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 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 16 16 18
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 8 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 5.93% 2.48% 0.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.05% 8.82% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
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£285 £263 £451
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -41.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.10 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+24.58% -19.73%
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
38 34 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 28.15% 28.10% 32.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 13
Average daily rate £410 £275 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.09% -27.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £188 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £315 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £13.06 £21.50 £14.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.27% +44.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 2015. 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 -1 6 £240 -8.57% 4
Linux
West Midlands

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 19 (65.52%) Open Source
2 17 (58.62%) Red Hat
3 16 (55.17%) Configuration Management
3 16 (55.17%) MySQL
3 16 (55.17%) MongoDB
4 15 (51.72%) Windows
5 13 (44.83%) SUSE
6 11 (37.93%) Firewall
6 11 (37.93%) CSS
6 11 (37.93%) HTML
6 11 (37.93%) JavaScript
6 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
6 11 (37.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (31.03%) Visualisation
7 9 (31.03%) Web Development
7 9 (31.03%) Oracle
8 8 (27.59%) Java
8 8 (27.59%) TCP/IP
9 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
9 7 (24.14%) XML
9 7 (24.14%) Internet
9 7 (24.14%) CGI
9 7 (24.14%) SSL
9 7 (24.14%) Ruby
9 7 (24.14%) Ruby on Rails
9 7 (24.14%) Analytics
10 6 (20.69%) Flot
10 6 (20.69%) Relational Database
10 6 (20.69%) Kibana
10 6 (20.69%) REST

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 6 (20.69%) Apache
2 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (6.90%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.45%) Moodle
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (37.93%) Firewall
2 8 (27.59%) TCP/IP
3 7 (24.14%) SSL
3 7 (24.14%) Internet
4 6 (20.69%) HTTP
5 3 (10.34%) LAN
5 3 (10.34%) VoIP
5 3 (10.34%) WAN
6 2 (6.90%) VPN
6 2 (6.90%) DNS
6 2 (6.90%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (55.17%) MySQL
1 16 (55.17%) MongoDB
2 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
3 6 (20.69%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (10.34%) Legal
1 3 (10.34%) Publishing
2 1 (3.45%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Developer
2 7 (24.14%) Architect
3 6 (20.69%) DBA
3 6 (20.69%) Website Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Administrator
5 3 (10.34%) Web Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Front-End Web Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Security Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Network Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Network Security Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Firewall Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) IT Support
7 1 (3.45%) Moodle Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Security Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (3.45%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (37.93%) HTML
1 11 (37.93%) CSS
2 7 (24.14%) XML
2 7 (24.14%) Ruby on Rails
2 7 (24.14%) CGI
3 6 (20.69%) REST
3 6 (20.69%) D3.js
3 6 (20.69%) Flot
4 2 (6.90%) XHTML
4 2 (6.90%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 15 (51.72%) Windows
2 13 (44.83%) SUSE
3 11 (37.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (20.69%) AIX
4 6 (20.69%) Solaris
5 3 (10.34%) Windows XP
5 3 (10.34%) Windows 8
5 3 (10.34%) Windows Vista
5 3 (10.34%) UNIX
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (65.52%) Open Source
2 16 (55.17%) Configuration Management
3 9 (31.03%) Web Development
4 7 (24.14%) Analytics
5 6 (20.69%) Microservices
5 6 (20.69%) Responsive Web Design
5 6 (20.69%) Web Design
6 5 (17.24%) Migration
7 4 (13.79%) ITIL
7 4 (13.79%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (13.79%) Service Management
7 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (10.34%) DevOps
8 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
8 3 (10.34%) Workflow
8 3 (10.34%) Project Planning
8 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
9 2 (6.90%) Load Balancing
9 2 (6.90%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) JavaScript
2 8 (27.59%) Java
3 7 (24.14%) Ruby
4 2 (6.90%) SQL
5 1 (3.45%) PHP
5 1 (3.45%) C
5 1 (3.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
1 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.45%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) Kibana
Vendors
1 17 (58.62%) Red Hat
2 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
3 9 (31.03%) Oracle
4 3 (10.34%) VMware
5 2 (6.90%) Blue Coat
5 2 (6.90%) CheckPoint
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco
6 1 (3.45%) Citrix
6 1 (3.45%) Avaya