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 3 months to 30 March 2017 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 25 23
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2  
Contract jobs citing Linux 1 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.72% 0.67% 4.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.55% 3.03% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
Median daily rate £275 £380 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.63% +16.92%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.88% +19.44%  

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 22 33 28
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 15.83% 22.00% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 18 10
Median daily rate £225 £275 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.18% -13.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £135 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £413 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 13
Median hourly rate £18.00 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -3.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire citing Linux as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stafford - 1 £275 -
Linux
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 4 (100.00%) LAMP
2 3 (75.00%) PHP
3 2 (50.00%) MySQL
3 2 (50.00%) Apache
3 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (50.00%) Ajax
3 2 (50.00%) Marketing
3 2 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (25.00%) HTML5
4 1 (25.00%) Puppet
4 1 (25.00%) Laravel
4 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (25.00%) Ansible
4 1 (25.00%) DevOps
4 1 (25.00%) CodeIgniter
4 1 (25.00%) Ubuntu
4 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Firewall
4 1 (25.00%) MVC
4 1 (25.00%) HTML
4 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (25.00%) ColdFusion
4 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management

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 (50.00%) Apache
2 1 (25.00%) ColdFusion
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) MySQL
General
1 2 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) PHP Developer
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Penetration Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) LAMP
2 2 (50.00%) Ajax
3 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (25.00%) CodeIgniter
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) HTML5
3 1 (25.00%) Laravel
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) PHP
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Ansible
1 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet