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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 27 39 37
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 84 46 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.71% 4.06% 4.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.33% 21.30% 18.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 16 26
Average daily rate
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£350 £336 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.08% -10.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £228 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £513 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £33.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -7.63%
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
319 216 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 21.69% 19.08% 21.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 99 127
Average daily rate £325 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £135 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 24 34
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £31.00 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 - 6 £290 -
Stockport +5 1 £250 -29.57% 4
Altrincham - 1 £450 -
Oldham - 1 £338 -
Rochdale - - - -
Sale - - - - 1
Bolton - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Wigan - - - -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 64 (36.57%) Windows
1 64 (36.57%) Red Hat
2 40 (22.86%) UNIX
3 39 (22.29%) Java
3 39 (22.29%) Oracle
4 34 (19.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 33 (18.86%) XML
6 30 (17.14%) JavaScript
7 28 (16.00%) PHP
7 28 (16.00%) Web Services
8 27 (15.43%) Tomcat
8 27 (15.43%) XSLT
9 26 (14.86%) VMware
9 26 (14.86%) Git (software)
10 25 (14.29%) Oracle Database
10 25 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (14.29%) Subversion
11 24 (13.71%) SQL
11 24 (13.71%) OO
12 22 (12.57%) HTTP
12 22 (12.57%) Open Source
13 21 (12.00%) HP
14 20 (11.43%) Cisco
14 20 (11.43%) Python
14 20 (11.43%) JMS
14 20 (11.43%) LAMP
15 19 (10.86%) Spring
15 19 (10.86%) Ruby
15 19 (10.86%) Apache
15 19 (10.86%) jQuery

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (15.43%) Tomcat
2 19 (10.86%) Apache
3 17 (9.71%) WebSphere
4 13 (7.43%) NetWeaver
5 9 (5.14%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.86%) Confluence
6 5 (2.86%) JBoss
6 5 (2.86%) WebLogic Integration
7 4 (2.29%) CICS
8 3 (1.71%) nginx
8 3 (1.71%) CMS
8 3 (1.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.14%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.57%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (4.57%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.71%) MS Office
3 2 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (6.29%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.57%) IaaS
2 1 (0.57%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.57%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (12.57%) HTTP
2 11 (6.29%) SAN
3 6 (3.43%) AMQP
4 5 (2.86%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.86%) FTP
4 5 (2.86%) DNS
5 4 (2.29%) MPLS
5 4 (2.29%) OSPF
5 4 (2.29%) VPN
5 4 (2.29%) Ethernet
5 4 (2.29%) IPv4
5 4 (2.29%) IPv6
5 4 (2.29%) Broadband
5 4 (2.29%) L2TP
5 4 (2.29%) RSVP
5 4 (2.29%) VRRP
5 4 (2.29%) BGP
5 4 (2.29%) Firewall
5 4 (2.29%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (2.29%) BT 21CN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 17 (9.71%) Relational Database
3 13 (7.43%) RDBMS
3 13 (7.43%) Hazelcast
4 11 (6.29%) DB2
4 11 (6.29%) SAP BW
5 8 (4.57%) MySQL
5 8 (4.57%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.86%) SQL Server
6 5 (2.86%) MS Access
7 4 (2.29%) DataStage
7 4 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.71%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.71%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.57%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.57%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.57%) Big Data
10 1 (0.57%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 26 (14.86%) Git (software)
2 25 (14.29%) Subversion
3 15 (8.57%) Maven
4 6 (3.43%) JIRA
4 6 (3.43%) Gradle
5 5 (2.86%) Mercurial
5 5 (2.86%) JUnit
5 5 (2.86%) Eclipse
6 4 (2.29%) RSpec
7 3 (1.71%) Selenium
8 2 (1.14%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (1.14%) Introscope
8 2 (1.14%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.57%) Gerrit
9 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.57%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.57%) Ant
9 1 (0.57%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 12 (6.86%) Banking
1 12 (6.86%) Finance
2 7 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.71%) Retail
4 2 (1.14%) German Language
5 1 (0.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 72 (41.14%) Developer
2 25 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 24 (13.71%) Administrator
4 18 (10.29%) PHP Developer
5 15 (8.57%) Analyst
6 12 (6.86%) Architect
7 11 (6.29%) Linux Administrator
8 10 (5.71%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 10 (5.71%) Tester
9 9 (5.14%) Python Developer
10 7 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (4.00%) Technical Analyst
11 6 (3.43%) Consultant
11 6 (3.43%) Ruby Developer
12 5 (2.86%) Non-Functional Tester
12 5 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 5 (2.86%) Senior Developer
12 5 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support
13 4 (2.29%) Technical Manager
13 4 (2.29%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (18.86%) XML
2 28 (16.00%) Web Services
3 27 (15.43%) XSLT
4 20 (11.43%) JMS
4 20 (11.43%) LAMP
5 19 (10.86%) Spring
5 19 (10.86%) jQuery
6 15 (8.57%) XSD
6 15 (8.57%) HTML
6 15 (8.57%) Middleware
6 15 (8.57%) Grails
7 14 (8.00%) RabbitMQ
7 14 (8.00%) XML Schema
7 14 (8.00%) Servlets
8 13 (7.43%) J2SE
9 12 (6.86%) CSS
10 11 (6.29%) Django
11 10 (5.71%) DOM
11 10 (5.71%) Ruby on Rails
12 9 (5.14%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.57%) Open Source
2 16 (9.14%) Derivative
3 11 (6.29%) Client/Server
3 11 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.57%) Mainframe
5 6 (3.43%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.43%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.86%) N-Tier
7 4 (2.29%) VSAM
8 3 (1.71%) Arduino
9 2 (1.14%) IPTV
9 2 (1.14%) STB
9 2 (1.14%) Clustering
9 2 (1.14%) Life Science
9 2 (1.14%) FMCG
9 2 (1.14%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 64 (36.57%) Windows
2 40 (22.86%) UNIX
3 34 (19.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (9.14%) Solaris
5 15 (8.57%) HPUX
6 14 (8.00%) AIX
7 13 (7.43%) Android
8 12 (6.86%) Mac OS X
9 8 (4.57%) SUSE
10 5 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (2.29%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.14%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.14%) Debian
12 2 (1.14%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.14%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (1.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (1.14%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.57%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (13.71%) OO
3 16 (9.14%) Migration
3 16 (9.14%) ITIL
4 14 (8.00%) ERP
4 14 (8.00%) E-Commerce
5 13 (7.43%) Web Development
6 11 (6.29%) TDD
6 11 (6.29%) Software Engineering
6 11 (6.29%) CRM
6 11 (6.29%) Configuration Management
7 8 (4.57%) DevOps
8 7 (4.00%) BDD
8 7 (4.00%) Integration Testing
8 7 (4.00%) Scrum
8 7 (4.00%) SOA
9 6 (3.43%) Project Management
9 6 (3.43%) Test Scripting
9 6 (3.43%) Unit Testing
9 6 (3.43%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 39 (22.29%) Java
2 30 (17.14%) JavaScript
3 28 (16.00%) PHP
4 24 (13.71%) SQL
5 20 (11.43%) Python
6 19 (10.86%) Ruby
7 14 (8.00%) XPath
8 11 (6.29%) Perl
8 11 (6.29%) C++
9 9 (5.14%) Shell Script
10 6 (3.43%) C#
10 6 (3.43%) Bash Shell
11 5 (2.86%) VB
11 5 (2.86%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 4 (2.29%) C
12 4 (2.29%) COBOL
13 2 (1.14%) ABAP
13 2 (1.14%) Scala
14 1 (0.57%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.57%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 12 (6.86%) Cisco Certification
1 12 (6.86%) CCNA
2 10 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (5.14%) MCSE
3 9 (5.14%) CCNP
4 5 (2.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 5 (2.86%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.86%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.86%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.86%) ISEB Practitioner
4 5 (2.86%) ISEB
5 4 (2.29%) CCIP
5 4 (2.29%) CCIE
5 4 (2.29%) MCP
5 4 (2.29%) JNCIA
5 4 (2.29%) JNCIP
6 3 (1.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.57%) Degree
7 1 (0.57%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.14%) SLA
1 2 (1.14%) QA
1 2 (1.14%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.57%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (4.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.00%) Firmware
3 6 (3.43%) VMware ESX
4 4 (2.29%) Active Directory
5 3 (1.71%) RHEV
6 2 (1.14%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.14%) vSphere
7 1 (0.57%) Varnish
7 1 (0.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (4.00%) Puppet
2 6 (3.43%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.71%) Capistrano
4 3 (1.71%) Control-M
4 3 (1.71%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.14%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.57%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.57%) WSUS
6 1 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.57%) Nagios
Vendors
1 64 (36.57%) Red Hat
2 39 (22.29%) Oracle
3 26 (14.86%) VMware
4 21 (12.00%) HP
5 20 (11.43%) Cisco
6 14 (8.00%) SAP
7 11 (6.29%) IBM
8 9 (5.14%) Citrix
8 9 (5.14%) CA
9 6 (3.43%) Atlassian
10 5 (2.86%) Atmel
10 5 (2.86%) Nortel
10 5 (2.86%) Microsoft
10 5 (2.86%) Avaya
10 5 (2.86%) TIBCO
11 4 (2.29%) Juniper
11 4 (2.29%) BT
12 3 (1.71%) IronPort
12 3 (1.71%) Sybase
12 3 (1.71%) NetApp
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