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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 21 39 44
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +5
Contract jobs citing Linux 57 24 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.86% 3.88% 1.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.14% 19.05% 6.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 14 4
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£335 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £650 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £372 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.80% +14.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.11%
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
142 126 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.09% 20.39% 21.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 68 42
Average daily rate £325 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £125 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £446 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.79% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 15
Average hourly rate £26.00 £16.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £26.75 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -0.78%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 40 (47.06%) UNIX
2 33 (38.82%) Windows
3 25 (29.41%) Solaris
4 24 (28.24%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (27.06%) Microsoft
6 22 (25.88%) Git (software)
7 20 (23.53%) Python
8 19 (22.35%) Cisco
8 19 (22.35%) TDD
8 19 (22.35%) Subversion
8 19 (22.35%) Firewall
8 19 (22.35%) MVC
8 19 (22.35%) PostgreSQL
8 19 (22.35%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (22.35%) BDD
9 18 (21.18%) SQL Server
10 17 (20.00%) Scrum
11 16 (18.82%) ITIL
11 16 (18.82%) Ubuntu
12 15 (17.65%) Django
12 15 (17.65%) Flask
12 15 (17.65%) Mentoring
12 15 (17.65%) .NET
12 15 (17.65%) TCP/IP
12 15 (17.65%) Debian
13 13 (15.29%) Cisco Certification
13 13 (15.29%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (15.29%) Test Automation
14 12 (14.12%) RESTful
14 12 (14.12%) OSPF

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (5.88%) Node.js
2 2 (2.35%) Apache
2 2 (2.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.18%) CMS
3 1 (1.18%) Joomla!
3 1 (1.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (8.24%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.53%) MS Office
3 2 (2.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.18%) Office 365
2 1 (1.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (22.35%) Firewall
2 15 (17.65%) TCP/IP
3 12 (14.12%) OSPF
3 12 (14.12%) BGP
4 11 (12.94%) SAN
5 8 (9.41%) DNS
6 7 (8.24%) Multicast
6 7 (8.24%) Structured Cabling
7 6 (7.06%) VPN
8 3 (3.53%) Network Security
9 2 (2.35%) Junos
9 2 (2.35%) HTTP
9 2 (2.35%) Internet
9 2 (2.35%) Extranet
10 1 (1.18%) FTP
10 1 (1.18%) NAS
10 1 (1.18%) Cisco ICM
10 1 (1.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (22.35%) PostgreSQL
2 18 (21.18%) SQL Server
3 6 (7.06%) MySQL
4 2 (2.35%) CouchDB
4 2 (2.35%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.35%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.35%) Couchbase
4 2 (2.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (25.88%) Git (software)
2 19 (22.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (22.35%) Subversion
3 11 (12.94%) Selenium
General
1 10 (11.76%) Finance
2 8 (9.41%) Banking
3 7 (8.24%) Marketing
4 2 (2.35%) Retail
4 2 (2.35%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (36.47%) Developer
2 18 (21.18%) Python Developer
3 10 (11.76%) Project Manager
3 10 (11.76%) Senior Developer
4 8 (9.41%) Architect
5 7 (8.24%) Technical Project Manager
5 7 (8.24%) Analyst
5 7 (8.24%) Technical Manager
6 6 (7.06%) Administrator
7 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (5.88%) Senior Python Developer
8 4 (4.71%) Security Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Firewall Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Senior Architect
8 4 (4.71%) AWS Developer
8 4 (4.71%) Consultant
8 4 (4.71%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (3.53%) Technical Architect
9 3 (3.53%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.65%) .NET
1 15 (17.65%) Django
1 15 (17.65%) Flask
2 12 (14.12%) RESTful
3 6 (7.06%) HTML
4 5 (5.88%) CSS
4 5 (5.88%) Web Services
5 3 (3.53%) HTML5
5 3 (3.53%) jQuery
6 2 (2.35%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.35%) CSS3
6 2 (2.35%) LAMP
6 2 (2.35%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (2.35%) Spring
6 2 (2.35%) Spring MVC
7 1 (1.18%) Symfony
7 1 (1.18%) Zend Framework
7 1 (1.18%) JSP
7 1 (1.18%) JNI
7 1 (1.18%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.06%) Clustering
2 2 (2.35%) Wiki
2 2 (2.35%) FMCG
2 2 (2.35%) Symmetrix DMX
3 1 (1.18%) Social Media
3 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.18%) New Media
3 1 (1.18%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.18%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 40 (47.06%) UNIX
2 33 (38.82%) Windows
3 25 (29.41%) Solaris
4 16 (18.82%) Ubuntu
5 15 (17.65%) Debian
6 8 (9.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (9.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (7.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (5.88%) HPUX
8 5 (5.88%) Windows XP
8 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (4.71%) Mac OS X
10 3 (3.53%) AIX
10 3 (3.53%) SUSE
11 2 (2.35%) Windows 7
12 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.18%) CentOS
12 1 (1.18%) Android
12 1 (1.18%) OpenVMS
12 1 (1.18%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.24%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (22.35%) TDD
2 19 (22.35%) MVC
2 19 (22.35%) BDD
3 17 (20.00%) Scrum
4 16 (18.82%) ITIL
5 15 (17.65%) Mentoring
6 13 (15.29%) Test Automation
6 13 (15.29%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (12.94%) SOA
7 11 (12.94%) Microservices
7 11 (12.94%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
8 9 (10.59%) ITIL V3
8 9 (10.59%) TOGAF
9 8 (9.41%) Project Management
10 6 (7.06%) PRINCE
10 6 (7.06%) PRINCE2
11 5 (5.88%) Web Development
11 5 (5.88%) Load Balancing
12 4 (4.71%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (23.53%) Python
2 9 (10.59%) Java
3 7 (8.24%) Shell Script
4 6 (7.06%) PHP
4 6 (7.06%) SQL
5 5 (5.88%) VB
5 5 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 5 (5.88%) PowerShell
5 5 (5.88%) C
6 4 (4.71%) Perl
7 3 (3.53%) Tcl
7 3 (3.53%) Ruby
8 2 (2.35%) Korn
8 2 (2.35%) VBA
9 1 (1.18%) PHP5
9 1 (1.18%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (15.29%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (11.76%) CCNA
3 5 (5.88%) PMP
3 5 (5.88%) PMI Certification
4 3 (3.53%) CCNP
4 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.53%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (3.53%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.35%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (2.35%) CCSA
5 2 (2.35%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 7 (8.24%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (2.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (2.35%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.18%) KVM
Systems Management
1 9 (10.59%) Vagrant
2 5 (5.88%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.18%) Puppet
3 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (1.18%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.18%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 23 (27.06%) Microsoft
2 19 (22.35%) Cisco
3 11 (12.94%) VMware
4 10 (11.76%) F5
5 8 (9.41%) Red Hat
5 8 (9.41%) CheckPoint
6 6 (7.06%) IBM
6 6 (7.06%) EMC
7 5 (5.88%) HP
8 4 (4.71%) Oracle
8 4 (4.71%) Juniper
8 4 (4.71%) webMethods
8 4 (4.71%) Blue Coat
9 3 (3.53%) Sun
9 3 (3.53%) Veritas
10 2 (2.35%) RedPrairie
10 2 (2.35%) Symantec
11 1 (1.18%) Brocade
11 1 (1.18%) Zend
11 1 (1.18%) Hitachi
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago