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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 25 38 67
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +29
Contract jobs citing Linux 157 95 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.16% 4.07% 2.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.55% 19.39% 10.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 48 13
Average daily rate
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£340 £343 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 6
Average hourly rate £27.25 £21.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.76% -23.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +8.21%
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
468 490 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.36% 20.97% 19.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 232 121
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £164 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 66 56
Average hourly rate £15.85 £14.50 £15.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.31% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.21 £21.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +20 64 £340 -2.85% 29
Shropshire +10 22 £400 -18.36% 4
Warwickshire +10 20 £338 +35.00% 2
Coventry -3 10 £275 -21.42% 10
Staffordshire -3 9 £325 - 1
West Bromwich - 8 £235 -
Worcestershire +6 5 £450 +33.33% 6
Dudley - 3 - -
Solihull - 3 £350 - 1
Wolverhampton +1 2 £220 -16.98% 2
Herefordshire -3 1 £400 -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 92 (37.25%) Windows
2 84 (34.01%) UNIX
3 53 (21.46%) ITIL
4 51 (20.65%) Microsoft
5 48 (19.43%) Solaris
5 48 (19.43%) Oracle
6 42 (17.00%) MySQL
6 42 (17.00%) Agile Software Development
7 41 (16.60%) Java
7 41 (16.60%) Red Hat
8 39 (15.79%) HPUX
9 38 (15.38%) Subversion
10 37 (14.98%) SQL Server
11 36 (14.57%) Firewall
12 35 (14.17%) HTML
13 34 (13.77%) JavaScript
13 34 (13.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 32 (12.96%) CSS
15 31 (12.55%) HP
15 31 (12.55%) Analytical Skills
16 29 (11.74%) Configuration Management
16 29 (11.74%) TDD
16 29 (11.74%) VMware
17 28 (11.34%) AIX
17 28 (11.34%) Open Source
18 27 (10.93%) PHP
18 27 (10.93%) Cisco
19 26 (10.53%) MVC
19 26 (10.53%) BDD
20 25 (10.12%) Git (software)

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 20 (8.10%) Apache
2 12 (4.86%) Joomla!
3 11 (4.45%) CMS
4 10 (4.05%) WordPress
4 10 (4.05%) WebSphere
5 9 (3.64%) WebLogic
6 8 (3.24%) MS Exchange
6 8 (3.24%) Tomcat
7 7 (2.83%) JBoss
8 5 (2.02%) Node.js
8 5 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (2.02%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (1.62%) WebSphere Process Server
9 4 (1.62%) CICS
9 4 (1.62%) WebSphere Portal
9 4 (1.62%) Confluence
10 3 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (1.21%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (3.24%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.02%) MS Office
3 2 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.21%) Magento
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.62%) Office 365
3 3 (1.21%) GitHub
4 2 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.81%) IaaS
4 2 (0.81%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 36 (14.57%) Firewall
2 23 (9.31%) TCP/IP
3 20 (8.10%) SAN
4 14 (5.67%) DNS
5 12 (4.86%) OSPF
5 12 (4.86%) BGP
6 11 (4.45%) Internet
6 11 (4.45%) HTTP
7 10 (4.05%) Network Security
8 8 (3.24%) VPN
8 8 (3.24%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (2.83%) NAS
9 7 (2.83%) Structured Cabling
9 7 (2.83%) Multicast
9 7 (2.83%) SSL
10 4 (1.62%) X.509
10 4 (1.62%) ASN.1
10 4 (1.62%) LAN
11 3 (1.21%) VLAN
11 3 (1.21%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (17.00%) MySQL
2 37 (14.98%) SQL Server
3 23 (9.31%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (7.29%) MongoDB
5 14 (5.67%) Relational Database
6 12 (4.86%) Oracle Database
7 9 (3.64%) DB2
8 5 (2.02%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.21%) Couchbase
9 3 (1.21%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.21%) CouchDB
9 3 (1.21%) Oracle9i Database
10 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.40%) Oracle8/8i Database
11 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 38 (15.38%) Subversion
2 25 (10.12%) Git (software)
3 19 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (6.48%) Selenium
5 12 (4.86%) Maven
6 11 (4.45%) Jenkins
7 9 (3.64%) JIRA
8 7 (2.83%) Hudson
9 4 (1.62%) Introscope
9 4 (1.62%) ClearCase
9 4 (1.62%) TortoiseSVN
9 4 (1.62%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.21%) FishEye
10 3 (1.21%) Ant
10 3 (1.21%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.81%) NetBeans
11 2 (0.81%) QuickTest Pro
11 2 (0.81%) JUnit
11 2 (0.81%) Eclipse
12 1 (0.40%) Oracle APEX
General
1 19 (7.69%) Finance
2 9 (3.64%) Banking
3 7 (2.83%) Marketing
3 7 (2.83%) Automotive
4 5 (2.02%) Retail
4 5 (2.02%) Legal
5 4 (1.62%) Law
6 3 (1.21%) Games
6 3 (1.21%) Publishing
7 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.40%) Electronics
7 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 70 (28.34%) Developer
2 34 (13.77%) Analyst
2 34 (13.77%) Architect
3 23 (9.31%) Administrator
4 22 (8.91%) Support Analyst
4 22 (8.91%) Python Developer
5 18 (7.29%) 2nd Line Support
6 13 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
6 13 (5.26%) Project Manager
7 12 (4.86%) Systems Administrator
7 12 (4.86%) Senior Developer
7 12 (4.86%) Technical Support
8 11 (4.45%) Consultant
8 11 (4.45%) Security Engineer
9 9 (3.64%) DBA
9 9 (3.64%) PHP Developer
10 8 (3.24%) Technical Analyst
10 8 (3.24%) Technical Support Analyst
10 8 (3.24%) Applications Support
11 7 (2.83%) Senior Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (14.17%) HTML
2 32 (12.96%) CSS
3 22 (8.91%) .NET
4 19 (7.69%) Flask
4 19 (7.69%) Django
5 17 (6.88%) RESTful
6 13 (5.26%) XML
6 13 (5.26%) LAMP
7 12 (4.86%) Web Services
7 12 (4.86%) J2EE
7 12 (4.86%) jQuery
8 9 (3.64%) Spring
8 9 (3.64%) REST
9 8 (3.24%) Middleware
10 7 (2.83%) Ruby on Rails
10 7 (2.83%) HTML5
10 7 (2.83%) CGI
11 6 (2.43%) CSS3
11 6 (2.43%) D3.js
11 6 (2.43%) Flot
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.55%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (11.34%) Open Source
3 9 (3.64%) Visualisation
4 6 (2.43%) Clustering
4 6 (2.43%) New Media
5 4 (1.62%) LPAR
5 4 (1.62%) Statistics
5 4 (1.62%) PKI
5 4 (1.62%) Cryptography
6 3 (1.21%) DataPower
6 3 (1.21%) Celerra
6 3 (1.21%) Wiki
6 3 (1.21%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.21%) HP Superdome
7 2 (0.81%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.81%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.81%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.81%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (0.81%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 92 (37.25%) Windows
2 84 (34.01%) UNIX
3 48 (19.43%) Solaris
4 39 (15.79%) HPUX
5 34 (13.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 28 (11.34%) AIX
7 21 (8.50%) Ubuntu
8 19 (7.69%) Debian
9 16 (6.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (6.07%) SUSE
11 12 (4.86%) Windows XP
11 12 (4.86%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (3.64%) zOS
13 5 (2.02%) Windows NT
13 5 (2.02%) VMS
13 5 (2.02%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 4 (1.62%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (1.21%) Windows Vista
15 3 (1.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (21.46%) ITIL
2 42 (17.00%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (11.74%) Configuration Management
3 29 (11.74%) TDD
4 26 (10.53%) MVC
4 26 (10.53%) BDD
5 25 (10.12%) Scrum
6 21 (8.50%) SOA
7 20 (8.10%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (8.10%) Mentoring
8 19 (7.69%) Microservices
9 18 (7.29%) Migration
9 18 (7.29%) Web Development
10 17 (6.88%) Test Automation
11 16 (6.48%) TOGAF
12 14 (5.67%) Knowledge Management
13 13 (5.26%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
13 13 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
14 11 (4.45%) DevOps
14 11 (4.45%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 41 (16.60%) Java
2 34 (13.77%) JavaScript
3 27 (10.93%) PHP
4 23 (9.31%) SQL
5 22 (8.91%) Python
6 21 (8.50%) Shell Script
7 10 (4.05%) Perl
7 10 (4.05%) C
8 9 (3.64%) C++
9 8 (3.24%) C#
10 7 (2.83%) Ruby
11 6 (2.43%) VB
12 5 (2.02%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.62%) Jython
14 3 (1.21%) PHP5
14 3 (1.21%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.21%) Tcl
14 3 (1.21%) Lingo
15 2 (0.81%) VBA
15 2 (0.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (8.91%) Security Cleared
2 19 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (6.48%) CCNA
4 12 (4.86%) SC Cleared
5 9 (3.64%) CCNP
6 8 (3.24%) Degree
7 5 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (2.02%) PMP
7 5 (2.02%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.62%) CCDP
8 4 (1.62%) IBM Certification
9 3 (1.21%) CCDA
9 3 (1.21%) CCIE
10 2 (0.81%) CCSA
10 2 (0.81%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.40%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.40%) MCITP
11 1 (0.40%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.64%) QA
2 5 (2.02%) SLA
3 2 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 21 (8.50%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.02%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 4 (1.62%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.62%) vCloud
4 4 (1.62%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (1.21%) Squid
5 3 (1.21%) vSphere
6 2 (0.81%) XenServer
6 2 (0.81%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.40%) KVM
7 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.40%) XenApp
7 1 (0.40%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (5.67%) Puppet
1 14 (5.67%) Vagrant
2 8 (3.24%) NetBackup
3 6 (2.43%) Kibana
4 5 (2.02%) ServiceCenter
5 4 (1.62%) CA Wily
6 3 (1.21%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (1.21%) Ansible
6 3 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.21%) Plesk
6 3 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (1.21%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.81%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.81%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.40%) WSUS
8 1 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.40%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 51 (20.65%) Microsoft
2 48 (19.43%) Oracle
3 41 (16.60%) Red Hat
4 31 (12.55%) HP
5 29 (11.74%) VMware
6 27 (10.93%) Cisco
7 13 (5.26%) IBM
7 13 (5.26%) CheckPoint
8 10 (4.05%) F5
9 8 (3.24%) EMC
10 7 (2.83%) Google
10 7 (2.83%) Juniper
11 6 (2.43%) Veritas
11 6 (2.43%) Blue Coat
12 5 (2.02%) LANDesk
12 5 (2.02%) LogRhythm
12 5 (2.02%) Symantec
12 5 (2.02%) NetApp
13 4 (1.62%) CA
13 4 (1.62%) BEA
West Midlands
Montash
Rate: £120 - £180 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Warwickshire
Montash
Rate: £120 - £180 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Shropshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £270 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + possible home working 2-3 days per week
Posted: 9 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Coventry
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 15 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 24 days ago