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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 9 21 20
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 313 204 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 10.25% 6.74% 7.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.51% 25.63% 27.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 124 65
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£388 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £215 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £474 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £377 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +2.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 20
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £26.50 £25.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £43.30 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
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
754 796 603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.69% 26.30% 25.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 412 229
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £135 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 129 116
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £30.00 £39.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +6 134 £388 -3.12% 90
Essex +9 78 £400 - 11
Hertfordshire +12 47 £350 -9.67% 25
Suffolk +10 24 £425 +7.93% 2
Norfolk +2 23 £350 +46.75% 3
Bedfordshire +13 8 £338 +1.88% 3
East Anglia - 1 - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 196 (35.13%) Windows
2 186 (33.33%) UNIX
3 152 (27.24%) Java
4 137 (24.55%) Puppet
5 118 (21.15%) DevOps
6 115 (20.61%) Agile Software Development
7 114 (20.43%) Web Services
8 113 (20.25%) Opscode Chef
9 107 (19.18%) Oracle
10 101 (18.10%) SQL
11 99 (17.74%) Continuous Integration
11 99 (17.74%) Amazon AWS
12 92 (16.49%) Configuration Management
13 91 (16.31%) HTML
14 83 (14.87%) Ruby
15 81 (14.52%) JavaScript
16 77 (13.80%) VMware
17 73 (13.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 72 (12.90%) Python
19 70 (12.54%) Red Hat
20 66 (11.83%) MySQL
20 66 (11.83%) Relational Database
21 64 (11.47%) Git (software)
21 64 (11.47%) CSS
22 63 (11.29%) Perl
23 62 (11.11%) Jenkins
24 60 (10.75%) XML
24 60 (10.75%) Solaris
25 56 (10.04%) Ansible
26 55 (9.86%) Active Directory

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 40 (7.17%) Apache
1 40 (7.17%) WebSphere
2 32 (5.73%) Tomcat
3 24 (4.30%) WebLogic
4 23 (4.12%) SharePoint
5 17 (3.05%) MS Exchange
5 17 (3.05%) IIS
6 16 (2.87%) JBoss
7 11 (1.97%) Oracle Application Server
7 11 (1.97%) Confluence
8 10 (1.79%) WebSphere Application Server
9 9 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (1.43%) MQSeries
10 8 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (1.08%) Drupal
12 6 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (0.90%) WildFly
13 5 (0.90%) nginx
Applications
1 20 (3.58%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.51%) MS Office
3 6 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.36%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (2.51%) Tridion
2 3 (0.54%) Magento
3 2 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.36%) Agresso
3 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.18%) Summit
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 99 (17.74%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.97%) IaaS
3 9 (1.61%) AWS CloudFormation
4 8 (1.43%) Google Analytics
5 7 (1.25%) Office 365
6 6 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (0.72%) SaaS
8 2 (0.36%) IBM SmartCloud
9 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 47 (8.42%) Firewall
2 39 (6.99%) DNS
3 35 (6.27%) LDAP
4 34 (6.09%) TCP/IP
5 31 (5.56%) DHCP
5 31 (5.56%) HTTP
6 29 (5.20%) Internet
7 22 (3.94%) SAN
8 19 (3.41%) SSL
9 16 (2.87%) Telnet
10 15 (2.69%) WAN
11 14 (2.51%) SSH
12 12 (2.15%) LAN
13 11 (1.97%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (1.97%) PuTTY
14 9 (1.61%) IPv4
14 9 (1.61%) Wireless
