Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 25 46
Rank change year-on-year -2 +21 -14
Contract jobs citing Linux 284 396 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.87% 6.39% 3.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.60% 37.93% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 230 90
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £430 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.47% +22.86% +3.70%
10th Percentile £310 £287 £135
90th Percentile £640 £525 £476
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% - -
England median hourly rate £41.08 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.69% +6.67% +10.29%

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 928 1044 829
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.19% 16.85% 16.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 554 358
West Midlands median daily rate £370 £400 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +18.96% +4.26%
10th Percentile £155 £182 £145
90th Percentile £563 £519 £475
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 104 122
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -3.11% -3.67%
10th Percentile £10.70 £10.08 £10.33
90th Percentile £34.37 £36.50 £21.45
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +4.90%

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 November 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
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 November 2017.

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 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 +5 91 £530 +21.84% 7
Birmingham +1 85 £450 +1.12% 19
Warwickshire -3 27 £419 +15.12% 5
Coventry +11 26 £350 -12.50% 19
Solihull -7 13 £350 -26.32% 4
Dudley 0 7 £260 +160.00%
Staffordshire +5 5 £388 -3.13% 7
Herefordshire +1 5 £375 -23.08%
Wolverhampton - 1 £450 -
Smethwick - 1 £295 -
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 123 (43.31%) Windows
2 103 (36.27%) DevOps
3 96 (33.80%) Agile Software Development
4 91 (32.04%) Jenkins
5 90 (31.69%) Git (software)
6 89 (31.34%) Puppet
7 88 (30.99%) Unix
8 82 (28.87%) Oracle
9 81 (28.52%) Amazon AWS
10 74 (26.06%) Subversion
11 64 (22.54%) Python
12 63 (22.18%) Continuous Integration
13 58 (20.42%) Java
14 55 (19.37%) Red Hat
15 53 (18.66%) Ansible
16 52 (18.31%) Security Cleared
16 52 (18.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 52 (18.31%) Open Source
16 52 (18.31%) JIRA
17 51 (17.96%) Middleware
17 51 (17.96%) Configuration Management
18 48 (16.90%) Test Automation
19 47 (16.55%) Confluence
20 46 (16.20%) Docker
21 44 (15.49%) Microsoft Azure
22 43 (15.14%) Perl
23 42 (14.79%) SQL
23 42 (14.79%) SOA
24 41 (14.44%) HTTP
24 41 (14.44%) Scrum

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 47 (16.55%) Confluence
2 30 (10.56%) Elasticsearch
3 27 (9.51%) Tomcat
4 21 (7.39%) Apache
5 20 (7.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 18 (6.34%) JBoss
7 13 (4.58%) nginx
8 12 (4.23%) WebSphere
9 11 (3.87%) MS Exchange
10 8 (2.82%) WebLogic
11 7 (2.46%) IIS
12 6 (2.11%) Cloud Foundry
12 6 (2.11%) Mule
13 5 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2000
13 5 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (1.76%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 3 (1.06%) Mule ESB
14 3 (1.06%) SharePoint
15 2 (0.70%) Apache Solr
15 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.35%) Simulink
2 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.46%) Oracle Applications
1 7 (2.46%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (1.76%) Maximo
2 5 (1.76%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.41%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 81 (28.52%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (15.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (10.21%) Cloud Computing
4 20 (7.04%) GitHub
5 14 (4.93%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (4.23%) Amazon ELB
6 12 (4.23%) Amazon S3
6 12 (4.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 11 (3.87%) PaaS
7 11 (3.87%) SaaS
8 10 (3.52%) AWS CloudFormation
8 10 (3.52%) IaaS
9 7 (2.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 7 (2.46%) Route 53
10 6 (2.11%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (2.11%) Heroku
10 6 (2.11%) OpenShift
11 5 (1.76%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 5 (1.76%) Amazon SQS
11 5 (1.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (14.44%) HTTP
2 32 (11.27%) SSL
3 28 (9.86%) SAN
4 27 (9.51%) TCP/IP
5 17 (5.99%) DNS
6 15 (5.28%) Firewall
7 10 (3.52%) Network Security
8 8 (2.82%) LAN
9 7 (2.46%) OpenLDAP
9 7 (2.46%) OpenVPN
9 7 (2.46%) SSH
9 7 (2.46%) VPN
9 7 (2.46%) WAN
10 6 (2.11%) LDAP
11 5 (1.76%) ICMP
12 4 (1.41%) VoIP
13 3 (1.06%) AMQP
13 3 (1.06%) DHCP
13 3 (1.06%) Intrusion Detection
13 3 (1.06%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (11.27%) PostgreSQL
2 29 (10.21%) Oracle Database
3 26 (9.15%) MongoDB
4 21 (7.39%) Amazon RDS
4 21 (7.39%) SQL Server
5 18 (6.34%) MySQL
6 15 (5.28%) Relational Database
7 11 (3.87%) RDBMS
8 10 (3.52%) NoSQL
9 6 (2.11%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 4 (1.41%) Oracle BI EE
12 3 (1.06%) Big Data
13 2 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.70%) DB2
13 2 (0.70%) EDRMS
13 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
14 1 (0.35%) OLAP
14 1 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
14 1 (0.35%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 91 (32.04%) Jenkins
2 90 (31.69%) Git (software)
3 74 (26.06%) Subversion
4 52 (18.31%) JIRA
5 40 (14.08%) Maven
6 33 (11.62%) Sonatype Nexus
7 21 (7.39%) Bitbucket
8 20 (7.04%) GitLab
9 19 (6.69%) Selenium
10 18 (6.34%) JUnit
11 17 (5.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 15 (5.28%) Ant
12 15 (5.28%) SoapUI
13 12 (4.23%) Vagrant
14 10 (3.52%) Eclipse
14 10 (3.52%) JMeter
15 9 (3.17%) IntelliJ
16 7 (2.46%) Cucumber
16 7 (2.46%) FishEye
16 7 (2.46%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (4.93%) Finance
2 7 (2.46%) Billing
3 5 (1.76%) Banking
3 5 (1.76%) Retail
4 3 (1.06%) Automotive
4 3 (1.06%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.70%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.35%) Back Office
6 1 (0.35%) Electronics
6 1 (0.35%) Front Office
6 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.35%) Legal
6 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 57 (20.07%) DevOps Engineer
2 47 (16.55%) Developer
3 32 (11.27%) Consultant
4 22 (7.75%) Analyst
4 22 (7.75%) Architect
5 20 (7.04%) Linux Engineer
6 17 (5.99%) Lead DevOps
7 16 (5.63%) Unix Engineer
8 15 (5.28%) AIX Engineer
9 14 (4.93%) Java Developer
10 13 (4.58%) Senior Developer
10 13 (4.58%) WebOps Engineer
11 11 (3.87%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 11 (3.87%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 10 (3.52%) Administrator
12 10 (3.52%) Scala Developer
12 10 (3.52%) Solaris Engineer
13 9 (3.17%) DBA
13 9 (3.17%) Integration Developer
13 9 (3.17%) Senior WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (17.96%) Middleware
2 37 (13.03%) JSON
3 30 (10.56%) SOAP
4 26 (9.15%) XML
5 25 (8.80%) REST
6 23 (8.10%) Web Services
7 20 (7.04%) Elastic Stack
8 17 (5.99%) Spring
9 15 (5.28%) JSON Schema
9 15 (5.28%) WSDL
10 14 (4.93%) CSS
11 13 (4.58%) XSD
12 12 (4.23%) HTML
13 11 (3.87%) Play Framework
14 9 (3.17%) HTML5
15 8 (2.82%) EJB
15 8 (2.82%) Hibernate
15 8 (2.82%) jQuery
15 8 (2.82%) Node.js
15 8 (2.82%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (4.58%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (3.87%) Data Centre
3 9 (3.17%) PKI
4 7 (2.46%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (1.76%) DataPower
5 5 (1.76%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.41%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.06%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.70%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.70%) Cyber Attack
8 2 (0.70%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.70%) Learning Management System
8 2 (0.70%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.70%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.70%) SCADA
8 2 (0.70%) SCORM
