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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 19 27 22
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Contract jobs citing Linux 222 179 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 8.38% 5.70% 6.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.53% 25.90% 27.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 79 61
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 16
Average hourly rate £40.60 £37.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.26% +22.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £29.44 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £38.90 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £39.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.32% +12.85%
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
643 691 557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.28% 21.99% 24.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 303 226
Average daily rate £338 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £140 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.81% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 92 115
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.15 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +7 74 £325 -13.33% 77
Essex +1 57 £400 -5.88% 8
Hertfordshire +8 54 £375 -6.36% 26
Bedfordshire +12 17 £456 - 5
Suffolk +8 12 £269 -32.81% 10
Norfolk - 8 £575 - 3
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 168 (39.07%) Windows
2 135 (31.40%) UNIX
3 122 (28.37%) Oracle
4 102 (23.72%) SQL
5 90 (20.93%) Java
6 78 (18.14%) Python
7 76 (17.67%) HTML
8 69 (16.05%) Web Services
9 63 (14.65%) Agile Software Development
9 63 (14.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 62 (14.42%) Solaris
11 58 (13.49%) Red Hat
12 55 (12.79%) C++
13 54 (12.56%) VMware
14 53 (12.33%) JavaScript
15 50 (11.63%) Microsoft
16 49 (11.40%) CSS
16 49 (11.40%) XML
17 48 (11.16%) C
18 41 (9.53%) Software Engineering
19 40 (9.30%) Relational Database
20 38 (8.84%) Amazon AWS
20 38 (8.84%) OO
20 38 (8.84%) Finance
21 37 (8.60%) SQL Server
22 34 (7.91%) Active Directory
23 33 (7.67%) HTML5
24 32 (7.44%) Shell Script
25 31 (7.21%) IBM
25 31 (7.21%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 29 (6.74%) WebLogic
1 29 (6.74%) Apache
2 25 (5.81%) WebSphere
3 22 (5.12%) Tomcat
4 17 (3.95%) MS Exchange
5 14 (3.26%) SharePoint
6 12 (2.79%) IIS
7 11 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
8 10 (2.33%) JBoss
9 7 (1.63%) Oracle Application Server
9 7 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (1.63%) Lync
10 5 (1.16%) WildFly
10 5 (1.16%) Zope
10 5 (1.16%) Plone
11 4 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.93%) nginx
12 3 (0.70%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 24 (5.58%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.79%) MS Office
3 3 (0.70%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.86%) Tridion
2 6 (1.40%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.47%) Magento
4 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 38 (8.84%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.09%) AWS CloudFormation
3 8 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.63%) SaaS
4 7 (1.63%) IaaS
5 3 (0.70%) Office 365
5 3 (0.70%) PaaS
5 3 (0.70%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.47%) IBM SmartCloud
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.23%) Route 53
7 1 (0.23%) GitHub
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 31 (7.21%) DNS
2 28 (6.51%) TCP/IP
3 24 (5.58%) Firewall
4 22 (5.12%) Internet
5 21 (4.88%) SAN
5 21 (4.88%) DHCP
6 19 (4.42%) LDAP
7 17 (3.95%) HTTP
8 14 (3.26%) VPN
9 13 (3.02%) Wireless
10 12 (2.79%) WAN
11 10 (2.33%) Network Security
