Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 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 23 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
West Midlands > Shropshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 8 31
Rank change year-on-year +6 +23 -9
Contract jobs citing Linux 90 106 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 23.14% 13.52% 4.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.94% 47.11% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 56 6
Shropshire median daily rate £530 £435 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.84% +33.85% -22.25%
10th Percentile £413 £325 £259
90th Percentile £655 £508 £509
West Midlands median daily rate £470 £430 £350
% change year-on-year +9.30% +22.86% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Shropshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year -33.33% - -

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 Shropshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Shropshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 143 225 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 36.76% 28.70% 31.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 86 30
Shropshire median daily rate £518 £415 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.70% +7.10% +40.91%
10th Percentile £363 £315 £274
90th Percentile £631 £500 £504
West Midlands median daily rate £365 £400 £336
% change year-on-year -8.75% +18.96% +5.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 4
Shropshire median hourly rate - £16.04 £16.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.08% -19.86%
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.40
% change year-on-year +3.57% -2.78% -4.00%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Shropshire

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Shropshire

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Shropshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Shropshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Shropshire

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Shropshire

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Shropshire region over the 6 months to 23 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
Telford +9 86 £530 +23.26% 5
Shrewsbury - 2 - - 1
Linux
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 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 Shropshire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 50 (55.56%) Git (software)
2 45 (50.00%) Unix
3 42 (46.67%) Puppet
4 40 (44.44%) Jenkins
5 39 (43.33%) DevOps
5 39 (43.33%) Subversion
5 39 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (37.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 31 (34.44%) Windows
7 31 (34.44%) SOA
8 30 (33.33%) Middleware
9 29 (32.22%) Red Hat
9 29 (32.22%) JIRA
9 29 (32.22%) Security Cleared
9 29 (32.22%) Confluence
10 28 (31.11%) Oracle
11 26 (28.89%) JSON
12 25 (27.78%) Cloud Computing
13 23 (25.56%) Configuration Management
13 23 (25.56%) Solaris
14 22 (24.44%) Python
14 22 (24.44%) AIX
14 22 (24.44%) Scrum
15 21 (23.33%) Ansible
15 21 (23.33%) Amazon AWS
15 21 (23.33%) SC Cleared
15 21 (23.33%) Kanban
15 21 (23.33%) Shell Script
16 20 (22.22%) SOAP
16 20 (22.22%) Perl

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Shropshire 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 29 (32.22%) Confluence
2 11 (12.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (8.89%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (7.78%) WebLogic
5 6 (6.67%) JBoss
5 6 (6.67%) Mule
6 4 (4.44%) Apache
7 3 (3.33%) Mule ESB
7 3 (3.33%) nginx
7 3 (3.33%) Tomcat
7 3 (3.33%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.11%) Documentum
8 1 (1.11%) SAS
8 1 (1.11%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (27.78%) Cloud Computing
2 21 (23.33%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (13.33%) GitHub
4 9 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (3.33%) Google Analytics
6 2 (2.22%) IaaS
6 2 (2.22%) PaaS
6 2 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (20.00%) SAN
2 15 (16.67%) HTTP
3 13 (14.44%) SSL
4 8 (8.89%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.33%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 6 (6.67%) MongoDB
2 6 (6.67%) NoSQL
3 4 (4.44%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.33%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (2.22%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 50 (55.56%) Git (software)
2 40 (44.44%) Jenkins
3 39 (43.33%) Subversion
4 29 (32.22%) JIRA
5 20 (22.22%) Maven
6 16 (17.78%) Sonatype Nexus
7 14 (15.56%) SoapUI
8 8 (8.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (8.89%) Bitbucket
8 8 (8.89%) Vagrant
9 7 (7.78%) FishEye
10 6 (6.67%) IntelliJ
10 6 (6.67%) Selenium
11 5 (5.56%) GitLab
11 5 (5.56%) JUnit
12 4 (4.44%) Cucumber
12 4 (4.44%) Eclipse
13 3 (3.33%) Ant
13 3 (3.33%) git-flow
13 3 (3.33%) gulp
General
1 1 (1.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (27.78%) Developer
2 22 (24.44%) DevOps Engineer
3 15 (16.67%) AIX Engineer
3 15 (16.67%) Unix Engineer
4 13 (14.44%) Senior Developer
5 10 (11.11%) Solaris Engineer
6 9 (10.00%) Consultant
6 9 (10.00%) Integration Developer
7 8 (8.89%) Linux Engineer
7 8 (8.89%) Messaging Developer
7 8 (8.89%) Scala Developer
7 8 (8.89%) Unix Scripting Engineer
8 7 (7.78%) JIRA Consultant
9 5 (5.56%) Architect
9 5 (5.56%) Java Developer
9 5 (5.56%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 5 (5.56%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 5 (5.56%) MuleSoft Developer
9 5 (5.56%) Technical Architect
10 4 (4.44%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (33.33%) Middleware
2 26 (28.89%) JSON
3 20 (22.22%) SOAP
4 19 (21.11%) XML
5 15 (16.67%) JSON Schema
5 15 (16.67%) WSDL
6 13 (14.44%) XSD
7 9 (10.00%) REST
8 8 (8.89%) Spring
9 6 (6.67%) CSS
9 6 (6.67%) HTML
9 6 (6.67%) HTML5
9 6 (6.67%) Play Framework
9 6 (6.67%) XSLT
10 4 (4.44%) Apache Camel
10 4 (4.44%) EJB
10 4 (4.44%) Hibernate
10 4 (4.44%) J2EE
10 4 (4.44%) J2SE
11 3 (3.33%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.11%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 45 (50.00%) Unix
2 34 (37.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 31 (34.44%) Windows
4 23 (25.56%) Solaris
5 22 (24.44%) AIX
6 15 (16.67%) Mac OS X
6 15 (16.67%) SUSE
7 12 (13.33%) Oracle Linux
8 7 (7.78%) Windows Server
9 4 (4.44%) Mac OS
10 3 (3.33%) HPUX
10 3 (3.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
1 39 (43.33%) DevOps
2 31 (34.44%) SOA
3 23 (25.56%) Configuration Management
4 22 (24.44%) Scrum
5 21 (23.33%) Kanban
6 20 (22.22%) TDD
6 20 (22.22%) Test Automation
7 18 (20.00%) Open Source
8 15 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 15 (16.67%) SDLC
9 14 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (14.44%) Service Delivery
11 12 (13.33%) Server Virtualisation
12 9 (10.00%) Mentoring
13 8 (8.89%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (8.89%) Presales
13 8 (8.89%) Task Automation
14 7 (7.78%) Case Management
14 7 (7.78%) Sequence Diagram
Programming Languages
1 22 (24.44%) Python
2 21 (23.33%) Shell Script
3 20 (22.22%) Perl
4 13 (14.44%) Java
5 11 (12.22%) SQL
6 8 (8.89%) Scala
7 6 (6.67%) Ruby
8 5 (5.56%) Groovy
9 4 (4.44%) C#
10 3 (3.33%) Haskell
10 3 (3.33%) JavaScript
11 2 (2.22%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.22%) XPath
12 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.11%) PHP
12 1 (1.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 29 (32.22%) Security Cleared
2 21 (23.33%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.89%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.11%) QA
System Software
1 9 (10.00%) Docker
2 7 (7.78%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 42 (46.67%) Puppet
2 21 (23.33%) Ansible
3 13 (14.44%) BladeLogic
3 13 (14.44%) NetBackup
4 12 (13.33%) ZABBIX
5 8 (8.89%) Terraform
6 3 (3.33%) Grafana
6 3 (3.33%) Kibana
6 3 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.11%) logstash
7 1 (1.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (32.22%) Red Hat
2 28 (31.11%) Oracle
3 20 (22.22%) WSO2
4 18 (20.00%) MuleSoft
5 11 (12.22%) Atlassian
6 6 (6.67%) webMethods
7 5 (5.56%) Google
8 2 (2.22%) Adobe
8 2 (2.22%) VMware
9 1 (1.11%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.11%) Cisco
9 1 (1.11%) Hitachi
9 1 (1.11%) IBM
9 1 (1.11%) NetApp
9 1 (1.11%) Pega