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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 21 24 21
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing Linux 198 195 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 7.43% 6.65% 6.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.84% 29.37% 26.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 95 59
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£388 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £305 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 15
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
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
642 664 582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.08% 22.63% 24.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 305 240
Average daily rate £325 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £140 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £319 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 91 120
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 March 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 March 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 March 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 56 £325 -10.34% 81
Essex -4 53 £400 -5.88% 11
Hertfordshire +2 46 £375 - 27
Bedfordshire +14 22 £445 - 3
Suffolk +8 16 £350 -12.50% 4
Norfolk - 5 £600 - 2
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 171 (38.26%) Windows
2 165 (36.91%) UNIX
3 135 (30.20%) Oracle
4 131 (29.31%) SQL
5 120 (26.85%) Java
6 104 (23.27%) HTML
7 77 (17.23%) Web Services
7 77 (17.23%) Python
8 72 (16.11%) XML
9 71 (15.88%) CSS
10 68 (15.21%) Agile Software Development
11 65 (14.54%) Relational Database
12 64 (14.32%) JavaScript
13 60 (13.42%) Solaris
14 59 (13.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 57 (12.75%) VMware
16 53 (11.86%) C++
17 51 (11.41%) MySQL
18 50 (11.19%) Microsoft
19 48 (10.74%) Red Hat
20 46 (10.29%) TDD
21 43 (9.62%) Mac OS X
21 43 (9.62%) C
22 40 (8.95%) PL/SQL
22 40 (8.95%) REST
23 39 (8.72%) MVC
23 39 (8.72%) Software Engineering
24 38 (8.50%) Hibernate
24 38 (8.50%) Scrum
24 38 (8.50%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 36 (8.05%) WebLogic
2 30 (6.71%) Apache
3 29 (6.49%) JBoss
4 26 (5.82%) WebSphere
5 19 (4.25%) MS Exchange
6 16 (3.58%) Tomcat
7 15 (3.36%) SharePoint
8 11 (2.46%) IIS
8 11 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (1.57%) Lync
9 7 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (1.12%) Oracle Application Server
11 5 (1.12%) WildFly
12 4 (0.89%) Apache Pig
12 4 (0.89%) nginx
12 4 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.67%) CMS
13 3 (0.67%) Zope
Applications
1 25 (5.59%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.46%) MS Office
3 5 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.34%) Tridion
1 6 (1.34%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.89%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.80%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (1.57%) SaaS
5 6 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.67%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.67%) PaaS
7 2 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 2 (0.45%) Route 53
7 2 (0.45%) IaaS
7 2 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.45%) IBM SmartCloud
8 1 (0.22%) GitHub
8 1 (0.22%) Office 365
8 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 36 (8.05%) LDAP
2 31 (6.94%) DNS
3 29 (6.49%) Firewall
4 28 (6.26%) TCP/IP
5 27 (6.04%) HTTP
6 23 (5.15%) Internet
7 20 (4.47%) SAN
7 20 (4.47%) DHCP
8 18 (4.03%) VPN
9 13 (2.91%) Wireless
10 10 (2.24%) MPLS
10 10 (2.24%) WAN
11 9 (2.01%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (2.01%) Network Security
