The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the East of England region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 20 20 26
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Contract jobs citing Linux 213 167 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 6.96% 7.02% 5.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.46% 27.51% 21.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 65 82
Average daily rate
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£388 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £244 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.28% +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 20 16
Average hourly rate £30.00 £36.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £25.85 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £50.00 £80.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-19.46% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
805 607 829
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.31% 25.53% 27.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 227 353
Average daily rate £300 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £159 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £443 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 119 141
Average hourly rate £15.75 £17.47 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.84% -14.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £38.20 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Linux
England

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 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 1 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 1 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 +3 95 £400 +21.21% 84
Essex +11 45 £400 -3.03% 6
Hertfordshire -17 28 £388 +7.26% 39
Norfolk +9 21 £239 - 1
Suffolk +1 18 £394 +75.00% 6
Bedfordshire -26 5 £381 +43.86% 9
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 161 (42.15%) UNIX
2 141 (36.91%) SQL
3 120 (31.41%) Oracle
4 118 (30.89%) Windows
5 117 (30.63%) Java
6 75 (19.63%) JavaScript
7 73 (19.11%) Finance
8 72 (18.85%) XML
9 70 (18.32%) MySQL
10 63 (16.49%) HTML
11 62 (16.23%) Solaris
12 60 (15.71%) Web Services
13 58 (15.18%) Apache
14 57 (14.92%) Perl
14 57 (14.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 56 (14.66%) CSS
16 55 (14.40%) Red Hat
17 52 (13.61%) OO
18 51 (13.35%) J2EE
19 50 (13.09%) DNS
20 46 (12.04%) TCP/IP
20 46 (12.04%) IBM
20 46 (12.04%) C
21 45 (11.78%) Active Directory
22 44 (11.52%) Microsoft
22 44 (11.52%) PHP
22 44 (11.52%) Python
23 42 (10.99%) Scrum
23 42 (10.99%) Software Engineering
23 42 (10.99%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 58 (15.18%) Apache
2 37 (9.69%) Tomcat
3 32 (8.38%) WebSphere
4 26 (6.81%) WebLogic
5 21 (5.50%) MQSeries
6 15 (3.93%) WebSphere Application Server
7 14 (3.66%) CMS
8 12 (3.14%) MS Exchange
8 12 (3.14%) IIS
9 11 (2.88%) WordPress
10 9 (2.36%) IBM HTTP Server
10 9 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (1.57%) SharePoint
12 5 (1.31%) Oracle Service Bus
12 5 (1.31%) Adobe CQ
12 5 (1.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (1.31%) Oracle Application Server
12 5 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
14 3 (0.79%) Node.js
Applications
1 21 (5.50%) MS Excel
2 18 (4.71%) MS Office
3 5 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.57%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (1.05%) Tridion
3 4 (1.05%) Magento
4 3 (0.79%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.52%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.52%) RiskWrite
5 2 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.40%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.05%) SaaS
2 4 (1.05%) PaaS
3 3 (0.79%) IBM SmartCloud
3 3 (0.79%) IaaS
4 2 (0.52%) Rackspace Cloud
4 2 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.52%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.26%) Office 365
