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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 21 29 37
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +8
Contract jobs citing Linux 213 154 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.87% 5.29% 4.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.22% 23.62% 19.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 80 65
Average daily rate
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£365 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £272 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 7
Average hourly rate £12.63 £20.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.87% -45.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £14.00 £14.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.63 £26.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-10.66% -6.25%
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
729 652 750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.51% 22.40% 22.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 289 291
Average daily rate £320 £320 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £211 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £428 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 87 93
Average hourly rate £16.16 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.20% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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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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 +19 93 £364 +11.92% 51
Cheshire +2 62 £374 +21.34% 23
Lancashire +10 30 £345 -18.82% 6
Merseyside +2 12 £350 -26.31% 8
Cumbria - 1 £475 -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 123 (35.55%) Windows
2 103 (29.77%) UNIX
3 89 (25.72%) Red Hat
4 87 (25.14%) Java
5 76 (21.97%) JavaScript
6 69 (19.94%) SQL
7 61 (17.63%) PHP
8 60 (17.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 58 (16.76%) VMware
10 56 (16.18%) HTML
10 56 (16.18%) Python
11 53 (15.32%) CSS
12 52 (15.03%) Oracle
12 52 (15.03%) Finance
13 50 (14.45%) Apache
13 50 (14.45%) Ruby
13 50 (14.45%) Open Source
14 49 (14.16%) Web Services
15 41 (11.85%) Tomcat
16 40 (11.56%) AIX
16 40 (11.56%) Perl
16 40 (11.56%) HP
16 40 (11.56%) TDD
17 38 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
18 36 (10.40%) Banking
18 36 (10.40%) XML
19 33 (9.54%) ITIL
19 33 (9.54%) BDD
20 32 (9.25%) NoSQL
20 32 (9.25%) C#

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 50 (14.45%) Apache
2 41 (11.85%) Tomcat
3 22 (6.36%) WebLogic
4 20 (5.78%) WebSphere
5 15 (4.34%) CMS
6 12 (3.47%) MS Exchange
6 12 (3.47%) OpenStack
7 8 (2.31%) SharePoint
7 8 (2.31%) NetWeaver
7 8 (2.31%) WebLogic Integration
8 7 (2.02%) nginx
9 6 (1.73%) Confluence
9 6 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (1.73%) Lync
9 6 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (1.73%) IIS
10 4 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (1.16%) Jetty
Applications
1 7 (2.02%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.73%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.58%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.76%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (1.73%) Amazon S3
4 5 (1.45%) PaaS
5 4 (1.16%) Route 53
5 4 (1.16%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (0.87%) IaaS
7 1 (0.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.94%) Firewall
2 22 (6.36%) HTTP
3 20 (5.78%) DNS
4 14 (4.05%) SAN
5 13 (3.76%) DHCP
6 12 (3.47%) TCP/IP
7 10 (2.89%) FTP
8 8 (2.31%) LAN
9 5 (1.45%) WAN
10 4 (1.16%) LDAP
10 4 (1.16%) AMQP
11 3 (0.87%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (0.87%) H.323
11 3 (0.87%) OSPF
11 3 (0.87%) EIGRP
12 2 (0.58%) SNMP
12 2 (0.58%) PSTN
12 2 (0.58%) VoIP
12 2 (0.58%) VPN
12 2 (0.58%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (9.25%) NoSQL
2 31 (8.96%) MySQL
3 27 (7.80%) SQL Server
4 26 (7.51%) Relational Database
5 25 (7.23%) Oracle Database
6 21 (6.07%) RDBMS
7 16 (4.62%) DB2
8 9 (2.60%) MS Access
9 7 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.73%) SAP BW
10 6 (1.73%) Hazelcast
11 5 (1.45%) Couchbase
11 5 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (1.45%) CouchDB
12 4 (1.16%) Redis
12 4 (1.16%) Big Data
13 3 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
14 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 2 (0.58%) Hadoop
14 2 (0.58%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 30 (8.67%) Subversion
2 29 (8.38%) Git (software)
3 14 (4.05%) Maven
4 8 (2.31%) JIRA
4 8 (2.31%) JUnit
4 8 (2.31%) Jenkins
5 7 (2.02%) Gradle
6 5 (1.45%) Hudson
7 4 (1.16%) Eclipse
7 4 (1.16%) Mercurial
7 4 (1.16%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.87%) WebDriver
8 3 (0.87%) Ant
8 3 (0.87%) LoadRunner
8 3 (0.87%) Selenium
9 2 (0.58%) RSpec
9 2 (0.58%) ERwin
10 1 (0.29%) Introscope
10 1 (0.29%) JMeter
10 1 (0.29%) OpenSTA
General
1 52 (15.03%) Finance
2 36 (10.40%) Banking
3 11 (3.18%) Marketing
4 5 (1.45%) Retail
5 3 (0.87%) Financial Institution
5 3 (0.87%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.29%) Automotive
6 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.29%) Advertising
6 1 (0.29%) German Language
Job Titles
1 103 (29.77%) Developer
2 40 (11.56%) Administrator
3 31 (8.96%) Analyst
4 29 (8.38%) Java Developer
5 24 (6.94%) PHP Developer
6 23 (6.65%) Linux Administrator
7 19 (5.49%) Systems Administrator
8 17 (4.91%) Architect
9 16 (4.62%) Senior Developer
10 15 (4.34%) Linux Engineer
11 14 (4.05%) Python Developer
11 14 (4.05%) Consultant
12 11 (3.18%) Project Manager
13 10 (2.89%) DevOps Engineer
14 9 (2.60%) DBA
14 9 (2.60%) Ruby on Rails Developer
15 8 (2.31%) Ruby Developer
15 8 (2.31%) Support Analyst
15 8 (2.31%) Tester
15 8 (2.31%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (16.18%) HTML
2 53 (15.32%) CSS
3 49 (14.16%) Web Services
4 36 (10.40%) XML
5 32 (9.25%) JSON
6 25 (7.23%) RESTful
7 23 (6.65%) Middleware
8 22 (6.36%) XHTML
9 19 (5.49%) LAMP
10 18 (5.20%) Regular Expression
11 17 (4.91%) jQuery
12 15 (4.34%) Django
13 14 (4.05%) Spring
13 14 (4.05%) Ajax
14 13 (3.76%) JMS
15 12 (3.47%) XSLT
16 11 (3.18%) Servlets
16 11 (3.18%) REST
17 9 (2.60%) YUI
17 9 (2.60%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 50 (14.45%) Open Source
2 13 (3.76%) Mainframe
3 9 (2.60%) Clustering
4 8 (2.31%) Firmware
4 8 (2.31%) N-Tier
5 7 (2.02%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.02%) Derivative
6 6 (1.73%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.73%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.45%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.16%) W3C
8 4 (1.16%) GIS
8 4 (1.16%) Economics
8 4 (1.16%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.87%) Wiki
9 3 (0.87%) Telematics
9 3 (0.87%) Statistics
9 3 (0.87%) PMI
9 3 (0.87%) Replication
10 2 (0.58%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 123 (35.55%) Windows
2 103 (29.77%) UNIX
3 60 (17.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 40 (11.56%) AIX
5 31 (8.96%) Solaris
6 30 (8.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 29 (8.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (8.09%) HPUX
9 14 (4.05%) SUSE
10 12 (3.47%) CentOS
10 12 (3.47%) Mac OS X
11 8 (2.31%) Windows 7
12 7 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (1.73%) Android
13 6 (1.73%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.87%) VMS
15 2 (0.58%) zOS
15 2 (0.58%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.58%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.29%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (11.56%) TDD
2 38 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (9.54%) ITIL
3 33 (9.54%) BDD
4 28 (8.09%) Unit Testing
5 27 (7.80%) Configuration Management
6 26 (7.51%) OO
7 24 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (6.65%) Web Development
9 22 (6.36%) Information Security
10 20 (5.78%) MVC
11 18 (5.20%) DevOps
12 17 (4.91%) Performance Tuning
12 17 (4.91%) Capacity Planning
12 17 (4.91%) E-Commerce
12 17 (4.91%) Performance Testing
13 16 (4.62%) Migration
14 14 (4.05%) SOA
15 10 (2.89%) OOP
15 10 (2.89%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (25.14%) Java
2 76 (21.97%) JavaScript
3 69 (19.94%) SQL
4 61 (17.63%) PHP
5 56 (16.18%) Python
6 50 (14.45%) Ruby
7 40 (11.56%) Perl
8 32 (9.25%) C#
8 32 (9.25%) C++
9 29 (8.38%) Shell Script
10 25 (7.23%) Scala
11 12 (3.47%) VB
12 8 (2.31%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 6 (1.73%) XPath
13 6 (1.73%) PHP5
13 6 (1.73%) C
14 4 (1.16%) Bash Shell
14 4 (1.16%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.58%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.58%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 22 (6.36%) Security Cleared
2 21 (6.07%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.18%) ISEB
4 10 (2.89%) ISTQB
5 9 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (2.31%) MCSE
6 8 (2.31%) CCNP
6 8 (2.31%) Degree
6 8 (2.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 8 (2.31%) ISEB Practitioner
7 7 (2.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (1.73%) CCNA
9 5 (1.45%) CISSP
10 4 (1.16%) CISM
11 3 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.87%) PMP
11 3 (0.87%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.58%) CISA
12 2 (0.58%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.47%) PCI DSS
2 6 (1.73%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.87%) QA
4 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (7.23%) Active Directory
1 25 (7.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (4.34%) VMware ESX
3 7 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (1.45%) vCloud
4 5 (1.45%) XenApp
5 4 (1.16%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (1.16%) GPFS
6 3 (0.87%) RHEV
7 2 (0.58%) PowerHA
7 2 (0.58%) vSphere
7 2 (0.58%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.29%) Xen
8 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.29%) Novell eDirectory
8 1 (0.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (6.65%) Puppet
2 12 (3.47%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (3.18%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (2.89%) Tivoli
5 6 (1.73%) Ansible
6 5 (1.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (1.45%) Nagios
7 4 (1.16%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.87%) CA Wily
8 3 (0.87%) SCCM
8 3 (0.87%) Unicenter
8 3 (0.87%) Control-M
8 3 (0.87%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.87%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.58%) Cacti
9 2 (0.58%) Ganglia
9 2 (0.58%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.58%) Foglight
9 2 (0.58%) OpenView
9 2 (0.58%) SCOM
Vendors
1 89 (25.72%) Red Hat
2 58 (16.76%) VMware
3 52 (15.03%) Oracle
4 40 (11.56%) HP
5 24 (6.94%) Citrix
6 23 (6.65%) Microsoft
7 22 (6.36%) IBM
8 20 (5.78%) Cisco
9 15 (4.34%) Splunk
10 14 (4.05%) Sun
10 14 (4.05%) TIBCO
11 13 (3.76%) Cyber-Ark
12 11 (3.18%) Avaya
12 11 (3.18%) BMC
13 10 (2.89%) CA
13 10 (2.89%) SAP
14 7 (2.02%) NetApp
14 7 (2.02%) Verint
14 7 (2.02%) Atlassian
15 6 (1.73%) SonicWALL
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