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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 10 8 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Linux 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 6.35% 4.55% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.22% 22.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£331 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -6.25%
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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
18 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 28.57% 20.45% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 3
Average daily rate £331 £235 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.95% -27.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £200 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £250 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% +19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £22.00 £20.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 29 August 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 4 (57.14%) Red Hat
1 4 (57.14%) VMware
1 4 (57.14%) Jenkins
1 4 (57.14%) Puppet
1 4 (57.14%) DevOps
2 3 (42.86%) Ansible
2 3 (42.86%) Mobile App
2 3 (42.86%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (42.86%) Open Source
2 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
2 3 (42.86%) Scrum
2 3 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
2 3 (42.86%) Web Services
2 3 (42.86%) UNIX
2 3 (42.86%) PHP
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) Workflow
3 2 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (28.57%) Nessus
3 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (28.57%) Nmap
3 2 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (28.57%) Security Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Windows NT
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) AIX
3 2 (28.57%) Terminal Server
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 1 (14.29%) nginx
1 1 (14.29%) Apache
1 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
1 1 (14.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Jenkins
2 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
3 1 (14.29%) Hudson
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Security Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Applications DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Mobile App
1 3 (42.86%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) UNIX
2 2 (28.57%) Windows NT
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) AIX
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Ubuntu
3 1 (14.29%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) DevOps
2 3 (42.86%) Scrum
2 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
2 3 (42.86%) Workflow
3 2 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (28.57%) Security Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) PHP
2 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
2 1 (14.29%) Ruby
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Nmap
1 2 (28.57%) Terminal Server
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) Puppet
2 3 (42.86%) Ansible
2 3 (42.86%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (28.57%) Nessus
3 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (28.57%) CORE IMPACT
3 2 (28.57%) Salt
4 1 (14.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Red Hat
1 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) HP