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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 19 22 17
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs citing Linux 231 153 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 7.52% 6.46% 8.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.12% 24.96% 28.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 60 97
Average daily rate
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£405 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.08% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £249 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £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 15 31
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £27.62 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.75 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-7.33% -
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
767 613 895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.97% 25.89% 28.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 251 344
Average daily rate £350 £275 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -19.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 111 148
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £10.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.65 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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
Essex +18 82 £439 +13.22% 14
Cambridgeshire +12 72 £363 +27.19% 90
Hertfordshire -11 56 £409 +9.00% 36
Suffolk +8 10 £438 +94.44% 2
Norfolk -14 8 £310 -17.33% 3
Bedfordshire -23 2 £443 +47.50% 4
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 196 (45.79%) UNIX
2 171 (39.95%) SQL
3 155 (36.21%) Java
4 137 (32.01%) Oracle
5 126 (29.44%) Windows
6 93 (21.73%) XML
7 90 (21.03%) Agile Software Development
8 85 (19.86%) Perl
9 84 (19.63%) MySQL
10 83 (19.39%) JavaScript
10 83 (19.39%) HTML
11 69 (16.12%) Finance
12 66 (15.42%) Python
13 65 (15.19%) Solaris
14 62 (14.49%) CSS
15 61 (14.25%) Git (software)
15 61 (14.25%) Relational Database
16 54 (12.62%) Spring
17 53 (12.38%) Scrum
17 53 (12.38%) PL/SQL
17 53 (12.38%) Apache
18 52 (12.15%) J2EE
18 52 (12.15%) TCP/IP
18 52 (12.15%) MVC
19 51 (11.92%) Web Services
19 51 (11.92%) Software Engineering
20 50 (11.68%) HTTP
21 49 (11.45%) Subversion
22 48 (11.21%) VMware
23 47 (10.98%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (12.38%) Apache
2 42 (9.81%) Tomcat
3 36 (8.41%) WebLogic
4 27 (6.31%) WebSphere
5 16 (3.74%) MS Exchange
6 15 (3.50%) CMS
7 13 (3.04%) MQSeries
8 9 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (1.87%) Node.js
10 7 (1.64%) Adobe CQ
10 7 (1.64%) SharePoint
10 7 (1.64%) WebSphere Application Server
10 7 (1.64%) lighttpd
11 5 (1.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (1.17%) IBM HTTP Server
11 5 (1.17%) IIS
11 5 (1.17%) OpenStack
11 5 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 24 (5.61%) MS Excel
2 21 (4.91%) MS Office
3 5 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.70%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.47%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (0.47%) Magento
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.23%) Summit
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.23%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.50%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.93%) SaaS
2 4 (0.93%) PaaS
2 4 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (0.93%) IaaS
3 3 (0.70%) IBM SmartCloud
3 3 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.47%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.47%) Office 365
4 2 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.23%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.23%) GitHub
5 1 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (12.15%) TCP/IP
2 50 (11.68%) HTTP
3 47 (10.98%) DNS
4 44 (10.28%) SAN
5 41 (9.58%) Firewall
