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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 26 19 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing Linux 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.70% 1.15% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.03% 6.25% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £380 £420 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.38 £34.75
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +4.67%
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
33 16 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 23.08% 18.39% 19.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 4 9
Average daily rate £310 £420 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.19% +42.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £141 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £420 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.61 £11.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.15 £16.00 £15.21
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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
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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Tamworth -2 1 £380 -9.52%
Linux
West Midlands

Linux
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) WSUS
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) FlexPod
2 1 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (50.00%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) IT Manager
1 1 (50.00%) IT Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Migration Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Migration Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Network Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) FlexPod
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) MCITP
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp