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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 17 25 25
Rank change year-on-year
+8 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 26 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 7.07% 5.26% 3.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.95% 41.67% 16.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 3
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +72.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £208 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £399 £239
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.66%
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
84 36 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 22.83% 12.63% 18.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 20 13
Average daily rate £313 £225 £234
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -3.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £138 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 16
Average hourly rate £12.42 £15.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.87% -1.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.50 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +7 24 £400 +3.22% 8
Brackley - - - -
Kettering - - - - 1
Linux
East Midlands

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (54.76%) MySQL
2 22 (52.38%) Windows
3 21 (50.00%) Java
3 21 (50.00%) Apache
3 21 (50.00%) Tomcat
4 19 (45.24%) Open Source
5 16 (38.10%) Google
6 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 12 (28.57%) UNIX
8 12 (28.57%) E-Commerce
8 12 (28.57%) jQuery
8 12 (28.57%) Google Apps
9 11 (26.19%) CentOS
9 11 (26.19%) RESTful
9 11 (26.19%) hybris
9 11 (26.19%) LAN
9 11 (26.19%) WAN
9 11 (26.19%) SAN
10 10 (23.81%) Red Hat
10 10 (23.81%) Cisco
11 9 (21.43%) Oracle
12 7 (16.67%) CSS3
12 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (16.67%) Hyper-V
12 7 (16.67%) CSS
12 7 (16.67%) Web Services
12 7 (16.67%) HTML
12 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (16.67%) VMware

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 21 (50.00%) Apache
1 21 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 3 (7.14%) OpenStack
3 2 (4.76%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 12 (28.57%) Google Apps
2 3 (7.14%) Rackspace Cloud
3 2 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.38%) SaaS
4 1 (2.38%) PaaS
4 1 (2.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (26.19%) LAN
1 11 (26.19%) WAN
1 11 (26.19%) SAN
2 2 (4.76%) SSH
2 2 (4.76%) SSL
3 1 (2.38%) NAS
3 1 (2.38%) MPLS
3 1 (2.38%) Firewall
3 1 (2.38%) DHCP
3 1 (2.38%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (54.76%) MySQL
2 2 (4.76%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Subversion
2 5 (11.90%) Jenkins
2 5 (11.90%) Selenium
2 5 (11.90%) Git (software)
2 5 (11.90%) WebDriver
2 5 (11.90%) Mockito
2 5 (11.90%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.76%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 2 (4.76%) Eclipse
3 2 (4.76%) JIRA
General
1 5 (11.90%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Retail
3 1 (2.38%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Developer
2 10 (23.81%) Analyst
3 8 (19.05%) Server Analyst
4 7 (16.67%) Designer
5 6 (14.29%) Infrastructure Designer
5 6 (14.29%) Storage Analyst
5 6 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (14.29%) Administrator
5 6 (14.29%) Support Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) Java Developer
6 5 (11.90%) Server Support
6 5 (11.90%) Hybris Developer
7 4 (9.52%) Support Analyst
7 4 (9.52%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 4 (9.52%) UNIX Administrator
8 3 (7.14%) Architect
8 3 (7.14%) Server Support Analyst
9 2 (4.76%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 2 (4.76%) Storage Support Analyst
9 2 (4.76%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (28.57%) jQuery
2 11 (26.19%) RESTful
3 7 (16.67%) HTML5
3 7 (16.67%) HTML
3 7 (16.67%) CSS
3 7 (16.67%) Web Services
3 7 (16.67%) CSS3
4 5 (11.90%) Hibernate
4 5 (11.90%) ActiveMQ
4 5 (11.90%) Spring
4 5 (11.90%) JMS
5 4 (9.52%) Ajax
5 4 (9.52%) XML
5 4 (9.52%) Spring Integration
6 3 (7.14%) LAMP
6 3 (7.14%) Symfony
7 2 (4.76%) CodeIgniter
7 2 (4.76%) CakePHP
7 2 (4.76%) iOS SDK
7 2 (4.76%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 19 (45.24%) Open Source
2 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.38%) User Experience
3 1 (2.38%) Contract for Difference
3 1 (2.38%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 22 (52.38%) Windows
2 12 (28.57%) UNIX
3 11 (26.19%) CentOS
4 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.76%) Ubuntu
6 2 (4.76%) Android
6 2 (4.76%) Windows Phone
6 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (28.57%) E-Commerce
3 6 (14.29%) MVC
3 6 (14.29%) Migration
4 5 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (11.90%) SOA
5 3 (7.14%) Project Management
6 2 (4.76%) TDD
6 2 (4.76%) Agile Project Management
6 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (4.76%) Android Development
7 1 (2.38%) Time Management
7 1 (2.38%) Data Migration
7 1 (2.38%) Change Control
7 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (2.38%) Web Development
7 1 (2.38%) ITIL
7 1 (2.38%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 21 (50.00%) Java
2 14 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 5 (11.90%) Python
4 4 (9.52%) Shell Script
4 4 (9.52%) Perl
4 4 (9.52%) PHP
4 4 (9.52%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.76%) Objective-C
5 2 (4.76%) Ruby
6 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.38%) MCSE
1 1 (2.38%) CCNA
1 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.38%) MCITP
1 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 6 (14.29%) XenServer
2 6 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (16.67%) Ansible
2 1 (2.38%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.38%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 16 (38.10%) Google
2 11 (26.19%) hybris
3 10 (23.81%) Red Hat
3 10 (23.81%) Cisco
4 9 (21.43%) Oracle
5 7 (16.67%) VMware
6 5 (11.90%) HP
6 5 (11.90%) Citrix
7 4 (9.52%) Rackspace
7 4 (9.52%) ServiceNow
8 2 (4.76%) Zend
9 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
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