The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Shropshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 18 20 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Linux 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 2.34% 1.09% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.34% 3.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£263 £451 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.73% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -6.25%
Linux
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Shropshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Shropshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
29 29 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 22.66% 31.52% 50.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 35
Average daily rate £250 £380 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.21% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £451 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 £14.88 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.53% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Shropshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Shropshire region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Shropshire region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Telford -6 3 £263 -41.73%
Linux
West Midlands

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire 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 (66.67%) Oracle
2 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) AIX
2 5 (55.56%) Solaris
3 4 (44.44%) IBM
3 4 (44.44%) UNIX
4 3 (33.33%) Firewall
4 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database
4 3 (33.33%) WebLogic
5 2 (22.22%) Migration
5 2 (22.22%) SUSE
5 2 (22.22%) Replication
5 2 (22.22%) FTP
5 2 (22.22%) Korn
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
6 1 (11.11%) BDD
6 1 (11.11%) PowerHA
6 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 1 (11.11%) V-Model
6 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
6 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
6 1 (11.11%) Open Source
6 1 (11.11%) Security Architecture
6 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (11.11%) System Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Android
6 1 (11.11%) Problem Management

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire 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 (33.33%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) FTP
3 1 (11.11%) SSL
3 1 (11.11%) LAN
3 1 (11.11%) WAN
3 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (11.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Android Developer
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Replication
2 1 (11.11%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
1 5 (55.56%) AIX
1 5 (55.56%) Solaris
2 4 (44.44%) UNIX
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) SUSE
4 1 (11.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Migration
1 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
1 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
2 1 (11.11%) BDD
2 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
2 1 (11.11%) Android Development
2 1 (11.11%) DevOps
2 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (11.11%) System Testing
2 1 (11.11%) V-Model
2 1 (11.11%) Security Architecture
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) TDD
2 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
2 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
2 1 (11.11%) Use Case
2 1 (11.11%) Release Management
2 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
2 1 (11.11%) ERP
2 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Korn
2 1 (11.11%) COBOL
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (11.11%) MCITP
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) PowerHA
2 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Oracle
2 4 (44.44%) IBM
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) ICL