The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 14 27 19
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -8
Contract jobs citing Linux 12 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 6.94% 3.90% 3.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.00% 14.81% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 3
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £39.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.32% +12.85%
Linux
Leicestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicester region.

Operating Systems Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
50 54 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 28.90% 26.34% 19.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 19 5
Average daily rate £300 £230 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £148 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 16
Average hourly rate £27.50 £13.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.70% +3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.09 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Leicester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Leicester region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Leicester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Leicester region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Leicester

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Leicester region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 9 (45.00%) AIX
2 8 (40.00%) Migration
2 8 (40.00%) VMware
3 7 (35.00%) SAP
4 6 (30.00%) Shell Script
4 6 (30.00%) Problem Management
4 6 (30.00%) SAP Implementation
5 5 (25.00%) SLA
5 5 (25.00%) UNIX
5 5 (25.00%) DataPower
5 5 (25.00%) Bash Shell
6 4 (20.00%) HPUX
6 4 (20.00%) IBM
7 3 (15.00%) HP
7 3 (15.00%) Windows
8 2 (10.00%) Subversion
8 2 (10.00%) ITIL
8 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
8 2 (10.00%) C
8 2 (10.00%) Java
8 2 (10.00%) J2EE
8 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
8 2 (10.00%) Project Management
8 2 (10.00%) JIRA
9 1 (5.00%) Retail
9 1 (5.00%) QNX
9 1 (5.00%) Finance
9 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
9 1 (5.00%) Wireshark
9 1 (5.00%) QA

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 (5.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (5.00%) SAN
1 1 (5.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Subversion
1 2 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.00%) Maven
2 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Administrator
2 6 (30.00%) AIX Administrator
2 6 (30.00%) Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) SAP Administrator
3 5 (25.00%) Messaging Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (15.00%) Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Junior
5 2 (10.00%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.00%) C++ Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Network Administrator
6 1 (5.00%) Junior Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Junior Java Developer
6 1 (5.00%) UNIX Support Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Storage Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) J2EE
2 1 (5.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) DataPower
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) AIX
2 5 (25.00%) UNIX
3 4 (20.00%) HPUX
4 3 (15.00%) Windows
5 1 (5.00%) Solaris
5 1 (5.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Migration
2 6 (30.00%) Problem Management
2 6 (30.00%) SAP Implementation
3 2 (10.00%) Project Management
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.00%) BPR
4 1 (5.00%) Document Management
4 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) Shell Script
2 5 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (10.00%) C
3 2 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (5.00%) Perl
4 1 (5.00%) REXX
4 1 (5.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) VMware
2 7 (35.00%) SAP
3 4 (20.00%) IBM
4 3 (15.00%) HP
5 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco
6 1 (5.00%) EMC
6 1 (5.00%) NetApp
6 1 (5.00%) QNX
6 1 (5.00%) Brocade
6 1 (5.00%) 3PAR