Period
to 15 July 2020

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 15 July 2020 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
15 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 48 70 64
Rank change year-on-year +22 -6 -2
Contract jobs citing Unix 10 26 42
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.79% 1.87% 2.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.47% 11.16% 16.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 30
Median daily rate £369 £413 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.61% -6.25% +25.71%
10th Percentile £298 £313 £360
90th Percentile £446 £558 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £398 £425
% change year-on-year +6.78% -6.35% -8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £19.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +66.67% +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 118 233 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 21.15% 16.77% 16.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 143 149
Median daily rate £389 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.81% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £146 £150 £105
90th Percentile £599 £550 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 38
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £11.73 £11.10 £8.39
90th Percentile £35.00 £18.95 £29.40
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% +3.45%

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Unix in Birmingham

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Unix in Birmingham.

Daily rate trend for Unix in Birmingham

Unix
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Unix in Birmingham over the 6 months to 15 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Unix in Birmingham

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Unix in Birmingham.

Hourly rate trend for Unix in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 15 July 2020, 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 7 (70.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (40.00%) Spring
3 4 (40.00%) Oracle
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (30.00%) TDD
4 3 (30.00%) AngularJS
4 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (30.00%) Microservices
4 3 (30.00%) OO
4 3 (30.00%) SonarQube
4 3 (30.00%) Public Sector
5 2 (20.00%) Swagger
5 2 (20.00%) webpack
5 2 (20.00%) Spring Boot
5 2 (20.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
5 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (20.00%) JUnit
5 2 (20.00%) Internet
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (20.00%) Jasmine
5 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (20.00%) TypeScript
5 2 (20.00%) Babel
5 2 (20.00%) Jest

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 1 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) AWS
1 2 (20.00%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Internet
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (10.00%) Skype
2 1 (10.00%) SNMP
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) VPN
2 1 (10.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (30.00%) SonarQube
3 2 (20.00%) Babel
3 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (20.00%) Jasmine
3 2 (20.00%) JUnit
3 2 (20.00%) Selenium
3 2 (20.00%) webpack
4 1 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (10.00%) JIRA
4 1 (10.00%) JMeter
4 1 (10.00%) Maven
4 1 (10.00%) Mockito
4 1 (10.00%) Spock
General
1 3 (30.00%) Public Sector
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (10.00%) Aerospace
3 1 (10.00%) Electronics
3 1 (10.00%) Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (20.00%) React Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (20.00%) UI Developer
5 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) AWS Developer
5 1 (10.00%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Digital Developer
5 1 (10.00%) IT Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) IT Support
5 1 (10.00%) Java Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Java Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Spring
2 3 (30.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (20.00%) Jest
3 2 (20.00%) REST
3 2 (20.00%) RESTful
3 2 (20.00%) Spring Boot
3 2 (20.00%) Swagger
3 2 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (10.00%) Apache NiFi
4 1 (10.00%) CSS
4 1 (10.00%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (10.00%) HTML
4 1 (10.00%) J2EE
4 1 (10.00%) JAX-RS
4 1 (10.00%) JDBC
4 1 (10.00%) JPA
4 1 (10.00%) Node.js
4 1 (10.00%) React
4 1 (10.00%) Vue.js
4 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (10.00%) Handset
1 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (10.00%) AIX
4 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (10.00%) Solaris
4 1 (10.00%) VMS
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Microservices
1 3 (30.00%) OO
1 3 (30.00%) TDD
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Decision-Making
2 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (20.00%) Open Source
2 2 (20.00%) Pair Programming
2 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (10.00%) Critical Thinking
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (10.00%) Server Management
3 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) Java 8
2 2 (20.00%) TypeScript
3 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (10.00%) ES6
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CCNA
1 1 (10.00%) CISA
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (10.00%) CISM
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) MCSE
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) Docker
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (10.00%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Kibana
1 1 (10.00%) Kubernetes
1 1 (10.00%) logstash
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
1 1 (10.00%) SCOM
1 1 (10.00%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) F5
3 1 (10.00%) Google
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (10.00%) Remedy
3 1 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (10.00%) VMware