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 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 4 25 25
Rank change year-on-year
+21 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 36 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 18.56% 2.07% 1.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.02% 6.52% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 0 2
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£425 - £320
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 - £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 - £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.38 £34.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -5.55%
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
61 46 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 31.44% 31.72% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 22 10
Average daily rate £400 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.20 £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £19.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 January 2015.

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 January 2015. 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 +18 31 £413 - 7
Woodbridge - - - -
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 25 (51.02%) Windows
2 19 (38.78%) UNIX
3 15 (30.61%) Oracle
4 14 (28.57%) Client/Server
5 13 (26.53%) SCOM
5 13 (26.53%) Security Cleared
6 12 (24.49%) Information Management
7 11 (22.45%) DV Cleared
7 11 (22.45%) Web Services
7 11 (22.45%) Shell Script
8 10 (20.41%) User Stories
9 9 (18.37%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (18.37%) SC Cleared
9 9 (18.37%) Amazon AWS
10 8 (16.33%) C++
10 8 (16.33%) Java
11 7 (14.29%) SQL
11 7 (14.29%) MFC
11 7 (14.29%) OOD
11 7 (14.29%) OO
11 7 (14.29%) VPN
11 7 (14.29%) Visualisation
11 7 (14.29%) Puppet
11 7 (14.29%) PowerShell
11 7 (14.29%) JSON
12 6 (12.24%) Python
12 6 (12.24%) TCP/IP
12 6 (12.24%) Firewall
13 5 (10.20%) SAN
13 5 (10.20%) DNS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 (4.08%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.37%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.08%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (4.08%) PaaS
2 2 (4.08%) Amazon S3
2 2 (4.08%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.29%) VPN
2 6 (12.24%) TCP/IP
2 6 (12.24%) Firewall
3 5 (10.20%) SAN
3 5 (10.20%) DNS
3 5 (10.20%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (4.08%) MPLS
5 1 (2.04%) LAN
5 1 (2.04%) VoIP
5 1 (2.04%) WAN
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.04%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) NoSQL
1 4 (8.16%) Hadoop
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.04%) Appium
2 1 (2.04%) TestLink
2 1 (2.04%) Calabash
2 1 (2.04%) Selenium
2 1 (2.04%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (8.16%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.04%) Military
2 1 (2.04%) Law
2 1 (2.04%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (30.61%) Architect
1 15 (30.61%) Developer
2 8 (16.33%) Consultant
3 7 (14.29%) C++ Developer
4 5 (10.20%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (8.16%) Designer
5 4 (8.16%) Systems Test Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Test Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Integration Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Systems Integration Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.12%) Lead Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Lead Java Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Implementation Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.08%) C++ Software Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.45%) Web Services
2 7 (14.29%) MFC
2 7 (14.29%) JSON
3 4 (8.16%) CSS
3 4 (8.16%) HTML
3 4 (8.16%) XML
4 3 (6.12%) REST
4 3 (6.12%) SOAP
4 3 (6.12%) WSDL
4 3 (6.12%) jQuery
5 2 (4.08%) OSGi
5 2 (4.08%) Spring
5 2 (4.08%) JPA
5 2 (4.08%) Apache CXF
5 2 (4.08%) Java EE
5 2 (4.08%) Hibernate
5 2 (4.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (4.08%) Apache Camel
6 1 (2.04%) CSS3
6 1 (2.04%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 14 (28.57%) Client/Server
2 7 (14.29%) Visualisation
3 4 (8.16%) Replication
4 1 (2.04%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.04%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 25 (51.02%) Windows
2 19 (38.78%) UNIX
3 4 (8.16%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (4.08%) Android
4 2 (4.08%) CentOS
5 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.49%) Information Management
2 10 (20.41%) User Stories
3 7 (14.29%) OOD
3 7 (14.29%) OO
4 5 (10.20%) Software Testing
4 5 (10.20%) Test Automation
5 4 (8.16%) Release Management
5 4 (8.16%) Integration Testing
5 4 (8.16%) DevOps
6 3 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.12%) Software Engineering
7 2 (4.08%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (4.08%) SOA
7 2 (4.08%) UML
7 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.08%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.04%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (2.04%) Coaching
8 1 (2.04%) Analytics
8 1 (2.04%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.45%) Shell Script
2 8 (16.33%) C++
2 8 (16.33%) Java
3 7 (14.29%) SQL
3 7 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 6 (12.24%) Python
5 3 (6.12%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.12%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.08%) C#
7 1 (2.04%) MATLAB
7 1 (2.04%) R
Qualifications
1 13 (26.53%) Security Cleared
2 11 (22.45%) DV Cleared
3 9 (18.37%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.12%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (6.12%) CCNA
5 2 (4.08%) CCNP
6 1 (2.04%) HND
6 1 (2.04%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) KVM
1 1 (2.04%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (26.53%) SCOM
2 9 (18.37%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (14.29%) Puppet
4 2 (4.08%) Vagrant
4 2 (4.08%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 15 (30.61%) Oracle
2 2 (4.08%) Red Hat
2 2 (4.08%) ForgeRock
3 1 (2.04%) VMware
3 1 (2.04%) McAfee
3 1 (2.04%) NetApp
3 1 (2.04%) Cisco
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.04%) HP
3 1 (2.04%) EMC
3 1 (2.04%) Citrix
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