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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 35 38 60
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +22
Contract jobs citing Linux 95 96 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.95% 3.92% 2.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.07% 19.09% 11.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 52 19
Average daily rate
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£363 £313 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -8.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £189 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £414 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £377 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +2.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Average hourly rate £26.25 £24.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.24% -11.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
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
379 503 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.77% 20.54% 18.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 211 166
Average daily rate £325 £301 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.15% -7.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £163 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 79 59
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £23.50 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 +2 26 £350 +0.71% 15
Warwickshire +5 13 £413 +37.50% 4
Worcestershire +8 11 £425 +167.71% 5
Shropshire 0 8 £285 +8.57% 6
Coventry -7 5 £350 - 11
West Bromwich - 1 £225 -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 98 (40.50%) Windows
2 61 (25.21%) UNIX
3 52 (21.49%) Oracle
4 49 (20.25%) Microsoft
5 43 (17.77%) MySQL
5 43 (17.77%) ITIL
6 41 (16.94%) Solaris
7 40 (16.53%) Firewall
8 38 (15.70%) Agile Software Development
8 38 (15.70%) HTML
9 37 (15.29%) SQL Server
10 36 (14.88%) CSS
11 34 (14.05%) JavaScript
11 34 (14.05%) VMware
12 32 (13.22%) Red Hat
13 29 (11.98%) TDD
14 28 (11.57%) Java
15 27 (11.16%) XML
15 27 (11.16%) Subversion
15 27 (11.16%) SUSE
16 26 (10.74%) MVC
16 26 (10.74%) PHP
16 26 (10.74%) Open Source
16 26 (10.74%) BDD
17 25 (10.33%) Web Services
17 25 (10.33%) Cisco
18 24 (9.92%) Scrum
18 24 (9.92%) TCP/IP
19 23 (9.50%) Python
19 23 (9.50%) Security Cleared

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 16 (6.61%) Apache
2 12 (4.96%) Joomla!
3 11 (4.55%) CMS
4 10 (4.13%) WordPress
5 7 (2.89%) WebSphere
5 7 (2.89%) WebLogic
5 7 (2.89%) MS Exchange
6 6 (2.48%) CICS
6 6 (2.48%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.65%) Node.js
8 4 (1.65%) WebSphere Process Server
8 4 (1.65%) WebSphere Portal
8 4 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (1.65%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.24%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.83%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.83%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.07%) MS Office
3 3 (1.24%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.83%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.89%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.07%) GitHub
3 4 (1.65%) Office 365
4 2 (0.83%) Joyent
4 2 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.83%) IaaS
4 2 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 40 (16.53%) Firewall
2 24 (9.92%) TCP/IP
3 14 (5.79%) DNS
4 12 (4.96%) OSPF
4 12 (4.96%) BGP
5 11 (4.55%) HTTP
5 11 (4.55%) SAN
5 11 (4.55%) Internet
6 10 (4.13%) Intrusion Detection
7 8 (3.31%) VPN
8 7 (2.89%) SSL
8 7 (2.89%) Multicast
8 7 (2.89%) Structured Cabling
9 5 (2.07%) Network Security
10 4 (1.65%) LAN
10 4 (1.65%) WAN
11 3 (1.24%) VoIP
11 3 (1.24%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (1.24%) NAS
12 2 (0.83%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (17.77%) MySQL
2 37 (15.29%) SQL Server
3 21 (8.68%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (7.44%) MongoDB
5 17 (7.02%) Oracle Database
6 11 (4.55%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.89%) DB2
8 3 (1.24%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.24%) Couchbase
8 3 (1.24%) CouchDB
9 2 (0.83%) IBM InfoSphere
9 2 (0.83%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.41%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 27 (11.16%) Subversion
2 23 (9.50%) Git (software)
3 19 (7.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (6.61%) Visual Studio
4 16 (6.61%) Eclipse
5 15 (6.20%) Selenium
6 14 (5.79%) Dreamweaver
7 6 (2.48%) Introscope
8 4 (1.65%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.65%) JIRA
9 3 (1.24%) Maven
9 3 (1.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (1.24%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.83%) Ant
10 2 (0.83%) JUnit
10 2 (0.83%) HP UFT
10 2 (0.83%) NetBeans
11 1 (0.41%) Oracle APEX
11 1 (0.41%) LoadRunner
11 1 (0.41%) XMLSpy
General
1 16 (6.61%) Finance
2 7 (2.89%) Marketing
3 6 (2.48%) Banking
3 6 (2.48%) Automotive
4 5 (2.07%) Legal
4 5 (2.07%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.65%) Retail
6 3 (1.24%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.24%) Publishing
6 3 (1.24%) Games
7 2 (0.83%) Law
7 2 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.41%) Electronics
8 1 (0.41%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 85 (35.12%) Developer
2 30 (12.40%) Architect
3 27 (11.16%) Administrator
4 25 (10.33%) Analyst
5 22 (9.09%) Python Developer
6 15 (6.20%) Systems Administrator
