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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 48 37
Rank change year-on-year +4 -11  
Contract jobs citing Unix 12 22 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.99% 2.67% 3.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.50% 15.49% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 21
Median daily rate £320 £458 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.05% +40.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £17.00 - £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £27.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year +43.63% -28.10%  

Unix is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 96 142 130
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 15.89% 17.25% 17.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 91 80
Median daily rate £320 £330 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £488 £411
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 15
Median hourly rate £10.00 £11.80 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.25% -32.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Unix as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 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 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Unix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Unix.

1 20 (64.52%) Linux
2 11 (35.48%) Migration
3 9 (29.03%) Git (software)
4 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (25.81%) Finance
5 7 (22.58%) CSS
5 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
5 7 (22.58%) HTML
6 6 (19.35%) SQL
6 6 (19.35%) ITIL
6 6 (19.35%) Windows
6 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
6 6 (19.35%) Change Management
6 6 (19.35%) Test Automation
6 6 (19.35%) Node.js
6 6 (19.35%) CSS3
6 6 (19.35%) gulp
7 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (16.13%) Express
7 5 (16.13%) JSHint
7 5 (16.13%) Data Centre
7 5 (16.13%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (16.13%) Mocha
7 5 (16.13%) HTML5
7 5 (16.13%) Load Balancing
7 5 (16.13%) Problem Management
7 5 (16.13%) Unit Testing
7 5 (16.13%) Workflow
7 5 (16.13%) VMware
7 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering

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 4 (12.90%) Apache
2 1 (3.23%) Confluence
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle 10gAS
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (3.23%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) IBM PureFlex
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) SAN
1 5 (16.13%) SSL
1 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
2 4 (12.90%) DNS
2 4 (12.90%) Firewall
2 4 (12.90%) HTTP
2 4 (12.90%) ICMP
3 3 (9.68%) Network Security
4 2 (6.45%) VPN
4 2 (6.45%) WLAN
5 1 (3.23%) MPLS
5 1 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (3.23%) VLAN
5 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (3.23%) Apache Hive
2 1 (3.23%) Base SAS
2 1 (3.23%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.23%) OLAP
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle OLAP
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.23%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (3.23%) SAS Visual Analytics
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (29.03%) Git (software)
2 6 (19.35%) gulp
3 5 (16.13%) JSHint
3 5 (16.13%) Mocha
4 4 (12.90%) Subversion
5 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.23%) Grunt
6 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.23%) JIRA
6 1 (3.23%) ProC
6 1 (3.23%) Protractor
General
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.45%) Retail
4 1 (3.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Consultant
2 4 (12.90%) Administrator
2 4 (12.90%) Developer
3 3 (9.68%) Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Architect
3 3 (9.68%) Software Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Business Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) DBA
4 2 (6.45%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Node.js Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) SQL DBA
4 2 (6.45%) Technical Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Unix Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) Unix Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Active Directory Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Unix Linux Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) CSS
1 7 (22.58%) HTML
2 6 (19.35%) CSS3
2 6 (19.35%) Node.js
3 5 (16.13%) Express
3 5 (16.13%) HTML5
4 4 (12.90%) CGI
4 4 (12.90%) FastCGI
4 4 (12.90%) Mustache
5 2 (6.45%) .NET
6 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
6 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.23%) DHTML
6 1 (3.23%) Doctrine
6 1 (3.23%) LESS
6 1 (3.23%) MDX
6 1 (3.23%) SAP Basis
6 1 (3.23%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (16.13%) Data Centre
1 5 (16.13%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (12.90%) Client/Server
3 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
3 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) Clustering
4 1 (3.23%) HP Storage
4 1 (3.23%) Replication
4 1 (3.23%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 20 (64.52%) Linux
2 6 (19.35%) Windows
3 4 (12.90%) HPUX
3 4 (12.90%) Windows Server
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.45%) AIX
5 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.45%) Solaris
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.23%) Mac OS X
6 1 (3.23%) Ubuntu
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Migration
2 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (19.35%) Change Management
3 6 (19.35%) ITIL
3 6 (19.35%) Test Automation
4 5 (16.13%) Load Balancing
4 5 (16.13%) OO
4 5 (16.13%) Problem Management
4 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
4 5 (16.13%) Unit Testing
4 5 (16.13%) Workflow
5 4 (12.90%) Asynchronous Programming
5 4 (12.90%) Coaching
5 4 (12.90%) Microservices
5 4 (12.90%) OOP
5 4 (12.90%) Refactoring
5 4 (12.90%) Reverse Engineering
6 3 (9.68%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (9.68%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (9.68%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
2 6 (19.35%) SQL
3 5 (16.13%) ECMAScript
3 5 (16.13%) Java
3 5 (16.13%) Perl
3 5 (16.13%) Python
4 4 (12.90%) C
4 4 (12.90%) C++
4 4 (12.90%) Go
5 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.23%) C#
6 1 (3.23%) PHP
6 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.23%) PROC SQL
6 1 (3.23%) SAS Macro
6 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.23%) VB
6 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (6.45%) PMI Certification
2 2 (6.45%) PMP
3 1 (3.23%) CCSA
3 1 (3.23%) CCSE
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.23%) RHCE
3 1 (3.23%) SAP Certification
3 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) Solvency II
2 1 (3.23%) WAI
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.68%) Hyper-V
2 3 (9.68%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (6.45%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.23%) Terminal Services
4 1 (3.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (3.23%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.13%) Oracle
2 5 (16.13%) VMware
3 4 (12.90%) Cisco
3 4 (12.90%) HP
3 4 (12.90%) Red Hat
4 3 (9.68%) IBM
5 2 (6.45%) Dell
6 1 (3.23%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.23%) Brocade
6 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.23%) EMC
6 1 (3.23%) Informatica
6 1 (3.23%) Juniper
6 1 (3.23%) McAfee
6 1 (3.23%) NetApp
6 1 (3.23%) SAP
6 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.23%) Teradata
6 1 (3.23%) Veritas