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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 31 59 22
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -37
Contract jobs citing Linux 63 39 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 4.48% 2.59% 6.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.86% 11.11% 23.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 15 37
Average daily rate
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£375 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £304 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £365 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 8
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -56.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £33.25 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+9.77% -6.33%
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
302 351 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 21.49% 23.35% 25.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 167 106
Average daily rate £325 £110 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+195.45% -63.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £70 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £351 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.12% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 72 72
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.90 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £27.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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
Nottinghamshire +8 26 £350 +8.94% 14
Leicestershire +11 13 £360 +2.85% 6
Northamptonshire -5 10 £500 +25.00% 10
Derbyshire +24 5 £400 +25.00% 7
Lincolnshire - - - - 6
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 64 (44.14%) UNIX
2 51 (35.17%) Windows
3 45 (31.03%) Java
4 37 (25.52%) VMware
5 28 (19.31%) Tomcat
6 26 (17.93%) E-Commerce
6 26 (17.93%) Red Hat
7 25 (17.24%) Oracle
8 21 (14.48%) Microsoft
8 21 (14.48%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (13.10%) Open Source
10 19 (13.10%) hybris
10 19 (13.10%) Migration
10 19 (13.10%) MySQL
10 19 (13.10%) JavaScript
10 19 (13.10%) Apache
11 18 (12.41%) Jenkins
12 17 (11.72%) jQuery
12 17 (11.72%) HTML
13 16 (11.03%) CSS
13 16 (11.03%) Cisco
13 16 (11.03%) Active Directory
13 16 (11.03%) SAN
13 16 (11.03%) VMware Infrastructure
14 15 (10.34%) Configuration Management
14 15 (10.34%) AIX
15 14 (9.66%) SQL
15 14 (9.66%) HP
15 14 (9.66%) Analytical Skills

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 28 (19.31%) Tomcat
2 19 (13.10%) Apache
3 8 (5.52%) Apache Solr
3 8 (5.52%) OpenStack
4 7 (4.83%) MS Exchange
5 6 (4.14%) WebLogic
5 6 (4.14%) WordPress
6 5 (3.45%) WebSphere
7 4 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (2.07%) Lync
8 3 (2.07%) CICS
9 2 (1.38%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.38%) nginx
9 2 (1.38%) Node.js
10 1 (0.69%) Drupal
10 1 (0.69%) CMS
10 1 (0.69%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (5.52%) MS Excel
1 8 (5.52%) MS Office
2 1 (0.69%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (2.76%) Magento
2 1 (0.69%) Cognos Planning
2 1 (0.69%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.83%) Google Apps
2 2 (1.38%) Heroku
3 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.03%) SAN
2 11 (7.59%) LAN
3 10 (6.90%) WAN
4 9 (6.21%) TCP/IP
5 7 (4.83%) DNS
6 6 (4.14%) Internet
7 5 (3.45%) Firewall
8 4 (2.76%) DHCP
9 3 (2.07%) FCoE
9 3 (2.07%) Wireshark
9 3 (2.07%) Intranet
9 3 (2.07%) SSL
9 3 (2.07%) Ethernet
9 3 (2.07%) ADSL
9 3 (2.07%) Broadband
9 3 (2.07%) VoIP
10 2 (1.38%) SNMP
10 2 (1.38%) FTP
10 2 (1.38%) HTTP
10 2 (1.38%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.10%) MySQL
2 11 (7.59%) Relational Database
3 7 (4.83%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.83%) DB2
4 5 (3.45%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.76%) SQLPlus
5 4 (2.76%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.69%) Big Data
6 1 (0.69%) Cognos Transformer
6 1 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.69%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 18 (12.41%) Jenkins
2 13 (8.97%) Git (software)
3 12 (8.28%) Subversion
4 9 (6.21%) Cucumber
4 9 (6.21%) Eclipse
5 8 (5.52%) Gradle
6 7 (4.83%) Maven
7 6 (4.14%) IntelliJ
7 6 (4.14%) Selenium
7 6 (4.14%) Mockito
7 6 (4.14%) WebDriver
8 5 (3.45%) Ant
9 4 (2.76%) JUnit
10 3 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (2.07%) JIRA
10 3 (2.07%) LoadRunner
10 3 (2.07%) JDeveloper
10 3 (2.07%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.38%) ClearCase
11 2 (1.38%) Introscope
General
1 12 (8.28%) Finance
2 7 (4.83%) Retail
3 4 (2.76%) Marketing
4 3 (2.07%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.69%) Banking
5 1 (0.69%) Publishing
5 1 (0.69%) Automotive
5 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 43 (29.66%) Developer
2 20 (13.79%) Administrator
3 19 (13.10%) Java Developer
4 18 (12.41%) Analyst
5 12 (8.28%) Systems Administrator
6 8 (5.52%) Support Engineer
6 8 (5.52%) Linux Administrator
