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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 20 25 17
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs citing Linux 230 146 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 7.59% 6.16% 7.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.75% 23.25% 28.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 58 93
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£405 £361 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.11% -3.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £243 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 31
Average hourly rate £37.50 £38.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% +2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.53 £27.59 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £44.55 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
748 628 894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.69% 26.51% 28.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 256 338
Average daily rate £340 £290 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £444 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 116 147
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -26.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £37.50 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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
Essex +16 83 £444 +12.69% 9
Cambridgeshire +9 68 £363 +31.81% 119
Hertfordshire -6 64 £405 +17.39% 25
Norfolk -15 8 £455 +21.33% 4
Suffolk +6 4 £450 +100.00% 5
Bedfordshire -18 2 £443 +16.06% 2
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 198 (46.37%) UNIX
2 168 (39.34%) SQL
3 153 (35.83%) Java
4 137 (32.08%) Oracle
5 129 (30.21%) Windows
6 101 (23.65%) XML
7 91 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
8 88 (20.61%) HTML
9 87 (20.37%) MySQL
10 86 (20.14%) JavaScript
11 83 (19.44%) Perl
12 69 (16.16%) Finance
13 67 (15.69%) CSS
13 67 (15.69%) Python
14 65 (15.22%) Solaris
15 64 (14.99%) Relational Database
16 63 (14.75%) Git (software)
17 55 (12.88%) Web Services
17 55 (12.88%) TCP/IP
17 55 (12.88%) Scrum
17 55 (12.88%) Spring
18 54 (12.65%) MVC
19 53 (12.41%) Apache
19 53 (12.41%) PL/SQL
19 53 (12.41%) Subversion
20 50 (11.71%) VMware
20 50 (11.71%) HTTP
21 49 (11.48%) J2EE
21 49 (11.48%) Software Engineering
22 48 (11.24%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 53 (12.41%) Apache
2 43 (10.07%) Tomcat
3 32 (7.49%) WebLogic
4 27 (6.32%) WebSphere
5 16 (3.75%) MS Exchange
6 13 (3.04%) MQSeries
6 13 (3.04%) CMS
7 9 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (1.87%) Node.js
9 7 (1.64%) Adobe CQ
9 7 (1.64%) lighttpd
9 7 (1.64%) WebSphere Application Server
9 7 (1.64%) SharePoint
10 5 (1.17%) OpenStack
10 5 (1.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.17%) IBM HTTP Server
10 5 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.70%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 25 (5.85%) MS Excel
2 21 (4.92%) MS Office
3 5 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.70%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.23%) Magento
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.23%) Tridion
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.23%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (0.94%) SaaS
3 3 (0.70%) IaaS
3 3 (0.70%) PaaS
3 3 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.47%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (0.47%) Office 365
5 1 (0.23%) GitHub
5 1 (0.23%) IBM SmartCloud
5 1 (0.23%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (12.88%) TCP/IP
2 50 (11.71%) HTTP
3 45 (10.54%) DNS
4 44 (10.30%) SAN
5 42 (9.84%) Firewall
6 38 (8.90%) DHCP
7 34 (7.96%) Internet
8 30 (7.03%) LDAP
9 25 (5.85%) VPN
