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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 22 22 22
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 221 156 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 7.04% 6.56% 7.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.19% 26.00% 25.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 63 99
Average daily rate
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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 £223 £240 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £475 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 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 £27.68 £23.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £47.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -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
784 600 874
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.99% 25.23% 28.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 235 364
Average daily rate £340 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £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
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 111 141
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 £35.80 £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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +5 88 £388 +19.23% 66
Essex +19 62 £433 +8.12% 3
Hertfordshire -14 40 £413 +3.12% 27
Suffolk +6 18 £394 +75.00% 11
Norfolk -9 11 £250 -33.33% 7
Bedfordshire -27 1 £443 +66.98% 5
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 176 (44.00%) UNIX
2 156 (39.00%) SQL
3 134 (33.50%) Java
4 129 (32.25%) Oracle
5 119 (29.75%) Windows
6 76 (19.00%) Perl
7 74 (18.50%) XML
8 73 (18.25%) JavaScript
9 68 (17.00%) MySQL
9 68 (17.00%) Finance
10 66 (16.50%) Solaris
11 58 (14.50%) HTML
12 55 (13.75%) J2EE
12 55 (13.75%) Python
13 53 (13.25%) DNS
14 52 (13.00%) Apache
15 50 (12.50%) Web Services
15 50 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 49 (12.25%) TCP/IP
16 49 (12.25%) Red Hat
17 48 (12.00%) Active Directory
17 48 (12.00%) Scrum
17 48 (12.00%) Git (software)
18 47 (11.75%) Software Engineering
18 47 (11.75%) CSS
19 46 (11.50%) C
20 44 (11.00%) Subversion
20 44 (11.00%) Relational Database
21 43 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
21 43 (10.75%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 52 (13.00%) Apache
2 42 (10.50%) Tomcat
3 35 (8.75%) WebLogic
4 30 (7.50%) WebSphere
5 17 (4.25%) MQSeries
6 15 (3.75%) MS Exchange
7 14 (3.50%) CMS
8 10 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
8 10 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (2.00%) IIS
10 7 (1.75%) IBM HTTP Server
10 7 (1.75%) Adobe CQ
11 6 (1.50%) Node.js
11 6 (1.50%) SharePoint
12 5 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (1.25%) lighttpd
12 5 (1.25%) OpenStack
12 5 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (1.00%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 20 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 19 (4.75%) MS Office
3 5 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.50%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.75%) Magento
3 3 (0.75%) Oracle CRM
3 3 (0.75%) Tridion
4 2 (0.50%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.00%) SaaS
2 4 (1.00%) PaaS
2 4 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.75%) IaaS
3 3 (0.75%) IBM SmartCloud
4 2 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (0.50%) 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 (13.25%) DNS
2 49 (12.25%) TCP/IP
3 43 (10.75%) Firewall
4 41 (10.25%) Internet
4 41 (10.25%) DHCP
4 41 (10.25%) HTTP
5 40 (10.00%) SAN
6 24 (6.00%) VPN
7 22 (5.50%) NAS
8 19 (4.75%) LDAP
9 16 (4.00%) Broadband
9 16 (4.00%) Reverse Proxy
10 13 (3.25%) Wireless
11 11 (2.75%) Network Security
12 9 (2.25%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (2.25%) FTP
12 9 (2.25%) Telnet
13 7 (1.75%) WAN
13 7 (1.75%) Fibre Channel
13 7 (1.75%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (17.00%) MySQL
2 44 (11.00%) Relational Database
3 37 (9.25%) Oracle Database
4 27 (6.75%) SQL Server
4 27 (6.75%) NoSQL
5 15 (3.75%) MariaDB
6 13 (3.25%) DB2
6 13 (3.25%) RDBMS
6 13 (3.25%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (2.25%) Oracle Database 10g
9 7 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (1.50%) Crystal Reports
10 6 (1.50%) JasperReports
11 5 (1.25%) Oracle Exadata
11 5 (1.25%) MongoDB
12 4 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (1.00%) Oracle9i Database
13 3 (0.75%) Neo4j
13 3 (0.75%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 48 (12.00%) Git (software)
2 44 (11.00%) Subversion
3 30 (7.50%) Ant
4 24 (6.00%) Eclipse
5 23 (5.75%) Selenium
6 21 (5.25%) JUnit
7 19 (4.75%) Jenkins
8 14 (3.50%) Maven
9 12 (3.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 10 (2.50%) JIRA
10 10 (2.50%) Oracle Forms
11 8 (2.00%) Log4j
12 7 (1.75%) Bugzilla
13 6 (1.50%) IntelliJ
13 6 (1.50%) Mockito
13 6 (1.50%) Trac
13 6 (1.50%) Grunt
13 6 (1.50%) Redmine
14 3 (0.75%) Yeoman
14 3 (0.75%) SoapUI
General
1 68 (17.00%) Finance
2 22 (5.50%) Manufacturing
3 15 (3.75%) Retail
4 13 (3.25%) Marketing
5 10 (2.50%) Automotive
5 10 (2.50%) Legal
6 9 (2.25%) Telecoms
7 8 (2.00%) Banking
8 5 (1.25%) Advertising
8 5 (1.25%) Publishing
9 4 (1.00%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.00%) Electronics
10 1 (0.25%) Games
10 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 115 (28.75%) Developer
2 50 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 41 (10.25%) Software Engineer
4 35 (8.75%) Systems Administrator
4 35 (8.75%) Administrator
5 30 (7.50%) Architect
6 29 (7.25%) Analyst
7 21 (5.25%) Consultant
8 18 (4.50%) Linux Administrator
9 16 (4.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 15 (3.75%) DBA
10 15 (3.75%) Solutions Architect
11 14 (3.50%) Test Engineer
11 14 (3.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 13 (3.25%) Linux Engineer
13 12 (3.00%) Java Architect
13 12 (3.00%) Network Engineer
14 10 (2.50%) Senior Developer
14 10 (2.50%) Support Analyst
14 10 (2.50%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (18.50%) XML
2 58 (14.50%) HTML
3 55 (13.75%) J2EE
4 50 (12.50%) Web Services
5 47 (11.75%) CSS
6 38 (9.50%) Spring
7 32 (8.00%) JSON
8 30 (7.50%) Ajax
9 29 (7.25%) Hibernate
10 26 (6.50%) .NET
11 22 (5.50%) JSP
11 22 (5.50%) J2SE
12 20 (5.00%) REST
13 18 (4.50%) JAAS
14 17 (4.25%) Spring MVC
15 15 (3.75%) jQuery
16 14 (3.50%) HTML5
16 14 (3.50%) SOAP
16 14 (3.50%) XSLT
17 13 (3.25%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.25%) Replication
2 24 (6.00%) Open Source
3 15 (3.75%) Device Driver
4 14 (3.50%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (3.25%) Web 2.0
5 13 (3.25%) Computer Science
6 12 (3.00%) MPEG
6 12 (3.00%) Firmware
7 11 (2.75%) Clustering
8 10 (2.50%) Mathematics
8 10 (2.50%) IPTV
9 8 (2.00%) PKI
9 8 (2.00%) STB
9 8 (2.00%) Blackberry
9 8 (2.00%) Embedded Systems
10 7 (1.75%) Streaming Video
11 5 (1.25%) Mainframe
11 5 (1.25%) Thin Client
11 5 (1.25%) CMDB
11 5 (1.25%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 176 (44.00%) UNIX
2 119 (29.75%) Windows
3 66 (16.50%) Solaris
4 50 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (5.75%) Embedded Linux
6 21 (5.25%) Mac OS X
7 20 (5.00%) Oracle Linux
8 14 (3.50%) AIX
8 14 (3.50%) HPUX
9 12 (3.00%) Windows 7
10 10 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (2.25%) SUSE
11 9 (2.25%) Ubuntu
12 7 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (1.75%) CentOS
12 7 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (1.50%) Windows XP
14 5 (1.25%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.75%) Debian
15 3 (0.75%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (12.00%) Scrum
2 47 (11.75%) Software Engineering
3 43 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (10.75%) OO
4 38 (9.50%) ITIL
4 38 (9.50%) TDD
5 36 (9.00%) DevOps
6 31 (7.75%) MVC
7 30 (7.50%) E-Commerce
8 27 (6.75%) Performance Tuning
9 26 (6.50%) UML
10 25 (6.25%) Web Development
11 23 (5.75%) Multithreading
12 21 (5.25%) Content Management