12 8 (1.79%) LAN
13 7 (1.57%) 3G
13 7 (1.57%) LTE
14 6 (1.34%) NAS
14 6 (1.34%) SSL
14 6 (1.34%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (14.54%) Relational Database
2 51 (11.41%) MySQL
3 34 (7.61%) SQL Server
4 26 (5.82%) MongoDB
5 24 (5.37%) MariaDB
6 16 (3.58%) Hadoop
6 16 (3.58%) Oracle Database
7 15 (3.36%) Neo4j
8 12 (2.68%) NoSQL
9 7 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.57%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (1.34%) Big Data
11 5 (1.12%) Apache Hive
11 5 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (1.12%) Ingres
12 4 (0.89%) Data Mining
12 4 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.67%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 31 (6.94%) Ant
1 31 (6.94%) Eclipse
2 26 (5.82%) JIRA
3 25 (5.59%) Git (software)
4 18 (4.03%) SoapUI
5 16 (3.58%) Jenkins
5 16 (3.58%) Selenium
6 15 (3.36%) Subversion
7 10 (2.24%) Oracle Forms
8 7 (1.57%) LoadRunner
9 5 (1.12%) ProC
9 5 (1.12%) Maven
9 5 (1.12%) WebDriver
10 4 (0.89%) Robot Framework
10 4 (0.89%) JUnit
10 4 (0.89%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.67%) IntelliJ
11 3 (0.67%) TestLink
11 3 (0.67%) Mockito
12 2 (0.45%) Redmine
General
1 36 (8.05%) Finance
2 23 (5.15%) Marketing
3 18 (4.03%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.13%) Retail
5 11 (2.46%) Legal
5 11 (2.46%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.12%) Billing
7 4 (0.89%) Banking
8 3 (0.67%) Games
8 3 (0.67%) Electronics
9 2 (0.45%) Automotive
9 2 (0.45%) Law
10 1 (0.22%) Avionics
10 1 (0.22%) Front Office
10 1 (0.22%) Back Office
10 1 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 151 (33.78%) Developer
2 64 (14.32%) Java Developer
3 56 (12.53%) Architect
4 33 (7.38%) Consultant
5 32 (7.16%) Analyst
6 29 (6.49%) Administrator
7 25 (5.59%) Software Engineer
8 21 (4.70%) Technical Architect
9 20 (4.47%) Software Developer
10 19 (4.25%) Support Engineer
10 19 (4.25%) Infrastructure Architect
10 19 (4.25%) Linux Engineer
11 18 (4.03%) Linux Administrator
11 18 (4.03%) Project Manager
12 17 (3.80%) Systems Administrator
12 17 (3.80%) Senior Developer
13 16 (3.58%) Python Developer
14 15 (3.36%) Infrastructure Project Manager
14 15 (3.36%) Infrastructure Manager
15 13 (2.91%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (23.27%) HTML
2 77 (17.23%) Web Services
3 72 (16.11%) XML
4 71 (15.88%) CSS
5 40 (8.95%) REST
6 38 (8.50%) HTML5
6 38 (8.50%) Hibernate
7 35 (7.83%) SOAP
8 34 (7.61%) Spring
8 34 (7.61%) JAX-RS
9 31 (6.94%) J2EE
10 30 (6.71%) Ajax
11 28 (6.26%) Spring MVC
12 27 (6.04%) JPA
13 24 (5.37%) JAAS
14 20 (4.47%) XHTML
14 20 (4.47%) JSON
15 19 (4.25%) TopLink
15 19 (4.25%) .NET
16 18 (4.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.26%) Client/Server
2 25 (5.59%) Visualisation
2 25 (5.59%) Enterprise Software
3 19 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (3.36%) Clustering
5 12 (2.68%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.24%) Replication
7 9 (2.01%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.79%) IPTV
9 7 (1.57%) Device Driver
9 7 (1.57%) Streaming Media
9 7 (1.57%) Data Integration
9 7 (1.57%) Open Source
10 6 (1.34%) Fat Client
10 6 (1.34%) STB
10 6 (1.34%) Thin Client
11 5 (1.12%) Blackberry
11 5 (1.12%) PKI
11 5 (1.12%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.89%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 171 (38.26%) Windows
2 165 (36.91%) UNIX
3 60 (13.42%) Solaris
4 59 (13.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 43 (9.62%) Mac OS X
6 22 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (4.70%) CentOS
8 20 (4.47%) Debian
9 17 (3.80%) AIX
10 16 (3.58%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (2.91%) Ubuntu
13 11 (2.46%) Embedded Linux
