The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 18 24 25
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 35 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 7.80% 4.12% 2.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.63% 23.33% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 10 4
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£450 £400 £236
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +69.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £375 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £405 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +12.67%
Linux
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Northamptonshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
93 60 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 20.71% 17.65% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 30 8
Average daily rate £400 £400 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +196.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £276 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £400 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.58% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 6
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.25 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.28% +9.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.80 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.66 £15.50 £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.94% -0.93%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Northamptonshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Northamptonshire region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Northamptonshire region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton +15 24 £450 +12.50% 7
Corby - 2 £313 -
Linux
East Midlands

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 28 (65.12%) Java
2 24 (55.81%) UNIX
3 22 (51.16%) Red Hat
4 21 (48.84%) E-Commerce
5 20 (46.51%) Tomcat
5 20 (46.51%) hybris
6 19 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (41.86%) Apache Solr
8 15 (34.88%) Windows
8 15 (34.88%) Apache
9 14 (32.56%) MySQL
9 14 (32.56%) Configuration Management
9 14 (32.56%) Retail
9 14 (32.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (30.23%) ITIL
11 12 (27.91%) Oracle
12 11 (25.58%) Hyper-V
12 11 (25.58%) Open Source
13 10 (23.26%) SQL
13 10 (23.26%) Subversion
13 10 (23.26%) Endeca
14 9 (20.93%) Finance
14 9 (20.93%) Performance Tuning
14 9 (20.93%) DevOps
14 9 (20.93%) CentOS
15 8 (18.60%) HAProxy
15 8 (18.60%) MongoDB
15 8 (18.60%) iptables
15 8 (18.60%) Scrum
15 8 (18.60%) Clustering

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 20 (46.51%) Tomcat
2 18 (41.86%) Apache Solr
3 15 (34.88%) Apache
4 4 (9.30%) JBoss
5 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.33%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.33%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.33%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) SaaS
2 2 (4.65%) Google Apps
3 1 (2.33%) GitHub
3 1 (2.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) SAN
1 5 (11.63%) DNS
2 4 (9.30%) SMTP
2 4 (9.30%) FTP
2 4 (9.30%) HTTP
2 4 (9.30%) TCP/IP
2 4 (9.30%) HTTPS
3 2 (4.65%) WAN
3 2 (4.65%) LAN
4 1 (2.33%) Firewall
4 1 (2.33%) BIG-IP
4 1 (2.33%) SSL
4 1 (2.33%) Internet
4 1 (2.33%) VoIP
4 1 (2.33%) Network Security
4 1 (2.33%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (32.56%) MySQL
2 8 (18.60%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (23.26%) Subversion
2 4 (9.30%) Git (software)
2 4 (9.30%) Ant
2 4 (9.30%) JUnit
3 3 (6.98%) Maven
4 2 (4.65%) Artifactory
4 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.65%) ClearCase
5 1 (2.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (32.56%) Retail
2 9 (20.93%) Finance
3 8 (18.60%) Marketing
4 6 (13.95%) Banking
5 3 (6.98%) Retail Banking
6 1 (2.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (23.26%) Linux Engineer
2 9 (20.93%) Architect
3 7 (16.28%) Developer
4 4 (9.30%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) E-Commerce Manager
4 4 (9.30%) Services Delivery Manager
4 4 (9.30%) Design Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Service Manager
4 4 (9.30%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Java Developer
5 3 (6.98%) Technical Architect
6 2 (4.65%) MySQL DBA
6 2 (4.65%) Build Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Designer
6 2 (4.65%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Linux Specialist
6 2 (4.65%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Designer
6 2 (4.65%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.65%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) J2EE
1 5 (11.63%) Web Services
2 4 (9.30%) Spring
2 4 (9.30%) Java EE
3 3 (6.98%) Struts
3 3 (6.98%) JBoss Seam
4 2 (4.65%) Middleware
5 1 (2.33%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.33%) .NET
5 1 (2.33%) HTML
5 1 (2.33%) CSS
5 1 (2.33%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.58%) Open Source
2 8 (18.60%) Clustering
3 4 (9.30%) Replication
4 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.33%) IVR
5 1 (2.33%) Statistics
5 1 (2.33%) EMV
5 1 (2.33%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.33%) Data Extraction
5 1 (2.33%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 24 (55.81%) UNIX
2 15 (34.88%) Windows
3 14 (32.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (20.93%) CentOS
5 1 (2.33%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.33%) AIX
5 1 (2.33%) HPUX
5 1 (2.33%) Solaris
5 1 (2.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (48.84%) E-Commerce
2 19 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (32.56%) Configuration Management
4 13 (30.23%) ITIL
5 9 (20.93%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (20.93%) DevOps
6 8 (18.60%) Scrum
7 7 (16.28%) B2B
7 7 (16.28%) B2C
8 4 (9.30%) Waterfall
8 4 (9.30%) Load Testing
8 4 (9.30%) Mentoring
8 4 (9.30%) Service Delivery
9 2 (4.65%) Dependency Management
9 2 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (4.65%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (4.65%) Project Management
9 2 (4.65%) Workflow
10 1 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (2.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (65.12%) Java
2 10 (23.26%) SQL
3 7 (16.28%) AWK
3 7 (16.28%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.65%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.33%) REXX
5 1 (2.33%) VB
5 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (2.33%) CCNP
1 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
1 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 11 (25.58%) Hyper-V
2 8 (18.60%) iptables
3 4 (9.30%) Docker
4 3 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.33%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
5 1 (2.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (18.60%) HAProxy
2 7 (16.28%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (11.63%) Nagios
3 5 (11.63%) Puppet
4 4 (9.30%) SCOM
5 3 (6.98%) Pacemaker
5 3 (6.98%) Ansible
6 1 (2.33%) CA Endevor
6 1 (2.33%) OVSD
6 1 (2.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 22 (51.16%) Red Hat
2 20 (46.51%) hybris
3 12 (27.91%) Oracle
4 10 (23.26%) Endeca
5 7 (16.28%) VMware
6 6 (13.95%) NetApp
6 6 (13.95%) Google
7 4 (9.30%) Cisco
8 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
8 3 (6.98%) HP
9 2 (4.65%) F5
9 2 (4.65%) Sun
9 2 (4.65%) IBM
10 1 (2.33%) Perforce
10 1 (2.33%) Dell
10 1 (2.33%) EMC
10 1 (2.33%) Citrix
10 1 (2.33%) Juniper
10 1 (2.33%) Aruba