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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 15 37 42
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +5
Contract jobs citing Linux 57 23 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 7.94% 3.38% 1.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.50% 16.91% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 10 3
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£340 £399 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.73% +17.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
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
120 136 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.71% 20.00% 21.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 66 60
Average daily rate £340 £305 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.47% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 7
Average hourly rate £21.50 £12.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.51% -25.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £18.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 28 (36.36%) UNIX
2 24 (31.17%) Microsoft
2 24 (31.17%) TDD
3 23 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (29.87%) MVC
3 23 (29.87%) BDD
4 22 (28.57%) Windows
4 22 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 21 (27.27%) Python
6 20 (25.97%) PostgreSQL
6 20 (25.97%) Scrum
6 20 (25.97%) Solaris
6 20 (25.97%) Git (software)
7 19 (24.68%) Ubuntu
8 18 (23.38%) Django
8 18 (23.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (23.38%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (23.38%) Flask
8 18 (23.38%) Mentoring
8 18 (23.38%) Subversion
8 18 (23.38%) Debian
9 17 (22.08%) Cisco
10 16 (20.78%) ITIL
10 16 (20.78%) Firewall
10 16 (20.78%) Test Automation
11 15 (19.48%) RESTful
11 15 (19.48%) .NET
12 14 (18.18%) TCP/IP
12 14 (18.18%) Selenium
13 13 (16.88%) Microservices

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 4 (5.19%) Apache
1 4 (5.19%) Node.js
2 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.30%) NetWeaver
2 1 (1.30%) CMS
2 1 (1.30%) Joomla!
2 1 (1.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (7.79%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.60%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.90%) GitHub
3 1 (1.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (20.78%) Firewall
2 14 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 12 (15.58%) OSPF
3 12 (15.58%) BGP
4 8 (10.39%) DNS
4 8 (10.39%) SAN
5 7 (9.09%) Multicast
5 7 (9.09%) Structured Cabling
6 6 (7.79%) VPN
7 3 (3.90%) Network Security
7 3 (3.90%) HTTP
8 2 (2.60%) Junos
8 2 (2.60%) Internet
8 2 (2.60%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 20 (25.97%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (11.69%) MySQL
4 3 (3.90%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.90%) Couchbase
4 3 (3.90%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.90%) CouchDB
5 1 (1.30%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.30%) DB2
5 1 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 20 (25.97%) Git (software)
2 18 (23.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (23.38%) Subversion
3 14 (18.18%) Selenium
4 2 (2.60%) JIRA
General
1 8 (10.39%) Finance
2 7 (9.09%) Marketing
3 5 (6.49%) Banking
4 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (46.75%) Developer
2 21 (27.27%) Python Developer
3 12 (15.58%) Senior Developer
4 10 (12.99%) Project Manager
5 7 (9.09%) Technical Project Manager
5 7 (9.09%) Technical Manager
5 7 (9.09%) Senior Python Developer
6 6 (7.79%) Analyst
7 5 (6.49%) Architect
7 5 (6.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) Administrator
8 4 (5.19%) PHP Developer
8 4 (5.19%) Consultant
8 4 (5.19%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (5.19%) Firewall Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) Senior Architect
9 3 (3.90%) AWS Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Service Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (3.90%) Perl Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (23.38%) Django
1 18 (23.38%) Flask
2 15 (19.48%) RESTful
2 15 (19.48%) .NET
3 8 (10.39%) HTML
4 7 (9.09%) CSS
5 5 (6.49%) Web Services
5 5 (6.49%) XHTML
6 4 (5.19%) jQuery
7 3 (3.90%) Spring MVC
7 3 (3.90%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (3.90%) Spring
8 2 (2.60%) Ajax
8 2 (2.60%) LAMP
8 2 (2.60%) HTML5
9 1 (1.30%) CSS3
9 1 (1.30%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.30%) Symfony
9 1 (1.30%) Zend Framework
9 1 (1.30%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.79%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.49%) Clustering
3 2 (2.60%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.30%) Wiki
4 1 (1.30%) New Media
4 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 28 (36.36%) UNIX
2 22 (28.57%) Windows
3 20 (25.97%) Solaris
4 19 (24.68%) Ubuntu
5 18 (23.38%) Debian
6 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (6.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (3.90%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.60%) HPUX
9 2 (2.60%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.30%) VMS
10 1 (1.30%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (31.17%) TDD
2 23 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (29.87%) MVC
2 23 (29.87%) BDD
3 20 (25.97%) Scrum
4 18 (23.38%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (23.38%) Mentoring
5 16 (20.78%) Test Automation
5 16 (20.78%) ITIL
6 13 (16.88%) SOA
6 13 (16.88%) Microservices
6 13 (16.88%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
7 12 (15.58%) TOGAF
8 9 (11.69%) ITIL V3
9 8 (10.39%) Project Management
10 6 (7.79%) PRINCE
10 6 (7.79%) PRINCE2
11 3 (3.90%) Workflow
11 3 (3.90%) Time Management
11 3 (3.90%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 21 (27.27%) Python
2 8 (10.39%) Shell Script
2 8 (10.39%) JavaScript
3 7 (9.09%) Java
3 7 (9.09%) PHP
4 6 (7.79%) Perl
5 5 (6.49%) SQL
5 5 (6.49%) VB
5 5 (6.49%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.90%) Tcl
6 3 (3.90%) C
7 2 (2.60%) VBA
8 1 (1.30%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 13 (16.88%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (12.99%) CCNA
3 5 (6.49%) PMP
3 5 (6.49%) PMI Certification
3 5 (6.49%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.90%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.90%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (3.90%) CCNP
5 2 (2.60%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (2.60%) CCSA
6 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (6.49%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 12 (15.58%) Vagrant
2 5 (6.49%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 24 (31.17%) Microsoft
2 17 (22.08%) Cisco
3 10 (12.99%) F5
4 8 (10.39%) CheckPoint
4 8 (10.39%) VMware
5 7 (9.09%) Red Hat
6 5 (6.49%) IBM
7 4 (5.19%) Juniper
7 4 (5.19%) HP
7 4 (5.19%) Blue Coat
8 3 (3.90%) webMethods
8 3 (3.90%) Oracle
9 2 (2.60%) EMC
9 2 (2.60%) Symantec
10 1 (1.30%) Zend
10 1 (1.30%) Business Objects
10 1 (1.30%) SAP