The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 31 21 21
Rank change year-on-year
-10 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 30 43 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.93% 6.85% 5.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.57% 26.88% 24.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 15
Median daily rate £375 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £298 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £390 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +4.16%

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
105 160 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.27% 25.48% 21.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 70 65
Median daily rate £319 £305 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.50% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £150 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 23 16
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £10.73 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.69 £17.50 £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Linux.

1 41 (50.00%) Unix
2 30 (36.59%) Jenkins
3 28 (34.15%) Configuration Management
4 27 (32.93%) PHP
5 26 (31.71%) HTTP
5 26 (31.71%) Git (software)
6 25 (30.49%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (30.49%) DevOps
7 23 (28.05%) Puppet
8 22 (26.83%) Python
9 21 (25.61%) Amazon AWS
10 20 (24.39%) JavaScript
10 20 (24.39%) Ansible
10 20 (24.39%) Opscode Chef
11 19 (23.17%) Java
11 19 (23.17%) Web Services
11 19 (23.17%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (21.95%) Ruby
12 18 (21.95%) CSS
12 18 (21.95%) Windows
12 18 (21.95%) HTML
13 16 (19.51%) Web Development
14 15 (18.29%) MySQL
14 15 (18.29%) OO
14 15 (18.29%) TCP/IP
14 15 (18.29%) Mac OS X
14 15 (18.29%) PostgreSQL
14 15 (18.29%) VMware
14 15 (18.29%) OO PHP
15 14 (17.07%) SSL

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (10.98%) Apache
2 5 (6.10%) JBoss
2 5 (6.10%) Tomcat
3 4 (4.88%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (3.66%) MindAlign
4 3 (3.66%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.66%) nginx
5 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (2.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.22%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (1.22%) IBM Domino
6 1 (1.22%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.22%) IIS
6 1 (1.22%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (3.66%) MS Office
2 2 (2.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 21 (25.61%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.66%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (3.66%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 3 (3.66%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (3.66%) Amazon S3
3 3 (3.66%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (3.66%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (3.66%) IBM PureFlex
3 3 (3.66%) Route 53
3 3 (3.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.44%) IaaS
4 2 (2.44%) Office 365
4 2 (2.44%) SaaS
5 1 (1.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (31.71%) HTTP
2 15 (18.29%) TCP/IP
3 14 (17.07%) SSL
4 10 (12.20%) SAN
5 8 (9.76%) Network Security
6 5 (6.10%) OpenLDAP
6 5 (6.10%) SMTP
7 4 (4.88%) IMAP
7 4 (4.88%) LAN
7 4 (4.88%) WAN
8 3 (3.66%) DNS
8 3 (3.66%) Firewall
8 3 (3.66%) Internet
8 3 (3.66%) S/MIME
9 2 (2.44%) DHCP
9 2 (2.44%) Ethernet
9 2 (2.44%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (2.44%) VPN
9 2 (2.44%) WLAN
10 1 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.29%) MySQL
1 15 (18.29%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (15.85%) Relational Database
3 9 (10.98%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (3.66%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (2.44%) Endeca
5 2 (2.44%) InfluxDB
5 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.44%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.22%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (1.22%) Redis
Development Applications
1 30 (36.59%) Jenkins
2 26 (31.71%) Git (software)
3 11 (13.41%) Subversion
4 3 (3.66%) Selenium
4 3 (3.66%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.44%) Ant
5 2 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.44%) Checkstyle
5 2 (2.44%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.44%) JUnit
5 2 (2.44%) QUnit
6 1 (1.22%) GCC
6 1 (1.22%) GDB
6 1 (1.22%) git-flow
6 1 (1.22%) JMeter
6 1 (1.22%) Maven
General
1 11 (13.41%) Finance
2 6 (7.32%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.10%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.88%) Banking
5 3 (3.66%) Retail
6 2 (2.44%) Electronics
6 2 (2.44%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.22%) Advertising
7 1 (1.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 23 (28.05%) Developer
2 11 (13.41%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (10.98%) Senior Developer
4 8 (9.76%) PHP Developer
5 7 (8.54%) Architect
6 6 (7.32%) Senior DevOps
7 5 (6.10%) AWS DevOps
7 5 (6.10%) Consultant
7 5 (6.10%) Digital Developer
7 5 (6.10%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 5 (6.10%) Technical Architect
7 5 (6.10%) WebOps Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (4.88%) Administrator
8 4 (4.88%) AWS Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (4.88%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) Node.js Developer
8 4 (4.88%) Senior WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (23.17%) Web Services
2 18 (21.95%) CSS
2 18 (21.95%) HTML
3 6 (7.32%) ELK Stack
4 4 (4.88%) LAPP Stack
4 4 (4.88%) Node.js
5 3 (3.66%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (3.66%) Sensu
5 3 (3.66%) Symfony
6 2 (2.44%) EJB
6 2 (2.44%) EJB 3.0
6 2 (2.44%) Hibernate
6 2 (2.44%) Java EE
6 2 (2.44%) JBoss Seam
6 2 (2.44%) JMS
6 2 (2.44%) JPA
6 2 (2.44%) JSTL
6 2 (2.44%) LAMP
6 2 (2.44%) Struts
7 1 (1.22%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.85%) Visualisation
2 8 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.54%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.88%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.66%) CLARiiON
5 3 (3.66%) PKI
5 3 (3.66%) Symmetrix DMX
6 2 (2.44%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.44%) HP Storage
6 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.44%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.44%) User Experience
7 1 (1.22%) CESG
7 1 (1.22%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (1.22%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.22%) PMI
7 1 (1.22%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.22%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 41 (50.00%) Unix
2 18 (21.95%) Windows
3 15 (18.29%) Mac OS X
4 11 (13.41%) Windows Server
5 6 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (6.10%) Ubuntu
7 4 (4.88%) HPUX
7 4 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (4.88%) Solaris
8 3 (3.66%) CentOS
8 3 (3.66%) SUSE
9 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.22%) AIX
10 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (34.15%) Configuration Management
2 25 (30.49%) Continuous Integration
2 25 (30.49%) DevOps
3 19 (23.17%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (19.51%) Web Development
5 15 (18.29%) OO
5 15 (18.29%) OO PHP
6 14 (17.07%) ITIL
7 13 (15.85%) Line Management
7 13 (15.85%) Mentoring
7 13 (15.85%) Web Operations
8 12 (14.63%) Open Source
8 12 (14.63%) Responsive Web Design
8 12 (14.63%) Web Design
9 10 (12.20%) Migration
10 8 (9.76%) Change Management
11 7 (8.54%) Incident Management
12 6 (7.32%) Capacity Planning
12 6 (7.32%) Continuous Delivery
12 6 (7.32%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (32.93%) PHP
2 22 (26.83%) Python
3 20 (24.39%) JavaScript
4 19 (23.17%) Java
5 18 (21.95%) Ruby
6 9 (10.98%) Bash Shell
7 8 (9.76%) SQL
8 6 (7.32%) Perl
9 4 (4.88%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.44%) Go
10 2 (2.44%) Korn
10 2 (2.44%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.44%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.22%) C
11 1 (1.22%) C#
11 1 (1.22%) C++
11 1 (1.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (9.76%) Degree
1 8 (9.76%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.10%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.66%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (3.66%) RHCE
4 2 (2.44%) CCNP
4 2 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.22%) CCNA
5 1 (1.22%) CISSP
5 1 (1.22%) CLAS
5 1 (1.22%) ISEB
5 1 (1.22%) JNCIA
5 1 (1.22%) JNCIP
5 1 (1.22%) JNCIS
5 1 (1.22%) MCSA
5 1 (1.22%) MCSE
5 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.22%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.54%) SLA
2 5 (6.10%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.22%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (12.20%) Docker
2 6 (7.32%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.32%) VMware ESX
3 5 (6.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.88%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.88%) Sendmail
5 3 (3.66%) SRDF
5 3 (3.66%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.44%) vSphere
7 1 (1.22%) Firmware
7 1 (1.22%) NFS
7 1 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 23 (28.05%) Puppet
2 20 (24.39%) Ansible
2 20 (24.39%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (13.41%) Salt
4 7 (8.54%) Terraform
5 5 (6.10%) Kubernetes
6 4 (4.88%) Kibana
6 4 (4.88%) logstash
6 4 (4.88%) Mesos
7 3 (3.66%) collectd
7 3 (3.66%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (3.66%) StatsD
8 2 (2.44%) Control-M
8 2 (2.44%) Graphite
8 2 (2.44%) Marathon
8 2 (2.44%) SCOM
9 1 (1.22%) Nagios
9 1 (1.22%) SCCM
9 1 (1.22%) vRealize
9 1 (1.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (18.29%) VMware
2 12 (14.63%) Rackspace
3 11 (13.41%) Oracle
4 10 (12.20%) Red Hat
5 9 (10.98%) HP
5 9 (10.98%) IBM
5 9 (10.98%) NetApp
6 8 (9.76%) Microsoft
7 6 (7.32%) Brocade
7 6 (7.32%) Dell
8 5 (6.10%) EMC
9 4 (4.88%) 3PAR
9 4 (4.88%) Cisco
9 4 (4.88%) Proofpoint
10 3 (3.66%) Kronos
10 3 (3.66%) SaltStack
11 2 (2.44%) BMC
11 2 (2.44%) hybris
11 2 (2.44%) Juniper
11 2 (2.44%) Splunk