The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Coventry region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 26 23 26
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 16 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 4.35% 2.49% 4.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.53% 16.22% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 12
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.28% +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-19.46% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
68 37 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 18.48% 15.35% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 9 27
Average daily rate £300 £145 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+106.89% -63.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £85 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £325 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 14
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -30.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £20.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Linux
West Midlands

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 1 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 1 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 17 (56.67%) UNIX
2 9 (30.00%) SAS
3 7 (23.33%) PHP
3 7 (23.33%) Mainframe
3 7 (23.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (20.00%) Scala
4 6 (20.00%) Puppet
4 6 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (20.00%) DevOps
4 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (20.00%) Ab Initio
4 6 (20.00%) Teradata
4 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (20.00%) Perl
4 6 (20.00%) ITIL
4 6 (20.00%) HPUX
4 6 (20.00%) Python
4 6 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 6 (20.00%) Nagios
4 6 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 5 (16.67%) HP
5 5 (16.67%) Windows
6 4 (13.33%) AIX
6 4 (13.33%) Change Control
7 3 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (10.00%) NAS
7 3 (10.00%) QA
7 3 (10.00%) Load Balancing
7 3 (10.00%) JBoss

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 9 (30.00%) SAS
2 2 (6.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.33%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (3.33%) iPlanet
3 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.33%) IIS
3 1 (3.33%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.33%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) NAS
2 1 (3.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) OLAP
2 1 (3.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Selenium
1 2 (6.67%) WebDriver
2 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 1 (3.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 6 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
1 6 (20.00%) Administrator
2 5 (16.67%) SAS Administrator
3 4 (13.33%) Technical Support
3 4 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (6.67%) Applications Support
4 2 (6.67%) Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (6.67%) QA Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Designer
4 2 (6.67%) Designer
5 1 (3.33%) Network Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (3.33%) SAP Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Messaging Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Support Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) SAP Project Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
1 1 (3.33%) jQuery
1 1 (3.33%) OAuth
1 1 (3.33%) Ajax
1 1 (3.33%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (3.33%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.33%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 17 (56.67%) UNIX
2 7 (23.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (20.00%) HPUX
4 5 (16.67%) Windows
5 4 (13.33%) AIX
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (3.33%) CentOS
6 1 (3.33%) zOS
6 1 (3.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) DevOps
1 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
1 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (20.00%) ITIL
1 6 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (13.33%) Change Control
3 3 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (10.00%) Change Management
4 2 (6.67%) Scrum
4 2 (6.67%) Migration
4 2 (6.67%) Performance Testing
4 2 (6.67%) Security Testing
5 1 (3.33%) High Availability
5 1 (3.33%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.33%) Project Management
5 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.33%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) PHP
2 6 (20.00%) Scala
2 6 (20.00%) Perl
2 6 (20.00%) Python
3 2 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) ISEB
1 2 (6.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) Puppet
1 6 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (20.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Ab Initio
1 6 (20.00%) Teradata
1 6 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 5 (16.67%) HP
3 3 (10.00%) JBoss
4 2 (6.67%) SAP
4 2 (6.67%) VMware
4 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.33%) Rackspace
5 1 (3.33%) Citrix
5 1 (3.33%) Lotus
5 1 (3.33%) Adobe
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco
5 1 (3.33%) IBM
5 1 (3.33%) EMC
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle
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