Period
to 22 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West 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 22 January 2019 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 32 25 25
Rank change year-on-year -7 0 +15
Contract jobs citing Linux 304 274 322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.18% 5.85% 5.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.18% 30.75% 37.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 179 192
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +2.27% +25.71%
10th Percentile £301 £305 £307
90th Percentile £573 £628 £538
England median daily rate £500 £490 £450
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £20.10 £18.55 £24.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £49.95 £38.63
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +5.26%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 975 891 852
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.81% 19.02% 15.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 516 452
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £143 £158 £125
90th Percentile £538 £538 £525
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 87 91
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.31% - +11.07%
10th Percentile £10.98 £10.65 £10.50
90th Percentile £21.75 £37.24 £25.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -2.94%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux in the West Midlands

Linux
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 in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in the West Midlands

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in the West Midlands

Linux
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 in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in the West Midlands

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Linux in the West Midlands

Linux
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 within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 January 2019. 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 -17 128 £500 -5.75% 10
Birmingham -16 51 £370 -17.78% 32
Coventry +15 44 £400 +2.56% 9
Warwickshire +2 24 £500 +17.65% 10
Staffordshire -2 17 £370 -7.50% 10
Worcestershire - 9 £341 - 11
Solihull -5 8 £363 +3.57% 6
Dudley +1 1 £110 -57.69%
Halesowen - 1 £325 - 3
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Linux.

1 164 (53.95%) Windows
2 132 (43.42%) Agile Software Development
3 129 (42.43%) DevOps
4 125 (41.12%) Amazon AWS
5 108 (35.53%) Python
6 103 (33.88%) Git (software)
7 97 (31.91%) Ansible
8 96 (31.58%) Jenkins
9 88 (28.95%) Puppet
10 84 (27.63%) Open Source
11 83 (27.30%) Docker
12 78 (25.66%) Java
13 72 (23.68%) Unix
14 69 (22.70%) Test Automation
15 68 (22.37%) Configuration Management
16 66 (21.71%) Perl
17 63 (20.72%) Problem-Solving
18 62 (20.39%) Red Hat
19 60 (19.74%) Oracle
20 57 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 56 (18.42%) SOA
22 54 (17.76%) Maven
23 53 (17.43%) SQL
24 51 (16.78%) Ruby
24 51 (16.78%) Deployment Automation
25 49 (16.12%) Microsoft Azure
25 49 (16.12%) Middleware
25 49 (16.12%) Scrum
26 48 (15.79%) JavaScript
26 48 (15.79%) Kanban

Linux
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 29 (9.54%) nginx
2 26 (8.55%) Apache
3 24 (7.89%) Tomcat
4 23 (7.57%) Confluence
5 21 (6.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 15 (4.93%) JBoss
7 13 (4.28%) WebLogic
8 12 (3.95%) OpenStack
9 4 (1.32%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.99%) Apache Airflow
10 3 (0.99%) CMS
10 3 (0.99%) Documentum
10 3 (0.99%) Mule
11 2 (0.66%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.66%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.33%) Drupal
12 1 (0.33%) Oracle Service Bus
12 1 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.99%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.33%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.33%) Houdini
3 1 (0.33%) Maya
3 1 (0.33%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 3 (0.99%) Magento
1 3 (0.99%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 125 (41.12%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (16.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (10.20%) GitHub
4 30 (9.87%) Cloud Computing
5 23 (7.57%) Google Analytics
6 20 (6.58%) Google Cloud Platform
7 10 (3.29%) Office 365
8 8 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (2.63%) IaaS
9 7 (2.30%) PaaS
10 6 (1.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (1.64%) SaaS
12 4 (1.32%) Amazon EMR
13 3 (0.99%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.99%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.99%) Serverless
14 2 (0.66%) Amazon Kinesis
14 2 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
15 1 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
15 1 (0.33%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 35 (11.51%) HTTP
2 33 (10.86%) TCP/IP
3 31 (10.20%) SSL
4 24 (7.89%) Firewall
5 22 (7.24%) DNS
6 14 (4.61%) SNMP
7 12 (3.95%) VPN
8 11 (3.62%) DHCP
9 10 (3.29%) 802.11
9 10 (3.29%) SAN
9 10 (3.29%) VLAN
9 10 (3.29%) Wireless
10 8 (2.63%) VoIP
11 6 (1.97%) LAN
12 4 (1.32%) Internet
12 4 (1.32%) SSH
12 4 (1.32%) WAN
12 4 (1.32%) WLAN
13 3 (0.99%) iSCSI
13 3 (0.99%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (11.51%) Oracle Database
2 32 (10.53%) MongoDB
3 28 (9.21%) SQL Server
4 27 (8.88%) MySQL
5 23 (7.57%) NoSQL
6 20 (6.58%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (4.28%) Oracle Database 12c
7 13 (4.28%) Relational Database
8 7 (2.30%) Hadoop
9 6 (1.97%) MariaDB
10 5 (1.64%) Apache Hive
10 5 (1.64%) Impala
10 5 (1.64%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.32%) Amazon Athena
11 4 (1.32%) Amazon Redshift
11 4 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.99%) Big Data
13 2 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
13 2 (0.66%) Parquet
13 2 (0.66%) Presto
Development Applications
1 103 (33.88%) Git (software)
2 96 (31.58%) Jenkins
3 54 (17.76%) Maven
4 42 (13.82%) Sonatype Nexus
5 41 (13.49%) Subversion
6 37 (12.17%) JIRA
7 25 (8.22%) Cucumber
7 25 (8.22%) Selenium
8 24 (7.89%) Bitbucket
8 24 (7.89%) Grunt
8 24 (7.89%) gulp
8 24 (7.89%) IntelliJ
9 23 (7.57%) Sublime Text
10 22 (7.24%) Karma Test Runner
11 19 (6.25%) Ant
11 19 (6.25%) Gatling
12 16 (5.26%) JUnit
13 12 (3.95%) Burp Suite
13 12 (3.95%) Metasploit
14 10 (3.29%) RSpec
General
1 19 (6.25%) Finance
2 12 (3.95%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.29%) Retail
4 7 (2.30%) Automotive
5 5 (1.64%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.32%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.99%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.99%) Marketing
8 2 (0.66%) Electronics
8 2 (0.66%) Law
9 1 (0.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 81 (26.64%) DevOps Engineer
2 44 (14.47%) Developer
3 36 (11.84%) Architect
4 30 (9.87%) AWS Engineer
5 29 (9.54%) AWS DevOps
6 28 (9.21%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 13 (4.28%) Analyst
7 13 (4.28%) DBA
7 13 (4.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (4.28%) Java Developer
7 13 (4.28%) Linux Engineer
7 13 (4.28%) Oracle DBA
7 13 (4.28%) Technical Architect
8 11 (3.62%) Administrator
8 11 (3.62%) Penetration Tester
8 11 (3.62%) Software Engineer
8 11 (3.62%) Tester
9 10 (3.29%) Solutions Architect
10 9 (2.96%) AWS Architect
11 8 (2.63%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (16.12%) Middleware
2 33 (10.86%) CSS
3 30 (9.87%) Elastic Stack
3 30 (9.87%) Web Services
3 30 (9.87%) XML
4 27 (8.88%) AngularJS
4 27 (8.88%) jQuery
4 27 (8.88%) Node.js
5 26 (8.55%) HTML
6 25 (8.22%) REST
6 25 (8.22%) Spring
7 23 (7.57%) Gherkin
7 23 (7.57%) JSON
8 20 (6.58%) RESTful
9 19 (6.25%) Servlets
10 18 (5.92%) SOAP
11 14 (4.61%) Ruby on Rails
12 13 (4.28%) .NET
13 12 (3.95%) Play Framework
