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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 29 47 31
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -16
Contract jobs citing Linux 70 38 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.80% 2.99% 4.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.18% 14.96% 26.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 27 24
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £250 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £21.25 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +6.75%
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
278 254 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 19.07% 20.02% 19.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 126 70
Average daily rate £328 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.16% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 37 24
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £23.50 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 29 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram 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 29 May 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
Altrincham +7 5 £293 - 2
Stockport -6 3 £335 +17.54% 6
Cheadle - 1 - -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 71 (40.80%) UNIX
2 56 (32.18%) Windows
3 44 (25.29%) Java
3 44 (25.29%) Oracle
4 36 (20.69%) SQL
4 36 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (20.11%) Red Hat
6 32 (18.39%) OO
7 28 (16.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 26 (14.94%) Software Engineering
8 26 (14.94%) Python
8 26 (14.94%) MySQL
9 25 (14.37%) PHP
9 25 (14.37%) Apache
9 25 (14.37%) Cisco
9 25 (14.37%) Puppet
10 24 (13.79%) Oracle Database
11 23 (13.22%) VMware
12 22 (12.64%) Telecoms
13 21 (12.07%) Finance
13 21 (12.07%) TDD
13 21 (12.07%) Juniper
13 21 (12.07%) Web Services
13 21 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
14 20 (11.49%) C++
15 19 (10.92%) Configuration Management
16 18 (10.34%) C
16 18 (10.34%) Open Source
17 17 (9.77%) MongoDB

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 25 (14.37%) Apache
2 17 (9.77%) Tomcat
3 10 (5.75%) nginx
4 9 (5.17%) WebLogic
5 7 (4.02%) Confluence
5 7 (4.02%) CICS
6 6 (3.45%) IIS
6 6 (3.45%) WebSphere
7 5 (2.87%) CMS
8 4 (2.30%) JBoss
9 3 (1.72%) Node.js
9 3 (1.72%) MS Exchange
9 3 (1.72%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (1.15%) SharePoint
10 2 (1.15%) WebLogic Integration
10 2 (1.15%) Apache Spark
10 2 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.57%) Jetty
11 1 (0.57%) TPMS
Applications
1 7 (4.02%) Doxygen
2 4 (2.30%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.72%) MS Office
4 1 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.15%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (1.15%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (1.15%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (1.15%) Oracle iProcurement
1 2 (1.15%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (1.15%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (1.15%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
1 2 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.57%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.72%) PaaS
3 2 (1.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.15%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.57%) IaaS
4 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.20%) VPN
2 15 (8.62%) Cisco IOS
2 15 (8.62%) BT 21CN
2 15 (8.62%) Junos
2 15 (8.62%) HSRP
2 15 (8.62%) IOS XR
2 15 (8.62%) Broadband
2 15 (8.62%) Ethernet
2 15 (8.62%) IPv4
2 15 (8.62%) IPv6
2 15 (8.62%) BGP
2 15 (8.62%) MPLS
2 15 (8.62%) OSPF
2 15 (8.62%) L2TP
2 15 (8.62%) RSVP
2 15 (8.62%) VRRP
3 13 (7.47%) HTTP
4 11 (6.32%) Firewall
4 11 (6.32%) Internet
5 8 (4.60%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (14.94%) MySQL
2 24 (13.79%) Oracle Database
3 17 (9.77%) MongoDB
3 17 (9.77%) Hadoop
4 15 (8.62%) NoSQL
5 14 (8.05%) Big Data
6 13 (7.47%) SQL Server
7 11 (6.32%) Relational Database
8 8 (4.60%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (4.60%) Oracle Database 10g
9 6 (3.45%) RDBMS
10 5 (2.87%) DataStage
10 5 (2.87%) Oracle9i Database
10 5 (2.87%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (2.87%) SQLPlus
11 4 (2.30%) Redis
12 3 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (1.72%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 3 (1.72%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 15 (8.62%) Jenkins
1 15 (8.62%) Eclipse
2 14 (8.05%) Git (software)
2 14 (8.05%) JIRA
3 11 (6.32%) Subversion
4 10 (5.75%) Ant
5 8 (4.60%) JUnit
5 8 (4.60%) Gradle
5 8 (4.60%) Maven
6 7 (4.02%) Mercurial
6 7 (4.02%) TeamCity
6 7 (4.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (4.02%) GoogleTest
6 7 (4.02%) Cucumber
7 6 (3.45%) Selenium
8 5 (2.87%) Hudson
8 5 (2.87%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (1.72%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (1.15%) Toad
10 2 (1.15%) RSpec
General
1 22 (12.64%) Telecoms
2 21 (12.07%) Finance
3 3 (1.72%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.72%) Banking
4 2 (1.15%) Electronics
4 2 (1.15%) Marketing
4 2 (1.15%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 56 (32.18%) Developer
2 17 (9.77%) Java Developer
3 16 (9.20%) PHP Developer
4 15 (8.62%) Implementation Engineer
