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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 22 31 36
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +5
Contract jobs citing Linux 112 79 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.23% 5.19% 4.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.04% 25.90% 20.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 45 38
Median daily rate £400 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £540 £477
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £352
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 0
Median hourly rate £40.50 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
329 305 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 18.31% 20.04% 21.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 157 132
Median daily rate £375 £310 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £160 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 41 31
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.87 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -7.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £20.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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
Stockport +3 19 £406 +21.26% 7
Cheadle - 2 £404 - 1
Wigan - 1 £450 -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 79 (33.91%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (32.62%) Unix
3 74 (31.76%) Java
4 62 (26.61%) Windows
5 49 (21.03%) Oracle
6 48 (20.60%) SQL
6 48 (20.60%) DevOps
7 47 (20.17%) Puppet
8 43 (18.45%) Amazon AWS
9 42 (18.03%) Red Hat
10 39 (16.74%) Git (software)
10 39 (16.74%) Jenkins
11 37 (15.88%) IBM
12 36 (15.45%) JavaScript
12 36 (15.45%) Apache
13 35 (15.02%) Opscode Chef
13 35 (15.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 34 (14.59%) JBoss
15 33 (14.16%) Python
15 33 (14.16%) Continuous Integration
16 30 (12.88%) Bash Shell
16 30 (12.88%) Middleware
17 29 (12.45%) Shell Script
17 29 (12.45%) HTTP
17 29 (12.45%) Tomcat
17 29 (12.45%) MySQL
18 28 (12.02%) VMware
19 27 (11.59%) VMware Infrastructure
20 26 (11.16%) Scrum
21 25 (10.73%) Configuration Management

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 36 (15.45%) Apache
2 34 (14.59%) JBoss
3 29 (12.45%) Tomcat
4 24 (10.30%) WebSphere
5 17 (7.30%) OpenStack
6 14 (6.01%) WebLogic
7 13 (5.58%) WebSphere Application Server
8 8 (3.43%) nginx
9 5 (2.15%) Oracle Application Server
10 4 (1.72%) Apache Solr
11 3 (1.29%) CloudStack
11 3 (1.29%) Confluence
11 3 (1.29%) IIS
11 3 (1.29%) SAS
12 2 (0.86%) CICS
12 2 (0.86%) IBM HTTP Server
12 2 (0.86%) Liferay
12 2 (0.86%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 2 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.86%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 4 (1.72%) MS Excel
1 4 (1.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.15%) Oracle 11i
1 5 (2.15%) Oracle Applications
1 5 (2.15%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (2.15%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.29%) Magento
3 2 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 43 (18.45%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.43%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (2.58%) Amazon S3
5 5 (2.15%) PaaS
6 4 (1.72%) Google App Engine
6 4 (1.72%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (1.29%) IaaS
7 3 (1.29%) SoftLayer
8 2 (0.86%) AWS CloudTrail
8 2 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.43%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.43%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.43%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 29 (12.45%) HTTP
2 21 (9.01%) DNS
3 12 (5.15%) DHCP
3 12 (5.15%) TCP/IP
4 9 (3.86%) Firewall
5 7 (3.00%) SMTP
5 7 (3.00%) SNMP
6 6 (2.58%) Fibre Channel
6 6 (2.58%) iSCSI
6 6 (2.58%) SSL
7 4 (1.72%) MRTG
7 4 (1.72%) Network Security
7 4 (1.72%) VLAN
8 3 (1.29%) FTP
8 3 (1.29%) IMAP
8 3 (1.29%) LDAP
8 3 (1.29%) VoIP
9 2 (0.86%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.86%) IPsec
9 2 (0.86%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (12.45%) MySQL
2 20 (8.58%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (5.58%) DB2
3 13 (5.58%) Hadoop
4 12 (5.15%) NoSQL
5 11 (4.72%) Oracle Database
6 8 (3.43%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (3.43%) Relational Database
7 5 (2.15%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (2.15%) Oracle Discoverer
8 3 (1.29%) DataStage
8 3 (1.29%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.29%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.29%) SQL Server
9 2 (0.86%) Redis
10 1 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.43%) Big Data
10 1 (0.43%) Hazelcast
10 1 (0.43%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 39 (16.74%) Git (software)
1 39 (16.74%) Jenkins
2 15 (6.44%) Maven
2 15 (6.44%) Subversion
3 10 (4.29%) JUnit
4 8 (3.43%) Selenium
5 7 (3.00%) Ant
5 7 (3.00%) JIRA
5 7 (3.00%) SonarQube
6 6 (2.58%) Eclipse
6 6 (2.58%) Gradle
6 6 (2.58%) Travis CI
7 4 (1.72%) Vagrant
8 3 (1.29%) GoCD
8 3 (1.29%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.86%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.86%) GitLab
9 2 (0.86%) Introscope
9 2 (0.86%) MSI
9 2 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 17 (7.30%) Finance
2 10 (4.29%) Banking
3 9 (3.86%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.58%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.58%) Retail
5 4 (1.72%) Electronics
5 4 (1.72%) Marketing
6 2 (0.86%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 63 (27.04%) Developer
2 36 (15.45%) Java Developer
3 35 (15.02%) DevOps Engineer
4 30 (12.88%) Linux Engineer
5 24 (10.30%) Administrator
6 22 (9.44%) Analyst
7 19 (8.15%) Technical Analyst
8 15 (6.44%) Consultant
8 15 (6.44%) Linux Administrator
8 15 (6.44%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 15 (6.44%) Systems Administrator
9 14 (6.01%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 12 (5.15%) Software Developer
11 11 (4.72%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 9 (3.86%) Software Engineer
12 9 (3.86%) Unix Engineer
13 8 (3.43%) Architect
13 8 (3.43%) Senior Analyst
13 8 (3.43%) Senior Technical Analyst
14 7 (3.00%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (12.88%) Middleware
2 25 (10.73%) REST
3 23 (9.87%) XML
4 22 (9.44%) JSON
5 21 (9.01%) Spring
6 19 (8.15%) Web Services
7 18 (7.73%) AngularJS
7 18 (7.73%) CSS
8 16 (6.87%) SOAP
9 15 (6.44%) ActiveMQ
10 14 (6.01%) Apache Camel
10 14 (6.01%) HTML
10 14 (6.01%) JDBC
11 10 (4.29%) HTML5
11 10 (4.29%) RESTful
12 8 (3.43%) CSS3
12 8 (3.43%) GWT
12 8 (3.43%) Node.js
13 6 (2.58%) IBM Integration Bus
13 6 (2.58%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.72%) Public Cloud
3 7 (3.00%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.15%) SCADA
4 5 (2.15%) User Experience
5 4 (1.72%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.72%) EMC VNX
5 4 (1.72%) Life Science
5 4 (1.72%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.29%) Clustering
6 3 (1.29%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (0.86%) Digital TV
7 2 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.86%) FMCG
7 2 (0.86%) LPAR
7 2 (0.86%) STB
7 2 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.86%) Wiki
8 1 (0.43%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.43%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 76 (32.62%) Unix
2 62 (26.61%) Windows
3 35 (15.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 23 (9.87%) Solaris
5 16 (6.87%) Windows Server
6 11 (4.72%) AIX
6 11 (4.72%) CentOS
7 10 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (3.86%) Ubuntu
9 6 (2.58%) HPUX
10 5 (2.15%) Debian
11 4 (1.72%) SUSE
11 4 (1.72%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 4 (1.72%) Windows 7
11 4 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (1.29%) Fedora
12 3 (1.29%) Mac OS
12 3 (1.29%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.86%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (33.91%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (20.60%) DevOps
3 33 (14.16%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (11.16%) Scrum
5 25 (10.73%) Configuration Management
6 24 (10.30%) Open Source
7 23 (9.87%) High Availability
7 23 (9.87%) Software Engineering
8 21 (9.01%) Migration
9 19 (8.15%) SOA
9 19 (8.15%) TDD
10 15 (6.44%) ITIL
11 14 (6.01%) Continuous Delivery
11 14 (6.01%) E-Commerce
11 14 (6.01%) Microservices
12 13 (5.58%) Front End Development
12 13 (5.58%) Performance Tuning
13 12 (5.15%) MVC
14 11 (4.72%) BDD
14 11 (4.72%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 74 (31.76%) Java
2 48 (20.60%) SQL
3 36 (15.45%) JavaScript
4 33 (14.16%) Python
5 30 (12.88%) Bash Shell
6 29 (12.45%) Shell Script
7 21 (9.01%) Ruby
8 16 (6.87%) Perl
8 16 (6.87%) PHP
9 12 (5.15%) C
10 9 (3.86%) PowerShell
11 8 (3.43%) C++
11 8 (3.43%) Scala
12 6 (2.58%) AWK
13 5 (2.15%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.72%) Korn
15 2 (0.86%) Go
15 2 (0.86%) PHP 5
16 1 (0.43%) Jython
16 1 (0.43%) PHP 4
Qualifications
1 22 (9.44%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (3.86%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.43%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (3.00%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (3.00%) MCP
6 4 (1.72%) DBS Check
6 4 (1.72%) EMCSA
7 3 (1.29%) CCNA
7 3 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.29%) MCSA
7 3 (1.29%) MCSE
7 3 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.43%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.43%) OCP
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.15%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (2.15%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.29%) QA
System Software
1 27 (11.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (9.01%) Active Directory
3 12 (5.15%) Oracle RAC
4 11 (4.72%) Virtual Servers
5 10 (4.29%) Docker
6 9 (3.86%) vSphere
7 7 (3.00%) Xen
8 5 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (1.72%) KVM
10 3 (1.29%) Dovecot
10 3 (1.29%) Firmware
10 3 (1.29%) iptables
10 3 (1.29%) NFS
10 3 (1.29%) Sendmail
10 3 (1.29%) Squid
10 3 (1.29%) XenServer
11 2 (0.86%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.86%) vCloud
12 1 (0.43%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 47 (20.17%) Puppet
2 35 (15.02%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (8.15%) Ansible
4 10 (4.29%) Nagios
5 9 (3.86%) SCCM
6 8 (3.43%) SCOM
7 7 (3.00%) Cobbler
7 7 (3.00%) Tivoli
7 7 (3.00%) WSUS
8 6 (2.58%) Kubernetes
9 5 (2.15%) Data Guard
9 5 (2.15%) OpenNebula
9 5 (2.15%) yum
10 4 (1.72%) Cacti
10 4 (1.72%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (1.29%) Graylog
11 3 (1.29%) HAProxy
11 3 (1.29%) NetBackup
11 3 (1.29%) Salt
11 3 (1.29%) Terraform
Vendors
1 49 (21.03%) Oracle
2 42 (18.03%) Red Hat
3 37 (15.88%) IBM
4 28 (12.02%) VMware
5 17 (7.30%) Microsoft
6 14 (6.01%) EMC
7 8 (3.43%) Citrix
7 8 (3.43%) Google
7 8 (3.43%) HP
8 7 (3.00%) Apple
8 7 (3.00%) Kaspersky
9 6 (2.58%) NetApp
10 5 (2.15%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.72%) Cisco
11 4 (1.72%) Perforce
11 4 (1.72%) SaltStack
11 4 (1.72%) SAP
12 3 (1.29%) CA
12 3 (1.29%) EnterpriseDB
12 3 (1.29%) Splunk
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