14 11 (3.62%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.21%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (4.93%) Hybrid Cloud
3 13 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.28%) SCADA
3 13 (4.28%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (3.95%) Data Centre
4 12 (3.95%) Linux Command Line
5 11 (3.62%) Cyberthreat
6 10 (3.29%) Mobile App
7 9 (2.96%) Algorithms
8 8 (2.63%) Public Cloud
8 8 (2.63%) Wiki
9 7 (2.30%) Cloud Native
9 7 (2.30%) Digital Media
10 6 (1.97%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.97%) User Experience
11 4 (1.32%) DataPower
11 4 (1.32%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.99%) N-Tier
13 2 (0.66%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 164 (53.95%) Windows
2 72 (23.68%) Unix
3 57 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 37 (12.17%) Windows Server
5 24 (7.89%) Ubuntu
6 12 (3.95%) Kali Linux
6 12 (3.95%) Oracle Linux
7 11 (3.62%) Solaris
8 9 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (2.30%) CentOS
10 6 (1.97%) Mac OS X
10 6 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (1.32%) AIX
11 4 (1.32%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.99%) HPUX
13 2 (0.66%) Debian
13 2 (0.66%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.66%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (43.42%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (42.43%) DevOps
3 84 (27.63%) Open Source
4 69 (22.70%) Test Automation
5 68 (22.37%) Configuration Management
6 63 (20.72%) Problem-Solving
7 56 (18.42%) SOA
8 51 (16.78%) Deployment Automation
9 49 (16.12%) Scrum
10 48 (15.79%) Kanban
11 45 (14.80%) Continuous Integration
12 35 (11.51%) Microservices
13 32 (10.53%) Task Automation
14 31 (10.20%) Analytics
15 29 (9.54%) TDD
16 28 (9.21%) Migration
17 22 (7.24%) Computer Science
17 22 (7.24%) ITIL
18 21 (6.91%) Process Improvement
19 20 (6.58%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 108 (35.53%) Python
2 78 (25.66%) Java
3 66 (21.71%) Perl
4 53 (17.43%) SQL
5 51 (16.78%) Ruby
6 48 (15.79%) JavaScript
7 32 (10.53%) C#
8 29 (9.54%) Bash Shell
9 28 (9.21%) PowerShell
10 23 (7.57%) Groovy
11 19 (6.25%) Haskell
12 17 (5.59%) Scala
13 14 (4.61%) PHP
14 12 (3.95%) C
14 12 (3.95%) C++
14 12 (3.95%) Lua
15 11 (3.62%) Shell Script
16 10 (3.29%) PL/SQL
17 9 (2.96%) R
18 5 (1.64%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 29 (9.54%) Security Cleared
2 28 (9.21%) Degree
3 26 (8.55%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.62%) OSCE
5 7 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (2.30%) OCP
5 7 (2.30%) Oracle Certification
6 4 (1.32%) CCNP
6 4 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.99%) CCNA
7 3 (0.99%) CREST Certified
7 3 (0.99%) SANS
8 2 (0.66%) A+ Certification
8 2 (0.66%) GPEN
8 2 (0.66%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.66%) OSCP
8 2 (0.66%) Tigerscheme
9 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.64%) SLA
2 3 (0.99%) QA
3 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.33%) FISMA
3 1 (0.33%) GDPR
3 1 (0.33%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 83 (27.30%) Docker
2 22 (7.24%) Active Directory
3 16 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (3.95%) Oracle RAC
5 11 (3.62%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (2.63%) Terminal Server
7 6 (1.97%) XenApp
8 3 (0.99%) NFS
9 2 (0.66%) Firmware
9 2 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.33%) etcd
10 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.33%) Samba
10 1 (0.33%) Snort
10 1 (0.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.33%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.33%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.33%) vSphere
10 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 97 (31.91%) Ansible
2 88 (28.95%) Puppet
3 43 (14.14%) ZABBIX
4 34 (11.18%) Terraform
5 31 (10.20%) Grafana
6 26 (8.55%) Kubernetes
7 23 (7.57%) Kibana
8 19 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
9 18 (5.92%) Docker Swarm
10 16 (5.26%) Nagios
10 16 (5.26%) Nessus
11 12 (3.95%) Data Guard
11 12 (3.95%) Graphite
11 12 (3.95%) Nmap
11 12 (3.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 10 (3.29%) SCOM
13 8 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
13 8 (2.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 7 (2.30%) Prometheus
14 7 (2.30%) QRadar
Vendors
1 62 (20.39%) Red Hat
2 60 (19.74%) Oracle
3 47 (15.46%) Google
4 39 (12.83%) VMware
5 22 (7.24%) Cisco
6 14 (4.61%) Microsoft
7 10 (3.29%) Citrix
8 9 (2.96%) Splunk
8 9 (2.96%) Symantec
9 8 (2.63%) Riverbed
9 8 (2.63%) SolarWinds
10 7 (2.30%) AppDynamics
10 7 (2.30%) Atlassian
10 7 (2.30%) BMC
10 7 (2.30%) HP
11 6 (1.97%) Adobe
11 6 (1.97%) EMC
11 6 (1.97%) PlateSpin
12 5 (1.64%) Cloudera
12 5 (1.64%) Compuware