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 23 June 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 / Wolverhampton
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 - 11
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Linux 6 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wolverhampton 17.65% - 4.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.15% - 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £419 - £220
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 £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  

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 13 7 13
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wolverhampton 38.24% 15.56% 28.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 12
Median daily rate £335 £95 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +252.30% -69.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £95 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £95 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £12.65 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Wolverhampton region with a requirement for Linux.

1 6 (100.00%) ITIL
1 6 (100.00%) Web Services
1 6 (100.00%) LDAP
1 6 (100.00%) McAfee
2 5 (83.33%) Malware Detection/Protection
2 5 (83.33%) Virtual Environments
2 5 (83.33%) SNMP
2 5 (83.33%) Change Management
2 5 (83.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (16.67%) XPath
3 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (16.67%) AS400
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) RSA SecurID
3 1 (16.67%) XML Schema
3 1 (16.67%) HTTPS
3 1 (16.67%) SSL
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Sun
3 1 (16.67%) RACF
3 1 (16.67%) SOA
3 1 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (16.67%) XSLT
3 1 (16.67%) Unix
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) HPUX

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wolverhampton 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 (16.67%) IIS
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (16.67%) WebLogic
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) LDAP
2 5 (83.33%) SNMP
3 1 (16.67%) HTTPS
3 1 (16.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (16.67%) J2EE
2 1 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) XML Schema
2 1 (16.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) AS400
1 1 (16.67%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) HPUX
1 1 (16.67%) Solaris
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) ITIL
2 5 (83.33%) Change Management
2 5 (83.33%) Incident Management
2 5 (83.33%) Malware Detection/Protection
2 5 (83.33%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (16.67%) BPR
3 1 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) Perl
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) RACF
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) McAfee
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Sun