The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 23 31 27
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 22 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 5.82% 3.31% 4.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.00% 18.03% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 11
Average daily rate £400 £275 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -27.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £153 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £324 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -6.25%
Linux
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Coventry region.

Operating Systems Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
55 61 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 14.55% 18.37% 18.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 33 36
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £160 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 10
Average hourly rate £11.00 £14.00 £11.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £21.00 £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Coventry region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Coventry region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Coventry region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 (53.57%) Windows
2 11 (39.29%) Unix
3 10 (35.71%) VMware
4 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (32.14%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (32.14%) DevOps
5 8 (28.57%) Jenkins
5 8 (28.57%) Git (software)
5 8 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
5 8 (28.57%) Python
6 7 (25.00%) IBM
6 7 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
6 7 (25.00%) TOGAF
6 7 (25.00%) MODAF
6 7 (25.00%) Retail
7 5 (17.86%) Terraform
7 5 (17.86%) Bash Shell
7 5 (17.86%) GitHub
7 5 (17.86%) Configuration Management
7 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
7 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
7 5 (17.86%) Automated Testing
7 5 (17.86%) Release Management
8 4 (14.29%) jQuery
8 4 (14.29%) CSS
8 4 (14.29%) HTML
8 4 (14.29%) .NET
8 4 (14.29%) Puppet
9 3 (10.71%) Front End Development

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 3 (10.71%) IIS
2 2 (7.14%) Apache
3 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.57%) SAS
3 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (3.57%) MS Office
2 1 (3.57%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) GitHub
2 2 (7.14%) SaaS
3 1 (3.57%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (3.57%) IaaS
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) SAN
2 1 (3.57%) DNS
2 1 (3.57%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (3.57%) Firewall
2 1 (3.57%) Internet
2 1 (3.57%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.57%) MySQL
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 8 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Architect
2 6 (21.43%) Developer
2 6 (21.43%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Network Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Designer
4 3 (10.71%) DevOps Specialist
4 3 (10.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 3 (10.71%) Network Designer
4 3 (10.71%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) DevOps Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Java Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Java J2EE Software Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Java Software Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) VMware Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) .NET
1 4 (14.29%) CSS
1 4 (14.29%) HTML
1 4 (14.29%) jQuery
2 2 (7.14%) Django
2 2 (7.14%) J2EE
3 1 (3.57%) CSS3
3 1 (3.57%) HTML5
3 1 (3.57%) JSON
3 1 (3.57%) LAMP
3 1 (3.57%) LESS
3 1 (3.57%) Sass
3 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.57%) Blog
1 1 (3.57%) Digital Media
1 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (53.57%) Windows
2 11 (39.29%) Unix
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.57%) Android
4 1 (3.57%) CentOS
4 1 (3.57%) Fedora
4 1 (3.57%) Solaris
4 1 (3.57%) Ubuntu
4 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (32.14%) DevOps
2 8 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
3 7 (25.00%) MODAF
3 7 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 7 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
4 5 (17.86%) Automated Testing
4 5 (17.86%) Configuration Management
4 5 (17.86%) Release Management
5 3 (10.71%) Front End Development
6 2 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (7.14%) CRM
6 2 (7.14%) ITIL
6 2 (7.14%) Scrum
6 2 (7.14%) SDLC
6 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
6 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.57%) ERP
7 1 (3.57%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) Python
2 5 (17.86%) Bash Shell
2 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.71%) Java
3 3 (10.71%) Ruby
4 2 (7.14%) PHP
4 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
4 2 (7.14%) SQL
5 1 (3.57%) Korn
5 1 (3.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) CCNA
1 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (7.14%) CCDA
2 2 (7.14%) CCDP
2 2 (7.14%) CCIE
2 2 (7.14%) CCNP
3 1 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) MCITP
3 1 (3.57%) MCSA
3 1 (3.57%) MCSE
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 9 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.14%) Docker
3 1 (3.57%) NFS
3 1 (3.57%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (3.57%) vSphere
3 1 (3.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (32.14%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (17.86%) Terraform
3 4 (14.29%) Puppet
4 2 (7.14%) Ansible
5 1 (3.57%) Backup Exec
5 1 (3.57%) NetBackup
5 1 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (3.57%) Simpana
5 1 (3.57%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (3.57%) WSUS
5 1 (3.57%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) VMware
2 7 (25.00%) IBM
3 2 (7.14%) Juniper
3 2 (7.14%) Mercator
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.14%) NetApp
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle
4 1 (3.57%) Adobe
4 1 (3.57%) Apple
4 1 (3.57%) Citrix
4 1 (3.57%) CommVault
4 1 (3.57%) EMC
4 1 (3.57%) Netezza
4 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.57%) Sophos
4 1 (3.57%) Sun
4 1 (3.57%) Symantec
4 1 (3.57%) Veritas