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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 33 43 25
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -18
Contract jobs citing Linux 31 15 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.16% 2.30% 5.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.53% 9.68% 31.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 10
Average daily rate
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£375 £303 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.96% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £193 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £341
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Average hourly rate £23.25 £34.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.61% +3.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
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
144 155 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.30% 23.77% 17.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 101 47
Average daily rate £350 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £128 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 6
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.98 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.11% -9.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £12.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £34.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -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 22 October 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 22 October 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 43 (71.67%) UNIX
2 21 (35.00%) Windows
3 20 (33.33%) Solaris
4 17 (28.33%) VMware
5 15 (25.00%) SAN
6 14 (23.33%) Java
7 13 (21.67%) Red Hat
7 13 (21.67%) Banking
8 12 (20.00%) Perl
9 11 (18.33%) Apache
9 11 (18.33%) TCP/IP
9 11 (18.33%) Shell Script
9 11 (18.33%) Firewall
9 11 (18.33%) Finance
10 10 (16.67%) Oracle
11 9 (15.00%) HTML
12 8 (13.33%) Microsoft
12 8 (13.33%) Active Directory
12 8 (13.33%) NetBackup
13 7 (11.67%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (11.67%) Blue Coat
13 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (11.67%) Cisco
13 7 (11.67%) DNS
13 7 (11.67%) ITIL
13 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (11.67%) Sun
14 6 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
14 6 (10.00%) CheckPoint
14 6 (10.00%) HPUX

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 11 (18.33%) Apache
2 6 (10.00%) Tomcat
3 5 (8.33%) WebLogic
4 4 (6.67%) IBM Notes
4 4 (6.67%) Node.js
5 3 (5.00%) MS Exchange
6 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (3.33%) CMS
7 1 (1.67%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.67%) TPMS
7 1 (1.67%) IIS
7 1 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.67%) CICS
Applications
1 4 (6.67%) MS Visio
2 3 (5.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.67%) CATIA
3 1 (1.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (25.00%) SAN
2 11 (18.33%) TCP/IP
2 11 (18.33%) Firewall
3 7 (11.67%) DNS
4 6 (10.00%) VPN
4 6 (10.00%) SMTP
5 5 (8.33%) Network Security
5 5 (8.33%) IMAP
5 5 (8.33%) SSL
5 5 (8.33%) OSPF
5 5 (8.33%) BGP
6 4 (6.67%) LDAP
7 3 (5.00%) Internet
7 3 (5.00%) HTTP
8 2 (3.33%) Extranet
8 2 (3.33%) S/MIME
8 2 (3.33%) Junos
9 1 (1.67%) BIG-IP
9 1 (1.67%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (1.67%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.67%) MySQL
1 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.33%) Informix
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (3.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.33%) CouchDB
3 2 (3.33%) Couchbase
3 2 (3.33%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Subversion
2 2 (3.33%) Eclipse
2 2 (3.33%) Ant
2 2 (3.33%) Maven
3 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Forms
General
1 13 (21.67%) Banking
2 11 (18.33%) Finance
3 5 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 4 (6.67%) Private Banking
5 3 (5.00%) Retail
6 2 (3.33%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.67%) Automotive
7 1 (1.67%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 10 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (15.00%) Developer
3 6 (10.00%) Analyst
3 6 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) UNIX Administrator
4 5 (8.33%) Consultant
4 5 (8.33%) Administrator
5 4 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (6.67%) Architect
5 4 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 4 (6.67%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.00%) HPUX Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.00%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Linux Administrator
6 3 (5.00%) Web Developer
7 2 (3.33%) Network Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Service Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) DBA
7 2 (3.33%) Technology Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.00%) HTML
2 4 (6.67%) CSS
2 4 (6.67%) Web Services
2 4 (6.67%) .NET
2 4 (6.67%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (6.67%) Spring
3 2 (3.33%) XHTML
3 2 (3.33%) J2EE
3 2 (3.33%) XML
3 2 (3.33%) XSLT
3 2 (3.33%) JSP
3 2 (3.33%) REST
3 2 (3.33%) jQuery
3 2 (3.33%) Spring MVC
3 2 (3.33%) JSTL
3 2 (3.33%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (1.67%) LAMP
4 1 (1.67%) EJB
4 1 (1.67%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Clustering
2 4 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.00%) FMCG
4 2 (3.33%) Replication
4 2 (3.33%) Equities
5 1 (1.67%) IVR
5 1 (1.67%) PKI
5 1 (1.67%) Wiki
5 1 (1.67%) Symmetrix DMX
5 1 (1.67%) Open Source
5 1 (1.67%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.67%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 43 (71.67%) UNIX
2 21 (35.00%) Windows
3 20 (33.33%) Solaris
4 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (10.00%) HPUX
5 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (10.00%) SUSE
6 4 (6.67%) AIX
6 4 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.33%) CentOS
8 1 (1.67%) Fedora
8 1 (1.67%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (11.67%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (11.67%) ITIL
2 5 (8.33%) Incident Management
2 5 (8.33%) Web Development
2 5 (8.33%) Load Balancing
2 5 (8.33%) Low Latency
3 4 (6.67%) Change Management
3 4 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (6.67%) Wealth Management
3 4 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (5.00%) Migration
4 3 (5.00%) Logistics
4 3 (5.00%) TDD
4 3 (5.00%) Time Management
5 2 (3.33%) CAD
5 2 (3.33%) MVC
5 2 (3.33%) Risk Management
5 2 (3.33%) Project Management
5 2 (3.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.33%) Java
2 12 (20.00%) Perl
3 11 (18.33%) Shell Script
4 6 (10.00%) SQL
4 6 (10.00%) VB
4 6 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 5 (8.33%) VBA
6 4 (6.67%) Tcl
6 4 (6.67%) JavaScript
6 4 (6.67%) C
7 3 (5.00%) Python
8 2 (3.33%) C#
8 2 (3.33%) C++
8 2 (3.33%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.67%) Ruby
9 1 (1.67%) Korn
9 1 (1.67%) Scala
9 1 (1.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (6.67%) CCNP
2 4 (6.67%) Degree
3 3 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.33%) CCNA
4 2 (3.33%) Check Point Certification
4 2 (3.33%) CCSA
5 1 (1.67%) PMP
5 1 (1.67%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.67%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.00%) Sendmail
3 4 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.33%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.67%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.67%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.67%) Postfix
5 1 (1.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (1.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (1.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (13.33%) NetBackup
2 4 (6.67%) CA SiteMinder
3 2 (3.33%) Tivoli
3 2 (3.33%) SCOM
4 1 (1.67%) SCCM
4 1 (1.67%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.67%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 17 (28.33%) VMware
2 13 (21.67%) Red Hat
3 10 (16.67%) Oracle
4 8 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 7 (11.67%) Blue Coat
5 7 (11.67%) Cisco
5 7 (11.67%) Sun
6 6 (10.00%) CheckPoint
7 5 (8.33%) IBM
7 5 (8.33%) Sybase
7 5 (8.33%) Juniper
8 4 (6.67%) CA
8 4 (6.67%) NetApp
8 4 (6.67%) Lotus
8 4 (6.67%) Symantec
9 3 (5.00%) RedPrairie
9 3 (5.00%) webMethods
10 2 (3.33%) Avaya
10 2 (3.33%) HP
10 2 (3.33%) EMC
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