The table below looks at the statistics for Linux 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 Linux over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 20 30 36
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +6
Contract jobs citing Linux 229 150 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.17% 5.15% 4.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.55% 22.49% 19.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 74 62
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £443 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 8
Average hourly rate £10.00 £20.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -45.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £14.00 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £26.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.33% -6.25%
Linux
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
775 667 733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.26% 22.91% 22.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 289 288
Average daily rate £313 £320 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 87 88
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.54 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Linux
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 Linux within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 August 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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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 +14 92 £370 +13.84% 43
Cheshire +12 77 £388 +23.01% 21
Lancashire +10 29 £375 -11.76% 5
Merseyside -1 12 £350 -30.00% 9
Cumbria - 1 £475 -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

1 120 (35.50%) Windows
2 102 (30.18%) UNIX
3 88 (26.04%) Java
4 86 (25.44%) Red Hat
5 74 (21.89%) JavaScript
6 68 (20.12%) SQL
7 59 (17.46%) PHP
8 57 (16.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 55 (16.27%) Python
9 55 (16.27%) VMware
10 54 (15.98%) HTML
11 51 (15.09%) CSS
11 51 (15.09%) Finance
11 51 (15.09%) Ruby
12 50 (14.79%) Web Services
12 50 (14.79%) Apache
13 49 (14.50%) Open Source
14 48 (14.20%) Oracle
15 42 (12.43%) TDD
16 41 (12.13%) Tomcat
17 40 (11.83%) Agile Software Development
18 39 (11.54%) AIX
18 39 (11.54%) HP
19 38 (11.24%) Perl
20 36 (10.65%) XML
21 35 (10.36%) Banking
22 33 (9.76%) C#
22 33 (9.76%) BDD
23 32 (9.47%) NoSQL
23 32 (9.47%) C++

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 50 (14.79%) Apache
2 41 (12.13%) Tomcat
3 22 (6.51%) WebLogic
4 19 (5.62%) WebSphere
5 15 (4.44%) CMS
6 13 (3.85%) OpenStack
7 12 (3.55%) MS Exchange
8 8 (2.37%) nginx
8 8 (2.37%) WebLogic Integration
8 8 (2.37%) NetWeaver
8 8 (2.37%) SharePoint
9 6 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (1.78%) IIS
9 6 (1.78%) Lync
9 6 (1.78%) Confluence
10 5 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (1.48%) Jetty
10 5 (1.48%) Apache Solr
11 4 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (1.78%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.78%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.59%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.14%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.37%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (2.07%) Amazon S3
4 5 (1.48%) Amazon ELB
4 5 (1.48%) PaaS
4 5 (1.48%) Route 53
5 3 (0.89%) IaaS
6 1 (0.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.40%) Firewall
2 23 (6.80%) HTTP
3 20 (5.92%) DNS
4 14 (4.14%) SAN
4 14 (4.14%) DHCP
5 12 (3.55%) TCP/IP
6 10 (2.96%) FTP
7 8 (2.37%) LAN
8 5 (1.48%) WAN
9 4 (1.18%) AMQP
10 3 (0.89%) LDAP
10 3 (0.89%) H.323
10 3 (0.89%) EIGRP
10 3 (0.89%) OSPF
10 3 (0.89%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (0.59%) MGW
11 2 (0.59%) Network Security
11 2 (0.59%) DMZ
11 2 (0.59%) PSTN
11 2 (0.59%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (9.47%) NoSQL
2 29 (8.58%) MySQL
3 28 (8.28%) SQL Server
4 25 (7.40%) Relational Database
5 24 (7.10%) Oracle Database
6 20 (5.92%) RDBMS
7 16 (4.73%) DB2
8 9 (2.66%) MS Access
9 8 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.78%) SAP BW
11 5 (1.48%) Couchbase
11 5 (1.48%) Hazelcast
11 5 (1.48%) CouchDB
11 5 (1.48%) Big Data
11 5 (1.48%) Redis
11 5 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.59%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.59%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 27 (7.99%) Subversion
2 26 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 14 (4.14%) Maven
4 9 (2.66%) JUnit
5 8 (2.37%) JIRA
5 8 (2.37%) Jenkins
6 7 (2.07%) Gradle
7 6 (1.78%) Hudson
8 5 (1.48%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.18%) Mercurial
9 4 (1.18%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.89%) Ant
10 3 (0.89%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.89%) Selenium
10 3 (0.89%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.59%) RSpec
11 2 (0.59%) ERwin
12 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 1 (0.30%) LoadUI
12 1 (0.30%) Gerrit
General
1 51 (15.09%) Finance
2 35 (10.36%) Banking
3 11 (3.25%) Marketing
4 4 (1.18%) Retail
5 3 (0.89%) Financial Institution
5 3 (0.89%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.30%) Automotive
6 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.30%) Advertising
6 1 (0.30%) German Language
Job Titles
1 102 (30.18%) Developer
2 38 (11.24%) Administrator
3 31 (9.17%) Analyst
4 29 (8.58%) Java Developer
5 24 (7.10%) PHP Developer
6 22 (6.51%) Linux Administrator
7 18 (5.33%) Systems Administrator
8 17 (5.03%) Senior Developer
8 17 (5.03%) Architect
9 14 (4.14%) Python Developer
10 13 (3.85%) Consultant
10 13 (3.85%) Linux Engineer
11 11 (3.25%) Project Manager
12 10 (2.96%) DevOps Engineer
13 9 (2.66%) DBA
13 9 (2.66%) Ruby on Rails Developer
14 8 (2.37%) Ruby Developer
14 8 (2.37%) UNIX Administrator
14 8 (2.37%) Support Analyst
14 8 (2.37%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (15.98%) HTML
2 51 (15.09%) CSS
3 50 (14.79%) Web Services
4 36 (10.65%) XML
5 32 (9.47%) JSON
6 25 (7.40%) RESTful
7 23 (6.80%) Middleware
8 22 (6.51%) XHTML
9 19 (5.62%) LAMP
10 18 (5.33%) Regular Expression
11 17 (5.03%) jQuery
12 15 (4.44%) Django
13 14 (4.14%) Ajax
14 13 (3.85%) Spring
15 12 (3.55%) REST
15 12 (3.55%) JMS
16 11 (3.25%) Servlets
16 11 (3.25%) XSLT
17 9 (2.66%) Ruby on Rails
18 8 (2.37%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 49 (14.50%) Open Source
2 13 (3.85%) Mainframe
3 8 (2.37%) Clustering
3 8 (2.37%) Firmware
3 8 (2.37%) N-Tier
4 7 (2.07%) Derivative
5 6 (1.78%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.78%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.78%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.48%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.18%) Visualisation
7 4 (1.18%) Economics
7 4 (1.18%) GIS
7 4 (1.18%) W3C
8 3 (0.89%) PMI
8 3 (0.89%) Replication
8 3 (0.89%) Statistics
8 3 (0.89%) Wiki
8 3 (0.89%) Telematics
9 2 (0.59%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 120 (35.50%) Windows
2 102 (30.18%) UNIX
3 57 (16.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 39 (11.54%) AIX
5 31 (9.17%) Solaris
6 30 (8.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 29 (8.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (8.28%) HPUX
9 13 (3.85%) SUSE
9 13 (3.85%) CentOS
10 12 (3.55%) Mac OS X
11 8 (2.37%) Windows 7
12 7 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (1.78%) Windows XP
14 5 (1.48%) Android
15 3 (0.89%) VMS
16 2 (0.59%) zOS
16 2 (0.59%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.59%) Apple iOS
17 1 (0.30%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (12.43%) TDD
2 40 (11.83%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (9.76%) BDD
4 32 (9.47%) ITIL
5 29 (8.58%) Unit Testing
6 28 (8.28%) Configuration Management
7 27 (7.99%) OO
8 25 (7.40%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (6.51%) Information Security
9 22 (6.51%) Web Development
10 20 (5.92%) MVC
11 19 (5.62%) DevOps
12 18 (5.33%) Performance Testing
13 17 (5.03%) Capacity Planning
13 17 (5.03%) Performance Tuning
14 16 (4.73%) Migration
15 14 (4.14%) E-Commerce
15 14 (4.14%) SOA
16 11 (3.25%) OOP
17 10 (2.96%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 88 (26.04%) Java
2 74 (21.89%) JavaScript
3 68 (20.12%) SQL
4 59 (17.46%) PHP
5 55 (16.27%) Python
6 51 (15.09%) Ruby
7 38 (11.24%) Perl
8 33 (9.76%) C#
9 32 (9.47%) C++
10 29 (8.58%) Shell Script
11 25 (7.40%) Scala
12 12 (3.55%) VB
13 8 (2.37%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 6 (1.78%) PHP5
15 5 (1.48%) XPath
16 4 (1.18%) C
16 4 (1.18%) PL/SQL
16 4 (1.18%) Bash Shell
17 3 (0.89%) T-SQL
18 2 (0.59%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (6.21%) Security Cleared
2 20 (5.92%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.25%) ISEB
4 10 (2.96%) ISTQB
5 9 (2.66%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (2.37%) ISEB Practitioner
6 8 (2.37%) CCNP
6 8 (2.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 7 (2.07%) MCSE
7 7 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (2.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (2.07%) Degree
8 6 (1.78%) CCNA
9 5 (1.48%) CISSP
10 4 (1.18%) CISM
11 3 (0.89%) PMP
11 3 (0.89%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.59%) CISA
12 2 (0.59%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.25%) PCI DSS
2 6 (1.78%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.89%) QA
System Software
1 24 (7.10%) Active Directory
1 24 (7.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (4.44%) VMware ESX
3 7 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (1.48%) vCloud
4 5 (1.48%) XenApp
5 4 (1.18%) GPFS
6 3 (0.89%) RHEV
6 3 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.59%) vSphere
7 2 (0.59%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.59%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.30%) Xen
8 1 (0.30%) Novell eDirectory
8 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.30%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 24 (7.10%) Puppet
2 12 (3.55%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (3.25%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (2.96%) Tivoli
5 6 (1.78%) Ansible
6 5 (1.48%) Vagrant
6 5 (1.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (1.18%) Nagios
8 3 (0.89%) Unicenter
8 3 (0.89%) Control-M
8 3 (0.89%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.89%) SCCM
8 3 (0.89%) CA Wily
8 3 (0.89%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.59%) Cacti
9 2 (0.59%) Ganglia
9 2 (0.59%) OMEGAMON
9 2 (0.59%) SCOM
9 2 (0.59%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.59%) Foglight
Vendors
1 86 (25.44%) Red Hat
2 55 (16.27%) VMware
3 48 (14.20%) Oracle
4 39 (11.54%) HP
5 24 (7.10%) Citrix
6 22 (6.51%) IBM
6 22 (6.51%) Microsoft
7 19 (5.62%) Cisco
8 15 (4.44%) Splunk
9 14 (4.14%) TIBCO
10 13 (3.85%) Sun
10 13 (3.85%) Cyber-Ark
11 11 (3.25%) Avaya
12 10 (2.96%) BMC
12 10 (2.96%) CA
12 10 (2.96%) SAP
13 7 (2.07%) Verint
13 7 (2.07%) NetApp
13 7 (2.07%) Atlassian
14 6 (1.78%) SonicWALL
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