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 26 May 2015 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 28 28 27
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 10 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 3.12% 4.44% 1.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.87% 23.08% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £364 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +8.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £38.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.26% +2.00%
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
63 65 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 19.63% 19.23% 18.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 41 11
Average daily rate £275 £300 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +200.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £165 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £402 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 8
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -43.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £14.50 £45.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 26 May 2015.

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 26 May 2015, 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 14 (60.87%) UNIX
1 14 (60.87%) Windows
2 9 (39.13%) Oracle
2 9 (39.13%) Shell Script
3 8 (34.78%) ITIL
4 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
4 6 (26.09%) SQL
4 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (21.74%) LANDesk
5 5 (21.74%) MySQL
5 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
5 5 (21.74%) HPUX
6 4 (17.39%) Java
6 4 (17.39%) Windows XP
6 4 (17.39%) Law
6 4 (17.39%) VMware
6 4 (17.39%) Retail
6 4 (17.39%) Degree
6 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (13.04%) Zachman Framework
7 3 (13.04%) TOGAF
7 3 (13.04%) MODAF
7 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (13.04%) Statistics
7 3 (13.04%) Sybase
7 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
7 3 (13.04%) DNS
7 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (13.04%) Juniper

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 1 (4.35%) IBM Notes
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) DNS
1 3 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (8.70%) SAN
3 1 (4.35%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) MySQL
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle8/8i Database
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.35%) JIRA
1 1 (4.35%) Selenium
1 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (17.39%) Law
1 4 (17.39%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Applications Support
2 4 (17.39%) Support Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Applications Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Support Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Network Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Applications Support Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Linux Support
4 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Support
4 2 (8.70%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Applications Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Server Support
5 1 (4.35%) Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.35%) Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.04%) Statistics
3 2 (8.70%) Wiki
3 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (60.87%) UNIX
1 14 (60.87%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) HPUX
3 4 (17.39%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.35%) Mac OS
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) Zachman Framework
2 3 (13.04%) TOGAF
2 3 (13.04%) MODAF
2 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (8.70%) Migration
4 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.35%) SOA
4 1 (4.35%) Regression Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Security Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Integration Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
4 1 (4.35%) Manual Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Waterfall
4 1 (4.35%) Functional Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) Shell Script
2 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
2 6 (26.09%) SQL
3 4 (17.39%) Java
4 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Degree
2 3 (13.04%) CCIE
2 3 (13.04%) CCNP
2 3 (13.04%) CCNA
2 3 (13.04%) CCDA
2 3 (13.04%) CCDP
2 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.35%) XenApp
3 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
3 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.35%) WSUS
2 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (4.35%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Oracle
2 5 (21.74%) LANDesk
3 4 (17.39%) VMware
4 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
4 3 (13.04%) Sybase
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco
4 3 (13.04%) Juniper
5 2 (8.70%) NetApp
5 2 (8.70%) HP
6 1 (4.35%) Citrix
6 1 (4.35%) Lotus
6 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.35%) Symantec
6 1 (4.35%) Sophos
6 1 (4.35%) ServiceNow
Coventry
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago