The first table below looks at the demand for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 25 July 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 of England 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 21 15 29
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +14
Contract jobs citing Linux 207 177 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 6.82% 7.41% 5.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.94% 28.78% 21.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 67 82
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £239 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 20 15
Average hourly rate £30.00 £36.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £25.85 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £50.00 £86.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
798 615 828
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.30% 25.73% 27.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 234 360
Average daily rate £295 £295 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £159 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 117 141
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.47 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.41% -13.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.50 £41.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Linux
England

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the East of England region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the East of England region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Linux
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Linux
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
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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
Cambridgeshire 0 90 £400 +22.13% 68
Essex +11 42 £394 -4.54% 2
Hertfordshire -16 29 £381 +5.53% 36
Norfolk +11 21 £239 -
Suffolk -6 18 £394 +75.00% 5
Bedfordshire -21 7 £331 +25.00% 6
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

1 165 (43.31%) UNIX
2 146 (38.32%) SQL
3 126 (33.07%) Oracle
4 123 (32.28%) Windows
5 117 (30.71%) Java
6 74 (19.42%) JavaScript
7 72 (18.90%) MySQL
8 71 (18.64%) Finance
9 67 (17.59%) XML
10 65 (17.06%) Solaris
11 63 (16.54%) HTML
12 60 (15.75%) Web Services
13 59 (15.49%) Apache
13 59 (15.49%) CSS
14 56 (14.70%) Red Hat
15 55 (14.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 52 (13.65%) DNS
17 50 (13.12%) IBM
17 50 (13.12%) Perl
17 50 (13.12%) OO
18 49 (12.86%) J2EE
19 47 (12.34%) C
19 47 (12.34%) Active Directory
20 45 (11.81%) Microsoft
20 45 (11.81%) TCP/IP
21 44 (11.55%) ITIL
22 43 (11.29%) Software Engineering
23 42 (11.02%) Scrum
23 42 (11.02%) PHP
24 41 (10.76%) VMware

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 59 (15.49%) Apache
2 35 (9.19%) Tomcat
3 32 (8.40%) WebSphere
4 29 (7.61%) WebLogic
5 20 (5.25%) MQSeries
6 15 (3.94%) WebSphere Application Server
7 14 (3.67%) IIS
7 14 (3.67%) MS Exchange
8 13 (3.41%) CMS
9 11 (2.89%) WordPress
10 9 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2007
10 9 (2.36%) IBM HTTP Server
11 6 (1.57%) SharePoint
12 5 (1.31%) Oracle Application Server
12 5 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (1.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (1.31%) Oracle Service Bus
13 4 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (1.05%) Adobe CQ
14 3 (0.79%) Alfresco
Applications
1 23 (6.04%) MS Excel
2 18 (4.72%) MS Office
3 5 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.57%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (1.05%) Magento
3 4 (1.05%) Tridion
4 3 (0.79%) Oracle CRM
4 3 (0.79%) RiskWrite
5 2 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.52%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.05%) SaaS
2 4 (1.05%) PaaS
3 3 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.79%) IaaS
3 3 (0.79%) IBM SmartCloud
