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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 16 40 32
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -8
Contract jobs citing Linux 35 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 9.02% 0.96% 0.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.23% 2.80% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 2 1
Average daily rate
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£500 £355 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.84% -29.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
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%
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
94 107 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 24.23% 34.41% 28.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 39 37
Average daily rate £400 £250 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £166 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £325 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 34 16
Average hourly rate £13.00 £18.00 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% -2.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 March 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 March 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
Preston +12 9 £501 +67.08% 2
Burnley - 8 £400 -
Chorley - 5 £440 -
Rossendale - - - -
Blackburn - - - -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 37 (52.86%) Windows
2 29 (41.43%) Java
3 25 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 20 (28.57%) Configuration Management
5 20 (28.57%) DevOps
6 19 (27.14%) Puppet
6 19 (27.14%) UNIX
7 18 (25.71%) SC Cleared
7 18 (25.71%) Migration
7 18 (25.71%) Relational Database
8 17 (24.29%) VMware
9 16 (22.86%) Git (software)
10 15 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
11 14 (20.00%) MongoDB
12 13 (18.57%) BDD
12 13 (18.57%) PaaS
12 13 (18.57%) HTTP
13 12 (17.14%) Cisco
13 12 (17.14%) Solaris
13 12 (17.14%) Eclipse
13 12 (17.14%) Software Engineering
14 11 (15.71%) TDD
14 11 (15.71%) SQL
14 11 (15.71%) CheckPoint
14 11 (15.71%) vSphere
14 11 (15.71%) Jenkins
15 10 (14.29%) Neo4j
15 10 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 8 (11.43%) SAS
2 4 (5.71%) WebSphere
2 4 (5.71%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (4.29%) OpenStack
3 3 (4.29%) Apache
3 3 (4.29%) nginx
4 1 (1.43%) Node.js
4 1 (1.43%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.43%) Tuxedo
4 1 (1.43%) Jetty
4 1 (1.43%) TPMS
4 1 (1.43%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 13 (18.57%) PaaS
2 6 (8.57%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (7.14%) IaaS
4 4 (5.71%) OpenShift
5 3 (4.29%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (2.86%) Amazon S3
6 2 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (1.43%) Google App Engine
7 1 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 13 (18.57%) HTTP
2 3 (4.29%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.29%) SSL
3 1 (1.43%) Internet
3 1 (1.43%) Firewall
3 1 (1.43%) IPsec
3 1 (1.43%) DNS
3 1 (1.43%) DHCP
3 1 (1.43%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (25.71%) Relational Database
2 14 (20.00%) MongoDB
3 10 (14.29%) Neo4j
4 9 (12.86%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (11.43%) RDBMS
6 4 (5.71%) Oracle Database
7 3 (4.29%) Big Data
8 2 (2.86%) MySQL
8 2 (2.86%) NoSQL
9 1 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.43%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 16 (22.86%) Git (software)
2 12 (17.14%) Eclipse
3 11 (15.71%) Jenkins
4 10 (14.29%) Selenium
4 10 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (7.14%) Maven
6 3 (4.29%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.86%) Eclipse RCP
7 2 (2.86%) WebDriver
7 2 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.43%) Subversion
8 1 (1.43%) Mockito
8 1 (1.43%) Cucumber
General
1 8 (11.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (30.00%) Developer
2 17 (24.29%) Architect
3 11 (15.71%) Java Developer
4 10 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (12.86%) Technical Architect
5 9 (12.86%) Cloud Engineer
6 6 (8.57%) AWS Developer
6 6 (8.57%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 3 (4.29%) Consultant
9 3 (4.29%) Data Warehouse Consultant
9 3 (4.29%) Software Developer
10 2 (2.86%) Software Engineer
10 2 (2.86%) Data Warehouse Architect
10 2 (2.86%) Senior Technical Architect
10 2 (2.86%) Data Consultant
10 2 (2.86%) Senior Architect
11 1 (1.43%) UNIX Engineer
11 1 (1.43%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.29%) HTML
1 10 (14.29%) Web Services
1 10 (14.29%) REST
1 10 (14.29%) JAX-RS
2 9 (12.86%) Hibernate
3 5 (7.14%) Middleware
4 2 (2.86%) LAMP
4 2 (2.86%) OpenGL
4 2 (2.86%) .NET
4 2 (2.86%) Qt
4 2 (2.86%) GTK+
5 1 (1.43%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.43%) J2EE
5 1 (1.43%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.86%) Open Source
2 8 (11.43%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.86%) GIS
3 2 (2.86%) CESG
4 1 (1.43%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (1.43%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.43%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.43%) User Experience
4 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 37 (52.86%) Windows
2 19 (27.14%) UNIX
3 12 (17.14%) Solaris
4 10 (14.29%) Mac OS X
5 9 (12.86%) VMS
5 9 (12.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (5.71%) AIX
7 2 (2.86%) VxWorks
7 2 (2.86%) CentOS
8 1 (1.43%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 20 (28.57%) DevOps
3 18 (25.71%) Migration
4 13 (18.57%) BDD
5 12 (17.14%) Software Engineering
6 11 (15.71%) TDD
7 10 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 10 (14.29%) Validation
7 10 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
7 10 (14.29%) Test Planning
7 10 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 10 (14.29%) V-Model
7 10 (14.29%) Web Design
7 10 (14.29%) Waterfall
8 8 (11.43%) Data Security
8 8 (11.43%) ETL
9 7 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (5.71%) Mentoring
11 3 (4.29%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 29 (41.43%) Java
2 11 (15.71%) SQL
3 8 (11.43%) Bash Shell
4 5 (7.14%) Python
4 5 (7.14%) Ruby
5 4 (5.71%) Scala
6 3 (4.29%) C
7 2 (2.86%) C++
7 2 (2.86%) Perl
7 2 (2.86%) PHP
8 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.43%) COBOL
8 1 (1.43%) C#
8 1 (1.43%) R
Qualifications
1 21 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (25.71%) SC Cleared
3 10 (14.29%) HND
3 10 (14.29%) ISEB
3 10 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.86%) Degree
5 1 (1.43%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 15 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (15.71%) vSphere
3 1 (1.43%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (27.14%) Puppet
2 14 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (8.57%) Ansible
3 6 (8.57%) Salt
4 2 (2.86%) Nagios
4 2 (2.86%) Cacti
5 1 (1.43%) StatsD
Vendors
1 17 (24.29%) VMware
2 12 (17.14%) Cisco
3 11 (15.71%) CheckPoint
4 8 (11.43%) Business Objects
4 8 (11.43%) Informatica
4 8 (11.43%) Red Hat
5 5 (7.14%) Oracle
6 4 (5.71%) IBM
6 4 (5.71%) Sun
7 2 (2.86%) Percona
8 1 (1.43%) Micro Focus
8 1 (1.43%) Teradata
8 1 (1.43%) Google
8 1 (1.43%) Tableau
8 1 (1.43%) Citrix
8 1 (1.43%) Microsoft