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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 13 30 28
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 316 214 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.66% 5.53% 5.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.97% 25.81% 24.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 123 111
Median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 6
Median hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +225.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.09 £19.50 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £38.00 £17.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £30.60
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +22.54%
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
753 829 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.63% 21.43% 23.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 440 362
Median daily rate £400 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £160 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 83 83
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 £12.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £25.00 £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +10 117 £413 +10.00% 69
Cheshire +9 92 £413 -8.33% 16
Lancashire +9 65 £440 +7.31% 4
Merseyside +7 22 £394 +54.41% 15
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 211 (34.59%) Java
2 203 (33.28%) Oracle
3 166 (27.21%) Agile Software Development
4 165 (27.05%) Unix
5 164 (26.89%) Windows
6 130 (21.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 121 (19.84%) Red Hat
8 110 (18.03%) SQL
9 101 (16.56%) Puppet
10 95 (15.57%) Security Cleared
10 95 (15.57%) C
11 90 (14.75%) Apache
12 88 (14.43%) Middleware
13 87 (14.26%) JBoss
14 86 (14.10%) COBOL
14 86 (14.10%) Jenkins
15 82 (13.44%) Bash Shell
16 81 (13.28%) Migration
17 78 (12.79%) AIX
18 76 (12.46%) Tomcat
18 76 (12.46%) VMware
19 75 (12.30%) MySQL
19 75 (12.30%) IBM
19 75 (12.30%) Amazon AWS
20 73 (11.97%) JavaScript
21 71 (11.64%) Active Directory
22 70 (11.48%) Tuxedo
23 69 (11.31%) Open Source
23 69 (11.31%) DevOps
24 66 (10.82%) Microsoft

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 90 (14.75%) Apache
2 87 (14.26%) JBoss
3 76 (12.46%) Tomcat
4 70 (11.48%) Tuxedo
5 28 (4.59%) WebSphere
6 24 (3.93%) OpenStack
7 22 (3.61%) IIS
7 22 (3.61%) WebLogic
8 18 (2.95%) SharePoint
9 17 (2.79%) WebSphere Application Server
10 14 (2.30%) MS Exchange
11 10 (1.64%) Skype for Business
12 9 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (1.31%) nginx
14 7 (1.15%) Confluence
14 7 (1.15%) TPMS
15 6 (0.98%) Apache Solr
15 6 (0.98%) Oracle Application Server
15 6 (0.98%) SAS
16 5 (0.82%) Jetty
Applications
1 19 (3.11%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.95%) MS Office
3 1 (0.16%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.31%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (1.31%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (0.82%) Magento
2 5 (0.82%) Oracle 11i
2 5 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (0.82%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 75 (12.30%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (4.59%) IaaS
3 15 (2.46%) Amazon EC2
3 15 (2.46%) Amazon S3
4 14 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (1.80%) PaaS
6 6 (0.98%) Route 53
6 6 (0.98%) SaaS
7 5 (0.82%) AWS CloudTrail
7 5 (0.82%) GitHub
8 4 (0.66%) Google App Engine
8 4 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.66%) SoftLayer
9 3 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.49%) Amazon EMR
9 3 (0.49%) Amazon Kinesis
9 3 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 50 (8.20%) HTTP
2 38 (6.23%) DHCP
3 37 (6.07%) DNS
4 23 (3.77%) SSL
5 22 (3.61%) Internet
5 22 (3.61%) TCP/IP
6 21 (3.44%) Firewall
7 14 (2.30%) Network Security
