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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 21 32 39
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +7
Contract jobs citing Linux 22 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 5.95% 3.44% 1.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.85% 25.64% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 2
Average daily rate
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£365 £330 £161
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% +104.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £225 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £395 £162
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.33% -6.25%
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
65 39 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 17.57% 13.40% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 24 25
Average daily rate £300 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £110 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £575 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 7
Average hourly rate £11.00 £16.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +18.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +12 18 £400 +3.22% 2
Towcester - - - -
Brackley - - - -
Kettering - - - - 1
Linux
East Midlands

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 23 (60.53%) MySQL
2 22 (57.89%) Apache
3 16 (42.11%) Tomcat
4 15 (39.47%) UNIX
5 14 (36.84%) Windows
5 14 (36.84%) CentOS
6 13 (34.21%) JavaScript
6 13 (34.21%) Google
7 12 (31.58%) jQuery
8 11 (28.95%) RESTful
8 11 (28.95%) Rackspace
8 11 (28.95%) Subversion
8 11 (28.95%) PHP
8 11 (28.95%) XML
9 10 (26.32%) Java
9 10 (26.32%) Red Hat
9 10 (26.32%) Ajax
9 10 (26.32%) Migration
9 10 (26.32%) Open Source
9 10 (26.32%) Symfony
10 9 (23.68%) Rackspace Cloud
10 9 (23.68%) Google Apps
10 9 (23.68%) E-Commerce
11 8 (21.05%) Finance
11 8 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (18.42%) Hyper-V
12 7 (18.42%) Bash Shell
12 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2003

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 22 (57.89%) Apache
2 16 (42.11%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.26%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 9 (23.68%) Rackspace Cloud
1 9 (23.68%) 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 6 (15.79%) LAN
1 6 (15.79%) WAN
1 6 (15.79%) SSL
1 6 (15.79%) SAN
1 6 (15.79%) SSH
2 1 (2.63%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (60.53%) MySQL
2 6 (15.79%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (28.95%) Subversion
2 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.26%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 8 (21.05%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) Developer
2 9 (23.68%) Support Engineer
2 9 (23.68%) Analyst
3 8 (21.05%) Systems Administrator
3 8 (21.05%) Administrator
4 7 (18.42%) Server Analyst
5 5 (13.16%) Designer
5 5 (13.16%) Storage Analyst
5 5 (13.16%) Server Support
6 4 (10.53%) Support Analyst
6 4 (10.53%) Perl Developer
6 4 (10.53%) PHP Developer
6 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Designer
7 3 (7.89%) Server Support Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 3 (7.89%) UNIX Administrator
7 3 (7.89%) Architect
8 2 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (5.26%) Storage Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (31.58%) jQuery
2 11 (28.95%) RESTful
2 11 (28.95%) XML
3 10 (26.32%) Ajax
3 10 (26.32%) Symfony
4 6 (15.79%) CakePHP
4 6 (15.79%) JSON
5 5 (13.16%) Web Services
6 2 (5.26%) LAMP
7 1 (2.63%) Qt
7 1 (2.63%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (2.63%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) Open Source
2 1 (2.63%) Contract for Difference
Operating Systems
1 15 (39.47%) UNIX
2 14 (36.84%) Windows
2 14 (36.84%) CentOS
3 8 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) Migration
2 9 (23.68%) E-Commerce
3 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (13.16%) Project Management
4 4 (10.53%) OOP
4 4 (10.53%) MVC
4 4 (10.53%) Agile Project Management
5 3 (7.89%) Data Migration
6 1 (2.63%) Change Control
6 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (2.63%) Time Management
6 1 (2.63%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (34.21%) JavaScript
2 11 (28.95%) PHP
3 10 (26.32%) Java
4 7 (18.42%) Bash Shell
4 7 (18.42%) Shell Script
4 7 (18.42%) Perl
5 4 (10.53%) Python
6 1 (2.63%) Ruby
6 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (18.42%) Hyper-V
2 6 (15.79%) XenServer
3 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) Ansible
2 1 (2.63%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 13 (34.21%) Google
2 11 (28.95%) Rackspace
3 10 (26.32%) Red Hat
4 5 (13.16%) Cisco
4 5 (13.16%) Citrix
4 5 (13.16%) Oracle
5 4 (10.53%) VMware
5 4 (10.53%) hybris
5 4 (10.53%) ServiceNow
6 3 (7.89%) HP
7 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
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