The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the West Midlands region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 39 65 42
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -23
Contract jobs citing Linux 94 42 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.86% 2.13% 3.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.95% 11.54% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 19 39
Average daily rate
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£313 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.08% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £281 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £440 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
- +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 7
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £27.50 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.12 £27.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.10 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-19.73% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
496 364 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.39% 18.45% 20.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 165 221
Average daily rate £300 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £432 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 59 58
Average hourly rate £14.25 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.06% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £26.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Linux
England

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 28 July 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
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 28 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +19 30 £324 -4.63% 8
Coventry -5 14 £350 - 7
Warwickshire -1 9 £275 -38.02% 4
Worcestershire - 6 £159 - 3
Wolverhampton +5 4 £325 - 4
Staffordshire +5 3 £300 - 4
Shropshire +2 3 £263 -41.73% 2
Solihull -1 2 - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 1
Herefordshire - - - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 109 (56.48%) UNIX
2 53 (27.46%) Windows
3 40 (20.73%) Oracle
4 37 (19.17%) Red Hat
5 35 (18.13%) HTML
6 33 (17.10%) JavaScript
7 32 (16.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 30 (15.54%) Java
9 29 (15.03%) Solaris
9 29 (15.03%) Apache
10 28 (14.51%) VMware
11 27 (13.99%) HPUX
12 26 (13.47%) AIX
13 25 (12.95%) XML
14 24 (12.44%) ITIL
14 24 (12.44%) Firewall
15 23 (11.92%) CSS
16 22 (11.40%) Perl
16 22 (11.40%) Tomcat
16 22 (11.40%) IBM
17 21 (10.88%) PHP
17 21 (10.88%) SQL
17 21 (10.88%) MySQL
17 21 (10.88%) JSP
18 20 (10.36%) Shell Script
19 19 (9.84%) .NET
19 19 (9.84%) Migration
19 19 (9.84%) jQuery
20 18 (9.33%) Spring
20 18 (9.33%) Subversion

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 29 (15.03%) Apache
2 22 (11.40%) Tomcat
3 17 (8.81%) CMS
3 17 (8.81%) WebLogic
4 12 (6.22%) IBM Notes
5 10 (5.18%) WebSphere
6 9 (4.66%) SAS
7 5 (2.59%) Node.js
8 4 (2.07%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (1.55%) MS Exchange
9 3 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (1.04%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.52%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (0.52%) Drupal
11 1 (0.52%) WordPress
11 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Portal
11 1 (0.52%) nginx
11 1 (0.52%) IIS
11 1 (0.52%) iPlanet
11 1 (0.52%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 5 (2.59%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.07%) MS Office
3 2 (1.04%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.04%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.52%) Magento
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 24 (12.44%) Firewall
2 18 (9.33%) LDAP
3 17 (8.81%) SAN
4 9 (4.66%) NAS
5 8 (4.15%) SSL
5 8 (4.15%) Network Security
5 8 (4.15%) LAN
6 7 (3.63%) FTP
6 7 (3.63%) OSPF
6 7 (3.63%) BGP
6 7 (3.63%) TCP/IP
6 7 (3.63%) DNS
7 6 (3.11%) VPN
8 4 (2.07%) SMTP
8 4 (2.07%) IMAP
9 3 (1.55%) Junos
9 3 (1.55%) WLAN
10 2 (1.04%) WAN
10 2 (1.04%) Internet
10 2 (1.04%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.88%) MySQL
2 15 (7.77%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.63%) Oracle Database 10g
3 7 (3.63%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.55%) OLTP
4 3 (1.55%) OLAP
4 3 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.04%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (1.04%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.04%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (1.04%) Essbase
5 2 (1.04%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (1.04%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.04%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.52%) Big Data
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.52%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.52%) Informix
Development Applications
1 18 (9.33%) Subversion
2 17 (8.81%) Maven
2 17 (8.81%) Ant
2 17 (8.81%) Eclipse
3 3 (1.55%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.55%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.04%) WebDriver
4 2 (1.04%) Selenium
5 1 (0.52%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.52%) Toad
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.52%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.52%) RubyGems
5 1 (0.52%) Hudson
5 1 (0.52%) Grunt
General
1 16 (8.29%) Finance
2 15 (7.77%) Banking
3 7 (3.63%) Investment Banking
4 6 (3.11%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.07%) Private Banking
5 4 (2.07%) Games
6 3 (1.55%) Front Office
7 2 (1.04%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.04%) Automotive
8 1 (0.52%) Electronics
8 1 (0.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (20.73%) Developer
2 27 (13.99%) Administrator
3 18 (9.33%) Analyst
4 17 (8.81%) Java Developer
5 15 (7.77%) Web Developer
6 14 (7.25%) Architect
7 12 (6.22%) Java Web Developer
8 10 (5.18%) UNIX Support
8 10 (5.18%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 10 (5.18%) DBA
8 10 (5.18%) 2nd Line Support
9 9 (4.66%) Project Manager
9 9 (4.66%) UNIX Administrator
9 9 (4.66%) Linux Engineer
