The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Leicestershire region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 22 25 18
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Contract jobs citing Linux 19 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 6.15% 3.89% 5.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.88% 26.32% 34.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 5
Average daily rate
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£413 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.32% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £248 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £443 £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.28% +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 8
Average hourly rate £31.25 £18.75 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -58.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.25 £13.75 £39.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £23.75 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-19.46% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
91 38 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 29.45% 14.79% 17.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 20 13
Average daily rate £300 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £135 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 20
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -71.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.11 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.75 £28.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Linux
East Midlands

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +1 14 £313 +25.00%
Loughborough +4 2 - - 2
Lutterworth - - - -
Coalville - - - -
Linux
East Midlands

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 17 (56.67%) UNIX
2 15 (50.00%) Windows
3 12 (40.00%) SQL
3 12 (40.00%) Oracle
3 12 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (36.67%) Configuration Management
5 10 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 8 (26.67%) MS Excel
6 8 (26.67%) ISO 9001
6 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
7 7 (23.33%) ISEB
7 7 (23.33%) MS Office
7 7 (23.33%) Software Testing
7 7 (23.33%) MS PowerPoint
7 7 (23.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (20.00%) Degree
8 6 (20.00%) Computer Science
8 6 (20.00%) TickIT
9 5 (16.67%) Puppet
9 5 (16.67%) OpenStack
9 5 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (16.67%) Ansible
10 4 (13.33%) DevOps
10 4 (13.33%) Jenkins
10 4 (13.33%) Vagrant
10 4 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (13.33%) AIX
10 4 (13.33%) E-Commerce
10 4 (13.33%) SAP
10 4 (13.33%) PHP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5 (16.67%) OpenStack
2 2 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (6.67%) WebLogic
2 2 (6.67%) Apache
2 2 (6.67%) CMS
2 2 (6.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.67%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 7 (23.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (23.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (3.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (6.67%) MySQL
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) DB2
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.33%) PowerCenter
3 1 (3.33%) Data Mart
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (13.33%) Jenkins
3 3 (10.00%) Ant
3 3 (10.00%) Subversion
3 3 (10.00%) Maven
3 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.33%) Gradle
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
1 3 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Analyst
1 11 (36.67%) Test Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) UAT Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) UAT Test Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Developer
3 4 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle DBA
4 3 (10.00%) DBA
4 3 (10.00%) PHP Developer
5 2 (6.67%) UNIX Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Programmer
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) PHP Programmer
5 2 (6.67%) Web Programmer
5 2 (6.67%) Linux Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) SAP Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle Applications DBA
5 2 (6.67%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) HTML
1 2 (6.67%) CSS
1 2 (6.67%) jQuery
2 1 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.67%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 17 (56.67%) UNIX
2 15 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (13.33%) AIX
3 4 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (36.67%) Configuration Management
3 7 (23.33%) Software Testing
4 4 (13.33%) DevOps
4 4 (13.33%) E-Commerce
5 3 (10.00%) Migration
5 3 (10.00%) ITIL
6 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
6 2 (6.67%) IT Governance
6 2 (6.67%) SAP Implementation
7 1 (3.33%) Performance Testing
7 1 (3.33%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (3.33%) UML
7 1 (3.33%) Data Analysis
7 1 (3.33%) Data Modelling
7 1 (3.33%) ETL
7 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (13.33%) PHP
3 3 (10.00%) Java
3 3 (10.00%) Python
4 2 (6.67%) Shell Script
4 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) ISEB
1 7 (23.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (26.67%) ISO 9001
2 6 (20.00%) TickIT
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) Puppet
1 5 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (16.67%) Ansible
2 4 (13.33%) Vagrant
3 2 (6.67%) Control-M
3 2 (6.67%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Oracle
2 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (13.33%) SAP
4 3 (10.00%) Rackspace
5 2 (6.67%) Northgate
5 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 2 (6.67%) VMware
6 1 (3.33%) Teradata
6 1 (3.33%) Informatica
6 1 (3.33%) Cognos
6 1 (3.33%) IBM
Leicestershire
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Leicestershire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 10 days ago