The first table below looks at the demand for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Lancashire region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 37 29 14
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -15
Contract jobs citing Linux 12 6 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.67% 2.30% 9.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.11% 6.45% 41.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 19
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £425 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £425 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
108 93 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 24.05% 35.63% 22.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 27 42
Average daily rate £270 £319 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.29% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £239 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £361 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 14
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.04 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.46% -26.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £14.30 £17.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -7.24%
Linux
North West

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 22 July 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
Burnley - 3 £450 - 1
Lancaster - 2 - - 1
Preston - 1 £325 - 4
Newton-le-Willows - - - - 1
Accrington - - - -
Blackburn - - - - 5
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 8 (42.11%) UNIX
1 8 (42.11%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Configuration Management
3 5 (26.32%) Migration
3 5 (26.32%) PHP
3 5 (26.32%) Puppet
4 4 (21.05%) Open Source
4 4 (21.05%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (21.05%) DevOps
4 4 (21.05%) Ruby
4 4 (21.05%) SQL
4 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
4 4 (21.05%) HTML
4 4 (21.05%) CSS
4 4 (21.05%) MySQL
4 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
4 4 (21.05%) HPUX
4 4 (21.05%) Solaris
4 4 (21.05%) Python
4 4 (21.05%) CA
4 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
5 3 (15.79%) Shell Script
5 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (15.79%) Tivoli
5 3 (15.79%) Scrum
5 3 (15.79%) Unicenter
5 3 (15.79%) HP
5 3 (15.79%) Apache
5 3 (15.79%) Oracle
5 3 (15.79%) AIX

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 3 (15.79%) Apache
2 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.26%) nginx
2 1 (5.26%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.26%) IaaS
2 1 (5.26%) PaaS
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Kerberos
2 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (5.26%) DNS
2 1 (5.26%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) MySQL
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Selenium
1 3 (15.79%) WebDriver
2 2 (10.53%) Subversion
3 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.26%) Hudson
3 1 (5.26%) RSpec
General
1 2 (10.53%) Marketing
2 1 (5.26%) German Language
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) IT Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) QA Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Front-End Developer
4 2 (10.53%) MySQL Developer
4 2 (10.53%) PHP Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) HTML
1 4 (21.05%) CSS
2 2 (10.53%) HTML5
2 2 (10.53%) Regular Expression
2 2 (10.53%) CSS3
2 2 (10.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (10.53%) Ext JS
2 2 (10.53%) jQuery
2 2 (10.53%) Web Services
3 1 (5.26%) LAMP
3 1 (5.26%) XHTML
3 1 (5.26%) XML
3 1 (5.26%) JSON
3 1 (5.26%) Ajax
3 1 (5.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Open Source
2 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
2 2 (10.53%) W3C
3 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.26%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) UNIX
1 8 (42.11%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) HPUX
2 4 (21.05%) Solaris
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (15.79%) AIX
3 3 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) Mac OS X
4 1 (5.26%) SUSE
4 1 (5.26%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Configuration Management
2 5 (26.32%) Migration
3 4 (21.05%) DevOps
4 3 (15.79%) Scrum
4 3 (15.79%) TDD
4 3 (15.79%) Server Monitoring
4 3 (15.79%) BDD
4 3 (15.79%) Change Control
5 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (10.53%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Security Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
5 2 (10.53%) OOP
5 2 (10.53%) OO
5 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
5 2 (10.53%) SEO
5 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.26%) SOA
6 1 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) PHP
2 4 (21.05%) Ruby
2 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
2 4 (21.05%) Python
3 3 (15.79%) Shell Script
3 3 (15.79%) Java
3 3 (15.79%) Perl
3 3 (15.79%) VB
4 2 (10.53%) Scala
4 2 (10.53%) C#
4 2 (10.53%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
1 2 (10.53%) ISEB
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) ISA Server
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) Puppet
2 4 (21.05%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (15.79%) Tivoli
3 3 (15.79%) Unicenter
4 1 (5.26%) Nagios
4 1 (5.26%) SCOM
4 1 (5.26%) Cacti
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) CA
1 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
2 3 (15.79%) HP
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle
3 2 (10.53%) Sencha
4 1 (5.26%) TIBCO
4 1 (5.26%) Mercator
4 1 (5.26%) NetIQ
4 1 (5.26%) Percona
4 1 (5.26%) Rackspace
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Rate: £30,000 - £40,000
Posted: 14 days ago
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