The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 24 29 33
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Contract jobs citing Linux 115 79 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.18% 4.87% 4.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.53% 23.72% 21.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 49 40
Median daily rate £420 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.06% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 0
Median hourly rate £40.50 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £37.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +19.04%
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
343 333 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 18.42% 20.53% 22.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 177 147
Median daily rate £375 £310 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £163 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £303
% change year-on-year
- +15.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 41 29
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.69 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.95% -8.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £20.70 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Stockport +1 21 £406 +21.26% 4
Cheadle - 2 £404 - 1
Salford -6 1 £350 - 7
Wigan - 1 £450 -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Linux.

1 73 (31.88%) Java
1 73 (31.88%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (29.69%) Unix
3 61 (26.64%) Windows
4 50 (21.83%) Oracle
5 49 (21.40%) Puppet
6 47 (20.52%) DevOps
7 44 (19.21%) SQL
8 43 (18.78%) Red Hat
8 43 (18.78%) Amazon AWS
9 42 (18.34%) Jenkins
10 40 (17.47%) IBM
11 38 (16.59%) Git (software)
12 36 (15.72%) JavaScript
13 35 (15.28%) JBoss
13 35 (15.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 33 (14.41%) Opscode Chef
15 32 (13.97%) Python
16 31 (13.54%) Apache
16 31 (13.54%) MySQL
17 30 (13.10%) Tomcat
17 30 (13.10%) Middleware
18 29 (12.66%) VMware
19 28 (12.23%) VMware Infrastructure
20 27 (11.79%) Continuous Integration
21 25 (10.92%) Shell Script
21 25 (10.92%) HTTP
21 25 (10.92%) Open Source
22 23 (10.04%) Security Cleared
22 23 (10.04%) Software Engineering

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 35 (15.28%) JBoss
2 31 (13.54%) Apache
3 30 (13.10%) Tomcat
4 23 (10.04%) WebSphere
5 17 (7.42%) OpenStack
6 15 (6.55%) WebLogic
7 12 (5.24%) WebSphere Application Server
8 8 (3.49%) nginx
9 5 (2.18%) Apache Solr
9 5 (2.18%) Oracle Application Server
10 4 (1.75%) Confluence
11 3 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (1.31%) IIS
11 3 (1.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (1.31%) SAS
12 2 (0.87%) CICS
12 2 (0.87%) IBM HTTP Server
12 2 (0.87%) Liferay
12 2 (0.87%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 2 (0.87%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 5 (2.18%) MS Excel
1 5 (2.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.18%) Oracle 11i
1 5 (2.18%) Oracle Applications
1 5 (2.18%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (2.18%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.31%) Magento
3 2 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 43 (18.78%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.93%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (3.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.62%) Amazon S3
4 5 (2.18%) PaaS
5 4 (1.75%) Google App Engine
5 4 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.75%) SoftLayer
6 3 (1.31%) IaaS
7 2 (0.87%) AWS CloudTrail
7 2 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.44%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.44%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 25 (10.92%) HTTP
2 21 (9.17%) DNS
3 14 (6.11%) TCP/IP
4 13 (5.68%) DHCP
5 9 (3.93%) Firewall
6 7 (3.06%) Fibre Channel
6 7 (3.06%) iSCSI
7 6 (2.62%) SMTP
7 6 (2.62%) SNMP
