The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
England / Midlands
Rank 21 20 21
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1  
Contract jobs citing Linux 2 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.64% 4.31% 3.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.00% 52.94% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Median daily rate £300 £500 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +21.21%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.88% +19.44%  

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 10 17 30
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 8.20% 8.13% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 10
Median daily rate £300 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £450 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £640 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands citing Linux as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in the Midlands

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux in the Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in the Midlands

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in the Midlands

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Linux.

1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (37.50%) Validation
3 3 (37.50%) Solaris
3 3 (37.50%) Python
3 3 (37.50%) DNS
3 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
3 3 (37.50%) nginx
3 3 (37.50%) Unix
3 3 (37.50%) MongoDB
3 3 (37.50%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (37.50%) NoSQL
3 3 (37.50%) IaaS
3 3 (37.50%) PaaS
3 3 (37.50%) Ansible
4 2 (25.00%) Docker
4 2 (25.00%) DevOps
4 2 (25.00%) Riak
4 2 (25.00%) OpenStack
4 2 (25.00%) CoreOS
4 2 (25.00%) Kubernetes
4 2 (25.00%) SonarQube
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (25.00%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (25.00%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (25.00%) GoCD
4 2 (25.00%) rkt

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the 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 3 (37.50%) nginx
2 2 (25.00%) Apache
2 2 (25.00%) Apache Solr
2 2 (25.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (25.00%) IIS
2 2 (25.00%) JBoss
2 2 (25.00%) OpenStack
2 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (12.50%) Apache Spark
3 1 (12.50%) CICS
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) IaaS
1 3 (37.50%) PaaS
2 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (37.50%) MongoDB
1 3 (37.50%) NoSQL
1 3 (37.50%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (25.00%) MySQL
2 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (25.00%) Riak
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (12.50%) DataStage
3 1 (12.50%) DB2
3 1 (12.50%) Hadoop
3 1 (12.50%) Pentaho
3 1 (12.50%) Power BI
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Ant
1 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (25.00%) GoCD
1 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (25.00%) Maven
1 2 (25.00%) SonarQube
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) ChangeMan
2 1 (12.50%) Talend Open Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Senior DevOps
1 2 (25.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Data Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Lead Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) TIBCO Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Unix Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Unix Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) LAMP
2 2 (25.00%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (25.00%) LEMP Stack
2 2 (25.00%) Node.js
3 1 (12.50%) JSON
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 1 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
1 1 (12.50%) Smart Meter
1 1 (12.50%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Solaris
2 3 (37.50%) Unix
3 2 (25.00%) CoreOS
4 1 (12.50%) AIX
4 1 (12.50%) Debian
4 1 (12.50%) Mac OS
4 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Validation
3 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (25.00%) DevOps
3 2 (25.00%) ETL
3 2 (25.00%) Kanban
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (12.50%) Data Validation
4 1 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Line Management
4 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 3 (37.50%) Python
3 2 (25.00%) Go
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) Perl
3 2 (25.00%) R
3 2 (25.00%) Ruby
4 1 (12.50%) C
4 1 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) COBOL
4 1 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Docker
2 1 (12.50%) NFS
2 1 (12.50%) Samba
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Ansible
2 2 (25.00%) Control-M
2 2 (25.00%) Kubernetes
2 2 (25.00%) Mesos
2 2 (25.00%) Nagios
2 2 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (25.00%) rkt
2 2 (25.00%) Unicenter
2 2 (25.00%) ZABBIX
3 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (12.50%) systemd
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) HP
1 2 (25.00%) IBM
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) New Relic
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Intel
2 1 (12.50%) MuleSoft
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
2 1 (12.50%) Tableau
2 1 (12.50%) Talend
2 1 (12.50%) TIBCO