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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 14 17 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing Linux 22 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 10.68% 6.25% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.35% 16.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 20 4 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £490 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £328
% change year-on-year
- +14.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +13.47%
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
68 50 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 33.01% 39.06% 35.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 23 13
Average daily rate £400 £341 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.47% +3.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £187 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £497 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.06 - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £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
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 24 April 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 24 April 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 19 £400 -18.36%
Linux
West Midlands

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 32 (74.42%) Red Hat
2 30 (69.77%) Open Source
3 26 (60.47%) Windows
4 25 (58.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (53.49%) Oracle
6 22 (51.16%) Java
6 22 (51.16%) Apache
7 20 (46.51%) UNIX
8 19 (44.19%) Configuration Management
9 18 (41.86%) Solaris
9 18 (41.86%) AIX
10 16 (37.21%) Puppet
10 16 (37.21%) MongoDB
10 16 (37.21%) Jenkins
10 16 (37.21%) MySQL
10 16 (37.21%) JBoss
11 15 (34.88%) J2EE
11 15 (34.88%) WebLogic
11 15 (34.88%) Hudson
11 15 (34.88%) DevOps
11 15 (34.88%) Subversion
11 15 (34.88%) Maven
12 14 (32.56%) Oracle Database
13 13 (30.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 13 (30.23%) RabbitMQ
13 13 (30.23%) SUSE
14 12 (27.91%) Perl
14 12 (27.91%) Microsoft
15 11 (25.58%) Tomcat
15 11 (25.58%) JavaScript

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 22 (51.16%) Apache
2 16 (37.21%) JBoss
3 15 (34.88%) WebLogic
4 11 (25.58%) Tomcat
4 11 (25.58%) Confluence
5 3 (6.98%) MS Exchange
5 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.93%) Firewall
2 7 (16.28%) TCP/IP
2 7 (16.28%) Internet
2 7 (16.28%) SSL
3 6 (13.95%) HTTP
4 4 (9.30%) LAN
5 3 (6.98%) VoIP
5 3 (6.98%) WAN
6 2 (4.65%) Network Security
6 2 (4.65%) VPN
6 2 (4.65%) DNS
7 1 (2.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (37.21%) MongoDB
1 16 (37.21%) MySQL
2 14 (32.56%) Oracle Database
3 8 (18.60%) SQL Server
4 6 (13.95%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 16 (37.21%) Jenkins
2 15 (34.88%) Hudson
2 15 (34.88%) Subversion
2 15 (34.88%) Maven
3 11 (25.58%) JIRA
General
1 3 (6.98%) Legal
1 3 (6.98%) Publishing
2 1 (2.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (51.16%) Architect
2 17 (39.53%) Infrastructure Architect
3 13 (30.23%) Platform Architect
4 11 (25.58%) Developer
5 6 (13.95%) Website Developer
5 6 (13.95%) DBA
6 4 (9.30%) Administrator
7 3 (6.98%) Web Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Security Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Front-End Web Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Network Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Network Security Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) Support Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) Security Consultant
9 1 (2.33%) 2nd Line Support
9 1 (2.33%) Data Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) IT Support Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (34.88%) J2EE
2 13 (30.23%) RabbitMQ
3 11 (25.58%) HTML
3 11 (25.58%) CSS
4 7 (16.28%) XML
4 7 (16.28%) CGI
4 7 (16.28%) Ruby on Rails
5 6 (13.95%) REST
5 6 (13.95%) Flot
5 6 (13.95%) D3.js
6 2 (4.65%) Ajax
6 2 (4.65%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (69.77%) Open Source
2 10 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (20.93%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 26 (60.47%) Windows
2 25 (58.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 20 (46.51%) UNIX
4 18 (41.86%) Solaris
4 18 (41.86%) AIX
5 13 (30.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 13 (30.23%) SUSE
6 3 (6.98%) Windows XP
6 3 (6.98%) Windows Vista
6 3 (6.98%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.33%) HPUX
7 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (44.19%) Configuration Management
2 15 (34.88%) DevOps
3 11 (25.58%) Infrastructure Management
4 9 (20.93%) Web Development
5 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (16.28%) Analytics
6 6 (13.95%) Microservices
6 6 (13.95%) Responsive Web Design
6 6 (13.95%) Web Design
6 6 (13.95%) ITIL
7 5 (11.63%) Migration
7 5 (11.63%) Service Management
7 5 (11.63%) Service Delivery
8 3 (6.98%) Workflow
8 3 (6.98%) Test Scripting
8 3 (6.98%) Project Planning
9 2 (4.65%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (4.65%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 22 (51.16%) Java
2 12 (27.91%) Perl
3 11 (25.58%) JavaScript
4 7 (16.28%) Ruby
5 3 (6.98%) SQL
6 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) BC Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (23.26%) Squid
2 3 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.98%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (37.21%) Puppet
2 6 (13.95%) Kibana
Vendors
1 32 (74.42%) Red Hat
2 23 (53.49%) Oracle
3 12 (27.91%) Microsoft
4 11 (25.58%) BEA
5 3 (6.98%) VMware
6 2 (4.65%) Blue Coat
6 2 (4.65%) Cisco
6 2 (4.65%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.33%) Citrix
7 1 (2.33%) Avaya