5 1 (0.26%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 50 (13.09%) DNS
2 46 (12.04%) TCP/IP
3 40 (10.47%) Internet
3 40 (10.47%) Firewall
4 39 (10.21%) HTTP
5 37 (9.69%) DHCP
6 32 (8.38%) SAN
7 22 (5.76%) VPN
8 19 (4.97%) NAS
9 16 (4.19%) Reverse Proxy
10 14 (3.66%) LDAP
10 14 (3.66%) Broadband
11 11 (2.88%) Wireless
11 11 (2.88%) Network Security
12 8 (2.09%) FTP
12 8 (2.09%) WAN
12 8 (2.09%) Telnet
13 7 (1.83%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (1.83%) BIG-IP
14 6 (1.57%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (18.32%) MySQL
2 36 (9.42%) Oracle Database
2 36 (9.42%) Relational Database
3 28 (7.33%) SQL Server
4 23 (6.02%) NoSQL
5 18 (4.71%) DB2
6 16 (4.19%) RDBMS
7 12 (3.14%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (2.36%) MariaDB
9 8 (2.09%) Crystal Reports
9 8 (2.09%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (1.83%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (1.57%) JasperReports
11 6 (1.57%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (1.31%) Oracle Exadata
12 5 (1.31%) Oracle9i Database
13 3 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.52%) Sybase ASE
14 2 (0.52%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 41 (10.73%) Subversion
2 34 (8.90%) Git (software)
3 29 (7.59%) Ant
4 25 (6.54%) Eclipse
5 23 (6.02%) JUnit
6 19 (4.97%) Selenium
7 14 (3.66%) Jenkins
8 11 (2.88%) Maven
8 11 (2.88%) JIRA
9 10 (2.62%) Log4j
9 10 (2.62%) Oracle Forms
10 8 (2.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (1.83%) Bugzilla
12 6 (1.57%) IntelliJ
12 6 (1.57%) Redmine
12 6 (1.57%) Trac
13 5 (1.31%) Mockito
14 4 (1.05%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
15 3 (0.79%) JMeter
16 2 (0.52%) LoadRunner
General
1 73 (19.11%) Finance
2 26 (6.81%) Manufacturing
3 20 (5.24%) Retail
4 11 (2.88%) Marketing
5 10 (2.62%) Legal
6 8 (2.09%) Banking
6 8 (2.09%) Automotive
7 7 (1.83%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.05%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.05%) Electronics
9 3 (0.79%) Advertising
9 3 (0.79%) Publishing
10 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 113 (29.58%) Developer
2 44 (11.52%) Java Developer
3 37 (9.69%) Software Engineer
4 34 (8.90%) Systems Administrator
5 33 (8.64%) Administrator
6 32 (8.38%) Analyst
7 23 (6.02%) Architect
8 22 (5.76%) Consultant
9 18 (4.71%) Project Manager
10 17 (4.45%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 17 (4.45%) Linux Administrator
11 16 (4.19%) DBA
12 15 (3.93%) Linux Engineer
12 15 (3.93%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 13 (3.40%) LAMP Developer
14 12 (3.14%) Network Engineer
14 12 (3.14%) Web Developer
15 11 (2.88%) Support Engineer
16 10 (2.62%) Test Engineer
16 10 (2.62%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (18.85%) XML
2 63 (16.49%) HTML
3 60 (15.71%) Web Services
4 56 (14.66%) CSS
5 51 (13.35%) J2EE
6 40 (10.47%) Ajax
7 32 (8.38%) JSON
8 31 (8.12%) Spring
9 30 (7.85%) .NET
10 29 (7.59%) jQuery
11 27 (7.07%) XHTML
11 27 (7.07%) Hibernate
12 21 (5.50%) JSP
13 19 (4.97%) LAMP
14 18 (4.71%) REST
15 15 (3.93%) Struts
15 15 (3.93%) J2SE
16 14 (3.66%) SOAP
17 13 (3.40%) JPA
18 12 (3.14%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.81%) Replication
2 19 (4.97%) Open Source
3 16 (4.19%) Device Driver
4 15 (3.93%) Web 2.0
4 15 (3.93%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (3.14%) MPEG
6 11 (2.88%) Firmware
7 10 (2.62%) IPTV
7 10 (2.62%) Clustering
8 8 (2.09%) Computer Science
8 8 (2.09%) PKI
9 7 (1.83%) Embedded Systems
9 7 (1.83%) Blackberry
9 7 (1.83%) Thin Client
9 7 (1.83%) Fat Client
10 6 (1.57%) Streaming Video
10 6 (1.57%) Mainframe
11 5 (1.31%) STB
11 5 (1.31%) CMDB
12 4 (1.05%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 161 (42.15%) UNIX
2 118 (30.89%) Windows
3 62 (16.23%) Solaris
4 57 (14.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (6.02%) Embedded Linux
