The first table below looks at the demand for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 24 July 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 Midlands 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 21 29 18
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -11
Contract jobs citing Linux 3 2 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.76% 0.90% 5.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.27% 6.25% 34.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£450 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% +8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11 32 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 6.47% 14.41% 16.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 24 3
Average daily rate £450 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -58.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Linux
England

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Midlands region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Midlands region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Linux
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (25.00%) Workflow
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (25.00%) VMware
1 1 (25.00%) Workflow Management
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (25.00%) F5
1 1 (25.00%) CAN bus
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) DB2
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) AIX
1 1 (25.00%) ClearCase
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded C
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (25.00%) ClearQuest
1 1 (25.00%) Mainframe

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 (25.00%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
1 1 (25.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) ClearCase
1 1 (25.00%) ClearQuest
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (25.00%) MySQL DBA
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) CAN bus
1 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (25.00%) Workflow
1 1 (25.00%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded C
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) VMware
1 1 (25.00%) F5
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
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