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 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 21 38 38
Rank change year-on-year
+17 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 61 25 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 7.49% 3.88% 1.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.85% 18.94% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 12 2
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£340 £399 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.73% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £278 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £650 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £366 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.59% +9.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +6.75%
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
136 132 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.71% 20.50% 20.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 66 38
Average daily rate £340 £295 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.25% -9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 10
Average hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.70 £18.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 May 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (42.68%) UNIX
2 27 (32.93%) Microsoft
3 25 (30.49%) Windows
4 24 (29.27%) Solaris
4 24 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (29.27%) TDD
5 23 (28.05%) MVC
5 23 (28.05%) BDD
6 22 (26.83%) PostgreSQL
6 22 (26.83%) SQL Server
7 21 (25.61%) Python
7 21 (25.61%) Git (software)
8 20 (24.39%) Scrum
9 19 (23.17%) Cisco
9 19 (23.17%) Ubuntu
10 18 (21.95%) Subversion
10 18 (21.95%) Team Foundation Server
10 18 (21.95%) Django
10 18 (21.95%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (21.95%) Flask
10 18 (21.95%) Mentoring
10 18 (21.95%) Debian
11 16 (19.51%) Firewall
11 16 (19.51%) ITIL
11 16 (19.51%) Test Automation
12 15 (18.29%) RESTful
12 15 (18.29%) .NET
12 15 (18.29%) TCP/IP
13 14 (17.07%) Selenium
14 13 (15.85%) Microservices

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (6.10%) Node.js
2 2 (2.44%) Apache
3 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.22%) NetWeaver
3 1 (1.22%) CMS
3 1 (1.22%) Joomla!
3 1 (1.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (8.54%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.66%) MS Office
3 2 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.44%) GitHub
3 1 (1.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (19.51%) Firewall
2 15 (18.29%) TCP/IP
3 12 (14.63%) OSPF
3 12 (14.63%) BGP
4 10 (12.20%) SAN
5 8 (9.76%) DNS
6 7 (8.54%) Multicast
6 7 (8.54%) Structured Cabling
7 6 (7.32%) VPN
8 3 (3.66%) HTTP
8 3 (3.66%) Network Security
9 2 (2.44%) Junos
9 2 (2.44%) Internet
9 2 (2.44%) Extranet
10 1 (1.22%) FTP
10 1 (1.22%) NAS
10 1 (1.22%) Cisco ICM
10 1 (1.22%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (26.83%) SQL Server
1 22 (26.83%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (8.54%) MySQL
3 3 (3.66%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.66%) Couchbase
3 3 (3.66%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.66%) CouchDB
4 2 (2.44%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.22%) DB2
5 1 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 21 (25.61%) Git (software)
2 18 (21.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (21.95%) Subversion
3 14 (17.07%) Selenium
4 1 (1.22%) JIRA
General
1 11 (13.41%) Finance
2 8 (9.76%) Banking
3 7 (8.54%) Marketing
4 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.22%) Retail
4 1 (1.22%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (40.24%) Developer
2 21 (25.61%) Python Developer
3 12 (14.63%) Senior Developer
4 10 (12.20%) Project Manager
5 7 (8.54%) Analyst
5 7 (8.54%) Technical Project Manager
5 7 (8.54%) Architect
5 7 (8.54%) Senior Python Developer
5 7 (8.54%) Technical Manager
6 5 (6.10%) Consultant
6 5 (6.10%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.10%) Administrator
6 5 (6.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Firewall Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Senior Architect
8 3 (3.66%) Storage Consultant
8 3 (3.66%) PHP Developer
8 3 (3.66%) AWS Developer
8 3 (3.66%) Java Developer
8 3 (3.66%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (21.95%) Django
1 18 (21.95%) Flask
2 15 (18.29%) .NET
2 15 (18.29%) RESTful
3 5 (6.10%) Web Services
3 5 (6.10%) HTML
4 4 (4.88%) jQuery
4 4 (4.88%) CSS
5 3 (3.66%) ActiveMQ
5 3 (3.66%) Spring
5 3 (3.66%) HTML5
5 3 (3.66%) Spring MVC
6 2 (2.44%) LAMP
6 2 (2.44%) CSS3
6 2 (2.44%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.22%) Apache Cordova
7 1 (1.22%) WebRTC
7 1 (1.22%) SAP Basis
7 1 (1.22%) Symfony
7 1 (1.22%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.32%) Clustering
2 5 (6.10%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.22%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.22%) Wiki
3 1 (1.22%) FMCG
3 1 (1.22%) Symmetrix DMX
3 1 (1.22%) Social Media
3 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.22%) New Media
3 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 35 (42.68%) UNIX
2 25 (30.49%) Windows
3 24 (29.27%) Solaris
4 19 (23.17%) Ubuntu
5 18 (21.95%) Debian
6 9 (10.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (10.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (6.10%) Windows XP
8 5 (6.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (4.88%) HPUX
10 2 (2.44%) SUSE
10 2 (2.44%) Windows 7
10 2 (2.44%) AIX
11 1 (1.22%) Tru64
11 1 (1.22%) OpenVMS
11 1 (1.22%) zOS
11 1 (1.22%) MVS
11 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
1 24 (29.27%) TDD
2 23 (28.05%) MVC
2 23 (28.05%) BDD
3 20 (24.39%) Scrum
4 18 (21.95%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (21.95%) Mentoring
5 16 (19.51%) Test Automation
5 16 (19.51%) ITIL
6 13 (15.85%) SOA
6 13 (15.85%) Microservices
6 13 (15.85%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
7 12 (14.63%) TOGAF
8 9 (10.98%) ITIL V3
9 8 (9.76%) Project Management
10 6 (7.32%) PRINCE
10 6 (7.32%) PRINCE2
11 4 (4.88%) Load Balancing
12 3 (3.66%) Risk Analysis
12 3 (3.66%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (25.61%) Python
2 8 (9.76%) Java
2 8 (9.76%) PHP
2 8 (9.76%) SQL
3 7 (8.54%) Shell Script
4 5 (6.10%) PowerShell
4 5 (6.10%) VB
4 5 (6.10%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.88%) Perl
6 3 (3.66%) Tcl
6 3 (3.66%) C
7 2 (2.44%) VBA
8 1 (1.22%) Scala
8 1 (1.22%) Korn
8 1 (1.22%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 13 (15.85%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (12.20%) CCNA
3 5 (6.10%) PMP
3 5 (6.10%) PMI Certification
3 5 (6.10%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.66%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (3.66%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.66%) CCNP
4 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.44%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (2.44%) CCSA
System Software
1 7 (8.54%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.44%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (1.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (1.22%) KVM
Systems Management
1 12 (14.63%) Vagrant
2 5 (6.10%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.22%) Puppet
3 1 (1.22%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (1.22%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.22%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 27 (32.93%) Microsoft
2 19 (23.17%) Cisco
3 10 (12.20%) VMware
3 10 (12.20%) F5
4 8 (9.76%) Red Hat
4 8 (9.76%) CheckPoint
5 6 (7.32%) IBM
6 5 (6.10%) Oracle
6 5 (6.10%) HP
6 5 (6.10%) EMC
7 4 (4.88%) Juniper
7 4 (4.88%) Blue Coat
8 3 (3.66%) webMethods
9 2 (2.44%) Symantec
9 2 (2.44%) Veritas
9 2 (2.44%) Sun
10 1 (1.22%) Brocade
10 1 (1.22%) Zend
10 1 (1.22%) RedPrairie
10 1 (1.22%) Hitachi
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