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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 20 21 17
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 154 187 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 6.46% 7.31% 8.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.84% 29.08% 29.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 107 103
Average daily rate £450 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £248 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 11 12
Average hourly rate £37.50 £43.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £33.50 £32.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.60 £43.75 £42.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.38 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +3.92%
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
534 643 667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 22.41% 25.13% 27.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 308 316
Average daily rate £345 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £135 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 125 113
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.67 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +3 43 £450 +28.57% 11
Cambridgeshire -3 40 £360 +10.76% 65
Hertfordshire +13 36 £475 +1.33% 29
Bedfordshire -1 14 £569 +18.18% 7
Norfolk -1 14 £320 -38.31% 3
Suffolk -13 7 £455 +13.75% 3
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 126 (36.73%) Windows
2 111 (32.36%) Unix
3 84 (24.49%) VMware
4 65 (18.95%) Puppet
5 63 (18.37%) Perl
5 63 (18.37%) Oracle
6 61 (17.78%) Solaris
7 60 (17.49%) Agile Software Development
8 54 (15.74%) Red Hat
9 53 (15.45%) Java
10 51 (14.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 50 (14.58%) Python
12 49 (14.29%) SQL
13 47 (13.70%) Continuous Integration
14 46 (13.41%) C
15 44 (12.83%) Software Engineering
15 44 (12.83%) Opscode Chef
16 42 (12.24%) Configuration Management
17 40 (11.66%) TCP/IP
18 39 (11.37%) Active Directory
18 39 (11.37%) C++
18 39 (11.37%) Git (software)
19 38 (11.08%) Jenkins
20 37 (10.79%) HP
21 36 (10.50%) ITIL
21 36 (10.50%) Amazon AWS
22 35 (10.20%) DevOps
22 35 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
23 34 (9.91%) Degree
24 32 (9.33%) HTTP

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 26 (7.58%) Apache
2 11 (3.21%) WebLogic
2 11 (3.21%) WebSphere
3 10 (2.92%) Tomcat
4 8 (2.33%) JBoss
5 7 (2.04%) nginx
6 6 (1.75%) IIS
7 5 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (1.17%) Apache Spark
8 4 (1.17%) CMS
8 4 (1.17%) Confluence
8 4 (1.17%) GlassFish
8 4 (1.17%) MS Exchange
8 4 (1.17%) WebLogic Portal
8 4 (1.17%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.87%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.87%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (3.79%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.62%) MS Office
2 9 (2.62%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.29%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 7 (2.04%) Maximo
2 5 (1.46%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (1.17%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.87%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.58%) Magento
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 36 (10.50%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (4.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.92%) IaaS
4 7 (2.04%) Office 365
5 6 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.46%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (1.46%) SaaS
7 4 (1.17%) Google App Engine
7 4 (1.17%) PaaS
8 3 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.58%) IBM PureFlex
10 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.29%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 40 (11.66%) TCP/IP
2 32 (9.33%) HTTP
