The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 20 29 23
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -6
Contract jobs citing Linux 8 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 4.26% 3.79% 2.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.10% 18.33% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 3
Average daily rate £375 £513 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.82% +28.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.38 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +3.92%
Linux
Northamptonshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Northampton region.

Operating Systems Category
Northampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
21 60 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 11.17% 20.69% 14.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 26 12
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £120 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £575 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 2
Average hourly rate £8.50 £10.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% -22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Northampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Northampton region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Northampton region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton 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 15 (65.22%) Windows
2 12 (52.17%) DevOps
3 9 (39.13%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (39.13%) Banking
4 8 (34.78%) Jenkins
4 8 (34.78%) Continuous Delivery
5 7 (30.43%) Puppet
5 7 (30.43%) Finance
5 7 (30.43%) Migration
5 7 (30.43%) Unix
6 6 (26.09%) MySQL
6 6 (26.09%) High Availability
6 6 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (26.09%) Ansible
6 6 (26.09%) GitLab
6 6 (26.09%) Windows Server
7 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
7 5 (21.74%) AIX
8 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
8 4 (17.39%) Mainframe
8 4 (17.39%) Web Services
8 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
8 4 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
9 3 (13.04%) Terraform
9 3 (13.04%) Salt
9 3 (13.04%) Degree
9 3 (13.04%) VMware
9 3 (13.04%) Oracle
9 3 (13.04%) Tivoli

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton 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 2 (8.70%) Confluence
1 2 (8.70%) iPlanet
1 2 (8.70%) OpenStack
1 2 (8.70%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.35%) ColdFusion
2 1 (4.35%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.35%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Jenkins
2 6 (26.09%) GitLab
3 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
4 2 (8.70%) JIRA
4 2 (8.70%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (8.70%) Subversion
General
1 9 (39.13%) Banking
2 7 (30.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) AIX Specialist
3 4 (17.39%) AWS Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Cloud Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Linux Specialist
3 4 (17.39%) Unix Specialist
4 3 (13.04%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (13.04%) Unix Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) AIX Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) AIX Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (8.70%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) Unix Technical Specialist
5 2 (8.70%) WebSphere Specialist
5 2 (8.70%) WebSphere Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 15 (65.22%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) Unix
3 6 (26.09%) Windows Server
4 5 (21.74%) AIX
5 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) DevOps
2 8 (34.78%) Continuous Delivery
3 7 (30.43%) Migration
4 6 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (26.09%) High Availability
5 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
6 2 (8.70%) Change Management
6 2 (8.70%) Open Source
6 2 (8.70%) Scrum
6 2 (8.70%) SDLC
6 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
6 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
7 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (4.35%) ETL
7 1 (4.35%) ITIL
7 1 (4.35%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) Perl
1 2 (8.70%) Python
1 2 (8.70%) Ruby
1 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) CCDA
2 1 (4.35%) CCNA
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.35%) MCITP
2 1 (4.35%) MCP
2 1 (4.35%) MCSA
2 1 (4.35%) MCSE
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 2 (8.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (39.13%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (30.43%) Puppet
3 6 (26.09%) Ansible
4 3 (13.04%) Salt
4 3 (13.04%) Terraform
4 3 (13.04%) Tivoli
5 1 (4.35%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle
1 3 (13.04%) VMware
2 2 (8.70%) Atlassian
2 2 (8.70%) Rackspace
2 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix
3 1 (4.35%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) Informatica
3 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com