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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Support
England / West Midlands
Rank - 130 105
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 0 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.038% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.040% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Median daily rate - - £288
UK excluding London median daily rate £346 £300 £279
% change year-on-year
+15.41% +7.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £22.25 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-31.46% +71.15%

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
2233 2497 2085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.90% 94.69% 93.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1390 1403 1162
Median daily rate £400 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 80 173
Median hourly rate £16.75 £14.00 £15.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.64% -12.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.33 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £25.00 £30.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%

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