Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 70 51
Rank change year-on-year -2 -19 +6
Contract jobs citing Unix 25 28 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.74% 1.87% 3.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.00% 10.41% 19.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 23 40
Birmingham median daily rate £410 £320 £454
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.20% -29.48% +37.50%
10th Percentile £335 £306 £373
90th Percentile £486 £400 £496
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £438
% change year-on-year - -8.57% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £19.50 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.50 £13.95 -
% change year-on-year +39.76% - -

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 250 269 282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 17.45% 17.98% 18.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 186 174
Birmingham median daily rate £350 £325 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -18.24% +22.31%
10th Percentile £117 £173 £172
90th Percentile £488 £508 £534
West Midlands median daily rate £373 £360 £395
% change year-on-year +3.47% -8.86% +21.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 22 28
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.00 £13.75 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.82% +7.84% -15.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £8.39 £10.18
90th Percentile £21.75 £20.43 £18.98
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.41 £14.00
% change year-on-year +4.13% +2.89% -2.78%

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 October 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 18 October 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 18 (72.00%) Linux
2 11 (44.00%) Windows
3 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (32.00%) PHP
4 8 (32.00%) Mac OS X
4 8 (32.00%) Relational Database
5 7 (28.00%) Jenkins
5 7 (28.00%) OO PHP
5 7 (28.00%) Docker
5 7 (28.00%) Doctrine
5 7 (28.00%) SQL
5 7 (28.00%) OO
5 7 (28.00%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (28.00%) Zend
5 7 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (28.00%) Git (software)
5 7 (28.00%) Test Automation
5 7 (28.00%) PHPUnit
6 6 (24.00%) PKI
6 6 (24.00%) Firewall
7 5 (20.00%) DNS
7 5 (20.00%) Nessus
7 5 (20.00%) REST
7 5 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (20.00%) Line Management
7 5 (20.00%) ArcSight
7 5 (20.00%) SIEM
7 5 (20.00%) Behat
7 5 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
7 5 (20.00%) Problem-Solving

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 (8.00%) Apache
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) SAP FI-CA
1 2 (8.00%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) Firewall
2 5 (20.00%) DNS
3 4 (16.00%) LAN
3 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (16.00%) WAN
3 4 (16.00%) Wireless
4 2 (8.00%) Asterisk PBX
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (8.00%) DHCP
4 2 (8.00%) FTP
4 2 (8.00%) Internet
4 2 (8.00%) Kerberos
4 2 (8.00%) MPLS
4 2 (8.00%) Network Security
4 2 (8.00%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (8.00%) SSL
4 2 (8.00%) VoIP
4 2 (8.00%) VPN
4 2 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (4.00%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) Relational Database
2 7 (28.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) Git (software)
1 7 (28.00%) Jenkins
1 7 (28.00%) PHPUnit
2 1 (4.00%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
1 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Automotive
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Analyst
1 8 (32.00%) Developer
2 5 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Backend Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Network Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Vulnerability Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Digital Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) PHP Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Security Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Senior Backend Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Citrix Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Project Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) SAP Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) SAP Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Citrix Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) Doctrine
2 5 (20.00%) Behat
2 5 (20.00%) REST
3 3 (12.00%) HTML
3 3 (12.00%) JMS
4 2 (8.00%) CSS
4 2 (8.00%) LDAP
4 2 (8.00%) Web Services
4 2 (8.00%) XML
5 1 (4.00%) .NET
5 1 (4.00%) Apache Camel
5 1 (4.00%) Hibernate
5 1 (4.00%) LAMP
5 1 (4.00%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (4.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) PKI
2 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (72.00%) Linux
2 11 (44.00%) Windows
3 8 (32.00%) Mac OS X
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.00%) AIX
6 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (28.00%) OO
2 7 (28.00%) OO PHP
2 7 (28.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
3 5 (20.00%) Line Management
3 5 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (20.00%) SIEM
3 5 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (16.00%) BDD
4 4 (16.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (16.00%) Dashboard Development
4 4 (16.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 4 (16.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 4 (16.00%) Web Design
4 4 (16.00%) Web Development
5 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 3 (12.00%) Open Source
5 3 (12.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) PHP
2 7 (28.00%) SQL
3 2 (8.00%) Java
3 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.00%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) CCNA
2 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.00%) ISEB
2 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.00%) CISM
3 1 (4.00%) CISSP
3 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) Docker
2 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (8.00%) iptables
3 2 (8.00%) Postfix
3 2 (8.00%) Samba
3 2 (8.00%) Squid
3 2 (8.00%) XenApp
4 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) Nessus
2 1 (4.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (4.00%) Nmap
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Zend
2 5 (20.00%) ArcSight
3 4 (16.00%) Cisco
3 4 (16.00%) Qualys
3 4 (16.00%) Splunk
4 3 (12.00%) Oracle
4 3 (12.00%) Remedy
5 2 (8.00%) Citrix
5 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (8.00%) SAP
6 1 (4.00%) Apple
6 1 (4.00%) HP
6 1 (4.00%) NEC
6 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.00%) VMware