The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the County Antrim region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 15 1 8
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +7
Contract jobs citing Linux 7 34 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 6.86% 30.63% 12.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.00% 48.57% 58.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 22 10
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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 £31.63 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.66% -6.25%
Linux
Northern Ireland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the County Antrim region.

Operating Systems Category
County Antrim
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
35 70 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 34.31% 63.06% 21.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 35 16
Average daily rate £344 £275 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +83.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £125 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £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 £15.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -8.57%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the County Antrim region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the County Antrim region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the County Antrim region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in County Antrim

Linux
Contract Job Locations in County Antrim

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the County Antrim region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Belfast -14 7 £375 +25.00% 9
Linux
Northern Ireland

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the County Antrim 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 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Shell Script
2 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
2 4 (44.44%) C++
2 4 (44.44%) UNIX
2 4 (44.44%) Low Latency
3 3 (33.33%) Multicast
3 3 (33.33%) Perl
3 3 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (22.22%) Investment Banking
4 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
4 2 (22.22%) Python
4 2 (22.22%) DNS
4 2 (22.22%) HTTP
4 2 (22.22%) Banking
5 1 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (11.11%) CEH
5 1 (11.11%) Snort
5 1 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) DevOps
5 1 (11.11%) SSL
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco
5 1 (11.11%) IBM
5 1 (11.11%) Sun
5 1 (11.11%) CCNA
5 1 (11.11%) CISSP
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (11.11%) Reuters

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the County Antrim 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 1 (11.11%) Apache
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (11.11%) FileNet
1 1 (11.11%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
2 3 (33.33%) Multicast
3 2 (22.22%) DNS
3 2 (22.22%) HTTP
4 1 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (11.11%) SSL
4 1 (11.11%) Firewall
4 1 (11.11%) FTP
4 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (22.22%) Investment Banking
1 2 (22.22%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) C++ Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Python Developer
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) DTV
2 1 (11.11%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) UNIX
2 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Low Latency
3 1 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) DevOps
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (11.11%) Data Security
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security
3 1 (11.11%) TDD
3 1 (11.11%) Algorithmic Trading
3 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Electronic Trading
3 1 (11.11%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) SIEM
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (11.11%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Shell Script
1 4 (44.44%) C++
2 3 (33.33%) Perl
3 2 (22.22%) Python
4 1 (11.11%) MATLAB
4 1 (11.11%) C
4 1 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) Java
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (11.11%) Jython
4 1 (11.11%) Ruby
4 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CEH
1 1 (11.11%) CCNA
1 1 (11.11%) CISSP
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (11.11%) SSCP
1 1 (11.11%) GIAC
1 1 (11.11%) GCIH
1 1 (11.11%) GPEN
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) OPNET
1 1 (11.11%) Puppet
1 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) Sun
2 1 (11.11%) Reuters
2 1 (11.11%) Bloomberg
2 1 (11.11%) Cognos
2 1 (11.11%) ArcSight
2 1 (11.11%) LogLogic
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