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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 22 40 44
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +4
Contract jobs citing Linux 90 39 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.56% 3.31% 3.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.09% 19.02% 14.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 26 17
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £263 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
272 205 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 19.83% 17.42% 24.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 105 120
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 24 42
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £22.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

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 2 October 2014.

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 2 October 2014. 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
Salford - 8 £313 - 2
Oldham - 2 £351 - 2
Stockport -3 1 £250 -33.33% 5
Wigan - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 1
Sale - - - - 1
Altrincham - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 65 (44.22%) Red Hat
2 46 (31.29%) Windows
3 36 (24.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 33 (22.45%) UNIX
4 33 (22.45%) Oracle
5 31 (21.09%) Java
6 29 (19.73%) PHP
6 29 (19.73%) XML
7 27 (18.37%) Web Services
7 27 (18.37%) JavaScript
8 25 (17.01%) XSLT
8 25 (17.01%) OO
8 25 (17.01%) Tomcat
8 25 (17.01%) Git (software)
9 24 (16.33%) Subversion
10 22 (14.97%) VMware
10 22 (14.97%) Oracle Database
11 21 (14.29%) Open Source
11 21 (14.29%) SQL
12 20 (13.61%) Apache
12 20 (13.61%) LAMP
12 20 (13.61%) Agile Software Development
13 19 (12.93%) Ruby
13 19 (12.93%) Python
13 19 (12.93%) ITIL
14 18 (12.24%) HTTP
15 17 (11.56%) HTML
15 17 (11.56%) Banking
15 17 (11.56%) jQuery
16 16 (10.88%) Spring

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 (17.01%) Tomcat
2 20 (13.61%) Apache
3 13 (8.84%) WebSphere
4 8 (5.44%) WebLogic
4 8 (5.44%) NetWeaver
5 5 (3.40%) WebLogic Integration
6 4 (2.72%) Confluence
6 4 (2.72%) CICS
7 3 (2.04%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 3 (2.04%) CMS
7 3 (2.04%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.36%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (1.36%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.68%) IIS
9 1 (0.68%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.36%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.08%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.72%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.68%) IaaS
2 1 (0.68%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (12.24%) HTTP
2 8 (5.44%) SAN
3 5 (3.40%) DNS
3 5 (3.40%) FTP
4 4 (2.72%) AMQP
5 3 (2.04%) LAN
5 3 (2.04%) WAN
5 3 (2.04%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.36%) Firewall
6 2 (1.36%) VPN
6 2 (1.36%) DHCP
6 2 (1.36%) DSL
6 2 (1.36%) DVB
7 1 (0.68%) IPv6
7 1 (0.68%) Internet
7 1 (0.68%) EIGRP
7 1 (0.68%) VRRP
7 1 (0.68%) 802.11
7 1 (0.68%) MPLS
7 1 (0.68%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.97%) Oracle Database
2 13 (8.84%) Relational Database
3 11 (7.48%) MySQL
4 10 (6.80%) Hazelcast
4 10 (6.80%) RDBMS
5 8 (5.44%) DB2
6 6 (4.08%) SAP BW
7 5 (3.40%) MS Access
7 5 (3.40%) SQL Server
8 4 (2.72%) NoSQL
9 3 (2.04%) DataStage
10 1 (0.68%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.68%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.68%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.68%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 25 (17.01%) Git (software)
2 24 (16.33%) Subversion
3 13 (8.84%) Maven
4 4 (2.72%) Mercurial
4 4 (2.72%) Gradle
4 4 (2.72%) JIRA
4 4 (2.72%) JUnit
4 4 (2.72%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.36%) Introscope
6 1 (0.68%) WebLogic Workshop
6 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.68%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.68%) RSpec
General
1 17 (11.56%) Banking
2 13 (8.84%) Finance
3 4 (2.72%) Retail
4 2 (1.36%) German Language
5 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 63 (42.86%) Developer
2 22 (14.97%) Administrator
3 21 (14.29%) PHP Developer
4 19 (12.93%) Java Developer
5 16 (10.88%) Linux Administrator
6 10 (6.80%) Analyst
6 10 (6.80%) Architect
7 9 (6.12%) Python Developer
7 9 (6.12%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 8 (5.44%) Ruby Developer
8 8 (5.44%) Systems Administrator
8 8 (5.44%) Project Manager
9 6 (4.08%) Senior Developer
9 6 (4.08%) Tester
10 5 (3.40%) Non-Functional Tester
11 4 (2.72%) DevOps Engineer
11 4 (2.72%) Web Developer
11 4 (2.72%) Consultant
11 4 (2.72%) Technical Manager
12 3 (2.04%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (19.73%) XML
2 27 (18.37%) Web Services
3 25 (17.01%) XSLT
4 20 (13.61%) LAMP
5 17 (11.56%) HTML
5 17 (11.56%) jQuery
6 16 (10.88%) Spring
7 15 (10.20%) XSD
7 15 (10.20%) CSS
7 15 (10.20%) JMS
8 13 (8.84%) Middleware
8 13 (8.84%) RabbitMQ
9 12 (8.16%) Grails
9 12 (8.16%) XML Schema
9 12 (8.16%) Servlets
10 11 (7.48%) Django
11 10 (6.80%) J2SE
12 9 (6.12%) DOM
12 9 (6.12%) Ruby on Rails
13 7 (4.76%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.29%) Open Source
2 16 (10.88%) Derivative
3 11 (7.48%) Mainframe
4 9 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.08%) Computer Science
5 6 (4.08%) Client/Server
6 5 (3.40%) N-Tier
7 3 (2.04%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.04%) Economics
7 3 (2.04%) VSAM
7 3 (2.04%) Telematics
8 2 (1.36%) FMCG
8 2 (1.36%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.36%) STB
8 2 (1.36%) IPTV
8 2 (1.36%) Clustering
8 2 (1.36%) PMI
9 1 (0.68%) Life Science
9 1 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 46 (31.29%) Windows
2 36 (24.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 33 (22.45%) UNIX
4 13 (8.84%) HPUX
5 11 (7.48%) Mac OS X
6 10 (6.80%) Android
6 10 (6.80%) Solaris
7 9 (6.12%) AIX
7 9 (6.12%) SUSE
8 3 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.36%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.36%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.68%) zOS
10 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (17.01%) OO
2 20 (13.61%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (12.93%) ITIL
4 15 (10.20%) E-Commerce
5 12 (8.16%) Web Development
6 11 (7.48%) Migration
7 10 (6.80%) Information Security
7 10 (6.80%) Configuration Management
8 8 (5.44%) Software Engineering
8 8 (5.44%) ERP
9 7 (4.76%) Change Management
9 7 (4.76%) Integration Testing
10 6 (4.08%) DevOps
10 6 (4.08%) TDD
10 6 (4.08%) CRM
10 6 (4.08%) SOA
11 5 (3.40%) Statistical Analysis
11 5 (3.40%) Mentoring
11 5 (3.40%) Analytics
11 5 (3.40%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 31 (21.09%) Java
2 29 (19.73%) PHP
3 27 (18.37%) JavaScript
4 21 (14.29%) SQL
5 19 (12.93%) Ruby
5 19 (12.93%) Python
6 14 (9.52%) Perl
7 12 (8.16%) XPath
8 11 (7.48%) Shell Script
9 5 (3.40%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 5 (3.40%) VB
9 5 (3.40%) C++
10 4 (2.72%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.72%) C#
11 3 (2.04%) COBOL
11 3 (2.04%) Scala
12 2 (1.36%) ABAP
13 1 (0.68%) C
13 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.68%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 9 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (6.12%) MCSE
2 8 (5.44%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (4.76%) CCNA
4 6 (4.08%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.08%) CCNP
5 5 (3.40%) ISEB
5 5 (3.40%) ISTQB
5 5 (3.40%) ISEB Practitioner
5 5 (3.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (3.40%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.36%) CISA
7 2 (1.36%) CISM
7 2 (1.36%) CISSP
7 2 (1.36%) PMP
7 2 (1.36%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.68%) RHCE
8 1 (0.68%) CCIE
8 1 (0.68%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.36%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (5.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.40%) Firmware
3 4 (2.72%) VMware ESX
4 3 (2.04%) RHEV
4 3 (2.04%) vCloud
5 2 (1.36%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.68%) XenApp
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (5.44%) Puppet
2 6 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (2.72%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.72%) Ansible
4 3 (2.04%) Control-M
5 2 (1.36%) CA Wily
5 2 (1.36%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.68%) Nagios
6 1 (0.68%) WSUS
6 1 (0.68%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 65 (44.22%) Red Hat
2 33 (22.45%) Oracle
3 22 (14.97%) VMware
4 14 (9.52%) HP
5 12 (8.16%) Cisco
6 11 (7.48%) IBM
7 10 (6.80%) Citrix
8 8 (5.44%) SAP
8 8 (5.44%) CA
9 5 (3.40%) TIBCO
10 4 (2.72%) Atlassian
10 4 (2.72%) FatWire
10 4 (2.72%) Nortel
10 4 (2.72%) Avaya
11 3 (2.04%) NetApp
11 3 (2.04%) EMC
11 3 (2.04%) JBoss
11 3 (2.04%) Sybase
12 2 (1.36%) Splunk
12 2 (1.36%) Endeca
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