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 26 June 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.

Linux
England / Midlands
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 30 16
Rank change year-on-year +17 -14  
Contract jobs citing Linux 5 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 4.76% 1.07% 5.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.46% 11.11% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Median daily rate £400 - £250
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 £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  

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 13 18 24
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 12.38% 9.63% 14.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 9
Median daily rate £400 £475 £269
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.78% +76.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £200 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £500 £376
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in the Midlands over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in the Midlands

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 5 (71.43%) Unix
2 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
2 4 (57.14%) Load Balancing
2 4 (57.14%) High Availability
3 3 (42.86%) Migration
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) IBM
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) AIX
3 3 (42.86%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle
4 2 (28.57%) J2EE
4 2 (28.57%) MySQL
4 2 (28.57%) Perl
4 2 (28.57%) PHP
4 2 (28.57%) HPUX
4 2 (28.57%) Solaris
4 2 (28.57%) JBoss
4 2 (28.57%) Apache
4 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
4 2 (28.57%) Python
4 2 (28.57%) Sun
4 2 (28.57%) Internet
4 2 (28.57%) iPlanet
4 2 (28.57%) DNS
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco
4 2 (28.57%) WebLogic
4 2 (28.57%) SMTP

Linux
Co-occurring 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 2 (28.57%) Apache
1 2 (28.57%) iPlanet
1 2 (28.57%) JBoss
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Application Server
1 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
1 2 (28.57%) WebLogic
2 1 (14.29%) CICS
2 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (14.29%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (14.29%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
2 2 (28.57%) DNS
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) HTTP
2 2 (28.57%) Internet
2 2 (28.57%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 2 (28.57%) MySQL
1 2 (28.57%) NoSQL
2 1 (14.29%) DataStage
2 1 (14.29%) DB2
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (14.29%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) ChangeMan
General
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) AWS Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Designer
2 2 (28.57%) Unix Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Lead Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Maximo Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) TIBCO Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) J2EE
1 2 (28.57%) RESTful
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Clustering
1 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (28.57%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (28.57%) Public Cloud
2 1 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
2 1 (14.29%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Unix
2 3 (42.86%) AIX
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) HPUX
3 2 (28.57%) Solaris
3 2 (28.57%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) High Availability
1 4 (57.14%) Load Balancing
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) API Design
3 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 2 (28.57%) Open Source
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (14.29%) Change Management
4 1 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Line Management
4 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Task Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 1 (14.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Perl
2 2 (28.57%) PHP
2 2 (28.57%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) Ruby
3 1 (14.29%) COBOL
3 1 (14.29%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) AWS Certification
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
1 2 (28.57%) KVM
1 2 (28.57%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Ansible
1 2 (28.57%) Kubernetes
1 2 (28.57%) Mesos
1 2 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 1 (14.29%) Netcool
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) IBM
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) F5
2 2 (28.57%) PlateSpin
2 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 2 (28.57%) Sun
2 2 (28.57%) Veritas
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Intel
3 1 (14.29%) TIBCO