The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 20 23 22
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 3 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.01% 6.31% 1.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.11% 37.84% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
Median daily rate £403 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.84% -7.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -6.25%
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
27 37 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 18.12% 16.67% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 10
Median daily rate £275 £300 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £160 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £425 £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £342 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.14% +6.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 9
Median hourly rate £13.50 £11.50 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -9.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.54 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.21 £20.50 £15.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Staffordshire region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 4 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stafford - 2 £425 -
Tamworth -3 1 £380 +40.74%
Linux
West Midlands

Linux
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 2 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) SOAP
1 2 (66.67%) XML
1 2 (66.67%) VxWorks
1 2 (66.67%) XML-RPC
1 2 (66.67%) JSON
1 2 (66.67%) Lua
1 2 (66.67%) Barracuda Networks
1 2 (66.67%) REST
1 2 (66.67%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (33.33%) FlexPod
2 1 (33.33%) User Experience
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) SQL

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) IT Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (33.33%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) IT Manager
1 1 (33.33%) IT Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Migration Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Migration Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Network Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Web Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) JSON
1 2 (66.67%) REST
1 2 (66.67%) SOAP
1 2 (66.67%) XML
1 2 (66.67%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (33.33%) FlexPod
2 1 (33.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) VxWorks
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) Lua
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Barracuda Networks
2 1 (33.33%) VMware