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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 31 32 28
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 78 61 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.82% 4.81% 5.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.64% 21.71% 26.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 43 37
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £498 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £26.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 - £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 - £37.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -16.00%
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
330 281 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.38% 22.16% 21.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 152 119
Average daily rate £325 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £493 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 28 21
Average hourly rate £13.88 £15.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.00 £9.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £25.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 28 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 July 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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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
Altrincham - 5 £293 - 3
Stockport +3 3 £335 +17.54% 7
Salford - 1 - - 2
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 45 (31.25%) UNIX
1 45 (31.25%) Windows
2 35 (24.31%) MySQL
3 32 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (20.83%) Oracle
4 30 (20.83%) SQL
5 27 (18.75%) Java
6 24 (16.67%) Apache
7 23 (15.97%) PHP
7 23 (15.97%) VMware
8 22 (15.28%) Finance
9 20 (13.89%) TDD
9 20 (13.89%) Python
9 20 (13.89%) Puppet
10 19 (13.19%) Cisco
11 18 (12.50%) Red Hat
12 16 (11.11%) Software Engineering
12 16 (11.11%) SDLC
13 15 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
13 15 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (10.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 14 (9.72%) Unit Testing
14 14 (9.72%) Telecoms
14 14 (9.72%) Shell Script
14 14 (9.72%) OO
15 13 (9.03%) JavaScript
15 13 (9.03%) Juniper
15 13 (9.03%) Microsoft
15 13 (9.03%) VMware Infrastructure
15 13 (9.03%) CentOS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 24 (16.67%) Apache
2 12 (8.33%) Tomcat
3 10 (6.94%) nginx
4 7 (4.86%) Node.js
4 7 (4.86%) WebLogic
5 6 (4.17%) CMS
6 5 (3.47%) WebSphere
7 4 (2.78%) CICS
7 4 (2.78%) Confluence
8 3 (2.08%) JBoss
8 3 (2.08%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (2.08%) MS Exchange
9 2 (1.39%) WebLogic Integration
9 2 (1.39%) Jetty
9 2 (1.39%) IIS
9 2 (1.39%) Lync
9 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.39%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (0.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.39%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.39%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (1.39%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (1.39%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
3 2 (1.39%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (1.39%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.39%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (2.08%) Google App Engine
3 2 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (1.39%) PaaS
4 1 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.25%) VPN
1 9 (6.25%) Firewall
2 8 (5.56%) DNS
3 7 (4.86%) VRRP
3 7 (4.86%) Cisco IOS
3 7 (4.86%) BT 21CN
3 7 (4.86%) Junos
3 7 (4.86%) Broadband
3 7 (4.86%) Ethernet
3 7 (4.86%) IPv4
3 7 (4.86%) IPv6
3 7 (4.86%) SAN
3 7 (4.86%) Internet
3 7 (4.86%) MPLS
3 7 (4.86%) OSPF
3 7 (4.86%) BGP
3 7 (4.86%) L2TP
3 7 (4.86%) RSVP
3 7 (4.86%) HSRP
3 7 (4.86%) IOS XR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (24.31%) MySQL
2 13 (9.03%) MongoDB
3 11 (7.64%) SQL Server
3 11 (7.64%) Oracle Database
4 10 (6.94%) NoSQL
5 9 (6.25%) Hadoop
6 6 (4.17%) Big Data
7 5 (3.47%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (3.47%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.08%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 3 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (2.08%) Oracle Discoverer
8 3 (2.08%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.39%) DataStage
9 2 (1.39%) SQLPlus
9 2 (1.39%) MS Access
9 2 (1.39%) SQL Navigator
10 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.69%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 13 (9.03%) Jenkins
2 11 (7.64%) JIRA
3 9 (6.25%) Git (software)
4 7 (4.86%) Eclipse
5 6 (4.17%) Selenium
5 6 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (4.17%) Hudson
5 6 (4.17%) TeamCity
6 5 (3.47%) Subversion
6 5 (3.47%) JUnit
6 5 (3.47%) Gradle
7 4 (2.78%) Cucumber
7 4 (2.78%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (2.78%) Ant
7 4 (2.78%) Mercurial
8 2 (1.39%) RSpec
8 2 (1.39%) Toad
9 1 (0.69%) Log4j
9 1 (0.69%) TestNG
9 1 (0.69%) SoapUI
General
1 22 (15.28%) Finance
2 14 (9.72%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.47%) Marketing
3 5 (3.47%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.78%) Banking
4 4 (2.78%) Electronics
5 2 (1.39%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (28.47%) Developer
