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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 33 21 30
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +9
Contract jobs citing Linux 204 222 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.65% 7.19% 5.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.64% 30.04% 23.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 134 79
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £12.63 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+197.02% -36.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £34.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.14% -8.00%
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
901 739 640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.52% 23.95% 22.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 382 284
Average daily rate £365 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 93 87
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015. 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 -14 77 £388 +5.44% 47
Cheshire -11 62 £438 +12.90% 21
Lancashire -6 30 £427 +15.40% 11
Merseyside +1 22 £325 -7.14% 7
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

1 175 (41.97%) UNIX
2 167 (40.05%) Java
3 148 (35.49%) Agile Software Development
4 127 (30.46%) Windows
5 101 (24.22%) Python
6 96 (23.02%) Puppet
7 85 (20.38%) Opscode Chef
8 84 (20.14%) JavaScript
9 81 (19.42%) Oracle
10 77 (18.47%) .NET
10 77 (18.47%) Amazon AWS
11 76 (18.23%) Continuous Integration
12 72 (17.27%) SQL
13 69 (16.55%) VMware
14 68 (16.31%) HTML
14 68 (16.31%) Jenkins
15 66 (15.83%) Configuration Management
16 63 (15.11%) Ruby
16 63 (15.11%) MongoDB
17 62 (14.87%) DevOps
18 56 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
18 56 (13.43%) Git (software)
19 52 (12.47%) Finance
20 50 (11.99%) TDD
21 49 (11.75%) Internet
22 48 (11.51%) VMware Infrastructure
23 47 (11.27%) Cloud Computing
23 47 (11.27%) CSS
24 46 (11.03%) C++
25 45 (10.79%) HTTP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 38 (9.11%) Apache
2 31 (7.43%) Tomcat
3 29 (6.95%) WebSphere
3 29 (6.95%) Node.js
4 26 (6.24%) nginx
5 19 (4.56%) IIS
6 15 (3.60%) OpenStack
7 13 (3.12%) Jetty
8 10 (2.40%) JBoss
8 10 (2.40%) SharePoint
9 9 (2.16%) WebLogic
10 8 (1.92%) Confluence
11 7 (1.68%) CMS
11 7 (1.68%) CICS
12 4 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
14 2 (0.48%) MS Exchange
14 2 (0.48%) SAS
14 2 (0.48%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 4 (0.96%) MS Office
2 2 (0.48%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.48%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (1.20%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
4 2 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle iProcurement
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle TCA
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 77 (18.47%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (11.27%) Cloud Computing
3 32 (7.67%) Amazon EC2
4 21 (5.04%) Google Cloud Platform
5 19 (4.56%) IaaS
6 18 (4.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 17 (4.08%) Google App Engine
8 16 (3.84%) Amazon S3
8 16 (3.84%) AWS CloudFormation
8 16 (3.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 14 (3.36%) AWS CloudTrail
10 13 (3.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 13 (3.12%) Amazon SQS
11 12 (2.88%) Amazon EMR
11 12 (2.88%) Amazon ELB
12 11 (2.64%) Microsoft Azure
13 6 (1.44%) PaaS
14 4 (0.96%) GitHub
15 3 (0.72%) SaaS
16 2 (0.48%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 49 (11.75%) Internet
2 45 (10.79%) HTTP
3 27 (6.47%) Network Security
4 25 (6.00%) FTP
4 25 (6.00%) DNS
5 23 (5.52%) TCP/IP
5 23 (5.52%) DHCP
6 15 (3.60%) Firewall
7 14 (3.36%) SSL
8 13 (3.12%) IPsec
9 11 (2.64%) SMTP
10 9 (2.16%) SAN
11 8 (1.92%) VLAN
12 6 (1.44%) LAN
13 5 (1.20%) VPN
13 5 (1.20%) iSCSI
13 5 (1.20%) OSPF
13 5 (1.20%) BGP
13 5 (1.20%) Fibre Channel
14 4 (0.96%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (15.11%) MongoDB
2 42 (10.07%) MySQL
3 30 (7.19%) Oracle Database
4 29 (6.95%) PostgreSQL
5 27 (6.47%) Big Data
6 25 (6.00%) SQL Server
7 23 (5.52%) Relational Database
8 22 (5.28%) Apache Cassandra
9 21 (5.04%) Hadoop
9 21 (5.04%) Data Warehouse
10 19 (4.56%) NoSQL
11 13 (3.12%) Amazon RDS
12 11 (2.64%) Oracle Database 11g
12 11 (2.64%) RDBMS
13 9 (2.16%) Oracle Database 10g
13 9 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (1.44%) Neo4j
14 6 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
15 5 (1.20%) DataStage
16 4 (0.96%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 68 (16.31%) Jenkins
2 56 (13.43%) Git (software)
3 26 (6.24%) Maven
4 21 (5.04%) Subversion
5 16 (3.84%) Visual Studio
6 11 (2.64%) Eclipse
7 10 (2.40%) JIRA
7 10 (2.40%) LoadRunner
7 10 (2.40%) Facilita Forecast
8 9 (2.16%) Gradle
8 9 (2.16%) HP UFT
8 9 (2.16%) JUnit
9 8 (1.92%) Hudson
10 7 (1.68%) Ant
11 6 (1.44%) JMeter
12 5 (1.20%) SoapUI
12 5 (1.20%) RSpec
13 4 (0.96%) PHPUnit
13 4 (0.96%) TeamCity
13 4 (0.96%) LoadUI
General
1 52 (12.47%) Finance
2 25 (6.00%) Banking
3 12 (2.88%) Telecoms
3 12 (2.88%) Pharmaceutical
4 9 (2.16%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.92%) Retail
6 6 (1.44%) Electronics
7 5 (1.20%) Marketing
8 4 (0.96%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.72%) Automotive
10 2 (0.48%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 105 (25.18%) Developer
2 54 (12.95%) Architect
3 43 (10.31%) Administrator
4 37 (8.87%) DevOps Engineer
5 36 (8.63%) DBA
6 35 (8.39%) Java Developer
7 28 (6.71%) Technical Architect
8 17 (4.08%) MySQL DBA
9 15 (3.60%) Consultant
10 14 (3.36%) Systems Administrator
10 14 (3.36%) Analyst
11 13 (3.12%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 12 (2.88%) Digital Architect
12 12 (2.88%) AWS Engineer
12 12 (2.88%) Digital Technical Architect
12 12 (2.88%) Systems Engineer
12 12 (2.88%) Senior Architect
13 11 (2.64%) Linux Administrator
13 11 (2.64%) Java Architect
13 11 (2.64%) Senior Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (18.47%) .NET
2 68 (16.31%) HTML
3 47 (11.27%) CSS
4 38 (9.11%) Web Services
5 29 (6.95%) jQuery
5 29 (6.95%) AngularJS
6 25 (6.00%) J2EE
7 21 (5.04%) XML
7 21 (5.04%) HTML5
8 20 (4.80%) Servlets
9 19 (4.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 18 (4.32%) Middleware
11 16 (3.84%) Hibernate
11 16 (3.84%) JSON
12 15 (3.60%) REST
12 15 (3.60%) Spring
13 12 (2.88%) Kafka
13 12 (2.88%) Django
14 11 (2.64%) ASP.NET
14 11 (2.64%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 56 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (5.52%) Data Centre
3 18 (4.32%) Visualisation
4 11 (2.64%) Performance Metrics
5 9 (2.16%) Data Structures
5 9 (2.16%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.92%) User Experience
6 8 (1.92%) Replication
7 7 (1.68%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.20%) Clustering
8 5 (1.20%) VSAM
8 5 (1.20%) BYOD
9 4 (0.96%) DTV
9 4 (0.96%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.96%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.96%) Inversion of Control
10 3 (0.72%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.72%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.48%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 175 (41.97%) UNIX
2 127 (30.46%) Windows
3 32 (7.67%) Mac OS X
4 30 (7.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 29 (6.95%) Solaris
6 26 (6.24%) AIX
7 17 (4.08%) CentOS
8 10 (2.40%) Windows XP
9 7 (1.68%) Debian
10 6 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (1.44%) HPUX
10 6 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (1.20%) Mac OS
11 5 (1.20%) Ubuntu
11 5 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.96%) Windows Vista
12 4 (0.96%) SUSE
13 2 (0.48%) VMS
13 2 (0.48%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (35.49%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (18.23%) Continuous Integration
3 66 (15.83%) Configuration Management
4 62 (14.87%) DevOps
5 50 (11.99%) TDD
6 37 (8.87%) Open Source
7 31 (7.43%) Load Balancing
8 29 (6.95%) SDLC
9 28 (6.71%) Scrum
10 27 (6.47%) Web Accessibility
11 26 (6.24%) Stakeholder Management
11 26 (6.24%) ITIL
11 26 (6.24%) Unit Testing
12 25 (6.00%) OO
13 21 (5.04%) Automated Testing
13 21 (5.04%) Waterfall
14 20 (4.80%) Test Scripting
15 19 (4.56%) Software Engineering
15 19 (4.56%) BDD
16 17 (4.08%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 167 (40.05%) Java
2 101 (24.22%) Python
3 84 (20.14%) JavaScript
4 72 (17.27%) SQL
5 63 (15.11%) Ruby
6 46 (11.03%) C++
7 45 (10.79%) Bash Shell
8 33 (7.91%) PHP
8 33 (7.91%) Shell Script
9 32 (7.67%) Perl
10 27 (6.47%) C
11 26 (6.24%) C#
11 26 (6.24%) PowerShell
12 22 (5.28%) Scala
13 16 (3.84%) R
13 16 (3.84%) VB
14 12 (2.88%) Go
15 10 (2.40%) Bourne shell
16 9 (2.16%) FQL
17 8 (1.92%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (6.95%) Degree
1 29 (6.95%) Security Cleared
2 11 (2.64%) SC Cleared
2 11 (2.64%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (1.68%) CCNA
4 6 (1.44%) CCNP
4 6 (1.44%) ISTQB
5 4 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (0.96%) MCSE
5 4 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.72%) MCSA
6 3 (0.72%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.48%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.48%) CCIE
7 2 (0.48%) CCSP
7 2 (0.48%) CCIP
7 2 (0.48%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.08%) QA
2 11 (2.64%) SLA
3 3 (0.72%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
System Software
1 48 (11.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (3.60%) Docker
3 14 (3.36%) Active Directory
4 11 (2.64%) Oracle RAC
5 10 (2.40%) Xen
5 10 (2.40%) XenApp
6 9 (2.16%) XenDesktop
7 8 (1.92%) QEMU
7 8 (1.92%) KVM
8 5 (1.20%) vCloud
9 4 (0.96%) BitLocker
9 4 (0.96%) vSphere
9 4 (0.96%) NFS
10 2 (0.48%) Squid
10 2 (0.48%) Varnish
10 2 (0.48%) Postfix
10 2 (0.48%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.48%) iptables
11 1 (0.24%) XenServer
11 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 96 (23.02%) Puppet
2 85 (20.38%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (4.56%) Ansible
4 17 (4.08%) StatsD
5 15 (3.60%) Nagios
5 15 (3.60%) Oracle RMAN
6 8 (1.92%) Vagrant
7 6 (1.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 5 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (1.20%) Capistrano
9 4 (0.96%) Graphite
9 4 (0.96%) Munin
9 4 (0.96%) CFEngine
9 4 (0.96%) SCOM
10 3 (0.72%) BladeLogic
10 3 (0.72%) SCCM
10 3 (0.72%) Cacti
10 3 (0.72%) cPanel
10 3 (0.72%) Hyperic
11 2 (0.48%) logstash
Vendors
1 81 (19.42%) Oracle
2 69 (16.55%) VMware
3 33 (7.91%) Citrix
4 32 (7.67%) Microsoft
5 30 (7.19%) Red Hat
6 21 (5.04%) Google
7 19 (4.56%) IBM
8 17 (4.08%) Cisco
8 17 (4.08%) HP
9 16 (3.84%) Teradata
9 16 (3.84%) Tableau
10 14 (3.36%) Apigee
10 14 (3.36%) Mashery
11 11 (2.64%) SAP
12 10 (2.40%) Sun
12 10 (2.40%) NetApp
13 9 (2.16%) Juniper
14 7 (1.68%) BMC
14 7 (1.68%) CA
14 7 (1.68%) Percona
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