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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 31 68 33
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -35
Contract jobs citing Linux 129 40 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.10% 1.90% 4.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.48% 10.47% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 19 57
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£325 £315 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +9.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £235 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £416 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 7
Average hourly rate £26.50 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.76% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.60 £23.50 £24.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.24 £23.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.53 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.93% -
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
527 382 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.85% 18.12% 19.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 199 231
Average daily rate £315 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £160 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 60 44
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.50 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -19.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £23.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.15 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.19% -8.82%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 +17 33 £400 +26.98% 9
Coventry +9 26 £250 -9.09% 3
Warwickshire +10 25 £350 - 2
Worcestershire - 9 £163 - 4
Wolverhampton -3 4 £331 - 1
Solihull +7 3 £300 - 6
Shropshire -7 3 - - 6
Staffordshire - 2 £319 - 6
Stourbridge - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 118 (55.92%) UNIX
2 65 (30.81%) Windows
3 60 (28.44%) Oracle
4 55 (26.07%) Red Hat
5 43 (20.38%) VMware
6 39 (18.48%) HPUX
7 38 (18.01%) ITIL
8 36 (17.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 33 (15.64%) SQL
10 30 (14.22%) Solaris
10 30 (14.22%) Agile Software Development
11 27 (12.80%) SAN
12 26 (12.32%) Java
13 23 (10.90%) Firewall
13 23 (10.90%) HTML
13 23 (10.90%) AIX
14 22 (10.43%) Apache
14 22 (10.43%) Perl
15 21 (9.95%) MySQL
15 21 (9.95%) HP
16 20 (9.48%) JavaScript
17 19 (9.00%) IBM
17 19 (9.00%) Shell Script
18 18 (8.53%) PHP
19 17 (8.06%) TCP/IP
19 17 (8.06%) Oracle Database
20 16 (7.58%) WebSphere
20 16 (7.58%) VMware Infrastructure
20 16 (7.58%) Microsoft
21 15 (7.11%) Cisco

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (10.43%) Apache
2 16 (7.58%) WebSphere
3 15 (7.11%) WebLogic
4 13 (6.16%) IBM Notes
5 11 (5.21%) Tomcat
6 8 (3.79%) Node.js
7 7 (3.32%) CMS
8 5 (2.37%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (1.90%) CICS
9 4 (1.90%) TPMS
10 3 (1.42%) MS Exchange
10 3 (1.42%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.95%) SAS
11 2 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.95%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.47%) Oracle Application Server
12 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.47%) Drupal
12 1 (0.47%) WordPress
12 1 (0.47%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 5 (2.37%) MS Visio
1 5 (2.37%) MS Office
1 5 (2.37%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.47%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 4 (1.90%) ENOVIA
2 3 (1.42%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.95%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.95%) Magento
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
4 1 (0.47%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.32%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (12.80%) SAN
2 23 (10.90%) Firewall
3 17 (8.06%) TCP/IP
4 14 (6.64%) LDAP
5 13 (6.16%) LAN
6 9 (4.27%) WAN
6 9 (4.27%) SSL
7 8 (3.79%) VoIP
7 8 (3.79%) Network Security
8 7 (3.32%) BGP
8 7 (3.32%) OSPF
9 6 (2.84%) VPN
9 6 (2.84%) DNS
9 6 (2.84%) SMTP
9 6 (2.84%) NAS
10 5 (2.37%) IMAP
11 4 (1.90%) Internet
11 4 (1.90%) ATM
11 4 (1.90%) FTP
11 4 (1.90%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.95%) MySQL
2 17 (8.06%) Oracle Database
3 8 (3.79%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.79%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (3.32%) Oracle Database 10g
5 6 (2.84%) DB2
6 5 (2.37%) Informix
7 4 (1.90%) OLTP
8 3 (1.42%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (1.42%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.95%) Essbase
9 2 (0.95%) Oracle9i Database
9 2 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.95%) OLAP
9 2 (0.95%) Oracle Discoverer
9 2 (0.95%) Oracle Exadata
9 2 (0.95%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.95%) Big Data
9 2 (0.95%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 9 (4.27%) Subversion
2 7 (3.32%) Maven
2 7 (3.32%) Eclipse
2 7 (3.32%) Ant
3 6 (2.84%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.37%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (1.90%) ClearCase
5 4 (1.90%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.42%) Selenium
7 2 (0.95%) ClearQuest
7 2 (0.95%) Toad
7 2 (0.95%) Mercurial
7 2 (0.95%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.47%) JIRA
8 1 (0.47%) PROIV
8 1 (0.47%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.47%) Hudson
8 1 (0.47%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 1 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (6.64%) Banking
2 13 (6.16%) Finance
3 9 (4.27%) Automotive
4 7 (3.32%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.90%) Private Banking
6 3 (1.42%) Front Office
7 2 (0.95%) Electronics
7 2 (0.95%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.95%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.47%) Retail
8 1 (0.47%) Marketing
8 1 (0.47%) Games
Job Titles
1 32 (15.17%) Developer
2 26 (12.32%) Analyst
3 24 (11.37%) Architect
4 19 (9.00%) Administrator
5 13 (6.16%) Support Analyst
5 13 (6.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (5.69%) 2nd Line Support
7 11 (5.21%) UNIX Support
8 10 (4.74%) Oracle DBA
8 10 (4.74%) UNIX Administrator
8 10 (4.74%) Project Manager
8 10 (4.74%) DBA
8 10 (4.74%) Web Developer
9 9 (4.27%) Technical Architect
9 9 (4.27%) Technical Support
10 8 (3.79%) Java Developer
10 8 (3.79%) Systems Engineer
10 8 (3.79%) Applications Support
10 8 (3.79%) DevOps Engineer
10 8 (3.79%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (10.90%) HTML
2 15 (7.11%) CSS
2 15 (7.11%) Web Services
3 12 (5.69%) XML
4 10 (4.74%) .NET
4 10 (4.74%) Spring
5 9 (4.27%) jQuery
6 8 (3.79%) Middleware
6 8 (3.79%) J2EE
6 8 (3.79%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 7 (3.32%) JSTL
7 7 (3.32%) OAuth
7 7 (3.32%) Ruby on Rails
7 7 (3.32%) REST
7 7 (3.32%) JSP
7 7 (3.32%) XSLT
8 6 (2.84%) WebSphere MQ
8 6 (2.84%) OAuth2
9 4 (1.90%) EJB
9 4 (1.90%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.79%) Management Information System
2 8 (3.79%) Mainframe
2 8 (3.79%) Open Source
2 8 (3.79%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.32%) Replication
4 6 (2.84%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.37%) Clustering
6 4 (1.90%) DataPower
7 2 (0.95%) Equities
7 2 (0.95%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.95%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.95%) iPad
7 2 (0.95%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.95%) iPhone
7 2 (0.95%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.47%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.47%) PKI
8 1 (0.47%) SCADA
8 1 (0.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 118 (55.92%) UNIX
2 65 (30.81%) Windows
3 39 (18.48%) HPUX
4 36 (17.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (14.22%) Solaris
6 23 (10.90%) AIX
7 12 (5.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (4.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (3.79%) SUSE
9 8 (3.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (3.32%) Android
11 6 (2.84%) zOS
11 6 (2.84%) Windows 7
12 5 (2.37%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.90%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.95%) VxWorks
14 2 (0.95%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.95%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.95%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (18.01%) ITIL
2 30 (14.22%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (6.16%) DevOps
4 11 (5.21%) Load Balancing
4 11 (5.21%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (5.21%) Configuration Management
4 11 (5.21%) Migration
4 11 (5.21%) Workflow
5 10 (4.74%) Root Cause Analysis
6 9 (4.27%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (4.27%) Waterfall
6 9 (4.27%) Project Management
6 9 (4.27%) Scrum
7 8 (3.79%) Risk Assessment
7 8 (3.79%) Data Protection
8 7 (3.32%) Incident Management
8 7 (3.32%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (3.32%) Change Management
8 7 (3.32%) Validation
9 6 (2.84%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 33 (15.64%) SQL
2 26 (12.32%) Java
3 22 (10.43%) Perl
4 20 (9.48%) JavaScript
5 19 (9.00%) Shell Script
6 18 (8.53%) PHP
7 13 (6.16%) Python
8 11 (5.21%) PL/SQL
9 9 (4.27%) Ruby
9 9 (4.27%) C
10 8 (3.79%) C++
11 7 (3.32%) Scala
11 7 (3.32%) VB
12 6 (2.84%) C#
12 6 (2.84%) Bash Shell
12 6 (2.84%) PowerShell
13 5 (2.37%) Tcl
14 4 (1.90%) VBA
14 4 (1.90%) Korn
15 2 (0.95%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (5.21%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.74%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (4.74%) Degree
3 7 (3.32%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.32%) CCNP
4 4 (1.90%) CCNA
5 3 (1.42%) ISSAP
5 3 (1.42%) Check Point Certification
5 3 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.42%) CCSA
6 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.95%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.95%) RHCE
6 2 (0.95%) ISEB
6 2 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.95%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.47%) MCITP
7 1 (0.47%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.37%) QA
2 4 (1.90%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (7.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (7.11%) Active Directory
3 9 (4.27%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (2.84%) Oracle RMAN
4 6 (2.84%) Sendmail
5 4 (1.90%) NFS
6 3 (1.42%) Nmap
6 3 (1.42%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.42%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.95%) PowerHA
7 2 (0.95%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.47%) Xen
8 1 (0.47%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.47%) RHEV
8 1 (0.47%) vSphere
8 1 (0.47%) Samba
8 1 (0.47%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (5.69%) Puppet
2 11 (5.21%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (3.32%) CA SiteMinder
3 7 (3.32%) NetBackup
4 6 (2.84%) Nagios
4 6 (2.84%) Data Guard
5 3 (1.42%) Nessus
5 3 (1.42%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (1.42%) Ansible
5 3 (1.42%) CORE IMPACT
5 3 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.95%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.95%) Salt
6 2 (0.95%) SCOM
7 1 (0.47%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.47%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.47%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.47%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 60 (28.44%) Oracle
2 55 (26.07%) Red Hat
3 43 (20.38%) VMware
4 21 (9.95%) HP
5 19 (9.00%) IBM
6 16 (7.58%) Microsoft
7 15 (7.11%) Cisco
8 13 (6.16%) Lotus
9 11 (5.21%) Sybase
9 11 (5.21%) SAP
10 10 (4.74%) CA
11 9 (4.27%) Blue Coat
12 8 (3.79%) NetApp
12 8 (3.79%) CheckPoint
13 7 (3.32%) Alterian
13 7 (3.32%) Juniper
14 6 (2.84%) Sun
15 4 (1.90%) Symantec
16 3 (1.42%) F5
16 3 (1.42%) Citrix
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