Period
to 20 January 2021

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 20 January 2021 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
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 16 23 28
Rank change year-on-year +7 +5 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 3 1 17
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Staffordshire 3.09% 0.71% 6.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.71% 1.82% 28.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 10
Median daily rate £325 - £370
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £463 £450
% change year-on-year -8.11% +2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £50.00 - £45.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +80.00%

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 28 55 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 28.87% 39.29% 23.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 28 37
Median daily rate £343 £190 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +80.26% -47.22% -10.00%
10th Percentile £276 £121 £242
90th Percentile £471 £370 £397
West Midlands median daily rate £355 £364 £380
% change year-on-year -2.41% -4.28% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 7
Median hourly rate £17.25 £16.20 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.48% +6.23% +5.17%
10th Percentile £14.60 £11.17 £13.10
90th Percentile £35.30 £23.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.85 £15.85
% change year-on-year +4.10% - +9.31%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Staffordshire

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Linux in Staffordshire.

Daily rate trend for Linux in Staffordshire

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Linux in Staffordshire.

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 20 January 2021. 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
Lichfield - 2 - -
Linux
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 January 2021, 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SOAP
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) SOA
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) V-Model
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) MongoDB
2 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills

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 2 (66.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Azure
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MongoDB
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) REST
1 2 (66.67%) SOAP
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
1 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
1 2 (66.67%) SOA
1 2 (66.67%) Software Delivery
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
1 2 (66.67%) V-Model
1 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Veeam