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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 21 19 22
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 183 204 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 7.25% 7.95% 6.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.61% 31.29% 24.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 104 58
Average daily rate
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£390 £379 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.97% +16.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 10
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +5.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.05 £33.31 £21.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.88 £41.75 £48.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +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
618 652 574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.48% 25.41% 25.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 313 249
Average daily rate £350 £325 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +2.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £150 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 102 105
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -11 60 £340 +3.03% 78
Essex -1 44 £413 -2.94% 16
Suffolk +21 30 £378 - 9
Hertfordshire -11 26 £390 +11.42% 28
Bedfordshire +10 19 £450 +12.50% 7
Norfolk +1 4 £663 +165.00% 4
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 179 (39.96%) UNIX
2 176 (39.29%) Windows
3 147 (32.81%) SQL
4 145 (32.37%) Java
5 133 (29.69%) Oracle
6 132 (29.46%) HTML
7 98 (21.88%) XML
8 88 (19.64%) CSS
9 84 (18.75%) Python
10 82 (18.30%) Relational Database
11 78 (17.41%) JavaScript
12 77 (17.19%) Web Services
13 70 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
14 68 (15.18%) MySQL
15 62 (13.84%) MVC
16 60 (13.39%) REST
17 58 (12.95%) Mac OS X
18 57 (12.72%) VMware
19 56 (12.50%) Solaris
20 55 (12.28%) Microsoft
20 55 (12.28%) Spring
21 53 (11.83%) Hibernate
21 53 (11.83%) TDD
22 49 (10.94%) PL/SQL
23 47 (10.49%) C++
23 47 (10.49%) Web Development
24 45 (10.04%) Software Engineering
24 45 (10.04%) Finance
24 45 (10.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 43 (9.60%) Git (software)

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 38 (8.48%) JBoss
2 34 (7.59%) Apache
3 31 (6.92%) WebLogic
4 21 (4.69%) MS Exchange
5 18 (4.02%) WebSphere
6 14 (3.13%) Tomcat
7 12 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (2.01%) SharePoint
9 8 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (1.56%) Lync
11 6 (1.34%) CMS
12 5 (1.12%) Node.js
13 4 (0.89%) Apache Pig
13 4 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.89%) WildFly
13 4 (0.89%) nginx
13 4 (0.89%) lighttpd
14 2 (0.45%) Apache Solr
14 2 (0.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 27 (6.03%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.68%) MS Office
3 5 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.34%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (1.12%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Utilities
4 1 (0.22%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (1.56%) SaaS
4 3 (0.67%) PaaS
4 3 (0.67%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.67%) IaaS
5 2 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (0.45%) Route 53
5 2 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.22%) Office 365
6 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 39 (8.71%) HTTP
2 38 (8.48%) TCP/IP
2 38 (8.48%) LDAP
3 30 (6.70%) SAN
3 30 (6.70%) Firewall
4 28 (6.25%) DNS
5 26 (5.80%) Internet
6 21 (4.69%) DHCP
7 20 (4.46%) VPN
8 12 (2.68%) Wireless
9 11 (2.46%) MPLS
10 10 (2.23%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (1.79%) WAN
12 7 (1.56%) LAN
12 7 (1.56%) 3G
12 7 (1.56%) Network Security
12 7 (1.56%) LTE
13 6 (1.34%) NAS
14 5 (1.12%) Reverse Proxy
14 5 (1.12%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (18.30%) Relational Database
2 68 (15.18%) MySQL
3 35 (7.81%) MariaDB
4 33 (7.37%) MongoDB
5 27 (6.03%) SQL Server
6 24 (5.36%) Neo4j
7 15 (3.35%) NoSQL
8 13 (2.90%) Oracle Database
9 12 (2.68%) Hadoop
9 12 (2.68%) RDBMS
10 9 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (1.34%) Oracle Database 10g
13 5 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (1.12%) DTS
13 5 (1.12%) Apache Hive
14 4 (0.89%) Big Data
14 4 (0.89%) MS Access
14 4 (0.89%) Ingres
14 4 (0.89%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 43 (9.60%) Git (software)
2 40 (8.93%) Ant
3 38 (8.48%) Eclipse
4 32 (7.14%) Subversion
5 24 (5.36%) JIRA
6 22 (4.91%) Jenkins
7 19 (4.24%) Selenium
8 16 (3.57%) SoapUI
9 15 (3.35%) Maven
10 9 (2.01%) Mockito
11 8 (1.79%) WebDriver
11 8 (1.79%) IntelliJ
11 8 (1.79%) JUnit
12 7 (1.56%) LoadRunner
13 6 (1.34%) Grunt
14 4 (0.89%) Oracle Forms
15 3 (0.67%) TestLink
15 3 (0.67%) PHPUnit
15 3 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 2 (0.45%) TeamCity
General
1 45 (10.04%) Finance
2 25 (5.58%) Telecoms
3 23 (5.13%) Marketing
4 13 (2.90%) Retail
5 11 (2.46%) Legal
6 10 (2.23%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.67%) Electronics
7 3 (0.67%) Games
7 3 (0.67%) Banking
8 2 (0.45%) Automotive
8 2 (0.45%) Law
9 1 (0.22%) Publishing
9 1 (0.22%) Front Office
9 1 (0.22%) Back Office
9 1 (0.22%) Military
9 1 (0.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 163 (36.38%) Developer
2 82 (18.30%) Java Developer
3 52 (11.61%) Architect
4 30 (6.70%) Analyst
4 30 (6.70%) Consultant
5 28 (6.25%) Software Engineer
6 21 (4.69%) Senior Developer
7 20 (4.46%) Administrator
7 20 (4.46%) Python Developer
8 19 (4.24%) Technical Architect
9 18 (4.02%) Software Developer
9 18 (4.02%) Project Manager
9 18 (4.02%) Infrastructure Architect
10 15 (3.35%) Infrastructure Manager
10 15 (3.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 15 (3.35%) Support Engineer
11 14 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
12 13 (2.90%) Tester
13 12 (2.68%) Test Engineer
14 11 (2.46%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (29.46%) HTML
2 98 (21.88%) XML
3 88 (19.64%) CSS
4 77 (17.19%) Web Services
5 60 (13.39%) REST
6 55 (12.28%) Spring
7 53 (11.83%) Hibernate
8 42 (9.38%) Spring MVC
9 39 (8.71%) HTML5
10 38 (8.48%) JAX-RS
11 37 (8.26%) SOAP
12 36 (8.04%) JPA
13 35 (7.81%) Ajax
13 35 (7.81%) JAAS
14 29 (6.47%) JSON
15 25 (5.58%) J2EE
16 19 (4.24%) JSP
16 19 (4.24%) Struts
17 16 (3.57%) .NET
17 16 (3.57%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (7.81%) Enterprise Software
2 27 (6.03%) Client/Server
3 24 (5.36%) Visualisation
4 19 (4.24%) Clustering
5 16 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (3.35%) Replication
7 13 (2.90%) Computer Science
8 12 (2.68%) Management Information System
9 10 (2.23%) Open Source
10 8 (1.79%) IBM XIV
11 7 (1.56%) Data Integration
11 7 (1.56%) Streaming Media
11 7 (1.56%) IPTV
12 6 (1.34%) Blackberry
12 6 (1.34%) STB
12 6 (1.34%) Algorithms
13 5 (1.12%) User Experience
13 5 (1.12%) Thin Client
13 5 (1.12%) Mathematics
13 5 (1.12%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 179 (39.96%) UNIX
2 176 (39.29%) Windows
3 58 (12.95%) Mac OS X
4 56 (12.50%) Solaris
5 45 (10.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 25 (5.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (4.69%) CentOS
7 21 (4.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (4.46%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (3.79%) AIX
