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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 38 54 30
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -24
Contract jobs citing Linux 26 8 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.51% 1.22% 4.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.15% 6.15% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 8
Average daily rate
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£290 £340 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.58% +22.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £320 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £340 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -6.25%
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
161 130 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.73% 19.79% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 78 54
Average daily rate £320 £295 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% +14.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £160 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £446 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 13 8
Average hourly rate £13.10 £15.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.66% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £12.00 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £18.25 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.60 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -8.57%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 38 (73.08%) UNIX
2 15 (28.85%) HTML
3 14 (26.92%) Finance
3 14 (26.92%) Banking
4 13 (25.00%) Solaris
4 13 (25.00%) Apache
5 12 (23.08%) Java
5 12 (23.08%) Perl
6 11 (21.15%) JavaScript
6 11 (21.15%) Shell Script
7 10 (19.23%) Oracle
7 10 (19.23%) Tomcat
7 10 (19.23%) VMware
8 9 (17.31%) Windows
8 9 (17.31%) Firewall
9 8 (15.38%) Sybase
9 8 (15.38%) JSP
9 8 (15.38%) XML
9 8 (15.38%) ITIL
9 8 (15.38%) SAN
9 8 (15.38%) Red Hat
9 8 (15.38%) Blue Coat
10 7 (13.46%) CSS
10 7 (13.46%) HPUX
10 7 (13.46%) Cisco
10 7 (13.46%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (13.46%) CheckPoint
10 7 (13.46%) Migration
10 7 (13.46%) Investment Banking
10 7 (13.46%) Incident Management

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 13 (25.00%) Apache
2 10 (19.23%) Tomcat
3 5 (9.62%) CMS
3 5 (9.62%) WebLogic
4 4 (7.69%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.92%) TPMS
5 1 (1.92%) Node.js
5 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.92%) CICS
5 1 (1.92%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.85%) MS Office
2 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.31%) Firewall
2 8 (15.38%) SAN
3 6 (11.54%) OSPF
3 6 (11.54%) BGP
3 6 (11.54%) DNS
3 6 (11.54%) TCP/IP
3 6 (11.54%) Network Security
4 5 (9.62%) IMAP
4 5 (9.62%) VPN
4 5 (9.62%) SMTP
4 5 (9.62%) SSL
5 4 (7.69%) LDAP
6 3 (5.77%) Internet
7 2 (3.85%) Extranet
7 2 (3.85%) FTP
7 2 (3.85%) HTTP
7 2 (3.85%) Junos
8 1 (1.92%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (1.92%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) MySQL
2 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.85%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.85%) Informix
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.92%) MS Access
4 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.92%) CouchDB
4 1 (1.92%) Couchbase
4 1 (1.92%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Eclipse
1 5 (9.62%) Subversion
1 5 (9.62%) Maven
1 5 (9.62%) Ant
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.92%) RubyGems
3 1 (1.92%) Grunt
General
1 14 (26.92%) Finance
1 14 (26.92%) Banking
2 7 (13.46%) Investment Banking
3 4 (7.69%) Private Banking
4 3 (5.77%) Games
4 3 (5.77%) Front Office
5 2 (3.85%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (15.38%) Developer
2 7 (13.46%) Analyst
3 6 (11.54%) Project Manager
3 6 (11.54%) Java Developer
4 5 (9.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (9.62%) UNIX Administrator
4 5 (9.62%) Administrator
5 4 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (7.69%) HPUX Systems Administrator
5 4 (7.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 4 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
5 4 (7.69%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.77%) Consultant
6 3 (5.77%) IT Project Manager
6 3 (5.77%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) UNIX Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Technical Leader
6 3 (5.77%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Java Web Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (28.85%) HTML
2 8 (15.38%) JSP
2 8 (15.38%) XML
3 7 (13.46%) CSS
4 6 (11.54%) Spring
5 5 (9.62%) REST
5 5 (9.62%) jQuery
5 5 (9.62%) XSLT
5 5 (9.62%) J2EE
5 5 (9.62%) JSTL
6 4 (7.69%) FIX Protocol
6 4 (7.69%) .NET
7 3 (5.77%) CGI
7 3 (5.77%) Ajax
8 2 (3.85%) XHTML
9 1 (1.92%) SVG
9 1 (1.92%) EJB
9 1 (1.92%) JavaBeans
9 1 (1.92%) LAMP
9 1 (1.92%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) Clustering
1 4 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.77%) Web 2.0
3 2 (3.85%) Open Source
3 2 (3.85%) Equities
4 1 (1.92%) PKI
4 1 (1.92%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.92%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 38 (73.08%) UNIX
2 13 (25.00%) Solaris
3 9 (17.31%) Windows
4 7 (13.46%) HPUX
5 6 (11.54%) SUSE
6 5 (9.62%) AIX
7 4 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.92%) Fedora
8 1 (1.92%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.92%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.92%) Android
8 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.92%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.38%) ITIL
2 7 (13.46%) Migration
2 7 (13.46%) Incident Management
3 5 (9.62%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (9.62%) Project Management
3 5 (9.62%) Load Balancing
3 5 (9.62%) Low Latency
4 4 (7.69%) Wealth Management
4 4 (7.69%) Release Management
4 4 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (7.69%) Change Management
4 4 (7.69%) Web Development
4 4 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (5.77%) Business Continuity
5 3 (5.77%) TDD
5 3 (5.77%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (5.77%) BCP
5 3 (5.77%) Customer Engagement
5 3 (5.77%) Capacity Management
5 3 (5.77%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (23.08%) Java
1 12 (23.08%) Perl
2 11 (21.15%) JavaScript
2 11 (21.15%) Shell Script
3 5 (9.62%) PHP
4 4 (7.69%) SQL
4 4 (7.69%) Tcl
5 2 (3.85%) Python
5 2 (3.85%) VB
5 2 (3.85%) C#
5 2 (3.85%) C++
6 1 (1.92%) VBA
6 1 (1.92%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 1 (1.92%) Ruby
6 1 (1.92%) PHP5
6 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (13.46%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (9.62%) CCNP
3 4 (7.69%) Degree
4 2 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.85%) CCSA
4 2 (3.85%) CCNA
4 2 (3.85%) Check Point Certification
4 2 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.92%) PMP
5 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.92%) CCDP
5 1 (1.92%) ISEB
5 1 (1.92%) CCSE
5 1 (1.92%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.92%) JNCIS
5 1 (1.92%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.92%) RHCE
5 1 (1.92%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) Sendmail
2 4 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.85%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) Control-M
1 4 (7.69%) CA SiteMinder
2 3 (5.77%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.85%) SCOM
3 2 (3.85%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.92%) Puppet
4 1 (1.92%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.92%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.92%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 10 (19.23%) Oracle
1 10 (19.23%) VMware
2 8 (15.38%) Blue Coat
2 8 (15.38%) Sybase
2 8 (15.38%) Red Hat
3 7 (13.46%) CheckPoint
3 7 (13.46%) Cisco
4 6 (11.54%) Juniper
5 5 (9.62%) Sun
5 5 (9.62%) Alterian
5 5 (9.62%) NetApp
6 4 (7.69%) Lotus
6 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
6 4 (7.69%) CA
7 3 (5.77%) BMC
7 3 (5.77%) F5
8 2 (3.85%) SonicWALL
8 2 (3.85%) HP
8 2 (3.85%) Nortel
8 2 (3.85%) Avaya