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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 24 34 15
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -19
Contract jobs citing Linux 33 17 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.25% 2.80% 7.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.63% 13.39% 35.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 12
Average daily rate
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£375 £368 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +14.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £224 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £433 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £34.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.76% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -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
134 127 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.30% 20.89% 20.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 77 32
Average daily rate £350 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £113 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 9
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £9.50 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £34.00 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 48 (71.64%) UNIX
2 35 (52.24%) Windows
3 19 (28.36%) Solaris
4 18 (26.87%) VMware
5 15 (22.39%) SAN
6 13 (19.40%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (17.91%) Oracle
7 12 (17.91%) Firewall
7 12 (17.91%) Red Hat
8 11 (16.42%) Microsoft
9 10 (14.93%) TCP/IP
9 10 (14.93%) Active Directory
9 10 (14.93%) Java
9 10 (14.93%) Perl
9 10 (14.93%) Finance
9 10 (14.93%) Banking
10 9 (13.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (13.43%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (11.94%) NetBackup
11 8 (11.94%) .NET
12 7 (10.45%) SQL
12 7 (10.45%) C
12 7 (10.45%) Cisco
12 7 (10.45%) Clustering
12 7 (10.45%) Shell Script
12 7 (10.45%) Load Balancing
13 6 (8.96%) Blue Coat
13 6 (8.96%) Logistics
13 6 (8.96%) Git (software)
13 6 (8.96%) PowerShell

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 6 (8.96%) Apache
2 5 (7.46%) Node.js
3 4 (5.97%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.48%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.99%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.49%) IIS
6 1 (1.49%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.49%) CICS
6 1 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.49%) TPMS
Applications
1 4 (5.97%) MS Excel
1 4 (5.97%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.48%) MS Office
3 1 (1.49%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.97%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (22.39%) SAN
2 12 (17.91%) Firewall
3 10 (14.93%) TCP/IP
4 5 (7.46%) VPN
5 4 (5.97%) OSPF
5 4 (5.97%) BGP
5 4 (5.97%) Network Security
6 3 (4.48%) Internet
6 3 (4.48%) SMTP
7 2 (2.99%) HTTP
7 2 (2.99%) S/MIME
7 2 (2.99%) Extranet
7 2 (2.99%) DNS
7 2 (2.99%) Junos
7 2 (2.99%) IMAP
8 1 (1.49%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.49%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (1.49%) NAS
8 1 (1.49%) Cisco ICM
8 1 (1.49%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.96%) MySQL
2 4 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.97%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.48%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.99%) CouchDB
4 2 (2.99%) Informix
4 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (2.99%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.99%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.99%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.49%) DB2
5 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (8.96%) Git (software)
2 5 (7.46%) Subversion
3 4 (5.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (14.93%) Finance
1 10 (14.93%) Banking
2 5 (7.46%) Retail
3 3 (4.48%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.99%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.49%) Front Office
5 1 (1.49%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 12 (17.91%) Developer
2 8 (11.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (10.45%) Architect
4 6 (8.96%) Administrator
5 5 (7.46%) UNIX Administrator
5 5 (7.46%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (7.46%) Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) Technical Architect
6 4 (5.97%) Consultant
6 4 (5.97%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (5.97%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 3 (4.48%) Java Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Security Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) DBA
7 3 (4.48%) Firewall Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Linux Administrator
8 2 (2.99%) Technology Consultant
8 2 (2.99%) Linux Support
8 2 (2.99%) Service Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.94%) .NET
2 5 (7.46%) CSS
2 5 (7.46%) HTML
3 4 (5.97%) Web Services
4 2 (2.99%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (2.99%) Spring
4 2 (2.99%) Spring MVC
5 1 (1.49%) jQuery
5 1 (1.49%) HTML5
5 1 (1.49%) CSS3
5 1 (1.49%) WebRTC
5 1 (1.49%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.49%) Apache Cordova
5 1 (1.49%) JNI
5 1 (1.49%) EJB
5 1 (1.49%) XHTML
5 1 (1.49%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.45%) Clustering
2 5 (7.46%) FMCG
3 3 (4.48%) Symmetrix DMX
3 3 (4.48%) Wiki
4 2 (2.99%) Replication
5 1 (1.49%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.49%) Open Source
5 1 (1.49%) Social Media
5 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.49%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.49%) IVR
5 1 (1.49%) PKI
5 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 48 (71.64%) UNIX
2 35 (52.24%) Windows
3 19 (28.36%) Solaris
4 9 (13.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (13.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (8.96%) HPUX
5 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (7.46%) Mac OS X
7 4 (5.97%) AIX
7 4 (5.97%) SUSE
8 3 (4.48%) CentOS
8 3 (4.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.99%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.49%) OpenVMS
10 1 (1.49%) zOS
10 1 (1.49%) MVS
10 1 (1.49%) Tru64
10 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.49%) Fedora
10 1 (1.49%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.40%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (10.45%) Load Balancing
3 6 (8.96%) Logistics
3 6 (8.96%) ITIL
4 5 (7.46%) Web Development
4 5 (7.46%) Time Management
5 4 (5.97%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (5.97%) Migration
5 4 (5.97%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (4.48%) TDD
7 2 (2.99%) Pair Programming
7 2 (2.99%) MVC
7 2 (2.99%) E-Commerce
7 2 (2.99%) CAD
7 2 (2.99%) BDD
7 2 (2.99%) ATDD
7 2 (2.99%) User Stories
7 2 (2.99%) Low Latency
7 2 (2.99%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 2 (2.99%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.93%) Java
1 10 (14.93%) Perl
2 7 (10.45%) SQL
2 7 (10.45%) Shell Script
2 7 (10.45%) C
3 6 (8.96%) PowerShell
3 6 (8.96%) VB
3 6 (8.96%) Python
4 5 (7.46%) VBA
5 4 (5.97%) Tcl
5 4 (5.97%) Ruby
6 3 (4.48%) Korn
6 3 (4.48%) PHP
6 3 (4.48%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.99%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.99%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (5.97%) CCNP
1 4 (5.97%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (4.48%) SC Cleared
2 3 (4.48%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.99%) CCSA
3 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.99%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.49%) Degree
System Software
1 10 (14.93%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.48%) Sendmail
3 3 (4.48%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (4.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (2.99%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.49%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.49%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.49%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.49%) KVM
5 1 (1.49%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 8 (11.94%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.99%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.99%) SCOM
3 1 (1.49%) Puppet
3 1 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.49%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.49%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (1.49%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (26.87%) VMware
2 12 (17.91%) Oracle
2 12 (17.91%) Red Hat
3 11 (16.42%) Microsoft
4 7 (10.45%) Cisco
5 6 (8.96%) Sun
5 6 (8.96%) EMC
5 6 (8.96%) Blue Coat
6 5 (7.46%) webMethods
6 5 (7.46%) RedPrairie
6 5 (7.46%) IBM
7 4 (5.97%) CheckPoint
7 4 (5.97%) Veritas
7 4 (5.97%) Juniper
7 4 (5.97%) Symantec
8 3 (4.48%) Sybase
9 2 (2.99%) Nortel
9 2 (2.99%) Avaya
9 2 (2.99%) HP
9 2 (2.99%) SonicWALL