The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Shropshire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 17 - 26
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 9 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 6.34% - 0.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.07% - 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate £490 - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.57% -
Operating Systems Category
Shropshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
56 44 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 39.44% 36.07% 35.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 15 31
Average daily rate £368 £363 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.37% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £265 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £473 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £36.50 £10.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+265.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Linux
West Midlands

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Telford - 9 £490 -
Linux
West Midlands

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 11 (61.11%) Oracle
2 10 (55.56%) Java
3 9 (50.00%) AIX
3 9 (50.00%) Solaris
4 7 (38.89%) EAI
4 7 (38.89%) SOA
4 7 (38.89%) Eclipse
4 7 (38.89%) IBM
4 7 (38.89%) Clustering
4 7 (38.89%) OSGi
4 7 (38.89%) Event-Driven Architecture
4 7 (38.89%) Oracle Database
5 6 (33.33%) WSO2
5 6 (33.33%) NoSQL
5 6 (33.33%) BPEL
5 6 (33.33%) Java EE
5 6 (33.33%) RESTful
5 6 (33.33%) MySQL
5 6 (33.33%) UNIX
5 6 (33.33%) Tomcat
5 6 (33.33%) WebLogic
6 5 (27.78%) SOAP
6 5 (27.78%) Web Services
6 5 (27.78%) XSLT
6 5 (27.78%) JMS
6 5 (27.78%) Windows
6 5 (27.78%) Log4j
6 5 (27.78%) JAX-RS
6 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (22.22%) Replication

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 6 (33.33%) Tomcat
1 6 (33.33%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) Firewall
1 4 (22.22%) FTP
2 1 (5.56%) SAN
2 1 (5.56%) HTTP
2 1 (5.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) Oracle Database
2 6 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 6 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Eclipse
2 5 (27.78%) Log4j
3 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Architect
2 7 (38.89%) Developer
3 2 (11.11%) SOA Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Senior WebLogic Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) WebLogic Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Software Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
4 1 (5.56%) SOA Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Designer
4 1 (5.56%) Android Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Developer
4 1 (5.56%) UNIX Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) UNIX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) OSGi
2 6 (33.33%) Java EE
2 6 (33.33%) RESTful
3 5 (27.78%) SOAP
3 5 (27.78%) Web Services
3 5 (27.78%) XSLT
3 5 (27.78%) JMS
3 5 (27.78%) JAX-RS
4 4 (22.22%) Spring
4 4 (22.22%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Clustering
2 4 (22.22%) Replication
3 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) AIX
1 9 (50.00%) Solaris
2 6 (33.33%) UNIX
3 5 (27.78%) Windows
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (22.22%) SUSE
5 1 (5.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) EAI
1 7 (38.89%) SOA
1 7 (38.89%) Event-Driven Architecture
2 6 (33.33%) BPEL
3 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 3 (16.67%) Migration
5 1 (5.56%) Software Architecture
5 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
5 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.56%) System Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.56%) TDD
5 1 (5.56%) BDD
5 1 (5.56%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) Korn
3 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.56%) COBOL
3 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Oracle
2 7 (38.89%) IBM
3 6 (33.33%) WSO2
4 1 (5.56%) ICL