Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux Administrator was £393 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Administrator
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 182 206 171
Rank change year-on-year +24 -35 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 5 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.10% 0.082% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.086% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
West Midlands median daily rate £393 £450 £269
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.78% +67.44% -
10th Percentile £260 £310 £179
90th Percentile £552 £513 £373
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £38.50 £29.50 -
% change year-on-year +30.51% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4542 5822 4705
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.59% 95.05% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2864 3494 2693
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £234 £213
90th Percentile £540 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 236 274
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.38 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.83% -11.76% +5.07%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.54
90th Percentile £43.75 £38.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Linux Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Administrator in the West Midlands

Linux Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Administrator in the West Midlands

Linux Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Administrator in the West Midlands

Linux Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Administrator in the West Midlands

Linux Administrator
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Administrator within the West 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
Shropshire +18 2 £542 +39.74%
Dudley - 2 £260 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Linux Administrator
England

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Linux Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region featuring Linux Administrator in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
4 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (40.00%) Python
4 2 (40.00%) Perl
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) Puppet
4 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (40.00%) DevOps
4 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (40.00%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (20.00%) Case Management
5 1 (20.00%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (20.00%) Task Automation
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (20.00%) SDLC
5 1 (20.00%) ZABBIX
5 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (20.00%) XenApp
5 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
5 1 (20.00%) Confluence
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (20.00%) JIRA
5 1 (20.00%) Kanban

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 1 (20.00%) Confluence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (40.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Maven
2 1 (20.00%) Subversion
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (20.00%) CentOS
4 1 (20.00%) Debian
4 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Case Management
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) Kanban
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (20.00%) SOA
2 1 (20.00%) Task Automation
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Perl
1 2 (40.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Puppet
2 1 (20.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Citrix
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle