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 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 30 22 22
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 8 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 2.72% 4.81% 3.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.27% 20.93% 19.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 2
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£305 £368 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.00% +36.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £225 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £383 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.39% -4.66%
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
71 43 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 24.15% 22.99% 18.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 25 10
Average daily rate £175 £220 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.45% +15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £110 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £369 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.54% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 10
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.88 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.98% +49.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £8.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.75 £25.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.18 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.86% -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 21 October 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
Norwich -17 2 - - 3
Thetford - - - -
Diss - - - - 1
Great Yarmouth - - - -
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Norfolk

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 17 (58.62%) Active Directory
2 15 (51.72%) UNIX
3 13 (44.83%) Solaris
4 12 (41.38%) ITIL
5 9 (31.03%) Incident Management
6 8 (27.59%) E-Commerce
7 7 (24.14%) Windows
7 7 (24.14%) MVC
7 7 (24.14%) ITIL V3
8 6 (20.69%) Configuration Management
8 6 (20.69%) SLA
8 6 (20.69%) CSS
8 6 (20.69%) HTML
8 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
8 6 (20.69%) PHP
9 5 (17.24%) MySQL
9 5 (17.24%) MCSE
9 5 (17.24%) Apache
9 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
9 5 (17.24%) HP
9 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (17.24%) VMware
9 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
9 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (17.24%) MCITP
9 5 (17.24%) CMDB
9 5 (17.24%) jQuery
10 4 (13.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Norfolk by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 5 (17.24%) Apache
2 3 (10.34%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (3.45%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) DHCP
1 4 (13.79%) DNS
2 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.45%) VPN
3 1 (3.45%) HTTP
3 1 (3.45%) Kerberos
3 1 (3.45%) Internet
3 1 (3.45%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) MySQL
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Firebug
1 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Developer
2 5 (17.24%) PHP Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.90%) Storage Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) UNIX Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Backup Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) PHP Zend Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Architect
6 1 (3.45%) AIX Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Desktop Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) UNIX Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) HTML
1 6 (20.69%) CSS
2 5 (17.24%) jQuery
3 3 (10.34%) Ext JS
3 3 (10.34%) .NET
3 3 (10.34%) XML
4 1 (3.45%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (3.45%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.45%) Django
4 1 (3.45%) ADO
4 1 (3.45%) Web Services
4 1 (3.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (3.45%) WebKit
4 1 (3.45%) Backbone.js
4 1 (3.45%) Ember.js
4 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) CMDB
2 4 (13.79%) Mainframe
3 3 (10.34%) Replication
4 1 (3.45%) CESG
4 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.45%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 15 (51.72%) UNIX
2 13 (44.83%) Solaris
3 7 (24.14%) Windows
4 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.45%) Debian
7 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
7 1 (3.45%) Android
7 1 (3.45%) AIX
7 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) ITIL
2 9 (31.03%) Incident Management
3 8 (27.59%) E-Commerce
4 7 (24.14%) MVC
4 7 (24.14%) ITIL V3
5 6 (20.69%) Configuration Management
6 4 (13.79%) Service Management
6 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
7 3 (10.34%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (6.90%) Coaching
8 2 (6.90%) Problem Management
8 2 (6.90%) OOP
8 2 (6.90%) Change Management
8 2 (6.90%) Validation
8 2 (6.90%) Migration
9 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (3.45%) TDD
9 1 (3.45%) ITSM
9 1 (3.45%) OO
9 1 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
1 6 (20.69%) PHP
2 2 (6.90%) PHP5
3 1 (3.45%) C#
3 1 (3.45%) Python
3 1 (3.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) MCSE
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (17.24%) MCITP
1 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) MCP
4 1 (3.45%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.69%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (58.62%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (3.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) WSUS
1 1 (3.45%) SCCM
1 1 (3.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
1 5 (17.24%) HP
1 5 (17.24%) VMware
2 4 (13.79%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.90%) Citrix
3 2 (6.90%) Zend
4 1 (3.45%) Veritas
4 1 (3.45%) Apple
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle
4 1 (3.45%) IBM