The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 9 32 28
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 189 102 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.30% 5.25% 5.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.09% 27.35% 26.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 43 55
Median daily rate £425 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £296 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
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
393 373 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 23.50% 19.21% 22.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 179 166
Median daily rate £390 £325 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -2.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £154 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £433 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 40 47
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.19% +5.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.98 £10.70 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £39.00 £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 8 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford +13 24 £450 +9.09% 1
Stockport +1 20 £425 - 5
Oldham - 3 £450 - 4
Cheadle 0 2 £475 +48.43% 1
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Linux.

1 109 (36.09%) Unix
2 96 (31.79%) Windows
3 83 (27.48%) Puppet
4 74 (24.50%) Agile Software Development
4 74 (24.50%) DevOps
5 68 (22.52%) Red Hat
6 66 (21.85%) Java
7 63 (20.86%) VMware
8 62 (20.53%) Python
8 62 (20.53%) Amazon AWS
9 56 (18.54%) Jenkins
10 54 (17.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 52 (17.22%) Oracle
12 50 (16.56%) Git (software)
13 48 (15.89%) SQL
13 48 (15.89%) Web Services
14 47 (15.56%) TCP/IP
15 46 (15.23%) Opscode Chef
16 42 (13.91%) Firewall
17 40 (13.25%) MySQL
18 38 (12.58%) Ruby
19 37 (12.25%) TDD
20 36 (11.92%) RESTful
20 36 (11.92%) Security Cleared
20 36 (11.92%) Bash Shell
20 36 (11.92%) Scrum
21 33 (10.93%) Software Engineering
22 32 (10.60%) VMware Infrastructure
22 32 (10.60%) Perl
22 32 (10.60%) HTTP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (7.28%) Apache
2 19 (6.29%) OpenStack
3 10 (3.31%) Tomcat
3 10 (3.31%) WebLogic
4 9 (2.98%) WebSphere
5 8 (2.65%) Confluence
5 8 (2.65%) MS Exchange
6 7 (2.32%) CloudStack
6 7 (2.32%) nginx
6 7 (2.32%) SAS
7 6 (1.99%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (1.66%) CICS
8 5 (1.66%) IBM HTTP Server
8 5 (1.66%) JBoss
8 5 (1.66%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 3 (0.99%) CMS
9 3 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.66%) Jetty
10 2 (0.66%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (1.99%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.33%) MS Office
2 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Magento
1 1 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 62 (20.53%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.32%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (1.99%) SaaS
5 5 (1.66%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.32%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (1.32%) Heroku
6 4 (1.32%) Slack
7 3 (0.99%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 3 (0.99%) CloudFront
8 2 (0.66%) Office 365
9 1 (0.33%) GitHub
9 1 (0.33%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.33%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.33%) PaaS
9 1 (0.33%) Route 53
9 1 (0.33%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 47 (15.56%) TCP/IP
2 42 (13.91%) Firewall
3 32 (10.60%) HTTP
4 31 (10.26%) LAN
4 31 (10.26%) WAN
5 26 (8.61%) VPN
6 25 (8.28%) DNS
6 25 (8.28%) VoIP
7 16 (5.30%) DHCP
8 13 (4.30%) LDAP
9 11 (3.64%) Network Security
10 9 (2.98%) iSCSI
