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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
England / North West
Rank 13 17 21
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Contract jobs citing Linux 217 311 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.27% 8.23% 6.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.49% 39.32% 31.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 190 129
Median daily rate £418 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.59% +0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%

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
523 791 745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.92% 20.94% 21.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 421 351
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £366 £355 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 84 91
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.73
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +8.10%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 -1 109 £425 +10.74% 58
Cheshire +12 34 £383 -23.50% 9
Merseyside +12 30 £450 - 6
Lancashire -8 28 £465 +9.79% 9
Cumbria +5 1 - - 1
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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.

1 210 (39.55%) Windows
2 201 (37.85%) Unix
3 165 (31.07%) Agile Software Development
4 140 (26.37%) DevOps
5 126 (23.73%) Puppet
6 123 (23.16%) Java
7 119 (22.41%) Red Hat
7 119 (22.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 111 (20.90%) Amazon AWS
9 106 (19.96%) Oracle
10 103 (19.40%) Jenkins
11 101 (19.02%) Python
12 90 (16.95%) SQL
12 90 (16.95%) VMware
13 88 (16.57%) Security Cleared
14 83 (15.63%) AIX
15 82 (15.44%) Web Services
16 79 (14.88%) Scrum
17 76 (14.31%) Git (software)
18 75 (14.12%) Opscode Chef
18 75 (14.12%) Microsoft
19 74 (13.94%) Open Source
20 73 (13.75%) TCP/IP
20 73 (13.75%) Continuous Integration
21 72 (13.56%) SC Cleared
21 72 (13.56%) Firewall
22 66 (12.43%) IBM
23 64 (12.05%) Configuration Management
24 61 (11.49%) Bash Shell
25 59 (11.11%) ITIL

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 38 (7.16%) Apache
2 30 (5.65%) WebSphere
3 22 (4.14%) OpenStack
4 16 (3.01%) nginx
5 15 (2.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 15 (2.82%) Tomcat
6 12 (2.26%) Confluence
6 12 (2.26%) MS Exchange
7 9 (1.69%) CloudStack
7 9 (1.69%) IIS
8 8 (1.51%) Jetty
8 8 (1.51%) WebLogic
8 8 (1.51%) WebSphere Application Server
9 7 (1.32%) CICS
9 7 (1.32%) Mongrel
10 6 (1.13%) SAS
10 6 (1.13%) Tuxedo
11 5 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.75%) CMS
12 4 (0.75%) Drupal
Applications
1 19 (3.58%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (1.32%) MS Office
4 2 (0.38%) MS Project
5 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.75%) Magento
2 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 111 (20.90%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (5.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (4.33%) Amazon EC2
4 19 (3.58%) Amazon S3
5 17 (3.20%) IaaS
5 17 (3.20%) SaaS
6 15 (2.82%) AWS CloudFormation
6 15 (2.82%) PaaS
7 10 (1.88%) AWS Lambda
8 9 (1.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 8 (1.51%) Amazon ELB
10 7 (1.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 7 (1.32%) Google App Engine
10 7 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (1.13%) Amazon EMR
11 6 (1.13%) Slack
12 5 (0.94%) Amazon SQS
12 5 (0.94%) Heroku
12 5 (0.94%) Office 365
13 4 (0.75%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 73 (13.75%) TCP/IP
2 72 (13.56%) Firewall
3 58 (10.92%) WAN
4 55 (10.36%) LAN
5 53 (9.98%) VPN
6 46 (8.66%) VoIP
7 43 (8.10%) DNS
8 38 (7.16%) HTTP
9 28 (5.27%) SSL
10 19 (3.58%) LDAP
