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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 16 26 23
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -3
Contract jobs citing Linux 25 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 7.31% 3.53% 4.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.37% 24.32% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 3 8
Average daily rate
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£288 £275 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £275 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £335 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
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
59 37 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 17.25% 14.51% 13.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 15 18
Average daily rate £425 £288 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.82% +17.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £150 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £425 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 9
Average hourly rate £27.50 £11.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £14.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 23 October 2014.

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 23 October 2014, 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 18 (47.37%) UNIX
2 12 (31.58%) Red Hat
2 12 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (28.95%) Oracle
4 10 (26.32%) HPUX
4 10 (26.32%) SQL
5 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (21.05%) Puppet
6 8 (21.05%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (21.05%) DevOps
6 8 (21.05%) ITIL
6 8 (21.05%) Perl
6 8 (21.05%) PHP
6 8 (21.05%) HP
6 8 (21.05%) Python
7 7 (18.42%) SAP
7 7 (18.42%) Windows
8 6 (15.79%) C
8 6 (15.79%) Configuration Management
8 6 (15.79%) Nagios
8 6 (15.79%) Scala
8 6 (15.79%) WebSphere
8 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (13.16%) Automotive
10 4 (10.53%) VMware
11 3 (7.89%) WebSphere MQ
11 3 (7.89%) Java
11 3 (7.89%) IBM
11 3 (7.89%) SAN
11 3 (7.89%) zOS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 6 (15.79%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.26%) OpenStack
2 2 (5.26%) Apache
3 1 (2.63%) iPlanet
3 1 (2.63%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.63%) IIS
3 1 (2.63%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.63%) Adobe CQ
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) SAN
2 1 (2.63%) Internet
General
1 5 (13.16%) Automotive
2 1 (2.63%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (23.68%) Project Manager
2 8 (21.05%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) Linux Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) Analyst
3 6 (15.79%) Technical Support
3 6 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (7.89%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) SAP Project Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Designer
5 2 (5.26%) SAP Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Messaging Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Designer
5 2 (5.26%) Technical Support Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Applications Support
6 1 (2.63%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Network Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) WebSphere MQ
1 3 (7.89%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (5.26%) Middleware
2 2 (5.26%) SAP Basis
3 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.63%) SCADA
2 1 (2.63%) DataPower
2 1 (2.63%) Telematics
2 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 18 (47.37%) UNIX
2 12 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (26.32%) HPUX
4 7 (18.42%) Windows
5 3 (7.89%) zOS
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.26%) AIX
6 2 (5.26%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.63%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (2.63%) Solaris
7 1 (2.63%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (21.05%) DevOps
2 8 (21.05%) ITIL
3 6 (15.79%) Configuration Management
3 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (5.26%) High Availability
4 2 (5.26%) Change Control
4 2 (5.26%) Project Management
4 2 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.26%) Validation
4 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2
4 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (5.26%) PLM
5 1 (2.63%) Migration
5 1 (2.63%) Test Strategy
5 1 (2.63%) System Testing
5 1 (2.63%) Waterfall
5 1 (2.63%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) SQL
2 8 (21.05%) Python
2 8 (21.05%) Perl
2 8 (21.05%) PHP
3 6 (15.79%) C
3 6 (15.79%) Scala
4 3 (7.89%) Java
5 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.26%) NFS
3 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.63%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (21.05%) Puppet
1 8 (21.05%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (15.79%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (31.58%) Red Hat
2 11 (28.95%) Oracle
3 8 (21.05%) HP
4 7 (18.42%) SAP
5 4 (10.53%) VMware
6 3 (7.89%) IBM
7 2 (5.26%) Rackspace
8 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.63%) Adobe
8 1 (2.63%) Cisco
8 1 (2.63%) EMC
8 1 (2.63%) Citrix
8 1 (2.63%) Lotus