6 20 (5.24%) AIX
7 19 (4.97%) Ubuntu
8 15 (3.93%) Mac OS X
8 15 (3.93%) Apple iOS
9 14 (3.66%) Android
10 13 (3.40%) Oracle Linux
11 11 (2.88%) HPUX
12 10 (2.62%) SUSE
12 10 (2.62%) Windows 7
13 8 (2.09%) CentOS
14 6 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (1.05%) Windows XP
15 4 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
17 2 (0.52%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (13.61%) OO
2 42 (10.99%) Scrum
2 42 (10.99%) Software Engineering
2 42 (10.99%) ITIL
3 37 (9.69%) E-Commerce
4 33 (8.64%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (8.38%) TDD
5 32 (8.38%) DevOps
6 24 (6.28%) Performance Tuning
7 22 (5.76%) MVC
8 21 (5.50%) Configuration Management
8 21 (5.50%) Web Development
9 20 (5.24%) Content Management
10 19 (4.97%) UML
11 18 (4.71%) Project Management
12 17 (4.45%) Service Delivery
12 17 (4.45%) Migration
13 16 (4.19%) Load Balancing
13 16 (4.19%) Multithreading
14 15 (3.93%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 141 (36.91%) SQL
2 117 (30.63%) Java
3 75 (19.63%) JavaScript
4 57 (14.92%) Perl
5 46 (12.04%) C
6 44 (11.52%) PHP
6 44 (11.52%) Python
7 32 (8.38%) Bash Shell
8 31 (8.12%) Shell Script
8 31 (8.12%) PowerShell
9 27 (7.07%) PL/SQL
10 22 (5.76%) C++
11 18 (4.71%) Ruby
12 17 (4.45%) Embedded C
13 13 (3.40%) Embedded C++
13 13 (3.40%) PHP5
14 12 (3.14%) XPath
15 11 (2.88%) VB.NET
16 9 (2.36%) T-SQL
17 7 (1.83%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (5.24%) Degree
2 15 (3.93%) Security Cleared
3 11 (2.88%) Sun Certification
4 9 (2.36%) RHCE
4 9 (2.36%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (2.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.83%) CCNP
6 7 (1.83%) MCSE
6 7 (1.83%) CCSE
7 5 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.05%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.79%) MCP
9 3 (0.79%) MCSA
9 3 (0.79%) OCP
9 3 (0.79%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.52%) MCITP
10 2 (0.52%) MOS
10 2 (0.52%) RHCA
10 2 (0.52%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.40%) SLA
2 9 (2.36%) QA
3 5 (1.31%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.26%) JTAG
System Software
1 45 (11.78%) Active Directory
2 27 (7.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.88%) VMware ESX
4 10 (2.62%) Oracle RMAN
5 9 (2.36%) Hyper-V
5 9 (2.36%) KVM
6 7 (1.83%) vSphere
7 6 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.31%) XenApp
8 5 (1.31%) Docker
9 4 (1.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (1.05%) NFS
10 3 (0.79%) FreeRADIUS
10 3 (0.79%) Xen
11 2 (0.52%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.26%) XenServer
12 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 1 (0.26%) qmail
Systems Management
1 39 (10.21%) Puppet
2 26 (6.81%) Nagios
3 25 (6.54%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (2.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 8 (2.09%) SCOM
6 7 (1.83%) Tivoli
6 7 (1.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 6 (1.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 6 (1.57%) NSN NetAct
7 6 (1.57%) Data Guard
8 5 (1.31%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (1.05%) SCCM
9 4 (1.05%) WSUS
9 4 (1.05%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.79%) Munin
10 3 (0.79%) HP SIM
11 2 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Satellite
11 2 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.52%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 120 (31.41%) Oracle
2 55 (14.40%) Red Hat
3 46 (12.04%) IBM
4 44 (11.52%) Microsoft
5 37 (9.69%) VMware
6 34 (8.90%) HP
7 31 (8.12%) Cisco
8 26 (6.81%) Sun
9 20 (5.24%) JBoss
10 19 (4.97%) NetApp
11 18 (4.71%) Citrix
12 16 (4.19%) Sybase
13 12 (3.14%) F5
13 12 (3.14%) Atlassian
13 12 (3.14%) CheckPoint
14 10 (2.62%) SAP
15 9 (2.36%) FatWire
16 8 (2.09%) Dell
16 8 (2.09%) Interwoven
17 7 (1.83%) Infoblox
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