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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 21 32 45
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +13
Contract jobs citing Linux 296 205 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.35% 5.16% 3.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.22% 23.92% 15.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 116 69
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -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
865 857 741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.48% 21.57% 23.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 460 416 319
Median daily rate £375 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 111 125
Median hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £11.00 £12.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.90 £20.19 £37.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 May 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 2 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the North West region over the 3 months to 2 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +15 112 £400 - 58
Cheshire +4 93 £425 -2.85% 10
Lancashire +9 66 £374 -0.33% 9
Merseyside +6 14 £338 -8.76% 10
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Linux.

1 219 (38.49%) Java
2 214 (37.61%) Unix
3 190 (33.39%) Agile Software Development
4 180 (31.63%) Windows
5 161 (28.30%) Oracle
6 124 (21.79%) Red Hat
7 114 (20.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 97 (17.05%) SQL
9 95 (16.70%) Migration
10 94 (16.52%) JavaScript
10 94 (16.52%) Apache
11 93 (16.34%) VMware
12 87 (15.29%) HTML
13 85 (14.94%) Puppet
14 84 (14.76%) HTTP
15 82 (14.41%) Bash Shell
16 80 (14.06%) IBM
16 80 (14.06%) Python
17 79 (13.88%) Continuous Integration
18 78 (13.71%) AIX
19 77 (13.53%) Finance
20 75 (13.18%) Middleware
21 74 (13.01%) Amazon AWS
22 72 (12.65%) Git (software)
23 68 (11.95%) C
24 67 (11.78%) Shell Script
24 67 (11.78%) Security Cleared
24 67 (11.78%) DevOps
25 66 (11.60%) XML
26 63 (11.07%) Web Services

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 94 (16.52%) Apache
2 56 (9.84%) JBoss
2 56 (9.84%) Tuxedo
3 54 (9.49%) Tomcat
4 43 (7.56%) WebSphere
5 25 (4.39%) WebLogic
6 23 (4.04%) WebSphere Application Server
7 22 (3.87%) OpenStack
8 19 (3.34%) IIS
8 19 (3.34%) Node.js
9 15 (2.64%) SharePoint
10 11 (1.93%) MS Exchange
11 10 (1.76%) Skype for Business
12 9 (1.58%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (1.41%) nginx
14 6 (1.05%) CICS
14 6 (1.05%) CloudStack
14 6 (1.05%) TPMS
15 5 (0.88%) Apache Solr
15 5 (0.88%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 19 (3.34%) MS Office
2 16 (2.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (1.23%) Oracle Applications
1 7 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (1.23%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (1.05%) Oracle 11i
3 5 (0.88%) Magento
3 5 (0.88%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.18%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 74 (13.01%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (4.75%) IaaS
3 25 (4.39%) Cloud Computing
4 16 (2.81%) Amazon S3
5 11 (1.93%) Microsoft Azure
6 10 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (1.23%) PaaS
8 6 (1.05%) SaaS
9 4 (0.70%) Route 53
10 3 (0.53%) Amazon Glacier
10 3 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.53%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.35%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.35%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.18%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.18%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.18%) Office 365
12 1 (0.18%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 84 (14.76%) HTTP
2 40 (7.03%) DNS
3 28 (4.92%) SSL
4 26 (4.57%) TCP/IP
5 22 (3.87%) Internet
6 21 (3.69%) WAN
7 18 (3.16%) Firewall
8 17 (2.99%) SMTP
9 15 (2.64%) DHCP
10 13 (2.28%) LAN
11 11 (1.93%) Network Security
11 11 (1.93%) SNMP
12 10 (1.76%) Skype
13 8 (1.41%) LDAP
14 7 (1.23%) IPsec
14 7 (1.23%) SAN
14 7 (1.23%) VPN
15 6 (1.05%) Fibre Channel
15 6 (1.05%) iSCSI
15 6 (1.05%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (9.67%) MySQL
1 55 (9.67%) PostgreSQL
2 51 (8.96%) SQL Server
3 36 (6.33%) Relational Database
4 34 (5.98%) Oracle Database
5 30 (5.27%) MongoDB
6 24 (4.22%) NoSQL
7 21 (3.69%) Big Data
8 18 (3.16%) RDBMS
9 16 (2.81%) DB2
10 13 (2.28%) Neo4j
10 13 (2.28%) Oracle Reports
11 10 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
11 10 (1.76%) Hadoop
12 9 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (1.58%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (1.41%) OLAP
13 8 (1.41%) OLAP Cube
13 8 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
13 8 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 72 (12.65%) Git (software)
2 63 (11.07%) Subversion
3 61 (10.72%) Jenkins
4 32 (5.62%) Visual Studio
5 22 (3.87%) JIRA
5 22 (3.87%) Maven
6 18 (3.16%) Eclipse
7 14 (2.46%) Gradle
8 12 (2.11%) JUnit
9 9 (1.58%) Ant
9 9 (1.58%) Travis CI
10 7 (1.23%) Selenium
10 7 (1.23%) Talend Open Studio
11 6 (1.05%) Hudson
12 5 (0.88%) ClearCase
12 5 (0.88%) SoapUI
12 5 (0.88%) TeamCity
13 4 (0.70%) Bugzilla
13 4 (0.70%) Introscope
13 4 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 77 (13.53%) Finance
2 62 (10.90%) Banking
3 8 (1.41%) Electronics
4 7 (1.23%) Retail
5 6 (1.05%) Telecoms
6 5 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (0.70%) Games
7 4 (0.70%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.53%) Legal
9 2 (0.35%) Marketing
9 2 (0.35%) Military
10 1 (0.18%) Advertising
10 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.18%) Automotive
10 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 155 (27.24%) Developer
2 67 (11.78%) Java Developer
3 66 (11.60%) Architect
4 50 (8.79%) Analyst
5 47 (8.26%) Linux Engineer
6 41 (7.21%) DevOps Engineer
7 35 (6.15%) Technical Analyst
8 29 (5.10%) Administrator
9 28 (4.92%) Consultant
10 26 (4.57%) Technical Architect
11 21 (3.69%) Software Engineer
12 17 (2.99%) Linux Administrator
12 17 (2.99%) Senior Developer
13 16 (2.81%) .NET Developer
13 16 (2.81%) C# Developer
13 16 (2.81%) Senior Java Developer
13 16 (2.81%) Software Developer
14 15 (2.64%) C# .NET Developer
14 15 (2.64%) Digital Architect
14 15 (2.64%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (15.29%) HTML
2 75 (13.18%) Middleware
3 66 (11.60%) XML
4 63 (11.07%) Web Services
5 59 (10.37%) JSON
6 58 (10.19%) REST
7 54 (9.49%) CSS
8 53 (9.31%) HTML5
9 39 (6.85%) .NET
10 34 (5.98%) J2EE
11 32 (5.62%) SOAP
12 28 (4.92%) Hibernate
13 27 (4.75%) CSS3
14 22 (3.87%) ActiveMQ
14 22 (3.87%) jQuery
15 21 (3.69%) AngularJS
15 21 (3.69%) JDBC
15 21 (3.69%) RESTful
16 20 (3.51%) Apache Camel
17 19 (3.34%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 40 (7.03%) Data Centre
2 36 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (5.62%) Clustering
4 27 (4.75%) Mainframe
5 19 (3.34%) Private Cloud
5 19 (3.34%) Visualisation
6 17 (2.99%) Computer Science
7 11 (1.93%) Public Cloud
8 9 (1.58%) User Experience
9 8 (1.41%) FlexPod
9 8 (1.41%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.41%) VCE vBlock
10 6 (1.05%) Digital Media
10 6 (1.05%) Social Media
10 6 (1.05%) SWIFT
11 5 (0.88%) Fat Client
11 5 (0.88%) Thin Client
12 4 (0.70%) HP Storage
12 4 (0.70%) PKI
12 4 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 214 (37.61%) Unix
2 180 (31.63%) Windows
3 114 (20.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 78 (13.71%) AIX
5 61 (10.72%) Solaris
6 37 (6.50%) Mac OS X
7 33 (5.80%) VME
8 32 (5.62%) Windows Server
9 31 (5.45%) HPUX
10 29 (5.10%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (3.16%) CentOS
12 14 (2.46%) Mac OS
12 14 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (1.76%) Windows 7
14 9 (1.58%) Debian
14 9 (1.58%) Windows 10
14 9 (1.58%) Windows Vista
14 9 (1.58%) Windows XP
15 8 (1.41%) Windows 8
16 7 (1.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (33.39%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (16.70%) Migration
3 79 (13.88%) Continuous Integration
4 67 (11.78%) DevOps
5 61 (10.72%) Configuration Management
6 53 (9.31%) Open Source
6 53 (9.31%) Software Engineering
7 52 (9.14%) SOA
8 47 (8.26%) Scrum
9 45 (7.91%) High Availability
10 42 (7.38%) Project Management
11 38 (6.68%) Waterfall
12 35 (6.15%) TDD
13 32 (5.62%) Web Development
14 30 (5.27%) E-Commerce
15 28 (4.92%) ITIL
16 27 (4.75%) Responsive Web Design
16 27 (4.75%) Web Design
17 26 (4.57%) OO
18 25 (4.39%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 219 (38.49%) Java
2 97 (17.05%) SQL
3 94 (16.52%) JavaScript
4 82 (14.41%) Bash Shell
5 80 (14.06%) Python
6 68 (11.95%) C
7 67 (11.78%) Shell Script
8 55 (9.67%) COBOL
9 43 (7.56%) Ruby
10 39 (6.85%) C++
11 35 (6.15%) Perl
12 31 (5.45%) PHP
12 31 (5.45%) Scala
13 26 (4.57%) PowerShell
14 22 (3.87%) C#
15 16 (2.81%) XAML
16 13 (2.28%) AWK
17 10 (1.76%) Korn
18 9 (1.58%) Objective-C
19 8 (1.41%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 67 (11.78%) Security Cleared
2 37 (6.50%) SC Cleared
3 20 (3.51%) BPSS Clearance
4 16 (2.81%) Degree
5 9 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (1.41%) CESG Certified Professional
7 7 (1.23%) RHCE
8 6 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.70%) CCNA
9 4 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.70%) EMCSA
9 4 (0.70%) ISEB
9 4 (0.70%) RHCA
10 3 (0.53%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.53%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.53%) MCITP
10 3 (0.53%) MCP
10 3 (0.53%) MCTS
10 3 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.64%) Disclosure Scotland
2 14 (2.46%) QA
3 12 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.35%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.35%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.35%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.35%) RMADS
5 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (9.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (6.33%) Active Directory
3 18 (3.16%) vSphere
4 13 (2.28%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.93%) Docker
6 10 (1.76%) Oracle RAC
7 9 (1.58%) Xen
8 8 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (1.05%) vCloud
9 6 (1.05%) XenServer
10 5 (0.88%) HDFS
10 5 (0.88%) KVM
11 4 (0.70%) Dovecot
11 4 (0.70%) iptables
11 4 (0.70%) Sendmail
11 4 (0.70%) Squid
12 3 (0.53%) Firmware
12 3 (0.53%) UAG
12 3 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 3 (0.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 85 (14.94%) Puppet
2 58 (10.19%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (4.22%) SCCM
4 21 (3.69%) Ansible
5 17 (2.99%) SCOM
6 13 (2.28%) Cobbler
7 11 (1.93%) Tivoli
8 9 (1.58%) Nagios
8 9 (1.58%) vRealize
9 8 (1.41%) StatsD
10 7 (1.23%) Red Hat Satellite
11 6 (1.05%) OpenNebula
12 5 (0.88%) Cacti
12 5 (0.88%) Kubernetes
12 5 (0.88%) WebSphere Cast Iron
13 4 (0.70%) CA Wily
13 4 (0.70%) Data Guard
13 4 (0.70%) NetBackup
13 4 (0.70%) Terraform
13 4 (0.70%) yum
Vendors
1 161 (28.30%) Oracle
2 124 (21.79%) Red Hat
3 93 (16.34%) VMware
4 80 (14.06%) IBM
5 47 (8.26%) Microsoft
6 37 (6.50%) Micro Focus
7 22 (3.87%) Cisco
7 22 (3.87%) Citrix
8 19 (3.34%) HP
9 17 (2.99%) Sun
10 16 (2.81%) EMC
10 16 (2.81%) Telerik
11 14 (2.46%) SaltStack
12 10 (1.76%) Vertica
13 8 (1.41%) Apigee
13 8 (1.41%) Apple
13 8 (1.41%) Dell
13 8 (1.41%) ICL
13 8 (1.41%) Mashery
13 8 (1.41%) NetApp
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