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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 5 16 6
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -10
Contract jobs citing Linux 16 2 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 20.51% 1.90% 16.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 5.88% 45.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 13
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£294 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 - £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.89% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
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
32 34 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 41.03% 32.38% 36.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 9 24
Average daily rate £175 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £244 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £388 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 (50.00%) SQL
1 14 (50.00%) Oracle
1 14 (50.00%) UNIX
2 13 (46.43%) Web Services
3 12 (42.86%) Java
3 12 (42.86%) Finance
4 10 (35.71%) Windows
5 9 (32.14%) Shell Script
6 8 (28.57%) XSL
6 8 (28.57%) Actimize
7 7 (25.00%) Perl
8 6 (21.43%) Solaris
8 6 (21.43%) Cisco
8 6 (21.43%) Banking
9 5 (17.86%) Information Security
9 5 (17.86%) Equities
9 5 (17.86%) XML
10 4 (14.29%) CSS
10 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
10 4 (14.29%) HTML
10 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
10 4 (14.29%) OO
10 4 (14.29%) XHTML
10 4 (14.29%) ITIL
10 4 (14.29%) W3C
10 4 (14.29%) Web Design
10 4 (14.29%) Subversion
10 4 (14.29%) Investment Banking
10 4 (14.29%) Ajax
10 4 (14.29%) Derivative

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 4 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (7.14%) JBoss
2 2 (7.14%) Apache
3 1 (3.57%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (3.57%) Xceptor
3 1 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) FTP
1 2 (7.14%) HTTP
1 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
1 2 (7.14%) Wireshark
1 2 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (3.57%) Wireless
2 1 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (3.57%) LAN
2 1 (3.57%) WAN
2 1 (3.57%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (3.57%) NAS
2 1 (3.57%) tcpdump
2 1 (3.57%) DMVPN
2 1 (3.57%) Multicast
2 1 (3.57%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (3.57%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (3.57%) NX-OS
2 1 (3.57%) VPN
2 1 (3.57%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 4 (14.29%) MongoDB
1 4 (14.29%) Triplestore
2 3 (10.71%) KDB
3 2 (7.14%) MySQL
4 1 (3.57%) MarkLogic
4 1 (3.57%) DB2
4 1 (3.57%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.57%) DB2 UDB
4 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Subversion
1 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.57%) Ant
General
1 12 (42.86%) Finance
2 6 (21.43%) Banking
3 4 (14.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (57.14%) Developer
2 6 (21.43%) Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Operations Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Service Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Senior JavaScript Developer
5 2 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) AWS Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Junior
6 1 (3.57%) Operations Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Lead Developer
6 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (46.43%) Web Services
2 8 (28.57%) XSL
3 5 (17.86%) XML
4 4 (14.29%) HTML
4 4 (14.29%) CSS
4 4 (14.29%) Ajax
4 4 (14.29%) JSON
4 4 (14.29%) XHTML
4 4 (14.29%) Backbone.js
4 4 (14.29%) Sass
4 4 (14.29%) AngularJS
5 3 (10.71%) HTML5
5 3 (10.71%) CSS3
6 1 (3.57%) JMS
6 1 (3.57%) Semantic HTML
6 1 (3.57%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (3.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Equities
2 4 (14.29%) W3C
2 4 (14.29%) Derivative
3 3 (10.71%) Digital Media
4 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 2 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (3.57%) e-Health
5 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (3.57%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 14 (50.00%) UNIX
2 10 (35.71%) Windows
3 6 (21.43%) Solaris
4 3 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.57%) Windows NT
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Information Security
2 4 (14.29%) ITIL
2 4 (14.29%) OO
2 4 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
2 4 (14.29%) Graceful Degradation
2 4 (14.29%) Web Design
3 3 (10.71%) Release Management
3 3 (10.71%) Problem Management
3 3 (10.71%) TDD
4 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 2 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (7.14%) BDD
4 2 (7.14%) SIEM
4 2 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (7.14%) DevOps
5 1 (3.57%) Server Building
5 1 (3.57%) SDLC
5 1 (3.57%) Analytics
5 1 (3.57%) Cyber Security
5 1 (3.57%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (50.00%) SQL
2 12 (42.86%) Java
3 9 (32.14%) Shell Script
4 7 (25.00%) Perl
5 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 4 (14.29%) SPARQL
6 2 (7.14%) Python
7 1 (3.57%) ActionScript
7 1 (3.57%) C
7 1 (3.57%) C++
7 1 (3.57%) ActionScript 2.0
7 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.57%) Jython
7 1 (3.57%) Korn
7 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Degree
1 3 (10.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.57%) SSCP
3 1 (3.57%) GIAC
3 1 (3.57%) GCIH
3 1 (3.57%) CEH
3 1 (3.57%) GPEN
3 1 (3.57%) CCNP
3 1 (3.57%) CCNA
3 1 (3.57%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Puppet
1 3 (10.71%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.57%) Ansible
2 1 (3.57%) Netcool
2 1 (3.57%) Control-M
2 1 (3.57%) OPNET
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) Oracle
2 8 (28.57%) Actimize
3 6 (21.43%) Cisco
4 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.71%) Juniper
4 3 (10.71%) Red Hat
5 2 (7.14%) ArcSight
6 1 (3.57%) LogLogic
6 1 (3.57%) NetQoS
6 1 (3.57%) F5
6 1 (3.57%) Remedy
6 1 (3.57%) Ab Initio
6 1 (3.57%) Sun