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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 18 29 16
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -13
Contract jobs citing Linux 13 9 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 5.16% 3.32% 9.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.41% 14.06% 28.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 13
Average daily rate
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£360 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.38 £34.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -5.55%
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
58 64 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 23.02% 23.62% 32.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 25 15
Average daily rate £350 £319 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £273 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £398 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 28
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -52.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.99 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £29.20 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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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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 +9 10 £425 - 4
Loughborough - - - -
Coalville - - - -
Hinckley - - - -
Linux
East Midlands

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 14 (63.64%) VMware
2 8 (36.36%) UNIX
3 7 (31.82%) SAP
3 7 (31.82%) AIX
3 7 (31.82%) Migration
4 6 (27.27%) Retail
4 6 (27.27%) SAP Implementation
5 4 (18.18%) Windows
5 4 (18.18%) C
5 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
5 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
6 3 (13.64%) Cisco
6 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce
6 3 (13.64%) Client/Server
6 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
6 3 (13.64%) EPoS
6 3 (13.64%) VxWorks
6 3 (13.64%) MS Office
6 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio
6 3 (13.64%) C++
6 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
6 3 (13.64%) VoIP
6 3 (13.64%) Ethernet
6 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
6 3 (13.64%) QNX
6 3 (13.64%) Firewall
6 3 (13.64%) Wireshark
6 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (13.64%) Puppet
6 3 (13.64%) Rackspace

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
1 3 (13.64%) OpenStack
2 2 (9.09%) Node.js
3 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Office
2 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Heroku
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 3 (13.64%) VoIP
2 3 (13.64%) Ethernet
2 3 (13.64%) Firewall
2 3 (13.64%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) DB2
2 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio
1 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
2 2 (9.09%) Grunt
2 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.55%) Maven
3 1 (4.55%) Subversion
3 1 (4.55%) JIRA
General
1 6 (27.27%) Retail
2 2 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Administrator
2 7 (31.82%) Developer
3 6 (27.27%) Linux Administrator
3 6 (27.27%) AIX Administrator
4 5 (22.73%) SAP Administrator
5 3 (13.64%) C++ Developer
5 3 (13.64%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (9.09%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Python/Django Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Django Developer
6 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Technician
6 2 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (9.09%) Support Technician
6 2 (9.09%) Python Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Java Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Software Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Architect
7 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
7 1 (4.55%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) REST
1 2 (9.09%) Backbone.js
1 2 (9.09%) Django
1 2 (9.09%) jQuery
1 2 (9.09%) HTML
1 2 (9.09%) CSS
2 1 (4.55%) POSIX
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) J2EE
2 1 (4.55%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Client/Server
1 3 (13.64%) EPoS
2 2 (9.09%) User Experience
3 1 (4.55%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) UNIX
2 7 (31.82%) AIX
3 4 (18.18%) Windows
4 3 (13.64%) VxWorks
5 1 (4.55%) Solaris
5 1 (4.55%) Ubuntu
5 1 (4.55%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Migration
2 6 (27.27%) SAP Implementation
3 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce
3 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
3 3 (13.64%) DevOps
4 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.09%) TDD
5 1 (4.55%) BPR
5 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.55%) Project Management
5 1 (4.55%) Document Management
5 1 (4.55%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) C
2 3 (13.64%) C++
3 2 (9.09%) Java
3 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.09%) Python
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
1 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Puppet
1 3 (13.64%) Vagrant
1 3 (13.64%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (13.64%) Ansible
Vendors
1 14 (63.64%) VMware
2 7 (31.82%) SAP
3 3 (13.64%) Cisco
3 3 (13.64%) QNX
3 3 (13.64%) Rackspace
4 2 (9.09%) Red Hat
4 2 (9.09%) IBM
4 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
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