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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 20 20 45
Rank change year-on-year
0 +25
Contract jobs citing Linux 295 225 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.77% 7.00% 3.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.53% 32.99% 16.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 127 46
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £24.15 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £34.75
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +5.03%
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
786 682 581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.71% 21.21% 21.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 331 244
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £175 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 83 89
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.35 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.99% -13.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.30 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £34.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 8 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the North West region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram 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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +2 151 £375 -1.96% 51
Lancashire +6 58 £446 +11.56% 5
Cheshire +2 55 £456 +20.06% 22
Merseyside +1 13 £450 +71.42% 5
Cumbria -11 1 £502 -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 213 (39.96%) Unix
2 199 (37.34%) Java
3 189 (35.46%) Windows
4 172 (32.27%) Agile Software Development
5 116 (21.76%) Oracle
6 114 (21.39%) JavaScript
7 107 (20.08%) SQL
7 107 (20.08%) Git (software)
8 98 (18.39%) Continuous Integration
9 97 (18.20%) VMware
10 96 (18.01%) Red Hat
10 96 (18.01%) HTML
10 96 (18.01%) Python
11 91 (17.07%) HTTP
12 88 (16.51%) Migration
13 86 (16.14%) Puppet
14 83 (15.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 78 (14.63%) DevOps
16 76 (14.26%) Amazon AWS
17 72 (13.51%) Jenkins
18 71 (13.32%) AIX
18 71 (13.32%) Web Services
18 71 (13.32%) Subversion
19 68 (12.76%) .NET
19 68 (12.76%) CSS
20 67 (12.57%) Finance
21 66 (12.38%) Solaris
22 61 (11.44%) TDD
23 60 (11.26%) C++
23 60 (11.26%) Configuration Management

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 51 (9.57%) Apache
2 42 (7.88%) WebSphere
3 37 (6.94%) Tuxedo
4 31 (5.82%) Tomcat
5 21 (3.94%) JBoss
6 18 (3.38%) IIS
7 17 (3.19%) WebSphere Application Server
8 16 (3.00%) Node.js
8 16 (3.00%) WebLogic
9 15 (2.81%) nginx
9 15 (2.81%) SharePoint
10 13 (2.44%) OpenStack
11 8 (1.50%) Jetty
12 6 (1.13%) CloudStack
12 6 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.94%) CICS
13 5 (0.94%) Confluence
14 4 (0.75%) iPlanet
14 4 (0.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 4 (0.75%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (2.25%) MS Office
2 8 (1.50%) Doxygen
3 4 (0.75%) MS Excel
4 2 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.38%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.56%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.19%) Magento
3 1 (0.19%) OpenCart
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.19%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 76 (14.26%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (6.94%) Cloud Computing
3 22 (4.13%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (2.81%) Google App Engine
4 15 (2.81%) Google Cloud Platform
5 12 (2.25%) Amazon S3
6 11 (2.06%) IaaS
7 9 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
7 9 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (1.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 5 (0.94%) Route 53
10 4 (0.75%) Amazon Glacier
10 4 (0.75%) GitHub
11 3 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.56%) PaaS
12 2 (0.38%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.38%) SaaS
13 1 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.19%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 1 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 91 (17.07%) HTTP
