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 4 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 18 25 35
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +10
Contract jobs citing Linux 216 152 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.54% 5.67% 4.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.47% 29.46% 21.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 104 55
Median daily rate £425 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 3
Median hourly rate £22.50 £26.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.09% +26.19%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -6.25%
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
609 516 474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.26% 19.25% 20.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 264 229
Median daily rate £358 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £342 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.14% +6.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 77 69
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% +13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -

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 4 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 4 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 +4 72 £458 +14.37% 4
Birmingham -18 28 £313 -6.71% 13
Solihull +8 23 - - 1
Coventry +4 23 £400 +42.85% 8
Worcestershire +7 18 £400 -11.11% 4
Warwickshire -4 18 £398 +22.30% 10
Staffordshire +3 3 £403 +23.84% 9
Kingswinford - 1 - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 145 (42.52%) Unix
2 116 (34.02%) Windows
3 108 (31.67%) Java
4 105 (30.79%) Oracle
5 95 (27.86%) Agile Software Development
6 87 (25.51%) Puppet
7 72 (21.11%) WebLogic
8 70 (20.53%) VMware
9 69 (20.23%) SQL
10 63 (18.48%) Git (software)
11 58 (17.01%) Software Engineering
12 54 (15.84%) Shell Script
13 53 (15.54%) Red Hat
14 48 (14.08%) MongoDB
15 47 (13.78%) DevOps
15 47 (13.78%) Spring
15 47 (13.78%) Security Cleared
16 44 (12.90%) ELK Stack
17 43 (12.61%) Amazon AWS
18 42 (12.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 41 (12.02%) AIX
20 40 (11.73%) Service Management
20 40 (11.73%) Ruby
21 38 (11.14%) JBoss
21 38 (11.14%) RabbitMQ
22 37 (10.85%) Terraform
23 36 (10.56%) HTML
23 36 (10.56%) EMC
23 36 (10.56%) Cloud Computing
23 36 (10.56%) SC Cleared

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 72 (21.11%) WebLogic
2 38 (11.14%) JBoss
3 31 (9.09%) OpenStack
4 30 (8.80%) Documentum
5 29 (8.50%) Captiva
6 20 (5.87%) Tomcat
7 19 (5.57%) Apache
8 18 (5.28%) Confluence
9 14 (4.11%) Elasticsearch
10 11 (3.23%) Oracle Application Server
11 7 (2.05%) SharePoint
12 6 (1.76%) IIS
12 6 (1.76%) WebLogic Portal
13 5 (1.47%) CMS
13 5 (1.47%) MS Exchange
14 3 (0.88%) Liferay
14 3 (0.88%) SAS
14 3 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
15 2 (0.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 2 (0.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (3.81%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.64%) MS Office
3 7 (2.05%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.29%) MS Project
4 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (4.69%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (4.11%) Oracle EBS R12
3 11 (3.23%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (2.93%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (0.88%) BigMachines
5 3 (0.88%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.59%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.29%) Magento
7 1 (0.29%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 43 (12.61%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (10.56%) Cloud Computing
2 36 (10.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.35%) GitHub
3 8 (2.35%) PaaS
4 6 (1.76%) SaaS
5 4 (1.17%) Office 365
6 2 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.59%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.59%) IaaS
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.29%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.29%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.29%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 29 (8.50%) SSL
