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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 23 39 22
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -17
Contract jobs citing Linux 31 12 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.65% 1.97% 6.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.27% 8.63% 29.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 14
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +29.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £253 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £445 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Average hourly rate £23.75 £34.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.14% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £33.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -7.63%
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
118 139 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.69% 22.82% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 84 44
Average daily rate £350 £288 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -7.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £90 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 11
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.87 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.27% +2.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £9.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.30 £34.00 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 45 (72.58%) UNIX
2 30 (48.39%) Windows
3 16 (25.81%) Solaris
4 15 (24.19%) VMware
5 14 (22.58%) Firewall
6 13 (20.97%) SAN
7 12 (19.35%) Perl
7 12 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (17.74%) TCP/IP
9 10 (16.13%) Oracle
9 10 (16.13%) Red Hat
10 9 (14.52%) Java
11 8 (12.90%) Microsoft
11 8 (12.90%) Active Directory
11 8 (12.90%) NetBackup
12 7 (11.29%) Banking
12 7 (11.29%) Blue Coat
12 7 (11.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (11.29%) Cisco
12 7 (11.29%) DNS
12 7 (11.29%) Apache
12 7 (11.29%) .NET
12 7 (11.29%) ITIL
12 7 (11.29%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (11.29%) Finance
13 6 (9.68%) Shell Script
13 6 (9.68%) CheckPoint
13 6 (9.68%) C
13 6 (9.68%) HTML
13 6 (9.68%) VB

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 7 (11.29%) Apache
2 4 (6.45%) IBM Notes
2 4 (6.45%) Node.js
3 3 (4.84%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.84%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.23%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.61%) TPMS
5 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.61%) IIS
5 1 (1.61%) CICS
5 1 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.61%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (6.45%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.84%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.61%) CATIA
3 1 (1.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.58%) Firewall
2 13 (20.97%) SAN
3 11 (17.74%) TCP/IP
4 7 (11.29%) DNS
5 6 (9.68%) VPN
5 6 (9.68%) SMTP
6 5 (8.06%) IMAP
6 5 (8.06%) Network Security
6 5 (8.06%) OSPF
6 5 (8.06%) BGP
7 3 (4.84%) HTTP
7 3 (4.84%) Internet
8 2 (3.23%) Extranet
8 2 (3.23%) S/MIME
8 2 (3.23%) Junos
9 1 (1.61%) BIG-IP
9 1 (1.61%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (1.61%) Multicast
9 1 (1.61%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (1.61%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.06%) MySQL
2 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.45%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.23%) Informix
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.23%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.23%) CouchDB
3 2 (3.23%) Couchbase
4 1 (1.61%) DB2
4 1 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (9.68%) Subversion
2 5 (8.06%) Git (software)
3 4 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.61%) Maven
4 1 (1.61%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.61%) Ant
General
1 7 (11.29%) Banking
1 7 (11.29%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Retail
3 2 (3.23%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.23%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Automotive
4 1 (1.61%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 13 (20.97%) Developer
2 8 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (8.06%) Architect
3 5 (8.06%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (6.45%) Consultant
4 4 (6.45%) Analyst
4 4 (6.45%) Java Developer
5 3 (4.84%) Security Engineer
5 3 (4.84%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 3 (4.84%) UNIX Administrator
5 3 (4.84%) Firewall Engineer
5 3 (4.84%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (4.84%) Administrator
5 3 (4.84%) DBA
6 2 (3.23%) Service Analyst
6 2 (3.23%) Network Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) Technical Architect
6 2 (3.23%) Web Developer
6 2 (3.23%) Technology Consultant
6 2 (3.23%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.29%) .NET
2 6 (9.68%) HTML
3 5 (8.06%) CSS
4 4 (6.45%) Web Services
5 3 (4.84%) Spring
6 2 (3.23%) XHTML
6 2 (3.23%) Spring MVC
6 2 (3.23%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (1.61%) JSTL
7 1 (1.61%) REST
7 1 (1.61%) jQuery
7 1 (1.61%) JavaBeans
7 1 (1.61%) EJB
7 1 (1.61%) XML
7 1 (1.61%) XSLT
7 1 (1.61%) JSP
7 1 (1.61%) J2EE
7 1 (1.61%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Clustering
2 4 (6.45%) FMCG
2 4 (6.45%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.23%) Symmetrix DMX
3 2 (3.23%) Wiki
3 2 (3.23%) Replication
4 1 (1.61%) IVR
4 1 (1.61%) PKI
4 1 (1.61%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.61%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.61%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 45 (72.58%) UNIX
2 30 (48.39%) Windows
3 16 (25.81%) Solaris
4 7 (11.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (11.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (8.06%) Mac OS X
7 4 (6.45%) HPUX
8 3 (4.84%) SUSE
9 2 (3.23%) AIX
9 2 (3.23%) CentOS
9 2 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.61%) Fedora
10 1 (1.61%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (11.29%) ITIL
3 6 (9.68%) Load Balancing
4 5 (8.06%) Web Development
4 5 (8.06%) Logistics
5 4 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (6.45%) Time Management
5 4 (6.45%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (4.84%) TDD
6 3 (4.84%) Migration
7 2 (3.23%) Project Management
7 2 (3.23%) MVC
7 2 (3.23%) CAD
7 2 (3.23%) E-Commerce
7 2 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (3.23%) BDD
7 2 (3.23%) User Stories
7 2 (3.23%) Low Latency
7 2 (3.23%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 2 (3.23%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.35%) Perl
2 9 (14.52%) Java
3 6 (9.68%) Shell Script
3 6 (9.68%) C
3 6 (9.68%) VB
3 6 (9.68%) Python
3 6 (9.68%) PowerShell
4 5 (8.06%) VBA
5 4 (6.45%) Tcl
5 4 (6.45%) SQL
5 4 (6.45%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.45%) Ruby
6 2 (3.23%) PHP
6 2 (3.23%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.23%) Korn
7 1 (1.61%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (6.45%) CCNP
2 4 (6.45%) Degree
3 3 (4.84%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.84%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.23%) Check Point Certification
4 2 (3.23%) CCNA
4 2 (3.23%) CCSA
5 1 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.61%) PMP
5 1 (1.61%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 8 (12.90%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.68%) Sendmail
3 4 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (3.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (3.23%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.61%) Postfix
5 1 (1.61%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.61%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.61%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (12.90%) NetBackup
2 2 (3.23%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.23%) SCOM
3 1 (1.61%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.61%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (24.19%) VMware
2 10 (16.13%) Oracle
2 10 (16.13%) Red Hat
3 8 (12.90%) Microsoft
4 7 (11.29%) Blue Coat
4 7 (11.29%) Cisco
5 6 (9.68%) CheckPoint
6 5 (8.06%) Juniper
7 4 (6.45%) webMethods
7 4 (6.45%) Symantec
7 4 (6.45%) Lotus
7 4 (6.45%) Sun
7 4 (6.45%) IBM
7 4 (6.45%) RedPrairie
8 3 (4.84%) EMC
8 3 (4.84%) Sybase
9 2 (3.23%) Veritas
9 2 (3.23%) Avaya
9 2 (3.23%) Nortel
9 2 (3.23%) SonicWALL
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