14 8 (1.79%) VMS
14 8 (1.79%) Android
14 8 (1.79%) Oracle Linux
15 6 (1.34%) Apple iOS
16 5 (1.12%) HPUX
17 4 (0.89%) zOS
18 3 (0.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (15.21%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (10.29%) TDD
3 39 (8.72%) Software Engineering
3 39 (8.72%) MVC
4 38 (8.50%) Scrum
4 38 (8.50%) OO
5 33 (7.38%) Web Development
5 33 (7.38%) User Stories
6 32 (7.16%) Configuration Management
7 24 (5.37%) Web Design
7 24 (5.37%) Validation
7 24 (5.37%) Content Management
7 24 (5.37%) Responsive Web Design
8 23 (5.15%) Test Automation
9 22 (4.92%) E-Commerce
10 20 (4.47%) Project Management
10 20 (4.47%) Migration
10 20 (4.47%) Use Case
10 20 (4.47%) Mentoring
11 19 (4.25%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 131 (29.31%) SQL
2 120 (26.85%) Java
3 77 (17.23%) Python
4 64 (14.32%) JavaScript
5 53 (11.86%) C++
6 43 (9.62%) C
7 40 (8.95%) PL/SQL
8 36 (8.05%) Shell Script
9 26 (5.82%) Perl
10 23 (5.15%) PowerShell
11 18 (4.03%) Bash Shell
12 14 (3.13%) PHP
12 14 (3.13%) Embedded C
13 10 (2.24%) Embedded C++
14 9 (2.01%) C#
14 9 (2.01%) Korn
15 7 (1.57%) Ruby
16 3 (0.67%) XPath
16 3 (0.67%) PHP5
16 3 (0.67%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 28 (6.26%) Security Cleared
2 15 (3.36%) Degree
3 14 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.46%) DV Cleared
5 8 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (1.79%) MCSE
5 8 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.12%) CCNA
8 4 (0.89%) CCNP
9 3 (0.67%) MCP
9 3 (0.67%) MCSD
9 3 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.45%) CISA
10 2 (0.45%) CISSP
10 2 (0.45%) LPIC
10 2 (0.45%) MCDST
10 2 (0.45%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.22%) MCITP
11 1 (0.22%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.13%) QA
2 7 (1.57%) SLA
3 2 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 2 (0.45%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.22%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.22%) DO-178B
System Software
1 35 (7.83%) Active Directory
1 35 (7.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (2.91%) vSphere
3 12 (2.68%) VMware ESX
4 11 (2.46%) Varnish
5 10 (2.24%) Hyper-V
5 10 (2.24%) XenApp
6 8 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.57%) XenDesktop
8 6 (1.34%) Terminal Server
9 5 (1.12%) Firmware
9 5 (1.12%) NFS
9 5 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.89%) Dovecot
10 4 (0.89%) vCloud
11 3 (0.67%) ACF2
11 3 (0.67%) RACF
12 2 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.45%) iptables
13 1 (0.22%) Snort
Systems Management
1 18 (4.03%) SCOM
2 14 (3.13%) Puppet
3 13 (2.91%) BMC PATROL
4 10 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (2.01%) NSN NetAct
6 5 (1.12%) Nagios
6 5 (1.12%) SCCM
7 4 (0.89%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.67%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.67%) CORE IMPACT
8 3 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.67%) Nessus
8 3 (0.67%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.45%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.45%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.45%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.22%) Iperf
10 1 (0.22%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 135 (30.20%) Oracle
2 57 (12.75%) VMware
3 50 (11.19%) Microsoft
4 48 (10.74%) Red Hat
5 33 (7.38%) IBM
6 30 (6.71%) Cisco
7 29 (6.49%) HP
8 22 (4.92%) Citrix
9 16 (3.58%) BMC
9 16 (3.58%) Perforce
10 15 (3.36%) F5
11 13 (2.91%) EMC
12 10 (2.24%) NetApp
13 8 (1.79%) Infoblox
14 7 (1.57%) 3PAR
14 7 (1.57%) Symantec
15 6 (1.34%) CheckPoint
15 6 (1.34%) JDA
15 6 (1.34%) SAP
15 6 (1.34%) Vertica
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