The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 12 20 22
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 13 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 11.93% 2.00% 5.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.50% 5.26% 35.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 11
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£350 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £400 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £400 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £39.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.32% +12.85%
Linux
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Operating Systems Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
40 38 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 36.70% 38.00% 14.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 12 25
Average daily rate £225 £375 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +33.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £99 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Belfast region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Belfast region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Linux.

1 22 (68.75%) UNIX
2 14 (43.75%) Windows
2 14 (43.75%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (40.63%) Firewall
3 13 (40.63%) Solaris
3 13 (40.63%) Java
4 12 (37.50%) Validation
5 11 (34.38%) Load Balancing
5 11 (34.38%) Reverse Proxy
5 11 (34.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (34.38%) ITIL
5 11 (34.38%) DMZ
5 11 (34.38%) Shell Script
6 10 (31.25%) Sun
6 10 (31.25%) Web Services
7 9 (28.13%) Oracle
8 8 (25.00%) Middleware
8 8 (25.00%) Banking
9 7 (21.88%) Investment Banking
9 7 (21.88%) WebSphere
9 7 (21.88%) SQL
10 6 (18.75%) XML
10 6 (18.75%) IBM
10 6 (18.75%) TIBCO
10 6 (18.75%) Finance
11 5 (15.63%) Ab Initio
11 5 (15.63%) KDB
11 5 (15.63%) Identity Management
11 5 (15.63%) SailPoint
12 4 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Linux. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (21.88%) WebSphere
2 4 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (3.13%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.13%) IIS
3 1 (3.13%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (40.63%) Firewall
2 11 (34.38%) DMZ
2 11 (34.38%) Reverse Proxy
3 4 (12.50%) FTP
4 3 (9.38%) HTTP
4 3 (9.38%) LDAP
5 2 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (6.25%) Wireshark
5 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
5 2 (6.25%) DNS
5 2 (6.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) KDB
2 4 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 4 (12.50%) Triplestore
2 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.25%) DB2
3 2 (6.25%) RDBMS
3 2 (6.25%) DB2 UDB
3 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.13%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.13%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Subversion
1 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.13%) Ant
General
1 8 (25.00%) Banking
2 7 (21.88%) Investment Banking
3 6 (18.75%) Finance
4 1 (3.13%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Developer
2 7 (21.88%) Operations Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) Middleware Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior JavaScript Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (6.25%) Ab Initio Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
5 2 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Sun Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Operations Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) AWS Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Security Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Lead Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Operations Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Service Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Web Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Web Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (31.25%) Web Services
2 8 (25.00%) Middleware
3 6 (18.75%) XML
4 5 (15.63%) SailPoint
5 4 (12.50%) Sass
5 4 (12.50%) AngularJS
5 4 (12.50%) HTML
5 4 (12.50%) XSL
5 4 (12.50%) XHTML
5 4 (12.50%) Ajax
5 4 (12.50%) JSON
5 4 (12.50%) CSS
5 4 (12.50%) Backbone.js
6 3 (9.38%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (9.38%) HTML5
6 3 (9.38%) CSS3
7 2 (6.25%) JMS
8 1 (3.13%) RESTful
8 1 (3.13%) J2EE
8 1 (3.13%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (43.75%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.50%) W3C
3 3 (9.38%) Digital Media
4 2 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.25%) Equities
4 2 (6.25%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 22 (68.75%) UNIX
2 14 (43.75%) Windows
3 13 (40.63%) Solaris
4 11 (34.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) Validation
2 11 (34.38%) ITIL
2 11 (34.38%) Load Balancing
3 5 (15.63%) Identity Management
4 4 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
4 4 (12.50%) Graceful Degradation
4 4 (12.50%) OO
4 4 (12.50%) Web Design
5 3 (9.38%) TDD
5 3 (9.38%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (6.25%) Analytics
6 2 (6.25%) Ethical Hacking
6 2 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (6.25%) Automated Testing
6 2 (6.25%) BDD
6 2 (6.25%) Parallel Processing
6 2 (6.25%) SIEM
6 2 (6.25%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (6.25%) Information Security
6 2 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (40.63%) Java
2 11 (34.38%) Shell Script
3 7 (21.88%) SQL
4 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 4 (12.50%) Perl
4 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
4 4 (12.50%) SPARQL
5 2 (6.25%) ActionScript 2.0
5 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
5 2 (6.25%) Korn
5 2 (6.25%) ActionScript
6 1 (3.13%) Python
6 1 (3.13%) C
6 1 (3.13%) C++
6 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.13%) Jython
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) CCNA
1 2 (6.25%) CISSP
1 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (6.25%) SSCP
1 2 (6.25%) GIAC
1 2 (6.25%) GCIH
1 2 (6.25%) CEH
1 2 (6.25%) Degree
1 2 (6.25%) GPEN
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) Tivoli
2 3 (9.38%) Puppet
2 3 (9.38%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (6.25%) Control-M
3 2 (6.25%) OPNET
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) Sun
2 9 (28.13%) Oracle
3 6 (18.75%) IBM
3 6 (18.75%) TIBCO
4 5 (15.63%) Ab Initio
5 4 (12.50%) Actimize
6 2 (6.25%) ArcSight
6 2 (6.25%) LogLogic
6 2 (6.25%) Cisco
7 1 (3.13%) Microsoft