11 17 (3.20%) SAN
12 16 (3.01%) DHCP
12 16 (3.01%) HTTPS
13 12 (2.26%) Internet
13 12 (2.26%) Network Security
13 12 (2.26%) Wireless
14 11 (2.07%) FTP
15 9 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
15 9 (1.69%) NAS
16 7 (1.32%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 52 (9.79%) NoSQL
3 49 (9.23%) MySQL
4 38 (7.16%) MongoDB
5 37 (6.97%) Relational Database
6 31 (5.84%) Big Data
7 30 (5.65%) Oracle Database
8 25 (4.71%) Redis
9 21 (3.95%) DB2
10 17 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (1.88%) Hadoop
11 10 (1.88%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (1.88%) Oracle Database 12c
12 8 (1.51%) Amazon RDS
12 8 (1.51%) RDBMS
12 8 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (1.32%) Ingres
13 7 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 103 (19.40%) Jenkins
2 76 (14.31%) Git (software)
3 25 (4.71%) JIRA
4 24 (4.52%) Subversion
5 22 (4.14%) JUnit
6 16 (3.01%) Travis CI
7 11 (2.07%) Maven
8 10 (1.88%) GoCD
9 9 (1.69%) Vagrant
10 8 (1.51%) GitLab
11 7 (1.32%) Gradle
11 7 (1.32%) Selenium
12 6 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (1.13%) Eclipse
12 6 (1.13%) Mercurial
13 5 (0.94%) Cucumber
13 5 (0.94%) Jasmine
13 5 (0.94%) Visual Studio
14 4 (0.75%) Hudson
14 4 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
General
1 58 (10.92%) Finance
2 20 (3.77%) Banking
3 11 (2.07%) Retail
4 6 (1.13%) Marketing
5 4 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.38%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.38%) Avionics
6 2 (0.38%) Games
6 2 (0.38%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.19%) Advertising
7 1 (0.19%) Front Office
7 1 (0.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 90 (16.95%) Developer
2 80 (15.07%) DevOps Engineer
3 48 (9.04%) Analyst
4 30 (5.65%) Architect
5 29 (5.46%) Linux Engineer
6 27 (5.08%) Administrator
7 25 (4.71%) Java Developer
8 22 (4.14%) Systems Administrator
9 21 (3.95%) Consultant
9 21 (3.95%) Software Engineer
10 16 (3.01%) Linux Administrator
10 16 (3.01%) Operations Engineer
10 16 (3.01%) Security Analyst
11 15 (2.82%) AWS Engineer
11 15 (2.82%) DBA
11 15 (2.82%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 15 (2.82%) PHP Developer
12 14 (2.64%) Technical Specialist
13 12 (2.26%) Infrastructure Manager
13 12 (2.26%) Senior Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (15.44%) Web Services
2 51 (9.60%) Elastic Stack
3 50 (9.42%) RESTful
4 38 (7.16%) XML
5 36 (6.78%) JSON
5 36 (6.78%) Middleware
5 36 (6.78%) REST
6 32 (6.03%) Node.js
7 31 (5.84%) HTML
8 26 (4.90%) J2EE
9 19 (3.58%) CSS
10 17 (3.20%) .NET
10 17 (3.20%) Spring
11 16 (3.01%) LAMP
12 12 (2.26%) XSLT
13 9 (1.69%) jQuery
13 9 (1.69%) Zend Framework
14 8 (1.51%) HTML5
14 8 (1.51%) Servlets
14 8 (1.51%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 44 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (6.97%) Data Centre
3 20 (3.77%) Cyber Attack
4 17 (3.20%) Management Information System
5 16 (3.01%) Clustering
6 13 (2.45%) Linux Command Line
7 12 (2.26%) Mainframe
7 12 (2.26%) Tandem
8 11 (2.07%) User Experience
9 9 (1.69%) Security Operations Centre
10 8 (1.51%) PKI
11 6 (1.13%) Oracle Licensing
11 6 (1.13%) Public Cloud
12 5 (0.94%) Replication
13 4 (0.75%) Computer Science
13 4 (0.75%) Private Cloud
14 3 (0.56%) Wiki
15 2 (0.38%) Hybrid Cloud
15 2 (0.38%) STB
15 2 (0.38%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 210 (39.55%) Windows
2 201 (37.85%) Unix
3 119 (22.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 83 (15.63%) AIX
5 42 (7.91%) CentOS
6 38 (7.16%) Solaris
7 34 (6.40%) Windows Server
8 24 (4.52%) HPUX
9 19 (3.58%) Windows XP
10 17 (3.20%) Ubuntu
11 15 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (2.64%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (2.45%) Windows 2000
