The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Linux Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Engineer
England / West Midlands
Rank 119 114 103
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 6 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.25% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.18% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
Median daily rate £410 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.15% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.40 £42.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+12.84% +47.36%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2267 2223 1979
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.03% 94.52% 93.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1387 1204 1146
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 103 163
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.73 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £23.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

Linux Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Linux Engineer in the job title.

Linux Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Linux Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Linux Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Linux Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Linux Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Linux Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Worcestershire - 4 £413 -
Birmingham -2 1 £300 -7.69% 1
Coventry - 1 - -
Linux Engineer
England

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, Linux Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 13 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (53.85%) Red Hat
3 6 (46.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (46.15%) Puppet
3 6 (46.15%) DevOps
4 5 (38.46%) CentOS
4 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (38.46%) Python
5 4 (30.77%) Nagios
5 4 (30.77%) Apache
5 4 (30.77%) Docker
5 4 (30.77%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (30.77%) Ruby
5 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
5 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
6 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
6 3 (23.08%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (23.08%) Ansible
6 3 (23.08%) Scrum
6 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
6 3 (23.08%) Web Services
6 3 (23.08%) Unix
7 2 (15.38%) Ethernet
7 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
7 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
7 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
7 2 (15.38%) Degree
7 2 (15.38%) Web Operations
7 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West 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 4 (30.77%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) IaaS
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Ethernet
2 1 (7.69%) Broadband
2 1 (7.69%) HTTP
2 1 (7.69%) IPv4
2 1 (7.69%) Network Security
2 1 (7.69%) SNMP
2 1 (7.69%) SSH
2 1 (7.69%) SSL
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) Telnet
2 1 (7.69%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
1 1 (7.69%) MySQL
1 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (7.69%) Automake
2 1 (7.69%) ClearCase
2 1 (7.69%) CppUnit
2 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) Hudson
2 1 (7.69%) MSBuild
2 1 (7.69%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (7.69%) Subversion
2 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Electronics
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (7.69%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (7.69%) HP Superdome
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (46.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (38.46%) CentOS
4 3 (23.08%) Unix
5 1 (7.69%) AIX
5 1 (7.69%) Fedora
5 1 (7.69%) HPUX
5 1 (7.69%) Solaris
5 1 (7.69%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) DevOps
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
3 3 (23.08%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (23.08%) Scrum
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (15.38%) Microservices
4 2 (15.38%) Open Source
4 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
4 2 (15.38%) Web Operations
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL
5 1 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (7.69%) Low Latency
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) OO
5 1 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) Python
2 4 (30.77%) Ruby
3 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
4 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
4 1 (7.69%) C
4 1 (7.69%) C++
4 1 (7.69%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) Korn
4 1 (7.69%) Perl
4 1 (7.69%) PHP
4 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Docker
2 1 (7.69%) iptables
2 1 (7.69%) OpenSSH
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) Puppet
2 4 (30.77%) Nagios
2 4 (30.77%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (23.08%) Ansible
4 1 (7.69%) Kubernetes
4 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (7.69%) Salt
4 1 (7.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Red Hat
2 1 (7.69%) 3PAR
2 1 (7.69%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Rackspace
2 1 (7.69%) Veritas
2 1 (7.69%) VMware