The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the North West region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CentOS Linux
Rank 124 127 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing CentOS 8 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.26% 0.11% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.15% 0.48% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£313 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £369 £309
% change year-on-year
-5.08% +19.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year
-53.47% -
Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
697 630 703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.05% 23.26% 21.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 274 265
Average daily rate £300 £310 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 78 86
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
CentOS
England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CentOS across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

CentOS Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 July 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
Cheshire - 5 £275 - 2
Lancashire - 1 £425 - 1
Manchester - - - - 3
CentOS
England

CentOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 35 (100.00%) Red Hat
2 32 (91.43%) Puppet
3 30 (85.71%) Amazon EC2
3 30 (85.71%) Amazon S3
3 30 (85.71%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (82.86%) DevOps
5 28 (80.00%) Vagrant
5 28 (80.00%) Hudson
5 28 (80.00%) Route 53
5 28 (80.00%) Jenkins
5 28 (80.00%) Amazon ELB
5 28 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (74.29%) RightScale
7 25 (71.43%) Open Source
7 25 (71.43%) Configuration Management
8 23 (65.71%) Firewall
8 23 (65.71%) DHCP
8 23 (65.71%) DNS
8 23 (65.71%) Maven
9 20 (57.14%) QA
10 17 (48.57%) SaaS
10 17 (48.57%) PaaS
11 13 (37.14%) Linux
12 11 (31.43%) Java
13 10 (28.57%) Apache
14 9 (25.71%) nginx
14 9 (25.71%) Ruby
15 8 (22.86%) Tomcat
16 7 (20.00%) JUnit
16 7 (20.00%) Servlets

CentOS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 10 (28.57%) Apache
2 9 (25.71%) nginx
3 8 (22.86%) Tomcat
4 7 (20.00%) WebSphere
4 7 (20.00%) Jetty
4 7 (20.00%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 30 (85.71%) Amazon EC2
1 30 (85.71%) Amazon S3
1 30 (85.71%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (80.00%) Route 53
2 28 (80.00%) Amazon ELB
3 17 (48.57%) SaaS
3 17 (48.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (65.71%) DHCP
1 23 (65.71%) DNS
1 23 (65.71%) Firewall
2 7 (20.00%) HTTP
3 5 (14.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (20.00%) Big Data
2 5 (14.29%) MySQL
3 2 (5.71%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 28 (80.00%) Hudson
1 28 (80.00%) Jenkins
2 23 (65.71%) Maven
3 7 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 7 (20.00%) JUnit
4 2 (5.71%) Subversion
General
1 1 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (48.57%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (5.71%) Administrator
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle Developer
2 2 (5.71%) Developer
2 2 (5.71%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (2.86%) Senior Linux Administrator
3 1 (2.86%) Support Technician
3 1 (2.86%) Applications Support
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Developer
3 1 (2.86%) UNIX Administrator
3 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) Servlets
2 4 (11.43%) Web Services
3 3 (8.57%) LAMP
4 2 (5.71%) XML
5 1 (2.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 25 (71.43%) Open Source
2 2 (5.71%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.86%) Social Media
3 1 (2.86%) Statistics
3 1 (2.86%) Chemistry
3 1 (2.86%) Biology
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) Life Science
3 1 (2.86%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 13 (37.14%) Linux
2 4 (11.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (11.43%) UNIX
3 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (82.86%) DevOps
2 28 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (71.43%) Configuration Management
4 7 (20.00%) Load Balancing
4 7 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 7 (20.00%) JVM Tuning
5 2 (5.71%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 11 (31.43%) Java
2 9 (25.71%) Ruby
3 4 (11.43%) Python
4 3 (8.57%) SQL
4 3 (8.57%) PHP
5 2 (5.71%) PL/SQL
5 2 (5.71%) Perl
5 2 (5.71%) C++
5 2 (5.71%) MATLAB
5 2 (5.71%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) PhD
1 2 (5.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (57.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 32 (91.43%) Puppet
2 28 (80.00%) Vagrant
3 4 (11.43%) Nagios
4 2 (5.71%) Cacti
4 2 (5.71%) Ganglia
4 2 (5.71%) YUM
4 2 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 35 (100.00%) Red Hat
2 26 (74.29%) RightScale
3 3 (8.57%) Oracle
4 2 (5.71%) Percona
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