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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 14 23 31
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +8
Contract jobs citing Linux 35 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 7.64% 1.81% 2.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.89% 6.52% 6.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 1 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.63 £32.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+10.46% -10.41%
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
90 46 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 19.65% 27.71% 29.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 16 63
Average daily rate £328 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £140 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 5
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.32% -32.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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 18 December 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 18 December 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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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
Preston -7 3 £525 - 3
Skelmersdale - - - -
Blackburn - - - - 4
Chorley - - - -
Lancaster - - - -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 33 (42.31%) Java
2 25 (32.05%) HTTP
3 24 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (29.49%) Configuration Management
5 20 (25.64%) Windows
6 17 (21.79%) HTML
7 16 (20.51%) VMware
7 16 (20.51%) DevOps
8 14 (17.95%) Puppet
8 14 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
8 14 (17.95%) UNIX
8 14 (17.95%) TCP/IP
9 13 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (16.67%) MongoDB
10 12 (15.38%) SSL
10 12 (15.38%) Microsoft
11 11 (14.10%) SQL
11 11 (14.10%) PCI DSS
11 11 (14.10%) Git (software)
12 10 (12.82%) Open Source
12 10 (12.82%) REST
12 10 (12.82%) Neo4j
12 10 (12.82%) Relational Database
12 10 (12.82%) Responsive Web Design
12 10 (12.82%) JAX-RS
12 10 (12.82%) Jenkins
12 10 (12.82%) Web Design
12 10 (12.82%) WebSphere
12 10 (12.82%) Mac OS X
13 9 (11.54%) Hibernate

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 10 (12.82%) WebSphere
2 8 (10.26%) nginx
2 8 (10.26%) Jetty
2 8 (10.26%) IIS
2 8 (10.26%) Apache
2 8 (10.26%) Tomcat
3 4 (5.13%) WebLogic
4 3 (3.85%) Lync
4 3 (3.85%) JBoss
4 3 (3.85%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.85%) Drupal
5 2 (2.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (7.69%) Google App Engine
1 6 (7.69%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (5.13%) PaaS
3 2 (2.56%) IaaS
4 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (32.05%) HTTP
2 14 (17.95%) TCP/IP
3 12 (15.38%) SSL
4 7 (8.97%) DHCP
4 7 (8.97%) DNS
5 6 (7.69%) IPsec
5 6 (7.69%) FTP
6 2 (2.56%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.28%) Firewall
7 1 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 10 (12.82%) Neo4j
2 10 (12.82%) Relational Database
3 7 (8.97%) MySQL
4 3 (3.85%) DB2
5 2 (2.56%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (14.10%) Git (software)
2 10 (12.82%) Jenkins
3 8 (10.26%) Subversion
3 8 (10.26%) Eclipse
4 6 (7.69%) Selenium
4 6 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.56%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.56%) Eclipse RCP
6 1 (1.28%) Mockito
6 1 (1.28%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.28%) RSpec
6 1 (1.28%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.28%) Maven
General
1 9 (11.54%) Finance
2 4 (5.13%) Marketing
3 3 (3.85%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.28%) German Language
Job Titles
1 24 (30.77%) Developer
2 11 (14.10%) Java Developer
3 10 (12.82%) Architect
4 5 (6.41%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (6.41%) Technical Architect
4 5 (6.41%) Linux Specialist
5 4 (5.13%) MySQL Developer
5 4 (5.13%) PHP Developer
5 4 (5.13%) Front-End Developer
5 4 (5.13%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 3 (3.85%) Drupal Developer
6 3 (3.85%) Analyst
6 3 (3.85%) Technical Specialist
6 3 (3.85%) Administrator
6 3 (3.85%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (3.85%) Functional Architect
7 2 (2.56%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (2.56%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (2.56%) Software Developer
7 2 (2.56%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (21.79%) HTML
2 10 (12.82%) REST
2 10 (12.82%) JAX-RS
3 9 (11.54%) Hibernate
4 8 (10.26%) Servlets
5 7 (8.97%) CSS
5 7 (8.97%) .NET
5 7 (8.97%) J2EE
6 4 (5.13%) jQuery
6 4 (5.13%) Ext JS
6 4 (5.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (5.13%) Regular Expression
6 4 (5.13%) HTML5
6 4 (5.13%) CSS3
7 2 (2.56%) Software Packaging
7 2 (2.56%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (2.56%) OpenGL
7 2 (2.56%) GTK+
7 2 (2.56%) Qt
8 1 (1.28%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.82%) Open Source
2 4 (5.13%) W3C
2 4 (5.13%) Mobile App
2 4 (5.13%) User Experience
3 3 (3.85%) Clustering
4 2 (2.56%) GIS
4 2 (2.56%) CESG
4 2 (2.56%) DataPower
4 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.28%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.28%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 20 (25.64%) Windows
2 14 (17.95%) UNIX
3 10 (12.82%) Mac OS X
4 5 (6.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (6.41%) AIX
5 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.85%) HPUX
5 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.56%) VxWorks
7 1 (1.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (29.49%) Configuration Management
3 16 (20.51%) DevOps
4 13 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (12.82%) Responsive Web Design
5 10 (12.82%) Web Design
6 9 (11.54%) BDD
7 8 (10.26%) Software Engineering
8 7 (8.97%) E-Commerce
8 7 (8.97%) TDD
9 6 (7.69%) Automated Testing
9 6 (7.69%) Software Testing
9 6 (7.69%) Validation
9 6 (7.69%) Unit Testing
9 6 (7.69%) Test Scripting
9 6 (7.69%) V-Model
9 6 (7.69%) Waterfall
9 6 (7.69%) Test Planning
10 4 (5.13%) Digital Marketing
10 4 (5.13%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 33 (42.31%) Java
2 11 (14.10%) SQL
3 7 (8.97%) PHP
3 7 (8.97%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.41%) C
5 3 (3.85%) Scala
5 3 (3.85%) Perl
6 2 (2.56%) Ruby
6 2 (2.56%) C++
7 1 (1.28%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.28%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (7.69%) ISEB
1 6 (7.69%) HND
1 6 (7.69%) Security Cleared
1 6 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (6.41%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.10%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (10.26%) Xen
3 3 (3.85%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.56%) ISA Server
4 2 (2.56%) Firmware
4 2 (2.56%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (17.95%) Puppet
2 6 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.28%) Salt
3 1 (1.28%) Ansible
3 1 (1.28%) SCOM
3 1 (1.28%) OpenView
Vendors
1 16 (20.51%) VMware
2 12 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 7 (8.97%) Red Hat
4 6 (7.69%) Google
5 4 (5.13%) IBM
5 4 (5.13%) Oracle
5 4 (5.13%) Sencha
6 3 (3.85%) Facebook
6 3 (3.85%) Twitter
6 3 (3.85%) Curam
7 2 (2.56%) Axway
7 2 (2.56%) Informatica
7 2 (2.56%) Siebel
8 1 (1.28%) Cisco
8 1 (1.28%) HP
8 1 (1.28%) CA
8 1 (1.28%) NetIQ
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