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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 27 28 18
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Contract jobs citing Linux 7 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 2.56% 1.09% 2.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.58% 8.00% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate
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£575 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.38 £34.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -5.55%
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
48 25 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 17.58% 13.66% 14.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 1
Average daily rate £365 £250 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.00% +17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 3
Average hourly rate £10.50 £10.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -70.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 22 (78.57%) Java
2 15 (53.57%) Windows
2 15 (53.57%) E-Commerce
2 15 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (53.57%) hybris
2 15 (53.57%) Open Source
3 14 (50.00%) Tomcat
4 9 (32.14%) MySQL
4 9 (32.14%) LAN
4 9 (32.14%) WAN
4 9 (32.14%) SAN
5 8 (28.57%) Apache
5 8 (28.57%) Cisco
5 8 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 8 (28.57%) UNIX
6 7 (25.00%) CSS
6 7 (25.00%) HTML
6 7 (25.00%) Oracle
6 7 (25.00%) Hibernate
6 7 (25.00%) CSS3
6 7 (25.00%) HTML5
6 7 (25.00%) RESTful
6 7 (25.00%) Spring
6 7 (25.00%) Google
6 7 (25.00%) jQuery
7 6 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (21.43%) Selenium
7 6 (21.43%) Mockito
7 6 (21.43%) Cucumber
7 6 (21.43%) WebDriver

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 8 (28.57%) Apache
3 4 (14.29%) Apache Solr
4 2 (7.14%) OpenStack
5 1 (3.57%) nginx
5 1 (3.57%) JBoss
5 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) LAN
1 9 (32.14%) WAN
1 9 (32.14%) SAN
2 1 (3.57%) Firewall
2 1 (3.57%) MPLS
2 1 (3.57%) DHCP
2 1 (3.57%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (32.14%) MySQL
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Selenium
1 6 (21.43%) Mockito
1 6 (21.43%) Cucumber
1 6 (21.43%) WebDriver
1 6 (21.43%) Jenkins
2 4 (14.29%) JUnit
3 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.57%) JIRA
4 1 (3.57%) Subversion
4 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Developer
2 7 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 6 (21.43%) Hybris Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Administrator
4 4 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (14.29%) Services Delivery Manager
4 4 (14.29%) Service Manager
4 4 (14.29%) Delivery Manager
4 4 (14.29%) E-Commerce Manager
4 4 (14.29%) Designer
4 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Designer
5 3 (10.71%) Server Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Storage Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 3 (10.71%) UNIX Administrator
5 3 (10.71%) Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Java Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) CSS
1 7 (25.00%) HTML
1 7 (25.00%) Hibernate
1 7 (25.00%) CSS3
1 7 (25.00%) HTML5
1 7 (25.00%) RESTful
1 7 (25.00%) Spring
1 7 (25.00%) jQuery
2 6 (21.43%) ActiveMQ
2 6 (21.43%) J2EE
2 6 (21.43%) JMS
3 4 (14.29%) Spring Integration
4 3 (10.71%) Web Services
5 2 (7.14%) LAMP
6 1 (3.57%) iOS SDK
6 1 (3.57%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (3.57%) CodeIgniter
6 1 (3.57%) Laravel
6 1 (3.57%) Android SDK
6 1 (3.57%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 15 (53.57%) Open Source
2 1 (3.57%) Augmented Reality
2 1 (3.57%) Statistics
2 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 15 (53.57%) Windows
2 8 (28.57%) UNIX
3 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.57%) Android
3 1 (3.57%) CentOS
3 1 (3.57%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) E-Commerce
1 15 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (21.43%) SOA
3 5 (17.86%) ITIL
3 5 (17.86%) MVC
4 4 (14.29%) Migration
4 4 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (3.57%) Android Development
5 1 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.57%) DevOps
5 1 (3.57%) TDD
5 1 (3.57%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (78.57%) Java
2 8 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.71%) Bash Shell
3 3 (10.71%) Shell Script
3 3 (10.71%) Perl
3 3 (10.71%) Python
4 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.57%) Ruby
4 1 (3.57%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) MCITP
1 1 (3.57%) MCSE
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.57%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) Ansible
2 1 (3.57%) SCVMM
2 1 (3.57%) Nagios
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) hybris
2 8 (28.57%) Cisco
3 7 (25.00%) Oracle
3 7 (25.00%) Google
4 5 (17.86%) VMware
5 4 (14.29%) HP
6 1 (3.57%) Zend
6 1 (3.57%) Red Hat