Period
to 26 May 2018

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 26 May 2018 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 23 23
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 +7
Contract jobs citing Linux 300 262 386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.09% 6.05% 7.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.36% 37.11% 33.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 177 183
West Midlands median daily rate £455 £460 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.14% +15.00% +18.52%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £569
England median daily rate £500 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 7
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -20.62%
10th Percentile £14.40 £24.70 £19.55
90th Percentile £49.55 £31.03 £24.25
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year - -1.23% +12.50%

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 873 706 1,168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.71% 16.30% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 502 412 577
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.66% +22.31%
10th Percentile £150 £125 £180
90th Percentile £538 £538 £525
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 73 91
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.84% -8.67%
10th Percentile £10.48 £10.52 £10.41
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.30 £23.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £16.99
% change year-on-year +3.97% -0.90% +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 26 May 2018.

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 26 May 2018.

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 26 May 2018. 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
Birmingham +5 103 £450 -5.26% 33
Shropshire -7 75 £530 +6.00% 9
Warwickshire -6 29 £475 +15.15% 11
Coventry -9 21 £531 +44.07% 16
Solihull +3 13 £363 -30.95% 6
Worcestershire -2 13 £375 +25.00% 18
Walsall - 11 £425 -
Staffordshire +8 10 £450 +63.64% 11
Wolverhampton +2 10 £425 +1.49% 2
Dudley 0 4 £150 - 2
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2018, 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.

1 129 (43.00%) DevOps
2 127 (42.33%) Windows
3 116 (38.67%) Agile Software Development
4 110 (36.67%) Python
5 105 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
6 97 (32.33%) Puppet
7 92 (30.67%) Git (software)
8 84 (28.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 84 (28.00%) Jenkins
9 73 (24.33%) Configuration Management
10 72 (24.00%) Ansible
11 68 (22.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 64 (21.33%) Red Hat
13 62 (20.67%) Unix
14 60 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
14 60 (20.00%) Subversion
15 55 (18.33%) Docker
16 53 (17.67%) Oracle
16 53 (17.67%) VMware
17 50 (16.67%) Test Automation
18 48 (16.00%) Open Source
19 45 (15.00%) SQL
20 43 (14.33%) Microsoft
20 43 (14.33%) Deployment Automation
21 42 (14.00%) Opscode Chef
21 42 (14.00%) Windows Server
21 42 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
22 39 (13.00%) Perl
23 38 (12.67%) Security Cleared
24 37 (12.33%) Sonatype Nexus

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 22 (7.33%) Confluence
2 17 (5.67%) MS Exchange
3 16 (5.33%) Apache
3 16 (5.33%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (5.00%) Tomcat
5 14 (4.67%) nginx
6 12 (4.00%) IIS
7 11 (3.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (2.00%) JBoss
8 6 (2.00%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.67%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.00%) CMS
11 2 (0.67%) Drupal
11 2 (0.67%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.67%) Jetty
11 2 (0.67%) Mongrel
11 2 (0.67%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (0.67%) WordPress
12 1 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 8 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.67%) Simulink
5 1 (0.33%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 2 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.33%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.33%) ENOVIA
2 1 (0.33%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 105 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (28.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (9.67%) Cloud Computing
4 26 (8.67%) Amazon EC2
5 21 (7.00%) AWS CloudFormation
6 18 (6.00%) Amazon S3
7 14 (4.67%) Amazon ELB
7 14 (4.67%) Route 53
8 10 (3.33%) GitHub
8 10 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
9 9 (3.00%) Office 365
9 9 (3.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (2.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 6 (2.00%) Amazon SQS
11 4 (1.33%) Cloudflare
11 4 (1.33%) Google Analytics
12 3 (1.00%) IaaS
13 2 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.67%) SaaS
13 2 (0.67%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 25 (8.33%) HTTP
2 21 (7.00%) TCP/IP
3 20 (6.67%) SSL
4 15 (5.00%) Firewall
5 13 (4.33%) SAN
6 11 (3.67%) DNS
7 9 (3.00%) Network Security
8 6 (2.00%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (1.33%) WAN
10 3 (1.00%) LAN
10 3 (1.00%) SMS
10 3 (1.00%) SNMP
11 2 (0.67%) DSL
11 2 (0.67%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.67%) FlexRay
11 2 (0.67%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.67%) Internet
11 2 (0.67%) iSCSI
11 2 (0.67%) MPLS
11 2 (0.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (10.67%) MySQL
2 27 (9.00%) SQL Server
3 25 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
4 23 (7.67%) Amazon RDS
4 23 (7.67%) Oracle Database
5 19 (6.33%) Relational Database
6 17 (5.67%) MongoDB
7 10 (3.33%) NoSQL
8 8 (2.67%) DB2
9 7 (2.33%) Oracle Database 12c
9 7 (2.33%) RDBMS
10 6 (2.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 6 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (1.33%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.33%) Redis
12 3 (1.00%) Big Data
13 2 (0.67%) Couchbase
14 1 (0.33%) Neo4j
14 1 (0.33%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 92 (30.67%) Git (software)
2 84 (28.00%) Jenkins
3 60 (20.00%) Subversion
4 37 (12.33%) Sonatype Nexus
5 30 (10.00%) Maven
6 29 (9.67%) JIRA
7 19 (6.33%) GitLab
8 18 (6.00%) Selenium
9 12 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 10 (3.33%) Visual Studio
11 9 (3.00%) TeamCity
12 6 (2.00%) Ant
12 6 (2.00%) PHPUnit
13 5 (1.67%) Bitbucket
13 5 (1.67%) JMeter
14 4 (1.33%) Gatling
14 4 (1.33%) Grunt
14 4 (1.33%) Jasmine
14 4 (1.33%) Karma Test Runner
14 4 (1.33%) Sublime Text
General
1 14 (4.67%) Finance
2 11 (3.67%) Automotive
3 10 (3.33%) Electronics
4 7 (2.33%) Retail
5 5 (1.67%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.33%) Persian Language
7 3 (1.00%) Law
7 3 (1.00%) Marketing
8 2 (0.67%) Banking
8 2 (0.67%) French Language
8 2 (0.67%) German Language
8 2 (0.67%) Legal
9 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 81 (27.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 45 (15.00%) Developer
3 36 (12.00%) Architect
4 27 (9.00%) AWS DevOps
4 27 (9.00%) Linux Engineer
5 26 (8.67%) Administrator
5 26 (8.67%) AWS Engineer
6 25 (8.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 25 (8.33%) Consultant
7 23 (7.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 19 (6.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 18 (6.00%) Analyst
10 16 (5.33%) DevOps Consultant
11 15 (5.00%) Linux Administrator
11 15 (5.00%) Software Engineer
12 14 (4.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
14 11 (3.67%) DevOps Administrator
14 11 (3.67%) Linux DevOps Administrator
14 11 (3.67%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (11.67%) Middleware
2 24 (8.00%) Web Services
3 19 (6.33%) JSON
4 18 (6.00%) .NET
4 18 (6.00%) HTML
5 17 (5.67%) REST
6 15 (5.00%) CSS
7 14 (4.67%) Node.js
8 13 (4.33%) Django
8 13 (4.33%) Symfony
9 12 (4.00%) Elastic Stack
9 12 (4.00%) HTML5
10 11 (3.67%) LAMP
10 11 (3.67%) RESTful
10 11 (3.67%) Software Packaging
11 10 (3.33%) AngularJS
11 10 (3.33%) Sensu
11 10 (3.33%) SOAP
12 8 (2.67%) J2EE
12 8 (2.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.67%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.00%) Public Cloud
3 10 (3.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 9 (3.00%) Smart Home
5 8 (2.67%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.33%) Algorithms
6 7 (2.33%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.00%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (2.00%) PKI
8 5 (1.67%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.67%) Enterprise Cloud
8 5 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.33%) FMCG
9 4 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.00%) Cloud Native
10 3 (1.00%) User Experience
11 2 (0.67%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.67%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 127 (42.33%) Windows
2 68 (22.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 62 (20.67%) Unix
4 42 (14.00%) Windows Server
5 17 (5.67%) Mac OS X
6 16 (5.33%) Ubuntu
7 15 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (3.00%) Solaris
10 7 (2.33%) CentOS
10 7 (2.33%) Windows 7
10 7 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (2.00%) AIX
11 6 (2.00%) SUSE
12 5 (1.67%) Windows XP
13 4 (1.33%) HPUX
14 3 (1.00%) Debian
14 3 (1.00%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.33%) Android
15 1 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (43.00%) DevOps
2 116 (38.67%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (24.33%) Configuration Management
4 60 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 50 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 48 (16.00%) Open Source
7 43 (14.33%) Deployment Automation
8 29 (9.67%) Migration
9 26 (8.67%) ITIL
9 26 (8.67%) Scrum
10 25 (8.33%) Task Automation
11 23 (7.67%) Continuous Deployment
12 22 (7.33%) TDD
13 21 (7.00%) Problem-Solving
14 20 (6.67%) SDLC
15 18 (6.00%) Software Engineering
16 14 (4.67%) OO
17 13 (4.33%) High Availability
17 13 (4.33%) Kanban
17 13 (4.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 110 (36.67%) Python
2 45 (15.00%) SQL
3 39 (13.00%) Perl
4 35 (11.67%) Java
5 34 (11.33%) PHP
6 31 (10.33%) Bash Shell
6 31 (10.33%) Ruby
7 28 (9.33%) Shell Script
8 24 (8.00%) JavaScript
9 21 (7.00%) PowerShell
10 17 (5.67%) C#
11 16 (5.33%) C++
12 12 (4.00%) C
12 12 (4.00%) Scala
13 9 (3.00%) MATLAB
14 7 (2.33%) Embedded C++
14 7 (2.33%) Groovy
15 6 (2.00%) Assembly Language
15 6 (2.00%) PL/SQL
16 5 (1.67%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 38 (12.67%) Security Cleared
2 34 (11.33%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.33%) Degree
4 5 (1.67%) CISSP
4 5 (1.67%) MCSE
4 5 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.33%) AWS Certification
5 4 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.33%) RHCE
6 3 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.00%) HNC
6 3 (1.00%) HND
6 3 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.67%) CCNA
7 2 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.67%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.67%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.67%) SANS
8 1 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.67%) QA
2 4 (1.33%) GDPR
3 3 (1.00%) GCP
4 2 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.67%) SLA
5 1 (0.33%) AQAP
5 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.33%) ISO 26262
5 1 (0.33%) MISRA
5 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.33%) PMO
System Software
1 55 (18.33%) Docker
2 42 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (7.00%) Active Directory
4 11 (3.67%) Hyper-V
5 9 (3.00%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (2.00%) XenApp
8 4 (1.33%) Squid
9 3 (1.00%) LXC
9 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (1.00%) NFS
9 3 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (1.00%) VirtualBox
9 3 (1.00%) Xen
10 2 (0.67%) iptables
10 2 (0.67%) Samba
10 2 (0.67%) Varnish
10 2 (0.67%) vCloud
10 2 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 97 (32.33%) Puppet
2 72 (24.00%) Ansible
3 42 (14.00%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (11.33%) Terraform
5 22 (7.33%) logstash
6 17 (5.67%) Kibana
7 14 (4.67%) Salt
8 13 (4.33%) Nagios
9 10 (3.33%) Graylog
9 10 (3.33%) Kubernetes
9 10 (3.33%) ZABBIX
10 8 (2.67%) SELinux
11 7 (2.33%) NetBackup
12 6 (2.00%) Automic
12 6 (2.00%) Tivoli
12 6 (2.00%) WSUS
13 5 (1.67%) Backup Exec
13 5 (1.67%) collectd
13 5 (1.67%) Rundeck
13 5 (1.67%) StatsD
Vendors
1 64 (21.33%) Red Hat
2 53 (17.67%) Oracle
2 53 (17.67%) VMware
3 43 (14.33%) Microsoft
4 15 (5.00%) Google
5 14 (4.67%) NetApp
6 13 (4.33%) Citrix
7 12 (4.00%) HP
7 12 (4.00%) Zend
8 10 (3.33%) Cisco
8 10 (3.33%) Symantec
9 9 (3.00%) Atlassian
10 8 (2.67%) CA
10 8 (2.67%) IBM
10 8 (2.67%) Splunk
11 7 (2.33%) Micro Focus
11 7 (2.33%) SAP
12 6 (2.00%) SaltStack
12 6 (2.00%) Serena
13 5 (1.67%) ArcSight