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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 13 15 19
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs citing Linux 8 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 9.64% 1.35% 6.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.00% 4.00% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 7
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 - £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
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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
32 25 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 38.55% 33.78% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 15
Average daily rate £189 £234 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.25% -22.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £95 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £383 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -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
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 4 March 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 25 (64.10%) UNIX
2 23 (58.97%) Windows
3 16 (41.03%) Solaris
3 16 (41.03%) Firewall
3 16 (41.03%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (33.33%) Sun
4 13 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (28.21%) DMZ
5 11 (28.21%) ITIL
5 11 (28.21%) Load Balancing
5 11 (28.21%) Reverse Proxy
5 11 (28.21%) Validation
6 10 (25.64%) TIBCO
7 9 (23.08%) Java
7 9 (23.08%) Finance
7 9 (23.08%) Banking
7 9 (23.08%) Investment Banking
8 8 (20.51%) KDB
8 8 (20.51%) WebSphere
8 8 (20.51%) XML
8 8 (20.51%) Middleware
8 8 (20.51%) Shell Script
9 7 (17.95%) FTP
9 7 (17.95%) DNS
9 7 (17.95%) Git (software)
9 7 (17.95%) Subversion
10 6 (15.38%) PowerShell
10 6 (15.38%) HTTP
10 6 (15.38%) OO
10 6 (15.38%) WebLogic

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 8 (20.51%) WebSphere
2 6 (15.38%) WebLogic
3 4 (10.26%) TIBCO EMS
3 4 (10.26%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (41.03%) Firewall
2 11 (28.21%) DMZ
2 11 (28.21%) Reverse Proxy
3 7 (17.95%) FTP
3 7 (17.95%) DNS
4 6 (15.38%) HTTP
5 5 (12.82%) Wireshark
5 5 (12.82%) SSL
5 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
5 5 (12.82%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (7.69%) LDAP
7 2 (5.13%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) KDB
2 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.69%) Triplestore
3 3 (7.69%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.13%) DB2 UDB
4 2 (5.13%) Data Mining
4 2 (5.13%) RDBMS
4 2 (5.13%) DB2
4 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.56%) MarkLogic
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Git (software)
1 7 (17.95%) Subversion
2 4 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (10.26%) Hudson
2 4 (10.26%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.13%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (23.08%) Finance
1 9 (23.08%) Banking
1 9 (23.08%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.56%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Developer
2 6 (15.38%) Operations Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) Middleware Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Senior Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (5.13%) Ab Initio Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Senior JavaScript Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Operations Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Web Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Junior
6 1 (2.56%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Sun Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Release Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Java Team Leader
6 1 (2.56%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Service Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) XML
1 8 (20.51%) Middleware
2 5 (12.82%) SailPoint
2 5 (12.82%) Web Services
3 4 (10.26%) FIX Protocol
3 4 (10.26%) HTML
4 3 (7.69%) AngularJS
4 3 (7.69%) Sass
4 3 (7.69%) Backbone.js
4 3 (7.69%) CSS
4 3 (7.69%) XHTML
4 3 (7.69%) JSON
4 3 (7.69%) Ajax
5 2 (5.13%) JMS
5 2 (5.13%) SOAP
5 2 (5.13%) CSS3
5 2 (5.13%) HTML5
6 1 (2.56%) Semantic HTML
6 1 (2.56%) FpML
6 1 (2.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (41.03%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.82%) Management Information System
2 5 (12.82%) Equities
3 3 (7.69%) W3C
4 2 (5.13%) SWIFT
4 2 (5.13%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.56%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.56%) Reference Data
5 1 (2.56%) Derivative
5 1 (2.56%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 25 (64.10%) UNIX
2 23 (58.97%) Windows
3 16 (41.03%) Solaris
4 13 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.21%) ITIL
1 11 (28.21%) Load Balancing
1 11 (28.21%) Validation
2 6 (15.38%) OO
2 6 (15.38%) Mentoring
3 5 (12.82%) SIEM
3 5 (12.82%) Vulnerability Management
3 5 (12.82%) Identity Management
3 5 (12.82%) Reverse Engineering
3 5 (12.82%) Ethical Hacking
3 5 (12.82%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (12.82%) Information Security
4 4 (10.26%) Analytics
5 3 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (7.69%) Graceful Degradation
5 3 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (7.69%) Web Design
6 2 (5.13%) Automated Testing
6 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.08%) Java
2 8 (20.51%) Shell Script
3 6 (15.38%) PowerShell
3 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 5 (12.82%) Perl
5 4 (10.26%) SQL
6 3 (7.69%) SPARQL
7 2 (5.13%) Korn
7 2 (5.13%) ActionScript
7 2 (5.13%) ActionScript 2.0
7 2 (5.13%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.56%) C
8 1 (2.56%) C++
8 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) GPEN
1 5 (12.82%) CCNA
1 5 (12.82%) CISSP
1 5 (12.82%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (12.82%) SSCP
1 5 (12.82%) CEH
1 5 (12.82%) GIAC
1 5 (12.82%) GCIH
2 3 (7.69%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (12.82%) Snort
2 4 (10.26%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) OPNET
2 4 (10.26%) Tivoli
3 2 (5.13%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 2 (5.13%) Control-M
3 2 (5.13%) Puppet
3 2 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (33.33%) Sun
2 10 (25.64%) TIBCO
3 6 (15.38%) IBM
4 5 (12.82%) ArcSight
4 5 (12.82%) LogLogic
4 5 (12.82%) Cisco
4 5 (12.82%) Oracle
4 5 (12.82%) Ab Initio
5 4 (10.26%) CollabNet
5 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
6 2 (5.13%) VMware
6 2 (5.13%) Infoblox
6 2 (5.13%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.13%) HP
6 2 (5.13%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (2.56%) Reuters
7 1 (2.56%) Bloomberg
7 1 (2.56%) Actimize