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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 37 33 31
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 21 19 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.40% 3.32% 4.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.41% 15.97% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 11
Average daily rate
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£360 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £225 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £390 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
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
128 119 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.75% 20.80% 20.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 66 44
Average daily rate £300 £270 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £125 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £420 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 15
Average hourly rate £13.00 £10.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -19.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £9.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £30.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.35 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.97% -6.96%

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 26 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 26 February 2015.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 35 (67.31%) UNIX
2 29 (55.77%) Windows
3 13 (25.00%) Solaris
3 13 (25.00%) SAN
4 12 (23.08%) VMware
5 11 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (21.15%) Oracle
6 10 (19.23%) Banking
7 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
7 9 (17.31%) Java
8 8 (15.38%) EMC
8 8 (15.38%) Red Hat
8 8 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (15.38%) Finance
8 8 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (13.46%) C
9 7 (13.46%) SQL
9 7 (13.46%) .NET
10 6 (11.54%) HPUX
10 6 (11.54%) Shell Script
10 6 (11.54%) Active Directory
10 6 (11.54%) HP
10 6 (11.54%) TCP/IP
10 6 (11.54%) Logistics
10 6 (11.54%) Git (software)
11 5 (9.62%) FMCG
11 5 (9.62%) Web Development
11 5 (9.62%) Time Management
11 5 (9.62%) RedPrairie
11 5 (9.62%) Subversion

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 (7.69%) Apache
1 4 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 4 (7.69%) Node.js
2 2 (3.85%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.92%) IIS
3 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) MS Office
2 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (25.00%) SAN
2 6 (11.54%) TCP/IP
3 4 (7.69%) Firewall
4 1 (1.92%) Cisco ICM
4 1 (1.92%) VLAN
4 1 (1.92%) NAS
4 1 (1.92%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.92%) VPN
4 1 (1.92%) DNS
4 1 (1.92%) S/MIME
4 1 (1.92%) SMTP
4 1 (1.92%) DHCP
4 1 (1.92%) FTP
4 1 (1.92%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) MySQL
1 3 (5.77%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.92%) CouchDB
3 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.92%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.92%) Couchbase
3 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Git (software)
2 5 (9.62%) Subversion
3 4 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (19.23%) Banking
2 8 (15.38%) Finance
3 5 (9.62%) Retail
4 3 (5.77%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 10 (19.23%) Developer
2 7 (13.46%) Architect
3 6 (11.54%) Consultant
4 5 (9.62%) Administrator
5 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (7.69%) UNIX Administrator
6 3 (5.77%) Storage Consultant
6 3 (5.77%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.77%) Security Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) DBA
6 3 (5.77%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.77%) Technical Architect
7 2 (3.85%) Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.85%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Java Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Oracle DBA
7 2 (3.85%) Linux Consultant
7 2 (3.85%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.46%) .NET
2 4 (7.69%) CSS
2 4 (7.69%) HTML
3 3 (5.77%) Web Services
4 1 (1.92%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (1.92%) Spring
4 1 (1.92%) JNI
4 1 (1.92%) Spring MVC
4 1 (1.92%) jQuery
4 1 (1.92%) HTML5
4 1 (1.92%) CSS3
4 1 (1.92%) WebRTC
4 1 (1.92%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.92%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) FMCG
2 4 (7.69%) Clustering
3 3 (5.77%) Symmetrix DMX
3 3 (5.77%) Wiki
4 2 (3.85%) Replication
5 1 (1.92%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.92%) IVR
5 1 (1.92%) Social Media
5 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 35 (67.31%) UNIX
2 29 (55.77%) Windows
3 13 (25.00%) Solaris
4 8 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (11.54%) HPUX
6 5 (9.62%) Mac OS X
7 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (7.69%) SUSE
8 3 (5.77%) Windows XP
8 3 (5.77%) AIX
9 2 (3.85%) CentOS
10 1 (1.92%) Fedora
10 1 (1.92%) Android
10 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.92%) OpenVMS
10 1 (1.92%) zOS
10 1 (1.92%) MVS
10 1 (1.92%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (11.54%) Logistics
3 5 (9.62%) Migration
3 5 (9.62%) Web Development
3 5 (9.62%) ITIL
3 5 (9.62%) Time Management
4 2 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (3.85%) Load Balancing
5 1 (1.92%) Release Management
5 1 (1.92%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (1.92%) Refactoring
5 1 (1.92%) Information Security
5 1 (1.92%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (1.92%) Incident Management
5 1 (1.92%) MVC
5 1 (1.92%) Validation
5 1 (1.92%) CAD
5 1 (1.92%) TDD
5 1 (1.92%) Pair Programming
5 1 (1.92%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.31%) Java
2 7 (13.46%) SQL
2 7 (13.46%) C
3 6 (11.54%) Shell Script
4 4 (7.69%) Ruby
4 4 (7.69%) PowerShell
4 4 (7.69%) Python
4 4 (7.69%) VB
4 4 (7.69%) PHP
5 3 (5.77%) Korn
6 2 (3.85%) Scala
6 2 (3.85%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.85%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.85%) Perl
6 2 (3.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) VCP4
System Software
1 6 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.77%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 3 (5.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (1.92%) KVM
3 1 (1.92%) Postfix
3 1 (1.92%) Sendmail
3 1 (1.92%) VMware Server
3 1 (1.92%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.92%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.92%) SCCM
2 1 (1.92%) Puppet
2 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.92%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 12 (23.08%) VMware
2 11 (21.15%) Oracle
3 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
4 8 (15.38%) Red Hat
4 8 (15.38%) EMC
5 6 (11.54%) HP
6 5 (9.62%) Sun
6 5 (9.62%) webMethods
6 5 (9.62%) RedPrairie
7 4 (7.69%) Veritas
7 4 (7.69%) IBM
8 3 (5.77%) Cisco
9 2 (3.85%) Symantec
10 1 (1.92%) Brocade
10 1 (1.92%) Sybase
10 1 (1.92%) CommVault
10 1 (1.92%) Hitachi
10 1 (1.92%) Novell
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