8 13 (2.13%) SAN
9 11 (1.80%) VLAN
10 10 (1.64%) Skype
11 9 (1.48%) iSCSI
11 9 (1.48%) WAN
12 8 (1.31%) LDAP
13 7 (1.15%) Fibre Channel
13 7 (1.15%) LAN
14 6 (0.98%) HTTPS
14 6 (0.98%) SMTP
14 6 (0.98%) SNMP
15 5 (0.82%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (12.30%) MySQL
2 53 (8.69%) SQL Server
3 52 (8.52%) Oracle Database
4 48 (7.87%) PostgreSQL
5 44 (7.21%) Relational Database
6 35 (5.74%) DB2
7 32 (5.25%) RDBMS
8 25 (4.10%) MongoDB
9 23 (3.77%) Hadoop
10 21 (3.44%) OLAP
10 21 (3.44%) OLAP Cube
10 21 (3.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 20 (3.28%) Big Data
12 15 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
13 14 (2.30%) Oracle Database 11g
14 10 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
14 10 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
15 8 (1.31%) NoSQL
16 6 (0.98%) Apache Hive
16 6 (0.98%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 86 (14.10%) Jenkins
2 47 (7.70%) Git (software)
3 30 (4.92%) Subversion
4 27 (4.43%) JIRA
5 21 (3.44%) Talend Open Studio
6 20 (3.28%) Eclipse
7 19 (3.11%) Maven
8 18 (2.95%) Visual Studio
9 13 (2.13%) JUnit
10 11 (1.80%) Gradle
11 10 (1.64%) Selenium
12 9 (1.48%) Hudson
13 8 (1.31%) Ant
13 8 (1.31%) GitLab
13 8 (1.31%) Travis CI
13 8 (1.31%) Vagrant
14 7 (1.15%) ClearCase
14 7 (1.15%) SonarQube
15 6 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 6 (0.98%) TeamCity
General
1 63 (10.33%) Finance
2 49 (8.03%) Banking
3 11 (1.80%) Retail
4 8 (1.31%) Telecoms
5 6 (0.98%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.82%) Marketing
6 5 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (0.66%) Electronics
8 2 (0.33%) Advertising
8 2 (0.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 164 (26.89%) Developer
2 77 (12.62%) Architect
3 61 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 51 (8.36%) Linux Engineer
5 44 (7.21%) Administrator
6 40 (6.56%) Analyst
7 38 (6.23%) DevOps Engineer
8 29 (4.75%) Consultant
9 27 (4.43%) Systems Administrator
10 26 (4.26%) DBA
11 24 (3.93%) Technical Analyst
12 21 (3.44%) Technical Architect
13 20 (3.28%) Linux Administrator
14 18 (2.95%) Senior Analyst
15 17 (2.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 16 (2.62%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 15 (2.46%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 15 (2.46%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 15 (2.46%) Project Manager
18 14 (2.30%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (14.43%) Middleware
2 56 (9.18%) REST
3 48 (7.87%) SOAP
4 43 (7.05%) JSON
4 43 (7.05%) XML
5 41 (6.72%) Web Services
6 38 (6.23%) CSS
6 38 (6.23%) HTML
7 35 (5.74%) JDBC
8 34 (5.57%) Apache Camel
9 33 (5.41%) ActiveMQ
10 29 (4.75%) HTML5
11 27 (4.43%) Spring
12 26 (4.26%) J2EE
13 25 (4.10%) CSS3
14 24 (3.93%) AngularJS
15 22 (3.61%) .NET
16 18 (2.95%) Node.js
17 16 (2.62%) LAMP
18 13 (2.13%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 53 (8.69%) Clustering
2 39 (6.39%) Data Centre
3 37 (6.07%) Mainframe
4 26 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (1.97%) Public Cloud
6 9 (1.48%) PMI
7 8 (1.31%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.31%) Digital Media
8 7 (1.15%) Private Cloud
8 7 (1.15%) User Experience
8 7 (1.15%) Wiki
9 6 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (0.98%) Fat Client
9 6 (0.98%) Smart Meter
9 6 (0.98%) SWIFT
9 6 (0.98%) Thin Client
10 5 (0.82%) Internet of Things
10 5 (0.82%) SCADA
11 4 (0.66%) EMC VNX
11 4 (0.66%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 165 (27.05%) Unix
2 164 (26.89%) Windows
3 130 (21.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 78 (12.79%) AIX
5 60 (9.84%) Solaris
6 46 (7.54%) Windows Server
7 37 (6.07%) HPUX
8 34 (5.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 30 (4.92%) VME
10 27 (4.43%) CentOS
11 23 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (2.30%) Ubuntu
12 14 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (1.48%) Windows 10
14 8 (1.31%) Windows 7
15 6 (0.98%) Oracle Linux
16 5 (0.82%) Debian
16 5 (0.82%) SUSE
17 4 (0.66%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.66%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (27.21%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (13.28%) Migration
3 69 (11.31%) DevOps
3 69 (11.31%) Open Source
4 59 (9.67%) Continuous Integration
5 55 (9.02%) SOA
6 49 (8.03%) Configuration Management
6 49 (8.03%) High Availability
7 47 (7.70%) Project Management
8 41 (6.72%) E-Commerce
9 39 (6.39%) ITIL
10 36 (5.90%) Microservices
11 35 (5.74%) Software Engineering
12 30 (4.92%) ETL
13 21 (3.44%) Business Intelligence
13 21 (3.44%) Dimensional Modelling
13 21 (3.44%) Kimball Methodology
13 21 (3.44%) Scrum
14 20 (3.28%) Analytics
14 20 (3.28%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 211 (34.59%) Java
2 110 (18.03%) SQL
3 95 (15.57%) C
4 86 (14.10%) COBOL
5 82 (13.44%) Bash Shell
6 73 (11.97%) JavaScript
7 65 (10.66%) Python
8 63 (10.33%) Shell Script
9 38 (6.23%) PowerShell
10 35 (5.74%) PHP
11 32 (5.25%) Ruby
12 31 (5.08%) C++
13 22 (3.61%) Perl
14 11 (1.80%) C#
15 10 (1.64%) PL/SQL
16 9 (1.48%) R
17 6 (0.98%) Scala
18 4 (0.66%) Korn
19 3 (0.49%) Jython
20 2 (0.33%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 95 (15.57%) Security Cleared
2 53 (8.69%) SC Cleared
3 24 (3.93%) BPSS Clearance
4 19 (3.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (1.48%) Degree
6 9 (1.48%) PMI Certification
7 8 (1.31%) MCTS
7 8 (1.31%) RHCE
8 7 (1.15%) MCITP
8 7 (1.15%) MCP
9 6 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.82%) MCSA
10 5 (0.82%) MCSE
11 4 (0.66%) CCNA
11 4 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.66%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.66%) EMCSA
11 4 (0.66%) ISEB
12 3 (0.49%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
1 13 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 13 (2.13%) QA
2 6 (0.98%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.33%) JSP 440
3 2 (0.33%) RMADS
3 2 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 71 (11.64%) Active Directory
2 57 (9.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (3.61%) Oracle RAC
4 17 (2.79%) vSphere
5 13 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
6 12 (1.97%) Docker
7 11 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (1.15%) Firmware
8 7 (1.15%) UAG
9 6 (0.98%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.98%) NFS
9 6 (0.98%) Xen
10 5 (0.82%) iptables
10 5 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.82%) Squid
10 5 (0.82%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.66%) KVM
11 4 (0.66%) vCloud
12 3 (0.49%) Dovecot
12 3 (0.49%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 101 (16.56%) Puppet
2 58 (9.51%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (4.43%) SCCM
4 21 (3.44%) Ansible
5 19 (3.11%) SCOM
6 14 (2.30%) Nagios
7 11 (1.80%) Data Guard
7 11 (1.80%) Red Hat Satellite
7 11 (1.80%) yum
8 8 (1.31%) vRealize
8 8 (1.31%) WSUS
9 5 (0.82%) Kubernetes
9 5 (0.82%) NetBackup
9 5 (0.82%) OpenNebula
9 5 (0.82%) StatsD
9 5 (0.82%) Tivoli
10 4 (0.66%) Cacti
10 4 (0.66%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (0.66%) Graylog
10 4 (0.66%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 203 (33.28%) Oracle
2 121 (19.84%) Red Hat
3 76 (12.46%) VMware
4 75 (12.30%) IBM
5 66 (10.82%) Microsoft
6 54 (8.85%) Micro Focus
7 42 (6.89%) EMC
8 40 (6.56%) Citrix
9 31 (5.08%) Vertica
10 25 (4.10%) HP
11 21 (3.44%) Talend
12 15 (2.46%) ICL
12 15 (2.46%) SaltStack
13 10 (1.64%) Brocade
13 10 (1.64%) NetApp
13 10 (1.64%) Tableau
14 9 (1.48%) Google
15 8 (1.31%) Cisco
15 8 (1.31%) ServiceNow
16 7 (1.15%) Apple
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