Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 27 38
Rank change year-on-year -2 +11 -6
Contract jobs citing Linux 514 591 325
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 6.30% 6.12% 3.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.63% 37.41% 21.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 360 191
Midlands median daily rate £423 £425 £371
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.59% +14.58% +5.98%
10th Percentile £293 £305 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 3
Midlands median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +10.29% +28.30%
10th Percentile £21.63 £35.50 £20.20
90th Percentile £40.50 £39.90 £37.20
England median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +10.29%

Linux is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1625 1580 1498
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 19.93% 16.35% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 950 864 661
Midlands median daily rate £350 £388 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.68% +17.42% +1.54%
10th Percentile £161 £163 £155
90th Percentile £538 £525 £475
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 171 228
Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% -3.70%
10th Percentile £10.42 £10.00 £10.04
90th Percentile £33.84 £36.50 £20.33
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

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 6 months to 20 November 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

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in the Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Linux in the Midlands

Linux
Contract Job Locations in the 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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands -1 274 £475 +10.47% 77
East Midlands +3 234 £375 -10.18% 47
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 229 (44.55%) Windows
2 185 (35.99%) Unix
3 175 (34.05%) DevOps
4 154 (29.96%) Oracle
5 141 (27.43%) Agile Software Development
6 125 (24.32%) Jenkins
7 122 (23.74%) Amazon AWS
8 116 (22.57%) Python
9 115 (22.37%) Git (software)
10 98 (19.07%) Puppet
11 92 (17.90%) Security Cleared
12 90 (17.51%) Configuration Management
13 87 (16.93%) Red Hat
14 86 (16.73%) Java
15 82 (15.95%) SQL
16 81 (15.76%) Continuous Integration
17 77 (14.98%) Microsoft Azure
18 76 (14.79%) Perl
18 76 (14.79%) Subversion
19 74 (14.40%) Docker
20 73 (14.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 71 (13.81%) Ansible
21 71 (13.81%) Solaris
22 69 (13.42%) SC Cleared
22 69 (13.42%) Bash Shell
23 66 (12.84%) MySQL
24 65 (12.65%) Open Source
24 65 (12.65%) Virtual Machines
25 58 (11.28%) SQL Server
26 57 (11.09%) JIRA

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 48 (9.34%) Apache
1 48 (9.34%) Confluence
2 42 (8.17%) Tomcat
3 39 (7.59%) Elasticsearch
4 33 (6.42%) JBoss
5 23 (4.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 21 (4.09%) WebLogic
7 17 (3.31%) WebSphere
8 15 (2.92%) nginx
8 15 (2.92%) Oracle Application Server
9 13 (2.53%) iPlanet
9 13 (2.53%) MS Exchange
10 11 (2.14%) IIS
11 7 (1.36%) Apache Solr
12 6 (1.17%) Cloud Foundry
12 6 (1.17%) Mule
12 6 (1.17%) OpenStack
12 6 (1.17%) SharePoint
13 5 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2000
13 5 (0.97%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 9 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.19%) Simulink
4 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (4.28%) SAP ERP
2 10 (1.95%) Oracle 11i
3 7 (1.36%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (1.36%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (1.17%) Maximo
4 6 (1.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 5 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.19%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 122 (23.74%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (14.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (5.64%) Cloud Computing
4 25 (4.86%) GitHub
5 23 (4.47%) Amazon EC2
6 17 (3.31%) SaaS
7 16 (3.11%) Amazon S3
8 15 (2.92%) PaaS
9 14 (2.72%) IaaS
10 13 (2.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 11 (2.14%) Amazon ELB
12 9 (1.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 9 (1.75%) OpenShift
12 9 (1.75%) Route 53
13 7 (1.36%) AWS CloudFormation
14 6 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
14 6 (1.17%) Heroku
14 6 (1.17%) Office 365
15 5 (0.97%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 5 (0.97%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (10.70%) SAN
2 49 (9.53%) HTTP
3 47 (9.14%) TCP/IP
4 38 (7.39%) SSL
5 30 (5.84%) Firewall
6 23 (4.47%) DNS
7 15 (2.92%) DSL
8 12 (2.33%) NAS
8 12 (2.33%) Network Security
9 11 (2.14%) WAN
10 10 (1.95%) LDAP
11 8 (1.56%) Internet
11 8 (1.56%) LAN
12 7 (1.36%) SSH
13 6 (1.17%) OpenLDAP
13 6 (1.17%) OpenVPN
13 6 (1.17%) VPN
14 5 (0.97%) FCoE
14 5 (0.97%) iSCSI
14 5 (0.97%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (12.84%) MySQL
2 58 (11.28%) SQL Server
3 41 (7.98%) Oracle Database
4 34 (6.61%) PostgreSQL
5 33 (6.42%) Relational Database
6 32 (6.23%) MongoDB
7 24 (4.67%) NoSQL
8 21 (4.09%) Amazon RDS
9 16 (3.11%) RDBMS
10 14 (2.72%) DB2
11 11 (2.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 11 (2.14%) Oracle Reports
12 10 (1.95%) Apache Cassandra
13 8 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
13 8 (1.56%) Oracle Database 10g
14 6 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
14 6 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
15 4 (0.78%) Oracle BI EE
15 4 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
16 3 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 125 (24.32%) Jenkins
2 115 (22.37%) Git (software)
3 76 (14.79%) Subversion
4 57 (11.09%) JIRA
5 41 (7.98%) Maven
6 35 (6.81%) Sonatype Nexus
7 23 (4.47%) Bitbucket
8 17 (3.31%) Ant
8 17 (3.31%) JUnit
8 17 (3.31%) TeamCity
9 16 (3.11%) GitLab
10 15 (2.92%) Selenium
10 15 (2.92%) SoapUI
11 14 (2.72%) Vagrant
12 12 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 11 (2.14%) Eclipse
14 9 (1.75%) IntelliJ
14 9 (1.75%) SonarQube
15 8 (1.56%) Cucumber
16 7 (1.36%) FishEye
General
1 27 (5.25%) Finance
2 25 (4.86%) Retail
3 18 (3.50%) Manufacturing
4 10 (1.95%) Publishing
5 9 (1.75%) Banking
6 7 (1.36%) Billing
7 4 (0.78%) Automotive
8 3 (0.58%) Electronics
8 3 (0.58%) Legal
8 3 (0.58%) Marketing
8 3 (0.58%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.39%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.19%) Avionics
10 1 (0.19%) Back Office
10 1 (0.19%) Front Office
10 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 93 (18.09%) DevOps Engineer
2 77 (14.98%) Developer
3 47 (9.14%) Unix Engineer
4 43 (8.37%) Analyst
4 43 (8.37%) Architect
5 42 (8.17%) Consultant
6 41 (7.98%) Linux Engineer
7 32 (6.23%) Solaris Engineer
8 28 (5.45%) Administrator
9 27 (5.25%) DBA
10 24 (4.67%) AWS Engineer
11 21 (4.09%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 20 (3.89%) AWS DevOps
12 20 (3.89%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 19 (3.70%) Applications Support
13 19 (3.70%) Azure Architect
14 18 (3.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 17 (3.31%) Design Engineer
15 17 (3.31%) Support Analyst
15 17 (3.31%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (10.31%) Middleware
2 43 (8.37%) Web Services
3 38 (7.39%) SOAP
4 36 (7.00%) JSON
5 30 (5.84%) .NET
5 30 (5.84%) REST
6 29 (5.64%) CSS
7 28 (5.45%) XML
8 20 (3.89%) HTML
9 19 (3.70%) Elastic Stack
10 18 (3.50%) Spring
11 17 (3.31%) J2EE
11 17 (3.31%) jQuery
12 16 (3.11%) XSD
13 15 (2.92%) JSON Schema
13 15 (2.92%) RESTful
13 15 (2.92%) WSDL
14 14 (2.72%) Symfony
15 12 (2.33%) HTML5
16 11 (2.14%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (6.61%) Clustering
3 26 (5.06%) Computer Science
4 25 (4.86%) Data Centre
5 18 (3.50%) Enterprise Software
6 17 (3.31%) Replication
7 13 (2.53%) Life Science
8 9 (1.75%) Derivative
8 9 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
9 7 (1.36%) HP Storage
9 7 (1.36%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.17%) EMC VMAX
10 6 (1.17%) EMC VNX
10 6 (1.17%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.58%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.58%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.58%) Mobile App
13 2 (0.39%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 229 (44.55%) Windows
2 185 (35.99%) Unix
3 73 (14.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 71 (13.81%) Solaris
5 49 (9.53%) Windows Server
6 41 (7.98%) AIX
7 30 (5.84%) SUSE
8 29 (5.64%) HPUX
9 27 (5.25%) CentOS
10 20 (3.89%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (3.50%) Windows 7
12 15 (2.92%) Mac OS X
13 14 (2.72%) Ubuntu
13 14 (2.72%) Windows 10
14 13 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
15 12 (2.33%) Oracle Linux
16 9 (1.75%) Windows 2000 Server
17 7 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
18 6 (1.17%) Embedded Linux
19 5 (0.97%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (34.05%) DevOps
2 141 (27.43%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (17.51%) Configuration Management
4 81 (15.76%) Continuous Integration
5 65 (12.65%) Open Source
6 47 (9.14%) Scrum
6 47 (9.14%) SOA
6 47 (9.14%) Test Automation
7 43 (8.37%) Disaster Recovery
8 37 (7.20%) ITIL
9 35 (6.81%) Continuous Delivery
10 34 (6.61%) Migration
11 30 (5.84%) Load Balancing
12 27 (5.25%) Kanban
12 27 (5.25%) TDD
13 26 (5.06%) High Availability
13 26 (5.06%) Information Security
13 26 (5.06%) Mentoring
14 25 (4.86%) SDLC
15 22 (4.28%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 116 (22.57%) Python
2 86 (16.73%) Java
3 82 (15.95%) SQL
4 76 (14.79%) Perl
5 69 (13.42%) Bash Shell
6 48 (9.34%) PHP
7 42 (8.17%) Shell Script
8 39 (7.59%) Ruby
9 32 (6.23%) JavaScript
10 30 (5.84%) PowerShell
11 28 (5.45%) Korn
12 19 (3.70%) C#
13 14 (2.72%) C
13 14 (2.72%) PL/SQL
14 13 (2.53%) Scala
15 11 (2.14%) Groovy
16 8 (1.56%) Embedded C
17 7 (1.36%) C++
18 6 (1.17%) C-shell
18 6 (1.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 92 (17.90%) Security Cleared
2 69 (13.42%) SC Cleared
3 35 (6.81%) Degree
4 9 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (1.56%) BC Cleared
5 8 (1.56%) CCIE
5 8 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (1.56%) MySQL Certification
6 7 (1.36%) AWS Certification
6 7 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (1.17%) CCNP
7 6 (1.17%) MCSE
7 6 (1.17%) RHCE
8 5 (0.97%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.58%) CHECK Team Member
9 3 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.58%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.39%) CCIE Security
10 2 (0.39%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.47%) SLA
2 20 (3.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 18 (3.50%) HIPAA
4 17 (3.31%) Actionable Recommendations
5 6 (1.17%) QA
6 3 (0.58%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.39%) COBIT
7 2 (0.39%) GCP
7 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.19%) MISRA
8 1 (0.19%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.19%) TickIT
System Software
1 74 (14.40%) Docker
2 65 (12.65%) Virtual Machines
3 48 (9.34%) Active Directory
4 32 (6.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 22 (4.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 17 (3.31%) Hyper-V
7 10 (1.95%) Samba
8 9 (1.75%) vSphere
9 8 (1.56%) KVM
9 8 (1.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 6 (1.17%) Postfix
10 6 (1.17%) Squid
10 6 (1.17%) vCloud
10 6 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.39%) NFS
12 2 (0.39%) Snort
12 2 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.39%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.39%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 98 (19.07%) Puppet
2 71 (13.81%) Ansible
3 40 (7.78%) Terraform
4 39 (7.59%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (4.67%) Kubernetes
6 22 (4.28%) ZABBIX
7 15 (2.92%) Kibana
8 14 (2.72%) Galera Cluster
9 13 (2.53%) BladeLogic
9 13 (2.53%) logstash
9 13 (2.53%) NetBackup
10 12 (2.33%) Salt
11 10 (1.95%) Data Guard
12 8 (1.56%) SCOM
13 7 (1.36%) EMC VPLEX
14 6 (1.17%) collectd
14 6 (1.17%) Docker Swarm
14 6 (1.17%) Rancher
14 6 (1.17%) Rsyslog
14 6 (1.17%) StatsD
Vendors
1 154 (29.96%) Oracle
2 87 (16.93%) Red Hat
3 56 (10.89%) VMware
4 45 (8.75%) Sun
5 37 (7.20%) Microsoft
6 31 (6.03%) Cisco
7 30 (5.84%) Veritas
8 28 (5.45%) HP
8 28 (5.45%) SAP
9 25 (4.86%) MuleSoft
9 25 (4.86%) NetApp
9 25 (4.86%) WSO2
10 22 (4.28%) Atlassian
11 21 (4.09%) Google
12 15 (2.92%) Citrix
12 15 (2.92%) F5
13 14 (2.72%) Percona
14 13 (2.53%) IBM
15 12 (2.33%) Dell
16 11 (2.14%) Rackspace