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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 25 27 24
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing Linux 11 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 3.85% 2.43% 3.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.91% 15.91% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 8
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £310 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £390 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -11.11%
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
46 44 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 16.08% 15.28% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 24 11
Average daily rate £250 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 6
Average hourly rate £15.77 £12.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.16% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £13.50 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 20 (55.56%) UNIX
2 14 (38.89%) Oracle
3 11 (30.56%) SQL
3 11 (30.56%) Red Hat
3 11 (30.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (27.78%) HPUX
5 8 (22.22%) Windows
5 8 (22.22%) ITIL
6 6 (16.67%) SAP
6 6 (16.67%) C
6 6 (16.67%) HP
7 5 (13.89%) SAN
7 5 (13.89%) WebSphere
7 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (11.11%) Automotive
8 4 (11.11%) Shell Script
8 4 (11.11%) Management Information System
8 4 (11.11%) Java
9 3 (8.33%) PHP
9 3 (8.33%) IBM
9 3 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (8.33%) zOS
9 3 (8.33%) Project Management
9 3 (8.33%) VMware
9 3 (8.33%) Degree
9 3 (8.33%) Load Balancing
9 3 (8.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 2 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 5 (13.89%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.56%) OpenStack
2 2 (5.56%) CMS
2 2 (5.56%) Apache
3 1 (2.78%) iPlanet
3 1 (2.78%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.78%) IIS
3 1 (2.78%) Adobe CQ
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) ENOVIA
2 1 (2.78%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) SAN
2 1 (2.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) MySQL
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle8/8i Database
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.78%) JIRA
1 1 (2.78%) Selenium
1 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (11.11%) Automotive
2 1 (2.78%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Analyst
2 8 (22.22%) Project Manager
3 7 (19.44%) Technical Support
4 6 (16.67%) Support Analyst
5 5 (13.89%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (11.11%) Technical Support Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Messaging Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Applications Support
7 2 (5.56%) Developer
7 2 (5.56%) IT Manager
8 1 (2.78%) Consultant
8 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 1 (2.78%) Applications Specialist
8 1 (2.78%) Senior Manager
8 1 (2.78%) Analyst Programmer
8 1 (2.78%) Programmer
8 1 (2.78%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
1 3 (8.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (5.56%) Middleware
3 1 (2.78%) SAP Basis
3 1 (2.78%) .NET
3 1 (2.78%) Web Services
3 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.56%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.78%) Statistics
4 1 (2.78%) Wiki
4 1 (2.78%) DataPower
4 1 (2.78%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 20 (55.56%) UNIX
2 11 (30.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (27.78%) HPUX
4 8 (22.22%) Windows
5 3 (8.33%) zOS
6 2 (5.56%) Windows XP
6 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.56%) Windows 7
6 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.78%) Android
7 1 (2.78%) AIX
7 1 (2.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.22%) ITIL
2 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (8.33%) Project Management
3 3 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.56%) Waterfall
4 2 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (5.56%) DevOps
4 2 (5.56%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.56%) Content Management
4 2 (5.56%) Information Security
4 2 (5.56%) PLM
4 2 (5.56%) Information Security Management
4 2 (5.56%) Security Management
4 2 (5.56%) SEO
4 2 (5.56%) Validation
5 1 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.78%) Supplier Management
5 1 (2.78%) Regression Testing
5 1 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 11 (30.56%) SQL
2 6 (16.67%) C
3 4 (11.11%) Java
3 4 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 3 (8.33%) PHP
5 2 (5.56%) Perl
5 2 (5.56%) Python
6 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.78%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.78%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) NFS
1 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Puppet
1 2 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (38.89%) Oracle
2 11 (30.56%) Red Hat
3 6 (16.67%) SAP
3 6 (16.67%) HP
4 3 (8.33%) IBM
4 3 (8.33%) VMware
5 2 (5.56%) LANDesk
5 2 (5.56%) Rackspace
5 2 (5.56%) Citrix
6 1 (2.78%) Adobe
6 1 (2.78%) Cognos
6 1 (2.78%) Sybase
6 1 (2.78%) Teradata
Coventry
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Rate: £180.00 - £210 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: market rates
Posted: 6 days ago