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 23 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 13 17 35
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +18
Contract jobs citing Linux 42 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.05% 5.64% 2.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.81% 18.64% 9.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 0 7
Average daily rate
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£416 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 - £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 - £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
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
128 59 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 30.62% 30.26% 25.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 11 52
Average daily rate £300 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £213 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £324 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 6
Average hourly rate £21.73 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.86% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £11.00 £15.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £107.40 £17.50 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -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 23 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 23 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 - 2
Lancaster - 2 - - 1
Newton-le-Willows - - - - 1
Rossendale - - - -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 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 (29.09%) Windows
2 15 (27.27%) VMware
3 13 (23.64%) Java
3 13 (23.64%) HTTP
3 13 (23.64%) Configuration Management
3 13 (23.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (21.82%) Open Source
4 12 (21.82%) TCP/IP
5 11 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 11 (20.00%) PCI DSS
5 11 (20.00%) DevOps
6 10 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (18.18%) SSL
6 10 (18.18%) PHP
6 10 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (16.36%) Finance
7 9 (16.36%) WebSphere
7 9 (16.36%) JavaScript
7 9 (16.36%) HTML
7 9 (16.36%) CSS
7 9 (16.36%) Puppet
8 8 (14.55%) nginx
8 8 (14.55%) Apache
8 8 (14.55%) MySQL
9 7 (12.73%) IIS
9 7 (12.73%) Tomcat
9 7 (12.73%) UNIX
9 7 (12.73%) Servlets
9 7 (12.73%) E-Commerce
9 7 (12.73%) Red Hat

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 (16.36%) WebSphere
2 8 (14.55%) nginx
2 8 (14.55%) Apache
3 7 (12.73%) IIS
3 7 (12.73%) Tomcat
3 7 (12.73%) Jetty
4 4 (7.27%) WebLogic
5 3 (5.45%) MS Exchange
5 3 (5.45%) JBoss
5 3 (5.45%) Drupal
5 3 (5.45%) Lync
6 2 (3.64%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.91%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (9.09%) Google App Engine
3 1 (1.82%) IaaS
3 1 (1.82%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.82%) SaaS
3 1 (1.82%) PaaS
3 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (23.64%) HTTP
2 12 (21.82%) TCP/IP
3 10 (18.18%) SSL
4 6 (10.91%) DHCP
4 6 (10.91%) DNS
5 5 (9.09%) FTP
5 5 (9.09%) IPsec
6 2 (3.64%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.55%) MySQL
2 3 (5.45%) DB2
3 2 (3.64%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (12.73%) Subversion
2 6 (10.91%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.45%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.82%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.82%) Selenium
4 1 (1.82%) Eclipse RCP
4 1 (1.82%) RSpec
4 1 (1.82%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (16.36%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Marketing
3 3 (5.45%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.82%) German Language
4 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (18.18%) Developer
2 5 (9.09%) Linux Specialist
3 4 (7.27%) Front-End Developer
3 4 (7.27%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (7.27%) PHP MySQL Developer
3 4 (7.27%) Analyst
3 4 (7.27%) PHP Developer
3 4 (7.27%) MySQL Developer
4 3 (5.45%) Architect
4 3 (5.45%) Functional Architect
4 3 (5.45%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (5.45%) Technical Specialist
4 3 (5.45%) Administrator
4 3 (5.45%) Drupal Developer
5 2 (3.64%) Consultant
5 2 (3.64%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (1.82%) Software Engineer
6 1 (1.82%) Service Desk Team Leader
6 1 (1.82%) Active Directory Specialist
6 1 (1.82%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.36%) HTML
1 9 (16.36%) CSS
2 7 (12.73%) Servlets
3 6 (10.91%) .NET
3 6 (10.91%) J2EE
4 4 (7.27%) Ext JS
4 4 (7.27%) HTML5
4 4 (7.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (7.27%) CSS3
4 4 (7.27%) Regular Expression
4 4 (7.27%) jQuery
5 2 (3.64%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (3.64%) Software Packaging
5 2 (3.64%) Web Services
6 1 (1.82%) XML
6 1 (1.82%) XHTML
6 1 (1.82%) OpenGL
6 1 (1.82%) Middleware
6 1 (1.82%) JSON
6 1 (1.82%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.82%) Open Source
2 4 (7.27%) Mobile App
2 4 (7.27%) User Experience
2 4 (7.27%) W3C
3 3 (5.45%) Clustering
3 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.64%) DataPower
5 1 (1.82%) PKI
5 1 (1.82%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 16 (29.09%) Windows
2 7 (12.73%) UNIX
3 6 (10.91%) AIX
4 5 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (7.27%) HPUX
6 2 (3.64%) Solaris
7 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.82%) VxWorks
7 1 (1.82%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.64%) Configuration Management
2 11 (20.00%) DevOps
3 10 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (12.73%) E-Commerce
4 7 (12.73%) Unit Testing
5 5 (9.09%) Automated Testing
6 4 (7.27%) SEO
6 4 (7.27%) Digital Marketing
6 4 (7.27%) OOP
7 3 (5.45%) Migration
8 2 (3.64%) BDD
8 2 (3.64%) Change Control
8 2 (3.64%) TDD
8 2 (3.64%) ITIL
9 1 (1.82%) OO
9 1 (1.82%) ERP
9 1 (1.82%) SOA
9 1 (1.82%) Load Balancing
9 1 (1.82%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (23.64%) Java
2 10 (18.18%) PHP
3 9 (16.36%) JavaScript
4 6 (10.91%) SQL
5 4 (7.27%) Ruby
5 4 (7.27%) C
5 4 (7.27%) Python
6 3 (5.45%) C++
6 3 (5.45%) Perl
7 2 (3.64%) Scala
7 2 (3.64%) C#
8 1 (1.82%) VB
8 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (7.27%) SC Cleared
1 4 (7.27%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (5.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 13 (23.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (12.73%) Xen
3 3 (5.45%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.64%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.64%) ISA Server
4 2 (3.64%) Firmware
5 1 (1.82%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (16.36%) Puppet
2 3 (5.45%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.82%) Unicenter
3 1 (1.82%) Nagios
3 1 (1.82%) OpenView
3 1 (1.82%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.82%) SCOM
3 1 (1.82%) Cacti
Vendors
1 15 (27.27%) VMware
2 11 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (12.73%) Red Hat
4 5 (9.09%) Oracle
4 5 (9.09%) Google
5 4 (7.27%) Sencha
5 4 (7.27%) IBM
6 3 (5.45%) Curam
6 3 (5.45%) Facebook
6 3 (5.45%) Twitter
7 2 (3.64%) Axway
7 2 (3.64%) Siebel
7 2 (3.64%) HP
7 2 (3.64%) CA
7 2 (3.64%) Informatica
8 1 (1.82%) NetIQ
8 1 (1.82%) Percona