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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 20 30 42
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +12
Contract jobs citing Linux 230 108 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.27% 4.53% 3.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.40% 27.91% 18.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 73 46
Median daily rate £400 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 6
Median hourly rate £36.50 £26.25 £27.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.04% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £20.05 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £27.55 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +20.96%
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
599 387 499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.94% 16.23% 21.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 200 209
Median daily rate £385 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £143 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 61 80
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.91 £11.29 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.60 £26.50 £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 25 July 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
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 25 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 July 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 +11 65 £440 +19.72% 5
Birmingham -9 42 £300 -14.28% 18
Warwickshire +8 20 £343 -16.71% 14
Coventry -3 20 £375 +18.11% 9
Solihull - 20 - - 2
Worcestershire 0 12 £325 -23.52% 3
Staffordshire +3 6 - - 7
Herefordshire - 5 £525 - 2
Dudley - 3 £100 - 1
Kingswinford - 1 £298 -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 164 (36.61%) Java
2 157 (35.04%) Unix
3 150 (33.48%) Agile Software Development
4 146 (32.59%) Puppet
5 132 (29.46%) Windows
6 116 (25.89%) Oracle
7 111 (24.78%) Git (software)
8 100 (22.32%) Spring
9 91 (20.31%) SQL
10 90 (20.09%) MongoDB
11 83 (18.53%) DevOps
12 78 (17.41%) WebLogic
12 78 (17.41%) VMware
13 76 (16.96%) Software Engineering
14 75 (16.74%) Security Cleared
15 74 (16.52%) Shell Script
15 74 (16.52%) Docker
16 72 (16.07%) Red Hat
17 69 (15.40%) RabbitMQ
18 62 (13.84%) ELK Stack
18 62 (13.84%) J2EE
18 62 (13.84%) Maven
19 59 (13.17%) Open Source
19 59 (13.17%) Spring Boot
20 58 (12.95%) SC Cleared
21 55 (12.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 52 (11.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
23 51 (11.38%) Graphite
24 49 (10.94%) Amazon AWS
25 48 (10.71%) JavaScript

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 78 (17.41%) WebLogic
2 35 (7.81%) JBoss
3 32 (7.14%) Confluence
3 32 (7.14%) OpenStack
4 30 (6.70%) Apache
5 26 (5.80%) Oracle Application Server
6 22 (4.91%) Documentum
7 20 (4.46%) Captiva
7 20 (4.46%) Tomcat
8 19 (4.24%) CMS
9 15 (3.35%) IIS
10 14 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
11 12 (2.68%) WebLogic Portal
12 9 (2.01%) SharePoint
13 7 (1.56%) SAS
14 6 (1.34%) nginx
15 5 (1.12%) Liferay
15 5 (1.12%) WebSphere
16 4 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
17 3 (0.67%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 20 (4.46%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.90%) MS Visio
3 11 (2.46%) MS Office
4 4 (0.89%) MS Project
5 3 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 33 (7.37%) Oracle EBS
2 30 (6.70%) Oracle EBS R12
3 25 (5.58%) Oracle Applications
4 23 (5.13%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (0.67%) ENOVIA
6 1 (0.22%) Magento
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 49 (10.94%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (10.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (9.15%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (2.46%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (2.46%) Google App Engine
4 11 (2.46%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (2.01%) SaaS
6 8 (1.79%) GitHub
7 5 (1.12%) Office 365
8 4 (0.89%) PaaS
9 3 (0.67%) IaaS
10 2 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.22%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.22%) Heroku
11 1 (0.22%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 36 (8.04%) SSL
2 32 (7.14%) HTTP
3 28 (6.25%) Firewall
4 23 (5.13%) TCP/IP
5 20 (4.46%) SAN
6 18 (4.02%) LAN
7 15 (3.35%) IPv4
7 15 (3.35%) WAN
8 14 (3.13%) Internet
8 14 (3.13%) SNMP
9 13 (2.90%) Ethernet
10 12 (2.68%) DNS
11 10 (2.23%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (2.01%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (1.79%) VPN
14 7 (1.56%) Kerberos
15 6 (1.34%) SSH
15 6 (1.34%) VLAN
15 6 (1.34%) ZigBee
16 5 (1.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (20.09%) MongoDB
2 45 (10.04%) Oracle Database
3 38 (8.48%) SQL Server
4 36 (8.04%) Oracle Database 11g
5 26 (5.80%) MySQL
6 25 (5.58%) Oracle Database 10g
7 23 (5.13%) Oracle Discoverer
8 21 (4.69%) Oracle OWB
9 14 (3.13%) MariaDB
9 14 (3.13%) Oracle BI EE
9 14 (3.13%) Relational Database
10 9 (2.01%) Oracle Database 12c
11 8 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (1.79%) RDBMS
12 7 (1.56%) NoSQL
12 7 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (1.12%) Hadoop
14 3 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
14 3 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 111 (24.78%) Git (software)
2 62 (13.84%) Maven
3 52 (11.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 40 (8.93%) Jenkins
5 35 (7.81%) JIRA
6 32 (7.14%) SoapUI
7 27 (6.03%) Vagrant
8 21 (4.69%) ClearQuest
9 19 (4.24%) Selenium
10 16 (3.57%) Eclipse
10 16 (3.57%) Subversion
11 13 (2.90%) GoCD
12 12 (2.68%) ClearCase
13 10 (2.23%) IntelliJ
14 9 (2.01%) JUnit
15 8 (1.79%) Bitbucket
15 8 (1.79%) FishEye
15 8 (1.79%) Sonatype Nexus
16 6 (1.34%) CppUnit
16 6 (1.34%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 20 (4.46%) Automotive
2 19 (4.24%) Finance
3 13 (2.90%) Retail
4 4 (0.89%) Marketing
5 3 (0.67%) Law
5 3 (0.67%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.45%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.45%) Banking
6 2 (0.45%) Games
6 2 (0.45%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.22%) Advertising
7 1 (0.22%) Electronics
7 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 143 (31.92%) Developer
2 101 (22.54%) Architect
3 48 (10.71%) Software Architect
4 47 (10.49%) DevOps Engineer
5 43 (9.60%) Java Architect
6 39 (8.71%) Software Engineer
7 34 (7.59%) Java Developer
7 34 (7.59%) Java Software Architect
8 30 (6.70%) DBA
9 27 (6.03%) Administrator
9 27 (6.03%) Oracle DBA
10 26 (5.80%) Linux Engineer
11 24 (5.36%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 24 (5.36%) Senior Architect
12 21 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 19 (4.24%) Java Engineer
13 19 (4.24%) Senior Software Architect
14 18 (4.02%) SC Cleared DBA
14 18 (4.02%) Senior Developer
15 17 (3.79%) Oracle Applications DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (22.32%) Spring
2 69 (15.40%) RabbitMQ
3 62 (13.84%) ELK Stack
3 62 (13.84%) J2EE
4 59 (13.17%) Spring Boot
5 46 (10.27%) CSS
6 45 (10.04%) HTML
7 44 (9.82%) Hystrix
7 44 (9.82%) SOAP
8 40 (8.93%) XML
9 39 (8.71%) WireMock
10 32 (7.14%) Swagger
11 29 (6.47%) JSON
11 29 (6.47%) REST
12 26 (5.80%) Web Services
13 22 (4.91%) jQuery
13 22 (4.91%) Play Framework
14 19 (4.24%) Hibernate
14 19 (4.24%) J2SE
15 18 (4.02%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.59%) Data Centre
2 11 (2.46%) Performance Metrics
3 8 (1.79%) Embedded Systems
4 6 (1.34%) Internet of Things
5 5 (1.12%) CMDB
5 5 (1.12%) Data Integration
6 4 (0.89%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (0.89%) Arduino
6 4 (0.89%) Home Automation
6 4 (0.89%) Management Information System
6 4 (0.89%) Private Cloud
6 4 (0.89%) Raspberry Pi
6 4 (0.89%) Smartphone
7 3 (0.67%) Economics
7 3 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.67%) Informatics
7 3 (0.67%) PKI
7 3 (0.67%) Statistics
8 2 (0.45%) Blog
8 2 (0.45%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 157 (35.04%) Unix
2 132 (29.46%) Windows
3 55 (12.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 42 (9.38%) AIX
5 32 (7.14%) Windows Server
6 23 (5.13%) Solaris
7 22 (4.91%) CentOS
8 16 (3.57%) SUSE
9 14 (3.13%) Ubuntu
10 13 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (2.23%) Windows 8
12 9 (2.01%) Embedded Linux
12 9 (2.01%) VxWorks
12 9 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (1.34%) Fedora
13 6 (1.34%) HPUX
13 6 (1.34%) Mac OS X
14 5 (1.12%) Debian
15 4 (0.89%) Data ONTAP
16 3 (0.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (33.48%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (18.53%) DevOps
3 76 (16.96%) Software Engineering
4 59 (13.17%) Open Source
5 41 (9.15%) Software Architecture
6 40 (8.93%) Microservices
7 35 (7.81%) Service Management
8 32 (7.14%) Configuration Management
9 29 (6.47%) Waterfall
10 28 (6.25%) Web Development
11 27 (6.03%) Performance Tuning
11 27 (6.03%) Project Planning
12 26 (5.80%) ITIL
13 23 (5.13%) Database Tuning
13 23 (5.13%) MVC
14 20 (4.46%) Responsive Web Design
14 20 (4.46%) RUP
15 19 (4.24%) Migration
16 18 (4.02%) Continuous Delivery
17 16 (3.57%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 164 (36.61%) Java
2 91 (20.31%) SQL
3 74 (16.52%) Shell Script
4 48 (10.71%) JavaScript
5 42 (9.38%) Ruby
6 28 (6.25%) Scala
7 26 (5.80%) C
7 26 (5.80%) PL/SQL
8 22 (4.91%) Python
9 21 (4.69%) C#
10 14 (3.13%) C++
10 14 (3.13%) Perl
11 12 (2.68%) Bash Shell
12 11 (2.46%) PHP
13 8 (1.79%) Haskell
14 7 (1.56%) Korn
15 5 (1.12%) PHP 5
15 5 (1.12%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.89%) COBOL
17 3 (0.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 75 (16.74%) Security Cleared
2 58 (12.95%) SC Cleared
3 12 (2.68%) MCSE
3 12 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (2.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 11 (2.46%) CCNP
4 11 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (2.23%) OCP
5 10 (2.23%) Oracle Certification
6 9 (2.01%) MCSA
7 6 (1.34%) Degree
8 5 (1.12%) ISEB
9 4 (0.89%) LPIC
9 4 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.67%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.45%) CCNA
11 2 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.45%) RHCE
11 2 (0.45%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.56%) SLA
3 5 (1.12%) QA
4 4 (0.89%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 74 (16.52%) Docker
2 41 (9.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (6.70%) Oracle RAC
4 25 (5.58%) Virtual Machines
5 19 (4.24%) vSphere
6 11 (2.46%) Active Directory
6 11 (2.46%) iptables
7 7 (1.56%) NFS
8 6 (1.34%) OpenSSH
9 5 (1.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (0.89%) Firmware
10 4 (0.89%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.67%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.67%) Sendmail
12 2 (0.45%) Postfix
12 2 (0.45%) vCloud
12 2 (0.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 2 (0.45%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.22%) HDFS
13 1 (0.22%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 146 (32.59%) Puppet
2 51 (11.38%) Graphite
3 40 (8.93%) Consul
3 40 (8.93%) Terraform
4 39 (8.71%) Grafana
5 33 (7.37%) Packer
6 23 (5.13%) Data Guard
7 21 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
8 12 (2.68%) Kibana
8 12 (2.68%) logstash
8 12 (2.68%) Uchiwa
9 10 (2.23%) SCOM
10 8 (1.79%) BMC PATROL
11 7 (1.56%) Ansible
11 7 (1.56%) SCCM
12 6 (1.34%) OPNET
13 5 (1.12%) Backup Exec
14 4 (0.89%) NetBackup
14 4 (0.89%) Red Hat Satellite
15 3 (0.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 116 (25.89%) Oracle
2 78 (17.41%) VMware
3 72 (16.07%) Red Hat
4 44 (9.82%) Google
5 40 (8.93%) Microsoft
6 33 (7.37%) WSO2
7 27 (6.03%) webMethods
8 23 (5.13%) Pega
9 22 (4.91%) EMC
10 18 (4.02%) Adobe
11 17 (3.79%) MuleSoft
12 16 (3.57%) Atlassian
12 16 (3.57%) Cisco
13 14 (3.13%) IBM
14 11 (2.46%) ForgeRock
14 11 (2.46%) Juniper
15 9 (2.01%) NetApp
16 8 (1.79%) BMC
16 8 (1.79%) Veritas
17 6 (1.34%) Citrix
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