8 2 (0.70%) Smart Home
8 2 (0.70%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 123 (43.31%) Windows
2 88 (30.99%) Unix
3 52 (18.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 41 (14.44%) Windows Server
5 35 (12.32%) Solaris
6 24 (8.45%) AIX
7 18 (6.34%) CentOS
8 17 (5.99%) SUSE
9 15 (5.28%) Mac OS X
10 12 (4.23%) Oracle Linux
11 11 (3.87%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (3.52%) HPUX
13 9 (3.17%) Windows 2000 Server
13 9 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (2.11%) Ubuntu
14 6 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (1.41%) Mac OS
16 3 (1.06%) Android
16 3 (1.06%) Debian
16 3 (1.06%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (36.27%) DevOps
2 96 (33.80%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (22.18%) Continuous Integration
4 52 (18.31%) Open Source
5 51 (17.96%) Configuration Management
6 48 (16.90%) Test Automation
7 42 (14.79%) SOA
8 41 (14.44%) Scrum
9 27 (9.51%) Continuous Delivery
9 27 (9.51%) Kanban
9 27 (9.51%) TDD
10 23 (8.10%) ITIL
11 22 (7.75%) Migration
12 20 (7.04%) Mentoring
12 20 (7.04%) SDLC
13 19 (6.69%) Load Balancing
13 19 (6.69%) Microservices
13 19 (6.69%) Service Delivery
14 18 (6.34%) Disaster Recovery
15 16 (5.63%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 64 (22.54%) Python
2 58 (20.42%) Java
3 43 (15.14%) Perl
4 42 (14.79%) SQL
5 36 (12.68%) Shell Script
6 27 (9.51%) Ruby
7 20 (7.04%) Bash Shell
8 19 (6.69%) PHP
9 17 (5.99%) PowerShell
10 15 (5.28%) C#
11 13 (4.58%) Scala
12 12 (4.23%) Groovy
13 9 (3.17%) JavaScript
14 7 (2.46%) C
15 6 (2.11%) C++
15 6 (2.11%) Go
16 4 (1.41%) PL/SQL
17 3 (1.06%) Haskell
18 2 (0.70%) Korn
18 2 (0.70%) XPath
Qualifications
1 52 (18.31%) Security Cleared
2 35 (12.32%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.52%) Degree
4 8 (2.82%) BC Cleared
4 8 (2.82%) CCIE
4 8 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (2.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (2.11%) CCNP
6 6 (2.11%) MCSE
6 6 (2.11%) RHCE
7 5 (1.76%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.06%) CHECK Team Member
8 3 (1.06%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.70%) CCIE Security
9 2 (0.70%) CISM
9 2 (0.70%) GCIA
9 2 (0.70%) GIAC
9 2 (0.70%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.93%) SLA
2 3 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.70%) GCP
3 2 (0.70%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.35%) COBIT
4 1 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.35%) MISRA
4 1 (0.35%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.35%) QA
4 1 (0.35%) Solvency II
System Software
1 46 (16.20%) Docker
2 26 (9.15%) Virtual Machines
3 25 (8.80%) Active Directory
4 19 (6.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (2.46%) Postfix
5 7 (2.46%) Squid
5 7 (2.46%) vCloud
6 5 (1.76%) Samba
7 4 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.70%) NFS
8 2 (0.70%) Snort
8 2 (0.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (0.70%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.70%) XenApp
9 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.35%) KVM
9 1 (0.35%) RACF
9 1 (0.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 89 (31.34%) Puppet
2 53 (18.66%) Ansible
3 36 (12.68%) Terraform
4 24 (8.45%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (8.10%) ZABBIX
6 20 (7.04%) Kubernetes
7 19 (6.69%) logstash
8 16 (5.63%) Kibana
9 13 (4.58%) BladeLogic
9 13 (4.58%) NetBackup
10 11 (3.87%) Salt
11 7 (2.46%) Docker Swarm
11 7 (2.46%) Rancher
11 7 (2.46%) Rsyslog
11 7 (2.46%) Sysdig
12 6 (2.11%) collectd
12 6 (2.11%) SCOM
12 6 (2.11%) StatsD
13 5 (1.76%) Nagios
13 5 (1.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 82 (28.87%) Oracle
2 55 (19.37%) Red Hat
3 39 (13.73%) VMware
4 24 (8.45%) Microsoft
4 24 (8.45%) MuleSoft
4 24 (8.45%) WSO2
5 17 (5.99%) Google
6 16 (5.63%) Atlassian
7 14 (4.93%) Cisco
7 14 (4.93%) IBM
8 13 (4.58%) NetApp
9 12 (4.23%) Citrix
9 12 (4.23%) HP
10 10 (3.52%) Rackspace
10 10 (3.52%) Sun
11 8 (2.82%) ArcSight
12 7 (2.46%) Dell
12 7 (2.46%) Micro Focus
12 7 (2.46%) Sonatype
12 7 (2.46%) Splunk