The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Leicester region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 16 21 18
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing Linux 13 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 8.07% 4.67% 5.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.53% 27.78% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 4
Average daily rate
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£313 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £246 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £254 £309
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £31.25 £12.50 £44.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -71.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.25 £12.50 £40.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £12.50 £48.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
49 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 30.43% 16.82% 16.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 8
Average daily rate £300 £255 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £100 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £310 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 7
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £13.10 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Linux
Leicestershire

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 15 (71.43%) UNIX
2 12 (57.14%) Windows
3 11 (52.38%) SQL
3 11 (52.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (47.62%) Configuration Management
4 10 (47.62%) Oracle
4 10 (47.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
5 8 (38.10%) ISO 9001
5 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
6 7 (33.33%) ISEB
6 7 (33.33%) MS Office
6 7 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 7 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (28.57%) Degree
7 6 (28.57%) Computer Science
7 6 (28.57%) TickIT
8 4 (19.05%) AIX
9 2 (9.52%) SAP
9 2 (9.52%) ITIL
9 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
9 2 (9.52%) HTML
9 2 (9.52%) PHP
9 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
9 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
9 2 (9.52%) Puppet
9 2 (9.52%) OpenStack
9 2 (9.52%) Rackspace
9 2 (9.52%) Jenkins

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 2 (9.52%) CMS
1 2 (9.52%) WordPress
1 2 (9.52%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
2 7 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Receivables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (47.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Analyst
1 11 (52.38%) Test Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) UAT Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) UAT Test Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) AIX Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) SAP Technical Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Web Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) SAP Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Programmer
3 2 (9.52%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) UNIX Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) PHP Programmer
3 2 (9.52%) Web Programmer
3 2 (9.52%) Linux Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) HTML
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.52%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 15 (71.43%) UNIX
2 12 (57.14%) Windows
3 4 (19.05%) AIX
4 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (47.62%) Configuration Management
3 7 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (9.52%) IT Governance
4 2 (9.52%) SAP Implementation
4 2 (9.52%) Migration
4 2 (9.52%) ITIL
4 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
4 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
4 2 (9.52%) DevOps
5 1 (4.76%) UML
5 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) PHP
3 1 (4.76%) C#
3 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) ISEB
1 7 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (38.10%) ISO 9001
2 6 (28.57%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Puppet
1 2 (9.52%) Vagrant
1 2 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (9.52%) Ansible
2 1 (4.76%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Oracle
2 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
3 2 (9.52%) VMware
3 2 (9.52%) SAP
3 2 (9.52%) Rackspace
4 1 (4.76%) Northgate
Leicester, Leicestershire
X4 Group
Rate: £500 - 600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + £500 to £600 a day
Posted: 5 days ago