Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Linux over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Linux
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 29 43
Rank change year-on-year -1 +14 -9
Contract jobs citing Linux 76 88 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.85% 5.86% 3.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.33% 34.38% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 70 19
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £445 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +48.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £303 £250 £250
90th Percentile £675 £550 £428
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £430 £350
% change year-on-year +10.47% +22.86% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £40.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year -33.33% - -

Linux is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 300 256 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 19.13% 17.04% 15.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 154 104
Birmingham median daily rate £325 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +33.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £159 £180 £153
90th Percentile £508 £550 £438
West Midlands median daily rate £365 £400 £330
% change year-on-year -8.75% +21.21% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 29 26
Birmingham median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.57% -3.45% +10.69%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.20 £10.68
90th Percentile £19.45 £19.74 £19.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +3.57% -3.45% -3.33%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Birmingham

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Birmingham

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Birmingham over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Birmingham

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 34 (44.74%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (43.42%) DevOps
3 28 (36.84%) Python
4 27 (35.53%) PostgreSQL
4 27 (35.53%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (34.21%) Git (software)
6 25 (32.89%) Puppet
7 24 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (31.58%) Jenkins
7 24 (31.58%) Docker
8 22 (28.95%) Windows
9 21 (27.63%) HTTP
10 20 (26.32%) Java
11 19 (25.00%) Subversion
12 18 (23.68%) VMware
12 18 (23.68%) Ansible
13 17 (22.37%) Configuration Management
13 17 (22.37%) Open Source
14 16 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
15 15 (19.74%) Red Hat
15 15 (19.74%) TCP/IP
15 15 (19.74%) Elasticsearch
16 14 (18.42%) MongoDB
16 14 (18.42%) Terraform
16 14 (18.42%) SSL
16 14 (18.42%) PHP
16 14 (18.42%) Web Services
16 14 (18.42%) Maven
17 13 (17.11%) Bash Shell
17 13 (17.11%) Security Cleared

Linux
Co-occurring 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 15 (19.74%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (13.16%) Apache
3 9 (11.84%) Tomcat
4 7 (9.21%) Confluence
5 5 (6.58%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (6.58%) nginx
6 3 (3.95%) JBoss
7 2 (2.63%) Apache Solr
7 2 (2.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (1.32%) IIS
8 1 (1.32%) Oracle 10gAS
8 1 (1.32%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (1.32%) SAS
8 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 34 (44.74%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (14.47%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (14.47%) Amazon ELB
3 11 (14.47%) Amazon S3
3 11 (14.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 6 (7.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 6 (7.89%) Office 365
4 6 (7.89%) PaaS
4 6 (7.89%) SaaS
5 5 (6.58%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 5 (6.58%) Amazon SQS
5 5 (6.58%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (6.58%) GitHub
5 5 (6.58%) Heroku
5 5 (6.58%) IaaS
5 5 (6.58%) OpenShift
5 5 (6.58%) Route 53
6 1 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 21 (27.63%) HTTP
2 15 (19.74%) TCP/IP
3 14 (18.42%) SSL
4 11 (14.47%) DNS
5 6 (7.89%) OpenLDAP
5 6 (7.89%) OpenVPN
5 6 (7.89%) SSH
6 5 (6.58%) LDAP
6 5 (6.58%) SAN
7 3 (3.95%) Firewall
7 3 (3.95%) ICMP
8 2 (2.63%) DHCP
8 2 (2.63%) Z-Wave
9 1 (1.32%) DWDM
9 1 (1.32%) IPv6
9 1 (1.32%) LAN
9 1 (1.32%) SMS
9 1 (1.32%) SNMP
9 1 (1.32%) VPN
9 1 (1.32%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (35.53%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (18.42%) MongoDB
3 13 (17.11%) Amazon RDS
4 12 (15.79%) MySQL
5 5 (6.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 5 (6.58%) SQL Server
6 3 (3.95%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.95%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.63%) EDRMS
7 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.32%) Big Data
8 1 (1.32%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.32%) Neo4j
8 1 (1.32%) OLAP
8 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.32%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (1.32%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (1.32%) Pentaho
8 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 26 (34.21%) Git (software)
2 24 (31.58%) Jenkins
3 19 (25.00%) Subversion
4 14 (18.42%) Maven
5 12 (15.79%) Sonatype Nexus
6 11 (14.47%) Bitbucket
7 10 (13.16%) JIRA
8 6 (7.89%) Ant
8 6 (7.89%) JUnit
8 6 (7.89%) Liquibase
8 6 (7.89%) SonarQube
9 5 (6.58%) GitLab
10 3 (3.95%) Cucumber
11 1 (1.32%) Codeship
11 1 (1.32%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (1.32%) SoapUI
11 1 (1.32%) Talend Open Studio
11 1 (1.32%) Vagrant
11 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (9.21%) Finance
2 5 (6.58%) Billing
3 3 (3.95%) Banking
4 2 (2.63%) Retail
4 2 (2.63%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.32%) Electronics
5 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.32%) Legal
5 1 (1.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (19.74%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (15.79%) WebOps Engineer
3 9 (11.84%) Architect
3 9 (11.84%) Consultant
3 9 (11.84%) Developer
3 9 (11.84%) Senior WebOps Engineer
4 7 (9.21%) Lead DevOps
5 6 (7.89%) DevOps Manager
5 6 (7.89%) Head of DevOps
6 5 (6.58%) Analyst
6 5 (6.58%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Administrator
8 3 (3.95%) Cloud Developer
8 3 (3.95%) IT Manager
8 3 (3.95%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 3 (3.95%) PHP Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Senior Consultant
8 3 (3.95%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.42%) Web Services
2 13 (17.11%) Elastic Stack
3 11 (14.47%) REST
4 7 (9.21%) Middleware
5 6 (7.89%) MCollective
5 6 (7.89%) Sensu
5 6 (7.89%) Spring
6 5 (6.58%) LEMP Stack
6 5 (6.58%) Node.js
6 5 (6.58%) SOAP
6 5 (6.58%) Spring Boot
7 4 (5.26%) AngularJS
8 3 (3.95%) .NET
8 3 (3.95%) CGI
8 3 (3.95%) Express
8 3 (3.95%) FastCGI
8 3 (3.95%) Kafka
8 3 (3.95%) MEAN Stack
8 3 (3.95%) Symfony
9 2 (2.63%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.89%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.95%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.63%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.63%) Smart Home
5 1 (1.32%) AS400
5 1 (1.32%) HP Storage
5 1 (1.32%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.32%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.32%) RIA
5 1 (1.32%) Video\Live Streaming
5 1 (1.32%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 22 (28.95%) Windows
2 12 (15.79%) CentOS
3 11 (14.47%) Unix
4 7 (9.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (9.21%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.95%) Solaris
5 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.63%) Debian
6 2 (2.63%) HPUX
6 2 (2.63%) Ubuntu
6 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.32%) AIX
7 1 (1.32%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (43.42%) DevOps
2 27 (35.53%) Continuous Integration
3 24 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (22.37%) Configuration Management
4 17 (22.37%) Open Source
5 13 (17.11%) Continuous Delivery
5 13 (17.11%) Web Operations
6 10 (13.16%) Load Balancing
6 10 (13.16%) Scrum
7 9 (11.84%) Microservices
7 9 (11.84%) Migration
7 9 (11.84%) Test Automation
8 8 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (9.21%) Coaching
9 7 (9.21%) Mentoring
10 6 (7.89%) Process Architecture
10 6 (7.89%) Service Management
11 5 (6.58%) API Development
11 5 (6.58%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (6.58%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (36.84%) Python
2 20 (26.32%) Java
3 14 (18.42%) PHP
4 13 (17.11%) Bash Shell
5 11 (14.47%) Perl
6 9 (11.84%) Ruby
6 9 (11.84%) SQL
7 6 (7.89%) Groovy
8 5 (6.58%) C
9 4 (5.26%) C++
10 3 (3.95%) Go
10 3 (3.95%) PowerShell
11 2 (2.63%) C#
11 2 (2.63%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.32%) Embedded C
12 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
12 1 (1.32%) Jython
12 1 (1.32%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (17.11%) Security Cleared
2 9 (11.84%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.95%) MCSE
3 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.63%) Degree
4 2 (2.63%) RHCE
5 1 (1.32%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.32%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.32%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.32%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.32%) PMP
5 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.32%) VCP5
5 1 (1.32%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.63%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.32%) COBIT
3 1 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.32%) GCP
3 1 (1.32%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.32%) SLA
3 1 (1.32%) Solvency II
System Software
1 24 (31.58%) Docker
2 13 (17.11%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (9.21%) Active Directory
3 7 (9.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (7.89%) Postfix
4 6 (7.89%) Squid
4 6 (7.89%) vCloud
5 2 (2.63%) XenApp
6 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.32%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 25 (32.89%) Puppet
2 18 (23.68%) Ansible
3 14 (18.42%) Terraform
4 12 (15.79%) Kibana
4 12 (15.79%) Kubernetes
4 12 (15.79%) logstash
5 10 (13.16%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (13.16%) Salt
6 7 (9.21%) ZABBIX
7 6 (7.89%) collectd
7 6 (7.89%) Docker Swarm
7 6 (7.89%) Rancher
7 6 (7.89%) Rsyslog
7 6 (7.89%) StatsD
7 6 (7.89%) Sysdig
8 1 (1.32%) EMC VPLEX
8 1 (1.32%) FTK
8 1 (1.32%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (1.32%) SCOM
8 1 (1.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (23.68%) VMware
2 15 (19.74%) Red Hat
3 12 (15.79%) Oracle
4 9 (11.84%) Rackspace
5 6 (7.89%) Sonatype
6 5 (6.58%) Apigee
6 5 (6.58%) MuleSoft
6 5 (6.58%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (6.58%) SaltStack
7 4 (5.26%) Microsoft
7 4 (5.26%) NetApp
8 3 (3.95%) Cisco
8 3 (3.95%) Citrix
8 3 (3.95%) Dell
8 3 (3.95%) HP
8 3 (3.95%) IBM
8 3 (3.95%) Sun
8 3 (3.95%) Zend
9 2 (2.63%) EMC
9 2 (2.63%) Kronos