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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 32 21 31
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +10
Contract jobs citing Linux 10 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 2.78% 5.05% 1.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.73% 23.73% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 3
Average daily rate £300 £294 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.12% -26.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £203 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £325 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.38 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +3.92%
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
44 59 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 12.22% 21.30% 18.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 33 27
Average daily rate £310 £308 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.81% -23.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £163 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 9
Average hourly rate £11.00 £11.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.17 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £19.10 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016, 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 5 (33.33%) Unix
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
1 5 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (33.33%) DevOps
2 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
2 4 (26.67%) VMware
3 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) Retail
3 3 (20.00%) Firewall
3 3 (20.00%) CSS
3 3 (20.00%) HTML
3 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (20.00%) IBM
3 3 (20.00%) Python
3 3 (20.00%) Front End Development
3 3 (20.00%) jQuery
3 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (13.33%) DNS
4 2 (13.33%) MODAF
4 2 (13.33%) Django
4 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (13.33%) GitHub
4 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (13.33%) Docker
4 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (13.33%) MySQL
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (6.67%) Apache
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (6.67%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) GitHub
2 1 (6.67%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Firewall
2 2 (13.33%) DNS
3 1 (6.67%) LAN
3 1 (6.67%) SAN
3 1 (6.67%) VLAN
3 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) MySQL
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle8/8i Database
2 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
2 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Architect
1 4 (26.67%) Developer
1 4 (26.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (13.33%) Django Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Migration Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Network Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Python Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Python/Django Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) HTML Developer
4 1 (6.67%) J2EE Developer
4 1 (6.67%) J2EE Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Server Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) CSS
1 3 (20.00%) HTML
1 3 (20.00%) jQuery
2 2 (13.33%) Django
3 1 (6.67%) CSS3
3 1 (6.67%) HTML5
3 1 (6.67%) J2EE
3 1 (6.67%) LESS
3 1 (6.67%) Sass
3 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Unix
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (6.67%) SUSE
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) DevOps
2 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (20.00%) Front End Development
3 2 (13.33%) Migration
3 2 (13.33%) MODAF
3 2 (13.33%) TOGAF
3 2 (13.33%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security
4 1 (6.67%) IT Governance
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) PLM
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Scrum
4 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.67%) SOA
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (20.00%) Python
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) PHP
3 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.67%) Ruby
3 1 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) CCNA
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
1 1 (6.67%) MCITP
1 1 (6.67%) MCSA
1 1 (6.67%) MCSE
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (13.33%) Docker
3 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.67%) vSphere
3 1 (6.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
2 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
2 1 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (6.67%) Puppet
2 1 (6.67%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (6.67%) WSUS
2 1 (6.67%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) VMware
2 3 (20.00%) IBM
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.67%) Adobe
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix
4 1 (6.67%) EMC
4 1 (6.67%) LANDesk
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) NetApp
4 1 (6.67%) Sophos
4 1 (6.67%) Symantec