The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 7 18 22
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +4
Contract jobs citing Linux 42 43 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 13.59% 9.17% 7.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.38% 36.75% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 25 21
Median daily rate £420 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £345 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £640 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.09% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.25 £38.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +13.43%
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
104 117 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 33.66% 24.95% 30.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 77 73
Median daily rate £375 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £578 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 15
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% -7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.00 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £27.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.84 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +5.25%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool +10 22 £420 -
Lytham St Annes +4 9 £450 -
Preston +3 5 £388 -18.42% 1
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 61 (58.10%) COBOL
2 54 (51.43%) Oracle
3 48 (45.71%) Java
4 46 (43.81%) Tuxedo
5 42 (40.00%) C
6 38 (36.19%) Bash Shell
7 34 (32.38%) Micro Focus
8 27 (25.71%) Clustering
9 26 (24.76%) Oracle Database
10 23 (21.90%) RDBMS
10 23 (21.90%) Relational Database
10 23 (21.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 22 (20.95%) Shell Script
12 21 (20.00%) Unix
13 20 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
14 19 (18.10%) Middleware
15 18 (17.14%) Red Hat
16 17 (16.19%) Windows
16 17 (16.19%) Puppet
16 17 (16.19%) Open Source
17 16 (15.24%) JBoss
17 16 (15.24%) Apache
17 16 (15.24%) Python
18 15 (14.29%) VME
19 14 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
20 13 (12.38%) Project Management
21 12 (11.43%) Business Analysis
21 12 (11.43%) SaltStack
22 11 (10.48%) IaaS
22 11 (10.48%) Waterfall

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 46 (43.81%) Tuxedo
2 16 (15.24%) Apache
2 16 (15.24%) JBoss
3 4 (3.81%) Apache ServiceMix
4 2 (1.90%) Liferay
4 2 (1.90%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.90%) TPMS
4 2 (1.90%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.90%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.90%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.95%) nginx
5 1 (0.95%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (2.86%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.90%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.48%) IaaS
2 10 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.90%) GitHub
4 1 (0.95%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.81%) DHCP
1 4 (3.81%) SSL
2 3 (2.86%) Firewall
3 2 (1.90%) DNS
3 2 (1.90%) HTTP
3 2 (1.90%) LAN
3 2 (1.90%) LDAP
3 2 (1.90%) Network Security
3 2 (1.90%) VLAN
3 2 (1.90%) WAN
4 1 (0.95%) DMZ
4 1 (0.95%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.95%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.95%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (24.76%) Oracle Database
2 23 (21.90%) RDBMS
2 23 (21.90%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.76%) MySQL
4 3 (2.86%) DB2
4 3 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.86%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.90%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.95%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.95%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.95%) Redis
6 1 (0.95%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (9.52%) JIRA
2 7 (6.67%) Eclipse
2 7 (6.67%) Subversion
2 7 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.86%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.86%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.95%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.95%) Gerrit
5 1 (0.95%) Hudson
5 1 (0.95%) Maven
5 1 (0.95%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.95%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.95%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (10.48%) Finance
2 1 (0.95%) Banking
2 1 (0.95%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 48 (45.71%) Developer
2 24 (22.86%) Architect
3 14 (13.33%) Analyst
4 12 (11.43%) Business Analyst
5 8 (7.62%) Middleware Developer
5 8 (7.62%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (6.67%) Senior Business Analyst
6 7 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
6 7 (6.67%) Technical Business Analyst
7 6 (5.71%) Java Developer
7 6 (5.71%) Oracle Architect
8 5 (4.76%) Network Architect
9 4 (3.81%) Digital Analyst
9 4 (3.81%) Digital Business Analyst
9 4 (3.81%) Senior Technical Analyst
9 4 (3.81%) Senior Technical Business Analyst
9 4 (3.81%) Technical Leader
10 3 (2.86%) C Developer
10 3 (2.86%) COBOL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (18.10%) Middleware
2 5 (4.76%) Web Services
3 4 (3.81%) LAMP
4 3 (2.86%) J2EE
5 2 (1.90%) JavaBeans
5 2 (1.90%) JSON
5 2 (1.90%) JSP
5 2 (1.90%) Oracle ADF
5 2 (1.90%) Servlets
6 1 (0.95%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.95%) Apache Camel
6 1 (0.95%) CSS3
6 1 (0.95%) HTML5
6 1 (0.95%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.95%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.95%) REST
6 1 (0.95%) SAML
6 1 (0.95%) SOAP
6 1 (0.95%) XML
6 1 (0.95%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (25.71%) Clustering
2 6 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.86%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.86%) Mainframe
3 3 (2.86%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.90%) PKI
5 1 (0.95%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.95%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 23 (21.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 21 (20.00%) Unix
3 17 (16.19%) Windows
4 15 (14.29%) VME
5 11 (10.48%) AIX
6 4 (3.81%) HPUX
6 4 (3.81%) Solaris
7 3 (2.86%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (1.90%) CentOS
8 2 (1.90%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.90%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.95%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (16.19%) Open Source
3 13 (12.38%) Project Management
4 12 (11.43%) Business Analysis
5 11 (10.48%) Agile Project Management
5 11 (10.48%) OO
5 11 (10.48%) OOA/OOD
5 11 (10.48%) UML
5 11 (10.48%) Use Case
5 11 (10.48%) Waterfall
6 9 (8.57%) Service Design
7 8 (7.62%) Migration
7 8 (7.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 7 (6.67%) Configuration Management
8 7 (6.67%) Data Modelling
9 6 (5.71%) Re-Platforming
9 6 (5.71%) SEO
10 5 (4.76%) DevOps
10 5 (4.76%) Network Design
10 5 (4.76%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 61 (58.10%) COBOL
2 48 (45.71%) Java
3 42 (40.00%) C
4 38 (36.19%) Bash Shell
5 22 (20.95%) Shell Script
6 16 (15.24%) Python
7 4 (3.81%) PHP
7 4 (3.81%) SQL
8 3 (2.86%) C#
8 3 (2.86%) C++
9 2 (1.90%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.90%) Perl
9 2 (1.90%) Ruby
10 1 (0.95%) Lua
10 1 (0.95%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (8.57%) BPSS Clearance
1 9 (8.57%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.81%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.81%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.86%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.90%) Docker
3 2 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.95%) Firmware
4 1 (0.95%) vCloud
4 1 (0.95%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (16.19%) Puppet
2 14 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.86%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.90%) Ansible
4 2 (1.90%) Netcool
4 2 (1.90%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 2 (1.90%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 2 (1.90%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.95%) CFEngine
5 1 (0.95%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.95%) Kibana
5 1 (0.95%) logstash
5 1 (0.95%) Rundeck
5 1 (0.95%) Salt
Vendors
1 54 (51.43%) Oracle
2 34 (32.38%) Micro Focus
3 18 (17.14%) Red Hat
4 12 (11.43%) SaltStack
5 7 (6.67%) ICL
6 5 (4.76%) VMware
7 4 (3.81%) Citrix
7 4 (3.81%) EMC
8 3 (2.86%) IBM
9 2 (1.90%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.90%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.90%) Curam
9 2 (1.90%) Microsoft
9 2 (1.90%) MuleSoft
9 2 (1.90%) Palo Alto
9 2 (1.90%) Splunk
10 1 (0.95%) Black Duck
10 1 (0.95%) Google
10 1 (0.95%) Sonatype
10 1 (0.95%) Veracode