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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 40 33 39
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +6
Contract jobs citing Linux 26 36 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.37% 4.46% 3.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.69% 28.35% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 22 14
Average daily rate £335 £323 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.87% -7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £340 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £25.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -6.25%
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
147 127 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.07% 15.72% 21.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 66 66
Average daily rate £325 £308 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.69% +13.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 18
Average hourly rate £12.00 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.42% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £26.00 £22.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.80 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%

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 29 April 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 29 April 2016, 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 41 (56.16%) Unix
2 24 (32.88%) Oracle
3 22 (30.14%) Java
4 20 (27.40%) Windows
5 18 (24.66%) ITIL
5 18 (24.66%) Finance
6 17 (23.29%) AIX
7 16 (21.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (20.55%) Solaris
9 14 (19.18%) Red Hat
9 14 (19.18%) MySQL
9 14 (19.18%) SSL
10 13 (17.81%) SQL
10 13 (17.81%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (16.44%) PHP
11 12 (16.44%) VMware
12 11 (15.07%) Perl
12 11 (15.07%) Amazon AWS
13 10 (13.70%) SQL Server
13 10 (13.70%) NFS
13 10 (13.70%) Service Delivery
14 9 (12.33%) HTML
14 9 (12.33%) JavaScript
14 9 (12.33%) CSS
14 9 (12.33%) Banking
14 9 (12.33%) SSH
14 9 (12.33%) Performance Analysis
15 8 (10.96%) Windows Server
15 8 (10.96%) PaaS
15 8 (10.96%) Tomcat

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 8 (10.96%) Tomcat
2 7 (9.59%) SharePoint
2 7 (9.59%) WebLogic
3 5 (6.85%) Apache
3 5 (6.85%) Captiva
3 5 (6.85%) CMS
3 5 (6.85%) Documentum
3 5 (6.85%) JBoss
4 4 (5.48%) MS Exchange
5 3 (4.11%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.37%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.37%) IIS
6 1 (1.37%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.37%) Node.js
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.37%) MS Office
1 1 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.37%) MS Project
1 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) BigMachines
1 3 (4.11%) Eloqua
2 1 (1.37%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.07%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (10.96%) PaaS
3 4 (5.48%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (5.48%) SaaS
4 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.37%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (1.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (1.37%) GitHub
5 1 (1.37%) Google Apps
5 1 (1.37%) Heroku
5 1 (1.37%) IaaS
5 1 (1.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (19.18%) SSL
2 9 (12.33%) SSH
3 5 (6.85%) VoIP
4 4 (5.48%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.11%) BIG-IP
5 3 (4.11%) Kerberos
5 3 (4.11%) TACACS
6 2 (2.74%) Firewall
6 2 (2.74%) SAN
7 1 (1.37%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (1.37%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.37%) DNS
7 1 (1.37%) IMAP
7 1 (1.37%) Internet
7 1 (1.37%) IPsec
7 1 (1.37%) SMTP
7 1 (1.37%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.37%) VPN
7 1 (1.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.18%) MySQL
2 10 (13.70%) SQL Server
3 6 (8.22%) Oracle Database
4 4 (5.48%) Relational Database
5 3 (4.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (4.11%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.74%) Big Data
6 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.37%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.37%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.37%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.37%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.11%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.11%) JIRA
2 3 (4.11%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (2.74%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.74%) RSpec
3 2 (2.74%) Subversion
4 1 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 18 (24.66%) Finance
2 9 (12.33%) Banking
3 4 (5.48%) Automotive
4 3 (4.11%) Retail
5 1 (1.37%) Advertising
5 1 (1.37%) Back Office
5 1 (1.37%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.37%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.37%) Law
5 1 (1.37%) Marketing
5 1 (1.37%) Publishing
5 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (20.55%) Developer
2 10 (13.70%) Administrator
3 8 (10.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (10.96%) Unix Administrator
4 7 (9.59%) Architect
4 7 (9.59%) Infrastructure Architect
4 7 (9.59%) Linux Engineer
4 7 (9.59%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (9.59%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 7 (9.59%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (8.22%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 6 (8.22%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (8.22%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 5 (6.85%) Analyst
6 5 (6.85%) PHP Developer
7 4 (5.48%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (5.48%) VoIP Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.11%) Perl Web Developer
8 3 (4.11%) Unix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.33%) CSS
1 9 (12.33%) HTML
2 7 (9.59%) LAMP
3 5 (6.85%) CSS3
3 5 (6.85%) HTML5
3 5 (6.85%) jQuery
4 4 (5.48%) J2EE
4 4 (5.48%) Spring
4 4 (5.48%) Spring MVC
5 3 (4.11%) Mason
5 3 (4.11%) SAML
5 3 (4.11%) Visualforce
6 2 (2.74%) Backbone.js
6 2 (2.74%) Phusion Passenger
6 2 (2.74%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (1.37%) .NET
7 1 (1.37%) Ajax
7 1 (1.37%) FreeSWITCH
7 1 (1.37%) Middleware
7 1 (1.37%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.85%) CMDB
1 5 (6.85%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.74%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.37%) Derivative
3 1 (1.37%) FlexPod
3 1 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.37%) User Experience
3 1 (1.37%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 41 (56.16%) Unix
2 20 (27.40%) Windows
3 17 (23.29%) AIX
4 16 (21.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (20.55%) Solaris
6 8 (10.96%) Windows Server
7 6 (8.22%) SUSE
8 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (4.11%) Ubuntu
10 2 (2.74%) CentOS
10 2 (2.74%) HPUX
10 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (1.37%) Fedora
11 1 (1.37%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.37%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.37%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.66%) ITIL
2 13 (17.81%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (13.70%) Service Delivery
4 9 (12.33%) Performance Analysis
5 8 (10.96%) Service Management
6 7 (9.59%) Mentoring
6 7 (9.59%) Web Development
7 6 (8.22%) Change Management
7 6 (8.22%) Investment Management
8 5 (6.85%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (5.48%) MVC
9 4 (5.48%) Open Source
9 4 (5.48%) Project Management
9 4 (5.48%) Responsive Web Design
9 4 (5.48%) Scrum
10 3 (4.11%) DevOps
10 3 (4.11%) Identity Access Management
10 3 (4.11%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (4.11%) Server Hardening
10 3 (4.11%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (30.14%) Java
2 13 (17.81%) SQL
3 12 (16.44%) PHP
4 11 (15.07%) Perl
5 9 (12.33%) JavaScript
6 7 (9.59%) Korn
6 7 (9.59%) Shell Script
7 6 (8.22%) PowerShell
8 4 (5.48%) VBScript
9 3 (4.11%) Apex Code
9 3 (4.11%) C
9 3 (4.11%) Ruby
9 3 (4.11%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.74%) Python
11 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.37%) C#
11 1 (1.37%) Clojure
11 1 (1.37%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.37%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (5.48%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.11%) Degree
2 3 (4.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.37%) EMC Certification
3 1 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.37%) LPIC
3 1 (1.37%) MCSE
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.22%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (13.70%) NFS
2 7 (9.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 5 (6.85%) Active Directory
3 5 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.11%) Samba
5 2 (2.74%) vCloud
6 1 (1.37%) Firmware
6 1 (1.37%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.37%) Kamailio
6 1 (1.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (8.22%) Control-M
2 3 (4.11%) Puppet
3 2 (2.74%) Ansible
3 2 (2.74%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.74%) Capistrano
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.37%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.37%) SCCM
4 1 (1.37%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (32.88%) Oracle
2 14 (19.18%) Red Hat
3 12 (16.44%) VMware
4 7 (9.59%) Cognizant
4 7 (9.59%) Veritas
5 6 (8.22%) BMC
5 6 (8.22%) EMC
6 5 (6.85%) HP
6 5 (6.85%) Pega
6 5 (6.85%) ServiceNow
7 4 (5.48%) Cisco
7 4 (5.48%) Microsoft
8 3 (4.11%) F5
8 3 (4.11%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (4.11%) Siebel
9 2 (2.74%) IBM
9 2 (2.74%) New Relic
9 2 (2.74%) SAP
10 1 (1.37%) Adobe
10 1 (1.37%) Sybase
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