The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wolverhampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 9 9 11
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 2 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 4.44% 7.04% 9.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.67% 20.83% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 5
Average daily rate £244 £325 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +22.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.38 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +3.92%
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 Wolverhampton region.

Operating Systems Category
Wolverhampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12 24 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 26.67% 33.80% 36.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 8
Average daily rate £225 £225 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +1.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Wolverhampton

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Wolverhampton

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Wolverhampton

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Wolverhampton

Linux
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Wolverhampton 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%) Red Hat
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Android
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Puppet
2 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) GitHub
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Software Distribution
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Phone
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) AIX
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
2 1 (50.00%) DNS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Wolverhampton 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) GitHub
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Linux Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Unix Consultant
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) AIX
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Solaris
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Phone
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (50.00%) Software Distribution
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (50.00%) VMware