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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 22 12 24
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +12
Contract jobs citing Linux 12 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 4.18% 9.05% 5.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.08% 39.58% 40.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 4
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£407 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.75% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £225 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £400 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £34.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.14% -8.00%
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
52 48 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 18.12% 22.86% 12.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 28 11
Average daily rate £375 £383 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% +31.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £175 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £500 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Average hourly rate £10.50 £13.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+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 28 August 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 August 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 13 (56.52%) Windows
2 12 (52.17%) VMware
2 12 (52.17%) Hyper-V
3 11 (47.83%) Performance Tuning
4 10 (43.48%) HP
5 9 (39.13%) ITIL
6 8 (34.78%) NetApp
6 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
7 7 (30.43%) DV Cleared
7 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
7 7 (30.43%) OVSD
7 7 (30.43%) CentOS
7 7 (30.43%) Change Control
7 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (30.43%) Cisco
7 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
7 7 (30.43%) Service Management
7 7 (30.43%) ITSM
7 7 (30.43%) Tomcat
7 7 (30.43%) MS Office
7 7 (30.43%) MySQL
8 6 (26.09%) UNIX
8 6 (26.09%) NFS
8 6 (26.09%) Configuration Management
8 6 (26.09%) Red Hat
8 6 (26.09%) Apache
8 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
8 6 (26.09%) F5
8 6 (26.09%) Capacity Management

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 7 (30.43%) Tomcat
2 6 (26.09%) Apache
3 4 (17.39%) Apache Solr
4 1 (4.35%) Lync
4 1 (4.35%) Node.js
4 1 (4.35%) IIS
4 1 (4.35%) JBoss
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
4 1 (4.35%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (30.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
1 1 (4.35%) Google Apps
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) BIG-IP
1 6 (26.09%) iSCSI
2 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
2 5 (21.74%) DNS
3 4 (17.39%) HTTPS
3 4 (17.39%) SMTP
3 4 (17.39%) FTP
3 4 (17.39%) HTTP
4 1 (4.35%) DHCP
4 1 (4.35%) LDAP
4 1 (4.35%) LAN
4 1 (4.35%) WAN
4 1 (4.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) MySQL
2 4 (17.39%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.35%) Big Data
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.35%) DB2
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (4.35%) PowerCenter
3 1 (4.35%) DB2 UDB
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.35%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) GitLab
2 1 (4.35%) ProC
2 1 (4.35%) Subversion
2 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (17.39%) Retail
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Architect
1 5 (21.74%) Virtualisation Specialist
2 4 (17.39%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Virtualisation Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (8.70%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (8.70%) Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Administrator
3 2 (8.70%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Hadoop Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) DevOps Specialist
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Security Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) HTML
1 1 (4.35%) CSS
1 1 (4.35%) Middleware
1 1 (4.35%) TIBCO EMS
1 1 (4.35%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Replication
2 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.70%) Clustering
4 1 (4.35%) HP Storage
4 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (30.43%) CentOS
3 6 (26.09%) UNIX
3 6 (26.09%) Ubuntu
3 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (21.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.35%) AIX
5 1 (4.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Performance Tuning
2 9 (39.13%) ITIL
3 7 (30.43%) Service Management
3 7 (30.43%) ITSM
3 7 (30.43%) Change Control
4 6 (26.09%) DevOps
4 6 (26.09%) Capacity Management
4 6 (26.09%) Configuration Management
5 4 (17.39%) Patch Management
5 4 (17.39%) Load Testing
5 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
6 3 (13.04%) Open Source
7 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (8.70%) Release Management
7 2 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
8 1 (4.35%) Responsive Web Design
8 1 (4.35%) Performance Testing
8 1 (4.35%) Web Development
8 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
8 1 (4.35%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) Java
2 2 (8.70%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.35%) C++
3 1 (4.35%) VB
3 1 (4.35%) Korn
3 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
1 7 (30.43%) DV Cleared
1 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (52.17%) Hyper-V
2 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (26.09%) NFS
3 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
4 1 (4.35%) Docker
4 1 (4.35%) iptables
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) OVSD
2 4 (17.39%) Puppet
2 4 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (17.39%) Nagios
3 3 (13.04%) Ansible
4 1 (4.35%) Pacemaker
4 1 (4.35%) HAProxy
4 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (4.35%) SCOM
4 1 (4.35%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) VMware
2 10 (43.48%) HP
3 8 (34.78%) NetApp
4 7 (30.43%) Cisco
4 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
5 6 (26.09%) Red Hat
5 6 (26.09%) F5
6 5 (21.74%) hybris
7 2 (8.70%) Oracle
7 2 (8.70%) Google
8 1 (4.35%) TIBCO
8 1 (4.35%) Citrix
8 1 (4.35%) Informatica
8 1 (4.35%) Lumension
8 1 (4.35%) Cloudera