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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
North West / Lancashire
Rank 14 5 15
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +10
Contract jobs citing Linux 28 74 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.77% 16.70% 9.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.67% 49.66% 41.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 57 28
Median daily rate £465 £433 £436
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.57% -0.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £271 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £500 £549
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 0
Median hourly rate £41.25 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+106.25% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%

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
60 149 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 23.08% 33.63% 22.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 88 56
Median daily rate £500 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £251 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £488 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 25 10
Median hourly rate £38.75 £20.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.75% +48.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £20.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £42.18 £32.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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
Preston +8 14 £465 - 6
Blackpool 0 12 £463 +15.62%
Fleetwood -4 1 £400 -7.51%
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 43 (59.72%) Windows
2 31 (43.06%) ITIL
3 28 (38.89%) AIX
4 27 (37.50%) Service Management
5 25 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (34.72%) Unix
6 23 (31.94%) Java
6 23 (31.94%) Microsoft
6 23 (31.94%) Security Cleared
7 19 (26.39%) SC Cleared
7 19 (26.39%) Oracle
8 18 (25.00%) Release Management
9 17 (23.61%) Windows XP
9 17 (23.61%) Data Management
10 16 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
11 15 (20.83%) Open Source
11 15 (20.83%) Change Management
11 15 (20.83%) Red Hat
12 14 (19.44%) SQL
12 14 (19.44%) ITSM
12 14 (19.44%) IaaS
12 14 (19.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 13 (18.06%) Problem Management
13 13 (18.06%) Middleware
13 13 (18.06%) MS Excel
14 12 (16.67%) IBM
14 12 (16.67%) PRINCE2
14 12 (16.67%) Migration
14 12 (16.67%) WebSphere
14 12 (16.67%) Relational Database

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 12 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 6 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (8.33%) Tuxedo
3 5 (6.94%) Apache
4 1 (1.39%) IIS
4 1 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (18.06%) MS Excel
2 11 (15.28%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 14 (19.44%) IaaS
2 10 (13.89%) PaaS
2 10 (13.89%) SaaS
3 2 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.39%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (1.39%) Firewall
2 1 (1.39%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 8 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 7 (9.72%) SQL Server
4 6 (8.33%) Big Data
4 6 (8.33%) DB2
4 6 (8.33%) MongoDB
4 6 (8.33%) NoSQL
4 6 (8.33%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.39%) MySQL
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.56%) JIRA
1 4 (5.56%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.17%) Mercurial
3 2 (2.78%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.78%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.78%) Selenium
3 2 (2.78%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (2.78%) Avionics
1 2 (2.78%) Finance
2 1 (1.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (16.67%) Developer
1 12 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
2 11 (15.28%) Senior Operations Engineer
3 10 (13.89%) Analyst
3 10 (13.89%) Architect
4 6 (8.33%) Monitoring Engineer
4 6 (8.33%) Operational Support Analyst
4 6 (8.33%) Operations Analyst
4 6 (8.33%) Operations Support Analyst
4 6 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 6 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (6.94%) Java Developer
5 5 (6.94%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) Business Analyst
6 4 (5.56%) C++ Software Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) Software Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (4.17%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.06%) Middleware
2 7 (9.72%) Regular Expression
2 7 (9.72%) Web Services
3 6 (8.33%) J2EE
3 6 (8.33%) JSON
3 6 (8.33%) XML
4 4 (5.56%) Qt
5 2 (2.78%) REST
6 1 (1.39%) .NET
6 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.39%) LAMP
6 1 (1.39%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (15.28%) Tandem
3 6 (8.33%) Clustering
4 5 (6.94%) Data Centre
5 4 (5.56%) Mainframe
5 4 (5.56%) User Experience
6 2 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.39%) Oracle Licensing
7 1 (1.39%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 43 (59.72%) Windows
2 28 (38.89%) AIX
3 25 (34.72%) Unix
4 17 (23.61%) Windows XP
5 14 (19.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (15.28%) Solaris
6 11 (15.28%) Windows 2000
7 10 (13.89%) HPUX
8 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (6.94%) VME
10 1 (1.39%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (43.06%) ITIL
2 27 (37.50%) Service Management
3 25 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (25.00%) Release Management
5 17 (23.61%) Data Management
6 15 (20.83%) Change Management
6 15 (20.83%) Open Source
7 14 (19.44%) ITSM
8 13 (18.06%) Problem Management
9 12 (16.67%) DevOps
9 12 (16.67%) Migration
9 12 (16.67%) PRINCE2
10 11 (15.28%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 10 (13.89%) Microservices
12 9 (12.50%) UML
13 8 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (11.11%) Data Analysis
13 8 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
14 7 (9.72%) Capacity Planning
14 7 (9.72%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (31.94%) Java
2 14 (19.44%) SQL
3 10 (13.89%) Bash Shell
4 7 (9.72%) Perl
4 7 (9.72%) PowerShell
4 7 (9.72%) VBScript
5 6 (8.33%) Bourne shell
5 6 (8.33%) C
5 6 (8.33%) COBOL
5 6 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 6 (8.33%) Korn
5 6 (8.33%) Shell Script
6 5 (6.94%) Python
7 4 (5.56%) C++
8 1 (1.39%) PHP
8 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (31.94%) Security Cleared
2 19 (26.39%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (4.17%) Degree
5 3 (4.17%) RHCSA
6 1 (1.39%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (1.39%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.39%) MCSE
6 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.33%) SLA
2 3 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (4.17%) QA
3 2 (2.78%) SDET
System Software
1 9 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (1.39%) MetaFrame
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (13.89%) Tivoli
2 8 (11.11%) Puppet
3 7 (9.72%) Netcool
3 7 (9.72%) SCOM
4 6 (8.33%) HP SiteScope
5 4 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.39%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 23 (31.94%) Microsoft
2 19 (26.39%) Oracle
3 15 (20.83%) Red Hat
4 12 (16.67%) IBM
5 9 (12.50%) CA
6 7 (9.72%) HP
7 6 (8.33%) Micro Focus
8 5 (6.94%) ICL
9 4 (5.56%) Fujitsu
9 4 (5.56%) SaltStack
9 4 (5.56%) VMware
10 1 (1.39%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.39%) Citrix
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