The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 14 22 20
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 5 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.94% 1.71% 1.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 20.00% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Median daily rate £475 £600 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.83% +71.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
Linux
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Operating Systems Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
10 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.87% 8.57% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 5
Median daily rate £500 £445 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% +11.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Midlands region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Linux.

1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Scrum
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) DNS
3 4 (44.44%) .NET
3 4 (44.44%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) NoSQL
4 3 (33.33%) Node.js
4 3 (33.33%) IaaS
4 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 3 (33.33%) nginx
4 3 (33.33%) SaaS
4 3 (33.33%) PaaS
4 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 3 (33.33%) MongoDB
4 3 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (33.33%) Ansible
4 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
4 3 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (33.33%) Solaris
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 3 (33.33%) RDBMS
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) Python
4 3 (33.33%) Validation
4 3 (33.33%) Migration
4 3 (33.33%) Firewall
4 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
4 3 (33.33%) Degree
4 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands 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 3 (33.33%) nginx
1 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 2 (22.22%) Apache
2 2 (22.22%) Apache Solr
2 2 (22.22%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (22.22%) IIS
2 2 (22.22%) JBoss
2 2 (22.22%) OpenStack
2 2 (22.22%) Tomcat
3 1 (11.11%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) IaaS
1 3 (33.33%) PaaS
1 3 (33.33%) SaaS
2 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) DNS
2 3 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) NoSQL
2 3 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 3 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (22.22%) MySQL
3 2 (22.22%) Riak
4 1 (11.11%) Hadoop
4 1 (11.11%) Power BI
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Ant
1 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
1 2 (22.22%) GoCD
1 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
1 2 (22.22%) Maven
1 2 (22.22%) SonarQube
1 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (11.11%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 2 (22.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior DevOps
2 2 (22.22%) Senior DevOps Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Data Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Data Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Software Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) Node.js
3 2 (22.22%) JSON
3 2 (22.22%) LAMP
3 2 (22.22%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (22.22%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
4 1 (11.11%) EDI
4 1 (11.11%) REST
4 1 (11.11%) SOAP
4 1 (11.11%) Spring
4 1 (11.11%) Struts
4 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Integration
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Solaris
3 2 (22.22%) CoreOS
3 2 (22.22%) Unix
4 1 (11.11%) Debian
4 1 (11.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Scrum
3 3 (33.33%) Migration
3 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Validation
3 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (22.22%) DevOps
4 2 (22.22%) Information Security
4 2 (22.22%) Kanban
4 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
4 2 (22.22%) Server Building
4 2 (22.22%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (11.11%) Data Management
5 1 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 3 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (22.22%) C#
3 2 (22.22%) Go
3 2 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) Perl
3 2 (22.22%) Ruby
4 1 (11.11%) C
4 1 (11.11%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Docker
2 1 (11.11%) NFS
2 1 (11.11%) Samba
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Ansible
2 2 (22.22%) Control-M
2 2 (22.22%) Kubernetes
2 2 (22.22%) Mesos
2 2 (22.22%) Nagios
2 2 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (22.22%) rkt
2 2 (22.22%) Unicenter
2 2 (22.22%) ZABBIX
3 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (11.11%) systemd
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) New Relic
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) MuleSoft
3 1 (11.11%) Tableau
3 1 (11.11%) Talend