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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 20 42 22
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -20
Contract jobs citing Linux 33 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 7.25% 2.02% 3.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.58% 6.52% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 6 1
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£375 £363 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -27.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.11%
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
129 138 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 28.35% 30.94% 31.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 64 23
Average daily rate £389 £245 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.57% -2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £190 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £325 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 29 18
Average hourly rate £13.00 £20.13 £19.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.40% +5.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £32.62 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.15% -0.78%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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
Blackpool +10 17 £513 - 1
Burnley +14 10 £300 -25.00%
Preston +11 9 £501 +54.23% 2
Lytham St Annes - 1 £299 -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 (50.00%) Windows
2 31 (41.89%) Java
3 25 (33.78%) Configuration Management
4 24 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (31.08%) VMware
6 22 (29.73%) Security Cleared
6 22 (29.73%) UNIX
7 21 (28.38%) VMware Infrastructure
7 21 (28.38%) Puppet
8 19 (25.68%) Migration
9 18 (24.32%) HTTP
9 18 (24.32%) SC Cleared
9 18 (24.32%) Relational Database
9 18 (24.32%) DevOps
10 16 (21.62%) Opscode Chef
10 16 (21.62%) Git (software)
11 15 (20.27%) Jenkins
12 14 (18.92%) MongoDB
12 14 (18.92%) Open Source
12 14 (18.92%) SQL
13 13 (17.57%) Test Scripting
14 12 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (16.22%) Cloud Computing
14 12 (16.22%) WebSphere
14 12 (16.22%) Solaris
14 12 (16.22%) BDD
15 11 (14.86%) vSphere
15 11 (14.86%) PaaS
15 11 (14.86%) Cisco
15 11 (14.86%) CheckPoint

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 12 (16.22%) WebSphere
2 8 (10.81%) nginx
2 8 (10.81%) Apache
2 8 (10.81%) SAS
3 6 (8.11%) Jetty
3 6 (8.11%) IIS
3 6 (8.11%) Tomcat
4 4 (5.41%) OpenStack
4 4 (5.41%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.35%) Node.js
5 1 (1.35%) Tuxedo
5 1 (1.35%) TPMS
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.22%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (14.86%) PaaS
3 10 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (12.16%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (9.46%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (9.46%) Google App Engine
6 5 (6.76%) IaaS
7 4 (5.41%) OpenShift
8 2 (2.70%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 18 (24.32%) HTTP
2 9 (12.16%) FTP
3 8 (10.81%) SSL
3 8 (10.81%) TCP/IP
4 6 (8.11%) DNS
4 6 (8.11%) DHCP
4 6 (8.11%) IPsec
5 1 (1.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (24.32%) Relational Database
2 14 (18.92%) MongoDB
3 10 (13.51%) Neo4j
4 9 (12.16%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (10.81%) RDBMS
6 4 (5.41%) Oracle Database
7 3 (4.05%) Big Data
8 2 (2.70%) MySQL
9 1 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.35%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 16 (21.62%) Git (software)
2 15 (20.27%) Jenkins
3 10 (13.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (13.51%) Selenium
3 10 (13.51%) Eclipse
4 5 (6.76%) Maven
5 2 (2.70%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.70%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.35%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.35%) Mockito
6 1 (1.35%) Subversion
General
1 8 (10.81%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (28.38%) Developer
2 14 (18.92%) Architect
3 11 (14.86%) Java Developer
4 10 (13.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (12.16%) Cloud Engineer
6 8 (10.81%) Technical Architect
7 6 (8.11%) AWS Developer
8 4 (5.41%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (5.41%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 4 (5.41%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Tester
9 3 (4.05%) Consultant
9 3 (4.05%) Software Developer
9 3 (4.05%) Data Warehouse Consultant
9 3 (4.05%) Integration Tester
10 2 (2.70%) Senior Architect
10 2 (2.70%) Data Consultant
10 2 (2.70%) Data Warehouse Architect
10 2 (2.70%) Senior Technical Architect
11 1 (1.35%) Build and Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.51%) HTML
1 10 (13.51%) Web Services
1 10 (13.51%) REST
1 10 (13.51%) JAX-RS
2 9 (12.16%) Hibernate
3 7 (9.46%) .NET
4 6 (8.11%) J2EE
4 6 (8.11%) Servlets
5 5 (6.76%) Middleware
6 2 (2.70%) LAMP
7 1 (1.35%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.92%) Open Source
2 8 (10.81%) Data Structures
3 6 (8.11%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.70%) CESG
4 2 (2.70%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.35%) User Experience
5 1 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.35%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.35%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 37 (50.00%) Windows
2 22 (29.73%) UNIX
3 12 (16.22%) Solaris
4 10 (13.51%) Mac OS X
5 9 (12.16%) VMS
5 9 (12.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (5.41%) AIX
7 2 (2.70%) VME
7 2 (2.70%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (33.78%) Configuration Management
2 24 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (25.68%) Migration
4 18 (24.32%) DevOps
5 13 (17.57%) Test Scripting
6 12 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (16.22%) BDD
7 11 (14.86%) TDD
8 10 (13.51%) Web Design
8 10 (13.51%) Validation
8 10 (13.51%) Software Testing
8 10 (13.51%) Software Engineering
8 10 (13.51%) V-Model
8 10 (13.51%) Waterfall
8 10 (13.51%) Responsive Web Design
8 10 (13.51%) Test Planning
9 8 (10.81%) Automated Testing
9 8 (10.81%) Data Security
9 8 (10.81%) ETL
10 6 (8.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (41.89%) Java
2 14 (18.92%) SQL
3 9 (12.16%) Bash Shell
4 6 (8.11%) Python
5 5 (6.76%) Ruby
6 3 (4.05%) Scala
7 2 (2.70%) Perl
7 2 (2.70%) PHP
8 1 (1.35%) R
8 1 (1.35%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.35%) C
8 1 (1.35%) C#
8 1 (1.35%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 22 (29.73%) Security Cleared
2 18 (24.32%) SC Cleared
3 10 (13.51%) ISEB
3 10 (13.51%) HND
3 10 (13.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.05%) Degree
5 1 (1.35%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 21 (28.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (14.86%) vSphere
3 6 (8.11%) Xen
4 1 (1.35%) KVM
4 1 (1.35%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 21 (28.38%) Puppet
2 16 (21.62%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (8.11%) Salt
3 6 (8.11%) Ansible
4 2 (2.70%) Cacti
4 2 (2.70%) Nagios
5 1 (1.35%) StatsD
Vendors
1 23 (31.08%) VMware
2 11 (14.86%) Cisco
2 11 (14.86%) CheckPoint
3 8 (10.81%) Informatica
3 8 (10.81%) Red Hat
3 8 (10.81%) Business Objects
4 7 (9.46%) Google
5 6 (8.11%) Microsoft
6 5 (6.76%) Oracle
7 4 (5.41%) Sun
7 4 (5.41%) IBM
8 2 (2.70%) Percona
9 1 (1.35%) Apigee
9 1 (1.35%) Mashery
9 1 (1.35%) Tableau
9 1 (1.35%) HP
9 1 (1.35%) Citrix
9 1 (1.35%) Micro Focus
9 1 (1.35%) Teradata
9 1 (1.35%) ICL
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