The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 12 27 30
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 45 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.00% 1.49% 1.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.87% 6.52% 5.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 1 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £350 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £350 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £33.25 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+9.77% -6.33%
Linux
North West

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

Operating Systems Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
94 46 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 20.89% 22.89% 27.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 11 53
Average daily rate £375 £270 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £140 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.12% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 7
Average hourly rate £30.00 £15.00 £17.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -16.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £14.08 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.55 £19.80 £22.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015. 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 - 16 £400 - 1
Chorley - 7 £440 - 2
Preston -5 3 £525 - 3
Blackburn - - - - 2
Lancaster - - - -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 34 (40.00%) Java
2 30 (35.29%) Windows
3 27 (31.76%) VMware
3 27 (31.76%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (30.59%) HTTP
5 23 (27.06%) Configuration Management
5 23 (27.06%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (18.82%) Security Cleared
6 16 (18.82%) DevOps
6 16 (18.82%) Finance
7 15 (17.65%) TCP/IP
7 15 (17.65%) UNIX
7 15 (17.65%) HTML
7 15 (17.65%) SC Cleared
8 14 (16.47%) Git (software)
9 13 (15.29%) Puppet
9 13 (15.29%) MongoDB
9 13 (15.29%) SSL
9 13 (15.29%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (14.12%) Microsoft
10 12 (14.12%) SQL
10 12 (14.12%) BDD
11 11 (12.94%) Jenkins
11 11 (12.94%) Eclipse
11 11 (12.94%) Cisco
11 11 (12.94%) Software Engineering
12 10 (11.76%) Web Design
12 10 (11.76%) TDD
12 10 (11.76%) WebSphere
12 10 (11.76%) CheckPoint

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 10 (11.76%) WebSphere
2 8 (9.41%) Jetty
2 8 (9.41%) Apache
2 8 (9.41%) Tomcat
2 8 (9.41%) IIS
2 8 (9.41%) nginx
3 4 (4.71%) WebLogic
4 3 (3.53%) Lync
4 3 (3.53%) JBoss
4 3 (3.53%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.53%) Drupal
5 2 (2.35%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.18%) Tuxedo
6 1 (1.18%) TPMS
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.24%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (7.06%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (7.06%) Google App Engine
2 6 (7.06%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (4.71%) PaaS
4 2 (2.35%) IaaS
5 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (30.59%) HTTP
2 15 (17.65%) TCP/IP
3 13 (15.29%) SSL
4 6 (7.06%) IPsec
4 6 (7.06%) DNS
4 6 (7.06%) DHCP
4 6 (7.06%) FTP
5 1 (1.18%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.29%) MongoDB
2 10 (11.76%) Relational Database
2 10 (11.76%) Neo4j
3 5 (5.88%) MySQL
4 2 (2.35%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.18%) DB2
5 1 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (16.47%) Git (software)
2 11 (12.94%) Jenkins
2 11 (12.94%) Eclipse
3 9 (10.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (10.59%) Selenium
4 6 (7.06%) Subversion
5 3 (3.53%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.35%) Eclipse RCP
6 2 (2.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.18%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.18%) Mockito
7 1 (1.18%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.18%) Maven
General
1 16 (18.82%) Finance
2 3 (3.53%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.35%) Marketing
4 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (29.41%) Developer
2 11 (12.94%) Java Developer
3 9 (10.59%) Architect
3 9 (10.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (9.41%) Cloud Engineer
5 6 (7.06%) Technical Architect
6 5 (5.88%) Linux Specialist
7 4 (4.71%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) Drupal Developer
8 3 (3.53%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) Software Developer
8 3 (3.53%) Technical Specialist
9 2 (2.35%) Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (2.35%) PHP Developer
9 2 (2.35%) Analyst
9 2 (2.35%) Administrator
9 2 (2.35%) MySQL Developer
9 2 (2.35%) Software Engineer
9 2 (2.35%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 2 (2.35%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.65%) HTML
2 10 (11.76%) JAX-RS
2 10 (11.76%) REST
3 9 (10.59%) Hibernate
4 8 (9.41%) Servlets
5 7 (8.24%) .NET
5 7 (8.24%) J2EE
6 5 (5.88%) CSS
7 2 (2.35%) jQuery
7 2 (2.35%) Software Packaging
7 2 (2.35%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (2.35%) OpenGL
7 2 (2.35%) Middleware
7 2 (2.35%) CSS3
7 2 (2.35%) HTML5
7 2 (2.35%) Regular Expression
7 2 (2.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (2.35%) Ext JS
7 2 (2.35%) GTK+
7 2 (2.35%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.76%) Open Source
2 3 (3.53%) Clustering
3 2 (2.35%) GIS
3 2 (2.35%) CESG
3 2 (2.35%) W3C
3 2 (2.35%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.35%) DataPower
3 2 (2.35%) User Experience
3 2 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.18%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.18%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 30 (35.29%) Windows
2 15 (17.65%) UNIX
3 10 (11.76%) Mac OS X
4 8 (9.41%) VMS
5 5 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.53%) AIX
6 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.35%) VxWorks
8 1 (1.18%) HPUX
8 1 (1.18%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (31.76%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (27.06%) Configuration Management
3 16 (18.82%) DevOps
4 13 (15.29%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (14.12%) BDD
6 11 (12.94%) Software Engineering
7 10 (11.76%) Web Design
7 10 (11.76%) TDD
7 10 (11.76%) Responsive Web Design
8 9 (10.59%) Test Scripting
8 9 (10.59%) V-Model
8 9 (10.59%) Waterfall
8 9 (10.59%) Test Planning
8 9 (10.59%) Software Testing
8 9 (10.59%) Validation
9 8 (9.41%) Migration
10 6 (7.06%) Automated Testing
10 6 (7.06%) Unit Testing
11 5 (5.88%) E-Commerce
12 3 (3.53%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 34 (40.00%) Java
2 12 (14.12%) SQL
3 5 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 5 (5.88%) C
3 5 (5.88%) PHP
4 4 (4.71%) Perl
5 3 (3.53%) Scala
6 2 (2.35%) Ruby
6 2 (2.35%) Python
6 2 (2.35%) C++
6 2 (2.35%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.18%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 16 (18.82%) Security Cleared
2 15 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 9 (10.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (10.59%) ISEB
3 9 (10.59%) HND
4 2 (2.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.76%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (27.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (11.76%) vSphere
3 7 (8.24%) Xen
4 3 (3.53%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (15.29%) Puppet
2 6 (7.06%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.35%) Ansible
3 2 (2.35%) Salt
4 1 (1.18%) OpenView
Vendors
1 27 (31.76%) VMware
2 12 (14.12%) Microsoft
3 11 (12.94%) Cisco
4 10 (11.76%) CheckPoint
5 7 (8.24%) Red Hat
6 6 (7.06%) Google
7 4 (4.71%) Oracle
8 3 (3.53%) Facebook
8 3 (3.53%) Twitter
8 3 (3.53%) IBM
9 2 (2.35%) Axway
9 2 (2.35%) Siebel
9 2 (2.35%) Informatica
9 2 (2.35%) Sencha
10 1 (1.18%) Micro Focus
10 1 (1.18%) HP
10 1 (1.18%) Curam
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