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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 28 50 42
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -8
Contract jobs citing Linux 88 35 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.32% 2.73% 3.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.83% 13.67% 17.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 27 23
Average daily rate
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£365 £365 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +46.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
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
328 256 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 19.84% 19.95% 19.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 125 80
Average daily rate £350 £310 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +14.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £120 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £319 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 34 30
Average hourly rate £13.87 £14.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.92% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.06 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 31 March 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 31 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Bury - 2 £500 - 1
Salford - 2 - - 3
Stockport - - - - 8
Wigan - - - -
Oldham - - - - 2
Rochdale - - - - 1
Altrincham - - - - 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - - 1
Bolton - - - -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 68 (38.64%) UNIX
2 62 (35.23%) Windows
3 44 (25.00%) Java
4 43 (24.43%) Oracle
5 40 (22.73%) Red Hat
6 35 (19.89%) SQL
7 33 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
8 30 (17.05%) OO
9 27 (15.34%) Software Engineering
9 27 (15.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 26 (14.77%) Oracle Database
10 26 (14.77%) Web Services
10 26 (14.77%) Cisco
11 24 (13.64%) C++
11 24 (13.64%) Telecoms
12 22 (12.50%) VMware
12 22 (12.50%) Apache
12 22 (12.50%) CCNA
12 22 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
12 22 (12.50%) Open Source
12 22 (12.50%) Puppet
13 21 (11.93%) HP
13 21 (11.93%) JavaScript
13 21 (11.93%) XML
14 20 (11.36%) PHP
14 20 (11.36%) Python
14 20 (11.36%) CCNP
15 19 (10.80%) CCIP
15 19 (10.80%) IPv4
15 19 (10.80%) IPv6

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 22 (12.50%) Apache
2 16 (9.09%) Tomcat
3 9 (5.11%) WebLogic
3 9 (5.11%) WebSphere
4 8 (4.55%) nginx
5 7 (3.98%) Confluence
5 7 (3.98%) CICS
6 6 (3.41%) IIS
7 5 (2.84%) NetWeaver
8 3 (1.70%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (1.70%) JBoss
8 3 (1.70%) TIBCO EMS
9 2 (1.14%) Node.js
9 2 (1.14%) MS Exchange
9 2 (1.14%) WebLogic Integration
10 1 (0.57%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.57%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
10 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.57%) Jetty
10 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (3.98%) Doxygen
2 5 (2.84%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.84%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.14%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.14%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.57%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.70%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.70%) Amazon S3
2 3 (1.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.57%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (0.57%) PaaS
3 1 (0.57%) IaaS
3 1 (0.57%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.80%) Broadband
1 19 (10.80%) Ethernet
1 19 (10.80%) VPN
1 19 (10.80%) IPv4
1 19 (10.80%) IPv6
1 19 (10.80%) MPLS
1 19 (10.80%) OSPF
1 19 (10.80%) BGP
1 19 (10.80%) L2TP
1 19 (10.80%) RSVP
1 19 (10.80%) VRRP
1 19 (10.80%) Cisco IOS
1 19 (10.80%) BT 21CN
1 19 (10.80%) Junos
1 19 (10.80%) HSRP
2 16 (9.09%) HTTP
3 10 (5.68%) Internet
4 8 (4.55%) Network Security
4 8 (4.55%) AMQP
4 8 (4.55%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (14.77%) Oracle Database
2 18 (10.23%) NoSQL
3 17 (9.66%) Hadoop
4 16 (9.09%) MongoDB
5 12 (6.82%) MySQL
5 12 (6.82%) Big Data
6 11 (6.25%) Relational Database
7 9 (5.11%) Oracle Database 10g
8 7 (3.98%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (3.98%) SQL Server
9 6 (3.41%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (3.41%) RDBMS
10 5 (2.84%) Oracle9i Database
10 5 (2.84%) DB2
10 5 (2.84%) SAP BW
10 5 (2.84%) DataStage
10 5 (2.84%) SQLPlus
10 5 (2.84%) Hazelcast
11 4 (2.27%) Redis
11 4 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 15 (8.52%) Eclipse
2 14 (7.95%) JIRA
2 14 (7.95%) Jenkins
3 13 (7.39%) Git (software)
4 11 (6.25%) Subversion
5 10 (5.68%) Ant
6 9 (5.11%) Maven
6 9 (5.11%) Selenium
7 8 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (4.55%) Cucumber
7 8 (4.55%) Gradle
8 7 (3.98%) GoogleTest
8 7 (3.98%) Mercurial
8 7 (3.98%) JUnit
9 6 (3.41%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (3.41%) TeamCity
10 5 (2.84%) Hudson
11 4 (2.27%) Oracle APEX
12 3 (1.70%) RSpec
13 1 (0.57%) WebDriver
General
1 24 (13.64%) Telecoms
2 12 (6.82%) Finance
3 6 (3.41%) Banking
4 1 (0.57%) General Ledger
4 1 (0.57%) German Language
Job Titles
1 56 (31.82%) Developer
2 19 (10.80%) Java Developer
2 19 (10.80%) Implementation Engineer
2 19 (10.80%) Operations Engineer
2 19 (10.80%) IP Engineer
3 14 (7.95%) Administrator
4 13 (7.39%) Architect
5 12 (6.82%) PHP Developer
6 11 (6.25%) Analyst
7 9 (5.11%) Software Developer
8 8 (4.55%) Software Engineer
9 7 (3.98%) Tester
9 7 (3.98%) Linux Administrator
9 7 (3.98%) DevOps Engineer
10 6 (3.41%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.41%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (3.41%) Applications Support
11 5 (2.84%) Consultant
11 5 (2.84%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (14.77%) Web Services
2 21 (11.93%) XML
3 18 (10.23%) JMS
4 12 (6.82%) .NET
4 12 (6.82%) LAMP
5 10 (5.68%) Grails
5 10 (5.68%) J2SE
6 9 (5.11%) Servlets
6 9 (5.11%) Middleware
7 8 (4.55%) XSLT
8 7 (3.98%) J2EE
8 7 (3.98%) EJB
8 7 (3.98%) jQuery
8 7 (3.98%) Java EE
8 7 (3.98%) JSON
8 7 (3.98%) Software Packaging
8 7 (3.98%) RESTful
9 6 (3.41%) CSS
9 6 (3.41%) HTML
9 6 (3.41%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.50%) Open Source
2 17 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.55%) Mainframe
3 8 (4.55%) VSAM
4 7 (3.98%) Embedded Systems
5 6 (3.41%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.41%) Raspberry Pi
6 5 (2.84%) BeagleBone
6 5 (2.84%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.27%) Visualisation
7 4 (2.27%) Arduino
7 4 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.70%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.70%) Derivative
8 3 (1.70%) Replication
8 3 (1.70%) Clustering
9 2 (1.14%) Cryptography
9 2 (1.14%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.14%) Blog
10 1 (0.57%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 68 (38.64%) UNIX
2 62 (35.23%) Windows
3 27 (15.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (7.95%) AIX
5 12 (6.82%) Solaris
6 8 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (3.98%) CentOS
8 6 (3.41%) HPUX
8 6 (3.41%) VMS
8 6 (3.41%) Mac OS X
8 6 (3.41%) Android
9 3 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.70%) Debian
9 3 (1.70%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.14%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (1.14%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.14%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.14%) SUSE
10 2 (1.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (17.05%) OO
3 27 (15.34%) Software Engineering
4 19 (10.80%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (10.23%) DevOps
5 18 (10.23%) Configuration Management
6 17 (9.66%) TDD
7 13 (7.39%) Scrum
8 12 (6.82%) Test Scripting
8 12 (6.82%) Unit Testing
9 11 (6.25%) ITIL
10 9 (5.11%) Migration
11 8 (4.55%) MapReduce
12 7 (3.98%) User Stories
12 7 (3.98%) Software Delivery
12 7 (3.98%) SOA
13 6 (3.41%) ERP
13 6 (3.41%) Responsive Web Design
14 5 (2.84%) CRM
14 5 (2.84%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 44 (25.00%) Java
2 35 (19.89%) SQL
3 24 (13.64%) C++
4 21 (11.93%) JavaScript
5 20 (11.36%) PHP
5 20 (11.36%) Python
6 18 (10.23%) Ruby
7 15 (8.52%) C
8 10 (5.68%) Perl
9 7 (3.98%) COBOL
10 6 (3.41%) C#
10 6 (3.41%) Shell Script
11 5 (2.84%) PL/SQL
12 4 (2.27%) XPath
12 4 (2.27%) PowerShell
12 4 (2.27%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.70%) Groovy
13 3 (1.70%) Embedded C++
14 2 (1.14%) VB
14 2 (1.14%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 22 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 22 (12.50%) CCNA
2 20 (11.36%) CCNP
3 19 (10.80%) CCIP
3 19 (10.80%) JNCIA
3 19 (10.80%) JNCIP
3 19 (10.80%) CCIE
3 19 (10.80%) Security Cleared
4 16 (9.09%) DV Cleared
5 6 (3.41%) Degree
6 3 (1.70%) MCP
6 3 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.14%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (1.14%) MCSE
7 2 (1.14%) ISEB
7 2 (1.14%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.14%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.57%) MCPD
8 1 (0.57%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.11%) QA
2 6 (3.41%) SLA
3 1 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.57%) HIPAA
System Software
1 11 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.55%) vSphere
4 2 (1.14%) VirtualBox
4 2 (1.14%) Docker
4 2 (1.14%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.14%) Firmware
4 2 (1.14%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.14%) Xen
5 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.57%) NFS
5 1 (0.57%) XenApp
5 1 (0.57%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.57%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 22 (12.50%) Puppet
2 11 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (5.11%) Vagrant
4 5 (2.84%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (2.27%) Nagios
5 4 (2.27%) CA Single Sign-On
5 4 (2.27%) Ansible
6 3 (1.70%) Salt
6 3 (1.70%) TIBCO Hawk
6 3 (1.70%) Cacti
7 2 (1.14%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.57%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.57%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.57%) Icinga
8 1 (0.57%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 43 (24.43%) Oracle
2 40 (22.73%) Red Hat
3 26 (14.77%) Cisco
4 22 (12.50%) VMware
5 21 (11.93%) HP
6 19 (10.80%) Juniper
6 19 (10.80%) BT
7 9 (5.11%) Microsoft
8 8 (4.55%) IBM
8 8 (4.55%) Atlassian
9 7 (3.98%) Google
9 7 (3.98%) CA
10 6 (3.41%) SAP
10 6 (3.41%) Atmel
11 5 (2.84%) TIBCO
12 4 (2.27%) NetApp
13 3 (1.70%) Dell
13 3 (1.70%) IronPort
14 2 (1.14%) CheckPoint
14 2 (1.14%) Imperva
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