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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 21 23 20
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing Linux 225 156 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 7.23% 6.50% 7.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.85% 26.09% 25.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 62 97
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£400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £239 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £475 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 18 23
Average hourly rate £34.75 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.71% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £26.29 £23.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £46.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-10.66% -6.25%
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
780 598 861
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 25.07% 24.92% 28.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 234 355
Average daily rate £350 £300 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 113 137
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -21.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +7 91 £375 +13.63% 80
Essex +15 63 £433 +8.12% 8
Hertfordshire -12 41 £413 +3.12% 34
Suffolk +6 18 £394 +75.00% 8
Norfolk -12 9 £255 -32.00% 6
Bedfordshire -22 2 £443 +66.98% 6
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 178 (43.84%) UNIX
2 157 (38.67%) SQL
3 135 (33.25%) Java
4 131 (32.27%) Oracle
5 120 (29.56%) Windows
6 77 (18.97%) JavaScript
6 77 (18.97%) Perl
7 75 (18.47%) XML
8 71 (17.49%) MySQL
9 68 (16.75%) Finance
10 66 (16.26%) Solaris
11 61 (15.02%) HTML
12 57 (14.04%) Python
13 55 (13.55%) Apache
14 54 (13.30%) J2EE
15 53 (13.05%) DNS
16 51 (12.56%) Git (software)
17 50 (12.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 50 (12.32%) CSS
17 50 (12.32%) Web Services
17 50 (12.32%) Red Hat
18 49 (12.07%) TCP/IP
18 49 (12.07%) Active Directory
18 49 (12.07%) Scrum
19 47 (11.58%) Subversion
19 47 (11.58%) Software Engineering
20 46 (11.33%) Agile Software Development
20 46 (11.33%) C
20 46 (11.33%) Relational Database
21 44 (10.84%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 55 (13.55%) Apache
2 43 (10.59%) Tomcat
3 36 (8.87%) WebLogic
4 31 (7.64%) WebSphere
5 17 (4.19%) MQSeries
6 16 (3.94%) MS Exchange
7 15 (3.69%) CMS
8 11 (2.71%) WebSphere Application Server
8 11 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (1.97%) IIS
10 7 (1.72%) IBM HTTP Server
10 7 (1.72%) Node.js
10 7 (1.72%) Adobe CQ
11 6 (1.48%) lighttpd
11 6 (1.48%) SharePoint
12 5 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (1.23%) OpenStack
12 5 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (0.99%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 20 (4.93%) MS Excel
2 19 (4.68%) MS Office
3 5 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.48%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.74%) Magento
3 3 (0.74%) Oracle CRM
3 3 (0.74%) Tridion
3 3 (0.74%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.49%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.69%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.99%) SaaS
2 4 (0.99%) PaaS
2 4 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.74%) IaaS
3 3 (0.74%) IBM SmartCloud
4 2 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (0.49%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.25%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.25%) Office 365
5 1 (0.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 53 (13.05%) DNS
2 49 (12.07%) TCP/IP
3 43 (10.59%) Firewall
4 42 (10.34%) Internet
4 42 (10.34%) DHCP
4 42 (10.34%) HTTP
5 41 (10.10%) SAN
6 23 (5.67%) VPN
7 22 (5.42%) NAS
8 20 (4.93%) LDAP
9 16 (3.94%) Broadband
10 15 (3.69%) Reverse Proxy
11 13 (3.20%) Wireless
12 11 (2.71%) Network Security
13 10 (2.46%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (2.22%) FTP
14 9 (2.22%) Telnet
15 7 (1.72%) WAN
15 7 (1.72%) Fibre Channel
15 7 (1.72%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (17.49%) MySQL
2 46 (11.33%) Relational Database
3 37 (9.11%) Oracle Database
4 27 (6.65%) SQL Server
4 27 (6.65%) NoSQL
5 16 (3.94%) MariaDB
6 14 (3.45%) RDBMS
7 13 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (3.20%) DB2
8 10 (2.46%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (2.22%) Oracle Database 10g
10 7 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (1.48%) MongoDB
12 5 (1.23%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (1.23%) JasperReports
12 5 (1.23%) Oracle Exadata
13 4 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.99%) Oracle9i Database
14 3 (0.74%) Redis
14 3 (0.74%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 51 (12.56%) Git (software)
2 47 (11.58%) Subversion
3 32 (7.88%) Ant
4 25 (6.16%) Eclipse
5 24 (5.91%) Selenium
6 22 (5.42%) JUnit
7 19 (4.68%) Jenkins
8 15 (3.69%) Maven
9 12 (2.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 10 (2.46%) JIRA
10 10 (2.46%) Oracle Forms
11 8 (1.97%) Log4j
11 8 (1.97%) Grunt
12 7 (1.72%) Mockito
12 7 (1.72%) Bugzilla
12 7 (1.72%) IntelliJ
13 6 (1.48%) Trac
13 6 (1.48%) Redmine
14 4 (0.99%) Yeoman
14 4 (0.99%) PHPUnit
General
1 68 (16.75%) Finance
2 22 (5.42%) Manufacturing
3 15 (3.69%) Retail
3 15 (3.69%) Marketing
4 10 (2.46%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.46%) Automotive
4 10 (2.46%) Legal
5 8 (1.97%) Banking
6 5 (1.23%) Advertising
6 5 (1.23%) Publishing
7 4 (0.99%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.99%) Electronics
8 1 (0.25%) Games
8 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 117 (28.82%) Developer
2 51 (12.56%) Java Developer
3 41 (10.10%) Software Engineer
4 35 (8.62%) Systems Administrator
4 35 (8.62%) Administrator
5 30 (7.39%) Architect
6 29 (7.14%) Analyst
7 23 (5.67%) Consultant
8 18 (4.43%) Linux Administrator
9 16 (3.94%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 15 (3.69%) DBA
10 15 (3.69%) Solutions Architect
10 15 (3.69%) Test Engineer
11 13 (3.20%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 12 (2.96%) Network Engineer
12 12 (2.96%) Linux Engineer
12 12 (2.96%) Java Architect
13 11 (2.71%) Senior Developer
14 10 (2.46%) Support Analyst
14 10 (2.46%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (18.47%) XML
2 61 (15.02%) HTML
3 54 (13.30%) J2EE
4 50 (12.32%) CSS
4 50 (12.32%) Web Services
5 39 (9.61%) Spring
6 32 (7.88%) JSON
7 31 (7.64%) Ajax
8 29 (7.14%) Hibernate
9 26 (6.40%) .NET
10 23 (5.67%) JSP
11 22 (5.42%) J2SE
11 22 (5.42%) REST
12 19 (4.68%) JAAS
13 18 (4.43%) Spring MVC
14 15 (3.69%) jQuery
14 15 (3.69%) HTML5
14 15 (3.69%) SOAP
15 14 (3.45%) Struts
15 14 (3.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.90%) Replication
2 25 (6.16%) Open Source
3 15 (3.69%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (3.69%) Device Driver
4 13 (3.20%) Web 2.0
4 13 (3.20%) Computer Science
5 12 (2.96%) MPEG
5 12 (2.96%) Firmware
6 11 (2.71%) Clustering
7 10 (2.46%) Mathematics
7 10 (2.46%) IPTV
8 8 (1.97%) PKI
8 8 (1.97%) STB
8 8 (1.97%) Blackberry
8 8 (1.97%) Embedded Systems
9 7 (1.72%) Streaming Video
10 6 (1.48%) Visualisation
11 5 (1.23%) Biology
11 5 (1.23%) CMDB
11 5 (1.23%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 178 (43.84%) UNIX
2 120 (29.56%) Windows
3 66 (16.26%) Solaris
4 50 (12.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (5.42%) Mac OS X
5 22 (5.42%) Embedded Linux
6 20 (4.93%) Oracle Linux
7 15 (3.69%) HPUX
8 14 (3.45%) AIX
9 12 (2.96%) Windows 7
10 10 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (2.22%) SUSE
11 9 (2.22%) Ubuntu
12 8 (1.97%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (1.72%) CentOS
