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 3 months to 28 June 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 17 24
Rank change year-on-year -3 +7  
Contract jobs citing Linux 146 244 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.03% 8.12% 5.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.87% 41.01% 33.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 121 93
Median daily rate £500 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 7
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +36.79%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 396 595 404
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 19.06% 19.79% 17.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 316 224
Median daily rate £375 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £125 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £496 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 49 62
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -12.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £10.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £36.50 £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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
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 3 months to 28 June 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
Shropshire +6 58 £525 +19.31% 9
Birmingham +9 35 £510 +104.00% 22
Warwickshire -7 10 £200 -49.36% 3
Coventry +7 9 £369 -7.81% 6
Wolverhampton - 6 £419 - 3
Herefordshire -6 4 £375 -28.57% 3
Solihull -13 3 - - 2
Dudley +4 1 - -
Worcestershire -4 1 - - 6
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Linux.

1 110 (39.86%) Windows
2 100 (36.23%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (33.70%) Puppet
4 88 (31.88%) Python
5 87 (31.52%) Amazon AWS
6 83 (30.07%) Docker
7 81 (29.35%) Git (software)
8 79 (28.62%) Unix
8 79 (28.62%) DevOps
9 74 (26.81%) Ansible
10 72 (26.09%) Java
11 70 (25.36%) Open Source
12 69 (25.00%) Configuration Management
13 66 (23.91%) Ruby
13 66 (23.91%) JIRA
14 64 (23.19%) Confluence
15 62 (22.46%) Microsoft Azure
16 59 (21.38%) PostgreSQL
17 57 (20.65%) Subversion
17 57 (20.65%) Jenkins
18 56 (20.29%) HTTP
19 55 (19.93%) Bash Shell
19 55 (19.93%) Continuous Integration
20 53 (19.20%) Elasticsearch
21 52 (18.84%) Terraform
22 51 (18.48%) JSON
23 49 (17.75%) CentOS
24 48 (17.39%) Security Cleared
25 43 (15.58%) TCP/IP
25 43 (15.58%) SSL

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 64 (23.19%) Confluence
2 53 (19.20%) Elasticsearch
3 23 (8.33%) Apache
4 17 (6.16%) JBoss
5 16 (5.80%) WebLogic
6 13 (4.71%) nginx
7 12 (4.35%) Tomcat
8 10 (3.62%) Cloud Foundry
8 10 (3.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 9 (3.26%) Oracle Application Server
10 7 (2.54%) WebSphere
11 6 (2.17%) IIS
11 6 (2.17%) MS Exchange
12 5 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2000
12 5 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (1.81%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 5 (1.81%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 2 (0.72%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.72%) Mule
13 2 (0.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.09%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.17%) Maximo
2 3 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.72%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.72%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 87 (31.52%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (22.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (6.88%) GitHub
4 14 (5.07%) IaaS
5 13 (4.71%) PaaS
6 12 (4.35%) SaaS
7 10 (3.62%) Heroku
7 10 (3.62%) OpenShift
8 7 (2.54%) Google Analytics
9 6 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (1.09%) IBM SmartCloud
11 2 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.72%) Route 53
12 1 (0.36%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.36%) Office 365
12 1 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 56 (20.29%) HTTP
2 43 (15.58%) SSL
2 43 (15.58%) TCP/IP
3 11 (3.99%) LDAP
4 10 (3.62%) SAN
4 10 (3.62%) SNMP
5 8 (2.90%) Firewall
6 6 (2.17%) DNS
7 5 (1.81%) VPN
8 4 (1.45%) FTP
8 4 (1.45%) ICMP
8 4 (1.45%) SSH
8 4 (1.45%) WAN
9 3 (1.09%) LAN
9 3 (1.09%) Network Security
9 3 (1.09%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (0.72%) Internet
10 2 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.36%) 3G
11 1 (0.36%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (21.38%) PostgreSQL
2 38 (13.77%) MongoDB
3 31 (11.23%) MySQL
4 24 (8.70%) Oracle Database
5 22 (7.97%) NoSQL
6 14 (5.07%) Relational Database
6 14 (5.07%) SQL Server
7 8 (2.90%) Oracle Database 10g
7 8 (2.90%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.81%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (1.09%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.72%) EDRMS
11 2 (0.72%) Oracle Discoverer
11 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.36%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 81 (29.35%) Git (software)
2 66 (23.91%) JIRA
3 57 (20.65%) Jenkins
3 57 (20.65%) Subversion
4 26 (9.42%) IntelliJ
5 22 (7.97%) Maven
6 17 (6.16%) SoapUI
7 16 (5.80%) JUnit
8 14 (5.07%) gulp
8 14 (5.07%) Selenium
8 14 (5.07%) Sonatype Nexus
9 13 (4.71%) Bitbucket
10 10 (3.62%) Eclipse
10 10 (3.62%) GitLab
10 10 (3.62%) Vagrant
11 9 (3.26%) Ant
11 9 (3.26%) Grunt
12 8 (2.90%) Cucumber
12 8 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (2.17%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 12 (4.35%) Finance
2 10 (3.62%) Billing
3 4 (1.45%) Retail
4 3 (1.09%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.09%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.72%) Automotive
5 2 (0.72%) Electronics
5 2 (0.72%) Marketing
6 1 (0.36%) Back Office
6 1 (0.36%) Banking
6 1 (0.36%) Front Office
6 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.36%) Legal
