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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 8 24 22
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 276 179 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 10.15% 6.16% 7.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.65% 24.72% 26.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 83 59
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£350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 17
Average hourly rate £40.50 £33.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.10 £26.50 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.20 £39.60 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +6.75%
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
733 724 583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.97% 24.93% 26.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 318 243
Average daily rate £325 £270 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.37% -11.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £140 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 103 110
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +9 120 £338 -12.90% 67
Hertfordshire +4 63 £375 - 32
Essex +10 54 £400 +3.22% 18
Suffolk +13 17 £413 +3.12% 8
Norfolk +3 11 £399 +81.31% 8
Bedfordshire +10 9 £330 -0.37% 13
East Anglia - 3 - - 1
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 159 (34.42%) Windows
2 153 (33.12%) UNIX
3 122 (26.41%) Oracle
4 118 (25.54%) Java
5 90 (19.48%) SQL
6 89 (19.26%) Agile Software Development
7 83 (17.97%) HTML
8 77 (16.67%) Web Services
9 73 (15.80%) Continuous Integration
10 69 (14.94%) Red Hat
11 68 (14.72%) Solaris
12 66 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 65 (14.07%) JavaScript
14 62 (13.42%) Python
14 62 (13.42%) Puppet
15 61 (13.20%) Configuration Management
16 58 (12.55%) CSS
17 57 (12.34%) DevOps
18 53 (11.47%) Relational Database
18 53 (11.47%) XML
19 50 (10.82%) MySQL
20 48 (10.39%) Microsoft
20 48 (10.39%) Opscode Chef
20 48 (10.39%) Amazon AWS
21 45 (9.74%) SQL Server
22 43 (9.31%) C++
22 43 (9.31%) C
23 41 (8.87%) Active Directory
23 41 (8.87%) VMware
23 41 (8.87%) Ruby

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 34 (7.36%) Apache
2 33 (7.14%) WebSphere
3 30 (6.49%) Tomcat
4 29 (6.28%) WebLogic
5 17 (3.68%) IIS
6 16 (3.46%) JBoss
6 16 (3.46%) SharePoint
6 16 (3.46%) MS Exchange
7 11 (2.38%) Oracle Application Server
8 10 (2.16%) Confluence
9 9 (1.95%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (1.73%) WebSphere Application Server
11 6 (1.30%) MQSeries
11 6 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (1.08%) Zope
12 5 (1.08%) Plone
12 5 (1.08%) GlassFish
12 5 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (1.08%) nginx
12 5 (1.08%) WildFly
Applications
1 21 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.81%) MS Office
3 4 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (2.60%) Tridion
2 3 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.65%) Magento
3 2 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.22%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 48 (10.39%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.38%) IaaS
3 5 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (0.87%) Office 365
5 3 (0.65%) SaaS
5 3 (0.65%) PaaS
5 3 (0.65%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.43%) IBM SmartCloud
6 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 35 (7.58%) DNS
2 33 (7.14%) Firewall
3 30 (6.49%) DHCP
4 29 (6.28%) TCP/IP
5 27 (5.84%) Internet
5 27 (5.84%) LDAP
6 23 (4.98%) HTTP
7 16 (3.46%) WAN
8 15 (3.25%) SAN
9 14 (3.03%) Telnet
10 13 (2.81%) SSL
11 12 (2.60%) LAN
11 12 (2.60%) SSH
12 11 (2.38%) Network Security
13 10 (2.16%) Wireless
14 9 (1.95%) PuTTY
15 8 (1.73%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (1.73%) Wi-Fi
15 8 (1.73%) Ethernet
16 7 (1.52%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (11.47%) Relational Database
2 50 (10.82%) MySQL
3 45 (9.74%) SQL Server
4 21 (4.55%) Hadoop
5 15 (3.25%) MongoDB
6 13 (2.81%) Oracle Database
7 8 (1.73%) Big Data
7 8 (1.73%) RDBMS
8 7 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (1.52%) DB2
8 7 (1.52%) MariaDB
9 5 (1.08%) Ingres
9 5 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (1.08%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.87%) Apache Hive
11 3 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.65%) MS Access
11 3 (0.65%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 39 (8.44%) Jenkins
2 34 (7.36%) Eclipse
3 32 (6.93%) Git (software)
4 29 (6.28%) Ant
5 25 (5.41%) JIRA
6 18 (3.90%) SoapUI
6 18 (3.90%) Subversion
7 12 (2.60%) Oracle Forms
8 11 (2.38%) Selenium
9 9 (1.95%) Toad
10 8 (1.73%) JUnit
11 7 (1.52%) LoadRunner
12 6 (1.30%) Visual Studio
12 6 (1.30%) Maven
13 5 (1.08%) ProC
14 4 (0.87%) Trac
14 4 (0.87%) Robot Framework
14 4 (0.87%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
14 4 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (0.87%) Log4j
General
1 37 (8.01%) Finance
2 19 (4.11%) Telecoms
3 18 (3.90%) Marketing
4 16 (3.46%) Retail
5 12 (2.60%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.95%) Legal
7 6 (1.30%) Banking
8 5 (1.08%) Billing
9 4 (0.87%) Electronics
10 3 (0.65%) Automotive
11 2 (0.43%) Law
12 1 (0.22%) Back Office
12 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.22%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 122 (26.41%) Developer
2 65 (14.07%) Administrator
3 52 (11.26%) Java Developer
4 47 (10.17%) Architect
5 46 (9.96%) Linux Administrator
6 45 (9.74%) Systems Administrator
7 36 (7.79%) Consultant
8 33 (7.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 33 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
9 28 (6.06%) Analyst
10 25 (5.41%) DevOps Engineer
10 25 (5.41%) Software Engineer
11 20 (4.33%) Support Engineer
12 18 (3.90%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 18 (3.90%) Senior Developer
13 17 (3.68%) Technical Architect
14 16 (3.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 16 (3.46%) Java/J2EE Developer
15 14 (3.03%) Infrastructure Architect
16 13 (2.81%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (17.97%) HTML
2 77 (16.67%) Web Services
3 58 (12.55%) CSS
4 53 (11.47%) XML
5 39 (8.44%) J2EE
6 37 (8.01%) HTML5
7 36 (7.79%) Ajax
8 30 (6.49%) Middleware
9 29 (6.28%) SOAP
10 27 (5.84%) XHTML
11 26 (5.63%) EclipseLink
12 24 (5.19%) REST
13 19 (4.11%) TopLink
13 19 (4.11%) JAX-RS
14 17 (3.68%) JAX-WS
14 17 (3.68%) .NET
15 16 (3.46%) Spring
16 15 (3.25%) JSP
17 14 (3.03%) JPA
17 14 (3.03%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 20 (4.33%) Visualisation
1 20 (4.33%) Management Information System
2 18 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.90%) Client/Server
3 12 (2.60%) Data Centre
3 12 (2.60%) Device Driver
4 7 (1.52%) Clustering
4 7 (1.52%) Web 2.0
4 7 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (1.30%) Thin Client
5 6 (1.30%) Fat Client
6 5 (1.08%) CLARiiON
7 4 (0.87%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.87%) Data Integration
7 4 (0.87%) PKI
7 4 (0.87%) IPTV
7 4 (0.87%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.65%) STB
8 3 (0.65%) Replication
8 3 (0.65%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 159 (34.42%) Windows
2 153 (33.12%) UNIX
3 68 (14.72%) Solaris
4 66 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 29 (6.28%) Debian
6 19 (4.11%) Mac OS X
7 14 (3.03%) AIX
7 14 (3.03%) Embedded Linux
8 13 (2.81%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (2.16%) CentOS
11 9 (1.95%) Android
11 9 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (1.73%) HPUX
12 8 (1.73%) Ubuntu
13 6 (1.30%) Apple iOS
13 6 (1.30%) Windows XP
14 5 (1.08%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (1.08%) Windows 7
14 5 (1.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (19.26%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (15.80%) Continuous Integration
3 61 (13.20%) Configuration Management
4 57 (12.34%) DevOps
5 40 (8.66%) Software Engineering
5 40 (8.66%) User Stories
6 36 (7.79%) OO
7 34 (7.36%) Scrum
7 34 (7.36%) TDD
8 28 (6.06%) Content Management
9 26 (5.63%) E-Commerce
10 23 (4.98%) ITIL
11 21 (4.55%) MVC
11 21 (4.55%) Mentoring
12 20 (4.33%) Project Management
12 20 (4.33%) Use Case
13 19 (4.11%) Information Management
13 19 (4.11%) SOA
14 18 (3.90%) Migration
15 17 (3.68%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 118 (25.54%) Java
2 90 (19.48%) SQL
3 65 (14.07%) JavaScript
4 62 (13.42%) Python
5 43 (9.31%) C++
5 43 (9.31%) C
6 41 (8.87%) Ruby
7 37 (8.01%) Perl
8 26 (5.63%) Bash Shell
9 23 (4.98%) Shell Script
10 22 (4.76%) PHP
11 20 (4.33%) PowerShell
12 16 (3.46%) PL/SQL
13 13 (2.81%) Embedded C
14 9 (1.95%) Embedded C++
15 6 (1.30%) XPath
16 5 (1.08%) C#
17 4 (0.87%) C-shell
17 4 (0.87%) Korn
17 4 (0.87%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 20 (4.33%) Security Cleared
2 10 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (1.95%) Degree
4 8 (1.73%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.73%) CCNA
5 7 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.30%) MCSE
7 5 (1.08%) RHCE
8 4 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (0.87%) Oracle Certification
8 4 (0.87%) CCNP
8 4 (0.87%) LPIC
8 4 (0.87%) RHCA
9 3 (0.65%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.65%) MCP
9 3 (0.65%) MCSD
9 3 (0.65%) OCA
9 3 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.43%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.43%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.08%) QA
1 5 (1.08%) SLA
2 3 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.43%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.22%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.22%) DO-178B
System Software
1 41 (8.87%) Active Directory
2 20 (4.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.60%) vSphere
4 11 (2.38%) VMware ESX
5 10 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (1.95%) Terminal Server
6 9 (1.95%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (1.08%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 5 (1.08%) Varnish
8 4 (0.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 4 (0.87%) Dovecot
8 4 (0.87%) Firmware
9 3 (0.65%) NFS
9 3 (0.65%) RACF
9 3 (0.65%) ACF2
9 3 (0.65%) iptables
10 2 (0.43%) vCloud
10 2 (0.43%) XenApp
10 2 (0.43%) Xen
Systems Management
1 62 (13.42%) Puppet
2 48 (10.39%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (2.60%) Ansible
4 11 (2.38%) Tivoli
5 10 (2.16%) SCOM
6 9 (1.95%) BMC PATROL
6 9 (1.95%) NSN NetAct
7 7 (1.52%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 7 (1.52%) CA Single Sign-On
8 5 (1.08%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.87%) Vagrant
9 4 (0.87%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 4 (0.87%) Novell Identity Manager
10 3 (0.65%) Nessus
10 3 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (0.43%) OpenAM
11 2 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.43%) Data Guard
11 2 (0.43%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 122 (26.41%) Oracle
2 69 (14.94%) Red Hat
3 48 (10.39%) Microsoft
4 41 (8.87%) VMware
5 39 (8.44%) IBM
6 31 (6.71%) Cisco
7 17 (3.68%) HP
7 17 (3.68%) F5
8 15 (3.25%) EMC
9 13 (2.81%) NetApp
10 12 (2.60%) BMC
11 11 (2.38%) Sun
12 10 (2.16%) Cyber-Ark
13 9 (1.95%) Atlassian
13 9 (1.95%) Infoblox
14 8 (1.73%) WSO2
14 8 (1.73%) Symantec
14 8 (1.73%) CheckPoint
14 8 (1.73%) Perforce
15 7 (1.52%) Citrix
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