Period
to 25 January 2021

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 25 January 2021 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
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 20 48 44
Rank change year-on-year +28 -4 -20
Contract jobs citing Linux 39 46 52
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 6.67% 4.22% 3.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.21% 23.59% 23.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 36 39
Median daily rate £375 £500 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +35.14% -17.78%
10th Percentile £238 £363 £241
90th Percentile £623 £644 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £453 £450
% change year-on-year -6.08% +0.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +80.00%

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 114 195 219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 19.49% 17.89% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 124 151
Median daily rate £325 £323 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.78% -10.42% +2.86%
10th Percentile £133 £125 £135
90th Percentile £600 £573 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £360 £370 £378
% change year-on-year -2.70% -1.99% +7.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 26 21
Median hourly rate £17.13 £16.00 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.03% +0.88% +37.91%
10th Percentile £13.85 £12.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £18.00 £18.88 £21.75
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.85 £15.85
% change year-on-year +4.10% - +9.22%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Birmingham

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Linux in Birmingham.

Daily rate trend for Linux in Birmingham

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Linux in Birmingham over the 6 months to 25 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Linux in Birmingham

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Linux in Birmingham.

Hourly rate trend for Linux in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 January 2021, 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 14 (35.90%) Red Hat
2 11 (28.21%) Azure
2 11 (28.21%) Open Source
3 10 (25.64%) AWS
3 10 (25.64%) Unix
3 10 (25.64%) Python
4 9 (23.08%) Windows
4 9 (23.08%) SQL Server
4 9 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (20.51%) PowerShell
5 8 (20.51%) CentOS
5 8 (20.51%) Google
5 8 (20.51%) Java
5 8 (20.51%) JavaScript
5 8 (20.51%) SharePoint
5 8 (20.51%) DNS
5 8 (20.51%) Microsoft
6 7 (17.95%) TCP/IP
6 7 (17.95%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (17.95%) SMTP
6 7 (17.95%) SQL
6 7 (17.95%) MySQL
6 7 (17.95%) Oracle
6 7 (17.95%) ITIL
6 7 (17.95%) Proofpoint
6 7 (17.95%) Git (software)
6 7 (17.95%) Office 365
7 6 (15.38%) Docker
7 6 (15.38%) Degree
7 6 (15.38%) IMAP

