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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 21 23 21
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 18 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 5.77% 2.58% 1.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.03% 17.39% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 2
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £223
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +79.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £435 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
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
62 23 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 19.87% 14.84% 14.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 7 3
Average daily rate £385 £400 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +263.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £400 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £420 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 3
Average hourly rate £12.00 £11.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -24.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -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 6 March 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 6 March 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 25 (75.76%) Java
2 16 (48.48%) Windows
3 15 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (45.45%) Open Source
4 14 (42.42%) UNIX
4 14 (42.42%) Tomcat
5 13 (39.39%) ITIL
5 13 (39.39%) E-Commerce
5 13 (39.39%) hybris
6 10 (30.30%) MySQL
7 9 (27.27%) Red Hat
7 9 (27.27%) CentOS
8 8 (24.24%) Oracle
9 7 (21.21%) JavaScript
9 7 (21.21%) Clustering
9 7 (21.21%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (21.21%) Jenkins
9 7 (21.21%) HAProxy
10 6 (18.18%) HTML5
10 6 (18.18%) CSS3
10 6 (18.18%) RESTful
10 6 (18.18%) Apache Solr
10 6 (18.18%) Finance
10 6 (18.18%) Hibernate
10 6 (18.18%) Spring
10 6 (18.18%) jQuery
10 6 (18.18%) HTML
10 6 (18.18%) J2EE
10 6 (18.18%) CSS
10 6 (18.18%) Web Services

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 14 (42.42%) Tomcat
2 6 (18.18%) Apache Solr
2 6 (18.18%) Apache
3 1 (3.03%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.03%) nginx
3 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (3.03%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.03%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) SaaS
2 2 (6.06%) Google Apps
3 1 (3.03%) GitHub
3 1 (3.03%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) SAN
2 3 (9.09%) LAN
2 3 (9.09%) WAN
3 2 (6.06%) DNS
3 2 (6.06%) Firewall
4 1 (3.03%) BIG-IP
4 1 (3.03%) iSCSI
4 1 (3.03%) Internet
4 1 (3.03%) MPLS
4 1 (3.03%) SSL
4 1 (3.03%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (30.30%) MySQL
2 4 (12.12%) MongoDB
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Jenkins
2 5 (15.15%) WebDriver
2 5 (15.15%) Mockito
2 5 (15.15%) Cucumber
2 5 (15.15%) Selenium
3 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
3 4 (12.12%) JUnit
4 3 (9.09%) Subversion
5 2 (6.06%) ClearCase
5 2 (6.06%) Artifactory
6 1 (3.03%) Ant
6 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
6 1 (3.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (3.03%) JIRA
6 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (18.18%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Banking
2 5 (15.15%) Retail
3 3 (9.09%) Retail Banking
3 3 (9.09%) Marketing
4 1 (3.03%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Developer
2 6 (18.18%) Java Developer
3 5 (15.15%) Architect
3 5 (15.15%) Hybris Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Delivery Manager
4 4 (12.12%) Services Delivery Manager
4 4 (12.12%) Design Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Service Manager
4 4 (12.12%) E-Commerce Manager
4 4 (12.12%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Linux Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Designer
5 2 (6.06%) MySQL DBA
5 2 (6.06%) Designer
5 2 (6.06%) Build Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Technical Architect
5 2 (6.06%) DBA
6 1 (3.03%) Applications Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) J2EE
1 6 (18.18%) CSS
1 6 (18.18%) Web Services
1 6 (18.18%) HTML
1 6 (18.18%) Hibernate
1 6 (18.18%) jQuery
1 6 (18.18%) RESTful
1 6 (18.18%) HTML5
1 6 (18.18%) Spring
1 6 (18.18%) CSS3
2 5 (15.15%) ActiveMQ
2 5 (15.15%) JMS
3 3 (9.09%) Spring Integration
4 1 (3.03%) Android SDK
4 1 (3.03%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (3.03%) Middleware
4 1 (3.03%) .NET
4 1 (3.03%) Laravel
4 1 (3.03%) Java EE
4 1 (3.03%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 15 (45.45%) Open Source
2 7 (21.21%) Clustering
3 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.03%) IVR
4 1 (3.03%) Statistics
4 1 (3.03%) Data Extraction
4 1 (3.03%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (3.03%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (3.03%) EMV
4 1 (3.03%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 16 (48.48%) Windows
2 14 (42.42%) UNIX
3 9 (27.27%) CentOS
4 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (6.06%) Ubuntu
5 1 (3.03%) Android
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Phone
5 1 (3.03%) AIX
5 1 (3.03%) HPUX
5 1 (3.03%) Solaris
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (39.39%) E-Commerce
2 13 (39.39%) ITIL
3 7 (21.21%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (15.15%) DevOps
4 5 (15.15%) SOA
5 4 (12.12%) Configuration Management
5 4 (12.12%) Service Delivery
5 4 (12.12%) MVC
5 4 (12.12%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (6.06%) Workflow
6 2 (6.06%) Dependency Management
6 2 (6.06%) B2B
6 2 (6.06%) B2C
6 2 (6.06%) Scrum
7 1 (3.03%) Project Management
7 1 (3.03%) Service Management
7 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.03%) Risk Management
7 1 (3.03%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (75.76%) Java
2 7 (21.21%) JavaScript
3 5 (15.15%) SQL
4 2 (6.06%) PL/SQL
4 2 (6.06%) AWK
5 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.03%) VB
5 1 (3.03%) REXX
5 1 (3.03%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) VCP4
2 1 (3.03%) MCSE
2 1 (3.03%) CCNA
2 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.03%) MCITP
2 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) Hyper-V
2 3 (9.09%) Docker
2 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.03%) NFS
3 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.03%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) HAProxy
2 3 (9.09%) Ansible
2 3 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (9.09%) SCOM
3 1 (3.03%) SCVMM
3 1 (3.03%) Puppet
3 1 (3.03%) Nagios
3 1 (3.03%) OVSD
3 1 (3.03%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) hybris
2 9 (27.27%) Red Hat
3 8 (24.24%) Oracle
4 5 (15.15%) Cisco
4 5 (15.15%) Google
5 4 (12.12%) VMware
5 4 (12.12%) NetApp
6 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
7 2 (6.06%) Sun
7 2 (6.06%) HP
7 2 (6.06%) IBM
7 2 (6.06%) F5
7 2 (6.06%) Endeca
8 1 (3.03%) Zend
8 1 (3.03%) Perforce
8 1 (3.03%) Citrix