Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 25 34
Rank change year-on-year -1 +9 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 296 319 232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.24% 5.99% 4.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.91% 38.02% 23.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 201 115
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £311 £320 £218
90th Percentile £623 £550 £569
England median daily rate £500 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -19.91%
10th Percentile £20.40 £24.70 £19.65
90th Percentile £49.55 £33.77 £23.60
England median hourly rate £41.15 £40.00 £38.84
% change year-on-year +2.88% +2.99% +7.89%

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 873 839 1,008
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.40% 15.76% 19.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 463 458
West Midlands median daily rate £368 £388 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.16% +5.08% +13.46%
10th Percentile £155 £128 £175
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 95 107
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +15.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £10.09 £10.50 £10.18
90th Percentile £43.08 £31.06 £20.35
England median hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £16.58
% change year-on-year +5.30% -0.48% +3.63%

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 17 February 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 17 February 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 17 February 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 -3 109 £475 - 43
Shropshire +4 69 £525 +16.67% 8
Warwickshire -11 32 £425 +6.25% 16
Coventry +11 24 £450 - 22
Solihull +14 22 £350 -34.88% 1
Staffordshire +6 10 £400 +18.52% 20
Worcestershire -4 7 - - 14
Dudley - 7 £260 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £450 -
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 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.

1 125 (42.23%) Windows
1 125 (42.23%) DevOps
2 107 (36.15%) Amazon AWS
3 99 (33.45%) Agile Software Development
4 98 (33.11%) Puppet
5 94 (31.76%) Git (software)
6 87 (29.39%) Jenkins
7 80 (27.03%) Python
7 80 (27.03%) Oracle
8 74 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 71 (23.99%) Unix
10 69 (23.31%) Ansible
11 64 (21.62%) Red Hat
12 63 (21.28%) Configuration Management
12 63 (21.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 61 (20.61%) Subversion
14 54 (18.24%) VMware
15 51 (17.23%) Continuous Integration
16 50 (16.89%) Open Source
17 48 (16.22%) Security Cleared
17 48 (16.22%) SQL
18 46 (15.54%) Docker
19 45 (15.20%) Test Automation
20 44 (14.86%) Shell Script
21 43 (14.53%) SC Cleared
22 40 (13.51%) Opscode Chef
23 39 (13.18%) Sonatype Nexus
24 37 (12.50%) JIRA
25 36 (12.16%) Microsoft
26 34 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure

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 32 (10.81%) Confluence
2 24 (8.11%) Elasticsearch
3 21 (7.09%) Apache
4 18 (6.08%) Tomcat
5 17 (5.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 16 (5.41%) nginx
7 10 (3.38%) IIS
7 10 (3.38%) MS Exchange
8 8 (2.70%) JBoss
9 4 (1.35%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.35%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.01%) Jetty
10 3 (1.01%) Mongrel
10 3 (1.01%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.68%) WordPress
12 1 (0.34%) Documentum
12 1 (0.34%) Oracle Application Server
12 1 (0.34%) Oracle Service Bus
12 1 (0.34%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.01%) Simulink
3 2 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.34%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 7 (2.36%) Oracle Applications
1 7 (2.36%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (1.35%) Oracle 11i
2 4 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.34%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.34%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 107 (36.15%) Amazon AWS
2 74 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (10.14%) Cloud Computing
4 24 (8.11%) AWS CloudFormation
5 21 (7.09%) Amazon EC2
6 15 (5.07%) Amazon S3
7 13 (4.39%) Amazon ELB
7 13 (4.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 12 (4.05%) GitHub
9 8 (2.70%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 8 (2.70%) Amazon SQS
9 8 (2.70%) Route 53
10 7 (2.36%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (1.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (1.35%) Cloudflare
12 4 (1.35%) Office 365
12 4 (1.35%) SaaS
13 2 (0.68%) Google App Engine
13 2 (0.68%) PaaS
14 1 (0.34%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (10.14%) SAN
2 28 (9.46%) HTTP
3 24 (8.11%) TCP/IP
4 23 (7.77%) SSL
5 16 (5.41%) Firewall
6 15 (5.07%) Network Security
7 13 (4.39%) DNS
8 7 (2.36%) LAN
9 6 (2.03%) VPN
9 6 (2.03%) WAN
10 5 (1.69%) OpenLDAP
10 5 (1.69%) OpenVPN
10 5 (1.69%) SSH
11 4 (1.35%) SMS
12 3 (1.01%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (1.01%) Intrusion Detection
13 2 (0.68%) Bluetooth
13 2 (0.68%) DHCP
13 2 (0.68%) Ethernet
13 2 (0.68%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (9.80%) PostgreSQL
2 28 (9.46%) Oracle Database
3 25 (8.45%) Amazon RDS
4 22 (7.43%) MySQL
4 22 (7.43%) SQL Server
5 19 (6.42%) Relational Database
6 16 (5.41%) MongoDB
7 11 (3.72%) RDBMS
8 9 (3.04%) Hadoop
9 8 (2.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 8 (2.70%) DB2
10 4 (1.35%) Big Data
10 4 (1.35%) NoSQL
10 4 (1.35%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (0.68%) Oracle Exadata
13 1 (0.34%) Impala
13 1 (0.34%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 94 (31.76%) Git (software)
2 87 (29.39%) Jenkins
3 61 (20.61%) Subversion
4 39 (13.18%) Sonatype Nexus
5 37 (12.50%) JIRA
6 30 (10.14%) GitLab
6 30 (10.14%) Maven
7 15 (5.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 15 (5.07%) TeamCity
8 14 (4.73%) Selenium
9 10 (3.38%) JMeter
10 7 (2.36%) Ant
10 7 (2.36%) Bitbucket
10 7 (2.36%) JUnit
10 7 (2.36%) Visual Studio
11 6 (2.03%) git-flow
12 5 (1.69%) Liquibase
12 5 (1.69%) PHPUnit
12 5 (1.69%) SonarQube
13 4 (1.35%) Eclipse
General
1 10 (3.38%) Finance
2 9 (3.04%) Automotive
3 6 (2.03%) Electronics
3 6 (2.03%) Retail
4 2 (0.68%) French Language
4 2 (0.68%) German Language
5 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.34%) Banking
5 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.34%) Marketing
5 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 72 (24.32%) DevOps Engineer
2 29 (9.80%) Architect
2 29 (9.80%) Linux Engineer
3 28 (9.46%) Developer
4 27 (9.12%) Consultant
5 21 (7.09%) Lead DevOps
6 20 (6.76%) Analyst
7 19 (6.42%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 17 (5.74%) Administrator
8 17 (5.74%) AIX Engineer
9 15 (5.07%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 15 (5.07%) Unix Engineer
10 14 (4.73%) DevOps Consultant
10 14 (4.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 13 (4.39%) PHP Developer
11 13 (4.39%) Systems Administrator
12 12 (4.05%) DBA
13 11 (3.72%) AWS DevOps
13 11 (3.72%) Linux Administrator
13 11 (3.72%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (10.81%) Middleware
2 23 (7.77%) Web Services
3 20 (6.76%) JSON
4 17 (5.74%) Elastic Stack
5 13 (4.39%) .NET
6 12 (4.05%) REST
6 12 (4.05%) Symfony
7 11 (3.72%) Sensu
8 10 (3.38%) Software Packaging
9 7 (2.36%) LAMP
9 7 (2.36%) RESTful
9 7 (2.36%) XML
10 6 (2.03%) J2EE
11 5 (1.69%) CSS
11 5 (1.69%) HTML
11 5 (1.69%) MCollective
12 4 (1.35%) AngularJS
12 4 (1.35%) Doctrine
12 4 (1.35%) Servlets
12 4 (1.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
1 15 (5.07%) PKI
2 14 (4.73%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (4.39%) Public Cloud
4 12 (4.05%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.36%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 7 (2.36%) Linux Command Line
5 7 (2.36%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.03%) DataPower
7 5 (1.69%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.69%) Enterprise Cloud
7 5 (1.69%) FMCG
7 5 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.01%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.68%) AS400
9 2 (0.68%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.68%) Learning Management System
9 2 (0.68%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.68%) SCADA
9 2 (0.68%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 125 (42.23%) Windows
2 71 (23.99%) Unix
3 63 (21.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 33 (11.15%) Windows Server
5 29 (9.80%) Solaris
6 24 (8.11%) AIX
7 16 (5.41%) SUSE
8 12 (4.05%) CentOS
8 12 (4.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (3.38%) Mac OS X
9 10 (3.38%) Oracle Linux
9 10 (3.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (2.70%) Windows 7
11 6 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (1.69%) Embedded Linux
12 5 (1.69%) HPUX
12 5 (1.69%) Windows XP
13 4 (1.35%) Debian
13 4 (1.35%) Ubuntu
14 3 (1.01%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (42.23%) DevOps
2 99 (33.45%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (21.28%) Configuration Management
4 51 (17.23%) Continuous Integration
5 50 (16.89%) Open Source
6 45 (15.20%) Test Automation
7 33 (11.15%) ITIL
8 28 (9.46%) Migration
9 26 (8.78%) Continuous Delivery
9 26 (8.78%) Scrum
10 22 (7.43%) SDLC
10 22 (7.43%) TDD
11 20 (6.76%) Load Balancing
11 20 (6.76%) Service Delivery
12 19 (6.42%) Continuous Deployment
13 18 (6.08%) SOA
14 16 (5.41%) Change Management
14 16 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
14 16 (5.41%) Incident Management
14 16 (5.41%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 80 (27.03%) Python
2 48 (16.22%) SQL
3 44 (14.86%) Shell Script
4 33 (11.15%) PHP
5 30 (10.14%) Perl
6 29 (9.80%) Ruby
7 27 (9.12%) Bash Shell
8 26 (8.78%) Java
9 14 (4.73%) JavaScript
10 12 (4.05%) C++
10 12 (4.05%) PowerShell
11 11 (3.72%) C#
12 10 (3.38%) C
13 7 (2.36%) MATLAB
14 6 (2.03%) Groovy
15 5 (1.69%) Scala
16 4 (1.35%) Embedded C++
16 4 (1.35%) Go
17 3 (1.01%) Assembly Language
17 3 (1.01%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (16.22%) Security Cleared
2 43 (14.53%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.05%) Degree
4 8 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.03%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (2.03%) CCIE
5 6 (2.03%) RHCE
5 6 (2.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (1.69%) CCNP
7 4 (1.35%) CCNA
7 4 (1.35%) CISSP
7 4 (1.35%) MCSE
7 4 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.68%) CEH
8 2 (0.68%) CHECK Team Member
8 2 (0.68%) CISM
8 2 (0.68%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.68%) GCIA
8 2 (0.68%) GIAC
8 2 (0.68%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.04%) SLA
2 3 (1.01%) GDPR
2 3 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.68%) GCP
3 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.68%) MISRA
4 1 (0.34%) AQAP
4 1 (0.34%) ISO 26262
4 1 (0.34%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.34%) QA
System Software
1 46 (15.54%) Docker
2 34 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (10.14%) Virtual Machines
4 20 (6.76%) Active Directory
5 8 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.69%) Postfix
6 5 (1.69%) Squid
6 5 (1.69%) vCloud
7 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.01%) VirtualBox
7 3 (1.01%) XenApp
8 2 (0.68%) NFS
8 2 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.68%) RACF
8 2 (0.68%) Snort
8 2 (0.68%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (0.68%) Xen
9 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.34%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 98 (33.11%) Puppet
2 69 (23.31%) Ansible
3 40 (13.51%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (11.49%) Terraform
5 33 (11.15%) logstash
6 20 (6.76%) ZABBIX
7 18 (6.08%) Kibana
8 17 (5.74%) Salt
9 15 (5.07%) Graylog
9 15 (5.07%) Nagios
10 11 (3.72%) NetBackup
10 11 (3.72%) Tivoli
11 10 (3.38%) BladeLogic
11 10 (3.38%) Rundeck
11 10 (3.38%) WSUS
12 9 (3.04%) Kubernetes
13 8 (2.70%) Single Sign-On
14 7 (2.36%) collectd
14 7 (2.36%) StatsD
15 6 (2.03%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 80 (27.03%) Oracle
2 64 (21.62%) Red Hat
3 54 (18.24%) VMware
4 36 (12.16%) Microsoft
5 15 (5.07%) Micro Focus
6 13 (4.39%) ArcSight
6 13 (4.39%) Splunk
7 12 (4.05%) CA
7 12 (4.05%) Citrix
7 12 (4.05%) HP
7 12 (4.05%) IBM
7 12 (4.05%) NetApp
7 12 (4.05%) Serena
8 11 (3.72%) Atlassian
8 11 (3.72%) Zend
9 10 (3.38%) Cisco
9 10 (3.38%) Google
10 8 (2.70%) SaltStack
11 6 (2.03%) Dell
11 6 (2.03%) Rackspace