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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 22 37 25
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -12
Contract jobs citing Linux 91 49 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.48% 4.29% 5.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.00% 19.37% 24.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 20 39
Average daily rate
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£380 £381 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.32% +8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £230 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £514 £450
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 £33.50 £32.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -11.11%
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
325 253 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 23.15% 22.13% 23.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 124 131
Average daily rate £350 £288 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £135 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 29 41
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.71 £18.89
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.15% -0.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.21 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £31.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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 24 December 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 24 December 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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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 - 5 £319 -
Altrincham - 1 £450 - 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Bolton - - - - 1
Oldham - - - - 1
Sale - - - -
Stockport - - - - 1
Wigan - - - - 1
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 70 (38.89%) Windows
1 70 (38.89%) Red Hat
2 48 (26.67%) Java
3 42 (23.33%) UNIX
4 41 (22.78%) Oracle
5 40 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 37 (20.56%) Web Services
7 36 (20.00%) XML
8 32 (17.78%) SQL
9 29 (16.11%) VMware
10 28 (15.56%) PHP
10 28 (15.56%) OO
10 28 (15.56%) Oracle Database
11 27 (15.00%) Open Source
11 27 (15.00%) Tomcat
11 27 (15.00%) JavaScript
11 27 (15.00%) XSLT
12 25 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
13 24 (13.33%) JMS
13 24 (13.33%) Cisco
14 23 (12.78%) HTTP
15 22 (12.22%) HP
16 21 (11.67%) Subversion
17 20 (11.11%) LAMP
17 20 (11.11%) Ruby
17 20 (11.11%) Git (software)
18 19 (10.56%) Grails
18 19 (10.56%) jQuery
18 19 (10.56%) Spring
19 18 (10.00%) Maven

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 27 (15.00%) Tomcat
2 16 (8.89%) WebSphere
3 15 (8.33%) Apache
4 12 (6.67%) NetWeaver
5 6 (3.33%) Confluence
5 6 (3.33%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.78%) JBoss
7 4 (2.22%) CICS
7 4 (2.22%) nginx
8 3 (1.67%) CMS
9 2 (1.11%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (1.11%) WebLogic Integration
9 2 (1.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (1.11%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.11%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.33%) MS Office
3 2 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (6.11%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.11%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.11%) PaaS
2 2 (1.11%) IaaS
2 2 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.11%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.56%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 23 (12.78%) HTTP
2 12 (6.67%) SAN
3 8 (4.44%) Cisco IOS
3 8 (4.44%) L2TP
3 8 (4.44%) RSVP
3 8 (4.44%) VRRP
3 8 (4.44%) BT 21CN
3 8 (4.44%) Junos
3 8 (4.44%) HSRP
3 8 (4.44%) Ethernet
3 8 (4.44%) Broadband
3 8 (4.44%) VPN
3 8 (4.44%) IPv4
3 8 (4.44%) IPv6
3 8 (4.44%) MPLS
3 8 (4.44%) OSPF
3 8 (4.44%) BGP
4 7 (3.89%) AMQP
4 7 (3.89%) Firewall
5 5 (2.78%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (15.56%) Oracle Database
2 16 (8.89%) Relational Database
3 14 (7.78%) NoSQL
3 14 (7.78%) RDBMS
4 13 (7.22%) Hazelcast
5 11 (6.11%) SAP BW
5 11 (6.11%) DB2
5 11 (6.11%) MySQL
6 9 (5.00%) Hadoop
7 8 (4.44%) Oracle Database 10g
8 7 (3.89%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (3.89%) Big Data
9 5 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (2.22%) Oracle9i Database
10 4 (2.22%) SQL Server
10 4 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (2.22%) Redis
10 4 (2.22%) SQLPlus
10 4 (2.22%) MongoDB
11 3 (1.67%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 21 (11.67%) Subversion
2 20 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 18 (10.00%) Maven
4 10 (5.56%) Eclipse
5 7 (3.89%) JIRA
5 7 (3.89%) Gradle
6 6 (3.33%) Jenkins
6 6 (3.33%) Mercurial
6 6 (3.33%) JUnit
7 5 (2.78%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (2.22%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (2.22%) Selenium
8 4 (2.22%) RSpec
9 3 (1.67%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.11%) Ant
10 2 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (1.11%) Introscope
11 1 (0.56%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.56%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (6.11%) Telecoms
2 10 (5.56%) Finance
3 6 (3.33%) Banking
4 3 (1.67%) Retail
5 2 (1.11%) German Language
