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 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 10 5 20
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +15
Contract jobs citing Linux 6 26 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 7.14% 19.40% 2.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.58% 63.41% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 17 0
Average daily rate £550 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.38 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +3.92%
Linux
Suffolk

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
19 41 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 22.62% 30.60% 29.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 20
Average daily rate £263 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.69% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.13 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +101.08%
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 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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016, 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 11 (64.71%) Windows
1 11 (64.71%) Telecoms
2 10 (58.82%) Information Management
2 10 (58.82%) Client/Server
2 10 (58.82%) Visualisation
3 8 (47.06%) User Stories
4 7 (41.18%) Hadoop
4 7 (41.18%) Big Data
4 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (35.29%) Apache Hive
6 5 (29.41%) Data Visualisation
6 5 (29.41%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (29.41%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (29.41%) Kibana
6 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
6 5 (29.41%) Python
6 5 (29.41%) Java
6 5 (29.41%) Unix
7 4 (23.53%) Perl
7 4 (23.53%) Data Mining
7 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (23.53%) Check_MK
7 4 (23.53%) Apache Spark
7 4 (23.53%) Spark Streaming
8 3 (17.65%) High Availability
8 3 (17.65%) DV Cleared
8 3 (17.65%) Shell Script
8 3 (17.65%) J2EE
9 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
9 2 (11.76%) Microsoft

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 5 (29.41%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (23.53%) Apache Spark
3 1 (5.88%) Apache Pig
3 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) SAN
2 1 (5.88%) DSLAM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) Big Data
1 7 (41.18%) Hadoop
2 6 (35.29%) Apache Hive
3 4 (23.53%) Data Mining
4 1 (5.88%) HBase
4 1 (5.88%) Impala
4 1 (5.88%) MySQL
4 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
4 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.88%) Gradle
1 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.88%) JUnit
1 1 (5.88%) Maven
1 1 (5.88%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (5.88%) Subversion
General
1 11 (64.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Architect
2 4 (23.53%) Big Data Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Integration Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Systems Test Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Test Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Platform Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Test Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) AWS Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Big Data Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Hadoop Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Lead Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Lead Data Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Lead Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) Spark Streaming
2 3 (17.65%) J2EE
3 1 (5.88%) Ajax
3 1 (5.88%) CSS
3 1 (5.88%) D3.js
3 1 (5.88%) ELK Stack
3 1 (5.88%) Hibernate
3 1 (5.88%) HTML
3 1 (5.88%) HTML5
3 1 (5.88%) JPA
3 1 (5.88%) jQuery
3 1 (5.88%) JSON
3 1 (5.88%) RESTful
3 1 (5.88%) Spring
3 1 (5.88%) Spring MVC
3 1 (5.88%) Struts
3 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (58.82%) Client/Server
1 10 (58.82%) Visualisation
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Unix
3 1 (5.88%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Information Management
2 8 (47.06%) User Stories
3 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (29.41%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (29.41%) Data Visualisation
5 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (17.65%) High Availability
7 2 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Server Hardening
7 2 (11.76%) SIEM
7 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
8 1 (5.88%) AOP
8 1 (5.88%) Automated Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 1 (5.88%) MVC
8 1 (5.88%) Refactoring
8 1 (5.88%) Scrum
8 1 (5.88%) Service Management
8 1 (5.88%) TDD
8 1 (5.88%) UML
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) Java
1 5 (29.41%) Python
2 4 (23.53%) Perl
3 3 (17.65%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) DV Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) CCNA
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (11.76%) ISEB
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) Kibana
2 4 (23.53%) Check_MK
3 1 (5.88%) Oozie
3 1 (5.88%) OpenView
3 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Cloudera
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.88%) Splunk