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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 22 21 25
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing Linux 1 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.89% 0.87% 3.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.57% 4.00% 9.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 6
Average daily rate
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£300 - £226
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -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
28 25 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 25.00% 21.74% 37.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 44
Average daily rate £300 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £253 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £330 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 1
Average hourly rate £9.50 £20.84 £16.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.41% +24.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 27 August 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
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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
Lichfield - - - -
Stafford - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - - 4
Linux
West Midlands

Linux
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) VxWorks
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Mobile
2 2 (50.00%) Smartphone
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (50.00%) wxWidgets
2 2 (50.00%) Android
2 2 (50.00%) Qt
2 2 (50.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (25.00%) Node.js
3 1 (25.00%) vSphere
3 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Platform Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Mobility Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Senior JavaScript Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Node.js Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (50.00%) wxWidgets
1 2 (50.00%) Qt
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) VxWorks
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Mobile
2 2 (50.00%) Android
2 2 (50.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) C++
1 2 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) VMware