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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 15 20 27
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +7
Contract jobs citing Linux 10 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 5.88% 1.84% 0.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.71% 27.27% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£320 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
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
28 11 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 16.47% 6.75% 12.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 20
Average daily rate £269 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.41% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -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
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 7 July 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 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Java
2 5 (31.25%) UNIX
2 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (25.00%) Client/Server
3 4 (25.00%) Oracle
4 3 (18.75%) Middleware
4 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
4 3 (18.75%) Manufacturing
4 3 (18.75%) SQL
4 3 (18.75%) WebLogic
4 3 (18.75%) N-Tier
4 3 (18.75%) VMS
4 3 (18.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 2 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (12.50%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (12.50%) MySQL
5 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 2 (12.50%) AIX
5 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 2 (12.50%) C
5 2 (12.50%) C++
5 2 (12.50%) Change Management
5 2 (12.50%) SUSE
5 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
6 1 (6.25%) Firmware
6 1 (6.25%) NetWeaver
6 1 (6.25%) Internet
6 1 (6.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 3 (18.75%) WebLogic
1 3 (18.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.25%) NetWeaver
2 1 (6.25%) Apache Solr
2 1 (6.25%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) SSL
2 1 (6.25%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) VDSL
2 1 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (6.25%) iSCSI
2 1 (6.25%) NAS
2 1 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (6.25%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) MySQL
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.25%) SAP HANA
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
1 3 (18.75%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Security Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) SAP Basis Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) TIBCO Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Oracle Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Incident Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Cyber Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) SAP Basis
2 1 (6.25%) Spring
2 1 (6.25%) Ajax
2 1 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (6.25%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (6.25%) JSTL
2 1 (6.25%) jQuery
2 1 (6.25%) Spring Integration
2 1 (6.25%) J2EE
2 1 (6.25%) JSP
2 1 (6.25%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) CGI
2 1 (6.25%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (25.00%) Client/Server
3 3 (18.75%) N-Tier
4 2 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (6.25%) EMC VNX
5 1 (6.25%) Device Driver
5 1 (6.25%) Replication
5 1 (6.25%) CLARiiON
5 1 (6.25%) Symmetrix
5 1 (6.25%) Cryptography
5 1 (6.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (6.25%) Celerra
5 1 (6.25%) Symmetrix DMX
5 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) UNIX
3 3 (18.75%) VMS
4 2 (12.50%) SUSE
4 2 (12.50%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (12.50%) AIX
5 1 (6.25%) HPUX
5 1 (6.25%) Solaris
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) Change Management
1 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Security
2 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
2 1 (6.25%) Database Tuning
2 1 (6.25%) Reverse Engineering
2 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
2 1 (6.25%) Digital Forensics
2 1 (6.25%) Open Source
2 1 (6.25%) Network Architecture
2 1 (6.25%) Inmon Methodology
2 1 (6.25%) Cyber Security
2 1 (6.25%) MVC
2 1 (6.25%) Migration
2 1 (6.25%) Information Security
2 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
2 1 (6.25%) ETL
2 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) C
3 2 (12.50%) C++
4 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
4 1 (6.25%) Python
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded C
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded C++
4 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) NFS
1 1 (6.25%) Firmware
1 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (6.25%) Veritas File System
1 1 (6.25%) SRDF
1 1 (6.25%) EMC RecoverPoint
1 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (6.25%) TIBCO Hawk
1 1 (6.25%) EMC TimeFinder
1 1 (6.25%) EMC Navisphere
1 1 (6.25%) NetBackup
1 1 (6.25%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.25%) TIBCO
3 1 (6.25%) Symantec
3 1 (6.25%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) Atmel
3 1 (6.25%) hybris
3 1 (6.25%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) IBM
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Sun
3 1 (6.25%) EMC
3 1 (6.25%) CommVault
3 1 (6.25%) Veritas