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 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 27 39 66
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +27
Contract jobs citing Linux 153 95 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.72% 4.04% 2.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.24% 20.56% 10.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 49 18
Average daily rate
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£340 £325 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +52.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £250 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £492 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £372 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.80% +14.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 5
Average hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.19% -23.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.11%
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
506 462 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.90% 19.64% 20.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 226 135
Average daily rate £325 £291 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.68% +3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £167 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.79% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 63 53
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -0.78%

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 5 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 5 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 5 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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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 +18 57 £335 -4.28% 19
Shropshire +4 20 £400 -18.36% 3
Warwickshire +4 20 £338 +18.42% 6
Staffordshire 0 14 £325 -7.14% 1
Coventry -4 10 £275 -21.98% 14
West Bromwich - 7 £245 -
Worcestershire +3 4 £450 +33.33% 7
Wolverhampton +8 3 £220 -16.98% 1
Herefordshire -7 3 £300 - 2
Dudley - 3 - -
Solihull - 3 £350 - 3
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 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.

1 105 (39.03%) Windows
2 100 (37.17%) UNIX
3 54 (20.07%) Red Hat
4 53 (19.70%) Oracle
4 53 (19.70%) ITIL
5 52 (19.33%) Solaris
6 49 (18.22%) Java
7 47 (17.47%) Microsoft
8 46 (17.10%) Subversion
9 44 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
10 43 (15.99%) MySQL
11 40 (14.87%) HPUX
11 40 (14.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 39 (14.50%) Firewall
13 38 (14.13%) Open Source
14 37 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
15 36 (13.38%) VMware
15 36 (13.38%) HTML
16 35 (13.01%) SQL Server
17 34 (12.64%) JavaScript
18 32 (11.90%) CSS
18 32 (11.90%) AIX
19 31 (11.52%) HP
19 31 (11.52%) Configuration Management
20 30 (11.15%) Apache
21 29 (10.78%) Cisco
21 29 (10.78%) Git (software)
22 28 (10.41%) Puppet
22 28 (10.41%) PHP
23 24 (8.92%) TCP/IP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 30 (11.15%) Apache
2 16 (5.95%) JBoss
3 14 (5.20%) WebLogic
4 13 (4.83%) Tomcat
5 11 (4.09%) CMS
5 11 (4.09%) WebSphere
6 10 (3.72%) Joomla!
7 9 (3.35%) MS Exchange
7 9 (3.35%) Confluence
8 8 (2.97%) WordPress
9 5 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (1.86%) Node.js
9 5 (1.86%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (1.49%) CICS
10 4 (1.49%) WebSphere Process Server
10 4 (1.49%) WebSphere Portal
11 3 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (1.12%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 10 (3.72%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.60%) MS Office
3 2 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.12%) Magento
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.35%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.49%) Office 365
3 2 (0.74%) Joyent
3 2 (0.74%) GitHub
3 2 (0.74%) IaaS
3 2 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 39 (14.50%) Firewall
2 24 (8.92%) SAN
2 24 (8.92%) TCP/IP
3 14 (5.20%) DNS
4 12 (4.46%) OSPF
4 12 (4.46%) BGP
5 11 (4.09%) Network Security
6 10 (3.72%) Internet
7 9 (3.35%) HTTP
7 9 (3.35%) Intrusion Detection
7 9 (3.35%) NAS
8 8 (2.97%) VPN
9 7 (2.60%) LAN
9 7 (2.60%) Multicast
9 7 (2.60%) Structured Cabling
9 7 (2.60%) SSL
10 6 (2.23%) WAN
11 4 (1.49%) LDAP
11 4 (1.49%) X.509
11 4 (1.49%) ASN.1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (15.99%) MySQL
2 35 (13.01%) SQL Server
3 20 (7.43%) PostgreSQL
4 19 (7.06%) Oracle Database
5 18 (6.69%) MongoDB
6 13 (4.83%) Relational Database
7 8 (2.97%) DB2
8 5 (1.86%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.12%) Oracle9i Database
10 2 (0.74%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.74%) Couchbase
10 2 (0.74%) CouchDB
10 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.37%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 46 (17.10%) Subversion
2 29 (10.78%) Git (software)
3 24 (8.92%) Jenkins
4 20 (7.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (7.43%) Maven
5 15 (5.58%) Hudson
6 13 (4.83%) JIRA
7 12 (4.46%) Selenium
8 5 (1.86%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.49%) Introscope
9 4 (1.49%) Ant
9 4 (1.49%) ClearCase
9 4 (1.49%) TortoiseSVN
10 3 (1.12%) FishEye
10 3 (1.12%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.74%) JUnit
11 2 (0.74%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.74%) QuickTest Pro
11 2 (0.74%) NetBeans
12 1 (0.37%) CruiseControl
General
1 19 (7.06%) Finance
2 11 (4.09%) Banking
3 7 (2.60%) Marketing
3 7 (2.60%) Automotive
4 6 (2.23%) Retail
5 5 (1.86%) Legal
6 4 (1.49%) Law
7 3 (1.12%) Publishing
7 3 (1.12%) Games
8 2 (0.74%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.37%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 68 (25.28%) Developer
2 44 (16.36%) Architect
3 34 (12.64%) Analyst
4 24 (8.92%) Administrator
5 22 (8.18%) Support Analyst
6 21 (7.81%) Infrastructure Architect
7 19 (7.06%) Python Developer
8 18 (6.69%) 2nd Line Support
9 13 (4.83%) Project Manager
9 13 (4.83%) Systems Administrator
10 12 (4.46%) Consultant
10 12 (4.46%) Technical Support
10 12 (4.46%) Platform Architect
11 11 (4.09%) Security Engineer
12 10 (3.72%) Senior Developer
13 9 (3.35%) DBA
14 8 (2.97%) Applications Support
14 8 (2.97%) Technical Support Analyst
14 8 (2.97%) Technical Analyst
14 8 (2.97%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (13.38%) HTML
2 32 (11.90%) CSS
3 23 (8.55%) .NET
4 20 (7.43%) J2EE
5 17 (6.32%) Web Services
6 16 (5.95%) Django
6 16 (5.95%) Flask
7 14 (5.20%) RESTful
7 14 (5.20%) XML
8 12 (4.46%) LAMP
9 11 (4.09%) RabbitMQ
10 10 (3.72%) jQuery
10 10 (3.72%) Ruby on Rails
11 9 (3.35%) Middleware
11 9 (3.35%) REST
12 8 (2.97%) Spring
13 7 (2.60%) CGI
13 7 (2.60%) HTML5
14 6 (2.23%) D3.js
14 6 (2.23%) Flot
Miscellaneous
1 38 (14.13%) Open Source
2 37 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.35%) Visualisation
4 6 (2.23%) New Media
4 6 (2.23%) Clustering
5 5 (1.86%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.49%) Wiki
6 4 (1.49%) LPAR
6 4 (1.49%) Cryptography
6 4 (1.49%) PKI
6 4 (1.49%) Statistics
7 3 (1.12%) CMDB
7 3 (1.12%) Celerra
7 3 (1.12%) DataPower
7 3 (1.12%) HP Superdome
8 2 (0.74%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.74%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.74%) FMCG
8 2 (0.74%) Symmetrix DMX
8 2 (0.74%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 105 (39.03%) Windows
2 100 (37.17%) UNIX
3 52 (19.33%) Solaris
4 40 (14.87%) HPUX
4 40 (14.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 32 (11.90%) AIX
6 20 (7.43%) Ubuntu
7 17 (6.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (6.32%) Debian
8 16 (5.95%) SUSE
9 12 (4.46%) Windows XP
10 11 (4.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (4.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (4.09%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 9 (3.35%) zOS
12 5 (1.86%) VMS
12 5 (1.86%) Windows NT
13 4 (1.49%) Mac OS X
13 4 (1.49%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (1.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (19.70%) ITIL
2 44 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (11.52%) Configuration Management
4 24 (8.92%) TDD
4 24 (8.92%) Scrum
5 23 (8.55%) DevOps
6 22 (8.18%) BDD
6 22 (8.18%) MVC
6 22 (8.18%) Web Development
7 19 (7.06%) SOA
8 17 (6.32%) Migration
8 17 (6.32%) Microservices
8 17 (6.32%) Mentoring
9 16 (5.95%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (5.20%) Knowledge Management
11 13 (4.83%) Test Automation
11 13 (4.83%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (4.46%) TOGAF
12 12 (4.46%) Workflow
13 11 (4.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (18.22%) Java
2 34 (12.64%) JavaScript
3 28 (10.41%) PHP
4 22 (8.18%) SQL
4 22 (8.18%) Python
5 21 (7.81%) Shell Script
6 19 (7.06%) Perl
7 14 (5.20%) Ruby
8 11 (4.09%) C
9 9 (3.35%) C++
10 8 (2.97%) C#
11 6 (2.23%) VB
12 5 (1.86%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.49%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.49%) Jython
13 4 (1.49%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.12%) Lingo
14 3 (1.12%) Tcl
14 3 (1.12%) PHP5
15 2 (0.74%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (7.81%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (7.06%) Security Cleared
3 18 (6.69%) CCNA
4 11 (4.09%) CCNP
5 9 (3.35%) SC Cleared
6 8 (2.97%) Degree
7 5 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.86%) PMP
7 5 (1.86%) PMI Certification
7 5 (1.86%) CCDP
7 5 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.49%) IBM Certification
9 3 (1.12%) CCDA
9 3 (1.12%) CCIE
10 2 (0.74%) MCSE
10 2 (0.74%) CCSA
10 2 (0.74%) Check Point Certification
10 2 (0.74%) MCITP
10 2 (0.74%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.97%) QA
2 5 (1.86%) SLA
3 3 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.37%) HL7
5 1 (0.37%) DICOM
5 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (8.18%) Active Directory
2 18 (6.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.97%) Squid
4 6 (2.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 4 (1.49%) vCloud
5 4 (1.49%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (1.49%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.12%) vSphere
7 2 (0.74%) KVM
7 2 (0.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.74%) XenServer
8 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.37%) XenApp
8 1 (0.37%) Firmware
8 1 (0.37%) Samba
8 1 (0.37%) iptables
Systems Management
1 28 (10.41%) Puppet
2 11 (4.09%) Vagrant
3 8 (2.97%) NetBackup
4 6 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (2.23%) Ansible
4 6 (2.23%) Kibana
5 5 (1.86%) ServiceCenter
6 4 (1.49%) CA Wily
7 3 (1.12%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (1.12%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.74%) Plesk
8 2 (0.74%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.74%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.37%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.37%) WSUS
9 1 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.37%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (0.37%) Salt
9 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 54 (20.07%) Red Hat
2 53 (19.70%) Oracle
3 47 (17.47%) Microsoft
4 36 (13.38%) VMware
5 31 (11.52%) HP
6 29 (10.78%) Cisco
7 13 (4.83%) IBM
7 13 (4.83%) CheckPoint
8 10 (3.72%) F5
9 9 (3.35%) EMC
9 9 (3.35%) BEA
10 7 (2.60%) Juniper
10 7 (2.60%) Veritas
11 6 (2.23%) Blue Coat
12 5 (1.86%) Symantec
12 5 (1.86%) NetApp
12 5 (1.86%) Google
12 5 (1.86%) LANDesk
13 4 (1.49%) LogRhythm
13 4 (1.49%) webMethods
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