Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 32 27
Rank change year-on-year -4 -5 +22
Contract jobs citing Linux 66 77 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.60% 4.88% 5.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.05% 25.25% 33.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 60 72
Birmingham median daily rate £373 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.22% +2.27% +46.67%
10th Percentile £253 £304 £250
90th Percentile £541 £675 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -10.53% +11.76% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - £40.00 -
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £25.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +80.00% -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 244 305 262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 17.00% 19.33% 17.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 210 159
Birmingham median daily rate £350 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -18.75% +33.33%
10th Percentile £128 £160 £180
90th Percentile £488 £502 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £360 £400
% change year-on-year +4.17% -10.00% +19.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 25 30
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% -3.45%
10th Percentile £10.93 £8.39 £10.23
90th Percentile £29.40 £19.45 £18.93
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.38 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +6.03% +3.57% -

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 25 (37.88%) Windows
2 18 (27.27%) Unix
3 17 (25.76%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (22.73%) Java
4 15 (22.73%) SQL
4 15 (22.73%) Docker
4 15 (22.73%) Windows Server
5 14 (21.21%) MySQL
5 14 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (19.70%) Red Hat
6 13 (19.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (19.70%) Google
6 13 (19.70%) Google Cloud Platform
7 11 (16.67%) Terraform
7 11 (16.67%) Active Directory
7 11 (16.67%) PHP
7 11 (16.67%) Firewall
8 10 (15.15%) Oracle
8 10 (15.15%) Python
8 10 (15.15%) Git (software)
8 10 (15.15%) REST
8 10 (15.15%) Relational Database
8 10 (15.15%) DevOps
9 9 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (13.64%) Jenkins
9 9 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (13.64%) Web Services
9 9 (13.64%) JavaScript
9 9 (13.64%) Cisco
9 9 (13.64%) PostgreSQL

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 (9.09%) Apache
1 6 (9.09%) nginx
1 6 (9.09%) Tomcat
2 4 (6.06%) JBoss
2 4 (6.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (3.03%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.52%) Jupyter
4 1 (1.52%) Moodle
4 1 (1.52%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.52%) Houdini
2 1 (1.52%) Maya
2 1 (1.52%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 3 (4.55%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 17 (25.76%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (19.70%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (6.06%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (6.06%) Amazon ELB
3 4 (6.06%) Amazon S3
3 4 (6.06%) Route 53
4 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (4.55%) Office 365
5 2 (3.03%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.52%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.67%) Firewall
2 7 (10.61%) DNS
3 6 (9.09%) DHCP
4 4 (6.06%) LAN
4 4 (6.06%) TCP/IP
4 4 (6.06%) Wireless
5 3 (4.55%) SSH
5 3 (4.55%) WAN
6 2 (3.03%) IPv4
6 2 (3.03%) IPv6
6 2 (3.03%) SNMP
6 2 (3.03%) SSL
6 2 (3.03%) WLAN
7 1 (1.52%) HTTP
7 1 (1.52%) Internet
7 1 (1.52%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.52%) PBX
7 1 (1.52%) SAN
7 1 (1.52%) SMS
7 1 (1.52%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (21.21%) MySQL
2 10 (15.15%) Relational Database
3 9 (13.64%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (7.58%) MariaDB
4 5 (7.58%) SQL Server
5 4 (6.06%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (3.03%) MongoDB
6 2 (3.03%) NoSQL
6 2 (3.03%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 10 (15.15%) Git (software)
2 9 (13.64%) Jenkins
3 7 (10.61%) PHPUnit
4 4 (6.06%) JIRA
5 3 (4.55%) Maven
6 2 (3.03%) Ant
6 2 (3.03%) Gradle
6 2 (3.03%) Grunt
6 2 (3.03%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.52%) NetBeans
7 1 (1.52%) PhpStorm
7 1 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 8 (12.12%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.03%) Finance
3 1 (1.52%) Automotive
3 1 (1.52%) Law
3 1 (1.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (15.15%) Developer
2 9 (13.64%) Architect
3 7 (10.61%) Analyst
4 6 (9.09%) Data Scientist
4 6 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (7.58%) Security Analyst
5 5 (7.58%) Senior Developer
5 5 (7.58%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (6.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) AWS DevOps
6 4 (6.06%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) AWS Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Backend Developer
6 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Network Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) PHP Developer
6 4 (6.06%) Vulnerability Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) Hybris Architect
7 3 (4.55%) Senior Backend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.15%) REST
2 9 (13.64%) Web Services
3 8 (12.12%) XML
4 7 (10.61%) Doctrine
4 7 (10.61%) HTML
5 6 (9.09%) CSS
5 6 (9.09%) JSON
5 6 (9.09%) Spring
6 5 (7.58%) ActiveMQ
6 5 (7.58%) Behat
7 4 (6.06%) Apache Camel
7 4 (6.06%) Hibernate
8 3 (4.55%) AngularJS
8 3 (4.55%) Apache CXF
8 3 (4.55%) J2EE
8 3 (4.55%) JMS
8 3 (4.55%) React
8 3 (4.55%) XHTML
9 2 (3.03%) .NET
9 2 (3.03%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.61%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.61%) Digital Media
3 4 (6.06%) PKI
4 2 (3.03%) SCADA
5 1 (1.52%) Animation
5 1 (1.52%) CMDB
5 1 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.52%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.52%) Robotics
5 1 (1.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (37.88%) Windows
2 18 (27.27%) Unix
3 15 (22.73%) Windows Server
4 13 (19.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (12.12%) Mac OS X
6 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.03%) CentOS
7 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.52%) AIX
8 1 (1.52%) Debian
8 1 (1.52%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (15.15%) DevOps
3 9 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (12.12%) OO
4 8 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (10.61%) Configuration Management
5 7 (10.61%) Data Science
5 7 (10.61%) OO PHP
5 7 (10.61%) SIEM
5 7 (10.61%) Test Automation
6 6 (9.09%) Scrum
7 5 (7.58%) Continuous Deployment
7 5 (7.58%) Data Modelling
7 5 (7.58%) Data Virtualisation
7 5 (7.58%) ITIL
8 4 (6.06%) Dashboard Development
8 4 (6.06%) Data Transformation
8 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 4 (6.06%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.73%) Java
1 15 (22.73%) SQL
2 11 (16.67%) PHP
3 10 (15.15%) Python
4 9 (13.64%) JavaScript
5 6 (9.09%) R
6 5 (7.58%) C++
6 5 (7.58%) PL/SQL
6 5 (7.58%) XQuery
7 3 (4.55%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.03%) Groovy
8 2 (3.03%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.52%) C
9 1 (1.52%) C#
9 1 (1.52%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.52%) Java 8
9 1 (1.52%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (12.12%) SC Cleared
1 8 (12.12%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.55%) CCNA
2 3 (4.55%) CCNP
2 3 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.03%) AWS Certification
3 2 (3.03%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.52%) CISM
4 1 (1.52%) CISSP
4 1 (1.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) GDPR
1 2 (3.03%) QA
1 2 (3.03%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) FISMA
2 1 (1.52%) HIPAA
2 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (22.73%) Docker
2 11 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 5 (7.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (6.06%) NFS
5 2 (3.03%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (3.03%) etcd
5 2 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (3.03%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (3.03%) XenApp
6 1 (1.52%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.52%) Samba
6 1 (1.52%) vCloud
6 1 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (16.67%) Terraform
2 6 (9.09%) Ansible
3 5 (7.58%) Puppet
4 4 (6.06%) Nessus
5 3 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (4.55%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (3.03%) Consul
6 2 (3.03%) SCCM
7 1 (1.52%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (1.52%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 13 (19.70%) Google
1 13 (19.70%) Red Hat
2 10 (15.15%) Oracle
3 9 (13.64%) Cisco
4 7 (10.61%) VMware
4 7 (10.61%) Zend
5 5 (7.58%) ArcSight
5 5 (7.58%) TIBCO
6 4 (6.06%) Qualys
6 4 (6.06%) Remedy
6 4 (6.06%) Splunk
7 3 (4.55%) hybris
7 3 (4.55%) SAP
8 2 (3.03%) Citrix
8 2 (3.03%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.52%) Adobe
9 1 (1.52%) Avaya
9 1 (1.52%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.52%) EMC
9 1 (1.52%) Tableau