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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 4 10 36
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +26
Contract jobs citing Linux 65 35 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 17.11% 10.29% 3.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.24% 35.35% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 22 10
Median daily rate £440 £410 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -2.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £331 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £477
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
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
132 99 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 34.74% 29.12% 24.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 70 57
Median daily rate £410 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £211 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £478 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 16
Median hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £14.85 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £22.00 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +8 34 £445 +26.01%
Lytham St Annes +1 11 £441 +30.66%
Preston +2 5 £388 - 1
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 84 (62.22%) COBOL
2 71 (52.59%) Oracle
3 69 (51.11%) Tuxedo
4 60 (44.44%) C
4 60 (44.44%) Java
5 53 (39.26%) Micro Focus
6 44 (32.59%) Bash Shell
7 36 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 36 (26.67%) Unix
8 35 (25.93%) Clustering
9 33 (24.44%) Red Hat
9 33 (24.44%) Oracle Database
10 31 (22.96%) Relational Database
11 30 (22.22%) Shell Script
11 30 (22.22%) RDBMS
12 29 (21.48%) VME
13 27 (20.00%) Middleware
14 26 (19.26%) Agile Software Development
15 21 (15.56%) Windows
16 19 (14.07%) Project Management
17 18 (13.33%) Finance
18 17 (12.59%) AIX
18 17 (12.59%) Open Source
19 16 (11.85%) Waterfall
19 16 (11.85%) Subversion
19 16 (11.85%) Security Cleared
19 16 (11.85%) Apache
20 15 (11.11%) JBoss
20 15 (11.11%) Python
20 15 (11.11%) Eclipse

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 69 (51.11%) Tuxedo
2 16 (11.85%) Apache
3 15 (11.11%) JBoss
4 7 (5.19%) TPMS
5 4 (2.96%) Apache ServiceMix
6 2 (1.48%) Liferay
6 2 (1.48%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.48%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.74%) IIS
7 1 (0.74%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.74%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.74%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.48%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.22%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (2.22%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.48%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.89%) IaaS
2 10 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.74%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.70%) HTTP
2 4 (2.96%) DHCP
3 3 (2.22%) Internet
3 3 (2.22%) LDAP
3 3 (2.22%) SSL
4 2 (1.48%) DNS
4 2 (1.48%) Firewall
4 2 (1.48%) LAN
4 2 (1.48%) Network Security
4 2 (1.48%) VLAN
4 2 (1.48%) WAN
5 1 (0.74%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.74%) Intranet
5 1 (0.74%) SAN
5 1 (0.74%) Skype
5 1 (0.74%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (24.44%) Oracle Database
2 31 (22.96%) Relational Database
3 30 (22.22%) RDBMS
4 5 (3.70%) MySQL
5 4 (2.96%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.22%) DB2
6 3 (2.22%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (2.22%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.48%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (1.48%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.74%) Big Data
8 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.74%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.74%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.74%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 16 (11.85%) Subversion
2 15 (11.11%) Eclipse
2 15 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 10 (7.41%) JIRA
4 4 (2.96%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.22%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.48%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (1.48%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.74%) Hudson
7 1 (0.74%) JUnit
7 1 (0.74%) Maven
7 1 (0.74%) NUnit
7 1 (0.74%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.74%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (13.33%) Finance
2 2 (1.48%) Banking
Job Titles
1 65 (48.15%) Developer
2 25 (18.52%) Architect
3 14 (10.37%) Analyst
4 12 (8.89%) Business Analyst
5 11 (8.15%) Java Developer
5 11 (8.15%) Middleware Developer
6 8 (5.93%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (5.19%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (5.19%) Senior Business Analyst
7 7 (5.19%) Technical Analyst
7 7 (5.19%) Technical Business Analyst
8 6 (4.44%) Oracle Architect
9 5 (3.70%) C Developer
9 5 (3.70%) COBOL Developer
9 5 (3.70%) Network Architect
10 4 (2.96%) C Programmer
10 4 (2.96%) Digital Business Analyst
10 4 (2.96%) Programmer
10 4 (2.96%) Senior Technical Analyst
10 4 (2.96%) Senior Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (20.00%) Middleware
2 5 (3.70%) Web Services
3 4 (2.96%) HTML
3 4 (2.96%) J2EE
4 3 (2.22%) CSS
4 3 (2.22%) HTML5
4 3 (2.22%) JSON
4 3 (2.22%) REST
5 2 (1.48%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (1.48%) Apache Camel
5 2 (1.48%) CSS3
5 2 (1.48%) JavaBeans
5 2 (1.48%) JDBC
5 2 (1.48%) JSP
5 2 (1.48%) LAMP
5 2 (1.48%) Oracle ADF
5 2 (1.48%) Servlets
5 2 (1.48%) SOAP
5 2 (1.48%) XML
6 1 (0.74%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 35 (25.93%) Clustering
2 8 (5.93%) Mainframe
3 6 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.96%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.22%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.22%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.48%) PKI
8 1 (0.74%) Economics
8 1 (0.74%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.74%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 36 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 36 (26.67%) Unix
2 29 (21.48%) VME
3 21 (15.56%) Windows
4 17 (12.59%) AIX
5 6 (4.44%) Solaris
6 5 (3.70%) Windows Server
7 4 (2.96%) HPUX
7 4 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.22%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (2.22%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.22%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.48%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.74%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (19.26%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (14.07%) Project Management
3 17 (12.59%) Open Source
4 16 (11.85%) Waterfall
5 14 (10.37%) Migration
6 12 (8.89%) Business Analysis
7 11 (8.15%) Agile Project Management
7 11 (8.15%) OO
7 11 (8.15%) OOA/OOD
7 11 (8.15%) UML
7 11 (8.15%) Use Case
8 9 (6.67%) Service Design
9 8 (5.93%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 7 (5.19%) Configuration Management
10 7 (5.19%) Data Modelling
11 6 (4.44%) Re-Platforming
11 6 (4.44%) SEO
11 6 (4.44%) SOA
12 5 (3.70%) Network Design
12 5 (3.70%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 84 (62.22%) COBOL
2 60 (44.44%) C
2 60 (44.44%) Java
3 44 (32.59%) Bash Shell
4 30 (22.22%) Shell Script
5 15 (11.11%) Python
6 6 (4.44%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.96%) C++
7 4 (2.96%) SQL
8 2 (1.48%) C#
8 2 (1.48%) PHP
9 1 (0.74%) Lua
9 1 (0.74%) Perl
9 1 (0.74%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.74%) R
9 1 (0.74%) Ruby
9 1 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (11.85%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.89%) BPSS Clearance
3 8 (5.93%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.48%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (2.22%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.48%) Firmware
4 1 (0.74%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.74%) Docker
4 1 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.74%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (11.11%) Puppet
2 14 (10.37%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.22%) SCCM
4 2 (1.48%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.74%) Ansible
5 1 (0.74%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.74%) Netcool
5 1 (0.74%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (0.74%) StatsD
5 1 (0.74%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.74%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 71 (52.59%) Oracle
2 53 (39.26%) Micro Focus
3 33 (24.44%) Red Hat
4 14 (10.37%) ICL
5 12 (8.89%) SaltStack
6 5 (3.70%) Citrix
7 4 (2.96%) EMC
7 4 (2.96%) VMware
8 3 (2.22%) IBM
8 3 (2.22%) Microsoft
9 2 (1.48%) AppSense
9 2 (1.48%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.48%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.48%) Lumension
9 2 (1.48%) MuleSoft
9 2 (1.48%) Palo Alto
9 2 (1.48%) Splunk
10 1 (0.74%) Apigee
10 1 (0.74%) Mashery
10 1 (0.74%) Tableau