The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 20 23 20
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing Linux 14 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 6.51% 1.50% 1.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.84% 6.25% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
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£325 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +13.47%
Linux
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
37 32 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 17.21% 24.06% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 9
Average daily rate £319 £260 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.69% -14.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £240 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £330 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 2
Average hourly rate £11.25 £12.75 £11.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +14.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.90% -

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Staffordshire region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Staffordshire region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent +8 6 £425 +21.42% 2
Tamworth - 4 £270 - 1
Linux
West Midlands

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Linux.

1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) OO
2 4 (26.67%) Apache
2 4 (26.67%) PHP
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle
2 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) Lingo
3 3 (20.00%) .NET
3 3 (20.00%) C#
3 3 (20.00%) SOA
3 3 (20.00%) UNIX
3 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) Subversion
4 2 (13.33%) TDD
4 2 (13.33%) VLAN
4 2 (13.33%) QA
4 2 (13.33%) Zend
4 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (13.33%) Magento
4 2 (13.33%) XenServer
4 2 (13.33%) RESTful
4 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Phone
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
4 2 (13.33%) PHP5

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Linux. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (26.67%) Apache
2 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (6.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Firewall
1 2 (13.33%) VLAN
2 1 (6.67%) FTP
2 1 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) MySQL
1 2 (13.33%) RDBMS
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
1 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Subversion
2 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (13.33%) NetBeans
3 1 (6.67%) ClearCase
3 1 (6.67%) Maven
3 1 (6.67%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Legal
1 2 (13.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 3 (20.00%) .NET Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Software Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Programmer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) PHP Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (6.67%) UNIX Support
4 1 (6.67%) Java Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Integrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (13.33%) Web Services
2 2 (13.33%) XML
2 2 (13.33%) RESTful
3 1 (6.67%) HTML5
3 1 (6.67%) REST
3 1 (6.67%) CSS3
3 1 (6.67%) HTML
3 1 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (6.67%) Middleware
3 1 (6.67%) Hibernate
3 1 (6.67%) Spring
3 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (6.67%) CSS
3 1 (6.67%) SOAP
3 1 (6.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.67%) Data Conversion
2 1 (6.67%) DataPower
2 1 (6.67%) Open Source
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) UNIX
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Phone
3 2 (13.33%) HPUX
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Android
4 1 (6.67%) Windows NT
4 1 (6.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) OO
2 3 (20.00%) SOA
2 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (13.33%) TDD
3 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) OOD
3 2 (13.33%) Scrum
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (6.67%) UML
4 1 (6.67%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (6.67%) EAI
4 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Service Management
4 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Time Management
4 1 (6.67%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) PHP
2 3 (20.00%) Lingo
2 3 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (13.33%) PHP5
4 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
4 1 (6.67%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) VB
4 1 (6.67%) Perl
4 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) IBM Certification
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) XenServer
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (13.33%) HP
3 2 (13.33%) TIBCO
3 2 (13.33%) Zend
4 1 (6.67%) IBM
4 1 (6.67%) Lotus
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat