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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 34 38 24
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -14
Contract jobs citing Linux 7 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 2.43% 1.48% 2.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.46% 5.88% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
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£378 £350 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.85% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £350 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +6.75%
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
74 85 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 25.69% 25.22% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 36 12
Average daily rate £285 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £81 £157 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £370 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 18
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.25 £20.00 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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
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 May 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 +7 4 £353 - 2
Linux
East Midlands

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 10 (34.48%) Windows
1 10 (34.48%) Migration
1 10 (34.48%) VMware
2 9 (31.03%) Shell Script
2 9 (31.03%) Problem Management
3 8 (27.59%) AIX
3 8 (27.59%) UNIX
4 7 (24.14%) SAP
4 7 (24.14%) SLA
4 7 (24.14%) DataPower
4 7 (24.14%) Bash Shell
5 6 (20.69%) HPUX
6 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
6 5 (17.24%) HP
6 5 (17.24%) SAP Implementation
7 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
7 4 (13.79%) C
8 3 (10.34%) C++
8 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
8 3 (10.34%) ITIL
8 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio
8 3 (10.34%) NetApp
8 3 (10.34%) VxWorks
8 3 (10.34%) Cisco
8 3 (10.34%) IBM
8 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
8 3 (10.34%) Ethernet
8 3 (10.34%) QNX
8 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (10.34%) Wireshark

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) Ethernet
1 3 (10.34%) Wireshark
2 2 (6.90%) Network Security
2 2 (6.90%) Firewall
2 2 (6.90%) VPN
2 2 (6.90%) DNS
3 1 (3.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) DB2
2 1 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.90%) Subversion
2 2 (6.90%) JIRA
3 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.45%) Maven
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.45%) Electronics
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Analyst
2 7 (24.14%) Administrator
2 7 (24.14%) Messaging Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) AIX Administrator
4 5 (17.24%) Developer
4 5 (17.24%) SAP Administrator
4 5 (17.24%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (10.34%) C++ Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Junior
6 2 (6.90%) Security Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Backup Specialist
6 2 (6.90%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Network Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Migration Technician
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Network Administrator
7 1 (3.45%) Junior Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) J2EE
2 1 (3.45%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) DataPower
2 1 (3.45%) DTV
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (34.48%) Windows
2 8 (27.59%) AIX
2 8 (27.59%) UNIX
3 6 (20.69%) HPUX
4 3 (10.34%) VxWorks
5 1 (3.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Migration
2 9 (31.03%) Problem Management
3 5 (17.24%) SAP Implementation
4 3 (10.34%) ITIL
4 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
5 2 (6.90%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.90%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.45%) Project Management
6 1 (3.45%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.45%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.45%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (3.45%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) Shell Script
2 7 (24.14%) Bash Shell
3 4 (13.79%) C
4 3 (10.34%) C++
5 2 (6.90%) REXX
5 2 (6.90%) Java
5 2 (6.90%) Perl
6 1 (3.45%) VB
6 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (24.14%) SLA
2 2 (6.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) HP Data Protector
1 2 (6.90%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) VMware
2 7 (24.14%) SAP
3 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
3 5 (17.24%) HP
4 3 (10.34%) NetApp
4 3 (10.34%) Cisco
4 3 (10.34%) IBM
4 3 (10.34%) QNX
5 2 (6.90%) Blue Coat
5 2 (6.90%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.45%) Novell
6 1 (3.45%) EMC
6 1 (3.45%) Apple
6 1 (3.45%) 3PAR
6 1 (3.45%) Brocade
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