The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 13 15 18
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 10 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 7.19% 8.53% 2.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.67% 34.38% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 2
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£425 £388 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +72.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £34.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.14% -8.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Ipswich region.

Operating Systems Category
Ipswich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
24 32 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 17.27% 24.81% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 24 5
Average daily rate £413 £250 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £10.00 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -10.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Ipswich

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Ipswich region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 August 2015, 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 13 (50.00%) Windows
2 12 (46.15%) Client/Server
2 12 (46.15%) Information Management
2 12 (46.15%) Visualisation
3 11 (42.31%) User Stories
4 9 (34.62%) Hadoop
4 9 (34.62%) Telecoms
5 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (30.77%) Cyber Security
6 7 (26.92%) Big Data
6 7 (26.92%) MySQL
7 6 (23.08%) Java
7 6 (23.08%) Shell Script
7 6 (23.08%) Configuration Management
7 6 (23.08%) Atlassian
7 6 (23.08%) JIRA
7 6 (23.08%) Integration Testing
7 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
7 6 (23.08%) Confluence
8 5 (19.23%) Server Hardening
8 5 (19.23%) Automated Testing
8 5 (19.23%) Software Testing
8 5 (19.23%) Management Information System
8 5 (19.23%) J2EE
8 5 (19.23%) UNIX
9 4 (15.38%) Python
9 4 (15.38%) Perl
9 4 (15.38%) Information Security
9 4 (15.38%) Apache Hive

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (23.08%) Confluence
2 1 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.85%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.85%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) DNS
2 2 (7.69%) IPv4
2 2 (7.69%) IPv6
2 2 (7.69%) Firewall
2 2 (7.69%) VPN
3 1 (3.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (34.62%) Hadoop
2 7 (26.92%) MySQL
2 7 (26.92%) Big Data
3 4 (15.38%) Apache Hive
4 3 (11.54%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) JIRA
2 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.85%) Subversion
General
1 9 (34.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Systems Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Architect
3 5 (19.23%) Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Test Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Systems Test Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Platform Architect
5 3 (11.54%) Configuration Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Build Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Java Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Security Specialist
6 2 (7.69%) Security Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Information Security Specialist
6 2 (7.69%) Systems Integrator
6 2 (7.69%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Systems Integration Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Platform Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Information Specialist
6 2 (7.69%) Linux Systems Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Big Data Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) J2EE
2 2 (7.69%) REST
3 1 (3.85%) CSS3
3 1 (3.85%) Spark Streaming
3 1 (3.85%) HTML
3 1 (3.85%) CSS
3 1 (3.85%) SOAP
3 1 (3.85%) Web Services
3 1 (3.85%) XML
3 1 (3.85%) JSON
3 1 (3.85%) jQuery
3 1 (3.85%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (46.15%) Client/Server
1 12 (46.15%) Visualisation
2 5 (19.23%) Management Information System
3 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (7.69%) SecurID
4 2 (7.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (19.23%) UNIX
3 1 (3.85%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Information Management
2 11 (42.31%) User Stories
3 8 (30.77%) Cyber Security
3 8 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (23.08%) Integration Testing
4 6 (23.08%) Configuration Management
5 5 (19.23%) Automated Testing
5 5 (19.23%) Software Testing
5 5 (19.23%) Server Hardening
6 4 (15.38%) Information Security
7 2 (7.69%) Risk Management
7 2 (7.69%) SIEM
7 2 (7.69%) Build Automation
7 2 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (3.85%) Web Development
8 1 (3.85%) MVC
8 1 (3.85%) OOP
8 1 (3.85%) OO
8 1 (3.85%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) Java
1 6 (23.08%) Shell Script
2 4 (15.38%) Python
2 4 (15.38%) Perl
3 1 (3.85%) PHP
3 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.85%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) CISSP
2 2 (7.69%) GIAC
3 1 (3.85%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Kibana
1 1 (3.85%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Atlassian
2 2 (7.69%) Splunk
2 2 (7.69%) Rapid7
2 2 (7.69%) IBM
2 2 (7.69%) CheckPoint
2 2 (7.69%) McAfee
2 2 (7.69%) Websense
3 1 (3.85%) BT
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) Red Hat