The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Linux Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Support
Rank - 117 114
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 0 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.040% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.042% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 6
Median daily rate - £350 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +47.36%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £260
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +34.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £33.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- +21.81%
Linux Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3056 2380 2400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.17% 94.29% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1834 1377 1196
Median daily rate £400 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 150 168
Median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.19 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.16 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Linux Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Linux Support in the job title.

Linux Support Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Linux Support
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Linux Support Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Linux Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux Support across the West Midlands region.

Linux Support Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Linux Support Skill Set
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 September 2016, Linux Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region featuring Linux Support in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) SSH
2 1 (50.00%) BIG-IP
2 1 (50.00%) Apache
2 1 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) SSL
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (50.00%) SAML

Linux Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) Apache
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (50.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) BIG-IP
1 1 (50.00%) SSH
1 1 (50.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) SAML
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) F5