12 9 (2.09%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (2.09%) MPLS
13 8 (1.86%) LAN
14 7 (1.63%) Ethernet
14 7 (1.63%) SSL
15 6 (1.40%) NAS
16 5 (1.16%) LTE
16 5 (1.16%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (9.30%) Relational Database
2 37 (8.60%) SQL Server
3 30 (6.98%) MySQL
4 14 (3.26%) Oracle Database
5 13 (3.02%) MongoDB
5 13 (3.02%) Hadoop
6 9 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (1.86%) NoSQL
8 7 (1.63%) MariaDB
9 5 (1.16%) Ingres
9 5 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (0.93%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.70%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (0.70%) Big Data
11 3 (0.70%) MS Access
11 3 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.70%) DB2
12 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 27 (6.28%) JIRA
2 22 (5.12%) Eclipse
3 21 (4.88%) Git (software)
4 20 (4.65%) Ant
5 18 (4.19%) Jenkins
6 15 (3.49%) Selenium
7 14 (3.26%) SoapUI
8 11 (2.56%) Oracle Forms
9 8 (1.86%) Subversion
10 7 (1.63%) LoadRunner
11 5 (1.16%) ProC
11 5 (1.16%) Visual Studio
12 4 (0.93%) Trac
12 4 (0.93%) Robot Framework
13 3 (0.70%) TestLink
13 3 (0.70%) Redmine
13 3 (0.70%) WebDriver
13 3 (0.70%) JUnit
14 2 (0.47%) QuickTest Pro
14 2 (0.47%) Bugzilla
General
1 38 (8.84%) Finance
2 17 (3.95%) Telecoms
2 17 (3.95%) Retail
3 16 (3.72%) Marketing
4 12 (2.79%) Legal
5 8 (1.86%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.40%) Banking
7 5 (1.16%) Billing
8 4 (0.93%) Electronics
9 3 (0.70%) Automotive
9 3 (0.70%) Law
10 2 (0.47%) Games
11 1 (0.23%) Military
11 1 (0.23%) Back Office
11 1 (0.23%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 124 (28.84%) Developer
2 56 (13.02%) Architect
3 37 (8.60%) Java Developer
4 35 (8.14%) Administrator
4 35 (8.14%) Consultant
5 29 (6.74%) Analyst
6 28 (6.51%) Software Engineer
7 25 (5.81%) Linux Administrator
7 25 (5.81%) Linux Engineer
8 24 (5.58%) Systems Administrator
9 21 (4.88%) Technical Architect
10 20 (4.65%) Support Engineer
11 19 (4.42%) Infrastructure Architect
12 18 (4.19%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 18 (4.19%) Software Developer
12 18 (4.19%) Project Manager
13 15 (3.49%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 15 (3.49%) Python Developer
13 15 (3.49%) Infrastructure Manager
14 13 (3.02%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (17.67%) HTML
2 69 (16.05%) Web Services
3 49 (11.40%) XML
3 49 (11.40%) CSS
4 33 (7.67%) HTML5
5 31 (7.21%) J2EE
6 27 (6.28%) Ajax
7 26 (6.05%) SOAP
8 22 (5.12%) Middleware
9 19 (4.42%) XHTML
10 16 (3.72%) JSON
11 15 (3.49%) TopLink
11 15 (3.49%) JAX-RS
12 14 (3.26%) Hibernate
12 14 (3.26%) REST
13 13 (3.02%) JAX-WS
13 13 (3.02%) .NET
14 12 (2.79%) Spring
15 11 (2.56%) JSP
15 11 (2.56%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.58%) Client/Server
2 16 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.49%) Visualisation
4 13 (3.02%) Clustering
5 11 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.09%) Open Source
7 8 (1.86%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.86%) Device Driver
7 8 (1.86%) IPTV
8 7 (1.63%) Replication
8 7 (1.63%) Streaming Media
8 7 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.40%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.40%) Thin Client
10 4 (0.93%) Web 2.0
10 4 (0.93%) STB
10 4 (0.93%) Data Integration
10 4 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (0.70%) iSeries
11 3 (0.70%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 168 (39.07%) Windows
2 135 (31.40%) UNIX
3 63 (14.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 62 (14.42%) Solaris
5 25 (5.81%) Debian
6 20 (4.65%) CentOS
7 19 (4.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (3.95%) AIX
8 17 (3.95%) Mac OS X
9 14 (3.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (3.26%) Embedded Linux
