Period
to 15 February 2019

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 15 February 2019 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
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 21 21
Rank change year-on-year -20 0 +5
Contract jobs citing Linux 53 111 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.02% 6.94% 6.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.54% 35.69% 38.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 92 73
Birmingham median daily rate £375 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.92% -2.63% +37.68%
10th Percentile £243 £310 £314
90th Percentile £550 £659 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -2.78% - +25.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +60.00% - +11.11%

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 216 311 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.36% 19.45% 17.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 202 151
Birmingham median daily rate £360 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.57% +1.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £139 £154 £131
90th Percentile £478 £550 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £370 £388
% change year-on-year +1.35% -4.52% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 28 34
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.00 £11.96 £14.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.78% -15.18% +8.46%
10th Percentile £10.65 £8.39 £10.23
90th Percentile £24.90 £20.98 £21.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +9.31% -3.33% +15.38%

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 15 February 2019.

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 15 February 2019, 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 17 (32.08%) Windows
2 16 (30.19%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (28.30%) Java
3 15 (28.30%) SQL
4 14 (26.42%) Python
5 13 (24.53%) MySQL
5 13 (24.53%) Google
5 13 (24.53%) Google Cloud Platform
6 11 (20.75%) Ansible
6 11 (20.75%) Docker
6 11 (20.75%) Red Hat
6 11 (20.75%) Terraform
7 10 (18.87%) Active Directory
7 10 (18.87%) Oracle
7 10 (18.87%) JavaScript
7 10 (18.87%) Telecoms
8 9 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (16.98%) HTML
8 9 (16.98%) CSS
8 9 (16.98%) Apache
8 9 (16.98%) Cisco
8 9 (16.98%) DevOps
8 9 (16.98%) Windows Server
9 8 (15.09%) Microsoft Azure
9 8 (15.09%) Web Services
9 8 (15.09%) XML
10 7 (13.21%) Unix
10 7 (13.21%) Git (software)
10 7 (13.21%) JSON
10 7 (13.21%) Digital Media

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 9 (16.98%) Apache
2 6 (11.32%) nginx
2 6 (11.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (9.43%) Tomcat
4 4 (7.55%) JBoss
5 3 (5.66%) WebLogic
6 2 (3.77%) CMS
7 1 (1.89%) Jupyter
7 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.89%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (1.89%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.89%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.89%) Houdini
2 1 (1.89%) Maya
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.89%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 16 (30.19%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (24.53%) Google Cloud Platform
3 8 (15.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (11.32%) GitHub
5 4 (7.55%) Office 365
6 2 (3.77%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (1.89%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.89%) SaaS
7 1 (1.89%) Slack
7 1 (1.89%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.32%) DHCP
1 6 (11.32%) DNS
2 4 (7.55%) Firewall
2 4 (7.55%) LAN
3 3 (5.66%) SAN
3 3 (5.66%) SSH
3 3 (5.66%) WAN
4 2 (3.77%) IPv4
4 2 (3.77%) IPv6
4 2 (3.77%) iSCSI
4 2 (3.77%) SNMP
4 2 (3.77%) WLAN
5 1 (1.89%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (1.89%) Internet
5 1 (1.89%) NAS
5 1 (1.89%) PBX
5 1 (1.89%) Skype
5 1 (1.89%) SSL
5 1 (1.89%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (24.53%) MySQL
2 5 (9.43%) MariaDB
3 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.77%) Amazon Athena
4 2 (3.77%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (3.77%) Electronic Patient Records
4 2 (3.77%) Power BI
5 1 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.89%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (13.21%) Git (software)
1 7 (13.21%) Jenkins
2 5 (9.43%) JIRA
3 3 (5.66%) Maven
4 2 (3.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (3.77%) JUnit
4 2 (3.77%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (3.77%) PhpStorm
4 2 (3.77%) SoapUI
4 2 (3.77%) TestNG
5 1 (1.89%) Gradle
5 1 (1.89%) Grunt
General
1 10 (18.87%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.66%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Retail
3 2 (3.77%) Electronics
3 2 (3.77%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.77%) Marketing
4 1 (1.89%) Automotive
4 1 (1.89%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (13.21%) Architect
2 6 (11.32%) Data Scientist
3 4 (7.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 4 (7.55%) Network Engineer
4 3 (5.66%) Administrator
4 3 (5.66%) Analyst
4 3 (5.66%) Developer
4 3 (5.66%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (5.66%) Hybris Architect
4 3 (5.66%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (5.66%) SAP Architect
4 3 (5.66%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (3.77%) Java Engineer
5 2 (3.77%) Security Analyst
5 2 (3.77%) Senior Citrix Engineer
5 2 (3.77%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 2 (3.77%) Senior Wintel Engineer
5 2 (3.77%) Test Engineer
5 2 (3.77%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.98%) CSS
1 9 (16.98%) HTML
2 8 (15.09%) Web Services
2 8 (15.09%) XML
3 7 (13.21%) JSON
4 5 (9.43%) REST
5 4 (7.55%) ActiveMQ
5 4 (7.55%) Spring
6 3 (5.66%) .NET
6 3 (5.66%) Apache Camel
6 3 (5.66%) Apache CXF
6 3 (5.66%) Hibernate
6 3 (5.66%) J2EE
6 3 (5.66%) LAMP
6 3 (5.66%) Laravel
6 3 (5.66%) XHTML
7 2 (3.77%) AngularJS
7 2 (3.77%) jQuery
7 2 (3.77%) Node.js
7 2 (3.77%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Digital Media
2 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.66%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.77%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.77%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.77%) Private Cloud
4 2 (3.77%) SCADA
4 2 (3.77%) User Experience
5 1 (1.89%) Animation
5 1 (1.89%) CMDB
5 1 (1.89%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.89%) Robotics
5 1 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.89%) Shadow IT
Operating Systems
1 17 (32.08%) Windows
2 9 (16.98%) Windows Server
3 7 (13.21%) Unix
4 6 (11.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (5.66%) CentOS
5 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.77%) AIX
6 2 (3.77%) Debian
7 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (16.98%) DevOps
2 7 (13.21%) Data Science
3 6 (11.32%) E-Commerce
3 6 (11.32%) SOA
4 5 (9.43%) Data Modelling
4 5 (9.43%) Data Virtualisation
4 5 (9.43%) ITIL
4 5 (9.43%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (7.55%) Data Transformation
5 4 (7.55%) Unit Testing
5 4 (7.55%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (7.55%) Web Operations
6 3 (5.66%) B2B
6 3 (5.66%) B2C
6 3 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (5.66%) Configuration Management
6 3 (5.66%) Kanban
6 3 (5.66%) Scrum
6 3 (5.66%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 15 (28.30%) Java
1 15 (28.30%) SQL
2 14 (26.42%) Python
3 10 (18.87%) JavaScript
4 6 (11.32%) R
5 5 (9.43%) Bash Shell
5 5 (9.43%) C++
5 5 (9.43%) PL/SQL
5 5 (9.43%) XQuery
6 4 (7.55%) PHP
7 2 (3.77%) Perl
8 1 (1.89%) Groovy
8 1 (1.89%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (5.66%) CCNA
1 3 (5.66%) CCNP
1 3 (5.66%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.77%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.89%) CISM
3 1 (1.89%) CISSP
3 1 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) SLA
2 2 (3.77%) QA
3 1 (1.89%) FISMA
3 1 (1.89%) HIPAA
3 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (20.75%) Docker
2 10 (18.87%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.77%) NFS
4 2 (3.77%) XenApp
5 1 (1.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (1.89%) etcd
5 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.89%) Samba
5 1 (1.89%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (20.75%) Ansible
1 11 (20.75%) Terraform
2 4 (7.55%) Docker Swarm
3 3 (5.66%) Kubernetes
3 3 (5.66%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (5.66%) SCCM
4 2 (3.77%) Grafana
4 2 (3.77%) Graphite
4 2 (3.77%) Nagios
4 2 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.77%) ZABBIX
5 1 (1.89%) Consul
5 1 (1.89%) Nessus
5 1 (1.89%) Puppet
5 1 (1.89%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 13 (24.53%) Google
2 11 (20.75%) Red Hat
3 10 (18.87%) Oracle
4 9 (16.98%) Cisco
5 6 (11.32%) VMware
6 5 (9.43%) SAP
6 5 (9.43%) TIBCO
7 3 (5.66%) hybris
8 2 (3.77%) Adobe
8 2 (3.77%) Atlassian
8 2 (3.77%) Citrix
8 2 (3.77%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.89%) Apple
9 1 (1.89%) Avaya
9 1 (1.89%) Brocade
9 1 (1.89%) CommVault
9 1 (1.89%) EMC
9 1 (1.89%) HP
9 1 (1.89%) SonicWALL
9 1 (1.89%) Veeam