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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 27 13 25
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +12
Contract jobs citing Linux 4 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.02% 5.62% 1.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.05% 43.48% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 1
Median daily rate £525 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £390 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.41% +7.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
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
21 23 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 10.61% 12.92% 8.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 5
Median daily rate £450 £475 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +58.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £282 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 30 August 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 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Performance Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
2 4 (57.14%) Waterfall
3 3 (42.86%) Migration
3 3 (42.86%) Degree
3 3 (42.86%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) DNS
4 2 (28.57%) RDBMS
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) SOAP
4 2 (28.57%) Struts
4 2 (28.57%) Firewall
4 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (28.57%) Automotive
4 2 (28.57%) JSON
4 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (28.57%) Information Security
4 2 (28.57%) Spring
4 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 2 (28.57%) WebSphere
4 2 (28.57%) SaaS
4 2 (28.57%) Data Integration
4 2 (28.57%) NoSQL
4 2 (28.57%) Node.js
4 2 (28.57%) REST
4 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
4 2 (28.57%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Relational Database

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 2 (28.57%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) NoSQL
1 2 (28.57%) RDBMS
1 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (28.57%) Automotive
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Architect
2 3 (42.86%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (28.57%) Software Architect
3 2 (28.57%) Software Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Software Support Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Data Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
1 2 (28.57%) JSON
1 2 (28.57%) Node.js
1 2 (28.57%) REST
1 2 (28.57%) SOAP
1 2 (28.57%) Spring
1 2 (28.57%) Struts
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Integration
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Solaris
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Performance Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
2 4 (57.14%) Waterfall
3 3 (42.86%) Migration
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (28.57%) Information Security
4 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
4 2 (28.57%) Server Building
4 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 2 (28.57%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (14.29%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (14.29%) Data Management
5 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Wind River