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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 19 25 18
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing Linux 13 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 8.55% 2.65% 6.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.66% 16.67% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 3
Average daily rate
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£440 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+76.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
Average hourly rate £31.25 £12.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -72.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.25 £12.50 £42.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £12.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.63 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.66% -6.25%
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
47 24 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 30.92% 15.89% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 13
Average daily rate £356 £250 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.50% -15.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £100 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £283 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 17
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -72.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -8.57%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014, 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 10 (52.63%) UNIX
2 8 (42.11%) Windows
3 7 (36.84%) SQL
3 7 (36.84%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (31.58%) ISO 9001
4 6 (31.58%) Configuration Management
4 6 (31.58%) Oracle
4 6 (31.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (26.32%) ISEB
5 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Puppet
5 5 (26.32%) OpenStack
5 5 (26.32%) Rackspace
5 5 (26.32%) Jenkins
5 5 (26.32%) Vagrant
5 5 (26.32%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (26.32%) Ansible
5 5 (26.32%) DevOps
5 5 (26.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (21.05%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (21.05%) Degree
6 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
6 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
6 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
6 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
6 4 (21.05%) TickIT
6 4 (21.05%) MS Office
7 3 (15.79%) SAP
7 3 (15.79%) AIX
7 3 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 5 (26.32%) OpenStack
2 2 (10.53%) WordPress
2 2 (10.53%) CMS
3 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
1 4 (21.05%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) DB2
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (26.32%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.26%) Ant
3 1 (5.26%) Subversion
3 1 (5.26%) Maven
3 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (10.53%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Analyst
1 7 (36.84%) Test Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) UAT Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) UAT Test Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) SAP Technical Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) AIX Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) SAP Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) PHP Programmer
4 2 (10.53%) Web Programmer
4 2 (10.53%) Linux Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Programmer
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Web Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) UNIX
2 8 (42.11%) Windows
3 3 (15.79%) AIX
3 3 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (31.58%) Configuration Management
3 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
3 5 (26.32%) DevOps
4 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
5 2 (10.53%) SAP Implementation
5 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (10.53%) Migration
6 1 (5.26%) ITIL
6 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.26%) IT Governance
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) PHP
3 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.26%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) ISEB
1 5 (26.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (21.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) ISO 9001
2 4 (21.05%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) Puppet
1 5 (26.32%) Vagrant
1 5 (26.32%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (26.32%) Ansible
2 1 (5.26%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle
2 5 (26.32%) Rackspace
3 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.79%) SAP
5 2 (10.53%) VMware
5 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.26%) Northgate
Leicester, Leicestershire
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