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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 15 20 12
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs citing Linux 9 2 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 7.96% 2.33% 11.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.14% 15.38% 43.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 16
Average daily rate
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£390 £225 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.33% -41.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £225 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £225 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-10.66% -
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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
28 13 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 24.78% 15.12% 26.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 8 35
Average daily rate £375 £225 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -33.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £152 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
- +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -6.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 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 12 (85.71%) UNIX
1 12 (85.71%) Windows
1 12 (85.71%) VPN
1 12 (85.71%) Firewall
2 11 (78.57%) JSON
2 11 (78.57%) Replication
2 11 (78.57%) Shell Script
2 11 (78.57%) DNS
2 11 (78.57%) SQL
2 11 (78.57%) Web Services
2 11 (78.57%) XML
2 11 (78.57%) TCP/IP
2 11 (78.57%) Reverse Proxy
2 11 (78.57%) PowerShell
2 11 (78.57%) Puppet
2 11 (78.57%) NoSQL
2 11 (78.57%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (71.43%) DevOps
4 9 (64.29%) SAN
5 7 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 4 (28.57%) Java
6 4 (28.57%) Sun Certification
7 3 (21.43%) EMC
8 2 (14.29%) Solaris
8 2 (14.29%) ForgeRock
8 2 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
9 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

Cloud Services
1 7 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (85.71%) VPN
1 12 (85.71%) Firewall
2 11 (78.57%) Reverse Proxy
2 11 (78.57%) DNS
2 11 (78.57%) TCP/IP
3 9 (64.29%) SAN
4 1 (7.14%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (78.57%) NoSQL
General
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Web Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Programmer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Support
4 1 (7.14%) Web Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Designer
4 1 (7.14%) Designer
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (78.57%) Web Services
1 11 (78.57%) XML
1 11 (78.57%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (78.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) UNIX
1 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) DevOps
2 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 2 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (7.14%) ERP
4 1 (7.14%) Network Design
4 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) SQL
1 11 (78.57%) Shell Script
1 11 (78.57%) PowerShell
2 4 (28.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Sun Certification
2 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) ACCA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
1 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (7.14%) KVM
Systems Management
1 11 (78.57%) Puppet
1 11 (78.57%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) EMC
3 2 (14.29%) ForgeRock
4 1 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix
4 1 (7.14%) NetApp
4 1 (7.14%) VMware