The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 11 23 22
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 277 221 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 8.79% 7.04% 6.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.43% 28.19% 26.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 136 63
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £223 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 18 17
Average hourly rate £37.50 £34.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.91% -0.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £28.50 £27.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £57.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £34.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.14% -8.00%
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 of England region.

Operating Systems Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
740 784 600
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 23.48% 24.98% 25.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 421 235
Average daily rate £350 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £135 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 126 111
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £35.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 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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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 +3 106 £400 +3.22% 90
Essex +1 74 £400 -7.51% 10
Hertfordshire +12 53 £390 -5.45% 32
Norfolk +22 24 £375 +50.00% 2
Suffolk -2 13 £425 +7.93% 4
Bedfordshire +21 8 £375 -15.25% 4
East Anglia - 2 £438 -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

1 198 (35.80%) Windows
2 178 (32.19%) UNIX
3 140 (25.32%) Puppet
4 137 (24.77%) Java
5 122 (22.06%) DevOps
6 114 (20.61%) Opscode Chef
7 110 (19.89%) Agile Software Development
8 106 (19.17%) Amazon AWS
9 100 (18.08%) Web Services
10 98 (17.72%) Oracle
11 97 (17.54%) Continuous Integration
12 94 (17.00%) SQL
13 92 (16.64%) Configuration Management
13 92 (16.64%) VMware
14 87 (15.73%) Ruby
15 83 (15.01%) Perl
16 78 (14.10%) HTML
17 74 (13.38%) Red Hat
18 73 (13.20%) JavaScript
18 73 (13.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 71 (12.84%) Python
20 63 (11.39%) Git (software)
21 62 (11.21%) Ansible
22 59 (10.67%) MySQL
23 57 (10.31%) Relational Database
24 54 (9.76%) Jenkins
24 54 (9.76%) Active Directory
25 50 (9.04%) C
25 50 (9.04%) CSS
26 49 (8.86%) IBM

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 42 (7.59%) Apache
2 38 (6.87%) WebSphere
3 31 (5.61%) Tomcat
4 19 (3.44%) SharePoint
5 17 (3.07%) MS Exchange
6 16 (2.89%) IIS
7 12 (2.17%) WebLogic
8 11 (1.99%) WebSphere Application Server
9 10 (1.81%) Oracle Application Server
9 10 (1.81%) Confluence
10 9 (1.63%) MQSeries
11 8 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (1.45%) JBoss
11 8 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
12 7 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
13 6 (1.08%) Drupal
13 6 (1.08%) nginx
14 5 (0.90%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 19 (3.44%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.17%) MS Office
3 5 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.36%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (2.53%) Tridion
2 3 (0.54%) Magento
3 2 (0.36%) Agresso
3 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.18%) Maximo
4 1 (0.18%) Summit
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 106 (19.17%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (2.35%) IaaS
3 9 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
4 8 (1.45%) Office 365
4 8 (1.45%) Google Analytics
5 5 (0.90%) SaaS
6 2 (0.36%) IBM SmartCloud
7 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 49 (8.86%) Firewall
2 39 (7.05%) DNS
3 38 (6.87%) LDAP
4 35 (6.33%) TCP/IP
5 34 (6.15%) Internet
