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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 15 23 35
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +12
Contract jobs citing Linux 258 159 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 9.19% 6.61% 4.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.26% 23.28% 19.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 74 50
Average daily rate
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£425 £350 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +4.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £283 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £436 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 21
Average hourly rate £43.75 £40.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £35.25 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £44.89 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -11.11%
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
753 683 629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.82% 28.38% 23.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 309 267
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £138 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 130 122
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £41.50 £36.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -3 90 £325 - 58
Essex +9 64 £425 +23.18% 5
Hertfordshire +23 48 £450 +12.50% 24
Suffolk +24 36 £438 +15.13% 3
Bedfordshire -8 13 £575 +55.93% 3
Norfolk +12 7 £319 -2.29% 3
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 217 (44.56%) UNIX
2 197 (40.45%) SQL
3 173 (35.52%) Java
4 159 (32.65%) Windows
5 152 (31.21%) Oracle
6 141 (28.95%) HTML
7 116 (23.82%) XML
8 96 (19.71%) Agile Software Development
9 95 (19.51%) JavaScript
9 95 (19.51%) CSS
9 95 (19.51%) Python
10 94 (19.30%) Relational Database
11 93 (19.10%) MySQL
12 77 (15.81%) MVC
12 77 (15.81%) Web Services
13 75 (15.40%) Spring
14 70 (14.37%) PL/SQL
14 70 (14.37%) Mac OS X
15 67 (13.76%) TDD
16 65 (13.35%) REST
17 63 (12.94%) Hibernate
17 63 (12.94%) VMware
17 63 (12.94%) Perl
18 62 (12.73%) Web Development
18 62 (12.73%) Git (software)
19 60 (12.32%) Finance
20 56 (11.50%) Scrum
21 55 (11.29%) Apache
22 54 (11.09%) Solaris
23 53 (10.88%) JBoss

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (11.29%) Apache
2 53 (10.88%) JBoss
3 37 (7.60%) Tomcat
3 37 (7.60%) WebLogic
4 22 (4.52%) MS Exchange
5 21 (4.31%) WebSphere
6 11 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (2.26%) CMS
7 10 (2.05%) Node.js
7 10 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (1.85%) lighttpd
9 7 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (1.44%) Lync
10 5 (1.03%) OpenStack
10 5 (1.03%) Adobe CQ
10 5 (1.03%) IBM HTTP Server
10 5 (1.03%) SharePoint
11 4 (0.82%) MQSeries
11 4 (0.82%) Apache Pig
11 4 (0.82%) nginx
Applications
1 29 (5.95%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.29%) MS Office
3 7 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.44%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.21%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (1.44%) SaaS
4 5 (1.03%) PaaS
4 5 (1.03%) IaaS
5 4 (0.82%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.62%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (0.62%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.41%) Route 53
8 1 (0.21%) GitHub
8 1 (0.21%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 50 (10.27%) LDAP
1 50 (10.27%) HTTP
2 42 (8.62%) SAN
3 39 (8.01%) TCP/IP
4 38 (7.80%) Internet
5 35 (7.19%) Firewall
6 31 (6.37%) DNS
7 24 (4.93%) VPN
8 23 (4.72%) DHCP
9 16 (3.29%) Wireless
10 11 (2.26%) NAS
11 10 (2.05%) Broadband
12 8 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (1.64%) Reverse Proxy
13 6 (1.23%) LTE
13 6 (1.23%) Telnet
13 6 (1.23%) 3G
13 6 (1.23%) MPLS
13 6 (1.23%) FTP
14 4 (0.82%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (19.30%) Relational Database
2 93 (19.10%) MySQL
3 43 (8.83%) MariaDB
4 31 (6.37%) MongoDB
5 27 (5.54%) NoSQL
6 25 (5.13%) Neo4j
6 25 (5.13%) Oracle Database
7 19 (3.90%) SQL Server
8 17 (3.49%) RDBMS
9 11 (2.26%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (2.05%) Oracle Database 10g
10 10 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (1.64%) Hadoop
12 5 (1.03%) DTS
13 4 (0.82%) Data Mining
13 4 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.82%) DB2
13 4 (0.82%) Apache Hive
13 4 (0.82%) Big Data
13 4 (0.82%) Redis
Development Applications
1 62 (12.73%) Git (software)
2 52 (10.68%) Subversion
3 47 (9.65%) Ant
4 38 (7.80%) Eclipse
5 25 (5.13%) Selenium
6 24 (4.93%) Maven
7 23 (4.72%) JIRA
8 20 (4.11%) Jenkins
9 15 (3.08%) JUnit
10 13 (2.67%) Mockito
11 11 (2.26%) Grunt
11 11 (2.26%) IntelliJ
12 10 (2.05%) SoapUI
13 9 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 7 (1.44%) WebDriver
15 6 (1.23%) PHPUnit
16 4 (0.82%) Yeoman
16 4 (0.82%) Bower
16 4 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
17 3 (0.62%) LoadRunner
General
1 60 (12.32%) Finance
2 25 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 22 (4.52%) Marketing
4 14 (2.87%) Legal
5 12 (2.46%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.64%) Retail
7 7 (1.44%) Automotive
8 6 (1.23%) Publishing
9 5 (1.03%) Banking
10 4 (0.82%) Games
10 4 (0.82%) Advertising
11 3 (0.62%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.41%) Electronics
13 1 (0.21%) Front Office
13 1 (0.21%) Law
13 1 (0.21%) Military
13 1 (0.21%) Billing
Job Titles
1 185 (37.99%) Developer
2 93 (19.10%) Java Developer
3 43 (8.83%) Architect
4 35 (7.19%) Software Engineer
5 30 (6.16%) Analyst
6 28 (5.75%) Consultant
7 24 (4.93%) Senior Developer
8 21 (4.31%) Administrator
8 21 (4.31%) Python Developer
9 20 (4.11%) Systems Administrator
10 19 (3.90%) Test Engineer
11 17 (3.49%) Software Developer
12 16 (3.29%) Linux Administrator
13 15 (3.08%) Tester
13 15 (3.08%) Systems Engineer
13 15 (3.08%) Solutions Architect
14 13 (2.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 13 (2.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 13 (2.67%) Infrastructure Architect
14 13 (2.67%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (28.95%) HTML
2 116 (23.82%) XML
3 95 (19.51%) CSS
4 77 (15.81%) Web Services
5 75 (15.40%) Spring
6 65 (13.35%) REST
7 63 (12.94%) Hibernate
8 51 (10.47%) Spring MVC
9 47 (9.65%) JAAS
10 43 (8.83%) JPA
11 40 (8.21%) Ajax
12 34 (6.98%) JSON
12 34 (6.98%) J2EE
13 33 (6.78%) SOAP
14 32 (6.57%) JAX-RS
14 32 (6.57%) HTML5
15 27 (5.54%) JSP
16 23 (4.72%) Struts
17 19 (3.90%) JDBC
18 18 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.42%) Enterprise Software
2 24 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.93%) Client/Server
3 23 (4.72%) Clustering
4 22 (4.52%) Replication
5 21 (4.31%) Visualisation
6 19 (3.90%) Open Source
7 18 (3.70%) Computer Science
8 14 (2.87%) Mathematics
9 10 (2.05%) Data Integration
9 10 (2.05%) STB
10 9 (1.85%) Biology
10 9 (1.85%) IBM XIV
11 8 (1.64%) User Experience
11 8 (1.64%) Algorithms
12 7 (1.44%) Embedded Systems
12 7 (1.44%) Streaming Media
12 7 (1.44%) Web 2.0
12 7 (1.44%) Blackberry
13 6 (1.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 217 (44.56%) UNIX
2 159 (32.65%) Windows
3 70 (14.37%) Mac OS X
4 54 (11.09%) Solaris
5 45 (9.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 28 (5.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (4.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (4.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (3.90%) CentOS
10 18 (3.70%) AIX
10 18 (3.70%) HPUX