14 11 (2.07%) Oracle Linux
14 11 (2.07%) SUSE
15 9 (1.69%) Fedora
16 8 (1.51%) Android
17 7 (1.32%) Debian
17 7 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
18 5 (0.94%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (31.07%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (26.37%) DevOps
3 79 (14.88%) Scrum
4 74 (13.94%) Open Source
5 73 (13.75%) Continuous Integration
6 64 (12.05%) Configuration Management
7 59 (11.11%) ITIL
8 51 (9.60%) TDD
9 46 (8.66%) Software Engineering
10 44 (8.29%) Patch Management
10 44 (8.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 43 (8.10%) Vulnerability Management
12 40 (7.53%) BDD
12 40 (7.53%) Network Monitoring
13 39 (7.34%) Service Management
14 37 (6.97%) Cybersecurity
15 35 (6.59%) High Availability
16 32 (6.03%) Kanban
17 31 (5.84%) Performance Tuning
18 30 (5.65%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 123 (23.16%) Java
2 101 (19.02%) Python
3 90 (16.95%) SQL
4 61 (11.49%) Bash Shell
5 59 (11.11%) Ruby
6 58 (10.92%) JavaScript
7 56 (10.55%) Perl
8 37 (6.97%) PHP
9 32 (6.03%) Shell Script
10 16 (3.01%) C
11 14 (2.64%) C++
12 13 (2.45%) PowerShell
13 11 (2.07%) Korn
13 11 (2.07%) Scala
14 7 (1.32%) VBScript
15 6 (1.13%) Bourne shell
15 6 (1.13%) COBOL
15 6 (1.13%) Groovy
15 6 (1.13%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.94%) Go
Qualifications
1 88 (16.57%) Security Cleared
2 72 (13.56%) SC Cleared
3 50 (9.42%) CISSP
4 44 (8.29%) SANS
5 43 (8.10%) SSCP
6 11 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (1.69%) RHCSA
9 8 (1.51%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (1.51%) Degree
10 6 (1.13%) AWS Certification
10 6 (1.13%) CCNA
11 5 (0.94%) CCDP
11 5 (0.94%) CCNP
12 4 (0.75%) CCDA
13 3 (0.56%) CISM
14 2 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.38%) MCSE
14 2 (0.38%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.01%) SLA
2 8 (1.51%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (1.51%) QA
3 4 (0.75%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.38%) SDET
5 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 47 (8.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (8.47%) Active Directory
3 39 (7.34%) Docker
4 24 (4.52%) vSphere
5 13 (2.45%) Xen
6 8 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (1.51%) XenServer
7 7 (1.32%) iptables
7 7 (1.32%) Postfix
7 7 (1.32%) Squid
7 7 (1.32%) Varnish
7 7 (1.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 6 (1.13%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.94%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (0.94%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 5 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.75%) Dovecot
10 4 (0.75%) KVM
10 4 (0.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 126 (23.73%) Puppet
2 75 (14.12%) Opscode Chef
3 50 (9.42%) Ansible
4 40 (7.53%) QRadar
5 29 (5.46%) Kibana
6 23 (4.33%) SCOM
7 22 (4.14%) Nagios
8 20 (3.77%) logstash
9 16 (3.01%) ZABBIX
10 14 (2.64%) Netcool
11 13 (2.45%) Graphite
11 13 (2.45%) Kubernetes
11 13 (2.45%) Tivoli
12 12 (2.26%) Terraform
13 11 (2.07%) Red Hat Satellite
14 10 (1.88%) Ganglia
15 9 (1.69%) Nessus
15 9 (1.69%) Oracle RMAN
16 8 (1.51%) Data Guard
16 8 (1.51%) Nmap
Vendors
1 119 (22.41%) Red Hat
2 106 (19.96%) Oracle
3 90 (16.95%) VMware
4 75 (14.12%) Microsoft
5 66 (12.43%) IBM
6 48 (9.04%) Splunk
7 46 (8.66%) Apple
8 31 (5.84%) LogRhythm
9 20 (3.77%) HP
10 19 (3.58%) CA
11 18 (3.39%) Veritas
12 15 (2.82%) Cisco
13 13 (2.45%) Zend
14 12 (2.26%) NetApp
14 12 (2.26%) SaltStack
15 11 (2.07%) ArcSight
15 11 (2.07%) Google
16 9 (1.69%) Atlassian
16 9 (1.69%) Intel Security
17 8 (1.51%) Intel
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