The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 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 Suffolk 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 28 24 29
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs citing Linux 18 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 6.72% 0.65% 4.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.66% 3.57% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 3
Average daily rate
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£394 £225 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -33.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
- +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.10 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-19.73% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
73 28 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 27.24% 18.30% 31.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 10 33
Average daily rate £213 £225 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £119 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £386 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 8
Average hourly rate £10.50 £12.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% -24.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £10.00 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £33.25 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Linux
East of England

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -4 13 £388 +72.22% 4
Newmarket - - - -
Woodbridge - - - - 2
Bury St Edmunds - - - -
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 21 (80.77%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (76.92%) Puppet
2 20 (76.92%) Windows
3 19 (73.08%) UNIX
3 19 (73.08%) Shell Script
4 18 (69.23%) Web Services
5 17 (65.38%) PowerShell
6 16 (61.54%) Reverse Proxy
6 16 (61.54%) Firewall
6 16 (61.54%) TCP/IP
6 16 (61.54%) VPN
6 16 (61.54%) DNS
6 16 (61.54%) SAN
7 15 (57.69%) XML
7 15 (57.69%) SQL
7 15 (57.69%) Replication
7 15 (57.69%) JSON
7 15 (57.69%) NoSQL
8 13 (50.00%) DevOps
9 11 (42.31%) Amazon AWS
10 7 (26.92%) Sun Certification
10 7 (26.92%) Configuration Management
10 7 (26.92%) Java
10 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
11 6 (23.08%) Hyper-V
11 6 (23.08%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (23.08%) KVM
12 3 (11.54%) Network Monitoring
13 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
13 2 (7.69%) New Relic

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (7.69%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (42.31%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (7.69%) Amazon S3
2 2 (7.69%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (61.54%) TCP/IP
1 16 (61.54%) VPN
1 16 (61.54%) DNS
1 16 (61.54%) SAN
1 16 (61.54%) Firewall
1 16 (61.54%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (3.85%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (57.69%) NoSQL
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 12c
General
1 2 (7.69%) Financial Institution
1 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (73.08%) Developer
2 9 (34.62%) Web Developer
3 2 (7.69%) Network Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) DBA
3 2 (7.69%) Programmer
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (3.85%) Network Support
4 1 (3.85%) Communications Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Web Architect
4 1 (3.85%) Architect
4 1 (3.85%) Administrator
4 1 (3.85%) Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (69.23%) Web Services
2 15 (57.69%) XML
2 15 (57.69%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 15 (57.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 20 (76.92%) Windows
2 19 (73.08%) UNIX
3 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (7.69%) Solaris
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) DevOps
2 7 (26.92%) Configuration Management
3 3 (11.54%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.85%) Release Management
5 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.85%) Migration
5 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.85%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 19 (73.08%) Shell Script
2 17 (65.38%) PowerShell
3 15 (57.69%) SQL
4 7 (26.92%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Sun Certification
2 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) ACCA
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) Hyper-V
1 6 (23.08%) VMware ESXi
1 6 (23.08%) KVM
2 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 21 (80.77%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (76.92%) Puppet
3 2 (7.69%) Nagios
3 2 (7.69%) ZABBIX
4 1 (3.85%) Data Guard
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) EMC
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle
2 2 (7.69%) New Relic
2 2 (7.69%) ForgeRock
3 1 (3.85%) Vyatta
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco
3 1 (3.85%) Red Hat