The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wolverhampton 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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
West Midlands / Wolverhampton
Rank - 8 12
Contract jobs citing Linux 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wolverhampton - 6.06% 3.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 28.57% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £244 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.79%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.88 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.59% +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 Wolverhampton with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Wolverhampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 3 7 19
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wolverhampton 7.89% 21.21% 34.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 8
Median daily rate - £225 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +45.45%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Wolverhampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wolverhampton 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 Wolverhampton

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wolverhampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Wolverhampton