Period
to 25 October 2020

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 25 October 2020 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
25 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 22 29
Rank change year-on-year +7 +7 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 1 5 12
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.25% 2.72% 4.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.57% 9.26% 16.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 10
Median daily rate £325 £389 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.40% +5.07% -7.50%
West Midlands median daily rate £432 £445 £436
% change year-on-year -2.92% +2.01% -8.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £45.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year - +52.54% +18.00%

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 54 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 35.00% 29.35% 26.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 36 41
Median daily rate £335 £245 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.73% -31.94% -1.37%
10th Percentile £215 £124 £289
90th Percentile £463 £431 £419
West Midlands median daily rate £394 £370 £370
% change year-on-year +6.42% - +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 11
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +14.81% -6.90%
10th Percentile £13.75 £11.17 £11.18
90th Percentile £22.88 £31.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +3.45%

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

For the 6 months to 25 October 2020, 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 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Replication
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Veeam
1 1 (100.00%) Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2019

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 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Veeam
1 1 (100.00%) VMware