The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Peterborough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank - 31 20
Contract jobs citing Linux 0 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough - 2.10% 0.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 12.20% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-10.66% -
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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 Peterborough region.

Operating Systems Category
Peterborough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
31 41 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 23.66% 17.23% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 6
Average daily rate £225 £215 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -9.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £170 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £345 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
- +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 9
Average hourly rate £12.00 £16.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%
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 Peterborough

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

Linux
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 (90.91%) Perl
1 10 (90.91%) SQL
1 10 (90.91%) UNIX
2 9 (81.82%) .NET
3 7 (63.64%) Oracle
3 7 (63.64%) PL/SQL
4 6 (54.55%) Manufacturing
4 6 (54.55%) Migration
5 5 (45.45%) ITSM
5 5 (45.45%) Korn
5 5 (45.45%) Unit Testing
5 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (36.36%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (36.36%) Business Analysis
7 2 (18.18%) Change Management
7 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
7 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
7 2 (18.18%) Requirements Engineering
8 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
8 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
8 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
8 1 (9.09%) PRINCE
8 1 (9.09%) AIX
8 1 (9.09%) Solaris
8 1 (9.09%) Automotive

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (54.55%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Developer Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) UNIX Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Development Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Data Centre Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Development Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Migration Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
4 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (81.82%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) UNIX
2 1 (9.09%) AIX
2 1 (9.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Migration
2 5 (45.45%) Unit Testing
2 5 (45.45%) ITSM
3 4 (36.36%) Business Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Requirements Engineering
4 2 (18.18%) Change Management
5 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 1 (9.09%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) Perl
1 10 (90.91%) SQL
2 7 (63.64%) PL/SQL
3 5 (45.45%) Korn
4 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
4 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft