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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 30 43 36
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -7
Contract jobs citing Linux 197 116 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.07% 3.73% 4.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.62% 16.02% 20.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 68 57
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 £275 £275 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £475 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +96.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.11%
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
834 724 566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.48% 23.29% 23.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 316 238
Average daily rate £375 £275 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £139 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 121 72
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.91 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.15% -0.78%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +11 67 £383 -1.29% 57
Cheshire 0 65 £438 +16.66% 10
Lancashire +22 33 £375 +3.44% 8
Merseyside 0 11 £370 - 3
Cumbria - 6 - - 1
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 190 (45.13%) UNIX
2 180 (42.76%) Windows
3 134 (31.83%) Java
4 114 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
5 108 (25.65%) Oracle
6 75 (17.81%) VMware
7 70 (16.63%) SQL
8 67 (15.91%) Configuration Management
9 65 (15.44%) Security Cleared
10 63 (14.96%) JavaScript
11 61 (14.49%) Python
12 60 (14.25%) Continuous Integration
13 58 (13.78%) Red Hat
13 58 (13.78%) MongoDB
14 55 (13.06%) Puppet
14 55 (13.06%) Git (software)
15 52 (12.35%) Web Services
16 50 (11.88%) TDD
16 50 (11.88%) Relational Database
17 49 (11.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 48 (11.40%) Software Engineering
18 48 (11.40%) DevOps
18 48 (11.40%) Amazon AWS
19 47 (11.16%) VMware Infrastructure
19 47 (11.16%) OO
20 46 (10.93%) Finance
20 46 (10.93%) HTTP
20 46 (10.93%) Opscode Chef
21 44 (10.45%) HTML
21 44 (10.45%) Migration

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 (9.03%) Apache
2 34 (8.08%) Tomcat
3 33 (7.84%) WebSphere
4 29 (6.89%) IIS
5 24 (5.70%) Node.js
6 19 (4.51%) nginx
7 14 (3.33%) NetWeaver
8 11 (2.61%) Confluence
9 10 (2.38%) WebLogic
10 9 (2.14%) JBoss
10 9 (2.14%) CICS
11 8 (1.90%) SAS
11 8 (1.90%) SharePoint
11 8 (1.90%) Jetty
11 8 (1.90%) OpenStack
12 6 (1.43%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
13 5 (1.19%) iPlanet
14 4 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
15 3 (0.71%) Oracle Spatial
15 3 (0.71%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 7 (1.66%) Doxygen
2 5 (1.19%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.95%) MS Office
4 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.14%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 48 (11.40%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (8.08%) Cloud Computing
3 22 (5.23%) IaaS
4 14 (3.33%) PaaS
5 12 (2.85%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (2.14%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (1.90%) Google App Engine
8 4 (0.95%) OpenShift
8 4 (0.95%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.95%) SaaS
9 2 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.48%) HP Helion
10 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 46 (10.93%) HTTP
2 23 (5.46%) Internet
3 20 (4.75%) IPv4
3 20 (4.75%) Ethernet
3 20 (4.75%) VPN
4 19 (4.51%) Junos
4 19 (4.51%) HSRP
4 19 (4.51%) IOS XR
4 19 (4.51%) Cisco IOS
4 19 (4.51%) BT 21CN
4 19 (4.51%) Network Security
4 19 (4.51%) Broadband
4 19 (4.51%) IPv6
4 19 (4.51%) L2TP
4 19 (4.51%) RSVP
4 19 (4.51%) MPLS
4 19 (4.51%) OSPF
4 19 (4.51%) BGP
4 19 (4.51%) VRRP
5 17 (4.04%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (13.78%) MongoDB
2 50 (11.88%) Relational Database
3 38 (9.03%) Oracle Database
4 33 (7.84%) Hadoop
5 32 (7.60%) SQL Server
6 30 (7.13%) Big Data
7 29 (6.89%) MySQL
8 28 (6.65%) Data Warehouse
9 22 (5.23%) RDBMS
10 19 (4.51%) NoSQL
11 18 (4.28%) Neo4j
11 18 (4.28%) Apache Cassandra
12 16 (3.80%) PostgreSQL
13 14 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
13 14 (3.33%) SAP HANA
14 11 (2.61%) Oracle Database 10g
15 9 (2.14%) Oracle Reports
16 7 (1.66%) Oracle Database 11g
16 7 (1.66%) DataStage
17 5 (1.19%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 55 (13.06%) Git (software)
2 40 (9.50%) Jenkins
3 26 (6.18%) Eclipse
4 22 (5.23%) Subversion
5 20 (4.75%) JIRA
6 18 (4.28%) Maven
6 18 (4.28%) Selenium
7 14 (3.33%) Ant
8 11 (2.61%) Gradle
9 10 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 10 (2.38%) Cucumber
10 9 (2.14%) TeamCity
11 7 (1.66%) GoogleTest
11 7 (1.66%) Mercurial
11 7 (1.66%) JUnit
12 6 (1.43%) Oracle Forms
12 6 (1.43%) Hudson
13 4 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 4 (0.95%) Oracle APEX
General
1 46 (10.93%) Finance
2 29 (6.89%) Telecoms
3 18 (4.28%) Banking
4 8 (1.90%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.19%) Retail
6 3 (0.71%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.48%) Electronics
7 2 (0.48%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.48%) Automotive
7 2 (0.48%) Law
7 2 (0.48%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.48%) Marketing
7 2 (0.48%) Avionics
8 1 (0.24%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 122 (28.98%) Developer
2 66 (15.68%) Architect
3 47 (11.16%) Java Developer
4 32 (7.60%) Technical Architect
5 31 (7.36%) Administrator
6 21 (4.99%) DevOps Engineer
7 20 (4.75%) Operations Engineer
8 19 (4.51%) IP Engineer
8 19 (4.51%) Implementation Engineer
9 17 (4.04%) Technical Specialist
10 16 (3.80%) Systems Administrator
11 15 (3.56%) Consultant
12 14 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 14 (3.33%) Infrastructure Architect
13 13 (3.09%) SAP Architect
13 13 (3.09%) Linux Administrator
13 13 (3.09%) Software Developer
14 12 (2.85%) PHP Developer
15 11 (2.61%) Cloud Engineer
15 11 (2.61%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (12.35%) Web Services
2 44 (10.45%) HTML
3 41 (9.74%) .NET
4 28 (6.65%) XML
5 22 (5.23%) REST
5 22 (5.23%) AngularJS
6 20 (4.75%) Hibernate
6 20 (4.75%) Middleware
7 18 (4.28%) CSS
7 18 (4.28%) JAX-RS
8 17 (4.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 16 (3.80%) JMS
9 16 (3.80%) Servlets
9 16 (3.80%) JSON
10 15 (3.56%) Java EE
11 14 (3.33%) J2EE
12 13 (3.09%) jQuery
12 13 (3.09%) LAMP
13 10 (2.38%) Spring
13 10 (2.38%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 41 (9.74%) Open Source
1 41 (9.74%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.04%) Visualisation
3 14 (3.33%) Mainframe
4 10 (2.38%) VSAM
4 10 (2.38%) Private Cloud
4 10 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (2.14%) Data Structures
6 8 (1.90%) Replication
6 8 (1.90%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.90%) BYOD
7 6 (1.43%) Raspberry Pi
7 6 (1.43%) Inversion of Control
8 5 (1.19%) BeagleBone
8 5 (1.19%) CESG
8 5 (1.19%) Clustering
9 4 (0.95%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.71%) User Experience
10 3 (0.71%) Performance Metrics
10 3 (0.71%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 190 (45.13%) UNIX
2 180 (42.76%) Windows
3 49 (11.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 38 (9.03%) AIX
5 35 (8.31%) Solaris
6 24 (5.70%) Mac OS X
7 21 (4.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (4.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (4.04%) VMS
9 16 (3.80%) CentOS
10 9 (2.14%) HPUX
11 7 (1.66%) Android
11 7 (1.66%) Windows XP
12 6 (1.43%) Mac OS
12 6 (1.43%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.95%) SUSE
