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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 21 37 42
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +5
Contract jobs citing Linux 93 42 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.76% 3.47% 3.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.86% 19.18% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 28 21
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £267 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £390 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.75 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-7.33% -
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
283 219 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.57% 18.10% 24.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 112 133
Average daily rate £323 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 24 43
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £10.15 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £22.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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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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 7 £313 +4.16% 1
Oldham - 2 £351 - 2
Stockport -3 1 £250 -33.33% 5
Wigan - 1 £300 -
Rochdale - - - - 1
Sale - - - - 1
Altrincham - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 63 (42.86%) Red Hat
2 44 (29.93%) Windows
3 35 (23.81%) UNIX
3 35 (23.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 32 (21.77%) Oracle
5 28 (19.05%) PHP
6 26 (17.69%) Java
6 26 (17.69%) JavaScript
6 26 (17.69%) Web Services
6 26 (17.69%) VMware
7 25 (17.01%) Git (software)
8 24 (16.33%) Subversion
8 24 (16.33%) XML
8 24 (16.33%) OO
9 22 (14.97%) Tomcat
10 21 (14.29%) SQL
10 21 (14.29%) Oracle Database
11 20 (13.61%) Open Source
11 20 (13.61%) XSLT
11 20 (13.61%) ITIL
11 20 (13.61%) Apache
12 19 (12.93%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (12.93%) Banking
12 19 (12.93%) LAMP
13 18 (12.24%) Ruby
13 18 (12.24%) Python
14 17 (11.56%) HTML
14 17 (11.56%) jQuery
15 16 (10.88%) Derivative
16 15 (10.20%) CSS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 22 (14.97%) Tomcat
2 20 (13.61%) Apache
3 12 (8.16%) WebSphere
4 8 (5.44%) WebLogic
4 8 (5.44%) NetWeaver
5 5 (3.40%) WebLogic Integration
5 5 (3.40%) OpenStack
6 4 (2.72%) CMS
6 4 (2.72%) CICS
6 4 (2.72%) Confluence
7 3 (2.04%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 3 (2.04%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.68%) IIS
8 1 (0.68%) Drupal
8 1 (0.68%) WordPress
8 1 (0.68%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.08%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.68%) PaaS
2 1 (0.68%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.20%) HTTP
2 8 (5.44%) SAN
3 5 (3.40%) FTP
3 5 (3.40%) DNS
4 4 (2.72%) AMQP
4 4 (2.72%) LAN
5 3 (2.04%) WAN
5 3 (2.04%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.36%) VPN
6 2 (1.36%) Firewall
6 2 (1.36%) DHCP
7 1 (0.68%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.68%) LDAP
7 1 (0.68%) RIP
7 1 (0.68%) SNMP
7 1 (0.68%) Internet
7 1 (0.68%) 802.11
7 1 (0.68%) MPLS
7 1 (0.68%) OSPF
7 1 (0.68%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 13 (8.84%) Relational Database
3 11 (7.48%) MySQL
4 10 (6.80%) RDBMS
5 8 (5.44%) DB2
5 8 (5.44%) Hazelcast
6 6 (4.08%) SAP BW
7 5 (3.40%) MS Access
7 5 (3.40%) SQL Server
8 4 (2.72%) NoSQL
9 3 (2.04%) DataStage
10 1 (0.68%) MSDE
10 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.68%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.68%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.68%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.68%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 25 (17.01%) Git (software)
2 24 (16.33%) Subversion
3 9 (6.12%) Maven
4 4 (2.72%) JIRA
4 4 (2.72%) JUnit
4 4 (2.72%) Eclipse
4 4 (2.72%) Mercurial
4 4 (2.72%) Gradle
5 2 (1.36%) Introscope
6 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.68%) RSpec
6 1 (0.68%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.68%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 19 (12.93%) Banking
2 14 (9.52%) Finance
3 4 (2.72%) Retail
4 1 (0.68%) Marketing
4 1 (0.68%) German Language
4 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 59 (40.14%) Developer
2 23 (15.65%) Administrator
3 21 (14.29%) PHP Developer
4 17 (11.56%) Linux Administrator
5 16 (10.88%) Java Developer
6 11 (7.48%) Analyst
7 9 (6.12%) Architect
7 9 (6.12%) Python Developer
7 9 (6.12%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 8 (5.44%) Ruby Developer
8 8 (5.44%) Project Manager
8 8 (5.44%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (4.08%) Senior Developer
