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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 12 26 23
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -3
Contract jobs citing Linux 314 228 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.86% 5.44% 6.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.24% 28.68% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 116 126
Median daily rate £425 £388 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +0.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £278 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £493 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Median hourly rate £51.25 £40.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.12% +8.10%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +1.35%
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
694 795 693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.80% 18.97% 21.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 420 360
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £170 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 90 95
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £40.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 4 December 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 +22 190 £425 +9.67% 69
Lancashire +10 44 £420 +15.86% 6
Cheshire +1 44 £425 +9.67% 12
Merseyside +8 24 £375 -11.76% 5
Cumbria +12 1 - - 1
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 195 (34.76%) Windows
2 193 (34.40%) Unix
3 149 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
4 135 (24.06%) Java
5 128 (22.82%) Oracle
6 125 (22.28%) DevOps
7 124 (22.10%) Puppet
8 121 (21.57%) Red Hat
9 120 (21.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 112 (19.96%) SQL
11 95 (16.93%) Amazon AWS
11 95 (16.93%) Jenkins
12 94 (16.76%) AIX
13 90 (16.04%) Python
13 90 (16.04%) Security Cleared
14 89 (15.86%) VMware
15 76 (13.55%) Microsoft
16 72 (12.83%) Web Services
17 70 (12.48%) Bash Shell
18 69 (12.30%) SQL Server
19 66 (11.76%) SC Cleared
20 63 (11.23%) Opscode Chef
21 62 (11.05%) Active Directory
22 60 (10.70%) Git (software)
23 59 (10.52%) ITIL
24 57 (10.16%) Firewall
24 57 (10.16%) Continuous Integration
25 56 (9.98%) Solaris
26 55 (9.80%) Scrum
26 55 (9.80%) Open Source

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 34 (6.06%) Apache
2 30 (5.35%) WebSphere
3 27 (4.81%) Tuxedo
4 21 (3.74%) OpenStack
5 16 (2.85%) MS Exchange
6 14 (2.50%) Tomcat
7 13 (2.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 13 (2.32%) WebSphere Application Server
8 11 (1.96%) Confluence
8 11 (1.96%) JBoss
8 11 (1.96%) WebLogic
9 10 (1.78%) nginx
10 8 (1.43%) CICS
11 7 (1.25%) CloudStack
11 7 (1.25%) IIS
11 7 (1.25%) SAS
12 5 (0.89%) IBM HTTP Server
12 5 (0.89%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 4 (0.71%) Apache Spark
14 3 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 22 (3.92%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.32%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (1.43%) MS Office
4 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Magento
1 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 95 (16.93%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (3.39%) SaaS
3 18 (3.21%) IaaS
3 18 (3.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (3.03%) PaaS
5 14 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
5 14 (2.50%) Amazon S3
6 9 (1.60%) Amazon ELB
7 7 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (1.07%) AWS CloudTrail
8 6 (1.07%) Slack
9 4 (0.71%) Amazon EMR
9 4 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (0.71%) GitHub
9 4 (0.71%) Office 365
9 4 (0.71%) Route 53
10 3 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.53%) CloudFront
10 3 (0.53%) Heroku
10 3 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 57 (10.16%) Firewall
2 54 (9.63%) TCP/IP
3 41 (7.31%) WAN
4 40 (7.13%) LAN
5 39 (6.95%) DHCP
6 36 (6.42%) VPN
7 34 (6.06%) HTTP
8 33 (5.88%) DNS
9 32 (5.70%) VoIP
10 19 (3.39%) SAN
11 16 (2.85%) SSL
12 15 (2.67%) LDAP
13 13 (2.32%) Network Security
14 12 (2.14%) iSCSI
15 11 (1.96%) SNMP
16 10 (1.78%) Internet
17 8 (1.43%) SMTP
18 7 (1.25%) HTTPS
18 7 (1.25%) IMAP
18 7 (1.25%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (12.30%) SQL Server
2 54 (9.63%) MySQL
3 42 (7.49%) NoSQL
3 42 (7.49%) Relational Database
4 38 (6.77%) Oracle Database
5 37 (6.60%) DB2
5 37 (6.60%) MongoDB
6 23 (4.10%) Big Data
7 19 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
8 18 (3.21%) RDBMS
8 18 (3.21%) Redis
9 17 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (2.32%) Hadoop
11 12 (2.14%) Oracle Database 11g
12 11 (1.96%) OLAP
13 9 (1.60%) OLAP Cube
14 8 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (1.43%) Oracle Database 12c
14 8 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 95 (16.93%) Jenkins
2 60 (10.70%) Git (software)
3 27 (4.81%) JIRA
4 24 (4.28%) Subversion
5 22 (3.92%) JUnit
6 18 (3.21%) Maven
7 12 (2.14%) Gradle
7 12 (2.14%) Talend Open Studio
7 12 (2.14%) Vagrant
8 11 (1.96%) Eclipse
9 10 (1.78%) Visual Studio
10 7 (1.25%) Ant
10 7 (1.25%) GitLab
10 7 (1.25%) Hudson
10 7 (1.25%) MSI
10 7 (1.25%) Selenium
11 6 (1.07%) Cucumber
11 6 (1.07%) Oracle Forms
12 5 (0.89%) Jasmine
12 5 (0.89%) Mercurial
General
1 49 (8.73%) Finance
2 15 (2.67%) Banking
3 7 (1.25%) Retail
4 6 (1.07%) Marketing
5 5 (0.89%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.36%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.18%) Advertising
7 1 (0.18%) Front Office
7 1 (0.18%) Games
7 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 115 (20.50%) Developer
2 67 (11.94%) DevOps Engineer
3 49 (8.73%) Analyst
4 37 (6.60%) Architect
5 33 (5.88%) Consultant
6 32 (5.70%) Java Developer
7 31 (5.53%) Administrator
7 31 (5.53%) Linux Engineer
8 29 (5.17%) DBA
9 20 (3.57%) Software Engineer
10 19 (3.39%) Systems Administrator
11 18 (3.21%) SQL DBA
12 16 (2.85%) Linux Administrator
12 16 (2.85%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 14 (2.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 14 (2.50%) Senior Analyst
14 12 (2.14%) Operations Engineer
14 12 (2.14%) Security Analyst
14 12 (2.14%) SQL Developer
14 12 (2.14%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (12.83%) Web Services
2 39 (6.95%) RESTful
3 36 (6.42%) REST
4 33 (5.88%) Middleware
5 32 (5.70%) XML
6 31 (5.53%) ELK Stack
7 30 (5.35%) JSON
8 23 (4.10%) Node.js
9 17 (3.03%) Spring
10 16 (2.85%) SOAP
11 15 (2.67%) .NET
12 14 (2.50%) HTML
12 14 (2.50%) LAMP
13 13 (2.32%) Hibernate
14 11 (1.96%) J2EE
14 11 (1.96%) XSLT
15 9 (1.60%) CSS
15 9 (1.60%) jQuery
16 8 (1.43%) GWT
16 8 (1.43%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.31%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (6.77%) Data Centre
3 29 (5.17%) Clustering
4 24 (4.28%) Mainframe
5 15 (2.67%) Cyber Attack
6 13 (2.32%) User Experience
7 10 (1.78%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.60%) Tandem
9 8 (1.43%) Private Cloud
9 8 (1.43%) Replication
9 8 (1.43%) Wiki
10 6 (1.07%) Oracle Licensing
10 6 (1.07%) PKI
11 5 (0.89%) SCADA
12 4 (0.71%) Security Operations Centre
13 3 (0.53%) Computer Science
13 3 (0.53%) Cryptography
13 3 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.53%) HACMP
13 3 (0.53%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 195 (34.76%) Windows
2 193 (34.40%) Unix
3 120 (21.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 94 (16.76%) AIX
5 56 (9.98%) Solaris
6 41 (7.31%) CentOS
7 39 (6.95%) HPUX
8 38 (6.77%) Windows Server
9 22 (3.92%) Ubuntu
10 20 (3.57%) Windows XP
