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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 7 19 17
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 20 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 12.99% 6.57% 1.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.05% 30.23% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 1
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£416 £388 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.41% +72.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
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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
37 43 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 24.03% 21.72% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 23 7
Average daily rate £375 £225 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £402 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 3
Average hourly rate £12.75 £10.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +5.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 19 (55.88%) Windows
2 16 (47.06%) Visualisation
3 15 (44.12%) Information Management
3 15 (44.12%) Client/Server
4 14 (41.18%) User Stories
5 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (26.47%) Hadoop
7 8 (23.53%) Cyber Security
7 8 (23.53%) Python
8 7 (20.59%) MySQL
9 6 (17.65%) UNIX
9 6 (17.65%) Telecoms
9 6 (17.65%) Configuration Management
9 6 (17.65%) Security Cleared
9 6 (17.65%) Atlassian
9 6 (17.65%) Integration Testing
9 6 (17.65%) Confluence
9 6 (17.65%) JIRA
10 5 (14.71%) Automated Testing
10 5 (14.71%) Big Data
10 5 (14.71%) Management Information System
10 5 (14.71%) Java
10 5 (14.71%) Server Hardening
11 4 (11.76%) Perl
11 4 (11.76%) Oracle
11 4 (11.76%) Web Services
11 4 (11.76%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (11.76%) Apache Hive
11 4 (11.76%) SCOM

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (17.65%) Confluence
2 1 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.94%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.94%) Apache
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) VPN
1 2 (5.88%) DNS
1 2 (5.88%) IPv4
1 2 (5.88%) IPv6
1 2 (5.88%) Firewall
2 1 (2.94%) Wireshark
2 1 (2.94%) Network Security
2 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.94%) Internet
2 1 (2.94%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (26.47%) Hadoop
2 7 (20.59%) MySQL
3 5 (14.71%) Big Data
4 4 (11.76%) Apache Hive
5 3 (8.82%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) JIRA
2 3 (8.82%) Jenkins
2 3 (8.82%) Robot Framework
3 1 (2.94%) Subversion
3 1 (2.94%) TestLink
3 1 (2.94%) Selenium
3 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (17.65%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Architect
2 8 (23.53%) Developer
3 5 (14.71%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Platform Architect
4 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Test Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Java Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Configuration Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Build Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Information Security Specialist
6 2 (5.88%) Systems Integrator
6 2 (5.88%) Security Specialist
6 2 (5.88%) Security Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Python Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Information Specialist
6 2 (5.88%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Systems Test Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) PHP Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) Web Services
2 3 (8.82%) J2EE
3 2 (5.88%) CSS
3 2 (5.88%) jQuery
3 2 (5.88%) HTML5
3 2 (5.88%) REST
3 2 (5.88%) CSS3
3 2 (5.88%) HTML
4 1 (2.94%) Spark Streaming
4 1 (2.94%) Qt
4 1 (2.94%) SOAP
4 1 (2.94%) XML
4 1 (2.94%) Java EE
4 1 (2.94%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 16 (47.06%) Visualisation
2 15 (44.12%) Client/Server
3 5 (14.71%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.88%) SecurID
4 2 (5.88%) PKI
4 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.94%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.94%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 19 (55.88%) Windows
2 6 (17.65%) UNIX
3 4 (11.76%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (2.94%) Debian
4 1 (2.94%) Android
4 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) Information Management
2 14 (41.18%) User Stories
3 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (23.53%) Cyber Security
5 6 (17.65%) Integration Testing
5 6 (17.65%) Configuration Management
6 5 (14.71%) Automated Testing
6 5 (14.71%) Server Hardening
7 4 (11.76%) Information Security
8 3 (8.82%) Software Testing
9 2 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (5.88%) SOA
9 2 (5.88%) Risk Management
9 2 (5.88%) SIEM
9 2 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (5.88%) Mentoring
9 2 (5.88%) Build Automation
10 1 (2.94%) Analytics
10 1 (2.94%) Metadata Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) Python
2 5 (14.71%) Java
3 4 (11.76%) Perl
4 3 (8.82%) Shell Script
5 2 (5.88%) SQL
6 1 (2.94%) C++
6 1 (2.94%) MATLAB
6 1 (2.94%) PHP5
6 1 (2.94%) R
6 1 (2.94%) PHP
6 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) CISSP
2 2 (5.88%) GIAC
2 2 (5.88%) Degree
3 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.94%) MCP
3 1 (2.94%) MCSD
3 1 (2.94%) MCSE
3 1 (2.94%) CCNP
3 1 (2.94%) CCNA
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.94%) iptables
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) SCOM
2 1 (2.94%) Kibana
2 1 (2.94%) Check_MK
2 1 (2.94%) Iperf
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Atlassian
2 4 (11.76%) Oracle
3 2 (5.88%) IBM
3 2 (5.88%) Splunk
3 2 (5.88%) Rapid7
3 2 (5.88%) CheckPoint
3 2 (5.88%) McAfee
3 2 (5.88%) Websense
4 1 (2.94%) BT
4 1 (2.94%) VMware
4 1 (2.94%) Agilent
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
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