4 15 (8.62%) Operations Engineer
4 15 (8.62%) IP Engineer
4 15 (8.62%) Architect
5 13 (7.47%) Administrator
6 11 (6.32%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (4.60%) DBA
7 8 (4.60%) Software Engineer
7 8 (4.60%) Linux Administrator
8 7 (4.02%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 7 (4.02%) Software Developer
9 6 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (3.45%) Technical Design Leader
10 5 (2.87%) Applications Support
10 5 (2.87%) Analyst
10 5 (2.87%) C++ Developer
10 5 (2.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (12.07%) Web Services
2 17 (9.77%) XML
3 15 (8.62%) .NET
4 14 (8.05%) JMS
5 11 (6.32%) LAMP
6 9 (5.17%) Middleware
7 8 (4.60%) RESTful
8 7 (4.02%) JSON
8 7 (4.02%) Java EE
8 7 (4.02%) Software Packaging
8 7 (4.02%) Grails
8 7 (4.02%) J2SE
8 7 (4.02%) J2EE
8 7 (4.02%) EJB
8 7 (4.02%) Servlets
9 6 (3.45%) CSS
9 6 (3.45%) HTML
9 6 (3.45%) jQuery
10 5 (2.87%) CodeIgniter
10 5 (2.87%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.05%) Data Centre
3 8 (4.60%) VSAM
4 7 (4.02%) Replication
4 7 (4.02%) Mainframe
5 6 (3.45%) BYOD
5 6 (3.45%) Raspberry Pi
6 5 (2.87%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.87%) BeagleBone
7 4 (2.30%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.72%) Derivative
8 3 (1.72%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.72%) Clustering
9 2 (1.15%) Cryptography
9 2 (1.15%) DTV
9 2 (1.15%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.15%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.15%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.15%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 71 (40.80%) UNIX
2 56 (32.18%) Windows
3 28 (16.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (8.05%) CentOS
5 10 (5.75%) AIX
6 8 (4.60%) Solaris
7 6 (3.45%) Mac OS X
7 6 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (2.87%) VMS
8 5 (2.87%) HPUX
9 4 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.72%) Android
10 3 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.15%) SUSE
11 2 (1.15%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (1.15%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.57%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.57%) Scientific Linux
12 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.57%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (18.39%) OO
3 26 (14.94%) Software Engineering
4 21 (12.07%) TDD
4 21 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (10.92%) Configuration Management
6 18 (10.34%) Open Source
7 15 (8.62%) Unit Testing
7 15 (8.62%) SDLC
8 14 (8.05%) DevOps
9 13 (7.47%) ITIL
10 12 (6.90%) Test Scripting
11 11 (6.32%) Scrum
12 7 (4.02%) User Stories
12 7 (4.02%) MapReduce
12 7 (4.02%) Software Delivery
12 7 (4.02%) MVC
13 6 (3.45%) E-Commerce
13 6 (3.45%) SOA
13 6 (3.45%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 44 (25.29%) Java
2 36 (20.69%) SQL
3 26 (14.94%) Python
4 25 (14.37%) PHP
5 20 (11.49%) C++
6 18 (10.34%) C
7 16 (9.20%) Ruby
8 15 (8.62%) JavaScript
9 10 (5.75%) Shell Script
9 10 (5.75%) Bash Shell
10 9 (5.17%) Perl
11 8 (4.60%) PL/SQL
12 7 (4.02%) COBOL
13 6 (3.45%) PowerShell
14 5 (2.87%) Scala
14 5 (2.87%) Bourne shell
14 5 (2.87%) Embedded C
15 4 (2.30%) C#
16 3 (1.72%) Embedded C++
17 2 (1.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (9.20%) CCNA
1 16 (9.20%) Cisco Certification
1 16 (9.20%) Security Cleared
2 15 (8.62%) JNCIA
2 15 (8.62%) JNCIP
2 15 (8.62%) CCIE
2 15 (8.62%) CCNP
2 15 (8.62%) CCIP
3 13 (7.47%) DV Cleared
4 6 (3.45%) Degree
5 2 (1.15%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (1.15%) MCSE
5 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.15%) ISEB
5 2 (1.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.15%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.15%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.57%) MCSA
6 1 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.02%) QA
2 6 (3.45%) SLA
3 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (7.47%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.45%) vSphere
4 2 (1.15%) Docker
4 2 (1.15%) VirtualBox
4 2 (1.15%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.15%) XenApp
4 2 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.15%) Xen
5 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.57%) XenServer
5 1 (0.57%) NFS
Systems Management
1 25 (14.37%) Puppet
2 12 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (5.17%) Vagrant
4 6 (3.45%) Nagios
4 6 (3.45%) Ansible
5 5 (2.87%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (2.30%) CA Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.72%) Cacti
7 3 (1.72%) cPanel
7 3 (1.72%) Salt
7 3 (1.72%) Hyperic
7 3 (1.72%) TIBCO Hawk
8 2 (1.15%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.57%) SCCM
9 1 (0.57%) Icinga
9 1 (0.57%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.57%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 44 (25.29%) Oracle
2 35 (20.11%) Red Hat
3 25 (14.37%) Cisco
4 23 (13.22%) VMware
5 21 (12.07%) Juniper
6 15 (8.62%) HP
6 15 (8.62%) BT
7 11 (6.32%) Microsoft
8 8 (4.60%) IBM
9 7 (4.02%) Google
9 7 (4.02%) Atlassian
9 7 (4.02%) CA
9 7 (4.02%) CheckPoint
9 7 (4.02%) NetApp
10 6 (3.45%) TIBCO
11 4 (2.30%) Citrix
12 3 (1.72%) Brocade
12 3 (1.72%) EMC
13 2 (1.15%) SAP
13 2 (1.15%) Dell
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