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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
England / Midlands
Rank 17 18 19
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 5 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 4.03% 4.88% 2.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.71% 47.06% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Median daily rate £325 £475 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% +46.15%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £34.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%

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
14 17 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 11.29% 10.37% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 9
Median daily rate £325 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% +18.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £34.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Linux.

1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (37.50%) Validation
3 3 (37.50%) Solaris
3 3 (37.50%) Python
3 3 (37.50%) DNS
3 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
3 3 (37.50%) nginx
3 3 (37.50%) Unix
3 3 (37.50%) MongoDB
3 3 (37.50%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (37.50%) NoSQL
3 3 (37.50%) IaaS
3 3 (37.50%) PaaS
3 3 (37.50%) Ansible
4 2 (25.00%) Docker
4 2 (25.00%) DevOps
4 2 (25.00%) Riak
4 2 (25.00%) OpenStack
4 2 (25.00%) CoreOS
4 2 (25.00%) Kubernetes
4 2 (25.00%) SonarQube
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (25.00%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (25.00%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (25.00%) Mesos
4 2 (25.00%) GoCD

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 (37.50%) nginx
2 2 (25.00%) Apache
2 2 (25.00%) Apache Solr
2 2 (25.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (25.00%) IIS
2 2 (25.00%) JBoss
2 2 (25.00%) OpenStack
2 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (12.50%) Apache Spark
3 1 (12.50%) CICS
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) IaaS
1 3 (37.50%) PaaS
2 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (37.50%) MongoDB
1 3 (37.50%) NoSQL
1 3 (37.50%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (25.00%) MySQL
2 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (25.00%) Riak
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (12.50%) DataStage
3 1 (12.50%) DB2
3 1 (12.50%) Hadoop
3 1 (12.50%) Pentaho
3 1 (12.50%) Power BI
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Ant
1 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (25.00%) GoCD
1 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (25.00%) Maven
1 2 (25.00%) SonarQube
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) ChangeMan
2 1 (12.50%) Talend Open Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Senior DevOps
1 2 (25.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Data Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Lead Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) TIBCO Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Unix Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Unix Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) LAMP
2 2 (25.00%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (25.00%) LEMP Stack
2 2 (25.00%) Node.js
3 1 (12.50%) JSON
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 1 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
1 1 (12.50%) Smart Meter
1 1 (12.50%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Solaris
2 3 (37.50%) Unix
3 2 (25.00%) CoreOS
4 1 (12.50%) AIX
4 1 (12.50%) Debian
4 1 (12.50%) Mac OS
4 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Validation
3 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (25.00%) DevOps
3 2 (25.00%) ETL
3 2 (25.00%) Kanban
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Data Validation
4 1 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Line Management
4 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 3 (37.50%) Python
3 2 (25.00%) Go
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) Perl
3 2 (25.00%) R
3 2 (25.00%) Ruby
4 1 (12.50%) C
4 1 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) COBOL
4 1 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Docker
2 1 (12.50%) NFS
2 1 (12.50%) Samba
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Ansible
2 2 (25.00%) Control-M
2 2 (25.00%) Kubernetes
2 2 (25.00%) Mesos
2 2 (25.00%) Nagios
2 2 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (25.00%) rkt
2 2 (25.00%) Unicenter
2 2 (25.00%) ZABBIX
3 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (12.50%) systemd
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) HP
1 2 (25.00%) IBM
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) New Relic
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Intel
2 1 (12.50%) MuleSoft
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
2 1 (12.50%) Tableau
2 1 (12.50%) Talend
2 1 (12.50%) TIBCO