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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 16 28 45
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +17
Contract jobs citing Linux 241 137 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.07% 5.80% 3.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.62% 33.58% 16.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 93 47
Median daily rate £400 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £479
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 2
Median hourly rate £36.00 £26.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.84% +15.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £22.00 £22.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £32.21 £23.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
579 408 506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.40% 17.28% 21.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 224 240
Median daily rate £375 £335 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £140 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £450 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £348 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.31% +12.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 63 72
Median hourly rate £13.25 £16.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.69% +13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.99 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £26.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%

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 26 June 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
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 26 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 June 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 +9 64 £440 +19.32% 3
Birmingham -20 38 £250 -26.47% 20
Solihull - 34 - - 1
Worcestershire +5 24 £400 -11.11%
Warwickshire +2 21 £395 -8.40% 8
Coventry 0 17 £400 +14.28% 7
Staffordshire +7 8 £425 - 6
Herefordshire - 5 £525 - 1
Dudley -2 1 £100 -
Kingswinford - 1 £298 -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 159 (37.32%) Unix
2 154 (36.15%) Java
3 142 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 130 (30.52%) Puppet
5 124 (29.11%) Windows
6 105 (24.65%) Oracle
7 94 (22.07%) Git (software)
8 92 (21.60%) Spring
9 86 (20.19%) SQL
10 84 (19.72%) WebLogic
11 82 (19.25%) MongoDB
12 76 (17.84%) VMware
13 71 (16.67%) DevOps
14 69 (16.20%) Shell Script
15 68 (15.96%) Software Engineering
16 67 (15.73%) Security Cleared
17 65 (15.26%) Docker
18 62 (14.55%) RabbitMQ
18 62 (14.55%) ELK Stack
19 61 (14.32%) Red Hat
20 60 (14.08%) J2EE
21 56 (13.15%) Maven
22 54 (12.68%) Open Source
23 53 (12.44%) Amazon AWS
23 53 (12.44%) Spring Boot
24 52 (12.21%) SC Cleared
25 48 (11.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 47 (11.03%) Graphite
27 46 (10.80%) HTML
27 46 (10.80%) JavaScript

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 84 (19.72%) WebLogic
2 37 (8.69%) JBoss
3 31 (7.28%) OpenStack
4 29 (6.81%) Documentum
5 27 (6.34%) Captiva
6 24 (5.63%) Oracle Application Server
7 22 (5.16%) Apache
7 22 (5.16%) Confluence
8 21 (4.93%) Tomcat
9 19 (4.46%) CMS
10 18 (4.23%) Elasticsearch
11 10 (2.35%) WebLogic Portal
12 9 (2.11%) SharePoint
13 8 (1.88%) WebSphere
14 7 (1.64%) IIS
15 6 (1.41%) nginx
15 6 (1.41%) PowerExchange
16 5 (1.17%) SAS
17 4 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
18 3 (0.70%) Liferay
Applications
1 21 (4.93%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.58%) MS Office
2 11 (2.58%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.23%) MS Project
4 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 30 (7.04%) Oracle EBS
2 27 (6.34%) Oracle EBS R12
3 25 (5.87%) Oracle Applications
4 23 (5.40%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (0.70%) ENOVIA
6 1 (0.23%) Magento
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.23%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 53 (12.44%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (10.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (9.15%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (2.11%) GitHub
4 9 (2.11%) Google App Engine
4 9 (2.11%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (1.64%) SaaS
6 6 (1.41%) PaaS
7 5 (1.17%) Office 365
8 2 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (0.47%) IaaS
9 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.23%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.23%) Heroku
9 1 (0.23%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (7.04%) HTTP
2 29 (6.81%) SSL
3 22 (5.16%) TCP/IP
4 19 (4.46%) Firewall
5 14 (3.29%) Internet
6 13 (3.05%) SNMP
7 12 (2.82%) DNS
8 11 (2.58%) Ethernet
9 8 (1.88%) LAN
9 8 (1.88%) VPN
10 7 (1.64%) Kerberos
10 7 (1.64%) SAN
10 7 (1.64%) SSH
10 7 (1.64%) WAN
10 7 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (1.41%) ZigBee
12 5 (1.17%) HTTPS
12 5 (1.17%) IPv4
12 5 (1.17%) SMTP
12 5 (1.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (19.25%) MongoDB
2 39 (9.15%) Oracle Database
3 31 (7.28%) Oracle Database 11g
4 24 (5.63%) Oracle Database 10g
5 23 (5.40%) Oracle Discoverer
6 22 (5.16%) MySQL
6 22 (5.16%) SQL Server
7 16 (3.76%) Oracle OWB
8 14 (3.29%) MariaDB
9 13 (3.05%) Oracle BI EE
10 10 (2.35%) Relational Database
11 8 (1.88%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (1.64%) Oracle Database 12c
13 6 (1.41%) NoSQL
13 6 (1.41%) PowerCenter
13 6 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
14 4 (0.94%) Hadoop
14 4 (0.94%) RDBMS
15 3 (0.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 3 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 94 (22.07%) Git (software)
2 56 (13.15%) Maven
3 40 (9.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 30 (7.04%) Jenkins
5 28 (6.57%) SoapUI
6 27 (6.34%) Vagrant
7 26 (6.10%) JIRA
8 17 (3.99%) Selenium
9 16 (3.76%) ClearQuest
10 15 (3.52%) Eclipse
11 13 (3.05%) Subversion
12 9 (2.11%) IntelliJ
13 8 (1.88%) ClearCase
14 7 (1.64%) JUnit
15 5 (1.17%) CppUnit
15 5 (1.17%) GoCD
15 5 (1.17%) Rational Rhapsody
16 4 (0.94%) NetBeans
17 3 (0.70%) Dreamweaver
17 3 (0.70%) Oracle APEX
General
1 20 (4.69%) Automotive
2 15 (3.52%) Finance
3 14 (3.29%) Retail
4 3 (0.70%) Banking
4 3 (0.70%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.47%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.47%) Games
5 2 (0.47%) Marketing
5 2 (0.47%) Publishing
5 2 (0.47%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.23%) Advertising
6 1 (0.23%) Back Office
6 1 (0.23%) Electronics
6 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 144 (33.80%) Developer
2 97 (22.77%) Architect
3 44 (10.33%) Software Architect
4 41 (9.62%) DevOps Engineer
5 38 (8.92%) Java Architect
6 36 (8.45%) Software Engineer
7 32 (7.51%) Java Software Architect
8 28 (6.57%) Java Developer
9 27 (6.34%) Linux Engineer
10 26 (6.10%) Administrator
10 26 (6.10%) DBA
11 24 (5.63%) Oracle DBA
12 21 (4.93%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 19 (4.46%) Senior Architect
13 19 (4.46%) Senior Software Architect
14 18 (4.23%) SC Cleared DBA
14 18 (4.23%) Senior Developer
15 17 (3.99%) Oracle Applications DBA
16 16 (3.76%) Applications Developer
16 16 (3.76%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (21.60%) Spring
2 62 (14.55%) ELK Stack
2 62 (14.55%) RabbitMQ
3 60 (14.08%) J2EE
4 53 (12.44%) Spring Boot
5 46 (10.80%) CSS
5 46 (10.80%) HTML
6 40 (9.39%) Hystrix
6 40 (9.39%) XML
7 36 (8.45%) SOAP
8 35 (8.22%) WireMock
9 28 (6.57%) Swagger
10 26 (6.10%) REST
11 25 (5.87%) JSON
12 22 (5.16%) jQuery
12 22 (5.16%) Web Services
13 19 (4.46%) Play Framework
14 18 (4.23%) Spring MVC
15 17 (3.99%) HTML5
15 17 (3.99%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.16%) Data Centre
2 11 (2.58%) Performance Metrics
3 7 (1.64%) Embedded Systems
4 6 (1.41%) Informatics
4 6 (1.41%) Internet of Things
5 5 (1.17%) CMDB
6 4 (0.94%) Arduino
6 4 (0.94%) Data Integration
6 4 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (0.94%) Home Automation
6 4 (0.94%) Raspberry Pi
6 4 (0.94%) Smartphone
7 3 (0.70%) Derivative
7 3 (0.70%) Digital Media
7 3 (0.70%) HACMP
7 3 (0.70%) PKI
7 3 (0.70%) Statistics
8 2 (0.47%) Blog
8 2 (0.47%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (0.47%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 159 (37.32%) Unix
2 124 (29.11%) Windows
3 48 (11.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 34 (7.98%) AIX
5 18 (4.23%) CentOS
5 18 (4.23%) Solaris
5 18 (4.23%) Windows Server
6 17 (3.99%) SUSE
7 9 (2.11%) Embedded Linux
7 9 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.88%) VxWorks
9 6 (1.41%) Fedora
10 5 (1.17%) Debian
11 4 (0.94%) Data ONTAP
11 4 (0.94%) HPUX
11 4 (0.94%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.70%) Android
12 3 (0.70%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.47%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (16.67%) DevOps
3 68 (15.96%) Software Engineering
4 54 (12.68%) Open Source
5 37 (8.69%) Microservices
6 36 (8.45%) Service Management
6 36 (8.45%) Software Architecture
7 27 (6.34%) Web Development
8 25 (5.87%) Configuration Management
8 25 (5.87%) Performance Tuning
9 24 (5.63%) ITIL
10 23 (5.40%) Database Tuning
10 23 (5.40%) MVC
11 19 (4.46%) Migration
11 19 (4.46%) Project Planning
11 19 (4.46%) Responsive Web Design
11 19 (4.46%) Risk Management
11 19 (4.46%) Waterfall
12 17 (3.99%) Continuous Delivery
12 17 (3.99%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 154 (36.15%) Java
2 86 (20.19%) SQL
3 69 (16.20%) Shell Script
4 46 (10.80%) JavaScript
5 42 (9.86%) Ruby
6 27 (6.34%) Scala
7 25 (5.87%) Python
8 23 (5.40%) PL/SQL
9 21 (4.93%) C
10 20 (4.69%) C#
11 16 (3.76%) Perl
11 16 (3.76%) PHP
12 13 (3.05%) C++
13 11 (2.58%) Bash Shell
14 8 (1.88%) Haskell
15 5 (1.17%) Korn
15 5 (1.17%) PHP 5
15 5 (1.17%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.94%) COBOL
17 3 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 67 (15.73%) Security Cleared
2 52 (12.21%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.35%) OCP
3 10 (2.35%) Oracle Certification
4 6 (1.41%) Degree
5 4 (0.94%) LPIC
5 4 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (0.70%) BC Cleared
6 3 (0.70%) MCSE
6 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.47%) CCDA
7 2 (0.47%) CCDP
7 2 (0.47%) CCIE
7 2 (0.47%) CCNA
7 2 (0.47%) CCNP
7 2 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.47%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.41%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.41%) QA
3 5 (1.17%) SLA
4 2 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 65 (15.26%) Docker
2 41 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (6.34%) Oracle RAC
4 25 (5.87%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (2.58%) Active Directory
6 10 (2.35%) iptables
6 10 (2.35%) vSphere
7 7 (1.64%) NFS
8 5 (1.17%) OpenSSH
8 5 (1.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 4 (0.94%) Firmware
9 4 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.70%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.70%) Sendmail
11 2 (0.47%) Postfix
11 2 (0.47%) vCloud
11 2 (0.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.47%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.23%) HDFS
12 1 (0.23%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 130 (30.52%) Puppet
2 47 (11.03%) Graphite
3 40 (9.39%) Consul
3 40 (9.39%) Terraform
4 35 (8.22%) Grafana
5 33 (7.75%) Packer
6 23 (5.40%) Data Guard
7 17 (3.99%) Opscode Chef
8 16 (3.76%) Kibana
8 16 (3.76%) logstash
9 14 (3.29%) SCOM
10 13 (3.05%) BMC PATROL
11 12 (2.82%) Uchiwa
12 10 (2.35%) OPNET
13 7 (1.64%) Ansible
13 7 (1.64%) SCCM
14 5 (1.17%) Backup Exec
15 4 (0.94%) NetBackup
16 3 (0.70%) Nagios
16 3 (0.70%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 105 (24.65%) Oracle
2 76 (17.84%) VMware
3 61 (14.32%) Red Hat
4 42 (9.86%) Google
5 30 (7.04%) Pega
5 30 (7.04%) webMethods
6 29 (6.81%) EMC
6 29 (6.81%) Microsoft
7 28 (6.57%) WSO2
8 17 (3.99%) IBM
9 16 (3.76%) Adobe
9 16 (3.76%) Atlassian
10 15 (3.52%) MuleSoft
11 14 (3.29%) BMC
12 11 (2.58%) ForgeRock
13 9 (2.11%) Digital Fuel
14 8 (1.88%) NetApp
14 8 (1.88%) Veritas
15 7 (1.64%) Cisco
16 6 (1.41%) HP
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