2 47 (8.82%) TCP/IP
3 46 (8.63%) Internet
4 44 (8.26%) DNS
5 26 (4.88%) DHCP
6 25 (4.69%) SMTP
6 25 (4.69%) SSL
6 25 (4.69%) WAN
7 20 (3.75%) LAN
8 19 (3.56%) Firewall
9 16 (3.00%) FTP
9 16 (3.00%) IPsec
10 13 (2.44%) SAN
11 12 (2.25%) SNMP
12 9 (1.69%) Modbus
13 7 (1.31%) VoIP
14 6 (1.13%) NAS
14 6 (1.13%) Network Security
14 6 (1.13%) VLAN
15 5 (0.94%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (9.76%) PostgreSQL
2 48 (9.01%) SQL Server
3 36 (6.75%) MongoDB
4 32 (6.00%) NoSQL
5 31 (5.82%) MySQL
6 21 (3.94%) Oracle Database
6 21 (3.94%) Relational Database
7 19 (3.56%) DB2
8 15 (2.81%) Big Data
9 13 (2.44%) Neo4j
9 13 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
10 12 (2.25%) Hadoop
11 9 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (1.13%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (1.13%) PowerCenter
13 5 (0.94%) Apache Hive
13 5 (0.94%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 107 (20.08%) Git (software)
2 72 (13.51%) Jenkins
3 71 (13.32%) Subversion
4 34 (6.38%) Maven
4 34 (6.38%) Visual Studio
5 23 (4.32%) Eclipse
6 17 (3.19%) JUnit
7 14 (2.63%) Ant
7 14 (2.63%) Gradle
7 14 (2.63%) JIRA
8 10 (1.88%) Hudson
9 9 (1.69%) CppUnit
10 7 (1.31%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (1.13%) Gerrit
11 6 (1.13%) Grunt
11 6 (1.13%) NUnit
11 6 (1.13%) PHPUnit
11 6 (1.13%) Selenium
12 5 (0.94%) SoapUI
13 4 (0.75%) Vagrant
General
1 67 (12.57%) Finance
2 39 (7.32%) Banking
3 9 (1.69%) Electronics
4 6 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (1.13%) Telecoms
5 5 (0.94%) Automotive
6 4 (0.75%) Games
7 3 (0.56%) Legal
7 3 (0.56%) Retail
8 2 (0.38%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.38%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 156 (29.27%) Developer
2 72 (13.51%) Architect
3 68 (12.76%) Java Developer
4 49 (9.19%) DevOps Engineer
5 43 (8.07%) Analyst
6 28 (5.25%) Administrator
6 28 (5.25%) Consultant
7 26 (4.88%) Software Engineer
8 25 (4.69%) Linux Engineer
9 20 (3.75%) Technical Analyst
9 20 (3.75%) Technical Architect
10 19 (3.56%) .NET Developer
10 19 (3.56%) C# Developer
11 18 (3.38%) C# .NET Developer
11 18 (3.38%) Digital Developer
12 17 (3.19%) Infrastructure Architect
12 17 (3.19%) Senior Developer
13 16 (3.00%) AWS Engineer
13 16 (3.00%) Software Developer
14 15 (2.81%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (18.01%) HTML
2 71 (13.32%) Web Services
3 68 (12.76%) .NET
3 68 (12.76%) CSS
4 59 (11.07%) XML
5 47 (8.82%) jQuery
6 46 (8.63%) HTML5
7 45 (8.44%) Middleware
8 43 (8.07%) JSON
9 39 (7.32%) REST
10 31 (5.82%) Hibernate
11 28 (5.25%) AngularJS
12 26 (4.88%) J2EE
13 25 (4.69%) SOAP
13 25 (4.69%) Spring
14 22 (4.13%) RESTful
15 19 (3.56%) LAPP Stack
16 17 (3.19%) Java EE
17 16 (3.00%) Silverlight
18 15 (2.81%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 56 (10.51%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (10.32%) Data Centre
3 30 (5.63%) Mainframe
4 21 (3.94%) Visualisation
5 19 (3.56%) Clustering
6 18 (3.38%) Computer Science
6 18 (3.38%) Private Cloud
7 9 (1.69%) CCTV
7 9 (1.69%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.69%) SCADA
8 8 (1.50%) FlexPod
8 8 (1.50%) VCE vBlock
9 6 (1.13%) iPad
10 5 (0.94%) Public Cloud
10 5 (0.94%) Social Media
10 5 (0.94%) User Experience
11 4 (0.75%) Contactless
11 4 (0.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (0.75%) Driving Licence
11 4 (0.75%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 213 (39.96%) Unix
2 189 (35.46%) Windows
3 83 (15.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 71 (13.32%) AIX
5 66 (12.38%) Solaris
6 59 (11.07%) Mac OS X
7 37 (6.94%) HPUX
8 30 (5.63%) VME
9 19 (3.56%) CentOS
9 19 (3.56%) Windows XP
10 17 (3.19%) Mac OS
11 15 (2.81%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (2.63%) Windows Server
12 14 (2.63%) Windows Vista
13 12 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (1.31%) Windows 8
15 6 (1.13%) Debian
15 6 (1.13%) Windows 7
16 5 (0.94%) Apple iOS
16 5 (0.94%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (32.27%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (18.39%) Continuous Integration
3 88 (16.51%) Migration
4 78 (14.63%) DevOps
5 61 (11.44%) TDD
6 60 (11.26%) Configuration Management
7 51 (9.57%) Software Engineering
8 46 (8.63%) Scrum
9 38 (7.13%) BDD
9 38 (7.13%) Responsive Web Design
9 38 (7.13%) Web Design
10 31 (5.82%) OO
11 30 (5.63%) ITIL
12 29 (5.44%) Web Accessibility
13 28 (5.25%) Open Source
14 27 (5.07%) Waterfall
15 25 (4.69%) SOA
16 23 (4.32%) OOP
17 22 (4.13%) Unit Testing
17 22 (4.13%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 199 (37.34%) Java
2 114 (21.39%) JavaScript
3 107 (20.08%) SQL
4 96 (18.01%) Python
5 60 (11.26%) C++
6 57 (10.69%) Ruby
7 51 (9.57%) Bash Shell
7 51 (9.57%) Shell Script
8 45 (8.44%) C
9 44 (8.26%) Perl
10 36 (6.75%) C#
10 36 (6.75%) COBOL
11 34 (6.38%) Scala
12 23 (4.32%) PowerShell
13 22 (4.13%) PHP
14 16 (3.00%) XAML
15 15 (2.81%) Objective-C
16 13 (2.44%) AWK
17 12 (2.25%) FQL
17 12 (2.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 44 (8.26%) Security Cleared
2 29 (5.44%) Degree
3 25 (4.69%) SC Cleared
4 17 (3.19%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (1.13%) CESG Certified Professional
6 4 (0.75%) CCNA
6 4 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.75%) RHCA
6 4 (0.75%) RHCE
7 3 (0.56%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.56%) MCSA
7 3 (0.56%) MCSE
7 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.38%) RHCSA
9 1 (0.19%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.19%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.19%) GREM
9 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.19%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 13 (2.44%) QA
3 6 (1.13%) SLA
4 3 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.38%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 52 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (5.07%) Active Directory
3 18 (3.38%) Hyper-V
4 17 (3.19%) Xen
5 13 (2.44%) vSphere
6 10 (1.88%) Docker
7 6 (1.13%) BitLocker
7 6 (1.13%) KVM
7 6 (1.13%) XenServer
8 5 (0.94%) HDFS
9 4 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.75%) vCloud
9 4 (0.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 4 (0.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 3 (0.56%) Dovecot
10 3 (0.56%) Sendmail
10 3 (0.56%) Squid
10 3 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.56%) XenApp
10 3 (0.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 86 (16.14%) Puppet
2 58 (10.88%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (5.07%) Ansible
4 13 (2.44%) Cobbler
5 12 (2.25%) SCCM
6 10 (1.88%) Tivoli
7 7 (1.31%) StatsD
8 6 (1.13%) Nagios
8 6 (1.13%) NetBackup
9 5 (0.94%) WebSphere Cast Iron
10 4 (0.75%) CA Wily
10 4 (0.75%) OpenNebula
10 4 (0.75%) Oracle RMAN
10 4 (0.75%) Red Hat Satellite
10 4 (0.75%) SCOM
10 4 (0.75%) SCOrch
10 4 (0.75%) Terraform
11 3 (0.56%) Capistrano
11 3 (0.56%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.56%) logstash
Vendors
1 116 (21.76%) Oracle
2 97 (18.20%) VMware
3 96 (18.01%) Red Hat
4 56 (10.51%) IBM
5 33 (6.19%) Microsoft
6 25 (4.69%) HP
7 24 (4.50%) Citrix
8 23 (4.32%) Cisco
9 19 (3.56%) Sun
10 18 (3.38%) Micro Focus
11 17 (3.19%) Google
12 16 (3.00%) Telerik
13 9 (1.69%) 3PAR
13 9 (1.69%) NetApp
13 9 (1.69%) Perforce
13 9 (1.69%) SAP
13 9 (1.69%) Splunk
14 8 (1.50%) Dell
15 6 (1.13%) EMC
15 6 (1.13%) Informatica
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport
Shortlist Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £23.00 - £25.30 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £240 - £290 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Posted: 9 days ago
Warrington
Cathcart Associates
Posted: 11 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Cheshire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £425 - 525 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £500 - 600 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Manchester
Amoria Bond
Rate: £0.000 per hour
Posted: 25 days ago