The first table below looks at the demand for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Walsall region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 17 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 Walsall 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 6 3 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Linux 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Walsall 3.45% 11.11% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.67% 100.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £315 £330 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.57% -
Operating Systems Category
Walsall
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
6 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Walsall 20.69% 11.11% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate £290 £330 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.20 - £24.00
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 Walsall

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Walsall region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Walsall

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Walsall

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Walsall region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Walsall

Linux
Top 4 Related IT Skills in Walsall

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Walsall 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%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Progress 4GL
1 2 (100.00%) Progress
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Walsall by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Walsall 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.

Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Progress Developer
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Progress 4GL
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Progress