4 2 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.52%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.52%) Rackspace Cloud
5 1 (0.26%) Office 365
5 1 (0.26%) GitHub
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.26%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 52 (13.65%) DNS
2 45 (11.81%) TCP/IP
3 38 (9.97%) Internet
3 38 (9.97%) DHCP
3 38 (9.97%) HTTP
3 38 (9.97%) Firewall
4 34 (8.92%) SAN
5 21 (5.51%) VPN
6 19 (4.99%) NAS
7 16 (4.20%) Reverse Proxy
8 15 (3.94%) LDAP
9 12 (3.15%) Broadband
10 11 (2.89%) Network Security
11 9 (2.36%) Wireless
11 9 (2.36%) WAN
12 8 (2.10%) LAN
13 7 (1.84%) FTP
13 7 (1.84%) Telnet
13 7 (1.84%) BIG-IP
13 7 (1.84%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (18.90%) MySQL
2 41 (10.76%) Relational Database
3 36 (9.45%) Oracle Database
4 31 (8.14%) SQL Server
5 22 (5.77%) NoSQL
6 18 (4.72%) DB2
7 16 (4.20%) RDBMS
8 12 (3.15%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (2.62%) Crystal Reports
10 9 (2.36%) MariaDB
11 8 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (2.10%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (1.84%) JasperReports
12 7 (1.84%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (1.57%) Oracle Database 10g
14 5 (1.31%) Oracle9i Database
14 5 (1.31%) Oracle Exadata
15 4 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
16 2 (0.52%) MS Access
16 2 (0.52%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 37 (9.71%) Subversion
2 30 (7.87%) Git (software)
3 26 (6.82%) Ant
4 22 (5.77%) JUnit
5 20 (5.25%) Eclipse
6 15 (3.94%) Selenium
7 13 (3.41%) Jenkins
8 11 (2.89%) JIRA
9 10 (2.62%) Log4j
9 10 (2.62%) Oracle Forms
10 8 (2.10%) Maven
11 7 (1.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (1.84%) Bugzilla
12 6 (1.57%) Trac
12 6 (1.57%) Redmine
13 5 (1.31%) IntelliJ
14 4 (1.05%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
14 4 (1.05%) Mockito
15 3 (0.79%) XDoclet
16 2 (0.52%) LoadRunner
General
1 71 (18.64%) Finance
2 24 (6.30%) Manufacturing
3 18 (4.72%) Retail
4 9 (2.36%) Marketing
4 9 (2.36%) Legal
5 8 (2.10%) Banking
6 7 (1.84%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.84%) Automotive
7 4 (1.05%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.05%) Electronics
7 4 (1.05%) Publishing
8 2 (0.52%) Advertising
9 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 117 (30.71%) Developer
2 49 (12.86%) Java Developer
3 38 (9.97%) Software Engineer
4 34 (8.92%) Administrator
5 33 (8.66%) Systems Administrator
6 32 (8.40%) Analyst
7 25 (6.56%) Consultant
8 22 (5.77%) Architect
9 19 (4.99%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 18 (4.72%) Project Manager
10 18 (4.72%) DBA
11 16 (4.20%) Linux Administrator
12 14 (3.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 14 (3.67%) Linux Engineer
12 14 (3.67%) Support Engineer
13 13 (3.41%) LAMP Developer
14 12 (3.15%) Network Engineer
14 12 (3.15%) Web Developer
15 10 (2.62%) Support Analyst
16 9 (2.36%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (17.59%) XML
2 63 (16.54%) HTML
3 60 (15.75%) Web Services
4 59 (15.49%) CSS
5 49 (12.86%) J2EE
6 39 (10.24%) Ajax
7 32 (8.40%) Spring
8 30 (7.87%) JSON
9 29 (7.61%) Hibernate
9 29 (7.61%) jQuery
10 28 (7.35%) .NET
11 27 (7.09%) XHTML
12 21 (5.51%) JSP
13 17 (4.46%) LAMP
14 16 (4.20%) Struts
14 16 (4.20%) REST
15 14 (3.67%) JPA
16 13 (3.41%) J2SE
16 13 (3.41%) JAAS
17 12 (3.15%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.82%) Replication
2 21 (5.51%) Enterprise Software
3 18 (4.72%) Open Source
4 15 (3.94%) Web 2.0
4 15 (3.94%) Device Driver
5 14 (3.67%) Clustering
6 12 (3.15%) MPEG
7 10 (2.62%) IPTV
8 9 (2.36%) Fat Client
8 9 (2.36%) Firmware
8 9 (2.36%) Thin Client
9 8 (2.10%) Computer Science
9 8 (2.10%) PKI
10 7 (1.84%) Blackberry
11 6 (1.57%) Streaming Video
11 6 (1.57%) Mainframe
12 5 (1.31%) CMDB
12 5 (1.31%) Embedded Systems
12 5 (1.31%) Visualisation
13 4 (1.05%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 165 (43.31%) UNIX
2 123 (32.28%) Windows
3 65 (17.06%) Solaris
4 55 (14.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (6.30%) AIX
5 24 (6.30%) Embedded Linux
6 20 (5.25%) Mac OS X
7 19 (4.99%) Ubuntu
8 16 (4.20%) Apple iOS
9 15 (3.94%) Android
10 11 (2.89%) Oracle Linux
11 10 (2.62%) Windows 7
11 10 (2.62%) SUSE
11 10 (2.62%) HPUX
12 8 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (2.10%) CentOS
13 6 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (1.05%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.52%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (13.12%) OO
2 44 (11.55%) ITIL
3 43 (11.29%) Software Engineering
4 42 (11.02%) Scrum
5 36 (9.45%) E-Commerce
6 33 (8.66%) TDD
7 30 (7.87%) DevOps
8 28 (7.35%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (6.56%) Web Development
9 25 (6.56%) Configuration Management
9 25 (6.56%) Performance Tuning
10 21 (5.51%) MVC
11 18 (4.72%) Project Management
12 17 (4.46%) Service Delivery
12 17 (4.46%) UML
12 17 (4.46%) Capacity Planning
13 16 (4.20%) Migration
13 16 (4.20%) Content Management
14 15 (3.94%) Load Balancing
14 15 (3.94%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 146 (38.32%) SQL
2 117 (30.71%) Java
3 74 (19.42%) JavaScript
4 50 (13.12%) Perl
5 47 (12.34%) C
6 42 (11.02%) PHP
7 39 (10.24%) Python
8 32 (8.40%) PL/SQL
9 31 (8.14%) Shell Script
10 28 (7.35%) PowerShell
10 28 (7.35%) Bash Shell
11 22 (5.77%) C++
12 17 (4.46%) Embedded C
13 16 (4.20%) Ruby
14 13 (3.41%) PHP5
15 12 (3.15%) Embedded C++
16 11 (2.89%) XPath
17 10 (2.62%) T-SQL
18 9 (2.36%) VB.NET
19 7 (1.84%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (4.72%) Degree
2 16 (4.20%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (2.62%) Sun Certification
4 9 (2.36%) RHCE
4 9 (2.36%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (2.36%) MCSE
5 7 (1.84%) CCNP
5 7 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (1.84%) CCSE
6 5 (1.31%) MCSA
7 4 (1.05%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.79%) MCP
8 3 (0.79%) OCP
8 3 (0.79%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (0.79%) RHCA
9 2 (0.52%) MOS
9 2 (0.52%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.52%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.94%) SLA
2 12 (3.15%) QA
3 4 (1.05%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.26%) JTAG
System Software
1 47 (12.34%) Active Directory
2 31 (8.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.94%) VMware ESX
4 11 (2.89%) Hyper-V
5 10 (2.62%) Oracle RMAN
6 9 (2.36%) KVM
7 7 (1.84%) vSphere
7 7 (1.84%) XenApp
8 6 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.31%) Docker
10 4 (1.05%) NFS
10 4 (1.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.79%) FreeRADIUS
11 3 (0.79%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.52%) Xen
12 2 (0.52%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.52%) Samba
Systems Management
1 33 (8.66%) Puppet
2 24 (6.30%) Nagios
2 24 (6.30%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (2.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 11 (2.89%) Tivoli
3 11 (2.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 8 (2.10%) SCOM
5 6 (1.57%) Data Guard
5 6 (1.57%) NSN NetAct
5 6 (1.57%) SCCM
5 6 (1.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 5 (1.31%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (1.05%) Backup Exec
7 4 (1.05%) WSUS
8 3 (0.79%) Munin
8 3 (0.79%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.52%) Opsview
9 2 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.52%) Foglight
9 2 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 126 (33.07%) Oracle
2 56 (14.70%) Red Hat
3 50 (13.12%) IBM
4 45 (11.81%) Microsoft
5 41 (10.76%) VMware
6 35 (9.19%) HP
7 31 (8.14%) Cisco
8 24 (6.30%) Sun
9 23 (6.04%) NetApp
10 21 (5.51%) JBoss
10 21 (5.51%) Citrix
11 18 (4.72%) Sybase
12 12 (3.15%) CheckPoint
12 12 (3.15%) F5
13 10 (2.62%) Atlassian
13 10 (2.62%) SAP
13 10 (2.62%) Dell
14 9 (2.36%) FatWire
15 7 (1.84%) Rackspace
15 7 (1.84%) Infoblox
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