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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 5 10 12
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 27 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 25.71% 7.69% 9.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.70% 31.25% 30.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 8
Average daily rate
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£300 £255 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -15.00%
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 £33.50 £32.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -11.11%
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
46 16 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 43.81% 24.62% 29.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 18
Average daily rate £250 £260 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £250 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £323 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Average hourly rate £16.16 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.70% -22.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 26 (63.41%) UNIX
2 24 (58.54%) Windows
3 18 (43.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (41.46%) Firewall
5 15 (36.59%) Solaris
5 15 (36.59%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (34.15%) Sun
7 11 (26.83%) DMZ
7 11 (26.83%) ITIL
7 11 (26.83%) Validation
7 11 (26.83%) Banking
7 11 (26.83%) Reverse Proxy
7 11 (26.83%) WebSphere
7 11 (26.83%) Load Balancing
8 10 (24.39%) Investment Banking
8 10 (24.39%) Shell Script
8 10 (24.39%) TIBCO
9 9 (21.95%) TCP/IP
10 8 (19.51%) DNS
10 8 (19.51%) Middleware
10 8 (19.51%) Java
10 8 (19.51%) Finance
11 7 (17.07%) Ab Initio
11 7 (17.07%) Oracle
11 7 (17.07%) FTP
11 7 (17.07%) Red Hat
11 7 (17.07%) IBM
11 7 (17.07%) Mentoring
12 6 (14.63%) ArcSight
12 6 (14.63%) LogLogic

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 11 (26.83%) WebSphere
2 6 (14.63%) WebLogic
3 4 (9.76%) TIBCO EMS
3 4 (9.76%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (4.88%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Project
1 2 (4.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 17 (41.46%) Firewall
2 11 (26.83%) Reverse Proxy
2 11 (26.83%) DMZ
3 9 (21.95%) TCP/IP
4 8 (19.51%) DNS
5 7 (17.07%) FTP
6 6 (14.63%) HTTP
6 6 (14.63%) SSL
6 6 (14.63%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (14.63%) Wireshark
7 3 (7.32%) LDAP
7 3 (7.32%) Multicast
8 2 (4.88%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
1 5 (12.20%) KDB
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.44%) DB2
3 1 (2.44%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.44%) DB2 UDB
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Git (software)
1 4 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (9.76%) Hudson
1 4 (9.76%) Jenkins
1 4 (9.76%) Subversion
2 2 (4.88%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (26.83%) Banking
2 10 (24.39%) Investment Banking
3 8 (19.51%) Finance
4 1 (2.44%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 10 (24.39%) Developer
2 6 (14.63%) Operations Engineer
2 6 (14.63%) Middleware Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Analyst
4 2 (4.88%) Architect
4 2 (4.88%) C++ Developer
4 2 (4.88%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (4.88%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) Software Developer
5 1 (2.44%) Ab Initio Developer
5 1 (2.44%) Java Team Leader
5 1 (2.44%) Security Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) IT Architect
5 1 (2.44%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) Release Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) Python Developer
5 1 (2.44%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
5 1 (2.44%) Sun Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) IT Security Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) Middleware
2 5 (12.20%) SailPoint
3 4 (9.76%) XML
4 3 (7.32%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (4.88%) SOAP
6 1 (2.44%) Web Services
6 1 (2.44%) HTML
6 1 (2.44%) J2EE
6 1 (2.44%) JMS
6 1 (2.44%) FpML
6 1 (2.44%) Java EE
6 1 (2.44%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (36.59%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (14.63%) Management Information System
3 5 (12.20%) Equities
4 2 (4.88%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.44%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.44%) Derivative
5 1 (2.44%) Reference Data
5 1 (2.44%) SWIFT
5 1 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 26 (63.41%) UNIX
2 24 (58.54%) Windows
3 18 (43.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (36.59%) Solaris
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) ITIL
1 11 (26.83%) Validation
1 11 (26.83%) Load Balancing
2 7 (17.07%) Mentoring
3 6 (14.63%) Vulnerability Management
3 6 (14.63%) Reverse Engineering
3 6 (14.63%) SIEM
3 6 (14.63%) Ethical Hacking
3 6 (14.63%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (14.63%) Information Security
4 5 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (12.20%) Identity Management
5 4 (9.76%) Analytics
5 4 (9.76%) Low Latency
6 3 (7.32%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (7.32%) OO
7 2 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.88%) OOP
7 2 (4.88%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 10 (24.39%) Shell Script
2 8 (19.51%) Java
3 6 (14.63%) Perl
3 6 (14.63%) PowerShell
4 4 (9.76%) C++
5 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.32%) SQL
6 2 (4.88%) Python
6 2 (4.88%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.44%) ActionScript 2.0
7 1 (2.44%) MATLAB
7 1 (2.44%) Korn
7 1 (2.44%) ActionScript
7 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.44%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) CCNA
1 6 (14.63%) CISSP
1 6 (14.63%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (14.63%) SSCP
1 6 (14.63%) GIAC
1 6 (14.63%) GCIH
1 6 (14.63%) CEH
1 6 (14.63%) GPEN
2 3 (7.32%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (14.63%) Snort
2 4 (9.76%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (14.63%) OPNET
2 4 (9.76%) Tivoli
3 2 (4.88%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (2.44%) Control-M
Vendors
1 14 (34.15%) Sun
2 10 (24.39%) TIBCO
3 7 (17.07%) Oracle
3 7 (17.07%) IBM
3 7 (17.07%) Ab Initio
3 7 (17.07%) Red Hat
4 6 (14.63%) ArcSight
4 6 (14.63%) LogLogic
4 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
4 6 (14.63%) Cisco
5 4 (9.76%) CollabNet
6 3 (7.32%) Actimize
7 2 (4.88%) VMware
7 2 (4.88%) Infoblox
7 2 (4.88%) Cyber-Ark
7 2 (4.88%) Reuters
7 2 (4.88%) Bloomberg
7 2 (4.88%) HP