Period
to 18 September 2020

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 18 September 2020 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
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 23 32 43
Rank change year-on-year +9 +11 -7
Contract jobs citing Linux 21 73 66
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.20% 5.22% 4.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.63% 29.92% 26.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 50 49
Median daily rate £475 £481 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.30% +16.67% -8.33%
10th Percentile £258 £362 £214
90th Percentile £596 £576 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £435 £463 £439
% change year-on-year -5.95% +5.41% -7.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £45.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year - +56.52% +15.00%

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 76 244 247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 18.81% 17.44% 16.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 147 154
Median daily rate £345 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +13.64% +1.54%
10th Percentile £126 £130 £105
90th Percentile £594 £550 £496
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 22 34
Median hourly rate £35.00 £16.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +118.75% +20.75% -6.79%
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +9.68% +6.90% +0.89%

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 18 September 2020.

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 18 September 2020, 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 13 (61.90%) Azure
2 12 (57.14%) Office 365
3 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
3 11 (52.38%) Red Hat
3 11 (52.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (47.62%) Bash Shell
4 10 (47.62%) Penetration Testing
4 10 (47.62%) CheckPoint
4 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
4 10 (47.62%) CISSP
4 10 (47.62%) Firewall
4 10 (47.62%) Information Security
4 10 (47.62%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (47.62%) Kalman Filter
4 10 (47.62%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 10 (47.62%) Email Filtering
4 10 (47.62%) Cyber Intelligence
4 10 (47.62%) Threat Intelligence
4 10 (47.62%) Cyberthreat
5 9 (42.86%) Meraki
5 9 (42.86%) GIAC
5 9 (42.86%) Sentinel
6 6 (28.57%) Ethical Hacking
6 6 (28.57%) Qualys
6 6 (28.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 6 (28.57%) Windows
6 6 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
6 6 (28.57%) Security Operations
6 6 (28.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 5 (23.81%) Decision-Making

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 1 (4.76%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (4.76%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (42.86%) Sentinel
2 1 (4.76%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 13 (61.90%) Azure
2 12 (57.14%) Office 365
3 3 (14.29%) AWS
4 2 (9.52%) GCP
4 2 (9.52%) GitHub
5 1 (4.76%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (4.76%) Cloudflare
5 1 (4.76%) Data Lake Analytics
5 1 (4.76%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (47.62%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) DNS
2 1 (4.76%) HTTP
2 1 (4.76%) Internet
2 1 (4.76%) LAN
2 1 (4.76%) Network Security
2 1 (4.76%) SNMP
2 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) VPN
2 1 (4.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (9.52%) MySQL
3 1 (4.76%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (4.76%) Base SAS
3 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.76%) DB2
3 1 (4.76%) DTS
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (4.76%) OLAP
3 1 (4.76%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (4.76%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (4.76%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (4.76%) Snowflake Schema
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.76%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.76%) GitLab
2 1 (4.76%) HP UFT
2 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.76%) JIRA
2 1 (4.76%) ProC
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (4.76%) Subversion
2 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.76%) Toad
2 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (9.52%) Public Sector
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Analyst
2 10 (47.62%) Security Analyst
3 6 (28.57%) Operations Analyst
3 6 (28.57%) Security Operations Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) IT Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) IT Operations Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) IT Security Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Information Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Information Security Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) OAT Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) AWS DevOps
7 1 (4.76%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) AWS Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (4.76%) IT Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) IT Support
7 1 (4.76%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) CSS
1 2 (9.52%) HTML
1 2 (9.52%) Node.js
2 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.76%) CSS3
2 1 (4.76%) DHTML
2 1 (4.76%) Django
2 1 (4.76%) HTML5
2 1 (4.76%) Material Design
2 1 (4.76%) Matplotlib
2 1 (4.76%) MDX
2 1 (4.76%) NumPy
2 1 (4.76%) OpenLayers
2 1 (4.76%) Pandas
2 1 (4.76%) REST
2 1 (4.76%) SciPy
2 1 (4.76%) Seaborn
2 1 (4.76%) SQLAlchemy
2 1 (4.76%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (47.62%) Cyberthreat
2 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
3 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
5 1 (4.76%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (28.57%) Windows
3 3 (14.29%) Ubuntu
3 3 (14.29%) Unix
4 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.76%) AIX
5 1 (4.76%) Solaris
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Cyber Intelligence
1 10 (47.62%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
1 10 (47.62%) Email Filtering
1 10 (47.62%) Information Security
1 10 (47.62%) Kalman Filter
1 10 (47.62%) Penetration Testing
1 10 (47.62%) Threat Intelligence
2 6 (28.57%) Ethical Hacking
2 6 (28.57%) Security Operations
2 6 (28.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 6 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
2 6 (28.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 5 (23.81%) Analytics
3 5 (23.81%) Decision-Making
3 5 (23.81%) Information Assurance
3 5 (23.81%) Risk Management
4 4 (19.05%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (14.29%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) Bash Shell
2 3 (14.29%) Python
3 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.76%) C
4 1 (4.76%) C#
4 1 (4.76%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 1 (4.76%) Java
4 1 (4.76%) PHP
4 1 (4.76%) PROC SQL
4 1 (4.76%) SAS Macro
4 1 (4.76%) SQL
4 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.76%) TypeScript
4 1 (4.76%) VB
4 1 (4.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) CISSP
2 9 (42.86%) GIAC
3 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
3 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
4 2 (9.52%) CCSA
4 2 (9.52%) CEH
5 1 (4.76%) Check Point Certification
System Software
1 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 4 (19.05%) Docker
3 3 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (9.52%) Ansible
2 2 (9.52%) Kubernetes
3 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (4.76%) Puppet
3 1 (4.76%) SCCM
3 1 (4.76%) SCOM
3 1 (4.76%) SCOrch
3 1 (4.76%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
1 11 (52.38%) Red Hat
2 10 (47.62%) CheckPoint
3 9 (42.86%) Meraki
4 6 (28.57%) Qualys
5 2 (9.52%) Google
5 2 (9.52%) HP
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle
6 1 (4.76%) Teradata