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 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 26 12 24
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +12
Contract jobs citing Linux 6 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 3.64% 9.79% 3.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.91% 38.89% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 0
Average daily rate £325 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.38 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +3.92%
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
55 36 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 33.33% 25.17% 25.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 25 12
Average daily rate £293 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.42% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £145 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 14
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £11.75 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £29.00
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 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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016, 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 3 (42.86%) Unix
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) Logistics
3 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (28.57%) Software Licensing
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
4 2 (28.57%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (28.57%) High Availability
4 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Replication
4 2 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (28.57%) VLAN
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (28.57%) Firewall

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
1 2 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DHCP
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
1 2 (28.57%) IPv4
1 2 (28.57%) PBX
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
1 2 (28.57%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (14.29%) DB2
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support Technician
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Field Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Field Support Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Field Support Technician
1 2 (28.57%) Software Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Support Technician
1 2 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Systems Support
1 2 (28.57%) Systems Support Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) UAT Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Release Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Replication
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Unix
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
3 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
1 3 (42.86%) Logistics
1 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
2 2 (28.57%) High Availability
2 2 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (28.57%) Software Licensing
2 2 (28.57%) Web Filtering
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) ISO 9001
1 2 (28.57%) TickIT
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
1 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) NetApp