Period
to 21 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Linux over the 6 months to 21 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Linux
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 34 34
Rank change year-on-year +18 0 -3
Contract jobs citing Linux 12 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 6.52% 1.78% 0.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.77% 6.94% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 2
Staffordshire median daily rate £263 £425 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.24% +16.44% -3.95%
10th Percentile £191 £338 £358
90th Percentile £394 £533 £373
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £450 £475
% change year-on-year - -5.26% +14.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +80.00% -16.67% -17.24%

Linux is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 39 72 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 21.20% 25.62% 16.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 33 23
Staffordshire median daily rate £316 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.17% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £136 £213 £200
90th Percentile £454 £434 £375
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 8
Staffordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £14.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -14.89% +4.44%
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% +7.41%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Staffordshire

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux in Staffordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Staffordshire

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 21 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Staffordshire

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux in Staffordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Staffordshire

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 21 July 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent - 10 £238 - 15
Linux
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (41.67%) Red Hat
3 5 (41.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 4 (33.33%) VMware
4 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 4 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 4 (33.33%) CentOS
5 3 (25.00%) Open Source
5 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Automation
5 3 (25.00%) Python
5 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (25.00%) Change Management
5 3 (25.00%) Migration
5 3 (25.00%) Data Protection
5 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (16.67%) Ivanti
6 2 (16.67%) Spring
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 2 (16.67%) MVC
6 2 (16.67%) Firewall
6 2 (16.67%) HP
6 2 (16.67%) Dell
6 2 (16.67%) OOP
6 2 (16.67%) MySQL
6 2 (16.67%) HTML
6 2 (16.67%) PHP

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 (8.33%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) MySQL
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (8.33%) Back Office
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) IT Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (16.67%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) IT Manager
3 2 (16.67%) IT Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Migration Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Migration Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) PHP Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Transition Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Transition Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Deployment Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Scripter
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) CSS
1 2 (16.67%) HTML
1 2 (16.67%) Laravel
1 2 (16.67%) Spring
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (33.33%) CentOS
4 2 (16.67%) Unix
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 4 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 3 (25.00%) Change Management
3 3 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Automation
3 3 (25.00%) Migration
3 3 (25.00%) Open Source
4 2 (16.67%) API Integration
4 2 (16.67%) High Availability
4 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Transition
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) MVC
4 2 (16.67%) OOP
5 1 (8.33%) ITSM
5 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
5 1 (8.33%) Logistics
5 1 (8.33%) Release Management
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 3 (25.00%) Python
3 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
3 2 (16.67%) Go
3 2 (16.67%) PHP
4 1 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) Firmware
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Server
2 1 (8.33%) XenApp
2 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Ansible
1 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (8.33%) logstash
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Red Hat
2 4 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) Dell
3 2 (16.67%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) Ivanti
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) Altiris
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (8.33%) Shavlik
4 1 (8.33%) Snow
4 1 (8.33%) Splunk