The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Warwickshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 17 30 20
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -10
Contract jobs citing Linux 25 3 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 6.65% 1.25% 5.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.71% 5.56% 28.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 13
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£350 £350 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +75.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £290 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £420 £264
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £30.20 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.64 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.63% -
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 Warwickshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Warwickshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
70 54 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 18.62% 22.50% 18.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 36 31
Average daily rate £363 £300 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.84% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £375 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 16
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £9.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.71 £24.50 £28.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Warwickshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Warwickshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Warwickshire

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Warwickshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Warwickshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 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
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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
Leamington Spa -9 1 £300 -14.28%
Nuneaton - 1 £393 -
Rugby - 1 £300 -
Warwick - 1 - - 1
Stratford-upon-Avon - - - - 1
Linux
West Midlands

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warwickshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Warwickshire 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 19 (63.33%) UNIX
2 12 (40.00%) Windows
3 8 (26.67%) HPUX
3 8 (26.67%) Oracle
3 8 (26.67%) ITIL
4 7 (23.33%) Red Hat
4 7 (23.33%) VoIP
4 7 (23.33%) Data Protection
5 6 (20.00%) WAN
5 6 (20.00%) MySQL
5 6 (20.00%) LAN
5 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (16.67%) VMware
6 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 5 (16.67%) HP
6 5 (16.67%) SQL
6 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
7 4 (13.33%) Degree
7 4 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (10.00%) Security Architecture
8 3 (10.00%) Windows Vista
8 3 (10.00%) Load Balancing
8 3 (10.00%) TPMS
8 3 (10.00%) Scrum
8 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
8 3 (10.00%) TDD
8 3 (10.00%) TOGAF
8 3 (10.00%) Logistics

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Warwickshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Warwickshire 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 (10.00%) IBM Notes
1 3 (10.00%) CICS
1 3 (10.00%) TPMS
2 2 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (6.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) VoIP
2 6 (20.00%) WAN
2 6 (20.00%) LAN
3 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (10.00%) ATM
4 2 (6.67%) LDAP
4 2 (6.67%) Firewall
5 1 (3.33%) GPON
5 1 (3.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) MySQL
2 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (10.00%) DB2
3 3 (10.00%) Informix
4 1 (3.33%) Redis
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (3.33%) PROIV
General
1 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.33%) Automotive
2 1 (3.33%) Games
2 1 (3.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Architect
2 7 (23.33%) Technical Architect
3 6 (20.00%) Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Support Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Technical Support
5 3 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (10.00%) UNIX Support
6 2 (6.67%) UNIX Team Leader
6 2 (6.67%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Support Team Leader
6 2 (6.67%) Programmer
6 2 (6.67%) Applications Support
6 2 (6.67%) Team Leader
6 2 (6.67%) Desktop Support
6 2 (6.67%) Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Software Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Systems Designer
7 1 (3.33%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) JavaBeans
1 3 (10.00%) HTML
1 3 (10.00%) EJB
2 2 (6.67%) OAuth
2 2 (6.67%) Web Services
2 2 (6.67%) OAuth2
2 2 (6.67%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (3.33%) Java EE
3 1 (3.33%) Spring MVC
3 1 (3.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (3.33%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (3.33%) Middleware
3 1 (3.33%) Hibernate
3 1 (3.33%) Spring
3 1 (3.33%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (3.33%) Vaadin
3 1 (3.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.67%) Blackberry
3 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.67%) iPhone
3 2 (6.67%) Open Source
3 2 (6.67%) iPad
4 1 (3.33%) Digital Media
4 1 (3.33%) DataPower
4 1 (3.33%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.33%) Replication
4 1 (3.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 19 (63.33%) UNIX
2 12 (40.00%) Windows
3 8 (26.67%) HPUX
4 4 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (10.00%) Windows Vista
6 2 (6.67%) Android
6 2 (6.67%) Apple iOS
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Phone
7 1 (3.33%) Tizen
7 1 (3.33%) zOS
7 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) ITIL
2 7 (23.33%) Data Protection
3 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.00%) TDD
4 3 (10.00%) TOGAF
4 3 (10.00%) Security Architecture
4 3 (10.00%) Logistics
4 3 (10.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (10.00%) Scrum
4 3 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.67%) Project Management
5 2 (6.67%) Quality Management
5 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.33%) Change Management
6 1 (3.33%) Regression Testing
6 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.33%) MVC
6 1 (3.33%) Workflow
6 1 (3.33%) Document Management
6 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) Ruby
2 2 (6.67%) C
2 2 (6.67%) C++
2 2 (6.67%) Java
2 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.33%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) Degree
3 3 (10.00%) ISSAP
4 2 (6.67%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.33%) MCSE
5 1 (3.33%) MCSA
5 1 (3.33%) CCNA
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.33%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Oracle
2 7 (23.33%) Red Hat
3 5 (16.67%) VMware
3 5 (16.67%) HP
4 3 (10.00%) CA
4 3 (10.00%) Lotus
4 3 (10.00%) Sybase
5 1 (3.33%) IBM