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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 16 30 20
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -10
Contract jobs citing Linux 274 229 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.84% 5.45% 7.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.95% 26.23% 30.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 124 146
Median daily rate £425 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.91% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £527 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.09% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 5
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +275.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.86 £27.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £38.75 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £31.63
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +18.57%
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
722 873 779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.65% 20.79% 24.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 462 401
Median daily rate £388 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £170 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £479 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 94 102
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £31.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 25 August 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 +7 116 £425 +9.67% 60
Cheshire +13 86 £435 -0.57% 12
Lancashire +6 42 £420 - 5
Merseyside +3 13 £400 +33.33% 9
Cumbria - 1 - - 2
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 201 (34.13%) Java
2 183 (31.07%) Oracle
3 165 (28.01%) Windows
4 159 (26.99%) Agile Software Development
5 149 (25.30%) Unix
6 114 (19.35%) Puppet
7 111 (18.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 110 (18.68%) SQL
9 104 (17.66%) Red Hat
10 97 (16.47%) Jenkins
11 85 (14.43%) JBoss
11 85 (14.43%) Apache
12 83 (14.09%) Security Cleared
13 82 (13.92%) MySQL
14 80 (13.58%) VMware
15 78 (13.24%) Amazon AWS
15 78 (13.24%) Bash Shell
15 78 (13.24%) DevOps
16 74 (12.56%) Tomcat
17 70 (11.88%) Middleware
17 70 (11.88%) AIX
17 70 (11.88%) IBM
18 69 (11.71%) Python
19 68 (11.54%) C
19 68 (11.54%) Open Source
20 67 (11.38%) Microsoft
20 67 (11.38%) Active Directory
20 67 (11.38%) Migration
21 63 (10.70%) COBOL
22 61 (10.36%) Solaris

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 85 (14.43%) Apache
1 85 (14.43%) JBoss
2 74 (12.56%) Tomcat
3 47 (7.98%) Tuxedo
4 24 (4.07%) IIS
4 24 (4.07%) WebSphere
5 23 (3.90%) OpenStack
6 21 (3.57%) WebLogic
7 17 (2.89%) SharePoint
8 16 (2.72%) MS Exchange
8 16 (2.72%) WebSphere Application Server
9 9 (1.53%) nginx
9 9 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (1.53%) Skype for Business
10 7 (1.19%) Confluence
10 7 (1.19%) SAS
11 6 (1.02%) Oracle Application Server
12 5 (0.85%) Apache Spark
12 5 (0.85%) Jetty
13 4 (0.68%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 19 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.72%) MS Office
3 1 (0.17%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.36%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (1.36%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (0.85%) Magento
2 5 (0.85%) Oracle 11i
2 5 (0.85%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (0.85%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 78 (13.24%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (4.07%) IaaS
3 13 (2.21%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (2.04%) PaaS
5 9 (1.53%) Amazon S3
5 9 (1.53%) AWS CloudTrail
6 8 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (1.19%) GitHub
7 7 (1.19%) SaaS
8 6 (1.02%) Route 53
9 5 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.68%) Google App Engine
11 3 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.51%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.51%) Amazon EMR
11 3 (0.51%) Amazon Kinesis
11 3 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.34%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 42 (7.13%) HTTP
2 40 (6.79%) DHCP
3 39 (6.62%) DNS
4 27 (4.58%) Firewall
5 26 (4.41%) SSL
6 25 (4.24%) TCP/IP
7 18 (3.06%) Network Security
8 15 (2.55%) Internet
9 12 (2.04%) SAN
10 11 (1.87%) WAN
11 10 (1.70%) HTTPS
11 10 (1.70%) iSCSI
11 10 (1.70%) SNMP
12 9 (1.53%) LAN
12 9 (1.53%) Skype
12 9 (1.53%) VLAN
13 8 (1.36%) LDAP
14 6 (1.02%) Fibre Channel
14 6 (1.02%) VPN
15 4 (0.68%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (13.92%) MySQL
2 56 (9.51%) SQL Server
3 48 (8.15%) Oracle Database
4 41 (6.96%) PostgreSQL
5 39 (6.62%) Relational Database
6 35 (5.94%) DB2
7 26 (4.41%) Big Data
7 26 (4.41%) Hadoop
7 26 (4.41%) OLAP
7 26 (4.41%) OLAP Cube
7 26 (4.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 25 (4.24%) RDBMS
9 23 (3.90%) MongoDB
10 16 (2.72%) Oracle Database 11g
11 12 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
12 11 (1.87%) NoSQL
13 7 (1.19%) Oracle Database 12c
13 7 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
14 6 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
15 5 (0.85%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 97 (16.47%) Jenkins
2 45 (7.64%) Git (software)
3 30 (5.09%) JIRA
4 26 (4.41%) Talend Open Studio
5 22 (3.74%) Maven
5 22 (3.74%) Subversion
6 14 (2.38%) Visual Studio
7 13 (2.21%) Eclipse
8 12 (2.04%) Gradle
9 11 (1.87%) GitLab
9 11 (1.87%) JUnit
10 9 (1.53%) Ant
10 9 (1.53%) ClearCase
10 9 (1.53%) Hudson
10 9 (1.53%) MSI
10 9 (1.53%) Vagrant
11 8 (1.36%) SonarQube
12 7 (1.19%) Selenium
13 6 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (1.02%) TeamCity
General
1 51 (8.66%) Finance
2 46 (7.81%) Banking
3 12 (2.04%) Retail
4 10 (1.70%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.02%) Marketing
5 6 (1.02%) Telecoms
6 5 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (0.68%) Electronics
8 2 (0.34%) Advertising
8 2 (0.34%) Military
9 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 152 (25.81%) Developer
2 71 (12.05%) Architect
3 53 (9.00%) Java Developer
3 53 (9.00%) Linux Engineer
4 44 (7.47%) DevOps Engineer
5 41 (6.96%) Administrator
6 40 (6.79%) Analyst
7 38 (6.45%) DBA
8 36 (6.11%) Consultant
9 25 (4.24%) Systems Administrator
10 22 (3.74%) Technical Analyst
11 19 (3.23%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 18 (3.06%) Senior Analyst
13 16 (2.72%) Linux Administrator
13 16 (2.72%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 16 (2.72%) Technical Architect
14 15 (2.55%) Project Manager
15 14 (2.38%) Business Analyst
15 14 (2.38%) Software Developer
15 14 (2.38%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (11.88%) Middleware
2 51 (8.66%) REST
3 48 (8.15%) SOAP
4 43 (7.30%) Web Services
5 42 (7.13%) XML
6 40 (6.79%) JSON
7 33 (5.60%) CSS
8 31 (5.26%) JDBC
8 31 (5.26%) Spring
9 30 (5.09%) Apache Camel
9 30 (5.09%) HTML
10 28 (4.75%) ActiveMQ
11 25 (4.24%) .NET
12 23 (3.90%) HTML5
13 20 (3.40%) CSS3
13 20 (3.40%) J2EE
14 19 (3.23%) AngularJS
14 19 (3.23%) LAMP
15 13 (2.21%) Hibernate
15 13 (2.21%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 44 (7.47%) Clustering
2 41 (6.96%) Data Centre
3 29 (4.92%) Mainframe
4 18 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (1.87%) Wiki
6 9 (1.53%) Digital Media
6 9 (1.53%) PMI
7 7 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.19%) SCADA
8 6 (1.02%) Fat Client
8 6 (1.02%) PKI
8 6 (1.02%) Private Cloud
8 6 (1.02%) Smart Meter
8 6 (1.02%) SWIFT
8 6 (1.02%) Thin Client
8 6 (1.02%) User Experience
9 5 (0.85%) Computer Science
9 5 (0.85%) EMC VNX
9 5 (0.85%) Internet of Things
9 5 (0.85%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 165 (28.01%) Windows
2 149 (25.30%) Unix
3 111 (18.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 70 (11.88%) AIX
5 61 (10.36%) Solaris
6 44 (7.47%) Windows Server
7 37 (6.28%) HPUX
8 32 (5.43%) CentOS
9 30 (5.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (3.40%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (2.72%) VME
12 15 (2.55%) Ubuntu
13 12 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (1.53%) Windows 10
15 7 (1.19%) SUSE
16 5 (0.85%) Debian
16 5 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
17 4 (0.68%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 3 (0.51%) Embedded Linux
18 3 (0.51%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (26.99%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (13.24%) DevOps
3 68 (11.54%) Open Source
4 67 (11.38%) Migration
5 61 (10.36%) Continuous Integration
6 51 (8.66%) Configuration Management
6 51 (8.66%) SOA
7 46 (7.81%) E-Commerce
7 46 (7.81%) High Availability
8 41 (6.96%) Project Management
9 40 (6.79%) Microservices
10 38 (6.45%) ETL
10 38 (6.45%) ITIL
11 31 (5.26%) Software Engineering
12 26 (4.41%) Business Intelligence
12 26 (4.41%) Dimensional Modelling
12 26 (4.41%) Kimball Methodology
13 25 (4.24%) Scrum
14 24 (4.07%) TDD
15 21 (3.57%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 201 (34.13%) Java
2 110 (18.68%) SQL
3 78 (13.24%) Bash Shell
4 69 (11.71%) Python
5 68 (11.54%) C
6 63 (10.70%) COBOL
7 60 (10.19%) JavaScript
8 55 (9.34%) Shell Script
9 41 (6.96%) PHP
10 40 (6.79%) PowerShell
11 34 (5.77%) C++
11 34 (5.77%) Ruby
12 29 (4.92%) Perl
13 15 (2.55%) C#
14 11 (1.87%) PL/SQL
15 9 (1.53%) R
16 5 (0.85%) Jython
17 4 (0.68%) Scala
18 3 (0.51%) Korn
19 2 (0.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 83 (14.09%) Security Cleared
2 47 (7.98%) SC Cleared
3 20 (3.40%) BPSS Clearance
4 18 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (1.70%) Degree
5 10 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (1.53%) MCTS
6 9 (1.53%) PMI Certification
6 9 (1.53%) RHCE
7 7 (1.19%) MCITP
7 7 (1.19%) MCP
8 4 (0.68%) DBS Check
8 4 (0.68%) EMCSA
8 4 (0.68%) ISEB
8 4 (0.68%) MCSA
8 4 (0.68%) MCSE
9 3 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.51%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.55%) QA
2 13 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
4 9 (1.53%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.34%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.34%) RMADS
6 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 67 (11.38%) Active Directory
2 59 (10.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (4.07%) Oracle RAC
4 15 (2.55%) vSphere
5 12 (2.04%) Docker
6 11 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (1.53%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (1.19%) Firmware
8 7 (1.19%) UAG
9 6 (1.02%) Hyper-V
10 5 (0.85%) iptables
10 5 (0.85%) Squid
11 4 (0.68%) NFS
11 4 (0.68%) vCloud
11 4 (0.68%) Xen
12 3 (0.51%) Dovecot
12 3 (0.51%) KVM
12 3 (0.51%) Sendmail
12 3 (0.51%) XenApp
12 3 (0.51%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 114 (19.35%) Puppet
2 60 (10.19%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (3.74%) SCCM
4 20 (3.40%) Ansible
5 17 (2.89%) SCOM
6 15 (2.55%) Nagios
6 15 (2.55%) yum
7 12 (2.04%) Data Guard
8 10 (1.70%) Red Hat Satellite
9 8 (1.36%) WSUS
10 6 (1.02%) Tivoli
10 6 (1.02%) vRealize
11 5 (0.85%) EMC NetWorker
11 5 (0.85%) NetBackup
11 5 (0.85%) Rundeck
12 4 (0.68%) Graylog
12 4 (0.68%) HAProxy
12 4 (0.68%) Kubernetes
12 4 (0.68%) Nessus
12 4 (0.68%) Salt
Vendors
1 183 (31.07%) Oracle
2 104 (17.66%) Red Hat
3 80 (13.58%) VMware
4 70 (11.88%) IBM
5 67 (11.38%) Microsoft
6 42 (7.13%) EMC
7 39 (6.62%) Vertica
8 35 (5.94%) Citrix
8 35 (5.94%) Micro Focus
9 26 (4.41%) Talend
10 23 (3.90%) HP
11 15 (2.55%) SaltStack
12 13 (2.21%) Tableau
13 11 (1.87%) Google
14 10 (1.70%) Atlassian
14 10 (1.70%) Brocade
15 9 (1.53%) Cisco
15 9 (1.53%) Splunk
16 8 (1.36%) ICL
16 8 (1.36%) ServiceNow
North West
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Posted: 13 hours ago
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