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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 31 34 40
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Contract jobs citing Linux 176 130 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.52% 4.68% 3.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.23% 20.97% 16.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 48 54
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £268 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £483 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £37.00 £45.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% +52.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £34.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -5.55%
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
671 620 718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.05% 22.31% 23.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 257 337
Average daily rate £338 £300 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -8.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £150 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 82 74
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £15.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +29.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.23 £11.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 24 November 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 24 November 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
Manchester +9 77 £350 +3.70% 47
Cheshire 0 42 £356 -8.06% 17
Lancashire +7 41 £500 +42.85% 11
Merseyside -10 6 £425 +13.33% 7
Cumbria - - - - 1
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 146 (36.05%) Windows
2 120 (29.63%) UNIX
3 118 (29.14%) Java
4 108 (26.67%) Red Hat
5 82 (20.25%) JavaScript
6 78 (19.26%) Agile Software Development
7 76 (18.77%) SQL
8 73 (18.02%) Oracle
9 72 (17.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 69 (17.04%) VMware
11 67 (16.54%) PHP
12 63 (15.56%) HTML
13 59 (14.57%) Open Source
14 57 (14.07%) Python
15 54 (13.33%) Web Services
16 53 (13.09%) HTTP
17 50 (12.35%) Tomcat
17 50 (12.35%) Finance
18 49 (12.10%) XML
19 48 (11.85%) Configuration Management
20 47 (11.60%) CSS
21 46 (11.36%) Ruby
22 44 (10.86%) C++
23 43 (10.62%) Apache
23 43 (10.62%) HP
24 41 (10.12%) AIX
25 40 (9.88%) Subversion
25 40 (9.88%) TDD
25 40 (9.88%) Git (software)
25 40 (9.88%) Continuous Integration

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 (12.35%) Tomcat
2 43 (10.62%) Apache
3 35 (8.64%) WebSphere
4 18 (4.44%) WebLogic
5 15 (3.70%) IIS
6 13 (3.21%) NetWeaver
7 10 (2.47%) JBoss
7 10 (2.47%) MS Exchange
7 10 (2.47%) nginx
8 9 (2.22%) Jetty
9 8 (1.98%) Confluence
10 7 (1.73%) WebLogic Integration
11 6 (1.48%) CMS
11 6 (1.48%) SharePoint
11 6 (1.48%) WebSphere Application Server
11 6 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (0.99%) CICS
12 4 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.74%) iPlanet
Applications
1 9 (2.22%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.48%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (2.72%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.49%) SAP CRM
2 2 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.25%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (1.48%) Google App Engine
2 6 (1.48%) PaaS
2 6 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (1.48%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (0.99%) IaaS
4 3 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.25%) SaaS
5 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 53 (13.09%) HTTP
2 27 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 24 (5.93%) Firewall
4 20 (4.94%) DNS
4 20 (4.94%) SSL
5 17 (4.20%) SAN
6 15 (3.70%) FTP
7 14 (3.46%) DHCP
8 6 (1.48%) IPsec
8 6 (1.48%) Network Security
9 5 (1.23%) AMQP
9 5 (1.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (1.23%) TACACS
10 4 (0.99%) WAN
10 4 (0.99%) LAN
11 3 (0.74%) LDAP
11 3 (0.74%) Broadband
11 3 (0.74%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.74%) IPv4
11 3 (0.74%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (9.38%) Relational Database
2 36 (8.89%) NoSQL
3 32 (7.90%) MySQL
4 30 (7.41%) Oracle Database
5 23 (5.68%) DB2
5 23 (5.68%) RDBMS
6 20 (4.94%) SQL Server
7 14 (3.46%) MongoDB
7 14 (3.46%) Hazelcast
8 11 (2.72%) Neo4j
8 11 (2.72%) SAP BW
9 8 (1.98%) MS Access
10 4 (0.99%) DataStage
10 4 (0.99%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.74%) CouchDB
11 3 (0.74%) Redis
11 3 (0.74%) Couchbase
12 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (0.49%) Sybase ASE
12 2 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 40 (9.88%) Subversion
1 40 (9.88%) Git (software)
2 17 (4.20%) Maven
3 16 (3.95%) Jenkins
4 11 (2.72%) JIRA
5 7 (1.73%) Eclipse
5 7 (1.73%) Gradle
6 5 (1.23%) JUnit
6 5 (1.23%) Mercurial
7 4 (0.99%) RSpec
7 4 (0.99%) Selenium
8 3 (0.74%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.49%) ERwin
9 2 (0.49%) Introscope
9 2 (0.49%) Ant
9 2 (0.49%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.49%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.49%) Eclipse RCP
10 1 (0.25%) LoadUI
10 1 (0.25%) YouTrack
General
1 50 (12.35%) Finance
2 24 (5.93%) Banking
3 11 (2.72%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.47%) Retail
5 7 (1.73%) Marketing
6 4 (0.99%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.74%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.74%) German Language
8 2 (0.49%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Advertising
9 1 (0.25%) Games
9 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.25%) Automotive
9 1 (0.25%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 132 (32.59%) Developer
2 49 (12.10%) Java Developer
3 43 (10.62%) Administrator
4 30 (7.41%) Architect
5 27 (6.67%) Analyst
6 26 (6.42%) PHP Developer
7 21 (5.19%) Linux Administrator
7 21 (5.19%) Consultant
8 16 (3.95%) Senior Developer
9 15 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
10 14 (3.46%) Linux Engineer
11 12 (2.96%) Tester
12 10 (2.47%) Technical Architect
12 10 (2.47%) Python Developer
12 10 (2.47%) Ruby on Rails Developer
13 9 (2.22%) DevOps Engineer
13 9 (2.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 8 (1.98%) Support Analyst
15 7 (1.73%) Web Developer
15 7 (1.73%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (15.56%) HTML
2 54 (13.33%) Web Services
3 49 (12.10%) XML
4 47 (11.60%) CSS
5 28 (6.91%) XSLT
5 28 (6.91%) JSON
6 26 (6.42%) jQuery
7 25 (6.17%) LAMP
7 25 (6.17%) Servlets
8 24 (5.93%) RESTful
9 23 (5.68%) Middleware
10 22 (5.43%) Spring
10 22 (5.43%) JMS
11 20 (4.94%) REST
12 17 (4.20%) J2EE
13 16 (3.95%) .NET
13 16 (3.95%) Hibernate
13 16 (3.95%) Grails
14 15 (3.70%) RabbitMQ
14 15 (3.70%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 59 (14.57%) Open Source
2 27 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.95%) Derivative
4 14 (3.46%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (2.72%) Client/Server
6 10 (2.47%) Mobile App
7 9 (2.22%) Mainframe
8 7 (1.73%) N-Tier
8 7 (1.73%) CESG
8 7 (1.73%) Embedded Systems
8 7 (1.73%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.48%) User Experience
9 6 (1.48%) Clustering
9 6 (1.48%) PKI
10 4 (0.99%) VSAM
10 4 (0.99%) W3C
10 4 (0.99%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.99%) Visualisation
10 4 (0.99%) Arduino
11 3 (0.74%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 146 (36.05%) Windows
2 120 (29.63%) UNIX
3 72 (17.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 41 (10.12%) AIX
5 33 (8.15%) Solaris
6 27 (6.67%) HPUX
7 25 (6.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (5.93%) Mac OS X
9 20 (4.94%) Android
10 19 (4.69%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (2.47%) CentOS
11 10 (2.47%) SUSE
12 9 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (1.73%) Windows 7
14 6 (1.48%) Apple iOS
15 5 (1.23%) Windows Phone 8
15 5 (1.23%) Windows Phone
15 5 (1.23%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.74%) Debian
16 3 (0.74%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (19.26%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (11.85%) Configuration Management
3 40 (9.88%) TDD
3 40 (9.88%) Continuous Integration
4 37 (9.14%) BDD
5 34 (8.40%) Unit Testing
6 29 (7.16%) OO
7 26 (6.42%) ITIL
7 26 (6.42%) DevOps
8 25 (6.17%) Mentoring
9 24 (5.93%) E-Commerce
9 24 (5.93%) Web Development
10 21 (5.19%) Migration
11 19 (4.69%) Capacity Planning
12 18 (4.44%) Performance Tuning
12 18 (4.44%) Software Engineering
13 17 (4.20%) MVC
14 16 (3.95%) Web Design
15 15 (3.70%) ERP
16 14 (3.46%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 118 (29.14%) Java
2 82 (20.25%) JavaScript
3 76 (18.77%) SQL
4 67 (16.54%) PHP
5 57 (14.07%) Python
6 46 (11.36%) Ruby
7 44 (10.86%) C++
8 35 (8.64%) C#
9 33 (8.15%) Perl
10 29 (7.16%) Shell Script
11 28 (6.91%) Scala
12 15 (3.70%) XPath
13 14 (3.46%) C
14 8 (1.98%) VB
14 8 (1.98%) Bash Shell
15 7 (1.73%) FoxPro (VFP)
16 5 (1.23%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.99%) COBOL
18 3 (0.74%) PHP5
19 2 (0.49%) R
Qualifications
1 29 (7.16%) Security Cleared
2 25 (6.17%) SC Cleared
3 12 (2.96%) CISSP
4 11 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (2.72%) CCNA
5 10 (2.47%) Degree
6 9 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (2.22%) MCSE
7 8 (1.98%) CCNP
7 8 (1.98%) ISEB
8 7 (1.73%) ISEB Practitioner
8 7 (1.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (1.73%) ISTQB
8 7 (1.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 5 (1.23%) CEH
9 5 (1.23%) GCIA
9 5 (1.23%) GCIH
10 4 (0.99%) MCP
11 3 (0.74%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.74%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.21%) PCI DSS
2 8 (1.98%) QA
3 4 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.49%) SLA
5 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.25%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.25%) DO-178B
System Software
1 29 (7.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (5.43%) Active Directory
3 19 (4.69%) Firmware
4 13 (3.21%) VMware ESX
5 9 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (1.98%) Xen
7 4 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.99%) GPFS
8 3 (0.74%) RHEV
8 3 (0.74%) XenApp
8 3 (0.74%) vSphere
9 2 (0.49%) Varnish
9 2 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.49%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.25%) PowerHA
10 1 (0.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 28 (6.91%) Puppet
2 10 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (2.47%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (1.48%) Tivoli
4 5 (1.23%) Nessus
5 4 (0.99%) Nagios
5 4 (0.99%) CA Wily
6 3 (0.74%) YUM
6 3 (0.74%) SCCM
6 3 (0.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (0.74%) Control-M
6 3 (0.74%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.49%) Foglight
7 2 (0.49%) WSUS
7 2 (0.49%) OMEGAMON
7 2 (0.49%) OpenView
7 2 (0.49%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.49%) SCOM
7 2 (0.49%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 108 (26.67%) Red Hat
2 73 (18.02%) Oracle
3 69 (17.04%) VMware
4 43 (10.62%) HP
5 31 (7.65%) Microsoft
6 29 (7.16%) Cisco
7 22 (5.43%) IBM
8 19 (4.69%) SAP
9 16 (3.95%) Sun
10 15 (3.70%) Citrix
11 11 (2.72%) BMC
12 10 (2.47%) CA
12 10 (2.47%) F5
13 9 (2.22%) Cyber-Ark
13 9 (2.22%) Atlassian
13 9 (2.22%) TIBCO
14 8 (1.98%) Juniper
15 7 (1.73%) Google
15 7 (1.73%) Avaya
15 7 (1.73%) Sybase
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