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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 12 1 8
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +7
Contract jobs citing Linux 8 34 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 7.77% 30.63% 13.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.22% 49.28% 58.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 22 10
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +100.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.33% -6.25%
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
36 69 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 34.95% 62.16% 22.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 35 16
Average daily rate £318 £275 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.45% +83.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £125 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £390 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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
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 22 August 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 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (40.00%) C++
2 4 (40.00%) UNIX
2 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (40.00%) Shell Script
2 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (40.00%) Low Latency
3 3 (30.00%) Multicast
3 3 (30.00%) Perl
3 3 (30.00%) Banking
4 2 (20.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
4 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (20.00%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (20.00%) Python
4 2 (20.00%) DNS
4 2 (20.00%) HTTP
5 1 (10.00%) DevOps
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (10.00%) Reverse Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
5 1 (10.00%) HTML5
5 1 (10.00%) Puppet
5 1 (10.00%) ArcSight
5 1 (10.00%) LogLogic
5 1 (10.00%) SIEM
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) GPEN
5 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (20.00%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (10.00%) Apache
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (10.00%) FileNet
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (10.00%) MS Project
1 1 (10.00%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (30.00%) Multicast
3 2 (20.00%) DNS
3 2 (20.00%) HTTP
4 1 (10.00%) SSL
4 1 (10.00%) FTP
4 1 (10.00%) Firewall
4 1 (10.00%) Wireshark
4 1 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (10.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (30.00%) Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) C++ Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) IT Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Python Developer
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) HTML5
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) DTV
2 1 (10.00%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) UNIX
1 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Low Latency
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps
3 1 (10.00%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) SIEM
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (10.00%) Analytics
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) Data Security
3 1 (10.00%) Algorithmic Trading
3 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Electronic Trading
3 1 (10.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) C++
1 4 (40.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (30.00%) Perl
3 2 (20.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (10.00%) MATLAB
4 1 (10.00%) C
4 1 (10.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) Jython
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) GPEN
1 1 (10.00%) CCNA
1 1 (10.00%) CISSP
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (10.00%) SSCP
1 1 (10.00%) GCIH
1 1 (10.00%) GIAC
1 1 (10.00%) CEH
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Puppet
1 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (10.00%) OPNET
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (10.00%) ArcSight
2 1 (10.00%) LogLogic
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Sun
2 1 (10.00%) Reuters
2 1 (10.00%) Bloomberg
2 1 (10.00%) Cognos
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Ab Initio
2 1 (10.00%) Actimize
Belfast, County Antrim
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £335.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago