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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 21 16 32
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +16
Contract jobs citing Linux 4 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 2.50% 9.27% 1.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.50% 28.57% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 2
Average daily rate
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£313 £480 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.89% +92.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £225 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £550 £254
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £31.25 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +150.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £34.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.14% -8.00%
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
32 49 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 20.00% 32.45% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 9
Average daily rate £275 £381 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.86% +55.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £550 £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 6
Average hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) HP
3 3 (37.50%) SAN
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (37.50%) UNIX
3 3 (37.50%) IBM
3 3 (37.50%) Migration
3 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (25.00%) Brocade
4 2 (25.00%) VLAN
4 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (25.00%) Replication
4 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (25.00%) Firewall
4 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (25.00%) Logistics
4 2 (25.00%) IPv4
4 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (25.00%) PBX
4 2 (25.00%) DHCP
4 2 (25.00%) DNS
4 2 (25.00%) AIX

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) SAN
2 2 (25.00%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) VLAN
2 2 (25.00%) PBX
2 2 (25.00%) DHCP
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) IPv4
3 1 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Systems Support
1 2 (25.00%) Support Technician
1 2 (25.00%) Systems Support Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (25.00%) Field Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Field Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) UNIX Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Storage Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Storage Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Solutions Architect
2 1 (12.50%) UNIX Support
2 1 (12.50%) Linux Support
2 1 (12.50%) Migration Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Messaging Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Backup Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Replication
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) DataPower
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) UNIX
3 2 (25.00%) AIX
3 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) HPUX
4 1 (12.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Logistics
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (25.00%) Software Licensing
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Resilience Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
1 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) IBM Certification
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Tivoli
1 1 (12.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (12.50%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (37.50%) IBM
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Brocade
3 2 (25.00%) NetApp
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) 3PAR
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) EMC