7 7 (4.83%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (4.14%) Consultant
8 6 (4.14%) AIX Administrator
8 6 (4.14%) UNIX Engineer
8 6 (4.14%) Technical Analyst
8 6 (4.14%) Hybris Developer
8 6 (4.14%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (3.45%) Designer
9 5 (3.45%) UNIX Administrator
9 5 (3.45%) Oracle Developer
9 5 (3.45%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (3.45%) Infrastructure Designer
9 5 (3.45%) SAP Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.72%) jQuery
1 17 (11.72%) HTML
2 16 (11.03%) CSS
3 11 (7.59%) HTML5
3 11 (7.59%) CSS3
3 11 (7.59%) Spring
4 10 (6.90%) J2EE
4 10 (6.90%) Web Services
4 10 (6.90%) Ajax
4 10 (6.90%) REST
5 8 (5.52%) SOAP
5 8 (5.52%) RESTful
6 7 (4.83%) LAMP
6 7 (4.83%) Hibernate
6 7 (4.83%) JSP
7 6 (4.14%) JMS
7 6 (4.14%) JSON
7 6 (4.14%) ActiveMQ
8 5 (3.45%) Java EE
8 5 (3.45%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.10%) Open Source
2 14 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.45%) User Experience
4 3 (2.07%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.07%) EPoS
4 3 (2.07%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.38%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.38%) Clustering
5 2 (1.38%) DataPower
6 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.69%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.69%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.69%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.69%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.69%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (0.69%) Contract for Difference
6 1 (0.69%) Statistics
6 1 (0.69%) HACMP
6 1 (0.69%) EMV
6 1 (0.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 64 (44.14%) UNIX
2 51 (35.17%) Windows
3 20 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (10.34%) AIX
5 13 (8.97%) Solaris
6 10 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (4.83%) Windows XP
8 6 (4.14%) Ubuntu
9 5 (3.45%) CentOS
10 4 (2.76%) HPUX
10 4 (2.76%) Android
10 4 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (2.07%) Windows 8
11 3 (2.07%) Apple iOS
11 3 (2.07%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (2.07%) SUSE
11 3 (2.07%) VxWorks
12 2 (1.38%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.69%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.69%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (17.93%) E-Commerce
2 21 (14.48%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (13.10%) Migration
4 15 (10.34%) Configuration Management
5 13 (8.97%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (8.28%) MVC
7 11 (7.59%) SOA
8 8 (5.52%) TDD
8 8 (5.52%) DevOps
9 7 (4.83%) ITIL
10 6 (4.14%) Project Management
10 6 (4.14%) Service Management
10 6 (4.14%) SAP Implementation
11 5 (3.45%) Performance Analysis
11 5 (3.45%) Software Architecture
11 5 (3.45%) Software Engineering
11 5 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (2.76%) Requirements Analysis
12 4 (2.76%) Service Delivery
12 4 (2.76%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 45 (31.03%) Java
2 19 (13.10%) JavaScript
3 14 (9.66%) SQL
4 12 (8.28%) Python
5 11 (7.59%) Shell Script
6 9 (6.21%) Perl
7 7 (4.83%) C
8 6 (4.14%) C++
8 6 (4.14%) PHP
9 5 (3.45%) Bash Shell
9 5 (3.45%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.07%) Objective-C
10 3 (2.07%) Ruby
11 2 (1.38%) Groovy
12 1 (0.69%) PHP5
12 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (8.28%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.90%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.83%) Degree
4 2 (1.38%) CCNA
4 2 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.69%) MCITP
5 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.69%) IBM AIX Certification
5 1 (0.69%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.07%) QA
2 1 (0.69%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (11.03%) Active Directory
1 16 (11.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.76%) NFS
2 4 (2.76%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.38%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.69%) PowerHA
4 1 (0.69%) SRDF
4 1 (0.69%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.69%) XenServer
4 1 (0.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (7.59%) Ansible
2 10 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (4.83%) Puppet
4 4 (2.76%) Tivoli
4 4 (2.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (2.76%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.38%) WMI
5 2 (1.38%) CA Wily
5 2 (1.38%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.69%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.69%) Nagios
Vendors
1 37 (25.52%) VMware
2 26 (17.93%) Red Hat
3 25 (17.24%) Oracle
4 21 (14.48%) Microsoft
5 19 (13.10%) hybris
6 16 (11.03%) Cisco
7 14 (9.66%) HP
8 9 (6.21%) Google
8 9 (6.21%) SAP
9 6 (4.14%) EMC
9 6 (4.14%) IBM
10 5 (3.45%) SolarWinds
10 5 (3.45%) Zend
11 4 (2.76%) Citrix
11 4 (2.76%) Veritas
11 4 (2.76%) Rackspace
12 3 (2.07%) CollabNet
12 3 (2.07%) Serena
12 3 (2.07%) QNX
12 3 (2.07%) NetApp
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