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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 17 31 21
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -10
Contract jobs citing Linux 13 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 5.94% 0.45% 2.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.14% 3.57% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
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£407 £338 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.59% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
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
37 28 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 16.89% 12.61% 15.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 7
Average daily rate £407 £400 £244
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.75% +64.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £330 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £600 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 1
Average hourly rate £10.20 £14.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.14% -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 16 (44.44%) Java
1 16 (44.44%) Windows
2 15 (41.67%) ITIL
2 15 (41.67%) Hyper-V
3 14 (38.89%) CentOS
3 14 (38.89%) Performance Tuning
3 14 (38.89%) Red Hat
4 13 (36.11%) UNIX
4 13 (36.11%) Tomcat
4 13 (36.11%) VMware
5 11 (30.56%) MySQL
5 11 (30.56%) NetApp
6 10 (27.78%) HP
6 10 (27.78%) Configuration Management
6 10 (27.78%) Data Centre
7 9 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (25.00%) Open Source
7 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 9 (25.00%) Clustering
7 9 (25.00%) Retail
8 8 (22.22%) hybris
8 8 (22.22%) HAProxy
8 8 (22.22%) DevOps
8 8 (22.22%) iptables
8 8 (22.22%) MongoDB
9 7 (19.44%) Change Control
9 7 (19.44%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (19.44%) F5
9 7 (19.44%) SC Cleared
9 7 (19.44%) DV Cleared

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (36.11%) Tomcat
2 7 (19.44%) Apache
3 6 (16.67%) Apache Solr
4 1 (2.78%) Lync
4 1 (2.78%) Node.js
4 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.78%) IIS
4 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.78%) SAS
4 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (19.44%) MS Office
2 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) SaaS
2 1 (2.78%) PaaS
2 1 (2.78%) Google Apps
2 1 (2.78%) Office 365
2 1 (2.78%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.67%) BIG-IP
1 6 (16.67%) iSCSI
2 5 (13.89%) DNS
3 4 (11.11%) HTTPS
3 4 (11.11%) SMTP
3 4 (11.11%) FTP
3 4 (11.11%) HTTP
3 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 4 (11.11%) SAN
4 1 (2.78%) Internet
4 1 (2.78%) Firewall
4 1 (2.78%) SSL
4 1 (2.78%) LAN
4 1 (2.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (30.56%) MySQL
2 8 (22.22%) MongoDB
3 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.78%) DB2 UDB
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.78%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.78%) DB2
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.78%) PowerCenter
5 1 (2.78%) Big Data
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.33%) Subversion
3 2 (5.56%) Artifactory
3 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.56%) ClearCase
4 1 (2.78%) ProC
4 1 (2.78%) Ant
4 1 (2.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (25.00%) Retail
2 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 7 (19.44%) Banking
3 3 (8.33%) Retail Banking
3 3 (8.33%) Marketing
4 1 (2.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Architect
2 7 (19.44%) Linux Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Virtualisation Specialist
4 4 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Virtualisation Architect
4 4 (11.11%) Design Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) DBA
6 2 (5.56%) Administrator
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (5.56%) MySQL DBA
6 2 (5.56%) Build Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Linux Specialist
6 2 (5.56%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Hadoop Administrator
7 1 (2.78%) Monitoring Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) Web Services
2 2 (5.56%) Middleware
3 1 (2.78%) Java EE
3 1 (2.78%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (2.78%) OAuth
3 1 (2.78%) HTML
3 1 (2.78%) .NET
3 1 (2.78%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.78%) Data Centre
2 9 (25.00%) Clustering
3 4 (11.11%) Replication
4 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.78%) IVR
5 1 (2.78%) Statistics
5 1 (2.78%) Data Extraction
5 1 (2.78%) HP Storage
5 1 (2.78%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 16 (44.44%) Windows
2 14 (38.89%) CentOS
3 13 (36.11%) UNIX
4 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (16.67%) Ubuntu
5 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.56%) Solaris
6 2 (5.56%) AIX
7 1 (2.78%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (41.67%) ITIL
2 14 (38.89%) Performance Tuning
3 10 (27.78%) Configuration Management
4 9 (25.00%) Open Source
5 8 (22.22%) DevOps
6 7 (19.44%) Change Control
6 7 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (19.44%) E-Commerce
6 7 (19.44%) Service Management
6 7 (19.44%) ITSM
7 6 (16.67%) Capacity Management
8 4 (11.11%) Patch Management
8 4 (11.11%) Load Testing
9 3 (8.33%) Scrum
10 2 (5.56%) Workflow
10 2 (5.56%) B2B
10 2 (5.56%) B2C
10 2 (5.56%) Release Management
10 2 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (5.56%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (44.44%) Java
2 7 (19.44%) SQL
3 2 (5.56%) VB
3 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.56%) PL/SQL
3 2 (5.56%) AWK
3 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.78%) Korn
4 1 (2.78%) REXX
4 1 (2.78%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) SC Cleared
1 7 (19.44%) DV Cleared
1 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) COBIT
System Software
1 15 (41.67%) Hyper-V
2 9 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (22.22%) iptables
4 6 (16.67%) NFS
4 6 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 4 (11.11%) Docker
6 1 (2.78%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (22.22%) HAProxy
2 7 (19.44%) OVSD
2 7 (19.44%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (13.89%) Nagios
3 5 (13.89%) Puppet
4 4 (11.11%) SCOM
5 3 (8.33%) Ansible
5 3 (8.33%) Pacemaker
6 1 (2.78%) SCVMM
6 1 (2.78%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 14 (38.89%) Red Hat
2 13 (36.11%) VMware
3 11 (30.56%) NetApp
4 10 (27.78%) HP
5 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 8 (22.22%) hybris
7 7 (19.44%) F5
7 7 (19.44%) Oracle
7 7 (19.44%) Cisco
8 5 (13.89%) Google
9 2 (5.56%) Endeca
9 2 (5.56%) IBM
9 2 (5.56%) Sun
9 2 (5.56%) Citrix
10 1 (2.78%) Informatica
10 1 (2.78%) TIBCO
10 1 (2.78%) Perforce
10 1 (2.78%) Lumension
10 1 (2.78%) Cloudera