Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 25 31 22
Rank change year-on-year +6 -9 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 302 304 279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.57% 5.89% 6.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.25% 30.61% 36.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 206 199
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26% +14.46%
10th Percentile £242 £325 £319
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.00% -16.67% -17.24%
10th Percentile £37.25 £14.38 £26.60
90th Percentile £47.50 £29.88 £37.04
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -

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 833 993 766
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.12% 19.24% 17.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 527 463
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £153 £133 £192
90th Percentile £575 £538 £556
England median daily rate £440 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +0.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 126 62
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% +7.41%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.91 £10.28
90th Percentile £31.15 £23.88 £31.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.53
% change year-on-year - +5.87% +0.18%

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 18 July 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
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 18 July 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 +3 91 £515 -2.83% 6
Birmingham +7 87 £450 - 42
Coventry -4 28 £450 -5.26% 9
Dudley +4 21 £210 +78.72% 1
Warwickshire +6 19 £325 -15.58% 10
Worcestershire -11 17 £375 - 24
Staffordshire +17 12 £263 -38.24% 20
Herefordshire +13 8 £330 - 5
Wolverhampton -2 2 £450 +5.88% 1
Solihull -1 1 £450 +9.09% 6
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £350 - 2
West Bromwich - 1 £413 -
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 125 (41.39%) Amazon AWS
2 114 (37.75%) DevOps
3 106 (35.10%) Windows
4 84 (27.81%) Unix
5 80 (26.49%) Agile Software Development
6 74 (24.50%) Java
6 74 (24.50%) Terraform
7 72 (23.84%) Jenkins
8 65 (21.52%) Puppet
8 65 (21.52%) Configuration Management
9 63 (20.86%) VMware
10 61 (20.20%) Security Cleared
10 61 (20.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 60 (19.87%) Docker
12 59 (19.54%) Ansible
13 57 (18.87%) SQL
14 52 (17.22%) Microsoft Azure
15 49 (16.23%) Firewall
16 48 (15.89%) SC Cleared
17 47 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
18 45 (14.90%) Python
18 45 (14.90%) Problem-Solving
19 44 (14.57%) Microsoft
20 41 (13.58%) Git (software)
21 40 (13.25%) Amazon EC2
22 38 (12.58%) Red Hat
23 37 (12.25%) Migration
24 35 (11.59%) TCP/IP
25 34 (11.26%) Open Source
26 31 (10.26%) Amazon S3

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 31 (10.26%) Apache
2 29 (9.60%) Confluence
3 19 (6.29%) nginx
4 16 (5.30%) Tomcat
5 13 (4.30%) Apache Spark
6 12 (3.97%) IIS
6 12 (3.97%) WebSphere
7 10 (3.31%) Jetty
7 10 (3.31%) Mongrel
8 6 (1.99%) SharePoint
9 5 (1.66%) CMS
9 5 (1.66%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.99%) Drupal
11 2 (0.66%) DNN
11 2 (0.66%) JBoss
11 2 (0.66%) Mailman
11 2 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.33%) Gluu
12 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (4.64%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 21 (6.95%) assyst
2 6 (1.99%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.66%) C-CURE
4 1 (0.33%) DELMIA
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 125 (41.39%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (17.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (13.25%) Amazon EC2
4 31 (10.26%) Amazon S3
5 24 (7.95%) Amazon ELB
6 20 (6.62%) Google Cloud Platform
7 18 (5.96%) Route 53
8 16 (5.30%) Serverless
9 15 (4.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 14 (4.64%) AWS Lambda
11 10 (3.31%) Google App Engine
12 8 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (2.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 7 (2.32%) Amazon EKS
14 5 (1.66%) Amazon ECS
14 5 (1.66%) AWS CloudTrail
14 5 (1.66%) PaaS
14 5 (1.66%) Trello
15 4 (1.32%) GitHub
16 3 (0.99%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 49 (16.23%) Firewall
2 35 (11.59%) TCP/IP
3 31 (10.26%) SSL
4 30 (9.93%) DNS
5 22 (7.28%) HTTP
6 13 (4.30%) DHCP
7 11 (3.64%) Internet
7 11 (3.64%) Kerberos
8 10 (3.31%) FTP
8 10 (3.31%) IPsec
9 8 (2.65%) SAN
10 6 (1.99%) VPN
11 5 (1.66%) Skype
12 4 (1.32%) Ethernet
12 4 (1.32%) WAN
13 3 (0.99%) Intrusion Detection
13 3 (0.99%) MPLS
13 3 (0.99%) VoIP
13 3 (0.99%) Wireshark
14 2 (0.66%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.95%) Pentaho
2 18 (5.96%) Amazon RDS
3 17 (5.63%) MySQL
4 15 (4.97%) Big Data
5 13 (4.30%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (3.64%) Apache Hive
6 11 (3.64%) Impala
6 11 (3.64%) SQL Server
7 8 (2.65%) MongoDB
7 8 (2.65%) NoSQL
7 8 (2.65%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.66%) DB2
9 4 (1.32%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.99%) MariaDB
10 3 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.99%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (0.99%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.66%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.66%) Redis
Development Applications
1 72 (23.84%) Jenkins
2 41 (13.58%) Git (software)
3 31 (10.26%) JIRA
4 19 (6.29%) Bitbucket
4 19 (6.29%) GitLab
5 18 (5.96%) Maven
6 15 (4.97%) Visual Studio
7 12 (3.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 11 (3.64%) Artifactory
9 10 (3.31%) Travis CI
10 8 (2.65%) JUnit
11 7 (2.32%) Subversion
12 6 (1.99%) Vagrant
13 5 (1.66%) Rational DOORS
14 4 (1.32%) SoapUI
15 3 (0.99%) Bitbucket Server
15 3 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
16 2 (0.66%) TestNG
17 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
17 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 18 (5.96%) Finance
2 12 (3.97%) Retail
3 8 (2.65%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.99%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.32%) Legal
6 3 (0.99%) Electronics
7 1 (0.33%) Back Office
7 1 (0.33%) Games
7 1 (0.33%) Marketing
7 1 (0.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 72 (23.84%) DevOps Engineer
2 40 (13.25%) AWS DevOps
3 38 (12.58%) AWS Engineer
4 36 (11.92%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 36 (11.92%) Developer
5 31 (10.26%) Analyst
6 26 (8.61%) Linux Engineer
7 21 (6.95%) Data Engineer
8 20 (6.62%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 20 (6.62%) Systems Engineer
9 18 (5.96%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 16 (5.30%) Platform Engineer
11 13 (4.30%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 12 (3.97%) Big Data Engineer
12 12 (3.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (3.97%) Java Developer
13 11 (3.64%) Administrator
13 11 (3.64%) Software Engineer
14 10 (3.31%) Senior Developer
14 10 (3.31%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (9.93%) .NET
2 22 (7.28%) J2EE
3 21 (6.95%) Elastic Stack
3 21 (6.95%) Web Services
4 18 (5.96%) Middleware
5 15 (4.97%) JSON
6 14 (4.64%) RabbitMQ
7 13 (4.30%) XML
8 10 (3.31%) Servlets
8 10 (3.31%) SOAP
8 10 (3.31%) Spring
9 9 (2.98%) CSS
9 9 (2.98%) HTML
9 9 (2.98%) LAPP Stack
10 7 (2.32%) RESTful
11 6 (1.99%) Apache Camel
11 6 (1.99%) Kafka
11 6 (1.99%) Spring Boot
12 5 (1.66%) LAMP
13 4 (1.32%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.28%) Data Centre
2 19 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.64%) Embedded Systems
4 7 (2.32%) Enterprise Cloud
5 6 (1.99%) ASIC
5 6 (1.99%) CMDB
5 6 (1.99%) Device Driver
5 6 (1.99%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (1.99%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.66%) Public Cloud
6 5 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.32%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.99%) HACMP
8 3 (0.99%) Replication
8 3 (0.99%) VHDL
9 2 (0.66%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (0.66%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.66%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 106 (35.10%) Windows
2 84 (27.81%) Unix
3 61 (20.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 25 (8.28%) Windows Server
5 20 (6.62%) Ubuntu
6 17 (5.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (4.97%) CentOS
7 15 (4.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (4.30%) AIX
9 10 (3.31%) Solaris
10 8 (2.65%) Mac OS
11 7 (2.32%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (1.99%) HPUX
13 5 (1.66%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.99%) Android
14 3 (0.99%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.99%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.99%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.66%) Embedded Linux
15 2 (0.66%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (37.75%) DevOps
2 80 (26.49%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (21.52%) Configuration Management
4 45 (14.90%) Problem-Solving
5 37 (12.25%) Migration
6 34 (11.26%) Open Source
7 31 (10.26%) ITIL
8 26 (8.61%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (8.28%) Software Engineering
10 21 (6.95%) Change Management
11 19 (6.29%) Computer Science
11 19 (6.29%) Microservices
12 17 (5.63%) Test Automation
13 16 (5.30%) Data Centre Operations
14 15 (4.97%) Deployment Automation
14 15 (4.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 15 (4.97%) Stakeholder Management
15 14 (4.64%) SOA
16 13 (4.30%) Problem Management
16 13 (4.30%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 74 (24.50%) Java
2 57 (18.87%) SQL
3 45 (14.90%) Python
4 26 (8.61%) PHP
5 24 (7.95%) PowerShell
6 22 (7.28%) Bash Shell
7 18 (5.96%) C++
8 13 (4.30%) JavaScript
8 13 (4.30%) Shell Script
9 11 (3.64%) Ruby
10 10 (3.31%) C
10 10 (3.31%) Perl
11 7 (2.32%) Scala
12 6 (1.99%) Go
13 5 (1.66%) C#
13 5 (1.66%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.66%) Korn
15 1 (0.33%) Assembly Language
15 1 (0.33%) Lua
15 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 61 (20.20%) Security Cleared
2 48 (15.89%) SC Cleared
3 29 (9.60%) Degree
4 18 (5.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (5.30%) MCSA
6 15 (4.97%) CCNA
6 15 (4.97%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (4.97%) MCSE
7 14 (4.64%) BPSS Clearance
8 9 (2.98%) AWS Certification
8 9 (2.98%) HNC
9 7 (2.32%) DV Cleared
10 5 (1.66%) HND
11 3 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.33%) CCNP
12 1 (0.33%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.33%) OCP
12 1 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.33%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.32%) SLA
2 4 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.66%) PMO
4 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.33%) GDPR
4 1 (0.33%) JSP 440
System Software
1 60 (19.87%) Docker
2 47 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (8.28%) VMware ESXi
4 24 (7.95%) Active Directory
5 22 (7.28%) vSphere
6 19 (6.29%) XenApp
7 11 (3.64%) LXC
8 10 (3.31%) Xen
9 8 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (1.32%) Hyper-V
10 4 (1.32%) vCloud
10 4 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.99%) Samba
11 3 (0.99%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.66%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 2 (0.66%) Sendmail
13 1 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.33%) PowerHA
13 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 74 (24.50%) Terraform
2 65 (21.52%) Puppet
3 59 (19.54%) Ansible
4 20 (6.62%) Opsview
5 16 (5.30%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (4.30%) Kubernetes
7 11 (3.64%) Packer
8 10 (3.31%) Docker Swarm
8 10 (3.31%) Hadoop YARN
9 9 (2.98%) HAProxy
9 9 (2.98%) McAfee ePO
10 6 (1.99%) Netcool
11 5 (1.66%) Consul
12 4 (1.32%) OpenView
13 3 (0.99%) EnCase
13 3 (0.99%) HP Data Protector
13 3 (0.99%) MIIS
13 3 (0.99%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 3 (0.99%) ZABBIX
14 2 (0.66%) vRealize
Vendors
1 63 (20.86%) VMware
2 44 (14.57%) Microsoft
3 38 (12.58%) Red Hat
4 30 (9.93%) Oracle
5 26 (8.61%) Cisco
6 25 (8.28%) Citrix
7 23 (7.62%) NetApp
8 22 (7.28%) Cloudera
9 19 (6.29%) Atlassian
10 18 (5.96%) Google
11 16 (5.30%) EMC
12 13 (4.30%) HP
13 11 (3.64%) PagerDuty
14 10 (3.31%) McAfee
14 10 (3.31%) Splunk
14 10 (3.31%) WSO2
15 6 (1.99%) BMC
15 6 (1.99%) IBM
15 6 (1.99%) Remedy
16 5 (1.66%) SAP