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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 19 26 23
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing Linux 24 6 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 6.11% 2.18% 4.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.00% 17.65% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 0 11
Average daily rate
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£300 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £31.50 - £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -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
75 34 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 19.08% 12.36% 17.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 10 28
Average daily rate £300 £190 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -52.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 4 14
Average hourly rate £25.10 £10.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.95% -58.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £20.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 21 (56.76%) UNIX
2 13 (35.14%) Red Hat
2 13 (35.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (27.03%) HPUX
4 9 (24.32%) Windows
5 8 (21.62%) ITIL
5 8 (21.62%) HP
6 7 (18.92%) SAP
7 6 (16.22%) Nagios
7 6 (16.22%) Configuration Management
7 6 (16.22%) Python
7 6 (16.22%) Perl
7 6 (16.22%) PHP
7 6 (16.22%) Oracle
7 6 (16.22%) Puppet
7 6 (16.22%) Scala
7 6 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (16.22%) WebSphere
7 6 (16.22%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (16.22%) DevOps
8 5 (13.51%) Change Control
8 5 (13.51%) SQL
8 5 (13.51%) AIX
8 5 (13.51%) Active Directory
9 4 (10.81%) Automotive
9 4 (10.81%) VMware
9 4 (10.81%) SAS
9 4 (10.81%) QA
10 3 (8.11%) Load Balancing

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (16.22%) WebSphere
2 4 (10.81%) SAS
3 2 (5.41%) Apache
4 1 (2.70%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (2.70%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.70%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.70%) IIS
4 1 (2.70%) iPlanet
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) ENOVIA
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) NAS
1 3 (8.11%) SAN
2 1 (2.70%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) WebDriver
1 2 (5.41%) Selenium
General
1 4 (10.81%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (18.92%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (16.22%) Linux Engineer
2 6 (16.22%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (16.22%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Technical Support
4 4 (10.81%) Project Manager
4 4 (10.81%) Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Applications Support
5 3 (8.11%) Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) SAP Project Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Messaging Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Designer
6 2 (5.41%) QA Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) SAP Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Designer
7 1 (2.70%) SAS Administrator
7 1 (2.70%) Senior SAP Project Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Messaging Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) WebSphere Message Broker
1 3 (8.11%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (5.41%) Middleware
2 2 (5.41%) SAP Basis
3 1 (2.70%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Mainframe
1 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.70%) SCADA
2 1 (2.70%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 21 (56.76%) UNIX
2 13 (35.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (27.03%) HPUX
4 9 (24.32%) Windows
5 5 (13.51%) AIX
6 3 (8.11%) zOS
7 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
7 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.70%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (2.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) ITIL
2 6 (16.22%) Configuration Management
2 6 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (16.22%) DevOps
3 5 (13.51%) Change Control
4 3 (8.11%) Load Balancing
4 3 (8.11%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (8.11%) Change Management
5 2 (5.41%) Project Management
5 2 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.41%) Validation
5 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.41%) Scrum
5 2 (5.41%) PLM
5 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.41%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (5.41%) High Availability
5 2 (5.41%) Performance Testing
5 2 (5.41%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) Python
1 6 (16.22%) Perl
1 6 (16.22%) PHP
1 6 (16.22%) Scala
2 5 (13.51%) SQL
3 2 (5.41%) C
3 2 (5.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (5.41%) ISEB
1 2 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 2 (5.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) QA
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.41%) NFS
4 1 (2.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) Nagios
1 6 (16.22%) Puppet
1 6 (16.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (35.14%) Red Hat
2 8 (21.62%) HP
3 7 (18.92%) SAP
4 6 (16.22%) Oracle
5 4 (10.81%) VMware
6 3 (8.11%) IBM
6 3 (8.11%) JBoss
7 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.70%) Cisco
8 1 (2.70%) Adobe
8 1 (2.70%) Citrix
8 1 (2.70%) EMC
8 1 (2.70%) Lotus
8 1 (2.70%) Teradata
8 1 (2.70%) Ab Initio