The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Birmingham region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 32 49 35
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -14
Contract jobs citing Linux 30 6 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.39% 1.05% 3.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.55% 4.96% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 8
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£349 £340 £284
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.72% +19.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £340 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £388 £329
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
146 121 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.38% 21.12% 21.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 58 52
Average daily rate £305 £325 £183
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.07% +77.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £173 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 9 15
Average hourly rate £12.25 £16.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.61% -27.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £37.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Linux
West Midlands

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 11 July 2014.

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 11 July 2014, 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 38 (73.08%) UNIX
2 17 (32.69%) HTML
2 17 (32.69%) Finance
3 16 (30.77%) Shell Script
3 16 (30.77%) Banking
4 14 (26.92%) Perl
5 13 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 13 (25.00%) Solaris
5 13 (25.00%) Apache
6 12 (23.08%) Java
7 11 (21.15%) Tomcat
7 11 (21.15%) Control-M
7 11 (21.15%) Firewall
8 10 (19.23%) JSP
8 10 (19.23%) XML
9 9 (17.31%) Migration
10 8 (15.38%) BMC
10 8 (15.38%) NetApp
10 8 (15.38%) Red Hat
10 8 (15.38%) CSS
10 8 (15.38%) Blue Coat
11 7 (13.46%) Investment Banking
11 7 (13.46%) Incident Management
11 7 (13.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (13.46%) Oracle
11 7 (13.46%) ITIL
11 7 (13.46%) HPUX
11 7 (13.46%) Cisco
11 7 (13.46%) CheckPoint
11 7 (13.46%) Cisco Certification

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 13 (25.00%) Apache
2 11 (21.15%) Tomcat
3 6 (11.54%) CMS
4 5 (9.62%) WebLogic
5 3 (5.77%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.92%) WebLogic Integration
6 1 (1.92%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.85%) MS Office
3 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (21.15%) Firewall
2 6 (11.54%) OSPF
2 6 (11.54%) BGP
2 6 (11.54%) DNS
2 6 (11.54%) SAN
2 6 (11.54%) Network Security
3 5 (9.62%) VPN
4 4 (7.69%) LDAP
4 4 (7.69%) SSL
5 3 (5.77%) IMAP
5 3 (5.77%) LAN
5 3 (5.77%) SMTP
5 3 (5.77%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.85%) FTP
6 2 (3.85%) Internet
6 2 (3.85%) Extranet
6 2 (3.85%) Junos
7 1 (1.92%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.92%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) MySQL
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) MS Access
2 1 (1.92%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Eclipse
1 6 (11.54%) Subversion
1 6 (11.54%) Maven
1 6 (11.54%) Ant
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.92%) RubyGems
2 1 (1.92%) Grunt
General
1 17 (32.69%) Finance
2 16 (30.77%) Banking
3 7 (13.46%) Investment Banking
4 4 (7.69%) Private Banking
4 4 (7.69%) Games
5 3 (5.77%) Front Office
6 2 (3.85%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (15.38%) Developer
1 8 (15.38%) Project Manager
1 8 (15.38%) Administrator
2 6 (11.54%) Java Developer
3 5 (9.62%) UNIX Administrator
3 5 (9.62%) UNIX Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) UNIX Scripting Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) HPUX Systems Administrator
4 4 (7.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 4 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
4 4 (7.69%) IT Project Manager
4 4 (7.69%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 4 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (7.69%) Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Consultant
5 3 (5.77%) Firewall Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Technical Leader
6 2 (3.85%) Solaris Administrator
6 2 (3.85%) Java Web Developer
6 2 (3.85%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (32.69%) HTML
2 10 (19.23%) JSP
2 10 (19.23%) XML
3 8 (15.38%) CSS
4 6 (11.54%) J2EE
4 6 (11.54%) XSLT
4 6 (11.54%) Spring
4 6 (11.54%) jQuery
4 6 (11.54%) JSTL
4 6 (11.54%) REST
5 4 (7.69%) Ajax
5 4 (7.69%) CGI
5 4 (7.69%) .NET
6 3 (5.77%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (3.85%) XHTML
8 1 (1.92%) SVG
8 1 (1.92%) LAMP
8 1 (1.92%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (1.92%) HTML5
8 1 (1.92%) Sinatra
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) Web 2.0
1 4 (7.69%) Clustering
2 3 (5.77%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.77%) CMDB
3 2 (3.85%) Equities
3 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.92%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.92%) LPAR
4 1 (1.92%) Open Source
4 1 (1.92%) HP StorageWorks
4 1 (1.92%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 38 (73.08%) UNIX
2 13 (25.00%) Solaris
3 7 (13.46%) HPUX
3 7 (13.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (11.54%) AIX
5 5 (9.62%) SUSE
6 4 (7.69%) Windows
7 1 (1.92%) Fedora
7 1 (1.92%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.92%) Android
7 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (17.31%) Migration
2 7 (13.46%) ITIL
2 7 (13.46%) Incident Management
3 5 (9.62%) Electronic Trading
3 5 (9.62%) Low Latency
4 4 (7.69%) Customer Engagement
4 4 (7.69%) Wealth Management
4 4 (7.69%) Release Management
4 4 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (7.69%) Web Development
4 4 (7.69%) Load Balancing
4 4 (7.69%) Project Management
4 4 (7.69%) Business Continuity
4 4 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (7.69%) Change Management
4 4 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (5.77%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (5.77%) Business Continuity Planning
5 3 (5.77%) BCP
5 3 (5.77%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (30.77%) Shell Script
2 14 (26.92%) Perl
3 13 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 12 (23.08%) Java
5 6 (11.54%) PHP
6 4 (7.69%) Tcl
7 3 (5.77%) SQL
8 2 (3.85%) C#
8 2 (3.85%) C++
9 1 (1.92%) VB
9 1 (1.92%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 1 (1.92%) Ruby
9 1 (1.92%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 7 (13.46%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (9.62%) CCNP
3 3 (5.77%) Degree
4 2 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.85%) CCSA
4 2 (3.85%) CCNA
4 2 (3.85%) Check Point Certification
4 2 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.92%) PMP
5 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.92%) CCDP
5 1 (1.92%) ISEB
5 1 (1.92%) CCSE
5 1 (1.92%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.92%) JNCIS
5 1 (1.92%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.92%) RHCE
5 1 (1.92%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.77%) Sendmail
1 3 (5.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (3.85%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.92%) NFS
3 1 (1.92%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 11 (21.15%) Control-M
2 4 (7.69%) CA SiteMinder
3 3 (5.77%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.92%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.92%) Puppet
4 1 (1.92%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.92%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.92%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (1.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 8 (15.38%) BMC
1 8 (15.38%) NetApp
1 8 (15.38%) Red Hat
1 8 (15.38%) Blue Coat
2 7 (13.46%) VMware
2 7 (13.46%) CheckPoint
2 7 (13.46%) Oracle
2 7 (13.46%) Cisco
3 6 (11.54%) Sybase
3 6 (11.54%) Sun
3 6 (11.54%) Alterian
3 6 (11.54%) Juniper
4 5 (9.62%) CA
5 4 (7.69%) IBM
6 3 (5.77%) HP
6 3 (5.77%) Veritas
6 3 (5.77%) Lotus
6 3 (5.77%) F5
7 2 (3.85%) SonicWALL
7 2 (3.85%) Nortel
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