6 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 83 (30.07%) Developer
2 49 (17.75%) Architect
3 36 (13.04%) DevOps Engineer
4 27 (9.78%) Scala Developer
5 26 (9.42%) Java Developer
6 24 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
7 23 (8.33%) Linux Developer
8 19 (6.88%) Consultant
9 17 (6.16%) Analyst
10 16 (5.80%) DBA
11 15 (5.43%) Senior Architect
11 15 (5.43%) Senior Developer
11 15 (5.43%) Senior Solutions Architect
12 14 (5.07%) PHP Developer
13 13 (4.71%) Agile Developer
13 13 (4.71%) Programmer
13 13 (4.71%) SOA Developer
14 12 (4.35%) Java Programmer
14 12 (4.35%) Java Scala Developer
14 12 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (18.48%) JSON
2 43 (15.58%) CSS
2 43 (15.58%) XML
3 38 (13.77%) SOAP
4 34 (12.32%) Middleware
5 31 (11.23%) HTML
6 29 (10.51%) Play Framework
6 29 (10.51%) REST
7 27 (9.78%) Spring
8 26 (9.42%) Web Services
9 20 (7.25%) HTML5
10 17 (6.16%) JSON Schema
10 17 (6.16%) WSDL
10 17 (6.16%) XSLT
11 16 (5.80%) Node.js
11 16 (5.80%) XSD
12 15 (5.43%) jQuery
13 13 (4.71%) CSS3
13 13 (4.71%) J2EE
14 11 (3.99%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.51%) Public Cloud
2 9 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (2.54%) Replication
4 6 (2.17%) Client/Server
4 6 (2.17%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (1.45%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.45%) PKI
6 3 (1.09%) CLARiiON
6 3 (1.09%) Symmetrix DMX
7 2 (0.72%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.72%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.72%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.36%) Clustering
8 1 (0.36%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.36%) Infotainment
8 1 (0.36%) RIA
8 1 (0.36%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 110 (39.86%) Windows
2 79 (28.62%) Unix
3 49 (17.75%) CentOS
4 27 (9.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (9.06%) Windows Server
6 23 (8.33%) Mac OS X
7 12 (4.35%) Ubuntu
8 11 (3.99%) Solaris
9 10 (3.62%) HPUX
10 8 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (1.81%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (1.45%) AIX
13 4 (1.45%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.72%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.36%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.36%) MVS
15 1 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (36.23%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (28.62%) DevOps
3 70 (25.36%) Open Source
4 69 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 55 (19.93%) Continuous Integration
6 42 (15.22%) Scrum
7 40 (14.49%) Microservices
8 38 (13.77%) Test Automation
9 33 (11.96%) SOA
10 31 (11.23%) TDD
11 28 (10.14%) Kanban
12 23 (8.33%) Migration
13 20 (7.25%) Change Management
14 15 (5.43%) ITIL
15 14 (5.07%) Enterprise Architecture
15 14 (5.07%) OO
16 13 (4.71%) Conceptual Models
16 13 (4.71%) SDLC
16 13 (4.71%) Web Operations
17 12 (4.35%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 88 (31.88%) Python
2 72 (26.09%) Java
3 66 (23.91%) Ruby
4 55 (19.93%) Bash Shell
5 43 (15.58%) SQL
6 35 (12.68%) Perl
6 35 (12.68%) Scala
7 34 (12.32%) PHP
8 25 (9.06%) JavaScript
9 23 (8.33%) C#
10 11 (3.99%) Shell Script
11 8 (2.90%) Groovy
11 8 (2.90%) PL/SQL
12 7 (2.54%) C
13 6 (2.17%) Haskell
13 6 (2.17%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.81%) C++
14 5 (1.81%) ECMAScript
15 4 (1.45%) Go
15 4 (1.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 36 (13.04%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.71%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (1.81%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.45%) Degree
6 3 (1.09%) BC Cleared
6 3 (1.09%) MCSA
6 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.72%) MCSE
8 1 (0.36%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.36%) CCSA
8 1 (0.36%) CEH
8 1 (0.36%) GCFA
8 1 (0.36%) GCIH
8 1 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.36%) NCDA
8 1 (0.36%) NCIE
8 1 (0.36%) OCP
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.26%) SLA
2 3 (1.09%) QA
3 1 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.36%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.36%) WAI
System Software
1 83 (30.07%) Docker
2 13 (4.71%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.54%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (1.81%) Samba
4 5 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.45%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.09%) SRDF
6 3 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.36%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.36%) Firmware
8 1 (0.36%) iptables
8 1 (0.36%) RACF
8 1 (0.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.36%) vSphere
8 1 (0.36%) Xen
8 1 (0.36%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 93 (33.70%) Puppet
2 74 (26.81%) Ansible
3 52 (18.84%) Terraform
4 21 (7.61%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (4.71%) Kubernetes
6 12 (4.35%) Salt
7 9 (3.26%) ZABBIX
8 8 (2.90%) Kibana
9 6 (2.17%) Grafana
10 5 (1.81%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 5 (1.81%) Netcool
10 5 (1.81%) Oracle Identity Management
10 5 (1.81%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 3 (1.09%) Data Guard
11 3 (1.09%) Webmin
12 2 (0.72%) collectd
12 2 (0.72%) logstash
12 2 (0.72%) Oracle RMAN
12 2 (0.72%) StatsD
12 2 (0.72%) WSUS
Vendors
1 40 (14.49%) Oracle
2 36 (13.04%) Red Hat
3 25 (9.06%) MuleSoft
4 18 (6.52%) WSO2
5 15 (5.43%) Microsoft
6 14 (5.07%) Google
6 14 (5.07%) IBM
7 10 (3.62%) Apigee
7 10 (3.62%) HP
7 10 (3.62%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (3.62%) VMware
8 9 (3.26%) Atlassian
8 9 (3.26%) Rackspace
9 8 (2.90%) Sun
9 8 (2.90%) webMethods
10 7 (2.54%) Adobe
10 7 (2.54%) McAfee
11 5 (1.81%) Dell
11 5 (1.81%) EMC
11 5 (1.81%) NetApp
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