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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 32 17 17
Rank change year-on-year
-15 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 5 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 1.92% 6.71% 6.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.06% 23.81% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 3
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£430 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.66% +17.18%
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 £32.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
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
62 42 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 23.85% 28.19% 15.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 22 11
Average daily rate £250 £216 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.60% +13.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £110 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £374 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 0
Average hourly rate £21.75 £21.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Norfolk

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Norfolk region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 September 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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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 -14 3 £260 -29.25% 2
Thetford - - - -
Diss - - - - 1
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Norfolk

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 14 (60.87%) UNIX
1 14 (60.87%) Active Directory
2 13 (56.52%) Solaris
3 12 (52.17%) ITIL
4 9 (39.13%) Incident Management
5 8 (34.78%) E-Commerce
6 7 (30.43%) ITIL V3
7 6 (26.09%) HTML
7 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
7 6 (26.09%) PHP
7 6 (26.09%) CSS
7 6 (26.09%) SLA
7 6 (26.09%) Configuration Management
7 6 (26.09%) MVC
8 5 (21.74%) Apache
8 5 (21.74%) MySQL
8 5 (21.74%) CMDB
8 5 (21.74%) jQuery
9 4 (17.39%) Mainframe
9 4 (17.39%) Service Management
9 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
10 3 (13.04%) Replication
10 3 (13.04%) XML
10 3 (13.04%) Knowledge Management
10 3 (13.04%) WebSphere
10 3 (13.04%) Ext JS
10 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
11 2 (8.70%) PHP5
11 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
11 2 (8.70%) Problem Management

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Norfolk by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (21.74%) Apache
2 3 (13.04%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (4.35%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Firewall
1 1 (4.35%) Internet
1 1 (4.35%) DHCP
1 1 (4.35%) HTTP
1 1 (4.35%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Firebug
1 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Developer
2 5 (21.74%) PHP Developer
3 2 (8.70%) PHP MySQL Developer
3 2 (8.70%) UNIX Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Backup Specialist
3 2 (8.70%) PHP Zend Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Storage Specialist
3 2 (8.70%) Architect
3 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Programmer
4 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Support Specialist
4 1 (4.35%) Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) UNIX Specialist
4 1 (4.35%) Developer Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) HTML
1 6 (26.09%) CSS
2 5 (21.74%) jQuery
3 3 (13.04%) XML
3 3 (13.04%) Ext JS
4 2 (8.70%) .NET
5 1 (4.35%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (4.35%) Web Services
5 1 (4.35%) Ember.js
5 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
5 1 (4.35%) Django
5 1 (4.35%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (4.35%) WebKit
5 1 (4.35%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) CMDB
2 4 (17.39%) Mainframe
3 3 (13.04%) Replication
4 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.35%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 14 (60.87%) UNIX
2 13 (56.52%) Solaris
3 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.70%) Windows
3 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.35%) Debian
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.35%) AIX
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000
4 1 (4.35%) Ubuntu
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) ITIL
2 9 (39.13%) Incident Management
3 8 (34.78%) E-Commerce
4 7 (30.43%) ITIL V3
5 6 (26.09%) Configuration Management
5 6 (26.09%) MVC
6 4 (17.39%) Service Management
6 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
7 3 (13.04%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
8 2 (8.70%) Coaching
8 2 (8.70%) OOP
8 2 (8.70%) Change Management
8 2 (8.70%) Validation
8 2 (8.70%) Migration
9 1 (4.35%) ITSM
9 1 (4.35%) TDD
9 1 (4.35%) OO
9 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
1 6 (26.09%) PHP
2 2 (8.70%) PHP5
3 1 (4.35%) Python
3 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) MCSE
2 1 (4.35%) MCSA
2 1 (4.35%) MCP
2 1 (4.35%) MCITP
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (60.87%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (4.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
1 1 (4.35%) SCOM
1 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Zend
1 2 (8.70%) HP
1 2 (8.70%) Citrix
2 1 (4.35%) IBM
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) VMware
2 1 (4.35%) Veritas
2 1 (4.35%) Apple
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle