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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 37 41 43
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 68 41 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.15% 3.04% 3.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.15% 14.80% 19.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 28 20
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£383 £400 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.37% +50.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £268 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £483 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.11%
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
307 277 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 18.72% 20.52% 18.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 127 65
Average daily rate £325 £310 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £120 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.31% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 37 30
Average hourly rate £13.87 £14.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% -10.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 £18.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -0.78%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 6 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Cheadle - 1 - -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 66 (39.52%) UNIX
2 60 (35.93%) Windows
3 46 (27.54%) Oracle
4 44 (26.35%) Java
5 38 (22.75%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (22.16%) SQL
7 36 (21.56%) Red Hat
8 32 (19.16%) OO
9 29 (17.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 26 (15.57%) Software Engineering
11 25 (14.97%) Apache
11 25 (14.97%) Oracle Database
12 24 (14.37%) Puppet
12 24 (14.37%) Telecoms
12 24 (14.37%) VMware
13 23 (13.77%) Python
13 23 (13.77%) Web Services
13 23 (13.77%) Cisco
14 21 (12.57%) PHP
14 21 (12.57%) Continuous Integration
15 20 (11.98%) Open Source
15 20 (11.98%) Analytical Skills
15 20 (11.98%) MySQL
15 20 (11.98%) TDD
16 19 (11.38%) Configuration Management
16 19 (11.38%) C++
16 19 (11.38%) Tomcat
16 19 (11.38%) Cisco Certification
16 19 (11.38%) Juniper
16 19 (11.38%) CCNA

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 25 (14.97%) Apache
2 19 (11.38%) Tomcat
3 10 (5.99%) nginx
4 9 (5.39%) WebLogic
5 7 (4.19%) CICS
5 7 (4.19%) Confluence
6 6 (3.59%) IIS
6 6 (3.59%) WebSphere
7 5 (2.99%) JBoss
8 3 (1.80%) Node.js
8 3 (1.80%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (1.20%) WebLogic Integration
9 2 (1.20%) CMS
9 2 (1.20%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.20%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.60%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
10 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.60%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.60%) Lync
10 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (4.19%) Doxygen
2 5 (2.99%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.40%) MS Office
4 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.20%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (1.20%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.60%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.78%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.20%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.20%) PaaS
2 2 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.60%) IaaS
3 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.78%) Broadband
1 18 (10.78%) Ethernet
1 18 (10.78%) VPN
1 18 (10.78%) IPv4
1 18 (10.78%) IPv6
1 18 (10.78%) MPLS
1 18 (10.78%) OSPF
1 18 (10.78%) BGP
1 18 (10.78%) L2TP
1 18 (10.78%) RSVP
1 18 (10.78%) VRRP
1 18 (10.78%) Cisco IOS
1 18 (10.78%) BT 21CN
1 18 (10.78%) Junos
1 18 (10.78%) HSRP
1 18 (10.78%) IOS XR
2 15 (8.98%) HTTP
3 12 (7.19%) Internet
4 8 (4.79%) GSM
4 8 (4.79%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (14.97%) Oracle Database
2 20 (11.98%) MySQL
3 17 (10.18%) Hadoop
3 17 (10.18%) MongoDB
3 17 (10.18%) NoSQL
4 13 (7.78%) Big Data
4 13 (7.78%) Relational Database
5 11 (6.59%) SQL Server
6 9 (5.39%) Oracle Database 10g
6 9 (5.39%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (4.19%) RDBMS
8 6 (3.59%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (2.99%) Oracle9i Database
9 5 (2.99%) DataStage
9 5 (2.99%) SQLPlus
10 4 (2.40%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (2.40%) Redis
11 3 (1.80%) Oracle Discoverer
11 3 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.80%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 15 (8.98%) Eclipse
1 15 (8.98%) JIRA
1 15 (8.98%) Jenkins
2 14 (8.38%) Git (software)
3 11 (6.59%) Subversion
4 10 (5.99%) Ant
5 8 (4.79%) Maven
5 8 (4.79%) Selenium
5 8 (4.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (4.79%) Cucumber
6 7 (4.19%) TeamCity
6 7 (4.19%) Mercurial
6 7 (4.19%) JUnit
6 7 (4.19%) GoogleTest
6 7 (4.19%) Gradle
7 6 (3.59%) Oracle Forms
8 5 (2.99%) Hudson
9 4 (2.40%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (1.80%) RSpec
11 1 (0.60%) WebDriver
General
1 24 (14.37%) Telecoms
2 14 (8.38%) Finance
3 3 (1.80%) Banking
4 2 (1.20%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.60%) Electronics
5 1 (0.60%) Retail
5 1 (0.60%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.60%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 54 (32.34%) Developer
2 18 (10.78%) Java Developer
2 18 (10.78%) Implementation Engineer
2 18 (10.78%) IP Engineer
2 18 (10.78%) Operations Engineer
3 12 (7.19%) Administrator
3 12 (7.19%) Architect
3 12 (7.19%) PHP Developer
4 10 (5.99%) Systems Administrator
5 9 (5.39%) Software Developer
6 7 (4.19%) Software Engineer
6 7 (4.19%) DBA
6 7 (4.19%) Linux Administrator
7 6 (3.59%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 6 (3.59%) Analyst
7 6 (3.59%) Applications Support
7 6 (3.59%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (3.59%) Technical Design Leader
8 5 (2.99%) Tester
8 5 (2.99%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (13.77%) Web Services
2 18 (10.78%) XML
3 16 (9.58%) .NET
3 16 (9.58%) JMS
4 11 (6.59%) LAMP
5 8 (4.79%) Middleware
5 8 (4.79%) Grails
5 8 (4.79%) Servlets
5 8 (4.79%) J2SE
6 7 (4.19%) HTML
6 7 (4.19%) J2EE
6 7 (4.19%) EJB
6 7 (4.19%) JSON
6 7 (4.19%) Software Packaging
6 7 (4.19%) Java EE
6 7 (4.19%) RESTful
7 6 (3.59%) CSS
7 6 (3.59%) XSLT
8 5 (2.99%) CodeIgniter
8 5 (2.99%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.98%) Open Source
1 20 (11.98%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.79%) VSAM
3 7 (4.19%) Replication
3 7 (4.19%) Mainframe
4 6 (3.59%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.59%) Raspberry Pi
4 6 (3.59%) BYOD
5 5 (2.99%) BeagleBone
6 4 (2.40%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.80%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.80%) Clustering
7 3 (1.80%) Derivative
8 2 (1.20%) Cryptography
8 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.20%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.20%) Blog
9 1 (0.60%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.60%) Arduino
Operating Systems
1 66 (39.52%) UNIX
2 60 (35.93%) Windows
3 29 (17.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (7.19%) CentOS
5 10 (5.99%) AIX
6 8 (4.79%) Solaris
7 7 (4.19%) Mac OS X
8 6 (3.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (3.59%) VMS
9 5 (2.99%) HPUX
10 4 (2.40%) Android
10 4 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.20%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.20%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.20%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.20%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.20%) SUSE
12 1 (0.60%) Debian
12 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (22.75%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (19.16%) OO
3 26 (15.57%) Software Engineering
4 21 (12.57%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (11.98%) TDD
6 19 (11.38%) Configuration Management
7 15 (8.98%) DevOps
8 14 (8.38%) Unit Testing
9 13 (7.78%) Scrum
10 12 (7.19%) ITIL
10 12 (7.19%) Test Scripting
11 7 (4.19%) Time Management
11 7 (4.19%) Responsive Web Design
11 7 (4.19%) User Stories
11 7 (4.19%) MapReduce
11 7 (4.19%) SOA
11 7 (4.19%) Software Delivery
12 6 (3.59%) Web Design
13 5 (2.99%) MVC
13 5 (2.99%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 44 (26.35%) Java
2 37 (22.16%) SQL
3 23 (13.77%) Python
4 21 (12.57%) PHP
5 19 (11.38%) C++
6 18 (10.78%) JavaScript
7 17 (10.18%) Ruby
8 15 (8.98%) C
9 11 (6.59%) Shell Script
10 8 (4.79%) PL/SQL
10 8 (4.79%) Bash Shell
11 7 (4.19%) Perl
11 7 (4.19%) COBOL
12 6 (3.59%) C#
12 6 (3.59%) PowerShell
13 4 (2.40%) Bourne shell
14 3 (1.80%) Scala
14 3 (1.80%) XPath
14 3 (1.80%) Embedded C
14 3 (1.80%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 19 (11.38%) Cisco Certification
1 19 (11.38%) CCNA
1 19 (11.38%) Security Cleared
2 18 (10.78%) JNCIA
2 18 (10.78%) JNCIP
2 18 (10.78%) CCIE
2 18 (10.78%) CCNP
2 18 (10.78%) CCIP
3 16 (9.58%) DV Cleared
4 6 (3.59%) Degree
5 2 (1.20%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.20%) ISEB
5 2 (1.20%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.20%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (1.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.60%) MCP
6 1 (0.60%) MCSE
6 1 (0.60%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.39%) QA
2 5 (2.99%) SLA
3 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.60%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.60%) HIPAA
System Software
1 14 (8.38%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.19%) vSphere
4 3 (1.80%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.20%) Xen
5 2 (1.20%) VirtualBox
5 2 (1.20%) Docker
6 1 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.60%) Varnish
6 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.60%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.60%) NFS
6 1 (0.60%) XenApp
6 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (14.37%) Puppet
2 11 (6.59%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (5.39%) Vagrant
4 6 (3.59%) Nagios
5 5 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (2.99%) Ansible
6 4 (2.40%) CA Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.80%) TIBCO Hawk
7 3 (1.80%) Cacti
7 3 (1.80%) Salt
7 3 (1.80%) Hyperic
8 2 (1.20%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.60%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.60%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.60%) SCCM
9 1 (0.60%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.60%) Icinga
Vendors
1 46 (27.54%) Oracle
2 36 (21.56%) Red Hat
3 24 (14.37%) VMware
4 23 (13.77%) Cisco
5 19 (11.38%) Juniper
6 18 (10.78%) BT
7 16 (9.58%) HP
8 12 (7.19%) Microsoft
9 8 (4.79%) IBM
9 8 (4.79%) Atlassian
10 7 (4.19%) Google
10 7 (4.19%) CA
11 6 (3.59%) NetApp
12 5 (2.99%) TIBCO
13 3 (1.80%) CheckPoint
13 3 (1.80%) EMC
13 3 (1.80%) Citrix
14 2 (1.20%) SAP
14 2 (1.20%) Dell
14 2 (1.20%) Percona
Manchester
Mason Frank
Posted: 13 days ago