Period
to 20 August 2018

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 20 August 2018 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 70 63
Rank change year-on-year +5 -7 -12
Contract jobs citing Unix 35 20 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.38% 1.50% 2.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.70% 8.55% 13.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 15 25
Birmingham median daily rate £440 £313 £442
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.80% -29.22% +33.79%
10th Percentile £358 £306 £350
90th Percentile £528 £398 £498
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £475 £439
% change year-on-year -10.53% +8.20% +17.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.71% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £24.00 £17.00 -
% change year-on-year +41.18% - -

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 223 234 260
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 15.18% 17.57% 16.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 163 152
Birmingham median daily rate £330 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.71% -3.45% +11.54%
10th Percentile £105 £207 £185
90th Percentile £488 £512 £512
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £398
% change year-on-year - -5.66% +22.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 14 27
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.00 £14.22 £11.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.51% +20.47% -21.33%
10th Percentile £8.70 £9.83 £10.54
90th Percentile £21.75 £17.50 £25.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.22 £13.59
% change year-on-year +5.52% +4.60% -9.40%

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 20 August 2018.

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 20 August 2018, 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 23 (65.71%) Linux
2 18 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (42.86%) Test Automation
4 13 (37.14%) SQL
5 12 (34.29%) Mac OS X
5 12 (34.29%) BDD
6 11 (31.43%) Git (software)
6 11 (31.43%) Docker
7 10 (28.57%) Relational Database
7 10 (28.57%) Jenkins
8 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
8 9 (25.71%) OO
8 9 (25.71%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (22.86%) Zend
9 8 (22.86%) Windows
9 8 (22.86%) PHP
9 8 (22.86%) OO PHP
9 8 (22.86%) Doctrine
9 8 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (22.86%) PHPUnit
10 7 (20.00%) Confluence
10 7 (20.00%) DevOps
10 7 (20.00%) Java
11 6 (17.14%) Configuration Management
11 6 (17.14%) CRM
11 6 (17.14%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (17.14%) Selenium
11 6 (17.14%) PKI
11 6 (17.14%) Web Development
11 6 (17.14%) JIRA

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 7 (20.00%) Confluence
2 3 (8.57%) Apache
3 2 (5.71%) IIS
3 2 (5.71%) JBoss
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (5.71%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.71%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) Slack
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) Firewall
2 4 (11.43%) HTTP
2 4 (11.43%) LAN
2 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP
2 4 (11.43%) WAN
2 4 (11.43%) Wireless
3 3 (8.57%) DNS
4 2 (5.71%) Asterisk PBX
4 2 (5.71%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (5.71%) FTP
4 2 (5.71%) Internet
4 2 (5.71%) Kerberos
4 2 (5.71%) MPLS
4 2 (5.71%) Network Security
4 2 (5.71%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (5.71%) SSL
4 2 (5.71%) VoIP
4 2 (5.71%) VPN
4 2 (5.71%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.86%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (28.57%) Relational Database
2 9 (25.71%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (5.71%) MySQL
4 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.86%) Neo4j
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (31.43%) Git (software)
2 10 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 8 (22.86%) PHPUnit
4 6 (17.14%) JIRA
4 6 (17.14%) Selenium
4 6 (17.14%) TestRail
4 6 (17.14%) Visual Studio Team System
4 6 (17.14%) WebDriver
5 5 (14.29%) SpecFlow
5 5 (14.29%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.86%) Metasploit
6 1 (2.86%) Subversion
General
1 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.71%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Developer
2 7 (20.00%) Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Senior Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Automation Tester
4 4 (11.43%) Backend Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Tester
5 3 (8.57%) Digital Developer
5 3 (8.57%) PHP Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Senior Backend Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Vulnerability Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Administrator
6 2 (5.71%) Applications Specialist
6 2 (5.71%) Applications Support
6 2 (5.71%) Applications Support Specialist
6 2 (5.71%) Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Security Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Support Specialist
6 2 (5.71%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) Doctrine
2 6 (17.14%) Behat
2 6 (17.14%) REST
3 5 (14.29%) Gherkin
3 5 (14.29%) HTML
4 4 (11.43%) CSS
5 3 (8.57%) JMS
5 3 (8.57%) LAMP
6 2 (5.71%) Apache Camel
6 2 (5.71%) Hibernate
6 2 (5.71%) J2EE
6 2 (5.71%) LDAP
6 2 (5.71%) Node.js
6 2 (5.71%) Play Framework
6 2 (5.71%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (5.71%) React
6 2 (5.71%) SAP Basis
6 2 (5.71%) Spring
7 1 (2.86%) Dropwizard
7 1 (2.86%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Linux Command Line
1 6 (17.14%) PKI
2 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (65.71%) Linux
2 12 (34.29%) Mac OS X
3 8 (22.86%) Windows
4 3 (8.57%) Windows Server
5 2 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.86%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 12 (34.29%) BDD
4 9 (25.71%) OO
5 8 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (22.86%) OO PHP
6 7 (20.00%) DevOps
7 6 (17.14%) Acceptance Criteria
7 6 (17.14%) Configuration Management
7 6 (17.14%) Continuous Deployment
7 6 (17.14%) CRM
7 6 (17.14%) Mentoring
7 6 (17.14%) Open Source
7 6 (17.14%) Responsive Web Design
7 6 (17.14%) Test Management
7 6 (17.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (17.14%) User Stories
7 6 (17.14%) Web Design
7 6 (17.14%) Web Development
8 5 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 13 (37.14%) SQL
2 8 (22.86%) PHP
3 7 (20.00%) Java
4 5 (14.29%) C#
5 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
5 3 (8.57%) Python
6 2 (5.71%) Java 8
6 2 (5.71%) Perl
6 2 (5.71%) Ruby
6 2 (5.71%) Scala
7 1 (2.86%) ANSI SQL
7 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.86%) C++
7 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) CCNA
2 2 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.86%) Degree
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (31.43%) Docker
2 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.71%) iptables
2 2 (5.71%) Postfix
2 2 (5.71%) Samba
2 2 (5.71%) Squid
3 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) Nessus
2 2 (5.71%) Trend Micro Deep Security
3 1 (2.86%) Ansible
3 1 (2.86%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (2.86%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.86%) Nmap
3 1 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.86%) Puppet
3 1 (2.86%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
2 8 (22.86%) Zend
3 5 (14.29%) Cisco
3 5 (14.29%) Oracle
4 4 (11.43%) ArcSight
4 4 (11.43%) Qualys
5 3 (8.57%) Remedy
5 3 (8.57%) Splunk
6 2 (5.71%) AppDynamics
6 2 (5.71%) Dynatrace
6 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.71%) SAP
6 2 (5.71%) Tripwire
7 1 (2.86%) Apple
7 1 (2.86%) Brocade
7 1 (2.86%) HP
7 1 (2.86%) Juniper
7 1 (2.86%) NEC
7 1 (2.86%) VMware