The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 15 17 12
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing Linux 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 1.10% 0.82% 1.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 7.14% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £183 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -33.63%
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 £33.50 £32.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -11.11%
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 Solihull region.

Operating Systems Category
Solihull
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 2.20% 11.48% 18.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 4
Average daily rate - £300 £473
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -36.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Solihull region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Solihull region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Solihull region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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 3 (75.00%) Oracle
1 3 (75.00%) Solaris
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Exadata
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Essbase
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (50.00%) SOA
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Discoverer
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (50.00%) Hyperion
2 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (25.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (25.00%) Data Mapping
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (25.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) VBScript
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Middleware

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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 2 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Discoverer
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (50.00%) Essbase
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Exadata
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) DBA
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) XML
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Solaris
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) SOA
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Business Process Mapping
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (25.00%) Data Mapping
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) CCNP
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (25.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) Hyperion
3 1 (25.00%) Symantec
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Dell