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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 22 27 27
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 15 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 4.64% 2.21% 3.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.00% 13.51% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 3
Average daily rate £380 £175 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+117.14% -23.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £175 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £175 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £43.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.57% -
Operating Systems Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
60 37 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 18.58% 16.37% 19.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 17 21
Average daily rate £325 £175 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £95 £94
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £375 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 9
Average hourly rate £11.38 £23.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.54% +48.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £45.68 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 17 April 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 17 April 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 10 (50.00%) UNIX
2 9 (45.00%) SAS
3 7 (35.00%) Mainframe
4 6 (30.00%) Teradata
4 6 (30.00%) Ab Initio
5 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 4 (20.00%) Change Control
6 4 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (20.00%) Windows
6 4 (20.00%) AIX
7 3 (15.00%) JBoss
7 3 (15.00%) Java
7 3 (15.00%) OLAP
7 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
7 3 (15.00%) Load Balancing
7 3 (15.00%) QA
7 3 (15.00%) Scrum
7 3 (15.00%) Change Management
7 3 (15.00%) IBM
7 3 (15.00%) NAS
7 3 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
8 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Security Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
8 2 (10.00%) Oracle
8 2 (10.00%) Migration
8 2 (10.00%) Selenium
8 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
8 2 (10.00%) VMware

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (45.00%) SAS
2 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.00%) Apache
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) NAS
2 1 (5.00%) LDAP
2 1 (5.00%) LAN
2 1 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) OLAP
2 1 (5.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Selenium
1 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (5.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Administrator
2 5 (25.00%) SAS Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) QA Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.00%) SAP Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Security Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Applications Support
4 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) SAP Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Messaging Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) Struts
1 1 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Basis
1 1 (5.00%) Spring
1 1 (5.00%) Ajax
1 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
1 1 (5.00%) jQuery
1 1 (5.00%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) UNIX
2 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) AIX
2 4 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.00%) HPUX
3 1 (5.00%) zOS
3 1 (5.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Change Control
2 3 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (15.00%) Scrum
2 3 (15.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (15.00%) Change Management
3 2 (10.00%) Migration
3 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.00%) High Availability
4 1 (5.00%) Network Design
4 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL
4 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management
4 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.00%) Identity Management
4 1 (5.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) PHP
2 1 (5.00%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) ISEB
1 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Server
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Ab Initio
1 6 (30.00%) Teradata
2 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (15.00%) JBoss
2 3 (15.00%) IBM
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) SAP
3 2 (10.00%) VMware
4 1 (5.00%) Rackspace
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix
4 1 (5.00%) Avaya