The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 37 60 60
Rank change year-on-year
+23 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 99 44 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.16% 2.40% 2.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.16% 11.99% 10.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 25 22
Average daily rate £325 £175 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% -47.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £160 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £400 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
Average hourly rate £21.00 £36.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +63.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £27.80 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.18 £53.75 £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
491 367 422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.65% 20.03% 18.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 153 159
Average daily rate £303 £275 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £135 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 57 65
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £37.00 £22.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Linux
England

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 18 April 2014.

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
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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +5 23 £288 -28.12% 8
Warwickshire +9 17 £305 -28.23% 5
Coventry +2 15 £380 +117.14% 5
Shropshire - 9 £490 -
Worcestershire -1 3 £338 +110.93% 6
Wolverhampton -9 3 £265 +51.42% 5
Staffordshire 0 2 £350 - 6
Walsall -3 1 £315 -4.54%
Dudley - - - -
Halesowen - - - -
Solihull - - - - 1
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 91 (53.53%) UNIX
2 49 (28.82%) Windows
3 47 (27.65%) Java
4 38 (22.35%) Oracle
5 32 (18.82%) HTML
6 31 (18.24%) JavaScript
6 31 (18.24%) Tomcat
7 30 (17.65%) Eclipse
8 29 (17.06%) J2EE
8 29 (17.06%) Spring
9 28 (16.47%) JSP
9 28 (16.47%) XML
9 28 (16.47%) XSLT
9 28 (16.47%) Apache
9 28 (16.47%) AIX
10 26 (15.29%) CSS
10 26 (15.29%) .NET
11 24 (14.12%) Subversion
11 24 (14.12%) jQuery
12 23 (13.53%) JSTL
12 23 (13.53%) REST
12 23 (13.53%) Alterian
12 23 (13.53%) Maven
12 23 (13.53%) CMS
12 23 (13.53%) MySQL
12 23 (13.53%) Ant
12 23 (13.53%) IBM
13 22 (12.94%) Red Hat
13 22 (12.94%) VMware
14 21 (12.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 31 (18.24%) Tomcat
2 28 (16.47%) Apache
3 23 (13.53%) CMS
4 13 (7.65%) WebLogic
5 10 (5.88%) SharePoint
6 9 (5.29%) SAS
7 8 (4.71%) MS Exchange
8 6 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (3.53%) WebSphere
9 4 (2.35%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (1.18%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (0.59%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (0.59%) WebLogic Integration
11 1 (0.59%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.59%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.59%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (1.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.65%) SAN
1 13 (7.65%) LDAP
2 12 (7.06%) Firewall
3 10 (5.88%) NAS
4 8 (4.71%) LAN
4 8 (4.71%) FTP
5 5 (2.94%) WAN
6 4 (2.35%) DNS
7 1 (0.59%) SSL
7 1 (0.59%) DHCP
7 1 (0.59%) HTTP
7 1 (0.59%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.59%) VPN
7 1 (0.59%) OSPF
7 1 (0.59%) BGP
7 1 (0.59%) Internet
7 1 (0.59%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (0.59%) Network Security
7 1 (0.59%) VLAN
7 1 (0.59%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (13.53%) MySQL
2 20 (11.76%) Oracle Database
3 7 (4.12%) NoSQL
4 6 (3.53%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (3.53%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (1.76%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.76%) OLAP
5 3 (1.76%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.76%) Oracle Exadata
5 3 (1.76%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.18%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (1.18%) OLTP
7 1 (0.59%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.59%) DB2
7 1 (0.59%) MS Access
7 1 (0.59%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (0.59%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.59%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 30 (17.65%) Eclipse
2 24 (14.12%) Subversion
3 23 (13.53%) Maven
3 23 (13.53%) Ant
4 5 (2.94%) Log4j
5 2 (1.18%) Selenium
5 2 (1.18%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.59%) ProC
6 1 (0.59%) ERwin
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.59%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.59%) RubyGems
6 1 (0.59%) Grunt
General
1 10 (5.88%) Finance
2 7 (4.12%) Banking
3 6 (3.53%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.94%) Automotive
5 4 (2.35%) Games
6 3 (1.76%) Retail
7 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.59%) Front Office
8 1 (0.59%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (28.82%) Developer
2 24 (14.12%) Java Developer
3 23 (13.53%) Administrator
4 22 (12.94%) Architect
5 18 (10.59%) Web Developer
6 17 (10.00%) Java Web Developer
7 11 (6.47%) DBA
7 11 (6.47%) Support Engineer
7 11 (6.47%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 9 (5.29%) Systems Administrator
