The table below looks at the statistics for CentOS skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CentOS over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CentOS Linux
Rank 127 113 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing CentOS 5 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.30% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.74% 1.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £23.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -26.92%
CentOS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
678 568 592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.56% 21.28% 23.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 242 273
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £135 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 87 84
Average hourly rate £14.35 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.23 £11.63 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £36.07 £32.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

CentOS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CentOS across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

CentOS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

CentOS
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CentOS across the North West region.

CentOS Daily Rate Trend in the North West

CentOS
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CentOS across the North West region.

CentOS Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

CentOS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CentOS within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Manchester -7 3 £325 -23.52% 6
Cheshire - 2 £275 - 3
Lancashire - - - - 3
Merseyside - - - -
CentOS
England

CentOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing CentOS 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 CentOS.

1 24 (96.00%) Red Hat
2 22 (88.00%) Puppet
3 19 (76.00%) Configuration Management
4 17 (68.00%) DevOps
5 16 (64.00%) Jenkins
5 16 (64.00%) Vagrant
5 16 (64.00%) Amazon EC2
5 16 (64.00%) Amazon S3
5 16 (64.00%) Amazon AWS
5 16 (64.00%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (56.00%) QA
6 14 (56.00%) RightScale
6 14 (56.00%) Route 53
6 14 (56.00%) Amazon ELB
7 11 (44.00%) Linux
8 10 (40.00%) DHCP
8 10 (40.00%) DNS
8 10 (40.00%) Hudson
8 10 (40.00%) Open Source
9 9 (36.00%) Firewall
10 8 (32.00%) Maven
10 8 (32.00%) UNIX
10 8 (32.00%) SaaS
10 8 (32.00%) PaaS
10 8 (32.00%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (24.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (20.00%) Apache
13 4 (16.00%) Web Services
13 4 (16.00%) Java

CentOS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing CentOS 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 CentOS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (20.00%) Apache
2 4 (16.00%) nginx
3 2 (8.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (8.00%) Jetty
3 2 (8.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (8.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 16 (64.00%) Amazon EC2
1 16 (64.00%) Amazon S3
1 16 (64.00%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (56.00%) Route 53
2 14 (56.00%) Amazon ELB
3 8 (32.00%) SaaS
3 8 (32.00%) PaaS
4 1 (4.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (40.00%) DHCP
1 10 (40.00%) DNS
2 9 (36.00%) Firewall
3 3 (12.00%) Network Security
4 2 (8.00%) HTTP
5 1 (4.00%) VLAN
5 1 (4.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) MySQL
2 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (8.00%) Big Data
2 2 (8.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (64.00%) Jenkins
2 10 (40.00%) Hudson
3 8 (32.00%) Maven
4 2 (8.00%) JUnit
4 2 (8.00%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Operations Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Administrator
4 2 (8.00%) UNIX Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Development Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) UNIX Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Support Technician
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Support
5 1 (4.00%) Applications Support
5 1 (4.00%) Firewall Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) Web Services
1 4 (16.00%) LAMP
2 2 (8.00%) Servlets
3 1 (4.00%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 10 (40.00%) Open Source
2 8 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.00%) Visualisation
4 1 (4.00%) Social Media
4 1 (4.00%) Wiki
4 1 (4.00%) Chemistry
4 1 (4.00%) Biology
4 1 (4.00%) Life Science
4 1 (4.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Linux
2 8 (32.00%) UNIX
3 6 (24.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (12.00%) Solaris
5 2 (8.00%) AIX
6 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (76.00%) Configuration Management
2 17 (68.00%) DevOps
3 16 (64.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (16.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (8.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) Capacity Management
5 2 (8.00%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) JVM Tuning
6 1 (4.00%) Time Management
6 1 (4.00%) Risk Management
6 1 (4.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) Java
1 4 (16.00%) Python
1 4 (16.00%) Ruby
2 3 (12.00%) PHP
3 2 (8.00%) C++
3 2 (8.00%) Perl
4 1 (4.00%) R
4 1 (4.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (12.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) PhD
2 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (56.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) HIPAA
2 1 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) GPFS
1 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (88.00%) Puppet
2 16 (64.00%) Vagrant
3 8 (32.00%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (16.00%) Nagios
5 3 (12.00%) yum
6 2 (8.00%) Cacti
6 2 (8.00%) Ganglia
7 1 (4.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 24 (96.00%) Red Hat
2 14 (56.00%) RightScale
3 2 (8.00%) IBM
3 2 (8.00%) Percona
4 1 (4.00%) Imperva
4 1 (4.00%) VMware
4 1 (4.00%) Remedy
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle