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 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 6 14 1
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -13
Contract jobs citing Linux 14 3 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 20.90% 3.41% 25.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.00% 10.71% 45.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 17
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£188 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £300 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.10 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+24.58% -19.73%
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
25 28 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 37.31% 31.82% 55.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 30
Average daily rate £188 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £221 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £388 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 30 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 30 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 15 (55.56%) Oracle
1 15 (55.56%) SQL
2 13 (48.15%) Web Services
3 12 (44.44%) UNIX
4 11 (40.74%) Windows
4 11 (40.74%) Java
4 11 (40.74%) Finance
5 9 (33.33%) Shell Script
6 8 (29.63%) XSL
6 8 (29.63%) Actimize
7 7 (25.93%) Perl
7 7 (25.93%) Cisco
8 6 (22.22%) Solaris
8 6 (22.22%) Equities
8 6 (22.22%) Information Security
9 5 (18.52%) Derivative
9 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
9 5 (18.52%) ITIL
9 5 (18.52%) XML
10 4 (14.81%) CSS
10 4 (14.81%) HTML
10 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
10 4 (14.81%) OO
10 4 (14.81%) XHTML
10 4 (14.81%) W3C
10 4 (14.81%) Juniper
10 4 (14.81%) Ajax
10 4 (14.81%) Degree
10 4 (14.81%) JSON
10 4 (14.81%) QA

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (14.81%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (7.41%) JBoss
2 2 (7.41%) Apache
3 1 (3.70%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (3.70%) Xceptor
3 1 (3.70%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Office
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) FTP
1 2 (7.41%) HTTP
1 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
1 2 (7.41%) Wireshark
1 2 (7.41%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) Wireless
2 1 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (3.70%) LAN
2 1 (3.70%) WAN
2 1 (3.70%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (3.70%) NAS
2 1 (3.70%) tcpdump
2 1 (3.70%) DMVPN
2 1 (3.70%) Multicast
2 1 (3.70%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (3.70%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (3.70%) NX-OS
2 1 (3.70%) VPN
2 1 (3.70%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.81%) MongoDB
2 4 (14.81%) Triplestore
3 2 (7.41%) MySQL
4 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.70%) MarkLogic
4 1 (3.70%) DB2
4 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.70%) DB2 UDB
4 1 (3.70%) KDB
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Subversion
1 4 (14.81%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.70%) Ant
General
1 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Developer
2 7 (25.93%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Senior Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Operations Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Service Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Senior JavaScript Developer
5 2 (7.41%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) AWS Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Junior
6 1 (3.70%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Operations Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
6 1 (3.70%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (48.15%) Web Services
2 8 (29.63%) XSL
3 5 (18.52%) XML
4 4 (14.81%) HTML
4 4 (14.81%) CSS
4 4 (14.81%) Ajax
4 4 (14.81%) JSON
4 4 (14.81%) XHTML
4 4 (14.81%) Backbone.js
4 4 (14.81%) Sass
4 4 (14.81%) AngularJS
5 3 (11.11%) HTML5
5 3 (11.11%) CSS3
6 1 (3.70%) JMS
6 1 (3.70%) Semantic HTML
6 1 (3.70%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (3.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Equities
2 5 (18.52%) Derivative
3 4 (14.81%) W3C
4 3 (11.11%) Digital Media
5 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
5 2 (7.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (3.70%) e-Health
6 1 (3.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (3.70%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 12 (44.44%) UNIX
2 11 (40.74%) Windows
3 6 (22.22%) Solaris
4 3 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.70%) Windows NT
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Information Security
2 5 (18.52%) ITIL
3 4 (14.81%) OO
3 4 (14.81%) Problem Management
3 4 (14.81%) Responsive Web Design
3 4 (14.81%) Graceful Degradation
3 4 (14.81%) Web Design
4 3 (11.11%) TDD
4 3 (11.11%) Release Management
5 2 (7.41%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Change Management
5 2 (7.41%) DevOps
5 2 (7.41%) SIEM
5 2 (7.41%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (7.41%) BDD
6 1 (3.70%) Network Management
6 1 (3.70%) Parallel Processing
6 1 (3.70%) Use Case
6 1 (3.70%) Cyber Security
6 1 (3.70%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 15 (55.56%) SQL
2 11 (40.74%) Java
3 9 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 7 (25.93%) Perl
5 4 (14.81%) SPARQL
5 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
6 2 (7.41%) Python
7 1 (3.70%) ActionScript 2.0
7 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.70%) ActionScript
7 1 (3.70%) Jython
7 1 (3.70%) Korn
7 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Degree
1 4 (14.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.70%) SSCP
3 1 (3.70%) GIAC
3 1 (3.70%) GCIH
3 1 (3.70%) CEH
3 1 (3.70%) GPEN
3 1 (3.70%) CCNP
3 1 (3.70%) CCNA
3 1 (3.70%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Puppet
1 3 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.70%) Ansible
2 1 (3.70%) Netcool
2 1 (3.70%) Control-M
2 1 (3.70%) OPNET
Vendors
1 15 (55.56%) Oracle
2 8 (29.63%) Actimize
3 7 (25.93%) Cisco
4 4 (14.81%) Juniper
5 3 (11.11%) Red Hat
5 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 2 (7.41%) ArcSight
7 1 (3.70%) LogLogic
7 1 (3.70%) NetQoS
7 1 (3.70%) F5
7 1 (3.70%) Sun
7 1 (3.70%) Remedy
7 1 (3.70%) Ab Initio