Period
to 6 April 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 6 April 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
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 33 27 27
Rank change year-on-year -6 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 150 343 305
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.41% 6.86% 6.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.81% 34.10% 36.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 213 221
Median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £275 £290 £325
90th Percentile £630 £570 £625
England median daily rate £495 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -1.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 8
Median hourly rate £41.25 £45.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +80.00% -
10th Percentile £35.00 £24.75 £14.43
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £49.35
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

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 630 1,006 842
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.73% 20.13% 17.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 599 500
Median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -5.06%
10th Percentile £135 £150 £160
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £425 £438 £438
% change year-on-year -2.86% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 61 70
Median hourly rate £15.85 £16.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.94% +8.47% -1.67%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.00 £8.94
90th Percentile £22.25 £29.50 £43.75
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year - +0.72% +3.73%

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 6 April 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 6 April 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 -7 36 £500 +16.41% 25
Shropshire -13 23 £525 +2.94% 4
Coventry -4 21 £500 +21.21% 14
Dudley -1 11 £300 +20.00%
Warwickshire -12 10 £358 +2.14% 10
Solihull +10 7 £445 +17.11% 2
Herefordshire -2 6 £250 -33.33% 2
Wolverhampton +1 4 £550 +22.22%
Worcestershire +11 3 £400 +6.67% 9
West Bromwich +4 2 £444 +7.58%
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 6 April 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 59 (39.33%) Azure
2 46 (30.67%) AWS
3 44 (29.33%) Windows
3 44 (29.33%) Python
4 38 (25.33%) Security Cleared
5 35 (23.33%) Cisco
6 33 (22.00%) Firewall
6 33 (22.00%) DevOps
7 31 (20.67%) Microsoft
7 31 (20.67%) Oracle
8 30 (20.00%) Git (software)
9 28 (18.67%) Jenkins
9 28 (18.67%) Java
9 28 (18.67%) Unix
10 27 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
10 27 (18.00%) Ansible
10 27 (18.00%) Terraform
11 26 (17.33%) Cisco Certification
12 25 (16.67%) Configuration Management
12 25 (16.67%) SQL
12 25 (16.67%) VMware
13 24 (16.00%) WAN
14 23 (15.33%) OSPF
14 23 (15.33%) Juniper
14 23 (15.33%) Docker
14 23 (15.33%) Cisco Nexus
14 23 (15.33%) Public Sector
15 22 (14.67%) Kubernetes
15 22 (14.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 22 (14.67%) BGP

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 9 (6.00%) Apache Spark
2 8 (5.33%) Apache
3 5 (3.33%) Confluence
4 4 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (2.67%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.00%) nginx
5 3 (2.00%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.33%) JBoss
6 2 (1.33%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.67%) CMS
7 1 (0.67%) Documentum
7 1 (0.67%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.67%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.67%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.67%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.00%) assyst
2 2 (1.33%) Magento
2 2 (1.33%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 59 (39.33%) Azure
2 46 (30.67%) AWS
3 13 (8.67%) GCP
3 13 (8.67%) PaaS
4 8 (5.33%) Amazon EKS
5 7 (4.67%) SaaS
6 5 (3.33%) GitHub
7 3 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (2.00%) Monitis
7 3 (2.00%) Office 365
