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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank - 19 26
Contract jobs citing Linux 0 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire - 2.52% 0.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 10.00% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £300 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.14% +2.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.20 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+24.17% -19.46%
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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
24 30 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 14.72% 25.21% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 6
Average daily rate £316 £320 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% -3.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 9
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.44 £16.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.64% -20.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £20.60 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) OO
2 4 (28.57%) Apache
2 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) PHP
3 3 (21.43%) .NET
3 3 (21.43%) C#
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) Oracle
3 3 (21.43%) Lingo
3 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) TDD
4 2 (14.29%) Subversion
4 2 (14.29%) Zend
4 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (14.29%) PHP5
4 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (14.29%) HP UFT
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (14.29%) TIBCO
4 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
4 2 (14.29%) Firewall
4 2 (14.29%) Finance
4 2 (14.29%) Legal
4 2 (14.29%) Games
4 2 (14.29%) Scrum
4 2 (14.29%) NetBeans
4 2 (14.29%) MySQL
4 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (28.57%) Apache
2 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.14%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
1 2 (14.29%) VLAN
2 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) MySQL
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
1 2 (14.29%) HP UFT
1 2 (14.29%) NetBeans
1 2 (14.29%) Subversion
2 1 (7.14%) Maven
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Legal
1 2 (14.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Project Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (21.43%) .NET Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Software Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Programmer
4 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Support
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) UNIX Support
4 1 (7.14%) Java Architect
4 1 (7.14%) PHP Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Contracts Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 2 (14.29%) Web Services
2 2 (14.29%) XML
2 2 (14.29%) RESTful
3 1 (7.14%) HTML5
3 1 (7.14%) REST
3 1 (7.14%) CSS3
3 1 (7.14%) HTML
3 1 (7.14%) Hibernate
3 1 (7.14%) Spring
3 1 (7.14%) CSS
3 1 (7.14%) SOAP
3 1 (7.14%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.14%) Data Conversion
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (14.29%) UNIX
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Phone
3 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Android
3 1 (7.14%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) OO
2 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) TDD
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 2 (14.29%) OOD
3 2 (14.29%) SOA
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Scrum
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (7.14%) UML
4 1 (7.14%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Time Management
4 1 (7.14%) Open Source
4 1 (7.14%) Software Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) PHP
2 3 (21.43%) Lingo
2 3 (21.43%) C#
3 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 2 (14.29%) PHP5
4 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
4 1 (7.14%) SQL
4 1 (7.14%) VB
4 1 (7.14%) Perl
4 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) XenServer
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) TIBCO
2 2 (14.29%) Zend
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Lotus
3 1 (7.14%) Red Hat