The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 16 22 25
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 6 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.90% 1.19% 0.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.00% 13.33% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
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£250 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +6.75%
Linux
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Operating Systems Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
20 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 12.99% 8.93% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 13
Average daily rate £344 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) UNIX
3 3 (30.00%) MySQL
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (20.00%) AIX
4 2 (20.00%) SUSE
4 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (20.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (20.00%) WebLogic
4 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) C
5 1 (10.00%) C++
5 1 (10.00%) SAP
5 1 (10.00%) JSP
5 1 (10.00%) XML
5 1 (10.00%) Firewall
5 1 (10.00%) MVC
5 1 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) Replication
5 1 (10.00%) VMware
5 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
5 1 (10.00%) CLARiiON
5 1 (10.00%) Symmetrix
5 1 (10.00%) EMC TimeFinder
5 1 (10.00%) EMC Navisphere

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 2 (20.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 2 (20.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (10.00%) Apache Solr
2 1 (10.00%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
2 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (10.00%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (10.00%) NAS
1 1 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (10.00%) SSL
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) MySQL
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (10.00%) SAP HANA
General
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Developer
1 2 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) DBA
2 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (10.00%) Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Hybris Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) SAP Basis Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) TIBCO Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) JSP
1 1 (10.00%) XML
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Basis
1 1 (10.00%) Spring
1 1 (10.00%) Ajax
1 1 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (10.00%) TIBCO EMS
1 1 (10.00%) JSTL
1 1 (10.00%) jQuery
1 1 (10.00%) Spring Integration
1 1 (10.00%) CGI
1 1 (10.00%) Rendezvous
1 1 (10.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (10.00%) Replication
2 1 (10.00%) CLARiiON
2 1 (10.00%) Symmetrix
2 1 (10.00%) Celerra
2 1 (10.00%) Symmetrix DMX
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) UNIX
3 2 (20.00%) AIX
3 2 (20.00%) SUSE
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (10.00%) HPUX
4 1 (10.00%) Solaris
4 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) Migration
1 1 (10.00%) MVC
1 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (10.00%) Open Source
1 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) C++
2 1 (10.00%) Ruby
2 1 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (10.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (10.00%) Veritas File System
1 1 (10.00%) SRDF
1 1 (10.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
1 1 (10.00%) vSphere
1 1 (10.00%) NFS
1 1 (10.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) EMC TimeFinder
1 1 (10.00%) EMC Navisphere
1 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (10.00%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (10.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (10.00%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (10.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) LANDesk
3 1 (10.00%) hybris
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) IBM
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Sun
3 1 (10.00%) EMC
3 1 (10.00%) CommVault
3 1 (10.00%) Veritas
3 1 (10.00%) TIBCO
3 1 (10.00%) Symantec
3 1 (10.00%) Sybase
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G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
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