10 13 (3.02%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (2.56%) Ubuntu
12 8 (1.86%) VMS
12 8 (1.86%) Android
13 7 (1.63%) HPUX
13 7 (1.63%) Oracle Linux
14 6 (1.40%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.93%) zOS
15 4 (0.93%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (14.65%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (9.53%) Software Engineering
3 38 (8.84%) OO
4 29 (6.74%) Scrum
4 29 (6.74%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (6.28%) User Stories
5 27 (6.28%) Configuration Management
6 25 (5.81%) E-Commerce
7 24 (5.58%) TDD
7 24 (5.58%) Content Management
8 22 (5.12%) Migration
9 21 (4.88%) Project Management
10 20 (4.65%) Test Automation
10 20 (4.65%) DevOps
11 18 (4.19%) MVC
12 17 (3.95%) Validation
12 17 (3.95%) Use Case
13 15 (3.49%) Digital Marketing
13 15 (3.49%) Information Management
13 15 (3.49%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 102 (23.72%) SQL
2 90 (20.93%) Java
3 78 (18.14%) Python
4 55 (12.79%) C++
5 53 (12.33%) JavaScript
6 48 (11.16%) C
7 32 (7.44%) Shell Script
8 25 (5.81%) Perl
9 22 (5.12%) PowerShell
10 19 (4.42%) Bash Shell
11 17 (3.95%) Ruby
11 17 (3.95%) PL/SQL
12 16 (3.72%) PHP
12 16 (3.72%) Embedded C
13 11 (2.56%) Embedded C++
14 7 (1.63%) C#
15 4 (0.93%) Korn
16 3 (0.70%) XPath
16 3 (0.70%) PHP5
16 3 (0.70%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 25 (5.81%) Security Cleared
2 14 (3.26%) Degree
3 13 (3.02%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.56%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.40%) MCSE
7 4 (0.93%) CCNP
7 4 (0.93%) CCNA
7 4 (0.93%) LPIC
8 3 (0.70%) MCP
8 3 (0.70%) MCSD
8 3 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.47%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.23%) CCSE
10 1 (0.23%) HND
10 1 (0.23%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.23%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.02%) QA
2 6 (1.40%) SLA
3 2 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.47%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.23%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.23%) DO-178B
System Software
1 34 (7.91%) Active Directory
2 31 (7.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.79%) vSphere
4 11 (2.56%) VMware ESX
5 10 (2.33%) Varnish
5 10 (2.33%) XenApp
6 8 (1.86%) Hyper-V
7 7 (1.63%) XenDesktop
7 7 (1.63%) Terminal Server
8 5 (1.16%) Firmware
8 5 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.93%) Dovecot
9 4 (0.93%) NFS
9 4 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.70%) RACF
10 3 (0.70%) vCloud
10 3 (0.70%) ACF2
11 2 (0.47%) iptables
11 2 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.47%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (6.05%) Puppet
2 20 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (3.95%) SCOM
4 13 (3.02%) BMC PATROL
5 9 (2.09%) NSN NetAct
6 5 (1.16%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.70%) Nagios
7 3 (0.70%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.70%) SCCM
8 2 (0.47%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.47%) OpenAM
8 2 (0.47%) CORE IMPACT
8 2 (0.47%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.47%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.47%) Nessus
9 1 (0.23%) OMEGAMON
9 1 (0.23%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.23%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 122 (28.37%) Oracle
2 58 (13.49%) Red Hat
3 54 (12.56%) VMware
4 50 (11.63%) Microsoft
5 31 (7.21%) IBM
6 29 (6.74%) Cisco
7 23 (5.35%) HP
8 18 (4.19%) Citrix
9 16 (3.72%) BMC
9 16 (3.72%) F5
10 14 (3.26%) Perforce
11 13 (3.02%) EMC
12 9 (2.09%) NetApp
12 9 (2.09%) Infoblox
13 7 (1.63%) 3PAR
13 7 (1.63%) JDA
14 6 (1.40%) Symantec
14 6 (1.40%) SAP
15 5 (1.16%) Business Objects
15 5 (1.16%) Sun
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