13 4 (0.95%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.71%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.71%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (15.91%) Configuration Management
3 60 (14.25%) Continuous Integration
4 50 (11.88%) TDD
5 48 (11.40%) Software Engineering
5 48 (11.40%) DevOps
6 47 (11.16%) OO
7 44 (10.45%) Migration
8 31 (7.36%) ITIL
9 29 (6.89%) BDD
10 28 (6.65%) Waterfall
11 27 (6.41%) Test Scripting
12 23 (5.46%) Unit Testing
13 22 (5.23%) Responsive Web Design
14 21 (4.99%) Web Design
15 19 (4.51%) Scrum
16 18 (4.28%) ERP
16 18 (4.28%) Load Balancing
17 17 (4.04%) Mentoring
18 16 (3.80%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 134 (31.83%) Java
2 70 (16.63%) SQL
3 63 (14.96%) JavaScript
4 61 (14.49%) Python
5 36 (8.55%) Ruby
6 35 (8.31%) C++
7 32 (7.60%) C
7 32 (7.60%) Shell Script
8 30 (7.13%) Perl
9 27 (6.41%) PHP
10 24 (5.70%) Bash Shell
11 15 (3.56%) R
12 13 (3.09%) C#
13 11 (2.61%) Scala
14 10 (2.38%) COBOL
14 10 (2.38%) PL/SQL
15 8 (1.90%) Objective-C
16 7 (1.66%) PowerShell
17 5 (1.19%) Go
18 4 (0.95%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 65 (15.44%) Security Cleared
2 38 (9.03%) SC Cleared
3 24 (5.70%) Degree
4 21 (4.99%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (4.99%) CCNA
5 20 (4.75%) CCNP
6 19 (4.51%) JNCIA
6 19 (4.51%) JNCIP
6 19 (4.51%) CCIE
6 19 (4.51%) CCIP
7 16 (3.80%) DV Cleared
8 12 (2.85%) ISEB
9 10 (2.38%) HND
9 10 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (1.19%) CISSP
12 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.48%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.48%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.48%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.85%) QA
2 9 (2.14%) SLA
3 2 (0.48%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.24%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (11.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (4.28%) vSphere
3 16 (3.80%) Active Directory
4 9 (2.14%) Xen
5 7 (1.66%) Docker
6 5 (1.19%) QEMU
6 5 (1.19%) KVM
6 5 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (1.19%) XenApp
6 5 (1.19%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.95%) Firmware
7 4 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.71%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.71%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.48%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.48%) NFS
9 2 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.48%) Varnish
10 1 (0.24%) iptables
10 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 55 (13.06%) Puppet
2 46 (10.93%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (3.80%) StatsD
3 16 (3.80%) Ansible
4 15 (3.56%) CA Single Sign-On
5 11 (2.61%) TIBCO Hawk
6 10 (2.38%) Nagios
7 9 (2.14%) Vagrant
7 9 (2.14%) Salt
8 5 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (1.19%) Cacti
9 4 (0.95%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (0.71%) Hyperic
10 3 (0.71%) SCOM
10 3 (0.71%) Nessus
10 3 (0.71%) BladeLogic
11 2 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (0.48%) WSUS
11 2 (0.48%) Capistrano
12 1 (0.24%) yum
Vendors
1 108 (25.65%) Oracle
2 75 (17.81%) VMware
3 58 (13.78%) Red Hat
4 41 (9.74%) Cisco
5 29 (6.89%) HP
6 28 (6.65%) Citrix
7 27 (6.41%) Microsoft
8 23 (5.46%) IBM
8 23 (5.46%) Sun
9 22 (5.23%) Juniper
10 19 (4.51%) BT
11 17 (4.04%) CheckPoint
12 16 (3.80%) CA
12 16 (3.80%) SAP
12 16 (3.80%) Google
13 15 (3.56%) Tableau
13 15 (3.56%) Teradata
14 13 (3.09%) Apigee
14 13 (3.09%) Mashery
14 13 (3.09%) TIBCO
Lancashire
E-synergy Solutions
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Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Mason Frank
Posted: 11 days ago
Warrington
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £225.00 - £275.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago