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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 11 24 17
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -7
Contract jobs citing Linux 14 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 9.09% 3.52% 2.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.84% 17.86% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 1
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£288 £400 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.12% +60.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
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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 28 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 24.03% 19.72% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 20 6
Average daily rate £250 £235 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% -18.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £138 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Average hourly rate £23.50 £11.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+113.63% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £8.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £11.00 £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-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 27 March 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 27 March 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 26 (56.52%) Windows
2 20 (43.48%) UNIX
3 16 (34.78%) Client/Server
4 15 (32.61%) Security Cleared
5 14 (30.43%) Information Management
6 13 (28.26%) Oracle
7 12 (26.09%) User Stories
8 11 (23.91%) Shell Script
8 11 (23.91%) DV Cleared
8 11 (23.91%) SCOM
9 9 (19.57%) SC Cleared
9 9 (19.57%) Python
9 9 (19.57%) Visualisation
10 8 (17.39%) C++
10 8 (17.39%) SQL
11 7 (15.22%) MFC
11 7 (15.22%) Java
11 7 (15.22%) Web Services
11 7 (15.22%) OO
11 7 (15.22%) OOD
11 7 (15.22%) Software Testing
12 6 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
12 6 (13.04%) Hadoop
13 5 (10.87%) Opscode Chef
13 5 (10.87%) Test Automation
13 5 (10.87%) JSON
13 5 (10.87%) TCP/IP
13 5 (10.87%) VPN
14 4 (8.70%) DNS
14 4 (8.70%) Firewall

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.52%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (4.35%) Amazon S3
3 2 (4.35%) PaaS
3 2 (4.35%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (4.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) TCP/IP
1 5 (10.87%) VPN
2 4 (8.70%) DNS
2 4 (8.70%) SAN
2 4 (8.70%) Firewall
2 4 (8.70%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (4.35%) MPLS
4 1 (2.17%) Network Security
4 1 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.17%) Wireshark
4 1 (2.17%) VoIP
4 1 (2.17%) WAN
4 1 (2.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) Hadoop
2 3 (6.52%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Jenkins
1 3 (6.52%) Robot Framework
2 1 (2.17%) Selenium
2 1 (2.17%) TestLink
General
1 3 (6.52%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.17%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Law
2 1 (2.17%) Legal
2 1 (2.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 15 (32.61%) Developer
2 12 (26.09%) Architect
3 7 (15.22%) Systems Engineer
3 7 (15.22%) Consultant
3 7 (15.22%) C++ Developer
4 6 (13.04%) Test Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) Systems Test Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Integration Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Systems Integration Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (6.52%) Designer
6 3 (6.52%) AWS Developer
6 3 (6.52%) AWS Architect
6 3 (6.52%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.35%) Network Designer
7 2 (4.35%) Lead Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Coordinator
7 2 (4.35%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.35%) C++ Software Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) MFC
1 7 (15.22%) Web Services
2 5 (10.87%) JSON
3 3 (6.52%) jQuery
3 3 (6.52%) XML
3 3 (6.52%) CSS
3 3 (6.52%) HTML
4 2 (4.35%) J2EE
4 2 (4.35%) SOAP
4 2 (4.35%) WSDL
4 2 (4.35%) Hibernate
4 2 (4.35%) Spring
4 2 (4.35%) Java EE
4 2 (4.35%) JPA
4 2 (4.35%) Apache CXF
4 2 (4.35%) OSGi
4 2 (4.35%) REST
4 2 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (4.35%) Apache Camel
5 1 (2.17%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 16 (34.78%) Client/Server
2 9 (19.57%) Visualisation
3 3 (6.52%) Replication
4 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.17%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.17%) Open Source
4 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.17%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 26 (56.52%) Windows
2 20 (43.48%) UNIX
3 4 (8.70%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (4.35%) Android
4 2 (4.35%) CentOS
5 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.17%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (30.43%) Information Management
2 12 (26.09%) User Stories
3 7 (15.22%) Software Testing
3 7 (15.22%) OOD
3 7 (15.22%) OO
4 5 (10.87%) Test Automation
5 4 (8.70%) Integration Testing
5 4 (8.70%) Release Management
6 3 (6.52%) Software Engineering
6 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.35%) SOA
7 2 (4.35%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (4.35%) UML
7 2 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (4.35%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.17%) Coaching
8 1 (2.17%) Metadata Management
8 1 (2.17%) Cyber Security
8 1 (2.17%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.91%) Shell Script
2 9 (19.57%) Python
3 8 (17.39%) C++
3 8 (17.39%) SQL
4 7 (15.22%) Java
5 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
5 3 (6.52%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.35%) C#
7 1 (2.17%) R
7 1 (2.17%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 15 (32.61%) Security Cleared
2 11 (23.91%) DV Cleared
3 9 (19.57%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.52%) CCNA
4 3 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.35%) CCNP
5 2 (4.35%) Degree
6 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.17%) MCP
6 1 (2.17%) MCSD
6 1 (2.17%) HND
6 1 (2.17%) MCSE
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (2.17%) KVM
1 1 (2.17%) iptables
Systems Management
1 11 (23.91%) SCOM
2 5 (10.87%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (6.52%) Puppet
4 2 (4.35%) Vagrant
4 2 (4.35%) OpenAM
5 1 (2.17%) Iperf
Vendors
1 13 (28.26%) Oracle
2 2 (4.35%) ForgeRock
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.35%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.17%) McAfee
3 1 (2.17%) VMware
3 1 (2.17%) Agilent
3 1 (2.17%) Cisco