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 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 20 29 38
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +9
Contract jobs citing Linux 222 145 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.98% 4.90% 4.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.79% 22.21% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 74 71
Average daily rate
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£363 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 7
Average hourly rate £12.63 £12.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.00% -66.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £12.50 £14.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.63 £12.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
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
721 653 788
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.67% 22.08% 23.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 287 313
Average daily rate £325 £310 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -10.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 84 91
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.11% +14.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 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 19 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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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 +17 92 £350 +5.66% 38
Cheshire 0 57 £375 +21.75% 25
Lancashire +9 43 £416 -2.05% 10
Merseyside 0 15 £363 -12.12% 8
Cumbria - 1 £475 - 2
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 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.

1 130 (34.85%) Windows
2 109 (29.22%) UNIX
3 104 (27.88%) Red Hat
4 92 (24.66%) Java
5 79 (21.18%) JavaScript
6 76 (20.38%) SQL
7 70 (18.77%) Agile Software Development
8 69 (18.50%) PHP
9 68 (18.23%) VMware
9 68 (18.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 59 (15.82%) Oracle
10 59 (15.82%) Open Source
11 56 (15.01%) Web Services
12 55 (14.75%) HTML
12 55 (14.75%) Python
12 55 (14.75%) Apache
13 52 (13.94%) Tomcat
13 52 (13.94%) CSS
13 52 (13.94%) Finance
14 47 (12.60%) Ruby
15 45 (12.06%) XML
16 43 (11.53%) HP
17 40 (10.72%) Perl
17 40 (10.72%) AIX
17 40 (10.72%) TDD
17 40 (10.72%) Subversion
18 38 (10.19%) Git (software)
19 37 (9.92%) Banking
20 36 (9.65%) Configuration Management
21 35 (9.38%) OO

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 55 (14.75%) Apache
2 52 (13.94%) Tomcat
3 29 (7.77%) WebSphere
4 20 (5.36%) WebLogic
5 15 (4.02%) IIS
5 15 (4.02%) CMS
6 13 (3.49%) nginx
7 12 (3.22%) MS Exchange
8 10 (2.68%) Jetty
8 10 (2.68%) OpenStack
9 8 (2.14%) NetWeaver
9 8 (2.14%) SharePoint
10 7 (1.88%) Confluence
10 7 (1.88%) WebLogic Integration
11 6 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (1.61%) Lync
12 5 (1.34%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (1.07%) CICS
13 4 (1.07%) Drupal
Applications
1 8 (2.14%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.61%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.54%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.27%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.95%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.68%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (1.34%) PaaS
3 5 (1.34%) Google App Engine
3 5 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.07%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.80%) IaaS
6 2 (0.54%) Route 53
6 2 (0.54%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.27%) SaaS
7 1 (0.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (9.38%) HTTP
2 27 (7.24%) TCP/IP
3 22 (5.90%) DNS
3 22 (5.90%) Firewall
4 17 (4.56%) SAN
4 17 (4.56%) DHCP
5 14 (3.75%) FTP
6 11 (2.95%) SSL
7 6 (1.61%) LAN
8 5 (1.34%) WAN
8 5 (1.34%) IPsec
9 4 (1.07%) LDAP
9 4 (1.07%) AMQP
10 3 (0.80%) H.323
10 3 (0.80%) TACACS
11 2 (0.54%) DSL
11 2 (0.54%) DVB
11 2 (0.54%) DMZ
11 2 (0.54%) PSTN
11 2 (0.54%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (8.85%) MySQL
2 32 (8.58%) NoSQL
3 30 (8.04%) Oracle Database
4 26 (6.97%) Relational Database
5 24 (6.43%) SQL Server
6 21 (5.63%) RDBMS
7 17 (4.56%) DB2
8 9 (2.41%) Hazelcast
9 8 (2.14%) MS Access
10 6 (1.61%) SAP BW
11 5 (1.34%) CouchDB
11 5 (1.34%) Couchbase
11 5 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.80%) Redis
12 3 (0.80%) DataStage
12 3 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.54%) OLAP
13 2 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 2 (0.54%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 40 (10.72%) Subversion
2 38 (10.19%) Git (software)
3 15 (4.02%) Maven
4 14 (3.75%) Jenkins
5 9 (2.41%) JIRA
6 7 (1.88%) Gradle
7 6 (1.61%) JUnit
8 4 (1.07%) Eclipse
8 4 (1.07%) Mercurial
9 3 (0.80%) WebDriver
9 3 (0.80%) Hudson
9 3 (0.80%) Selenium
9 3 (0.80%) Ant
9 3 (0.80%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.54%) Introscope
10 2 (0.54%) ERwin
10 2 (0.54%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.54%) RSpec
11 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.27%) OpenSTA
General
1 52 (13.94%) Finance
2 37 (9.92%) Banking
3 9 (2.41%) Marketing
4 6 (1.61%) Retail
5 5 (1.34%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.80%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.54%) German Language
8 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.27%) Advertising
8 1 (0.27%) Automotive
8 1 (0.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 111 (29.76%) Developer
2 45 (12.06%) Administrator
3 31 (8.31%) Analyst
3 31 (8.31%) Java Developer
3 31 (8.31%) PHP Developer
4 25 (6.70%) Linux Administrator
5 21 (5.63%) Systems Administrator
6 19 (5.09%) Architect
7 16 (4.29%) Linux Engineer
8 15 (4.02%) Consultant
8 15 (4.02%) Senior Developer
9 12 (3.22%) Python Developer
10 11 (2.95%) Project Manager
11 9 (2.41%) DevOps Engineer
11 9 (2.41%) Ruby on Rails Developer
12 8 (2.14%) Support Analyst
12 8 (2.14%) DBA
12 8 (2.14%) Tester
12 8 (2.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (2.14%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (15.01%) Web Services
2 55 (14.75%) HTML
3 52 (13.94%) CSS
4 45 (12.06%) XML
5 30 (8.04%) JSON
6 28 (7.51%) LAMP
7 25 (6.70%) RESTful
7 25 (6.70%) Middleware
8 24 (6.43%) jQuery
9 21 (5.63%) XSLT
10 20 (5.36%) Servlets
11 19 (5.09%) XHTML
12 17 (4.56%) Spring
12 17 (4.56%) Regular Expression
13 16 (4.29%) JMS
14 15 (4.02%) .NET
15 14 (3.75%) Ajax
15 14 (3.75%) XSD
16 13 (3.49%) RabbitMQ
16 13 (3.49%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 59 (15.82%) Open Source
2 25 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.29%) Derivative
4 13 (3.49%) Mainframe
5 11 (2.95%) Firmware
6 9 (2.41%) Clustering
7 7 (1.88%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.88%) N-Tier
7 7 (1.88%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.61%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.61%) User Experience
9 4 (1.07%) GIS
9 4 (1.07%) W3C
9 4 (1.07%) Economics
9 4 (1.07%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.07%) Visualisation
10 3 (0.80%) Telematics
10 3 (0.80%) Wiki
10 3 (0.80%) Statistics
10 3 (0.80%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 130 (34.85%) Windows
2 109 (29.22%) UNIX
3 68 (18.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 40 (10.72%) AIX
5 34 (9.12%) Solaris
6 30 (8.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (8.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 29 (7.77%) HPUX
8 13 (3.49%) SUSE
9 12 (3.22%) Mac OS X
10 10 (2.68%) CentOS
11 9 (2.41%) Android
12 8 (2.14%) Windows 7
12 8 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (1.61%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.80%) VMS
15 2 (0.54%) zOS
15 2 (0.54%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.54%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (18.77%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (10.72%) TDD
3 36 (9.65%) Configuration Management
4 35 (9.38%) OO
5 34 (9.12%) BDD
6 33 (8.85%) Unit Testing
7 31 (8.31%) ITIL
8 30 (8.04%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (6.17%) Web Development
9 23 (6.17%) E-Commerce
9 23 (6.17%) Mentoring
10 22 (5.90%) DevOps
11 21 (5.63%) Information Security
12 20 (5.36%) MVC
13 17 (4.56%) Migration
13 17 (4.56%) Capacity Planning
13 17 (4.56%) Performance Tuning
14 14 (3.75%) Performance Testing
15 12 (3.22%) Software Engineering
15 12 (3.22%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 92 (24.66%) Java
2 79 (21.18%) JavaScript
3 76 (20.38%) SQL
4 69 (18.50%) PHP
5 55 (14.75%) Python
6 47 (12.60%) Ruby
7 40 (10.72%) Perl
8 32 (8.58%) C#
8 32 (8.58%) C++
9 31 (8.31%) Shell Script
10 26 (6.97%) Scala
11 11 (2.95%) VB
12 9 (2.41%) XPath
13 7 (1.88%) C
13 7 (1.88%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 6 (1.61%) PHP5
15 5 (1.34%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.80%) COBOL
16 3 (0.80%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.54%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 26 (6.97%) Security Cleared
2 25 (6.70%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.68%) ISEB
4 9 (2.41%) ISTQB
4 9 (2.41%) Degree
4 9 (2.41%) MCSE
4 9 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 7 (1.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (1.88%) ISEB Practitioner
6 7 (1.88%) CISSP
6 7 (1.88%) CCNA
7 6 (1.61%) CCNP
8 4 (1.07%) CISM
9 3 (0.80%) GCIA
9 3 (0.80%) GCIH
9 3 (0.80%) CEH
9 3 (0.80%) PMP
9 3 (0.80%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.22%) PCI DSS
2 5 (1.34%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.80%) QA
3 3 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (8.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (6.97%) Active Directory
3 15 (4.02%) VMware ESX
4 7 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (1.88%) Xen
5 5 (1.34%) vCloud
5 5 (1.34%) XenApp
6 4 (1.07%) GPFS
7 3 (0.80%) RHEV
7 3 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.54%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.54%) PowerHA
8 2 (0.54%) vSphere
9 1 (0.27%) XenServer
9 1 (0.27%) Novell eDirectory
9 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 27 (7.24%) Puppet
2 12 (3.22%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (2.68%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (2.41%) Tivoli
5 6 (1.61%) Ansible
6 5 (1.34%) Nagios
7 4 (1.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (1.07%) CA Wily
8 3 (0.80%) SCCM
8 3 (0.80%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.80%) Unicenter
8 3 (0.80%) Control-M
9 2 (0.54%) Foglight
9 2 (0.54%) OpenView
9 2 (0.54%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.54%) OMEGAMON
9 2 (0.54%) Cacti
9 2 (0.54%) Ganglia
9 2 (0.54%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.54%) SCOM
Vendors
1 104 (27.88%) Red Hat
2 68 (18.23%) VMware
3 59 (15.82%) Oracle
4 43 (11.53%) HP
5 32 (8.58%) Microsoft
6 23 (6.17%) IBM
7 22 (5.90%) Citrix
8 20 (5.36%) Cisco
9 15 (4.02%) Sun
10 14 (3.75%) Splunk
11 13 (3.49%) Cyber-Ark
12 12 (3.22%) TIBCO
12 12 (3.22%) CA
12 12 (3.22%) SAP
13 11 (2.95%) Avaya
13 11 (2.95%) BMC
14 8 (2.14%) Atlassian
15 7 (1.88%) Verint
15 7 (1.88%) JBoss
15 7 (1.88%) NetApp
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