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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 14 25 30
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +5
Contract jobs citing Linux 29 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 8.03% 5.11% 2.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.16% 38.10% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 5
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +138.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £225 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £236
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 £32.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
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
76 42 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 21.05% 13.42% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 26 12
Average daily rate £231 £325 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.84% +44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £110 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £450 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 9
Average hourly rate £12.71 £16.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.56% +10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.59 £20.50 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +10 26 £400 +3.22% 6
Brackley - - - -
Kettering - - - -
Linux
East Midlands

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (55.26%) MySQL
2 19 (50.00%) Apache
2 19 (50.00%) Tomcat
3 17 (44.74%) Windows
4 16 (42.11%) Java
5 15 (39.47%) Google
5 15 (39.47%) Open Source
6 13 (34.21%) UNIX
6 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (31.58%) JavaScript
8 11 (28.95%) CentOS
8 11 (28.95%) Google Apps
9 10 (26.32%) jQuery
9 10 (26.32%) E-Commerce
9 10 (26.32%) Red Hat
10 9 (23.68%) SAN
10 9 (23.68%) LAN
10 9 (23.68%) WAN
10 9 (23.68%) RESTful
11 8 (21.05%) hybris
12 7 (18.42%) Cisco
12 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (18.42%) Oracle
12 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (18.42%) Hyper-V
13 6 (15.79%) XenServer
13 6 (15.79%) Subversion
13 6 (15.79%) Ajax
13 6 (15.79%) Rackspace

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (50.00%) Apache
1 19 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 3 (7.89%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 11 (28.95%) Google Apps
2 5 (13.16%) Rackspace Cloud
3 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.63%) IaaS
4 1 (2.63%) SaaS
4 1 (2.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.68%) SAN
1 9 (23.68%) LAN
1 9 (23.68%) WAN
2 3 (7.89%) SSL
2 3 (7.89%) SSH
3 1 (2.63%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (55.26%) MySQL
2 3 (7.89%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Subversion
2 3 (7.89%) Mockito
2 3 (7.89%) Cucumber
2 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
2 3 (7.89%) Selenium
2 3 (7.89%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.89%) WebDriver
3 2 (5.26%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 6 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) Developer
1 10 (26.32%) Analyst
2 8 (21.05%) Server Analyst
3 7 (18.42%) Designer
4 6 (15.79%) Infrastructure Designer
4 6 (15.79%) Storage Analyst
4 6 (15.79%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (15.79%) Support Engineer
4 6 (15.79%) Administrator
5 5 (13.16%) Server Support
6 4 (10.53%) Support Analyst
6 4 (10.53%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 4 (10.53%) UNIX Administrator
7 3 (7.89%) Server Support Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) PHP Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Java Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Architect
7 3 (7.89%) Hybris Developer
8 2 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 2 (5.26%) Storage Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) jQuery
2 9 (23.68%) RESTful
3 6 (15.79%) Ajax
3 6 (15.79%) XML
4 5 (13.16%) Web Services
4 5 (13.16%) Symfony
5 3 (7.89%) ActiveMQ
5 3 (7.89%) LAMP
5 3 (7.89%) Hibernate
5 3 (7.89%) HTML
5 3 (7.89%) CSS
5 3 (7.89%) JMS
5 3 (7.89%) Spring Integration
5 3 (7.89%) CSS3
5 3 (7.89%) HTML5
5 3 (7.89%) CakePHP
5 3 (7.89%) JSON
5 3 (7.89%) Spring
6 2 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (2.63%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (39.47%) Open Source
2 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) Contract for Difference
Operating Systems
1 17 (44.74%) Windows
2 13 (34.21%) UNIX
3 11 (28.95%) CentOS
4 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (13.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (26.32%) E-Commerce
3 6 (15.79%) Migration
4 4 (10.53%) Project Management
4 4 (10.53%) MVC
5 3 (7.89%) SOA
5 3 (7.89%) Agile Project Management
5 3 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (5.26%) OOP
6 2 (5.26%) TDD
7 1 (2.63%) Change Control
7 1 (2.63%) Time Management
7 1 (2.63%) Data Migration
7 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 16 (42.11%) Java
2 12 (31.58%) JavaScript
3 6 (15.79%) PHP
4 5 (13.16%) Python
4 5 (13.16%) Perl
4 5 (13.16%) Shell Script
4 5 (13.16%) Bash Shell
5 2 (5.26%) Ruby
6 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (18.42%) Hyper-V
2 6 (15.79%) XenServer
3 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) Ansible
2 1 (2.63%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 15 (39.47%) Google
2 10 (26.32%) Red Hat
3 8 (21.05%) hybris
4 7 (18.42%) Cisco
4 7 (18.42%) Oracle
5 6 (15.79%) Rackspace
6 5 (13.16%) VMware
6 5 (13.16%) Citrix
7 4 (10.53%) ServiceNow
7 4 (10.53%) HP
8 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
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