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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 20 27 19
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs citing Linux 30 10 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 7.28% 3.64% 7.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.00% 11.49% 32.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 1 17
Average daily rate
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£345 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.82% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £425 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-10.66% -6.25%
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
125 87 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 30.34% 31.64% 24.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 22 45
Average daily rate £300 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £388 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 11
Average hourly rate £20.50 £15.00 £26.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% -43.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £11.84 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.80 £19.95 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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
Lancaster - 4 - -
Burnley - 2 £475 -
Accrington - - - -
Newton-le-Willows - - - - 1
Preston - - - - 2
Rossendale - - - - 1
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 18 (42.86%) Windows
2 10 (23.81%) PCI DSS
3 9 (21.43%) PHP
4 8 (19.05%) JavaScript
4 8 (19.05%) HTML
4 8 (19.05%) MySQL
4 8 (19.05%) CSS
4 8 (19.05%) UNIX
4 8 (19.05%) VMware
5 7 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (16.67%) Java
5 7 (16.67%) HPUX
5 7 (16.67%) Finance
6 6 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 6 (14.29%) Red Hat
6 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (14.29%) AIX
6 6 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 6 (14.29%) SQL
6 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (14.29%) Subversion
6 6 (14.29%) Open Source
7 5 (11.90%) Puppet
7 5 (11.90%) Migration
8 4 (9.52%) W3C
8 4 (9.52%) CA
8 4 (9.52%) HP
8 4 (9.52%) Oracle
8 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
8 4 (9.52%) Python

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 3 (7.14%) Apache
1 3 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 3 (7.14%) Lync
2 2 (4.76%) WebLogic
2 2 (4.76%) Drupal
3 1 (2.38%) nginx
3 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.38%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.38%) PaaS
2 1 (2.38%) IaaS
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) Kerberos
2 1 (2.38%) DNS
2 1 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.38%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) MySQL
2 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.14%) DB2
4 2 (4.76%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Subversion
2 3 (7.14%) Selenium
2 3 (7.14%) WebDriver
3 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.38%) RSpec
4 1 (2.38%) Hudson
4 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Marketing
3 2 (4.76%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.38%) German Language
Job Titles
1 10 (23.81%) Developer
2 4 (9.52%) Analyst
2 4 (9.52%) PHP Developer
2 4 (9.52%) Architect
2 4 (9.52%) MySQL Developer
2 4 (9.52%) Linux Specialist
2 4 (9.52%) Front-End Developer
2 4 (9.52%) PHP MySQL Developer
3 3 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (7.14%) Functional Architect
3 3 (7.14%) QA Engineer
3 3 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
3 3 (7.14%) IT Consultant
3 3 (7.14%) Consultant
3 3 (7.14%) Administrator
4 2 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (4.76%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (4.76%) Drupal Developer
5 1 (2.38%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.05%) HTML
1 8 (19.05%) CSS
2 4 (9.52%) jQuery
2 4 (9.52%) Ext JS
2 4 (9.52%) HTML5
2 4 (9.52%) CSS3
2 4 (9.52%) Regular Expression
2 4 (9.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (4.76%) Web Services
4 1 (2.38%) XML
4 1 (2.38%) XHTML
4 1 (2.38%) Middleware
4 1 (2.38%) LAMP
4 1 (2.38%) Ajax
4 1 (2.38%) Java EE
4 1 (2.38%) JSON
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (2.38%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Open Source
2 4 (9.52%) Mobile App
2 4 (9.52%) W3C
3 3 (7.14%) Clustering
4 2 (4.76%) Firmware
5 1 (2.38%) PKI
5 1 (2.38%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 18 (42.86%) Windows
2 8 (19.05%) UNIX
3 7 (16.67%) HPUX
4 6 (14.29%) AIX
4 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (9.52%) Solaris
5 4 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.38%) CentOS
6 1 (2.38%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.29%) E-Commerce
1 6 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 5 (11.90%) Migration
3 4 (9.52%) DevOps
3 4 (9.52%) SEO
3 4 (9.52%) OOP
3 4 (9.52%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (7.14%) TDD
4 3 (7.14%) Scrum
4 3 (7.14%) BDD
4 3 (7.14%) Change Control
4 3 (7.14%) Server Monitoring
5 2 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (4.76%) Performance Testing
5 2 (4.76%) Security Testing
5 2 (4.76%) Unit Testing
5 2 (4.76%) OO
5 2 (4.76%) SOA
5 2 (4.76%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.43%) PHP
2 8 (19.05%) JavaScript
3 7 (16.67%) Java
4 6 (14.29%) SQL
5 4 (9.52%) Python
5 4 (9.52%) Ruby
6 3 (7.14%) Shell Script
6 3 (7.14%) VB
6 3 (7.14%) Perl
7 2 (4.76%) C
7 2 (4.76%) C#
7 2 (4.76%) C++
7 2 (4.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) ISEB
1 2 (4.76%) ISTQB
1 2 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.38%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (23.81%) PCI DSS
2 3 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 7 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.14%) VMware ESX
3 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.76%) ISA Server
4 1 (2.38%) Xen
4 1 (2.38%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) Puppet
2 4 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (7.14%) Unicenter
3 3 (7.14%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.38%) Nagios
4 1 (2.38%) SCOM
4 1 (2.38%) Cacti
4 1 (2.38%) OpenView
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) VMware
2 6 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 4 (9.52%) Oracle
3 4 (9.52%) HP
3 4 (9.52%) CA
3 4 (9.52%) Sencha
4 3 (7.14%) Curam
4 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.76%) Facebook
5 2 (4.76%) Twitter
5 2 (4.76%) IBM
6 1 (2.38%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.38%) Mercator
6 1 (2.38%) NetIQ
6 1 (2.38%) Rackspace
6 1 (2.38%) Percona