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 30 September 2016 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 27 55 27
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -28
Contract jobs citing Linux 190 71 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.88% 2.80% 5.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.26% 17.75% 25.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 35 73
Median daily rate £430 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £231 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £434 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 15
Median hourly rate £38.25 - £27.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.85 - £20.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.65 - £35.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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
524 400 535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.21% 15.77% 20.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 180 237
Median daily rate £356 £335 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.26% +7.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £155 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 58 88
Median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -15.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £21.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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 30 September 2016.

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 30 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Shropshire +8 53 £430 +18.62% 9
Birmingham +16 41 £440 +35.38% 16
Coventry +7 24 £413 +17.85% 12
Warwickshire +3 18 £350 -17.15% 6
Worcestershire -2 9 £350 -3.44% 2
Solihull 0 5 £375 +42.85% 1
Staffordshire - 3 £275 - 10
Dudley - 2 - - 1
Herefordshire +3 1 £450 +28.57%
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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.

1 155 (35.71%) Java
1 155 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (34.33%) Unix
3 126 (29.03%) Windows
4 119 (27.42%) Puppet
5 98 (22.58%) Oracle
6 93 (21.43%) Git (software)
7 91 (20.97%) DevOps
8 80 (18.43%) Spring
9 78 (17.97%) Docker
10 77 (17.74%) SQL
11 76 (17.51%) Security Cleared
12 69 (15.90%) VMware
13 67 (15.44%) Red Hat
14 65 (14.98%) MongoDB
15 62 (14.29%) JavaScript
16 60 (13.82%) Open Source
17 58 (13.36%) SC Cleared
18 56 (12.90%) HTML
18 56 (12.90%) CSS
18 56 (12.90%) WebLogic
18 56 (12.90%) Shell Script
19 55 (12.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 51 (11.75%) Microsoft
20 51 (11.75%) Jenkins
20 51 (11.75%) RabbitMQ
21 47 (10.83%) J2EE
22 46 (10.60%) Maven
22 46 (10.60%) Oracle Database
23 45 (10.37%) Software Engineering

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 56 (12.90%) WebLogic
2 29 (6.68%) Apache
3 27 (6.22%) Confluence
4 26 (5.99%) JBoss
4 26 (5.99%) Oracle Application Server
5 23 (5.30%) Tomcat
6 19 (4.38%) OpenStack
7 18 (4.15%) CMS
8 13 (3.00%) IIS
9 12 (2.76%) WebLogic Portal
10 11 (2.53%) Documentum
11 10 (2.30%) Elasticsearch
12 9 (2.07%) Captiva
12 9 (2.07%) MS Exchange
12 9 (2.07%) SAS
13 8 (1.84%) nginx
13 8 (1.84%) SharePoint
14 5 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
14 5 (1.15%) Liferay
14 5 (1.15%) Mule
Applications
1 20 (4.61%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.46%) MS Visio
3 10 (2.30%) MS Office
4 5 (1.15%) MS Project
5 3 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.23%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 33 (7.60%) Oracle EBS
2 31 (7.14%) Oracle EBS R12
3 25 (5.76%) Oracle Applications
4 23 (5.30%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (0.69%) ENOVIA
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 41 (9.45%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (3.46%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (2.76%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (2.53%) Google App Engine
5 11 (2.53%) Google Cloud Platform
5 11 (2.53%) IaaS
5 11 (2.53%) PaaS
6 10 (2.30%) SaaS
7 2 (0.46%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.46%) GitHub
7 2 (0.46%) Office 365
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.23%) IBM PureFlex
8 1 (0.23%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.23%) Route 53
8 1 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 41 (9.45%) HTTP
2 34 (7.83%) Firewall
3 27 (6.22%) SSL
4 25 (5.76%) DNS
4 25 (5.76%) TCP/IP
5 22 (5.07%) SAN
6 18 (4.15%) LAN
7 17 (3.92%) IPv4
8 16 (3.69%) SNMP
9 15 (3.46%) WAN
10 14 (3.23%) Ethernet
11 11 (2.53%) VLAN
12 10 (2.30%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (2.30%) Internet
13 8 (1.84%) Intrusion Detection
13 8 (1.84%) OpenLDAP
13 8 (1.84%) SSH
14 7 (1.61%) IMAP
14 7 (1.61%) SMTP
14 7 (1.61%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (14.98%) MongoDB
2 46 (10.60%) Oracle Database
3 37 (8.53%) Oracle Database 11g
3 37 (8.53%) SQL Server
4 25 (5.76%) MySQL
5 24 (5.53%) Oracle Database 10g
6 23 (5.30%) Oracle Discoverer
7 22 (5.07%) Relational Database
8 17 (3.92%) NoSQL
9 14 (3.23%) Oracle BI EE
9 14 (3.23%) Oracle OWB
10 13 (3.00%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (2.30%) Oracle Database 12c
12 8 (1.84%) RDBMS
13 7 (1.61%) Hadoop
14 4 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
15 3 (0.69%) CouchDB
15 3 (0.69%) SAS Enterprise Guide
15 3 (0.69%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 93 (21.43%) Git (software)
2 51 (11.75%) Jenkins
3 46 (10.60%) Maven
4 41 (9.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 27 (6.22%) JIRA
6 26 (5.99%) SoapUI
7 24 (5.53%) Subversion
8 19 (4.38%) Eclipse
9 18 (4.15%) Selenium
10 15 (3.46%) ClearQuest
11 14 (3.23%) ClearCase
12 11 (2.53%) JUnit
13 10 (2.30%) GoCD
13 10 (2.30%) Sonatype Nexus
14 8 (1.84%) Ant
14 8 (1.84%) Bitbucket
14 8 (1.84%) CppUnit
14 8 (1.84%) FishEye
15 6 (1.38%) IntelliJ
15 6 (1.38%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 21 (4.84%) Automotive
2 17 (3.92%) Finance
3 6 (1.38%) Manufacturing
4 4 (0.92%) Aerospace
4 4 (0.92%) Retail
5 3 (0.69%) Law
5 3 (0.69%) Local Government
5 3 (0.69%) Marketing
6 2 (0.46%) Banking
6 2 (0.46%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.23%) Advertising
7 1 (0.23%) Avionics
7 1 (0.23%) Electronics
7 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.23%) Games
7 1 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 125 (28.80%) Developer
2 76 (17.51%) Architect
3 57 (13.13%) DevOps Engineer
4 46 (10.60%) Java Developer
5 33 (7.60%) Software Engineer
6 32 (7.37%) Java Architect
7 30 (6.91%) DBA
8 28 (6.45%) Administrator
8 28 (6.45%) Software Architect
9 27 (6.22%) Oracle DBA
10 23 (5.30%) Linux Engineer
11 22 (5.07%) Java Software Architect
12 19 (4.38%) Consultant
12 19 (4.38%) Java Engineer
13 18 (4.15%) Analyst
13 18 (4.15%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 18 (4.15%) SC Cleared DBA
14 17 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 17 (3.92%) Oracle Applications DBA
15 16 (3.69%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (18.43%) Spring
2 56 (12.90%) CSS
2 56 (12.90%) HTML
3 51 (11.75%) RabbitMQ
4 47 (10.83%) J2EE
5 44 (10.14%) ELK Stack
6 43 (9.91%) Spring Boot
7 38 (8.76%) JSON
8 36 (8.29%) REST
8 36 (8.29%) XML
9 35 (8.06%) SOAP
10 31 (7.14%) Hystrix
10 31 (7.14%) Web Services
11 27 (6.22%) WireMock
12 25 (5.76%) jQuery
13 21 (4.84%) Play Framework
13 21 (4.84%) Spring MVC
14 19 (4.38%) AngularJS
14 19 (4.38%) Hibernate
14 19 (4.38%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 36 (8.29%) Data Centre
2 14 (3.23%) Private Cloud
3 12 (2.76%) Embedded Systems
4 9 (2.07%) Visualisation
5 7 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (1.61%) Performance Metrics
6 6 (1.38%) Data Integration
6 6 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.38%) PKI
7 5 (1.15%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.15%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.92%) Computer Science
8 4 (0.92%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.69%) Economics
9 3 (0.69%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 3 (0.69%) Internet of Things
9 3 (0.69%) PDA
9 3 (0.69%) Statistics
9 3 (0.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 149 (34.33%) Unix
2 126 (29.03%) Windows
3 55 (12.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 42 (9.68%) Windows Server
5 34 (7.83%) AIX
6 25 (5.76%) Solaris
7 24 (5.53%) CentOS
8 17 (3.92%) SUSE
9 16 (3.69%) Ubuntu
9 16 (3.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (2.76%) Mac OS X
11 10 (2.30%) Embedded Linux
11 10 (2.30%) VxWorks
12 9 (2.07%) Windows 8
13 7 (1.61%) Debian
13 7 (1.61%) HPUX
13 7 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (1.15%) Fedora
15 4 (0.92%) Data ONTAP
16 3 (0.69%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (20.97%) DevOps
3 60 (13.82%) Open Source
4 45 (10.37%) Software Engineering
5 44 (10.14%) Configuration Management
6 40 (9.22%) Web Development
7 39 (8.99%) Microservices
7 39 (8.99%) Scrum
8 31 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
8 31 (7.14%) MVC
9 29 (6.68%) Performance Tuning
10 27 (6.22%) Responsive Web Design
11 26 (5.99%) Software Architecture
12 23 (5.30%) Database Tuning
13 22 (5.07%) Continuous Integration
13 22 (5.07%) ITIL
13 22 (5.07%) Migration
14 21 (4.84%) Project Planning
14 21 (4.84%) Waterfall
15 17 (3.92%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 155 (35.71%) Java
2 77 (17.74%) SQL
3 62 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 56 (12.90%) Shell Script
5 30 (6.91%) C
5 30 (6.91%) Python
6 25 (5.76%) Scala
7 24 (5.53%) Ruby
8 22 (5.07%) PHP
9 20 (4.61%) C#
10 19 (4.38%) Perl
11 18 (4.15%) PL/SQL
12 16 (3.69%) C++
13 12 (2.76%) Bash Shell
14 8 (1.84%) PowerShell
15 6 (1.38%) PHP 5
16 5 (1.15%) Korn
17 4 (0.92%) COBOL
18 3 (0.69%) T-SQL
18 3 (0.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 76 (17.51%) Security Cleared
2 58 (13.36%) SC Cleared
3 12 (2.76%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (2.76%) MCSE
3 12 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 10 (2.30%) CCNP
5 10 (2.30%) OCP
5 10 (2.30%) Oracle Certification
6 9 (2.07%) MCSA
7 8 (1.84%) Degree
7 8 (1.84%) ISEB
8 4 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.92%) LPIC
9 3 (0.69%) A+ Certification
9 3 (0.69%) CCNA
9 3 (0.69%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.69%) RHCE
10 2 (0.46%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.61%) QA
3 4 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.92%) SLA
4 2 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.23%) GPG13
5 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 78 (17.97%) Docker
2 36 (8.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (7.14%) Oracle RAC
4 26 (5.99%) Virtual Machines
5 25 (5.76%) Active Directory
6 19 (4.38%) vSphere
7 13 (3.00%) iptables
8 8 (1.84%) OpenSSH
9 7 (1.61%) Sendmail
10 4 (0.92%) Firmware
10 4 (0.92%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.69%) Postfix
11 3 (0.69%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.46%) vCloud
12 2 (0.46%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.23%) HDFS
13 1 (0.23%) PowerHA
13 1 (0.23%) UAG
13 1 (0.23%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 119 (27.42%) Puppet
2 36 (8.29%) Graphite
3 34 (7.83%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (5.53%) Grafana
5 23 (5.30%) Data Guard
6 18 (4.15%) Terraform
7 15 (3.46%) Ansible
8 13 (3.00%) Consul
9 11 (2.53%) Packer
10 9 (2.07%) Kibana
10 9 (2.07%) logstash
10 9 (2.07%) SCCM
11 7 (1.61%) Uchiwa
12 6 (1.38%) Kubernetes
13 5 (1.15%) Red Hat Satellite
13 5 (1.15%) SCOM
14 4 (0.92%) Mesos
14 4 (0.92%) Nagios
14 4 (0.92%) NetBackup
14 4 (0.92%) Opsview
Vendors
1 98 (22.58%) Oracle
2 69 (15.90%) VMware
3 67 (15.44%) Red Hat
4 51 (11.75%) Microsoft
5 25 (5.76%) Cisco
5 25 (5.76%) WSO2
6 24 (5.53%) Google
7 14 (3.23%) webMethods
8 13 (3.00%) MuleSoft
9 12 (2.76%) Juniper
9 12 (2.76%) Pega
10 11 (2.53%) Atlassian
10 11 (2.53%) EMC
11 10 (2.30%) Adobe
11 10 (2.30%) Citrix
12 9 (2.07%) Dell
12 9 (2.07%) NetApp
12 9 (2.07%) Splunk
13 8 (1.84%) HP
14 7 (1.61%) IBM
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