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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 31 34 44
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +10
Contract jobs citing Linux 138 107 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.44% 4.91% 3.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.18% 21.70% 18.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 68 41
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £224 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £441 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 7
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.45 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.58% +38.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £12.70 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £52.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
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
548 493 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.61% 22.60% 18.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 224 191
Average daily rate £355 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £130 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 99 60
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.06 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.55% -9.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £27.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 13 February 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
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 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +15 47 £350 -4.76% 21
Shropshire +2 36 £400 -8.57% 4
Coventry -10 11 £300 +2.12% 14
Warwickshire -8 7 - - 12
Worcestershire +11 6 £275 - 6
Solihull -8 4 - - 4
Wolverhampton -1 2 £244 -25.00%
Staffordshire -6 1 £380 -15.08% 5
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 112 (50.91%) Unix
2 85 (38.64%) Windows
3 62 (28.18%) Oracle
4 55 (25.00%) Java
5 52 (23.64%) Red Hat
6 50 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
7 48 (21.82%) Solaris
7 48 (21.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 44 (20.00%) SQL
9 42 (19.09%) VMware
10 40 (18.18%) WebLogic
11 37 (16.82%) EMC
12 35 (15.91%) AIX
13 34 (15.45%) Service Management
14 33 (15.00%) MySQL
15 32 (14.55%) ITIL
16 31 (14.09%) HTML
17 30 (13.64%) JavaScript
18 27 (12.27%) CSS
18 27 (12.27%) Software Engineering
19 26 (11.82%) Perl
19 26 (11.82%) SQL Server
20 25 (11.36%) Puppet
21 24 (10.91%) Windows Server
22 23 (10.45%) DevOps
22 23 (10.45%) Amazon AWS
22 23 (10.45%) Security Cleared
22 23 (10.45%) JBoss
23 22 (10.00%) PHP
23 22 (10.00%) Cisco

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 40 (18.18%) WebLogic
2 23 (10.45%) JBoss
3 20 (9.09%) Documentum
4 19 (8.64%) Captiva
5 18 (8.18%) Tomcat
6 16 (7.27%) Apache
7 12 (5.45%) OpenStack
8 8 (3.64%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (1.82%) MS Exchange
9 4 (1.82%) nginx
9 4 (1.82%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.91%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.91%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (0.91%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (0.45%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.45%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (0.45%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.45%) SAS
11 1 (0.45%) Tornado
11 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.36%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.45%) MS Office
2 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.45%) MS Project
2 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.45%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.36%) BigMachines
1 3 (1.36%) Eloqua
2 2 (0.91%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.45%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 23 (10.45%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (6.82%) Cloud Computing
3 13 (5.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (3.18%) PaaS
5 6 (2.73%) GitHub
6 5 (2.27%) SaaS
7 2 (0.91%) Office 365
8 1 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.91%) Firewall
2 12 (5.45%) TCP/IP
3 11 (5.00%) SSL
4 9 (4.09%) HTTP
5 7 (3.18%) DNS
6 6 (2.73%) Internet
6 6 (2.73%) SSH
6 6 (2.73%) VoIP
7 5 (2.27%) LAN
8 4 (1.82%) SAN
9 3 (1.36%) WAN
10 2 (0.91%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.91%) FTP
10 2 (0.91%) GPRS
10 2 (0.91%) LDAP
10 2 (0.91%) Network Security
10 2 (0.91%) SMTP
10 2 (0.91%) VPN
10 2 (0.91%) VRRP
10 2 (0.91%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (15.00%) MySQL
2 26 (11.82%) SQL Server
3 14 (6.36%) Oracle Database
4 9 (4.09%) MongoDB
5 8 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (3.18%) MariaDB
6 7 (3.18%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (2.73%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.27%) Ingres
9 4 (1.82%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (1.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (1.36%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.91%) Couchbase
11 2 (0.91%) IBM InfoSphere
11 2 (0.91%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.91%) Oracle OWB
12 1 (0.45%) Redis
12 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 15 (6.82%) Jenkins
3 13 (5.91%) Eclipse
4 10 (4.55%) Vagrant
5 5 (2.27%) JIRA
6 4 (1.82%) Dreamweaver
6 4 (1.82%) JUnit
6 4 (1.82%) Selenium
6 4 (1.82%) Subversion
6 4 (1.82%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.36%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.36%) IntelliJ
7 3 (1.36%) Maven
7 3 (1.36%) NetBeans
7 3 (1.36%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (1.36%) Zend Studio
8 2 (0.91%) ClearQuest
8 2 (0.91%) RSpec
8 2 (0.91%) SoapUI
General
1 21 (9.55%) Finance
2 10 (4.55%) Banking
3 9 (4.09%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.27%) Retail
5 2 (0.91%) Games
6 1 (0.45%) Back Office
6 1 (0.45%) Billing
6 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 69 (31.36%) Developer
2 41 (18.64%) Architect
3 15 (6.82%) Infrastructure Architect
3 15 (6.82%) Network Engineer
4 13 (5.91%) Linux Engineer
5 12 (5.45%) PHP Developer
5 12 (5.45%) Senior Developer
6 11 (5.00%) Administrator
6 11 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (4.55%) Analyst
7 10 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
7 10 (4.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 10 (4.55%) Java Developer
7 10 (4.55%) Monitoring Engineer
7 10 (4.55%) Software Engineer
7 10 (4.55%) Unix Administrator
8 9 (4.09%) Systems Administrator
9 8 (3.64%) Applications Developer
9 8 (3.64%) Senior Linux Engineer
9 8 (3.64%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (14.09%) HTML
2 27 (12.27%) CSS
3 18 (8.18%) Web Services
4 16 (7.27%) ELK Stack
5 15 (6.82%) jQuery
6 12 (5.45%) HTML5
7 11 (5.00%) LAMP
8 9 (4.09%) J2EE
8 9 (4.09%) XML
9 8 (3.64%) RabbitMQ
10 6 (2.73%) RESTful
10 6 (2.73%) Sensu
10 6 (2.73%) Spring
11 5 (2.27%) Hibernate
11 5 (2.27%) SOAP
12 4 (1.82%) CSS3
12 4 (1.82%) Django
12 4 (1.82%) REST
13 3 (1.36%) JSON
13 3 (1.36%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.00%) Data Centre
1 11 (5.00%) e-Health
2 10 (4.55%) CMDB
3 9 (4.09%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (0.91%) Algorithms
4 2 (0.91%) Clustering
4 2 (0.91%) Digital Media
4 2 (0.91%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (0.91%) Handset
4 2 (0.91%) Mobile Games
4 2 (0.91%) User Experience
5 1 (0.45%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.45%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.45%) FlexPod
5 1 (0.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.45%) HACMP
5 1 (0.45%) Internet of Things
5 1 (0.45%) Linked Data
5 1 (0.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.45%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 112 (50.91%) Unix
2 85 (38.64%) Windows
3 48 (21.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 48 (21.82%) Solaris
4 35 (15.91%) AIX
5 24 (10.91%) Windows Server
6 18 (8.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (7.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (5.45%) SUSE
9 3 (1.36%) Android
9 3 (1.36%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.36%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (1.36%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.91%) HPUX
10 2 (0.91%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (15.45%) Service Management
3 32 (14.55%) ITIL
4 27 (12.27%) Software Engineering
5 23 (10.45%) DevOps
6 22 (10.00%) Open Source
7 18 (8.18%) Migration
8 16 (7.27%) Service Delivery
9 15 (6.82%) Network Management
10 13 (5.91%) Performance Analysis
10 13 (5.91%) Risk Management
11 12 (5.45%) Project Management
11 12 (5.45%) System Testing
12 10 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (4.09%) MVC
13 9 (4.09%) SDLC
14 8 (3.64%) Configuration Management
14 8 (3.64%) Mentoring
15 7 (3.18%) Change Management
15 7 (3.18%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 55 (25.00%) Java
2 44 (20.00%) SQL
3 30 (13.64%) JavaScript
4 26 (11.82%) Perl
5 22 (10.00%) PHP
6 20 (9.09%) Ruby
7 18 (8.18%) Shell Script
8 15 (6.82%) Python
9 11 (5.00%) C#
10 9 (4.09%) Scala
11 7 (3.18%) C
11 7 (3.18%) Korn
12 6 (2.73%) C++
12 6 (2.73%) PL/SQL
12 6 (2.73%) PowerShell
13 5 (2.27%) Bash Shell
13 5 (2.27%) PHP 5
14 4 (1.82%) COBOL
14 4 (1.82%) T-SQL
14 4 (1.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (10.45%) Security Cleared
2 19 (8.64%) SC Cleared
3 14 (6.36%) CCNA
3 14 (6.36%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (3.18%) Degree
5 4 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.36%) BC Cleared
6 3 (1.36%) MCSE
7 2 (0.91%) MCITP
7 2 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.45%) CCNP
8 1 (0.45%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.45%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.00%) SLA
2 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.45%) QA
System Software
1 16 (7.27%) NFS
2 13 (5.91%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 12 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (4.09%) Active Directory
5 7 (3.18%) Docker
6 5 (2.27%) PowerHA
7 4 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.36%) Samba
9 2 (0.91%) Kamailio
10 1 (0.45%) Firmware
10 1 (0.45%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.45%) vSphere
10 1 (0.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (11.36%) Puppet
2 12 (5.45%) CA Spectrum
2 12 (5.45%) Packer
2 12 (5.45%) Terraform
3 11 (5.00%) CiscoWorks
4 10 (4.55%) BMC PATROL
5 9 (4.09%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (3.64%) Kibana
6 8 (3.64%) logstash
6 8 (3.64%) OPNET
6 8 (3.64%) SCOM
7 7 (3.18%) Grafana
7 7 (3.18%) Graphite
8 6 (2.73%) Control-M
8 6 (2.73%) Uchiwa
9 3 (1.36%) Opsview
10 2 (0.91%) Capistrano
10 2 (0.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.91%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.91%) WSUS
Vendors
1 62 (28.18%) Oracle
2 52 (23.64%) Red Hat
3 42 (19.09%) VMware
4 37 (16.82%) EMC
5 22 (10.00%) Cisco
6 20 (9.09%) Pega
7 17 (7.73%) BMC
8 16 (7.27%) webMethods
9 15 (6.82%) Microsoft
10 14 (6.36%) Veritas
11 13 (5.91%) Cognizant
12 12 (5.45%) CA
13 11 (5.00%) Google
14 10 (4.55%) ServiceNow
15 8 (3.64%) Digital Fuel
16 7 (3.18%) IBM
17 6 (2.73%) Atlassian
17 6 (2.73%) HP
17 6 (2.73%) MuleSoft
18 5 (2.27%) ForgeRock
West Midlands
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £500 - 501 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £280 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £500 - 600 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
West Midlands
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 23 days ago