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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 39 23 37
Rank change year-on-year -16 +14  
Contract jobs citing Unix 19 39 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.97% 6.07% 2.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.35% 27.66% 18.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 24 6
Median daily rate £394 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £347 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £442 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% -1.40%  

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 89 141 109
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 13.93% 21.96% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 68 42
Median daily rate £368 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.07% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £335
% change year-on-year +6.89% +8.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 20 12
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.44% -3.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.73 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £22.50 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.18% +6.45%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in Birmingham over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in Birmingham

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unix in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Birmingham

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 34 (77.27%) Linux
2 17 (38.64%) JavaScript
3 12 (27.27%) HTML
3 12 (27.27%) CSS
4 11 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 10 (22.73%) Node.js
5 10 (22.73%) ITIL
5 10 (22.73%) Migration
6 9 (20.45%) Finance
6 9 (20.45%) Windows
6 9 (20.45%) Oracle
6 9 (20.45%) HTTP
7 8 (18.18%) MySQL
7 8 (18.18%) Configuration Management
7 8 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (18.18%) Relational Database
7 8 (18.18%) Mentoring
8 7 (15.91%) OO PHP
8 7 (15.91%) Responsive Web Design
8 7 (15.91%) Jenkins
8 7 (15.91%) Visualisation
8 7 (15.91%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (15.91%) Web Development
8 7 (15.91%) Degree
8 7 (15.91%) VMware
8 7 (15.91%) Web Design
8 7 (15.91%) SAN
8 7 (15.91%) Red Hat
8 7 (15.91%) Mac OS X
8 7 (15.91%) Microsoft

Unix
Top Related 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 (9.09%) Apache
2 3 (6.82%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.55%) IBM Notes
3 2 (4.55%) JBoss
3 2 (4.55%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (4.55%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.27%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.27%) IIS
4 1 (2.27%) MindAlign
4 1 (2.27%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Office
2 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.82%) IBM PureFlex
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.45%) HTTP
2 7 (15.91%) SAN
3 4 (9.09%) SSL
4 3 (6.82%) S/MIME
5 2 (4.55%) Firewall
5 2 (4.55%) Network Security
5 2 (4.55%) WAN
5 2 (4.55%) WLAN
6 1 (2.27%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (2.27%) DNS
6 1 (2.27%) IMAP
6 1 (2.27%) MPLS
6 1 (2.27%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (2.27%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (2.27%) SMTP
6 1 (2.27%) SSH
6 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.27%) VLAN
6 1 (2.27%) VPN
6 1 (2.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.18%) MySQL
1 8 (18.18%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (15.91%) Jenkins
3 5 (11.36%) gulp
3 5 (11.36%) JSHint
3 5 (11.36%) Mocha
4 1 (2.27%) PVCS
General
1 9 (20.45%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Banking
2 3 (6.82%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.82%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.55%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Retail
4 1 (2.27%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (34.09%) Developer
2 6 (13.64%) Administrator
2 6 (13.64%) Node.js Developer
2 6 (13.64%) PHP Developer
3 4 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
3 4 (9.09%) Senior Developer
4 3 (6.82%) Architect
4 3 (6.82%) Digital Developer
4 3 (6.82%) SAN Administrator
4 3 (6.82%) Senior PHP Developer
4 3 (6.82%) Software Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Business Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Consultant
5 2 (4.55%) Technical Architect
5 2 (4.55%) Unix Administrator
5 2 (4.55%) Unix Architect
6 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (2.27%) Senior Unix Administrator
6 1 (2.27%) webMethods Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.27%) CSS
1 12 (27.27%) HTML
2 10 (22.73%) Node.js
3 5 (11.36%) CSS3
3 5 (11.36%) Express
3 5 (11.36%) HTML5
4 4 (9.09%) Mustache
5 3 (6.82%) Web Services
6 2 (4.55%) LAMP
6 2 (4.55%) XMPP
7 1 (2.27%) EDIFACT
7 1 (2.27%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (2.27%) J2EE
7 1 (2.27%) JDBC
7 1 (2.27%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (2.27%) SAP Basis
7 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Data Centre
1 5 (11.36%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.82%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.55%) PKI
5 1 (2.27%) Clustering
5 1 (2.27%) HP Storage
5 1 (2.27%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.27%) Replication
5 1 (2.27%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (2.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 34 (77.27%) Linux
2 9 (20.45%) Windows
3 7 (15.91%) Mac OS X
4 6 (13.64%) Windows Server
5 5 (11.36%) HPUX
6 4 (9.09%) AIX
6 4 (9.09%) Solaris
6 4 (9.09%) Ubuntu
7 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.27%) SUSE
8 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.73%) ITIL
1 10 (22.73%) Migration
2 8 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (18.18%) Configuration Management
2 8 (18.18%) Mentoring
3 7 (15.91%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (15.91%) Line Management
3 7 (15.91%) OO
3 7 (15.91%) OO PHP
3 7 (15.91%) Responsive Web Design
3 7 (15.91%) Visualisation
3 7 (15.91%) Web Design
3 7 (15.91%) Web Development
4 6 (13.64%) Change Management
4 6 (13.64%) Coaching
5 5 (11.36%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (11.36%) Incident Management
5 5 (11.36%) Performance Analysis
5 5 (11.36%) Problem Management
5 5 (11.36%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 17 (38.64%) JavaScript
2 7 (15.91%) Java
2 7 (15.91%) PHP
3 5 (11.36%) ECMAScript
3 5 (11.36%) Perl
4 4 (9.09%) Shell Script
4 4 (9.09%) SQL
5 2 (4.55%) Python
6 1 (2.27%) Korn
6 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (15.91%) Degree
2 3 (6.82%) RHCE
3 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.27%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.27%) PMP
4 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.27%) SAP Certification
4 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (2.27%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (11.36%) VMware ESX
2 4 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.82%) Sendmail
4 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
4 2 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.55%) Postfix
4 2 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.27%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (2.27%) Ansible
2 1 (2.27%) Control-M
2 1 (2.27%) Kibana
2 1 (2.27%) logstash
2 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (20.45%) Oracle
2 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.91%) Red Hat
2 7 (15.91%) VMware
3 5 (11.36%) HP
3 5 (11.36%) IBM
4 3 (6.82%) Brocade
4 3 (6.82%) Cisco
4 3 (6.82%) NetApp
5 2 (4.55%) AppDynamics
5 2 (4.55%) Dell
5 2 (4.55%) Lotus
6 1 (2.27%) 3PAR
6 1 (2.27%) BMC
6 1 (2.27%) EMC
6 1 (2.27%) Hyperion
6 1 (2.27%) SAP
6 1 (2.27%) Teradata
6 1 (2.27%) Veritas
6 1 (2.27%) webMethods