The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Manchester region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 26 28 40
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +12
Contract jobs citing Linux 57 53 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.65% 5.11% 4.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.51% 24.88% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 26 20
Average daily rate
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£349 £321 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.81% +0.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £375 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £26.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
265 213 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 21.63% 20.52% 22.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 95 103
Average daily rate £310 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 21 39
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.71 £9.30 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £25.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Linux
North West

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 11 July 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 11 July 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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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
Stockport -3 6 £285 -14.92% 7
Altrincham - 3 - -
Wigan - 1 £300 - 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Bury - - - -
Cheadle - - - - 1
Sale - - - -
Salford - - - - 3
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 36 (36.73%) UNIX
2 23 (23.47%) Red Hat
3 22 (22.45%) Windows
4 20 (20.41%) Java
4 20 (20.41%) Oracle
5 19 (19.39%) Banking
6 16 (16.33%) Apache
6 16 (16.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (14.29%) VMware
7 14 (14.29%) Ruby
7 14 (14.29%) Python
8 13 (13.27%) Tomcat
8 13 (13.27%) JavaScript
8 13 (13.27%) Shell Script
8 13 (13.27%) Oracle Database
9 12 (12.24%) Perl
9 12 (12.24%) ITIL
10 11 (11.22%) Information Security
10 11 (11.22%) HTML
11 10 (10.20%) Web Services
11 10 (10.20%) CSS
11 10 (10.20%) HP
11 10 (10.20%) Hibernate
11 10 (10.20%) Finance
11 10 (10.20%) Spring
11 10 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (9.18%) Git (software)
12 9 (9.18%) Subversion
12 9 (9.18%) Configuration Management
12 9 (9.18%) MySQL

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 16 (16.33%) Apache
2 13 (13.27%) Tomcat
3 8 (8.16%) WebLogic
4 6 (6.12%) WebLogic Integration
4 6 (6.12%) WebSphere
5 5 (5.10%) OpenStack
6 3 (3.06%) CICS
6 3 (3.06%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (2.04%) NetWeaver
7 2 (2.04%) CMS
7 2 (2.04%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (1.02%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (1.02%) Drupal
8 1 (1.02%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 3 (3.06%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.04%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.02%) PaaS
2 1 (1.02%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.12%) FTP
2 4 (4.08%) HTTP
2 4 (4.08%) LAN
3 3 (3.06%) WAN
3 3 (3.06%) VPN
3 3 (3.06%) DNS
3 3 (3.06%) SSL
4 2 (2.04%) MPLS
4 2 (2.04%) Firewall
4 2 (2.04%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.02%) LDAP
5 1 (1.02%) Wireless
5 1 (1.02%) SSH
5 1 (1.02%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.02%) Network Security
5 1 (1.02%) xDSL
5 1 (1.02%) HSRP
5 1 (1.02%) Multicast
5 1 (1.02%) OSPF
5 1 (1.02%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.27%) Oracle Database
2 9 (9.18%) MySQL
3 6 (6.12%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.12%) MS Access
4 5 (5.10%) Oracle Discoverer
4 5 (5.10%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.08%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (4.08%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (3.06%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.04%) DB2
7 2 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (2.04%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (2.04%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.04%) DataStage
7 2 (2.04%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (1.02%) MSDE
8 1 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.02%) MariaDB
8 1 (1.02%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (9.18%) Git (software)
1 9 (9.18%) Subversion
2 7 (7.14%) Eclipse
3 2 (2.04%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.02%) JUnit
4 1 (1.02%) WebLogic Workshop
4 1 (1.02%) Gerrit
4 1 (1.02%) Gradle
4 1 (1.02%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.02%) Maven
4 1 (1.02%) Selenium
General
1 19 (19.39%) Banking
2 10 (10.20%) Finance
3 3 (3.06%) Retail
4 1 (1.02%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 29 (29.59%) Developer
