%) Consultant
9 4 (4.30%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (4.30%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.23%) Senior Manager
10 3 (3.23%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.28%) jQuery
2 11 (11.83%) XML
3 9 (9.68%) CSS
3 9 (9.68%) LAMP
4 8 (8.60%) Symfony
5 7 (7.53%) RESTful
5 7 (7.53%) Ajax
6 6 (6.45%) .NET
6 6 (6.45%) HTML
7 5 (5.38%) Middleware
7 5 (5.38%) JSON
8 4 (4.30%) CakePHP
9 3 (3.23%) XHTML
10 2 (2.15%) .NET Framework
10 2 (2.15%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (2.15%) Web Services
10 2 (2.15%) POSIX
10 2 (2.15%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 2 (2.15%) REST
11 1 (1.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.38%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.23%) Clustering
3 2 (2.15%) CMDB
3 2 (2.15%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.15%) Firmware
3 2 (2.15%) Open Source
4 1 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.08%) NHS
4 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.08%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 31 (33.33%) Windows
2 26 (27.96%) UNIX
3 13 (13.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (8.60%) AIX
5 6 (6.45%) Solaris
6 4 (4.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (4.30%) CentOS
7 3 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.15%) SUSE
9 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.08%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.08%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.08%) Android
9 1 (1.08%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (15.05%) Configuration Management
2 13 (13.98%) Migration
2 13 (13.98%) Software Testing
3 9 (9.68%) ITIL
3 9 (9.68%) E-Commerce
4 8 (8.60%) Integration Testing
4 8 (8.60%) Scrum
5 7 (7.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (7.53%) MVC
5 7 (7.53%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (5.38%) Waterfall
6 5 (5.38%) Regression Testing
6 5 (5.38%) Test Scripting
7 4 (4.30%) Automated Testing
7 4 (4.30%) Service Management
7 4 (4.30%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (4.30%) Project Management
7 4 (4.30%) OOP
7 4 (4.30%) V-Model
7 4 (4.30%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (23.66%) SQL
2 18 (19.35%) JavaScript
3 16 (17.20%) Shell Script
4 15 (16.13%) PHP
5 11 (11.83%) Bash Shell
6 8 (8.60%) PL/SQL
6 8 (8.60%) Perl
7 5 (5.38%) Java
8 4 (4.30%) C#
9 3 (3.23%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.15%) Jython
11 1 (1.08%) Python
11 1 (1.08%) C
11 1 (1.08%) C++
11 1 (1.08%) VBScript
11 1 (1.08%) Korn
Qualifications
1 12 (12.90%) ISEB
2 7 (7.53%) ISTQB
2 7 (7.53%) Degree
3 3 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.15%) OCP
4 2 (2.15%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (2.15%) MCSE
4 2 (2.15%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.15%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.08%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.38%) ISO 9001
1 5 (5.38%) TickIT
2 2 (2.15%) QA
2 2 (2.15%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.08%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (5.38%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.30%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (2.15%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (2.15%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.08%) vSphere
4 1 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.08%) Postfix
4 1 (1.08%) Sendmail
4 1 (1.08%) XenApp
4 1 (1.08%) XenServer
4 1 (1.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (1.08%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (3.23%) Data Guard
1 3 (3.23%) BladeLogic
2 2 (2.15%) SCCM
2 2 (2.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.08%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.08%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.08%) Nagios
3 1 (1.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (27.96%) Oracle
2 19 (20.43%) Microsoft
3 10 (10.75%) IBM
4 9 (9.68%) Red Hat
5 8 (8.60%) Rackspace
6 7 (7.53%) HP
7 6 (6.45%) VMware
8 5 (5.38%) Citrix
9 4 (4.30%) Cisco
10 3 (3.23%) SAP
11 2 (2.15%) Dell
11 2 (2.15%) hybris
12 1 (1.08%) Twitter
12 1 (1.08%) ServiceNow
12 1 (1.08%) JBoss
12 1 (1.08%) Intel
12 1 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (1.08%) Software AG
12 1 (1.08%) BMC
12 1 (1.08%) CA