Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 29 27 38
Rank change year-on-year -2 +11 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 17 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 6.75% 3.36% 1.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.87% 23.68% 18.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 5
Staffordshire median daily rate £370 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +45.45% -8.33%
10th Percentile £352 £368 £248
90th Percentile £373 £533 £463
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £450 £439
% change year-on-year -5.56% +2.56% +25.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate £45.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +80.00% - +11.11%

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 61 38 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 24.21% 14.18% 9.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 21 19
Staffordshire median daily rate £360 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +45.45% -14.73%
10th Percentile £262 £295 £108
90th Percentile £396 £525 £438
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 8
Staffordshire median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £14.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.17% +0.07% +11.46%
10th Percentile £13.10 £12.54 £10.85
90th Percentile £47.50 £33.35 £63.30
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +9.31% - +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 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 19 January 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
Tamworth -9 6 £370 -7.50%
Stoke-on-Trent +4 4 £330 -17.50% 9
Lichfield - 2 £400 -
Linux
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (76.47%) SQL
3 12 (70.59%) Windows Server
4 11 (64.71%) Web Services
5 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
6 7 (41.18%) Red Hat
6 7 (41.18%) VMware
6 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (41.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 7 (41.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (41.18%) REST
7 6 (35.29%) Office 365
7 6 (35.29%) Data Centre
7 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (35.29%) Citrix
7 6 (35.29%) Unix
7 6 (35.29%) Oracle
8 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
8 5 (29.41%) SOAP
8 5 (29.41%) XML
8 5 (29.41%) SOA
8 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
8 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
8 5 (29.41%) Test Strategy
8 5 (29.41%) MongoDB
8 5 (29.41%) SoapUI
8 5 (29.41%) XenApp
8 5 (29.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (23.53%) Defect Management
9 4 (23.53%) Waterfall

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 5 (29.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (5.88%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (35.29%) Office 365
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) DHCP
1 4 (23.53%) DNS
2 2 (11.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) MongoDB
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (11.76%) Big Data
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.88%) AccuRev
2 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.88%) JIRA
2 1 (5.88%) Mercurial
2 1 (5.88%) Subversion
2 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Test Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Citrix Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Project Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Wintel Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Citrix Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Wintel Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Release Automation Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Release Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) Web Services
2 7 (41.18%) REST
3 5 (29.41%) SOAP
3 5 (29.41%) XML
4 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Data Centre
2 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) CMDB
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) Windows Server
3 7 (41.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (35.29%) Unix
5 1 (5.88%) CentOS
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (29.41%) SOA
3 5 (29.41%) Test Strategy
4 4 (23.53%) Defect Management
4 4 (23.53%) Functional Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Software Delivery
4 4 (23.53%) TDD
4 4 (23.53%) V-Model
4 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
5 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Performance Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Re-Platforming
5 3 (17.65%) SDLC
5 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
6 2 (11.76%) Analytics
6 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (11.76%) Release Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
2 3 (17.65%) Python
3 2 (11.76%) Ruby
3 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.88%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
1 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 5 (29.41%) XenApp
3 2 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.88%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Satellite
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Red Hat
1 7 (41.18%) VMware
2 6 (35.29%) Citrix
2 6 (35.29%) Oracle
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.76%) Informatica
5 1 (5.88%) Altiris
5 1 (5.88%) Dell
5 1 (5.88%) HP
5 1 (5.88%) Ivanti
5 1 (5.88%) Shavlik
5 1 (5.88%) Snow