Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 55 40
Rank change year-on-year 0 -15 +3
Contract jobs citing Unix 46 31 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.10% 2.47% 4.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.09% 16.67% 21.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 21 40
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £338 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -15.63% +19.40%
10th Percentile £360 £300 £325
90th Percentile £515 £475 £494
West Midlands median daily rate £430 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -4.44% - +16.13%
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 £19.50 £17.00 -
% change year-on-year +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 241 186 283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.22% 14.82% 19.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 128 159
Birmingham median daily rate £360 £375 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +2.22%
10th Percentile £113 £175 £185
90th Percentile £538 £538 £504
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 14 29
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.00 £14.22 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.51% +13.72% -16.67%
10th Percentile £8.39 £9.83 £10.73
90th Percentile £29.40 £35.15 £25.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £13.79
% change year-on-year - +5.19% -8.10%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 29 (63.04%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (58.70%) Linux
3 26 (56.52%) Test Automation
4 20 (43.48%) SQL
5 19 (41.30%) Mac OS X
6 17 (36.96%) Git (software)
6 17 (36.96%) BDD
7 16 (34.78%) DevOps
8 15 (32.61%) Docker
8 15 (32.61%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (30.43%) Jenkins
10 13 (28.26%) OO
10 13 (28.26%) Relational Database
11 12 (26.09%) PostgreSQL
12 11 (23.91%) JavaScript
12 11 (23.91%) PHP
12 11 (23.91%) OO PHP
12 11 (23.91%) Doctrine
12 11 (23.91%) Confluence
12 11 (23.91%) PHPUnit
12 11 (23.91%) Zend
12 11 (23.91%) Open Source
13 10 (21.74%) WebDriver
13 10 (21.74%) Web Development
13 10 (21.74%) Selenium
13 10 (21.74%) Test Management
13 10 (21.74%) REST
13 10 (21.74%) User Stories
13 10 (21.74%) TestRail
13 10 (21.74%) Continuous Deployment

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 11 (23.91%) Confluence
2 3 (6.52%) Apache
2 3 (6.52%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.35%) IIS
3 2 (4.35%) JBoss
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (4.35%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (21.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.22%) Slack
2 2 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.17%) IBM PureFlex
3 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) HTTP
1 4 (8.70%) LAN
1 4 (8.70%) WAN
2 3 (6.52%) Internet
2 3 (6.52%) SAN
2 3 (6.52%) SMS
3 2 (4.35%) Asterisk PBX
3 2 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (4.35%) DNS
3 2 (4.35%) Firewall
3 2 (4.35%) FTP
3 2 (4.35%) Kerberos
3 2 (4.35%) MPLS
3 2 (4.35%) Network Security
3 2 (4.35%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (4.35%) SSL
3 2 (4.35%) VoIP
3 2 (4.35%) VPN
3 2 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.17%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (28.26%) Relational Database
2 12 (26.09%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.35%) MySQL
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.17%) Neo4j
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (36.96%) Git (software)
2 14 (30.43%) Jenkins
3 11 (23.91%) PHPUnit
4 10 (21.74%) JIRA
4 10 (21.74%) Selenium
4 10 (21.74%) TestRail
4 10 (21.74%) WebDriver
5 9 (19.57%) SpecFlow
6 6 (13.04%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (10.87%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.17%) Metasploit
8 1 (2.17%) Subversion
General
1 3 (6.52%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.35%) Banking
2 2 (4.35%) Finance
3 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (30.43%) Developer
2 7 (15.22%) Architect
2 7 (15.22%) Automation Tester
2 7 (15.22%) PHP Developer
2 7 (15.22%) Tester
3 5 (10.87%) Analyst
3 5 (10.87%) Network Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Technical Architect
4 4 (8.70%) Digital Developer
4 4 (8.70%) Senior Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Backend Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Applications Specialist
6 2 (4.35%) Applications Support
6 2 (4.35%) Applications Support Specialist
6 2 (4.35%) IT Support
6 2 (4.35%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.91%) Doctrine
2 10 (21.74%) REST
3 9 (19.57%) Gherkin
4 8 (17.39%) Behat
5 6 (13.04%) HTML
6 5 (10.87%) CSS
6 5 (10.87%) Symfony
7 3 (6.52%) JMS
7 3 (6.52%) LAMP
7 3 (6.52%) RESTful
8 2 (4.35%) Apache Camel
8 2 (4.35%) Hibernate
8 2 (4.35%) J2EE
8 2 (4.35%) LDAP
8 2 (4.35%) Node.js
8 2 (4.35%) Play Framework
8 2 (4.35%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (4.35%) React
8 2 (4.35%) SAP Basis
8 2 (4.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.74%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (4.35%) PKI
3 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.17%) Celerra
3 1 (2.17%) EMC Centera
3 1 (2.17%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (2.17%) EMC VNX
3 1 (2.17%) EMC VNXe
3 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (58.70%) Linux
2 19 (41.30%) Mac OS X
3 4 (8.70%) Windows
4 3 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.35%) Apple iOS
5 2 (4.35%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.17%) AIX
6 1 (2.17%) HPUX
6 1 (2.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (63.04%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (56.52%) Test Automation
3 17 (36.96%) BDD
4 16 (34.78%) DevOps
5 15 (32.61%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (28.26%) OO
7 11 (23.91%) OO PHP
7 11 (23.91%) Open Source
8 10 (21.74%) Acceptance Criteria
8 10 (21.74%) Continuous Deployment
8 10 (21.74%) CRM
8 10 (21.74%) Test Management
8 10 (21.74%) User Stories
8 10 (21.74%) Web Development
9 9 (19.57%) Configuration Management
9 9 (19.57%) Mentoring
9 9 (19.57%) Responsive Web Design
9 9 (19.57%) Web Design
10 8 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (15.22%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 20 (43.48%) SQL
2 11 (23.91%) JavaScript
2 11 (23.91%) PHP
3 8 (17.39%) Java
4 6 (13.04%) Python
5 5 (10.87%) C#
5 5 (10.87%) Ruby
6 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.35%) C++
6 2 (4.35%) Java 8
6 2 (4.35%) Perl
6 2 (4.35%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.35%) Scala
7 1 (2.17%) ANSI SQL
7 1 (2.17%) C
7 1 (2.17%) Korn
7 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (19.57%) Security Cleared
2 8 (17.39%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (4.35%) CCNA
3 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.35%) Degree
4 1 (2.17%) EMC Certification
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) SLA
2 2 (4.35%) QA
3 1 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (32.61%) Docker
2 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.35%) iptables
2 2 (4.35%) Postfix
2 2 (4.35%) Samba
2 2 (4.35%) Squid
3 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Ansible
1 2 (4.35%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 2 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.35%) Puppet
1 2 (4.35%) Terraform
1 2 (4.35%) Trend Micro Deep Security
2 1 (2.17%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (2.17%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (2.17%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.17%) Nessus
2 1 (2.17%) Nmap
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 11 (23.91%) Zend
2 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
3 6 (13.04%) Cisco
3 6 (13.04%) Oracle
4 3 (6.52%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.35%) AppDynamics
5 2 (4.35%) Apple
5 2 (4.35%) Dynatrace
5 2 (4.35%) SAP
5 2 (4.35%) Tripwire
6 1 (2.17%) Brocade
6 1 (2.17%) EMC
6 1 (2.17%) HP
6 1 (2.17%) IBM
6 1 (2.17%) Isilon
6 1 (2.17%) Juniper
6 1 (2.17%) NEC
6 1 (2.17%) NetApp
6 1 (2.17%) VMware