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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 11 20 33
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +13
Contract jobs citing Linux 42 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 9.93% 5.07% 2.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.56% 17.19% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 0 7
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£413 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 - £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 - £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.39% -4.66%
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 64 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 30.50% 29.49% 25.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 12 53
Average daily rate £300 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £213 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £325 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.54% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 7
Average hourly rate £21.73 £15.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.86% -18.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.44 £11.00 £15.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £17.50 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.18 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.86% -11.76%

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014. 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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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 - 11 £508 - 4
Lancaster - 2 - - 1
Newton-le-Willows - - - - 1
Rossendale - - - -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 16 (29.63%) Windows
2 15 (27.78%) VMware
3 13 (24.07%) HTTP
3 13 (24.07%) Configuration Management
3 13 (24.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (22.22%) Open Source
4 12 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 12 (22.22%) Java
5 11 (20.37%) Microsoft
5 11 (20.37%) PCI DSS
5 11 (20.37%) DevOps
6 10 (18.52%) SSL
6 10 (18.52%) PHP
6 10 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (16.67%) WebSphere
7 9 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (16.67%) Finance
7 9 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 9 (16.67%) CSS
7 9 (16.67%) HTML
7 9 (16.67%) Puppet
8 8 (14.81%) nginx
8 8 (14.81%) Apache
8 8 (14.81%) MySQL
9 7 (12.96%) Servlets
9 7 (12.96%) Tomcat
9 7 (12.96%) UNIX
9 7 (12.96%) IIS
9 7 (12.96%) E-Commerce
9 7 (12.96%) Red Hat

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 9 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 8 (14.81%) Apache
2 8 (14.81%) nginx
3 7 (12.96%) Jetty
3 7 (12.96%) Tomcat
3 7 (12.96%) IIS
4 4 (7.41%) WebLogic
5 3 (5.56%) JBoss
5 3 (5.56%) MS Exchange
5 3 (5.56%) Drupal
5 3 (5.56%) Lync
6 2 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (9.26%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (9.26%) Google App Engine
3 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.85%) SaaS
3 1 (1.85%) PaaS
3 1 (1.85%) IaaS
3 1 (1.85%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 13 (24.07%) HTTP
2 12 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 10 (18.52%) SSL
4 6 (11.11%) DNS
4 6 (11.11%) DHCP
5 5 (9.26%) FTP
5 5 (9.26%) IPsec
6 2 (3.70%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.81%) MySQL
2 3 (5.56%) DB2
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.70%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.85%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (12.96%) Subversion
2 6 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.56%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.85%) RSpec
4 1 (1.85%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.85%) Selenium
General
1 9 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Marketing
3 3 (5.56%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.85%) German Language
Job Titles
1 10 (18.52%) Developer
2 5 (9.26%) Linux Specialist
3 4 (7.41%) Front-End Developer
3 4 (7.41%) PHP MySQL Developer
3 4 (7.41%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (7.41%) MySQL Developer
3 4 (7.41%) Analyst
3 4 (7.41%) PHP Developer
4 3 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
4 3 (5.56%) Administrator
4 3 (5.56%) Functional Architect
4 3 (5.56%) Architect
4 3 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (5.56%) Drupal Developer
5 2 (3.70%) Consultant
5 2 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (1.85%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (1.85%) Support Analyst
6 1 (1.85%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 1 (1.85%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.67%) CSS
1 9 (16.67%) HTML
2 7 (12.96%) Servlets
3 6 (11.11%) .NET
3 6 (11.11%) J2EE
4 4 (7.41%) jQuery
4 4 (7.41%) Ext JS
4 4 (7.41%) HTML5
4 4 (7.41%) CSS3
4 4 (7.41%) Regular Expression
4 4 (7.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (3.70%) Web Services
5 2 (3.70%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (3.70%) Software Packaging
6 1 (1.85%) Middleware
6 1 (1.85%) LAMP
6 1 (1.85%) Ajax
6 1 (1.85%) Java EE
6 1 (1.85%) JSON
6 1 (1.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.22%) Open Source
2 4 (7.41%) Mobile App
2 4 (7.41%) User Experience
2 4 (7.41%) W3C
3 3 (5.56%) Clustering
3 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.70%) DataPower
5 1 (1.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 16 (29.63%) Windows
2 7 (12.96%) UNIX
3 6 (11.11%) AIX
4 5 (9.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (7.41%) HPUX
6 2 (3.70%) Solaris
7 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.85%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.07%) Configuration Management
2 11 (20.37%) DevOps
3 10 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (12.96%) E-Commerce
5 7 (12.96%) Unit Testing
6 5 (9.26%) Automated Testing
7 4 (7.41%) Digital Marketing
7 4 (7.41%) OOP
7 4 (7.41%) SEO
8 3 (5.56%) Migration
9 2 (3.70%) ITIL
9 2 (3.70%) TDD
9 2 (3.70%) BDD
9 2 (3.70%) Change Control
10 1 (1.85%) Server Monitoring
10 1 (1.85%) Mentoring
10 1 (1.85%) Web Development
10 1 (1.85%) Load Balancing
10 1 (1.85%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (22.22%) Java
2 10 (18.52%) PHP
3 9 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 6 (11.11%) SQL
5 4 (7.41%) Python
5 4 (7.41%) Ruby
6 3 (5.56%) Perl
6 3 (5.56%) C
7 2 (3.70%) C#
7 2 (3.70%) C++
7 2 (3.70%) Scala
8 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (7.41%) SC Cleared
1 4 (7.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (20.37%) PCI DSS
2 3 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 13 (24.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (12.96%) Xen
3 3 (5.56%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.70%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.70%) Firmware
4 2 (3.70%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (16.67%) Puppet
2 3 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.85%) OpenView
3 1 (1.85%) Unicenter
3 1 (1.85%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.85%) Nagios
3 1 (1.85%) SCOM
3 1 (1.85%) Cacti
Vendors
1 15 (27.78%) VMware
2 11 (20.37%) Microsoft
3 7 (12.96%) Red Hat
4 5 (9.26%) Oracle
4 5 (9.26%) Google
5 4 (7.41%) Sencha
5 4 (7.41%) IBM
6 3 (5.56%) Facebook
6 3 (5.56%) Twitter
6 3 (5.56%) Curam
7 2 (3.70%) Axway
7 2 (3.70%) Siebel
7 2 (3.70%) HP
7 2 (3.70%) CA
7 2 (3.70%) Informatica
8 1 (1.85%) NetIQ
8 1 (1.85%) Percona