Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 23 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 Engineer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 191 169
Rank change year-on-year +33 -22 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 20 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.41% 0.34% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.36% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 4
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £475 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +40.74% -3.57%
10th Percentile £260 £408 £304
90th Percentile £558 £550 £371
England median daily rate £500 £450 £414
% change year-on-year +11.11% +8.76% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% - -
England median hourly rate £43.75 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% +28.21%

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 4578 5879 4678
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.55% 95.05% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2896 3531 2675
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £238 £213
90th Percentile £543 £545 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 239 273
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.25 £15.43 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.83% -9.26% +5.07%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £39.50 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in the West Midlands

Linux Engineer
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 Engineer in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Engineer in the West Midlands

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Engineer in the West Midlands

Linux Engineer
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 Engineer in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Engineer in the West Midlands

Linux Engineer
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 Engineer within the West Midlands 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
Shropshire +21 8 £525 -
Birmingham +9 8 £413 -25.00% 2
Dudley - 2 £260 -
Coventry +21 1 £270 - 2
Wolverhampton - 1 £450 -
Staffordshire - 1 £375 -
Linux Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Linux Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 20 (100.00%) Linux
2 12 (60.00%) DevOps
3 11 (55.00%) Puppet
4 9 (45.00%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (40.00%) Jenkins
6 7 (35.00%) Ansible
6 7 (35.00%) Git (software)
6 7 (35.00%) Windows
7 6 (30.00%) Red Hat
7 6 (30.00%) Shell Script
7 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (30.00%) Subversion
7 6 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (20.00%) Python
9 4 (20.00%) Oracle
9 4 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (20.00%) GitLab
10 3 (15.00%) Build Automation
10 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
10 3 (15.00%) JSON
10 3 (15.00%) Solaris
10 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
10 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
10 3 (15.00%) SQL
10 3 (15.00%) Unix
10 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
10 3 (15.00%) Citrix
10 3 (15.00%) SAN
10 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development

Linux Engineer 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 2 (10.00%) Apache
1 2 (10.00%) IIS
1 2 (10.00%) JBoss
1 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.00%) Confluence
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 9 (45.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (10.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (10.00%) GitHub
4 1 (5.00%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) SAN
1 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.00%) Bluetooth
2 1 (5.00%) HTTP
2 1 (5.00%) SNMP
2 1 (5.00%) SSL
2 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Hadoop
1 2 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (10.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.00%) MySQL
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 7 (35.00%) Git (software)
3 6 (30.00%) Subversion
4 4 (20.00%) GitLab
5 2 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (10.00%) git-flow
5 2 (10.00%) JMeter
5 2 (10.00%) Maven
5 2 (10.00%) Selenium
5 2 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (10.00%) TeamCity
6 1 (5.00%) Codeship
6 1 (5.00%) JIRA
6 1 (5.00%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (5.00%) Electronics
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Marketing
1 1 (5.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) JSON
1 3 (15.00%) Middleware
2 1 (5.00%) GStreamer
2 1 (5.00%) LAMP
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (10.00%) DataPower
1 2 (10.00%) PKI
2 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.00%) FMCG
2 1 (5.00%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (35.00%) Windows
3 6 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (15.00%) Solaris
4 3 (15.00%) Unix
5 2 (10.00%) AIX
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
6 1 (5.00%) Android
6 1 (5.00%) CentOS
6 1 (5.00%) Debian
6 1 (5.00%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (5.00%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) DevOps
2 5 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.00%) Build Automation
3 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (10.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (10.00%) ITIL
4 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (10.00%) Release Automation
4 2 (10.00%) Scrum
4 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.00%) Kanban
5 1 (5.00%) Migration
5 1 (5.00%) SOA
5 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) Shell Script
2 4 (20.00%) Python
3 3 (15.00%) SQL
4 2 (10.00%) C
4 2 (10.00%) Perl
5 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
5 1 (5.00%) C++
5 1 (5.00%) Embedded C
5 1 (5.00%) PHP
5 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) AWS Certification
2 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (5.00%) GCP
1 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Docker
1 1 (5.00%) VirtualBox
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (55.00%) Puppet
2 7 (35.00%) Ansible
3 4 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (10.00%) Graylog
4 2 (10.00%) logstash
4 2 (10.00%) Nagios
4 2 (10.00%) Rundeck
4 2 (10.00%) Tivoli
4 2 (10.00%) ZABBIX
5 1 (5.00%) BladeLogic
5 1 (5.00%) Kubernetes
5 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
5 1 (5.00%) Salt
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (20.00%) Oracle
3 3 (15.00%) Citrix
3 3 (15.00%) VMware
4 2 (10.00%) CA
4 2 (10.00%) IBM
4 2 (10.00%) Micro Focus
4 2 (10.00%) Serena
4 2 (10.00%) Splunk
4 2 (10.00%) Teradata
5 1 (5.00%) Google
5 1 (5.00%) Rackspace