The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Ipswich with a requirement for Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Linux
Suffolk / Ipswich
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 16 14
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2  
Contract jobs citing Linux 5 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 4.07% 3.94% 9.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.74% 33.33% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 9
Median daily rate £538 £550 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +91.30%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.88% +19.44%  

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Ipswich with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Ipswich
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 23 15 35
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Ipswich 18.70% 11.81% 23.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 19
Median daily rate £255 £245 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.08% -2.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £160 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Median hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% -14.89%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Ipswich

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Ipswich citing Linux as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Ipswich

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux in Ipswich.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Ipswich

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux in Ipswich.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 Ipswich region with a requirement for Linux.

1 4 (30.77%) Telecoms
2 3 (23.08%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) OO
2 3 (23.08%) Apache
2 3 (23.08%) ETL
2 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
2 3 (23.08%) VMware
2 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
2 3 (23.08%) JSON
2 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) Open Source
2 3 (23.08%) HBase
2 3 (23.08%) Big Data
2 3 (23.08%) Cloudera
2 3 (23.08%) Kafka
2 3 (23.08%) Apache Spark
3 2 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 2 (15.38%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (15.38%) vSphere
3 2 (15.38%) SaaS
3 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (15.38%) Acronis
3 2 (15.38%) Data Management
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (15.38%) Ubuntu

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Ipswich 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 3 (23.08%) Apache
1 3 (23.08%) Apache Spark
2 2 (15.38%) IBM Notes
3 1 (7.69%) CloudStack
3 1 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (7.69%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
2 2 (15.38%) Firewall
2 2 (15.38%) SSL
3 1 (7.69%) DNS
3 1 (7.69%) DSL
3 1 (7.69%) IPsec
3 1 (7.69%) MPLS
3 1 (7.69%) NAS
3 1 (7.69%) SAN
3 1 (7.69%) WAN
3 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) Big Data
1 3 (23.08%) HBase
2 1 (7.69%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Bitbucket
1 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.69%) Selenium
General
1 4 (30.77%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Developer
1 3 (23.08%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Big Data Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) C Developer
2 2 (15.38%) C Programmer
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Security Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Cloud Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Cybersecurity Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Data Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Embedded C Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Embedded C Programmer
2 2 (15.38%) Embedded Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Java Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Linux Systems Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Programmer
2 2 (15.38%) Security Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) JSON
1 3 (23.08%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Ubuntu
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
1 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
1 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) ETL
1 3 (23.08%) OO
1 3 (23.08%) Open Source
1 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
2 2 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (15.38%) Data Management
3 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (7.69%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) Network Design
3 1 (7.69%) Release Management
3 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.69%) Validation
3 1 (7.69%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Java
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) C
3 1 (7.69%) Perl
3 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) CCNA
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (15.38%) vSphere
2 1 (7.69%) Apache Flume
2 1 (7.69%) HDFS
2 1 (7.69%) KVM
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Ansible
1 1 (7.69%) collectd
1 1 (7.69%) Kibana
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
1 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Cloudera
1 3 (23.08%) VMware
2 2 (15.38%) Acronis
2 2 (15.38%) BT
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco
2 2 (15.38%) Lotus
2 2 (15.38%) NetApp
3 1 (7.69%) Atlassian
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat