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 3 months to 28 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.

Linux
West Midlands / Shropshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 15 14
Rank change year-on-year +12 -1  
Contract jobs citing Linux 43 66 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 23.89% 15.46% 11.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.15% 33.33% 30.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 26 19
Median daily rate £496 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.74% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £400 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £488 £524
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 Shropshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Shropshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 66 198 73
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 36.67% 46.37% 38.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 59 31
Median daily rate £485 £460 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.48% +5.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £11.00 - £13.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Shropshire 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 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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 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
Telford +18 34 £498 +17.19% 3
Linux
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 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 Shropshire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 39 (54.93%) Windows
2 30 (42.25%) Python
3 29 (40.85%) Ruby
4 26 (36.62%) DevOps
5 25 (35.21%) Elasticsearch
6 24 (33.80%) Docker
6 24 (33.80%) Amazon AWS
7 22 (30.99%) CentOS
7 22 (30.99%) Puppet
7 22 (30.99%) Configuration Management
8 21 (29.58%) JIRA
8 21 (29.58%) Bash Shell
9 20 (28.17%) Confluence
9 20 (28.17%) Git (software)
9 20 (28.17%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (26.76%) Microsoft Azure
10 19 (26.76%) Terraform
11 17 (23.94%) Ansible
11 17 (23.94%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (23.94%) HTTP
12 16 (22.54%) PostgreSQL
12 16 (22.54%) Open Source
13 15 (21.13%) Jenkins
13 15 (21.13%) Kibana
13 15 (21.13%) Unix
13 15 (21.13%) Java
14 14 (19.72%) Public Cloud
14 14 (19.72%) Security Cleared
15 13 (18.31%) Scala
15 13 (18.31%) SC Cleared

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 25 (35.21%) Elasticsearch
2 20 (28.17%) Confluence
3 8 (11.27%) Tomcat
4 6 (8.45%) nginx
5 5 (7.04%) Apache
6 3 (4.23%) JBoss
6 3 (4.23%) WebLogic
7 2 (2.82%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.41%) Jetty
8 1 (1.41%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 24 (33.80%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (26.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (9.86%) Google Analytics
4 6 (8.45%) GitHub
5 3 (4.23%) IaaS
5 3 (4.23%) PaaS
6 1 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 17 (23.94%) HTTP
2 12 (16.90%) SSL
3 9 (12.68%) TCP/IP
4 6 (8.45%) Firewall
5 5 (7.04%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (7.04%) VPN
6 3 (4.23%) SSH
7 2 (2.82%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (22.54%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (15.49%) MySQL
3 9 (12.68%) MongoDB
4 8 (11.27%) NoSQL
5 4 (5.63%) Big Data
5 4 (5.63%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (4.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (29.58%) JIRA
2 20 (28.17%) Git (software)
3 15 (21.13%) Jenkins
4 9 (12.68%) IntelliJ
4 9 (12.68%) Selenium
4 9 (12.68%) Subversion
5 7 (9.86%) Cucumber
5 7 (9.86%) JUnit
6 6 (8.45%) Ant
6 6 (8.45%) Gatling
6 6 (8.45%) Grunt
6 6 (8.45%) gulp
6 6 (8.45%) Karma Test Runner
6 6 (8.45%) Sublime Text
7 4 (5.63%) Eclipse
7 4 (5.63%) Maven
7 4 (5.63%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.41%) JMeter
8 1 (1.41%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (1.41%) Advertising
1 1 (1.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (26.76%) Developer
2 16 (22.54%) Architect
3 12 (16.90%) Solutions Architect
4 10 (14.08%) Scala Developer
5 9 (12.68%) Administrator
5 9 (12.68%) DBA
6 8 (11.27%) MySQL DBA
6 8 (11.27%) Senior Architect
6 8 (11.27%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 6 (8.45%) Consultant
8 5 (7.04%) Analyst
8 5 (7.04%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 5 (7.04%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (7.04%) Java Developer
8 5 (7.04%) Security Analyst
8 5 (7.04%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (5.63%) Linux Engineer
10 3 (4.23%) Cloud Architect
10 3 (4.23%) Incident Analyst
10 3 (4.23%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.31%) JSON
2 10 (14.08%) REST
3 9 (12.68%) Elastic Stack
4 8 (11.27%) CSS
4 8 (11.27%) HTML
5 7 (9.86%) AngularJS
5 7 (9.86%) jQuery
5 7 (9.86%) Servlets
5 7 (9.86%) SOAP
5 7 (9.86%) Spring
5 7 (9.86%) XML
6 6 (8.45%) Gherkin
6 6 (8.45%) HTML5
6 6 (8.45%) Node.js
6 6 (8.45%) Play Framework
7 5 (7.04%) RESTful
8 4 (5.63%) .NET
8 4 (5.63%) Akka
8 4 (5.63%) Middleware
9 3 (4.23%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.72%) Public Cloud
2 7 (9.86%) Replication
3 5 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.04%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (4.23%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (2.82%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.41%) Grid Computing
6 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 39 (54.93%) Windows
2 22 (30.99%) CentOS
3 15 (21.13%) Unix
4 11 (15.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (9.86%) Ubuntu
6 5 (7.04%) Mac OS X
7 4 (5.63%) Windows Server
7 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.82%) Solaris
9 1 (1.41%) AIX
9 1 (1.41%) Debian
9 1 (1.41%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (1.41%) SUSE
9 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (36.62%) DevOps
2 22 (30.99%) Configuration Management
3 20 (28.17%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (23.94%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (22.54%) Open Source
6 12 (16.90%) Scrum
7 10 (14.08%) Automated Testing
8 7 (9.86%) Analytics
9 5 (7.04%) Cybersecurity
9 5 (7.04%) Data Analysis
9 5 (7.04%) Data Extraction
9 5 (7.04%) Disk Encryption
9 5 (7.04%) E-Commerce
9 5 (7.04%) Forensic Analysis
9 5 (7.04%) Identity Access Management
9 5 (7.04%) Malware Analysis
9 5 (7.04%) Microservices
9 5 (7.04%) Security Monitoring
9 5 (7.04%) SIEM
10 4 (5.63%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 30 (42.25%) Python
2 29 (40.85%) Ruby
3 21 (29.58%) Bash Shell
4 15 (21.13%) Java
5 13 (18.31%) Scala
6 12 (16.90%) C#
7 8 (11.27%) JavaScript
8 7 (9.86%) Perl
8 7 (9.86%) SQL
9 6 (8.45%) Groovy
9 6 (8.45%) Haskell
10 4 (5.63%) PHP
10 4 (5.63%) VB
10 4 (5.63%) VB6
11 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (19.72%) Security Cleared
2 13 (18.31%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.04%) CCNA
3 5 (7.04%) CCSA
3 5 (7.04%) CEH
3 5 (7.04%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (7.04%) GCFA
3 5 (7.04%) GCIH
3 5 (7.04%) MCP
4 2 (2.82%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.41%) Degree
System Software
1 24 (33.80%) Docker
2 2 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 22 (30.99%) Puppet
2 19 (26.76%) Terraform
3 17 (23.94%) Ansible
4 15 (21.13%) Kibana
5 10 (14.08%) logstash
6 6 (8.45%) Grafana
7 5 (7.04%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 4 (5.63%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (4.23%) Opsview
9 3 (4.23%) Webmin
10 1 (1.41%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (14.08%) Google
2 5 (7.04%) Red Hat
3 3 (4.23%) Adobe
3 3 (4.23%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.23%) Oracle
3 3 (4.23%) Splunk
3 3 (4.23%) VMware
3 3 (4.23%) webMethods
4 2 (2.82%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.82%) WSO2
5 1 (1.41%) Cisco
5 1 (1.41%) SAP