11 16 (3.29%) Ubuntu
11 16 (3.29%) Oracle Linux
12 10 (2.05%) Embedded Linux
13 8 (1.64%) Debian
13 8 (1.64%) Windows 7
14 7 (1.44%) VMS
15 6 (1.23%) Android
15 6 (1.23%) Apple iOS
15 6 (1.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (19.71%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (15.81%) MVC
3 67 (13.76%) TDD
4 62 (12.73%) Web Development
5 56 (11.50%) Scrum
6 49 (10.06%) Software Engineering
7 48 (9.86%) OO
8 41 (8.42%) Configuration Management
9 40 (8.21%) Responsive Web Design
10 35 (7.19%) Web Design
11 31 (6.37%) Test Automation
12 30 (6.16%) UML
13 29 (5.95%) Unit Testing
14 25 (5.13%) DevOps
15 24 (4.93%) User Stories
16 21 (4.31%) BDD
17 19 (3.90%) Waterfall
17 19 (3.90%) Validation
17 19 (3.90%) Content Management
18 18 (3.70%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 197 (40.45%) SQL
2 173 (35.52%) Java
3 95 (19.51%) JavaScript
3 95 (19.51%) Python
4 70 (14.37%) PL/SQL
5 63 (12.94%) Perl
6 45 (9.24%) C++
7 38 (7.80%) Shell Script
8 37 (7.60%) C
9 29 (5.95%) Bash Shell
10 28 (5.75%) PowerShell
11 24 (4.93%) PHP
12 17 (3.49%) Ruby
13 8 (1.64%) Korn
13 8 (1.64%) C#
14 7 (1.44%) Embedded C
15 6 (1.23%) VB.NET
15 6 (1.23%) XPath
16 5 (1.03%) Embedded C++
17 3 (0.62%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 37 (7.60%) Security Cleared
2 28 (5.75%) Degree
3 23 (4.72%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.26%) DV Cleared
4 11 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (2.05%) MCSE
5 10 (2.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (1.64%) MCITP
7 7 (1.44%) CCNA
7 7 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.82%) Sun Certification
10 2 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.41%) RHCE
10 2 (0.41%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.41%) CISSP
10 2 (0.41%) MCP
10 2 (0.41%) MCSA
10 2 (0.41%) CISA
10 2 (0.41%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.49%) QA
2 7 (1.44%) SLA
3 3 (0.62%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.21%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 40 (8.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (6.78%) Active Directory
3 11 (2.26%) XenApp
3 11 (2.26%) vSphere
3 11 (2.26%) Varnish
4 9 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (1.64%) XenDesktop
5 8 (1.64%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.64%) Firmware
6 7 (1.44%) Docker
7 4 (0.82%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.62%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.62%) MetaFrame
8 3 (0.62%) Xen
8 3 (0.62%) NFS
8 3 (0.62%) vCloud
9 2 (0.41%) KVM
9 2 (0.41%) Dovecot
9 2 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.41%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 33 (6.78%) Puppet
2 18 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (3.49%) Nagios
3 17 (3.49%) SCOM
4 11 (2.26%) NetBackup
5 10 (2.05%) Backup Exec
6 8 (1.64%) SCCM
7 7 (1.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 7 (1.44%) BMC PATROL
8 6 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (1.03%) Vagrant
10 4 (0.82%) NSN NetAct
11 3 (0.62%) HP Data Protector
12 2 (0.41%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.41%) Nessus
12 2 (0.41%) CORE IMPACT
12 2 (0.41%) Red Hat Satellite
12 2 (0.41%) OpenAM
13 1 (0.21%) Bacula
13 1 (0.21%) Graphite
Vendors
1 152 (31.21%) Oracle
2 63 (12.94%) VMware
3 48 (9.86%) Microsoft
4 44 (9.03%) IBM
5 40 (8.21%) HP
6 31 (6.37%) Red Hat
7 26 (5.34%) Citrix
8 20 (4.11%) Cisco
9 16 (3.29%) Sun
10 15 (3.08%) Perforce
10 15 (3.08%) F5
11 14 (2.87%) Brocade
11 14 (2.87%) EMC
12 12 (2.46%) Atlassian
13 11 (2.26%) BMC
14 10 (2.05%) 3PAR
15 8 (1.64%) McAfee
16 7 (1.44%) CheckPoint
16 7 (1.44%) Dell
17 6 (1.23%) NetApp
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