8 9 (5.29%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (5.29%) Oracle DBA
8 9 (5.29%) Linux Engineer
9 8 (4.71%) Project Manager
9 8 (4.71%) Infrastructure Architect
9 8 (4.71%) UNIX Engineer
9 8 (4.71%) Linux Administrator
9 8 (4.71%) Analyst
10 7 (4.12%) Software Engineer
10 7 (4.12%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (18.82%) HTML
2 29 (17.06%) J2EE
2 29 (17.06%) Spring
3 28 (16.47%) JSP
3 28 (16.47%) XML
3 28 (16.47%) XSLT
4 26 (15.29%) CSS
4 26 (15.29%) .NET
5 24 (14.12%) jQuery
6 23 (13.53%) JSTL
6 23 (13.53%) REST
7 18 (10.59%) Web Services
8 13 (7.65%) OAuth
8 13 (7.65%) Ruby on Rails
9 12 (7.06%) OAuth2
10 8 (4.71%) OpenID
11 7 (4.12%) OSGi
11 7 (4.12%) Java EE
12 6 (3.53%) RESTful
13 5 (2.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.06%) Mainframe
1 12 (7.06%) Clustering
2 7 (4.12%) Replication
3 4 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (2.35%) Digital Media
3 4 (2.35%) Web 2.0
4 3 (1.76%) CMDB
4 3 (1.76%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.18%) iPad
5 2 (1.18%) Open Source
5 2 (1.18%) iPhone
5 2 (1.18%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.18%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.59%) AS400
6 1 (0.59%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.59%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.59%) LPAR
6 1 (0.59%) iSeries
6 1 (0.59%) DataPower
6 1 (0.59%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 91 (53.53%) UNIX
2 49 (28.82%) Windows
3 28 (16.47%) AIX
4 21 (12.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (11.18%) Solaris
6 16 (9.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (7.06%) HPUX
8 10 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (5.29%) SUSE
10 6 (3.53%) zOS
11 4 (2.35%) Android
12 3 (1.76%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.76%) CentOS
13 2 (1.18%) Windows Phone
13 2 (1.18%) Windows 7
13 2 (1.18%) Windows NT
13 2 (1.18%) Gentoo
14 1 (0.59%) Fedora
14 1 (0.59%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (10.00%) Migration
2 12 (7.06%) Software Engineering
3 9 (5.29%) SOA
4 7 (4.12%) Workflow
4 7 (4.12%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (4.12%) ITIL
4 7 (4.12%) EAI
4 7 (4.12%) Event-Driven Architecture
5 6 (3.53%) Change Control
5 6 (3.53%) BPEL
6 5 (2.94%) Network Design
6 5 (2.94%) Security Testing
6 5 (2.94%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (2.35%) Problem Management
7 4 (2.35%) Customer Engagement
7 4 (2.35%) MVC
7 4 (2.35%) Business Continuity
7 4 (2.35%) Change Management
7 4 (2.35%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (1.76%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 47 (27.65%) Java
2 31 (18.24%) JavaScript
3 20 (11.76%) SQL
4 16 (9.41%) Shell Script
5 13 (7.65%) Ruby
6 12 (7.06%) PHP
7 8 (4.71%) PL/SQL
7 8 (4.71%) C
8 7 (4.12%) Perl
9 5 (2.94%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.35%) C++
10 4 (2.35%) Python
11 3 (1.76%) Korn
12 2 (1.18%) PHP5
12 2 (1.18%) ActionScript 2.0
12 2 (1.18%) Progress 4GL
12 2 (1.18%) VB
12 2 (1.18%) ABAP
12 2 (1.18%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.59%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 6 (3.53%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.94%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.35%) ISEB
4 3 (1.76%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.59%) JNCIS
5 1 (0.59%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.59%) CCSE
5 1 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.59%) OCP
5 1 (0.59%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.59%) CCIE
5 1 (0.59%) CCNP
5 1 (0.59%) CCDP
5 1 (0.59%) MCSE
5 1 (0.59%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.35%) QA
2 1 (0.59%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 17 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
2 15 (8.82%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.53%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (2.35%) Terminal Server
5 3 (1.76%) Nmap
5 3 (1.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (1.18%) KVM
6 2 (1.18%) vSphere
7 1 (0.59%) NFS
7 1 (0.59%) SRDF
7 1 (0.59%) XenApp
7 1 (0.59%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.59%) Varnish
7 1 (0.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.59%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.59%) Squid
Systems Management
1 13 (7.65%) Control-M
2 8 (4.71%) Data Guard
3 6 (3.53%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.76%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.76%) Nessus
4 3 (1.76%) CORE IMPACT
4 3 (1.76%) Puppet
5 2 (1.18%) Nagios
5 2 (1.18%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.59%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.59%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.59%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 38 (22.35%) Oracle
2 23 (13.53%) Alterian
2 23 (13.53%) IBM
3 22 (12.94%) Red Hat
3 22 (12.94%) VMware
4 11 (6.47%) HP
5 9 (5.29%) Teradata
5 9 (5.29%) Microsoft
6 8 (4.71%) BMC
7 6 (3.53%) WSO2
7 6 (3.53%) SAP
7 6 (3.53%) NetApp
7 6 (3.53%) Citrix
7 6 (3.53%) Ab Initio
8 5 (2.94%) Cisco
9 4 (2.35%) Avaya
9 4 (2.35%) Lotus
10 3 (1.76%) Veritas
10 3 (1.76%) JBoss
11 2 (1.18%) Progress
West Midlands
Apeiro Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Flexible for the right person
Posted: 1 hour ago
Warwickshire
Jumar
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago