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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 31 30 45
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +15
Contract jobs citing Linux 64 61 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.20% 5.36% 3.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.94% 25.21% 16.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 34 18
Average daily rate
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£375 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.09% -0.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £256 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £393 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.28% +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £26.25 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
279 242 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 22.68% 21.27% 22.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 116 103
Average daily rate £320 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 20 36
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £16.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -25.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.85 £9.10 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.88 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
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 30 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 30 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 -7 1 £290 -9.37% 3
Wigan - 1 £300 -
Altrincham - - - - 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Bolton - - - - 1
Bury - - - -
Cheadle - - - - 1
Oldham - - - -
Sale - - - -
Salford - - - - 2
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 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 35 (32.71%) UNIX
2 33 (30.84%) Windows
3 25 (23.36%) Red Hat
4 20 (18.69%) Java
5 19 (17.76%) Banking
5 19 (17.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (16.82%) Oracle
6 18 (16.82%) Apache
7 17 (15.89%) Ruby
8 15 (14.02%) JavaScript
9 14 (13.08%) Python
9 14 (13.08%) VMware
10 13 (12.15%) Tomcat
10 13 (12.15%) Perl
10 13 (12.15%) ITIL
11 12 (11.21%) Web Services
11 12 (11.21%) HPUX
11 12 (11.21%) HP
11 12 (11.21%) Information Security
11 12 (11.21%) Finance
12 11 (10.28%) Configuration Management
12 11 (10.28%) Middleware
12 11 (10.28%) Shell Script
12 11 (10.28%) HTML
12 11 (10.28%) Open Source
13 10 (9.35%) VMware Infrastructure
13 10 (9.35%) SQL
13 10 (9.35%) CSS
13 10 (9.35%) Mainframe
14 9 (8.41%) IBM

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 18 (16.82%) Apache
2 13 (12.15%) Tomcat
3 9 (8.41%) WebLogic
4 6 (5.61%) WebSphere
4 6 (5.61%) WebLogic Integration
5 5 (4.67%) OpenStack
6 3 (2.80%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (2.80%) CICS
6 3 (2.80%) Confluence
7 2 (1.87%) CMS
7 2 (1.87%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.93%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.93%) WordPress
8 1 (0.93%) Drupal
8 1 (0.93%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.61%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.93%) PaaS
2 1 (0.93%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.61%) FTP
2 5 (4.67%) DNS
3 4 (3.74%) HTTP
3 4 (3.74%) LAN
4 3 (2.80%) WAN
4 3 (2.80%) SSL
4 3 (2.80%) VPN
4 3 (2.80%) AMQP
5 2 (1.87%) Firewall
5 2 (1.87%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.87%) MPLS
6 1 (0.93%) DHCP
6 1 (0.93%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.93%) RIP
6 1 (0.93%) SNMP
6 1 (0.93%) LDAP
6 1 (0.93%) 802.11
6 1 (0.93%) EIGRP
6 1 (0.93%) VRRP
6 1 (0.93%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.41%) Oracle Database
2 8 (7.48%) MySQL
3 6 (5.61%) Relational Database
3 6 (5.61%) MS Access
3 6 (5.61%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.74%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.80%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.87%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 2 (1.87%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.87%) Oracle Discoverer
6 2 (1.87%) DataStage
6 2 (1.87%) DB2
6 2 (1.87%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.93%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.93%) MSDE
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (7.48%) Git (software)
1 8 (7.48%) Eclipse
2 7 (6.54%) Subversion
3 4 (3.74%) JUnit
4 3 (2.80%) JIRA
4 3 (2.80%) Mercurial
4 3 (2.80%) Gradle
5 2 (1.87%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.93%) WebLogic Workshop
6 1 (0.93%) Maven
6 1 (0.93%) Selenium
6 1 (0.93%) RSpec
6 1 (0.93%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 19 (17.76%) Banking
2 12 (11.21%) Finance
3 1 (0.93%) Retail
3 1 (0.93%) Marketing
3 1 (0.93%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 33 (30.84%) Developer
2 16 (14.95%) Administrator
3 13 (12.15%) Linux Administrator
4 12 (11.21%) Analyst
5 9 (8.41%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 8 (7.48%) Ruby Developer
6 8 (7.48%) Java Developer
6 8 (7.48%) Architect
7 7 (6.54%) Project Manager
7 7 (6.54%) Python Developer
8 6 (5.61%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (5.61%) Security Analyst
8 6 (5.61%) Tester
9 5 (4.67%) Software Engineer
9 5 (4.67%) PHP Developer
9 5 (4.67%) Non-Functional Tester
10 4 (3.74%) Technical Manager
10 4 (3.74%) Systems Administrator
11 3 (2.80%) UNIX Administrator
11 3 (2.80%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.21%) Web Services
2 11 (10.28%) Middleware
2 11 (10.28%) HTML
3 10 (9.35%) CSS
4 9 (8.41%) Ruby on Rails
5 8 (7.48%) Regular Expression
6 7 (6.54%) Hibernate
6 7 (6.54%) Spring
6 7 (6.54%) Django
7 6 (5.61%) XHTML
8 5 (4.67%) JSON
9 4 (3.74%) Grails
9 4 (3.74%) EJB
9 4 (3.74%) JSP
9 4 (3.74%) JMS
10 3 (2.80%) Ajax
10 3 (2.80%) jQuery
10 3 (2.80%) Java EE
11 2 (1.87%) REST
11 2 (1.87%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.28%) Open Source
2 10 (9.35%) Mainframe
3 6 (5.61%) N-Tier
4 4 (3.74%) Economics
4 4 (3.74%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.80%) Firmware
5 3 (2.80%) PMI
5 3 (2.80%) Telematics
6 2 (1.87%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.87%) FMCG
6 2 (1.87%) VSAM
6 2 (1.87%) Clustering
7 1 (0.93%) Replication
7 1 (0.93%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 35 (32.71%) UNIX
2 33 (30.84%) Windows
3 19 (17.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (11.21%) HPUX
5 8 (7.48%) AIX
5 8 (7.48%) Solaris
6 7 (6.54%) Mac OS X
6 7 (6.54%) SUSE
7 5 (4.67%) Windows 7
7 5 (4.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.80%) zOS
9 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (12.15%) ITIL
2 12 (11.21%) Information Security
3 11 (10.28%) Configuration Management
4 8 (7.48%) DevOps
4 8 (7.48%) Integration Testing
4 8 (7.48%) Web Development
4 8 (7.48%) Migration
4 8 (7.48%) OO
5 7 (6.54%) SOA
5 7 (6.54%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (6.54%) Change Management
6 6 (5.61%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (5.61%) Performance Testing
6 6 (5.61%) Security Testing
6 6 (5.61%) Test Scripting
6 6 (5.61%) Release Management
6 6 (5.61%) Software Engineering
6 6 (5.61%) Statistical Analysis
6 6 (5.61%) MVC
7 5 (4.67%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 20 (18.69%) Java
2 17 (15.89%) Ruby
3 15 (14.02%) JavaScript
4 14 (13.08%) Python
5 13 (12.15%) Perl
6 11 (10.28%) Shell Script
7 10 (9.35%) SQL
8 9 (8.41%) PHP
9 6 (5.61%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 6 (5.61%) VB
10 4 (3.74%) Groovy
10 4 (3.74%) C#
11 3 (2.80%) C++
11 3 (2.80%) Scala
12 2 (1.87%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.87%) COBOL
12 2 (1.87%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.87%) ABAP
13 1 (0.93%) Delphi
13 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (5.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 6 (5.61%) ISEB Practitioner
1 6 (5.61%) ISTQB
1 6 (5.61%) ISEB
2 5 (4.67%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.74%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.80%) PMP
4 3 (2.80%) PMI Certification
4 3 (2.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.87%) CISA
5 2 (1.87%) CISM
5 2 (1.87%) CCNP
5 2 (1.87%) CCNA
5 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.87%) CISSP
5 2 (1.87%) MCSE
6 1 (0.93%) MCP
6 1 (0.93%) RHCE
6 1 (0.93%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.87%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (9.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.67%) VMware ESX
2 5 (4.67%) vCloud
3 3 (2.80%) RHEV
4 2 (1.87%) XenApp
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (7.48%) Puppet
2 7 (6.54%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (5.61%) Ansible
3 6 (5.61%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.80%) Control-M
5 2 (1.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.93%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.93%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 1 (0.93%) WSUS
6 1 (0.93%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.93%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 25 (23.36%) Red Hat
2 18 (16.82%) Oracle
3 14 (13.08%) VMware
4 12 (11.21%) HP
5 9 (8.41%) IBM
6 6 (5.61%) TIBCO
7 5 (4.67%) Citrix
7 5 (4.67%) CA
8 4 (3.74%) SurfControl
8 4 (3.74%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.80%) JBoss
9 3 (2.80%) Sybase
9 3 (2.80%) NetApp
9 3 (2.80%) EMC
9 3 (2.80%) Clearswift
9 3 (2.80%) Atlassian
9 3 (2.80%) Kaspersky
9 3 (2.80%) Splunk
10 2 (1.87%) Endeca
10 2 (1.87%) FatWire
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