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 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 37 22 41
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +19
Contract jobs citing Linux 4 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.34% 6.29% 1.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.51% 21.69% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 2
Average daily rate
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£313 £425 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% +70.00%
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 2
Average hourly rate - £31.25 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £34.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.14% -8.00%
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
47 83 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 15.72% 29.02% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 30 19
Average daily rate £250 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £500 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 11
Average hourly rate £12.25 £17.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £10.05 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £32.00 £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 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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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
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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 -5 4 £313 -34.89% 4
Linux
East Midlands

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 (72.73%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) UNIX
2 5 (45.45%) HP
3 4 (36.36%) DNS
3 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
3 4 (36.36%) Firewall
3 4 (36.36%) Migration
3 4 (36.36%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
4 3 (27.27%) VMware
4 3 (27.27%) IBM
4 3 (27.27%) SAN
4 3 (27.27%) NetApp
5 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 2 (18.18%) IPv4
5 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
5 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
5 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
5 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
5 2 (18.18%) PBX
5 2 (18.18%) DHCP
5 2 (18.18%) VPN
5 2 (18.18%) AIX
5 2 (18.18%) Finance
5 2 (18.18%) Replication
5 2 (18.18%) Blue Coat
5 2 (18.18%) Logistics

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
1 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
1 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) DNS
1 4 (36.36%) Firewall
2 3 (27.27%) SAN
3 2 (18.18%) VLAN
3 2 (18.18%) Network Security
3 2 (18.18%) IPv4
3 2 (18.18%) PBX
3 2 (18.18%) DHCP
3 2 (18.18%) VPN
4 1 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 1 (9.09%) Marketing
3 1 (9.09%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Analyst
1 2 (18.18%) Network Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) Systems Support
1 2 (18.18%) Support Technician
1 2 (18.18%) Network Security Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) Systems Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (18.18%) Systems Support Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) Field Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) Field Support Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) Security Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) Backup Specialist
2 1 (9.09%) UNIX Support Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Storage Specialist
2 1 (9.09%) Senior Storage Specialist
2 1 (9.09%) Technical Solutions Architect
2 1 (9.09%) UNIX Support
2 1 (9.09%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Replication
1 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) DTV
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) DataPower
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) UNIX
3 2 (18.18%) AIX
3 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (9.09%) HPUX
4 1 (9.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Migration
1 4 (36.36%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (18.18%) Software Licensing
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (18.18%) Logistics
2 2 (18.18%) Load Balancing
3 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
3 1 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Time Management
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
3 1 (9.09%) Resilience Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
1 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) IBM Certification
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (9.09%) Tivoli
2 1 (9.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) HP
2 3 (27.27%) NetApp
2 3 (27.27%) IBM
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) Blue Coat
3 2 (18.18%) Brocade
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
4 1 (9.09%) EMC
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle
4 1 (9.09%) SAP
4 1 (9.09%) 3PAR