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 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 32 29 30
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 181 170 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.73% 5.57% 5.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.46% 24.36% 21.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 112 67
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £251 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 3
Average hourly rate £27.50 £10.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+175.00% -63.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £8.70 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £14.05 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -16.00%
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
806 698 629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.07% 22.86% 23.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 367 278
Average daily rate £350 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £191 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 78 76
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.75 £25.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 July 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
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 28 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 July 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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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 +1 78 £375 - 61
Cheshire -11 61 £463 +23.33% 24
Lancashire +16 22 £353 -14.12% 7
Merseyside -5 14 £233 -33.57% 11
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 146 (37.92%) UNIX
2 141 (36.62%) Windows
3 119 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
4 116 (30.13%) Java
5 94 (24.42%) Oracle
6 80 (20.78%) Puppet
7 70 (18.18%) Python
7 70 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
8 66 (17.14%) VMware
9 65 (16.88%) Configuration Management
10 64 (16.62%) Amazon AWS
11 59 (15.32%) Continuous Integration
12 55 (14.29%) JavaScript
13 53 (13.77%) SQL
14 52 (13.51%) DevOps
14 52 (13.51%) MongoDB
15 48 (12.47%) Security Cleared
16 46 (11.95%) Finance
16 46 (11.95%) Jenkins
17 43 (11.17%) Open Source
18 42 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
18 42 (10.91%) .NET
19 41 (10.65%) MySQL
20 40 (10.39%) Migration
20 40 (10.39%) Bash Shell
20 40 (10.39%) Cloud Computing
21 39 (10.13%) Ruby
22 37 (9.61%) TDD
22 37 (9.61%) Git (software)
22 37 (9.61%) Web Services

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 36 (9.35%) Apache
2 27 (7.01%) Node.js
3 24 (6.23%) WebSphere
4 19 (4.94%) Tomcat
5 18 (4.68%) nginx
6 16 (4.16%) OpenStack
7 14 (3.64%) NetWeaver
8 12 (3.12%) WebLogic
9 10 (2.60%) IIS
10 9 (2.34%) JBoss
10 9 (2.34%) Confluence
11 8 (2.08%) Jetty
11 8 (2.08%) SAS
12 7 (1.82%) CMS
13 5 (1.30%) Cloud Foundry
14 4 (1.04%) CICS
15 3 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
15 3 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
15 3 (0.78%) MS Exchange
16 2 (0.52%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 2 (0.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.52%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
3 2 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle iProcurement
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle TCA
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 64 (16.62%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (10.39%) Cloud Computing
3 24 (6.23%) Amazon EC2
4 18 (4.68%) IaaS
5 17 (4.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 15 (3.90%) AWS CloudFormation
6 15 (3.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 15 (3.90%) Amazon S3
7 14 (3.64%) Google Cloud Platform
8 13 (3.38%) AWS CloudTrail
9 12 (3.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 12 (3.12%) Amazon SQS
10 11 (2.86%) Amazon EMR
10 11 (2.86%) Amazon ELB
10 11 (2.86%) PaaS
11 10 (2.60%) Google App Engine
12 7 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
13 4 (1.04%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.78%) SaaS
15 2 (0.52%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.23%) HTTP
1 24 (6.23%) Network Security
2 18 (4.68%) DNS
2 18 (4.68%) TCP/IP
3 17 (4.42%) DHCP
3 17 (4.42%) Internet
4 15 (3.90%) FTP
4 15 (3.90%) SSL
5 14 (3.64%) Firewall
6 12 (3.12%) SAN
7 10 (2.60%) VPN
7 10 (2.60%) OSPF
7 10 (2.60%) BGP
8 8 (2.08%) IPsec
8 8 (2.08%) IPv4
8 8 (2.08%) Ethernet
9 7 (1.82%) Broadband
9 7 (1.82%) IPv6
9 7 (1.82%) Cisco IOS
9 7 (1.82%) L2TP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (13.51%) MongoDB
2 41 (10.65%) MySQL
3 32 (8.31%) Oracle Database
4 31 (8.05%) SQL Server
5 30 (7.79%) Relational Database
6 29 (7.53%) Big Data
7 27 (7.01%) Data Warehouse
8 25 (6.49%) Hadoop
9 19 (4.94%) Apache Cassandra
10 18 (4.68%) RDBMS
11 15 (3.90%) NoSQL
12 14 (3.64%) SAP HANA
12 14 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
13 12 (3.12%) Amazon RDS
14 10 (2.60%) Oracle Database 11g
15 8 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
15 8 (2.08%) Oracle Database 10g
15 8 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
16 7 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
17 6 (1.56%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 46 (11.95%) Jenkins
2 37 (9.61%) Git (software)
3 17 (4.42%) JIRA
4 15 (3.90%) Subversion
5 10 (2.60%) Facilita Forecast
5 10 (2.60%) LoadRunner
5 10 (2.60%) Visual Studio
6 9 (2.34%) Eclipse
6 9 (2.34%) Maven
6 9 (2.34%) HP UFT
7 8 (2.08%) Gradle
8 7 (1.82%) Hudson
8 7 (1.82%) TeamCity
8 7 (1.82%) JUnit
8 7 (1.82%) Selenium
9 6 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (1.56%) JMeter
10 5 (1.30%) SoapUI
11 4 (1.04%) LoadUI
11 4 (1.04%) Mercurial
General
1 46 (11.95%) Finance
2 22 (5.71%) Banking
3 15 (3.90%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
5 9 (2.34%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.08%) Retail
7 5 (1.30%) Electronics
7 5 (1.30%) Marketing
8 4 (1.04%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.52%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.26%) Automotive
10 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 76 (19.74%) Developer
2 69 (17.92%) Architect
3 44 (11.43%) Administrator
4 31 (8.05%) DBA
5 30 (7.79%) DevOps Engineer
6 27 (7.01%) Technical Architect
7 24 (6.23%) Java Developer
8 17 (4.42%) Systems Administrator
9 16 (4.16%) MySQL DBA
10 15 (3.90%) Linux Administrator
10 15 (3.90%) Systems Engineer
11 13 (3.38%) PHP Developer
11 13 (3.38%) SAP Architect
11 13 (3.38%) Operations Engineer
12 12 (3.12%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 12 (3.12%) Consultant
13 11 (2.86%) Digital Architect
13 11 (2.86%) Digital Technical Architect
14 10 (2.60%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 10 (2.60%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (10.91%) .NET
2 37 (9.61%) Web Services
3 36 (9.35%) HTML
4 25 (6.49%) AngularJS
5 20 (5.19%) Middleware
6 17 (4.42%) XML
7 16 (4.16%) CSS
7 16 (4.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 16 (4.16%) JSON
8 15 (3.90%) RESTful
9 14 (3.64%) J2EE
10 13 (3.38%) Servlets
10 13 (3.38%) Hibernate
11 12 (3.12%) Java EE
12 11 (2.86%) jQuery
13 10 (2.60%) HTML5
13 10 (2.60%) Spring
13 10 (2.60%) WSDL
14 9 (2.34%) REST
14 9 (2.34%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.31%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (5.71%) Data Centre
3 17 (4.42%) Visualisation
4 16 (4.16%) Data Structures
5 12 (3.12%) Performance Metrics
6 10 (2.60%) Private Cloud
6 10 (2.60%) Replication
7 7 (1.82%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.56%) Clustering
9 5 (1.30%) Inversion of Control
9 5 (1.30%) User Experience
10 4 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.04%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.04%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.04%) DTV
10 4 (1.04%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.78%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.78%) VSAM
11 3 (0.78%) CMDB
11 3 (0.78%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 146 (37.92%) UNIX
2 141 (36.62%) Windows
3 35 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 28 (7.27%) Solaris
5 27 (7.01%) AIX
6 19 (4.94%) CentOS
6 19 (4.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (4.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (2.08%) Debian
8 8 (2.08%) Mac OS X
9 7 (1.82%) Windows XP
10 6 (1.56%) HPUX
10 6 (1.56%) Ubuntu
10 6 (1.56%) Windows Vista
10 6 (1.56%) Mac OS
11 4 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.04%) SUSE
12 3 (0.78%) VMS
13 2 (0.52%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (16.88%) Configuration Management
3 59 (15.32%) Continuous Integration
4 52 (13.51%) DevOps
5 43 (11.17%) Open Source
6 40 (10.39%) Migration
7 37 (9.61%) TDD
7 37 (9.61%) SDLC
8 28 (7.27%) Software Engineering
9 27 (7.01%) Load Balancing
9 27 (7.01%) OO
10 26 (6.75%) Test Scripting
11 25 (6.49%) Scrum
12 23 (5.97%) Stakeholder Management
12 23 (5.97%) Waterfall
13 21 (5.45%) Unit Testing
14 18 (4.68%) MVC
15 17 (4.42%) ERP
16 16 (4.16%) Technical Architecture
17 15 (3.90%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 116 (30.13%) Java
2 70 (18.18%) Python
3 55 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 53 (13.77%) SQL
5 40 (10.39%) Bash Shell
6 39 (10.13%) Ruby
7 35 (9.09%) Perl
8 34 (8.83%) PHP
9 33 (8.57%) Shell Script
10 23 (5.97%) C
11 22 (5.71%) C++
12 18 (4.68%) Scala
13 15 (3.90%) R
14 10 (2.60%) Bourne shell
15 9 (2.34%) Go
15 9 (2.34%) PowerShell
15 9 (2.34%) PL/SQL
16 8 (2.08%) Objective-C
17 7 (1.82%) VB
18 6 (1.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 48 (12.47%) Security Cleared
2 28 (7.27%) Degree
3 25 (6.49%) SC Cleared
4 13 (3.38%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (2.86%) DV Cleared
6 10 (2.60%) CCNP
6 10 (2.60%) CCNA
7 7 (1.82%) CCIP
7 7 (1.82%) CCIE
7 7 (1.82%) JNCIA
7 7 (1.82%) JNCIP
8 6 (1.56%) ISTQB
9 5 (1.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.78%) ISEB
11 2 (0.52%) CCSP
11 2 (0.52%) HND
11 2 (0.52%) MCSE
11 2 (0.52%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.90%) QA
2 6 (1.56%) SLA
3 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 42 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (2.86%) XenApp
2 11 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.86%) Docker
3 10 (2.60%) Oracle RAC
3 10 (2.60%) XenDesktop
4 8 (2.08%) QEMU
4 8 (2.08%) KVM
5 7 (1.82%) Xen
6 3 (0.78%) NFS
6 3 (0.78%) iptables
6 3 (0.78%) vCloud
7 2 (0.52%) Postfix
7 2 (0.52%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.52%) Squid
7 2 (0.52%) vSphere
7 2 (0.52%) Varnish
8 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.26%) XenServer
8 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 80 (20.78%) Puppet
2 70 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (4.16%) StatsD
3 16 (4.16%) Ansible
4 14 (3.64%) Nagios
5 11 (2.86%) Oracle RMAN
6 10 (2.60%) Vagrant
7 8 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (1.56%) SCOM
9 4 (1.04%) Munin
9 4 (1.04%) CFEngine
9 4 (1.04%) Salt
9 4 (1.04%) Graphite
10 3 (0.78%) Hyperic
10 3 (0.78%) cPanel
10 3 (0.78%) Cacti
10 3 (0.78%) SCCM
10 3 (0.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (0.52%) TIBCO Hawk
11 2 (0.52%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 94 (24.42%) Oracle
2 66 (17.14%) VMware
3 34 (8.83%) Red Hat
4 32 (8.31%) Citrix
5 27 (7.01%) Microsoft
6 22 (5.71%) Cisco
6 22 (5.71%) HP
7 18 (4.68%) SAP
8 15 (3.90%) Teradata
8 15 (3.90%) Tableau
9 14 (3.64%) Google
9 14 (3.64%) Juniper
10 13 (3.38%) Apigee
10 13 (3.38%) Mashery
11 12 (3.12%) IBM
12 11 (2.86%) Sun
13 9 (2.34%) NetApp
13 9 (2.34%) Atlassian
14 8 (2.08%) Informatica
15 7 (1.82%) BMC
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Runcorn
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 7 hours ago
Lancashire
Invind Ltd
Rate: Compititive
Posted: 19 hours ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Excellent Consultancy Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
Next Ventures Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Arrows Group
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Day Rate - Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Computer People
Rate: £360.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Posted: 15 days ago