The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 12 10 20
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +10
Contract jobs citing Linux 5 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 5.75% 12.82% 1.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.33% 37.04% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 0
Median daily rate £300 £463 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.13% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £358
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
15 27 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 17.24% 34.62% 33.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 9
Median daily rate £300 £200 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -47.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £108 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £475 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Belfast region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 June 2016, 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 Belfast region with a requirement for Linux.

1 4 (57.14%) HTML
1 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) Perl
2 3 (42.86%) Python
2 3 (42.86%) Unix
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Banking
2 3 (42.86%) HTML5
2 3 (42.86%) DevOps
3 2 (28.57%) ELK Stack
3 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
3 2 (28.57%) Node.js
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) New Relic
3 2 (28.57%) Ansible
3 2 (28.57%) Investment Banking
3 2 (28.57%) Web Development
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (28.57%) Workflow
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
3 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) MS Project
4 1 (14.29%) CSS
4 1 (14.29%) SOAP
4 1 (14.29%) Web Services
4 1 (14.29%) XML
4 1 (14.29%) XSLT
4 1 (14.29%) XHTML

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast 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 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (14.29%) MS Project
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
1 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
General
1 3 (42.86%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Investment Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Web Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) PMO Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) QA Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 1 (14.29%) UI Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Web UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) HTML
2 3 (42.86%) HTML5
3 2 (28.57%) ELK Stack
3 2 (28.57%) Node.js
4 1 (14.29%) CSS
4 1 (14.29%) Middleware
4 1 (14.29%) REST
4 1 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (14.29%) SOAP
4 1 (14.29%) Web Services
4 1 (14.29%) XHTML
4 1 (14.29%) XML
4 1 (14.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Derivative
1 1 (14.29%) Graphic Design
1 1 (14.29%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Unix
2 1 (14.29%) AIX
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Solaris
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) DevOps
2 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Web Development
2 2 (28.57%) Workflow
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) High Availability
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) OOD
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) Perl
2 3 (42.86%) Python
3 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
3 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) Korn
4 1 (14.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) New Relic