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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 17 38 20
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -18
Contract jobs citing Linux 100 45 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.10% 4.07% 6.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.47% 18.91% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 24 39
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£375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £236 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £443 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -9.72%
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
308 238 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 21.88% 21.54% 23.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 125 106
Average daily rate £350 £275 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £135 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £430 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 25 35
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.02 £10.93 £9.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £31.00 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -14.28%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 - 4 £348 - 1
Stockport - - - - 7
Wigan - - - - 3
Altrincham - - - - 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - - 1
Bolton - - - - 2
Oldham - - - - 4
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 77 (39.09%) Red Hat
2 76 (38.58%) Windows
3 64 (32.49%) UNIX
4 53 (26.90%) Java
5 46 (23.35%) Oracle
6 44 (22.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 42 (21.32%) XML
8 40 (20.30%) Web Services
8 40 (20.30%) OO
9 36 (18.27%) SQL
10 32 (16.24%) VMware
10 32 (16.24%) XSLT
10 32 (16.24%) Oracle Database
11 30 (15.23%) HTTP
11 30 (15.23%) Cisco
12 29 (14.72%) PHP
12 29 (14.72%) JMS
13 28 (14.21%) JavaScript
13 28 (14.21%) Open Source
14 26 (13.20%) Tomcat
14 26 (13.20%) Subversion
15 25 (12.69%) Agile Software Development
15 25 (12.69%) Git (software)
16 24 (12.18%) C++
17 23 (11.68%) LAMP
18 22 (11.17%) ITIL
18 22 (11.17%) Grails
19 21 (10.66%) Servlets
19 21 (10.66%) Maven
20 20 (10.15%) J2SE

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 26 (13.20%) Tomcat
2 19 (9.64%) WebSphere
3 11 (5.58%) NetWeaver
4 10 (5.08%) Apache
5 8 (4.06%) Confluence
6 7 (3.55%) IIS
7 6 (3.05%) CICS
8 5 (2.54%) nginx
8 5 (2.54%) JBoss
8 5 (2.54%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.52%) TIBCO EMS
10 2 (1.02%) CMS
10 2 (1.02%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (1.02%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.51%) Jetty
11 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.51%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 12 (6.09%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.55%) Doxygen
3 6 (3.05%) MS Office
4 2 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (5.58%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.02%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.51%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.58%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.52%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.51%) PaaS
3 1 (0.51%) IaaS
3 1 (0.51%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 30 (15.23%) HTTP
2 13 (6.60%) SAN
3 12 (6.09%) IPv4
3 12 (6.09%) IPv6
3 12 (6.09%) VPN
3 12 (6.09%) Broadband
3 12 (6.09%) Ethernet
3 12 (6.09%) MPLS
3 12 (6.09%) OSPF
3 12 (6.09%) BGP
3 12 (6.09%) VRRP
3 12 (6.09%) L2TP
3 12 (6.09%) RSVP
3 12 (6.09%) Cisco IOS
3 12 (6.09%) BT 21CN
3 12 (6.09%) Junos
3 12 (6.09%) HSRP
4 9 (4.57%) AMQP
5 8 (4.06%) Bluetooth
5 8 (4.06%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (16.24%) Oracle Database
2 18 (9.14%) Relational Database
3 15 (7.61%) Hazelcast
4 14 (7.11%) NoSQL
5 13 (6.60%) RDBMS
6 11 (5.58%) DB2
6 11 (5.58%) Hadoop
6 11 (5.58%) SAP BW
7 9 (4.57%) Oracle Database 10g
7 9 (4.57%) MySQL
7 9 (4.57%) Big Data
8 7 (3.55%) MongoDB
8 7 (3.55%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (2.54%) DataStage
9 5 (2.54%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (2.54%) Oracle9i Database
10 4 (2.03%) SQLPlus
10 4 (2.03%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (2.03%) Redis
11 3 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 26 (13.20%) Subversion
2 25 (12.69%) Git (software)
3 21 (10.66%) Maven
4 13 (6.60%) Eclipse
5 9 (4.57%) JIRA
5 9 (4.57%) Gradle
6 8 (4.06%) Mercurial
6 8 (4.06%) JUnit
7 7 (3.55%) Jenkins
7 7 (3.55%) Ant
7 7 (3.55%) GoogleTest
8 5 (2.54%) Cucumber
8 5 (2.54%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (2.03%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (2.03%) Selenium
10 3 (1.52%) RSpec
11 2 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (1.02%) Introscope
12 1 (0.51%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.51%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (8.63%) Telecoms
2 12 (6.09%) Finance
3 7 (3.55%) Banking
4 3 (1.52%) Retail
5 2 (1.02%) German Language
Job Titles
1 78 (39.59%) Developer
2 33 (16.75%) Java Developer
3 21 (10.66%) Administrator
4 20 (10.15%) PHP Developer
5 14 (7.11%) Analyst
5 14 (7.11%) Architect
6 12 (6.09%) Implementation Engineer
6 12 (6.09%) Operations Engineer
6 12 (6.09%) IP Engineer
7 9 (4.57%) Linux Administrator
8 8 (4.06%) Senior Developer
8 8 (4.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (3.55%) Systems Administrator
9 7 (3.55%) Software Engineer
9 7 (3.55%) Technical Analyst
10 6 (3.05%) Consultant
10 6 (3.05%) Applications Support
11 5 (2.54%) Web Developer
11 5 (2.54%) Tester
11 5 (2.54%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (21.32%) XML
2 40 (20.30%) Web Services
3 32 (16.24%) XSLT
4 29 (14.72%) JMS
5 23 (11.68%) LAMP
6 22 (11.17%) Grails
7 21 (10.66%) Servlets
8 20 (10.15%) J2SE
8 20 (10.15%) jQuery
9 18 (9.14%) Spring
9 18 (9.14%) XSD
10 17 (8.63%) RabbitMQ
11 16 (8.12%) XML Schema
12 14 (7.11%) Middleware
13 12 (6.09%) DOM
14 11 (5.58%) HTML
14 11 (5.58%) WebSphere MQ
15 9 (4.57%) J2EE
15 9 (4.57%) CSS
16 8 (4.06%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 28 (14.21%) Open Source
2 19 (9.64%) Derivative
3 13 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.58%) Client/Server
5 10 (5.08%) Computer Science
6 9 (4.57%) Mainframe
7 7 (3.55%) VSAM
7 7 (3.55%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (2.03%) Arduino
9 3 (1.52%) Visualisation
10 2 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (1.02%) Life Science
10 2 (1.02%) Blog
10 2 (1.02%) IPTV
10 2 (1.02%) STB
10 2 (1.02%) Cryptography
10 2 (1.02%) Replication
11 1 (0.51%) Clustering
11 1 (0.51%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 76 (38.58%) Windows
2 64 (32.49%) UNIX
3 44 (22.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (8.12%) Android
5 14 (7.11%) Solaris
6 13 (6.60%) AIX
7 9 (4.57%) Mac OS X
8 7 (3.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (3.05%) VMS
9 6 (3.05%) HPUX
10 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.52%) SUSE
10 3 (1.52%) CentOS
10 3 (1.52%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.52%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.02%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (1.02%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.02%) Debian
11 2 (1.02%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (20.30%) OO
2 25 (12.69%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (11.17%) ITIL
4 19 (9.64%) Software Engineering
5 18 (9.14%) Configuration Management
6 16 (8.12%) DevOps
7 15 (7.61%) E-Commerce
8 13 (6.60%) Migration
9 12 (6.09%) ERP
10 11 (5.58%) CRM
10 11 (5.58%) Scrum
10 11 (5.58%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (5.08%) TDD
12 7 (3.55%) Web Development
13 6 (3.05%) Project Management
14 5 (2.54%) SOA
14 5 (2.54%) Unit Testing
14 5 (2.54%) MapReduce
14 5 (2.54%) User Stories
14 5 (2.54%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 53 (26.90%) Java
2 36 (18.27%) SQL
3 29 (14.72%) PHP
4 28 (14.21%) JavaScript
5 24 (12.18%) C++
6 19 (9.64%) Python
7 16 (8.12%) Ruby
7 16 (8.12%) XPath
8 14 (7.11%) C
9 9 (4.57%) Perl
10 6 (3.05%) COBOL
10 6 (3.05%) Shell Script
10 6 (3.05%) Bash Shell
11 4 (2.03%) PowerShell
11 4 (2.03%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.52%) C#
13 2 (1.02%) Embedded C++
14 1 (0.51%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.51%) PHP5
14 1 (0.51%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 20 (10.15%) CCNA
1 20 (10.15%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (8.63%) CCNP
3 13 (6.60%) Security Cleared
4 12 (6.09%) CCIP
4 12 (6.09%) JNCIA
4 12 (6.09%) JNCIP
4 12 (6.09%) CCIE
5 10 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (4.57%) MCSE
7 7 (3.55%) DV Cleared
8 6 (3.05%) SC Cleared
9 4 (2.03%) MCP
10 1 (0.51%) MCSA
10 1 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.51%) MCPD
10 1 (0.51%) Degree
10 1 (0.51%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.55%) SLA
2 5 (2.54%) QA
3 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.51%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (5.08%) Active Directory
1 10 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.06%) vSphere
3 5 (2.54%) Firmware
4 3 (1.52%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.02%) Xen
5 2 (1.02%) XenApp
5 2 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.51%) NFS
6 1 (0.51%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.51%) Varnish
6 1 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.51%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 15 (7.61%) Puppet
2 9 (4.57%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.03%) Ansible
3 4 (2.03%) Vagrant
3 4 (2.03%) CA SiteMinder
4 3 (1.52%) TIBCO Hawk
4 3 (1.52%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.52%) Nagios
4 3 (1.52%) Salt
5 2 (1.02%) Cacti
5 2 (1.02%) CA Wily
5 2 (1.02%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.51%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.51%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 77 (39.09%) Red Hat
2 46 (23.35%) Oracle
3 32 (16.24%) VMware
4 30 (15.23%) Cisco
5 18 (9.14%) HP
6 12 (6.09%) SAP
6 12 (6.09%) Juniper
6 12 (6.09%) BT
7 10 (5.08%) Citrix
7 10 (5.08%) IBM
8 9 (4.57%) Microsoft
8 9 (4.57%) Atlassian
9 8 (4.06%) CA
10 7 (3.55%) Google
11 6 (3.05%) Atmel
12 5 (2.54%) Avaya
12 5 (2.54%) Nortel
13 4 (2.03%) NetApp
14 3 (1.52%) Sun
14 3 (1.52%) Dell
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Posted: 4 days ago
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