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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 22 19 20
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 8 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 4.85% 2.34% 1.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.51% 10.34% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
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£240 £263 £451
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -41.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £34.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.14% -8.00%
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
41 29 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 24.85% 22.66% 31.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 6
Average daily rate £425 £250 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% -34.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £188 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £326 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 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 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 August 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 -3 8 £240 -8.57%
Linux
West Midlands

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 20 (64.52%) Open Source
2 19 (61.29%) Red Hat
3 17 (54.84%) MongoDB
4 16 (51.61%) Configuration Management
4 16 (51.61%) MySQL
5 14 (45.16%) Windows
6 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
6 13 (41.94%) SUSE
6 13 (41.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (38.71%) Firewall
7 12 (38.71%) HTML
8 11 (35.48%) CSS
8 11 (35.48%) JavaScript
9 10 (32.26%) Oracle
10 9 (29.03%) AIX
10 9 (29.03%) Solaris
10 9 (29.03%) Visualisation
10 9 (29.03%) Web Development
11 8 (25.81%) Java
11 8 (25.81%) TCP/IP
11 8 (25.81%) Migration
12 7 (22.58%) Internet
12 7 (22.58%) CGI
12 7 (22.58%) SSL
12 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
12 7 (22.58%) XML
12 7 (22.58%) Ruby
12 7 (22.58%) Ruby on Rails
12 7 (22.58%) Analytics
13 6 (19.35%) Relational Database

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (19.35%) Apache
2 3 (9.68%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.23%) Moodle
3 1 (3.23%) Confluence
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (38.71%) Firewall
2 8 (25.81%) TCP/IP
3 7 (22.58%) SSL
3 7 (22.58%) Internet
4 6 (19.35%) HTTP
5 2 (6.45%) Network Security
5 2 (6.45%) VPN
5 2 (6.45%) DNS
6 1 (3.23%) LAN
6 1 (3.23%) VoIP
6 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (54.84%) MongoDB
2 16 (51.61%) MySQL
3 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
4 6 (19.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) JIRA
1 1 (3.23%) Selenium
1 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (9.68%) Legal
1 3 (9.68%) Publishing
2 1 (3.23%) Multimedia
2 1 (3.23%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Developer
2 10 (32.26%) Architect
3 6 (19.35%) DBA
3 6 (19.35%) Website Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Administrator
5 3 (9.68%) Web Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Security Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Front-End Web Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Network Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Moodle Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Scala Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Network Security Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Firewall Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Security Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Data Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) SQL DBA
7 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (38.71%) HTML
2 11 (35.48%) CSS
3 7 (22.58%) XML
3 7 (22.58%) CGI
3 7 (22.58%) Ruby on Rails
4 6 (19.35%) REST
4 6 (19.35%) D3.js
4 6 (19.35%) Flot
5 2 (6.45%) Ajax
5 2 (6.45%) XHTML
6 1 (3.23%) Django
6 1 (3.23%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 14 (45.16%) Windows
2 13 (41.94%) SUSE
2 13 (41.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (29.03%) AIX
3 9 (29.03%) Solaris
4 3 (9.68%) UNIX
5 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (64.52%) Open Source
2 16 (51.61%) Configuration Management
3 9 (29.03%) Web Development
4 8 (25.81%) Migration
5 7 (22.58%) Analytics
6 6 (19.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 6 (19.35%) Responsive Web Design
6 6 (19.35%) Microservices
6 6 (19.35%) Web Design
6 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (19.35%) Service Management
6 6 (19.35%) ITIL
6 6 (19.35%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (16.13%) Service Delivery
8 3 (9.68%) Workflow
8 3 (9.68%) TOGAF
8 3 (9.68%) Project Planning
8 3 (9.68%) Security Architecture
8 3 (9.68%) Test Scripting
8 3 (9.68%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 11 (35.48%) JavaScript
2 8 (25.81%) Java
3 7 (22.58%) Ruby
4 2 (6.45%) SQL
5 1 (3.23%) Python
5 1 (3.23%) Scala
5 1 (3.23%) PHP
5 1 (3.23%) C
5 1 (3.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) Kibana
2 1 (3.23%) Puppet
2 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 19 (61.29%) Red Hat
2 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
3 10 (32.26%) Oracle
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco
4 2 (6.45%) CheckPoint
4 2 (6.45%) Blue Coat
5 1 (3.23%) VMware