The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Belfast region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 15 1 15
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +14
Contract jobs citing Linux 2 26 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 2.20% 24.76% 8.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.90% 44.83% 45.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 16 10
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +116.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
29 58 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 31.87% 55.24% 19.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 29 13
Average daily rate £338 £300 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +100.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Linux
County Antrim

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
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 23 July 2014, 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 3 (75.00%) UNIX
2 2 (50.00%) HTTP
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) FileNet
3 1 (25.00%) OPNET
3 1 (25.00%) GIAC
3 1 (25.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (25.00%) Jython
3 1 (25.00%) Information Security
3 1 (25.00%) GCIH
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (25.00%) CEH
3 1 (25.00%) Snort
3 1 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Ruby
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (25.00%) Wireshark
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) HTML5
3 1 (25.00%) Puppet
3 1 (25.00%) ArcSight
3 1 (25.00%) LogLogic
3 1 (25.00%) SIEM
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) GPEN
3 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (25.00%) Apache
1 1 (25.00%) FileNet
1 1 (25.00%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
1 2 (50.00%) HTTP
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) FTP
2 1 (25.00%) SSL
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (25.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (25.00%) IT Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (25.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) UNIX
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Change Management
1 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (25.00%) Data Security
1 1 (25.00%) Information Security
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Reverse Engineering
1 1 (25.00%) SIEM
1 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
1 1 (25.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (25.00%) Jython
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) CISSP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) SSCP
1 1 (25.00%) GIAC
1 1 (25.00%) GCIH
1 1 (25.00%) CEH
1 1 (25.00%) GPEN
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) OPNET
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
1 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cognos
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) Sun
1 1 (25.00%) ArcSight
1 1 (25.00%) LogLogic
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