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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 30 19 27
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +8
Contract jobs citing Linux 33 30 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 6.67% 7.28% 3.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.50% 24.39% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 20 1
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£425 £345 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.18% -18.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -13.33%
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
120 123 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 24.24% 29.85% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 68 22
Average daily rate £400 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £211 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £415 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 16
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% +36.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.48 £11.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.80 £19.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 3 September 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 3 September 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
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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
Blackpool -2 29 £425 +1.19% 2
Burnley +2 3 £350 -26.31% 10
Preston - 3 £475 - 1
Lytham St Annes -1 1 - -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 38 (56.72%) Java
1 38 (56.72%) UNIX
2 29 (43.28%) Jenkins
3 26 (38.81%) .NET
4 25 (37.31%) Configuration Management
4 25 (37.31%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (37.31%) Puppet
5 22 (32.84%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (32.84%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (32.84%) Python
6 21 (31.34%) Internet
6 21 (31.34%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (29.85%) Windows
8 18 (26.87%) Git (software)
9 17 (25.37%) JavaScript
9 17 (25.37%) HTML
10 16 (23.88%) C#
10 16 (23.88%) Mac OS X
10 16 (23.88%) Ruby
10 16 (23.88%) MongoDB
10 16 (23.88%) DevOps
11 15 (22.39%) CSS
12 14 (20.90%) Web Services
12 14 (20.90%) SQL
12 14 (20.90%) VB
12 14 (20.90%) Security Cleared
13 13 (19.40%) Bash Shell
13 13 (19.40%) TDD
14 12 (17.91%) SQL Server
14 12 (17.91%) Visual Studio

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 11 (16.42%) Apache
1 11 (16.42%) SharePoint
2 9 (13.43%) WebSphere
2 9 (13.43%) Tomcat
2 9 (13.43%) IIS
3 7 (10.45%) nginx
3 7 (10.45%) OpenStack
4 5 (7.46%) Jetty
5 4 (5.97%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (4.48%) WebLogic
7 2 (2.99%) Node.js
7 2 (2.99%) SAS
8 1 (1.49%) JBoss
8 1 (1.49%) Tuxedo
8 1 (1.49%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 11 (16.42%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (13.43%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (11.94%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (8.96%) Google App Engine
4 6 (8.96%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (5.97%) GitHub
6 3 (4.48%) IaaS
6 3 (4.48%) PaaS
7 2 (2.99%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.49%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 21 (31.34%) Internet
2 12 (17.91%) HTTP
3 9 (13.43%) TCP/IP
4 8 (11.94%) FTP
5 6 (8.96%) SSL
6 5 (7.46%) IPsec
6 5 (7.46%) DNS
6 5 (7.46%) DHCP
7 4 (5.97%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (23.88%) MongoDB
2 12 (17.91%) SQL Server
3 11 (16.42%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (16.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (10.45%) NoSQL
5 6 (8.96%) MySQL
6 5 (7.46%) Relational Database
7 4 (5.97%) SQLite
8 2 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.99%) RDBMS
8 2 (2.99%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (2.99%) Big Data
9 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.49%) Hadoop
9 1 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (1.49%) PowerCenter
9 1 (1.49%) BusinessObjects XI
9 1 (1.49%) DB2
Development Applications
1 29 (43.28%) Jenkins
2 18 (26.87%) Git (software)
3 12 (17.91%) Visual Studio
4 9 (13.43%) LoadRunner
4 9 (13.43%) Facilita Forecast
5 8 (11.94%) Maven
5 8 (11.94%) Eclipse
5 8 (11.94%) HP UFT
6 6 (8.96%) Subversion
7 4 (5.97%) JMeter
7 4 (5.97%) NUnit
7 4 (5.97%) JUnit
7 4 (5.97%) IntelliJ
7 4 (5.97%) LoadUI
7 4 (5.97%) PHPUnit
7 4 (5.97%) Hudson
7 4 (5.97%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (26.87%) Developer
2 8 (11.94%) Tester
2 8 (11.94%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (10.45%) Architect
3 7 (10.45%) Java Developer
4 5 (7.46%) Performance Tester
4 5 (7.46%) Technical Architect
5 4 (5.97%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 3 (4.48%) Senior Technical Architect
6 3 (4.48%) Test Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Senior Developer
6 3 (4.48%) Senior Architect
6 3 (4.48%) Integration Tester
6 3 (4.48%) Performance Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
7 2 (2.99%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (2.99%) Performance Test Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Administrator
7 2 (2.99%) Web Developer
8 1 (1.49%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (38.81%) .NET
2 17 (25.37%) HTML
3 15 (22.39%) CSS
4 14 (20.90%) Web Services
5 11 (16.42%) ASP.NET
5 11 (16.42%) CAML
6 9 (13.43%) J2EE
6 9 (13.43%) jQuery
7 5 (7.46%) Servlets
7 5 (7.46%) REST
8 4 (5.97%) HTML5
8 4 (5.97%) SOAP
8 4 (5.97%) Django
8 4 (5.97%) Spring
8 4 (5.97%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (5.97%) .NET Framework
9 3 (4.48%) XHTML
9 3 (4.48%) AngularJS
10 2 (2.99%) LAMP
11 1 (1.49%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 21 (31.34%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.94%) Performance Metrics
3 7 (10.45%) Data Structures
4 4 (5.97%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.97%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.48%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.49%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.49%) Clustering
6 1 (1.49%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.49%) User Experience
6 1 (1.49%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 38 (56.72%) UNIX
2 20 (29.85%) Windows
3 16 (23.88%) Mac OS X
4 6 (8.96%) CentOS
5 5 (7.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (7.46%) Solaris
6 4 (5.97%) AIX
6 4 (5.97%) Debian
6 4 (5.97%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.49%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (37.31%) Configuration Management
1 25 (37.31%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (32.84%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (23.88%) DevOps
4 13 (19.40%) TDD
5 12 (17.91%) Open Source
6 11 (16.42%) Automated Testing
7 10 (14.93%) Test Strategy
8 9 (13.43%) Test Scripting
8 9 (13.43%) Performance Monitoring
8 9 (13.43%) Data Management
8 9 (13.43%) Performance Testing
9 8 (11.94%) Software Testing
9 8 (11.94%) Web Accessibility
10 6 (8.96%) Responsive Web Design
10 6 (8.96%) Problem Management
10 6 (8.96%) Web Design
10 6 (8.96%) Regression Testing
11 5 (7.46%) BDD
12 4 (5.97%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (56.72%) Java
2 22 (32.84%) Python
3 17 (25.37%) JavaScript
4 16 (23.88%) C#
4 16 (23.88%) Ruby
5 14 (20.90%) VB
5 14 (20.90%) SQL
6 13 (19.40%) Bash Shell
7 11 (16.42%) PowerShell
7 11 (16.42%) FQL
8 9 (13.43%) C++
9 6 (8.96%) PHP
9 6 (8.96%) Shell Script
10 5 (7.46%) Scala
10 5 (7.46%) C
11 4 (5.97%) VBScript
11 4 (5.97%) Perl
11 4 (5.97%) VB.NET
11 4 (5.97%) VBA
12 1 (1.49%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (20.90%) Security Cleared
2 10 (14.93%) SC Cleared
3 7 (10.45%) Degree
4 3 (4.48%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.49%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.94%) QA
System Software
1 8 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.46%) Xen
3 4 (5.97%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.97%) BitLocker
4 3 (4.48%) vCloud
5 2 (2.99%) QEMU
5 2 (2.99%) KVM
Systems Management
1 25 (37.31%) Puppet
2 22 (32.84%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (8.96%) Nagios
4 4 (5.97%) Munin
4 4 (5.97%) Graphite
5 2 (2.99%) Cacti
6 1 (1.49%) StatsD
6 1 (1.49%) Ansible
6 1 (1.49%) Salt
Vendors
1 8 (11.94%) VMware
2 6 (8.96%) Red Hat
2 6 (8.96%) Google
2 6 (8.96%) Oracle
3 5 (7.46%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.97%) Sun
5 2 (2.99%) IBM
5 2 (2.99%) Informatica
5 2 (2.99%) Percona
6 1 (1.49%) Apigee
6 1 (1.49%) Mashery
6 1 (1.49%) Tableau
6 1 (1.49%) Micro Focus
6 1 (1.49%) Teradata
6 1 (1.49%) ICL
6 1 (1.49%) SAP
6 1 (1.49%) HP
6 1 (1.49%) Citrix
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