10 15 (3.35%) Ubuntu
11 13 (2.90%) HPUX
12 9 (2.01%) Android
13 8 (1.79%) Debian
13 8 (1.79%) Embedded Linux
13 8 (1.79%) VMS
13 8 (1.79%) Oracle Linux
14 7 (1.56%) Apple iOS
15 5 (1.12%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (13.84%) MVC
3 53 (11.83%) TDD
4 47 (10.49%) Web Development
5 45 (10.04%) Software Engineering
6 42 (9.38%) Configuration Management
7 41 (9.15%) OO
8 40 (8.93%) Scrum
9 36 (8.04%) Responsive Web Design
10 33 (7.37%) Web Design
11 31 (6.92%) User Stories
12 26 (5.80%) Test Automation
13 24 (5.36%) Mentoring
14 21 (4.69%) Validation
15 19 (4.24%) Migration
15 19 (4.24%) Content Management
16 18 (4.02%) UML
16 18 (4.02%) E-Commerce
16 18 (4.02%) Unit Testing
16 18 (4.02%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 147 (32.81%) SQL
2 145 (32.37%) Java
3 84 (18.75%) Python
4 78 (17.41%) JavaScript
5 49 (10.94%) PL/SQL
6 47 (10.49%) C++
7 32 (7.14%) C
8 31 (6.92%) Perl
9 28 (6.25%) Shell Script
10 17 (3.79%) PowerShell
11 15 (3.35%) PHP
12 14 (3.13%) Bash Shell
13 9 (2.01%) Ruby
14 8 (1.79%) C#
14 8 (1.79%) Embedded C
15 7 (1.56%) Embedded C++
15 7 (1.56%) Korn
16 4 (0.89%) XPath
17 3 (0.67%) PHP5
18 2 (0.45%) R
Qualifications
1 31 (6.92%) Security Cleared
2 19 (4.24%) SC Cleared
3 17 (3.79%) Degree
4 14 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (2.90%) MCSE
6 12 (2.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 11 (2.46%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.56%) MCITP
10 6 (1.34%) CCNA
11 5 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.89%) CCNP
12 4 (0.89%) VCP4
13 3 (0.67%) MCP
13 3 (0.67%) MCSD
14 2 (0.45%) Postgraduate
14 2 (0.45%) CISA
14 2 (0.45%) MCDST
14 2 (0.45%) CISSP
14 2 (0.45%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.57%) QA
2 9 (2.01%) SLA
3 2 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 2 (0.45%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.22%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 38 (8.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (7.37%) Active Directory
3 12 (2.68%) XenApp
4 11 (2.46%) Varnish
5 9 (2.01%) vSphere
6 8 (1.79%) XenDesktop
6 8 (1.79%) VMware ESX
6 8 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.34%) Docker
7 6 (1.34%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.89%) Firmware
8 4 (0.89%) Dovecot
9 3 (0.67%) vCloud
9 3 (0.67%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.67%) NFS
10 2 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.45%) RACF
10 2 (0.45%) MetaFrame
10 2 (0.45%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 21 (4.69%) SCOM
2 16 (3.57%) Puppet
3 12 (2.68%) NetBackup
4 11 (2.46%) BMC PATROL
5 9 (2.01%) Backup Exec
5 9 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.79%) NSN NetAct
7 7 (1.56%) Nagios
7 7 (1.56%) SCCM
8 6 (1.34%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (1.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (0.67%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.67%) Nessus
10 3 (0.67%) CORE IMPACT
10 3 (0.67%) HP Data Protector
11 2 (0.45%) OpenAM
11 2 (0.45%) Vagrant
12 1 (0.22%) Graphite
12 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Satellite
12 1 (0.22%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 133 (29.69%) Oracle
2 57 (12.72%) VMware
3 55 (12.28%) Microsoft
4 37 (8.26%) IBM
5 35 (7.81%) HP
6 32 (7.14%) Red Hat
7 28 (6.25%) Citrix
8 26 (5.80%) Cisco
9 16 (3.57%) BMC
9 16 (3.57%) Perforce
10 15 (3.35%) EMC
10 15 (3.35%) F5
11 13 (2.90%) Brocade
12 10 (2.23%) NetApp
13 9 (2.01%) 3PAR
14 8 (1.79%) Symantec
14 8 (1.79%) McAfee
15 7 (1.56%) Infoblox
16 6 (1.34%) Tripwire
16 6 (1.34%) JDA
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