10 18 (4.22%) NAS
11 15 (3.51%) Wireless
12 14 (3.28%) Broadband
13 13 (3.04%) Reverse Proxy
14 9 (2.11%) Telnet
15 8 (1.87%) Network Security
15 8 (1.87%) FTP
16 7 (1.64%) Fibre Channel
16 7 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
16 7 (1.64%) LAN
16 7 (1.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (20.37%) MySQL
2 64 (14.99%) Relational Database
3 32 (7.49%) Oracle Database
4 28 (6.56%) NoSQL
5 26 (6.09%) MariaDB
6 25 (5.85%) SQL Server
7 17 (3.98%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (3.75%) MongoDB
9 14 (3.28%) RDBMS
10 12 (2.81%) Oracle Database 10g
10 12 (2.81%) DB2
10 12 (2.81%) Neo4j
11 11 (2.58%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (1.64%) Oracle Exadata
13 5 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
14 4 (0.94%) Oracle ODI
14 4 (0.94%) Redis
15 3 (0.70%) DTS
15 3 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 63 (14.75%) Git (software)
2 53 (12.41%) Subversion
3 41 (9.60%) Ant
4 34 (7.96%) Eclipse
5 27 (6.32%) Jenkins
6 25 (5.85%) Selenium
7 23 (5.39%) Maven
8 22 (5.15%) JUnit
9 14 (3.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 11 (2.58%) Mockito
11 10 (2.34%) JIRA
11 10 (2.34%) IntelliJ
11 10 (2.34%) Oracle Forms
11 10 (2.34%) Grunt
12 6 (1.41%) Log4j
12 6 (1.41%) Bugzilla
12 6 (1.41%) WebDriver
12 6 (1.41%) Trac
12 6 (1.41%) SoapUI
12 6 (1.41%) Redmine
General
1 69 (16.16%) Finance
2 18 (4.22%) Manufacturing
3 16 (3.75%) Telecoms
3 16 (3.75%) Marketing
4 11 (2.58%) Retail
5 10 (2.34%) Automotive
5 10 (2.34%) Legal
6 8 (1.87%) Banking
7 6 (1.41%) Publishing
8 5 (1.17%) Advertising
9 4 (0.94%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.23%) Electronics
10 1 (0.23%) Games
10 1 (0.23%) Billing
10 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 141 (33.02%) Developer
2 67 (15.69%) Java Developer
3 39 (9.13%) Software Engineer
4 31 (7.26%) Systems Administrator
5 30 (7.03%) Administrator
6 29 (6.79%) Analyst
7 27 (6.32%) Architect
8 20 (4.68%) Consultant
9 17 (3.98%) Linux Administrator
10 15 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
10 15 (3.51%) Senior Developer
10 15 (3.51%) Test Engineer
10 15 (3.51%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 13 (3.04%) DBA
11 13 (3.04%) Python Developer
12 11 (2.58%) Backup Engineer
12 11 (2.58%) PHP Developer
12 11 (2.58%) Linux Engineer
13 10 (2.34%) Java/J2EE Developer
13 10 (2.34%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (23.65%) XML
2 88 (20.61%) HTML
3 67 (15.69%) CSS
4 55 (12.88%) Web Services
4 55 (12.88%) Spring
5 49 (11.48%) J2EE
6 42 (9.84%) Hibernate
6 42 (9.84%) JSON
7 39 (9.13%) REST
8 37 (8.67%) Ajax
9 31 (7.26%) Spring MVC
10 29 (6.79%) JAAS
11 28 (6.56%) JSP
12 23 (5.39%) JPA
13 22 (5.15%) .NET
14 21 (4.92%) SOAP
14 21 (4.92%) HTML5
15 20 (4.68%) J2SE
16 18 (4.22%) jQuery
16 18 (4.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.03%) Replication
2 26 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (5.62%) Enterprise Software
4 23 (5.39%) Open Source
5 14 (3.28%) Computer Science
6 13 (3.04%) Data Structures
6 13 (3.04%) Mathematics
6 13 (3.04%) Device Driver
6 13 (3.04%) Clustering
7 11 (2.58%) Web 2.0
8 9 (2.11%) IBM XIV
8 9 (2.11%) Biology
9 8 (1.87%) STB
9 8 (1.87%) User Experience
10 7 (1.64%) Blackberry
11 6 (1.41%) Life Science
11 6 (1.41%) PKI
11 6 (1.41%) CCTV
11 6 (1.41%) Visualisation
11 6 (1.41%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 198 (46.37%) UNIX
2 129 (30.21%) Windows
3 65 (15.22%) Solaris
4 39 (9.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 35 (8.20%) Mac OS X
6 20 (4.68%) HPUX
7 18 (4.22%) Oracle Linux
8 16 (3.75%) Embedded Linux
8 16 (3.75%) Windows 7
9 15 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (3.51%) AIX
10 14 (3.28%) Ubuntu
