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 22 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 10 6 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing Linux 4 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 4.88% 23.26% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.00% 41.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £265 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £32.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.03% -11.11%
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
20 24 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 24.39% 55.81% 39.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 1
Average daily rate £275 £265 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% -36.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £11.50 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% +9.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 22 December 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 8 (100.00%) Puppet
1 8 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 8 (100.00%) DevOps
2 7 (87.50%) VMware
3 6 (75.00%) Git (software)
3 6 (75.00%) Ansible
4 5 (62.50%) PHP
4 5 (62.50%) Web Services
4 5 (62.50%) Configuration Management
4 5 (62.50%) Workflow
4 5 (62.50%) Scrum
4 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (62.50%) Open Source
4 5 (62.50%) Mobile App
4 5 (62.50%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (37.50%) Bash Shell
5 3 (37.50%) Salt
6 2 (25.00%) Apache
6 2 (25.00%) LAN
6 2 (25.00%) WAN
6 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (25.00%) Firewall
6 2 (25.00%) LAMP
6 2 (25.00%) Samba
6 2 (25.00%) Debian
6 2 (25.00%) Ruby
6 2 (25.00%) Ubuntu
6 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 (25.00%) Apache
1 2 (25.00%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 5 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) LAN
1 2 (25.00%) WAN
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
1 2 (25.00%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 8 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (75.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (25.00%) Hudson
4 1 (12.50%) Ant
4 1 (12.50%) Maven
4 1 (12.50%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Open Source
1 5 (62.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Debian
1 2 (25.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) DevOps
2 5 (62.50%) Configuration Management
2 5 (62.50%) Workflow
2 5 (62.50%) Scrum
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) PHP
2 3 (37.50%) Bash Shell
3 2 (25.00%) Ruby
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Samba
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (100.00%) Puppet
2 6 (75.00%) Ansible
3 5 (62.50%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (37.50%) Salt
5 2 (25.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Red Hat
2 7 (87.50%) VMware