The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Norfolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 20 25 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing Linux 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 2.76% 1.46% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.00% 4.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£338 £333 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -3.57%
Linux
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Norfolk region.

Operating Systems Category
Norfolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
50 47 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 34.48% 34.31% 21.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 12
Average daily rate £175 £120 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -51.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £106 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 23 11
Average hourly rate £20.50 £12.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.34% -25.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £25.78 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Norfolk

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Norfolk

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Norfolk

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Norfolk

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Norfolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Norfolk region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Norfolk

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Norfolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Norfolk region over the 3 months to 30 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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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
Norwich +10 4 £338 +1.50% 2
Diss - - - -
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Norfolk

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Norfolk 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 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) MCSE
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (41.67%) VMware
2 5 (41.67%) MCITP
2 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 4 (33.33%) DHCP
3 4 (33.33%) DNS
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (25.00%) HP
4 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (25.00%) Python
4 3 (25.00%) UNIX
4 3 (25.00%) MVC
4 3 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
5 2 (16.67%) Django
5 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) Firebug
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (16.67%) Ruby
5 2 (16.67%) Ubuntu
5 2 (16.67%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (16.67%) WebKit
5 2 (16.67%) Backbone.js

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Norfolk by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Norfolk 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 2 (16.67%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) DHCP
1 4 (33.33%) DNS
2 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (8.33%) Kerberos
3 1 (8.33%) VPN
3 1 (8.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (16.67%) Firebug
2 1 (8.33%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Virtualisation Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Python Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) DBA
3 1 (8.33%) Security Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Embedded C Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) C Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) IT Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Embedded C Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Django Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Python/Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Django
1 2 (16.67%) Ruby on Rails
1 2 (16.67%) WebKit
1 2 (16.67%) Backbone.js
1 2 (16.67%) Ember.js
1 2 (16.67%) AngularJS
1 2 (16.67%) CSS
1 2 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) ADO
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) JNI
2 1 (8.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Open Source
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (25.00%) UNIX
3 3 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (16.67%) Ubuntu
4 2 (16.67%) Debian
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000
5 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
5 1 (8.33%) Android
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) MVC
2 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (16.67%) TDD
2 2 (16.67%) OO
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) Service Management
3 1 (8.33%) ITSM
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Network Management
3 1 (8.33%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Python
2 2 (16.67%) Ruby
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (16.67%) C
2 2 (16.67%) C++
2 2 (16.67%) PHP
3 1 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) Perl
3 1 (8.33%) Embedded C
3 1 (8.33%) Embedded C++
3 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) MCSE
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (41.67%) MCITP
2 4 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) MCP
4 1 (8.33%) MCSA
4 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) WSUS
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
1 1 (8.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (8.33%) Perforce
4 1 (8.33%) Apple