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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 21 35 17
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -18
Contract jobs citing Linux 17 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 5.94% 2.41% 5.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.79% 15.91% 25.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 4
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£425 £255 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -7.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £247 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £411 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
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 £31.75 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.33% -6.25%
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
78 44 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 27.27% 15.17% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 20 24
Average daily rate £275 £288 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £135 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £300 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 22
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -67.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.94 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +9 13 £440 +76.00% 3
Loughborough - - - - 1
Lutterworth - - - -
Coalville - - - - 1
Hinckley - - - -
Linux
East Midlands

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 10 (45.45%) UNIX
2 9 (40.91%) Windows
3 7 (31.82%) SQL
3 7 (31.82%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (31.82%) Puppet
3 7 (31.82%) OpenStack
3 7 (31.82%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (31.82%) Ansible
4 6 (27.27%) DevOps
4 6 (27.27%) Vagrant
4 6 (27.27%) Jenkins
4 6 (27.27%) Oracle
5 5 (22.73%) Configuration Management
5 5 (22.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (22.73%) E-Commerce
5 5 (22.73%) ISO 9001
5 5 (22.73%) Rackspace
6 4 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
6 4 (18.18%) ISEB
6 4 (18.18%) SAP
7 3 (13.64%) Java
7 3 (13.64%) PHP
7 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
7 3 (13.64%) Ant
7 3 (13.64%) Python
7 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
7 3 (13.64%) Finance
7 3 (13.64%) TickIT
7 3 (13.64%) Retail

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 7 (31.82%) OpenStack
2 2 (9.09%) WordPress
2 2 (9.09%) WebSphere
2 2 (9.09%) CMS
2 2 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (9.09%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.55%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
1 3 (13.64%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (13.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (4.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.09%) DB2
2 1 (4.55%) MySQL
2 1 (4.55%) PowerCenter
2 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.55%) Data Mart
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Jenkins
2 5 (22.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (13.64%) Ant
3 3 (13.64%) Subversion
3 3 (13.64%) Maven
3 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.55%) Gradle
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
1 3 (13.64%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Analyst
1 6 (27.27%) Test Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) UAT Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) UAT Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) SAP Technical Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Web Programmer
5 2 (9.09%) Linux Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) AIX Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) PHP Programmer
5 2 (9.09%) PHP Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (9.09%) Test Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) SAP Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Oracle Applications DBA
5 2 (9.09%) DBA
5 2 (9.09%) Programmer
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (4.55%) CSS
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (45.45%) UNIX
2 9 (40.91%) Windows
3 3 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (9.09%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (27.27%) DevOps
3 5 (22.73%) Configuration Management
3 5 (22.73%) E-Commerce
4 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
5 2 (9.09%) SAP Implementation
5 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (9.09%) Migration
6 1 (4.55%) ITIL
6 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.55%) Data Modelling
6 1 (4.55%) ETL
6 1 (4.55%) Data Analysis
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) Java
2 3 (13.64%) PHP
2 3 (13.64%) Python
3 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 4 (18.18%) ISEB
2 3 (13.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) ISO 9001
2 3 (13.64%) TickIT
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) Puppet
1 7 (31.82%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (31.82%) Ansible
2 6 (27.27%) Vagrant
3 2 (9.09%) Data Guard
3 2 (9.09%) Control-M
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Oracle
2 5 (22.73%) Rackspace
3 4 (18.18%) SAP
4 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
5 2 (9.09%) Northgate
5 2 (9.09%) VMware
6 1 (4.55%) IBM
6 1 (4.55%) Informatica
6 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.55%) Cognos
6 1 (4.55%) Teradata
Leicester, Leicestershire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + £500 to £600 a day
Posted: 3 days ago