7 6 (2.62%) SSL
7 6 (2.62%) VLAN
8 4 (1.75%) MRTG
8 4 (1.75%) Network Security
9 3 (1.31%) FTP
9 3 (1.31%) IMAP
9 3 (1.31%) LDAP
10 2 (0.87%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.87%) IPsec
10 2 (0.87%) PPP
10 2 (0.87%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (13.54%) MySQL
2 14 (6.11%) Hadoop
2 14 (6.11%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (5.68%) DB2
4 12 (5.24%) Oracle Database
5 9 (3.93%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (3.49%) Relational Database
7 7 (3.06%) NoSQL
8 5 (2.18%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (2.18%) Oracle Discoverer
9 4 (1.75%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.75%) SQL Server
10 3 (1.31%) DataStage
10 3 (1.31%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.31%) Redis
11 1 (0.44%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.44%) Big Data
11 1 (0.44%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.44%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 42 (18.34%) Jenkins
2 38 (16.59%) Git (software)
3 16 (6.99%) Maven
4 14 (6.11%) Subversion
5 9 (3.93%) JIRA
5 9 (3.93%) JUnit
5 9 (3.93%) Selenium
6 8 (3.49%) Ant
7 7 (3.06%) Gradle
7 7 (3.06%) SonarQube
8 6 (2.62%) Eclipse
9 5 (2.18%) Travis CI
10 4 (1.75%) Hudson
10 4 (1.75%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (1.75%) Vagrant
11 3 (1.31%) GoCD
11 3 (1.31%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.87%) GitLab
12 2 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (7.86%) Finance
2 9 (3.93%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.49%) Banking
3 8 (3.49%) Retail
4 6 (2.62%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.75%) Electronics
5 4 (1.75%) Marketing
6 2 (0.87%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 64 (27.95%) Developer
2 37 (16.16%) Java Developer
3 29 (12.66%) Linux Engineer
4 28 (12.23%) DevOps Engineer
5 27 (11.79%) Administrator
6 20 (8.73%) Consultant
7 17 (7.42%) Systems Administrator
8 16 (6.99%) Analyst
8 16 (6.99%) Linux Administrator
9 13 (5.68%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 13 (5.68%) Technical Analyst
10 12 (5.24%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 11 (4.80%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 9 (3.93%) Senior Analyst
12 9 (3.93%) Software Developer
12 9 (3.93%) Software Engineer
12 9 (3.93%) Unix Engineer
13 8 (3.49%) Architect
13 8 (3.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 8 (3.49%) Senior Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (13.10%) Middleware
2 23 (10.04%) Spring
3 21 (9.17%) REST
4 19 (8.30%) XML
5 18 (7.86%) AngularJS
5 18 (7.86%) CSS
5 18 (7.86%) JSON
6 17 (7.42%) SOAP
6 17 (7.42%) Web Services
7 15 (6.55%) ActiveMQ
8 14 (6.11%) Apache Camel
8 14 (6.11%) HTML
8 14 (6.11%) JDBC
9 10 (4.37%) HTML5
10 9 (3.93%) GWT
11 8 (3.49%) CSS3
11 8 (3.49%) Node.js
11 8 (3.49%) RESTful
12 7 (3.06%) Hibernate
13 6 (2.62%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.80%) Public Cloud
3 10 (4.37%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.18%) SCADA
4 5 (2.18%) User Experience
5 4 (1.75%) EMC VNX
5 4 (1.75%) Life Science
5 4 (1.75%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.31%) Clustering
6 3 (1.31%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.31%) Enterprise Cloud
6 3 (1.31%) Wiki
7 2 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.87%) FMCG
7 2 (0.87%) LPAR
7 2 (0.87%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.44%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.44%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.44%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.44%) STB
Operating Systems
1 68 (29.69%) Unix
2 61 (26.64%) Windows
3 35 (15.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 23 (10.04%) Solaris
5 22 (9.61%) Windows Server
6 11 (4.80%) CentOS
6 11 (4.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (4.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (4.37%) AIX
