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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 33 59 31
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -28
Contract jobs citing Linux 112 43 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.41% 2.01% 3.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.41% 11.05% 19.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 17 50
Average daily rate
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£325 £340 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.27% +21.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £290 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £443 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 6
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £37.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.85 - £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.59 - £51.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.33% -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
523 389 457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.58% 18.14% 20.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 199 226
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 £175 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 54 48
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.60 £23.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +21 28 £290 -14.58% 4
Warwickshire +11 23 £350 -21.12% 2
Coventry +3 22 £300 - 5
Worcestershire - 8 £163 -
Wolverhampton +2 4 £331 - 1
Shropshire +1 3 £263 -41.73% 3
Solihull +1 2 - - 2
Staffordshire -2 1 £300 - 6
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 122 (59.51%) UNIX
2 63 (30.73%) Windows
3 52 (25.37%) Red Hat
4 50 (24.39%) Oracle
5 39 (19.02%) HPUX
6 38 (18.54%) VMware
7 36 (17.56%) ITIL
8 35 (17.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 30 (14.63%) Solaris
10 29 (14.15%) HTML
11 28 (13.66%) SQL
12 27 (13.17%) JavaScript
13 26 (12.68%) Java
14 24 (11.71%) Firewall
14 24 (11.71%) AIX
14 24 (11.71%) Apache
15 23 (11.22%) SAN
15 23 (11.22%) HP
16 21 (10.24%) Perl
17 20 (9.76%) PHP
17 20 (9.76%) MySQL
18 19 (9.27%) IBM
18 19 (9.27%) Shell Script
19 18 (8.78%) Active Directory
19 18 (8.78%) CSS
19 18 (8.78%) XML
20 16 (7.80%) Tomcat
20 16 (7.80%) WebLogic
21 15 (7.32%) LDAP
21 15 (7.32%) TCP/IP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 24 (11.71%) Apache
2 16 (7.80%) Tomcat
2 16 (7.80%) WebLogic
3 12 (5.85%) WebSphere
3 12 (5.85%) IBM Notes
4 11 (5.37%) CMS
5 6 (2.93%) SAS
6 5 (2.44%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (2.44%) MS Exchange
6 5 (2.44%) Node.js
7 4 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.95%) TPMS
7 4 (1.95%) CICS
8 2 (0.98%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.98%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.49%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.49%) WebLogic Integration
9 1 (0.49%) IIS
9 1 (0.49%) iPlanet
9 1 (0.49%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 5 (2.44%) MS Office
1 5 (2.44%) MS Excel
1 5 (2.44%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.49%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 2 (0.98%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (0.98%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.49%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.49%) ENOVIA
2 1 (0.49%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 24 (11.71%) Firewall
2 23 (11.22%) SAN
3 15 (7.32%) LDAP
3 15 (7.32%) TCP/IP
4 12 (5.85%) LAN
5 9 (4.39%) WAN
5 9 (4.39%) SSL
6 8 (3.90%) NAS
6 8 (3.90%) Network Security
6 8 (3.90%) VoIP
7 7 (3.41%) BGP
7 7 (3.41%) OSPF
8 6 (2.93%) VPN
8 6 (2.93%) DNS
8 6 (2.93%) FTP
9 5 (2.44%) SMTP
9 5 (2.44%) IMAP
10 4 (1.95%) ATM
11 3 (1.46%) Internet
11 3 (1.46%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.76%) MySQL
2 15 (7.32%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.41%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.41%) Oracle Database 10g
3 7 (3.41%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (2.44%) DB2
4 5 (2.44%) Informix
5 4 (1.95%) OLTP
6 3 (1.46%) OLAP
6 3 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.46%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.98%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.98%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (0.98%) Big Data
7 2 (0.98%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.98%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.98%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.98%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.98%) Oracle Discoverer
7 2 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (5.37%) Eclipse
1 11 (5.37%) Ant
1 11 (5.37%) Maven
1 11 (5.37%) Subversion
2 5 (2.44%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (1.95%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.95%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.46%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.98%) Mercurial
5 2 (0.98%) WebDriver
5 2 (0.98%) Selenium
5 2 (0.98%) Toad
6 1 (0.49%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.49%) Hudson
6 1 (0.49%) RubyGems
6 1 (0.49%) PROIV
6 1 (0.49%) Grunt
General
1 15 (7.32%) Finance
2 14 (6.83%) Banking
3 7 (3.41%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.44%) Automotive
5 4 (1.95%) Private Banking
5 4 (1.95%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.46%) Games
6 3 (1.46%) Front Office
7 2 (0.98%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.49%) Electronics
8 1 (0.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (15.61%) Developer
2 25 (12.20%) Analyst
3 21 (10.24%) Administrator
3 21 (10.24%) Architect
4 12 (5.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (5.85%) Java Developer
4 12 (5.85%) Support Analyst
4 12 (5.85%) 2nd Line Support
5 11 (5.37%) UNIX Support
6 10 (4.88%) UNIX Administrator
6 10 (4.88%) Web Developer
6 10 (4.88%) DBA
7 9 (4.39%) Applications Support
7 9 (4.39%) Project Manager
7 9 (4.39%) Infrastructure Architect
8 8 (3.90%) Oracle DBA
8 8 (3.90%) Technical Architect
8 8 (3.90%) Technical Support
9 7 (3.41%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (3.41%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (14.15%) HTML
2 18 (8.78%) CSS
2 18 (8.78%) XML
3 14 (6.83%) Spring
3 14 (6.83%) JSP
3 14 (6.83%) .NET
4 12 (5.85%) jQuery
4 12 (5.85%) J2EE
5 11 (5.37%) XSLT
5 11 (5.37%) Web Services
5 11 (5.37%) JSTL
5 11 (5.37%) REST
6 9 (4.39%) Ruby on Rails
7 8 (3.90%) OAuth
8 7 (3.41%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 7 (3.41%) OAuth2
9 6 (2.93%) Middleware
9 6 (2.93%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (1.95%) Spring MVC
10 4 (1.95%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.85%) Mainframe
2 8 (3.90%) Open Source
2 8 (3.90%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.93%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.93%) Replication
4 5 (2.44%) Clustering
4 5 (2.44%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.95%) Digital Media
5 4 (1.95%) DataPower
6 3 (1.46%) Web 2.0
7 2 (0.98%) iPhone
7 2 (0.98%) iPad
7 2 (0.98%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.98%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.98%) Equities
8 1 (0.49%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.49%) PKI
8 1 (0.49%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 122 (59.51%) UNIX
2 63 (30.73%) Windows
3 39 (19.02%) HPUX
4 35 (17.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (14.63%) Solaris
6 24 (11.71%) AIX
7 10 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (4.88%) SUSE
8 9 (4.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (3.90%) zOS
10 7 (3.41%) Android
11 5 (2.44%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (1.95%) Windows Vista
13 3 (1.46%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.98%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.98%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.98%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.98%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.98%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (17.56%) ITIL
2 15 (7.32%) Migration
3 14 (6.83%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (5.85%) Load Balancing
5 11 (5.37%) Configuration Management
5 11 (5.37%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (5.37%) DevOps
6 10 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (4.39%) Project Management
7 9 (4.39%) Workflow
7 9 (4.39%) Scrum
8 8 (3.90%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (3.90%) TDD
8 8 (3.90%) Data Protection
8 8 (3.90%) Risk Assessment
8 8 (3.90%) Change Management
9 7 (3.41%) Incident Management
9 7 (3.41%) Change Control
9 7 (3.41%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (2.93%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 28 (13.66%) SQL
2 27 (13.17%) JavaScript
3 26 (12.68%) Java
4 21 (10.24%) Perl
5 20 (9.76%) PHP
6 19 (9.27%) Shell Script
7 10 (4.88%) Ruby
7 10 (4.88%) Python
8 8 (3.90%) PL/SQL
9 7 (3.41%) C++
9 7 (3.41%) VB
10 6 (2.93%) Scala
10 6 (2.93%) Bash Shell
10 6 (2.93%) C#
11 5 (2.44%) Tcl
11 5 (2.44%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.95%) Korn
12 4 (1.95%) C
13 3 (1.46%) VBA
14 2 (0.98%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 9 (4.39%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (4.39%) Degree
1 9 (4.39%) Security Cleared
2 6 (2.93%) SC Cleared
2 6 (2.93%) CCNP
3 3 (1.46%) CCSA
3 3 (1.46%) CCNA
3 3 (1.46%) ISEB
3 3 (1.46%) Check Point Certification
3 3 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (1.46%) ISSAP
3 3 (1.46%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (0.98%) RHCE
4 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.49%) MCSE
5 1 (0.49%) MCSA
5 1 (0.49%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.93%) QA
2 4 (1.95%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (8.78%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.39%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (2.93%) Oracle RMAN
5 5 (2.44%) Sendmail
6 3 (1.46%) Terminal Server
6 3 (1.46%) Nmap
6 3 (1.46%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.98%) PowerHA
7 2 (0.98%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.49%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.49%) Samba
8 1 (0.49%) NFS
8 1 (0.49%) Xen
8 1 (0.49%) vSphere
8 1 (0.49%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 11 (5.37%) Puppet
2 9 (4.39%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (3.41%) CA SiteMinder
4 6 (2.93%) Control-M
4 6 (2.93%) Nagios
5 5 (2.44%) NetBackup
5 5 (2.44%) Data Guard
6 4 (1.95%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (1.46%) Nessus
7 3 (1.46%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (1.46%) CORE IMPACT
7 3 (1.46%) Ansible
8 2 (0.98%) Salt
8 2 (0.98%) SCOM
8 2 (0.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.98%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.49%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.49%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.49%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.49%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 52 (25.37%) Red Hat
2 50 (24.39%) Oracle
3 38 (18.54%) VMware
4 23 (11.22%) HP
5 19 (9.27%) IBM
6 14 (6.83%) Microsoft
6 14 (6.83%) Cisco
7 12 (5.85%) Lotus
8 11 (5.37%) Sybase
8 11 (5.37%) Alterian
9 10 (4.88%) CA
10 9 (4.39%) Blue Coat
11 8 (3.90%) CheckPoint
11 8 (3.90%) NetApp
11 8 (3.90%) SAP
12 7 (3.41%) Juniper
13 6 (2.93%) Sun
14 5 (2.44%) Teradata
15 4 (1.95%) BMC
16 3 (1.46%) Ab Initio
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