12 21 (5.25%) Configuration Management
13 20 (5.00%) Load Balancing
14 19 (4.75%) Unit Testing
15 18 (4.50%) Migration
16 14 (3.50%) Validation
16 14 (3.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 156 (39.00%) SQL
2 134 (33.50%) Java
3 76 (19.00%) Perl
4 73 (18.25%) JavaScript
5 55 (13.75%) Python
6 46 (11.50%) C
7 39 (9.75%) PL/SQL
7 39 (9.75%) Bash Shell
8 36 (9.00%) Shell Script
9 34 (8.50%) PowerShell
9 34 (8.50%) PHP
10 22 (5.50%) C++
11 20 (5.00%) Ruby
12 14 (3.50%) Embedded C
13 11 (2.75%) VB.NET
14 10 (2.50%) Embedded C++
14 10 (2.50%) XPath
15 9 (2.25%) T-SQL
16 7 (1.75%) VBA
16 7 (1.75%) Korn
Qualifications
1 23 (5.75%) Degree
2 14 (3.50%) Security Cleared
3 12 (3.00%) Sun Certification
4 11 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (2.25%) RHCE
6 7 (1.75%) CCSE
6 7 (1.75%) CCNP
7 6 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.25%) MCSE
8 5 (1.25%) SC Cleared
9 4 (1.00%) MCP
9 4 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.75%) MCSA
10 3 (0.75%) CCNA
10 3 (0.75%) OCP
10 3 (0.75%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.75%) MCITP
11 2 (0.50%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.50%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.75%) SLA
2 10 (2.50%) QA
3 7 (1.75%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.25%) JTAG
System Software
1 48 (12.00%) Active Directory
2 32 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.25%) Hyper-V
3 9 (2.25%) vSphere
3 9 (2.25%) Oracle RMAN
3 9 (2.25%) KVM
4 6 (1.50%) Docker
4 6 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.25%) Xen
5 5 (1.25%) XenApp
5 5 (1.25%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.00%) NFS
6 4 (1.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (0.75%) FreeRADIUS
8 2 (0.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.50%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.50%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.25%) RACF
9 1 (0.25%) Samba
9 1 (0.25%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 42 (10.50%) Puppet
2 28 (7.00%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (4.25%) Nagios
4 10 (2.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 8 (2.00%) SCOM
6 6 (1.50%) NSN NetAct
6 6 (1.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 5 (1.25%) Data Guard
7 5 (1.25%) Backup Exec
7 5 (1.25%) WSUS
7 5 (1.25%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (1.00%) SCCM
9 3 (0.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (0.75%) Munin
9 3 (0.75%) HP SIM
9 3 (0.75%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Satellite
10 2 (0.50%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.25%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 129 (32.25%) Oracle
2 49 (12.25%) Red Hat
3 43 (10.75%) VMware
3 43 (10.75%) Microsoft
4 39 (9.75%) IBM
5 31 (7.75%) Cisco
5 31 (7.75%) HP
6 29 (7.25%) Sun
7 27 (6.75%) JBoss
8 19 (4.75%) Citrix
9 18 (4.50%) Atlassian
10 17 (4.25%) F5
10 17 (4.25%) Sybase
11 14 (3.50%) CheckPoint
12 12 (3.00%) NetApp
13 10 (2.50%) SAP
13 10 (2.50%) EMC
14 9 (2.25%) FatWire
15 8 (2.00%) Interwoven
16 7 (1.75%) Remedy
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 22 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
TGAC
Rate: From £29,500 to £32,780 per annum (12 month contract)
Posted: 6 days ago
Norwich, United Kingdom
The Genome Analysis Centre
Rate: £29,500 to £32,780
Posted: 7 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £320 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom
EMBL
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Hertfordshire
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £180.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Cambridge
Interquest - Sand Resources
Posted: 9 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Southend on Sea
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £495 - 500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Hinxton, near Cambridge, UK
EMBL
Posted: 22 days ago
Hinxton, near Cambridge, UK
EMBL
Posted: 22 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago