The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicester 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 25 April 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
Leicestershire / Leicester
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 25 16
Rank change year-on-year +4 -9  
Contract jobs citing Linux 14 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicester 8.09% 2.07% 5.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.43% 5.77% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 8
Median daily rate £385 £400 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.75% +16.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £280 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £400 £355
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.88 £42.38 £36.50
% change year-on-year -8.25% +16.09%  

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 Leicester with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Leicester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 46 52 52
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicester 26.59% 35.86% 28.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 31
Median daily rate £253 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.83% -7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £453 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.20% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 7
Median hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.59% -50.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £15.15 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicester 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 Leicester

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Leicester

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Leicester

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 Leicester region with a requirement for Linux.

1 10 (62.50%) SQL
1 10 (62.50%) Oracle
1 10 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Java
3 8 (50.00%) PL/SQL
3 8 (50.00%) Web Services
3 8 (50.00%) Change Management
4 7 (43.75%) ITSM
4 7 (43.75%) Manufacturing
4 7 (43.75%) Oracle ADF
4 7 (43.75%) Python
4 7 (43.75%) VB.NET
4 7 (43.75%) .NET
4 7 (43.75%) Unit Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Scrum
5 4 (25.00%) Ansible
6 3 (18.75%) DevOps
6 3 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
6 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
6 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
6 3 (18.75%) High Availability
6 3 (18.75%) TickIT
6 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
6 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (18.75%) Logistics

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicester 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 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
1 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 2 (12.50%) git-flow
1 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 2 (12.50%) Selenium
1 2 (12.50%) TeamCity
2 1 (6.25%) Protractor
General
1 7 (43.75%) Manufacturing
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Developer
2 7 (43.75%) Oracle Developer
3 5 (31.25%) Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Software Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Software Test Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Test Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Data Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Scrum Master
6 1 (6.25%) Applications Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Applications Support
6 1 (6.25%) Applications Support Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Business Data Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Data Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Systems Support
6 1 (6.25%) Systems Support Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) Web Services
2 7 (43.75%) .NET
2 7 (43.75%) Oracle ADF
3 2 (12.50%) CSS
3 2 (12.50%) HTML
3 2 (12.50%) JSON
3 2 (12.50%) Middleware
3 2 (12.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Unix
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Change Management
2 7 (43.75%) ITSM
2 7 (43.75%) Unit Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Scrum
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
4 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (18.75%) DevOps
4 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
4 3 (18.75%) High Availability
4 3 (18.75%) Logistics
4 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
4 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) BDD
5 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (12.50%) SDLC
5 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 2 (12.50%) TDD
6 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) SQL
2 9 (56.25%) Java
3 8 (50.00%) PL/SQL
4 7 (43.75%) Python
4 7 (43.75%) VB.NET
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
5 1 (6.25%) TypeScript
5 1 (6.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) ISEB
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) TickIT
2 2 (12.50%) ISO 9001
3 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) Docker
3 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Ansible
2 2 (12.50%) Kubernetes
2 2 (12.50%) Puppet
2 2 (12.50%) Terraform
3 1 (6.25%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) SCCM
3 1 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Altiris
2 1 (6.25%) Citrix
2 1 (6.25%) Dell
2 1 (6.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) VMware
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