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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 15 34 -
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -
Contract jobs citing Linux 35 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 8.64% 0.38% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.71% 1.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 26 0 0
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£440 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
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
98 75 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 24.20% 28.85% 24.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 18 33
Average daily rate £400 £225 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £564 £350 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 25 12
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.75 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £18.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Burnley - 13 £400 -
Chorley - 7 £440 - 1
Preston - - - - 6
Blackburn - - - -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 33 (43.42%) Java
2 30 (39.47%) Windows
3 28 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (34.21%) HTTP
5 23 (30.26%) Configuration Management
6 20 (26.32%) VMware
7 17 (22.37%) VMware Infrastructure
7 17 (22.37%) Relational Database
8 16 (21.05%) DevOps
8 16 (21.05%) Security Cleared
8 16 (21.05%) Migration
9 15 (19.74%) SC Cleared
9 15 (19.74%) TCP/IP
9 15 (19.74%) UNIX
10 14 (18.42%) Git (software)
10 14 (18.42%) Open Source
11 13 (17.11%) Puppet
11 13 (17.11%) MongoDB
11 13 (17.11%) SSL
11 13 (17.11%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (15.79%) Software Engineering
12 12 (15.79%) Cisco
12 12 (15.79%) Eclipse
12 12 (15.79%) HTML
12 12 (15.79%) BDD
13 11 (14.47%) vSphere
13 11 (14.47%) Jenkins
13 11 (14.47%) SQL
13 11 (14.47%) CheckPoint
13 11 (14.47%) TDD

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 10 (13.16%) WebSphere
2 8 (10.53%) Apache
2 8 (10.53%) Tomcat
2 8 (10.53%) IIS
2 8 (10.53%) Jetty
2 8 (10.53%) nginx
3 7 (9.21%) SAS
4 3 (3.95%) JBoss
4 3 (3.95%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (2.63%) Drupal
6 1 (1.32%) Tuxedo
6 1 (1.32%) TPMS
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.21%) Cloud Computing
1 7 (9.21%) PaaS
2 6 (7.89%) Google Cloud Platform
2 6 (7.89%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (7.89%) Google App Engine
3 2 (2.63%) IaaS
4 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (34.21%) HTTP
2 15 (19.74%) TCP/IP
3 13 (17.11%) SSL
4 6 (7.89%) IPsec
4 6 (7.89%) DNS
4 6 (7.89%) DHCP
4 6 (7.89%) FTP
5 1 (1.32%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.37%) Relational Database
2 13 (17.11%) MongoDB
3 10 (13.16%) Neo4j
4 7 (9.21%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (9.21%) RDBMS
5 4 (5.26%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.63%) MySQL
6 2 (2.63%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.32%) Big Data
7 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (18.42%) Git (software)
2 12 (15.79%) Eclipse
3 11 (14.47%) Jenkins
4 10 (13.16%) Selenium
4 10 (13.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (3.95%) Subversion
5 3 (3.95%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.63%) Eclipse RCP
6 2 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (2.63%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.32%) Mockito
7 1 (1.32%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.32%) Maven
General
1 10 (13.16%) Finance
2 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.32%) Financial Institution
2 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (30.26%) Developer
2 11 (14.47%) Java Developer
3 10 (13.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (13.16%) Architect
4 9 (11.84%) Cloud Engineer
5 6 (7.89%) Technical Architect
6 4 (5.26%) Consultant
6 4 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Software Developer
7 3 (3.95%) Data Warehouse Consultant
8 2 (2.63%) Software Engineer
8 2 (2.63%) Analyst
8 2 (2.63%) Data Warehouse Architect
8 2 (2.63%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (2.63%) Data Consultant
8 2 (2.63%) Drupal Developer
9 1 (1.32%) Senior Architect
9 1 (1.32%) Senior Technical Architect
9 1 (1.32%) Operations Analyst
9 1 (1.32%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.79%) HTML
2 10 (13.16%) REST
2 10 (13.16%) JAX-RS
3 9 (11.84%) Hibernate
4 8 (10.53%) Servlets
5 7 (9.21%) Web Services
5 7 (9.21%) .NET
5 7 (9.21%) J2EE
6 2 (2.63%) CSS
6 2 (2.63%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (2.63%) OpenGL
6 2 (2.63%) Software Packaging
6 2 (2.63%) Qt
6 2 (2.63%) GTK+
7 1 (1.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.42%) Open Source
2 7 (9.21%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.63%) GIS
3 2 (2.63%) CESG
3 2 (2.63%) DataPower
4 1 (1.32%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.32%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 30 (39.47%) Windows
2 15 (19.74%) UNIX
3 10 (13.16%) Mac OS X
4 9 (11.84%) VMS
5 7 (9.21%) Solaris
6 4 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.63%) VxWorks
7 2 (2.63%) AIX
8 1 (1.32%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (30.26%) Configuration Management
3 16 (21.05%) Migration
3 16 (21.05%) DevOps
4 13 (17.11%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (15.79%) BDD
5 12 (15.79%) Software Engineering
6 11 (14.47%) TDD
7 10 (13.16%) Software Testing
7 10 (13.16%) Validation
7 10 (13.16%) V-Model
7 10 (13.16%) Web Design
7 10 (13.16%) Test Scripting
7 10 (13.16%) Test Planning
7 10 (13.16%) Waterfall
7 10 (13.16%) Responsive Web Design
8 7 (9.21%) Unit Testing
8 7 (9.21%) ETL
8 7 (9.21%) Data Security
9 6 (7.89%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (43.42%) Java
2 11 (14.47%) SQL
3 5 (6.58%) C
4 4 (5.26%) Perl
5 3 (3.95%) Ruby
5 3 (3.95%) Scala
6 2 (2.63%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.63%) Python
6 2 (2.63%) PHP
6 2 (2.63%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.63%) C++
7 1 (1.32%) COBOL
7 1 (1.32%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 15 (19.74%) SC Cleared
3 10 (13.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (13.16%) HND
3 10 (13.16%) ISEB
4 2 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (22.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (14.47%) vSphere
3 7 (9.21%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (17.11%) Puppet
2 6 (7.89%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.63%) Ansible
3 2 (2.63%) Salt
Vendors
1 20 (26.32%) VMware
2 12 (15.79%) Cisco
3 11 (14.47%) CheckPoint
4 9 (11.84%) Microsoft
4 9 (11.84%) Informatica
5 7 (9.21%) Oracle
5 7 (9.21%) Business Objects
6 6 (7.89%) Google
7 5 (6.58%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.63%) Siebel
8 2 (2.63%) IBM
8 2 (2.63%) Axway
8 2 (2.63%) Facebook
8 2 (2.63%) Twitter
9 1 (1.32%) Micro Focus
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