The first table below looks at the demand for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Ipswich region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Ipswich 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 26 16 8
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Contract jobs citing Linux 5 2 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 2.79% 2.30% 11.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.15% 18.18% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 11
Average daily rate £400 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
Operating Systems Category
Ipswich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
33 11 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 18.44% 12.64% 22.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 2 17
Average daily rate £235 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.26% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £258 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £318 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Average hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -2.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.70 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £12.50 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Linux
Suffolk

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Ipswich region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Ipswich region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Ipswich region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich 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 5 (71.43%) UNIX
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
2 3 (42.86%) VPN
2 3 (42.86%) DNS
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) Shell Script
2 3 (42.86%) SAN
2 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) Reverse Proxy
2 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
2 3 (42.86%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (42.86%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (42.86%) KVM
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
3 2 (28.57%) NoSQL
3 2 (28.57%) Puppet
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Replication
3 2 (28.57%) JSON
3 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 2 (28.57%) J2EE
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) Web Services
3 2 (28.57%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich 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.

Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
1 3 (42.86%) VPN
1 3 (42.86%) DNS
1 3 (42.86%) SAN
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
1 3 (42.86%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
1 2 (28.57%) NoSQL
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 12c
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Applications Support
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle DBA
1 2 (28.57%) DBA
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Network Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Web Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) JSON
1 2 (28.57%) J2EE
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
1 2 (28.57%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Replication
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) UNIX
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (14.29%) Release Management
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
1 3 (42.86%) Shell Script
1 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
2 1 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Sun Certification
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
1 3 (42.86%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (42.86%) KVM
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (28.57%) Puppet
3 1 (14.29%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 1 (14.29%) Vyatta