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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 10 16 11
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs citing Linux 44 26 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 14.77% 6.10% 9.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.71% 32.50% 40.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 16 33
Median daily rate £420 £350 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £213 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £428 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +2.04%
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
68 80 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 22.82% 18.78% 23.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 41 69
Median daily rate £410 £313 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.20% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £167 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £437 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 10
Median hourly rate £14.50 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.57% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £14.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +1 34 £420 +24.44%
Lytham St Annes +1 8 £421 -3.60%
Fleetwood - 4 £450 -
Preston +2 1 - - 1
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 38 (49.35%) Java
2 29 (37.66%) COBOL
3 28 (36.36%) C
4 26 (33.77%) Oracle
4 26 (33.77%) ITIL
4 26 (33.77%) Windows
4 26 (33.77%) Tuxedo
4 26 (33.77%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (32.47%) Micro Focus
6 24 (31.17%) Service Management
7 23 (29.87%) AIX
7 23 (29.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 23 (29.87%) Bash Shell
8 22 (28.57%) Red Hat
9 21 (27.27%) Unix
10 20 (25.97%) Clustering
11 19 (24.68%) Microsoft
12 18 (23.38%) Oracle Database
13 17 (22.08%) DevOps
13 17 (22.08%) Windows XP
14 16 (20.78%) RDBMS
14 16 (20.78%) Shell Script
14 16 (20.78%) Relational Database
15 15 (19.48%) Release Management
16 14 (18.18%) Open Source
16 14 (18.18%) IaaS
17 13 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
17 13 (16.88%) WebSphere
18 12 (15.58%) Security Cleared
18 12 (15.58%) Puppet

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 26 (33.77%) Tuxedo
2 13 (16.88%) WebSphere
3 7 (9.09%) Apache
4 2 (2.60%) JBoss
4 2 (2.60%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.30%) IIS
5 1 (1.30%) nginx
5 1 (1.30%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.30%) TPMS
Applications
1 11 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 11 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 14 (18.18%) IaaS
2 10 (12.99%) PaaS
2 10 (12.99%) SaaS
3 4 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.60%) GitHub
4 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.60%) DHCP
1 2 (2.60%) Firewall
1 2 (2.60%) SSL
2 1 (1.30%) DMZ
2 1 (1.30%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (1.30%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (1.30%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (23.38%) Oracle Database
2 16 (20.78%) RDBMS
2 16 (20.78%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.90%) MySQL
4 2 (2.60%) DB2
4 2 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.60%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.30%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.30%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.30%) Redis
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (6.49%) Eclipse
1 5 (6.49%) Subversion
1 5 (6.49%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.19%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.19%) JIRA
3 3 (3.90%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.30%) Artifactory
4 1 (1.30%) Gerrit
4 1 (1.30%) Maven
4 1 (1.30%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.30%) Selenium
4 1 (1.30%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.30%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.30%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (1.30%) Finance
1 1 (1.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (42.86%) Developer
2 12 (15.58%) Analyst
3 9 (11.69%) Operations Engineer
4 7 (9.09%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 6 (7.79%) Middleware Developer
5 6 (7.79%) Monitoring Engineer
5 6 (7.79%) Operational Support Analyst
5 6 (7.79%) Operations Analyst
5 6 (7.79%) Operations Support Analyst
5 6 (7.79%) Support Analyst
5 6 (7.79%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) Java Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Architect
8 3 (3.90%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Linux Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Monitoring Specialist
9 2 (2.60%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.69%) Middleware
2 7 (9.09%) Regular Expression
3 3 (3.90%) LAMP
4 2 (2.60%) .NET
4 2 (2.60%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.60%) Web Services
5 1 (1.30%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (1.30%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (1.30%) REST
5 1 (1.30%) SOAP
5 1 (1.30%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (25.97%) Clustering
2 13 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (10.39%) Tandem
4 4 (5.19%) User Experience
5 2 (2.60%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.30%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle Licensing
6 1 (1.30%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 26 (33.77%) Windows
2 23 (29.87%) AIX
2 23 (29.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 21 (27.27%) Unix
4 17 (22.08%) Windows XP
5 11 (14.29%) Windows 2000
6 9 (11.69%) Solaris
7 8 (10.39%) HPUX
8 6 (7.79%) VME
8 6 (7.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (7.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (3.90%) CentOS
10 2 (2.60%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.30%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (33.77%) Agile Software Development
1 26 (33.77%) ITIL
2 24 (31.17%) Service Management
3 17 (22.08%) DevOps
4 15 (19.48%) Release Management
5 14 (18.18%) Open Source
6 12 (15.58%) Data Management
6 12 (15.58%) PRINCE2
7 11 (14.29%) ITSM
8 9 (11.69%) Change Management
9 8 (10.39%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (10.39%) Data Analysis
9 8 (10.39%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 8 (10.39%) Problem Management
9 8 (10.39%) Project Management
10 7 (9.09%) OO
10 7 (9.09%) UML
11 5 (6.49%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (6.49%) Configuration Management
11 5 (6.49%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 38 (49.35%) Java
2 29 (37.66%) COBOL
3 28 (36.36%) C
4 23 (29.87%) Bash Shell
5 16 (20.78%) Shell Script
6 10 (12.99%) SQL
7 9 (11.69%) Perl
8 8 (10.39%) Python
9 7 (9.09%) PowerShell
9 7 (9.09%) VBScript
10 6 (7.79%) Bourne shell
10 6 (7.79%) Korn
11 3 (3.90%) C#
11 3 (3.90%) PHP
12 1 (1.30%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.30%) Ruby
12 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (15.58%) Security Cleared
2 9 (11.69%) SC Cleared
3 7 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (7.79%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.90%) Degree
5 3 (3.90%) RHCSA
6 1 (1.30%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.30%) MCSE
6 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.79%) SLA
2 2 (2.60%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.60%) QA
3 1 (1.30%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (3.90%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 2 (2.60%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.60%) Docker
2 2 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.30%) MetaFrame
3 1 (1.30%) vCloud
3 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (15.58%) Puppet
1 12 (15.58%) Tivoli
2 9 (11.69%) Netcool
3 7 (9.09%) SCOM
4 6 (7.79%) HP SiteScope
5 5 (6.49%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.60%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 2 (2.60%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 2 (2.60%) ZABBIX
7 1 (1.30%) Ansible
7 1 (1.30%) CFEngine
7 1 (1.30%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.30%) Kibana
7 1 (1.30%) logstash
7 1 (1.30%) Rundeck
7 1 (1.30%) Salt
Vendors
1 26 (33.77%) Oracle
2 25 (32.47%) Micro Focus
3 22 (28.57%) Red Hat
4 19 (24.68%) Microsoft
5 12 (15.58%) IBM
6 9 (11.69%) CA
7 7 (9.09%) HP
8 5 (6.49%) ICL
9 4 (5.19%) SaltStack
9 4 (5.19%) VMware
10 3 (3.90%) Citrix
11 2 (2.60%) EMC
12 1 (1.30%) Atlassian
12 1 (1.30%) Black Duck
12 1 (1.30%) CheckPoint
12 1 (1.30%) Curam
12 1 (1.30%) Google
12 1 (1.30%) Sonatype
12 1 (1.30%) Veracode
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