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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 18 19 39
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +20
Contract jobs citing Linux 150 98 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.39% 6.92% 3.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.11% 33.33% 18.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 58 28
Average daily rate £378 £378 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £269 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
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
374 294 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.92% 20.75% 20.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 144 124
Average daily rate £338 £350 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +23.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £189 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 34 27
Average hourly rate £15.25 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.01 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Salford +3 12 £425 +22.30% 1
Cheadle - 1 £400 -
Rochdale - 1 £300 - 1
Sale - 1 £450 -
Stockport - 1 £300 - 6
Wigan - 1 - -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 95 (39.92%) Windows
2 90 (37.82%) Unix
3 78 (32.77%) Java
4 67 (28.15%) Agile Software Development
5 57 (23.95%) Git (software)
6 51 (21.43%) SQL
7 47 (19.75%) JavaScript
8 45 (18.91%) Python
8 45 (18.91%) HTTP
9 44 (18.49%) Oracle
9 44 (18.49%) Red Hat
10 43 (18.07%) DevOps
11 42 (17.65%) XML
12 40 (16.81%) Subversion
13 39 (16.39%) Software Engineering
14 38 (15.97%) Web Services
14 38 (15.97%) Continuous Integration
14 38 (15.97%) Bash Shell
14 38 (15.97%) Puppet
15 36 (15.13%) Ruby
16 35 (14.71%) HTML
16 35 (14.71%) Opscode Chef
17 33 (13.87%) Amazon AWS
18 32 (13.45%) Jenkins
18 32 (13.45%) TDD
19 31 (13.03%) WebSphere
19 31 (13.03%) Finance
19 31 (13.03%) Scrum
20 30 (12.61%) Scala
21 29 (12.18%) CSS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 31 (13.03%) WebSphere
2 28 (11.76%) Apache
3 15 (6.30%) JBoss
4 14 (5.88%) Tomcat
5 13 (5.46%) OpenStack
6 12 (5.04%) WebSphere Application Server
7 11 (4.62%) WebLogic
8 7 (2.94%) IIS
8 7 (2.94%) nginx
9 6 (2.52%) CloudStack
10 5 (2.10%) CICS
11 4 (1.68%) Jetty
12 3 (1.26%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (1.26%) SAS
12 3 (1.26%) WebSphere Process Server
13 2 (0.84%) WordPress
14 1 (0.42%) Apache Solr
14 1 (0.42%) Apache Spark
14 1 (0.42%) Confluence
14 1 (0.42%) Node.js
Applications
1 8 (3.36%) Doxygen
2 1 (0.42%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.68%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.26%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.42%) Magento
3 1 (0.42%) OpenCart
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.42%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 33 (13.87%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (2.52%) Google App Engine
3 6 (2.52%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.68%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.84%) IaaS
6 1 (0.42%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.42%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.42%) PaaS
6 1 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (18.91%) HTTP
2 25 (10.50%) TCP/IP
3 23 (9.66%) DNS
4 14 (5.88%) SMTP
5 12 (5.04%) DHCP
6 11 (4.62%) SSL
7 9 (3.78%) Modbus
8 8 (3.36%) SNMP
9 7 (2.94%) LAN
9 7 (2.94%) WAN
10 5 (2.10%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (2.10%) FTP
10 5 (2.10%) iSCSI
11 4 (1.68%) IPsec
11 4 (1.68%) MRTG
11 4 (1.68%) SAN
11 4 (1.68%) VoIP
12 3 (1.26%) Internet
12 3 (1.26%) LDAP
12 3 (1.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.72%) NoSQL
3 14 (5.88%) MySQL
4 13 (5.46%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (5.04%) DB2
6 11 (4.62%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.68%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (1.68%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.26%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.26%) Oracle9i Database
9 2 (0.84%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.42%) Hazelcast
10 1 (0.42%) Impala
10 1 (0.42%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.42%) Redis
10 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.42%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 57 (23.95%) Git (software)
2 40 (16.81%) Subversion
3 32 (13.45%) Jenkins
4 20 (8.40%) Maven
4 20 (8.40%) Visual Studio
5 14 (5.88%) Gradle
6 11 (4.62%) Ant
7 10 (4.20%) JUnit
8 9 (3.78%) CppUnit
9 8 (3.36%) Eclipse
10 5 (2.10%) Selenium
10 5 (2.10%) SoapUI
11 4 (1.68%) JIRA
12 3 (1.26%) Log4j
13 2 (0.84%) RSpec
13 2 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
13 2 (0.84%) Vagrant
14 1 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 1 (0.42%) Firebug
General
1 31 (13.03%) Finance
2 16 (6.72%) Banking
3 8 (3.36%) Electronics
4 5 (2.10%) Automotive
5 4 (1.68%) Games
6 3 (1.26%) Legal
6 3 (1.26%) Retail
6 3 (1.26%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.84%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 76 (31.93%) Developer
2 35 (14.71%) DevOps Engineer
3 31 (13.03%) Java Developer
4 25 (10.50%) Analyst
5 21 (8.82%) Software Engineer
6 16 (6.72%) Administrator
7 15 (6.30%) Architect
7 15 (6.30%) Technical Analyst
8 14 (5.88%) .NET Developer
8 14 (5.88%) C# Developer