2 23 (6.74%) HTTP
3 16 (4.69%) TCP/IP
4 15 (4.40%) Firewall
5 13 (3.81%) Internet
6 11 (3.23%) SSH
7 10 (2.93%) DNS
8 8 (2.35%) Ethernet
9 7 (2.05%) Kerberos
9 7 (2.05%) SAN
9 7 (2.05%) SNMP
10 6 (1.76%) VoIP
10 6 (1.76%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (1.76%) ZigBee
11 5 (1.47%) DHCP
11 5 (1.47%) HTTPS
11 5 (1.47%) VPN
11 5 (1.47%) Wireless
12 4 (1.17%) IPv4
12 4 (1.17%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (14.08%) MongoDB
2 34 (9.97%) Oracle Database
2 34 (9.97%) SQL Server
3 25 (7.33%) MySQL
4 20 (5.87%) Oracle Database 11g
5 14 (4.11%) MariaDB
6 12 (3.52%) Oracle Database 10g
6 12 (3.52%) Oracle OWB
7 10 (2.93%) Oracle Discoverer
8 9 (2.64%) Relational Database
9 8 (2.35%) Oracle Database 12c
10 7 (2.05%) Oracle BI EE
11 6 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (1.17%) NoSQL
13 4 (1.17%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 3 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
15 2 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
15 2 (0.59%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 63 (18.48%) Git (software)
2 32 (9.38%) Maven
3 24 (7.04%) JIRA
3 24 (7.04%) Vagrant
4 21 (6.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 21 (6.16%) Jenkins
5 18 (5.28%) Eclipse
6 12 (3.52%) ClearQuest
6 12 (3.52%) SoapUI
7 10 (2.93%) Selenium
8 7 (2.05%) Dreamweaver
8 7 (2.05%) IntelliJ
8 7 (2.05%) Visual Studio
9 6 (1.76%) ClearCase
9 6 (1.76%) JUnit
9 6 (1.76%) Oracle APEX
10 5 (1.47%) Subversion
11 4 (1.17%) CppUnit
11 4 (1.17%) Rational Rhapsody
12 3 (0.88%) Zend Studio
General
1 22 (6.45%) Finance
2 14 (4.11%) Retail
3 9 (2.64%) Banking
4 6 (1.76%) Automotive
5 5 (1.47%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.59%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.59%) Games
6 2 (0.59%) Publishing
7 1 (0.29%) Advertising
7 1 (0.29%) Back Office
7 1 (0.29%) Billing
7 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.29%) Law
7 1 (0.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 108 (31.67%) Developer
2 83 (24.34%) Architect
3 32 (9.38%) Software Architect
4 25 (7.33%) Administrator
5 23 (6.74%) Software Engineer
6 22 (6.45%) Java Architect
6 22 (6.45%) Java Software Architect
7 21 (6.16%) DevOps Engineer
8 17 (4.99%) Linux Engineer
9 16 (4.69%) Infrastructure Architect
9 16 (4.69%) Monitoring Engineer
10 15 (4.40%) Applications Developer
10 15 (4.40%) DBA
10 15 (4.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 14 (4.11%) Senior Architect
11 14 (4.11%) Senior Developer
11 14 (4.11%) Senior Software Architect
12 13 (3.81%) Oracle DBA
13 12 (3.52%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 11 (3.23%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (13.78%) Spring
2 44 (12.90%) ELK Stack
3 38 (11.14%) RabbitMQ
4 36 (10.56%) HTML
5 35 (10.26%) CSS
6 30 (8.80%) J2EE
6 30 (8.80%) Spring Boot
7 25 (7.33%) XML
8 21 (6.16%) SOAP
9 16 (4.69%) Swagger
9 16 (4.69%) Web Services
10 15 (4.40%) JSON
10 15 (4.40%) REST
11 12 (3.52%) HTML5
11 12 (3.52%) Sensu
12 11 (3.23%) jQuery
12 11 (3.23%) Play Framework
13 10 (2.93%) J2SE
13 10 (2.93%) LAMP
14 8 (2.35%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.69%) Data Centre
2 6 (1.76%) CMDB
2 6 (1.76%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (1.76%) Internet of Things
2 6 (1.76%) Performance Metrics
3 5 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.17%) Arduino
4 4 (1.17%) Home Automation
4 4 (1.17%) Raspberry Pi
5 3 (0.88%) Data Integration
5 3 (0.88%) Derivative
5 3 (0.88%) Digital Media
5 3 (0.88%) HACMP
6 2 (0.59%) Blog
6 2 (0.59%) Clustering
6 2 (0.59%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (0.59%) HP Storage
6 2 (0.59%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.59%) Mobile Games
7 1 (0.29%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 145 (42.52%) Unix
2 116 (34.02%) Windows
3 42 (12.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 41 (12.02%) AIX
5 26 (7.62%) Solaris
6 24 (7.04%) SUSE
7 22 (6.45%) Windows Server
