Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 28 26
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 +24
Contract jobs citing Linux 326 272 400
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.44% 5.68% 6.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.19% 29.47% 38.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 182 233
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £475 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +10.47% +22.86%
10th Percentile £300 £310 £283
90th Percentile £575 £624 £525
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 10
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £25.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.00% -33.33% -
10th Percentile £31.50 £17.48 £35.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £36.20 £39.55
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 1,080 923 1,051
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.33% 19.27% 16.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 531 558
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £365 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% -8.75% +18.52%
10th Percentile £143 £158 £181
90th Percentile £525 £560 £519
England median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 89 105
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.90% +3.57% -2.78%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.70 £10.10
90th Percentile £26.53 £34.37 £36.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 November 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 18 November 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 18 November 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
Shropshire -16 135 £485 -9.44% 21
Birmingham -7 66 £373 -17.22% 37
Coventry -3 40 £400 +14.29% 11
Warwickshire +3 18 £500 +21.21% 6
Solihull +4 14 £400 +14.29% 4
Staffordshire 0 13 £370 -7.50% 25
Worcestershire - 8 £341 - 19
Wolverhampton +2 4 £375 -16.67%
Walsall - 4 £375 -
Dudley +1 2 £98 -62.50%
Herefordshire -16 1 - - 3
Halesowen - 1 £325 - 3
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 164 (50.31%) Windows
2 139 (42.64%) DevOps
3 126 (38.65%) Agile Software Development
4 122 (37.42%) Amazon AWS
5 107 (32.82%) Git (software)
6 100 (30.67%) Jenkins
7 94 (28.83%) Python
8 92 (28.22%) Puppet
9 90 (27.61%) Docker
10 87 (26.69%) Ansible
11 85 (26.07%) Java
12 75 (23.01%) Unix
13 72 (22.09%) Test Automation
14 71 (21.78%) Continuous Integration
15 70 (21.47%) Open Source
16 65 (19.94%) Configuration Management
17 61 (18.71%) Oracle
18 60 (18.40%) Microsoft Azure
19 59 (18.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 58 (17.79%) SQL
21 55 (16.87%) Red Hat
22 51 (15.64%) VMware
23 50 (15.34%) Perl
24 47 (14.42%) JavaScript
24 47 (14.42%) Scrum
24 47 (14.42%) Google
24 47 (14.42%) Windows Server
25 45 (13.80%) Ruby
26 43 (13.19%) Subversion
26 43 (13.19%) Terraform

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 35 (10.74%) nginx
2 31 (9.51%) Apache
3 27 (8.28%) Tomcat
4 26 (7.98%) Confluence
5 17 (5.21%) JBoss
6 15 (4.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 14 (4.29%) WebLogic
8 12 (3.68%) OpenStack
9 6 (1.84%) MS Exchange
10 4 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.92%) Apache Airflow
11 3 (0.92%) Documentum
11 3 (0.92%) Mule
12 2 (0.61%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.61%) CMS
12 2 (0.61%) Drupal
12 2 (0.61%) MS Project Server
12 2 (0.61%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.61%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.61%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.31%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.31%) Houdini
2 1 (0.31%) Maya
2 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.31%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 4 (1.23%) Magento
2 3 (0.92%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.61%) ENOVIA
3 2 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.31%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 122 (37.42%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (18.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (9.20%) GitHub
4 23 (7.06%) Cloud Computing
4 23 (7.06%) Google Analytics
5 17 (5.21%) Amazon EC2
5 17 (5.21%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (3.07%) Office 365
7 9 (2.76%) IaaS
8 8 (2.45%) Amazon ELB
8 8 (2.45%) Amazon S3
9 7 (2.15%) Route 53
9 7 (2.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (1.53%) PaaS
11 4 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.92%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.92%) SaaS
13 2 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.61%) Linode
13 2 (0.61%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 39 (11.96%) TCP/IP
2 36 (11.04%) HTTP
2 36 (11.04%) SSL
3 27 (8.28%) Firewall
4 20 (6.13%) DNS
5 13 (3.99%) SNMP
6 12 (3.68%) DHCP
6 12 (3.68%) SAN
7 10 (3.07%) VPN
7 10 (3.07%) Wireless
8 8 (2.45%) 802.11
8 8 (2.45%) Reverse Proxy
9 7 (2.15%) SSH
9 7 (2.15%) VoIP
10 6 (1.84%) LAN
11 4 (1.23%) Internet
11 4 (1.23%) VLAN
11 4 (1.23%) WLAN
12 3 (0.92%) iSCSI
12 3 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (11.66%) MongoDB
2 34 (10.43%) Oracle Database
3 33 (10.12%) SQL Server
4 32 (9.82%) MySQL
5 30 (9.20%) PostgreSQL
6 29 (8.90%) NoSQL
7 22 (6.75%) Relational Database
8 10 (3.07%) Oracle Database 12c
9 9 (2.76%) Amazon RDS
10 7 (2.15%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (1.84%) MariaDB
12 5 (1.53%) Big Data
12 5 (1.53%) Hadoop
13 4 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (0.92%) Apache Hive
14 3 (0.92%) Impala
14 3 (0.92%) RDBMS
15 2 (0.61%) HBase
15 2 (0.61%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 107 (32.82%) Git (software)
2 100 (30.67%) Jenkins
3 43 (13.19%) Subversion
4 37 (11.35%) Maven
5 35 (10.74%) JIRA
6 30 (9.20%) Selenium
6 30 (9.20%) Sonatype Nexus
7 27 (8.28%) Bitbucket
8 26 (7.98%) IntelliJ
9 25 (7.67%) Cucumber
9 25 (7.67%) Grunt
10 23 (7.06%) gulp
10 23 (7.06%) Sublime Text
11 22 (6.75%) Karma Test Runner
12 21 (6.44%) Ant
13 19 (5.83%) Gatling
14 18 (5.52%) JUnit
15 13 (3.99%) Vagrant
16 11 (3.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 11 (3.37%) SoapUI
General
1 17 (5.21%) Finance
2 10 (3.07%) Automotive
2 10 (3.07%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.53%) Financial Institution
4 4 (1.23%) Retail
5 3 (0.92%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.61%) Law
6 2 (0.61%) Marketing
7 1 (0.31%) Back Office
7 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.31%) Military
Job Titles
1 81 (24.85%) DevOps Engineer
2 61 (18.71%) Developer
3 44 (13.50%) Architect
4 37 (11.35%) AWS Engineer
5 36 (11.04%) AWS DevOps
6 35 (10.74%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 23 (7.06%) Analyst
8 16 (4.91%) Solutions Architect
9 15 (4.60%) Cloud Engineer
10 14 (4.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 13 (3.99%) AWS Architect
11 13 (3.99%) Consultant
11 13 (3.99%) Java Developer
12 12 (3.68%) Administrator
13 11 (3.37%) Cloud Architect
13 11 (3.37%) Software Engineer
14 9 (2.76%) Penetration Tester
14 9 (2.76%) Technical Architect
14 9 (2.76%) Test Analyst
14 9 (2.76%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (12.88%) Middleware
2 39 (11.96%) Web Services
3 38 (11.66%) CSS
4 34 (10.43%) REST
5 33 (10.12%) HTML
5 33 (10.12%) Spring
5 33 (10.12%) XML
6 28 (8.59%) AngularJS
6 28 (8.59%) JSON
7 26 (7.98%) jQuery
7 26 (7.98%) Node.js
7 26 (7.98%) SOAP
8 24 (7.36%) RESTful
9 23 (7.06%) Gherkin
10 22 (6.75%) Elastic Stack
11 19 (5.83%) Servlets
12 16 (4.91%) HTML5
12 16 (4.91%) Play Framework
13 15 (4.60%) Hibernate
14 14 (4.29%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.67%) Enterprise Software
2 18 (5.52%) Computer Science
3 17 (5.21%) Data Centre
4 15 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.37%) SCADA
6 9 (2.76%) Algorithms
6 9 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (2.45%) Cyberthreat
7 8 (2.45%) Hybrid Cloud
7 8 (2.45%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.45%) Mobile App
8 7 (2.15%) Cloud Native
8 7 (2.15%) Digital Media
8 7 (2.15%) Linux Command Line
8 7 (2.15%) User Experience
9 6 (1.84%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.84%) Wiki
10 5 (1.53%) Smart Home
11 4 (1.23%) DataPower
11 4 (1.23%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 164 (50.31%) Windows
2 75 (23.01%) Unix
3 59 (18.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 47 (14.42%) Windows Server
5 31 (9.51%) Ubuntu
6 20 (6.13%) Mac OS X
7 13 (3.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (3.37%) Solaris
9 10 (3.07%) Kali Linux
9 10 (3.07%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (1.84%) CentOS
10 6 (1.84%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (1.53%) AIX
11 5 (1.53%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.92%) HPUX
13 2 (0.61%) MVS
13 2 (0.61%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.61%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.31%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (42.64%) DevOps
2 126 (38.65%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (22.09%) Test Automation
4 71 (21.78%) Continuous Integration
5 70 (21.47%) Open Source
6 65 (19.94%) Configuration Management
7 47 (14.42%) Scrum
8 41 (12.58%) Problem-Solving
8 41 (12.58%) SOA
9 40 (12.27%) Deployment Automation
10 39 (11.96%) Microservices
11 38 (11.66%) Kanban
12 29 (8.90%) Analytics
13 28 (8.59%) Migration
13 28 (8.59%) TDD
14 25 (7.67%) Task Automation
15 24 (7.36%) Test Strategy
16 23 (7.06%) ITIL
17 22 (6.75%) Change Management
18 19 (5.83%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 94 (28.83%) Python
2 85 (26.07%) Java
3 58 (17.79%) SQL
4 50 (15.34%) Perl
5 47 (14.42%) JavaScript
6 45 (13.80%) Ruby
7 30 (9.20%) C#
8 29 (8.90%) Groovy
9 27 (8.28%) Bash Shell
10 26 (7.98%) PowerShell
11 23 (7.06%) PHP
12 19 (5.83%) Haskell
12 19 (5.83%) Scala
13 13 (3.99%) PL/SQL
14 12 (3.68%) C++
15 11 (3.37%) C
15 11 (3.37%) Shell Script
16 10 (3.07%) Lua
17 9 (2.76%) R
18 5 (1.53%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 33 (10.12%) Security Cleared
2 30 (9.20%) SC Cleared
3 22 (6.75%) Degree
4 9 (2.76%) OSCE
5 5 (1.53%) AWS Certification
5 5 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.23%) CCNP
6 4 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.23%) OCP
6 4 (1.23%) Oracle Certification
6 4 (1.23%) SANS
7 3 (0.92%) A+ Certification
7 3 (0.92%) CCNA
7 3 (0.92%) CREST Certified
8 2 (0.61%) CISSP
8 2 (0.61%) GPEN
8 2 (0.61%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.61%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.61%) OSCP
8 2 (0.61%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.15%) QA
2 4 (1.23%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.23%) SLA
3 2 (0.61%) GDPR
4 1 (0.31%) FISMA
4 1 (0.31%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 90 (27.61%) Docker
2 31 (9.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (6.13%) Active Directory
4 10 (3.07%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (2.76%) NFS
6 6 (1.84%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (1.84%) XenApp
7 5 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.23%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.92%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.92%) LXC
9 3 (0.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 3 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.61%) etcd
10 2 (0.61%) Firmware
11 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.31%) Samba
11 1 (0.31%) Snort
11 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 92 (28.22%) Puppet
2 87 (26.69%) Ansible
3 43 (13.19%) Terraform
4 37 (11.35%) Opscode Chef
5 29 (8.90%) Grafana
6 26 (7.98%) Kubernetes
6 26 (7.98%) ZABBIX
7 24 (7.36%) Kibana
8 16 (4.91%) Nessus
9 13 (3.99%) Nagios
10 10 (3.07%) Docker Swarm
10 10 (3.07%) Graphite
10 10 (3.07%) Nmap
11 8 (2.45%) Rundeck
12 7 (2.15%) Prometheus
12 7 (2.15%) QRadar
12 7 (2.15%) SCOM
13 6 (1.84%) Data Guard
13 6 (1.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 5 (1.53%) Control-M
Vendors
1 61 (18.71%) Oracle
2 55 (16.87%) Red Hat
3 51 (15.64%) VMware
4 47 (14.42%) Google
5 20 (6.13%) Microsoft
6 19 (5.83%) Cisco
7 13 (3.99%) IBM
8 12 (3.68%) Citrix
9 10 (3.07%) BMC
10 9 (2.76%) Atlassian
11 8 (2.45%) Adobe
11 8 (2.45%) HP
11 8 (2.45%) Splunk
11 8 (2.45%) Symantec
11 8 (2.45%) Zend
12 6 (1.84%) AppDynamics
12 6 (1.84%) PlateSpin
12 6 (1.84%) Remedy
12 6 (1.84%) SolarWinds
12 6 (1.84%) webMethods