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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 21 10 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs citing Linux 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 3.17% 1.37% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.36% 16.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.38 £34.75
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +4.67%
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
11 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 8.73% 8.22% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 3
Average daily rate £350 £425 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +39.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 5 February 2016, 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 17 (80.95%) Windows
1 17 (80.95%) Red Hat
1 17 (80.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 16 (76.19%) Windows Server 2012
2 16 (76.19%) EMC
3 15 (71.43%) Network Management
4 14 (66.67%) Cisco
5 13 (61.90%) CCNA
5 13 (61.90%) Unix
5 13 (61.90%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (61.90%) Solaris
5 13 (61.90%) Perl
6 12 (57.14%) CA
6 12 (57.14%) CA Spectrum
6 12 (57.14%) System Testing
6 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (52.38%) CiscoWorks
7 11 (52.38%) e-Health
8 10 (47.62%) Security Cleared
9 9 (42.86%) SC Cleared
10 8 (38.10%) Risk Management
11 6 (28.57%) Knowledge Management
11 6 (28.57%) Telecoms
11 6 (28.57%) Project Management
12 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
12 4 (19.05%) Computer Architecture
12 4 (19.05%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (19.05%) Splunk
12 4 (19.05%) Windows Server
13 2 (9.52%) VMware

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (4.76%) Apache
1 1 (4.76%) Apache Solr
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) VPN
1 2 (9.52%) VRRP
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (4.76%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) Internet
2 1 (4.76%) NetScaler
2 1 (4.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Redis
2 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
1 1 (4.76%) Selenium
1 1 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (28.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) Network Engineer
2 10 (47.62%) Cisco Engineer
2 10 (47.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 7 (33.33%) EMC Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Designer
4 3 (14.29%) Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Cisco Support
5 2 (9.52%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Java Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Network Designer
5 2 (9.52%) Network Support
5 2 (9.52%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) .NET Software Developer
6 1 (4.76%) C# Web Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Lead Tester
6 1 (4.76%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) 802.1X
1 1 (4.76%) Gherkin
1 1 (4.76%) HTML
1 1 (4.76%) JDBC
1 1 (4.76%) Lucene
1 1 (4.76%) Memcached
1 1 (4.76%) ODBC
1 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (52.38%) e-Health
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Linked Data
2 1 (4.76%) SecurID
2 1 (4.76%) Semantic Web
2 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (80.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 17 (80.95%) Windows
2 16 (76.19%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (61.90%) Solaris
3 13 (61.90%) Unix
4 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (19.05%) Windows Server
6 1 (4.76%) Android
6 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) Network Management
2 12 (57.14%) System Testing
3 8 (38.10%) Risk Management
4 6 (28.57%) Knowledge Management
4 6 (28.57%) Project Management
5 4 (19.05%) Computer Architecture
6 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
7 1 (4.76%) OO
7 1 (4.76%) Open Source
7 1 (4.76%) RDF
7 1 (4.76%) Service Management
7 1 (4.76%) SOA
7 1 (4.76%) Software Delivery
7 1 (4.76%) Test-First Development
7 1 (4.76%) User Stories
7 1 (4.76%) Web Application Development
7 1 (4.76%) Web Design
7 1 (4.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (61.90%) Perl
2 2 (9.52%) C#
2 2 (9.52%) Java
3 1 (4.76%) C
3 1 (4.76%) C++
3 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.76%) PHP
3 1 (4.76%) Python
3 1 (4.76%) Ruby
3 1 (4.76%) SPARQL
3 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (61.90%) CCNA
1 13 (61.90%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (47.62%) Security Cleared
3 9 (42.86%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) CCNP
4 1 (4.76%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (57.14%) CA Spectrum
2 11 (52.38%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 17 (80.95%) Red Hat
2 16 (76.19%) EMC
3 14 (66.67%) Cisco
4 12 (57.14%) CA
5 4 (19.05%) Splunk
6 2 (9.52%) Juniper
6 2 (9.52%) VMware
7 1 (4.76%) Brocade
7 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
7 1 (4.76%) F5
7 1 (4.76%) Fujitsu
7 1 (4.76%) ION Trading
7 1 (4.76%) Rally