The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 32 23 37
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +14
Contract jobs citing Linux 42 40 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.41% 5.35% 4.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.58% 38.10% 19.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 23 10
Median daily rate £300 £350 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £305 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £395 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £26.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +20.96%
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
133 105 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.14% 14.04% 21.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 57 66
Median daily rate £400 £328 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.13% +8.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 22
Median hourly rate £11.80 £18.00 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.44% +46.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.60 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £28.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 July 2016.

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 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Linux.

1 24 (33.33%) Java
1 24 (33.33%) Windows
2 19 (26.39%) CMS
2 19 (26.39%) VMware
2 19 (26.39%) Data Centre
3 18 (25.00%) MVC
3 18 (25.00%) Automotive
3 18 (25.00%) J2EE
3 18 (25.00%) Spring
3 18 (25.00%) Web Development
3 18 (25.00%) Spring MVC
3 18 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 17 (23.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (23.61%) jQuery
4 17 (23.61%) HTML
4 17 (23.61%) SQL Server
4 17 (23.61%) JavaScript
4 17 (23.61%) CSS
5 16 (22.22%) Unix
5 16 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 16 (22.22%) Red Hat
6 15 (20.83%) Windows Server
7 14 (19.44%) Firewall
7 14 (19.44%) SSL
7 14 (19.44%) Security Cleared
8 13 (18.06%) ITIL
9 12 (16.67%) SAN
10 11 (15.28%) Oracle
10 11 (15.28%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (15.28%) Windows Server 2012

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 19 (26.39%) CMS
2 5 (6.94%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.56%) Apache
3 4 (5.56%) IIS
3 4 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (5.56%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.78%) JBoss
4 2 (2.78%) Oracle Application Server
4 2 (2.78%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.39%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.39%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.39%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.39%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.39%) MS Office
2 1 (1.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.17%) PaaS
2 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.78%) Office 365
3 1 (1.39%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (1.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.39%) Google Apps
3 1 (1.39%) Heroku
3 1 (1.39%) IaaS
3 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (19.44%) Firewall
1 14 (19.44%) SSL
2 12 (16.67%) SAN
3 10 (13.89%) LAN
3 10 (13.89%) WAN
4 9 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (12.50%) IPv4
5 4 (5.56%) BIG-IP
5 4 (5.56%) DNS
5 4 (5.56%) SSH
6 3 (4.17%) IMAP
6 3 (4.17%) Internet
6 3 (4.17%) Kerberos
6 3 (4.17%) SMTP
6 3 (4.17%) TACACS
7 2 (2.78%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (1.39%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.39%) IPsec
8 1 (1.39%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (23.61%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.56%) MySQL
3 4 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.78%) Big Data
4 2 (2.78%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.39%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.39%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.39%) SAS Visual Analytics
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 9 (12.50%) Subversion
2 2 (2.78%) JMeter
General
1 18 (25.00%) Automotive
2 7 (9.72%) Finance
3 3 (4.17%) Retail
4 2 (2.78%) Law
5 1 (1.39%) Advertising
5 1 (1.39%) Banking
5 1 (1.39%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.39%) Marketing
5 1 (1.39%) Publishing
5 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (27.78%) Developer
2 13 (18.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (12.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 9 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 8 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
4 8 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (9.72%) Administrator
5 7 (9.72%) Technical Leader
6 6 (8.33%) Senior Technical Engineer
6 6 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
6 6 (8.33%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) Consultant
7 5 (6.94%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (6.94%) Unix Administrator
8 4 (5.56%) Analyst
8 4 (5.56%) Architect
8 4 (5.56%) Firewall Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) Juniper Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (25.00%) J2EE
1 18 (25.00%) Spring
1 18 (25.00%) Spring MVC
2 17 (23.61%) CSS
2 17 (23.61%) HTML
2 17 (23.61%) jQuery
3 9 (12.50%) CSS3
3 9 (12.50%) HTML5
4 4 (5.56%) SAML
5 2 (2.78%) LAMP
5 2 (2.78%) Middleware
5 2 (2.78%) RESTful
5 2 (2.78%) Web Services
6 1 (1.39%) .NET
6 1 (1.39%) MAPI
6 1 (1.39%) Node.js
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (1.39%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 19 (26.39%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.94%) CMDB
3 2 (2.78%) Cryptography
3 2 (2.78%) PKI
4 1 (1.39%) FlexPod
4 1 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.39%) User Experience
4 1 (1.39%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 24 (33.33%) Windows
2 17 (23.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 16 (22.22%) Unix
4 15 (20.83%) Windows Server
5 11 (15.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (13.89%) Ubuntu
6 10 (13.89%) Windows 8
7 9 (12.50%) AIX
8 8 (11.11%) Solaris
9 4 (5.56%) CentOS
10 2 (2.78%) HPUX
10 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (1.39%) Fedora
11 1 (1.39%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.39%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (1.39%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (25.00%) MVC
1 18 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
1 18 (25.00%) Web Development
2 13 (18.06%) ITIL
3 11 (15.28%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (12.50%) Front End Development
5 7 (9.72%) Performance Analysis
5 7 (9.72%) Service Delivery
6 6 (8.33%) Service Management
7 4 (5.56%) Configuration Management
7 4 (5.56%) DevOps
8 3 (4.17%) Line Management
8 3 (4.17%) Logistics
8 3 (4.17%) Migration
8 3 (4.17%) Presales
8 3 (4.17%) Server Hardening
8 3 (4.17%) SIEM
8 3 (4.17%) Vulnerability Management
9 2 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (2.78%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (33.33%) Java
2 17 (23.61%) JavaScript
3 8 (11.11%) SQL
4 7 (9.72%) Shell Script
5 3 (4.17%) C#
5 3 (4.17%) Korn
5 3 (4.17%) PL/SQL
5 3 (4.17%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.78%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.78%) VBA
7 1 (1.39%) C
7 1 (1.39%) Python
7 1 (1.39%) Ruby
7 1 (1.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (19.44%) Security Cleared
2 10 (13.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 9 (12.50%) CCNP
3 9 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (12.50%) MCSA
3 9 (12.50%) MCSE
3 9 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.56%) LPIC
5 1 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.39%) CISSP
5 1 (1.39%) Degree
5 1 (1.39%) EMC Certification
5 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) SLA
2 1 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.39%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (13.89%) vSphere
2 9 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.94%) NFS
3 5 (6.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 4 (5.56%) Firmware
5 2 (2.78%) Sendmail
5 2 (2.78%) vCloud
5 2 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.78%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.39%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (6.94%) Backup Exec
1 5 (6.94%) SCCM
2 4 (5.56%) NetBackup
2 4 (5.56%) SCOM
3 3 (4.17%) Puppet
4 2 (2.78%) Ansible
4 2 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (2.78%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (1.39%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (26.39%) VMware
2 16 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 16 (22.22%) Red Hat
3 11 (15.28%) Oracle
4 10 (13.89%) Cisco
5 9 (12.50%) Juniper
6 6 (8.33%) Veritas
7 5 (6.94%) Cognizant
8 4 (5.56%) Citrix
8 4 (5.56%) F5
8 4 (5.56%) IBM
8 4 (5.56%) ServiceNow
9 3 (4.17%) HP
10 2 (2.78%) Google
10 2 (2.78%) NEC
10 2 (2.78%) New Relic
10 2 (2.78%) Proofpoint
10 2 (2.78%) SAP
11 1 (1.39%) Apple
11 1 (1.39%) Veeam