6 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 70 (38.89%) Developer
2 29 (16.11%) Java Developer
3 21 (11.67%) Administrator
4 18 (10.00%) PHP Developer
4 18 (10.00%) Architect
5 15 (8.33%) Analyst
6 10 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
7 8 (4.44%) Implementation Engineer
7 8 (4.44%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 8 (4.44%) Operations Engineer
7 8 (4.44%) IP Engineer
8 7 (3.89%) Technical Analyst
8 7 (3.89%) Tester
9 6 (3.33%) Consultant
9 6 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (2.78%) Senior Developer
10 5 (2.78%) DevOps Engineer
11 4 (2.22%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (20.56%) Web Services
2 36 (20.00%) XML
3 27 (15.00%) XSLT
4 24 (13.33%) JMS
5 20 (11.11%) LAMP
6 19 (10.56%) Spring
6 19 (10.56%) Grails
6 19 (10.56%) jQuery
7 18 (10.00%) Servlets
8 17 (9.44%) J2SE
9 15 (8.33%) Middleware
9 15 (8.33%) XSD
10 14 (7.78%) XML Schema
10 14 (7.78%) RabbitMQ
11 10 (5.56%) DOM
12 9 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ
13 8 (4.44%) HTML
13 8 (4.44%) JSON
13 8 (4.44%) Ruby on Rails
14 7 (3.89%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.00%) Open Source
2 16 (8.89%) Derivative
3 11 (6.11%) Client/Server
4 10 (5.56%) Mainframe
5 9 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (4.44%) Computer Science
7 7 (3.89%) Embedded Systems
8 5 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (2.22%) Arduino
9 4 (2.22%) VSAM
10 2 (1.11%) IPTV
10 2 (1.11%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (1.11%) STB
10 2 (1.11%) Life Science
10 2 (1.11%) Replication
10 2 (1.11%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.56%) Clustering
11 1 (0.56%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 70 (38.89%) Windows
2 42 (23.33%) UNIX
3 40 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (8.89%) Solaris
5 14 (7.78%) AIX
5 14 (7.78%) Android
6 13 (7.22%) HPUX
7 6 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (2.78%) SUSE
8 5 (2.78%) Mac OS X
9 4 (2.22%) VMS
9 4 (2.22%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.11%) CentOS
10 2 (1.11%) Debian
10 2 (1.11%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.11%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.11%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.11%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (15.56%) OO
2 25 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (9.44%) ITIL
4 16 (8.89%) Migration
4 16 (8.89%) DevOps
5 14 (7.78%) E-Commerce
6 13 (7.22%) ERP
7 12 (6.67%) TDD
8 11 (6.11%) Software Engineering
8 11 (6.11%) CRM
8 11 (6.11%) Configuration Management
9 10 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (5.00%) Unit Testing
10 9 (5.00%) Scrum
11 7 (3.89%) BDD
12 6 (3.33%) Project Management
13 5 (2.78%) Web Development
14 4 (2.22%) Information Security
14 4 (2.22%) Data Management
14 4 (2.22%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 48 (26.67%) Java
2 32 (17.78%) SQL
3 28 (15.56%) PHP
4 27 (15.00%) JavaScript
5 20 (11.11%) Ruby
6 18 (10.00%) Python
7 17 (9.44%) C++
8 14 (7.78%) XPath
9 9 (5.00%) Perl
10 7 (3.89%) Shell Script
10 7 (3.89%) Bash Shell
11 5 (2.78%) C
11 5 (2.78%) C#
12 4 (2.22%) COBOL
12 4 (2.22%) PL/SQL
12 4 (2.22%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.11%) Scala
13 2 (1.11%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 2 (1.11%) VB
14 1 (0.56%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 16 (8.89%) CCNA
1 16 (8.89%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (7.22%) CCNP
3 10 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (5.00%) MCSE
4 9 (5.00%) Security Cleared
5 8 (4.44%) CCIE
5 8 (4.44%) CCIP
5 8 (4.44%) JNCIA
5 8 (4.44%) JNCIP
6 5 (2.78%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.22%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.22%) MCP
8 2 (1.11%) ISEB
8 2 (1.11%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.11%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.56%) MCPD
9 1 (0.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.78%) QA
2 3 (1.67%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.67%) SLA
3 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.56%) HIPAA
System Software
1 9 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.33%) Firmware
3 6 (3.33%) vSphere
4 4 (2.22%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.11%) RHEV
6 1 (0.56%) Varnish
6 1 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.56%) NFS
6 1 (0.56%) XenApp
6 1 (0.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (6.67%) Puppet
2 8 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.67%) Ansible
3 3 (1.67%) Salt
3 3 (1.67%) Capistrano
3 3 (1.67%) Control-M
3 3 (1.67%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.11%) CA Wily
4 2 (1.11%) Nagios
4 2 (1.11%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.56%) CA SiteMinder
5 1 (0.56%) Cacti
5 1 (0.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 70 (38.89%) Red Hat
2 41 (22.78%) Oracle
3 29 (16.11%) VMware
4 24 (13.33%) Cisco
5 22 (12.22%) HP
6 13 (7.22%) SAP
7 9 (5.00%) Citrix
7 9 (5.00%) CA
7 9 (5.00%) IBM
8 8 (4.44%) BT
8 8 (4.44%) Juniper
9 7 (3.89%) Atlassian
9 7 (3.89%) Microsoft
10 6 (3.33%) Atmel
11 5 (2.78%) Avaya
11 5 (2.78%) Nortel
12 4 (2.22%) NetApp
13 3 (1.67%) IronPort
14 2 (1.11%) Imperva
14 2 (1.11%) Splunk
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