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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 22 27 20
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs citing Linux 11 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 3.68% 2.98% 3.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.30% 18.00% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 6
Average daily rate
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£288 £400 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.12% +88.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £313 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £425 £328
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 £36.13 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-3.66% +7.14%
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
57 50 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 19.06% 16.56% 12.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 23 9
Average daily rate £310 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £295 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £471 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +13.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £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 3 March 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 3 March 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 11 (40.74%) Oracle
2 9 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 9 (33.33%) SQL
2 9 (33.33%) ITIL
2 9 (33.33%) UNIX
2 9 (33.33%) Windows
3 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (22.22%) HPUX
4 6 (22.22%) Java
5 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
5 4 (14.81%) C
5 4 (14.81%) MySQL
5 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
5 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
5 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (14.81%) LANDesk
5 4 (14.81%) Degree
6 3 (11.11%) Load Balancing
6 3 (11.11%) Statistics
6 3 (11.11%) Sybase
6 3 (11.11%) PHP
6 3 (11.11%) Law
7 2 (7.41%) Information Security
7 2 (7.41%) CMS
7 2 (7.41%) SEO
7 2 (7.41%) Information Security Management
7 2 (7.41%) Security Management
7 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
7 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
7 2 (7.41%) Perl

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 2 (7.41%) CMS
1 2 (7.41%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.70%) IBM Notes
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) SAN
2 1 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) MySQL
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle8/8i Database
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.70%) JIRA
1 1 (3.70%) Selenium
1 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (11.11%) Law
2 1 (3.70%) Electronics
2 1 (3.70%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Project Manager
2 5 (18.52%) Support Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Applications Support
3 4 (14.81%) Technical Support
3 4 (14.81%) Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) Support Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) Technical Support Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Applications Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) Applications Support Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Linux Support
5 2 (7.41%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (7.41%) IT Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Applications Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (3.70%) Programmer
6 1 (3.70%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
1 1 (3.70%) Web Services
1 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) Statistics
3 2 (7.41%) Wiki
3 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.70%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) UNIX
1 9 (33.33%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) HPUX
3 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.70%) Android
4 1 (3.70%) Mac OS
4 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 2 (7.41%) Project Management
4 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.41%) Information Security Management
4 2 (7.41%) Security Management
4 2 (7.41%) SEO
4 2 (7.41%) Information Security
4 2 (7.41%) Content Management
4 2 (7.41%) DevOps
4 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
5 1 (3.70%) Test Strategy
5 1 (3.70%) Functional Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Automation Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Supplier Management
5 1 (3.70%) Regression Testing
5 1 (3.70%) SOA
5 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) SQL
1 9 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 6 (22.22%) Java
3 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
3 4 (14.81%) C
4 3 (11.11%) PHP
5 2 (7.41%) Perl
5 2 (7.41%) Python
6 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
1 2 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Puppet
1 2 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Oracle
2 4 (14.81%) LANDesk
3 3 (11.11%) Sybase
4 2 (7.41%) Rackspace
4 2 (7.41%) HP
4 2 (7.41%) Citrix
5 1 (3.70%) Lotus
5 1 (3.70%) VMware
5 1 (3.70%) Teradata
5 1 (3.70%) Cognos