6 29 (5.24%) DHCP
7 26 (4.70%) SAN
8 25 (4.52%) HTTP
9 21 (3.80%) SSH
9 21 (3.80%) Telnet
10 16 (2.89%) PuTTY
11 15 (2.71%) SSL
12 13 (2.35%) WAN
13 12 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (1.99%) NAS
15 10 (1.81%) LAN
16 9 (1.63%) IPv4
17 8 (1.45%) Wireless
17 8 (1.45%) VoIP
17 8 (1.45%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (10.67%) MySQL
2 57 (10.31%) Relational Database
3 48 (8.68%) SQL Server
4 28 (5.06%) PostgreSQL
5 25 (4.52%) Hadoop
6 22 (3.98%) MongoDB
7 18 (3.25%) Oracle Database
8 17 (3.07%) Big Data
9 13 (2.35%) NoSQL
10 11 (1.99%) RDBMS
11 9 (1.63%) DB2
12 7 (1.27%) Amazon Redshift
12 7 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
13 6 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
14 5 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
14 5 (0.90%) Redis
14 5 (0.90%) CouchDB
15 4 (0.72%) Apache Hive
15 4 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 63 (11.39%) Git (software)
2 54 (9.76%) Jenkins
3 47 (8.50%) Subversion
4 35 (6.33%) Eclipse
5 28 (5.06%) Ant
6 24 (4.34%) JIRA
7 16 (2.89%) Toad
8 14 (2.53%) Visual Studio
9 13 (2.35%) Oracle Forms
10 11 (1.99%) JUnit
11 9 (1.63%) SoapUI
12 7 (1.27%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
12 7 (1.27%) Log4j
13 6 (1.08%) Maven
14 5 (0.90%) ProC
14 5 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (0.90%) AccuRev
14 5 (0.90%) Mercurial
15 4 (0.72%) Selenium
15 4 (0.72%) IntelliJ
General
1 46 (8.32%) Finance
2 21 (3.80%) Telecoms
3 20 (3.62%) Manufacturing
4 10 (1.81%) Marketing
5 9 (1.63%) Automotive
6 8 (1.45%) Retail
7 6 (1.08%) Electronics
7 6 (1.08%) Banking
8 5 (0.90%) Billing
9 4 (0.72%) Legal
10 3 (0.54%) Avionics
10 3 (0.54%) Advertising
11 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.36%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.18%) Law
12 1 (0.18%) Publishing
12 1 (0.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 135 (24.41%) Developer
2 86 (15.55%) Administrator
3 69 (12.48%) DevOps Engineer
4 64 (11.57%) Systems Administrator
5 63 (11.39%) Java Developer
6 62 (11.21%) Linux Administrator
7 52 (9.40%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 48 (8.68%) Analyst
9 47 (8.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 39 (7.05%) Linux Engineer
11 33 (5.97%) Software Engineer
12 30 (5.42%) Architect
13 28 (5.06%) Consultant
14 19 (3.44%) Java/J2EE Developer
15 18 (3.25%) Senior Developer
16 15 (2.71%) DBA
16 15 (2.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 15 (2.71%) PHP Developer
17 14 (2.53%) Security Analyst
17 14 (2.53%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (18.08%) Web Services
2 78 (14.10%) HTML
3 50 (9.04%) CSS
4 45 (8.14%) J2EE
4 45 (8.14%) XML
5 44 (7.96%) Ajax
6 42 (7.59%) .NET
7 35 (6.33%) Middleware
8 34 (6.15%) REST
9 33 (5.97%) HTML5
10 29 (5.24%) JSP
11 27 (4.88%) XHTML
12 23 (4.16%) SOAP
13 18 (3.25%) Spring
14 16 (2.89%) Servlets
15 14 (2.53%) Struts
16 13 (2.35%) JAX-RS
16 13 (2.35%) JSON
16 13 (2.35%) jQuery
17 12 (2.17%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 25 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (3.80%) Computer Science
3 19 (3.44%) Data Centre
4 16 (2.89%) Device Driver
5 15 (2.71%) Web 2.0
6 14 (2.53%) Management Information System
7 13 (2.35%) Client/Server
8 12 (2.17%) Visualisation
9 9 (1.63%) Replication
9 9 (1.63%) Clustering
10 7 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
11 6 (1.08%) Data Integration
11 6 (1.08%) CLARiiON
12 5 (0.90%) Proteomics
12 5 (0.90%) PKI
13 4 (0.72%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 4 (0.72%) Statistics
13 4 (0.72%) CMDB
13 4 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (0.72%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 198 (35.80%) Windows
2 178 (32.19%) UNIX
3 73 (13.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 48 (8.68%) Solaris
5 31 (5.61%) Mac OS X
6 25 (4.52%) Debian
7 24 (4.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (3.98%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (2.71%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (2.35%) Embedded Linux
11 12 (2.17%) AIX
12 10 (1.81%) HPUX
12 10 (1.81%) Windows XP
12 10 (1.81%) Windows 7
13 9 (1.63%) Android
13 9 (1.63%) CentOS
14 8 (1.45%) SUSE
15 7 (1.27%) Ubuntu
15 7 (1.27%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (22.06%) DevOps
2 110 (19.89%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (17.54%) Continuous Integration
4 92 (16.64%) Configuration Management
5 44 (7.96%) Software Engineering
6 40 (7.23%) Scrum
6 40 (7.23%) OO
7 38 (6.87%) ITIL
8 35 (6.33%) TDD
9 34 (6.15%) User Stories
10 31 (5.61%) SOA
11 26 (4.70%) Performance Tuning
12 25 (4.52%) Content Management
13 24 (4.34%) E-Commerce
13 24 (4.34%) Open Source
14 23 (4.16%) Migration
15 22 (3.98%) Cyber Security
16 21 (3.80%) MVC
17 20 (3.62%) Kanban
18 19 (3.44%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 137 (24.77%) Java
2 94 (17.00%) SQL
3 87 (15.73%) Ruby
4 83 (15.01%) Perl
5 73 (13.20%) JavaScript
6 71 (12.84%) Python
7 50 (9.04%) C
8 47 (8.50%) Bash Shell
9 46 (8.32%) C++
10 45 (8.14%) PHP
11 39 (7.05%) Shell Script
12 23 (4.16%) PowerShell
13 17 (3.07%) Embedded C
14 11 (1.99%) PL/SQL
15 10 (1.81%) C#
16 8 (1.45%) T-SQL
17 7 (1.27%) Embedded C++
17 7 (1.27%) Scala
17 7 (1.27%) XPath
17 7 (1.27%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 34 (6.15%) Degree
2 30 (5.42%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.71%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (1.45%) Oracle Certification
5 8 (1.45%) MCSE
5 8 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 7 (1.27%) OCA
7 6 (1.08%) RHCE
7 6 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.90%) MCSA
8 5 (0.90%) PhD
8 5 (0.90%) CCNA
8 5 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (0.72%) LPIC
9 4 (0.72%) RHCA
9 4 (0.72%) CISSP
10 3 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.54%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.81%) SLA
2 4 (0.72%) QA
3 1 (0.18%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.18%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 54 (9.76%) Active Directory
2 44 (7.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (3.44%) VMware ESX
4 16 (2.89%) vSphere
5 11 (1.99%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 11 (1.99%) Hyper-V
6 10 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (1.63%) Terminal Server
8 7 (1.27%) Firmware
8 7 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (1.27%) XenApp
8 7 (1.27%) Docker
9 4 (0.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (0.54%) NFS
11 2 (0.36%) iptables
11 2 (0.36%) Cygwin
11 2 (0.36%) PowerHA
11 2 (0.36%) vCloud
11 2 (0.36%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 140 (25.32%) Puppet
2 114 (20.61%) Opscode Chef
3 62 (11.21%) Ansible
4 22 (3.98%) Tivoli
5 14 (2.53%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 14 (2.53%) CA Single Sign-On
6 9 (1.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 7 (1.27%) Novell Identity Manager
7 7 (1.27%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 6 (1.08%) Vagrant
9 5 (0.90%) Oracle ZFS
10 4 (0.72%) logstash
10 4 (0.72%) Oracle RMAN
10 4 (0.72%) Nessus
10 4 (0.72%) SCCM
10 4 (0.72%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.54%) Kibana
11 3 (0.54%) HP SiteScope
12 2 (0.36%) Red Hat Satellite
12 2 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 98 (17.72%) Oracle
2 92 (16.64%) VMware
3 74 (13.38%) Red Hat
4 49 (8.86%) IBM
5 48 (8.68%) Microsoft
6 32 (5.79%) Cisco
7 20 (3.62%) HP
8 17 (3.07%) Cyber-Ark
9 16 (2.89%) WSO2
10 15 (2.71%) Sun
11 13 (2.35%) Citrix
12 12 (2.17%) EMC
13 10 (1.81%) CheckPoint
14 9 (1.63%) Apple
14 9 (1.63%) Google
14 9 (1.63%) Atlassian
14 9 (1.63%) Zend
15 8 (1.45%) Novell
15 8 (1.45%) NetApp
15 8 (1.45%) FatWire
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