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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 17 24 37
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +13
Contract jobs citing Linux 228 158 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.08% 6.21% 3.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.91% 33.62% 19.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 110 46
Median daily rate £420 £340 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £367
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 4
Median hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.64% +28.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £25.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.25 £31.44 £23.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+15.06% -2.66%
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
586 470 489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.77% 18.47% 21.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 264 230
Median daily rate £363 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £150 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 68 68
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.18 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.53% +11.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £29.61 £21.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

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 May 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 26 May 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 -7 65 £475 +18.75% 2
Birmingham -21 32 £300 -11.76% 15
Solihull +9 30 - - 4
Worcestershire +6 23 £400 -11.11%
Warwickshire 0 22 £395 +17.03% 11
Coventry +7 21 £388 +40.90% 9
Staffordshire 0 2 £425 +30.76% 6
Kingswinford - 1 - - 1
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 152 (39.38%) Unix
2 127 (32.90%) Java
3 124 (32.12%) Windows
4 121 (31.35%) Agile Software Development
5 103 (26.68%) Puppet
6 101 (26.17%) Oracle
7 82 (21.24%) WebLogic
8 75 (19.43%) SQL
8 75 (19.43%) Git (software)
9 74 (19.17%) VMware
10 63 (16.32%) Software Engineering
11 62 (16.06%) Security Cleared
11 62 (16.06%) Shell Script
12 61 (15.80%) Spring
12 61 (15.80%) MongoDB
13 58 (15.03%) DevOps
13 58 (15.03%) Red Hat
14 51 (13.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 51 (13.21%) ELK Stack
15 48 (12.44%) SC Cleared
15 48 (12.44%) Amazon AWS
16 44 (11.40%) Docker
16 44 (11.40%) RabbitMQ
17 43 (11.14%) HTML
18 42 (10.88%) J2EE
18 42 (10.88%) CSS
18 42 (10.88%) Open Source
19 41 (10.62%) Ruby
19 41 (10.62%) XML
20 39 (10.10%) JBoss

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 82 (21.24%) WebLogic
2 39 (10.10%) JBoss
3 32 (8.29%) Documentum
4 31 (8.03%) OpenStack
5 30 (7.77%) Captiva
6 25 (6.48%) Apache
7 21 (5.44%) Tomcat
8 19 (4.92%) Confluence
9 18 (4.66%) Oracle Application Server
10 14 (3.63%) Elasticsearch
11 9 (2.33%) CMS
11 9 (2.33%) WebSphere
12 8 (2.07%) WebLogic Portal
13 7 (1.81%) IIS
13 7 (1.81%) PowerExchange
13 7 (1.81%) SharePoint
14 4 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.78%) Liferay
15 3 (0.78%) Node.js
15 3 (0.78%) SAS
Applications
1 22 (5.70%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.85%) MS Office
3 10 (2.59%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.26%) MS Project
5 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 24 (6.22%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (5.44%) Oracle EBS R12
3 19 (4.92%) Oracle Applications
4 17 (4.40%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.52%) BigMachines
5 2 (0.52%) Eloqua
5 2 (0.52%) ENOVIA
6 1 (0.26%) Magento
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.26%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 48 (12.44%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (10.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (9.84%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (2.33%) GitHub
5 7 (1.81%) PaaS
5 7 (1.81%) SaaS
6 5 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.30%) Google App Engine
6 5 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (1.30%) Office 365
7 2 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (0.52%) IaaS
8 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.26%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.26%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.26%) Heroku
8 1 (0.26%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (7.77%) SSL
2 27 (6.99%) HTTP
3 17 (4.40%) Firewall
4 16 (4.15%) TCP/IP
5 15 (3.89%) Internet
6 11 (2.85%) DNS
7 8 (2.07%) Ethernet
7 8 (2.07%) SSH
8 7 (1.81%) Kerberos
8 7 (1.81%) SAN
8 7 (1.81%) SNMP
9 6 (1.55%) LAN
9 6 (1.55%) SMTP
9 6 (1.55%) VPN
9 6 (1.55%) WAN
9 6 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (1.55%) ZigBee
10 5 (1.30%) DHCP
10 5 (1.30%) HTTPS
10 5 (1.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (15.80%) MongoDB
2 36 (9.33%) Oracle Database
3 28 (7.25%) SQL Server
4 25 (6.48%) MySQL
4 25 (6.48%) Oracle Database 11g
5 18 (4.66%) Oracle Database 10g
6 17 (4.40%) Oracle Discoverer
7 14 (3.63%) MariaDB
8 13 (3.37%) Oracle OWB
9 10 (2.59%) Relational Database
10 9 (2.33%) Oracle BI EE
10 9 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (1.81%) PowerCenter
12 6 (1.55%) Oracle Database 12c
12 6 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (1.30%) NoSQL
14 4 (1.04%) RDBMS
15 3 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
16 2 (0.52%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 75 (19.43%) Git (software)
2 38 (9.84%) Maven
3 27 (6.99%) Jenkins
4 26 (6.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 25 (6.48%) JIRA
6 24 (6.22%) Vagrant
7 19 (4.92%) Eclipse
8 18 (4.66%) SoapUI
9 14 (3.63%) Selenium
10 13 (3.37%) ClearQuest
11 9 (2.33%) IntelliJ
12 8 (2.07%) Subversion
13 7 (1.81%) ClearCase
13 7 (1.81%) Dreamweaver
13 7 (1.81%) JUnit
13 7 (1.81%) Visual Studio
14 5 (1.30%) Oracle APEX
15 4 (1.04%) CppUnit
15 4 (1.04%) Rational Rhapsody
16 3 (0.78%) Zend Studio
General
1 16 (4.15%) Finance
2 14 (3.63%) Retail
3 10 (2.59%) Automotive
4 5 (1.30%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.04%) Banking
6 2 (0.52%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.52%) Games
6 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.52%) Publishing
7 1 (0.26%) Advertising
7 1 (0.26%) Back Office
7 1 (0.26%) Billing
7 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.26%) Law
7 1 (0.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 134 (34.72%) Developer
2 87 (22.54%) Architect
3 38 (9.84%) Software Architect
4 30 (7.77%) DevOps Engineer
5 29 (7.51%) Software Engineer
6 26 (6.74%) Java Architect
6 26 (6.74%) Java Software Architect
7 23 (5.96%) Administrator
8 21 (5.44%) Linux Engineer
9 20 (5.18%) DBA
10 19 (4.92%) Senior Architect
10 19 (4.92%) Senior Software Architect
11 18 (4.66%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 18 (4.66%) Oracle DBA
12 16 (4.15%) Java Developer
12 16 (4.15%) Monitoring Engineer
13 15 (3.89%) Applications Developer
13 15 (3.89%) Infrastructure Architect
13 15 (3.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 15 (3.89%) SC Cleared DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (15.80%) Spring
2 51 (13.21%) ELK Stack
3 44 (11.40%) RabbitMQ
4 43 (11.14%) HTML
5 42 (10.88%) CSS
5 42 (10.88%) J2EE
6 41 (10.62%) XML
7 36 (9.33%) Spring Boot
8 27 (6.99%) SOAP
9 26 (6.74%) Hystrix
10 25 (6.48%) Web Services
11 20 (5.18%) JSON
12 19 (4.92%) REST
13 18 (4.66%) Swagger
14 16 (4.15%) jQuery
14 16 (4.15%) Play Framework
15 14 (3.63%) HTML5
15 14 (3.63%) J2SE
16 12 (3.11%) Hibernate
16 12 (3.11%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.44%) Data Centre
2 10 (2.59%) Performance Metrics
3 6 (1.55%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (1.55%) Informatics
3 6 (1.55%) Internet of Things
4 5 (1.30%) CMDB
4 5 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.04%) Arduino
5 4 (1.04%) Data Integration
5 4 (1.04%) Home Automation
5 4 (1.04%) Raspberry Pi
5 4 (1.04%) Smartphone
6 3 (0.78%) Derivative
6 3 (0.78%) Digital Media
6 3 (0.78%) HACMP
6 3 (0.78%) PKI
7 2 (0.52%) Clustering
7 2 (0.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (0.52%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.52%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 152 (39.38%) Unix
2 124 (32.12%) Windows
3 51 (13.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 34 (8.81%) AIX
5 22 (5.70%) SUSE
6 20 (5.18%) Solaris
6 20 (5.18%) Windows Server
7 15 (3.89%) CentOS
8 8 (2.07%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (1.55%) Fedora
10 6 (1.55%) Ubuntu
11 5 (1.30%) Debian
12 3 (0.78%) Android
12 3 (0.78%) HPUX
13 2 (0.52%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.52%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.52%) VxWorks
13 2 (0.52%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.52%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (31.35%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (16.32%) Software Engineering
3 58 (15.03%) DevOps
4 42 (10.88%) Open Source
5 38 (9.84%) Service Management
6 32 (8.29%) Software Architecture
7 29 (7.51%) Microservices
8 23 (5.96%) ITIL
9 20 (5.18%) Configuration Management
10 19 (4.92%) Migration
10 19 (4.92%) Performance Tuning
11 18 (4.66%) Risk Management
12 17 (4.40%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (4.40%) Database Tuning
12 17 (4.40%) Project Planning
12 17 (4.40%) Service Delivery
12 17 (4.40%) Web Development
13 16 (4.15%) Scrum
13 16 (4.15%) Waterfall
14 15 (3.89%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 127 (32.90%) Java
2 75 (19.43%) SQL
3 62 (16.06%) Shell Script
4 41 (10.62%) Ruby
5 37 (9.59%) JavaScript
6 25 (6.48%) Python
7 24 (6.22%) Scala
8 23 (5.96%) C#
9 21 (5.44%) PHP
10 17 (4.40%) PL/SQL
11 16 (4.15%) Perl
12 12 (3.11%) Bash Shell
12 12 (3.11%) C
13 10 (2.59%) C++
14 8 (2.07%) COBOL
14 8 (2.07%) Haskell
15 6 (1.55%) Korn
15 6 (1.55%) PHP 5
16 5 (1.30%) PowerShell
17 2 (0.52%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 62 (16.06%) Security Cleared
2 48 (12.44%) SC Cleared
3 6 (1.55%) Degree
3 6 (1.55%) OCP
3 6 (1.55%) Oracle Certification
4 4 (1.04%) LPIC
4 4 (1.04%) MCSE
4 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (0.78%) BC Cleared
5 3 (0.78%) CCNA
5 3 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.52%) CCDA
6 2 (0.52%) CCDP
6 2 (0.52%) CCIE
6 2 (0.52%) CCNP
6 2 (0.52%) RHCE
6 2 (0.52%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.81%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.55%) QA
4 4 (1.04%) SLA
5 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 44 (11.40%) Docker
2 36 (9.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (5.44%) Oracle RAC
4 10 (2.59%) Active Directory
5 9 (2.33%) iptables
6 7 (1.81%) NFS
6 7 (1.81%) vSphere
7 5 (1.30%) Firmware
7 5 (1.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 4 (1.04%) OpenSSH
8 4 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.78%) Sendmail
10 2 (0.52%) Kamailio
10 2 (0.52%) Postfix
10 2 (0.52%) vCloud
10 2 (0.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (0.52%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.26%) PowerHA
11 1 (0.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 103 (26.68%) Puppet
2 38 (9.84%) Terraform
3 37 (9.59%) Graphite
4 31 (8.03%) Packer
5 29 (7.51%) Grafana
6 17 (4.40%) BMC PATROL
6 17 (4.40%) Data Guard
6 17 (4.40%) SCOM
7 14 (3.63%) Kibana
7 14 (3.63%) logstash
7 14 (3.63%) Opscode Chef
8 13 (3.37%) OPNET
9 12 (3.11%) Uchiwa
10 6 (1.55%) Ansible
10 6 (1.55%) Backup Exec
11 5 (1.30%) NetBackup
11 5 (1.30%) SCCM
12 4 (1.04%) Opsview
13 2 (0.52%) Capistrano
13 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 101 (26.17%) Oracle
2 74 (19.17%) VMware
3 58 (15.03%) Red Hat
4 38 (9.84%) Google
5 36 (9.33%) EMC
6 33 (8.55%) Pega
7 30 (7.77%) Microsoft
7 30 (7.77%) webMethods
8 21 (5.44%) WSO2
9 19 (4.92%) BMC
10 18 (4.66%) IBM
11 16 (4.15%) Atlassian
12 15 (3.89%) MuleSoft
13 13 (3.37%) Adobe
14 12 (3.11%) Digital Fuel
15 11 (2.85%) ForgeRock
16 9 (2.33%) Cisco
17 8 (2.07%) Micro Focus
17 8 (2.07%) Veritas
18 7 (1.81%) Informatica
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