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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 14 1 7
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +6
Contract jobs citing Linux 14 32 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 11.20% 32.00% 13.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.92% 54.24% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 10
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£316 £281 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.44% +87.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
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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
52 59 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 41.60% 59.00% 26.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 30 16
Average daily rate £300 £275 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +83.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £200 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 £13.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.18% -3.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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 8 (53.33%) Banking
2 7 (46.67%) Investment Banking
3 6 (40.00%) Windows
3 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (33.33%) WebLogic
4 5 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (33.33%) WebSphere
4 5 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
5 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (26.67%) TIBCO EMS
5 4 (26.67%) CollabNet
5 4 (26.67%) Subversion
5 4 (26.67%) Hudson
5 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
5 4 (26.67%) Low Latency
5 4 (26.67%) Shell Script
5 4 (26.67%) TIBCO
5 4 (26.67%) Finance
5 4 (26.67%) C++
5 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
6 3 (20.00%) Oracle
6 3 (20.00%) Perl
6 3 (20.00%) UNIX
6 3 (20.00%) Ab Initio
6 3 (20.00%) IBM HTTP Server
6 3 (20.00%) Multicast
6 3 (20.00%) Actimize
6 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 5 (33.33%) WebLogic
1 5 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 4 (26.67%) TIBCO EMS
3 3 (20.00%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (6.67%) Apache
4 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (6.67%) FileNet
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Project
1 2 (13.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (6.67%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
2 3 (20.00%) Multicast
3 2 (13.33%) DNS
3 2 (13.33%) HTTP
4 1 (6.67%) FTP
4 1 (6.67%) SSL
4 1 (6.67%) Firewall
4 1 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (6.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) Data Mining
2 1 (6.67%) DB2
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (26.67%) Subversion
1 4 (26.67%) Hudson
1 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (13.33%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (53.33%) Banking
2 7 (46.67%) Investment Banking
3 4 (26.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (13.33%) C++ Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Junior
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
3 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Java Team Leader
3 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) IT Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Python Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Release Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) IT Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
1 1 (6.67%) XML
1 1 (6.67%) FpML
1 1 (6.67%) Java EE
1 1 (6.67%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Equities
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (6.67%) Fixed Income
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Derivative
2 1 (6.67%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) Low Latency
3 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.67%) OO
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) Change Management
5 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (6.67%) Data Security
5 1 (6.67%) Coaching
5 1 (6.67%) People Management
5 1 (6.67%) SIEM
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (6.67%) Analytics
5 1 (6.67%) Information Security
5 1 (6.67%) TDD
5 1 (6.67%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Shell Script
1 4 (26.67%) C++
2 3 (20.00%) Perl
3 2 (13.33%) Python
4 1 (6.67%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) C
4 1 (6.67%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) MATLAB
4 1 (6.67%) Jython
4 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) CCNA
1 1 (6.67%) CISSP
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.67%) SSCP
1 1 (6.67%) GCIH
1 1 (6.67%) GIAC
1 1 (6.67%) GPEN
1 1 (6.67%) CEH
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) OPNET
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 4 (26.67%) CollabNet
3 4 (26.67%) TIBCO
4 3 (20.00%) Oracle
4 3 (20.00%) Ab Initio
4 3 (20.00%) Actimize
5 2 (13.33%) Reuters
5 2 (13.33%) Bloomberg
5 2 (13.33%) IBM
6 1 (6.67%) Sun
6 1 (6.67%) Cognos
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco
6 1 (6.67%) ArcSight
6 1 (6.67%) LogLogic