The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Peterborough region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 18 21 18
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing Linux 7 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 5.98% 4.14% 0.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.07% 13.73% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
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£300 £325 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +44.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Peterborough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
41 51 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 35.04% 30.18% 22.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 5
Average daily rate £175 £223 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.34% +8.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £95 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £287 £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 11
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 £15.00 £16.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -7.24%
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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
Daily Rate Histogram in Peterborough

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Peterborough region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Peterborough

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Peterborough region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in Peterborough

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 13 (81.25%) UNIX
2 11 (68.75%) SQL
3 10 (62.50%) Perl
4 9 (56.25%) .NET
5 7 (43.75%) PL/SQL
5 7 (43.75%) Oracle
5 7 (43.75%) Migration
6 6 (37.50%) Manufacturing
7 5 (31.25%) Korn
7 5 (31.25%) Unit Testing
7 5 (31.25%) ITSM
8 4 (25.00%) VMware
8 4 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (25.00%) Windows
8 4 (25.00%) Business Analysis
9 3 (18.75%) Software Deployment
9 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (18.75%) SCCM
9 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
9 3 (18.75%) NAS
9 3 (18.75%) XenApp
9 3 (18.75%) XenDesktop
9 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (18.75%) Fat Client
9 3 (18.75%) ITIL
9 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
9 3 (18.75%) LAN
9 3 (18.75%) WAN

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) NAS
1 3 (18.75%) LAN
1 3 (18.75%) WAN
1 3 (18.75%) DHCP
1 3 (18.75%) DNS
1 3 (18.75%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 6 (37.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Technical Design Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Wintel Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Developer Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Development Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Programmer
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) UNIX Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Development Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Programmer
5 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Fat Client
1 3 (18.75%) Thin Client
1 3 (18.75%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) UNIX
2 4 (25.00%) Windows
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.25%) AIX
4 1 (6.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Migration
2 5 (31.25%) Unit Testing
2 5 (31.25%) ITSM
3 4 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (18.75%) Software Deployment
4 3 (18.75%) ITIL
4 3 (18.75%) Business Continuity
5 2 (12.50%) Change Management
5 2 (12.50%) Requirements Engineering
6 1 (6.25%) Logistics
6 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
6 1 (6.25%) OOP
6 1 (6.25%) PRINCE
6 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
6 1 (6.25%) MVC
6 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) SQL
2 10 (62.50%) Perl
3 7 (43.75%) PL/SQL
4 5 (31.25%) Korn
5 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
5 2 (12.50%) VB.NET
6 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
6 1 (6.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (18.75%) MCSE
1 3 (18.75%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
1 3 (18.75%) XenApp
1 3 (18.75%) XenDesktop
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Oracle
2 4 (25.00%) VMware
3 3 (18.75%) IBM
3 3 (18.75%) HP
3 3 (18.75%) Dell
3 3 (18.75%) Citrix
3 3 (18.75%) Mercator
4 1 (6.25%) Rackspace
4 1 (6.25%) Sage
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft