Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 74 58 55
Rank change year-on-year -16 -3 -15
Contract jobs citing Unix 19 46 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.42% 3.10% 2.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.80% 19.09% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 29 21
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £450 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +33.33% -15.63%
10th Percentile £363 £360 £300
90th Percentile £586 £515 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £430 £450
% change year-on-year -6.98% -4.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Birmingham median hourly rate - £19.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.71% -
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +79.49% +14.71% -

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 216 241 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.16% 16.23% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 145 128
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £358 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.89% -4.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £133 £113 £175
90th Percentile £550 £538 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 38 14
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £14.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -1.51% +13.72%
10th Percentile £11.09 £8.39 £9.83
90th Percentile £19.13 £29.40 £35.15
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.63 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +7.79% - +5.84%

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 25 June 2019.

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 25 June 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 15 (78.95%) Linux
2 10 (52.63%) AIX
3 7 (36.84%) ITIL
3 7 (36.84%) Middleware
3 7 (36.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (31.58%) Shell Script
5 5 (26.32%) Red Hat
5 5 (26.32%) Java
5 5 (26.32%) WebLogic
6 4 (21.05%) Solaris
6 4 (21.05%) Tomcat
6 4 (21.05%) Apache
6 4 (21.05%) SLA
6 4 (21.05%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
6 4 (21.05%) SAN
6 4 (21.05%) Change Management
6 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
6 4 (21.05%) OAuth2
6 4 (21.05%) Google
6 4 (21.05%) WebSphere
6 4 (21.05%) OAuth
6 4 (21.05%) Coaching
6 4 (21.05%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (15.79%) Bitbucket Server
7 3 (15.79%) API Design
7 3 (15.79%) Swagger
7 3 (15.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (15.79%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (15.79%) MariaDB

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 5 (26.32%) WebLogic
2 4 (21.05%) Apache
2 4 (21.05%) Tomcat
2 4 (21.05%) WebSphere
3 3 (15.79%) nginx
4 2 (10.53%) JBoss
4 2 (10.53%) Mailman
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (5.26%) Apache Solr
5 1 (5.26%) Apache Spark
5 1 (5.26%) Confluence
5 1 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (5.26%) IaaS
2 1 (5.26%) PaaS
2 1 (5.26%) SaaS
2 1 (5.26%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) SAN
1 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.53%) DKIM
2 2 (10.53%) Firewall
2 2 (10.53%) IMAP
2 2 (10.53%) Internet
2 2 (10.53%) OpenLDAP
2 2 (10.53%) SMTP
3 1 (5.26%) S/MIME
3 1 (5.26%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) MariaDB
1 3 (15.79%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (10.53%) Big Data
3 1 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (5.26%) Apache Hive
3 1 (5.26%) BigQuery
3 1 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (5.26%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.26%) DB2
3 1 (5.26%) DB2 UDB
3 1 (5.26%) Flink
3 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.26%) HBase
3 1 (5.26%) Impala
3 1 (5.26%) MySQL
3 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (15.79%) Bitbucket Server
2 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Administrator
2 3 (15.79%) Middleware Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Unix Administrator
2 3 (15.79%) WSO2 Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) SOA Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) WebSphere Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) AIX Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) AIX Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) AIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Data Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) DB2 DBA
4 1 (5.26%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Middleware Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Solaris Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Unix Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) Middleware
2 4 (21.05%) OAuth
2 4 (21.05%) OAuth2
2 4 (21.05%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (15.79%) LDAP
3 3 (15.79%) REST
3 3 (15.79%) Swagger
3 3 (15.79%) Web Services
4 2 (10.53%) JDBC
4 2 (10.53%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (5.26%) Apache Beam
5 1 (5.26%) HTML
5 1 (5.26%) J2EE
5 1 (5.26%) JSON
5 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) HACMP
3 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.26%) Clustering
3 1 (5.26%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (5.26%) Public Cloud
3 1 (5.26%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (78.95%) Linux
2 10 (52.63%) AIX
3 7 (36.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (21.05%) Solaris
5 3 (15.79%) Windows
6 2 (10.53%) HPUX
6 2 (10.53%) SUSE
7 1 (5.26%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) ITIL
2 4 (21.05%) Change Management
2 4 (21.05%) Coaching
3 3 (15.79%) API Design
4 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.53%) DevOps
4 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
4 2 (10.53%) Information Security
4 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
4 2 (10.53%) MVC
4 2 (10.53%) Open Source
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (10.53%) Preventative Maintenance
4 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
4 2 (10.53%) Process Improvement
4 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
4 2 (10.53%) SOA
5 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) Shell Script
2 5 (26.32%) Java
3 3 (15.79%) Bash Shell
3 3 (15.79%) Python
4 2 (10.53%) Korn
4 2 (10.53%) Perl
4 2 (10.53%) SQL
5 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (10.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Sendmail
1 2 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (5.26%) PowerHA
2 1 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) MIIS
2 2 (10.53%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (5.26%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (5.26%) Nagios
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Red Hat
2 4 (21.05%) Google
3 3 (15.79%) IBM
3 3 (15.79%) Oracle
3 3 (15.79%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (15.79%) SAP
3 3 (15.79%) WSO2
4 2 (10.53%) HP
4 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.53%) NetApp
4 2 (10.53%) Proofpoint
4 2 (10.53%) VMware
5 1 (5.26%) BEA
5 1 (5.26%) EMC
5 1 (5.26%) Informatica
5 1 (5.26%) Splunk
5 1 (5.26%) Veritas
5 1 (5.26%) webMethods