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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 28 21 34
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +13
Contract jobs citing Linux 13 20 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 3.32% 5.65% 1.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.40% 35.09% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 3
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£407 £338 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.59% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £207 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £415 £309
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.49% +2.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.20 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+24.17% -19.46%
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
67 57 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 17.09% 16.10% 13.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 31 22
Average daily rate £345 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 2
Average hourly rate £10.50 £11.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -31.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 -1 13 £407 +1.75% 6
Linux
East Midlands

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 23 (50.00%) UNIX
2 22 (47.83%) Java
3 21 (45.65%) Red Hat
4 17 (36.96%) Windows
4 17 (36.96%) Hyper-V
5 16 (34.78%) E-Commerce
5 16 (34.78%) Configuration Management
6 15 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (32.61%) Apache
6 15 (32.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (32.61%) hybris
7 14 (30.43%) Apache Solr
7 14 (30.43%) Performance Tuning
7 14 (30.43%) Tomcat
7 14 (30.43%) ITIL
7 14 (30.43%) Retail
8 13 (28.26%) VMware
9 12 (26.09%) SQL
9 12 (26.09%) Oracle
9 12 (26.09%) CentOS
10 11 (23.91%) MySQL
10 11 (23.91%) NetApp
11 10 (21.74%) HP
11 10 (21.74%) Subversion
11 10 (21.74%) Endeca
12 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
12 9 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (19.57%) Data Centre
13 8 (17.39%) DevOps
13 8 (17.39%) Marketing

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 (32.61%) Apache
2 14 (30.43%) Tomcat
2 14 (30.43%) Apache Solr
3 4 (8.70%) JBoss
4 1 (2.17%) Lync
4 1 (2.17%) Node.js
4 1 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.17%) IIS
4 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.17%) SAS
4 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (15.22%) MS Office
2 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.70%) SaaS
2 1 (2.17%) PaaS
2 1 (2.17%) Google Apps
2 1 (2.17%) Office 365
2 1 (2.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.04%) DNS
1 6 (13.04%) BIG-IP
1 6 (13.04%) iSCSI
2 5 (10.87%) TCP/IP
3 4 (8.70%) SAN
3 4 (8.70%) HTTPS
3 4 (8.70%) FTP
3 4 (8.70%) HTTP
3 4 (8.70%) SMTP
4 1 (2.17%) DHCP
4 1 (2.17%) LDAP
4 1 (2.17%) LAN
4 1 (2.17%) WAN
4 1 (2.17%) SSL
4 1 (2.17%) Internet
4 1 (2.17%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.91%) MySQL
2 6 (13.04%) MongoDB
3 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.17%) DB2 UDB
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.17%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.17%) DB2
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.17%) PowerCenter
5 1 (2.17%) Big Data
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (21.74%) Subversion
2 4 (8.70%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.70%) Ant
3 3 (6.52%) Maven
4 2 (4.35%) ClearCase
4 2 (4.35%) Artifactory
4 2 (4.35%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.17%) ProC
5 1 (2.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (30.43%) Retail
2 8 (17.39%) Finance
2 8 (17.39%) Banking
2 8 (17.39%) Marketing
3 3 (6.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (26.09%) Architect
2 9 (19.57%) Linux Engineer
3 7 (15.22%) Developer
4 5 (10.87%) Virtualisation Specialist
5 4 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Virtualisation Architect
6 3 (6.52%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.35%) Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.35%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (4.35%) IT Manager
7 2 (4.35%) DBA
7 2 (4.35%) Administrator
7 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Design Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.35%) MySQL DBA
7 2 (4.35%) Build Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) Java EE
2 3 (6.52%) JBoss Seam
2 3 (6.52%) Struts
2 3 (6.52%) Spring
3 2 (4.35%) Web Services
3 2 (4.35%) Middleware
4 1 (2.17%) HTML
4 1 (2.17%) .NET
4 1 (2.17%) CSS
4 1 (2.17%) OAuth
4 1 (2.17%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.57%) Data Centre
2 7 (15.22%) Clustering
3 4 (8.70%) Replication
4 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.17%) IVR
4 1 (2.17%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.17%) HP Storage
4 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.17%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 23 (50.00%) UNIX
2 17 (36.96%) Windows
3 15 (32.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (26.09%) CentOS
5 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (13.04%) Ubuntu
6 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (4.35%) Solaris
7 2 (4.35%) AIX
8 1 (2.17%) HPUX
8 1 (2.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.78%) E-Commerce
1 16 (34.78%) Configuration Management
2 15 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (30.43%) ITIL
3 14 (30.43%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (17.39%) DevOps
4 8 (17.39%) Scrum
4 8 (17.39%) Open Source
5 7 (15.22%) Change Control
5 7 (15.22%) Service Management
5 7 (15.22%) ITSM
5 7 (15.22%) B2B
5 7 (15.22%) B2C
6 6 (13.04%) Capacity Management
7 4 (8.70%) Mentoring
7 4 (8.70%) Patch Management
7 4 (8.70%) Waterfall
7 4 (8.70%) Load Testing
8 2 (4.35%) Release Management
8 2 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 22 (47.83%) Java
2 12 (26.09%) SQL
3 7 (15.22%) AWK
3 7 (15.22%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.35%) VB
4 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.17%) REXX
5 1 (2.17%) Korn
5 1 (2.17%) Perl
5 1 (2.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (15.22%) SC Cleared
1 7 (15.22%) DV Cleared
1 7 (15.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) COBIT
System Software
1 17 (36.96%) Hyper-V
2 9 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (13.04%) iptables
3 6 (13.04%) NFS
3 6 (13.04%) Active Directory
4 4 (8.70%) Docker
5 1 (2.17%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (15.22%) OVSD
1 7 (15.22%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (13.04%) HAProxy
3 5 (10.87%) Puppet
4 4 (8.70%) SCOM
4 4 (8.70%) Nagios
5 3 (6.52%) Pacemaker
6 2 (4.35%) Ansible
7 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (2.17%) SCVMM
7 1 (2.17%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 21 (45.65%) Red Hat
2 15 (32.61%) hybris
3 13 (28.26%) VMware
4 12 (26.09%) Oracle
5 11 (23.91%) NetApp
6 10 (21.74%) Endeca
6 10 (21.74%) HP
7 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
8 7 (15.22%) Cisco
8 7 (15.22%) F5
9 5 (10.87%) Google
10 2 (4.35%) IBM
10 2 (4.35%) Sun
10 2 (4.35%) Citrix
11 1 (2.17%) Informatica
11 1 (2.17%) TIBCO
11 1 (2.17%) Perforce
11 1 (2.17%) Lumension
11 1 (2.17%) Cloudera