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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 39 33 66
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +33
Contract jobs citing Linux 87 120 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.49% 4.63% 1.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.25% 22.51% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 66 20
Average daily rate
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£388 £325 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £206 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 0
Average hourly rate - £26.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £33.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.43% -10.66%
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
391 533 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.67% 20.56% 18.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 237 204
Average daily rate £350 £309 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.19% +2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £160 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 87 50
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £9.75 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.15 £31.50 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+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 2 September 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
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 2 September 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 -5 18 £350 +20.68% 8
Warwickshire 0 15 £418 +19.28% 5
Worcestershire +8 12 £425 +161.53% 4
Shropshire 0 8 £240 -8.57%
Coventry -14 5 £425 +41.66% 15
Solihull -5 1 £300 - 3
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 95 (40.08%) Windows
2 61 (25.74%) UNIX
3 60 (25.32%) Oracle
4 51 (21.52%) MySQL
5 49 (20.68%) Solaris
6 46 (19.41%) Microsoft
7 43 (18.14%) HTML
7 43 (18.14%) Firewall
7 43 (18.14%) Agile Software Development
8 39 (16.46%) SQL Server
8 39 (16.46%) CSS
9 36 (15.19%) JavaScript
10 35 (14.77%) ITIL
10 35 (14.77%) Red Hat
11 31 (13.08%) VMware
11 31 (13.08%) Open Source
12 30 (12.66%) Java
13 29 (12.24%) MVC
14 28 (11.81%) SQL
15 27 (11.39%) PHP
15 27 (11.39%) AIX
15 27 (11.39%) SUSE
15 27 (11.39%) TDD
16 26 (10.97%) Subversion
16 26 (10.97%) XML
17 25 (10.55%) Python
17 25 (10.55%) PostgreSQL
17 25 (10.55%) Migration
17 25 (10.55%) BDD
18 24 (10.13%) Security Cleared

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 19 (8.02%) Apache
2 12 (5.06%) Joomla!
3 11 (4.64%) WebLogic
4 10 (4.22%) WordPress
5 9 (3.80%) CMS
6 6 (2.53%) Tomcat
6 6 (2.53%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (2.53%) CICS
6 6 (2.53%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.69%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.69%) WebSphere Process Server
7 4 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.69%) WebSphere Portal
7 4 (1.69%) nginx
8 3 (1.27%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.84%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (5.49%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.69%) MS Office
3 3 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (2.95%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.84%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.53%) GitHub
2 3 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.84%) Office 365
3 2 (0.84%) Joyent
3 2 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.84%) IaaS
3 2 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 43 (18.14%) Firewall
2 23 (9.70%) TCP/IP
3 14 (5.91%) DNS
4 12 (5.06%) OSPF
4 12 (5.06%) BGP
5 11 (4.64%) Internet
6 10 (4.22%) HTTP
7 9 (3.80%) VPN
8 8 (3.38%) SSL
8 8 (3.38%) SAN
9 7 (2.95%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (2.95%) Multicast
9 7 (2.95%) Structured Cabling
10 5 (2.11%) Network Security
11 4 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (1.69%) GPRS
12 2 (0.84%) LAN
12 2 (0.84%) WAN
12 2 (0.84%) SMTP
12 2 (0.84%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (21.52%) MySQL
2 39 (16.46%) SQL Server
3 25 (10.55%) PostgreSQL
4 19 (8.02%) MongoDB
5 15 (6.33%) Oracle Database
6 12 (5.06%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.95%) DB2
8 6 (2.53%) IBM InfoSphere
9 4 (1.69%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.84%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.84%) Couchbase
10 2 (0.84%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.42%) Oracle BI EE
11 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 26 (10.97%) Subversion
2 22 (9.28%) Git (software)
3 19 (8.02%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (6.75%) Selenium
5 14 (5.91%) Eclipse
5 14 (5.91%) Dreamweaver
5 14 (5.91%) Visual Studio
6 7 (2.95%) Jenkins
7 6 (2.53%) JIRA
7 6 (2.53%) Introscope
8 4 (1.69%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.84%) NetBeans
10 2 (0.84%) JUnit
11 1 (0.42%) Oracle APEX
11 1 (0.42%) LoadRunner
11 1 (0.42%) XMLSpy
General
1 12 (5.06%) Finance
2 7 (2.95%) Telecoms
2 7 (2.95%) Marketing
3 5 (2.11%) Automotive
3 5 (2.11%) Legal
4 4 (1.69%) Retail
5 3 (1.27%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.27%) Publishing
5 3 (1.27%) Games
6 2 (0.84%) Law
6 2 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.42%) Back Office
7 1 (0.42%) Electronics
7 1 (0.42%) Banking
7 1 (0.42%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 88 (37.13%) Developer
2 27 (11.39%) Administrator
3 26 (10.97%) Architect
4 22 (9.28%) Python Developer
5 18 (7.59%) Analyst
6 15 (6.33%) Systems Administrator
7 14 (5.91%) Project Manager
7 14 (5.91%) COBOL Developer
8 12 (5.06%) PHP Developer
9 10 (4.22%) Infrastructure Architect
9 10 (4.22%) Senior Developer
10 9 (3.80%) Support Analyst
10 9 (3.80%) Consultant
10 9 (3.80%) Security Engineer
11 8 (3.38%) Java Developer
11 8 (3.38%) Software Engineer
12 7 (2.95%) Technical Project Manager
12 7 (2.95%) DBA
12 7 (2.95%) Technical Manager
12 7 (2.95%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (18.14%) HTML
2 39 (16.46%) CSS
3 26 (10.97%) XML
4 23 (9.70%) Web Services
5 20 (8.44%) Django
6 19 (8.02%) RESTful
6 19 (8.02%) Flask
7 18 (7.59%) .NET
8 17 (7.17%) jQuery
9 14 (5.91%) LAMP
10 11 (4.64%) HTML5
11 10 (4.22%) XHTML
12 8 (3.38%) CGI
13 7 (2.95%) REST
13 7 (2.95%) Ajax
13 7 (2.95%) Ruby on Rails
14 6 (2.53%) D3.js
14 6 (2.53%) Flot
14 6 (2.53%) Middleware
15 4 (1.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.91%) Data Centre
2 11 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.80%) Visualisation
4 6 (2.53%) New Media
4 6 (2.53%) Embedded Systems
4 6 (2.53%) LPAR
4 6 (2.53%) Algorithms
5 5 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.69%) Handset
6 4 (1.69%) Clustering
7 3 (1.27%) HP Superdome
7 3 (1.27%) CMDB
8 2 (0.84%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.84%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.84%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.84%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.42%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.42%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 95 (40.08%) Windows
2 61 (25.74%) UNIX
3 49 (20.68%) Solaris
4 27 (11.39%) AIX
4 27 (11.39%) SUSE
5 23 (9.70%) Ubuntu
5 23 (9.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (8.44%) Debian
7 13 (5.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (4.22%) HPUX
8 10 (4.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (3.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (2.53%) zOS
10 6 (2.53%) Embedded Linux
11 3 (1.27%) CentOS
11 3 (1.27%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.27%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.27%) VMS
12 2 (0.84%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.42%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (18.14%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (14.77%) ITIL
3 31 (13.08%) Open Source
4 29 (12.24%) MVC
5 27 (11.39%) TDD
6 25 (10.55%) Migration
6 25 (10.55%) BDD
7 22 (9.28%) Scrum
8 21 (8.86%) Mentoring
9 20 (8.44%) Configuration Management
10 19 (8.02%) Microservices
11 18 (7.59%) TOGAF
11 18 (7.59%) Test Automation
11 18 (7.59%) Web Development
12 17 (7.17%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (5.91%) SOA
14 13 (5.49%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
15 12 (5.06%) Analytics
15 12 (5.06%) User Acceptance Testing
16 11 (4.64%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (15.19%) JavaScript
2 30 (12.66%) Java
3 28 (11.81%) SQL
4 27 (11.39%) PHP
5 25 (10.55%) Python
6 16 (6.75%) Shell Script
7 15 (6.33%) C#
8 14 (5.91%) COBOL
9 13 (5.49%) C
10 9 (3.80%) C++
10 9 (3.80%) PowerShell
11 8 (3.38%) Ruby
11 8 (3.38%) Perl
12 6 (2.53%) Jython
13 5 (2.11%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.69%) Embedded C++
14 4 (1.69%) T-SQL
14 4 (1.69%) VB
15 3 (1.27%) Tcl
15 3 (1.27%) Lingo
Qualifications
1 24 (10.13%) Security Cleared
2 17 (7.17%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (7.17%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.91%) CCNA
4 7 (2.95%) CCNP
5 6 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (2.53%) PMI Certification
6 5 (2.11%) PMP
7 3 (1.27%) CCIE
7 3 (1.27%) CCDA
7 3 (1.27%) CCDP
8 2 (0.84%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (0.84%) CCSA
8 2 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.84%) Degree
9 1 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.42%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.42%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.42%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.95%) QA
2 3 (1.27%) SLA
3 2 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.84%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (9.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (5.49%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.95%) PowerHA
4 4 (1.69%) vCloud
4 4 (1.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 4 (1.69%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.84%) vSphere
5 2 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.84%) XenServer
6 1 (0.42%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.42%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.42%) XenApp
6 1 (0.42%) Firmware
6 1 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.42%) Squid
Systems Management
1 14 (5.91%) Vagrant
2 8 (3.38%) Puppet
3 6 (2.53%) Kibana
3 6 (2.53%) NetBackup
3 6 (2.53%) CA Wily
4 3 (1.27%) Plesk
4 3 (1.27%) ServiceCenter
4 3 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.84%) Ansible
5 2 (0.84%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 2 (0.84%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.42%) WSUS
6 1 (0.42%) Nagios
6 1 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.42%) SCCM
6 1 (0.42%) SCOM
Vendors
1 60 (25.32%) Oracle
2 46 (19.41%) Microsoft
3 35 (14.77%) Red Hat
4 31 (13.08%) VMware
5 24 (10.13%) Cisco
6 14 (5.91%) IBM
6 14 (5.91%) CheckPoint
6 14 (5.91%) Micro Focus
7 11 (4.64%) F5
7 11 (4.64%) HP
8 9 (3.80%) Juniper
9 7 (2.95%) Google
10 6 (2.53%) Citrix
10 6 (2.53%) Blue Coat
10 6 (2.53%) CA
11 5 (2.11%) Veritas
11 5 (2.11%) LogRhythm
12 4 (1.69%) NetApp
12 4 (1.69%) webMethods
12 4 (1.69%) Symantec
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