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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 16 3 25
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +22
Contract jobs citing Linux 7 30 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 4.76% 16.76% 2.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.58% 53.57% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 21 0
Average daily rate £455 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
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
31 56 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 21.09% 31.28% 32.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 30 30
Average daily rate £213 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +94.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.18
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.40%

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -8 6 £550 +37.50% 2
Lowestoft - 1 £300 -
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 11 (61.11%) Windows
1 11 (61.11%) Telecoms
2 10 (55.56%) Information Management
2 10 (55.56%) Client/Server
2 10 (55.56%) Visualisation
3 8 (44.44%) User Stories
4 7 (38.89%) Hadoop
4 7 (38.89%) Big Data
4 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (33.33%) Apache Hive
6 5 (27.78%) Data Visualisation
6 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
6 5 (27.78%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (27.78%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (27.78%) Kibana
6 5 (27.78%) Python
6 5 (27.78%) Unix
6 5 (27.78%) Java
7 4 (22.22%) Perl
7 4 (22.22%) Data Mining
7 4 (22.22%) Apache Spark
7 4 (22.22%) Spark Streaming
7 4 (22.22%) Check_MK
7 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (16.67%) DV Cleared
8 3 (16.67%) High Availability
8 3 (16.67%) Shell Script
8 3 (16.67%) J2EE
9 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
9 2 (11.11%) Microsoft

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 5 (27.78%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (22.22%) Apache Spark
3 1 (5.56%) Apache Pig
3 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.56%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) SAN
2 1 (5.56%) DSLAM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) Big Data
1 7 (38.89%) Hadoop
2 6 (33.33%) Apache Hive
3 4 (22.22%) Data Mining
4 1 (5.56%) HBase
4 1 (5.56%) Impala
4 1 (5.56%) MySQL
4 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
4 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.56%) Gradle
1 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.56%) JUnit
1 1 (5.56%) Maven
1 1 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (5.56%) Subversion
General
1 11 (61.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Architect
2 4 (22.22%) Big Data Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Integration Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Systems Test Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Platform Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Test Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) AWS Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Big Data Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Hadoop Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Lead Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Lead Data Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Lead Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Spark Streaming
2 3 (16.67%) J2EE
3 1 (5.56%) Ajax
3 1 (5.56%) CSS
3 1 (5.56%) D3.js
3 1 (5.56%) ELK Stack
3 1 (5.56%) Hibernate
3 1 (5.56%) HTML
3 1 (5.56%) HTML5
3 1 (5.56%) JPA
3 1 (5.56%) jQuery
3 1 (5.56%) JSON
3 1 (5.56%) LAMP
3 1 (5.56%) RESTful
3 1 (5.56%) Spring
3 1 (5.56%) Spring MVC
3 1 (5.56%) Struts
3 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (55.56%) Client/Server
1 10 (55.56%) Visualisation
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Unix
3 1 (5.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Information Management
2 8 (44.44%) User Stories
3 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (27.78%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (27.78%) Data Visualisation
5 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (16.67%) High Availability
7 2 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Server Hardening
7 2 (11.11%) SIEM
7 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
8 1 (5.56%) AOP
8 1 (5.56%) Automated Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 1 (5.56%) Refactoring
8 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (5.56%) Service Management
8 1 (5.56%) TDD
8 1 (5.56%) UML
8 1 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) Java
1 5 (27.78%) Python
2 4 (22.22%) Perl
3 3 (16.67%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.56%) PHP
4 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) DV Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) CCNA
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (11.11%) ISEB
3 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) Kibana
2 4 (22.22%) Check_MK
3 1 (5.56%) Oozie
3 1 (5.56%) OpenView
3 1 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Cloudera
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.56%) Splunk