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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
England / West Midlands
Rank 23 27 38
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +11
Contract jobs citing Linux 138 157 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.71% 6.16% 4.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.33% 27.64% 19.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 81 59
Median daily rate £450 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £240 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 11
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -21.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.70 £20.90 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.22 £22.90 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%

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
360 568 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.89% 22.29% 21.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 282 219
Median daily rate £393 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £180 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £366 £355 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 43 86
Median hourly rate £14.48 £16.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.50% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £18.35 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.73
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +8.10%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 +2 39 £450 +29.49% 16
Warwickshire +23 34 £425 - 4
Shropshire +10 26 £500 +20.48% 13
Coventry -10 10 £425 +25.92% 10
Worcestershire -2 5 £330 +20.00% 4
Herefordshire - 3 £600 -
Staffordshire -5 2 £275 -27.63%
Solihull -4 1 £525 - 2
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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.

1 104 (32.70%) Unix
2 103 (32.39%) Windows
3 98 (30.82%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (25.16%) DevOps
5 77 (24.21%) Java
6 74 (23.27%) Puppet
7 72 (22.64%) Git (software)
7 72 (22.64%) Python
8 71 (22.33%) Jenkins
9 70 (22.01%) Configuration Management
10 68 (21.38%) HTTP
11 63 (19.81%) Amazon AWS
12 62 (19.50%) Continuous Integration
13 59 (18.55%) Ruby
14 58 (18.24%) Open Source
15 57 (17.92%) Oracle
16 53 (16.67%) CSS
16 53 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
16 53 (16.67%) Ansible
17 52 (16.35%) TCP/IP
18 51 (16.04%) PHP
19 49 (15.41%) MongoDB
20 47 (14.78%) Docker
21 46 (14.47%) JavaScript
21 46 (14.47%) SQL
22 42 (13.21%) HTML
22 42 (13.21%) Security Cleared
23 41 (12.89%) MySQL
24 40 (12.58%) Subversion
25 36 (11.32%) Web Services

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 35 (11.01%) Apache
2 20 (6.29%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (5.35%) Tomcat
4 16 (5.03%) JBoss
4 16 (5.03%) WebLogic
5 15 (4.72%) Confluence
6 13 (4.09%) Oracle Application Server
7 12 (3.77%) OpenStack
8 11 (3.46%) nginx
8 11 (3.46%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 10 (3.14%) IIS
10 7 (2.20%) WebSphere
11 6 (1.89%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.94%) MindAlign
12 3 (0.94%) SAS
12 3 (0.94%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.63%) CMS
13 2 (0.63%) Drupal
13 2 (0.63%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (1.89%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.26%) MS Office
2 4 (1.26%) MS Project
2 4 (1.26%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (2.52%) Maximo
2 7 (2.20%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.57%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (1.26%) Oracle 11i
4 4 (1.26%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 63 (19.81%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (9.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.77%) GitHub
4 10 (3.14%) IaaS
5 9 (2.83%) PaaS
6 6 (1.89%) Google Analytics
7 5 (1.57%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.94%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 3 (0.94%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.94%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.94%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (0.94%) IBM PureFlex
8 3 (0.94%) Office 365
8 3 (0.94%) Route 53
8 3 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.63%) IBM SmartCloud
9 2 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (21.38%) HTTP
2 52 (16.35%) TCP/IP
3 29 (9.12%) SSL
4 18 (5.66%) Firewall
5 17 (5.35%) DNS
6 15 (4.72%) SAN
7 13 (4.09%) Intrusion Detection
8 11 (3.46%) Network Security
9 9 (2.83%) VPN
10 7 (2.20%) LDAP
11 6 (1.89%) Internet
11 6 (1.89%) SMTP
11 6 (1.89%) WAN
12 5 (1.57%) LAN
12 5 (1.57%) OpenLDAP
12 5 (1.57%) SNMP
13 4 (1.26%) IMAP
14 3 (0.94%) DHCP
14 3 (0.94%) S/MIME
14 3 (0.94%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (15.41%) MongoDB
2 41 (12.89%) MySQL
3 35 (11.01%) PostgreSQL
4 34 (10.69%) NoSQL
4 34 (10.69%) Relational Database
5 31 (9.75%) Oracle Database
6 19 (5.97%) SQL Server
7 14 (4.40%) Oracle Database 11g
8 12 (3.77%) Oracle Database 10g
9 8 (2.52%) Big Data
9 8 (2.52%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.57%) Oracle Discoverer
11 4 (1.26%) Oracle BI EE
11 4 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (0.94%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.94%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 72 (22.64%) Git (software)
2 71 (22.33%) Jenkins
3 40 (12.58%) Subversion
4 22 (6.92%) IntelliJ
5 20 (6.29%) JUnit
6 17 (5.35%) Selenium
7 15 (4.72%) JIRA
8 11 (3.46%) Cucumber
8 11 (3.46%) Eclipse
8 11 (3.46%) gulp
9 9 (2.83%) ClearQuest
9 9 (2.83%) Sonatype Nexus
10 8 (2.52%) Ant
10 8 (2.52%) Apache Ivy
10 8 (2.52%) ClearCase
11 6 (1.89%) Gatling
11 6 (1.89%) Grunt
11 6 (1.89%) Karma Test Runner
11 6 (1.89%) Sublime Text
11 6 (1.89%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (6.29%) Finance
2 9 (2.83%) Retail
2 9 (2.83%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.89%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.57%) Banking
4 5 (1.57%) Electronics
5 3 (0.94%) Advertising
5 3 (0.94%) Automotive
5 3 (0.94%) Marketing
6 2 (0.63%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.63%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.63%) Local Government
7 1 (0.31%) Games
Job Titles
1 98 (30.82%) Developer
2 34 (10.69%) Architect
3 33 (10.38%) Java Developer
4 30 (9.43%) DevOps Engineer
5 23 (7.23%) Administrator
5 23 (7.23%) Analyst
6 21 (6.60%) Scala Developer
7 17 (5.35%) Consultant
8 16 (5.03%) PHP Developer
9 14 (4.40%) Linux Developer
10 13 (4.09%) Java Programmer
10 13 (4.09%) Java Scala Developer
10 13 (4.09%) MongoDB Developer
10 13 (4.09%) Programmer
10 13 (4.09%) Senior DevOps
11 12 (3.77%) DBA
11 12 (3.77%) Linux Engineer
11 12 (3.77%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 12 (3.77%) Senior Developer
12 11 (3.46%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (16.67%) CSS
2 42 (13.21%) HTML
3 36 (11.32%) Web Services
4 30 (9.43%) JSON
5 26 (8.18%) XML
6 22 (6.92%) Play Framework
7 20 (6.29%) Node.js
8 17 (5.35%) Elastic Stack
9 14 (4.40%) HTML5
9 14 (4.40%) REST
9 14 (4.40%) Spring
10 13 (4.09%) AngularJS
11 11 (3.46%) CSS3
12 10 (3.14%) jQuery
12 10 (3.14%) LAMP
13 9 (2.83%) Ajax
13 9 (2.83%) RESTful
13 9 (2.83%) SAML
14 8 (2.52%) .NET
14 8 (2.52%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.66%) Data Centre
3 10 (3.14%) Computer Science
3 10 (3.14%) Linux Command Line
4 8 (2.52%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.52%) Public Cloud
5 7 (2.20%) PKI
6 6 (1.89%) Private Cloud
7 5 (1.57%) CLARiiON
7 5 (1.57%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.57%) Security Operations Centre
7 5 (1.57%) Symmetrix DMX
8 4 (1.26%) Replication
8 4 (1.26%) User Experience
9 3 (0.94%) HP Storage
10 2 (0.63%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.63%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.31%) Grid Computing
11 1 (0.31%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 104 (32.70%) Unix
2 103 (32.39%) Windows
3 33 (10.38%) Windows Server
4 27 (8.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (6.92%) AIX
6 21 (6.60%) Mac OS X
7 19 (5.97%) CentOS
8 17 (5.35%) Ubuntu
9 16 (5.03%) Solaris
10 13 (4.09%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (3.14%) SUSE
12 9 (2.83%) Apple iOS
13 6 (1.89%) HPUX
14 4 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (0.94%) Debian
15 3 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.31%) Fedora
16 1 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
16 1 (0.31%) Windows 10
16 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (30.82%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (25.16%) DevOps
3 70 (22.01%) Configuration Management
4 62 (19.50%) Continuous Integration
5 58 (18.24%) Open Source
6 32 (10.06%) Scrum
7 31 (9.75%) Migration
8 28 (8.81%) Change Management
9 27 (8.49%) Microservices
10 25 (7.86%) Web Development
11 23 (7.23%) Web Operations
12 22 (6.92%) Continuous Delivery
12 22 (6.92%) ITIL
13 21 (6.60%) Responsive Web Design
13 21 (6.60%) Web Design
14 20 (6.29%) Customer Requirements
14 20 (6.29%) Cybersecurity
15 19 (5.97%) OO
16 18 (5.66%) Incident Management
16 18 (5.66%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 77 (24.21%) Java
2 72 (22.64%) Python
3 59 (18.55%) Ruby
4 51 (16.04%) PHP
5 46 (14.47%) JavaScript
5 46 (14.47%) SQL
6 33 (10.38%) Scala
7 26 (8.18%) C#
8 21 (6.60%) Bash Shell
9 19 (5.97%) Perl
10 15 (4.72%) PowerShell
11 12 (3.77%) Shell Script
12 8 (2.52%) COBOL
12 8 (2.52%) Groovy
13 7 (2.20%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.89%) Haskell
15 5 (1.57%) ECMAScript
15 5 (1.57%) T-SQL
16 4 (1.26%) Go
16 4 (1.26%) Korn
Qualifications
1 42 (13.21%) Security Cleared
2 32 (10.06%) SC Cleared
3 20 (6.29%) Degree
4 8 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.20%) CCNA
6 6 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (1.89%) CCSA
6 6 (1.89%) CEH
6 6 (1.89%) GCFA
6 6 (1.89%) GCIH
6 6 (1.89%) MCP
7 4 (1.26%) ISEB
8 3 (0.94%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.94%) OCP
8 3 (0.94%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (0.94%) RHCE
9 2 (0.63%) CCNP
9 2 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.63%) SAS Certification
10 1 (0.31%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.97%) SLA
2 7 (2.20%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (2.20%) QA
3 3 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.63%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.31%) GPG13
5 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 47 (14.78%) Docker
2 20 (6.29%) Active Directory
3 16 (5.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (3.14%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (2.20%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.20%) VMware ESX
6 5 (1.57%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (1.57%) Sendmail
6 5 (1.57%) SRDF
7 3 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.31%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.31%) Firmware
9 1 (0.31%) NFS
9 1 (0.31%) Samba
9 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 1 (0.31%) UAG
9 1 (0.31%) vSphere
9 1 (0.31%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 74 (23.27%) Puppet
2 53 (16.67%) Ansible
2 53 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (6.92%) Terraform
4 21 (6.60%) Salt
5 19 (5.97%) Kibana
6 14 (4.40%) logstash
7 9 (2.83%) Oracle Identity Management
7 9 (2.83%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 8 (2.52%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 8 (2.52%) Grafana
9 7 (2.20%) Netcool
10 6 (1.89%) Kubernetes
10 6 (1.89%) Nagios
10 6 (1.89%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 6 (1.89%) Opsview
10 6 (1.89%) WSUS
11 4 (1.26%) BMC PATROL
11 4 (1.26%) Data Guard
11 4 (1.26%) Mesos
Vendors
1 57 (17.92%) Oracle
2 32 (10.06%) VMware
3 30 (9.43%) Red Hat
4 25 (7.86%) Microsoft
5 20 (6.29%) Rackspace
6 19 (5.97%) IBM
7 15 (4.72%) Cisco
7 15 (4.72%) Google
8 14 (4.40%) HP
9 11 (3.46%) EMC
10 10 (3.14%) Dell
10 10 (3.14%) NetApp
10 10 (3.14%) Splunk
11 9 (2.83%) Brocade
12 7 (2.20%) Micro Focus
13 6 (1.89%) 3PAR
13 6 (1.89%) BMC
14 5 (1.57%) CheckPoint
14 5 (1.57%) LogRhythm
14 5 (1.57%) Proofpoint
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £480.00 - £520.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £470.00 - £490.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £496.15 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Premier IT
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: £400 - £500+ per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago