Period
to 16 July 2020

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 16 July 2020 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
16 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 33 24 29
Rank change year-on-year -9 +5 -5
Contract jobs citing Linux 95 304 307
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.33% 6.60% 5.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.30% 36.49% 31.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 196 213
Median daily rate £468 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.06% - -5.26%
10th Percentile £275 £245 £325
90th Percentile £637 £600 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 6
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +80.00% -16.67%
England median hourly rate £46.50 £45.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% +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 391 833 987
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.94% 18.10% 19.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 520 529
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £137 £154 £135
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £438 £440 £438
% change year-on-year -0.57% +0.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 47 122
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £31.70 £25.18
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.57% - +6.06%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Linux as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Linux in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Linux in the West Midlands

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Linux in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Linux in the West Midlands

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Linux in the West Midlands.

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 16 July 2020. 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 33 £525 +16.67% 14
Shropshire -23 13 £443 -14.08% 4
Coventry +12 7 £300 -33.33% 6
Solihull +17 5 £445 -1.11% 1
Wolverhampton +1 4 £550 +22.22%
Warwickshire +1 4 £350 +7.69% 6
Dudley -1 4 £320 +52.38%
Herefordshire -14 2 £550 +66.67% 2
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 2020, 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 37 (38.95%) Security Cleared
1 37 (38.95%) Azure
2 31 (32.63%) Firewall
3 30 (31.58%) Microsoft
4 28 (29.47%) Windows
5 27 (28.42%) Python
6 26 (27.37%) Oracle
7 24 (25.26%) Cisco
8 23 (24.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (22.11%) AWS
9 21 (22.11%) LAN
9 21 (22.11%) WAN
10 20 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (21.05%) Splunk
10 20 (21.05%) DevOps
11 19 (20.00%) Cisco ISE
11 19 (20.00%) DMVPN
11 19 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 19 (20.00%) Dell
11 19 (20.00%) Juniper
11 19 (20.00%) EIGRP
11 19 (20.00%) OSPF
11 19 (20.00%) BGP
11 19 (20.00%) SolarWinds
11 19 (20.00%) SC Cleared
12 18 (18.95%) DV Cleared
12 18 (18.95%) Git (software)
12 18 (18.95%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (18.95%) Red Hat
12 18 (18.95%) VPN

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 5 (5.26%) Confluence
2 4 (4.21%) Apache
2 4 (4.21%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (4.21%) Mule
2 4 (4.21%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.05%) CMS
3 1 (1.05%) Documentum
3 1 (1.05%) nginx
3 1 (1.05%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.05%) SAS
3 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.05%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (9.47%) Sentinel
2 4 (4.21%) SAP FI-CA
3 2 (2.11%) Magento
3 2 (2.11%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 37 (38.95%) Azure
2 21 (22.11%) AWS
3 13 (13.68%) Office 365
4 7 (7.37%) GCP
5 6 (6.32%) SaaS
6 5 (5.26%) PaaS
7 3 (3.16%) GitHub
7 3 (3.16%) Monitis
8 2 (2.11%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (2.11%) Power Platform
9 1 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (1.05%) Amazon ECS
9 1 (1.05%) Amazon EKS
9 1 (1.05%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (1.05%) Amazon S3
9 1 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (1.05%) BrowserStack
9 1 (1.05%) IaaS
9 1 (1.05%) Route 53
9 1 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (32.63%) Firewall
2 21 (22.11%) LAN
2 21 (22.11%) WAN
3 19 (20.00%) BGP
3 19 (20.00%) Cisco ISE
3 19 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 19 (20.00%) DMVPN
3 19 (20.00%) EIGRP
3 19 (20.00%) OSPF
4 18 (18.95%) VPN
5 16 (16.84%) VoIP
6 6 (6.32%) IPsec
6 6 (6.32%) Wireless
7 5 (5.26%) FTP
8 2 (2.11%) HTTP
8 2 (2.11%) Internet
8 2 (2.11%) SSL
8 2 (2.11%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.05%) DMZ
9 1 (1.05%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.53%) Oracle Database
2 9 (9.47%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (8.42%) MySQL
4 6 (6.32%) MongoDB
4 6 (6.32%) SQL Server
5 4 (4.21%) Apache Hive
5 4 (4.21%) Hadoop
6 3 (3.16%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.11%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (2.11%) Data Mining
7 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (2.11%) Power BI
7 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.05%) Amazon Aurora
8 1 (1.05%) Geospatial Data
8 1 (1.05%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 18 (18.95%) Git (software)
2 16 (16.84%) Jenkins
3 7 (7.37%) Cucumber
3 7 (7.37%) Selenium
4 6 (6.32%) JIRA
5 4 (4.21%) Maven
5 4 (4.21%) Postman
5 4 (4.21%) SoapUI
5 4 (4.21%) Toad
5 4 (4.21%) Visual Studio
6 3 (3.16%) Apache Archiva
6 3 (3.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (3.16%) Bitbucket
6 3 (3.16%) Gradle
6 3 (3.16%) SonarQube
7 2 (2.11%) Jasmine
7 2 (2.11%) JMeter
7 2 (2.11%) JUnit
7 2 (2.11%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (2.11%) webpack
General
1 18 (18.95%) Public Sector
2 7 (7.37%) Finance
3 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.11%) Electronics
4 2 (2.11%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.11%) Marketing
5 1 (1.05%) Automotive
5 1 (1.05%) Law
5 1 (1.05%) Military
5 1 (1.05%) Police
5 1 (1.05%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (22.11%) Analyst
2 16 (16.84%) Developer
2 16 (16.84%) DevOps Engineer
3 14 (14.74%) Network Engineer
4 10 (10.53%) Security Analyst
5 9 (9.47%) Architect
5 9 (9.47%) Design Engineer
5 9 (9.47%) Network Design Engineer
6 7 (7.37%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
7 6 (6.32%) Full Stack Developer
7 6 (6.32%) Operations Analyst
7 6 (6.32%) Security Operations Analyst
8 5 (5.26%) Administrator
8 5 (5.26%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) Azure Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 5 (5.26%) Network Architect
9 4 (4.21%) AWS Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Azure DevOps
9 4 (4.21%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.32%) XML
2 5 (5.26%) .NET
2 5 (5.26%) JSON
2 5 (5.26%) SOAP
3 4 (4.21%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (4.21%) REST
3 4 (4.21%) Spring
3 4 (4.21%) Web Services
4 3 (3.16%) AngularJS
4 3 (3.16%) CSS
4 3 (3.16%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (3.16%) HTML
4 3 (3.16%) HTML5
4 3 (3.16%) RESTful
4 3 (3.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (2.11%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.11%) Jest
5 2 (2.11%) LAMP
5 2 (2.11%) Spring Boot
5 2 (2.11%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.53%) Cyberthreat
2 9 (9.47%) Data Centre
3 7 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.37%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.16%) User Experience
5 2 (2.11%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.05%) CAN bus
6 1 (1.05%) CCTV
6 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.05%) CMDB
6 1 (1.05%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.05%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.05%) NHS
6 1 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 28 (29.47%) Windows
2 23 (24.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (18.95%) Unix
4 7 (7.37%) Windows Server
5 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (3.16%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.11%) AIX
7 2 (2.11%) CentOS
7 2 (2.11%) HPUX
7 2 (2.11%) Mac OS X
7 2 (2.11%) Solaris
7 2 (2.11%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.05%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.05%) DevOps
2 18 (18.95%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (12.63%) Network Design
4 11 (11.58%) Threat Intelligence
5 10 (10.53%) Cryptography
5 10 (10.53%) Cyber Intelligence
5 10 (10.53%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 10 (10.53%) Email Filtering
5 10 (10.53%) Information Security
5 10 (10.53%) Kalman Filter
5 10 (10.53%) MODAF
5 10 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
6 8 (8.42%) Configuration Management
6 8 (8.42%) Customer Requirements
6 8 (8.42%) Microservices
6 8 (8.42%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (7.37%) Analytics
7 7 (7.37%) Decision-Making
7 7 (7.37%) Migration
7 7 (7.37%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 27 (28.42%) Python
2 18 (18.95%) Java
3 14 (14.74%) Bash Shell
4 11 (11.58%) SQL
5 8 (8.42%) C#
6 5 (5.26%) JavaScript
6 5 (5.26%) PowerShell
7 4 (4.21%) PHP
7 4 (4.21%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.16%) C
9 2 (2.11%) C++
9 2 (2.11%) Go
9 2 (2.11%) R
9 2 (2.11%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.11%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.11%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.05%) Fortran
10 1 (1.05%) Java 8
10 1 (1.05%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 37 (38.95%) Security Cleared
2 20 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 18 (18.95%) DV Cleared
5 16 (16.84%) CCDP
6 14 (14.74%) CCIE
6 14 (14.74%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 14 (14.74%) CCNP
7 13 (13.68%) Degree
8 12 (12.63%) CCNA
9 10 (10.53%) CISSP
10 9 (9.47%) CCDA
10 9 (9.47%) GIAC
11 5 (5.26%) CCDE
12 3 (3.16%) AWS Certification
12 3 (3.16%) CCIE Collaboration
13 2 (2.11%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (2.11%) CCSA
13 2 (2.11%) ISTQB
13 2 (2.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.11%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.05%) ISO 26262
2 1 (1.05%) MISRA
2 1 (1.05%) MISRA C
System Software
1 14 (14.74%) Active Directory
2 11 (11.58%) Docker
3 8 (8.42%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (8.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.21%) HDFS
4 4 (4.21%) XenApp
5 1 (1.05%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.05%) SRDF
5 1 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.05%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.05%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (12.63%) Terraform
2 10 (10.53%) Ansible
2 10 (10.53%) Kubernetes
2 10 (10.53%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (9.47%) Puppet
4 5 (5.26%) Grafana
4 5 (5.26%) Kibana
4 5 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (4.21%) Prometheus
6 2 (2.11%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (2.11%) SCCM
7 1 (1.05%) Consul
7 1 (1.05%) EMC TimeFinder
7 1 (1.05%) Graphite
7 1 (1.05%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.05%) logstash
7 1 (1.05%) Packer
7 1 (1.05%) SCOM
7 1 (1.05%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 30 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 26 (27.37%) Oracle
3 24 (25.26%) Cisco
4 20 (21.05%) Splunk
5 19 (20.00%) Dell
5 19 (20.00%) Juniper
5 19 (20.00%) SolarWinds
6 18 (18.95%) Red Hat
7 11 (11.58%) CheckPoint
8 9 (9.47%) Meraki
9 8 (8.42%) VMware
10 7 (7.37%) Google
11 6 (6.32%) Qualys
11 6 (6.32%) SAP
12 4 (4.21%) Citrix
13 2 (2.11%) HP
14 1 (1.05%) EMC
14 1 (1.05%) IBM
14 1 (1.05%) McAfee
14 1 (1.05%) Sun