Period
to 22 November 2019

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 22 November 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.

Unix
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 85 73 62
Rank change year-on-year -12 -11 -9
Contract jobs citing Unix 12 24 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.92% 1.68% 2.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.13% 9.88% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 21 26
Birmingham median daily rate £325 £425 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.53% +32.81% -28.89%
10th Percentile £309 £370 £306
90th Percentile £416 £480 £544
West Midlands median daily rate £395 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -1.31% +0.06% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Birmingham median hourly rate - - £13.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £29.50 £14.41
% change year-on-year +52.54% +104.79% -

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 234 243 308
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 17.94% 16.97% 19.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 163 211
Birmingham median daily rate £364 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +7.69% -16.13%
10th Percentile £131 £128 £155
90th Percentile £538 £488 £515
West Midlands median daily rate £365 £375 £365
% change year-on-year -2.67% +2.74% -8.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 26 25
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% +7.41% -3.57%
10th Percentile £11.92 £10.88 £8.39
90th Percentile £20.20 £28.38 £19.45
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +2.26% +6.90% +3.57%

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 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 22 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Unix 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 Unix.

1 5 (41.67%) SQL
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle
1 5 (41.67%) Linux
2 4 (33.33%) Solaris
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (25.00%) Firewall
3 3 (25.00%) MPLS
3 3 (25.00%) CCNA
3 3 (25.00%) VoIP
3 3 (25.00%) FreeBSD
3 3 (25.00%) AWS
4 2 (16.67%) Confluence
4 2 (16.67%) Cloudera
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) Java
4 2 (16.67%) VMware
4 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) JIRA
4 2 (16.67%) Pentaho
5 1 (8.33%) Hadoop
5 1 (8.33%) Azure
5 1 (8.33%) Puppet
5 1 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (8.33%) Splunk

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 2 (16.67%) Confluence
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) AWS
2 1 (8.33%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
1 3 (25.00%) Firewall
1 3 (25.00%) MPLS
1 3 (25.00%) VoIP
2 1 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (16.67%) Pentaho
3 1 (8.33%) Big Data
3 1 (8.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) Artifactory
2 1 (8.33%) Bitbucket
2 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (8.33%) GitLab
2 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (8.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) DBA
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle DBA
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco Support
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Network Support
2 3 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) SIEM Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Unix Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (8.33%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Public Cloud
1 1 (8.33%) Security Operations Centre
1 1 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Linux
2 4 (33.33%) Solaris
2 4 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (25.00%) FreeBSD
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 1 (8.33%) AIX
5 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) Actionable Insight
1 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (8.33%) Coaching
1 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
1 1 (8.33%) Continuous Deployment
1 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (8.33%) Data Extraction
1 1 (8.33%) DevOps
1 1 (8.33%) Information Security
1 1 (8.33%) ISMS
1 1 (8.33%) ITIL
1 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
1 1 (8.33%) Migration
1 1 (8.33%) Scrum
1 1 (8.33%) Security Operations
1 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
1 1 (8.33%) Service Design
1 1 (8.33%) Service Management
1 1 (8.33%) SIEM
1 1 (8.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 2 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) CCNA
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Ansible
1 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (8.33%) Puppet
1 1 (8.33%) SCOM
1 1 (8.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) Cloudera
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) Mercator
4 1 (8.33%) NetApp
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (8.33%) Splunk