The median contractor rate for a Linux Support was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Support
England / West Midlands
Rank - 129 112
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 0 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.038% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.039% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 7
Median daily rate - - £288
UK excluding London median daily rate £308 £320 £313
% change year-on-year -3.90% +2.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £29.17
% change year-on-year -18.60% -26.29%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2139 2540 2306
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 93.73% 95.35% 93.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1338 1405 1285
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 73 169
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £34.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Linux Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Linux Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Support in the West Midlands

Linux Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Support in the West Midlands

Linux Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Support in the West Midlands