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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 26 41 32
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -9
Contract jobs citing Linux 204 89 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.20% 3.60% 4.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.62% 22.36% 21.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 54 64
Median daily rate £415 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.09% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 10
Median hourly rate £37.50 - £25.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 - £20.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.10 - £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £37.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +16.15%
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
557 398 525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.94% 16.09% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 186 233
Median daily rate £375 £335 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +6.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 64 83
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -7.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.85 £9.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £21.00 £30.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 26 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 August 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 +13 60 £440 +83.33% 1
Birmingham +3 32 £313 -3.84% 19
Coventry -2 21 £400 -5.88% 8
Warwickshire -7 13 £335 -18.78% 20
Solihull +2 11 £475 +58.33% 1
Worcestershire -1 9 £350 -17.64% 2
Staffordshire - 8 £275 - 5
Herefordshire - 5 £525 - 1
Dudley - 3 £100 -
Kingswinford - 1 £298 -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 August 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.

1 156 (36.11%) Java
2 149 (34.49%) Agile Software Development
3 146 (33.80%) Unix
4 132 (30.56%) Puppet
5 121 (28.01%) Windows
6 107 (24.77%) Oracle
7 99 (22.92%) Git (software)
8 92 (21.30%) Spring
9 87 (20.14%) DevOps
10 81 (18.75%) SQL
11 79 (18.29%) Docker
12 78 (18.06%) VMware
13 77 (17.82%) MongoDB
14 76 (17.59%) Security Cleared
15 69 (15.97%) Red Hat
16 65 (15.05%) Shell Script
17 63 (14.58%) RabbitMQ
18 61 (14.12%) WebLogic
19 59 (13.66%) SC Cleared
19 59 (13.66%) Maven
20 56 (12.96%) Software Engineering
21 55 (12.73%) Spring Boot
22 54 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 53 (12.27%) J2EE
24 52 (12.04%) JavaScript
24 52 (12.04%) Open Source
25 51 (11.81%) ELK Stack
26 48 (11.11%) Microsoft
27 47 (10.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
28 46 (10.65%) Oracle Database

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 61 (14.12%) WebLogic
2 32 (7.41%) Confluence
3 26 (6.02%) JBoss
4 25 (5.79%) Apache
4 25 (5.79%) OpenStack
4 25 (5.79%) Oracle Application Server
5 20 (4.63%) Tomcat
6 19 (4.40%) CMS
7 14 (3.24%) Documentum
8 12 (2.78%) Captiva
8 12 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (2.78%) IIS
8 12 (2.78%) WebLogic Portal
9 8 (1.85%) SharePoint
10 7 (1.62%) SAS
11 6 (1.39%) nginx
12 5 (1.16%) Liferay
12 5 (1.16%) MS Exchange
13 4 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (0.93%) Mule
Applications
1 22 (5.09%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.01%) MS Visio
3 11 (2.55%) MS Office
4 3 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.69%) MS Project
5 1 (0.23%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 33 (7.64%) Oracle EBS
2 30 (6.94%) Oracle EBS R12
3 25 (5.79%) Oracle Applications
4 23 (5.32%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (0.69%) ENOVIA
6 1 (0.23%) Magento
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 39 (9.03%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (7.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (5.32%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (2.55%) Google App Engine
5 11 (2.55%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (2.31%) SaaS
7 9 (2.08%) IaaS
7 9 (2.08%) PaaS
8 2 (0.46%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.46%) GitHub
9 1 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.23%) Heroku
9 1 (0.23%) Office 365
9 1 (0.23%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (0.23%) Route 53
9 1 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 32 (7.41%) Firewall
1 32 (7.41%) HTTP
2 31 (7.18%) SSL
3 23 (5.32%) DNS
3 23 (5.32%) SAN
4 21 (4.86%) TCP/IP
5 17 (3.94%) Ethernet
5 17 (3.94%) IPv4
5 17 (3.94%) LAN
6 16 (3.70%) SNMP
7 14 (3.24%) Internet
7 14 (3.24%) WAN
8 10 (2.31%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (2.31%) VLAN
9 9 (2.08%) VPN
9 9 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (1.85%) DHCP
10 8 (1.85%) SSH
11 7 (1.62%) Kerberos
12 6 (1.39%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (17.82%) MongoDB
2 46 (10.65%) Oracle Database
3 36 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 32 (7.41%) SQL Server
5 24 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
6 23 (5.32%) MySQL
6 23 (5.32%) Oracle Discoverer
7 20 (4.63%) Oracle OWB
8 14 (3.24%) Oracle BI EE
9 13 (3.01%) Relational Database
10 12 (2.78%) NoSQL
11 10 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
12 9 (2.08%) Oracle Database 12c
13 8 (1.85%) MariaDB
13 8 (1.85%) RDBMS
14 6 (1.39%) Hadoop
15 4 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
16 3 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
16 3 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
17 2 (0.46%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 99 (22.92%) Git (software)
2 59 (13.66%) Maven
3 47 (10.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 37 (8.56%) Jenkins
5 33 (7.64%) JIRA
6 29 (6.71%) SoapUI
7 21 (4.86%) ClearQuest
8 18 (4.17%) Selenium
8 18 (4.17%) Subversion
9 14 (3.24%) ClearCase
9 14 (3.24%) Eclipse
10 12 (2.78%) Vagrant
11 10 (2.31%) GoCD
11 10 (2.31%) Sonatype Nexus
12 8 (1.85%) Bitbucket
12 8 (1.85%) CppUnit
12 8 (1.85%) FishEye
12 8 (1.85%) JUnit
13 6 (1.39%) Ant
13 6 (1.39%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 21 (4.86%) Automotive
2 16 (3.70%) Finance
3 13 (3.01%) Retail
4 5 (1.16%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.69%) Law
5 3 (0.69%) Marketing
6 2 (0.46%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.46%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.23%) Avionics
7 1 (0.23%) Banking
7 1 (0.23%) Electronics
7 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.23%) Local Government
7 1 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 120 (27.78%) Developer
2 93 (21.53%) Architect
3 55 (12.73%) DevOps Engineer
4 43 (9.95%) Java Architect
4 43 (9.95%) Software Architect
5 37 (8.56%) Java Developer
5 37 (8.56%) Software Engineer
6 34 (7.87%) Java Software Architect
7 29 (6.71%) DBA
8 26 (6.02%) Oracle DBA
9 25 (5.79%) Linux Engineer
10 21 (4.86%) Administrator
11 20 (4.63%) Analyst
11 20 (4.63%) Senior Architect
12 19 (4.40%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 19 (4.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 19 (4.40%) Java Engineer
13 18 (4.17%) SC Cleared DBA
14 17 (3.94%) Consultant
14 17 (3.94%) Oracle Applications DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (21.30%) Spring
2 63 (14.58%) RabbitMQ
3 55 (12.73%) Spring Boot
4 53 (12.27%) J2EE
5 51 (11.81%) ELK Stack
6 44 (10.19%) CSS
7 43 (9.95%) HTML
8 39 (9.03%) Hystrix
9 37 (8.56%) SOAP
10 36 (8.33%) XML
11 34 (7.87%) WireMock
12 33 (7.64%) REST
13 32 (7.41%) JSON
14 30 (6.94%) Web Services
15 27 (6.25%) Swagger
16 23 (5.32%) jQuery
17 19 (4.40%) Spring MVC
18 18 (4.17%) Hibernate
18 18 (4.17%) Play Framework
19 15 (3.47%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.10%) Data Centre
2 11 (2.55%) Embedded Systems
3 10 (2.31%) Performance Metrics
3 10 (2.31%) Private Cloud
4 6 (1.39%) Data Integration
4 6 (1.39%) Internet of Things
5 5 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.16%) Smartphone
6 4 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (0.93%) Arduino
6 4 (0.93%) Home Automation
6 4 (0.93%) Management Information System
6 4 (0.93%) Raspberry Pi
7 3 (0.69%) Blackberry
7 3 (0.69%) Economics
7 3 (0.69%) Fat Client
7 3 (0.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 3 (0.69%) PKI
7 3 (0.69%) Statistics
7 3 (0.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 146 (33.80%) Unix
2 121 (28.01%) Windows
3 54 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 38 (8.80%) AIX
5 35 (8.10%) Windows Server
6 22 (5.09%) CentOS
7 20 (4.63%) Solaris
8 19 (4.40%) SUSE
9 14 (3.24%) Ubuntu
10 13 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (2.31%) Embedded Linux
11 10 (2.31%) VxWorks
12 9 (2.08%) Windows 8
13 6 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (1.16%) Debian
14 5 (1.16%) Fedora
14 5 (1.16%) HPUX
15 4 (0.93%) Data ONTAP
15 4 (0.93%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.69%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (34.49%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (20.14%) DevOps
3 56 (12.96%) Software Engineering
4 52 (12.04%) Open Source
5 37 (8.56%) Software Architecture
6 36 (8.33%) Microservices
7 32 (7.41%) Configuration Management
8 30 (6.94%) Web Development
9 29 (6.71%) Scrum
9 29 (6.71%) Waterfall
10 27 (6.25%) MVC
10 27 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
11 25 (5.79%) Project Planning
12 24 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
13 23 (5.32%) Database Tuning
14 21 (4.86%) ITIL
14 21 (4.86%) RUP
14 21 (4.86%) Service Management
15 20 (4.63%) Migration
16 19 (4.40%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 156 (36.11%) Java
2 81 (18.75%) SQL
3 65 (15.05%) Shell Script
4 52 (12.04%) JavaScript
5 28 (6.48%) C
6 25 (5.79%) Ruby
7 24 (5.56%) PL/SQL
8 21 (4.86%) Scala
9 19 (4.40%) C#
10 18 (4.17%) Python
11 15 (3.47%) C++
11 15 (3.47%) Perl
12 13 (3.01%) PHP
13 10 (2.31%) Bash Shell
14 7 (1.62%) Korn
15 6 (1.39%) PHP 5
15 6 (1.39%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.93%) COBOL
17 3 (0.69%) Haskell
17 3 (0.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 76 (17.59%) Security Cleared
2 59 (13.66%) SC Cleared
3 12 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (2.78%) MCSE
3 12 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 11 (2.55%) CCNP
5 10 (2.31%) OCP
5 10 (2.31%) Oracle Certification
6 9 (2.08%) MCSA
7 6 (1.39%) Degree
7 6 (1.39%) ISEB
8 4 (0.93%) LPIC
8 4 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.69%) A+ Certification
9 3 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.69%) CCNA
10 2 (0.46%) CCDA
10 2 (0.46%) CCDP
10 2 (0.46%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.39%) QA
3 3 (0.69%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.69%) SLA
4 2 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 79 (18.29%) Docker
2 42 (9.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (6.94%) Oracle RAC
4 26 (6.02%) Virtual Machines
5 20 (4.63%) Active Directory
6 19 (4.40%) vSphere
7 13 (3.01%) iptables
8 8 (1.85%) OpenSSH
9 4 (0.93%) Firmware
10 3 (0.69%) Postfix
10 3 (0.69%) Sendmail
10 3 (0.69%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.69%) vCloud
11 2 (0.46%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.46%) NFS
11 2 (0.46%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.46%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.23%) PowerHA
12 1 (0.23%) Squid
Systems Management
1 132 (30.56%) Puppet
2 43 (9.95%) Graphite
3 31 (7.18%) Grafana
4 25 (5.79%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (5.56%) Terraform
6 23 (5.32%) Consul
6 23 (5.32%) Data Guard
7 20 (4.63%) Packer
8 10 (2.31%) Ansible
8 10 (2.31%) Kibana
8 10 (2.31%) logstash
9 9 (2.08%) SCCM
10 8 (1.85%) SCOM
10 8 (1.85%) Uchiwa
11 5 (1.16%) Red Hat Satellite
12 4 (0.93%) Backup Exec
12 4 (0.93%) BMC PATROL
12 4 (0.93%) NetBackup
13 3 (0.69%) Nagios
13 3 (0.69%) OPNET
Vendors
1 107 (24.77%) Oracle
2 78 (18.06%) VMware
3 69 (15.97%) Red Hat
4 48 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 32 (7.41%) WSO2
6 30 (6.94%) Google
7 21 (4.86%) Cisco
8 18 (4.17%) webMethods
9 15 (3.47%) Pega
10 14 (3.24%) MuleSoft
11 13 (3.01%) EMC
11 13 (3.01%) IBM
12 12 (2.78%) Atlassian
13 11 (2.55%) Adobe
13 11 (2.55%) Juniper
14 10 (2.31%) Citrix
14 10 (2.31%) NetApp
15 8 (1.85%) Dell
16 6 (1.39%) HP
17 5 (1.16%) Avaya
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