Period
to 21 September 2018

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 21 September 2018 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 36 33
Rank change year-on-year -6 -3 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 64 61 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.35% 4.30% 4.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.12% 23.83% 28.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 50 64
Birmingham median daily rate £380 £463 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.84% +15.63% +17.65%
10th Percentile £182 £300 £250
90th Percentile £538 £575 £546
West Midlands median daily rate £439 £475 £415
% change year-on-year -7.63% +14.46% +18.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - £40.00 -
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.50 £25.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +18.00% -31.51% +37.74%

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 245 256 270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.64% 18.04% 17.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 176 164
Birmingham median daily rate £330 £325 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.54% -12.75% +12.03%
10th Percentile £105 £184 £172
90th Percentile £498 £500 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £370 £395
% change year-on-year +1.35% -6.33% +17.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 20 28
Birmingham median hourly rate £13.25 £14.11 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.08% +12.86% -16.67%
10th Percentile £10.25 £8.39 £10.60
90th Percentile £21.75 £17.83 £18.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.22 £13.50
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.30% -6.90%

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 21 September 2018.

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 21 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Linux.

1 24 (37.50%) Windows
2 18 (28.13%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (26.56%) Docker
3 17 (26.56%) Unix
4 16 (25.00%) PHP
4 16 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (25.00%) DevOps
5 15 (23.44%) Terraform
5 15 (23.44%) Windows Server
6 14 (21.88%) Jenkins
6 14 (21.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (20.31%) Git (software)
7 13 (20.31%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (20.31%) Puppet
7 13 (20.31%) VMware
7 13 (20.31%) Java
7 13 (20.31%) MySQL
8 12 (18.75%) Configuration Management
8 12 (18.75%) Firewall
9 11 (17.19%) SC Cleared
9 11 (17.19%) Security Cleared
9 11 (17.19%) Python
10 10 (15.63%) OO
10 10 (15.63%) DNS
10 10 (15.63%) Cisco
10 10 (15.63%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (15.63%) Relational Database
11 9 (14.06%) REST
11 9 (14.06%) Zend
11 9 (14.06%) Mac OS X

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 6 (9.38%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.25%) nginx
2 4 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.13%) Apache
3 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.13%) GlassFish
3 2 (3.13%) IIS
3 2 (3.13%) JBoss
3 2 (3.13%) Moodle
Cloud Services
1 18 (28.13%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (12.50%) Amazon ELB
2 8 (12.50%) Amazon S3
2 8 (12.50%) Route 53
3 5 (7.81%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (3.13%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.75%) Firewall
2 10 (15.63%) DNS
3 6 (9.38%) TCP/IP
4 5 (7.81%) SSL
5 4 (6.25%) Wireless
6 3 (4.69%) DHCP
7 2 (3.13%) HTTP
7 2 (3.13%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (3.13%) IPv4
7 2 (3.13%) IPv6
7 2 (3.13%) iSCSI
7 2 (3.13%) LAN
7 2 (3.13%) SNMP
7 2 (3.13%) WLAN
8 1 (1.56%) SMS
8 1 (1.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.31%) MySQL
2 10 (15.63%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (15.63%) Relational Database
3 8 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (6.25%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.69%) MongoDB
5 3 (4.69%) SQL Server
6 2 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (3.13%) Couchbase
6 2 (3.13%) MariaDB
6 2 (3.13%) Redis
7 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 14 (21.88%) Jenkins
2 13 (20.31%) Git (software)
3 7 (10.94%) PHPUnit
4 6 (9.38%) JIRA
5 5 (7.81%) Maven
5 5 (7.81%) Subversion
6 2 (3.13%) Ant
6 2 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (3.13%) Bitbucket
6 2 (3.13%) Bugzilla
6 2 (3.13%) Gradle
6 2 (3.13%) Grunt
6 2 (3.13%) Jasmine
6 2 (3.13%) Mocha
6 2 (3.13%) MSBuild
6 2 (3.13%) Selenium
7 1 (1.56%) NetBeans
7 1 (1.56%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.69%) Automotive
2 3 (4.69%) Finance
3 2 (3.13%) Marketing
3 2 (3.13%) Persian Language
3 2 (3.13%) Retail
4 1 (1.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (18.75%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (17.19%) Developer
3 9 (14.06%) AWS DevOps
3 9 (14.06%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 9 (14.06%) AWS Engineer
4 8 (12.50%) Analyst
5 6 (9.38%) Administrator
6 5 (7.81%) Security Analyst
6 5 (7.81%) Senior Developer
6 5 (7.81%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (7.81%) Windows Administrator
6 5 (7.81%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 4 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Architect
7 4 (6.25%) Backend Developer
7 4 (6.25%) Citrix Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Exchange Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Network Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) PHP Developer
7 4 (6.25%) Vulnerability Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.06%) REST
2 7 (10.94%) Doctrine
3 6 (9.38%) HTML
3 6 (9.38%) Web Services
4 5 (7.81%) Behat
5 4 (6.25%) AngularJS
5 4 (6.25%) JSON
5 4 (6.25%) XML
6 3 (4.69%) CSS
6 3 (4.69%) HTML5
6 3 (4.69%) JMS
6 3 (4.69%) LAMP
6 3 (4.69%) LESS
6 3 (4.69%) Node.js
6 3 (4.69%) React
6 3 (4.69%) Sass
6 3 (4.69%) Spring
7 2 (3.13%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (3.13%) SOAP
7 2 (3.13%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.81%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.25%) PKI
4 3 (4.69%) Digital Media
5 2 (3.13%) Clustering
5 2 (3.13%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (3.13%) Wiki
6 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.56%) CMDB
6 1 (1.56%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.56%) Learning Management System
6 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 24 (37.50%) Windows
2 17 (26.56%) Unix
3 15 (23.44%) Windows Server
4 14 (21.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (14.06%) Mac OS X
6 7 (10.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (10.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.69%) CentOS
7 3 (4.69%) Ubuntu
8 2 (3.13%) Debian
8 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (25.00%) DevOps
2 13 (20.31%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (18.75%) Configuration Management
4 10 (15.63%) OO
5 9 (14.06%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (12.50%) Migration
7 7 (10.94%) Continuous Deployment
7 7 (10.94%) OO PHP
7 7 (10.94%) Scrum
7 7 (10.94%) SIEM
7 7 (10.94%) Test Automation
8 6 (9.38%) Open Source
9 5 (7.81%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (7.81%) Web Development
10 4 (6.25%) BDD
10 4 (6.25%) ITIL
10 4 (6.25%) Responsive Web Design
10 4 (6.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 4 (6.25%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.00%) PHP
2 13 (20.31%) Java
3 11 (17.19%) Python
4 8 (12.50%) SQL
5 5 (7.81%) C++
5 5 (7.81%) JavaScript
6 4 (6.25%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.69%) Bash Shell
7 3 (4.69%) R
8 2 (3.13%) Groovy
8 2 (3.13%) Perl
8 2 (3.13%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.13%) Ruby
8 2 (3.13%) XQuery
9 1 (1.56%) C
9 1 (1.56%) C#
9 1 (1.56%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.56%) Java 8
9 1 (1.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (17.19%) SC Cleared
1 11 (17.19%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.25%) AWS Certification
3 3 (4.69%) CCNA
3 3 (4.69%) CCNP
3 3 (4.69%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.56%) CISM
4 1 (1.56%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) GDPR
2 1 (1.56%) PMO
2 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (26.56%) Docker
2 6 (9.38%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.38%) Hyper-V
2 6 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.25%) NFS
3 4 (6.25%) XenApp
4 3 (4.69%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (3.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (3.13%) etcd
5 2 (3.13%) Samba
5 2 (3.13%) Squid
5 2 (3.13%) Varnish
5 2 (3.13%) vCloud
5 2 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (23.44%) Terraform
2 13 (20.31%) Puppet
3 7 (10.94%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (9.38%) Ansible
5 4 (6.25%) Backup Exec
5 4 (6.25%) HP Data Protector
5 4 (6.25%) Nessus
6 2 (3.13%) Consul
6 2 (3.13%) HAProxy
6 2 (3.13%) Nagios
6 2 (3.13%) WMI
7 1 (1.56%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (1.56%) Kibana
7 1 (1.56%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.56%) Salt
7 1 (1.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (20.31%) VMware
2 10 (15.63%) Cisco
3 9 (14.06%) Zend
4 8 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 6 (9.38%) Splunk
6 5 (7.81%) ArcSight
6 5 (7.81%) Google
6 5 (7.81%) NetApp
6 5 (7.81%) Oracle
7 4 (6.25%) Citrix
7 4 (6.25%) HP
7 4 (6.25%) Qualys
7 4 (6.25%) Remedy
7 4 (6.25%) Symantec
8 3 (4.69%) Atlassian
9 2 (3.13%) CheckPoint
9 2 (3.13%) EMC
9 2 (3.13%) Fortinet
9 2 (3.13%) Microsoft
9 2 (3.13%) TIBCO