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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 4 12 1
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -11
Contract jobs citing Linux 11 9 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 19.64% 8.82% 28.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 73.33% 24.32% 47.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 22
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£175 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.33% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £34.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.14% -8.00%
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 37 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 26.79% 36.27% 60.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 18 35
Average daily rate £175 £318 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.88% +15.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £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 31 August 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 31 August 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 14 (63.64%) Oracle
1 14 (63.64%) SQL
2 12 (54.55%) UNIX
3 11 (50.00%) Windows
3 11 (50.00%) Java
4 10 (45.45%) Finance
5 9 (40.91%) Web Services
6 8 (36.36%) Shell Script
6 8 (36.36%) XSL
6 8 (36.36%) Actimize
7 7 (31.82%) Cisco
8 6 (27.27%) Solaris
8 6 (27.27%) Perl
8 6 (27.27%) Information Security
9 5 (22.73%) Equities
9 5 (22.73%) Derivative
9 5 (22.73%) ITIL
10 4 (18.18%) Juniper
10 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
10 4 (18.18%) Degree
10 4 (18.18%) QA
10 4 (18.18%) Problem Management
10 4 (18.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (13.64%) Banking
11 3 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (13.64%) Release Management
11 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
11 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
12 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
12 2 (9.09%) JBoss

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 2 (9.09%) JBoss
1 2 (9.09%) Apache
2 1 (4.55%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 2 (9.09%) Wireshark
1 2 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (4.55%) Wireless
2 1 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (4.55%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (4.55%) NAS
2 1 (4.55%) tcpdump
2 1 (4.55%) DMVPN
2 1 (4.55%) Multicast
2 1 (4.55%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (4.55%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (4.55%) NX-OS
2 1 (4.55%) VPN
2 1 (4.55%) DNS
2 1 (4.55%) SSL
2 1 (4.55%) SAN
2 1 (4.55%) OSPF
2 1 (4.55%) BGP
2 1 (4.55%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) MySQL
3 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.55%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Ant
1 1 (4.55%) Subversion
1 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (45.45%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Developer
2 7 (31.82%) Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Operations Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Service Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (4.55%) Applications Support
6 1 (4.55%) Security Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Network Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) Web Services
2 8 (36.36%) XSL
3 1 (4.55%) XHTML
3 1 (4.55%) Ajax
3 1 (4.55%) JSON
3 1 (4.55%) HTML5
3 1 (4.55%) CSS3
3 1 (4.55%) Backbone.js
3 1 (4.55%) Sass
3 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.55%) XML
3 1 (4.55%) HTML
3 1 (4.55%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Equities
1 5 (22.73%) Derivative
2 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (4.55%) W3C
3 1 (4.55%) e-Health
3 1 (4.55%) Digital Media
3 1 (4.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) UNIX
2 11 (50.00%) Windows
3 6 (27.27%) Solaris
4 3 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.55%) Windows NT
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Information Security
2 5 (22.73%) ITIL
3 4 (18.18%) Problem Management
4 3 (13.64%) Release Management
5 2 (9.09%) Change Management
5 2 (9.09%) SIEM
5 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (9.09%) DevOps
5 2 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Server Building
6 1 (4.55%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (4.55%) Graceful Degradation
6 1 (4.55%) Cyber Security
6 1 (4.55%) Workflow
6 1 (4.55%) Validation
6 1 (4.55%) Web Design
6 1 (4.55%) OO
6 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.55%) Service Management
6 1 (4.55%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) SQL
2 11 (50.00%) Java
3 8 (36.36%) Shell Script
4 6 (27.27%) Perl
5 2 (9.09%) Python
6 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.55%) Jython
6 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.55%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Degree
1 4 (18.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.55%) SSCP
3 1 (4.55%) GIAC
3 1 (4.55%) GCIH
3 1 (4.55%) CEH
3 1 (4.55%) GPEN
3 1 (4.55%) CCNP
3 1 (4.55%) CCNA
3 1 (4.55%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Netcool
1 1 (4.55%) OPNET
1 1 (4.55%) Puppet
1 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.55%) Ansible
Vendors
1 14 (63.64%) Oracle
2 8 (36.36%) Actimize
3 7 (31.82%) Cisco
4 4 (18.18%) Juniper
5 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
5 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
6 2 (9.09%) ArcSight
7 1 (4.55%) LogLogic
7 1 (4.55%) NetQoS
7 1 (4.55%) Sun
7 1 (4.55%) Remedy
7 1 (4.55%) F5