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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 17 47 24
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -23
Contract jobs citing Linux 33 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 7.52% 1.93% 3.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.05% 7.35% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 7 1
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£375 £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +8.21%
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
122 136 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 27.79% 26.31% 32.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 68 24
Average daily rate £400 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £194 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £415 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 19
Average hourly rate £13.00 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.09% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £18.00 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £32.72 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Burnley +15 15 £375 -9.09%
Blackpool +12 10 £300 -
Preston +13 9 £501 +54.23% 3
Lytham St Annes - 1 £299 -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 37 (52.86%) Windows
2 27 (38.57%) Puppet
3 26 (37.14%) Java
3 26 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (32.86%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (32.86%) DevOps
5 22 (31.43%) VMware
5 22 (31.43%) Configuration Management
6 21 (30.00%) Security Cleared
7 20 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
7 20 (28.57%) Jenkins
8 19 (27.14%) Git (software)
8 19 (27.14%) Migration
9 18 (25.71%) SC Cleared
10 14 (20.00%) SQL
11 13 (18.57%) UNIX
11 13 (18.57%) Test Scripting
11 13 (18.57%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (18.57%) Open Source
11 13 (18.57%) Bash Shell
12 12 (17.14%) BDD
12 12 (17.14%) Solaris
13 11 (15.71%) Cisco
13 11 (15.71%) CheckPoint
13 11 (15.71%) WebSphere
13 11 (15.71%) Cloud Computing
13 11 (15.71%) TDD
13 11 (15.71%) vSphere
13 11 (15.71%) PaaS
14 10 (14.29%) Waterfall

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (15.71%) WebSphere
2 8 (11.43%) OpenStack
2 8 (11.43%) SAS
3 7 (10.00%) Apache
3 7 (10.00%) nginx
4 5 (7.14%) IIS
4 5 (7.14%) Tomcat
4 5 (7.14%) Jetty
5 4 (5.71%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (1.43%) Node.js
6 1 (1.43%) JBoss
6 1 (1.43%) Tuxedo
6 1 (1.43%) TPMS
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.71%) Cloud Computing
1 11 (15.71%) PaaS
2 9 (12.86%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (11.43%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (8.57%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (8.57%) Google App Engine
5 5 (7.14%) IaaS
6 4 (5.71%) OpenShift
7 2 (2.86%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.43%) FTP
1 8 (11.43%) HTTP
2 7 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 7 (10.00%) SSL
3 5 (7.14%) DNS
3 5 (7.14%) DHCP
3 5 (7.14%) IPsec
4 1 (1.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.86%) Data Warehouse
1 9 (12.86%) Relational Database
2 8 (11.43%) MongoDB
2 8 (11.43%) RDBMS
3 4 (5.71%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.29%) Big Data
4 3 (4.29%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.86%) MySQL
6 1 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.43%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.43%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 20 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 19 (27.14%) Git (software)
3 10 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (14.29%) Selenium
3 10 (14.29%) Eclipse
4 5 (7.14%) Maven
5 2 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.86%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.86%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.43%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.43%) Mockito
6 1 (1.43%) Subversion
General
1 8 (11.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (18.57%) Developer
2 12 (17.14%) Architect
3 10 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (12.86%) Cloud Engineer
5 6 (8.57%) Technical Architect
5 6 (8.57%) AWS Developer
6 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 3 (4.29%) Software Developer
7 3 (4.29%) Consultant
7 3 (4.29%) Tester
7 3 (4.29%) Data Warehouse Consultant
7 3 (4.29%) Java Developer
7 3 (4.29%) Integration Tester
8 2 (2.86%) Data Warehouse Architect
8 2 (2.86%) Data Consultant
9 1 (1.43%) Digital Technical Architect
9 1 (1.43%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
9 1 (1.43%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.29%) Web Services
2 6 (8.57%) .NET
3 5 (7.14%) Middleware
3 5 (7.14%) J2EE
3 5 (7.14%) Servlets
4 2 (2.86%) LAMP
5 1 (1.43%) JAX-RS
5 1 (1.43%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.43%) REST
5 1 (1.43%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.57%) Open Source
2 8 (11.43%) Data Structures
3 6 (8.57%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.86%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.43%) User Experience
5 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.43%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 37 (52.86%) Windows
2 13 (18.57%) UNIX
3 12 (17.14%) Solaris
4 9 (12.86%) VMS
5 8 (11.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (8.57%) CentOS
7 4 (5.71%) Debian
7 4 (5.71%) Ubuntu
7 4 (5.71%) AIX
8 2 (2.86%) VME
9 1 (1.43%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (32.86%) DevOps
3 22 (31.43%) Configuration Management
4 19 (27.14%) Migration
5 13 (18.57%) Test Scripting
5 13 (18.57%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (17.14%) BDD
7 11 (15.71%) TDD
8 10 (14.29%) Waterfall
8 10 (14.29%) Test Planning
8 10 (14.29%) Software Engineering
8 10 (14.29%) Software Testing
8 10 (14.29%) Validation
8 10 (14.29%) V-Model
9 8 (11.43%) ETL
9 8 (11.43%) Data Security
10 7 (10.00%) Automated Testing
11 5 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
11 5 (7.14%) Unit Testing
12 4 (5.71%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 26 (37.14%) Java
2 14 (20.00%) SQL
3 13 (18.57%) Bash Shell
4 10 (14.29%) Python
5 9 (12.86%) Ruby
6 6 (8.57%) Scala
6 6 (8.57%) Perl
7 4 (5.71%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.86%) PHP
9 1 (1.43%) R
9 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.43%) C
9 1 (1.43%) C#
9 1 (1.43%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 21 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (25.71%) SC Cleared
3 10 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (14.29%) ISEB
3 10 (14.29%) HND
4 3 (4.29%) Degree
5 1 (1.43%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 20 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (15.71%) vSphere
3 5 (7.14%) Xen
4 1 (1.43%) KVM
4 1 (1.43%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 27 (38.57%) Puppet
2 23 (32.86%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (8.57%) Nagios
3 6 (8.57%) Ansible
3 6 (8.57%) Salt
4 4 (5.71%) Munin
4 4 (5.71%) Graphite
5 2 (2.86%) Cacti
6 1 (1.43%) StatsD
Vendors
1 22 (31.43%) VMware
2 11 (15.71%) Cisco
2 11 (15.71%) CheckPoint
3 8 (11.43%) Business Objects
3 8 (11.43%) Informatica
4 6 (8.57%) Google
4 6 (8.57%) Red Hat
5 5 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 5 (7.14%) Oracle
6 4 (5.71%) IBM
6 4 (5.71%) Sun
7 2 (2.86%) Percona
8 1 (1.43%) Apigee
8 1 (1.43%) Mashery
8 1 (1.43%) Tableau
8 1 (1.43%) Micro Focus
8 1 (1.43%) HP
8 1 (1.43%) Citrix
8 1 (1.43%) ICL
8 1 (1.43%) Teradata