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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 28 39 33
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -6
Contract jobs citing Linux 166 96 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.06% 3.75% 5.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.52% 19.96% 24.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 38 82
Median daily rate £450 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +2.04%
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
431 481 497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.73% 18.80% 21.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 186 225
Median daily rate £375 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 65 86
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.33 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.88 £20.10 £20.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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
Birmingham +13 52 £480 +62.71% 15
Shropshire +22 41 £406 -16.23% 2
Warwickshire +14 21 £375 -25.00% 10
Solihull -1 17 £538 +138.88% 3
Worcestershire +7 10 £413 +166.12% 5
Coventry -8 7 £500 +25.00% 8
Staffordshire -4 3 £438 +45.83% 3
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 119 (33.62%) Unix
2 118 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (30.51%) DevOps
4 107 (30.23%) Windows
5 98 (27.68%) Puppet
6 93 (26.27%) Git (software)
7 91 (25.71%) Java
8 74 (20.90%) Jenkins
9 72 (20.34%) Configuration Management
10 58 (16.38%) JavaScript
11 57 (16.10%) Oracle
12 56 (15.82%) SQL
13 55 (15.54%) HTTP
14 54 (15.25%) Amazon AWS
14 54 (15.25%) Opscode Chef
15 53 (14.97%) Docker
16 52 (14.69%) Python
17 51 (14.41%) VMware
18 50 (14.12%) HTML
18 50 (14.12%) CSS
19 48 (13.56%) Security Cleared
19 48 (13.56%) Continuous Integration
20 46 (12.99%) Microsoft
21 45 (12.71%) Red Hat
21 45 (12.71%) Open Source
22 44 (12.43%) MongoDB
22 44 (12.43%) PHP
23 43 (12.15%) Ruby
24 42 (11.86%) Windows Server
25 38 (10.73%) 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 (8.76%) Apache
2 26 (7.34%) OpenStack
3 22 (6.21%) WebLogic
4 20 (5.65%) Confluence
4 20 (5.65%) JBoss
4 20 (5.65%) Tomcat
5 16 (4.52%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (3.67%) IIS
7 12 (3.39%) Oracle Application Server
8 9 (2.54%) MS Exchange
9 8 (2.26%) CMS
9 8 (2.26%) nginx
10 7 (1.98%) SAS
11 6 (1.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 5 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (1.41%) Mule
13 4 (1.13%) WebLogic Portal
14 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
14 3 (0.85%) Liferay
14 3 (0.85%) MindAlign
Applications
1 11 (3.11%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.98%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.69%) MS Project
4 3 (0.85%) MS Office
5 1 (0.28%) HipChat
5 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (3.39%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (2.82%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (1.69%) Oracle 11i
3 6 (1.69%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.28%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 54 (15.25%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (9.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (4.52%) IaaS
3 16 (4.52%) PaaS
4 9 (2.54%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (2.26%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (2.26%) GitHub
6 7 (1.98%) SaaS
7 4 (1.13%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (1.13%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.13%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (1.13%) Google App Engine
7 4 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (1.13%) Route 53
7 4 (1.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (0.85%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 3 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.85%) Office 365
9 2 (0.56%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.56%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 55 (15.54%) HTTP
2 36 (10.17%) TCP/IP
3 33 (9.32%) Firewall
4 28 (7.91%) DNS
5 26 (7.34%) SSL
6 23 (6.50%) SAN
7 16 (4.52%) LAN
8 13 (3.67%) Intrusion Detection
8 13 (3.67%) WAN
9 12 (3.39%) IPv4
10 9 (2.54%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (2.54%) LDAP
11 8 (2.26%) VLAN
12 7 (1.98%) SNMP
13 6 (1.69%) Ethernet
13 6 (1.69%) OpenLDAP
13 6 (1.69%) VPN
14 5 (1.41%) Internet
14 5 (1.41%) SMTP
14 5 (1.41%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (12.43%) MongoDB
2 36 (10.17%) MySQL
3 33 (9.32%) SQL Server
4 31 (8.76%) Relational Database
5 26 (7.34%) NoSQL
6 25 (7.06%) Oracle Database
7 24 (6.78%) PostgreSQL
8 17 (4.80%) Oracle Database 11g
9 10 (2.82%) Oracle Database 10g
10 8 (2.26%) Big Data
10 8 (2.26%) Hadoop
10 8 (2.26%) Oracle OWB
11 7 (1.98%) Oracle BI EE
11 7 (1.98%) Oracle Discoverer
11 7 (1.98%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.13%) Oracle Database 12c
12 4 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 3 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 93 (26.27%) Git (software)
2 74 (20.90%) Jenkins
3 38 (10.73%) Subversion
4 23 (6.50%) JUnit
5 20 (5.65%) JIRA
5 20 (5.65%) Maven
5 20 (5.65%) Selenium
6 19 (5.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 18 (5.08%) Sonatype Nexus
8 17 (4.80%) ClearQuest
9 16 (4.52%) ClearCase
9 16 (4.52%) Eclipse
10 9 (2.54%) Ant
10 9 (2.54%) Apache Ivy
10 9 (2.54%) SoapUI
11 8 (2.26%) Bitbucket
11 8 (2.26%) Cucumber
11 8 (2.26%) FishEye
11 8 (2.26%) GoCD
12 6 (1.69%) IntelliJ
General
1 18 (5.08%) Finance
2 9 (2.54%) Automotive
3 5 (1.41%) Banking
3 5 (1.41%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.13%) Marketing
5 3 (0.85%) Local Government
5 3 (0.85%) Retail
5 3 (0.85%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.56%) Advertising
6 2 (0.56%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.56%) Law
7 1 (0.28%) Avionics
7 1 (0.28%) Electronics
7 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.28%) Games
7 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 89 (25.14%) Developer
2 49 (13.84%) DevOps Engineer
3 45 (12.71%) Architect
4 28 (7.91%) Java Developer
5 22 (6.21%) Administrator
6 21 (5.93%) Analyst
7 19 (5.37%) Consultant
8 17 (4.80%) Linux Engineer
8 17 (4.80%) PHP Developer
9 16 (4.52%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 14 (3.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 14 (3.95%) Software Engineer
11 13 (3.67%) Java Architect
12 11 (3.11%) AWS DevOps
12 11 (3.11%) DBA
12 11 (3.11%) Senior Developer
12 11 (3.11%) Systems Engineer
13 10 (2.82%) AWS Engineer
13 10 (2.82%) DevOps Specialist
13 10 (2.82%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (14.12%) CSS
1 50 (14.12%) HTML
2 36 (10.17%) Spring
3 33 (9.32%) Web Services
4 32 (9.04%) ELK Stack
5 30 (8.47%) JSON
6 25 (7.06%) REST
7 24 (6.78%) RabbitMQ
8 18 (5.08%) SOAP
9 16 (4.52%) jQuery
9 16 (4.52%) Spring Boot
10 15 (4.24%) J2EE
10 15 (4.24%) Node.js
11 13 (3.67%) AngularJS
11 13 (3.67%) XML
12 12 (3.39%) Hibernate
12 12 (3.39%) Play Framework
13 11 (3.11%) .NET
13 11 (3.11%) HTML5
14 10 (2.82%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.78%) Data Centre
2 19 (5.37%) Visualisation
3 16 (4.52%) Private Cloud
4 13 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.26%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.69%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.41%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.41%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.41%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (1.41%) Security Operations Centre
8 4 (1.13%) Data Integration
8 4 (1.13%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.13%) Smartphone
8 4 (1.13%) User Experience
9 3 (0.85%) Economics
9 3 (0.85%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.85%) PDA
9 3 (0.85%) Performance Metrics
9 3 (0.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 119 (33.62%) Unix
2 107 (30.23%) Windows
3 42 (11.86%) Windows Server
4 37 (10.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 36 (10.17%) AIX
6 25 (7.06%) Solaris
7 22 (6.21%) Mac OS X
8 21 (5.93%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (5.65%) Ubuntu
10 13 (3.67%) CentOS
11 11 (3.11%) SUSE
12 10 (2.82%) Apple iOS
13 9 (2.54%) Windows 8
14 7 (1.98%) Embedded Linux
15 6 (1.69%) HPUX
16 4 (1.13%) VxWorks
17 3 (0.85%) Debian
17 3 (0.85%) MVS
18 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
19 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (30.51%) DevOps
3 72 (20.34%) Configuration Management
4 48 (13.56%) Continuous Integration
5 45 (12.71%) Open Source
6 38 (10.73%) Scrum
7 36 (10.17%) Web Development
8 30 (8.47%) Continuous Delivery
9 27 (7.63%) Software Engineering
10 26 (7.34%) Responsive Web Design
11 22 (6.21%) Web Design
12 21 (5.93%) OO
13 19 (5.37%) Migration
14 18 (5.08%) MVC
15 17 (4.80%) Cybersecurity
15 17 (4.80%) ITIL
15 17 (4.80%) Waterfall
15 17 (4.80%) Web Operations
16 16 (4.52%) Project Management
16 16 (4.52%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 91 (25.71%) Java
2 58 (16.38%) JavaScript
3 56 (15.82%) SQL
4 52 (14.69%) Python
5 44 (12.43%) PHP
6 43 (12.15%) Ruby
7 30 (8.47%) Shell Script
8 18 (5.08%) Scala
9 16 (4.52%) C
10 15 (4.24%) Bash Shell
10 15 (4.24%) C#
10 15 (4.24%) PowerShell
11 12 (3.39%) Perl
12 9 (2.54%) PL/SQL
13 7 (1.98%) C++
14 5 (1.41%) Korn
14 5 (1.41%) T-SQL
15 4 (1.13%) PHP 5
16 3 (0.85%) Groovy
16 3 (0.85%) R
Qualifications
1 48 (13.56%) Security Cleared
2 35 (9.89%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.24%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (3.39%) Degree
5 9 (2.54%) CCNP
5 9 (2.54%) ISEB
5 9 (2.54%) MCSA
5 9 (2.54%) MCSE
5 9 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (2.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (1.69%) CCNA
6 6 (1.69%) CCSA
6 6 (1.69%) CEH
6 6 (1.69%) GCFA
6 6 (1.69%) GCIH
6 6 (1.69%) MCP
7 5 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.41%) OCP
7 5 (1.41%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (0.85%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.26%) QA
2 6 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (1.41%) SLA
4 2 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.56%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.28%) GPG13
5 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 53 (14.97%) Docker
2 25 (7.06%) Active Directory
3 22 (6.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (2.82%) Oracle RAC
4 10 (2.82%) vSphere
5 7 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (1.41%) Sendmail
7 3 (0.85%) iptables
7 3 (0.85%) OpenSSH
7 3 (0.85%) Terminal Server
7 3 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.56%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.56%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.28%) HDFS
9 1 (0.28%) Postfix
9 1 (0.28%) Squid
9 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 1 (0.28%) XenApp
9 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 98 (27.68%) Puppet
2 54 (15.25%) Opscode Chef
3 36 (10.17%) Ansible
4 18 (5.08%) Kibana
5 17 (4.80%) Terraform
6 16 (4.52%) Grafana
6 16 (4.52%) Graphite
6 16 (4.52%) logstash
7 13 (3.67%) Salt
8 9 (2.54%) Packer
9 7 (1.98%) Uchiwa
10 6 (1.69%) Data Guard
10 6 (1.69%) Kubernetes
10 6 (1.69%) Nagios
10 6 (1.69%) Opsview
10 6 (1.69%) WSUS
11 5 (1.41%) Consul
11 5 (1.41%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 5 (1.41%) Oracle Identity Management
11 5 (1.41%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 57 (16.10%) Oracle
2 51 (14.41%) VMware
3 46 (12.99%) Microsoft
4 45 (12.71%) Red Hat
5 24 (6.78%) Cisco
6 18 (5.08%) Google
7 17 (4.80%) WSO2
8 14 (3.95%) Rackspace
9 11 (3.11%) Juniper
9 11 (3.11%) MuleSoft
10 10 (2.82%) Splunk
11 8 (2.26%) CheckPoint
12 7 (1.98%) Atlassian
12 7 (1.98%) BMC
12 7 (1.98%) HP
12 7 (1.98%) NetApp
13 6 (1.69%) Citrix
13 6 (1.69%) Dell
13 6 (1.69%) LogRhythm
13 6 (1.69%) Zend
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