The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 23 25 29
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs citing Linux 11 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 4.30% 5.83% 3.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.91% 21.31% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 4
Median daily rate £375 £348 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.91% -13.12%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £372
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -6.25%
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
46 61 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 17.97% 27.35% 18.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 33 30
Median daily rate £300 £225 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -4.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
Median hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% +113.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Suffolk region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 6 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 6 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich +3 10 £375 +7.14%
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Suffolk region with a requirement for Linux.

1 10 (50.00%) Unix
1 10 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 9 (45.00%) Python
3 8 (40.00%) Windows
4 7 (35.00%) C
5 5 (25.00%) CCNA
5 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (25.00%) JSON
5 5 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 5 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 5 (25.00%) Big Data
6 4 (20.00%) vCloud
6 4 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (20.00%) OpenStack
6 4 (20.00%) KVM
6 4 (20.00%) Docker
6 4 (20.00%) LXC
6 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (20.00%) Hyper-V
6 4 (20.00%) Visualisation
6 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (20.00%) Puppet
6 4 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (20.00%) RHCE
6 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
6 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 4 (20.00%) VMware
6 4 (20.00%) Information Management
6 4 (20.00%) Client/Server

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (20.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (5.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (15.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) BGP
1 3 (15.00%) Multicast
1 3 (15.00%) OSPF
1 3 (15.00%) VLAN
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco Wireless
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) LAN
2 1 (5.00%) SAN
2 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.00%) Wireless
2 1 (5.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) Big Data
2 3 (15.00%) Hadoop
3 2 (10.00%) Apache Hive
4 1 (5.00%) Data Mining
4 1 (5.00%) Impala
4 1 (5.00%) MySQL
4 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.00%) Gradle
2 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.00%) JUnit
2 1 (5.00%) Maven
2 1 (5.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 10 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Integration Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Build Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Network Integration Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Platform Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Switch Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Test Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Big Data Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 1 (5.00%) PHP Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Integration Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) JSON
2 2 (10.00%) J2EE
3 1 (5.00%) Ajax
3 1 (5.00%) CSS
3 1 (5.00%) D3.js
3 1 (5.00%) Hibernate
3 1 (5.00%) HTML
3 1 (5.00%) HTML5
3 1 (5.00%) JPA
3 1 (5.00%) jQuery
3 1 (5.00%) LAMP
3 1 (5.00%) RESTful
3 1 (5.00%) Spark Streaming
3 1 (5.00%) Spring
3 1 (5.00%) Spring MVC
3 1 (5.00%) Struts
3 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Client/Server
1 4 (20.00%) Visualisation
2 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.00%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Unix
2 8 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (20.00%) Information Management
2 4 (20.00%) SFIA
3 3 (15.00%) Analytics
3 3 (15.00%) Big Data Analytics
3 3 (15.00%) Data Analysis
3 3 (15.00%) Data Analytics
3 3 (15.00%) Identity Access Management
3 3 (15.00%) Machine Learning
3 3 (15.00%) Malware Analysis
3 3 (15.00%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.00%) DevOps
4 2 (10.00%) High Availability
4 2 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Server Hardening
4 2 (10.00%) SIEM
4 2 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) Python
2 7 (35.00%) C
3 3 (15.00%) C++
4 2 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.00%) Perl
5 1 (5.00%) PHP
5 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) CCNA
1 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (20.00%) RHCE
3 3 (15.00%) CCNP
3 3 (15.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) ISEB
4 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Docker
1 4 (20.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (20.00%) KVM
1 4 (20.00%) LXC
1 4 (20.00%) vCloud
1 4 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
1 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Puppet
2 1 (5.00%) Check_MK
2 1 (5.00%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (5.00%) Kibana
2 1 (5.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
1 4 (20.00%) VMware
2 3 (15.00%) FireEye
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.00%) BT
4 1 (5.00%) Intel
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle
4 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (5.00%) Splunk