Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Unix skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Unix over the 6 months to 18 November 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.

Unix
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 50 46
Rank change year-on-year -14 -4 -10
Contract jobs citing Unix 28 52 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.79% 3.39% 2.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.30% 19.77% 18.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 40 18
Birmingham median daily rate £320 £454 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.48% +52.52% -14.70%
10th Percentile £306 £373 £220
90th Percentile £401 £496 £421
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £430 £388
% change year-on-year -6.98% +10.97% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £13.50 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.41 - -

Unix 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 301 263 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 19.26% 17.17% 15.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 159 102
Birmingham median daily rate £325 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +33.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £159 £179 £152
90th Percentile £506 £550 £438
West Midlands median daily rate £365 £400 £338
% change year-on-year -8.75% +18.52% +5.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 25
Birmingham median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.57% -3.45% +4.54%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.25 £10.63
90th Percentile £19.45 £19.50 £18.45
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.40
% change year-on-year +3.57% -2.78% -4.00%

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Unix as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Unix in Birmingham

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unix in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in Birmingham

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in Birmingham over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in Birmingham

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Unix 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 Unix.

1 15 (53.57%) Oracle
2 11 (39.29%) Linux
3 9 (32.14%) SAS
4 8 (28.57%) ITRS Geneos
5 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (25.00%) ITIL
5 7 (25.00%) Windows
5 7 (25.00%) Java
5 7 (25.00%) Finance
6 6 (21.43%) Degree
6 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
7 5 (17.86%) Cisco
7 5 (17.86%) Apache
7 5 (17.86%) SQL
7 5 (17.86%) C
7 5 (17.86%) C++
7 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
7 5 (17.86%) Project Management
7 5 (17.86%) Migration
7 5 (17.86%) Change Management
7 5 (17.86%) Firewall
7 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
7 5 (17.86%) Coaching
7 5 (17.86%) Problem Management
7 5 (17.86%) Unit Testing
8 4 (14.29%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
8 4 (14.29%) Oracle Database
8 4 (14.29%) Load Balancing
8 4 (14.29%) Data Centre

Unix
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 (32.14%) SAS
2 5 (17.86%) Apache
3 3 (10.71%) JBoss
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle 10gAS
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) Firewall
2 4 (14.29%) DNS
2 4 (14.29%) SAN
2 4 (14.29%) SSL
2 4 (14.29%) WLAN
3 3 (10.71%) HTTP
3 3 (10.71%) ICMP
3 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.57%) FTP
4 1 (3.57%) GSM
4 1 (3.57%) Internet
4 1 (3.57%) Kerberos
4 1 (3.57%) LAN
4 1 (3.57%) LDAP
4 1 (3.57%) MPLS
4 1 (3.57%) PBX
4 1 (3.57%) VoIP
4 1 (3.57%) VPN
4 1 (3.57%) WAN
4 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) Oracle Database
1 4 (14.29%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 2 (7.14%) RDBMS
2 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.57%) OLAP
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.71%) Subversion
3 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.57%) Maven
3 1 (3.57%) Metasploit
3 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Consultant
3 4 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 4 (14.29%) SAS Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Applications Support
5 2 (7.14%) Change Manager
5 2 (7.14%) IT Change Manager
5 2 (7.14%) IT Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Java Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) First Line Help Desk Support
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Support
6 1 (3.57%) Service Desk Support
6 1 (3.57%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) CSS
1 4 (14.29%) HTML
2 3 (10.71%) CGI
2 3 (10.71%) FastCGI
3 2 (7.14%) Java EE
4 1 (3.57%) .NET
4 1 (3.57%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.57%) DHTML
4 1 (3.57%) LAMP
4 1 (3.57%) MDX
4 1 (3.57%) Web Services
4 1 (3.57%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
2 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
3 4 (14.29%) Data Centre
4 3 (10.71%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.57%) PKI
5 1 (3.57%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Linux
2 7 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (7.14%) HPUX
3 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.57%) AIX
4 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.57%) CentOS
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) ITIL
2 5 (17.86%) Change Management
2 5 (17.86%) Coaching
2 5 (17.86%) Migration
2 5 (17.86%) Problem Management
2 5 (17.86%) Project Management
2 5 (17.86%) Unit Testing
3 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 4 (14.29%) PRINCE
3 4 (14.29%) Quality Management
3 4 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 4 (14.29%) Scrum
3 4 (14.29%) Six Sigma
4 3 (10.71%) OO
4 3 (10.71%) OOP
4 3 (10.71%) Refactoring
4 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
4 3 (10.71%) SOA
4 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) Java
2 5 (17.86%) C
2 5 (17.86%) C++
2 5 (17.86%) SQL
3 3 (10.71%) Go
3 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.71%) Perl
3 3 (10.71%) Python
4 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.57%) Tcl
4 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) Degree
2 4 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (14.29%) PMI Certification
2 4 (14.29%) PMP
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.57%) iptables
2 1 (3.57%) Postfix
2 1 (3.57%) Samba
2 1 (3.57%) Squid
2 1 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (28.57%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (14.29%) Control-M
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (3.57%) Nessus
3 1 (3.57%) Nmap
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (3.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) Oracle
2 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (17.86%) Cisco
4 3 (10.71%) HP
4 3 (10.71%) IBM
5 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
5 2 (7.14%) VMware
6 1 (3.57%) Apple
6 1 (3.57%) Informatica
6 1 (3.57%) NEC