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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 12 16 20
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Contract jobs citing Linux 12 2 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 11.32% 2.38% 5.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.27% 5.41% 34.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 10
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £400 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
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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
41 37 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 38.68% 44.05% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 23
Average daily rate £225 £338 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +21.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £104 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -22.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-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 1 April 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 1 April 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 29 (74.36%) UNIX
2 19 (48.72%) Windows
3 17 (43.59%) Solaris
4 16 (41.03%) Firewall
5 15 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (35.90%) Sun
7 13 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (30.77%) Validation
8 12 (30.77%) Java
9 11 (28.21%) ITIL
9 11 (28.21%) DMZ
9 11 (28.21%) Shell Script
9 11 (28.21%) Load Balancing
9 11 (28.21%) Reverse Proxy
10 9 (23.08%) Web Services
11 8 (20.51%) XML
11 8 (20.51%) Oracle
11 8 (20.51%) Middleware
11 8 (20.51%) KDB
11 8 (20.51%) Finance
11 8 (20.51%) Banking
12 7 (17.95%) Investment Banking
12 7 (17.95%) WebSphere
12 7 (17.95%) FTP
12 7 (17.95%) DNS
13 6 (15.38%) HTTP
13 6 (15.38%) IBM
13 6 (15.38%) TIBCO
13 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
13 6 (15.38%) Perl

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 7 (17.95%) WebSphere
2 4 (10.26%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (10.26%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.56%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (2.56%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.56%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (41.03%) Firewall
2 11 (28.21%) DMZ
2 11 (28.21%) Reverse Proxy
3 7 (17.95%) FTP
3 7 (17.95%) DNS
4 6 (15.38%) HTTP
5 5 (12.82%) Wireshark
5 5 (12.82%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (12.82%) SSL
5 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
6 3 (7.69%) LDAP
7 2 (5.13%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) KDB
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.26%) MongoDB
2 4 (10.26%) Triplestore
3 2 (5.13%) DB2
3 2 (5.13%) RDBMS
3 2 (5.13%) DB2 UDB
3 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.56%) MarkLogic
4 1 (2.56%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
1 4 (10.26%) Subversion
2 1 (2.56%) Ant
General
1 8 (20.51%) Finance
1 8 (20.51%) Banking
2 7 (17.95%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 16 (41.03%) Developer
2 7 (17.95%) Operations Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) Middleware Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Senior Developer
5 2 (5.13%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (5.13%) Ab Initio Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Senior JavaScript Developer
6 1 (2.56%) AWS Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Service Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Senior Web Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Sun Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Web Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Operations Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.08%) Web Services
2 8 (20.51%) XML
2 8 (20.51%) Middleware
3 5 (12.82%) SailPoint
4 4 (10.26%) HTML
4 4 (10.26%) XHTML
4 4 (10.26%) CSS
4 4 (10.26%) Ajax
4 4 (10.26%) JSON
4 4 (10.26%) AngularJS
4 4 (10.26%) Backbone.js
4 4 (10.26%) Sass
5 3 (7.69%) CSS3
5 3 (7.69%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (7.69%) HTML5
5 3 (7.69%) XSL
6 2 (5.13%) JMS
6 2 (5.13%) SOAP
7 1 (2.56%) Semantic HTML
7 1 (2.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.82%) Management Information System
3 4 (10.26%) W3C
3 4 (10.26%) Equities
4 3 (7.69%) Digital Media
5 2 (5.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (5.13%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 29 (74.36%) UNIX
2 19 (48.72%) Windows
3 17 (43.59%) Solaris
4 13 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) Validation
2 11 (28.21%) ITIL
2 11 (28.21%) Load Balancing
3 6 (15.38%) OO
4 5 (12.82%) SIEM
4 5 (12.82%) Vulnerability Management
4 5 (12.82%) Mentoring
4 5 (12.82%) Reverse Engineering
4 5 (12.82%) Ethical Hacking
4 5 (12.82%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (12.82%) Information Security
4 5 (12.82%) Identity Management
5 4 (10.26%) Web Design
5 4 (10.26%) Responsive Web Design
5 4 (10.26%) Analytics
5 4 (10.26%) Graceful Degradation
6 3 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (7.69%) TDD
7 2 (5.13%) SOA
7 2 (5.13%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.77%) Java
2 11 (28.21%) Shell Script
3 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 6 (15.38%) Perl
3 6 (15.38%) SQL
3 6 (15.38%) PowerShell
4 4 (10.26%) SPARQL
5 2 (5.13%) ActionScript
5 2 (5.13%) Korn
5 2 (5.13%) ActionScript 2.0
5 2 (5.13%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.56%) Jython
6 1 (2.56%) C
6 1 (2.56%) C++
6 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) GPEN
1 5 (12.82%) SSCP
1 5 (12.82%) GCIH
1 5 (12.82%) CEH
1 5 (12.82%) GIAC
1 5 (12.82%) CCNA
1 5 (12.82%) CISSP
1 5 (12.82%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.13%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (12.82%) Snort
2 4 (10.26%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.13%) vSphere
3 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) OPNET
2 4 (10.26%) Tivoli
3 3 (7.69%) Puppet
3 3 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (5.13%) Control-M
4 2 (5.13%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 14 (35.90%) Sun
2 8 (20.51%) Oracle
3 6 (15.38%) IBM
3 6 (15.38%) TIBCO
4 5 (12.82%) ArcSight
4 5 (12.82%) LogLogic
4 5 (12.82%) Ab Initio
4 5 (12.82%) Cisco
5 3 (7.69%) Actimize
6 2 (5.13%) HP
6 2 (5.13%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.13%) VMware
6 2 (5.13%) Infoblox
6 2 (5.13%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (2.56%) Microsoft