2 15 (15.31%) Administrator
3 12 (12.24%) Linux Administrator
4 10 (10.20%) Analyst
5 7 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 7 (7.14%) Java Developer
5 7 (7.14%) Python Developer
5 7 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (6.12%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 6 (6.12%) Ruby Developer
6 6 (6.12%) Security Analyst
6 6 (6.12%) Tester
7 5 (5.10%) Software Engineer
7 5 (5.10%) PHP Developer
7 5 (5.10%) Non-Functional Tester
8 4 (4.08%) Technical Manager
8 4 (4.08%) Oracle DBA
8 4 (4.08%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (4.08%) DBA
9 3 (3.06%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.22%) HTML
2 10 (10.20%) CSS
2 10 (10.20%) Web Services
2 10 (10.20%) Hibernate
2 10 (10.20%) Spring
3 7 (7.14%) Django
4 6 (6.12%) Regular Expression
4 6 (6.12%) Ruby on Rails
4 6 (6.12%) Grails
4 6 (6.12%) XHTML
4 6 (6.12%) JSP
5 5 (5.10%) Middleware
6 3 (3.06%) XML
6 3 (3.06%) REST
7 2 (2.04%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (2.04%) jQuery
7 2 (2.04%) .NET
7 2 (2.04%) Ajax
7 2 (2.04%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (1.02%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.16%) Open Source
2 6 (6.12%) N-Tier
3 5 (5.10%) Mainframe
4 4 (4.08%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.08%) Economics
5 3 (3.06%) PMI
5 3 (3.06%) Telematics
5 3 (3.06%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.04%) FMCG
6 2 (2.04%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.04%) Visualisation
6 2 (2.04%) Firmware
6 2 (2.04%) Clustering
6 2 (2.04%) VSAM
7 1 (1.02%) Derivative
7 1 (1.02%) Replication
7 1 (1.02%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 36 (36.73%) UNIX
2 22 (22.45%) Windows
3 16 (16.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (7.14%) Mac OS X
4 7 (7.14%) SUSE
5 6 (6.12%) HPUX
5 6 (6.12%) Solaris
6 5 (5.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (4.08%) Windows 7
8 3 (3.06%) zOS
8 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (3.06%) AIX
9 1 (1.02%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.02%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (12.24%) ITIL
2 11 (11.22%) Information Security
3 9 (9.18%) Configuration Management
4 8 (8.16%) OO
4 8 (8.16%) MVC
4 8 (8.16%) Web Development
4 8 (8.16%) Integration Testing
4 8 (8.16%) DevOps
5 7 (7.14%) Unit Testing
5 7 (7.14%) Software Engineering
5 7 (7.14%) SOA
6 6 (6.12%) Change Management
6 6 (6.12%) Statistical Analysis
6 6 (6.12%) Automated Testing
6 6 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (6.12%) Security Testing
6 6 (6.12%) Test Scripting
6 6 (6.12%) Release Management
6 6 (6.12%) Performance Testing
7 5 (5.10%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 20 (20.41%) Java
2 14 (14.29%) Python
2 14 (14.29%) Ruby
3 13 (13.27%) Shell Script
3 13 (13.27%) JavaScript
4 12 (12.24%) Perl
5 9 (9.18%) SQL
6 8 (8.16%) PHP
7 6 (6.12%) VB
7 6 (6.12%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 6 (6.12%) Groovy
8 3 (3.06%) C#
9 2 (2.04%) C++
9 2 (2.04%) COBOL
9 2 (2.04%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.04%) ABAP
9 2 (2.04%) Scala
10 1 (1.02%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.02%) R
10 1 (1.02%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (6.12%) ISEB
1 6 (6.12%) ISEB Practitioner
1 6 (6.12%) ISTQB
2 5 (5.10%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.08%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (3.06%) PMP
4 3 (3.06%) PMI Certification
4 3 (3.06%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.04%) CISSP
5 2 (2.04%) MCSE
5 2 (2.04%) CCNP
5 2 (2.04%) CCNA
5 2 (2.04%) CISA
5 2 (2.04%) CISM
6 1 (1.02%) GSEC
6 1 (1.02%) IBM Certification
6 1 (1.02%) JNCIP
6 1 (1.02%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.06%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.10%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.10%) VMware ESX
2 5 (5.10%) vCloud
3 2 (2.04%) RHEV
3 2 (2.04%) XenApp
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (8.16%) Puppet
2 7 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (6.12%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (6.12%) Ansible
4 1 (1.02%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.02%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (1.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.02%) WSUS
4 1 (1.02%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 23 (23.47%) Red Hat
2 20 (20.41%) Oracle
3 14 (14.29%) VMware
4 10 (10.20%) HP
5 7 (7.14%) IBM
6 6 (6.12%) TIBCO
7 5 (5.10%) Citrix
8 4 (4.08%) CheckPoint
8 4 (4.08%) SurfControl
9 3 (3.06%) Kaspersky
9 3 (3.06%) Clearswift
9 3 (3.06%) JBoss
10 2 (2.04%) Sybase
10 2 (2.04%) SAP
10 2 (2.04%) EMC
10 2 (2.04%) CA
10 2 (2.04%) NetApp
10 2 (2.04%) Splunk
10 2 (2.04%) FatWire
10 2 (2.04%) Endeca
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