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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 48 35 34
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 16 20 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.09% 3.60% 3.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.81% 15.75% 14.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 11
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -24.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £225 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £370 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +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
108 127 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.10% 22.84% 21.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 63 49
Average daily rate £300 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £177 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £444 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £309
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 21
Average hourly rate £15.00 £11.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -14.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £28.05 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 30 March 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 30 March 2015.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 28 (58.33%) UNIX
2 26 (54.17%) Windows
3 11 (22.92%) Java
3 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (20.83%) Solaris
5 9 (18.75%) SAN
5 9 (18.75%) Banking
6 8 (16.67%) VMware
6 8 (16.67%) C
6 8 (16.67%) .NET
6 8 (16.67%) Oracle
7 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
7 7 (14.58%) EMC
7 7 (14.58%) Finance
8 6 (12.50%) Logistics
8 6 (12.50%) Time Management
8 6 (12.50%) HP
8 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (12.50%) webMethods
8 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (12.50%) Git (software)
9 5 (10.42%) FMCG
9 5 (10.42%) RedPrairie
9 5 (10.42%) Node.js
9 5 (10.42%) Red Hat
9 5 (10.42%) Active Directory
9 5 (10.42%) ITIL
9 5 (10.42%) HPUX
9 5 (10.42%) PHP
9 5 (10.42%) SQL

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 5 (10.42%) Node.js
2 4 (8.33%) Apache
3 3 (6.25%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.08%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) MS Office
2 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.75%) SAN
2 4 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.25%) Firewall
4 2 (4.17%) HTTP
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco ICM
5 1 (2.08%) VLAN
5 1 (2.08%) NAS
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.08%) VPN
5 1 (2.08%) DNS
5 1 (2.08%) DHCP
5 1 (2.08%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) MySQL
2 2 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (4.17%) CouchDB
2 2 (4.17%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.17%) Couchbase
2 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 9 (18.75%) Banking
2 7 (14.58%) Finance
3 5 (10.42%) Retail
4 3 (6.25%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.08%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 13 (27.08%) Developer
2 8 (16.67%) Architect
3 5 (10.42%) Administrator
4 4 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 4 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (8.33%) Consultant
4 4 (8.33%) Senior Architect
5 3 (6.25%) Security Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) UNIX Administrator
5 3 (6.25%) Storage Consultant
5 3 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.25%) Technical Architect
5 3 (6.25%) Java Developer
5 3 (6.25%) AWS Developer
6 2 (4.17%) PHP Developer
6 2 (4.17%) EMC Storage Consultant
6 2 (4.17%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.17%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.67%) .NET
2 4 (8.33%) CSS
2 4 (8.33%) Web Services
2 4 (8.33%) HTML
3 2 (4.17%) AngularJS
3 2 (4.17%) jQuery
3 2 (4.17%) HTML5
3 2 (4.17%) CSS3
3 2 (4.17%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (4.17%) Spring
3 2 (4.17%) Spring MVC
4 1 (2.08%) Symfony
4 1 (2.08%) Zend Framework
4 1 (2.08%) JNI
4 1 (2.08%) LAMP
4 1 (2.08%) WebRTC
4 1 (2.08%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) FMCG
2 3 (6.25%) Clustering
3 2 (4.17%) Wiki
3 2 (4.17%) Symmetrix DMX
4 1 (2.08%) Social Media
4 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.08%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.08%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 28 (58.33%) UNIX
2 26 (54.17%) Windows
3 10 (20.83%) Solaris
4 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (10.42%) HPUX
6 4 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (8.33%) Mac OS X
7 3 (6.25%) Windows XP
7 3 (6.25%) AIX
7 3 (6.25%) SUSE
8 2 (4.17%) CentOS
8 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.08%) Fedora
9 1 (2.08%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.08%) Android
9 1 (2.08%) OpenVMS
9 1 (2.08%) zOS
9 1 (2.08%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (12.50%) Logistics
2 6 (12.50%) Time Management
3 5 (10.42%) ITIL
4 4 (8.33%) Web Development
5 3 (6.25%) Migration
5 3 (6.25%) MVC
6 2 (4.17%) TDD
6 2 (4.17%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.17%) BDD
6 2 (4.17%) ATDD
6 2 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (2.08%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (2.08%) User Stories
7 1 (2.08%) Android Development
7 1 (2.08%) iOS Development
7 1 (2.08%) Mobile Development
7 1 (2.08%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.08%) Capacity Management
7 1 (2.08%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.92%) Java
2 8 (16.67%) C
3 5 (10.42%) PHP
3 5 (10.42%) SQL
4 4 (8.33%) Shell Script
5 3 (6.25%) Ruby
5 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.25%) Python
6 2 (4.17%) Perl
6 2 (4.17%) VB
6 2 (4.17%) Korn
6 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.08%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (10.42%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (4.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (2.08%) KVM
4 1 (2.08%) Postfix
4 1 (2.08%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.08%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.08%) SCCM
2 1 (2.08%) Puppet
2 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (2.08%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.08%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 8 (16.67%) Oracle
1 8 (16.67%) VMware
2 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.58%) EMC
3 6 (12.50%) HP
3 6 (12.50%) webMethods
4 5 (10.42%) Red Hat
4 5 (10.42%) RedPrairie
5 4 (8.33%) Sun
5 4 (8.33%) Cisco
6 3 (6.25%) IBM
6 3 (6.25%) Veritas
7 1 (2.08%) Brocade
7 1 (2.08%) Zend
7 1 (2.08%) Sybase
7 1 (2.08%) CommVault
7 1 (2.08%) Hitachi
7 1 (2.08%) Novell
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