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 8 (20.51%) SharePoint
2 6 (15.38%) Mailman
3 5 (12.82%) SAS
3 5 (12.82%) WebSphere
4 4 (10.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (7.69%) JBoss
5 3 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (5.13%) Apache
6 2 (5.13%) Tomcat
7 1 (2.56%) GeoServer
7 1 (2.56%) GlassFish
7 1 (2.56%) IIS
7 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
7 1 (2.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.56%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (28.21%) Azure
2 10 (25.64%) AWS
3 7 (17.95%) Office 365
4 6 (15.38%) GCP
4 6 (15.38%) OneDrive
5 5 (12.82%) SaaS
6 3 (7.69%) Cloudflare
7 2 (5.13%) GitHub
7 2 (5.13%) Power Platform
8 1 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (2.56%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (2.56%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (2.56%) IaaS
8 1 (2.56%) npm
8 1 (2.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.51%) DNS
2 7 (17.95%) SMTP
2 7 (17.95%) TCP/IP
3 6 (15.38%) IMAP
3 6 (15.38%) S/MIME
4 5 (12.82%) Asterisk PBX
4 5 (12.82%) Firewall
4 5 (12.82%) VoIP
5 4 (10.26%) SAN
5 4 (10.26%) Unified Communications
6 1 (2.56%) DHCP
6 1 (2.56%) FTP
6 1 (2.56%) HTTP
6 1 (2.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 7 (17.95%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (17.95%) MySQL
3 6 (15.38%) DB2
3 6 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (10.26%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (7.69%) Data Lake
5 3 (7.69%) Relational Database
6 2 (5.13%) MongoDB
6 2 (5.13%) NoSQL
6 2 (5.13%) Pentaho
6 2 (5.13%) Power BI
7 1 (2.56%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (2.56%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (2.56%) GIS
7 1 (2.56%) OLAP
7 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.56%) PowerPivot
7 1 (2.56%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (2.56%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.69%) GitLab
3 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.13%) JIRA
4 1 (2.56%) Artifactory
4 1 (2.56%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.56%) Burp Suite
4 1 (2.56%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.56%) Maven
4 1 (2.56%) ProC
4 1 (2.56%) SonarQube
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (2.56%) Subversion
4 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.56%) Toad
4 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (10.26%) Public Sector
2 3 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (17.95%) Developer
2 5 (12.82%) Applications Engineer
2 5 (12.82%) Design Engineer
2 5 (12.82%) Open Source Engineer
2 5 (12.82%) VoIP Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Architect
3 4 (10.26%) Full Stack Developer
3 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (10.26%) Web Developer
4 3 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Full Stack Web Developer
4 3 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Administrator
5 2 (5.13%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Full Stack Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Web Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) DBA
6 1 (2.56%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) AngularJS
1 5 (12.82%) CSS
1 5 (12.82%) FreeSWITCH
1 5 (12.82%) HTML
1 5 (12.82%) Node.js
1 5 (12.82%) Web Services
1 5 (12.82%) WebRTC
2 4 (10.26%) SOAP
3 3 (7.69%) Java EE
3 3 (7.69%) Material Design
3 3 (7.69%) OpenLayers
3 3 (7.69%) REST
4 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (5.13%) CSS3
4 2 (5.13%) HTML5
4 2 (5.13%) Middleware
4 2 (5.13%) React
4 2 (5.13%) Vue.js
4 2 (5.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Mainframe
1 4 (10.26%) User Experience
2 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.56%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.64%) Unix
2 9 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 9 (23.08%) Windows
3 8 (20.51%) CentOS
4 6 (15.38%) SUSE
5 5 (12.82%) zOS
6 4 (10.26%) Ubuntu
7 2 (5.13%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.56%) AIX
8 1 (2.56%) Android
8 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.56%) Mac OS
8 1 (2.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (2.56%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.56%) Windows Server
8 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.21%) Open Source
2 7 (17.95%) ITIL
3 6 (15.38%) Computer Science
4 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (12.82%) Analytics
4 5 (12.82%) Web Development
5 4 (10.26%) DevOps
5 4 (10.26%) Incident Management
5 4 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (10.26%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (10.26%) SOA
6 3 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (7.69%) Data Modelling
6 3 (7.69%) Deployment Automation
6 3 (7.69%) ETL
6 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure as Code
6 3 (7.69%) ITIL V3
6 3 (7.69%) Project Management
6 3 (7.69%) Server Management
6 3 (7.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.64%) Python
2 8 (20.51%) Java
2 8 (20.51%) JavaScript
2 8 (20.51%) PowerShell
3 7 (17.95%) SQL
4 6 (15.38%) Perl
5 5 (12.82%) PHP
6 3 (7.69%) C#
6 3 (7.69%) TypeScript
7 2 (5.13%) C
7 2 (5.13%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (2.56%) ES6
8 1 (2.56%) PHP 7
8 1 (2.56%) PROC SQL
8 1 (2.56%) SAS Macro
8 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.56%) VB
8 1 (2.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Degree
2 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.56%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (15.38%) Docker
2 5 (12.82%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.82%) Kamailio
3 2 (5.13%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.56%) Postfix
4 1 (2.56%) Sendmail
4 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) Kubernetes
2 3 (7.69%) Ansible
3 2 (5.13%) SCCM
4 1 (2.56%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.56%) Puppet
4 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (2.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (35.90%) Red Hat
2 8 (20.51%) Google
2 8 (20.51%) Microsoft
3 7 (17.95%) Oracle
3 7 (17.95%) Proofpoint
4 6 (15.38%) DocuSign
5 5 (12.82%) VMware
6 4 (10.26%) Ab Initio
7 2 (5.13%) F5
7 2 (5.13%) IBM
8 1 (2.56%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.56%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.56%) HP
8 1 (2.56%) MuleSoft
8 1 (2.56%) NetApp
8 1 (2.56%) Palo Alto
8 1 (2.56%) Remedy
8 1 (2.56%) Sybase
8 1 (2.56%) Talend
8 1 (2.56%) Teradata