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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 14 22 30
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +8
Contract jobs citing Linux 345 233 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.15% 6.40% 5.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.23% 29.27% 22.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 135 98
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £358
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 3
Median hourly rate £40.50 £22.50 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% +125.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
798 796 684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.17% 21.87% 22.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 420 338
Median daily rate £400 £350 £289
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +21.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £173 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 84 75
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £20.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

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 28 June 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
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 28 June 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
Cheshire +8 109 £425 -1.44% 10
Manchester +4 109 £400 +9.58% 56
Lancashire +9 80 £436 +24.57% 4
Merseyside +8 24 £350 +50.53% 15
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 230 (36.51%) Java
2 210 (33.33%) Oracle
3 195 (30.95%) Unix
4 193 (30.63%) Agile Software Development
5 168 (26.67%) Windows
6 138 (21.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 126 (20.00%) Red Hat
8 119 (18.89%) SQL
9 104 (16.51%) Apache
10 100 (15.87%) Puppet
11 99 (15.71%) Security Cleared
12 95 (15.08%) Migration
13 91 (14.44%) JBoss
14 90 (14.29%) Bash Shell
15 87 (13.81%) Middleware
16 86 (13.65%) C
17 84 (13.33%) JavaScript
18 83 (13.17%) Jenkins
19 81 (12.86%) COBOL
19 81 (12.86%) AIX
20 79 (12.54%) VMware
20 79 (12.54%) Amazon AWS
21 78 (12.38%) Tomcat
22 76 (12.06%) IBM
23 73 (11.59%) MySQL
23 73 (11.59%) REST
24 71 (11.27%) Python
25 70 (11.11%) DevOps
26 69 (10.95%) Continuous Integration
26 69 (10.95%) HTTP

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
1 104 (16.51%) Apache
2 91 (14.44%) JBoss
3 78 (12.38%) Tomcat
4 67 (10.63%) Tuxedo
5 33 (5.24%) WebSphere
6 27 (4.29%) OpenStack
7 24 (3.81%) WebLogic
8 23 (3.65%) IIS
9 20 (3.17%) WebSphere Application Server
10 19 (3.02%) SharePoint
11 11 (1.75%) MS Exchange
12 10 (1.59%) nginx
12 10 (1.59%) Skype for Business
13 9 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
14 7 (1.11%) Confluence
14 7 (1.11%) SAS
15 6 (0.95%) Oracle Application Server
15 6 (0.95%) TPMS
16 5 (0.79%) Apache Solr
16 5 (0.79%) Jetty
Applications
1 16 (2.54%) MS Excel
1 16 (2.54%) MS Office
2 1 (0.16%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (1.27%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (0.79%) Magento
2 5 (0.79%) Oracle 11i
2 5 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (0.79%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 79 (12.54%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (4.76%) IaaS
3 17 (2.70%) Amazon S3
4 16 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
5 15 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
6 14 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (1.59%) PaaS
8 6 (0.95%) Route 53
9 5 (0.79%) AWS CloudTrail
9 5 (0.79%) GitHub
9 5 (0.79%) SaaS
10 4 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.63%) Google App Engine
10 4 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.48%) Amazon EMR
11 3 (0.48%) Amazon Kinesis
11 3 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.48%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 69 (10.95%) HTTP
2 41 (6.51%) DNS
3 37 (5.87%) DHCP
4 28 (4.44%) Internet
5 24 (3.81%) Firewall
6 21 (3.33%) SSL
7 20 (3.17%) TCP/IP
8 13 (2.06%) Network Security
8 13 (2.06%) SAN
9 10 (1.59%) Skype
9 10 (1.59%) SMTP
10 9 (1.43%) WAN
11 8 (1.27%) LAN
11 8 (1.27%) LDAP
11 8 (1.27%) SNMP
11 8 (1.27%) VLAN
12 7 (1.11%) Fibre Channel
12 7 (1.11%) iSCSI
13 6 (0.95%) IPsec
13 6 (0.95%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (11.59%) MySQL
2 56 (8.89%) PostgreSQL
3 51 (8.10%) Relational Database
4 48 (7.62%) SQL Server
5 47 (7.46%) Oracle Database
6 36 (5.71%) DB2
6 36 (5.71%) MongoDB
7 28 (4.44%) RDBMS
8 26 (4.13%) Hadoop
9 23 (3.65%) Big Data
10 17 (2.70%) OLAP
10 17 (2.70%) OLAP Cube
10 17 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 16 (2.54%) NoSQL
12 15 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
13 13 (2.06%) Apache Cassandra
13 13 (2.06%) Neo4j
13 13 (2.06%) Oracle Database 11g
13 13 (2.06%) Oracle Reports
14 9 (1.43%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 83 (13.17%) Jenkins
2 58 (9.21%) Git (software)
3 34 (5.40%) Subversion
4 29 (4.60%) JIRA
5 19 (3.02%) Eclipse
6 18 (2.86%) Maven
7 16 (2.54%) JUnit
7 16 (2.54%) Talend Open Studio
7 16 (2.54%) Visual Studio
8 11 (1.75%) Travis CI
9 10 (1.59%) Gradle
9 10 (1.59%) Selenium
10 9 (1.43%) Vagrant
11 8 (1.27%) Hudson
12 7 (1.11%) Ant
12 7 (1.11%) SonarQube
13 6 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (0.79%) ClearCase
14 5 (0.79%) GitLab
14 5 (0.79%) TeamCity
General
1 64 (10.16%) Finance
2 52 (8.25%) Banking
3 9 (1.43%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.11%) Retail
5 6 (0.95%) Electronics
6 5 (0.79%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.79%) Marketing
6 5 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.32%) Advertising
7 2 (0.32%) Military
8 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 167 (26.51%) Developer
2 83 (13.17%) Architect
3 75 (11.90%) Java Developer
4 53 (8.41%) Linux Engineer
5 49 (7.78%) DevOps Engineer
6 41 (6.51%) Administrator
7 40 (6.35%) Analyst
8 27 (4.29%) Technical Analyst
9 24 (3.81%) Systems Administrator
10 23 (3.65%) Consultant
11 22 (3.49%) Technical Architect
12 21 (3.33%) DBA
13 20 (3.17%) Senior Developer
13 20 (3.17%) Senior Java Developer
14 19 (3.02%) Linux Administrator
14 19 (3.02%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 18 (2.86%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 17 (2.70%) Software Engineer
17 14 (2.22%) Project Manager
17 14 (2.22%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (13.81%) Middleware
2 73 (11.59%) REST
3 56 (8.89%) HTML
4 51 (8.10%) XML
5 50 (7.94%) JSON
6 47 (7.46%) SOAP
6 47 (7.46%) Web Services
7 40 (6.35%) CSS
8 35 (5.56%) JDBC
9 34 (5.40%) ActiveMQ
9 34 (5.40%) Apache Camel
9 34 (5.40%) HTML5
10 31 (4.92%) Spring
11 29 (4.60%) AngularJS
12 28 (4.44%) J2EE
13 27 (4.29%) CSS3
14 25 (3.97%) .NET
15 24 (3.81%) Hibernate
16 22 (3.49%) Node.js
17 18 (2.86%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 46 (7.30%) Clustering
2 44 (6.98%) Mainframe
3 39 (6.19%) Data Centre
4 22 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (2.22%) Public Cloud
6 13 (2.06%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.43%) PMI
8 8 (1.27%) Digital Media
8 8 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.27%) User Experience
9 6 (0.95%) Fat Client
9 6 (0.95%) Smart Meter
9 6 (0.95%) Social Media
9 6 (0.95%) SWIFT
9 6 (0.95%) Thin Client
10 5 (0.79%) Internet of Things
10 5 (0.79%) SCADA
11 4 (0.63%) EMC VNX
11 4 (0.63%) LPAR
11 4 (0.63%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 195 (30.95%) Unix
2 168 (26.67%) Windows
3 138 (21.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 81 (12.86%) AIX
5 62 (9.84%) Solaris
6 39 (6.19%) HPUX
7 35 (5.56%) Windows Server
8 34 (5.40%) VME
9 31 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
