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 28 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 25 40 43
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 187 120 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.75% 4.29% 3.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.98% 19.64% 16.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 42 57
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £257 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £509 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £37.00 £45.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% +69.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £33.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -7.63%
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
693 611 697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.32% 21.82% 22.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 258 330
Average daily rate £338 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £175
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 92 79 72
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.85 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.43% +10.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £11.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 28 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 28 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 +12 84 £350 +4.08% 52
Cheshire +1 44 £350 -18.60% 19
Lancashire +8 42 £488 +39.28% 10
Merseyside -9 6 £425 +13.33% 5
Cumbria - - - - 1
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 148 (36.19%) Windows
2 119 (29.10%) UNIX
2 119 (29.10%) Java
3 108 (26.41%) Red Hat
4 84 (20.54%) Agile Software Development
5 83 (20.29%) JavaScript
6 77 (18.83%) SQL
7 76 (18.58%) Oracle
8 72 (17.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 67 (16.38%) VMware
10 63 (15.40%) HTML
10 63 (15.40%) PHP
11 57 (13.94%) Python
12 56 (13.69%) Open Source
13 55 (13.45%) Web Services
13 55 (13.45%) HTTP
14 50 (12.22%) Tomcat
15 48 (11.74%) XML
16 47 (11.49%) CSS
16 47 (11.49%) Finance
16 47 (11.49%) Configuration Management
17 45 (11.00%) Apache
17 45 (11.00%) Ruby
18 44 (10.76%) TDD
19 43 (10.51%) HP
20 42 (10.27%) C++
20 42 (10.27%) Continuous Integration
20 42 (10.27%) Git (software)
21 40 (9.78%) AIX
22 39 (9.54%) Subversion

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 (12.22%) Tomcat
2 45 (11.00%) Apache
3 35 (8.56%) WebSphere
4 18 (4.40%) WebLogic
5 15 (3.67%) IIS
6 13 (3.18%) NetWeaver
7 12 (2.93%) nginx
8 11 (2.69%) JBoss
9 9 (2.20%) MS Exchange
9 9 (2.20%) Jetty
10 8 (1.96%) Confluence
11 7 (1.71%) WebLogic Integration
12 6 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (1.47%) WebSphere Application Server
12 6 (1.47%) SharePoint
13 5 (1.22%) CMS
14 4 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
14 4 (0.98%) CICS
14 4 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
15 3 (0.73%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 10 (2.44%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.73%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (2.69%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.49%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.24%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
2 6 (1.47%) PaaS
2 6 (1.47%) Google App Engine
2 6 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.98%) IaaS
3 4 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.49%) SaaS
5 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 55 (13.45%) HTTP
2 27 (6.60%) TCP/IP
3 24 (5.87%) Firewall
4 21 (5.13%) SSL
5 20 (4.89%) DNS
6 17 (4.16%) SAN
7 15 (3.67%) FTP
8 14 (3.42%) DHCP
9 6 (1.47%) Network Security
9 6 (1.47%) IPsec
9 6 (1.47%) AMQP
10 5 (1.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 5 (1.22%) Internet
10 5 (1.22%) TACACS
11 4 (0.98%) BT 21CN
11 4 (0.98%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (0.98%) VRRP
11 4 (0.98%) L2TP
11 4 (0.98%) RSVP
11 4 (0.98%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (9.54%) Relational Database
2 35 (8.56%) NoSQL
3 32 (7.82%) Oracle Database
4 31 (7.58%) MySQL
5 24 (5.87%) RDBMS
6 21 (5.13%) DB2
7 20 (4.89%) SQL Server
8 14 (3.42%) MongoDB
8 14 (3.42%) Hazelcast
9 11 (2.69%) Neo4j
9 11 (2.69%) SAP BW
10 8 (1.96%) MS Access
11 6 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (1.22%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.98%) DataStage
14 3 (0.73%) CouchDB
14 3 (0.73%) Redis
14 3 (0.73%) Couchbase
14 3 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 42 (10.27%) Git (software)
2 39 (9.54%) Subversion
3 17 (4.16%) Maven
4 16 (3.91%) Jenkins
5 12 (2.93%) JIRA
6 8 (1.96%) Eclipse
7 7 (1.71%) Gradle
8 6 (1.47%) RSpec
9 5 (1.22%) Mercurial
9 5 (1.22%) JUnit
9 5 (1.22%) Selenium
10 3 (0.73%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.49%) ERwin
11 2 (0.49%) Introscope
11 2 (0.49%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.49%) Ant
11 2 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.49%) Eclipse RCP
11 2 (0.49%) TeamCity
General
1 47 (11.49%) Finance
2 23 (5.62%) Banking
3 13 (3.18%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.44%) Retail
5 6 (1.47%) Marketing
6 5 (1.22%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.73%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.73%) German Language
8 2 (0.49%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.24%) Advertising
9 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.24%) Automotive
9 1 (0.24%) Games
9 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.24%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 137 (33.50%) Developer
2 48 (11.74%) Java Developer
3 42 (10.27%) Administrator
4 30 (7.33%) Architect
5 28 (6.85%) Analyst
6 25 (6.11%) PHP Developer
7 21 (5.13%) Consultant
8 20 (4.89%) Linux Administrator
9 15 (3.67%) Senior Developer
9 15 (3.67%) Systems Administrator
10 14 (3.42%) Linux Engineer
11 12 (2.93%) Python Developer
11 12 (2.93%) Tester
12 11 (2.69%) Ruby on Rails Developer
13 10 (2.44%) Technical Architect
14 9 (2.20%) DevOps Engineer
14 9 (2.20%) Support Analyst
15 8 (1.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 8 (1.96%) Web Developer
16 7 (1.71%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (15.40%) HTML
2 55 (13.45%) Web Services
3 48 (11.74%) XML
4 47 (11.49%) CSS
5 28 (6.85%) JSON
5 28 (6.85%) XSLT
6 26 (6.36%) jQuery
7 25 (6.11%) Servlets
8 24 (5.87%) LAMP
9 23 (5.62%) Middleware
9 23 (5.62%) JMS
9 23 (5.62%) RESTful
10 22 (5.38%) Spring
11 20 (4.89%) REST
12 18 (4.40%) .NET
13 17 (4.16%) J2EE
14 16 (3.91%) Grails
14 16 (3.91%) Hibernate
15 15 (3.67%) RabbitMQ
15 15 (3.67%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 56 (13.69%) Open Source
2 27 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.91%) Derivative
3 16 (3.91%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (2.69%) Client/Server
5 10 (2.44%) Mobile App
6 9 (2.20%) Mainframe
7 7 (1.71%) Embedded Systems
7 7 (1.71%) N-Tier
7 7 (1.71%) CESG
7 7 (1.71%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.47%) PKI
8 6 (1.47%) Clustering
8 6 (1.47%) User Experience
9 4 (0.98%) VSAM
9 4 (0.98%) W3C
9 4 (0.98%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.98%) Arduino
9 4 (0.98%) Visualisation
10 3 (0.73%) STB
Operating Systems
1 148 (36.19%) Windows
2 119 (29.10%) UNIX
3 72 (17.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 40 (9.78%) AIX
5 34 (8.31%) Solaris
6 28 (6.85%) HPUX
7 24 (5.87%) Mac OS X
7 24 (5.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (4.89%) Android
9 17 (4.16%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (2.44%) CentOS
10 10 (2.44%) SUSE
11 9 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (1.47%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.47%) Windows 7
13 5 (1.22%) Windows Phone
13 5 (1.22%) Windows Phone 8
14 4 (0.98%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.73%) VMS
15 3 (0.73%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (20.54%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (11.49%) Configuration Management
3 44 (10.76%) TDD
4 42 (10.27%) Continuous Integration
5 39 (9.54%) BDD
6 34 (8.31%) Unit Testing
7 29 (7.09%) OO
8 28 (6.85%) DevOps
9 26 (6.36%) ITIL
10 25 (6.11%) Web Development
10 25 (6.11%) Mentoring
11 24 (5.87%) E-Commerce
12 21 (5.13%) Migration
13 19 (4.65%) Software Engineering
14 18 (4.40%) Performance Tuning
15 17 (4.16%) Capacity Planning
15 17 (4.16%) MVC
16 16 (3.91%) ERP
17 15 (3.67%) Web Design
18 14 (3.42%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 119 (29.10%) Java
2 83 (20.29%) JavaScript
3 77 (18.83%) SQL
4 63 (15.40%) PHP
5 57 (13.94%) Python
6 45 (11.00%) Ruby
7 42 (10.27%) C++
8 35 (8.56%) C#
9 34 (8.31%) Perl
10 30 (7.33%) Shell Script
11 25 (6.11%) Scala
12 15 (3.67%) C
12 15 (3.67%) XPath
13 10 (2.44%) Bash Shell
14 8 (1.96%) VB
15 7 (1.71%) FoxPro (VFP)
16 6 (1.47%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.98%) COBOL
18 2 (0.49%) PHP5
18 2 (0.49%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 29 (7.09%) Security Cleared
2 23 (5.62%) SC Cleared
3 12 (2.93%) CISSP
3 12 (2.93%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (2.93%) CCNA
4 10 (2.44%) Degree
4 10 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (2.20%) ISEB
5 9 (2.20%) CCNP
5 9 (2.20%) MCSE
6 7 (1.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 7 (1.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (1.71%) ISEB Practitioner
6 7 (1.71%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.22%) GCIA
7 5 (1.22%) GCIH
7 5 (1.22%) CEH
7 5 (1.22%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.98%) JNCIA
8 4 (0.98%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.18%) PCI DSS
2 9 (2.20%) QA
3 4 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.49%) SLA
5 1 (0.24%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.24%) HIPAA
System Software
1 29 (7.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (4.89%) Active Directory
3 19 (4.65%) Firmware
4 13 (3.18%) VMware ESX
5 8 (1.96%) Xen
5 8 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.98%) GPFS
6 4 (0.98%) vSphere
7 3 (0.73%) XenApp
7 3 (0.73%) RHEV
8 2 (0.49%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.49%) Varnish
9 1 (0.24%) XenServer
9 1 (0.24%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.24%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.24%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 28 (6.85%) Puppet
2 12 (2.93%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (1.47%) Tivoli
5 5 (1.22%) Nessus
6 4 (0.98%) Nagios
6 4 (0.98%) CA Wily
7 3 (0.73%) Capistrano
7 3 (0.73%) YUM
7 3 (0.73%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.73%) Control-M
8 2 (0.49%) WSUS
8 2 (0.49%) OMEGAMON
8 2 (0.49%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.49%) Foglight
8 2 (0.49%) OpenView
8 2 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.49%) Ganglia
8 2 (0.49%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 108 (26.41%) Red Hat
2 76 (18.58%) Oracle
3 67 (16.38%) VMware
4 43 (10.51%) HP
5 32 (7.82%) Microsoft
6 30 (7.33%) Cisco
7 21 (5.13%) IBM
8 19 (4.65%) SAP
9 15 (3.67%) Sun
10 13 (3.18%) Citrix
11 11 (2.69%) BMC
12 10 (2.44%) Atlassian
12 10 (2.44%) CA
12 10 (2.44%) F5
13 9 (2.20%) Cyber-Ark
13 9 (2.20%) Juniper
13 9 (2.20%) TIBCO
14 7 (1.71%) Avaya
14 7 (1.71%) Sybase
14 7 (1.71%) Google
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Calibre Search Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackpool
Annapurna
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £310 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 24 days ago