The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry with a requirement for Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Linux
West Midlands / Coventry
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 26 27
Rank change year-on-year -8 +1  
Contract jobs citing Linux 9 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 2.54% 5.41% 3.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.95% 35.71% 17.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 8
Median daily rate £331 £425 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.05% +51.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £270 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £545 £308
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.88% +19.44%  

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Coventry
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 41 56 63
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry 11.55% 15.14% 20.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 21 33
Median daily rate £325 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £275 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 6
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +40.90%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Coventry citing Linux as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Coventry

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux in Coventry.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Coventry

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Coventry over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Coventry

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux in Coventry.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Coventry

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Coventry region with a requirement for Linux.

1 7 (43.75%) SQL
1 7 (43.75%) Unix
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Docker
3 5 (31.25%) DevOps
3 5 (31.25%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
3 5 (31.25%) Java
4 4 (25.00%) Ruby
4 4 (25.00%) Python
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (25.00%) Bash Shell
4 4 (25.00%) Ansible
5 3 (18.75%) Low Latency
5 3 (18.75%) Terraform
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
5 3 (18.75%) Microservices
5 3 (18.75%) Analytics
5 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
5 3 (18.75%) Puppet
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (18.75%) Hudson
5 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (18.75%) WSUS
5 3 (18.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Coventry by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) JBoss
1 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.25%) CloudStack
2 1 (6.25%) OpenStack
2 1 (6.25%) SAS
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (6.25%) MS Project
2 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (6.25%) IaaS
3 1 (6.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
1 1 (6.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Apache Hive
2 1 (6.25%) Base SAS
2 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
2 1 (6.25%) Impala
2 1 (6.25%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (6.25%) SAS EBI
2 1 (6.25%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (6.25%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (18.75%) Hudson
1 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
2 2 (12.50%) Ant
2 2 (12.50%) Eclipse
2 2 (12.50%) GoCD
2 2 (12.50%) JUnit
2 2 (12.50%) Subversion
3 1 (6.25%) MSBuild
3 1 (6.25%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (18.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Java Developer
3 4 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Senior Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Architect
5 2 (12.50%) AWS Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Administrator
6 1 (6.25%) AWS DevOps
6 1 (6.25%) AWS Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Cloud Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 1 (6.25%) Rollout Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) SAS Administrator
6 1 (6.25%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) J2EE
1 3 (18.75%) Web Services
2 2 (12.50%) Apache Axis
2 2 (12.50%) EJB
2 2 (12.50%) Hibernate
2 2 (12.50%) JAXB
2 2 (12.50%) JDBC
2 2 (12.50%) jQuery
2 2 (12.50%) JSP
2 2 (12.50%) SOAP
2 2 (12.50%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Unix
2 6 (37.50%) Windows
3 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) AIX
4 1 (6.25%) CentOS
4 1 (6.25%) Fedora
4 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) DevOps
3 3 (18.75%) Analytics
3 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
3 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
3 3 (18.75%) Low Latency
3 3 (18.75%) Microservices
3 3 (18.75%) Scrum
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (6.25%) Information Security
5 1 (6.25%) Open Source
5 1 (6.25%) SDLC
5 1 (6.25%) Security Architecture
5 1 (6.25%) Threat Management
5 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) Java
2 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
3 4 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 4 (25.00%) Python
3 4 (25.00%) Ruby
4 3 (18.75%) C#
4 3 (18.75%) Korn
4 3 (18.75%) Perl
4 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
5 2 (12.50%) Go
5 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Docker
2 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.25%) vSphere
3 1 (6.25%) Xen
3 1 (6.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (25.00%) Ansible
3 3 (18.75%) Puppet
3 3 (18.75%) Terraform
3 3 (18.75%) WSUS
4 1 (6.25%) Cobbler
4 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
3 2 (12.50%) Google
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) Cloudera
4 1 (6.25%) EMC
4 1 (6.25%) Teradata