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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
North West / Manchester
Rank 14 15 16
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 110 152 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.19% 8.45% 7.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.74% 42.70% 34.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 85 63
Median daily rate £425 £389 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.32% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £310 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £463 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%

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
270 356 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.10% 19.80% 20.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 180 152
Median daily rate £383 £350 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £225 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £353 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.54% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 27 29
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.63% +8.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.50 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £40.00 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 -4 17 £488 +14.70% 2
Stockport +7 1 £450 +50.00%
Oldham - 1 £400 - 5
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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.

1 126 (42.00%) Unix
2 103 (34.33%) Windows
3 86 (28.67%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (28.67%) Puppet
3 86 (28.67%) DevOps
4 76 (25.33%) Amazon AWS
5 73 (24.33%) Python
6 67 (22.33%) Red Hat
7 63 (21.00%) TCP/IP
7 63 (21.00%) Java
7 63 (21.00%) Jenkins
8 58 (19.33%) VMware
8 58 (19.33%) Firewall
9 57 (19.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 56 (18.67%) Opscode Chef
11 54 (18.00%) Git (software)
12 51 (17.00%) Web Services
13 49 (16.33%) WAN
14 47 (15.67%) Oracle
14 47 (15.67%) Configuration Management
15 46 (15.33%) LAN
15 46 (15.33%) Ruby
16 45 (15.00%) SQL
17 43 (14.33%) Continuous Integration
17 43 (14.33%) Ansible
17 43 (14.33%) Elastic Stack
18 42 (14.00%) IBM
19 41 (13.67%) VoIP
19 41 (13.67%) CISSP
19 41 (13.67%) Scrum

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 24 (8.00%) Apache
2 22 (7.33%) OpenStack
3 13 (4.33%) nginx
3 13 (4.33%) Tomcat
4 11 (3.67%) WebSphere
5 9 (3.00%) CloudStack
6 8 (2.67%) Confluence
7 7 (2.33%) IIS
7 7 (2.33%) Jetty
7 7 (2.33%) WebLogic
8 6 (2.00%) Mongrel
9 5 (1.67%) MS Exchange
10 4 (1.33%) CICS
10 4 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (1.00%) CMS
11 3 (1.00%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (1.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 3 (1.00%) SAS
11 3 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.67%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (1.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 76 (25.33%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.67%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (2.00%) Amazon S3
4 6 (2.00%) Google App Engine
4 6 (2.00%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (2.00%) SaaS
5 5 (1.67%) Heroku
6 4 (1.33%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (1.33%) Slack
7 3 (1.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 3 (1.00%) CloudFront
8 2 (0.67%) Office 365
9 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.33%) GitHub
9 1 (0.33%) IaaS
9 1 (0.33%) PaaS
9 1 (0.33%) Route 53
9 1 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 63 (21.00%) TCP/IP
2 58 (19.33%) Firewall
3 49 (16.33%) WAN
4 46 (15.33%) LAN
5 41 (13.67%) VoIP
6 40 (13.33%) VPN
7 36 (12.00%) HTTP
8 30 (10.00%) DNS
9 24 (8.00%) SSL
10 17 (5.67%) LDAP
11 15 (5.00%) HTTPS
12 14 (4.67%) DHCP
13 11 (3.67%) Network Security
13 11 (3.67%) Wireless
14 10 (3.33%) FTP
15 8 (2.67%) Intrusion Detection
16 7 (2.33%) Internet
17 6 (2.00%) IPsec
18 5 (1.67%) SAN
19 4 (1.33%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (11.67%) MySQL
2 27 (9.00%) SQL Server
3 26 (8.67%) NoSQL
4 22 (7.33%) Redis
5 16 (5.33%) Oracle Database
5 16 (5.33%) Relational Database
6 15 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (4.33%) MongoDB
8 11 (3.67%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (2.33%) Big Data
9 7 (2.33%) Ingres
9 7 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
9 7 (2.33%) Oracle Database 12c
10 6 (2.00%) DB2
10 6 (2.00%) Oracle9i Database
10 6 (2.00%) SQL Server 2000
10 6 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 63 (21.00%) Jenkins
2 54 (18.00%) Git (software)
3 20 (6.67%) JUnit
3 20 (6.67%) Subversion
4 15 (5.00%) Travis CI
5 10 (3.33%) GoCD
5 10 (3.33%) JIRA
6 8 (2.67%) Vagrant
7 7 (2.33%) Gradle
8 6 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (2.00%) Maven
9 5 (1.67%) Jasmine
10 4 (1.33%) Cucumber
10 4 (1.33%) Eclipse
10 4 (1.33%) Hudson
10 4 (1.33%) Selenium
11 3 (1.00%) GitLab
11 3 (1.00%) Mercurial
11 3 (1.00%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (1.00%) TeamCity
General
1 28 (9.33%) Finance
2 11 (3.67%) Banking
2 11 (3.67%) Retail
3 3 (1.00%) Marketing
4 2 (0.67%) Aerospace
4 2 (0.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.33%) Advertising
5 1 (0.33%) Games
5 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 58 (19.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 51 (17.00%) Developer
3 30 (10.00%) Analyst
4 17 (5.67%) Administrator
4 17 (5.67%) Linux Engineer
5 16 (5.33%) Java Developer
6 15 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
7 14 (4.67%) Software Engineer
7 14 (4.67%) Technical Specialist
8 12 (4.00%) Security Analyst
9 10 (3.33%) Security Specialist
10 9 (3.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 9 (3.00%) Network Engineer
10 9 (3.00%) PHP Developer
11 8 (2.67%) Linux Administrator
11 8 (2.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 8 (2.67%) Network Specialist
12 7 (2.33%) JavaScript Developer
12 7 (2.33%) Linux Specialist
12 7 (2.33%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (17.00%) Web Services
2 43 (14.33%) Elastic Stack
3 40 (13.33%) RESTful
4 30 (10.00%) REST
5 22 (7.33%) XML
6 21 (7.00%) Node.js
7 13 (4.33%) JSON
8 11 (3.67%) XSLT
9 10 (3.33%) LAMP
10 9 (3.00%) .NET
10 9 (3.00%) HTML
11 8 (2.67%) J2EE
12 7 (2.33%) CSS
12 7 (2.33%) Servlets
13 6 (2.00%) JMS
13 6 (2.00%) Middleware
13 6 (2.00%) SOAP
13 6 (2.00%) Zend Framework
14 5 (1.67%) Memcached
14 5 (1.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.00%) Data Centre
2 17 (5.67%) Cyber Attack
3 14 (4.67%) Management Information System
4 12 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.67%) Security Operations Centre
6 6 (2.00%) Clustering
6 6 (2.00%) Linux Command Line
6 6 (2.00%) User Experience
7 5 (1.67%) Oracle Licensing
7 5 (1.67%) Replication
8 4 (1.33%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.00%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.67%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.67%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.67%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.67%) PKI
10 2 (0.67%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.67%) SCADA
10 2 (0.67%) Wiki
11 1 (0.33%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 126 (42.00%) Unix
2 103 (34.33%) Windows
3 57 (19.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 27 (9.00%) CentOS
5 22 (7.33%) AIX
6 16 (5.33%) Windows Server
7 11 (3.67%) Oracle Linux
7 11 (3.67%) Solaris
7 11 (3.67%) Ubuntu
8 9 (3.00%) Fedora
9 7 (2.33%) Debian
9 7 (2.33%) HPUX
10 5 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (1.33%) Android
12 2 (0.67%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.67%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.67%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (28.67%) Agile Software Development
1 86 (28.67%) DevOps
2 47 (15.67%) Configuration Management
3 43 (14.33%) Continuous Integration
4 41 (13.67%) Scrum
5 39 (13.00%) Patch Management
5 39 (13.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 38 (12.67%) Vulnerability Management
7 35 (11.67%) Network Monitoring
8 34 (11.33%) TDD
9 30 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
9 30 (10.00%) Open Source
10 29 (9.67%) High Availability
10 29 (9.67%) Software Engineering
11 27 (9.00%) BDD
12 22 (7.33%) Case Management
12 22 (7.33%) Performance Tuning
13 21 (7.00%) Information Security
14 20 (6.67%) Security Operations
15 18 (6.00%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 73 (24.33%) Python
2 63 (21.00%) Java
3 46 (15.33%) Ruby
4 45 (15.00%) SQL
5 40 (13.33%) Bash Shell
6 30 (10.00%) Perl
7 26 (8.67%) PHP
8 21 (7.00%) Shell Script
9 19 (6.33%) JavaScript
10 11 (3.67%) Scala
11 7 (2.33%) C++
12 6 (2.00%) Groovy
12 6 (2.00%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.67%) ActionScript
13 5 (1.67%) C
13 5 (1.67%) Korn
14 4 (1.33%) ActionScript 2.0
14 4 (1.33%) ActionScript 3.0
14 4 (1.33%) PowerShell
15 3 (1.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 41 (13.67%) CISSP
2 38 (12.67%) SANS
3 37 (12.33%) Security Cleared
3 37 (12.33%) SSCP
4 33 (11.00%) SC Cleared
5 10 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.00%) CCNA
7 5 (1.67%) CCDP
7 5 (1.67%) CCNP
8 4 (1.33%) CCDA
8 4 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.00%) CISM
9 3 (1.00%) Degree
10 2 (0.67%) RHCSA
11 1 (0.33%) CCIE
11 1 (0.33%) ISEB
11 1 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.33%) MCP
11 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.67%) QA
1 5 (1.67%) SLA
2 4 (1.33%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.67%) SDET
4 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 26 (8.67%) Docker
2 24 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (7.33%) Active Directory
4 21 (7.00%) vSphere
5 12 (4.00%) Xen
6 7 (2.33%) iptables
6 7 (2.33%) Postfix
6 7 (2.33%) Squid
6 7 (2.33%) Varnish
6 7 (2.33%) XenServer
7 6 (2.00%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (1.67%) Hyper-V
8 5 (1.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (1.67%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (1.33%) Dovecot
9 4 (1.33%) KVM
10 2 (0.67%) Samba
10 2 (0.67%) Sendmail
10 2 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.33%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 86 (28.67%) Puppet
2 56 (18.67%) Opscode Chef
3 43 (14.33%) Ansible
4 35 (11.67%) QRadar
5 25 (8.33%) Kibana
6 23 (7.67%) Nagios
7 16 (5.33%) logstash
8 11 (3.67%) Red Hat Satellite
8 11 (3.67%) ZABBIX
9 10 (3.33%) Ganglia
10 9 (3.00%) Graphite
10 9 (3.00%) Oracle RMAN
11 8 (2.67%) Data Guard
11 8 (2.67%) Nmap
11 8 (2.67%) Riemann
11 8 (2.67%) SCOM
12 7 (2.33%) Cobbler
12 7 (2.33%) Nessus
12 7 (2.33%) Nexpose
12 7 (2.33%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 67 (22.33%) Red Hat
2 58 (19.33%) VMware
3 47 (15.67%) Oracle
4 42 (14.00%) IBM
5 41 (13.67%) Splunk
6 40 (13.33%) Apple
7 30 (10.00%) Microsoft
8 26 (8.67%) LogRhythm
9 10 (3.33%) Cisco
10 9 (3.00%) ArcSight
10 9 (3.00%) Atlassian
10 9 (3.00%) Google
11 8 (2.67%) Intel
11 8 (2.67%) Intel Security
11 8 (2.67%) NetWitness
11 8 (2.67%) Qualys
12 7 (2.33%) SaltStack
12 7 (2.33%) Veritas
12 7 (2.33%) Zend
13 6 (2.00%) HP
Manchester
PS Computer Services
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash IT Recruitment UK
Posted: 22 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago