The first table below looks at the demand for CentOS skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CentOS 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 West Midlands 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
CentOS Linux
Rank 112 - 103
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing CentOS 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.042% - 0.089%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.20% - 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £295 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £450
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 -
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
493 379 423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.58% 20.08% 18.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 161 162
Average daily rate £305 £275 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.90% -14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 60 67
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £37.00 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
CentOS
England

CentOS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

CentOS Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

CentOS
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

CentOS Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

CentOS
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CentOS within the West Midlands 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
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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
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Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
CentOS
England

CentOS
Top 15 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing CentOS 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 CentOS.

1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Apache
2 2 (66.67%) PHP
2 2 (66.67%) MySQL
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) LAMP
3 1 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (33.33%) Ajax
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Rackspace

CentOS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing CentOS 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 CentOS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) LAMP
1 1 (33.33%) Ajax
1 1 (33.33%) jQuery
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) PHP
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 1 (33.33%) Rackspace