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 26 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 19 44 40
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 220 101 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.99% 3.71% 3.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.64% 16.97% 16.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 51 54
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£388 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £37.00 - £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -9.72%
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
674 595 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.42% 21.87% 23.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 266 282
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 £165 £135 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 87 86
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £11.63 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £36.07 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -14.28%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 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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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 +21 100 £375 +3.44% 59
Cheshire +14 56 £363 -15.20% 25
Lancashire +16 45 £400 +14.28% 11
Merseyside -9 7 £214 -43.00% 8
Cumbria - - - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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.

1 189 (43.15%) Windows
2 168 (38.36%) UNIX
3 121 (27.63%) Red Hat
4 119 (27.17%) Java
5 89 (20.32%) Oracle
6 81 (18.49%) VMware
7 77 (17.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 75 (17.12%) Agile Software Development
8 75 (17.12%) SQL
9 64 (14.61%) HTTP
10 61 (13.93%) JavaScript
11 59 (13.47%) Configuration Management
12 57 (13.01%) Finance
13 56 (12.79%) Web Services
13 56 (12.79%) Git (software)
14 55 (12.56%) Tomcat
15 52 (11.87%) Cisco
16 50 (11.42%) HTML
17 48 (10.96%) XML
17 48 (10.96%) WebSphere
18 47 (10.73%) OO
19 46 (10.50%) AIX
19 46 (10.50%) Relational Database
20 45 (10.27%) ITIL
21 42 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure
22 41 (9.36%) Security Cleared
22 41 (9.36%) Continuous Integration
23 40 (9.13%) HP
23 40 (9.13%) Open Source
24 39 (8.90%) Perl

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 55 (12.56%) Tomcat
2 48 (10.96%) WebSphere
3 34 (7.76%) Apache
4 31 (7.08%) IIS
5 14 (3.20%) nginx
6 12 (2.74%) JBoss
6 12 (2.74%) WebLogic
7 11 (2.51%) NetWeaver
7 11 (2.51%) Confluence
8 10 (2.28%) Jetty
9 8 (1.83%) TIBCO EMS
9 8 (1.83%) CICS
9 8 (1.83%) SharePoint
10 7 (1.60%) iPlanet
11 6 (1.37%) WebSphere Application Server
11 6 (1.37%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
12 5 (1.14%) MS Exchange
13 3 (0.68%) SAS
13 3 (0.68%) Drupal
13 3 (0.68%) Lync
Applications
1 12 (2.74%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.60%) Doxygen
3 6 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (1.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (2.51%) SAP ERP
2 7 (1.60%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.46%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.23%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (1.60%) PaaS
4 6 (1.37%) Google App Engine
4 6 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (1.14%) IaaS
6 3 (0.68%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.68%) SaaS
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 64 (14.61%) HTTP
2 26 (5.94%) TCP/IP
3 23 (5.25%) SSL
4 21 (4.79%) SAN
4 21 (4.79%) Firewall
5 18 (4.11%) LDAP
6 17 (3.88%) DNS
7 15 (3.42%) DHCP
8 12 (2.74%) Ethernet
8 12 (2.74%) IPv4
8 12 (2.74%) IPv6
8 12 (2.74%) VPN
8 12 (2.74%) Broadband
8 12 (2.74%) RSVP
8 12 (2.74%) VRRP
8 12 (2.74%) L2TP
8 12 (2.74%) MPLS
8 12 (2.74%) OSPF
8 12 (2.74%) BGP
8 12 (2.74%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (10.50%) Relational Database
2 37 (8.45%) Oracle Database
3 32 (7.31%) MySQL
4 24 (5.48%) RDBMS
5 21 (4.79%) MongoDB
6 19 (4.34%) NoSQL
7 17 (3.88%) DB2
8 16 (3.65%) Hazelcast
9 14 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (3.20%) Hadoop
10 12 (2.74%) Neo4j
11 11 (2.51%) SAP BW
11 11 (2.51%) SQL Server
12 9 (2.05%) Oracle Database 10g
12 9 (2.05%) Big Data
13 7 (1.60%) DataStage
14 6 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
15 5 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
15 5 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
15 5 (1.14%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 56 (12.79%) Git (software)
2 39 (8.90%) Subversion
3 27 (6.16%) Jenkins
4 25 (5.71%) Maven
5 24 (5.48%) Eclipse
6 14 (3.20%) JIRA
6 14 (3.20%) Selenium
7 11 (2.51%) Gradle
7 11 (2.51%) Ant
8 9 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (1.83%) Mercurial
9 8 (1.83%) JUnit
10 7 (1.60%) GoogleTest
10 7 (1.60%) Cucumber
11 5 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (1.14%) TeamCity
11 5 (1.14%) Oracle Forms
12 4 (0.91%) RSpec
12 4 (0.91%) Oracle APEX
13 3 (0.68%) NUnit
General
1 57 (13.01%) Finance
2 24 (5.48%) Telecoms
3 22 (5.02%) Banking
4 12 (2.74%) Retail
5 9 (2.05%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.91%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.68%) Marketing
7 3 (0.68%) Automotive
7 3 (0.68%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.46%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.46%) Law
8 2 (0.46%) German Language
8 2 (0.46%) Avionics
9 1 (0.23%) Games
9 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 133 (30.37%) Developer
2 53 (12.10%) Java Developer
3 42 (9.59%) Administrator
4 38 (8.68%) Architect
5 25 (5.71%) Consultant
5 25 (5.71%) PHP Developer
6 21 (4.79%) Analyst
7 20 (4.57%) Technical Specialist
8 19 (4.34%) Linux Administrator
9 18 (4.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 16 (3.65%) Technical Architect
11 15 (3.42%) Systems Administrator
12 14 (3.20%) Linux Engineer
13 13 (2.97%) Implementation Engineer
14 12 (2.74%) Operations Engineer
14 12 (2.74%) IP Engineer
14 12 (2.74%) Cloud Engineer
14 12 (2.74%) Senior Developer
15 11 (2.51%) Infrastructure Architect
15 11 (2.51%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (12.79%) Web Services
2 50 (11.42%) HTML
3 48 (10.96%) XML
4 33 (7.53%) XSLT
4 33 (7.53%) CSS
5 32 (7.31%) Servlets
6 31 (7.08%) JMS
7 27 (6.16%) LAMP
7 27 (6.16%) jQuery
8 23 (5.25%) Grails
9 22 (5.02%) Spring
9 22 (5.02%) Middleware
10 21 (4.79%) J2SE
10 21 (4.79%) .NET
10 21 (4.79%) J2EE
11 18 (4.11%) XSD
11 18 (4.11%) RabbitMQ
12 17 (3.88%) XML Schema
13 16 (3.65%) REST
14 14 (3.20%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 40 (9.13%) Open Source
2 33 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (4.34%) Derivative
4 17 (3.88%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (3.65%) Mainframe
6 11 (2.51%) Client/Server
6 11 (2.51%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.05%) VSAM
7 9 (2.05%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.83%) CESG
8 8 (1.83%) Embedded Systems
9 7 (1.60%) Clustering
10 6 (1.37%) PKI
10 6 (1.37%) Visualisation
11 5 (1.14%) Arduino
12 3 (0.68%) Life Science
12 3 (0.68%) STB
12 3 (0.68%) GIS
12 3 (0.68%) FlexPod
13 2 (0.46%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 189 (43.15%) Windows
2 168 (38.36%) UNIX
3 77 (17.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 46 (10.50%) AIX
5 34 (7.76%) Solaris
6 24 (5.48%) Android
7 21 (4.79%) Mac OS X
8 18 (4.11%) VMS
9 17 (3.88%) HPUX
10 16 (3.65%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (2.74%) CentOS
12 9 (2.05%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (1.83%) Apple iOS
13 8 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (1.37%) Windows Phone 8
14 6 (1.37%) Windows Phone
15 5 (1.14%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.91%) Windows 7
17 3 (0.68%) SUSE
17 3 (0.68%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (17.12%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (13.47%) Configuration Management
3 47 (10.73%) OO
4 45 (10.27%) ITIL
5 41 (9.36%) Continuous Integration
6 38 (8.68%) Software Engineering
7 37 (8.45%) DevOps
8 30 (6.85%) TDD
9 27 (6.16%) Migration
10 25 (5.71%) BDD
11 22 (5.02%) E-Commerce
12 19 (4.34%) Web Development
13 18 (4.11%) Scrum
14 17 (3.88%) Web Design
14 17 (3.88%) Responsive Web Design
15 16 (3.65%) Waterfall
16 15 (3.42%) MVC
17 14 (3.20%) ERP
17 14 (3.20%) Unit Testing
18 13 (2.97%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 119 (27.17%) Java
2 75 (17.12%) SQL
3 61 (13.93%) JavaScript
4 39 (8.90%) Perl
4 39 (8.90%) PHP
5 37 (8.45%) Python
6 34 (7.76%) C++
7 31 (7.08%) Shell Script
8 28 (6.39%) C
9 20 (4.57%) Ruby
10 17 (3.88%) XPath
11 11 (2.51%) Bash Shell
12 10 (2.28%) C#
13 9 (2.05%) COBOL
14 6 (1.37%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.37%) Scala
15 5 (1.14%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.46%) Embedded C++
16 2 (0.46%) R
16 2 (0.46%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 41 (9.36%) Security Cleared
2 31 (7.08%) SC Cleared
3 21 (4.79%) CCNA
3 21 (4.79%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (4.11%) CCNP
5 15 (3.42%) Degree
6 12 (2.74%) CCIP
6 12 (2.74%) CCIE
6 12 (2.74%) JNCIA
6 12 (2.74%) JNCIP
7 11 (2.51%) CISSP
8 10 (2.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (2.05%) ISEB
9 9 (2.05%) HND
9 9 (2.05%) MCSE
9 9 (2.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (1.60%) DV Cleared
12 5 (1.14%) GCIA
12 5 (1.14%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.97%) QA
2 11 (2.51%) PCI DSS
2 11 (2.51%) SLA
3 4 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.46%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.23%) HIPAA
System Software
1 42 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (4.34%) vSphere
3 18 (4.11%) Firmware
4 14 (3.20%) Active Directory
5 9 (2.05%) Xen
6 8 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.37%) VMware ESX
8 4 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.91%) GPFS
9 3 (0.68%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.46%) XenApp
10 2 (0.46%) Varnish
10 2 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.23%) RHEV
11 1 (0.23%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.23%) PowerHA
11 1 (0.23%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.23%) NFS
11 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 38 (8.68%) Puppet
2 18 (4.11%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (3.42%) CA SiteMinder
4 9 (2.05%) TIBCO Hawk
5 7 (1.60%) Nagios
6 6 (1.37%) Tivoli
6 6 (1.37%) Nessus
6 6 (1.37%) Ansible
6 6 (1.37%) Vagrant
7 5 (1.14%) Salt
8 4 (0.91%) CA Wily
8 4 (0.91%) yum
9 3 (0.68%) Ganglia
9 3 (0.68%) BladeLogic
9 3 (0.68%) OpenView
10 2 (0.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.46%) Foglight
10 2 (0.46%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.46%) WSUS
10 2 (0.46%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 121 (27.63%) Red Hat
2 89 (20.32%) Oracle
3 81 (18.49%) VMware
4 52 (11.87%) Cisco
5 40 (9.13%) HP
6 28 (6.39%) Microsoft
7 27 (6.16%) Sun
7 27 (6.16%) IBM
8 17 (3.88%) Juniper
8 17 (3.88%) CheckPoint
9 15 (3.42%) CA
9 15 (3.42%) SAP
10 14 (3.20%) Citrix
11 13 (2.97%) Google
11 13 (2.97%) Atlassian
12 12 (2.74%) BT
13 11 (2.51%) TIBCO
13 11 (2.51%) F5
14 10 (2.28%) BMC
15 7 (1.60%) NetApp
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