6 39 (9.11%) DHCP
7 38 (8.88%) Internet
8 30 (7.01%) LDAP
9 23 (5.37%) VPN
10 19 (4.44%) NAS
11 15 (3.50%) Wireless
11 15 (3.50%) Broadband
12 13 (3.04%) Reverse Proxy
13 9 (2.10%) Network Security
13 9 (2.10%) Telnet
14 8 (1.87%) FTP
14 8 (1.87%) WAN
14 8 (1.87%) Cisco ASA
15 7 (1.64%) Fibre Channel
15 7 (1.64%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (19.63%) MySQL
2 61 (14.25%) Relational Database
3 31 (7.24%) Oracle Database
4 28 (6.54%) NoSQL
5 26 (6.07%) MariaDB
5 26 (6.07%) SQL Server
6 17 (3.97%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (3.74%) MongoDB
8 12 (2.80%) Neo4j
8 12 (2.80%) RDBMS
8 12 (2.80%) DB2
9 11 (2.57%) Oracle Database 10g
9 11 (2.57%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (1.40%) Oracle Exadata
11 5 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (1.17%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (0.93%) JasperReports
12 4 (0.93%) Oracle ODI
12 4 (0.93%) Redis
13 3 (0.70%) DTS
Development Applications
1 61 (14.25%) Git (software)
2 49 (11.45%) Subversion
3 34 (7.94%) Ant
4 26 (6.07%) Eclipse
5 25 (5.84%) Selenium
6 24 (5.61%) Jenkins
7 20 (4.67%) JUnit
8 19 (4.44%) Maven
9 13 (3.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 10 (2.34%) Grunt
10 10 (2.34%) JIRA
11 9 (2.10%) Oracle Forms
11 9 (2.10%) Mockito
12 8 (1.87%) IntelliJ
13 6 (1.40%) Bugzilla
13 6 (1.40%) Log4j
13 6 (1.40%) Trac
13 6 (1.40%) Redmine
14 5 (1.17%) Yeoman
14 5 (1.17%) PHPUnit
General
1 69 (16.12%) Finance
2 18 (4.21%) Manufacturing
3 16 (3.74%) Marketing
4 15 (3.50%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.57%) Retail
6 10 (2.34%) Automotive
6 10 (2.34%) Legal
7 8 (1.87%) Banking
8 6 (1.40%) Publishing
9 5 (1.17%) Advertising
10 4 (0.93%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.23%) Electronics
11 1 (0.23%) Games
11 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 137 (32.01%) Developer
2 66 (15.42%) Java Developer
3 41 (9.58%) Software Engineer
4 33 (7.71%) Systems Administrator
5 32 (7.48%) Administrator
6 29 (6.78%) Analyst
6 29 (6.78%) Architect
7 19 (4.44%) Consultant
8 17 (3.97%) Linux Administrator
9 16 (3.74%) Senior Developer
10 15 (3.50%) Solutions Architect
10 15 (3.50%) Test Engineer
10 15 (3.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 12 (2.80%) Java Architect
11 12 (2.80%) DBA
12 11 (2.57%) Linux Engineer
12 11 (2.57%) Python Developer
12 11 (2.57%) PHP Developer
13 10 (2.34%) Network Engineer
13 10 (2.34%) Backup Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (21.73%) XML
2 83 (19.39%) HTML
3 62 (14.49%) CSS
4 54 (12.62%) Spring
5 52 (12.15%) J2EE
6 51 (11.92%) Web Services
7 43 (10.05%) Hibernate
8 35 (8.18%) JSON
9 32 (7.48%) REST
9 32 (7.48%) Ajax
10 31 (7.24%) Spring MVC
11 29 (6.78%) JAAS
12 24 (5.61%) JSP
13 23 (5.37%) .NET
13 23 (5.37%) JPA
14 22 (5.14%) J2SE
15 18 (4.21%) HTML5
16 17 (3.97%) jQuery
16 17 (3.97%) XSLT
17 16 (3.74%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.78%) Replication
2 26 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (5.84%) Open Source
4 24 (5.61%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (3.50%) Device Driver
5 15 (3.50%) Clustering
6 14 (3.27%) Computer Science
7 13 (3.04%) Mathematics
8 11 (2.57%) Web 2.0
8 11 (2.57%) Firmware
9 9 (2.10%) Biology
10 8 (1.87%) STB
10 8 (1.87%) IBM XIV
10 8 (1.87%) User Experience
11 7 (1.64%) Blackberry
12 6 (1.40%) MPEG
12 6 (1.40%) PKI
12 6 (1.40%) Life Science
12 6 (1.40%) Data Integration
12 6 (1.40%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 196 (45.79%) UNIX
2 126 (29.44%) Windows
3 65 (15.19%) Solaris
4 40 (9.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 35 (8.18%) Mac OS X
6 20 (4.67%) Embedded Linux
6 20 (4.67%) Oracle Linux
7 18 (4.21%) HPUX
8 15 (3.50%) Windows 7
9 13 (3.04%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (3.04%) AIX
10 12 (2.80%) Ubuntu
10 12 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (2.57%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (2.10%) SUSE
13 7 (1.64%) Windows XP
14 5 (1.17%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.93%) CentOS
15 4 (0.93%) Debian
15 4 (0.93%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (21.03%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (12.38%) Scrum
3 52 (12.15%) MVC
4 51 (11.92%) Software Engineering
5 47 (10.98%) OO
6 45 (10.51%) TDD
7 40 (9.35%) DevOps
8 37 (8.64%) Web Development
9 35 (8.18%) ITIL
10 32 (7.48%) UML
11 31 (7.24%) Configuration Management
12 25 (5.84%) Load Balancing
13 23 (5.37%) Unit Testing
13 23 (5.37%) Performance Tuning
13 23 (5.37%) Multithreading
14 22 (5.14%) E-Commerce
15 20 (4.67%) Responsive Web Design
16 19 (4.44%) Web Design
16 19 (4.44%) Content Management
17 18 (4.21%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 171 (39.95%) SQL
2 155 (36.21%) Java
3 85 (19.86%) Perl
4 83 (19.39%) JavaScript
5 66 (15.42%) Python
6 53 (12.38%) PL/SQL
7 43 (10.05%) C
8 38 (8.88%) Bash Shell
9 35 (8.18%) PowerShell
9 35 (8.18%) Shell Script
9 35 (8.18%) PHP
10 25 (5.84%) C++
11 23 (5.37%) Ruby
12 12 (2.80%) Embedded C
13 11 (2.57%) VB.NET
14 9 (2.10%) Embedded C++
15 8 (1.87%) VBA
15 8 (1.87%) XPath
16 7 (1.64%) Korn
17 6 (1.40%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (5.37%) Degree
2 22 (5.14%) Security Cleared
3 13 (3.04%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.57%) Sun Certification
5 10 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (1.87%) MCSE
8 6 (1.40%) RHCE
8 6 (1.40%) MCITP
9 5 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.17%) CCNP
9 5 (1.17%) CCSE
10 4 (0.93%) CCNA
10 4 (0.93%) MCP
11 3 (0.70%) MCSA
12 2 (0.47%) OCP
12 2 (0.47%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.47%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.47%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.80%) SLA
2 11 (2.57%) QA
3 5 (1.17%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.23%) JTAG
4 1 (0.23%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 43 (10.05%) Active Directory
2 34 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.10%) Docker
4 8 (1.87%) vSphere
5 7 (1.64%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.40%) KVM
6 6 (1.40%) Oracle RMAN
7 5 (1.17%) Xen
7 5 (1.17%) XenApp
8 3 (0.70%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.70%) MetaFrame
8 3 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.70%) FreeRADIUS
9 2 (0.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (0.47%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.47%) NFS
9 2 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.47%) XenServer
9 2 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.47%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 41 (9.58%) Puppet
2 24 (5.61%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (4.44%) Nagios
4 11 (2.57%) Backup Exec
5 8 (1.87%) NetBackup
5 8 (1.87%) SCOM
6 7 (1.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 6 (1.40%) NSN NetAct
8 5 (1.17%) SCCM
8 5 (1.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (0.93%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (0.70%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.70%) Red Hat Satellite
10 3 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.70%) HP SIM
10 3 (0.70%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (0.70%) WSUS
10 3 (0.70%) Munin
10 3 (0.70%) Data Guard
11 2 (0.47%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 137 (32.01%) Oracle
2 48 (11.21%) VMware
3 47 (10.98%) IBM
4 46 (10.75%) Microsoft
5 40 (9.35%) Red Hat
6 37 (8.64%) JBoss
6 37 (8.64%) HP
7 28 (6.54%) Cisco
8 27 (6.31%) Sun
9 20 (4.67%) Citrix
10 18 (4.21%) Atlassian
11 16 (3.74%) F5
12 15 (3.50%) Sybase
13 13 (3.04%) EMC
13 13 (3.04%) CheckPoint
13 13 (3.04%) NetApp
14 9 (2.10%) FatWire
15 8 (1.87%) Brocade
15 8 (1.87%) Remedy
16 6 (1.40%) BMC
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