10 26 (4.13%) CentOS
11 19 (3.02%) Mac OS X
12 17 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (2.22%) Ubuntu
14 9 (1.43%) Windows 10
14 9 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (1.11%) Windows 7
16 6 (0.95%) Debian
16 6 (0.95%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.79%) Embedded Linux
17 5 (0.79%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (30.63%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (15.08%) Migration
3 70 (11.11%) DevOps
4 69 (10.95%) Continuous Integration
5 68 (10.79%) Open Source
6 64 (10.16%) Configuration Management
7 55 (8.73%) SOA
8 54 (8.57%) Project Management
9 52 (8.25%) High Availability
10 44 (6.98%) Software Engineering
11 41 (6.51%) Scrum
12 37 (5.87%) E-Commerce
13 36 (5.71%) ITIL
13 36 (5.71%) Microservices
14 28 (4.44%) Waterfall
15 25 (3.97%) TDD
16 24 (3.81%) ETL
17 21 (3.33%) Test Automation
18 20 (3.17%) Business Intelligence
18 20 (3.17%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 230 (36.51%) Java
2 119 (18.89%) SQL
3 90 (14.29%) Bash Shell
4 86 (13.65%) C
5 84 (13.33%) JavaScript
6 81 (12.86%) COBOL
7 71 (11.27%) Python
8 69 (10.95%) Shell Script
9 37 (5.87%) PHP
10 34 (5.40%) PowerShell
10 34 (5.40%) Ruby
11 33 (5.24%) C++
12 29 (4.60%) Perl
13 11 (1.75%) C#
13 11 (1.75%) Scala
14 9 (1.43%) PL/SQL
15 8 (1.27%) AWK
16 7 (1.11%) Korn
16 7 (1.11%) R
17 5 (0.79%) Jython
Qualifications
1 99 (15.71%) Security Cleared
2 56 (8.89%) SC Cleared
3 28 (4.44%) BPSS Clearance
4 13 (2.06%) Degree
4 13 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (1.43%) PMI Certification
5 9 (1.43%) RHCE
6 7 (1.11%) MCITP
6 7 (1.11%) MCTS
7 5 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (0.63%) BC Cleared
8 4 (0.63%) EMCSA
8 4 (0.63%) ISEB
9 3 (0.48%) CCNA
9 3 (0.48%) CESG Certified Professional
9 3 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.48%) MCSA
9 3 (0.48%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
2 12 (1.90%) QA
3 9 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.79%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.32%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.32%) RMADS
6 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 66 (10.48%) Active Directory
2 53 (8.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (3.33%) Oracle RAC
3 21 (3.33%) vSphere
4 15 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
5 12 (1.90%) Docker
5 12 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (1.43%) Xen
7 8 (1.27%) Virtual Desktop
8 7 (1.11%) Firmware
8 7 (1.11%) UAG
9 6 (0.95%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.95%) iptables
9 6 (0.95%) Squid
9 6 (0.95%) vCloud
10 5 (0.79%) HDFS
10 5 (0.79%) KVM
10 5 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.79%) NFS
11 4 (0.63%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 100 (15.87%) Puppet
2 63 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (3.97%) Ansible
4 21 (3.33%) SCCM
5 16 (2.54%) Nagios
5 16 (2.54%) SCOM
6 12 (1.90%) Red Hat Satellite
7 11 (1.75%) Cobbler
7 11 (1.75%) Data Guard
8 9 (1.43%) Tivoli
8 9 (1.43%) vRealize
9 8 (1.27%) StatsD
9 8 (1.27%) yum
10 6 (0.95%) Kubernetes
10 6 (0.95%) OpenNebula
11 5 (0.79%) Cacti
11 5 (0.79%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.63%) CA Wily
12 4 (0.63%) EMC NetWorker
12 4 (0.63%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 210 (33.33%) Oracle
2 126 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 79 (12.54%) VMware
4 76 (12.06%) IBM
5 56 (8.89%) Microsoft
6 51 (8.10%) Micro Focus
7 43 (6.83%) EMC
8 40 (6.35%) Citrix
9 24 (3.81%) Vertica
10 22 (3.49%) HP
11 16 (2.54%) SaltStack
11 16 (2.54%) Talend
12 11 (1.75%) ICL
13 10 (1.59%) Brocade
13 10 (1.59%) Cisco
14 9 (1.43%) NetApp
15 8 (1.27%) Apigee
15 8 (1.27%) Mashery
15 8 (1.27%) ServiceNow
15 8 (1.27%) Tableau
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