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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 18 19 17
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 20 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 7.30% 5.23% 4.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.36% 42.86% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 2
Average daily rate
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£450 £388 £179
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +116.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £195 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £393 £230
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £25.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £34.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+9.55% -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
55 21 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 20.07% 12.21% 24.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 15 6
Average daily rate £400 £208 £145
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+92.77% +43.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £188 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £388 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 8
Average hourly rate £10.50 £18.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.46% +10.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 25 (65.79%) Java
2 23 (60.53%) Tomcat
3 21 (55.26%) Windows
4 20 (52.63%) Open Source
5 17 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (42.11%) MySQL
7 15 (39.47%) E-Commerce
7 15 (39.47%) Google
7 15 (39.47%) hybris
8 14 (36.84%) UNIX
8 14 (36.84%) Apache
9 11 (28.95%) Google Apps
10 10 (26.32%) LAN
10 10 (26.32%) WAN
10 10 (26.32%) SAN
11 9 (23.68%) Red Hat
11 9 (23.68%) Cisco
11 9 (23.68%) JavaScript
12 8 (21.05%) Oracle
13 7 (18.42%) HTML
13 7 (18.42%) CSS
13 7 (18.42%) Web Services
13 7 (18.42%) Hibernate
13 7 (18.42%) CSS3
13 7 (18.42%) Ansible
13 7 (18.42%) HTML5
13 7 (18.42%) RESTful
13 7 (18.42%) Spring
13 7 (18.42%) jQuery
14 6 (15.79%) Selenium

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 23 (60.53%) Tomcat
2 14 (36.84%) Apache
3 4 (10.53%) Apache Solr
4 3 (7.89%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.63%) nginx
5 1 (2.63%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.63%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 11 (28.95%) Google Apps
2 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.63%) SaaS
3 1 (2.63%) PaaS
3 1 (2.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (26.32%) LAN
1 10 (26.32%) WAN
1 10 (26.32%) SAN
2 1 (2.63%) MPLS
2 1 (2.63%) Firewall
2 1 (2.63%) DHCP
2 1 (2.63%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (42.11%) MySQL
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) WebDriver
1 6 (15.79%) Mockito
1 6 (15.79%) Cucumber
1 6 (15.79%) Selenium
1 6 (15.79%) Jenkins
2 4 (10.53%) JUnit
3 3 (7.89%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.26%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.63%) Subversion
5 1 (2.63%) JIRA
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) Developer
2 7 (18.42%) Analyst
2 7 (18.42%) Java Developer
2 7 (18.42%) Server Analyst
2 7 (18.42%) Designer
3 6 (15.79%) Hybris Developer
3 6 (15.79%) Infrastructure Designer
3 6 (15.79%) Support Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Administrator
4 5 (13.16%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (13.16%) Storage Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) E-Commerce Manager
5 4 (10.53%) Delivery Manager
5 4 (10.53%) Server Support
5 4 (10.53%) Services Delivery Manager
5 4 (10.53%) Service Manager
5 4 (10.53%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 4 (10.53%) UNIX Administrator
6 3 (7.89%) Support Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) CSS
1 7 (18.42%) Web Services
1 7 (18.42%) HTML
1 7 (18.42%) Hibernate
1 7 (18.42%) jQuery
1 7 (18.42%) RESTful
1 7 (18.42%) HTML5
1 7 (18.42%) Spring
1 7 (18.42%) CSS3
2 6 (15.79%) ActiveMQ
2 6 (15.79%) J2EE
2 6 (15.79%) JMS
3 4 (10.53%) Spring Integration
4 3 (7.89%) LAMP
5 2 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (2.63%) CodeIgniter
6 1 (2.63%) Laravel
6 1 (2.63%) iOS SDK
6 1 (2.63%) Middleware
6 1 (2.63%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 20 (52.63%) Open Source
2 1 (2.63%) EMV
2 1 (2.63%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 21 (55.26%) Windows
2 14 (36.84%) UNIX
3 6 (15.79%) CentOS
4 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Phone
5 1 (2.63%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.63%) Android
5 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (39.47%) E-Commerce
3 6 (15.79%) SOA
3 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (13.16%) ITIL
4 5 (13.16%) MVC
4 5 (13.16%) Migration
5 4 (10.53%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.26%) TDD
7 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (2.63%) Project Management
7 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (2.63%) Android Development
7 1 (2.63%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 25 (65.79%) Java
2 9 (23.68%) JavaScript
3 4 (10.53%) Perl
3 4 (10.53%) Python
3 4 (10.53%) Shell Script
3 4 (10.53%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.26%) Ruby
5 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.63%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) MCSE
1 1 (2.63%) CCNA
1 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.63%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (13.16%) Hyper-V
1 5 (13.16%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) Ansible
2 1 (2.63%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 15 (39.47%) Google
1 15 (39.47%) hybris
2 9 (23.68%) Cisco
2 9 (23.68%) Red Hat
3 8 (21.05%) Oracle
4 6 (15.79%) VMware
5 4 (10.53%) HP
5 4 (10.53%) Citrix
5 4 (10.53%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.63%) Zend