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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 11 23 -
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -
Contract jobs citing Linux 21 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 13.29% 2.88% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.33% 11.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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 £34.25 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -9.72%
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
90 27 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 56.96% 25.96% 29.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 11 20
Average daily rate £409 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.25% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £290 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £505 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 3
Average hourly rate £16.41 £12.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.28% -3.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 19 December 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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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 +11 18 £431 +7.81% 3
Linux
West Midlands

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 19 (79.17%) Oracle
1 19 (79.17%) UNIX
2 16 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 16 (66.67%) AIX
2 16 (66.67%) Solaris
2 16 (66.67%) Puppet
3 15 (62.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (62.50%) JBoss
3 15 (62.50%) Apache
3 15 (62.50%) Windows
3 15 (62.50%) WebLogic
3 15 (62.50%) Jenkins
3 15 (62.50%) Oracle Database
4 14 (58.33%) Java
4 14 (58.33%) Open Source
4 14 (58.33%) J2EE
4 14 (58.33%) Hudson
4 14 (58.33%) Subversion
4 14 (58.33%) Maven
5 12 (50.00%) RabbitMQ
5 12 (50.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 11 (45.83%) DevOps
6 11 (45.83%) Perl
7 10 (41.67%) Tomcat
7 10 (41.67%) BEA
7 10 (41.67%) Confluence
7 10 (41.67%) Squid
7 10 (41.67%) JIRA
7 10 (41.67%) Infrastructure Management
8 9 (37.50%) Analytical Skills

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 15 (62.50%) JBoss
1 15 (62.50%) Apache
1 15 (62.50%) WebLogic
2 10 (41.67%) Tomcat
2 10 (41.67%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) SAN
1 1 (4.17%) Firewall
1 1 (4.17%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (62.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (62.50%) Jenkins
2 14 (58.33%) Hudson
2 14 (58.33%) Subversion
2 14 (58.33%) Maven
3 10 (41.67%) JIRA
General
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (79.17%) Architect
2 14 (58.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 12 (50.00%) Platform Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Security Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Developer
5 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) IT Security Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Java Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (58.33%) J2EE
2 12 (50.00%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (58.33%) Open Source
2 9 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (79.17%) UNIX
2 16 (66.67%) AIX
2 16 (66.67%) Solaris
3 15 (62.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (62.50%) Windows
4 12 (50.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 1 (4.17%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) DevOps
2 10 (41.67%) Infrastructure Management
3 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (20.83%) ITIL
5 4 (16.67%) Migration
6 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 3 (12.50%) Service Management
6 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
7 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
8 1 (4.17%) Vulnerability Management
8 1 (4.17%) Security Architecture
8 1 (4.17%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 14 (58.33%) Java
2 11 (45.83%) Perl
3 4 (16.67%) SQL
4 3 (12.50%) PL/SQL
5 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.17%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) BC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) CISSP
3 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (41.67%) Squid
2 1 (4.17%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 16 (66.67%) Puppet
2 1 (4.17%) Nessus
Vendors
1 19 (79.17%) Oracle
2 16 (66.67%) Red Hat
3 10 (41.67%) BEA
4 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.17%) Splunk
5 1 (4.17%) ICL
Telford, Shropshire
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