The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 20 44 29
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -15
Contract jobs citing Linux 105 39 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.86% 3.20% 5.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.12% 15.48% 21.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 29 31
Average daily rate
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£380 £365 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% +21.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £295 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £125.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +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 Manchester region.

Operating Systems Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
317 252 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.71% 20.66% 23.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 120 93
Average daily rate £350 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £135 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 29 39
Average hourly rate £13.44 £14.12 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.86% -19.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 £30.00 £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Manchester region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Manchester region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
Salford - 3 £348 - 1
Stockport - - - - 7
Wigan - - - -
Altrincham - - - -
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Bolton - - - - 1
Oldham - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 2
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 68 (36.56%) UNIX
1 68 (36.56%) Windows
2 55 (29.57%) Red Hat
3 51 (27.42%) Java
4 46 (24.73%) Oracle
5 40 (21.51%) SQL
6 39 (20.97%) OO
7 34 (18.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 33 (17.74%) XML
9 32 (17.20%) Web Services
9 32 (17.20%) Agile Software Development
10 29 (15.59%) PHP
10 29 (15.59%) Oracle Database
11 28 (15.05%) JavaScript
12 26 (13.98%) Software Engineering
12 26 (13.98%) Open Source
13 25 (13.44%) C++
14 24 (12.90%) Cisco
14 24 (12.90%) VMware
15 23 (12.37%) Telecoms
16 22 (11.83%) HTTP
17 21 (11.29%) CCNA
17 21 (11.29%) Cisco Certification
17 21 (11.29%) JMS
18 20 (10.75%) XSLT
18 20 (10.75%) HP
18 20 (10.75%) LAMP
19 19 (10.22%) Python
19 19 (10.22%) Git (software)
19 19 (10.22%) Puppet

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 18 (9.68%) Tomcat
2 16 (8.60%) Apache
3 13 (6.99%) WebSphere
4 8 (4.30%) CICS
5 7 (3.76%) nginx
5 7 (3.76%) IIS
6 6 (3.23%) WebLogic
6 6 (3.23%) Confluence
7 5 (2.69%) NetWeaver
8 4 (2.15%) JBoss
9 3 (1.61%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (1.61%) TIBCO EMS
10 1 (0.54%) Jetty
10 1 (0.54%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.54%) CMS
10 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.54%) Node.js
10 1 (0.54%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
10 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (3.76%) MS Excel
1 7 (3.76%) Doxygen
2 6 (3.23%) MS Office
3 2 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.69%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.08%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.54%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.91%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.61%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.54%) PaaS
3 1 (0.54%) IaaS
3 1 (0.54%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 22 (11.83%) HTTP
2 17 (9.14%) Ethernet
2 17 (9.14%) Broadband
2 17 (9.14%) VPN
2 17 (9.14%) IPv4
2 17 (9.14%) IPv6
2 17 (9.14%) MPLS
2 17 (9.14%) OSPF
2 17 (9.14%) BGP
2 17 (9.14%) L2TP
2 17 (9.14%) RSVP
2 17 (9.14%) VRRP
2 17 (9.14%) Cisco IOS
2 17 (9.14%) BT 21CN
2 17 (9.14%) Junos
2 17 (9.14%) HSRP
3 9 (4.84%) Internet
4 8 (4.30%) GSM
4 8 (4.30%) Bluetooth
5 7 (3.76%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (15.59%) Oracle Database
2 16 (8.60%) Hadoop
3 15 (8.06%) NoSQL
4 13 (6.99%) MongoDB
5 12 (6.45%) MySQL
6 11 (5.91%) Big Data
7 10 (5.38%) Relational Database
8 9 (4.84%) Hazelcast
8 9 (4.84%) Oracle Database 10g
9 7 (3.76%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (3.23%) DataStage
10 6 (3.23%) RDBMS
11 5 (2.69%) SAP BW
11 5 (2.69%) SQL Server
11 5 (2.69%) DB2
11 5 (2.69%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (2.69%) Oracle9i Database
12 4 (2.15%) SQLPlus
12 4 (2.15%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (2.15%) Redis
Development Applications
1 19 (10.22%) Git (software)
2 18 (9.68%) Subversion
3 15 (8.06%) Maven
4 14 (7.53%) Eclipse
5 13 (6.99%) JIRA
6 11 (5.91%) Jenkins
7 9 (4.84%) Ant
8 8 (4.30%) Selenium
8 8 (4.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (3.76%) Cucumber
9 7 (3.76%) GoogleTest
9 7 (3.76%) Gradle
10 6 (3.23%) Mercurial
10 6 (3.23%) JUnit
11 5 (2.69%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (2.69%) TeamCity
12 4 (2.15%) Hudson
12 4 (2.15%) Oracle APEX
13 3 (1.61%) RSpec
14 1 (0.54%) WebDriver
General
1 23 (12.37%) Telecoms
2 11 (5.91%) Finance
3 8 (4.30%) Banking
4 2 (1.08%) Retail
4 2 (1.08%) German Language
Job Titles
1 67 (36.02%) Developer
2 24 (12.90%) Java Developer
3 20 (10.75%) PHP Developer
4 17 (9.14%) Implementation Engineer
4 17 (9.14%) Operations Engineer
4 17 (9.14%) IP Engineer
5 15 (8.06%) Administrator
6 14 (7.53%) Architect
7 13 (6.99%) Analyst
8 9 (4.84%) Linux Administrator
9 8 (4.30%) Software Engineer
10 7 (3.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (3.76%) Software Developer
11 6 (3.23%) Applications Support
11 6 (3.23%) Technical Design Leader
12 5 (2.69%) DevOps Engineer
12 5 (2.69%) Tester
12 5 (2.69%) Technical Specialist
12 5 (2.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 4 (2.15%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (17.74%) XML
2 32 (17.20%) Web Services
3 21 (11.29%) JMS
4 20 (10.75%) XSLT
4 20 (10.75%) LAMP
5 16 (8.60%) Grails
6 15 (8.06%) Servlets
6 15 (8.06%) jQuery
7 14 (7.53%) J2SE
8 11 (5.91%) Middleware
8 11 (5.91%) XSD
8 11 (5.91%) .NET
8 11 (5.91%) Spring
8 11 (5.91%) RabbitMQ
9 10 (5.38%) XML Schema
10 9 (4.84%) J2EE
11 8 (4.30%) HTML
11 8 (4.30%) WebSphere MQ
12 7 (3.76%) Software Packaging
13 6 (3.23%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.98%) Open Source
2 14 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.45%) Derivative
4 9 (4.84%) Mainframe
4 9 (4.84%) VSAM
5 8 (4.30%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.76%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (3.23%) Raspberry Pi
8 5 (2.69%) BeagleBone
8 5 (2.69%) Client/Server
9 4 (2.15%) Arduino
9 4 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.61%) Visualisation
10 3 (1.61%) Replication
11 2 (1.08%) Clustering
11 2 (1.08%) STB
11 2 (1.08%) Cryptography
11 2 (1.08%) IPTV
11 2 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (1.08%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 68 (36.56%) UNIX
1 68 (36.56%) Windows
2 34 (18.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (8.06%) AIX
4 14 (7.53%) Solaris
5 10 (5.38%) Android
6 7 (3.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (3.23%) VMS
8 5 (2.69%) Mac OS X
9 4 (2.15%) HPUX
9 4 (2.15%) CentOS
9 4 (2.15%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (1.61%) Debian
10 3 (1.61%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.08%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.08%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.08%) SUSE
11 2 (1.08%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (20.97%) OO
2 32 (17.20%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (13.98%) Software Engineering
4 17 (9.14%) Configuration Management
5 16 (8.60%) TDD
5 16 (8.60%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (8.60%) DevOps
6 12 (6.45%) Scrum
6 12 (6.45%) ITIL
7 11 (5.91%) Unit Testing
8 10 (5.38%) E-Commerce
8 10 (5.38%) Migration
9 9 (4.84%) Test Scripting
10 7 (3.76%) MapReduce
11 6 (3.23%) User Stories
11 6 (3.23%) ERP
12 5 (2.69%) Project Management
12 5 (2.69%) SOA
12 5 (2.69%) MVC
12 5 (2.69%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 51 (27.42%) Java
2 40 (21.51%) SQL
3 29 (15.59%) PHP
4 28 (15.05%) JavaScript
5 25 (13.44%) C++
6 19 (10.22%) Python
7 16 (8.60%) Ruby
8 15 (8.06%) C
9 10 (5.38%) Perl
9 10 (5.38%) XPath
10 8 (4.30%) COBOL
11 7 (3.76%) Shell Script
12 6 (3.23%) Bash Shell
12 6 (3.23%) C#
13 4 (2.15%) PL/SQL
13 4 (2.15%) PowerShell
14 3 (1.61%) Embedded C++
14 3 (1.61%) PHP5
15 2 (1.08%) Embedded C
16 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (11.29%) CCNA
1 21 (11.29%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (9.68%) CCNP
3 17 (9.14%) CCIP
3 17 (9.14%) JNCIA
3 17 (9.14%) JNCIP
3 17 (9.14%) CCIE
3 17 (9.14%) Security Cleared
4 15 (8.06%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.69%) Degree
6 4 (2.15%) MCP
6 4 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.61%) MCSE
8 2 (1.08%) VCP4
8 2 (1.08%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.54%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.54%) MCPD
9 1 (0.54%) MCSA
9 1 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.30%) QA
2 7 (3.76%) SLA
3 1 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.54%) HIPAA
System Software
1 10 (5.38%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.30%) vSphere
4 3 (1.61%) Firmware
4 3 (1.61%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.08%) Xen
5 2 (1.08%) XenApp
5 2 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.54%) NFS
6 1 (0.54%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.54%) Varnish
6 1 (0.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 19 (10.22%) Puppet
2 9 (4.84%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (3.23%) Vagrant
4 4 (2.15%) Ansible
4 4 (2.15%) CA Single Sign-On
5 3 (1.61%) TIBCO Hawk
5 3 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (1.61%) Salt
6 2 (1.08%) Cacti
6 2 (1.08%) Capistrano
6 2 (1.08%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.08%) Nagios
7 1 (0.54%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.54%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.54%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 55 (29.57%) Red Hat
2 46 (24.73%) Oracle
3 24 (12.90%) Cisco
3 24 (12.90%) VMware
4 20 (10.75%) HP
5 17 (9.14%) Juniper
5 17 (9.14%) BT
6 10 (5.38%) IBM
6 10 (5.38%) Microsoft
7 9 (4.84%) CA
8 7 (3.76%) Google
8 7 (3.76%) Atlassian
9 6 (3.23%) Atmel
9 6 (3.23%) SAP
10 3 (1.61%) Dell
10 3 (1.61%) Sun
10 3 (1.61%) NetApp
10 3 (1.61%) Citrix
10 3 (1.61%) IronPort
10 3 (1.61%) TIBCO
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