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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 21 26 25
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.29% 0.97% 0.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.67% 8.00% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£413 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
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
30 25 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 19.74% 12.08% 8.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 2
Average daily rate £400 £450 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +100.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £309
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 30 March 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 30 March 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%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Oracle
2 4 (66.67%) UNIX
3 3 (50.00%) MySQL
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) NetWeaver
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) SAP
4 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (33.33%) SAP Basis
5 1 (16.67%) Spring
5 1 (16.67%) Ruby
5 1 (16.67%) Ajax
5 1 (16.67%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (16.67%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (16.67%) Degree
5 1 (16.67%) JSTL
5 1 (16.67%) LANDesk
5 1 (16.67%) jQuery
5 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (16.67%) Apache Solr
5 1 (16.67%) Open Source
5 1 (16.67%) hybris
5 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
5 1 (16.67%) SAP HANA

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (33.33%) NetWeaver
2 1 (16.67%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (16.67%) Apache Solr
2 1 (16.67%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
2 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) SSL
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) MySQL
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (16.67%) SAP BW
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (16.67%) SAP HANA
2 1 (16.67%) MaxDB
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) SAP Basis Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) SAP Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) TIBCO Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Hybris Developer
3 1 (16.67%) DBA
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) SAP Basis
2 1 (16.67%) Spring
2 1 (16.67%) Ajax
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (16.67%) JSTL
2 1 (16.67%) jQuery
2 1 (16.67%) Spring Integration
2 1 (16.67%) J2EE
2 1 (16.67%) JSP
2 1 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) CGI
2 1 (16.67%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) UNIX
3 1 (16.67%) AIX
3 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (16.67%) SUSE
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
1 1 (16.67%) ERP
1 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
1 1 (16.67%) MVC
1 1 (16.67%) Workflow
1 1 (16.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) ABAP
3 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
3 1 (16.67%) Ruby
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) SAP
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (16.67%) TIBCO
3 1 (16.67%) LANDesk
3 1 (16.67%) hybris
3 1 (16.67%) Sybase
3 1 (16.67%) Business Objects