The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 35 16 30
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +14
Contract jobs citing Linux 10 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 3.42% 6.50% 3.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.20% 24.32% 16.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 17 4
Average daily rate £338 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.38 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +3.92%
Linux
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicestershire region.

Operating Systems Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
82 74 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 28.08% 26.71% 23.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 50 25
Average daily rate £293 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £81 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 20
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £13.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Leicestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Leicestershire region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Leicestershire region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester -14 6 £325 -7.14% 5
Loughborough - 3 £338 -
Hinckley - 1 - -
Linux
East Midlands

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Unix
2 4 (28.57%) MySQL
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (21.43%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (21.43%) Logistics
3 3 (21.43%) Marketing
3 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Oracle
3 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
3 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
3 3 (21.43%) SAN
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
3 3 (21.43%) Firewall
3 3 (21.43%) VMware
4 2 (14.29%) MVC
4 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
4 2 (14.29%) LAMP
4 2 (14.29%) Scrum
4 2 (14.29%) Replication
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) TDD
4 2 (14.29%) TickIT
4 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
4 2 (14.29%) DNS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
1 3 (21.43%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (14.29%) Apache Solr
2 2 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) Node.js
2 2 (14.29%) OpenStack
3 1 (7.14%) IIS
3 1 (7.14%) nginx
3 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
1 2 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon S3
2 1 (7.14%) CloudFront
2 1 (7.14%) SaaS
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Firewall
1 3 (21.43%) SAN
2 2 (14.29%) DHCP
2 2 (14.29%) DNS
2 2 (14.29%) IPv4
2 2 (14.29%) PBX
2 2 (14.29%) VLAN
3 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) MySQL
2 2 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 2 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (7.14%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 2 (14.29%) PHPUnit
General
1 3 (21.43%) Marketing
2 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Analyst
1 3 (21.43%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Technician
2 2 (14.29%) Developer
2 2 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Field Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Field Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Field Support Technician
2 2 (14.29%) PHP Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Software Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Support Technician
2 2 (14.29%) Systems Support
2 2 (14.29%) Systems Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) UAT Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Ajax
1 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
1 2 (14.29%) CSS
1 2 (14.29%) HTML
1 2 (14.29%) JSON
1 2 (14.29%) LAMP
1 2 (14.29%) MEAN Stack
1 2 (14.29%) REST
1 2 (14.29%) SOAP
1 2 (14.29%) Symfony
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
1 2 (14.29%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.14%) Middleware
2 1 (7.14%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Replication
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Unix
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (14.29%) Ubuntu
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
1 3 (21.43%) Logistics
1 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (14.29%) DevOps
2 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
2 2 (14.29%) High Availability
2 2 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (14.29%) MVC
2 2 (14.29%) OO
2 2 (14.29%) OO PHP
2 2 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (14.29%) Scrum
2 2 (14.29%) Software Licensing
2 2 (14.29%) TDD
2 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Web Filtering
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
2 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 2 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (7.14%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) BC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) ISO 9001
1 2 (14.29%) TickIT
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
1 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (7.14%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle
1 3 (21.43%) VMware
2 2 (14.29%) Google
2 2 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (7.14%) BMC
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) Dell
3 1 (7.14%) EMC
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) NetApp