11 17 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (2.32%) Windows 2000
12 13 (2.32%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (2.14%) Oracle Linux
13 12 (2.14%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (1.78%) Debian
15 8 (1.43%) SUSE
16 7 (1.25%) VME
17 5 (0.89%) Windows 7
18 4 (0.71%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (22.28%) DevOps
3 59 (10.52%) ITIL
4 57 (10.16%) Continuous Integration
5 55 (9.80%) Open Source
5 55 (9.80%) Scrum
6 50 (8.91%) Configuration Management
7 45 (8.02%) TDD
8 41 (7.31%) Migration
9 39 (6.95%) Software Engineering
10 36 (6.42%) Performance Tuning
11 33 (5.88%) Patch Management
11 33 (5.88%) Service Management
12 30 (5.35%) High Availability
13 29 (5.17%) BDD
13 29 (5.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 29 (5.17%) Vulnerability Management
14 27 (4.81%) Kanban
15 25 (4.46%) Cybersecurity
15 25 (4.46%) OO
Programming Languages
1 135 (24.06%) Java
2 112 (19.96%) SQL
3 90 (16.04%) Python
4 70 (12.48%) Bash Shell
5 53 (9.45%) Perl
6 50 (8.91%) Ruby
7 44 (7.84%) Shell Script
8 43 (7.66%) C
9 39 (6.95%) JavaScript
10 37 (6.60%) PHP
11 31 (5.53%) COBOL
12 20 (3.57%) C++
12 20 (3.57%) PowerShell
13 13 (2.32%) C#
14 12 (2.14%) Scala
15 11 (1.96%) Korn
16 9 (1.60%) PL/SQL
17 8 (1.43%) R
18 7 (1.25%) VBScript
19 6 (1.07%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 90 (16.04%) Security Cleared
2 66 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 35 (6.24%) CISSP
4 30 (5.35%) SANS
5 29 (5.17%) SSCP
6 14 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
7 13 (2.32%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (1.60%) Degree
9 8 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (1.43%) RHCSA
10 6 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.89%) CCNA
12 4 (0.71%) MCP
12 4 (0.71%) MCSE
12 4 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.53%) AWS Certification
13 3 (0.53%) CCDP
13 3 (0.53%) MCSA
14 2 (0.36%) CCDA
14 2 (0.36%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.14%) SLA
2 11 (1.96%) QA
3 8 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (1.07%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.18%) SDET
System Software
1 62 (11.05%) Active Directory
2 50 (8.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (4.28%) vSphere
4 22 (3.92%) Docker
5 9 (1.60%) Xen
6 8 (1.43%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (1.25%) Dovecot
7 7 (1.25%) KVM
8 6 (1.07%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 6 (1.07%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (0.89%) iptables
9 5 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (0.89%) Sendmail
9 5 (0.89%) Squid
9 5 (0.89%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 5 (0.89%) XenApp
9 5 (0.89%) XenServer
10 4 (0.71%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 4 (0.71%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 124 (22.10%) Puppet
2 63 (11.23%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (5.17%) Ansible
4 25 (4.46%) QRadar
5 18 (3.21%) SCOM
5 18 (3.21%) ZABBIX
6 15 (2.67%) Nagios
6 15 (2.67%) Tivoli
7 11 (1.96%) Red Hat Satellite
7 11 (1.96%) SCCM
8 10 (1.78%) Kibana
8 10 (1.78%) logstash
8 10 (1.78%) Nessus
8 10 (1.78%) Netcool
9 7 (1.25%) Data Guard
9 7 (1.25%) Kubernetes
9 7 (1.25%) Nexpose
9 7 (1.25%) Nmap
9 7 (1.25%) Oracle RMAN
9 7 (1.25%) yum
Vendors
1 128 (22.82%) Oracle
2 121 (21.57%) Red Hat
3 89 (15.86%) VMware
4 76 (13.55%) Microsoft
5 54 (9.63%) IBM
6 33 (5.88%) Splunk
7 31 (5.53%) Apple
8 28 (4.99%) Citrix
9 26 (4.63%) Micro Focus
10 25 (4.46%) EMC
11 20 (3.57%) HP
12 18 (3.21%) Vertica
13 17 (3.03%) LogRhythm
14 15 (2.67%) Veritas
15 13 (2.32%) CA
16 12 (2.14%) Atlassian
16 12 (2.14%) SaltStack
16 12 (2.14%) Talend
17 11 (1.96%) ArcSight
17 11 (1.96%) Tableau
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