The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 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 Wolverhampton 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 16 9 6
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs citing Linux 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 4.48% 6.90% 4.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.29% 16.67% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate £243 £175 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.57% -22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.57% -
Operating Systems Category
Wolverhampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
21 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 31.34% 41.38% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 2
Average daily rate £220 £138 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -38.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Linux
West Midlands

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 17 April 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 (61.54%) Java
2 7 (53.85%) Apache
2 7 (53.85%) UNIX
3 6 (46.15%) Eclipse
3 6 (46.15%) Tomcat
3 6 (46.15%) Ant
3 6 (46.15%) CSS
3 6 (46.15%) JSP
3 6 (46.15%) XML
3 6 (46.15%) XSLT
3 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
3 6 (46.15%) .NET
3 6 (46.15%) J2EE
3 6 (46.15%) HTML
3 6 (46.15%) CMS
3 6 (46.15%) Alterian
3 6 (46.15%) Subversion
3 6 (46.15%) Spring
3 6 (46.15%) Maven
3 6 (46.15%) JSTL
3 6 (46.15%) jQuery
3 6 (46.15%) REST
4 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
4 4 (30.77%) Oracle
5 3 (23.08%) PHP
5 3 (23.08%) Windows
5 3 (23.08%) LAMP
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (15.38%) Puppet
6 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 7 (53.85%) Apache
2 6 (46.15%) Tomcat
2 6 (46.15%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Ant
1 6 (46.15%) Eclipse
1 6 (46.15%) Subversion
1 6 (46.15%) Maven
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
1 6 (46.15%) Java Developer
2 5 (38.46%) Web Developer
2 5 (38.46%) Java Web Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Security Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) HTML
1 6 (46.15%) .NET
1 6 (46.15%) J2EE
1 6 (46.15%) CSS
1 6 (46.15%) JSP
1 6 (46.15%) XML
1 6 (46.15%) XSLT
1 6 (46.15%) Spring
1 6 (46.15%) JSTL
1 6 (46.15%) jQuery
1 6 (46.15%) REST
2 3 (23.08%) LAMP
3 1 (7.69%) Spring MVC
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) UNIX
2 3 (23.08%) Windows
3 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.69%) AIX
4 1 (7.69%) Windows NT
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.69%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (7.69%) MVC
1 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
1 1 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
1 1 (7.69%) TDD
1 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 1 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (7.69%) Security Testing
1 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
1 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) Java
2 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
3 3 (23.08%) PHP
4 2 (15.38%) Python
4 2 (15.38%) Bash Shell
5 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (15.38%) KVM
2 1 (7.69%) Terminal Server
2 1 (7.69%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Nagios
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (15.38%) Puppet
2 1 (7.69%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (7.69%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Alterian
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
3 2 (15.38%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
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