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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 33 28 20
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -8
Contract jobs citing Linux 16 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 3.84% 2.20% 3.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.84% 12.50% 17.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 3
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£400 £204 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+96.31% -47.41%
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 £33.50 £32.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -11.11%
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
95 48 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 22.78% 17.58% 20.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 14 11
Average daily rate £313 £208 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.60% -46.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £188 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £322 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 14
Average hourly rate £10.50 £14.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.58% -19.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 0 12 £450 +125.00% 1
Kettering - - - - 2
Linux
East Midlands

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 27 (60.00%) Java
2 26 (57.78%) Windows
3 25 (55.56%) Tomcat
4 21 (46.67%) Open Source
5 19 (42.22%) MySQL
6 17 (37.78%) UNIX
6 17 (37.78%) Apache
6 17 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (35.56%) Google
8 15 (33.33%) hybris
8 15 (33.33%) E-Commerce
9 12 (26.67%) Google Apps
10 11 (24.44%) LAN
10 11 (24.44%) WAN
10 11 (24.44%) SAN
10 11 (24.44%) Red Hat
10 11 (24.44%) JavaScript
11 10 (22.22%) Cisco
12 9 (20.00%) Oracle
12 9 (20.00%) jQuery
13 8 (17.78%) HTML5
13 8 (17.78%) CSS3
13 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (17.78%) Hyper-V
13 8 (17.78%) RESTful
13 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (17.78%) HTML
13 8 (17.78%) CSS
13 8 (17.78%) Web Services
13 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2012

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 25 (55.56%) Tomcat
2 17 (37.78%) Apache
3 4 (8.89%) Apache Solr
3 4 (8.89%) OpenStack
4 2 (4.44%) nginx
5 1 (2.22%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.22%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 12 (26.67%) Google Apps
2 2 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.22%) SaaS
3 1 (2.22%) PaaS
3 1 (2.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (24.44%) LAN
1 11 (24.44%) WAN
1 11 (24.44%) SAN
2 1 (2.22%) MPLS
2 1 (2.22%) Firewall
2 1 (2.22%) DHCP
2 1 (2.22%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (42.22%) MySQL
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) WebDriver
1 6 (13.33%) Mockito
1 6 (13.33%) Cucumber
1 6 (13.33%) Selenium
1 6 (13.33%) Jenkins
2 5 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 4 (8.89%) JUnit
4 2 (4.44%) Eclipse
4 2 (4.44%) Subversion
4 2 (4.44%) JIRA
4 2 (4.44%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 6 (13.33%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Retail
3 1 (2.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 12 (26.67%) Developer
2 9 (20.00%) Analyst
3 8 (17.78%) Server Analyst
3 8 (17.78%) Designer
4 7 (15.56%) Infrastructure Designer
4 7 (15.56%) Support Engineer
4 7 (15.56%) Java Developer
5 6 (13.33%) Server Support
5 6 (13.33%) Hybris Developer
6 5 (11.11%) Support Analyst
6 5 (11.11%) Administrator
6 5 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (11.11%) Storage Analyst
7 4 (8.89%) E-Commerce Manager
7 4 (8.89%) UNIX Administrator
7 4 (8.89%) Server Support Analyst
7 4 (8.89%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (8.89%) Services Delivery Manager
7 4 (8.89%) Service Manager
7 4 (8.89%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.00%) jQuery
2 8 (17.78%) RESTful
2 8 (17.78%) HTML5
2 8 (17.78%) CSS3
2 8 (17.78%) CSS
2 8 (17.78%) Web Services
2 8 (17.78%) HTML
3 7 (15.56%) Hibernate
3 7 (15.56%) Spring
4 6 (13.33%) ActiveMQ
4 6 (13.33%) J2EE
4 6 (13.33%) JMS
5 4 (8.89%) Spring Integration
6 3 (6.67%) LAMP
7 2 (4.44%) Android SDK
7 2 (4.44%) Middleware
7 2 (4.44%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (4.44%) CodeIgniter
7 2 (4.44%) Laravel
7 2 (4.44%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 21 (46.67%) Open Source
2 1 (2.22%) User Experience
2 1 (2.22%) EMV
2 1 (2.22%) Contract for Difference
2 1 (2.22%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 26 (57.78%) Windows
2 17 (37.78%) UNIX
3 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (15.56%) CentOS
5 2 (4.44%) Ubuntu
5 2 (4.44%) Android
5 2 (4.44%) Windows Phone
5 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 6 (13.33%) SOA
3 6 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (13.33%) MVC
4 5 (11.11%) Migration
4 5 (11.11%) ITIL
5 4 (8.89%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.44%) Project Management
6 2 (4.44%) TDD
6 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (4.44%) Android Development
7 1 (2.22%) DevOps
7 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (2.22%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 27 (60.00%) Java
2 11 (24.44%) JavaScript
3 5 (11.11%) Python
4 4 (8.89%) Shell Script
4 4 (8.89%) Perl
4 4 (8.89%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.44%) Objective-C
5 2 (4.44%) Ruby
6 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.22%) MCSE
1 1 (2.22%) CCNA
1 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.22%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (17.78%) Hyper-V
2 7 (15.56%) XenServer
3 5 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (15.56%) Ansible
2 1 (2.22%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 16 (35.56%) Google
2 15 (33.33%) hybris
3 11 (24.44%) Red Hat
4 10 (22.22%) Cisco
5 9 (20.00%) Oracle
6 6 (13.33%) VMware
7 5 (11.11%) Citrix
8 4 (8.89%) ServiceNow
8 4 (8.89%) HP
9 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
9 2 (4.44%) Zend