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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 21 30 22
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Contract jobs citing Linux 9 13 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 3.60% 4.32% 7.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.07% 19.70% 27.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 14
Average daily rate
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£360 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £288 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £340 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -9.72%
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
56 66 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 22.40% 21.93% 27.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 20 16
Average daily rate £300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £75 £205 £98
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £350 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 21
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.94 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £34.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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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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 +5 4 £431 +43.75% 6
Loughborough 0 2 £190 - 2
Coalville - - - -
Linux
East Midlands

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 13 (50.00%) UNIX
2 10 (38.46%) Windows
3 8 (30.77%) Puppet
3 8 (30.77%) OpenStack
3 8 (30.77%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (30.77%) Ansible
4 7 (26.92%) Jenkins
4 7 (26.92%) Vagrant
4 7 (26.92%) DevOps
4 7 (26.92%) SQL
4 7 (26.92%) E-Commerce
4 7 (26.92%) VMware
4 7 (26.92%) Retail
5 6 (23.08%) MS Office
5 6 (23.08%) Rackspace
5 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (19.23%) Git (software)
6 5 (19.23%) Python
6 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
6 5 (19.23%) ISO 9001
6 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
6 5 (19.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 5 (19.23%) Configuration Management
7 4 (15.38%) ISEB
7 4 (15.38%) SAP
7 4 (15.38%) Oracle
7 4 (15.38%) Java
7 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
7 4 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (15.38%) Software Testing

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 8 (30.77%) OpenStack
2 3 (11.54%) WebSphere
2 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (7.69%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (23.08%) MS Office
2 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
3 3 (11.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Heroku
2 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
2 3 (11.54%) VoIP
2 3 (11.54%) Firewall
3 2 (7.69%) Ethernet
3 2 (7.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
1 3 (11.54%) DB2
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Jenkins
2 5 (19.23%) Git (software)
2 5 (19.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (11.54%) Maven
3 3 (11.54%) Ant
3 3 (11.54%) Subversion
4 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
4 2 (7.69%) Grunt
5 1 (3.85%) Gradle
5 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (26.92%) Retail
2 2 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Developer
1 6 (23.08%) Analyst
1 6 (23.08%) Test Analyst
1 6 (23.08%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) UAT Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) UAT Test Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) C++ Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Test Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) Support Technician
4 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (7.69%) Python Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Python/Django Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Django Developer
4 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Technician
5 1 (3.85%) C Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) HTML
1 2 (7.69%) CSS
1 2 (7.69%) Django
1 2 (7.69%) jQuery
1 2 (7.69%) REST
1 2 (7.69%) Backbone.js
2 1 (3.85%) POSIX
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
1 3 (11.54%) Client/Server
1 3 (11.54%) EPoS
2 2 (7.69%) User Experience
3 1 (3.85%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.85%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 13 (50.00%) UNIX
2 10 (38.46%) Windows
3 3 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (7.69%) VxWorks
4 2 (7.69%) AIX
5 1 (3.85%) Ubuntu
5 1 (3.85%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (3.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) DevOps
1 7 (26.92%) E-Commerce
2 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (19.23%) Configuration Management
4 4 (15.38%) Software Testing
5 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (7.69%) Migration
6 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (7.69%) TDD
6 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.85%) SAP Implementation
7 1 (3.85%) Multithreading
7 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.85%) Data Modelling
7 1 (3.85%) ETL
7 1 (3.85%) ITIL
7 1 (3.85%) BPR
7 1 (3.85%) Project Management
7 1 (3.85%) Document Management
7 1 (3.85%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) SQL
2 5 (19.23%) Python
3 4 (15.38%) Java
4 3 (11.54%) C
5 2 (7.69%) C++
5 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) ISEB
1 4 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (11.54%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) ISO 9001
2 3 (11.54%) TickIT
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) Puppet
1 8 (30.77%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (30.77%) Ansible
2 7 (26.92%) Vagrant
3 1 (3.85%) Control-M
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) VMware
2 6 (23.08%) Rackspace
3 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
4 4 (15.38%) SAP
4 4 (15.38%) Oracle
5 3 (11.54%) Cisco
5 3 (11.54%) IBM
6 2 (7.69%) QNX
6 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.85%) Cognos
7 1 (3.85%) Teradata
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