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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 32 52 32
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -20
Contract jobs citing Linux 34 11 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.45% 1.70% 4.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.38% 7.33% 27.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 9
Average daily rate
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£400 £315 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £221 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £340 £328
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 £31.64 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.63% -
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
159 150 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.81% 23.15% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 94 47
Average daily rate £350 £288 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% +5.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £145 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 15 7
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.98 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.11% -6.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £18.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 39 (70.91%) UNIX
2 16 (29.09%) Solaris
3 14 (25.45%) Windows
3 14 (25.45%) VMware
3 14 (25.45%) Banking
4 12 (21.82%) SAN
4 12 (21.82%) Red Hat
4 12 (21.82%) Finance
5 11 (20.00%) Firewall
5 11 (20.00%) Perl
5 11 (20.00%) Oracle
6 9 (16.36%) HTML
6 9 (16.36%) Java
6 9 (16.36%) ITIL
6 9 (16.36%) Apache
6 9 (16.36%) TCP/IP
7 8 (14.55%) Sybase
7 8 (14.55%) Shell Script
7 8 (14.55%) Blue Coat
8 7 (12.73%) Investment Banking
8 7 (12.73%) Incident Management
8 7 (12.73%) CheckPoint
8 7 (12.73%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (12.73%) Cisco
8 7 (12.73%) Microsoft
9 6 (10.91%) DNS
9 6 (10.91%) Active Directory
9 6 (10.91%) HPUX
9 6 (10.91%) SMTP
9 6 (10.91%) Tomcat

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (16.36%) Apache
2 6 (10.91%) Tomcat
3 5 (9.09%) WebLogic
4 4 (7.27%) IBM Notes
4 4 (7.27%) Node.js
5 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
5 2 (3.64%) CMS
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.82%) TPMS
6 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.82%) CICS
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) MS Visio
2 3 (5.45%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.64%) MS Office
4 1 (1.82%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.82%) SAN
2 11 (20.00%) Firewall
3 9 (16.36%) TCP/IP
4 6 (10.91%) SMTP
4 6 (10.91%) OSPF
4 6 (10.91%) BGP
4 6 (10.91%) DNS
4 6 (10.91%) Network Security
5 5 (9.09%) IMAP
5 5 (9.09%) SSL
5 5 (9.09%) VPN
6 4 (7.27%) LDAP
7 3 (5.45%) Internet
8 2 (3.64%) Extranet
8 2 (3.64%) S/MIME
8 2 (3.64%) HTTP
8 2 (3.64%) Junos
9 1 (1.82%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (1.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (1.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) MySQL
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.64%) Informix
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.82%) CouchDB
4 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.82%) Couchbase
4 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.82%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Subversion
2 2 (3.64%) Maven
2 2 (3.64%) Ant
2 2 (3.64%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (3.64%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
General
1 14 (25.45%) Banking
2 12 (21.82%) Finance
3 7 (12.73%) Investment Banking
4 4 (7.27%) Private Banking
5 3 (5.45%) Front Office
6 2 (3.64%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.82%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 8 (14.55%) Developer
1 8 (14.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (10.91%) Analyst
2 6 (10.91%) Consultant
2 6 (10.91%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (9.09%) Administrator
3 5 (9.09%) UNIX Administrator
4 4 (7.27%) HPUX Systems Administrator
4 4 (7.27%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 4 (7.27%) Linux Administrator
4 4 (7.27%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 4 (7.27%) Architect
4 4 (7.27%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (5.45%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.45%) Java Developer
5 3 (5.45%) Technical Leader
5 3 (5.45%) Firewall Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Web Developer
6 2 (3.64%) UNIX Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Technology Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.36%) HTML
2 4 (7.27%) Web Services
2 4 (7.27%) CSS
2 4 (7.27%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (5.45%) Spring
4 2 (3.64%) JSTL
4 2 (3.64%) JSP
4 2 (3.64%) jQuery
4 2 (3.64%) REST
4 2 (3.64%) XML
4 2 (3.64%) XSLT
4 2 (3.64%) XHTML
4 2 (3.64%) J2EE
5 1 (1.82%) EJB
5 1 (1.82%) .NET
5 1 (1.82%) JavaBeans
5 1 (1.82%) LAMP
5 1 (1.82%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.82%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) Clustering
1 4 (7.27%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.64%) Equities
3 1 (1.82%) PKI
3 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.82%) Replication
3 1 (1.82%) Open Source
3 1 (1.82%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 39 (70.91%) UNIX
2 16 (29.09%) Solaris
3 14 (25.45%) Windows
4 6 (10.91%) HPUX
5 5 (9.09%) SUSE
5 5 (9.09%) AIX
6 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (7.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.82%) CentOS
7 1 (1.82%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.36%) ITIL
2 7 (12.73%) Incident Management
3 6 (10.91%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (9.09%) Migration
4 5 (9.09%) Project Management
4 5 (9.09%) Web Development
4 5 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 5 (9.09%) Low Latency
5 4 (7.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (7.27%) Wealth Management
5 4 (7.27%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (7.27%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (7.27%) Change Management
6 3 (5.45%) BCP
6 3 (5.45%) Business Continuity
6 3 (5.45%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (5.45%) Release Management
6 3 (5.45%) Capacity Management
6 3 (5.45%) Business Continuity Planning
7 2 (3.64%) Service Continuity Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.00%) Perl
2 9 (16.36%) Java
3 8 (14.55%) Shell Script
4 4 (7.27%) PowerShell
4 4 (7.27%) Tcl
4 4 (7.27%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.27%) SQL
4 4 (7.27%) VB
4 4 (7.27%) VBA
5 3 (5.45%) Python
6 2 (3.64%) C#
6 2 (3.64%) C++
7 1 (1.82%) Scala
7 1 (1.82%) Ruby
7 1 (1.82%) PHP
7 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (12.73%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (9.09%) CCNP
3 4 (7.27%) Degree
4 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.64%) CCSA
4 2 (3.64%) CCNA
4 2 (3.64%) Check Point Certification
4 2 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.82%) PMP
5 1 (1.82%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.82%) CCDP
5 1 (1.82%) RHCE
5 1 (1.82%) CCSE
5 1 (1.82%) JNCIS
5 1 (1.82%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (10.91%) Active Directory
1 6 (10.91%) Sendmail
2 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.64%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.82%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (10.91%) NetBackup
2 4 (7.27%) CA SiteMinder
3 2 (3.64%) Tivoli
3 2 (3.64%) SCOM
4 1 (1.82%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.82%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 14 (25.45%) VMware
2 12 (21.82%) Red Hat
3 11 (20.00%) Oracle
4 8 (14.55%) Sybase
4 8 (14.55%) Blue Coat
5 7 (12.73%) Cisco
5 7 (12.73%) Microsoft
5 7 (12.73%) CheckPoint
6 6 (10.91%) Juniper
7 5 (9.09%) NetApp
7 5 (9.09%) Sun
8 4 (7.27%) CA
8 4 (7.27%) Lotus
9 3 (5.45%) F5
9 3 (5.45%) Symantec
9 3 (5.45%) IBM
10 2 (3.64%) Nortel
10 2 (3.64%) Avaya
10 2 (3.64%) SonicWALL
10 2 (3.64%) Alterian
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