The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Northampton region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 23 24 27
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 9 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 4.29% 3.27% 0.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.00% 22.73% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Average daily rate
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£369 £330 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.74% -30.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Northampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
36 22 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 17.14% 14.38% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 10 20
Average daily rate £400 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £343 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Linux
Northamptonshire

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014, 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 11 (68.75%) UNIX
2 9 (56.25%) Tomcat
3 8 (50.00%) MySQL
3 8 (50.00%) Google
4 7 (43.75%) Open Source
4 7 (43.75%) Windows
4 7 (43.75%) Apache
4 7 (43.75%) Red Hat
4 7 (43.75%) Finance
5 6 (37.50%) Migration
5 6 (37.50%) Shell Script
5 6 (37.50%) Perl
5 6 (37.50%) Bash Shell
5 6 (37.50%) Google Apps
6 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (31.25%) CentOS
6 5 (31.25%) Hyper-V
6 5 (31.25%) XenServer
6 5 (31.25%) Java
6 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (25.00%) Citrix
7 4 (25.00%) ServiceNow
8 3 (18.75%) hybris
8 3 (18.75%) Web Services
8 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
9 2 (12.50%) VMware
9 2 (12.50%) LAN
9 2 (12.50%) WAN
9 2 (12.50%) Cisco

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 9 (56.25%) Tomcat
2 7 (43.75%) Apache
3 1 (6.25%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 6 (37.50%) Google Apps
2 1 (6.25%) IaaS
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) SaaS
2 1 (6.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) LAN
1 2 (12.50%) WAN
1 2 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Developer
1 7 (43.75%) Support Engineer
2 6 (37.50%) Perl Developer
3 5 (31.25%) Analyst
3 5 (31.25%) Server Analyst
4 4 (25.00%) Server Support
5 3 (18.75%) Support Analyst
5 3 (18.75%) Server Support Analyst
5 3 (18.75%) Storage Analyst
6 2 (12.50%) Designer
6 2 (12.50%) Storage Support Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) Architect
7 1 (6.25%) Windows Support Engineer
7 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Systems Architect
7 1 (6.25%) Windows Server Engineer
7 1 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (6.25%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Designer
7 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) LAMP
2 1 (6.25%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) UNIX
2 7 (43.75%) Windows
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (31.25%) CentOS
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
3 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) TDD
3 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (6.25%) Web Application Development
3 1 (6.25%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Perl
1 6 (37.50%) Shell Script
1 6 (37.50%) Bash Shell
2 5 (31.25%) Java
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Hyper-V
1 5 (31.25%) XenServer
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Google
2 7 (43.75%) Red Hat
3 4 (25.00%) Citrix
3 4 (25.00%) ServiceNow
4 3 (18.75%) hybris
5 2 (12.50%) VMware
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco
6 1 (6.25%) HP
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