10 8 (4.15%) Infrastructure Architect
10 8 (4.15%) Systems Administrator
10 8 (4.15%) Oracle DBA
11 7 (3.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (3.63%) Support Engineer
11 7 (3.63%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (18.13%) HTML
2 25 (12.95%) XML
3 23 (11.92%) CSS
4 21 (10.88%) JSP
5 19 (9.84%) .NET
5 19 (9.84%) jQuery
6 18 (9.33%) Spring
6 18 (9.33%) J2EE
7 17 (8.81%) XSLT
7 17 (8.81%) JSTL
7 17 (8.81%) REST
8 13 (6.74%) Web Services
9 12 (6.22%) Ruby on Rails
10 11 (5.70%) OAuth
11 10 (5.18%) OAuth2
12 7 (3.63%) WebSphere MQ
13 6 (3.11%) WebSphere Message Broker
14 5 (2.59%) OpenID
14 5 (2.59%) Ajax
14 5 (2.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.74%) Mainframe
2 7 (3.63%) Open Source
3 6 (3.11%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.11%) Replication
4 5 (2.59%) Clustering
4 5 (2.59%) Digital Media
5 4 (2.07%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.07%) Web 2.0
5 4 (2.07%) DataPower
6 3 (1.55%) CMDB
7 2 (1.04%) iPhone
7 2 (1.04%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.04%) iPad
7 2 (1.04%) Equities
7 2 (1.04%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.04%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.52%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.52%) HP StorageWorks
8 1 (0.52%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 109 (56.48%) UNIX
2 53 (27.46%) Windows
3 32 (16.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 29 (15.03%) Solaris
5 27 (13.99%) HPUX
6 26 (13.47%) AIX
7 10 (5.18%) SUSE
8 8 (4.15%) zOS
8 8 (4.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (3.63%) Android
10 6 (3.11%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (2.59%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.04%) Windows Phone
12 2 (1.04%) VxWorks
12 2 (1.04%) Windows NT
12 2 (1.04%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.04%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (1.04%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.52%) CentOS
13 1 (0.52%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (12.44%) ITIL
2 19 (9.84%) Migration
3 15 (7.77%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (5.18%) DevOps
5 9 (4.66%) Configuration Management
5 9 (4.66%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (4.15%) Risk Assessment
6 8 (4.15%) Load Balancing
6 8 (4.15%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (4.15%) Workflow
6 8 (4.15%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (3.63%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (3.63%) Change Management
7 7 (3.63%) Incident Management
8 6 (3.11%) Project Management
8 6 (3.11%) Change Control
9 5 (2.59%) Low Latency
9 5 (2.59%) Web Development
9 5 (2.59%) Release Management
9 5 (2.59%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (17.10%) JavaScript
2 30 (15.54%) Java
3 22 (11.40%) Perl
4 21 (10.88%) PHP
4 21 (10.88%) SQL
5 20 (10.36%) Shell Script
6 13 (6.74%) Ruby
7 9 (4.66%) Python
8 8 (4.15%) PL/SQL
9 6 (3.11%) C++
9 6 (3.11%) Scala
10 5 (2.59%) Tcl
10 5 (2.59%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.59%) C#
11 4 (2.07%) C
11 4 (2.07%) ActionScript
11 4 (2.07%) ActionScript 2.0
11 4 (2.07%) Korn
12 3 (1.55%) VB
13 1 (0.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (4.66%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (3.11%) CCNP
2 6 (3.11%) SC Cleared
2 6 (3.11%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.11%) Degree
3 3 (1.55%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.55%) CCNA
3 3 (1.55%) ISEB
3 3 (1.55%) Check Point Certification
3 3 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (1.55%) CCSA
4 2 (1.04%) RHCE
4 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.52%) CCDP
5 1 (0.52%) MCSE
5 1 (0.52%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.07%) SLA
1 4 (2.07%) QA
System Software
1 11 (5.70%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.18%) Oracle RAC
3 9 (4.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.59%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (2.07%) Terminal Server
5 4 (2.07%) Sendmail
6 3 (1.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 3 (1.55%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.55%) Nmap
7 2 (1.04%) ProxySG
7 2 (1.04%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.52%) RHEV
8 1 (0.52%) SRDF
8 1 (0.52%) vSphere
8 1 (0.52%) Xen
8 1 (0.52%) Samba
8 1 (0.52%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.52%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (5.18%) Control-M
1 10 (5.18%) Puppet
2 8 (4.15%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (3.63%) CA SiteMinder
4 6 (3.11%) Nagios
5 5 (2.59%) Data Guard
6 4 (2.07%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (1.55%) CORE IMPACT
7 3 (1.55%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (1.55%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.55%) Nessus
8 2 (1.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (1.04%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.04%) SCOM
8 2 (1.04%) Ansible
9 1 (0.52%) Salt
9 1 (0.52%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.52%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.52%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.52%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 40 (20.73%) Oracle
2 37 (19.17%) Red Hat
3 28 (14.51%) VMware
4 22 (11.40%) IBM
5 17 (8.81%) Alterian
6 15 (7.77%) HP
7 14 (7.25%) Cisco
8 12 (6.22%) Lotus
9 11 (5.70%) NetApp
10 10 (5.18%) Microsoft
11 9 (4.66%) Blue Coat
12 8 (4.15%) Teradata
12 8 (4.15%) CheckPoint
12 8 (4.15%) BMC
12 8 (4.15%) CA
13 7 (3.63%) Sun
13 7 (3.63%) Sybase
13 7 (3.63%) Juniper
14 6 (3.11%) Ab Initio
14 6 (3.11%) SAP
West Midlands
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Aston Carter
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £100 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
QUANTICA
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
West Midlands
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Wolverhampton
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £250 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Telford
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 25 days ago