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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
North West / Manchester
Rank 11 19 21
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 131 137 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 9.60% 7.33% 6.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.41% 35.77% 30.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 72 54
Median daily rate £400 £350 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+6.49% +5.47%

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
295 383 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 21.63% 20.49% 21.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 187 155
Median daily rate £356 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.61% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £166 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £433 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 33 43
Median hourly rate £13.50 £17.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% +21.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017. 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 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
Salford -1 13 £450 +5.88% 1
Stockport - 3 £425 - 9
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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.

1 108 (35.64%) Unix
2 91 (30.03%) Windows
3 86 (28.38%) Puppet
4 83 (27.39%) Agile Software Development
5 79 (26.07%) DevOps
6 73 (24.09%) Red Hat
7 72 (23.76%) Python
8 71 (23.43%) Java
8 71 (23.43%) Amazon AWS
9 62 (20.46%) Jenkins
10 60 (19.80%) VMware
11 59 (19.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 54 (17.82%) Opscode Chef
12 54 (17.82%) Git (software)
13 51 (16.83%) Oracle
13 51 (16.83%) TCP/IP
14 48 (15.84%) Web Services
15 47 (15.51%) SQL
16 44 (14.52%) Bash Shell
17 43 (14.19%) Ruby
17 43 (14.19%) Firewall
18 40 (13.20%) Configuration Management
18 40 (13.20%) Scrum
18 40 (13.20%) Continuous Integration
19 39 (12.87%) Ansible
20 38 (12.54%) Perl
21 36 (11.88%) MySQL
21 36 (11.88%) TDD
22 35 (11.55%) RESTful
23 33 (10.89%) PHP

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 25 (8.25%) OpenStack
2 21 (6.93%) Apache
3 12 (3.96%) Tomcat
4 11 (3.63%) WebSphere
5 9 (2.97%) CloudStack
6 8 (2.64%) Confluence
6 8 (2.64%) MS Exchange
6 8 (2.64%) nginx
6 8 (2.64%) WebLogic
7 7 (2.31%) SAS
8 5 (1.65%) CICS
8 5 (1.65%) IBM HTTP Server
8 5 (1.65%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 5 (1.65%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.99%) CMS
9 3 (0.99%) IIS
9 3 (0.99%) Jetty
10 2 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.66%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (1.98%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 71 (23.43%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (4.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.31%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (1.98%) Amazon S3
4 6 (1.98%) SaaS
5 5 (1.65%) Heroku
6 4 (1.32%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (1.32%) Slack
7 3 (0.99%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 3 (0.99%) CloudFront
8 2 (0.66%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.66%) Office 365
9 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.33%) GitHub
9 1 (0.33%) IaaS
9 1 (0.33%) PaaS
9 1 (0.33%) Route 53
9 1 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 51 (16.83%) TCP/IP
2 43 (14.19%) Firewall
3 33 (10.89%) HTTP
3 33 (10.89%) LAN
3 33 (10.89%) WAN
4 29 (9.57%) DNS
5 26 (8.58%) VoIP
5 26 (8.58%) VPN
6 19 (6.27%) LDAP
7 14 (4.62%) DHCP
8 13 (4.29%) Network Security
9 12 (3.96%) SSL
10 8 (2.64%) HTTPS
10 8 (2.64%) iSCSI
10 8 (2.64%) SMTP
10 8 (2.64%) SNMP
11 7 (2.31%) IMAP
12 6 (1.98%) Fibre Channel
12 6 (1.98%) Internet
13 5 (1.65%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (11.88%) MySQL
2 27 (8.91%) SQL Server
3 26 (8.58%) NoSQL
4 17 (5.61%) Oracle Database
5 16 (5.28%) Relational Database
6 14 (4.62%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (4.29%) Redis
8 12 (3.96%) MongoDB
8 12 (3.96%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (2.97%) DB2
10 8 (2.64%) Big Data
10 8 (2.64%) Hadoop
11 7 (2.31%) Ingres
11 7 (2.31%) Oracle Database 10g
11 7 (2.31%) Oracle Database 12c
12 6 (1.98%) Oracle9i Database
12 6 (1.98%) SQL Server 2000
12 6 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 62 (20.46%) Jenkins
2 54 (17.82%) Git (software)
3 21 (6.93%) JUnit
4 20 (6.60%) Subversion
5 10 (3.30%) JIRA
5 10 (3.30%) Travis CI
6 9 (2.97%) GoCD
6 9 (2.97%) Gradle
7 8 (2.64%) Maven
8 7 (2.31%) Vagrant
9 6 (1.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (1.65%) Eclipse
10 5 (1.65%) Hudson
10 5 (1.65%) Jasmine
11 4 (1.32%) Ant
11 4 (1.32%) Cucumber
11 4 (1.32%) Oracle Forms
11 4 (1.32%) Visual Studio
12 3 (0.99%) Selenium
12 3 (0.99%) TeamCity
General
1 25 (8.25%) Finance
2 9 (2.97%) Retail
3 6 (1.98%) Banking
4 5 (1.65%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.99%) Marketing
6 2 (0.66%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.33%) Advertising
7 1 (0.33%) Games
7 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 61 (20.13%) Developer
2 56 (18.48%) DevOps Engineer
3 27 (8.91%) Analyst
4 23 (7.59%) Java Developer
5 22 (7.26%) Linux Engineer
6 17 (5.61%) Software Engineer
7 16 (5.28%) Administrator
8 13 (4.29%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 13 (4.29%) Systems Administrator
9 11 (3.63%) Technical Specialist
10 10 (3.30%) PHP Developer
11 9 (2.97%) Architect
11 9 (2.97%) Security Analyst
12 8 (2.64%) Linux Administrator
12 8 (2.64%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 8 (2.64%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 8 (2.64%) Network Engineer
12 8 (2.64%) Systems Engineer
13 7 (2.31%) Linux Developer
13 7 (2.31%) Scala Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (15.84%) Web Services
2 35 (11.55%) RESTful
3 29 (9.57%) REST
4 26 (8.58%) ELK Stack
5 21 (6.93%) XML
6 19 (6.27%) Node.js
7 14 (4.62%) JSON
8 11 (3.63%) HTML
8 11 (3.63%) XSLT
9 10 (3.30%) CSS
9 10 (3.30%) LAMP
9 10 (3.30%) Spring
10 8 (2.64%) .NET
10 8 (2.64%) Middleware
10 8 (2.64%) SOAP
11 7 (2.31%) Hibernate
12 6 (1.98%) Zend Framework
13 5 (1.65%) JSP
13 5 (1.65%) Memcached
13 5 (1.65%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.27%) Data Centre
2 13 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.96%) Cyber Attack
4 8 (2.64%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.64%) User Experience
5 5 (1.65%) Clustering
5 5 (1.65%) Oracle Licensing
5 5 (1.65%) Private Cloud
5 5 (1.65%) Replication
6 4 (1.32%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.32%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.32%) PKI
6 4 (1.32%) SCADA
7 3 (0.99%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.99%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (0.66%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.66%) iPhone
8 2 (0.66%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.66%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 108 (35.64%) Unix
2 91 (30.03%) Windows
3 59 (19.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 31 (10.23%) CentOS
5 22 (7.26%) AIX
6 16 (5.28%) Solaris
6 16 (5.28%) Ubuntu
7 15 (4.95%) Windows Server
8 12 (3.96%) Oracle Linux
9 11 (3.63%) Debian
10 8 (2.64%) Fedora
10 8 (2.64%) HPUX
11 5 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (1.32%) Android
13 3 (0.99%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.66%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.66%) SUSE
14 2 (0.66%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.66%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (27.39%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (26.07%) DevOps
3 40 (13.20%) Configuration Management
3 40 (13.20%) Continuous Integration
3 40 (13.20%) Scrum
4 36 (11.88%) TDD
5 32 (10.56%) Software Engineering
6 31 (10.23%) High Availability
7 28 (9.24%) BDD
8 24 (7.92%) Patch Management
8 24 (7.92%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 24 (7.92%) Vulnerability Management
9 23 (7.59%) Kanban
10 22 (7.26%) Open Source
11 21 (6.93%) Performance Tuning
12 18 (5.94%) Cybersecurity
12 18 (5.94%) Network Monitoring
13 17 (5.61%) OO
14 16 (5.28%) Migration
15 15 (4.95%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 72 (23.76%) Python
2 71 (23.43%) Java
3 47 (15.51%) SQL
4 44 (14.52%) Bash Shell
5 43 (14.19%) Ruby
6 38 (12.54%) Perl
7 33 (10.89%) PHP
8 21 (6.93%) JavaScript
8 21 (6.93%) Shell Script
9 16 (5.28%) C++
10 11 (3.63%) Scala
11 8 (2.64%) Korn
12 7 (2.31%) C
13 6 (1.98%) Groovy
13 6 (1.98%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.65%) C#
14 5 (1.65%) Jython
15 4 (1.32%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.66%) Go
17 1 (0.33%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 31 (10.23%) Security Cleared
2 28 (9.24%) CISSP
3 26 (8.58%) SC Cleared
4 24 (7.92%) SANS
5 23 (7.59%) SSCP
6 8 (2.64%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (2.31%) CCNA
8 5 (1.65%) CCDP
9 4 (1.32%) CCDA
9 4 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.99%) Degree
11 2 (0.66%) CCIE
11 2 (0.66%) CCNP
11 2 (0.66%) CISM
11 2 (0.66%) RHCE
11 2 (0.66%) RHCSA
12 1 (0.33%) MCP
12 1 (0.33%) MCSE
12 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.65%) QA
2 3 (0.99%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.99%) SLA
3 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.33%) SDET
System Software
1 28 (9.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (7.92%) Active Directory
3 22 (7.26%) Docker
3 22 (7.26%) vSphere
4 10 (3.30%) iptables
4 10 (3.30%) Squid
5 8 (2.64%) Xen
6 7 (2.31%) Dovecot
6 7 (2.31%) KVM
6 7 (2.31%) Oracle RAC
6 7 (2.31%) Postfix
6 7 (2.31%) Varnish
6 7 (2.31%) XenServer
7 5 (1.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (1.65%) Sendmail
7 5 (1.65%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.66%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.66%) Samba
10 1 (0.33%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 86 (28.38%) Puppet
2 54 (17.82%) Opscode Chef
3 39 (12.87%) Ansible
4 27 (8.91%) Nagios
5 20 (6.60%) QRadar
6 15 (4.95%) Kibana
7 11 (3.63%) Red Hat Satellite
7 11 (3.63%) ZABBIX
8 9 (2.97%) Ganglia
8 9 (2.97%) Oracle RMAN
9 8 (2.64%) Data Guard
9 8 (2.64%) logstash
9 8 (2.64%) Nessus
10 7 (2.31%) Cobbler
10 7 (2.31%) Graphite
10 7 (2.31%) Nexpose
10 7 (2.31%) Nmap
10 7 (2.31%) Riemann
10 7 (2.31%) SCOM
11 5 (1.65%) OpenNebula
Vendors
1 73 (24.09%) Red Hat
2 60 (19.80%) VMware
3 51 (16.83%) Oracle
4 28 (9.24%) Microsoft
5 25 (8.25%) Apple
5 25 (8.25%) IBM
6 24 (7.92%) Splunk
7 12 (3.96%) Atlassian
7 12 (3.96%) LogRhythm
8 9 (2.97%) ArcSight
9 8 (2.64%) Cisco
9 8 (2.64%) Intel
9 8 (2.64%) Intel Security
9 8 (2.64%) NetWitness
10 7 (2.31%) Google
10 7 (2.31%) Qualys
10 7 (2.31%) SaltStack
10 7 (2.31%) Zend
11 6 (1.98%) New Relic
11 6 (1.98%) Veritas
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Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Excellent
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Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
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Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
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