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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 17 22 19
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing Linux 4 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 3.03% 6.45% 6.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.00% 25.00% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Average daily rate
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£431 £300 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% +76.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -9.72%
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
25 40 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 18.94% 25.81% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 4
Average daily rate £425 £300 £195
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% +53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £300 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £349 £208
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 16
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £36.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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
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 19 December 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 9 (56.25%) UNIX
2 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) E-Commerce
2 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (37.50%) Puppet
2 6 (37.50%) OpenStack
2 6 (37.50%) Rackspace
2 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 6 (37.50%) Vagrant
2 6 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (37.50%) Ansible
2 6 (37.50%) DevOps
3 5 (31.25%) ISO 9001
3 5 (31.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (25.00%) Oracle
4 4 (25.00%) ISEB
4 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (25.00%) Retail
4 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (18.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (18.75%) TickIT
5 3 (18.75%) VMware
5 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (18.75%) Degree
5 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
5 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 3 (18.75%) MS Office

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 6 (37.50%) OpenStack
2 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
3 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Wireshark
1 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 5 (31.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (6.25%) Maven
3 1 (6.25%) Subversion
3 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.25%) Ant
3 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (25.00%) Retail
2 2 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
1 6 (37.50%) Test Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) UAT Test Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) UAT Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Administrator
5 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (6.25%) AIX Administrator
6 1 (6.25%) SAP Administrator
6 1 (6.25%) Technical Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (6.25%) C++ Developer
6 1 (6.25%) SAP Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (6.25%) Technical Project Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) UNIX
2 6 (37.50%) Windows
3 2 (12.50%) AIX
3 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.25%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) E-Commerce
1 6 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
1 6 (37.50%) DevOps
2 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Document Management
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.25%) SAP Implementation
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) BPR
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) C
2 1 (6.25%) C++
2 1 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) ISEB
1 4 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (18.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) ISO 9001
2 3 (18.75%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) Puppet
1 6 (37.50%) Vagrant
1 6 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (37.50%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Rackspace
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle
3 3 (18.75%) VMware
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 3 (18.75%) SAP
4 2 (12.50%) IBM
5 1 (6.25%) QNX
5 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
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