The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 20 17 24
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Contract jobs citing Linux 8 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.96% 3.36% 0.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 72.73% 19.23% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Median daily rate £500 £250 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -6.25%
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
11 26 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 5.45% 17.45% 11.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 8
Median daily rate £500 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £250 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Midlands region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for Linux.

1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) Oracle
4 4 (30.77%) Java
4 4 (30.77%) VMware
4 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (23.08%) Performance Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
5 3 (23.08%) High Availability
5 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
5 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (23.08%) Migration
5 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
5 3 (23.08%) Degree
5 3 (23.08%) SQL
5 3 (23.08%) Unix
5 3 (23.08%) RDBMS
6 2 (15.38%) DNS
6 2 (15.38%) .NET
6 2 (15.38%) JDA
6 2 (15.38%) EMC
6 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
6 2 (15.38%) Project Management
6 2 (15.38%) Perl
6 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
6 2 (15.38%) AIX
6 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
6 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
6 2 (15.38%) SOA

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) Node.js
1 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) IaaS
1 1 (7.69%) PaaS
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) DNS
1 2 (15.38%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) HTTP
2 1 (7.69%) SAN
2 1 (7.69%) SSL
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) RDBMS
1 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
2 2 (15.38%) NoSQL
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Ant
1 1 (7.69%) IntelliJ
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Software Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Systems Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Software Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Domain Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Software Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
1 2 (15.38%) JSON
2 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
2 1 (7.69%) CSS
2 1 (7.69%) J2EE
2 1 (7.69%) Play Framework
2 1 (7.69%) REST
2 1 (7.69%) SOAP
2 1 (7.69%) Software Packaging
2 1 (7.69%) Spring
2 1 (7.69%) Struts
2 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) iPad
2 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Unix
3 2 (15.38%) AIX
4 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Solaris
4 1 (7.69%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (23.08%) High Availability
2 3 (23.08%) Migration
2 3 (23.08%) Performance Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
2 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
3 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
3 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
3 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
3 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (15.38%) Information Security
3 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
3 2 (15.38%) PLM
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) Server Building
3 2 (15.38%) SOA
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (15.38%) Supply Chain Transformation
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) Perl
3 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
4 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
4 1 (7.69%) Groovy
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) Korn
4 1 (7.69%) Python
4 1 (7.69%) Ruby
4 1 (7.69%) Scala
4 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) Docker
2 1 (7.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (7.69%) Veritas File System
2 1 (7.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle
2 4 (30.77%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) EMC
3 2 (15.38%) JDA
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco
4 1 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) NetApp
4 1 (7.69%) Opsware
4 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
4 1 (7.69%) Sun
4 1 (7.69%) Veritas
4 1 (7.69%) Wind River