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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 16 17 29
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +12
Contract jobs citing Linux 5 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.36% 2.96% 0.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.33% 16.00% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate £550 £325 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.23% -35.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
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
15 25 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 10.07% 18.52% 7.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 7
Average daily rate £500 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £220 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £400 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £34.00 - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016, 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 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) Unix
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
2 3 (37.50%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (25.00%) Node.js
3 2 (25.00%) REST
3 2 (25.00%) High Availability
3 2 (25.00%) Open Source
3 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (25.00%) JSON
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) SOAP
3 2 (25.00%) .NET
3 2 (25.00%) J2EE
3 2 (25.00%) SOA
4 1 (12.50%) ISO 9001
4 1 (12.50%) DNS
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) Sun
4 1 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) EMC
4 1 (12.50%) ISEB

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (25.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) IaaS
1 1 (12.50%) PaaS
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Domain Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (12.50%) SOA Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Software Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (25.00%) J2EE
1 2 (25.00%) JSON
1 2 (25.00%) REST
1 2 (25.00%) SOAP
2 1 (12.50%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Unix
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Solaris
3 1 (12.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) Technical Analysis
1 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
2 2 (25.00%) High Availability
2 2 (25.00%) Open Source
2 2 (25.00%) Scrum
2 2 (25.00%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) ArchiMate
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security
3 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) Logistics
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) PLM
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
3 1 (12.50%) UML
3 1 (12.50%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 1 (12.50%) Korn
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
2 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (12.50%) Veritas File System
2 1 (12.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
1 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) EMC
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) NetApp
2 1 (12.50%) Opsware
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
2 1 (12.50%) Sun
2 1 (12.50%) Veritas