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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 27 24 32
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Contract jobs citing Linux 1 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.52% 1.69% 2.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.88% 14.29% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £325 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.75 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-7.33% -
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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
17 21 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 8.81% 11.80% 16.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 5
Average daily rate £270 £375 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% +150.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £320 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -61.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 2 (50.00%) UNIX
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) DB2
2 1 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) MySQL
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) AIX
2 1 (25.00%) ClearCase
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (25.00%) ClearQuest
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Workflow
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Workflow Management
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Applications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
1 1 (25.00%) DB2
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) ClearCase
1 1 (25.00%) ClearQuest
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle APEX
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Developer
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%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) XML
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
1 1 (25.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (25.00%) Workflow
1 1 (25.00%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) F5