The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wolverhampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 14 15 10
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing Linux 1 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 1.61% 7.46% 3.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.26% 27.78% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
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£220 £265 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.98% +51.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.13 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-3.66% +7.14%
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 Wolverhampton region.

Operating Systems Category
Wolverhampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
19 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 30.65% 26.87% 45.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 2
Average daily rate £200 £265 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.52% +51.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.32%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Wolverhampton

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Wolverhampton

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Wolverhampton

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Wolverhampton

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wolverhampton 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 4 (80.00%) Red Hat
1 4 (80.00%) Puppet
1 4 (80.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (80.00%) DevOps
2 3 (60.00%) Ansible
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (40.00%) Open Source
3 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (40.00%) UNIX
3 2 (40.00%) Apache
3 2 (40.00%) PHP
3 2 (40.00%) Ant
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) Workflow
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Maven
4 1 (20.00%) Ruby
4 1 (20.00%) Ubuntu
4 1 (20.00%) JSTL
4 1 (20.00%) jQuery
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Network Security
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (20.00%) TeamCity

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wolverhampton 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 2 (40.00%) Apache
2 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (20.00%) CMS
2 1 (20.00%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (40.00%) Ant
3 2 (40.00%) Maven
4 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (20.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (20.00%) Subversion
4 1 (20.00%) Hudson
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Web Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Java Web Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
1 1 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) XML
2 1 (20.00%) XSLT
2 1 (20.00%) LAMP
2 1 (20.00%) Spring
2 1 (20.00%) JSTL
2 1 (20.00%) jQuery
2 1 (20.00%) REST
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) J2EE
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Open Source
1 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) UNIX
2 1 (20.00%) Debian
2 1 (20.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) DevOps
2 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (40.00%) Workflow
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PHP
1 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Samba
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) Puppet
2 3 (60.00%) Ansible
3 2 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (20.00%) Salt
4 1 (20.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Alterian