11 8 (2.65%) SMTP
11 8 (2.65%) SNMP
12 7 (2.32%) Fibre Channel
12 7 (2.32%) IMAP
12 7 (2.32%) Internet
13 6 (1.99%) SSL
14 5 (1.66%) MRTG
14 5 (1.66%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (13.25%) MySQL
2 28 (9.27%) SQL Server
3 25 (8.28%) NoSQL
4 16 (5.30%) Oracle Database
5 14 (4.64%) Redis
6 13 (4.30%) MongoDB
6 13 (4.30%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (4.30%) Relational Database
7 11 (3.64%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (2.98%) DB2
8 9 (2.98%) Hadoop
9 8 (2.65%) Big Data
10 7 (2.32%) Ingres
11 6 (1.99%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (1.99%) Oracle Database 12c
11 6 (1.99%) Oracle9i Database
11 6 (1.99%) SQL Server 2000
11 6 (1.99%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (1.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 56 (18.54%) Jenkins
2 50 (16.56%) Git (software)
3 21 (6.95%) JUnit
4 16 (5.30%) Subversion
5 12 (3.97%) Gradle
6 11 (3.64%) JIRA
6 11 (3.64%) Maven
7 7 (2.32%) Ant
7 7 (2.32%) Vagrant
8 5 (1.66%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.66%) Eclipse
8 5 (1.66%) Jasmine
8 5 (1.66%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (1.32%) Hudson
9 4 (1.32%) Mercurial
9 4 (1.32%) Selenium
9 4 (1.32%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.99%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.66%) JBehave
General
1 24 (7.95%) Finance
2 7 (2.32%) Retail
3 5 (1.66%) Manufacturing
4 3 (0.99%) Marketing
5 2 (0.66%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.66%) Banking
6 1 (0.33%) Advertising
6 1 (0.33%) Games
6 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 65 (21.52%) Developer
2 46 (15.23%) DevOps Engineer
3 28 (9.27%) Analyst
4 27 (8.94%) Java Developer
5 20 (6.62%) Administrator
6 18 (5.96%) Linux Engineer
6 18 (5.96%) Software Engineer
7 15 (4.97%) Systems Administrator
8 12 (3.97%) Linux Administrator
8 12 (3.97%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 12 (3.97%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 11 (3.64%) Consultant
9 11 (3.64%) PHP Developer
9 11 (3.64%) Technical Specialist
10 9 (2.98%) Architect
10 9 (2.98%) Security Analyst
11 8 (2.65%) Linux Support
11 8 (2.65%) Senior Analyst
11 8 (2.65%) Support Engineer
12 7 (2.32%) Linux Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (15.89%) Web Services
2 36 (11.92%) RESTful
3 29 (9.60%) REST
4 25 (8.28%) ELK Stack
5 21 (6.95%) XML
6 19 (6.29%) Node.js
7 14 (4.64%) JSON
7 14 (4.64%) Spring
8 11 (3.64%) XSLT
9 10 (3.31%) Hibernate
9 10 (3.31%) LAMP
10 9 (2.98%) HTML
10 9 (2.98%) SOAP
11 8 (2.65%) .NET
11 8 (2.65%) CSS
11 8 (2.65%) Middleware
12 7 (2.32%) GWT
13 6 (1.99%) Zend Framework
14 5 (1.66%) RabbitMQ
14 5 (1.66%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.64%) Data Centre
3 12 (3.97%) Cyber Attack
4 8 (2.65%) User Experience
5 7 (2.32%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.32%) Private Cloud
6 5 (1.66%) Clustering
6 5 (1.66%) Oracle Licensing
6 5 (1.66%) Replication
7 4 (1.32%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.32%) PKI
7 4 (1.32%) SCADA
8 3 (0.99%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.99%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (0.66%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.66%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.66%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.66%) STB
9 2 (0.66%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 109 (36.09%) Unix
2 96 (31.79%) Windows
3 54 (17.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 25 (8.28%) CentOS
5 23 (7.62%) Windows Server
6 21 (6.95%) AIX
7 19 (6.29%) Solaris
8 15 (4.97%) Ubuntu
9 11 (3.64%) Oracle Linux
10 10 (3.31%) Debian
11 8 (2.65%) HPUX
12 7 (2.32%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (2.32%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (1.99%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (1.32%) Android
14 4 (1.32%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.99%) SUSE
16 2 (0.66%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.66%) Fedora
16 2 (0.66%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (24.50%) Agile Software Development
1 74 (24.50%) DevOps
2 37 (12.25%) TDD
3 36 (11.92%) Scrum
4 33 (10.93%) Software Engineering
5 31 (10.26%) Configuration Management
6 30 (9.93%) Continuous Integration
7 28 (9.27%) BDD
7 28 (9.27%) Patch Management
8 26 (8.61%) High Availability
9 24 (7.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 24 (7.95%) Vulnerability Management
10 23 (7.62%) Kanban
10 23 (7.62%) Open Source
11 20 (6.62%) Performance Tuning
12 19 (6.29%) OO
13 18 (5.96%) Cybersecurity
13 18 (5.96%) Network Monitoring
14 17 (5.63%) ITIL
15 16 (5.30%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 66 (21.85%) Java
2 62 (20.53%) Python
3 48 (15.89%) SQL
4 38 (12.58%) Ruby
5 36 (11.92%) Bash Shell
6 32 (10.60%) Perl
7 30 (9.93%) PHP
8 21 (6.95%) JavaScript
9 17 (5.63%) C++
9 17 (5.63%) Shell Script
10 12 (3.97%) Scala
11 10 (3.31%) C
12 7 (2.32%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.99%) C#
13 6 (1.99%) Groovy
14 5 (1.66%) Jython
14 5 (1.66%) Korn
15 4 (1.32%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.66%) Embedded C++
17 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 36 (11.92%) Security Cleared
2 27 (8.94%) CISSP
2 27 (8.94%) SC Cleared
3 24 (7.95%) SANS
4 23 (7.62%) SSCP
5 7 (2.32%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.32%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (1.99%) CCNA
7 5 (1.66%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.32%) CCDP
8 4 (1.32%) MCP
9 3 (0.99%) CCDA
10 2 (0.66%) CCIE
10 2 (0.66%) CCNP
10 2 (0.66%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.66%) Degree
10 2 (0.66%) RHCE
10 2 (0.66%) RHCSA
11 1 (0.33%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.99%) QA
2 4 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.99%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.33%) SDET
System Software
1 32 (10.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (9.93%) Active Directory
3 21 (6.95%) vSphere
4 15 (4.97%) Docker
5 7 (2.32%) Dovecot
5 7 (2.32%) KVM
5 7 (2.32%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (2.32%) Xen
6 6 (1.99%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (1.66%) iptables
7 5 (1.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (1.66%) Sendmail
7 5 (1.66%) Squid
7 5 (1.66%) XenServer
8 3 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.66%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.66%) Postfix
9 2 (0.66%) Samba
9 2 (0.66%) Varnish
9 2 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 83 (27.48%) Puppet
2 46 (15.23%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (9.60%) Ansible
4 20 (6.62%) QRadar
5 15 (4.97%) Nagios
6 11 (3.64%) Red Hat Satellite
6 11 (3.64%) ZABBIX
7 9 (2.98%) SCOM
8 8 (2.65%) Nessus
9 7 (2.32%) Data Guard
9 7 (2.32%) Kibana
9 7 (2.32%) Nexpose
9 7 (2.32%) Nmap
9 7 (2.32%) Oracle RMAN
9 7 (2.32%) SCCM
10 6 (1.99%) logstash
11 5 (1.66%) Cacti
11 5 (1.66%) Cobbler
11 5 (1.66%) HAProxy
11 5 (1.66%) OpenNebula
Vendors
1 68 (22.52%) Red Hat
2 63 (20.86%) VMware
3 52 (17.22%) Oracle
4 29 (9.60%) IBM
5 28 (9.27%) Microsoft
6 25 (8.28%) Apple
7 23 (7.62%) Splunk
8 12 (3.97%) LogRhythm
9 11 (3.64%) Atlassian
10 9 (2.98%) ArcSight
11 8 (2.65%) Cisco
11 8 (2.65%) Intel
11 8 (2.65%) Intel Security
11 8 (2.65%) NetWitness
11 8 (2.65%) Perforce
12 7 (2.32%) Google
12 7 (2.32%) New Relic
12 7 (2.32%) Qualys
12 7 (2.32%) SaltStack
12 7 (2.32%) Zend
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