13 7 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (1.48%) Windows XP
15 5 (1.23%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.99%) Debian
17 3 (0.74%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (12.07%) Scrum
2 47 (11.58%) Software Engineering
3 46 (11.33%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (10.84%) OO
5 41 (10.10%) TDD
6 39 (9.61%) ITIL
7 36 (8.87%) DevOps
8 34 (8.37%) MVC
9 30 (7.39%) E-Commerce
10 28 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
11 27 (6.65%) UML
11 27 (6.65%) Web Development
12 23 (5.67%) Multithreading
13 21 (5.17%) Load Balancing
13 21 (5.17%) Unit Testing
13 21 (5.17%) Content Management
13 21 (5.17%) Configuration Management
14 18 (4.43%) Migration
15 14 (3.45%) Validation
15 14 (3.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 157 (38.67%) SQL
2 135 (33.25%) Java
3 77 (18.97%) JavaScript
3 77 (18.97%) Perl
4 57 (14.04%) Python
5 46 (11.33%) C
6 40 (9.85%) PL/SQL
6 40 (9.85%) Bash Shell
7 35 (8.62%) Shell Script
7 35 (8.62%) PHP
8 33 (8.13%) PowerShell
9 22 (5.42%) C++
10 20 (4.93%) Ruby
11 13 (3.20%) Embedded C
12 11 (2.71%) VB.NET
13 10 (2.46%) XPath
14 9 (2.22%) Embedded C++
15 8 (1.97%) T-SQL
16 7 (1.72%) VBA
16 7 (1.72%) Korn
Qualifications
1 23 (5.67%) Degree
2 14 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (2.71%) Sun Certification
5 9 (2.22%) RHCE
6 7 (1.72%) CCSE
6 7 (1.72%) CCNP
7 6 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (1.48%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.23%) MCSE
9 4 (0.99%) CCNA
9 4 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.99%) MCP
10 3 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.74%) MCITP
10 3 (0.74%) MCSA
10 3 (0.74%) OCP
10 3 (0.74%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.49%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.49%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.71%) SLA
2 10 (2.46%) QA
3 7 (1.72%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.25%) JTAG
System Software
1 49 (12.07%) Active Directory
2 32 (7.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.46%) vSphere
4 9 (2.22%) Oracle RMAN
5 8 (1.97%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.97%) KVM
6 6 (1.48%) Docker
7 5 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.23%) VMware ESX
7 5 (1.23%) XenApp
7 5 (1.23%) Xen
8 4 (0.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (0.99%) NFS
9 3 (0.74%) FreeRADIUS
10 2 (0.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.49%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.49%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.25%) RACF
11 1 (0.25%) Samba
11 1 (0.25%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 41 (10.10%) Puppet
2 27 (6.65%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (4.19%) Nagios
4 10 (2.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 8 (1.97%) SCOM
6 6 (1.48%) NSN NetAct
6 6 (1.48%) Backup Exec
6 6 (1.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 5 (1.23%) WSUS
7 5 (1.23%) EMC NetWorker
7 5 (1.23%) Data Guard
8 4 (0.99%) SCCM
9 3 (0.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (0.74%) Munin
9 3 (0.74%) HP SIM
9 3 (0.74%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.49%) Red Hat Satellite
10 2 (0.49%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.49%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 131 (32.27%) Oracle
2 50 (12.32%) Red Hat
3 44 (10.84%) VMware
4 43 (10.59%) Microsoft
5 40 (9.85%) IBM
6 32 (7.88%) Cisco
6 32 (7.88%) HP
7 29 (7.14%) Sun
8 28 (6.90%) JBoss
9 19 (4.68%) Citrix
10 18 (4.43%) Atlassian
10 18 (4.43%) F5
11 16 (3.94%) Sybase
12 15 (3.69%) CheckPoint
13 12 (2.96%) NetApp
14 11 (2.71%) EMC
15 10 (2.46%) SAP
16 9 (2.22%) FatWire
17 8 (1.97%) Interwoven
18 7 (1.72%) Remedy
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