8 14 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
9 13 (5.46%) C# .NET Developer
10 12 (5.04%) Consultant
11 11 (4.62%) Linux Administrator
11 11 (4.62%) Software Developer
11 11 (4.62%) Systems Administrator
12 10 (4.20%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 10 (4.20%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 8 (3.36%) Platform Engineer
13 8 (3.36%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (17.65%) XML
2 38 (15.97%) Web Services
3 35 (14.71%) HTML
4 29 (12.18%) CSS
5 28 (11.76%) JSON
6 24 (10.08%) .NET
7 22 (9.24%) HTML5
7 22 (9.24%) RESTful
8 20 (8.40%) REST
9 19 (7.98%) Middleware
9 19 (7.98%) SOAP
10 18 (7.56%) jQuery
11 16 (6.72%) Spring
12 15 (6.30%) IBM Integration Bus
12 15 (6.30%) Silverlight
12 15 (6.30%) XSLT
13 13 (5.46%) Hibernate
14 12 (5.04%) J2EE
15 11 (4.62%) LAPP Stack
15 11 (4.62%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.88%) Visualisation
2 13 (5.46%) Mainframe
3 12 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.62%) Data Centre
5 9 (3.78%) CCTV
5 9 (3.78%) Computer Science
5 9 (3.78%) SCADA
6 5 (2.10%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.68%) Contactless
7 4 (1.68%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.68%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.26%) Clustering
9 2 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.84%) User Experience
10 1 (0.42%) DTV
10 1 (0.42%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.42%) Online Banking
10 1 (0.42%) STB
Operating Systems
1 95 (39.92%) Windows
2 90 (37.82%) Unix
3 29 (12.18%) AIX
4 26 (10.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (9.24%) Mac OS X
6 20 (8.40%) CentOS
6 20 (8.40%) Solaris
7 12 (5.04%) HPUX
8 10 (4.20%) Mac OS
9 9 (3.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (2.94%) Debian
10 7 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (2.94%) Windows Vista
10 7 (2.94%) Windows XP
11 5 (2.10%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.26%) Windows 7
12 3 (1.26%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.84%) openSUSE
13 2 (0.84%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (28.15%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (18.07%) DevOps
3 39 (16.39%) Software Engineering
4 38 (15.97%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (13.45%) TDD
6 31 (13.03%) Scrum
7 25 (10.50%) BDD
8 21 (8.82%) Configuration Management
9 20 (8.40%) Migration
9 20 (8.40%) Web Development
10 17 (7.14%) High Availability
10 17 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
11 15 (6.30%) OO
11 15 (6.30%) Responsive Web Design
11 15 (6.30%) Web Design
12 13 (5.46%) ITIL
13 11 (4.62%) Open Source
14 10 (4.20%) E-Commerce
14 10 (4.20%) Unit Testing
15 9 (3.78%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 78 (32.77%) Java
2 51 (21.43%) SQL
3 47 (19.75%) JavaScript
4 45 (18.91%) Python
5 38 (15.97%) Bash Shell
6 36 (15.13%) Ruby
7 30 (12.61%) Scala
8 28 (11.76%) C++
9 27 (11.34%) Shell Script
10 22 (9.24%) Perl
11 18 (7.56%) C
12 15 (6.30%) C#
12 15 (6.30%) XAML
13 14 (5.88%) PHP
14 10 (4.20%) AWK
15 7 (2.94%) Objective-C
16 6 (2.52%) PowerShell
17 5 (2.10%) XPath
18 4 (1.68%) Korn
19 3 (1.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (3.78%) BPSS Clearance
2 8 (3.36%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.94%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.52%) Degree
5 2 (0.84%) CCNA
5 2 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.84%) MCSA
5 2 (0.84%) MCSE
5 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.84%) RHCSA
5 2 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.42%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.52%) QA
2 3 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.84%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (6.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (4.20%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.20%) vSphere
3 8 (3.36%) Xen
4 7 (2.94%) Docker
5 6 (2.52%) XenServer
6 5 (2.10%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.68%) KVM
8 3 (1.26%) Dovecot
8 3 (1.26%) iptables
8 3 (1.26%) Sendmail
8 3 (1.26%) Squid
9 2 (0.84%) NFS
9 2 (0.84%) vCloud
9 2 (0.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (0.84%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.42%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.42%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 38 (15.97%) Puppet
2 35 (14.71%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (5.46%) Ansible
3 13 (5.46%) Cobbler
4 10 (4.20%) Tivoli
5 6 (2.52%) NetBackup
6 5 (2.10%) OpenNebula
6 5 (2.10%) WebSphere Cast Iron
7 4 (1.68%) Cacti
7 4 (1.68%) Nagios
7 4 (1.68%) Terraform
8 3 (1.26%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.84%) Capistrano
9 2 (0.84%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.84%) Packer
9 2 (0.84%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 1 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 44 (18.49%) Oracle
1 44 (18.49%) Red Hat
2 26 (10.92%) IBM
3 25 (10.50%) VMware
4 15 (6.30%) Telerik
5 9 (3.78%) HP
5 9 (3.78%) Microsoft
5 9 (3.78%) NetApp
6 8 (3.36%) Google
6 8 (3.36%) Perforce
7 6 (2.52%) Cisco
7 6 (2.52%) Citrix
7 6 (2.52%) EnterpriseDB
8 5 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.68%) 3PAR
10 3 (1.26%) AlienVault
10 3 (1.26%) Splunk
11 2 (0.84%) Cloudera
11 2 (0.84%) Veritas
12 1 (0.42%) Sun
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