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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 18 22 22
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 4 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.03% 2.81% 1.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.00% 26.32% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £500 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +42.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -3.57%
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
16 19 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 12.12% 10.67% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 6
Average daily rate £400 £288 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% -32.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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 30 January 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 (83.33%) UNIX
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 2 (33.33%) jQuery
4 2 (33.33%) MySQL
4 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (16.67%) Apache Solr
5 1 (16.67%) hybris
5 1 (16.67%) Spring Integration
5 1 (16.67%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
5 1 (16.67%) MaxDB
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (16.67%) SAP Basis
5 1 (16.67%) Spring
5 1 (16.67%) Ajax
5 1 (16.67%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (16.67%) Degree
5 1 (16.67%) JSTL
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (16.67%) LANDesk
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (16.67%) MVC
5 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (16.67%) Workflow

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1 (16.67%) Apache Solr
1 1 (16.67%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
1 1 (16.67%) TIBCO EMS
1 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
1 1 (16.67%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (16.67%) BusinessWorks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (16.67%) MaxDB
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (16.67%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle APEX
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Hybris Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Developer
2 1 (16.67%) SAP Basis Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) TIBCO Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (16.67%) Spring Integration
2 1 (16.67%) SAP Basis
2 1 (16.67%) Spring
2 1 (16.67%) Ajax
2 1 (16.67%) JSTL
2 1 (16.67%) Rendezvous
2 1 (16.67%) J2EE
2 1 (16.67%) JSP
2 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) UNIX
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) AIX
3 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
2 1 (16.67%) MVC
2 1 (16.67%) Workflow
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (16.67%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
1 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (16.67%) ABAP
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) hybris
2 1 (16.67%) LANDesk
2 1 (16.67%) TIBCO
2 1 (16.67%) Sybase
2 1 (16.67%) Business Objects
2 1 (16.67%) SAP
2 1 (16.67%) Sun
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Dell