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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 24 January 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
England / West Midlands
Rank 27 33 26
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing Linux 126 107 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.27% 4.45% 5.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.00% 21.97% 25.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 46 77
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 8
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £30.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -25.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £20.90 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £22.90 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+6.49% +5.47%

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
360 487 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.06% 20.25% 22.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 215 232
Median daily rate £368 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 51 95
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.45 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West 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 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 24 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 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
Warwickshire +22 34 £425 -15.00% 11
Birmingham -12 28 £375 +7.14% 26
Shropshire +10 18 £400 -13.51% 1
Solihull +3 12 £550 - 3
Worcestershire +4 7 £410 +49.09% 5
Coventry -15 7 £438 +45.83% 13
Staffordshire - 4 £338 - 1
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Linux.

1 108 (33.23%) Unix
2 102 (31.38%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (29.85%) Windows
4 93 (28.62%) DevOps
5 80 (24.62%) Java
6 79 (24.31%) Puppet
7 72 (22.15%) Git (software)
8 70 (21.54%) Jenkins
9 69 (21.23%) Configuration Management
10 61 (18.77%) Python
11 60 (18.46%) Oracle
11 60 (18.46%) HTTP
12 57 (17.54%) Continuous Integration
13 56 (17.23%) Amazon AWS
14 53 (16.31%) Opscode Chef
15 51 (15.69%) Ruby
16 49 (15.08%) SQL
17 48 (14.77%) JavaScript
18 47 (14.46%) CSS
19 46 (14.15%) VMware
19 46 (14.15%) Open Source
20 45 (13.85%) Docker
21 44 (13.54%) PHP
22 41 (12.62%) HTML
22 41 (12.62%) Scrum
23 40 (12.31%) TCP/IP
23 40 (12.31%) Ansible
24 37 (11.38%) MongoDB
24 37 (11.38%) Security Cleared
25 36 (11.08%) Subversion

Linux
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 31 (9.54%) Apache
2 26 (8.00%) OpenStack
3 19 (5.85%) Tomcat
4 18 (5.54%) JBoss
5 14 (4.31%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (4.00%) WebLogic
7 12 (3.69%) Confluence
8 11 (3.38%) Oracle Application Server
9 10 (3.08%) nginx
10 9 (2.77%) MS Exchange
10 9 (2.77%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 8 (2.46%) IIS
12 6 (1.85%) WebSphere
13 5 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (1.54%) Mule
14 3 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
14 3 (0.92%) MindAlign
14 3 (0.92%) SAS
15 2 (0.62%) Drupal
15 2 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 10 (3.08%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.23%) MS Office
2 4 (1.23%) MS Project
2 4 (1.23%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.31%) HipChat
3 1 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (2.46%) Maximo
2 7 (2.15%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.54%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (1.23%) Oracle 11i
4 4 (1.23%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 56 (17.23%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (10.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (5.23%) IaaS
4 16 (4.92%) PaaS
5 11 (3.38%) GitHub
6 5 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.54%) Google Analytics
7 4 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.23%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (1.23%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.23%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (1.23%) Route 53
7 4 (1.23%) SaaS
7 4 (1.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (0.92%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 3 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.92%) IBM PureFlex
8 3 (0.92%) Office 365
9 2 (0.62%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 60 (18.46%) HTTP
2 40 (12.31%) TCP/IP
3 29 (8.92%) DNS
4 24 (7.38%) Firewall
5 20 (6.15%) SSL
6 19 (5.85%) SAN
7 15 (4.62%) Intrusion Detection
8 13 (4.00%) Network Security
9 9 (2.77%) LDAP
9 9 (2.77%) VPN
10 6 (1.85%) Ethernet
10 6 (1.85%) OpenLDAP
10 6 (1.85%) SMTP
11 5 (1.54%) DHCP
11 5 (1.54%) Internet
11 5 (1.54%) VLAN
12 4 (1.23%) IMAP
12 4 (1.23%) LAN
12 4 (1.23%) SNMP
12 4 (1.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (11.38%) MongoDB
2 34 (10.46%) NoSQL
3 32 (9.85%) Relational Database
4 31 (9.54%) Oracle Database
5 29 (8.92%) MySQL
6 24 (7.38%) PostgreSQL
7 18 (5.54%) SQL Server
8 12 (3.69%) Oracle Database 11g
9 10 (3.08%) Oracle Database 10g
10 8 (2.46%) Big Data
11 6 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (1.54%) Oracle Discoverer
13 4 (1.23%) Hadoop
13 4 (1.23%) Oracle BI EE
13 4 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 3 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
14 3 (0.92%) CouchDB
14 3 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 72 (22.15%) Git (software)
2 70 (21.54%) Jenkins
3 36 (11.08%) Subversion
4 24 (7.38%) JUnit
5 19 (5.85%) Selenium
6 15 (4.62%) IntelliJ
7 14 (4.31%) Eclipse
8 12 (3.69%) ClearCase
8 12 (3.69%) ClearQuest
8 12 (3.69%) JIRA
9 11 (3.38%) Ant
9 11 (3.38%) Cucumber
9 11 (3.38%) Sonatype Nexus
10 9 (2.77%) Apache Ivy
10 9 (2.77%) Maven
11 5 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (1.54%) Grunt
11 5 (1.54%) gulp
11 5 (1.54%) Karma Test Runner
11 5 (1.54%) Sublime Text
General
1 17 (5.23%) Finance
2 10 (3.08%) Retail
2 10 (3.08%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.46%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.54%) Banking
4 5 (1.54%) Electronics
5 3 (0.92%) Advertising
5 3 (0.92%) Automotive
5 3 (0.92%) Local Government
5 3 (0.92%) Marketing
6 2 (0.62%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.62%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.31%) Avionics
7 1 (0.31%) Games
Job Titles
1 95 (29.23%) Developer
2 37 (11.38%) DevOps Engineer
3 36 (11.08%) Architect
4 29 (8.92%) Java Developer
5 25 (7.69%) Analyst
6 20 (6.15%) Consultant
7 18 (5.54%) Administrator
8 17 (5.23%) PHP Developer
9 14 (4.31%) Scala Developer
10 13 (4.00%) Technical Architect
11 12 (3.69%) AWS DevOps
11 12 (3.69%) Linux Engineer
11 12 (3.69%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 11 (3.38%) AWS Engineer
13 10 (3.08%) Senior Developer
13 10 (3.08%) Systems Engineer
14 9 (2.77%) Programmer
15 8 (2.46%) COBOL Developer
15 8 (2.46%) Infrastructure Architect
15 8 (2.46%) Java Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (14.46%) CSS
2 41 (12.62%) HTML
3 34 (10.46%) Web Services
4 32 (9.85%) JSON
5 24 (7.38%) ELK Stack
6 22 (6.77%) XML
7 21 (6.46%) REST
8 17 (5.23%) Node.js
9 16 (4.92%) Play Framework
9 16 (4.92%) Spring
10 15 (4.62%) AngularJS
11 12 (3.69%) jQuery
12 11 (3.38%) RabbitMQ
13 10 (3.08%) .NET
13 10 (3.08%) HTML5
13 10 (3.08%) Sensu
14 9 (2.77%) Ajax
15 8 (2.46%) LAMP
15 8 (2.46%) RESTful
15 8 (2.46%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.85%) Data Centre
3 18 (5.54%) Visualisation
4 12 (3.69%) Private Cloud
5 11 (3.38%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.77%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.85%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.54%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.54%) CLARiiON
8 5 (1.54%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.54%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (1.54%) Symmetrix DMX
9 4 (1.23%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (1.23%) PKI
10 3 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.92%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.92%) HP Storage
10 3 (0.92%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.92%) PDA
10 3 (0.92%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 108 (33.23%) Unix
2 97 (29.85%) Windows
3 34 (10.46%) Windows Server
4 29 (8.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (7.69%) AIX
6 20 (6.15%) Solaris
7 18 (5.54%) Mac OS X
8 16 (4.92%) Ubuntu
9 14 (4.31%) SUSE
10 13 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (3.08%) Apple iOS
11 10 (3.08%) CentOS
12 5 (1.54%) HPUX
13 3 (0.92%) Debian
13 3 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.31%) Fedora
14 1 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.31%) VxWorks
14 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (31.38%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (28.62%) DevOps
3 69 (21.23%) Configuration Management
4 57 (17.54%) Continuous Integration
5 46 (14.15%) Open Source
6 41 (12.62%) Scrum
7 35 (10.77%) Migration
8 29 (8.92%) Continuous Delivery
9 28 (8.62%) Web Development
10 26 (8.00%) Change Management
11 23 (7.08%) ITIL
12 21 (6.46%) OO
12 21 (6.46%) Responsive Web Design
12 21 (6.46%) Web Design
13 20 (6.15%) Cybersecurity
14 19 (5.85%) Incident Management
15 17 (5.23%) SIEM
15 17 (5.23%) Web Operations
16 16 (4.92%) Microservices
17 15 (4.62%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 80 (24.62%) Java
2 61 (18.77%) Python
3 51 (15.69%) Ruby
4 49 (15.08%) SQL
5 48 (14.77%) JavaScript
6 44 (13.54%) PHP
7 28 (8.62%) C#
8 25 (7.69%) Scala
9 22 (6.77%) Shell Script
10 18 (5.54%) PowerShell
11 17 (5.23%) Bash Shell
11 17 (5.23%) Perl
12 8 (2.46%) COBOL
12 8 (2.46%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.85%) Groovy
13 6 (1.85%) T-SQL
14 5 (1.54%) C
14 5 (1.54%) Haskell
14 5 (1.54%) Korn
15 4 (1.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 37 (11.38%) Security Cleared
2 28 (8.62%) SC Cleared
3 22 (6.77%) Degree
4 8 (2.46%) CCNA
4 8 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.15%) CCSA
5 7 (2.15%) CEH
5 7 (2.15%) GCFA
5 7 (2.15%) GCIH
5 7 (2.15%) MCP
6 5 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.54%) ISEB
7 3 (0.92%) OCP
7 3 (0.92%) Oracle Certification
7 3 (0.92%) RHCE
8 2 (0.62%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.62%) SAS Certification
9 1 (0.31%) CLAS
9 1 (0.31%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.85%) SLA
2 8 (2.46%) QA
3 6 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.62%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.31%) GPG13
5 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 45 (13.85%) Docker
2 26 (8.00%) Active Directory
3 22 (6.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (3.08%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (2.15%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.15%) VMware ESX
6 5 (1.54%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (1.54%) Sendmail
6 5 (1.54%) SRDF
7 3 (0.92%) Terminal Server
7 3 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.62%) iptables
8 2 (0.62%) OpenSSH
9 1 (0.31%) Firmware
9 1 (0.31%) NFS
9 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 1 (0.31%) UAG
9 1 (0.31%) vCloud
9 1 (0.31%) vSphere
9 1 (0.31%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 79 (24.31%) Puppet
2 53 (16.31%) Opscode Chef
3 40 (12.31%) Ansible
4 20 (6.15%) Terraform
5 19 (5.85%) Kibana
6 15 (4.62%) logstash
7 13 (4.00%) Grafana
7 13 (4.00%) Salt
8 9 (2.77%) Graphite
8 9 (2.77%) Packer
9 8 (2.46%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 7 (2.15%) Netcool
10 7 (2.15%) Oracle Identity Management
10 7 (2.15%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 7 (2.15%) Uchiwa
10 7 (2.15%) WSUS
11 6 (1.85%) Kubernetes
11 6 (1.85%) Nagios
11 6 (1.85%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 6 (1.85%) Opsview
Vendors
1 60 (18.46%) Oracle
2 46 (14.15%) VMware
3 35 (10.77%) Red Hat
4 34 (10.46%) Microsoft
5 21 (6.46%) Google
6 17 (5.23%) Cisco
6 17 (5.23%) IBM
7 16 (4.92%) HP
8 14 (4.31%) Rackspace
9 13 (4.00%) Dell
10 11 (3.38%) EMC
10 11 (3.38%) NetApp
10 11 (3.38%) Splunk
11 9 (2.77%) Brocade
11 9 (2.77%) MuleSoft
11 9 (2.77%) WSO2
12 8 (2.46%) CheckPoint
13 7 (2.15%) Atlassian
13 7 (2.15%) BMC
13 7 (2.15%) Micro Focus
West Midlands
Computer Futures
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Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands (County)
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: From £450 to £480 per annum
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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West Midlands
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: £450 - £500+ per day
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Warwickshire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Good Rates
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