The table below looks at the statistics for CentOS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CentOS over the 3 months to 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CentOS Linux
Rank 52 51 50
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing CentOS 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.15% 0.16% 0.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.85% 0.72% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£350 - £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +13.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Operating Systems Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
118 139 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.88% 22.68% 21.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 84 46
Average daily rate £350 £288 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -7.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £90 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 12
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.87 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.27% +2.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £9.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.30 £34.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

CentOS
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CentOS across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

CentOS Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

CentOS
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CentOS across the Birmingham region.

CentOS Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

CentOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing CentOS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CentOS.

1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Apache
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) SMTP
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) SSL
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) S/MIME
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) EMC
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) CommVault
2 1 (50.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (50.00%) BizTalk Server

CentOS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing CentOS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CentOS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) Apache
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) SMTP
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) SSL
2 1 (50.00%) S/MIME
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) IMAP
2 1 (50.00%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) PKI
1 1 (50.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) SUSE
2 1 (50.00%) Fedora
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Terminal Services
1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) Postfix
1 1 (50.00%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) EMC
1 1 (50.00%) CommVault
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) Proofpoint