10 14 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (2.58%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (2.11%) SUSE
13 7 (1.64%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.94%) Debian
14 4 (0.94%) CentOS
14 4 (0.94%) Android
14 4 (0.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (12.88%) Scrum
3 54 (12.65%) MVC
4 49 (11.48%) Software Engineering
5 48 (11.24%) TDD
6 47 (11.01%) OO
7 42 (9.84%) DevOps
8 37 (8.67%) Web Development
9 35 (8.20%) ITIL
10 31 (7.26%) Configuration Management
11 30 (7.03%) UML
12 25 (5.85%) Load Balancing
13 24 (5.62%) Unit Testing
14 23 (5.39%) Performance Tuning
14 23 (5.39%) Responsive Web Design
15 21 (4.92%) Multithreading
16 20 (4.68%) E-Commerce
17 19 (4.45%) Content Management
17 19 (4.45%) Web Design
18 18 (4.22%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 168 (39.34%) SQL
2 153 (35.83%) Java
3 86 (20.14%) JavaScript
4 83 (19.44%) Perl
5 67 (15.69%) Python
6 53 (12.41%) PL/SQL
7 39 (9.13%) Bash Shell
7 39 (9.13%) C
8 36 (8.43%) PowerShell
9 35 (8.20%) Shell Script
10 34 (7.96%) PHP
11 25 (5.85%) C++
12 23 (5.39%) Ruby
13 11 (2.58%) VB.NET
14 10 (2.34%) Embedded C
15 9 (2.11%) Embedded C++
15 9 (2.11%) XPath
16 8 (1.87%) Korn
16 8 (1.87%) VBA
17 5 (1.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (5.39%) Security Cleared
1 23 (5.39%) Degree
2 14 (3.28%) SC Cleared
3 12 (2.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (2.58%) Sun Certification
5 10 (2.34%) MCSE
6 9 (2.11%) MCITP
7 8 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (1.41%) RHCE
10 4 (0.94%) CCSE
10 4 (0.94%) CCNP
10 4 (0.94%) CCNA
10 4 (0.94%) MCP
11 3 (0.70%) MCSA
11 3 (0.70%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.47%) RHCA
12 2 (0.47%) MOS
12 2 (0.47%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.04%) SLA
2 11 (2.58%) QA
3 5 (1.17%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.23%) JTAG
5 1 (0.23%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 43 (10.07%) Active Directory
2 36 (8.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.58%) Docker
3 11 (2.58%) Firmware
4 8 (1.87%) vSphere
5 7 (1.64%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.64%) Oracle RMAN
6 6 (1.41%) KVM
7 5 (1.17%) XenApp
7 5 (1.17%) Xen
8 3 (0.70%) FreeRADIUS
8 3 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.70%) MetaFrame
8 3 (0.70%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.47%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.47%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.47%) XenServer
9 2 (0.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 40 (9.37%) Puppet
2 23 (5.39%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (4.45%) Nagios
4 12 (2.81%) Backup Exec
5 9 (2.11%) NetBackup
6 8 (1.87%) SCOM
7 7 (1.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 6 (1.41%) NSN NetAct
9 5 (1.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 5 (1.17%) SCCM
10 4 (0.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 3 (0.70%) Red Hat Satellite
11 3 (0.70%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.70%) HP SIM
11 3 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.70%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.70%) Munin
11 3 (0.70%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (0.70%) WSUS
12 2 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 137 (32.08%) Oracle
2 50 (11.71%) VMware
3 48 (11.24%) Microsoft
4 46 (10.77%) IBM
5 40 (9.37%) HP
6 39 (9.13%) Red Hat
7 35 (8.20%) JBoss
8 26 (6.09%) Cisco
9 24 (5.62%) Sun
10 20 (4.68%) Citrix
11 16 (3.75%) Atlassian
12 15 (3.51%) F5
13 13 (3.04%) EMC
14 12 (2.81%) NetApp
14 12 (2.81%) Sybase
15 11 (2.58%) CheckPoint
16 9 (2.11%) Remedy
16 9 (2.11%) Brocade
17 8 (1.87%) FatWire
18 7 (1.64%) BMC
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