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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 24 40 32
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -8
Contract jobs citing Linux 213 119 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.90% 3.83% 5.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.00% 16.95% 21.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 78 53
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£425 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £482 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 1
Average hourly rate £21.25 £10.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.50% -75.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +6.75%
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
789 702 568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.84% 22.60% 24.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 346 241
Average daily rate £375 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £165 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £564 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 104 67
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £34.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. 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
Cheshire +4 91 £463 +44.53% 14
Manchester +18 70 £365 -8.75% 55
Lancashire +31 35 £338 -16.66% 2
Merseyside -6 6 - - 4
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

1 195 (44.52%) UNIX
2 181 (41.32%) Windows
3 144 (32.88%) Java
4 123 (28.08%) Agile Software Development
5 109 (24.89%) Oracle
6 76 (17.35%) VMware
7 73 (16.67%) Python
8 70 (15.98%) SQL
9 67 (15.30%) Puppet
10 66 (15.07%) Configuration Management
11 65 (14.84%) Continuous Integration
12 64 (14.61%) Security Cleared
13 60 (13.70%) JavaScript
14 58 (13.24%) Red Hat
14 58 (13.24%) Finance
15 57 (13.01%) DevOps
16 56 (12.79%) MongoDB
17 55 (12.56%) Opscode Chef
17 55 (12.56%) Git (software)
18 52 (11.87%) Amazon AWS
19 50 (11.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 50 (11.42%) VMware Infrastructure
20 49 (11.19%) Ruby
20 49 (11.19%) Web Services
20 49 (11.19%) Jenkins
21 48 (10.96%) OO
21 48 (10.96%) Software Engineering
21 48 (10.96%) TDD
22 47 (10.73%) Migration
23 45 (10.27%) Open Source

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 37 (8.45%) Apache
2 34 (7.76%) WebSphere
3 31 (7.08%) Tomcat
4 27 (6.16%) IIS
5 23 (5.25%) Node.js
6 18 (4.11%) nginx
7 14 (3.20%) NetWeaver
7 14 (3.20%) OpenStack
8 12 (2.74%) Confluence
9 10 (2.28%) JBoss
9 10 (2.28%) WebLogic
10 9 (2.05%) CICS
11 8 (1.83%) SAS
11 8 (1.83%) SharePoint
12 7 (1.60%) Jetty
13 6 (1.37%) CMS
13 6 (1.37%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
14 5 (1.14%) iPlanet
15 4 (0.91%) Cloud Foundry
16 3 (0.68%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 7 (1.60%) Doxygen
2 5 (1.14%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.68%) MS Office
4 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.05%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.46%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
2 2 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.46%) Oracle iProcurement
2 2 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 52 (11.87%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (8.90%) Cloud Computing
3 22 (5.02%) IaaS
4 15 (3.42%) PaaS
5 12 (2.74%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (2.51%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (1.60%) Google App Engine
8 5 (1.14%) Amazon S3
8 5 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (0.91%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.68%) SaaS
11 2 (0.46%) HP Helion
11 2 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.23%) Amazon Glacier
12 1 (0.23%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.23%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 30 (6.85%) HTTP
2 25 (5.71%) Network Security
3 22 (5.02%) Internet
4 18 (4.11%) BGP
4 18 (4.11%) OSPF
5 17 (3.88%) VPN
5 17 (3.88%) Firewall
6 16 (3.65%) LDAP
6 16 (3.65%) DHCP
6 16 (3.65%) Ethernet
6 16 (3.65%) IPv4
7 15 (3.42%) Junos
7 15 (3.42%) HSRP
7 15 (3.42%) IOS XR
7 15 (3.42%) Cisco IOS
7 15 (3.42%) BT 21CN
7 15 (3.42%) IPv6
7 15 (3.42%) SAN
7 15 (3.42%) Broadband
7 15 (3.42%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (12.79%) MongoDB
2 39 (8.90%) Relational Database
3 38 (8.68%) Oracle Database
4 37 (8.45%) Big Data
5 35 (7.99%) SQL Server
6 34 (7.76%) Hadoop
6 34 (7.76%) MySQL
7 31 (7.08%) Data Warehouse
8 21 (4.79%) NoSQL
8 21 (4.79%) RDBMS
9 19 (4.34%) Apache Cassandra
10 14 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
10 14 (3.20%) SQL Server 2008
10 14 (3.20%) SAP HANA
11 10 (2.28%) Oracle Database 10g
12 8 (1.83%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (1.60%) Neo4j
13 7 (1.60%) DataStage
14 6 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
15 5 (1.14%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 55 (12.56%) Git (software)
2 49 (11.19%) Jenkins
3 25 (5.71%) Eclipse
4 23 (5.25%) Subversion
5 20 (4.57%) JIRA
6 19 (4.34%) Maven
7 15 (3.42%) Selenium
8 14 (3.20%) Ant
9 13 (2.97%) Gradle
10 9 (2.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (2.05%) TeamCity
10 9 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (2.05%) JUnit
11 8 (1.83%) Cucumber
12 7 (1.60%) GoogleTest
12 7 (1.60%) Mercurial
13 6 (1.37%) Visual Studio
13 6 (1.37%) Hudson
14 5 (1.14%) Oracle Forms
15 4 (0.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 58 (13.24%) Finance
2 25 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 22 (5.02%) Banking
4 8 (1.83%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.60%) Retail
6 4 (0.91%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.68%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.68%) Electronics
7 3 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.46%) Automotive
8 2 (0.46%) Law
8 2 (0.46%) Marketing
8 2 (0.46%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.23%) Avionics
9 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 110 (25.11%) Developer
2 79 (18.04%) Architect
3 38 (8.68%) Java Developer
4 34 (7.76%) Administrator
5 33 (7.53%) Technical Architect
6 30 (6.85%) DevOps Engineer
7 19 (4.34%) Systems Administrator
8 17 (3.88%) Technical Specialist
9 16 (3.65%) Consultant
9 16 (3.65%) PHP Developer
9 16 (3.65%) Operations Engineer
10 15 (3.42%) IP Engineer
10 15 (3.42%) Linux Administrator
10 15 (3.42%) Implementation Engineer
10 15 (3.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 14 (3.20%) Infrastructure Architect
12 13 (2.97%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 13 (2.97%) SAP Architect
13 11 (2.51%) Digital Technical Architect
13 11 (2.51%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (11.19%) Web Services
2 44 (10.05%) .NET
3 33 (7.53%) HTML
4 29 (6.62%) XML
5 26 (5.94%) Middleware
6 22 (5.02%) AngularJS
7 17 (3.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 17 (3.88%) JSON
7 17 (3.88%) CSS
8 16 (3.65%) Java EE
9 15 (3.42%) RESTful
9 15 (3.42%) jQuery
9 15 (3.42%) Servlets
10 14 (3.20%) J2EE
10 14 (3.20%) JMS
11 13 (2.97%) LAMP
12 11 (2.51%) Spring
13 10 (2.28%) Hibernate
14 9 (2.05%) REST
14 9 (2.05%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 41 (9.36%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (6.62%) Data Centre
3 21 (4.79%) Visualisation
4 14 (3.20%) Mainframe
5 12 (2.74%) Data Structures
6 10 (2.28%) VSAM
6 10 (2.28%) Private Cloud
7 9 (2.05%) Replication
8 8 (1.83%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.83%) BYOD
9 6 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.37%) Performance Metrics
9 6 (1.37%) Raspberry Pi
10 5 (1.14%) BeagleBone
10 5 (1.14%) User Experience
10 5 (1.14%) Inversion of Control
10 5 (1.14%) Clustering
11 3 (0.68%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.68%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.68%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 195 (44.52%) UNIX
2 181 (41.32%) Windows
3 50 (11.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 40 (9.13%) AIX
5 33 (7.53%) Solaris
6 22 (5.02%) CentOS
7 21 (4.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (4.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (3.65%) VMS
10 13 (2.97%) Mac OS X
11 9 (2.05%) HPUX
12 8 (1.83%) Windows XP
13 7 (1.60%) Mac OS
13 7 (1.60%) Windows Vista
13 7 (1.60%) Debian
14 6 (1.37%) Ubuntu
15 5 (1.14%) Android
15 5 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (0.91%) SUSE
16 4 (0.91%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (28.08%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (15.07%) Configuration Management
3 65 (14.84%) Continuous Integration
4 57 (13.01%) DevOps
5 48 (10.96%) OO
5 48 (10.96%) Software Engineering
5 48 (10.96%) TDD
6 47 (10.73%) Migration
7 45 (10.27%) Open Source
8 33 (7.53%) SDLC
9 32 (7.31%) ITIL
10 29 (6.62%) Test Scripting
11 28 (6.39%) Load Balancing
11 28 (6.39%) Waterfall
12 24 (5.48%) Unit Testing
12 24 (5.48%) BDD
13 18 (4.11%) Scrum
14 17 (3.88%) Stakeholder Management
15 16 (3.65%) ERP
16 15 (3.42%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 144 (32.88%) Java
2 73 (16.67%) Python
3 70 (15.98%) SQL
4 60 (13.70%) JavaScript
5 49 (11.19%) Ruby
6 39 (8.90%) Perl
7 37 (8.45%) C++
8 36 (8.22%) PHP
9 35 (7.99%) Bash Shell
10 34 (7.76%) C
10 34 (7.76%) Shell Script
11 18 (4.11%) Scala
12 15 (3.42%) R
13 10 (2.28%) COBOL
13 10 (2.28%) PL/SQL
14 9 (2.05%) Objective-C
15 8 (1.83%) C#
15 8 (1.83%) Go
16 6 (1.37%) PowerShell
17 5 (1.14%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 64 (14.61%) Security Cleared
2 40 (9.13%) SC Cleared
3 26 (5.94%) Degree
4 18 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (4.11%) CCNA
5 17 (3.88%) CCNP
6 15 (3.42%) JNCIA
6 15 (3.42%) JNCIP
6 15 (3.42%) CCIE
6 15 (3.42%) CCIP
7 14 (3.20%) DV Cleared
8 11 (2.51%) ISEB
9 9 (2.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (2.05%) HND
9 9 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.46%) MCSE
10 2 (0.46%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.46%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.74%) QA
2 11 (2.51%) SLA
3 1 (0.23%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 50 (11.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (3.88%) vSphere
3 15 (3.42%) Active Directory
4 10 (2.28%) Docker
5 8 (1.83%) Xen
6 7 (1.60%) KVM
6 7 (1.60%) QEMU
7 6 (1.37%) XenApp
7 6 (1.37%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.91%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.68%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.46%) Firmware
10 2 (0.46%) NFS
10 2 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.23%) iptables
11 1 (0.23%) vCloud
11 1 (0.23%) XenServer
11 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.23%) Samba
Systems Management
1 67 (15.30%) Puppet
2 55 (12.56%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (4.57%) Ansible
4 16 (3.65%) StatsD
5 15 (3.42%) CA Single Sign-On
6 14 (3.20%) Nagios
7 11 (2.51%) TIBCO Hawk
8 9 (2.05%) Salt
8 9 (2.05%) Vagrant
9 6 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (1.14%) Cacti
11 4 (0.91%) Munin
11 4 (0.91%) SCOM
11 4 (0.91%) Oracle RMAN
11 4 (0.91%) Graphite
12 3 (0.68%) cPanel
12 3 (0.68%) Hyperic
12 3 (0.68%) BladeLogic
13 2 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 2 (0.46%) SCCM
Vendors
1 109 (24.89%) Oracle
2 76 (17.35%) VMware
3 58 (13.24%) Red Hat
4 41 (9.36%) Cisco
5 30 (6.85%) Citrix
6 29 (6.62%) HP
7 25 (5.71%) Microsoft
8 23 (5.25%) IBM
8 23 (5.25%) Sun
9 22 (5.02%) Juniper
10 19 (4.34%) CheckPoint
11 18 (4.11%) Google
12 16 (3.65%) CA
12 16 (3.65%) SAP
13 15 (3.42%) Tableau
13 15 (3.42%) Teradata
13 15 (3.42%) BT
14 14 (3.20%) TIBCO
15 13 (2.97%) Apigee
15 13 (2.97%) Mashery
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