15 8 (1.43%) NAS
15 8 (1.43%) Network Security
16 7 (1.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (11.83%) MySQL
1 66 (11.83%) Relational Database
2 51 (9.14%) SQL Server
3 27 (4.84%) Hadoop
3 27 (4.84%) MongoDB
4 25 (4.48%) PostgreSQL
5 15 (2.69%) Big Data
6 14 (2.51%) Oracle Database
7 10 (1.79%) RDBMS
8 9 (1.61%) DB2
9 8 (1.43%) NoSQL
10 7 (1.25%) MariaDB
11 6 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (0.90%) Ingres
12 5 (0.90%) Apache Hive
13 4 (0.72%) Amazon Redshift
13 4 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 64 (11.47%) Git (software)
2 62 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 43 (7.71%) Subversion
4 40 (7.17%) Eclipse
5 33 (5.91%) Ant
6 25 (4.48%) JIRA
7 17 (3.05%) SoapUI
8 14 (2.51%) Visual Studio
9 13 (2.33%) Oracle Forms
10 11 (1.97%) Toad
11 10 (1.79%) JUnit
12 7 (1.25%) Selenium
13 6 (1.08%) Maven
13 6 (1.08%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
13 6 (1.08%) Log4j
14 5 (0.90%) ProC
14 5 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (0.90%) AccuRev
15 4 (0.72%) Trac
16 3 (0.54%) Rational DOORS
General
1 43 (7.71%) Finance
2 22 (3.94%) Telecoms
3 18 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 18 (3.23%) Marketing
4 13 (2.33%) Retail
5 8 (1.43%) Automotive
6 7 (1.25%) Electronics
7 6 (1.08%) Banking
8 5 (0.90%) Legal
8 5 (0.90%) Billing
9 3 (0.54%) Avionics
10 2 (0.36%) Law
10 2 (0.36%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.18%) Back Office
11 1 (0.18%) Publishing
11 1 (0.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 151 (27.06%) Developer
2 82 (14.70%) Administrator
3 76 (13.62%) Java Developer
4 66 (11.83%) DevOps Engineer
5 63 (11.29%) Systems Administrator
6 59 (10.57%) Linux Administrator
7 49 (8.78%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 46 (8.24%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 40 (7.17%) Linux Engineer
10 38 (6.81%) Analyst
11 35 (6.27%) Architect
12 33 (5.91%) Software Engineer
13 27 (4.84%) Consultant
14 22 (3.94%) Senior Developer
14 22 (3.94%) Java/J2EE Developer
15 18 (3.23%) Support Engineer
16 17 (3.05%) Senior Java Developer
17 16 (2.87%) Technical Architect
18 15 (2.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 14 (2.51%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (20.43%) Web Services
2 91 (16.31%) HTML
3 64 (11.47%) CSS
4 60 (10.75%) XML
5 50 (8.96%) J2EE
6 46 (8.24%) Ajax
7 43 (7.71%) REST
8 41 (7.35%) HTML5
9 36 (6.45%) Middleware
10 35 (6.27%) .NET
11 33 (5.91%) SOAP
12 32 (5.73%) XHTML
13 27 (4.84%) JSP
14 25 (4.48%) EclipseLink
15 22 (3.94%) Spring
16 21 (3.76%) JAX-RS
17 20 (3.58%) Hibernate
18 19 (3.41%) JSON
19 18 (3.23%) TopLink
20 17 (3.05%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 24 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (3.41%) Management Information System
3 17 (3.05%) Device Driver
3 17 (3.05%) Visualisation
3 17 (3.05%) Data Centre
4 14 (2.51%) Web 2.0
4 14 (2.51%) Client/Server
5 13 (2.33%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.61%) Replication
7 8 (1.43%) Clustering
7 8 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.08%) CLARiiON
8 6 (1.08%) Thin Client
8 6 (1.08%) Fat Client
9 5 (0.90%) PKI
9 5 (0.90%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.72%) Statistics
10 4 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (0.72%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 196 (35.13%) Windows
2 186 (33.33%) UNIX
3 73 (13.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 60 (10.75%) Solaris
5 37 (6.63%) Mac OS X
6 27 (4.84%) Debian
7 17 (3.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (2.87%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (2.69%) Embedded Linux
10 13 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (2.15%) AIX
12 10 (1.79%) Android
13 9 (1.61%) Windows XP
14 8 (1.43%) HPUX
14 8 (1.43%) Windows 7
15 7 (1.25%) CentOS
15 7 (1.25%) Windows 8
16 6 (1.08%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.90%) Apple iOS
18 3 (0.54%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (21.15%) DevOps
2 115 (20.61%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (17.74%) Continuous Integration
4 92 (16.49%) Configuration Management
5 47 (8.42%) Software Engineering
6 46 (8.24%) TDD
7 44 (7.89%) OO
8 43 (7.71%) Scrum
9 42 (7.53%) User Stories
10 37 (6.63%) ITIL
11 32 (5.73%) Content Management
12 28 (5.02%) SOA
13 26 (4.66%) E-Commerce
13 26 (4.66%) MVC
13 26 (4.66%) Mentoring
14 25 (4.48%) Open Source
15 20 (3.58%) Performance Tuning
16 19 (3.41%) Project Management
17 18 (3.23%) Use Case
17 18 (3.23%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 152 (27.24%) Java
2 101 (18.10%) SQL
3 83 (14.87%) Ruby
4 81 (14.52%) JavaScript
5 72 (12.90%) Python
6 63 (11.29%) Perl
7 51 (9.14%) C
8 49 (8.78%) C++
9 44 (7.89%) PHP
10 43 (7.71%) Bash Shell
11 29 (5.20%) Shell Script
12 23 (4.12%) PowerShell
13 19 (3.41%) Embedded C
14 16 (2.87%) PL/SQL
15 11 (1.97%) Embedded C++
16 10 (1.79%) C#
17 8 (1.43%) XPath
18 7 (1.25%) Scala
18 7 (1.25%) T-SQL
19 5 (0.90%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 31 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 24 (4.30%) Degree
3 14 (2.51%) SC Cleared
4 12 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (1.61%) MCSE
6 7 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 6 (1.08%) RHCE
8 5 (0.90%) CCNA
8 5 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.72%) Oracle Certification
9 4 (0.72%) CISSP
9 4 (0.72%) MCSA
9 4 (0.72%) MCP
9 4 (0.72%) RHCA
9 4 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (0.72%) LPIC
10 3 (0.54%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.54%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.79%) SLA
2 4 (0.72%) QA
3 3 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.18%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.18%) DO-178B
System Software
1 55 (9.86%) Active Directory
2 39 (6.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (3.41%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (2.69%) vSphere
5 12 (2.15%) VMware ESX
6 10 (1.79%) Terminal Server
6 10 (1.79%) Hyper-V
7 7 (1.25%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 7 (1.25%) Firmware
8 6 (1.08%) XenApp
9 5 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.90%) Docker
10 4 (0.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (0.54%) RACF
11 3 (0.54%) ACF2
11 3 (0.54%) iptables
11 3 (0.54%) NFS
12 2 (0.36%) vCloud
12 2 (0.36%) Cygwin
12 2 (0.36%) Samba
Systems Management
1 137 (24.55%) Puppet
2 113 (20.25%) Opscode Chef
3 56 (10.04%) Ansible
4 12 (2.15%) Tivoli
5 9 (1.61%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 9 (1.61%) CA Single Sign-On
6 6 (1.08%) Novell Identity Manager
6 6 (1.08%) Vagrant
6 6 (1.08%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 5 (0.90%) NSN NetAct
7 5 (0.90%) Nessus
8 4 (0.72%) BMC PATROL
9 3 (0.54%) Kibana
9 3 (0.54%) HP SiteScope
9 3 (0.54%) Oracle ZFS
10 2 (0.36%) logstash
10 2 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.36%) OSSEC
10 2 (0.36%) SCCM
10 2 (0.36%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 107 (19.18%) Oracle
2 77 (13.80%) VMware
3 70 (12.54%) Red Hat
4 49 (8.78%) IBM
4 49 (8.78%) Microsoft
5 34 (6.09%) Cisco
6 20 (3.58%) HP
7 16 (2.87%) WSO2
8 13 (2.33%) F5
8 13 (2.33%) Sun
9 12 (2.15%) CheckPoint
9 12 (2.15%) Cyber-Ark
10 11 (1.97%) EMC
10 11 (1.97%) Citrix
11 10 (1.79%) NetApp
12 9 (1.61%) Apple
12 9 (1.61%) Google
12 9 (1.61%) Atlassian
13 8 (1.43%) FatWire
14 7 (1.25%) Symantec
Watford, Hertfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Sanger Institute
Rate: £30574 - £38564 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £26 - £30 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £200 - 250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Cambridge
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £450 - £475 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 20 days ago
Cambridge
CPS Group
Rate: £180 - 195 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Cambridge
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 25 days ago