8 12 (3.52%) CentOS
9 10 (2.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (1.47%) Fedora
11 5 (1.47%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.17%) Debian
12 4 (1.17%) HPUX
13 3 (0.88%) Android
14 2 (0.59%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.59%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.59%) VxWorks
14 2 (0.59%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.59%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (27.86%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (17.01%) Software Engineering
3 47 (13.78%) DevOps
4 40 (11.73%) Service Management
5 33 (9.68%) Open Source
6 27 (7.92%) ITIL
7 26 (7.62%) Software Architecture
8 20 (5.87%) Microservices
9 18 (5.28%) Configuration Management
10 17 (4.99%) Service Delivery
10 17 (4.99%) TOGAF
11 16 (4.69%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (4.69%) Project Planning
12 15 (4.40%) Migration
12 15 (4.40%) Risk Management
12 15 (4.40%) Waterfall
13 14 (4.11%) Performance Tuning
13 14 (4.11%) Test Strategy
14 13 (3.81%) Scrum
15 11 (3.23%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 108 (31.67%) Java
2 69 (20.23%) SQL
3 54 (15.84%) Shell Script
4 40 (11.73%) Ruby
5 32 (9.38%) JavaScript
6 22 (6.45%) PHP
6 22 (6.45%) Python
7 20 (5.87%) C#
8 18 (5.28%) Scala
9 16 (4.69%) Perl
10 14 (4.11%) PL/SQL
11 12 (3.52%) C
12 11 (3.23%) Bash Shell
13 10 (2.93%) C++
13 10 (2.93%) Korn
14 8 (2.35%) PowerShell
15 7 (2.05%) COBOL
16 6 (1.76%) Haskell
16 6 (1.76%) PHP 5
17 5 (1.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 47 (13.78%) Security Cleared
2 36 (10.56%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.35%) Degree
4 5 (1.47%) MCSE
4 5 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.17%) OCP
5 4 (1.17%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (0.88%) BC Cleared
6 3 (0.88%) CCNA
6 3 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.88%) LPIC
6 3 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.59%) CCDA
7 2 (0.59%) CCDP
7 2 (0.59%) CCIE
7 2 (0.59%) CCNP
7 2 (0.59%) RHCE
8 1 (0.29%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.76%) QA
2 6 (1.76%) SLA
3 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 33 (9.68%) Docker
2 30 (8.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.11%) Oracle RAC
4 12 (3.52%) NFS
5 9 (2.64%) Active Directory
5 9 (2.64%) iptables
6 7 (2.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 6 (1.76%) vSphere
8 4 (1.17%) Firmware
8 4 (1.17%) OpenSSH
8 4 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.88%) Samba
10 2 (0.59%) Kamailio
10 2 (0.59%) Postfix
10 2 (0.59%) PowerHA
10 2 (0.59%) vCloud
10 2 (0.59%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 87 (25.51%) Puppet
2 37 (10.85%) Terraform
3 31 (9.09%) Graphite
3 31 (9.09%) Packer
4 26 (7.62%) Grafana
5 17 (4.99%) BMC PATROL
6 16 (4.69%) SCOM
7 13 (3.81%) Kibana
7 13 (3.81%) logstash
7 13 (3.81%) OPNET
8 12 (3.52%) Uchiwa
9 11 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (2.93%) Data Guard
11 6 (1.76%) Ansible
11 6 (1.76%) Control-M
12 5 (1.47%) Backup Exec
13 4 (1.17%) NetBackup
13 4 (1.17%) Opsview
14 3 (0.88%) SCCM
15 2 (0.59%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 105 (30.79%) Oracle
2 70 (20.53%) VMware
3 53 (15.54%) Red Hat
4 36 (10.56%) EMC
5 33 (9.68%) Google
6 31 (9.09%) Pega
7 28 (8.21%) webMethods
8 23 (6.74%) BMC
9 21 (6.16%) Microsoft
9 21 (6.16%) WSO2
10 17 (4.99%) IBM
11 15 (4.40%) MuleSoft
12 14 (4.11%) Atlassian
13 12 (3.52%) Digital Fuel
14 11 (3.23%) ForgeRock
15 10 (2.93%) Adobe
16 9 (2.64%) Cisco
16 9 (2.64%) Veritas
17 7 (2.05%) Cognizant
17 7 (2.05%) NetApp
Shropshire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 - £460 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 hours ago
West Midlands
Experis Ltd
Rate: £275 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Coded People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Rate: £127 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
Reed Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwickshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago