The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 18 31 17
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -14
Contract jobs citing Linux 15 3 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 7.65% 1.67% 8.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.25% 8.57% 34.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 13
Average daily rate
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£405 £225 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £225 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £245 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.64 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.63% -
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 Suffolk region.

Operating Systems Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
48 35 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 24.49% 19.44% 24.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 19 36
Average daily rate £375 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £144 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £379 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 10
Average hourly rate £15.25 £11.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.63% -46.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.28 £10.50 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £14.81 £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 18 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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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
Ipswich +5 9 £390 +73.33% 3
Newmarket - - - -
Woodbridge - - - -
Bury St Edmunds - - - -
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 19 (82.61%) Puppet
1 19 (82.61%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (78.26%) Web Services
2 18 (78.26%) Windows
3 17 (73.91%) UNIX
4 16 (69.57%) PowerShell
5 15 (65.22%) DevOps
5 15 (65.22%) Shell Script
6 14 (60.87%) Firewall
6 14 (60.87%) VPN
7 13 (56.52%) DNS
7 13 (56.52%) TCP/IP
7 13 (56.52%) XML
7 13 (56.52%) SQL
7 13 (56.52%) Replication
7 13 (56.52%) NoSQL
7 13 (56.52%) JSON
7 13 (56.52%) Reverse Proxy
8 12 (52.17%) Amazon AWS
8 12 (52.17%) SAN
9 6 (26.09%) Configuration Management
9 6 (26.09%) Java
9 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
9 6 (26.09%) Sun Certification
10 3 (13.04%) KVM
10 3 (13.04%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
10 3 (13.04%) EMC
10 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
11 2 (8.70%) Finance

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 (8.70%) Apache
1 2 (8.70%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 12 (52.17%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.70%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (8.70%) Amazon S3
2 2 (8.70%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (60.87%) VPN
1 14 (60.87%) Firewall
2 13 (56.52%) Reverse Proxy
2 13 (56.52%) DNS
2 13 (56.52%) TCP/IP
3 12 (52.17%) SAN
4 1 (4.35%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (56.52%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (69.57%) Developer
2 8 (34.78%) Web Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Network Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Programmer
3 2 (8.70%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Web Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Designer
4 1 (4.35%) Designer
4 1 (4.35%) Network Support
4 1 (4.35%) Communications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (78.26%) Web Services
2 13 (56.52%) XML
2 13 (56.52%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (56.52%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (78.26%) Windows
2 17 (73.91%) UNIX
3 2 (8.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) DevOps
2 6 (26.09%) Configuration Management
3 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
3 2 (8.70%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (4.35%) ERP
4 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.35%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 16 (69.57%) PowerShell
2 15 (65.22%) Shell Script
3 13 (56.52%) SQL
4 6 (26.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Sun Certification
2 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) ACCA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
1 3 (13.04%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (13.04%) KVM
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (82.61%) Puppet
1 19 (82.61%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (8.70%) Nagios
2 2 (8.70%) ZABBIX
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) EMC
3 2 (8.70%) New Relic
3 2 (8.70%) ForgeRock
4 1 (4.35%) HP
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix
4 1 (4.35%) NetApp
4 1 (4.35%) VMware
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco