The table below looks at the statistics for Linux 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 Linux over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 27 38 22
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -16
Contract jobs citing Linux 29 14 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.90% 2.40% 6.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.64% 11.48% 27.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 14
Average daily rate
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£425 £300 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £380 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £24.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.93% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.38 £34.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -5.55%
Linux
West Midlands

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
134 122 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.64% 20.89% 21.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 72 37
Average daily rate £360 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.21% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £120 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 10
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -6.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £33.25 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Birmingham region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Linux 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 Linux.

1 43 (70.49%) UNIX
2 35 (57.38%) Windows
3 17 (27.87%) Solaris
3 17 (27.87%) SAN
4 16 (26.23%) VMware
5 13 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (21.31%) Oracle
6 12 (19.67%) Microsoft
6 12 (19.67%) Red Hat
7 10 (16.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (16.39%) Banking
7 10 (16.39%) Active Directory
7 10 (16.39%) TCP/IP
7 10 (16.39%) Java
7 10 (16.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (13.11%) SQL
8 8 (13.11%) .NET
8 8 (13.11%) EMC
8 8 (13.11%) NetBackup
8 8 (13.11%) Finance
9 7 (11.48%) Firewall
9 7 (11.48%) Shell Script
9 7 (11.48%) HPUX
9 7 (11.48%) C
9 7 (11.48%) ITIL
10 6 (9.84%) VB
10 6 (9.84%) HP
10 6 (9.84%) Git (software)
10 6 (9.84%) PowerShell
10 6 (9.84%) Logistics

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Linux 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 Linux. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (8.20%) Node.js
1 5 (8.20%) Apache
2 4 (6.56%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.92%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.28%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.64%) TPMS
5 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.64%) CICS
5 1 (1.64%) IIS
5 1 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (6.56%) MS Excel
1 4 (6.56%) MS Office
2 1 (1.64%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Magento
1 1 (1.64%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (27.87%) SAN
2 10 (16.39%) TCP/IP
3 7 (11.48%) Firewall
4 2 (3.28%) HTTP
4 2 (3.28%) S/MIME
4 2 (3.28%) SMTP
5 1 (1.64%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.64%) Cisco ICM
5 1 (1.64%) VLAN
5 1 (1.64%) IMAP
5 1 (1.64%) NAS
5 1 (1.64%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (1.64%) DHCP
5 1 (1.64%) FTP
5 1 (1.64%) VPN
5 1 (1.64%) DNS
5 1 (1.64%) SSL
5 1 (1.64%) ATM
5 1 (1.64%) LAN
5 1 (1.64%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) MySQL
1 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
1 4 (6.56%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.92%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (3.28%) CouchDB
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.28%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.28%) Couchbase
4 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.64%) Informix
4 1 (1.64%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (9.84%) Git (software)
2 5 (8.20%) Subversion
3 4 (6.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (16.39%) Banking
2 8 (13.11%) Finance
3 5 (8.20%) Retail
4 3 (4.92%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.64%) Automotive
5 1 (1.64%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 11 (18.03%) Developer
2 8 (13.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (13.11%) Architect
3 7 (11.48%) Consultant
4 5 (8.20%) Administrator
4 5 (8.20%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) UNIX Administrator
5 4 (6.56%) Technical Architect
5 4 (6.56%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (4.92%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (4.92%) Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) DBA
6 3 (4.92%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 3 (4.92%) Storage Consultant
6 3 (4.92%) Security Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Java Developer
7 2 (3.28%) Oracle DBA
7 2 (3.28%) Web Developer
7 2 (3.28%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) EMC Storage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.11%) .NET
2 4 (6.56%) CSS
2 4 (6.56%) Web Services
2 4 (6.56%) HTML
3 2 (3.28%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (3.28%) Spring MVC
3 2 (3.28%) Spring
4 1 (1.64%) WebRTC
4 1 (1.64%) CSS3
4 1 (1.64%) Apache Cordova
4 1 (1.64%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.64%) JNI
4 1 (1.64%) jQuery
4 1 (1.64%) HTML5
4 1 (1.64%) JavaBeans
4 1 (1.64%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) FMCG
2 4 (6.56%) Clustering
3 3 (4.92%) Wiki
3 3 (4.92%) Symmetrix DMX
4 2 (3.28%) Replication
4 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.64%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.64%) PKI
5 1 (1.64%) Open Source
5 1 (1.64%) Social Media
5 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.64%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.64%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 43 (70.49%) UNIX
2 35 (57.38%) Windows
3 17 (27.87%) Solaris
4 10 (16.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (16.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (11.48%) HPUX
6 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (8.20%) Mac OS X
7 5 (8.20%) SUSE
8 3 (4.92%) CentOS
8 3 (4.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (4.92%) AIX
8 3 (4.92%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.64%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.64%) Android
9 1 (1.64%) Tru64
9 1 (1.64%) OpenVMS
9 1 (1.64%) zOS
9 1 (1.64%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (11.48%) ITIL
3 6 (9.84%) Logistics
4 5 (8.20%) Web Development
4 5 (8.20%) Time Management
4 5 (8.20%) Migration
5 4 (6.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (4.92%) Load Balancing
6 3 (4.92%) TDD
7 2 (3.28%) Pair Programming
7 2 (3.28%) MVC
7 2 (3.28%) CAD
7 2 (3.28%) BDD
7 2 (3.28%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (3.28%) User Stories
7 2 (3.28%) ATDD
7 2 (3.28%) Refactoring
8 1 (1.64%) Waterfall
8 1 (1.64%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (1.64%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.39%) Java
2 8 (13.11%) SQL
3 7 (11.48%) Shell Script
3 7 (11.48%) C
4 6 (9.84%) VB
4 6 (9.84%) PowerShell
5 5 (8.20%) VBA
5 5 (8.20%) Python
6 4 (6.56%) PHP
6 4 (6.56%) Ruby
7 3 (4.92%) Korn
7 3 (4.92%) Perl
8 2 (3.28%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.28%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.28%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 10 (16.39%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.92%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (4.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (4.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (3.28%) Sendmail
5 1 (1.64%) KVM
5 1 (1.64%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.64%) Postfix
5 1 (1.64%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.64%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (13.11%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.64%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (1.64%) SCCM
2 1 (1.64%) Puppet
2 1 (1.64%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 16 (26.23%) VMware
2 13 (21.31%) Oracle
3 12 (19.67%) Microsoft
3 12 (19.67%) Red Hat
4 8 (13.11%) EMC
5 6 (9.84%) HP
6 5 (8.20%) RedPrairie
6 5 (8.20%) IBM
6 5 (8.20%) webMethods
6 5 (8.20%) Sun
7 4 (6.56%) Veritas
7 4 (6.56%) Symantec
8 3 (4.92%) Cisco
9 2 (3.28%) Sybase
10 1 (1.64%) Brocade
10 1 (1.64%) Proofpoint
10 1 (1.64%) CommVault
10 1 (1.64%) Hitachi
10 1 (1.64%) Informatica
10 1 (1.64%) Novell
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