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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 42 34 54
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +20
Contract jobs citing Linux 16 31 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.22% 4.10% 1.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.33% 18.34% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 5
Average daily rate
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£375 £290 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.31% -7.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £208 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £400 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £397 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.51% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £34.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.14% -8.00%
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
98 169 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.57% 22.35% 21.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 73 91
Average daily rate £300 £323 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% +10.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £425 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 26 14
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £13.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £23.80 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 August 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 August 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 30 (38.46%) UNIX
2 29 (37.18%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (35.90%) MVC
4 25 (32.05%) TDD
5 24 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
6 23 (29.49%) BDD
7 22 (28.21%) Python
7 22 (28.21%) SQL Server
7 22 (28.21%) Microsoft
8 21 (26.92%) Windows
9 20 (25.64%) Scrum
9 20 (25.64%) Git (software)
10 19 (24.36%) RESTful
10 19 (24.36%) Ubuntu
11 18 (23.08%) Subversion
11 18 (23.08%) Debian
11 18 (23.08%) Solaris
11 18 (23.08%) Mentoring
11 18 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
11 18 (23.08%) Django
11 18 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (23.08%) Flask
12 17 (21.79%) Cisco
13 16 (20.51%) Firewall
13 16 (20.51%) Test Automation
14 15 (19.23%) .NET
15 14 (17.95%) MySQL
15 14 (17.95%) HTML
15 14 (17.95%) JavaScript
15 14 (17.95%) ITIL

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 8 (10.26%) Apache
2 4 (5.13%) Tomcat
2 4 (5.13%) nginx
3 2 (2.56%) Node.js
4 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.28%) NetWeaver
4 1 (1.28%) CMS
4 1 (1.28%) Joomla!
4 1 (1.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.13%) GitHub
2 2 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (20.51%) Firewall
2 13 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 12 (15.38%) OSPF
3 12 (15.38%) BGP
4 8 (10.26%) DNS
5 7 (8.97%) Multicast
5 7 (8.97%) Structured Cabling
6 6 (7.69%) VPN
7 4 (5.13%) SAN
8 3 (3.85%) Network Security
8 3 (3.85%) HTTP
9 2 (2.56%) Junos
9 2 (2.56%) Internet
9 2 (2.56%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
2 22 (28.21%) SQL Server
3 14 (17.95%) MySQL
4 3 (3.85%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.85%) Couchbase
4 3 (3.85%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.85%) CouchDB
5 1 (1.28%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.28%) DB2
5 1 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 20 (25.64%) Git (software)
2 18 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (23.08%) Subversion
3 14 (17.95%) Selenium
4 3 (3.85%) JIRA
General
1 8 (10.26%) Finance
2 7 (8.97%) Marketing
3 3 (3.85%) Banking
4 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (51.28%) Developer
2 21 (26.92%) Python Developer
3 12 (15.38%) Senior Developer
4 10 (12.82%) Project Manager
5 7 (8.97%) Technical Project Manager
5 7 (8.97%) Administrator
5 7 (8.97%) Java Developer
5 7 (8.97%) Technical Manager
5 7 (8.97%) Senior Python Developer
6 6 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (6.41%) Analyst
7 5 (6.41%) PHP Developer
8 4 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Firewall Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (3.85%) Perl Developer
9 3 (3.85%) Service Analyst
10 2 (2.56%) Architect
10 2 (2.56%) Help Desk Analyst
10 2 (2.56%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (24.36%) RESTful
2 18 (23.08%) Django
2 18 (23.08%) Flask
3 15 (19.23%) .NET
4 14 (17.95%) HTML
5 12 (15.38%) CSS
6 10 (12.82%) jQuery
7 7 (8.97%) Web Services
7 7 (8.97%) HTML5
8 6 (7.69%) XHTML
9 3 (3.85%) ActiveMQ
9 3 (3.85%) Spring
9 3 (3.85%) Ajax
9 3 (3.85%) Spring MVC
10 2 (2.56%) LAMP
11 1 (1.28%) SAP Basis
11 1 (1.28%) CGI
11 1 (1.28%) Flash
11 1 (1.28%) JSP
11 1 (1.28%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.13%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (5.13%) Clustering
3 1 (1.28%) Wiki
3 1 (1.28%) New Media
3 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 30 (38.46%) UNIX
2 21 (26.92%) Windows
3 19 (24.36%) Ubuntu
4 18 (23.08%) Solaris
4 18 (23.08%) Debian
5 5 (6.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (6.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.56%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.56%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.28%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (37.18%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (35.90%) MVC
3 25 (32.05%) TDD
4 23 (29.49%) BDD
5 20 (25.64%) Scrum
6 18 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (23.08%) Mentoring
7 16 (20.51%) Test Automation
8 14 (17.95%) ITIL
9 13 (16.67%) SOA
9 13 (16.67%) Microservices
9 13 (16.67%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
10 12 (15.38%) TOGAF
11 9 (11.54%) ITIL V3
12 8 (10.26%) Project Management
13 6 (7.69%) PRINCE
13 6 (7.69%) PRINCE2
14 5 (6.41%) SDLC
15 4 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
15 4 (5.13%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (28.21%) Python
2 14 (17.95%) JavaScript
3 12 (15.38%) Java
4 8 (10.26%) Shell Script
5 7 (8.97%) Perl
5 7 (8.97%) PHP
6 5 (6.41%) SQL
6 5 (6.41%) PowerShell
7 4 (5.13%) VB
8 3 (3.85%) C
8 3 (3.85%) Tcl
9 2 (2.56%) VBA
10 1 (1.28%) Scala
10 1 (1.28%) Ruby
10 1 (1.28%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 13 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (12.82%) CCNA
3 8 (10.26%) Security Cleared
4 5 (6.41%) PMP
4 5 (6.41%) PMI Certification
4 5 (6.41%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.85%) CCNP
6 2 (2.56%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.56%) CCSA
7 1 (1.28%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (5.13%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (15.38%) Vagrant
2 4 (5.13%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (28.21%) Microsoft
2 17 (21.79%) Cisco
3 10 (12.82%) F5
4 8 (10.26%) CheckPoint
5 7 (8.97%) VMware
5 7 (8.97%) Red Hat
6 4 (5.13%) Blue Coat
6 4 (5.13%) IBM
6 4 (5.13%) Juniper
7 3 (3.85%) webMethods
8 2 (2.56%) Symantec
8 2 (2.56%) Oracle
9 1 (1.28%) SAP
9 1 (1.28%) Veritas
9 1 (1.28%) Citrix
9 1 (1.28%) Zend
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