The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Staffordshire region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 23 20 31
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +11
Contract jobs citing Linux 2 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.50% 1.03% 1.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.25% 7.69% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Average daily rate £350 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £355
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.47% +0.71%
Operating Systems Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
32 13 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 24.06% 13.40% 24.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 21
Average daily rate £260 £303 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.04% -6.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £118 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £330 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 7
Average hourly rate £12.75 £11.13 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.60% -32.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £13.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £11.13 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Linux
West Midlands

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 24 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 - -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £350 - 3
Rugeley - - - - 1
Stafford - - - - 1
Linux
West Midlands

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Siebel
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) ATG
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) KANA
2 1 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (33.33%) Endeca
2 1 (33.33%) Matrix Management
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) Asterisk PBX
2 1 (33.33%) vSphere
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) DB2
2 1 (33.33%) JSP
2 1 (33.33%) XML

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
1 1 (33.33%) DB2
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) PHP Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Virtualisation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) JSP
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) CRM
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
1 1 (33.33%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) PHP
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (33.33%) vSphere
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Siebel
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) ATG
1 1 (33.33%) VMware
1 1 (33.33%) KANA
1 1 (33.33%) Endeca