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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 32 49 34
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -15
Contract jobs citing Linux 35 11 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.59% 1.72% 3.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.88% 7.33% 25.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 7
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£375 £303 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.96% +8.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £410 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
160 150 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.00% 23.40% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 98 48
Average daily rate £338 £280 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.53% -13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £125 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 15 6
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.87 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.19% -10.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £16.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 42 (72.41%) UNIX
2 19 (32.76%) Solaris
3 17 (29.31%) VMware
4 16 (27.59%) Windows
5 15 (25.86%) SAN
5 15 (25.86%) Banking
6 14 (24.14%) Red Hat
7 13 (22.41%) Finance
8 12 (20.69%) Oracle
9 11 (18.97%) Perl
9 11 (18.97%) Firewall
9 11 (18.97%) Shell Script
10 10 (17.24%) ITIL
10 10 (17.24%) TCP/IP
11 9 (15.52%) Apache
11 9 (15.52%) Microsoft
11 9 (15.52%) HTML
11 9 (15.52%) Java
12 8 (13.79%) Sybase
12 8 (13.79%) NetBackup
13 7 (12.07%) Blue Coat
13 7 (12.07%) Investment Banking
13 7 (12.07%) Incident Management
13 7 (12.07%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (12.07%) Active Directory
13 7 (12.07%) HPUX
14 6 (10.34%) Tomcat
14 6 (10.34%) SMTP
14 6 (10.34%) Sun
14 6 (10.34%) Cisco Certification

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 9 (15.52%) Apache
2 6 (10.34%) Tomcat
3 5 (8.62%) WebLogic
4 4 (6.90%) IBM Notes
4 4 (6.90%) Node.js
5 2 (3.45%) MS Exchange
5 2 (3.45%) CMS
6 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.72%) TPMS
6 1 (1.72%) CICS
6 1 (1.72%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) MS Visio
1 4 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.45%) MS Office
3 1 (1.72%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (25.86%) SAN
2 11 (18.97%) Firewall
3 10 (17.24%) TCP/IP
4 6 (10.34%) SMTP
4 6 (10.34%) DNS
5 5 (8.62%) Network Security
5 5 (8.62%) IMAP
5 5 (8.62%) OSPF
5 5 (8.62%) BGP
5 5 (8.62%) SSL
5 5 (8.62%) VPN
6 4 (6.90%) LDAP
7 3 (5.17%) Internet
8 2 (3.45%) HTTP
8 2 (3.45%) S/MIME
8 2 (3.45%) Extranet
8 2 (3.45%) Junos
9 1 (1.72%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (1.72%) Multicast
9 1 (1.72%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) MySQL
1 4 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.17%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (3.45%) Informix
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.72%) Couchbase
4 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.72%) CouchDB
4 1 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.72%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Subversion
2 2 (3.45%) Eclipse
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (3.45%) Ant
2 2 (3.45%) Maven
3 1 (1.72%) Git (software)
General
1 15 (25.86%) Banking
2 13 (22.41%) Finance
3 7 (12.07%) Investment Banking
4 4 (6.90%) Private Banking
5 3 (5.17%) Front Office
6 2 (3.45%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.72%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 10 (17.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (13.79%) Developer
3 6 (10.34%) Systems Engineer
3 6 (10.34%) Administrator
3 6 (10.34%) Analyst
3 6 (10.34%) UNIX Administrator
4 5 (8.62%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 5 (8.62%) Consultant
4 5 (8.62%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (6.90%) Architect
5 4 (6.90%) Linux Administrator
5 4 (6.90%) HPUX Systems Administrator
5 4 (6.90%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.17%) Java Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Technical Leader
6 3 (5.17%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.17%) Web Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Network Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.52%) HTML
2 4 (6.90%) CSS
2 4 (6.90%) Web Services
2 4 (6.90%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (5.17%) Spring
4 2 (3.45%) XHTML
4 2 (3.45%) J2EE
4 2 (3.45%) XML
4 2 (3.45%) XSLT
4 2 (3.45%) JSP
4 2 (3.45%) JSTL
4 2 (3.45%) jQuery
4 2 (3.45%) REST
5 1 (1.72%) Spring MVC
5 1 (1.72%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.72%) LAMP
5 1 (1.72%) EJB
5 1 (1.72%) .NET
5 1 (1.72%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Clustering
2 4 (6.90%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.45%) Equities
3 2 (3.45%) Replication
4 1 (1.72%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.72%) Open Source
4 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.72%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.72%) Wiki
4 1 (1.72%) Symmetrix DMX
4 1 (1.72%) PKI
4 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 42 (72.41%) UNIX
2 19 (32.76%) Solaris
3 16 (27.59%) Windows
4 7 (12.07%) HPUX
5 6 (10.34%) SUSE
5 6 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (8.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (8.62%) AIX
7 1 (1.72%) CentOS
7 1 (1.72%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.72%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.24%) ITIL
2 7 (12.07%) Incident Management
2 7 (12.07%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (10.34%) Migration
4 5 (8.62%) Load Balancing
4 5 (8.62%) Web Development
4 5 (8.62%) Project Management
4 5 (8.62%) Low Latency
5 4 (6.90%) Change Management
5 4 (6.90%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (6.90%) Wealth Management
5 4 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (5.17%) Capacity Management
6 3 (5.17%) Business Continuity Planning
6 3 (5.17%) Release Management
6 3 (5.17%) Business Continuity
6 3 (5.17%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (5.17%) BCP
7 2 (3.45%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.97%) Perl
1 11 (18.97%) Shell Script
2 9 (15.52%) Java
3 6 (10.34%) VB
3 6 (10.34%) PowerShell
4 5 (8.62%) VBA
4 5 (8.62%) SQL
5 4 (6.90%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.90%) Tcl
6 3 (5.17%) Python
7 2 (3.45%) C#
7 2 (3.45%) C++
7 2 (3.45%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.72%) Scala
8 1 (1.72%) Korn
8 1 (1.72%) Ruby
8 1 (1.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (6.90%) CCNP
2 4 (6.90%) Degree
3 3 (5.17%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.45%) CCNA
4 2 (3.45%) Check Point Certification
4 2 (3.45%) CCSA
4 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.72%) PMP
5 1 (1.72%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.72%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (12.07%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.34%) Sendmail
3 3 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.45%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.72%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (1.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 8 (13.79%) NetBackup
2 4 (6.90%) CA SiteMinder
3 2 (3.45%) Tivoli
3 2 (3.45%) SCOM
4 1 (1.72%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.72%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 17 (29.31%) VMware
2 14 (24.14%) Red Hat
3 12 (20.69%) Oracle
4 9 (15.52%) Microsoft
5 8 (13.79%) Sybase
6 7 (12.07%) Blue Coat
7 6 (10.34%) Sun
7 6 (10.34%) Cisco
7 6 (10.34%) CheckPoint
8 5 (8.62%) NetApp
8 5 (8.62%) Juniper
8 5 (8.62%) IBM
9 4 (6.90%) CA
9 4 (6.90%) Lotus
9 4 (6.90%) Symantec
10 2 (3.45%) Nortel
10 2 (3.45%) Avaya
10 2 (3.45%) Alterian
10 2 (3.45%) SonicWALL
10 2 (3.45%) F5
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