The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 28 41 33
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -8
Contract jobs citing Linux 116 74 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.45% 3.50% 4.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.07% 18.93% 20.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 38 32
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£360 £333 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.27% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £511 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 8
Average hourly rate £30.20 £21.25 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.11% -29.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £21.00 £18.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £31.00 £37.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.38 £34.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -5.55%
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 West Midlands region.

Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
482 391 363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.63% 18.48% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 196 138
Average daily rate £350 £305 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £155 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 56 65
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £28.20 £31.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Linux
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 across the West Midlands region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Linux
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 across the West Midlands region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Linux
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Linux
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +11 29 £425 +41.66% 19
Shropshire +2 22 £438 -13.36% 4
Warwickshire +2 17 £288 -6.50% 5
Coventry +10 13 £300 -14.28% 13
Worcestershire +1 5 - - 3
Wolverhampton -4 4 £325 +22.64% 3
Staffordshire - 1 £420 - 5
Solihull - 1 - - 2
Stourbridge - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 1
Walsall - - - -
Dudley - - - - 1
Halesowen - - - -
Kingswinford - - - -
Brierley Hill - - - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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.

1 132 (54.77%) UNIX
2 105 (43.57%) Windows
3 76 (31.54%) Oracle
4 62 (25.73%) Red Hat
5 46 (19.09%) ITIL
6 45 (18.67%) HPUX
7 44 (18.26%) Solaris
7 44 (18.26%) Java
7 44 (18.26%) VMware
8 43 (17.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 41 (17.01%) SAN
9 41 (17.01%) Analytical Skills
10 40 (16.60%) Agile Software Development
11 39 (16.18%) SQL
12 33 (13.69%) AIX
12 33 (13.69%) Microsoft
13 31 (12.86%) HP
14 30 (12.45%) Apache
14 30 (12.45%) Oracle Database
15 29 (12.03%) Subversion
16 28 (11.62%) Puppet
17 26 (10.79%) Windows Server 2008
18 25 (10.37%) Jenkins
19 23 (9.54%) Shell Script
19 23 (9.54%) Open Source
19 23 (9.54%) Security Cleared
20 22 (9.13%) MySQL
21 21 (8.71%) DevOps
22 20 (8.30%) Perl
22 20 (8.30%) Active Directory

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 30 (12.45%) Apache
2 19 (7.88%) WebSphere
2 19 (7.88%) WebLogic
3 18 (7.47%) JBoss
4 12 (4.98%) Tomcat
5 11 (4.56%) Confluence
6 8 (3.32%) MS Exchange
7 5 (2.07%) IBM Notes
7 5 (2.07%) Node.js
8 4 (1.66%) TPMS
8 4 (1.66%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.66%) CICS
9 3 (1.24%) CMS
9 3 (1.24%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.83%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.83%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 12 (4.98%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.15%) MS Office
3 1 (0.41%) CATIA
3 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.66%) ENOVIA
2 2 (0.83%) Magento
2 2 (0.83%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.83%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.41%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.32%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 41 (17.01%) SAN
2 20 (8.30%) Firewall
3 19 (7.88%) TCP/IP
4 15 (6.22%) NAS
5 13 (5.39%) LAN
6 10 (4.15%) WAN
7 8 (3.32%) Network Security
7 8 (3.32%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (2.90%) VoIP
9 6 (2.49%) LDAP
10 5 (2.07%) DNS
11 4 (1.66%) X.509
11 4 (1.66%) ASN.1
11 4 (1.66%) ATM
12 3 (1.24%) DHCP
12 3 (1.24%) FTP
13 2 (0.83%) HTTP
13 2 (0.83%) SMTP
13 2 (0.83%) WLAN
13 2 (0.83%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (12.45%) Oracle Database
2 22 (9.13%) MySQL
3 19 (7.88%) SQL Server
4 10 (4.15%) DB2
5 7 (2.90%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (2.90%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.07%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (1.66%) Informix
7 4 (1.66%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.24%) Oracle9i Database
8 3 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.83%) Redis
9 2 (0.83%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.83%) Couchbase
9 2 (0.83%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.41%) OLTP
10 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.41%) Oracle8/8i Database
10 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.41%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 29 (12.03%) Subversion
2 25 (10.37%) Jenkins
3 20 (8.30%) Maven
4 17 (7.05%) Hudson
5 15 (6.22%) JIRA
6 12 (4.98%) Git (software)
7 7 (2.90%) ClearCase
8 4 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (1.66%) TortoiseSVN
8 4 (1.66%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (1.24%) Ant
9 3 (1.24%) FishEye
10 2 (0.83%) Selenium
10 2 (0.83%) ClearQuest
11 1 (0.41%) Toad
11 1 (0.41%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.41%) WebSpeed
11 1 (0.41%) CruiseControl
General
1 15 (6.22%) Banking
1 15 (6.22%) Finance
2 8 (3.32%) Retail
2 8 (3.32%) Automotive
3 3 (1.24%) Law
3 3 (1.24%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.41%) Games
4 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.41%) Electronics
4 1 (0.41%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 50 (20.75%) Architect
2 33 (13.69%) Analyst
3 25 (10.37%) Developer
3 25 (10.37%) Infrastructure Architect
4 19 (7.88%) Support Analyst
5 17 (7.05%) Consultant
6 16 (6.64%) 2nd Line Support
7 13 (5.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (5.39%) Technical Support
7 13 (5.39%) Administrator
7 13 (5.39%) Technical Architect
7 13 (5.39%) Platform Architect
8 11 (4.56%) DBA
9 9 (3.73%) Oracle DBA
9 9 (3.73%) Applications Support
10 8 (3.32%) Project Manager
11 7 (2.90%) Technical Analyst
11 7 (2.90%) Technical Support Analyst
11 7 (2.90%) Systems Engineer
12 6 (2.49%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.05%) J2EE
2 15 (6.22%) RabbitMQ
3 14 (5.81%) Web Services
4 11 (4.56%) .NET
4 11 (4.56%) Middleware
5 10 (4.15%) HTML
6 9 (3.73%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 8 (3.32%) CSS
8 7 (2.90%) XML
8 7 (2.90%) WebSphere MQ
9 5 (2.07%) Spring
10 4 (1.66%) OAuth2
10 4 (1.66%) OAuth
10 4 (1.66%) GTK+
10 4 (1.66%) Ruby on Rails
10 4 (1.66%) EJB
10 4 (1.66%) JavaBeans
11 3 (1.24%) jQuery
11 3 (1.24%) Spring MVC
11 3 (1.24%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 41 (17.01%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (9.54%) Open Source
3 9 (3.73%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.73%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.49%) FMCG
4 6 (2.49%) PKI
5 5 (2.07%) Replication
5 5 (2.07%) Clustering
5 5 (2.07%) Mainframe
5 5 (2.07%) Wiki
6 4 (1.66%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.66%) Mobile Banking
6 4 (1.66%) CMDB
6 4 (1.66%) Cryptography
6 4 (1.66%) Statistics
6 4 (1.66%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.24%) Celerra
7 3 (1.24%) Symmetrix DMX
7 3 (1.24%) DataPower
8 2 (0.83%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 132 (54.77%) UNIX
2 105 (43.57%) Windows
3 45 (18.67%) HPUX
4 44 (18.26%) Solaris
5 43 (17.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 33 (13.69%) AIX
7 26 (10.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (7.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (7.05%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 14 (5.81%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (3.32%) zOS
12 7 (2.90%) Windows XP
13 5 (2.07%) Mac OS X
13 5 (2.07%) VMS
13 5 (2.07%) SUSE
14 4 (1.66%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (1.66%) Windows 7
14 4 (1.66%) Windows Vista
14 4 (1.66%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.66%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (19.09%) ITIL
2 40 (16.60%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (8.71%) DevOps
4 17 (7.05%) Configuration Management
5 16 (6.64%) Migration
6 12 (4.98%) Service Delivery
6 12 (4.98%) Workflow
7 11 (4.56%) Load Balancing
7 11 (4.56%) Infrastructure Management
8 10 (4.15%) Logistics
9 9 (3.73%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (3.73%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (3.32%) Waterfall
10 8 (3.32%) Data Protection
10 8 (3.32%) Scrum
10 8 (3.32%) SOA
10 8 (3.32%) Kalman Filter
11 7 (2.90%) Validation
11 7 (2.90%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (2.90%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (18.26%) Java
2 39 (16.18%) SQL
3 23 (9.54%) Shell Script
4 20 (8.30%) Perl
5 19 (7.88%) C
6 17 (7.05%) PHP
7 11 (4.56%) PL/SQL
7 11 (4.56%) JavaScript
8 9 (3.73%) C++
8 9 (3.73%) Ruby
9 8 (3.32%) Python
10 7 (2.90%) VB
10 7 (2.90%) PowerShell
11 5 (2.07%) VBA
11 5 (2.07%) C#
12 4 (1.66%) Korn
13 3 (1.24%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.83%) Scala
14 2 (0.83%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.41%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 23 (9.54%) Security Cleared
2 12 (4.98%) Degree
3 9 (3.73%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (2.49%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.49%) CCNP
5 6 (2.49%) CCNA
6 4 (1.66%) MCITP
6 4 (1.66%) MCSE
6 4 (1.66%) CCDP
6 4 (1.66%) Oracle Certification
6 4 (1.66%) IBM Certification
7 3 (1.24%) OCP
7 3 (1.24%) ISSAP
8 2 (0.83%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.41%) RHCE
9 1 (0.41%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.90%) QA
2 6 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.83%) HL7
3 2 (0.83%) DICOM
3 2 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (8.30%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.15%) Oracle RAC
3 10 (4.15%) Squid
4 4 (1.66%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.66%) NFS
5 3 (1.24%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (1.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (1.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.83%) KVM
6 2 (0.83%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.41%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.41%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.41%) Samba
7 1 (0.41%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.41%) vSphere
7 1 (0.41%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 28 (11.62%) Puppet
2 10 (4.15%) NetBackup
3 7 (2.90%) Data Guard
3 7 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.07%) Ansible
5 4 (1.66%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.83%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (0.83%) Salt
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.41%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.41%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.41%) Nessus
8 1 (0.41%) SCCM
8 1 (0.41%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 76 (31.54%) Oracle
2 62 (25.73%) Red Hat
3 44 (18.26%) VMware
4 33 (13.69%) Microsoft
5 31 (12.86%) HP
6 14 (5.81%) IBM
7 13 (5.39%) Cisco
8 11 (4.56%) BEA
8 11 (4.56%) EMC
9 8 (3.32%) SAP
9 8 (3.32%) Sybase
10 7 (2.90%) Sun
10 7 (2.90%) RedPrairie
11 6 (2.49%) webMethods
11 6 (2.49%) Citrix
12 5 (2.07%) Lotus
12 5 (2.07%) Symantec
13 4 (1.66%) LANDesk
13 4 (1.66%) Capita
13 4 (1.66%) Veritas
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