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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 26 26 41
Rank change year-on-year
0 +15
Contract jobs citing Linux 14 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 3.88% 1.30% 0.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.88% 13.04% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 2
Average daily rate £400 £135 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+196.29% -74.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
Operating Systems Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
64 23 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 17.73% 9.96% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 6 28
Average daily rate £400 £135 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+196.29% -51.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 6
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £14.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £14.50 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -5 7 £400 +196.29% 6
Wellingborough - - - -
Kettering - - - -
Linux
East Midlands

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10 (58.82%) MySQL
2 8 (47.06%) Apache
2 8 (47.06%) Migration
3 7 (41.18%) Subversion
3 7 (41.18%) Symfony
3 7 (41.18%) RESTful
3 7 (41.18%) jQuery
3 7 (41.18%) Rackspace
3 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
3 7 (41.18%) PHP
3 7 (41.18%) XML
4 6 (35.29%) Finance
4 6 (35.29%) Shell Script
4 6 (35.29%) UNIX
4 6 (35.29%) Perl
4 6 (35.29%) Rackspace Cloud
4 6 (35.29%) Bash Shell
4 6 (35.29%) Ajax
5 5 (29.41%) MongoDB
5 5 (29.41%) E-Commerce
6 4 (23.53%) SSL
6 4 (23.53%) SSH
6 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (23.53%) JSON
6 4 (23.53%) CakePHP
6 4 (23.53%) CentOS
6 4 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (17.65%) Agile Project Management
7 3 (17.65%) MVC
7 3 (17.65%) Project Management

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 8 (47.06%) Apache
2 2 (11.76%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (35.29%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) SSL
1 4 (23.53%) SSH
2 2 (11.76%) WAN
3 1 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) SAN
3 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (58.82%) MySQL
2 5 (29.41%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Subversion
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Developer
2 7 (41.18%) Support Engineer
3 6 (35.29%) Perl Developer
4 4 (23.53%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (23.53%) Administrator
5 2 (11.76%) PHP Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) Symfony
1 7 (41.18%) RESTful
1 7 (41.18%) jQuery
1 7 (41.18%) XML
2 6 (35.29%) Ajax
3 4 (23.53%) JSON
3 4 (23.53%) CakePHP
4 1 (5.88%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) UNIX
2 4 (23.53%) CentOS
2 4 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (17.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Migration
2 5 (29.41%) E-Commerce
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (17.65%) Agile Project Management
4 3 (17.65%) MVC
4 3 (17.65%) Project Management
4 3 (17.65%) OOP
5 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
6 1 (5.88%) TDD
6 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (5.88%) Web Application Development
6 1 (5.88%) Automation Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
1 7 (41.18%) PHP
2 6 (35.29%) Shell Script
2 6 (35.29%) Perl
2 6 (35.29%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.88%) Java
3 1 (5.88%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.88%) XenServer
2 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Rackspace
2 1 (5.88%) hybris
2 1 (5.88%) IBM
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) Citrix