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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 21 27 15
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -12
Contract jobs citing Linux 3 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 1.89% 3.01% 3.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.67% 12.50% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £440 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.45% +79.59%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
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
45 40 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 28.30% 24.10% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 18 6
Average daily rate £275 £300 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +22.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £212 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £420 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 8
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.79 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.00 £13.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 7 (38.89%) Migration
2 6 (33.33%) AIX
2 6 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 6 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 5 (27.78%) DataPower
3 5 (27.78%) Bash Shell
3 5 (27.78%) HP
3 5 (27.78%) Windows
3 5 (27.78%) SLA
3 5 (27.78%) VMware
4 4 (22.22%) HPUX
4 4 (22.22%) SAP
4 4 (22.22%) UNIX
4 4 (22.22%) SAP Implementation
5 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 2 (11.11%) IBM
6 2 (11.11%) SAN
6 2 (11.11%) NetApp
6 2 (11.11%) ITIL
6 2 (11.11%) Java
6 2 (11.11%) J2EE
6 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
6 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
6 2 (11.11%) Subversion
6 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
6 2 (11.11%) JIRA
7 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
7 1 (5.56%) QA
7 1 (5.56%) Degree
7 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (5.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) SAN
2 1 (5.56%) Firewall
2 1 (5.56%) VLAN
2 1 (5.56%) PBX
2 1 (5.56%) DHCP
2 1 (5.56%) DNS
2 1 (5.56%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Subversion
1 2 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.56%) Maven
General
1 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Administrator
2 5 (27.78%) Messaging Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Linux Administrator
3 4 (22.22%) AIX Administrator
4 3 (16.67%) SAP Administrator
5 2 (11.11%) Junior
5 2 (11.11%) Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Network Administrator
6 1 (5.56%) Junior Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Field Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Junior Java Developer
6 1 (5.56%) UNIX Support Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Systems Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Storage Specialist
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) J2EE
2 1 (5.56%) Middleware
2 1 (5.56%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) DataPower
2 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.56%) Replication
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) AIX
2 5 (27.78%) Windows
3 4 (22.22%) UNIX
3 4 (22.22%) HPUX
4 1 (5.56%) Solaris
4 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Migration
2 6 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 4 (22.22%) SAP Implementation
4 2 (11.11%) ITIL
5 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.56%) Project Management
5 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.56%) Logistics
5 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Time Management
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (5.56%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 5 (27.78%) Bash Shell
3 2 (11.11%) Java
4 1 (5.56%) Perl
4 1 (5.56%) REXX
4 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) SLA
2 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
1 1 (5.56%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) HP
1 5 (27.78%) VMware
2 4 (22.22%) SAP
3 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.11%) IBM
4 2 (11.11%) NetApp
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco
5 1 (5.56%) Brocade
5 1 (5.56%) 3PAR
5 1 (5.56%) EMC