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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 25 42 44
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 191 114 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.91% 4.03% 3.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.56% 18.30% 16.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 44 55
Average daily rate
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£378 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.62% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £261 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £513 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £37.00 £45.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% +52.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -9.72%
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
693 623 681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.45% 22.00% 22.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 274 323
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £135 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 88 84
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +1.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £34.06 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 19 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +13 88 £380 -10.58% 47
Cheshire +11 49 £363 -15.69% 13
Lancashire +7 35 £400 +14.28% 9
Merseyside -8 9 £319 -15.00% 4
Cumbria - - - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 160 (38.74%) Windows
2 126 (30.51%) UNIX
3 118 (28.57%) Red Hat
4 115 (27.85%) Java
5 80 (19.37%) Oracle
6 79 (19.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 74 (17.92%) Agile Software Development
7 74 (17.92%) SQL
8 71 (17.19%) VMware
9 61 (14.77%) JavaScript
10 56 (13.56%) HTTP
11 51 (12.35%) Tomcat
12 49 (11.86%) HTML
12 49 (11.86%) Configuration Management
13 48 (11.62%) Web Services
14 47 (11.38%) HP
15 46 (11.14%) Finance
16 44 (10.65%) XML
17 43 (10.41%) Git (software)
17 43 (10.41%) Relational Database
18 42 (10.17%) Apache
19 41 (9.93%) AIX
19 41 (9.93%) PHP
20 40 (9.69%) Open Source
21 38 (9.20%) Perl
22 37 (8.96%) Solaris
22 37 (8.96%) Python
22 37 (8.96%) Continuous Integration
23 36 (8.72%) WebSphere
23 36 (8.72%) Subversion

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 51 (12.35%) Tomcat
2 42 (10.17%) Apache
3 36 (8.72%) WebSphere
4 17 (4.12%) WebLogic
5 13 (3.15%) NetWeaver
5 13 (3.15%) IIS
6 12 (2.91%) nginx
7 11 (2.66%) JBoss
8 9 (2.18%) Confluence
8 9 (2.18%) Jetty
9 7 (1.69%) MS Exchange
9 7 (1.69%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (1.21%) WebLogic Integration
10 5 (1.21%) CMS
11 4 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.97%) SharePoint
11 4 (0.97%) CICS
12 3 (0.73%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.73%) Lync
12 3 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 12 (2.91%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (1.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (2.66%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.24%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.24%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.18%) PaaS
3 7 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (1.69%) IaaS
4 6 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (1.45%) Google App Engine
5 3 (0.73%) SaaS
6 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 56 (13.56%) HTTP
2 26 (6.30%) Firewall
2 26 (6.30%) TCP/IP
3 22 (5.33%) SSL
4 21 (5.08%) DNS
5 20 (4.84%) SAN
6 16 (3.87%) DHCP
7 13 (3.15%) FTP
8 8 (1.94%) Network Security
9 7 (1.69%) AMQP
9 7 (1.69%) BT 21CN
9 7 (1.69%) Junos
9 7 (1.69%) HSRP
9 7 (1.69%) Internet
9 7 (1.69%) L2TP
9 7 (1.69%) RSVP
9 7 (1.69%) VRRP
9 7 (1.69%) MPLS
9 7 (1.69%) OSPF
9 7 (1.69%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (10.41%) Relational Database
2 35 (8.47%) Oracle Database
2 35 (8.47%) MySQL
3 26 (6.30%) RDBMS
4 22 (5.33%) NoSQL
5 21 (5.08%) DB2
6 19 (4.60%) SQL Server
7 18 (4.36%) MongoDB
8 14 (3.39%) Hazelcast
9 12 (2.91%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (2.91%) Neo4j
9 12 (2.91%) Hadoop
10 11 (2.66%) SAP BW
11 7 (1.69%) Redis
11 7 (1.69%) Big Data
11 7 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.69%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (1.45%) MS Access
13 5 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 43 (10.41%) Git (software)
2 36 (8.72%) Subversion
3 22 (5.33%) Jenkins
4 20 (4.84%) Maven
5 17 (4.12%) Eclipse
6 13 (3.15%) JIRA
7 11 (2.66%) Selenium
8 8 (1.94%) Gradle
9 6 (1.45%) JUnit
9 6 (1.45%) Mercurial
9 6 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (1.45%) RSpec
10 5 (1.21%) Cucumber
10 5 (1.21%) Oracle Forms
11 4 (0.97%) Oracle APEX
11 4 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (0.97%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.73%) Ant
13 2 (0.48%) Introscope
13 2 (0.48%) ERwin
General
1 46 (11.14%) Finance
2 19 (4.60%) Banking
3 17 (4.12%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.66%) Retail
5 7 (1.69%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.45%) Marketing
7 4 (0.97%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.73%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.73%) German Language
9 2 (0.48%) Automotive
10 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.24%) Games
10 1 (0.24%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 127 (30.75%) Developer
2 49 (11.86%) Java Developer
3 43 (10.41%) Administrator
4 41 (9.93%) Architect
5 28 (6.78%) Analyst
6 25 (6.05%) Consultant
6 25 (6.05%) PHP Developer
7 19 (4.60%) Linux Administrator
8 16 (3.87%) Systems Administrator
9 13 (3.15%) Linux Engineer
10 12 (2.91%) Technical Architect
10 12 (2.91%) DevOps Engineer
11 10 (2.42%) Implementation Engineer
11 10 (2.42%) Tester
12 9 (2.18%) Senior Developer
12 9 (2.18%) Support Analyst
12 9 (2.18%) Ruby on Rails Developer
12 9 (2.18%) Infrastructure Architect
13 8 (1.94%) Support Engineer
13 8 (1.94%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (11.86%) HTML
2 48 (11.62%) Web Services
3 44 (10.65%) XML
4 33 (7.99%) CSS
5 28 (6.78%) XSLT
5 28 (6.78%) Servlets
6 26 (6.30%) jQuery
6 26 (6.30%) JMS
7 23 (5.57%) .NET
7 23 (5.57%) LAMP
8 22 (5.33%) Spring
9 21 (5.08%) Middleware
9 21 (5.08%) REST
10 19 (4.60%) Grails
10 19 (4.60%) J2EE
11 17 (4.12%) J2SE
12 16 (3.87%) Hibernate
13 15 (3.63%) RabbitMQ
13 15 (3.63%) XSD
13 15 (3.63%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 40 (9.69%) Open Source
2 23 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.36%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (3.87%) Derivative
5 13 (3.15%) Mainframe
6 11 (2.66%) Mobile App
6 11 (2.66%) Client/Server
7 9 (2.18%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.94%) CESG
8 8 (1.94%) Embedded Systems
9 7 (1.69%) PKI
9 7 (1.69%) Clustering
10 5 (1.21%) Arduino
10 5 (1.21%) User Experience
10 5 (1.21%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.97%) VSAM
11 4 (0.97%) Management Information System
11 4 (0.97%) W3C
12 3 (0.73%) Visualisation
12 3 (0.73%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 160 (38.74%) Windows
2 126 (30.51%) UNIX
3 79 (19.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 41 (9.93%) AIX
5 37 (8.96%) Solaris
6 29 (7.02%) HPUX
7 22 (5.33%) Android
7 22 (5.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (4.12%) Mac OS X
9 14 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (2.91%) CentOS
11 9 (2.18%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (1.94%) SUSE
12 8 (1.94%) Apple iOS
13 7 (1.69%) VMS
14 6 (1.45%) Windows Phone 8
14 6 (1.45%) Windows Phone
14 6 (1.45%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.97%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.73%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (17.92%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (11.86%) Configuration Management
3 37 (8.96%) Continuous Integration
4 36 (8.72%) DevOps
5 35 (8.47%) OO
6 33 (7.99%) TDD
7 28 (6.78%) ITIL
8 25 (6.05%) BDD
9 24 (5.81%) E-Commerce
10 23 (5.57%) Migration
10 23 (5.57%) Software Engineering
11 20 (4.84%) Unit Testing
12 17 (4.12%) MVC
12 17 (4.12%) Web Development
13 16 (3.87%) ERP
14 15 (3.63%) Performance Tuning
15 14 (3.39%) Scrum
15 14 (3.39%) Web Design
15 14 (3.39%) Capacity Planning
15 14 (3.39%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 115 (27.85%) Java
2 74 (17.92%) SQL
3 61 (14.77%) JavaScript
4 41 (9.93%) PHP
5 38 (9.20%) Perl
6 37 (8.96%) Python
7 28 (6.78%) C++
8 27 (6.54%) Shell Script
8 27 (6.54%) Ruby
9 16 (3.87%) C
10 15 (3.63%) XPath
11 14 (3.39%) C#
12 12 (2.91%) Bash Shell
13 9 (2.18%) Scala
13 9 (2.18%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.45%) VB
15 5 (1.21%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 5 (1.21%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.97%) COBOL
17 2 (0.48%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 31 (7.51%) Security Cleared
2 24 (5.81%) SC Cleared
3 15 (3.63%) CCNA
3 15 (3.63%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (3.15%) CISSP
5 12 (2.91%) Degree
5 12 (2.91%) ISEB
5 12 (2.91%) CCNP
6 10 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (2.18%) MCSE
8 7 (1.69%) CCIP
8 7 (1.69%) CCIE
8 7 (1.69%) JNCIA
8 7 (1.69%) JNCIP
9 6 (1.45%) HND
9 6 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (1.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 5 (1.21%) DV Cleared
10 5 (1.21%) ISTQB
10 5 (1.21%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.39%) PCI DSS
2 13 (3.15%) QA
3 4 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.48%) SLA
5 1 (0.24%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.24%) HIPAA
System Software
1 30 (7.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (5.33%) Active Directory
3 20 (4.84%) Firmware
4 9 (2.18%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (2.18%) VMware ESX
4 9 (2.18%) Xen
5 8 (1.94%) vSphere
6 4 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.97%) GPFS
7 3 (0.73%) RHEV
8 2 (0.48%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.48%) Varnish
8 2 (0.48%) XenApp
8 2 (0.48%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.24%) XenServer
9 1 (0.24%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.24%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.24%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.24%) NFS
Systems Management
1 36 (8.72%) Puppet
2 16 (3.87%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (1.45%) Nessus
4 6 (1.45%) Tivoli
5 5 (1.21%) Nagios
6 4 (0.97%) Vagrant
6 4 (0.97%) Ansible
6 4 (0.97%) Salt
6 4 (0.97%) yum
6 4 (0.97%) CA Wily
7 3 (0.73%) Ganglia
7 3 (0.73%) Capistrano
7 3 (0.73%) Control-M
7 3 (0.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.48%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.48%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.48%) WSUS
8 2 (0.48%) OMEGAMON
8 2 (0.48%) OpenView
Vendors
1 118 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 80 (19.37%) Oracle
3 71 (17.19%) VMware
4 47 (11.38%) HP
5 35 (8.47%) Cisco
6 32 (7.75%) Microsoft
7 23 (5.57%) IBM
8 18 (4.36%) SAP
9 17 (4.12%) Sun
10 14 (3.39%) Citrix
11 12 (2.91%) Juniper
12 11 (2.66%) F5
12 11 (2.66%) BMC
12 11 (2.66%) Atlassian
13 10 (2.42%) CA
14 8 (1.94%) NetApp
15 7 (1.69%) Atmel
15 7 (1.69%) ArcSight
15 7 (1.69%) Cyber-Ark
15 7 (1.69%) TIBCO
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Posted: 2 days ago
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