8 9 (3.93%) Ubuntu
9 6 (2.62%) HPUX
10 5 (2.18%) Debian
10 5 (2.18%) SUSE
10 5 (2.18%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (1.75%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 4 (1.75%) Windows 7
12 3 (1.31%) Fedora
12 3 (1.31%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.87%) Scientific Linux
14 1 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (31.88%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (20.52%) DevOps
3 27 (11.79%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (10.92%) Open Source
5 23 (10.04%) Software Engineering
6 21 (9.17%) Configuration Management
7 20 (8.73%) High Availability
7 20 (8.73%) SOA
8 19 (8.30%) Migration
8 19 (8.30%) Scrum
9 16 (6.99%) E-Commerce
9 16 (6.99%) TDD
10 14 (6.11%) Continuous Delivery
10 14 (6.11%) Microservices
11 13 (5.68%) Front End Development
11 13 (5.68%) ITIL
12 12 (5.24%) MVC
13 11 (4.80%) Virtual Environments
14 10 (4.37%) OWASP
15 9 (3.93%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 73 (31.88%) Java
2 44 (19.21%) SQL
3 36 (15.72%) JavaScript
4 32 (13.97%) Python
5 25 (10.92%) Shell Script
6 22 (9.61%) Bash Shell
6 22 (9.61%) Ruby
7 16 (6.99%) PHP
8 14 (6.11%) Perl
9 12 (5.24%) C
10 10 (4.37%) PowerShell
11 7 (3.06%) C++
11 7 (3.06%) PL/SQL
12 5 (2.18%) Scala
13 4 (1.75%) Korn
14 2 (0.87%) Go
14 2 (0.87%) PHP 5
15 1 (0.44%) Embedded C++
15 1 (0.44%) Jython
15 1 (0.44%) PHP 4
Qualifications
1 23 (10.04%) Security Cleared
2 11 (4.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (3.93%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.49%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (3.06%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (3.06%) MCP
6 4 (1.75%) CCNA
6 4 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.75%) DBS Check
6 4 (1.75%) EMCSA
6 4 (1.75%) MCSA
6 4 (1.75%) MCSE
6 4 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.44%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.44%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.44%) OCP
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.62%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.18%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 28 (12.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (9.17%) Active Directory
3 13 (5.68%) Oracle RAC
4 11 (4.80%) Virtual Servers
5 10 (4.37%) Docker
6 8 (3.49%) vSphere
7 6 (2.62%) Xen
8 5 (2.18%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (1.75%) KVM
9 4 (1.75%) NFS
10 3 (1.31%) Dovecot
10 3 (1.31%) Firmware
10 3 (1.31%) iptables
10 3 (1.31%) Sendmail
10 3 (1.31%) Squid
11 2 (0.87%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.87%) vCloud
12 1 (0.44%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.44%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 49 (21.40%) Puppet
2 33 (14.41%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (7.42%) Ansible
4 11 (4.80%) SCCM
5 10 (4.37%) Nagios
6 8 (3.49%) SCOM
7 7 (3.06%) WSUS
8 6 (2.62%) Kubernetes
9 5 (2.18%) Data Guard
9 5 (2.18%) OpenNebula
9 5 (2.18%) yum
10 4 (1.75%) Cacti
10 4 (1.75%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (1.75%) Tivoli
11 3 (1.31%) Graylog
11 3 (1.31%) HAProxy
11 3 (1.31%) NetBackup
11 3 (1.31%) Salt
12 2 (0.87%) Mesos
12 2 (0.87%) nmon
Vendors
1 50 (21.83%) Oracle
2 43 (18.78%) Red Hat
3 40 (17.47%) IBM
4 29 (12.66%) VMware
5 19 (8.30%) Microsoft
6 14 (6.11%) EMC
7 11 (4.80%) Citrix
7 11 (4.80%) HP
8 9 (3.93%) Google
9 7 (3.06%) Apple
9 7 (3.06%) Kaspersky
9 7 (3.06%) NetApp
10 5 (2.18%) Cisco
10 5 (2.18%) Perforce
10 5 (2.18%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.75%) SaltStack
11 4 (1.75%) SAP
12 3 (1.31%) CA
12 3 (1.31%) Splunk
13 2 (0.87%) Rackspace
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Rate: £320 - £350 per day + onsite parking
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
LA International
Rate: £100 - £110 per day
Posted: 4 days ago