6 15 (6.20%) Support Analyst
7 14 (5.79%) COBOL Developer
8 13 (5.37%) Project Manager
9 12 (4.96%) Senior Developer
10 11 (4.55%) PHP Developer
10 11 (4.55%) Security Engineer
11 9 (3.72%) Infrastructure Architect
11 9 (3.72%) Technical Support
12 8 (3.31%) Systems Engineer
13 7 (2.89%) DBA
13 7 (2.89%) Consultant
13 7 (2.89%) Technical Project Manager
13 7 (2.89%) Technical Manager
13 7 (2.89%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (15.70%) HTML
2 36 (14.88%) CSS
3 27 (11.16%) XML
4 25 (10.33%) Web Services
5 22 (9.09%) .NET
6 19 (7.85%) Django
6 19 (7.85%) Flask
7 17 (7.02%) RESTful
8 14 (5.79%) LAMP
9 13 (5.37%) jQuery
10 9 (3.72%) REST
10 9 (3.72%) XHTML
11 8 (3.31%) Spring
12 7 (2.89%) Ruby on Rails
12 7 (2.89%) CGI
12 7 (2.89%) Middleware
13 6 (2.48%) J2EE
13 6 (2.48%) Ajax
13 6 (2.48%) D3.js
13 6 (2.48%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.61%) Data Centre
3 9 (3.72%) Visualisation
4 6 (2.48%) New Media
4 6 (2.48%) LPAR
5 4 (1.65%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (1.65%) Clustering
5 4 (1.65%) CMDB
6 3 (1.24%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.24%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.24%) HP Superdome
7 2 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.83%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.83%) Handset
7 2 (0.83%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.83%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.41%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.41%) PMI
8 1 (0.41%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 98 (40.50%) Windows
2 61 (25.21%) UNIX
3 41 (16.94%) Solaris
4 27 (11.16%) SUSE
5 22 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (8.68%) Ubuntu
6 21 (8.68%) AIX
7 20 (8.26%) Debian
8 18 (7.44%) HPUX
9 14 (5.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (3.72%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (2.48%) zOS
13 5 (2.07%) Windows XP
14 4 (1.65%) VMS
14 4 (1.65%) Embedded Linux
14 4 (1.65%) Windows 7
15 3 (1.24%) Windows 8
15 3 (1.24%) Windows Vista
15 3 (1.24%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (17.77%) ITIL
2 38 (15.70%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (11.98%) TDD
4 26 (10.74%) MVC
4 26 (10.74%) Open Source
4 26 (10.74%) BDD
5 24 (9.92%) Scrum
6 22 (9.09%) Mentoring
7 20 (8.26%) Migration
7 20 (8.26%) Configuration Management
7 20 (8.26%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (7.85%) Microservices
9 18 (7.44%) Test Automation
9 18 (7.44%) Web Development
10 17 (7.02%) TOGAF
11 16 (6.61%) SOA
12 13 (5.37%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
12 13 (5.37%) Analytics
13 12 (4.96%) User Acceptance Testing
14 11 (4.55%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (14.05%) JavaScript
2 28 (11.57%) Java
3 26 (10.74%) PHP
4 23 (9.50%) Python
5 21 (8.68%) SQL
6 18 (7.44%) C#
7 14 (5.79%) COBOL
7 14 (5.79%) Shell Script
8 10 (4.13%) C
9 7 (2.89%) C++
9 7 (2.89%) Perl
9 7 (2.89%) Ruby
10 6 (2.48%) Jython
10 6 (2.48%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.48%) VB
11 3 (1.24%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.24%) Tcl
11 3 (1.24%) Lingo
11 3 (1.24%) PHP5
12 2 (0.83%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (9.50%) Security Cleared
2 19 (7.85%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (6.61%) CCNA
4 15 (6.20%) SC Cleared
5 9 (3.72%) CCNP
6 8 (3.31%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (2.48%) PMI Certification
8 5 (2.07%) PMP
9 4 (1.65%) CCDP
10 3 (1.24%) CCDA
10 3 (1.24%) CCIE
10 3 (1.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.83%) Degree
11 2 (0.83%) Check Point Certification
11 2 (0.83%) CCSA
12 1 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.41%) MCITP
12 1 (0.41%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.41%) MCSE
12 1 (0.41%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.31%) QA
2 3 (1.24%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.24%) SLA
3 2 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (7.44%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.07%) PowerHA
4 4 (1.65%) vCloud
4 4 (1.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (1.24%) vSphere
5 3 (1.24%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.83%) XenServer
6 2 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.41%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.41%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.41%) XenApp
7 1 (0.41%) Firmware
7 1 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.41%) Squid
Systems Management
1 14 (5.79%) Vagrant
2 8 (3.31%) NetBackup
3 7 (2.89%) Puppet
4 6 (2.48%) Kibana
4 6 (2.48%) CA Wily
5 3 (1.24%) Plesk
5 3 (1.24%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (0.83%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.83%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 2 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.83%) Ansible
7 1 (0.41%) WSUS
7 1 (0.41%) Nagios
7 1 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.41%) SCCM
7 1 (0.41%) SCOM
Vendors
1 52 (21.49%) Oracle
2 49 (20.25%) Microsoft
3 34 (14.05%) VMware
4 32 (13.22%) Red Hat
5 25 (10.33%) Cisco
6 16 (6.61%) HP
7 14 (5.79%) Micro Focus
8 13 (5.37%) CheckPoint
9 11 (4.55%) IBM
10 10 (4.13%) F5
11 8 (3.31%) Juniper
12 7 (2.89%) Citrix
12 7 (2.89%) LogRhythm
12 7 (2.89%) Google
13 6 (2.48%) Blue Coat
13 6 (2.48%) CA
14 5 (2.07%) Symantec
15 4 (1.65%) NetApp
15 4 (1.65%) Veritas
16 3 (1.24%) SAP
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