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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 20 32 19
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -13
Contract jobs citing Linux 261 222 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.47% 4.96% 7.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.50% 25.06% 32.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 122 156
Median daily rate £425 £425 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £326 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 4
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £12.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +197.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.86 £37.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £37.50 £17.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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
696 886 744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.92% 19.78% 23.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 481 405
Median daily rate £395 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 110 100
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.82 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +17 141 £425 +6.25% 73
Cheshire +7 66 £425 -2.85% 17
Lancashire +11 31 £450 +1.92% 9
Merseyside +2 18 £400 +2.23% 9
Cumbria - 3 - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 199 (32.73%) Java
2 196 (32.24%) Oracle
3 181 (29.77%) Windows
4 176 (28.95%) Unix
5 162 (26.64%) Agile Software Development
6 130 (21.38%) Puppet
7 123 (20.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 119 (19.57%) Red Hat
9 108 (17.76%) Jenkins
10 103 (16.94%) SQL
11 87 (14.31%) DevOps
11 87 (14.31%) Security Cleared
12 86 (14.14%) Python
13 85 (13.98%) Amazon AWS
14 84 (13.82%) VMware
15 83 (13.65%) IBM
15 83 (13.65%) Open Source
16 82 (13.49%) Apache
17 77 (12.66%) Bash Shell
18 76 (12.50%) AIX
19 74 (12.17%) JBoss
19 74 (12.17%) MySQL
20 68 (11.18%) Continuous Integration
21 67 (11.02%) C
21 67 (11.02%) Middleware
22 65 (10.69%) SQL Server
23 64 (10.53%) Tomcat
24 63 (10.36%) Opscode Chef
25 62 (10.20%) Solaris
26 61 (10.03%) 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 82 (13.49%) Apache
2 74 (12.17%) JBoss
3 64 (10.53%) Tomcat
4 41 (6.74%) Tuxedo
5 20 (3.29%) WebSphere
6 19 (3.13%) OpenStack
7 17 (2.80%) WebLogic
8 16 (2.63%) IIS
9 13 (2.14%) WebSphere Application Server
10 12 (1.97%) MS Exchange
11 10 (1.64%) SAS
12 8 (1.32%) SharePoint
13 7 (1.15%) Apache Spark
13 7 (1.15%) Confluence
13 7 (1.15%) nginx
14 6 (0.99%) CICS
15 5 (0.82%) Jetty
15 5 (0.82%) Oracle Application Server
16 4 (0.66%) IBM HTTP Server
16 4 (0.66%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 11 (1.81%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.15%) MS Office
3 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.16%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 9 (1.48%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (1.32%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.82%) Oracle 11i
3 5 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.82%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.16%) Magento
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 85 (13.98%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (4.28%) IaaS
3 13 (2.14%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (1.97%) Amazon S3
5 10 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (1.48%) AWS CloudTrail
6 9 (1.48%) PaaS
7 8 (1.32%) GitHub
8 6 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.99%) Route 53
9 5 (0.82%) Amazon EMR
9 5 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.82%) SaaS
10 4 (0.66%) Google App Engine
11 3 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.49%) Amazon Kinesis
11 3 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.49%) IBM Cloud
11 3 (0.49%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 44 (7.24%) Firewall
1 44 (7.24%) HTTP
2 43 (7.07%) DNS
3 41 (6.74%) DHCP
4 40 (6.58%) TCP/IP
5 25 (4.11%) SSL
6 24 (3.95%) WAN
7 22 (3.62%) LAN
8 18 (2.96%) Network Security
8 18 (2.96%) VPN
9 17 (2.80%) Internet
10 16 (2.63%) SAN
10 16 (2.63%) VoIP
11 13 (2.14%) iSCSI
11 13 (2.14%) LDAP
12 10 (1.64%) SNMP
13 9 (1.48%) HTTPS
13 9 (1.48%) VLAN
14 8 (1.32%) Fibre Channel
15 7 (1.15%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (12.17%) MySQL
2 65 (10.69%) SQL Server
3 50 (8.22%) Oracle Database
4 42 (6.91%) PostgreSQL
5 40 (6.58%) Relational Database
6 33 (5.43%) DB2
7 32 (5.26%) Big Data
8 30 (4.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 29 (4.77%) Hadoop
10 28 (4.61%) OLAP
11 26 (4.28%) OLAP Cube
12 24 (3.95%) MongoDB
13 21 (3.45%) RDBMS
14 20 (3.29%) Oracle Database 11g
15 15 (2.47%) NoSQL
16 13 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
17 11 (1.81%) Redis
18 10 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
19 9 (1.48%) Oracle Database 12c
20 7 (1.15%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 108 (17.76%) Jenkins
2 51 (8.39%) Git (software)
3 34 (5.59%) JIRA
4 27 (4.44%) Talend Open Studio
5 24 (3.95%) Maven
6 21 (3.45%) Subversion
7 14 (2.30%) Eclipse
8 13 (2.14%) Gradle
9 11 (1.81%) GitLab
9 11 (1.81%) JUnit
9 11 (1.81%) Visual Studio
10 9 (1.48%) Ant
10 9 (1.48%) Hudson
10 9 (1.48%) Selenium
10 9 (1.48%) Vagrant
11 8 (1.32%) MSI
11 8 (1.32%) Oracle Forms
11 8 (1.32%) SonarQube
12 7 (1.15%) ClearCase
13 6 (0.99%) TeamCity
General
1 55 (9.05%) Finance
2 38 (6.25%) Banking
3 11 (1.81%) Retail
4 8 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 5 (0.82%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.66%) Marketing
7 3 (0.49%) Electronics
8 2 (0.33%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.16%) Advertising
9 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 151 (24.84%) Developer
2 75 (12.34%) Architect
3 56 (9.21%) Java Developer
4 52 (8.55%) Analyst
4 52 (8.55%) DevOps Engineer
5 43 (7.07%) Linux Engineer
6 41 (6.74%) Administrator
7 40 (6.58%) DBA
8 33 (5.43%) Consultant
9 29 (4.77%) Systems Administrator
10 24 (3.95%) Senior Analyst
11 22 (3.62%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 22 (3.62%) Technical Analyst
12 19 (3.13%) Business Analyst
13 17 (2.80%) Linux Administrator
13 17 (2.80%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 17 (2.80%) Technical Architect
14 16 (2.63%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 16 (2.63%) SQL DBA
14 16 (2.63%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (11.02%) Middleware
2 55 (9.05%) Web Services
3 51 (8.39%) REST
4 49 (8.06%) SOAP
5 41 (6.74%) XML
6 39 (6.41%) JSON
7 32 (5.26%) Spring
8 30 (4.93%) JDBC
9 29 (4.77%) Apache Camel
9 29 (4.77%) CSS
10 27 (4.44%) ActiveMQ
11 26 (4.28%) HTML
12 23 (3.78%) RESTful
13 22 (3.62%) J2EE
14 20 (3.29%) .NET
15 19 (3.13%) HTML5
16 17 (2.80%) AngularJS
16 17 (2.80%) CSS3
17 16 (2.63%) LAMP
18 14 (2.30%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 47 (7.73%) Data Centre
2 35 (5.76%) Clustering
3 30 (4.93%) Mainframe
4 21 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (1.97%) User Experience
6 9 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (1.48%) PMI
6 9 (1.48%) Wiki
7 8 (1.32%) Digital Media
7 8 (1.32%) PKI
7 8 (1.32%) Replication
7 8 (1.32%) SCADA
8 7 (1.15%) Cyber Attack
9 6 (0.99%) Management Information System
9 6 (0.99%) Private Cloud
9 6 (0.99%) Smart Meter
9 6 (0.99%) SWIFT
10 5 (0.82%) EMC VNX
10 5 (0.82%) Internet of Things
11 4 (0.66%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 181 (29.77%) Windows
2 176 (28.95%) Unix
3 123 (20.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 76 (12.50%) AIX
5 62 (10.20%) Solaris
6 41 (6.74%) HPUX
7 37 (6.09%) CentOS
7 37 (6.09%) Windows Server
8 22 (3.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (3.45%) Ubuntu
10 18 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (2.47%) VME
12 12 (1.97%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (1.48%) Debian
14 8 (1.32%) SUSE
15 5 (0.82%) Oracle Linux
15 5 (0.82%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.49%) Embedded Linux
16 3 (0.49%) Fedora
16 3 (0.49%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (26.64%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (14.31%) DevOps
3 83 (13.65%) Open Source
4 68 (11.18%) Continuous Integration
5 56 (9.21%) Configuration Management
6 55 (9.05%) ITIL
7 50 (8.22%) Migration
8 48 (7.89%) SOA
9 46 (7.57%) Microservices
10 43 (7.07%) High Availability
11 42 (6.91%) ETL
11 42 (6.91%) Project Management
12 41 (6.74%) E-Commerce
13 29 (4.77%) OO
13 29 (4.77%) Scrum
14 27 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
14 27 (4.44%) Dimensional Modelling
14 27 (4.44%) UML
15 26 (4.28%) Kimball Methodology
15 26 (4.28%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 199 (32.73%) Java
2 103 (16.94%) SQL
3 86 (14.14%) Python
4 77 (12.66%) Bash Shell
5 67 (11.02%) C
6 57 (9.38%) COBOL
7 56 (9.21%) JavaScript
8 50 (8.22%) Shell Script
9 42 (6.91%) Perl
9 42 (6.91%) PHP
10 36 (5.92%) Ruby
11 34 (5.59%) C++
12 24 (3.95%) PowerShell
13 15 (2.47%) PL/SQL
14 12 (1.97%) C#
15 9 (1.48%) R
16 5 (0.82%) Korn
17 4 (0.66%) Jython
17 4 (0.66%) Scala
18 3 (0.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 87 (14.31%) Security Cleared
2 53 (8.72%) SC Cleared
3 22 (3.62%) BPSS Clearance
4 18 (2.96%) CISSP
4 18 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (2.30%) SANS
5 14 (2.30%) SSCP
6 10 (1.64%) Degree
7 9 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (1.48%) PMI Certification
8 8 (1.32%) MCTS
8 8 (1.32%) RHCE
9 7 (1.15%) MCP
10 6 (0.99%) MCITP
10 6 (0.99%) RHCSA
11 5 (0.82%) MCSE
12 4 (0.66%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.66%) EMCSA
12 4 (0.66%) MCSA
12 4 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.47%) Disclosure Scotland
2 14 (2.30%) QA
3 11 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.15%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.66%) SLA
6 1 (0.16%) SDET
System Software
1 61 (10.03%) Active Directory
2 57 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (4.44%) Oracle RAC
4 13 (2.14%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (1.97%) Docker
6 10 (1.64%) vSphere
7 7 (1.15%) Dovecot
7 7 (1.15%) iptables
7 7 (1.15%) KVM
7 7 (1.15%) Squid
7 7 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (0.99%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.99%) UAG
9 5 (0.82%) Firmware
9 5 (0.82%) Sendmail
9 5 (0.82%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 5 (0.82%) Xen
10 4 (0.66%) NFS
10 4 (0.66%) Samba
10 4 (0.66%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 130 (21.38%) Puppet
2 63 (10.36%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (3.45%) Nagios
4 20 (3.29%) Ansible
5 14 (2.30%) Data Guard
5 14 (2.30%) yum
6 13 (2.14%) QRadar
6 13 (2.14%) SCCM
7 11 (1.81%) Tivoli
8 10 (1.64%) SCOM
9 9 (1.48%) NetBackup
9 9 (1.48%) Red Hat Satellite
10 8 (1.32%) Kibana
10 8 (1.32%) logstash
10 8 (1.32%) WSUS
11 6 (0.99%) HAProxy
11 6 (0.99%) Nessus
11 6 (0.99%) Salt
12 5 (0.82%) Cacti
12 5 (0.82%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 196 (32.24%) Oracle
2 119 (19.57%) Red Hat
3 84 (13.82%) VMware
4 83 (13.65%) IBM
5 61 (10.03%) Microsoft
6 37 (6.09%) EMC
6 37 (6.09%) Vertica
7 36 (5.92%) Citrix
8 29 (4.77%) Micro Focus
9 27 (4.44%) Talend
10 25 (4.11%) HP
10 25 (4.11%) Splunk
11 22 (3.62%) SaltStack
12 14 (2.30%) Apple
12 14 (2.30%) Tableau
13 13 (2.14%) LogRhythm
14 12 (1.97%) Atlassian
14 12 (1.97%) Google
15 11 (1.81%) Brocade
15 11 (1.81%) Cisco
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