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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 26 25 44
Rank change year-on-year -1 +19  
Contract jobs citing Linux 32 34 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.04% 5.27% 2.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.65% 24.11% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 21 5
Median daily rate £450 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £300 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.88 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.59% +19.44%  

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 85 141 107
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 13.39% 21.86% 14.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 69 45
Median daily rate £371 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.23% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £190 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £447 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 19 12
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.44% -3.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.73 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £22.75 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Linux as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Birmingham

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 33 (42.31%) Unix
2 30 (38.46%) Git (software)
3 29 (37.18%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (37.18%) PHP
4 27 (34.62%) HTTP
4 27 (34.62%) Configuration Management
4 27 (34.62%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (34.62%) Jenkins
4 27 (34.62%) DevOps
5 25 (32.05%) Ansible
5 25 (32.05%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (32.05%) Puppet
5 25 (32.05%) MySQL
6 24 (30.77%) Opscode Chef
7 22 (28.21%) Python
8 21 (26.92%) TCP/IP
9 20 (25.64%) Ruby
10 19 (24.36%) PostgreSQL
11 18 (23.08%) SSL
11 18 (23.08%) JavaScript
11 18 (23.08%) Web Services
11 18 (23.08%) Rackspace
11 18 (23.08%) Salt
12 17 (21.79%) Web Operations
12 17 (21.79%) MongoDB
13 16 (20.51%) Open Source
13 16 (20.51%) Windows
14 15 (19.23%) Finance
14 15 (19.23%) Subversion
15 14 (17.95%) CSS

Linux
Top Related 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 7 (8.97%) Apache
2 6 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (5.13%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.85%) JBoss
4 3 (3.85%) nginx
5 2 (2.56%) Confluence
5 2 (2.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (1.28%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (1.28%) IBM Domino
6 1 (1.28%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.28%) IIS
6 1 (1.28%) MindAlign
6 1 (1.28%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.28%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.85%) MS Office
2 2 (2.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 27 (34.62%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.13%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (3.85%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 3 (3.85%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (3.85%) Amazon S3
4 3 (3.85%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (3.85%) IBM PureFlex
4 3 (3.85%) Route 53
4 3 (3.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (2.56%) Office 365
6 1 (1.28%) GitHub
6 1 (1.28%) IaaS
6 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (34.62%) HTTP
2 21 (26.92%) TCP/IP
3 18 (23.08%) SSL
4 11 (14.10%) SAN
5 7 (8.97%) Network Security
6 4 (5.13%) DNS
7 3 (3.85%) DHCP
7 3 (3.85%) VPN
7 3 (3.85%) WAN
8 2 (2.56%) BGP
8 2 (2.56%) Ethernet
8 2 (2.56%) Firewall
8 2 (2.56%) FTP
8 2 (2.56%) Internet
8 2 (2.56%) LAN
8 2 (2.56%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (2.56%) OSPF
8 2 (2.56%) SMTP
8 2 (2.56%) SSH
9 1 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (32.05%) MySQL
2 19 (24.36%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (21.79%) MongoDB
4 8 (10.26%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (3.85%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.28%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (1.28%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.28%) Redis
Development Applications
1 30 (38.46%) Git (software)
2 27 (34.62%) Jenkins
3 15 (19.23%) Subversion
4 5 (6.41%) gulp
4 5 (6.41%) JSHint
4 5 (6.41%) Mocha
5 2 (2.56%) git-flow
5 2 (2.56%) JIRA
6 1 (1.28%) JMeter
6 1 (1.28%) Mockito
6 1 (1.28%) Selenium
6 1 (1.28%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (19.23%) Finance
2 6 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.85%) Banking
3 3 (3.85%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.85%) Retail
4 2 (2.56%) Electronics
4 2 (2.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (24.36%) Developer
2 12 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
3 11 (14.10%) Senior DevOps
4 8 (10.26%) PHP Developer
5 7 (8.97%) Architect
6 6 (7.69%) Administrator
6 6 (7.69%) Node.js Developer
7 5 (6.41%) Technical Architect
7 5 (6.41%) WebOps Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (5.13%) Senior Developer
8 4 (5.13%) Senior WebOps Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) Digital Developer
9 3 (3.85%) Linux Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 3 (3.85%) SAN Administrator
9 3 (3.85%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) Senior PHP Developer
9 3 (3.85%) Software Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) Storage Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (23.08%) Web Services
2 14 (17.95%) CSS
2 14 (17.95%) HTML
3 12 (15.38%) Node.js
4 5 (6.41%) CSS3
4 5 (6.41%) Express
4 5 (6.41%) HTML5
5 4 (5.13%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (5.13%) LAMP
5 4 (5.13%) Mustache
6 3 (3.85%) LEMP Stack
6 3 (3.85%) Sensu
7 2 (2.56%) J2EE
7 2 (2.56%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (2.56%) Spring
8 1 (1.28%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.28%) JDBC
8 1 (1.28%) JSON
8 1 (1.28%) RESTful
8 1 (1.28%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.41%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.41%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (5.13%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.85%) CLARiiON
4 3 (3.85%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.85%) Symmetrix DMX
4 3 (3.85%) User Experience
5 2 (2.56%) HP Storage
5 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.28%) CESG
6 1 (1.28%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.28%) PMI
6 1 (1.28%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.28%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 33 (42.31%) Unix
2 16 (20.51%) Windows
3 8 (10.26%) Mac OS X
3 8 (10.26%) Windows Server
4 5 (6.41%) HPUX
4 5 (6.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (6.41%) Ubuntu
5 3 (3.85%) Solaris
5 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.56%) AIX
6 2 (2.56%) CentOS
7 1 (1.28%) SUSE
7 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (37.18%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (34.62%) Configuration Management
2 27 (34.62%) DevOps
3 25 (32.05%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (21.79%) Web Operations
5 16 (20.51%) Open Source
6 11 (14.10%) ITIL
7 10 (12.82%) Migration
8 9 (11.54%) Change Management
8 9 (11.54%) Workflow
9 8 (10.26%) Line Management
9 8 (10.26%) Mentoring
9 8 (10.26%) Web Development
10 7 (8.97%) Capacity Planning
10 7 (8.97%) Customer Requirements
10 7 (8.97%) Incident Management
10 7 (8.97%) OO PHP
10 7 (8.97%) Responsive Web Design
10 7 (8.97%) Scrum
10 7 (8.97%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 29 (37.18%) PHP
2 22 (28.21%) Python
3 20 (25.64%) Ruby
4 18 (23.08%) JavaScript
5 9 (11.54%) Java
6 5 (6.41%) Bash Shell
6 5 (6.41%) ECMAScript
6 5 (6.41%) Perl
6 5 (6.41%) SQL
7 4 (5.13%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.28%) Groovy
8 1 (1.28%) Korn
8 1 (1.28%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (10.26%) Degree
2 6 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.13%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (3.85%) RHCE
4 3 (3.85%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.56%) CCNP
5 2 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.28%) CCNA
6 1 (1.28%) CISSP
6 1 (1.28%) CLAS
6 1 (1.28%) ISEB
6 1 (1.28%) JNCIA
6 1 (1.28%) JNCIP
6 1 (1.28%) JNCIS
6 1 (1.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.26%) SLA
2 4 (5.13%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.28%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.28%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (8.97%) Docker
2 6 (7.69%) VMware ESX
3 4 (5.13%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.85%) Active Directory
4 3 (3.85%) SRDF
4 3 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.28%) Firmware
5 1 (1.28%) NFS
5 1 (1.28%) Sendmail
5 1 (1.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (32.05%) Ansible
1 25 (32.05%) Puppet
2 24 (30.77%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (23.08%) Salt
4 6 (7.69%) Terraform
5 4 (5.13%) Kibana
5 4 (5.13%) logstash
6 3 (3.85%) collectd
6 3 (3.85%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (3.85%) StatsD
7 1 (1.28%) Control-M
7 1 (1.28%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.28%) Nagios
7 1 (1.28%) SCCM
7 1 (1.28%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (23.08%) Rackspace
2 12 (15.38%) VMware
3 11 (14.10%) Red Hat
4 10 (12.82%) IBM
5 9 (11.54%) HP
6 8 (10.26%) NetApp
6 8 (10.26%) Oracle
7 6 (7.69%) Brocade
7 6 (7.69%) Dell
7 6 (7.69%) Microsoft
8 5 (6.41%) EMC
9 4 (5.13%) 3PAR
10 3 (3.85%) Cisco
10 3 (3.85%) SaltStack
11 2 (2.56%) AppDynamics
11 2 (2.56%) Kronos
11 2 (2.56%) Splunk
12 1 (1.28%) Proofpoint
12 1 (1.28%) SolarWinds
12 1 (1.28%) Veritas