The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Northamptonshire region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 20 33 34
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 19 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 5.38% 1.92% 1.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.76% 13.89% 8.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 4
Average daily rate
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£338 £225 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £185 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £309 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.28% +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
58 36 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 16.43% 13.85% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 22 31
Average daily rate £300 £250 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £110 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
Average hourly rate £12.75 £16.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.31% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.00 £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Linux
East Midlands

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 30 July 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 30 July 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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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 +9 12 £400 +21.21% 5
Towcester - - - -
Kettering - - - - 1
Linux
East Midlands

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 21 (63.64%) MySQL
2 19 (57.58%) Apache
3 14 (42.42%) UNIX
3 14 (42.42%) CentOS
4 13 (39.39%) JavaScript
5 12 (36.36%) jQuery
6 11 (33.33%) XML
6 11 (33.33%) RESTful
6 11 (33.33%) Rackspace
6 11 (33.33%) PHP
6 11 (33.33%) Tomcat
6 11 (33.33%) Subversion
7 10 (30.30%) Ajax
7 10 (30.30%) Symfony
7 10 (30.30%) Windows
8 9 (27.27%) Red Hat
8 9 (27.27%) Google
8 9 (27.27%) Migration
8 9 (27.27%) Rackspace Cloud
9 8 (24.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (24.24%) E-Commerce
10 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (21.21%) Finance
10 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (21.21%) Hyper-V
10 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (21.21%) Open Source
10 7 (21.21%) MongoDB
11 6 (18.18%) Bash Shell
11 6 (18.18%) Google Apps

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 19 (57.58%) Apache
2 11 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.03%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 9 (27.27%) Rackspace Cloud
2 6 (18.18%) Google Apps
3 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.03%) IaaS
4 1 (3.03%) SaaS
4 1 (3.03%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) SSH
1 6 (18.18%) SSL
2 2 (6.06%) LAN
2 2 (6.06%) WAN
2 2 (6.06%) SAN
3 1 (3.03%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (63.64%) MySQL
2 7 (21.21%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (33.33%) Subversion
2 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.06%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 7 (21.21%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Developer
2 8 (24.24%) Support Engineer
3 7 (21.21%) Analyst
4 6 (18.18%) Administrator
4 6 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (15.15%) Server Support
5 5 (15.15%) Server Analyst
5 5 (15.15%) Perl Developer
6 4 (12.12%) PHP Developer
6 4 (12.12%) Support Analyst
7 3 (9.09%) Designer
7 3 (9.09%) Server Support Analyst
7 3 (9.09%) Storage Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Designer
8 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (6.06%) Storage Support Analyst
9 1 (3.03%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 1 (3.03%) Windows Support Engineer
9 1 (3.03%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 1 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (36.36%) jQuery
2 11 (33.33%) XML
2 11 (33.33%) RESTful
3 10 (30.30%) Ajax
3 10 (30.30%) Symfony
4 6 (18.18%) CakePHP
4 6 (18.18%) JSON
5 4 (12.12%) Web Services
6 1 (3.03%) Qt
6 1 (3.03%) Middleware
6 1 (3.03%) LAMP
6 1 (3.03%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (3.03%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Open Source
2 1 (3.03%) Contract for Difference
Operating Systems
1 14 (42.42%) UNIX
1 14 (42.42%) CentOS
2 10 (30.30%) Windows
3 8 (24.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) Migration
2 8 (24.24%) E-Commerce
3 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (15.15%) Project Management
5 4 (12.12%) MVC
5 4 (12.12%) OOP
5 4 (12.12%) Agile Project Management
6 3 (9.09%) Data Migration
7 2 (6.06%) TDD
8 1 (3.03%) Change Control
8 1 (3.03%) Web Application Development
8 1 (3.03%) Automation Testing
8 1 (3.03%) Time Management
8 1 (3.03%) Configuration Management
8 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (39.39%) JavaScript
2 11 (33.33%) PHP
3 6 (18.18%) Bash Shell
3 6 (18.18%) Shell Script
3 6 (18.18%) Perl
3 6 (18.18%) Java
4 2 (6.06%) Python
5 1 (3.03%) SQL
5 1 (3.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (21.21%) Hyper-V
2 6 (18.18%) XenServer
3 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Ansible
2 1 (3.03%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) Rackspace
2 9 (27.27%) Red Hat
2 9 (27.27%) Google
3 5 (15.15%) Citrix
4 4 (12.12%) ServiceNow
5 3 (9.09%) hybris
6 2 (6.06%) VMware
6 2 (6.06%) Oracle
6 2 (6.06%) Cisco
7 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.03%) HP
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