9 6 (4.08%) Tester
9 6 (4.08%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (3.40%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 5 (3.40%) Non-Functional Tester
11 4 (2.72%) Technical Manager
11 4 (2.72%) Web Developer
11 4 (2.72%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (17.69%) Web Services
2 24 (16.33%) XML
3 20 (13.61%) XSLT
4 19 (12.93%) LAMP
5 17 (11.56%) jQuery
5 17 (11.56%) HTML
6 15 (10.20%) CSS
6 15 (10.20%) Middleware
7 14 (9.52%) XSD
8 13 (8.84%) JMS
8 13 (8.84%) RabbitMQ
9 12 (8.16%) Spring
10 11 (7.48%) Django
11 9 (6.12%) Ruby on Rails
12 8 (5.44%) Grails
12 8 (5.44%) XML Schema
12 8 (5.44%) J2SE
12 8 (5.44%) DOM
12 8 (5.44%) Servlets
13 7 (4.76%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.61%) Open Source
2 16 (10.88%) Derivative
3 12 (8.16%) Mainframe
4 8 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.08%) Client/Server
6 5 (3.40%) N-Tier
6 5 (3.40%) Firmware
6 5 (3.40%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.72%) Economics
7 4 (2.72%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.04%) PMI
8 3 (2.04%) VSAM
8 3 (2.04%) Clustering
8 3 (2.04%) Telematics
9 2 (1.36%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.36%) FMCG
10 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.68%) User Experience
10 1 (0.68%) IPTV
10 1 (0.68%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 44 (29.93%) Windows
2 35 (23.81%) UNIX
2 35 (23.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (8.84%) HPUX
4 11 (7.48%) Mac OS X
5 10 (6.80%) Solaris
5 10 (6.80%) AIX
6 9 (6.12%) SUSE
7 8 (5.44%) Android
8 4 (2.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.36%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.68%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.68%) zOS
10 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (16.33%) OO
2 20 (13.61%) ITIL
3 19 (12.93%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (8.84%) E-Commerce
5 12 (8.16%) Configuration Management
5 12 (8.16%) Web Development
6 11 (7.48%) Information Security
6 11 (7.48%) Migration
7 8 (5.44%) ERP
7 8 (5.44%) DevOps
8 7 (4.76%) Change Management
8 7 (4.76%) Software Engineering
8 7 (4.76%) Integration Testing
9 6 (4.08%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (4.08%) TDD
9 6 (4.08%) CRM
9 6 (4.08%) SOA
10 5 (3.40%) OOP
10 5 (3.40%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (3.40%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 28 (19.05%) PHP
2 26 (17.69%) Java
2 26 (17.69%) JavaScript
3 21 (14.29%) SQL
4 18 (12.24%) Python
4 18 (12.24%) Ruby
5 13 (8.84%) Perl
6 11 (7.48%) Shell Script
7 8 (5.44%) XPath
8 5 (3.40%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 5 (3.40%) VB
9 4 (2.72%) C#
9 4 (2.72%) C++
10 3 (2.04%) COBOL
10 3 (2.04%) Scala
10 3 (2.04%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.36%) ABAP
12 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.68%) C
12 1 (0.68%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 9 (6.12%) MCSE
1 9 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (5.44%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (4.76%) CCNA
4 6 (4.08%) CCNP
4 6 (4.08%) Security Cleared
5 5 (3.40%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.40%) ISTQB
5 5 (3.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (3.40%) ISEB
5 5 (3.40%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (2.04%) PMP
6 3 (2.04%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.36%) CISSP
7 2 (1.36%) MCP
7 2 (1.36%) CISA
7 2 (1.36%) CISM
8 1 (0.68%) GSEC
8 1 (0.68%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.36%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (7.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.40%) VMware ESX
2 5 (3.40%) vCloud
3 3 (2.04%) RHEV
4 2 (1.36%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.36%) XenApp
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (6.80%) Puppet
2 6 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (4.08%) Ansible
2 6 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (2.04%) Control-M
3 3 (2.04%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.36%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.68%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.68%) Nagios
5 1 (0.68%) WSUS
5 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 63 (42.86%) Red Hat
2 32 (21.77%) Oracle
3 26 (17.69%) VMware
4 14 (9.52%) HP
5 12 (8.16%) Citrix
5 12 (8.16%) Cisco
5 12 (8.16%) IBM
6 8 (5.44%) SAP
6 8 (5.44%) CA
7 5 (3.40%) TIBCO
8 4 (2.72%) Atlassian
8 4 (2.72%) FatWire
8 4 (2.72%) Avaya
8 4 (2.72%) Nortel
8 4 (2.72%) JBoss
9 3 (2.04%) Sybase
9 3 (2.04%) EMC
9 3 (2.04%) NetApp
10 2 (1.36%) Microsoft
10 2 (1.36%) Splunk
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