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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 27 23 29
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Contract jobs citing Linux 13 18 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 5.02% 7.63% 1.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.89% 28.13% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 3
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£425 £394 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% +75.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £34.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.14% -8.00%
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
45 64 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 17.37% 27.12% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 42 12
Average daily rate £375 £350 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £189 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £453 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 9
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £10.24 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 August 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 August 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
(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 +2 10 £425 +9.67% 2
Bury St Edmunds - 1 £175 -
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 15 (48.39%) Windows
2 13 (41.94%) Client/Server
2 13 (41.94%) Information Management
2 13 (41.94%) Visualisation
3 12 (38.71%) Hadoop
3 12 (38.71%) User Stories
4 10 (32.26%) Cyber Security
4 10 (32.26%) Big Data
4 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (29.03%) Telecoms
6 8 (25.81%) MySQL
7 7 (22.58%) Configuration Management
7 7 (22.58%) Atlassian
7 7 (22.58%) Integration Testing
7 7 (22.58%) JIRA
7 7 (22.58%) Confluence
8 6 (19.35%) Automated Testing
8 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
8 6 (19.35%) Shell Script
8 6 (19.35%) Management Information System
8 6 (19.35%) Java
8 6 (19.35%) UNIX
9 5 (16.13%) J2EE
9 5 (16.13%) Software Testing
9 5 (16.13%) Server Hardening
10 4 (12.90%) Apache Hive
10 4 (12.90%) Information Security
10 4 (12.90%) Python
10 4 (12.90%) Perl

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 7 (22.58%) Confluence
2 1 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.23%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.23%) Apache
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Office
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) DNS
1 3 (9.68%) Firewall
2 2 (6.45%) VPN
2 2 (6.45%) IPv4
2 2 (6.45%) IPv6
3 1 (3.23%) LAN
3 1 (3.23%) VoIP
3 1 (3.23%) WAN
3 1 (3.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (38.71%) Hadoop
2 10 (32.26%) Big Data
3 8 (25.81%) MySQL
4 4 (12.90%) Apache Hive
5 3 (9.68%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (22.58%) JIRA
2 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.23%) Subversion
General
1 9 (29.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Systems Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Architect
3 5 (16.13%) Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Test Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Systems Test Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Platform Architect
4 4 (12.90%) Platform Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Configuration Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Build Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Systems Integration Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Information Security Specialist
6 2 (6.45%) Systems Integrator
6 2 (6.45%) Security Specialist
6 2 (6.45%) Security Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Information Specialist
6 2 (6.45%) Linux Systems Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) J2EE
2 2 (6.45%) REST
3 1 (3.23%) CSS3
3 1 (3.23%) Spark Streaming
3 1 (3.23%) HTML
3 1 (3.23%) CSS
3 1 (3.23%) SOAP
3 1 (3.23%) Web Services
3 1 (3.23%) XML
3 1 (3.23%) JSON
3 1 (3.23%) jQuery
3 1 (3.23%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (41.94%) Client/Server
1 13 (41.94%) Visualisation
2 6 (19.35%) Management Information System
3 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (6.45%) SecurID
4 2 (6.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (48.39%) Windows
2 6 (19.35%) UNIX
3 1 (3.23%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (3.23%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) Information Management
2 12 (38.71%) User Stories
3 10 (32.26%) Cyber Security
3 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (22.58%) Configuration Management
5 7 (22.58%) Integration Testing
6 6 (19.35%) Automated Testing
7 5 (16.13%) Software Testing
7 5 (16.13%) Server Hardening
8 4 (12.90%) Information Security
9 2 (6.45%) Risk Management
9 2 (6.45%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (6.45%) SIEM
9 2 (6.45%) Build Automation
10 1 (3.23%) Business Continuity Planning
10 1 (3.23%) Business Continuity
10 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
10 1 (3.23%) MVC
10 1 (3.23%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) Java
1 6 (19.35%) Shell Script
2 4 (12.90%) Python
2 4 (12.90%) Perl
3 1 (3.23%) PHP
3 1 (3.23%) SQL
3 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.23%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) CISSP
2 2 (6.45%) GIAC
3 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.23%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.23%) MCSE
3 1 (3.23%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) ARCserve
1 1 (3.23%) Kibana
1 1 (3.23%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Atlassian
2 3 (9.68%) VMware
2 3 (9.68%) McAfee
3 2 (6.45%) Websense
3 2 (6.45%) CheckPoint
3 2 (6.45%) IBM
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.45%) Splunk
3 2 (6.45%) Rapid7
4 1 (3.23%) SonicWALL
4 1 (3.23%) Avaya
4 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco
4 1 (3.23%) BT