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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 19 39 40
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 92 51 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.04% 4.23% 3.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.56% 20.65% 16.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 31 22
Average daily rate
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£370 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £386 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -6.25%
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
301 247 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 23.03% 20.48% 24.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 121 124
Average daily rate £323 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 28 43
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £16.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -20.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 August 2014.

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 August 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -2 5 £313 +4.16% 2
Wigan - 1 £300 - 1
Oldham - 1 £365 -
Rochdale - - - -
Sale - - - -
Altrincham - - - -
Bury - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Stockport - - - - 7
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 47 (36.43%) Red Hat
2 39 (30.23%) Windows
3 32 (24.81%) UNIX
4 29 (22.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (18.60%) Oracle
6 23 (17.83%) Java
7 22 (17.05%) VMware
8 20 (15.50%) JavaScript
8 20 (15.50%) ITIL
8 20 (15.50%) Tomcat
9 19 (14.73%) Apache
9 19 (14.73%) Web Services
10 18 (13.95%) Python
10 18 (13.95%) Banking
11 17 (13.18%) Ruby
11 17 (13.18%) Git (software)
12 16 (12.40%) PHP
13 15 (11.63%) HTML
13 15 (11.63%) Subversion
13 15 (11.63%) Open Source
13 15 (11.63%) Oracle Database
14 14 (10.85%) SQL
14 14 (10.85%) XML
14 14 (10.85%) CSS
14 14 (10.85%) OO
15 13 (10.08%) HPUX
15 13 (10.08%) Perl
15 13 (10.08%) Middleware
15 13 (10.08%) HP
15 13 (10.08%) Finance

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 20 (15.50%) Tomcat
2 19 (14.73%) Apache
3 10 (7.75%) WebSphere
4 9 (6.98%) WebLogic
5 8 (6.20%) NetWeaver
6 6 (4.65%) WebLogic Integration
7 5 (3.88%) OpenStack
8 4 (3.10%) Confluence
9 3 (2.33%) CICS
9 3 (2.33%) CMS
9 3 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (1.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (1.55%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.78%) Drupal
11 1 (0.78%) WordPress
11 1 (0.78%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (3.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (4.65%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.78%) PaaS
2 1 (0.78%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.30%) HTTP
2 7 (5.43%) SAN
3 6 (4.65%) FTP
4 4 (3.10%) LAN
4 4 (3.10%) DNS
4 4 (3.10%) AMQP
5 3 (2.33%) WAN
6 2 (1.55%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.55%) VPN
6 2 (1.55%) Firewall
7 1 (0.78%) Wireless
7 1 (0.78%) SSH
7 1 (0.78%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.78%) NAS
7 1 (0.78%) xDSL
7 1 (0.78%) HSRP
7 1 (0.78%) Multicast
7 1 (0.78%) IPv6
7 1 (0.78%) 802.11
7 1 (0.78%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.63%) Oracle Database
2 13 (10.08%) Relational Database
3 10 (7.75%) RDBMS
4 9 (6.98%) MySQL
5 8 (6.20%) DB2
6 6 (4.65%) MS Access
6 6 (4.65%) SQL Server
6 6 (4.65%) SAP BW
6 6 (4.65%) Hazelcast
7 4 (3.10%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.55%) DataStage
9 1 (0.78%) MSDE
9 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.78%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.78%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.78%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.78%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 17 (13.18%) Git (software)
2 15 (11.63%) Subversion
3 7 (5.43%) Maven
4 4 (3.10%) JIRA
4 4 (3.10%) Gradle
4 4 (3.10%) Mercurial
4 4 (3.10%) JUnit
4 4 (3.10%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.78%) WebLogic Workshop
5 1 (0.78%) Introscope
5 1 (0.78%) RSpec
5 1 (0.78%) Gerrit
5 1 (0.78%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 18 (13.95%) Banking
2 13 (10.08%) Finance
3 2 (1.55%) Retail
4 1 (0.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 47 (36.43%) Developer
2 20 (15.50%) Administrator
3 14 (10.85%) Java Developer
3 14 (10.85%) Linux Administrator
4 12 (9.30%) PHP Developer
5 11 (8.53%) Analyst
6 9 (6.98%) Python Developer
6 9 (6.98%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 8 (6.20%) Ruby Developer
7 8 (6.20%) Architect
7 8 (6.20%) Project Manager
7 8 (6.20%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (4.65%) Tester
8 6 (4.65%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (3.88%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 5 (3.88%) Senior Developer
9 5 (3.88%) Non-Functional Tester
10 4 (3.10%) Technical Manager
10 4 (3.10%) Consultant
11 3 (2.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.73%) Web Services
2 15 (11.63%) HTML
3 14 (10.85%) CSS
3 14 (10.85%) XML
4 13 (10.08%) Middleware
5 12 (9.30%) XSLT
6 11 (8.53%) JMS
6 11 (8.53%) Django
7 10 (7.75%) Spring
8 9 (6.98%) Ruby on Rails
8 9 (6.98%) jQuery
8 9 (6.98%) LAMP
9 8 (6.20%) Regular Expression
10 7 (5.43%) XSD
11 6 (4.65%) DOM
11 6 (4.65%) Servlets
11 6 (4.65%) XML Schema
11 6 (4.65%) XHTML
11 6 (4.65%) J2SE
11 6 (4.65%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.63%) Open Source
2 11 (8.53%) Mainframe
3 7 (5.43%) Derivative
4 6 (4.65%) Client/Server
4 6 (4.65%) N-Tier
5 4 (3.10%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.10%) Firmware
5 4 (3.10%) Economics
5 4 (3.10%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.33%) Telematics
6 3 (2.33%) Clustering
6 3 (2.33%) PMI
7 2 (1.55%) VSAM
7 2 (1.55%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.55%) FMCG
8 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.78%) Life Science
8 1 (0.78%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.78%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 39 (30.23%) Windows
2 32 (24.81%) UNIX
3 29 (22.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (10.08%) HPUX
5 11 (8.53%) Mac OS X
6 9 (6.98%) Solaris
6 9 (6.98%) AIX
7 8 (6.20%) SUSE
8 6 (4.65%) Android
9 4 (3.10%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.55%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.78%) zOS
11 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (15.50%) ITIL
2 14 (10.85%) OO
3 12 (9.30%) Information Security
3 12 (9.30%) Web Development
4 11 (8.53%) Configuration Management
5 10 (7.75%) Migration
6 9 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (6.20%) E-Commerce
7 8 (6.20%) ERP
7 8 (6.20%) Integration Testing
7 8 (6.20%) DevOps
8 7 (5.43%) SOA
8 7 (5.43%) Change Management
9 6 (4.65%) CRM
9 6 (4.65%) Software Engineering
9 6 (4.65%) Test Scripting
9 6 (4.65%) Statistical Analysis
9 6 (4.65%) Release Management
9 6 (4.65%) Performance Testing
9 6 (4.65%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (17.83%) Java
2 20 (15.50%) JavaScript
3 18 (13.95%) Python
4 17 (13.18%) Ruby
5 16 (12.40%) PHP
6 14 (10.85%) SQL
7 13 (10.08%) Perl
8 10 (7.75%) Shell Script
9 6 (4.65%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 6 (4.65%) XPath
9 6 (4.65%) VB
10 4 (3.10%) C#
11 3 (2.33%) C++
11 3 (2.33%) Scala
12 2 (1.55%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.55%) COBOL
12 2 (1.55%) ABAP
13 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.78%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (6.20%) MCSE
1 8 (6.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (5.43%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (4.65%) ISEB
3 6 (4.65%) CCNP
3 6 (4.65%) CCNA
3 6 (4.65%) ISEB Practitioner
3 6 (4.65%) ISTQB
3 6 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 5 (3.88%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (2.33%) PMP
5 3 (2.33%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.55%) CISSP
6 2 (1.55%) CISA
6 2 (1.55%) CISM
7 1 (0.78%) GSEC
7 1 (0.78%) Degree
7 1 (0.78%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (7.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.88%) VMware ESX
2 5 (3.88%) vCloud
3 3 (2.33%) RHEV
4 2 (1.55%) XenApp
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (6.98%) Puppet
2 7 (5.43%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (4.65%) Ansible
4 3 (2.33%) Control-M
5 2 (1.55%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.78%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 1 (0.78%) Nagios
6 1 (0.78%) WSUS
6 1 (0.78%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.78%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.78%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 47 (36.43%) Red Hat
2 24 (18.60%) Oracle
3 22 (17.05%) VMware
4 13 (10.08%) HP
5 12 (9.30%) Cisco
5 12 (9.30%) Citrix
6 10 (7.75%) IBM
7 8 (6.20%) SAP
8 6 (4.65%) CA
8 6 (4.65%) TIBCO
9 4 (3.10%) Nortel
9 4 (3.10%) Avaya
9 4 (3.10%) Atlassian
10 3 (2.33%) Splunk
10 3 (2.33%) NetApp
10 3 (2.33%) FatWire
10 3 (2.33%) JBoss
10 3 (2.33%) Sybase
10 3 (2.33%) EMC
11 2 (1.55%) Endeca
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