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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 16 25 20
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Contract jobs citing Linux 24 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 7.89% 3.59% 2.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.10% 23.33% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 3
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +196.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £400 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £420 £297
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £39.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.32% +12.85%
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
63 30 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 20.72% 15.38% 12.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 16 6
Average daily rate £385 £400 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +196.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £320 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £430 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 3
Average hourly rate £10.50 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% -10.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Northampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Northampton region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram 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 17 April 2015, 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 20 (62.50%) Java
2 17 (53.13%) Tomcat
3 15 (46.88%) UNIX
4 14 (43.75%) Windows
4 14 (43.75%) ITIL
4 14 (43.75%) Red Hat
5 13 (40.63%) hybris
6 12 (37.50%) E-Commerce
6 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (34.38%) MySQL
7 11 (34.38%) Open Source
8 10 (31.25%) Apache Solr
8 10 (31.25%) CentOS
9 9 (28.13%) Hyper-V
9 9 (28.13%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (28.13%) DevOps
9 9 (28.13%) Retail
10 8 (25.00%) Clustering
10 8 (25.00%) Configuration Management
10 8 (25.00%) HAProxy
10 8 (25.00%) iptables
10 8 (25.00%) MongoDB
11 7 (21.88%) Opscode Chef
11 7 (21.88%) Apache
11 7 (21.88%) Oracle
11 7 (21.88%) VMware
11 7 (21.88%) Finance
12 6 (18.75%) Banking
12 6 (18.75%) J2EE
12 6 (18.75%) DNS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 17 (53.13%) Tomcat
2 10 (31.25%) Apache Solr
3 7 (21.88%) Apache
4 1 (3.13%) Node.js
4 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (3.13%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.13%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) SaaS
2 1 (3.13%) PaaS
2 1 (3.13%) Google Apps
2 1 (3.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) DNS
2 4 (12.50%) HTTPS
2 4 (12.50%) FTP
2 4 (12.50%) HTTP
2 4 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 4 (12.50%) SMTP
2 4 (12.50%) SAN
3 2 (6.25%) Firewall
4 1 (3.13%) BIG-IP
4 1 (3.13%) iSCSI
4 1 (3.13%) Internet
4 1 (3.13%) MPLS
4 1 (3.13%) DHCP
4 1 (3.13%) LAN
4 1 (3.13%) WAN
4 1 (3.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (34.38%) MySQL
2 8 (25.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) JUnit
1 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.38%) Subversion
2 3 (9.38%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.25%) Artifactory
3 2 (6.25%) ClearCase
4 1 (3.13%) Ant
4 1 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.13%) Mockito
4 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.13%) Selenium
General
1 9 (28.13%) Retail
2 7 (21.88%) Finance
3 6 (18.75%) Banking
4 3 (9.38%) Retail Banking
4 3 (9.38%) Marketing
5 1 (3.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Linux Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) Architect
3 4 (12.50%) Developer
3 4 (12.50%) Services Delivery Manager
3 4 (12.50%) Design Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Service Manager
3 4 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
3 4 (12.50%) E-Commerce Manager
3 4 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Technical Architect
5 2 (6.25%) DBA
5 2 (6.25%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (6.25%) Linux Specialist
5 2 (6.25%) MySQL DBA
5 2 (6.25%) Build Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.13%) Hybris Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Monitoring Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) J2EE
2 5 (15.63%) Web Services
3 2 (6.25%) Hibernate
3 2 (6.25%) CSS
3 2 (6.25%) HTML
3 2 (6.25%) Spring
4 1 (3.13%) Java EE
4 1 (3.13%) jQuery
4 1 (3.13%) OAuth
4 1 (3.13%) RESTful
4 1 (3.13%) HTML5
4 1 (3.13%) CSS3
4 1 (3.13%) .NET
4 1 (3.13%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (3.13%) JMS
4 1 (3.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (34.38%) Open Source
2 8 (25.00%) Clustering
3 4 (12.50%) Replication
4 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.13%) IVR
5 1 (3.13%) Statistics
5 1 (3.13%) Data Extraction
5 1 (3.13%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (3.13%) EMV
5 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 15 (46.88%) UNIX
2 14 (43.75%) Windows
3 10 (31.25%) CentOS
4 6 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.13%) AIX
5 1 (3.13%) HPUX
5 1 (3.13%) Solaris
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.13%) Ubuntu
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) ITIL
2 12 (37.50%) E-Commerce
2 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (28.13%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (28.13%) DevOps
4 8 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 4 (12.50%) Load Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (9.38%) Scrum
7 2 (6.25%) Workflow
7 2 (6.25%) B2B
7 2 (6.25%) B2C
7 2 (6.25%) Dependency Management
7 2 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
8 1 (3.13%) Mentoring
8 1 (3.13%) People Management
8 1 (3.13%) Application Performance Monitoring
8 1 (3.13%) Project Management
8 1 (3.13%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (62.50%) Java
2 5 (15.63%) SQL
3 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.25%) PL/SQL
4 2 (6.25%) AWK
5 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.13%) VB
5 1 (3.13%) REXX
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) MCSE
1 1 (3.13%) CCNA
1 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.13%) MCITP
1 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
1 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (28.13%) Hyper-V
2 8 (25.00%) iptables
3 4 (12.50%) Docker
4 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.13%) NFS
5 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
5 1 (3.13%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (25.00%) HAProxy
2 7 (21.88%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (15.63%) Puppet
3 5 (15.63%) Nagios
4 4 (12.50%) SCOM
5 3 (9.38%) Ansible
5 3 (9.38%) Pacemaker
6 1 (3.13%) SCVMM
6 1 (3.13%) OVSD
6 1 (3.13%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Red Hat
2 13 (40.63%) hybris
3 7 (21.88%) VMware
3 7 (21.88%) Oracle
4 5 (15.63%) NetApp
4 5 (15.63%) Google
5 3 (9.38%) Cisco
5 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
6 2 (6.25%) Sun
6 2 (6.25%) HP
6 2 (6.25%) IBM
6 2 (6.25%) Endeca
6 2 (6.25%) F5
7 1 (3.13%) Perforce
7 1 (3.13%) Citrix