The table below looks at the statistics 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 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
CentOS Linux
Rank 108 103 104
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing CentOS 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.088% 0.093% 0.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.40% 0.49% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
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£350 £220 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -30.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £341
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +17.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £32.50
CentOS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
502 411 399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.02% 19.02% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 201 160
Average daily rate £325 £300 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -12.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £426 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 65 65
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.08 £10.28 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £27.50 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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
Birmingham -5 2 £350 - 2
Coventry - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
CentOS
England

CentOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 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%) UNIX
2 2 (66.67%) Solaris
2 2 (66.67%) Perl
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) SMTP
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (33.33%) Fedora
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) PKI
3 1 (33.33%) IMAP
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (33.33%) Postfix
3 1 (33.33%) Sendmail
3 1 (33.33%) Proofpoint
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (33.33%) KVM
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) DNS

CentOS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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%) MS Exchange
1 2 (66.67%) Apache
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) SSL
2 1 (33.33%) S/MIME
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) IMAP
2 1 (33.33%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (33.33%) SMTP
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) PKI
1 1 (33.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) UNIX
2 2 (66.67%) Solaris
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) SUSE
3 1 (33.33%) Fedora
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) C
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Terminal Services
1 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) Postfix
1 1 (33.33%) Sendmail
1 1 (33.33%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Sun
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) EMC
1 1 (33.33%) CommVault
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 1 (33.33%) VMware
1 1 (33.33%) Proofpoint