2 21 (14.58%) DBA
3 18 (12.50%) Administrator
4 16 (11.11%) MySQL DBA
5 13 (9.03%) PHP Developer
6 11 (7.64%) Systems Administrator
7 9 (6.25%) Architect
8 8 (5.56%) Java Developer
8 8 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
9 7 (4.86%) Implementation Engineer
9 7 (4.86%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 7 (4.86%) Analyst
9 7 (4.86%) Operations Engineer
9 7 (4.86%) IP Engineer
10 6 (4.17%) Test Analyst
10 6 (4.17%) Software Developer
11 5 (3.47%) DevOps Engineer
12 4 (2.78%) Java Architect
12 4 (2.78%) Network Engineer
12 4 (2.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.33%) .NET
2 9 (6.25%) RESTful
3 8 (5.56%) HTML
3 8 (5.56%) XML
4 7 (4.86%) Web Services
4 7 (4.86%) 802.1X
5 6 (4.17%) CSS
5 6 (4.17%) Middleware
5 6 (4.17%) LAMP
6 5 (3.47%) JMS
6 5 (3.47%) JSON
7 4 (2.78%) Java EE
7 4 (2.78%) Symfony
7 4 (2.78%) CodeIgniter
7 4 (2.78%) J2EE
7 4 (2.78%) EJB
7 4 (2.78%) PHP-FPM
7 4 (2.78%) AngularJS
8 3 (2.08%) WCF
9 2 (1.39%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (9.03%) Data Centre
3 8 (5.56%) Replication
4 5 (3.47%) Clustering
5 4 (2.78%) DTV
6 3 (2.08%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.08%) N-Tier
6 3 (2.08%) VSAM
7 2 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.39%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.39%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.39%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.39%) BYOD
8 1 (0.69%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.69%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.69%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.69%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 45 (31.25%) UNIX
1 45 (31.25%) Windows
2 15 (10.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (9.03%) CentOS
4 8 (5.56%) AIX
5 5 (3.47%) Solaris
6 4 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.78%) HPUX
7 3 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.39%) SUSE
8 2 (1.39%) Debian
8 2 (1.39%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.39%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.69%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.69%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.69%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.69%) Scientific Linux
9 1 (0.69%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (13.89%) TDD
3 16 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 16 (11.11%) SDLC
4 15 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (9.72%) Unit Testing
5 14 (9.72%) OO
6 12 (8.33%) Configuration Management
6 12 (8.33%) Test Scripting
7 10 (6.94%) Scrum
8 9 (6.25%) DevOps
9 8 (5.56%) MVC
9 8 (5.56%) E-Commerce
10 7 (4.86%) ITIL
10 7 (4.86%) Software Delivery
11 6 (4.17%) Time Management
12 5 (3.47%) Open Source
12 5 (3.47%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (3.47%) Automated Testing
12 5 (3.47%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 30 (20.83%) SQL
2 27 (18.75%) Java
3 23 (15.97%) PHP
4 20 (13.89%) Python
5 14 (9.72%) Shell Script
6 13 (9.03%) JavaScript
7 12 (8.33%) Bash Shell
8 11 (7.64%) Perl
9 10 (6.94%) Bourne shell
10 8 (5.56%) C
11 7 (4.86%) PL/SQL
11 7 (4.86%) Ruby
12 5 (3.47%) C#
12 5 (3.47%) C++
12 5 (3.47%) PowerShell
12 5 (3.47%) Scala
13 4 (2.78%) Embedded C
14 3 (2.08%) COBOL
15 2 (1.39%) PHP5
15 2 (1.39%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 12 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (7.64%) Security Cleared
3 10 (6.94%) DV Cleared
4 9 (6.25%) CCNA
4 9 (6.25%) CCNP
5 8 (5.56%) Degree
6 7 (4.86%) JNCIA
6 7 (4.86%) JNCIP
6 7 (4.86%) CCIP
6 7 (4.86%) CCIE
7 2 (1.39%) CCSP
7 2 (1.39%) MCSE
7 2 (1.39%) ISEB
7 2 (1.39%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.39%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.47%) QA
2 4 (2.78%) SLA
3 1 (0.69%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.69%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (9.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (6.94%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.08%) XenApp
4 2 (1.39%) Squid
4 2 (1.39%) NFS
4 2 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.39%) Varnish
4 2 (1.39%) VirtualBox
4 2 (1.39%) Docker
4 2 (1.39%) iptables
4 2 (1.39%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.39%) Postfix
5 1 (0.69%) vSphere
5 1 (0.69%) Xen
5 1 (0.69%) XenServer
5 1 (0.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 20 (13.89%) Puppet
2 11 (7.64%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (4.86%) Nagios
4 6 (4.17%) Vagrant
5 5 (3.47%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (2.08%) Hyperic
6 3 (2.08%) Ansible
6 3 (2.08%) cPanel
7 2 (1.39%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.69%) SCCM
8 1 (0.69%) Cacti
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle EDQ
8 1 (0.69%) Icinga
Vendors
1 30 (20.83%) Oracle
2 23 (15.97%) VMware
3 19 (13.19%) Cisco
4 18 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 13 (9.03%) Juniper
5 13 (9.03%) Microsoft
6 10 (6.94%) HP
7 7 (4.86%) BT
8 5 (3.47%) CheckPoint
8 5 (3.47%) Citrix
8 5 (3.47%) NetApp
9 4 (2.78%) SAP
9 4 (2.78%) IBM
9 4 (2.78%) TIBCO
9 4 (2.78%) Brocade
9 4 (2.78%) Atlassian
9 4 (2.78%) Percona
10 3 (2.08%) SolarWinds
10 3 (2.08%) Google
10 3 (2.08%) EMC
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