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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 35 37 52
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +15
Contract jobs citing Linux 26 27 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.55% 3.82% 0.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.89% 18.24% 4.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 3
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£350 £348 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +2.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £377 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +2.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
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
90 148 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 12.30% 20.93% 19.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 65 64
Average daily rate £300 £320 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +4.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £154 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £446 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 11
Average hourly rate £18.00 £12.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.93% -23.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £20.00 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 27 (36.99%) UNIX
2 24 (32.88%) TDD
3 23 (31.51%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (31.51%) MVC
3 23 (31.51%) Microsoft
3 23 (31.51%) BDD
4 22 (30.14%) SQL Server
5 21 (28.77%) Windows
5 21 (28.77%) Python
6 20 (27.40%) PostgreSQL
6 20 (27.40%) Scrum
6 20 (27.40%) Git (software)
7 19 (26.03%) Ubuntu
8 18 (24.66%) Subversion
8 18 (24.66%) Debian
8 18 (24.66%) Solaris
8 18 (24.66%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (24.66%) Django
8 18 (24.66%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (24.66%) Flask
8 18 (24.66%) Mentoring
9 17 (23.29%) Cisco
10 16 (21.92%) Firewall
10 16 (21.92%) Test Automation
11 15 (20.55%) RESTful
11 15 (20.55%) ITIL
11 15 (20.55%) .NET
12 14 (19.18%) TCP/IP
12 14 (19.18%) Selenium
13 13 (17.81%) SOA

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (5.48%) Apache
1 4 (5.48%) Node.js
2 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.37%) NetWeaver
2 1 (1.37%) CMS
2 1 (1.37%) Joomla!
2 1 (1.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (8.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.74%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.48%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.11%) GitHub
3 1 (1.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (21.92%) Firewall
2 14 (19.18%) TCP/IP
3 12 (16.44%) OSPF
3 12 (16.44%) BGP
4 8 (10.96%) DNS
5 7 (9.59%) Multicast
5 7 (9.59%) Structured Cabling
6 6 (8.22%) VPN
7 5 (6.85%) SAN
8 3 (4.11%) Network Security
8 3 (4.11%) HTTP
9 2 (2.74%) Junos
9 2 (2.74%) Internet
9 2 (2.74%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (30.14%) SQL Server
2 20 (27.40%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (12.33%) MySQL
4 3 (4.11%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.11%) Couchbase
4 3 (4.11%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.11%) CouchDB
5 1 (1.37%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.37%) DB2
5 1 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 20 (27.40%) Git (software)
2 18 (24.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (24.66%) Subversion
3 14 (19.18%) Selenium
4 2 (2.74%) JIRA
General
1 8 (10.96%) Finance
2 7 (9.59%) Marketing
3 5 (6.85%) Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (49.32%) Developer
2 21 (28.77%) Python Developer
3 12 (16.44%) Senior Developer
4 10 (13.70%) Project Manager
5 7 (9.59%) Technical Project Manager
5 7 (9.59%) Technical Manager
5 7 (9.59%) Senior Python Developer
6 6 (8.22%) Administrator
7 5 (6.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.85%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (6.85%) Analyst
8 4 (5.48%) Architect
8 4 (5.48%) Firewall Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) Senior Architect
8 4 (5.48%) PHP Developer
9 3 (4.11%) AWS Developer
9 3 (4.11%) Java Developer
9 3 (4.11%) Service Analyst
9 3 (4.11%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (4.11%) Perl Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (24.66%) Django
1 18 (24.66%) Flask
2 15 (20.55%) RESTful
2 15 (20.55%) .NET
3 8 (10.96%) HTML
4 7 (9.59%) CSS
5 5 (6.85%) Web Services
5 5 (6.85%) XHTML
6 4 (5.48%) jQuery
7 3 (4.11%) Spring MVC
7 3 (4.11%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (4.11%) Spring
8 2 (2.74%) Ajax
8 2 (2.74%) LAMP
8 2 (2.74%) HTML5
9 1 (1.37%) CSS3
9 1 (1.37%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.37%) Symfony
9 1 (1.37%) Zend Framework
9 1 (1.37%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.22%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.48%) Clustering
3 1 (1.37%) Wiki
3 1 (1.37%) New Media
3 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 27 (36.99%) UNIX
2 21 (28.77%) Windows
3 19 (26.03%) Ubuntu
4 18 (24.66%) Solaris
4 18 (24.66%) Debian
5 6 (8.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (8.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (5.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.74%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.74%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.37%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (32.88%) TDD
2 23 (31.51%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (31.51%) MVC
2 23 (31.51%) BDD
3 20 (27.40%) Scrum
4 18 (24.66%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (24.66%) Mentoring
5 16 (21.92%) Test Automation
6 15 (20.55%) ITIL
7 13 (17.81%) SOA
7 13 (17.81%) Microservices
7 13 (17.81%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
8 12 (16.44%) TOGAF
9 9 (12.33%) ITIL V3
10 8 (10.96%) Project Management
11 6 (8.22%) PRINCE
11 6 (8.22%) PRINCE2
12 4 (5.48%) Time Management
13 3 (4.11%) Change Control
13 3 (4.11%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 21 (28.77%) Python
2 8 (10.96%) JavaScript
2 8 (10.96%) Shell Script
3 7 (9.59%) Java
4 6 (8.22%) Perl
4 6 (8.22%) PHP
5 5 (6.85%) SQL
5 5 (6.85%) VB
5 5 (6.85%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.11%) C
6 3 (4.11%) Tcl
7 2 (2.74%) VBA
8 1 (1.37%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 13 (17.81%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (13.70%) CCNA
3 5 (6.85%) PMP
3 5 (6.85%) PMI Certification
3 5 (6.85%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.11%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (4.11%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.11%) CCNP
5 2 (2.74%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (2.74%) CCSA
System Software
1 4 (5.48%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (16.44%) Vagrant
2 5 (6.85%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.37%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (31.51%) Microsoft
2 17 (23.29%) Cisco
3 10 (13.70%) F5
4 8 (10.96%) CheckPoint
4 8 (10.96%) VMware
5 6 (8.22%) Red Hat
6 5 (6.85%) IBM
7 4 (5.48%) Juniper
7 4 (5.48%) Blue Coat
8 3 (4.11%) webMethods
9 2 (2.74%) Symantec
9 2 (2.74%) Oracle
10 1 (1.37%) SAP
10 1 (1.37%) Citrix
10 1 (1.37%) Zend