3 26 (7.58%) DNS
4 25 (7.29%) Firewall
5 24 (7.00%) SSL
6 18 (5.25%) WAN
7 16 (4.66%) Wi-Fi
8 13 (3.79%) LAN
9 11 (3.21%) VoIP
10 10 (2.92%) DHCP
10 10 (2.92%) FTP
10 10 (2.92%) SAN
10 10 (2.92%) Wireless
11 8 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (2.33%) Ethernet
11 8 (2.33%) SSH
11 8 (2.33%) WLAN
12 7 (2.04%) 3G
12 7 (2.04%) LDAP
12 7 (2.04%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (9.04%) MySQL
2 30 (8.75%) Relational Database
3 22 (6.41%) SQL Server
4 15 (4.37%) Hadoop
5 14 (4.08%) Big Data
6 12 (3.50%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (2.92%) Oracle Database
8 9 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (2.33%) Amazon Redshift
9 8 (2.33%) NoSQL
10 7 (2.04%) MongoDB
10 7 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (1.75%) Apache Hive
11 6 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (1.75%) Oracle Exadata
12 5 (1.46%) DB2
13 4 (1.17%) Data Mining
13 4 (1.17%) DataStage
13 4 (1.17%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 39 (11.37%) Git (software)
2 38 (11.08%) Jenkins
3 19 (5.54%) Subversion
4 13 (3.79%) Ant
4 13 (3.79%) JIRA
5 10 (2.92%) Eclipse
5 10 (2.92%) Maven
6 9 (2.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (2.33%) ClearCase
8 7 (2.04%) ClearQuest
9 6 (1.75%) Gradle
9 6 (1.75%) Selenium
9 6 (1.75%) SoapUI
10 5 (1.46%) Oracle Forms
11 4 (1.17%) AccuRev
11 4 (1.17%) IntelliJ
11 4 (1.17%) NUnit
11 4 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (1.17%) TeamCity
11 4 (1.17%) Toad
General
1 31 (9.04%) Finance
2 20 (5.83%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.92%) Advertising
3 10 (2.92%) Automotive
4 7 (2.04%) Electronics
5 6 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.75%) Marketing
6 5 (1.46%) Legal
7 3 (0.87%) Avionics
8 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 62 (18.08%) Developer
2 34 (9.91%) Architect
3 29 (8.45%) Administrator
4 28 (8.16%) Software Engineer
5 27 (7.87%) Analyst
6 25 (7.29%) Linux Engineer
7 24 (7.00%) Embedded Engineer
8 23 (6.71%) Systems Administrator
9 21 (6.12%) DevOps Engineer
10 19 (5.54%) Linux Administrator
11 18 (5.25%) Java Developer
12 17 (4.96%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 15 (4.37%) Infrastructure Architect
13 15 (4.37%) Linux Support
14 13 (3.79%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 13 (3.79%) Unix Support
15 12 (3.50%) Solutions Architect
16 11 (3.21%) Test Engineer
17 10 (2.92%) PHP Developer
17 10 (2.92%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (8.45%) HTML
2 26 (7.58%) CSS
3 25 (7.29%) Web Services
4 22 (6.41%) .NET
5 21 (6.12%) Middleware
6 20 (5.83%) Ajax
7 17 (4.96%) J2EE
8 16 (4.66%) XML
9 13 (3.79%) HTML5
9 13 (3.79%) LAMP
10 12 (3.50%) REST
11 11 (3.21%) jQuery
11 11 (3.21%) XHTML
12 10 (2.92%) JSON
13 8 (2.33%) ASP.NET
13 8 (2.33%) Spring
14 7 (2.04%) CSS3
14 7 (2.04%) JAX-RS
14 7 (2.04%) QML
14 7 (2.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.00%) Computer Science
2 22 (6.41%) Device Driver
3 17 (4.96%) Data Centre
4 11 (3.21%) Visualisation
5 10 (2.92%) Algorithms
5 10 (2.92%) Client/Server
5 10 (2.92%) Clustering
5 10 (2.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 9 (2.62%) Mathematics
7 8 (2.33%) Data Protection Act
8 7 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (2.04%) Biology
8 7 (2.04%) Embedded Systems
8 7 (2.04%) Mechatronics
9 6 (1.75%) Life Science
9 6 (1.75%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.46%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.46%) Replication
11 4 (1.17%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 126 (36.73%) Windows
2 111 (32.36%) Unix
3 61 (17.78%) Solaris
4 51 (14.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 27 (7.87%) Windows Server
6 19 (5.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (4.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (4.66%) Ubuntu
9 15 (4.37%) CentOS
10 14 (4.08%) Android
10 14 (4.08%) Mac OS X
11 11 (3.21%) HPUX
12 10 (2.92%) Windows 7
13 9 (2.62%) AIX
14 8 (2.33%) Embedded Linux
15 5 (1.46%) FreeBSD
15 5 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (1.17%) NetBSD
16 4 (1.17%) OpenBSD
17 2 (0.58%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (17.49%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (13.70%) Continuous Integration
3 44 (12.83%) Software Engineering
4 42 (12.24%) Configuration Management
5 36 (10.50%) ITIL
6 35 (10.20%) DevOps
7 29 (8.45%) High Availability
7 29 (8.45%) Scrum
8 27 (7.87%) Mentoring
9 25 (7.29%) User Stories
10 23 (6.71%) Open Source
11 21 (6.12%) TDD
12 19 (5.54%) OO
12 19 (5.54%) SOA
13 18 (5.25%) MVC
14 17 (4.96%) ITIL V3
15 16 (4.66%) Coaching
15 16 (4.66%) Web Development
16 15 (4.37%) Kanban
16 15 (4.37%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 63 (18.37%) Perl
2 53 (15.45%) Java
3 50 (14.58%) Python
4 49 (14.29%) SQL
5 46 (13.41%) C
6 39 (11.37%) C++
7 25 (7.29%) Bash Shell
8 24 (7.00%) Shell Script
9 22 (6.41%) JavaScript
10 21 (6.12%) Embedded C
11 17 (4.96%) PHP
12 13 (3.79%) C#
13 10 (2.92%) Ruby
14 8 (2.33%) Embedded C++
14 8 (2.33%) MATLAB
15 7 (2.04%) PL/SQL
16 5 (1.46%) Ada
16 5 (1.46%) PowerShell
17 4 (1.17%) Scala
18 3 (0.87%) R
Qualifications
1 34 (9.91%) Degree
2 30 (8.75%) Security Cleared
3 12 (3.50%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (3.50%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.21%) CCNA
5 7 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (1.75%) MCSE
6 6 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (1.46%) CCNP
7 5 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.87%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.87%) MCSA
8 3 (0.87%) PhD
8 3 (0.87%) VCP5
8 3 (0.87%) VCP6
9 2 (0.58%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.58%) JNCIA
9 2 (0.58%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.62%) QA
2 6 (1.75%) SLA
3 5 (1.46%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.58%) ECSS
5 2 (0.58%) MISRA
5 2 (0.58%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.29%) COBIT
6 1 (0.29%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.29%) JTAG
System Software
1 39 (11.37%) Active Directory
2 35 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (6.41%) Docker
4 12 (3.50%) VMware ESX
5 8 (2.33%) XenApp
6 7 (2.04%) vSphere
7 6 (1.75%) GPFS
7 6 (1.75%) NFS
8 4 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.17%) Xen
9 3 (0.87%) Cygwin
9 3 (0.87%) Firmware
10 2 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.58%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 1 (0.29%) KVM
11 1 (0.29%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.29%) Snort
Systems Management
1 65 (18.95%) Puppet
2 44 (12.83%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (4.08%) Nagios
4 7 (2.04%) Ansible
4 7 (2.04%) Tivoli
5 6 (1.75%) Ganglia
5 6 (1.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (1.46%) Kibana
7 4 (1.17%) Check_MK
7 4 (1.17%) QRadar
8 3 (0.87%) CA Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.87%) CFEngine
8 3 (0.87%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.87%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 2 (0.58%) Capistrano
9 2 (0.58%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.58%) Oracle ZFS
10 1 (0.29%) Graphite
10 1 (0.29%) Packer
10 1 (0.29%) Riemann
Vendors
1 84 (24.49%) VMware
2 63 (18.37%) Oracle
3 54 (15.74%) Red Hat
4 37 (10.79%) HP
5 32 (9.33%) IBM
6 30 (8.75%) Cisco
6 30 (8.75%) Microsoft
7 15 (4.37%) Citrix
8 14 (4.08%) F5
9 10 (2.92%) NetApp
9 10 (2.92%) WorldPay
10 9 (2.62%) Juniper
10 9 (2.62%) Meraki
11 8 (2.33%) Aruba
12 7 (2.04%) Google
12 7 (2.04%) Splunk
12 7 (2.04%) Zend
13 6 (1.75%) Sun
13 6 (1.75%) WSO2
14 5 (1.46%) Dell
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