The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Loughborough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 4 7 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing Linux 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Loughborough 21.43% 6.25% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.86% 100.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£190 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -2.66%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Loughborough region.

Operating Systems Category
Loughborough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Loughborough 50.00% 6.25% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £190 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £24.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Loughborough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Loughborough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Loughborough

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Loughborough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Loughborough region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Loughborough

Linux
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Loughborough

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Loughborough 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 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Client/Server
1 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (60.00%) VoIP
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (60.00%) EPoS
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
1 3 (60.00%) Retail
2 2 (40.00%) CMS
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) PHP
2 2 (40.00%) WordPress
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (20.00%) vSphere

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Loughborough by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Loughborough 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 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (40.00%) CMS
2 2 (40.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
2 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) VoIP
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (60.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Support Technician
1 2 (40.00%) Programmer
1 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (40.00%) PHP Programmer
1 2 (40.00%) Web Programmer
1 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support Technician
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Web Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) WordPress Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Network Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) PHP Developer
2 1 (20.00%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Client/Server
1 3 (60.00%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PHP
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft