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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 13 25 13
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -12
Contract jobs citing Linux 31 38 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.13% 6.88% 11.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.66% 34.23% 33.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 22 34
Median daily rate £450 £442 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.92% +8.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £358 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £693 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
71 111 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 23.20% 20.11% 33.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 69 84
Median daily rate £385 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £625 £422
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 16
Median hourly rate £36.50 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+92.10% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £27.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +6 22 £450 +4.65% 1
Lytham St Annes +1 5 £475 - 2
Fleetwood - 4 £450 -
Preston +1 1 - - 1
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 57 (49.57%) COBOL
2 56 (48.70%) Oracle
3 52 (45.22%) Java
4 42 (36.52%) Tuxedo
5 38 (33.04%) C
6 37 (32.17%) Bash Shell
7 32 (27.83%) Agile Software Development
8 30 (26.09%) Micro Focus
9 28 (24.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 26 (22.61%) Unix
11 25 (21.74%) Puppet
11 25 (21.74%) Oracle Database
12 24 (20.87%) Red Hat
13 23 (20.00%) Clustering
14 21 (18.26%) Windows
14 21 (18.26%) Open Source
15 20 (17.39%) Relational Database
15 20 (17.39%) Python
15 20 (17.39%) RDBMS
15 20 (17.39%) Project Management
16 19 (16.52%) Middleware
16 19 (16.52%) Apache
17 18 (15.65%) OO
17 18 (15.65%) UML
17 18 (15.65%) Shell Script
17 18 (15.65%) Opscode Chef
18 16 (13.91%) SaltStack
18 16 (13.91%) Business Analysis
18 16 (13.91%) JBoss
19 15 (13.04%) OOA/OOD

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 42 (36.52%) Tuxedo
2 19 (16.52%) Apache
3 16 (13.91%) JBoss
4 4 (3.48%) Apache ServiceMix
5 2 (1.74%) Liferay
5 2 (1.74%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.74%) TPMS
5 2 (1.74%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.74%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.74%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.87%) IIS
6 1 (0.87%) nginx
6 1 (0.87%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 4 (3.48%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.61%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.04%) IaaS
2 11 (9.57%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.74%) GitHub
4 1 (0.87%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.48%) DHCP
1 4 (3.48%) Firewall
1 4 (3.48%) SSL
2 2 (1.74%) DNS
2 2 (1.74%) HTTP
2 2 (1.74%) LAN
2 2 (1.74%) Network Security
2 2 (1.74%) VLAN
2 2 (1.74%) WAN
3 1 (0.87%) DMZ
3 1 (0.87%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.87%) LDAP
3 1 (0.87%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (0.87%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (21.74%) Oracle Database
2 20 (17.39%) RDBMS
2 20 (17.39%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.48%) MySQL
3 4 (3.48%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (2.61%) DB2
4 3 (2.61%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.74%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (1.74%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.87%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.87%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.87%) Redis
6 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (12.17%) JIRA
2 7 (6.09%) Eclipse
2 7 (6.09%) Subversion
2 7 (6.09%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.48%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.48%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.74%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.87%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.87%) Gerrit
5 1 (0.87%) Hudson
5 1 (0.87%) Maven
5 1 (0.87%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.87%) Selenium
5 1 (0.87%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.87%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.87%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (9.57%) Finance
2 1 (0.87%) Banking
2 1 (0.87%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (40.00%) Developer
2 24 (20.87%) Architect
3 18 (15.65%) Analyst
4 16 (13.91%) Business Analyst
5 10 (8.70%) Java Developer
6 9 (7.83%) Senior Analyst
6 9 (7.83%) Senior Business Analyst
7 8 (6.96%) Middleware Developer
7 8 (6.96%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (6.09%) Technical Analyst
8 7 (6.09%) Technical Business Analyst
9 6 (5.22%) Oracle Architect
10 5 (4.35%) Network Architect
11 4 (3.48%) DBA
11 4 (3.48%) Digital Analyst
11 4 (3.48%) Digital Business Analyst
11 4 (3.48%) Senior Technical Analyst
11 4 (3.48%) Senior Technical Business Analyst
11 4 (3.48%) Technical Leader
12 3 (2.61%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (16.52%) Middleware
2 6 (5.22%) Web Services
3 3 (2.61%) J2EE
3 3 (2.61%) LAMP
4 2 (1.74%) .NET
4 2 (1.74%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.74%) JavaBeans
4 2 (1.74%) JSON
4 2 (1.74%) JSP
4 2 (1.74%) Oracle ADF
4 2 (1.74%) REST
4 2 (1.74%) Servlets
4 2 (1.74%) SOAP
5 1 (0.87%) Apache Camel
5 1 (0.87%) CSS3
5 1 (0.87%) HTML5
5 1 (0.87%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (0.87%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.87%) SAML
5 1 (0.87%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (20.00%) Clustering
2 6 (5.22%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.48%) User Experience
4 3 (2.61%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.61%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.61%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.74%) PKI
6 1 (0.87%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.87%) Oracle Licensing
Operating Systems
1 28 (24.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 26 (22.61%) Unix
3 21 (18.26%) Windows
4 15 (13.04%) VME
5 11 (9.57%) AIX
6 4 (3.48%) HPUX
6 4 (3.48%) Solaris
7 3 (2.61%) CentOS
7 3 (2.61%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (1.74%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.74%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.87%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (27.83%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (18.26%) Open Source
3 20 (17.39%) Project Management
4 18 (15.65%) OO
4 18 (15.65%) UML
5 16 (13.91%) Business Analysis
6 15 (13.04%) Agile Project Management
6 15 (13.04%) OOA/OOD
6 15 (13.04%) Use Case
6 15 (13.04%) Waterfall
7 13 (11.30%) Service Design
8 10 (8.70%) Configuration Management
9 9 (7.83%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 8 (6.96%) ITIL
10 8 (6.96%) Migration
11 7 (6.09%) Data Modelling
11 7 (6.09%) DevOps
11 7 (6.09%) Service Management
12 6 (5.22%) Re-Platforming
12 6 (5.22%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 57 (49.57%) COBOL
2 52 (45.22%) Java
3 38 (33.04%) C
4 37 (32.17%) Bash Shell
5 20 (17.39%) Python
6 18 (15.65%) Shell Script
7 5 (4.35%) SQL
8 3 (2.61%) C#
8 3 (2.61%) C++
8 3 (2.61%) PHP
9 2 (1.74%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.74%) Perl
9 2 (1.74%) Ruby
10 1 (0.87%) Lua
10 1 (0.87%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.87%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.87%) VB
10 1 (0.87%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (9.57%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.70%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.61%) Degree
4 3 (2.61%) RHCSA
5 1 (0.87%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (0.87%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.87%) MCSE
5 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.87%) QA
2 1 (0.87%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.61%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (2.61%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 3 (2.61%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.74%) Docker
4 1 (0.87%) MetaFrame
4 1 (0.87%) vCloud
4 1 (0.87%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (21.74%) Puppet
2 18 (15.65%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (5.22%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.74%) Ansible
4 2 (1.74%) Netcool
4 2 (1.74%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 2 (1.74%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 2 (1.74%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.87%) CFEngine
5 1 (0.87%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.87%) Kibana
5 1 (0.87%) logstash
5 1 (0.87%) Rundeck
5 1 (0.87%) Salt
Vendors
1 56 (48.70%) Oracle
2 30 (26.09%) Micro Focus
3 24 (20.87%) Red Hat
4 16 (13.91%) SaltStack
5 7 (6.09%) ICL
6 6 (5.22%) IBM
6 6 (5.22%) VMware
7 5 (4.35%) Citrix
8 4 (3.48%) EMC
9 3 (2.61%) CA
9 3 (2.61%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.61%) Microsoft
10 2 (1.74%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.74%) Curam
10 2 (1.74%) MuleSoft
10 2 (1.74%) Palo Alto
10 2 (1.74%) Splunk
11 1 (0.87%) Black Duck
11 1 (0.87%) Sonatype
11 1 (0.87%) Veracode
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