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 27 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 28 27 26
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 19 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 4.92% 4.37% 2.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.54% 26.32% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £256
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +56.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £364 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £400 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £366 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.59% +9.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +6.75%
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
69 57 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 17.88% 16.62% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 25 12
Average daily rate £325 £400 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +27.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £300 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £400 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 3
Average hourly rate £11.17 £14.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.21% +21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £12.60 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £15.50 £14.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 27 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 27 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 +6 11 £400 - 6
Corby - 2 £313 -
Linux
East Midlands

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 22 (55.00%) Java
1 22 (55.00%) Red Hat
2 20 (50.00%) UNIX
3 17 (42.50%) E-Commerce
4 16 (40.00%) hybris
5 15 (37.50%) Tomcat
5 15 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (35.00%) Retail
6 14 (35.00%) Apache
6 14 (35.00%) Configuration Management
6 14 (35.00%) Apache Solr
6 14 (35.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (35.00%) Hyper-V
7 13 (32.50%) Windows
7 13 (32.50%) MySQL
8 12 (30.00%) ITIL
9 11 (27.50%) Oracle
9 11 (27.50%) SQL
9 11 (27.50%) CentOS
9 11 (27.50%) Performance Tuning
10 10 (25.00%) Data Centre
10 10 (25.00%) Subversion
10 10 (25.00%) VMware
10 10 (25.00%) Endeca
11 9 (22.50%) NetApp
11 9 (22.50%) Open Source
12 8 (20.00%) HAProxy
12 8 (20.00%) DevOps
12 8 (20.00%) iptables
12 8 (20.00%) MongoDB

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 15 (37.50%) Tomcat
2 14 (35.00%) Apache
2 14 (35.00%) Apache Solr
3 3 (7.50%) JBoss
4 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.50%) IIS
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.50%) Lync
4 1 (2.50%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Office
2 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) SaaS
2 1 (2.50%) PaaS
2 1 (2.50%) Google Apps
2 1 (2.50%) Office 365
2 1 (2.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) DNS
2 4 (10.00%) HTTPS
2 4 (10.00%) SMTP
2 4 (10.00%) FTP
2 4 (10.00%) HTTP
2 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (10.00%) SAN
3 3 (7.50%) BIG-IP
3 3 (7.50%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.50%) Network Security
4 1 (2.50%) Internet
4 1 (2.50%) Firewall
4 1 (2.50%) SSL
4 1 (2.50%) LAN
4 1 (2.50%) VoIP
4 1 (2.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (32.50%) MySQL
2 8 (20.00%) MongoDB
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (25.00%) Subversion
2 4 (10.00%) Ant
2 4 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (7.50%) Maven
4 2 (5.00%) Artifactory
4 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.00%) ClearCase
5 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (35.00%) Retail
2 8 (20.00%) Finance
2 8 (20.00%) Marketing
3 6 (15.00%) Banking
4 3 (7.50%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (27.50%) Architect
2 10 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Design Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Virtualisation Specialist
5 3 (7.50%) Technical Architect
5 3 (7.50%) Virtualisation Architect
6 2 (5.00%) IT Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.00%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (5.00%) Linux Specialist
6 2 (5.00%) DBA
6 2 (5.00%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Build Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) MySQL DBA
7 1 (2.50%) AWS Architect
7 1 (2.50%) Monitoring Specialist
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) Web Services
1 4 (10.00%) Java EE
2 3 (7.50%) JBoss Seam
2 3 (7.50%) Struts
2 3 (7.50%) Spring
3 1 (2.50%) OAuth
3 1 (2.50%) Middleware
3 1 (2.50%) HTML
3 1 (2.50%) .NET
3 1 (2.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (20.00%) Clustering
3 4 (10.00%) Replication
4 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.50%) IVR
5 1 (2.50%) Statistics
5 1 (2.50%) Data Extraction
5 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.50%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 20 (50.00%) UNIX
2 14 (35.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (32.50%) Windows
4 11 (27.50%) CentOS
5 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (7.50%) Ubuntu
5 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.50%) AIX
6 1 (2.50%) HPUX
6 1 (2.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (42.50%) E-Commerce
2 15 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (35.00%) Configuration Management
4 12 (30.00%) ITIL
5 11 (27.50%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (22.50%) Open Source
7 8 (20.00%) Scrum
7 8 (20.00%) DevOps
8 7 (17.50%) B2B
8 7 (17.50%) B2C
9 4 (10.00%) Service Management
9 4 (10.00%) ITSM
9 4 (10.00%) Load Testing
9 4 (10.00%) Waterfall
9 4 (10.00%) Change Control
9 4 (10.00%) Mentoring
9 4 (10.00%) Patch Management
10 3 (7.50%) Capacity Management
11 2 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 22 (55.00%) Java
2 11 (27.50%) SQL
3 7 (17.50%) AWK
3 7 (17.50%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.50%) VB
5 1 (2.50%) REXX
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (10.00%) DV Cleared
1 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) CCNP
2 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
1 1 (2.50%) COBIT
System Software
1 14 (35.00%) Hyper-V
2 8 (20.00%) iptables
3 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (10.00%) Docker
5 3 (7.50%) NFS
5 3 (7.50%) Active Directory
6 1 (2.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) HAProxy
2 7 (17.50%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (12.50%) Puppet
3 5 (12.50%) Nagios
4 4 (10.00%) OVSD
4 4 (10.00%) SCOM
5 3 (7.50%) Ansible
5 3 (7.50%) Pacemaker
6 1 (2.50%) SCVMM
6 1 (2.50%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 22 (55.00%) Red Hat
2 16 (40.00%) hybris
3 11 (27.50%) Oracle
4 10 (25.00%) VMware
4 10 (25.00%) Endeca
5 9 (22.50%) NetApp
6 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (15.00%) HP
7 5 (12.50%) Cisco
7 5 (12.50%) Google
8 4 (10.00%) F5
9 2 (5.00%) IBM
9 2 (5.00%) Sun
9 2 (5.00%) Citrix
10 1 (2.50%) Juniper
10 1 (2.50%) Dell
10 1 (2.50%) EMC
10 1 (2.50%) Lumension
10 1 (2.50%) Aruba
10 1 (2.50%) Perforce