7 3 (2.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (1.33%) Amazon S3
8 2 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.33%) Google Analytics
8 2 (1.33%) IaaS
8 2 (1.33%) Power Platform
8 2 (1.33%) Route 53
9 1 (0.67%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 33 (22.00%) Firewall
2 24 (16.00%) WAN
3 23 (15.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 23 (15.33%) OSPF
4 22 (14.67%) BGP
4 22 (14.67%) LAN
5 21 (14.00%) Cisco ISE
5 21 (14.00%) DMVPN
5 21 (14.00%) EIGRP
6 17 (11.33%) VoIP
7 15 (10.00%) VPN
8 13 (8.67%) SSL
9 12 (8.00%) DNS
10 9 (6.00%) Kerberos
11 7 (4.67%) TCP/IP
11 7 (4.67%) Wireless
12 5 (3.33%) HTTP
12 5 (3.33%) SAN
13 4 (2.67%) FTP
14 3 (2.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.67%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.00%) MySQL
2 12 (8.00%) Pentaho
3 10 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (6.00%) Apache Hive
4 9 (6.00%) Big Data
4 9 (6.00%) Impala
4 9 (6.00%) Oracle Database
5 6 (4.00%) MongoDB
6 5 (3.33%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.67%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (2.00%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (2.00%) Data Mining
8 3 (2.00%) MariaDB
8 3 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (1.33%) Power BI
9 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.67%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 30 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 28 (18.67%) Jenkins
3 16 (10.67%) Artifactory
4 12 (8.00%) JIRA
5 9 (6.00%) Selenium
6 7 (4.67%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (4.00%) Bitbucket
7 6 (4.00%) CircleCI
8 5 (3.33%) Cucumber
8 5 (3.33%) Maven
8 5 (3.33%) RStudio
8 5 (3.33%) Visual Studio
8 5 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (2.67%) JUnit
10 3 (2.00%) Apache Archiva
10 3 (2.00%) Eclipse
10 3 (2.00%) GitLab
10 3 (2.00%) Gradle
10 3 (2.00%) IntelliJ
10 3 (2.00%) SonarQube
General
1 23 (15.33%) Public Sector
2 8 (5.33%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.00%) Banking
3 6 (4.00%) Finance
4 5 (3.33%) Marketing
5 4 (2.67%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.00%) Electronics
6 3 (2.00%) Law
7 2 (1.33%) Automotive
8 1 (0.67%) Legal
8 1 (0.67%) Military
8 1 (0.67%) Police
8 1 (0.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (16.67%) Developer
2 23 (15.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 19 (12.67%) Network Engineer
4 18 (12.00%) Platform Engineer
5 17 (11.33%) Architect
6 16 (10.67%) Analyst
7 11 (7.33%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 11 (7.33%) Azure Engineer
8 10 (6.67%) Azure DevOps
9 9 (6.00%) Administrator
9 9 (6.00%) Citrix Analyst
10 8 (5.33%) Full Stack Developer
10 8 (5.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 7 (4.67%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
12 6 (4.00%) AWS Engineer
12 6 (4.00%) Azure Architect
12 6 (4.00%) Big Data Engineer
12 6 (4.00%) Data Architect
12 6 (4.00%) Data Engineer
12 6 (4.00%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.33%) .NET
2 10 (6.67%) Node.js
3 7 (4.67%) HTML
4 6 (4.00%) CSS
4 6 (4.00%) Kafka
4 6 (4.00%) Spring
4 6 (4.00%) Web Services
4 6 (4.00%) XML
5 5 (3.33%) .NET Framework
5 5 (3.33%) AngularJS
5 5 (3.33%) HTML5
5 5 (3.33%) REST
6 4 (2.67%) JSON
7 3 (2.00%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.00%) ASP.NET Core
7 3 (2.00%) Autofac
7 3 (2.00%) J2EE
7 3 (2.00%) LAMP
7 3 (2.00%) SOAP
7 3 (2.00%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.00%) Cloud Native
4 5 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.00%) CMDB
6 2 (1.33%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.33%) Cyber Defence
6 2 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.33%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.33%) User Experience
7 1 (0.67%) CCTV
7 1 (0.67%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.67%) Digital Signage
7 1 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.67%) IPTV
7 1 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.67%) NHS
7 1 (0.67%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.67%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 44 (29.33%) Windows
2 28 (18.67%) Unix
3 22 (14.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (8.67%) CentOS
5 12 (8.00%) Windows Server
6 10 (6.67%) Ubuntu
7 6 (4.00%) CoreOS
8 4 (2.67%) AIX
8 4 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.67%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (2.00%) HPUX
9 3 (2.00%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.33%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.33%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.33%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.67%) Debian
11 1 (0.67%) Solaris
11 1 (0.67%) SUSE
11 1 (0.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (22.00%) DevOps
2 27 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 20 (13.33%) Migration
5 16 (10.67%) Service Management
6 15 (10.00%) Microservices
7 14 (9.33%) Change Management
8 13 (8.67%) Incident Management
9 12 (8.00%) Cryptography
9 12 (8.00%) ITSM
9 12 (8.00%) Problem Management
9 12 (8.00%) Validation
10 11 (7.33%) Knowledge Management
10 11 (7.33%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (6.67%) Data Centre Operations
11 10 (6.67%) MODAF
11 10 (6.67%) Software Engineering
12 9 (6.00%) Open Source
12 9 (6.00%) Test Automation
13 8 (5.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 44 (29.33%) Python
2 28 (18.67%) Java
3 25 (16.67%) SQL
4 20 (13.33%) C#
5 18 (12.00%) JavaScript
6 9 (6.00%) Go
7 7 (4.67%) Bash Shell
7 7 (4.67%) PHP
7 7 (4.67%) PowerShell
7 7 (4.67%) Ruby
7 7 (4.67%) Rust
8 6 (4.00%) Scala
9 5 (3.33%) R
10 4 (2.67%) C
10 4 (2.67%) C++
11 3 (2.00%) Perl
11 3 (2.00%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.33%) Haskell
12 2 (1.33%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 38 (25.33%) Security Cleared
2 26 (17.33%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (13.33%) CCNP
3 20 (13.33%) DV Cleared
4 17 (11.33%) SC Cleared
5 16 (10.67%) Degree
6 15 (10.00%) CCIE
6 15 (10.00%) CCNA
7 13 (8.67%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 11 (7.33%) CCDA
9 10 (6.67%) CCDP
10 7 (4.67%) CCIE Collaboration
11 5 (3.33%) CCDE
12 3 (2.00%) AWS Certification
13 2 (1.33%) CCIE Security
13 2 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
14 1 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
14 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.67%) RHCE
14 1 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.00%) SLA
2 2 (1.33%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.67%) ISO 26262
3 1 (0.67%) MISRA
3 1 (0.67%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.67%) QA
System Software
1 23 (15.33%) Docker
2 20 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (11.33%) Active Directory
4 10 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (6.67%) XenApp
5 8 (5.33%) vSphere
6 6 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.33%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.67%) LXC
8 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.67%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 27 (18.00%) Ansible
1 27 (18.00%) Terraform
2 22 (14.67%) Kubernetes
3 12 (8.00%) Puppet
4 9 (6.00%) Grafana
5 8 (5.33%) Hadoop YARN
5 8 (5.33%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (4.67%) Kibana
7 3 (2.00%) Prometheus
7 3 (2.00%) ZABBIX
8 2 (1.33%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (1.33%) HAProxy
8 2 (1.33%) Nagios
8 2 (1.33%) SCCM
8 2 (1.33%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.67%) logstash
9 1 (0.67%) Rancher
9 1 (0.67%) SCOM
9 1 (0.67%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 35 (23.33%) Cisco
2 31 (20.67%) Microsoft
2 31 (20.67%) Oracle
3 25 (16.67%) VMware
4 23 (15.33%) Juniper
5 21 (14.00%) Dell
6 20 (13.33%) Red Hat
6 20 (13.33%) SolarWinds
7 19 (12.67%) Splunk
8 12 (8.00%) Cloudera
9 10 (6.67%) Citrix
9 10 (6.67%) Google
10 8 (5.33%) NetApp
11 6 (4.00%) Confluent
11 6 (4.00%) Veracode
12 4 (2.67%) SAP
13 2 (1.33%) Adobe
13 2 (1.33%) HP
13 2 (1.33%) Veeam
13 2 (1.33%) webMethods