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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 38 18 41
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +23
Contract jobs citing Linux 75 92 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.99% 6.92% 3.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.19% 30.46% 18.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 63 28
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£388 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £278 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -13.33%
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
354 302 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 18.81% 22.72% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 169 118
Average daily rate £350 £323 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% +4.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 30 25
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £13.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +9.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.00 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £25.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 3 September 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
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 3 September 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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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 £325 - 9
Salford +4 1 - - 3
Cheadle - 1 £400 - 1
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 50 (33.56%) UNIX
1 50 (33.56%) Windows
2 35 (23.49%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (22.82%) MySQL
4 30 (20.13%) Java
4 30 (20.13%) VMware
5 29 (19.46%) SQL
6 27 (18.12%) Python
7 24 (16.11%) Oracle
7 24 (16.11%) Finance
7 24 (16.11%) Puppet
8 23 (15.44%) Opscode Chef
9 22 (14.77%) TDD
10 21 (14.09%) Microsoft
10 21 (14.09%) VMware Infrastructure
11 18 (12.08%) DevOps
11 18 (12.08%) JavaScript
11 18 (12.08%) Apache
12 17 (11.41%) Tomcat
12 17 (11.41%) PHP
12 17 (11.41%) Jenkins
12 17 (11.41%) Bash Shell
13 16 (10.74%) Amazon AWS
13 16 (10.74%) nginx
13 16 (10.74%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (10.74%) .NET
13 16 (10.74%) DNS
14 15 (10.07%) Configuration Management
14 15 (10.07%) Data Centre
15 14 (9.40%) Analytical Skills

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 18 (12.08%) Apache
2 17 (11.41%) Tomcat
3 16 (10.74%) nginx
4 11 (7.38%) WebSphere
5 8 (5.37%) IIS
6 7 (4.70%) CICS
6 7 (4.70%) Jetty
7 6 (4.03%) Node.js
7 6 (4.03%) CMS
8 5 (3.36%) WebLogic
9 4 (2.68%) JBoss
10 2 (1.34%) Confluence
10 2 (1.34%) MS Exchange
10 2 (1.34%) WebLogic Integration
10 2 (1.34%) Apache Spark
10 2 (1.34%) Lync
10 2 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (1.34%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (2.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (2.01%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.34%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.34%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (1.34%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (1.34%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
3 2 (1.34%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (1.34%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.34%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.74%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (6.71%) Google Cloud Platform
2 10 (6.71%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (6.71%) Google App Engine
3 7 (4.70%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (1.34%) PaaS
6 1 (0.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.74%) DNS
2 12 (8.05%) HTTP
2 12 (8.05%) DHCP
3 11 (7.38%) FTP
4 9 (6.04%) Firewall
5 7 (4.70%) IPsec
5 7 (4.70%) Internet
5 7 (4.70%) TCP/IP
6 6 (4.03%) VLAN
6 6 (4.03%) iSCSI
6 6 (4.03%) SAN
6 6 (4.03%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (2.68%) Network Security
7 4 (2.68%) VPN
8 3 (2.01%) SSL
9 2 (1.34%) IPv4
9 2 (1.34%) IPv6
9 2 (1.34%) SNMP
9 2 (1.34%) SMTP
9 2 (1.34%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (22.82%) MySQL
2 9 (6.04%) NoSQL
3 8 (5.37%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (5.37%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.37%) Oracle Database
4 7 (4.70%) MongoDB
5 5 (3.36%) DataStage
5 5 (3.36%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.68%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.68%) Big Data
7 3 (2.01%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (2.01%) Oracle Discoverer
7 3 (2.01%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (2.01%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 2 (1.34%) MS Access
8 2 (1.34%) SQL Navigator
8 2 (1.34%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.67%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 17 (11.41%) Jenkins
2 13 (8.72%) Git (software)
3 6 (4.03%) Gradle
4 5 (3.36%) RSpec
4 5 (3.36%) Ant
4 5 (3.36%) Maven
5 4 (2.68%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (2.68%) Subversion
6 3 (2.01%) JIRA
6 3 (2.01%) JUnit
7 2 (1.34%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.34%) Toad
7 2 (1.34%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.34%) Mercurial
7 2 (1.34%) Firebug
8 1 (0.67%) TestNG
8 1 (0.67%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.67%) Hudson
8 1 (0.67%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.67%) Log4j
General
1 24 (16.11%) Finance
2 8 (5.37%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.36%) Electronics
3 5 (3.36%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.36%) Marketing
4 3 (2.01%) Banking
5 2 (1.34%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.67%) Retail
6 1 (0.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 43 (28.86%) Developer
2 21 (14.09%) DBA
3 18 (12.08%) Administrator
4 17 (11.41%) MySQL DBA
5 10 (6.71%) Systems Administrator
6 9 (6.04%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (5.37%) Python/Django Developer
7 8 (5.37%) Analyst
7 8 (5.37%) Consultant
7 8 (5.37%) Architect
7 8 (5.37%) Django Developer
7 8 (5.37%) Python Developer
8 7 (4.70%) Senior Consultant
8 7 (4.70%) Java Developer
8 7 (4.70%) DevOps Consultant
9 6 (4.03%) Linux Administrator
10 5 (3.36%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 5 (3.36%) PHP Developer
10 5 (3.36%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 5 (3.36%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.74%) .NET
2 12 (8.05%) CSS
3 11 (7.38%) Middleware
4 9 (6.04%) J2EE
4 9 (6.04%) HTML
5 8 (5.37%) Django
6 7 (4.70%) Servlets
6 7 (4.70%) XML
7 6 (4.03%) Qt
8 5 (3.36%) Web Services
8 5 (3.36%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (2.68%) PHP-FPM
9 4 (2.68%) AngularJS
10 3 (2.01%) JSON
10 3 (2.01%) WCF
10 3 (2.01%) jQuery
10 3 (2.01%) Hibernate
10 3 (2.01%) Spring
10 3 (2.01%) JMS
10 3 (2.01%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.07%) Data Centre
2 14 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.70%) Replication
4 6 (4.03%) Mainframe
5 5 (3.36%) VSAM
5 5 (3.36%) BYOD
6 4 (2.68%) DTV
7 3 (2.01%) N-Tier
7 3 (2.01%) Clustering
8 2 (1.34%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.34%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.34%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.67%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.67%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.67%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 50 (33.56%) UNIX
1 50 (33.56%) Windows
2 12 (8.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (7.38%) CentOS
4 9 (6.04%) AIX
5 7 (4.70%) Solaris
6 6 (4.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (4.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (4.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.68%) Mac OS X
7 4 (2.68%) HPUX
8 2 (1.34%) SUSE
9 1 (0.67%) Debian
9 1 (0.67%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.67%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.67%) Scientific Linux
9 1 (0.67%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.67%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (23.49%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (14.77%) TDD
3 18 (12.08%) DevOps
4 16 (10.74%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (10.07%) Configuration Management
6 12 (8.05%) Unit Testing
7 11 (7.38%) ITIL
7 11 (7.38%) Scrum
8 10 (6.71%) Software Delivery
9 9 (6.04%) Continuous Delivery
9 9 (6.04%) Software Engineering
10 8 (5.37%) OO
10 8 (5.37%) E-Commerce
11 7 (4.70%) Automated Testing
11 7 (4.70%) Test Scripting
11 7 (4.70%) BDD
11 7 (4.70%) SDLC
12 6 (4.03%) Performance Tuning
13 5 (3.36%) SOA
13 5 (3.36%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 30 (20.13%) Java
2 29 (19.46%) SQL
3 27 (18.12%) Python
4 18 (12.08%) JavaScript
5 17 (11.41%) PHP
5 17 (11.41%) Bash Shell
6 13 (8.72%) C++
6 13 (8.72%) Ruby
7 11 (7.38%) Shell Script
7 11 (7.38%) C
7 11 (7.38%) PowerShell
8 10 (6.71%) Bourne shell
8 10 (6.71%) Perl
9 7 (4.70%) PL/SQL
10 5 (3.36%) COBOL
10 5 (3.36%) Scala
11 4 (2.68%) C#
11 4 (2.68%) Embedded C
12 2 (1.34%) Groovy
12 2 (1.34%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 10 (6.71%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (4.70%) CCNA
3 5 (3.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (3.36%) MCSE
4 4 (2.68%) MCSA
4 4 (2.68%) CCNP
4 4 (2.68%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.01%) Degree
6 2 (1.34%) ISEB
6 2 (1.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (1.34%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.34%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.34%) CCIP
6 2 (1.34%) CCIE
6 2 (1.34%) CCSP
6 2 (1.34%) JNCIA
6 2 (1.34%) JNCIP
6 2 (1.34%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.03%) QA
2 4 (2.68%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.68%) SLA
3 1 (0.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 21 (14.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (7.38%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.36%) NFS
3 5 (3.36%) vSphere
4 4 (2.68%) Xen
5 3 (2.01%) XenApp
5 3 (2.01%) Docker
6 2 (1.34%) iptables
6 2 (1.34%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.34%) VirtualBox
6 2 (1.34%) Varnish
6 2 (1.34%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.34%) Squid
6 2 (1.34%) Postfix
7 1 (0.67%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 24 (16.11%) Puppet
2 23 (15.44%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (4.70%) Nagios
4 5 (3.36%) Capistrano
4 5 (3.36%) Ansible
5 4 (2.68%) Vagrant
6 3 (2.01%) Hyperic
6 3 (2.01%) cPanel
7 2 (1.34%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.67%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.67%) SCCM
8 1 (0.67%) Cacti
8 1 (0.67%) Oracle EDQ
8 1 (0.67%) Icinga
Vendors
1 30 (20.13%) VMware
2 24 (16.11%) Oracle
3 21 (14.09%) Microsoft
4 14 (9.40%) Cisco
4 14 (9.40%) Red Hat
5 10 (6.71%) Google
6 9 (6.04%) HP
7 8 (5.37%) IBM
7 8 (5.37%) Citrix
7 8 (5.37%) Juniper
8 7 (4.70%) NetApp
9 5 (3.36%) CA
9 5 (3.36%) Percona
9 5 (3.36%) CheckPoint
10 4 (2.68%) TIBCO
10 4 (2.68%) Brocade
10 4 (2.68%) SAP
11 3 (2.01%) EMC
11 3 (2.01%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.34%) Atlassian
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