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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 20 28 19
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Contract jobs citing Linux 15 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 6.22% 2.42% 2.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.71% 17.24% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 2
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£413 £400 £236
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +69.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £363 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £400 £317
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +8.21%
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
42 29 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 17.43% 14.01% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 14 6
Average daily rate £375 £400 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +73.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £338 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 0
Average hourly rate £11.17 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.21% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 14 (51.85%) Java
1 14 (51.85%) Red Hat
2 13 (48.15%) Tomcat
3 11 (40.74%) ITIL
3 11 (40.74%) MySQL
3 11 (40.74%) UNIX
3 11 (40.74%) Windows
3 11 (40.74%) Hyper-V
4 10 (37.04%) Performance Tuning
4 10 (37.04%) CentOS
5 9 (33.33%) VMware
5 9 (33.33%) Retail
5 9 (33.33%) Open Source
6 8 (29.63%) hybris
6 8 (29.63%) MongoDB
6 8 (29.63%) HAProxy
6 8 (29.63%) DevOps
6 8 (29.63%) iptables
6 8 (29.63%) Clustering
6 8 (29.63%) Configuration Management
7 7 (25.93%) Finance
7 7 (25.93%) NetApp
7 7 (25.93%) E-Commerce
7 7 (25.93%) Apache
7 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (25.93%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (22.22%) Banking
8 6 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (22.22%) Apache Solr
8 6 (22.22%) Oracle

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 13 (48.15%) Tomcat
2 7 (25.93%) Apache
3 6 (22.22%) Apache Solr
4 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (3.70%) IIS
4 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.70%) Lync
4 1 (3.70%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Office
2 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) SaaS
2 1 (3.70%) Google Apps
2 1 (3.70%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) GitHub
2 1 (3.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) DNS
2 4 (14.81%) HTTPS
2 4 (14.81%) SAN
2 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
2 4 (14.81%) SMTP
2 4 (14.81%) FTP
2 4 (14.81%) HTTP
3 2 (7.41%) BIG-IP
3 2 (7.41%) iSCSI
4 1 (3.70%) LAN
4 1 (3.70%) WAN
4 1 (3.70%) Firewall
4 1 (3.70%) Internet
4 1 (3.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (40.74%) MySQL
2 8 (29.63%) MongoDB
3 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Git (software)
2 3 (11.11%) Subversion
3 2 (7.41%) Artifactory
3 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.41%) ClearCase
4 1 (3.70%) Ant
4 1 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (33.33%) Retail
2 7 (25.93%) Finance
3 6 (22.22%) Banking
4 3 (11.11%) Retail Banking
4 3 (11.11%) Marketing
5 1 (3.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Architect
1 7 (25.93%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Design Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Technical Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Virtualisation Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Virtualisation Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Build Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Linux Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) MySQL DBA
4 2 (7.41%) DBA
4 2 (7.41%) Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Applications Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) CSS
2 1 (3.70%) HTML
2 1 (3.70%) Middleware
2 1 (3.70%) Java EE
2 1 (3.70%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Open Source
2 8 (29.63%) Clustering
3 4 (14.81%) Replication
4 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
5 1 (3.70%) Statistics
5 1 (3.70%) Data Extraction
5 1 (3.70%) IVR
5 1 (3.70%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 11 (40.74%) UNIX
1 11 (40.74%) Windows
2 10 (37.04%) CentOS
3 6 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (7.41%) Ubuntu
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.70%) AIX
5 1 (3.70%) HPUX
5 1 (3.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) ITIL
2 10 (37.04%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (29.63%) DevOps
3 8 (29.63%) Configuration Management
4 7 (25.93%) E-Commerce
4 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (14.81%) Load Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Service Management
6 3 (11.11%) ITSM
6 3 (11.11%) Scrum
6 3 (11.11%) Change Control
7 2 (7.41%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (7.41%) Capacity Management
7 2 (7.41%) Dependency Management
7 2 (7.41%) Workflow
7 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (7.41%) B2B
7 2 (7.41%) B2C
8 1 (3.70%) CRM
8 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 14 (51.85%) Java
2 6 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (7.41%) AWK
3 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
3 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.41%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.70%) VB
4 1 (3.70%) REXX
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 3 (11.11%) DV Cleared
1 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
1 1 (3.70%) COBIT
System Software
1 11 (40.74%) Hyper-V
2 8 (29.63%) iptables
3 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (14.81%) Docker
5 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
5 2 (7.41%) NFS
6 1 (3.70%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (29.63%) HAProxy
2 7 (25.93%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (18.52%) Nagios
3 5 (18.52%) Puppet
4 4 (14.81%) SCOM
5 3 (11.11%) OVSD
5 3 (11.11%) Ansible
5 3 (11.11%) Pacemaker
6 1 (3.70%) SCVMM
6 1 (3.70%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Red Hat
2 9 (33.33%) VMware
3 8 (29.63%) hybris
4 7 (25.93%) NetApp
5 6 (22.22%) Oracle
6 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
6 5 (18.52%) Google
7 4 (14.81%) HP
8 3 (11.11%) Cisco
8 3 (11.11%) F5
9 2 (7.41%) Endeca
9 2 (7.41%) IBM
9 2 (7.41%) Sun
9 2 (7.41%) Citrix
10 1 (3.70%) Perforce
10 1 (3.70%) Lumension