Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 70 50
Rank change year-on-year -7 -20 -11
Contract jobs citing Unix 18 33 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.28% 2.04% 3.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.86% 10.15% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 20 31
Birmingham median daily rate £401 £325 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.23% -25.29% +50.65%
10th Percentile £365 £306 £313
90th Percentile £500 £618 £480
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -5.88% - +11.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - £13.50 -
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.50 £14.41 -
% change year-on-year +104.79% - -

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 229 325 258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.26% 20.14% 17.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 217 147
Birmingham median daily rate £350 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -10.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £129 £157 £155
90th Percentile £488 £505 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £365 £375
% change year-on-year +2.74% -2.67% +7.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 24 33
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.43 £12.42 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.24% -11.29% +8.53%
10th Percentile £10.83 £8.39 £10.15
90th Percentile £21.75 £19.78 £20.46
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £14.41 £14.10
% change year-on-year +10.03% +2.16% +4.44%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 14 (77.78%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) Linux
3 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
3 7 (38.89%) SQL
4 5 (27.78%) ArcSight
4 5 (27.78%) SIEM
4 5 (27.78%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
5 4 (22.22%) Dashboard Development
5 4 (22.22%) Splunk
5 4 (22.22%) PKI
5 4 (22.22%) Qualys
5 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 4 (22.22%) Firewall
5 4 (22.22%) Wireless
5 4 (22.22%) Information Security
5 4 (22.22%) Nessus
5 4 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (16.67%) Remedy
6 3 (16.67%) DNS
6 3 (16.67%) .NET
6 3 (16.67%) PHP
6 3 (16.67%) AIX
6 3 (16.67%) Oracle
6 3 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 3 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (16.67%) Windows Server

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 (5.56%) Apache
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) SAP FI-CA
1 2 (11.11%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) Firewall
1 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
1 4 (22.22%) Wireless
2 3 (16.67%) DNS
3 2 (11.11%) DHCP
4 1 (5.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 2 (11.11%) PHPUnit
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Automotive
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Vulnerability Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) IAM Specialist
3 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Security Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Backend Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Project Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) SAP Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Backend Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Citrix Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) Behat
2 2 (11.11%) CSS
2 2 (11.11%) Doctrine
2 2 (11.11%) HTML
2 2 (11.11%) LDAP
2 2 (11.11%) Web Services
2 2 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
1 4 (22.22%) PKI
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (77.78%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) Linux
3 3 (16.67%) AIX
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 2 (11.11%) Mac OS X
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Problem-Solving
1 5 (27.78%) SIEM
2 4 (22.22%) Dashboard Development
2 4 (22.22%) Information Security
2 4 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
3 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (16.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 3 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 2 (11.11%) BDD
4 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (11.11%) OO PHP
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (11.11%) Re-Platforming
4 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) PHP
3 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 2 (11.11%) VB.NET
4 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ISEB
1 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.56%) CISM
2 1 (5.56%) CISSP
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (5.56%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) Docker
2 2 (11.11%) XenApp
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) ArcSight
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) Qualys
2 4 (22.22%) Splunk
3 3 (16.67%) Oracle
3 3 (16.67%) Remedy
4 2 (11.11%) Citrix
4 2 (11.11%) Infoblox
4 2 (11.11%) SAP
4 2 (11.11%) Zend
5 1 (5.56%) Apple
5 1 (5.56%) Dell
5 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.56%) VMware