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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 25 29 56
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +27
Contract jobs citing Linux 95 69 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 6.06% 4.78% 2.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.79% 20.78% 12.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 43 18
Average daily rate £375 £368 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £296 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.38 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +3.92%
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
330 332 343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 21.06% 22.99% 22.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 150 158
Average daily rate £300 £338 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +206.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £120 £70
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 45 70
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +14.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £22.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 12 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram 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 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Nottinghamshire +5 39 £280 -20.00% 26
Derbyshire +5 29 £386 -3.43% 7
Northamptonshire +9 12 £375 -16.66% 10
Leicestershire -19 10 £338 -3.57% 6
Lincolnshire - 1 £263 - 8
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 86 (52.12%) Unix
2 65 (39.39%) Windows
2 65 (39.39%) Oracle
3 46 (27.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 45 (27.27%) Solaris
5 44 (26.67%) Red Hat
6 42 (25.45%) SQL
6 42 (25.45%) VMware
7 39 (23.64%) HP
7 39 (23.64%) Security Cleared
8 38 (23.03%) Migration
9 33 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 30 (18.18%) SC Cleared
11 28 (16.97%) High Availability
11 28 (16.97%) Shell Script
12 27 (16.36%) SAN
13 26 (15.76%) Java
14 25 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
14 25 (15.15%) DevOps
15 22 (13.33%) Bash Shell
15 22 (13.33%) Middleware
15 22 (13.33%) Perl
15 22 (13.33%) SQL Server
16 21 (12.73%) Configuration Management
16 21 (12.73%) Windows Server
17 20 (12.12%) Data Centre
17 20 (12.12%) AIX
18 19 (11.52%) Veritas
18 19 (11.52%) IBM
18 19 (11.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 13 (7.88%) WebSphere
2 11 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 10 (6.06%) IIS
4 8 (4.85%) Apache Solr
5 7 (4.24%) JBoss
6 6 (3.64%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (2.42%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.82%) Apache
8 3 (1.82%) Oracle Application Server
8 3 (1.82%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.21%) Confluence
9 2 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.21%) IBM Domino
9 2 (1.21%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.21%) iPlanet
9 2 (1.21%) MS Exchange
9 2 (1.21%) Node.js
9 2 (1.21%) SAS
9 2 (1.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (7.27%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.24%) MS Office
3 2 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.61%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.82%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.61%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (0.61%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.61%) CloudFront
2 1 (0.61%) iPaaS
2 1 (0.61%) Office 365
2 1 (0.61%) SaaS
2 1 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (16.36%) SAN
2 14 (8.48%) TCP/IP
3 10 (6.06%) Firewall
3 10 (6.06%) Internet
4 8 (4.85%) HTTP
5 4 (2.42%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (2.42%) DNS
6 3 (1.82%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (1.82%) Converged Networks
6 3 (1.82%) DHCP
6 3 (1.82%) Network Security
6 3 (1.82%) VLAN
6 3 (1.82%) WAN
6 3 (1.82%) Wireless
7 2 (1.21%) IPv4
7 2 (1.21%) LAN
7 2 (1.21%) NAS
7 2 (1.21%) PBX
8 1 (0.61%) Cisco Wireless
8 1 (0.61%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.09%) MySQL
3 11 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 10 (6.06%) Oracle Database
5 7 (4.24%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (3.64%) DB2
7 5 (3.03%) DataStage
8 4 (2.42%) IBM InfoSphere
9 3 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.82%) SQLPlus
10 2 (1.21%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.21%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.21%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (1.21%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.21%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.61%) IBM PureData
11 1 (0.61%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 14 (8.48%) Git (software)
2 13 (7.88%) Jenkins
3 10 (6.06%) Subversion
4 9 (5.45%) GitLab
5 8 (4.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (3.64%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (1.82%) Maven
7 3 (1.82%) SoapUI
7 3 (1.82%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (1.21%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.21%) JIRA
8 2 (1.21%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.61%) Ant
9 1 (0.61%) Checkstyle
9 1 (0.61%) Gradle
9 1 (0.61%) Hudson
9 1 (0.61%) JUnit
9 1 (0.61%) QUnit
9 1 (0.61%) Selenium
General
1 13 (7.88%) Finance
2 9 (5.45%) Banking
3 7 (4.24%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (3.64%) Retail
5 4 (2.42%) Marketing
6 2 (1.21%) Billing
6 2 (1.21%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.61%) Automotive
7 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (15.15%) Architect
2 22 (13.33%) Developer
3 14 (8.48%) DevOps Engineer
4 13 (7.88%) Analyst
5 10 (6.06%) Consultant
5 10 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (6.06%) Unix Engineer
6 9 (5.45%) Linux Engineer
7 7 (4.24%) Implementation Engineer
7 7 (4.24%) Support Engineer
8 6 (3.64%) Designer
8 6 (3.64%) Java Developer
8 6 (3.64%) Linux Consultant
8 6 (3.64%) Migration Engineer
8 6 (3.64%) Technical Analyst
8 6 (3.64%) Technical Specialist
9 5 (3.03%) AIX Specialist
9 5 (3.03%) Linux Specialist
9 5 (3.03%) Middleware Specialist
9 5 (3.03%) Solaris Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (13.33%) Middleware
2 18 (10.91%) Software Packaging
3 15 (9.09%) Web Services
4 8 (4.85%) .NET
5 7 (4.24%) IBM Integration Bus
6 5 (3.03%) CSS
6 5 (3.03%) HTML
6 5 (3.03%) XML
7 4 (2.42%) REST
7 4 (2.42%) SOAP
8 3 (1.82%) POSIX
8 3 (1.82%) Spring
9 2 (1.21%) BAPI
9 2 (1.21%) Hibernate
9 2 (1.21%) JMS
9 2 (1.21%) LAMP
9 2 (1.21%) SAP Basis
9 2 (1.21%) Struts
9 2 (1.21%) WSDL
9 2 (1.21%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.12%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.27%) Computer Science
3 9 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.24%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.82%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.82%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.82%) Replication
5 3 (1.82%) Web 2.0
6 2 (1.21%) Clustering
6 2 (1.21%) DataPower
6 2 (1.21%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (0.61%) Celerra
7 1 (0.61%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.61%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.61%) NHS
7 1 (0.61%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.61%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 86 (52.12%) Unix
2 65 (39.39%) Windows
3 46 (27.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 45 (27.27%) Solaris
5 21 (12.73%) Windows Server
6 20 (12.12%) AIX
7 19 (11.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 17 (10.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (7.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (3.03%) Windows 8
12 4 (2.42%) Windows 7
13 2 (1.21%) SUSE
13 2 (1.21%) Ubuntu
13 2 (1.21%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.61%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (23.03%) Migration
2 28 (16.97%) High Availability
3 25 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (15.15%) DevOps
4 21 (12.73%) Configuration Management
5 15 (9.09%) ITIL
5 15 (9.09%) Project Management
6 14 (8.48%) ETL
7 13 (7.88%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (7.88%) Validation
8 12 (7.27%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (7.27%) E-Commerce
9 11 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
9 11 (6.67%) Issue Tracking
10 10 (6.06%) TOGAF
11 9 (5.45%) Open Source
11 9 (5.45%) SDLC
12 8 (4.85%) Change Control
12 8 (4.85%) OO
12 8 (4.85%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 42 (25.45%) SQL
2 28 (16.97%) Shell Script
3 26 (15.76%) Java
4 22 (13.33%) Bash Shell
4 22 (13.33%) Perl
5 18 (10.91%) Korn
6 12 (7.27%) PL/SQL
7 8 (4.85%) PowerShell
7 8 (4.85%) T-SQL
8 6 (3.64%) JavaScript
9 5 (3.03%) AWK
10 3 (1.82%) Python
11 2 (1.21%) PHP
11 2 (1.21%) Ruby
12 1 (0.61%) C
12 1 (0.61%) C#
12 1 (0.61%) C++
12 1 (0.61%) SAS Macro
12 1 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 39 (23.64%) Security Cleared
2 30 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 15 (9.09%) Degree
4 9 (5.45%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (4.85%) CCNA
6 4 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.82%) CCNP
7 3 (1.82%) ISEB
7 3 (1.82%) MCSE
8 2 (1.21%) CCDA
8 2 (1.21%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.21%) MCITP
8 2 (1.21%) MCSA
9 1 (0.61%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.61%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.61%) MCP
9 1 (0.61%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.42%) QA
2 3 (1.82%) COBIT
3 2 (1.21%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.21%) TickIT
4 1 (0.61%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (11.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 18 (10.91%) Veritas File System
3 18 (10.91%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 13 (7.88%) Active Directory
5 5 (3.03%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.82%) Docker
7 3 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.82%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (1.82%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 3 (1.82%) vSphere
8 2 (1.21%) Firmware
9 1 (0.61%) NFS
9 1 (0.61%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.61%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 16 (9.70%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (7.88%) Puppet
3 8 (4.85%) Ansible
4 5 (3.03%) SCCM
5 4 (2.42%) Terraform
5 4 (2.42%) Tivoli
6 3 (1.82%) Data Guard
6 3 (1.82%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (1.82%) Salt
6 3 (1.82%) SCOM
7 1 (0.61%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.61%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.61%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.61%) HP UCMDB
7 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.61%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.61%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.61%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.61%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (0.61%) WSUS
Vendors
1 65 (39.39%) Oracle
2 44 (26.67%) Red Hat
3 42 (25.45%) VMware
4 39 (23.64%) HP
5 19 (11.52%) IBM
5 19 (11.52%) Veritas
6 18 (10.91%) Sun
7 16 (9.70%) Opsware
8 14 (8.48%) Microsoft
9 11 (6.67%) SAP
10 7 (4.24%) Cisco
10 7 (4.24%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (3.64%) hybris
12 5 (3.03%) EMC
13 4 (2.42%) Citrix
14 3 (1.82%) AppSense
14 3 (1.82%) CheckPoint
14 3 (1.82%) Lumension
14 3 (1.82%) NetApp
14 3 (1.82%) Talend
Lincolnshire
Oscar
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Northamptonshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago