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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 32 51 27
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -24
Contract jobs citing Linux 127 64 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.99% 3.11% 4.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.50% 15.02% 24.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 26 55
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£350 £316 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.67% +2.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £424 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 5
Average hourly rate £25.75 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.36% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.05 £22.10 £24.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.33 £34.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.39% -4.66%
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
498 426 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.58% 20.70% 19.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 207 208
Average daily rate £325 £300 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £146 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £425 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.54% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 73 43
Average hourly rate £16.16 £13.87 £18.44
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.51% -24.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £27.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.18 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.86% -11.76%

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. 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 +13 32 £388 +33.62% 13
Coventry +3 25 £288 +4.54% 5
Warwickshire +8 24 £325 -1.88% 7
Worcestershire 0 8 £350 - 1
Shropshire - 4 £400 - 3
Staffordshire - 4 £300 - 10
Solihull +6 3 £300 +64.38% 2
Wolverhampton -4 3 £325 - 2
Stourbridge - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Halesowen - - - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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.

1 119 (55.87%) UNIX
2 78 (36.62%) Windows
3 55 (25.82%) Oracle
4 53 (24.88%) Red Hat
5 50 (23.47%) VMware
6 38 (17.84%) HPUX
7 37 (17.37%) ITIL
8 34 (15.96%) SQL
9 33 (15.49%) SAN
9 33 (15.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 31 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
11 30 (14.08%) Solaris
12 26 (12.21%) Java
13 23 (10.80%) Firewall
13 23 (10.80%) Perl
13 23 (10.80%) MySQL
13 23 (10.80%) TCP/IP
14 22 (10.33%) Microsoft
14 22 (10.33%) HP
14 22 (10.33%) Apache
15 20 (9.39%) Shell Script
15 20 (9.39%) PHP
15 20 (9.39%) Cisco
15 20 (9.39%) VMware Infrastructure
16 18 (8.45%) Windows Server 2008
16 18 (8.45%) Active Directory
16 18 (8.45%) HTML
17 17 (7.98%) WebSphere
18 16 (7.51%) Security Cleared
18 16 (7.51%) JavaScript

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 22 (10.33%) Apache
2 17 (7.98%) WebSphere
3 12 (5.63%) WebLogic
3 12 (5.63%) IBM Notes
4 8 (3.76%) Tomcat
4 8 (3.76%) Node.js
5 5 (2.35%) MS Exchange
6 4 (1.88%) CICS
6 4 (1.88%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (1.88%) CMS
6 4 (1.88%) TPMS
7 3 (1.41%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.94%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.94%) IIS
8 2 (0.94%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.47%) Adobe CQ
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.47%) Drupal
Applications
1 7 (3.29%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.82%) MS Office
3 5 (2.35%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.47%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 4 (1.88%) ENOVIA
2 3 (1.41%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.94%) Magento
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.47%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.29%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 33 (15.49%) SAN
2 23 (10.80%) TCP/IP
2 23 (10.80%) Firewall
3 14 (6.57%) LAN
4 13 (6.10%) LDAP
5 10 (4.69%) DNS
5 10 (4.69%) NAS
6 9 (4.23%) WAN
7 8 (3.76%) SSL
7 8 (3.76%) Network Security
8 7 (3.29%) VPN
8 7 (3.29%) VoIP
9 6 (2.82%) SMTP
9 6 (2.82%) OSPF
9 6 (2.82%) BGP
10 5 (2.35%) IMAP
10 5 (2.35%) WLAN
11 4 (1.88%) ATM
11 4 (1.88%) Internet
11 4 (1.88%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.80%) MySQL
2 13 (6.10%) Oracle Database
3 11 (5.16%) SQL Server
4 7 (3.29%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (2.82%) DB2
5 6 (2.82%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (2.35%) Informix
7 3 (1.41%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (1.41%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.94%) Essbase
8 2 (0.94%) CouchDB
8 2 (0.94%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.94%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.94%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.94%) Redis
8 2 (0.94%) Big Data
8 2 (0.94%) Couchbase
8 2 (0.94%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (2.82%) Subversion
2 5 (2.35%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.88%) Ant
3 4 (1.88%) Maven
3 4 (1.88%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (1.88%) ClearCase
3 4 (1.88%) Eclipse
3 4 (1.88%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.94%) Toad
4 2 (0.94%) ClearQuest
4 2 (0.94%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.47%) PHPUnit
5 1 (0.47%) Hudson
5 1 (0.47%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 1 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.47%) PROIV
5 1 (0.47%) JIRA
5 1 (0.47%) Selenium
General
1 15 (7.04%) Banking
1 15 (7.04%) Finance
2 9 (4.23%) Automotive
3 6 (2.82%) Retail
4 5 (2.35%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.88%) Private Banking
6 2 (0.94%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.94%) Electronics
7 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.47%) Front Office
7 1 (0.47%) Marketing
7 1 (0.47%) Games
Job Titles
1 32 (15.02%) Analyst
2 26 (12.21%) Developer
3 22 (10.33%) Architect
4 17 (7.98%) Administrator
4 17 (7.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 15 (7.04%) Support Analyst
6 13 (6.10%) Technical Support
7 11 (5.16%) DBA
8 10 (4.69%) Project Manager
8 10 (4.69%) Oracle DBA
9 9 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support
9 9 (4.23%) Consultant
9 9 (4.23%) Technical Architect
9 9 (4.23%) Systems Engineer
9 9 (4.23%) UNIX Support
10 8 (3.76%) DevOps Engineer
10 8 (3.76%) UNIX Administrator
11 7 (3.29%) Web Developer
11 7 (3.29%) Support Engineer
11 7 (3.29%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.45%) HTML
2 14 (6.57%) Web Services
3 11 (5.16%) XML
3 11 (5.16%) CSS
4 10 (4.69%) .NET
5 8 (3.76%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 7 (3.29%) Spring
6 7 (3.29%) Middleware
7 6 (2.82%) Ruby on Rails
7 6 (2.82%) jQuery
7 6 (2.82%) WebSphere MQ
8 5 (2.35%) OAuth2
8 5 (2.35%) OAuth
9 4 (1.88%) REST
9 4 (1.88%) JSTL
9 4 (1.88%) FIX Protocol
9 4 (1.88%) JSP
9 4 (1.88%) EJB
9 4 (1.88%) JavaBeans
9 4 (1.88%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.23%) Open Source
3 8 (3.76%) Mobile App
3 8 (3.76%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.29%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.29%) Clustering
5 6 (2.82%) Replication
6 5 (2.35%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.88%) FMCG
7 4 (1.88%) DataPower
7 4 (1.88%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.41%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.94%) Equities
9 2 (0.94%) Telematics
9 2 (0.94%) PKI
9 2 (0.94%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.94%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.47%) User Experience
10 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.47%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 119 (55.87%) UNIX
2 78 (36.62%) Windows
3 38 (17.84%) HPUX
4 33 (15.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (14.08%) Solaris
6 18 (8.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (6.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (5.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (4.69%) AIX
10 6 (2.82%) zOS
10 6 (2.82%) SUSE
11 5 (2.35%) Android
12 4 (1.88%) Windows 7
12 4 (1.88%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.88%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.94%) CentOS
13 2 (0.94%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.94%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.94%) VxWorks
14 1 (0.47%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (17.37%) ITIL
2 31 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (5.63%) Workflow
3 12 (5.63%) DevOps
4 11 (5.16%) Configuration Management
4 11 (5.16%) Load Balancing
5 10 (4.69%) Root Cause Analysis
6 9 (4.23%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (4.23%) Migration
7 8 (3.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (3.76%) Waterfall
8 7 (3.29%) Data Protection
8 7 (3.29%) Logistics
8 7 (3.29%) Scrum
9 6 (2.82%) TDD
9 6 (2.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (2.82%) Validation
9 6 (2.82%) Project Management
9 6 (2.82%) PRINCE2
9 6 (2.82%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 34 (15.96%) SQL
2 26 (12.21%) Java
3 23 (10.80%) Perl
4 20 (9.39%) PHP
4 20 (9.39%) Shell Script
5 16 (7.51%) JavaScript
6 15 (7.04%) C
7 12 (5.63%) Python
8 10 (4.69%) PL/SQL
9 9 (4.23%) C++
10 8 (3.76%) VB
10 8 (3.76%) Ruby
10 8 (3.76%) PowerShell
11 7 (3.29%) Scala
12 6 (2.82%) C#
13 5 (2.35%) VBA
13 5 (2.35%) Tcl
14 3 (1.41%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.41%) Korn
15 2 (0.94%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 16 (7.51%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.69%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (4.69%) Degree
3 9 (4.23%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.76%) CCNP
5 5 (2.35%) CCNA
6 3 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.41%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (1.41%) CCSA
6 3 (1.41%) ISSAP
6 3 (1.41%) MCITP
6 3 (1.41%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.94%) RHCE
7 2 (0.94%) OCP
7 2 (0.94%) CCDP
7 2 (0.94%) MCSE
8 1 (0.47%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.88%) SLA
1 4 (1.88%) QA
2 2 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.47%) HL7
3 1 (0.47%) DICOM
3 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (9.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (8.45%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.82%) Sendmail
4 5 (2.35%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.35%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (1.88%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (1.88%) NFS
6 2 (0.94%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.94%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.94%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.47%) RHEV
7 1 (0.47%) Postfix
7 1 (0.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.47%) vSphere
7 1 (0.47%) Xen
7 1 (0.47%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.47%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.47%) Samba
Systems Management
1 13 (6.10%) Puppet
2 11 (5.16%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (4.69%) NetBackup
4 7 (3.29%) CA SiteMinder
5 6 (2.82%) Nagios
6 5 (2.35%) Data Guard
7 3 (1.41%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (1.41%) Ansible
8 2 (0.94%) Salt
8 2 (0.94%) SCOM
8 2 (0.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.94%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.47%) Nessus
9 1 (0.47%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.47%) SCCM
9 1 (0.47%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.47%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.47%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 55 (25.82%) Oracle
2 53 (24.88%) Red Hat
3 50 (23.47%) VMware
4 22 (10.33%) Microsoft
4 22 (10.33%) HP
5 20 (9.39%) Cisco
6 16 (7.51%) IBM
7 12 (5.63%) Lotus
8 11 (5.16%) SAP
9 10 (4.69%) Sun
9 10 (4.69%) CA
10 8 (3.76%) Blue Coat
10 8 (3.76%) Sybase
11 7 (3.29%) CheckPoint
12 6 (2.82%) Juniper
13 5 (2.35%) Citrix
13 5 (2.35%) NetApp
13 5 (2.35%) Symantec
14 4 (1.88%) RedPrairie
14 4 (1.88%) webMethods
Warwick, Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
LA International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Herefordshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Herefordshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick
Annapurna
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Warwickshire
Venn Group - UK
Posted: 14 days ago
Warwickshire
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 250-450 Per Day
Posted: 14 days ago
West Midlands
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable dependent on experience
Posted: 17 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
CFOA
Rate: £25,000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Staffordshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago