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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 10 15 18
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 76 21 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 18.36% 10.24% 6.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.19% 30.88% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 20 4
Average daily rate £438 £400 £490
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -18.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £340 £357
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £522 £509
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -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
172 68 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 41.55% 33.17% 39.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 30 24
Average daily rate £460 £400 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +17.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £250 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.06 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.80 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Shropshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +1 62 £438 +9.37% 1
Linux
West Midlands

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 60 (60.61%) Puppet
2 46 (46.46%) Java
2 46 (46.46%) SQL
3 43 (43.43%) Oracle
4 41 (41.41%) Git (software)
5 40 (40.40%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (40.40%) MongoDB
6 37 (37.37%) Spring
7 36 (36.36%) ELK Stack
8 35 (35.35%) Software Engineering
9 34 (34.34%) RabbitMQ
10 30 (30.30%) Unix
11 29 (29.29%) WebLogic
12 28 (28.28%) Maven
13 26 (26.26%) webMethods
13 26 (26.26%) Software Architecture
13 26 (26.26%) Docker
13 26 (26.26%) DevOps
13 26 (26.26%) Spring Boot
14 24 (24.24%) Service Management
15 23 (23.23%) Ruby
15 23 (23.23%) J2EE
15 23 (23.23%) Graphite
15 23 (23.23%) Microsoft Azure
15 23 (23.23%) Open Source
16 22 (22.22%) OpenStack
16 22 (22.22%) Packer
16 22 (22.22%) Terraform
16 22 (22.22%) Google
16 22 (22.22%) Amazon AWS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 29 (29.29%) WebLogic
2 22 (22.22%) OpenStack
3 18 (18.18%) Confluence
4 13 (13.13%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (11.11%) JBoss
6 9 (9.09%) Apache
7 5 (5.05%) Documentum
7 5 (5.05%) Tomcat
8 4 (4.04%) Captiva
9 3 (3.03%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (1.01%) nginx
10 1 (1.01%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 23 (23.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (22.22%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.01%) Google App Engine
3 1 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (14.14%) HTTP
2 9 (9.09%) SSL
2 9 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.02%) Firewall
4 1 (1.01%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (1.01%) Internet
4 1 (1.01%) Kerberos
4 1 (1.01%) LDAP
4 1 (1.01%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (40.40%) MongoDB
2 14 (14.14%) MariaDB
3 12 (12.12%) Oracle OWB
4 5 (5.05%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.01%) MySQL
5 1 (1.01%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 41 (41.41%) Git (software)
2 28 (28.28%) Maven
3 19 (19.19%) JIRA
4 16 (16.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 15 (15.15%) Vagrant
6 12 (12.12%) ClearQuest
7 9 (9.09%) Selenium
8 8 (8.08%) Eclipse
8 8 (8.08%) SoapUI
9 7 (7.07%) IntelliJ
10 6 (6.06%) Jenkins
10 6 (6.06%) JUnit
11 2 (2.02%) ClearCase
12 1 (1.01%) Subversion
General
1 1 (1.01%) Billing
Job Titles
1 39 (39.39%) Architect
2 29 (29.29%) Developer
3 28 (28.28%) Software Architect
4 22 (22.22%) Java Architect
4 22 (22.22%) Java Software Architect
5 14 (14.14%) Monitoring Engineer
5 14 (14.14%) Senior Architect
5 14 (14.14%) Senior Software Architect
6 13 (13.13%) Senior Developer
7 11 (11.11%) Software Engineer
8 10 (10.10%) Senior Java Architect
9 9 (9.09%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 9 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
10 8 (8.08%) Applications Developer
10 8 (8.08%) Senior Applications Developer
11 7 (7.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (6.06%) Infrastructure Manager
12 6 (6.06%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 6 (6.06%) Project Manager
12 6 (6.06%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (37.37%) Spring
2 36 (36.36%) ELK Stack
3 34 (34.34%) RabbitMQ
4 26 (26.26%) Spring Boot
5 23 (23.23%) J2EE
6 13 (13.13%) SOAP
7 12 (12.12%) Swagger
8 10 (10.10%) JSON
8 10 (10.10%) Play Framework
8 10 (10.10%) REST
8 10 (10.10%) XML
9 9 (9.09%) CSS
9 9 (9.09%) J2SE
10 8 (8.08%) HTML
10 8 (8.08%) Sensu
11 7 (7.07%) Hibernate
12 6 (6.06%) EJB
12 6 (6.06%) HTML5
13 2 (2.02%) OSGi
13 2 (2.02%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.06%) Performance Metrics
2 5 (5.05%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.02%) Clustering
3 2 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.01%) HP Storage
4 1 (1.01%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 30 (30.30%) Unix
2 21 (21.21%) Windows
3 9 (9.09%) SUSE
4 6 (6.06%) Solaris
5 5 (5.05%) AIX
6 4 (4.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.02%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.01%) HPUX
8 1 (1.01%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (40.40%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (35.35%) Software Engineering
3 26 (26.26%) DevOps
3 26 (26.26%) Software Architecture
4 24 (24.24%) Service Management
5 23 (23.23%) Open Source
6 19 (19.19%) Microservices
7 13 (13.13%) Project Planning
7 13 (13.13%) Waterfall
8 12 (12.12%) Test Strategy
9 11 (11.11%) RUP
10 9 (9.09%) Risk Management
11 7 (7.07%) Configuration Management
12 6 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (6.06%) Project Management
13 5 (5.05%) PRINCE2
13 5 (5.05%) TOGAF
14 4 (4.04%) Migration
14 4 (4.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 4 (4.04%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 46 (46.46%) Java
1 46 (46.46%) SQL
2 23 (23.23%) Ruby
3 21 (21.21%) Shell Script
4 12 (12.12%) PL/SQL
4 12 (12.12%) Scala
5 6 (6.06%) C#
5 6 (6.06%) Haskell
6 2 (2.02%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.01%) PHP
7 1 (1.01%) PHP 5
7 1 (1.01%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (7.07%) SC Cleared
1 7 (7.07%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.01%) QA
System Software
1 26 (26.26%) Docker
2 4 (4.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.02%) PowerHA
4 1 (1.01%) Firmware
4 1 (1.01%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 60 (60.61%) Puppet
2 23 (23.23%) Graphite
3 22 (22.22%) Packer
3 22 (22.22%) Terraform
4 18 (18.18%) Grafana
5 14 (14.14%) BMC PATROL
6 13 (13.13%) Kibana
6 13 (13.13%) logstash
6 13 (13.13%) OPNET
6 13 (13.13%) SCOM
7 8 (8.08%) Uchiwa
8 4 (4.04%) Opsview
Vendors
1 43 (43.43%) Oracle
2 26 (26.26%) webMethods
3 22 (22.22%) Google
4 17 (17.17%) WSO2
5 14 (14.14%) BMC
6 12 (12.12%) Digital Fuel
7 10 (10.10%) Red Hat
8 9 (9.09%) VMware
9 8 (8.08%) Atlassian
9 8 (8.08%) MuleSoft
10 7 (7.07%) Adobe
10 7 (7.07%) ForgeRock
11 6 (6.06%) Pega
12 5 (5.05%) EMC
13 4 (4.04%) Cisco
13 4 (4.04%) Microsoft
14 1 (1.01%) 3PAR
14 1 (1.01%) HP