The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Telford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 18 12 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Linux 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Telford 2.61% 1.75% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.50% 5.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£263 £451 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.73% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -6.25%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Telford region.

Operating Systems Category
Telford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
24 19 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Telford 20.87% 33.33% 52.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 32
Average daily rate £250 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.21% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £451 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Telford

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Telford

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Telford

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Telford

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Telford

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Telford

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Telford

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Telford 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 6 (66.67%) Oracle
2 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) AIX
2 5 (55.56%) Solaris
3 4 (44.44%) IBM
3 4 (44.44%) UNIX
4 3 (33.33%) Firewall
4 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database
4 3 (33.33%) WebLogic
5 2 (22.22%) Migration
5 2 (22.22%) SUSE
5 2 (22.22%) Replication
5 2 (22.22%) FTP
5 2 (22.22%) Korn
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
6 1 (11.11%) BDD
6 1 (11.11%) PowerHA
6 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 1 (11.11%) V-Model
6 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
6 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
6 1 (11.11%) Open Source
6 1 (11.11%) Security Architecture
6 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (11.11%) System Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Android
6 1 (11.11%) Problem Management

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Telford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Telford 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 3 (33.33%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) FTP
3 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (11.11%) Wireless
3 1 (11.11%) SSL
3 1 (11.11%) LAN
3 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Android Developer
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Replication
2 1 (11.11%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
1 5 (55.56%) AIX
1 5 (55.56%) Solaris
2 4 (44.44%) UNIX
3 2 (22.22%) SUSE
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Migration
1 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
1 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
2 1 (11.11%) BDD
2 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
2 1 (11.11%) V-Model
2 1 (11.11%) Security Architecture
2 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (11.11%) System Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
2 1 (11.11%) Use Case
2 1 (11.11%) Release Management
2 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Android Development
2 1 (11.11%) DevOps
2 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
2 1 (11.11%) ERP
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) TDD
2 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Korn
2 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
2 1 (11.11%) COBOL
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (11.11%) MCITP
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (11.11%) PowerHA
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Oracle
2 4 (44.44%) IBM
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) ICL