The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 6 16 7
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -9
Contract jobs citing Linux 43 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 18.38% 6.42% 15.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.43% 28.00% 38.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 2 3
Median daily rate £500 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £415 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £535 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Operating Systems Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
79 25 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 33.76% 22.94% 39.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 13 15
Median daily rate £420 £425 £171
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +148.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 4
Median hourly rate £12.00 - £11.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Northern Ireland region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Northern Ireland region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +12 40 £525 +10.52% 7
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Linux.

1 39 (55.71%) Unix
2 36 (51.43%) Finance
3 35 (50.00%) Perl
3 35 (50.00%) KDB
4 33 (47.14%) Java
5 28 (40.00%) Solaris
5 28 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
6 25 (35.71%) Kdb+
7 20 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (22.86%) Banking
8 16 (22.86%) Analytics
9 14 (20.00%) SQL
10 12 (17.14%) Python
10 12 (17.14%) Migration
10 12 (17.14%) Multithreading
11 11 (15.71%) TDD
11 11 (15.71%) C++
12 9 (12.86%) Relational Database
12 9 (12.86%) Ansible
12 9 (12.86%) AWS Certification
13 8 (11.43%) Low Latency
13 8 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
13 8 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
13 8 (11.43%) Degree
13 8 (11.43%) Equities
13 8 (11.43%) RDBMS
13 8 (11.43%) Active Directory
13 8 (11.43%) Identity Access Management
14 7 (10.00%) OOD
14 7 (10.00%) OO

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (8.57%) Apache
2 3 (4.29%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.86%) Confluence
4 1 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (4.29%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (4.29%) MS Project
2 2 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.86%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.43%) HTTP
1 1 (1.43%) NAS
1 1 (1.43%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (50.00%) KDB
2 25 (35.71%) Kdb+
3 9 (12.86%) Relational Database
4 8 (11.43%) RDBMS
5 7 (10.00%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.43%) DB2
6 1 (1.43%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (1.43%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.43%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.86%) Bitbucket
2 2 (2.86%) JIRA
2 2 (2.86%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.43%) Subversion
General
1 36 (51.43%) Finance
2 16 (22.86%) Banking
3 7 (10.00%) Front Office
4 3 (4.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (78.57%) Developer
2 35 (50.00%) KDB Developer
3 12 (17.14%) Java Developer
4 9 (12.86%) Architect
5 8 (11.43%) Cloud Architect
5 8 (11.43%) Senior Developer
6 6 (8.57%) C++ Developer
6 6 (8.57%) Lead Developer
7 5 (7.14%) AWS Architect
7 5 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (4.29%) Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) Senior C++ Developer
9 2 (2.86%) Automation Analyst
9 2 (2.86%) Low Latency C++ Developer
9 2 (2.86%) Senior SQL Developer
9 2 (2.86%) SQL Developer
10 1 (1.43%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
10 1 (1.43%) Infrastructure Support
10 1 (1.43%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
10 1 (1.43%) Senior Algorithmic Trading Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.57%) FIX Protocol
2 5 (7.14%) AngularJS
3 4 (5.71%) jQuery
3 4 (5.71%) Node.js
4 2 (2.86%) Middleware
4 2 (2.86%) Web Services
4 2 (2.86%) XML
5 1 (1.43%) Ajax
5 1 (1.43%) Backbone.js
5 1 (1.43%) CSS
5 1 (1.43%) HTML
5 1 (1.43%) HTML5
5 1 (1.43%) JSON
5 1 (1.43%) RESTful
5 1 (1.43%) Sass
5 1 (1.43%) Semantic HTML
5 1 (1.43%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.43%) Equities
3 5 (7.14%) Virtual Team
4 4 (5.71%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.86%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.86%) Derivative
5 2 (2.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.43%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.43%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 39 (55.71%) Unix
2 28 (40.00%) Solaris
3 4 (5.71%) Windows
4 3 (4.29%) AIX
4 3 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (22.86%) Analytics
3 12 (17.14%) Migration
3 12 (17.14%) Multithreading
4 11 (15.71%) TDD
5 8 (11.43%) Identity Access Management
5 8 (11.43%) Low Latency
6 7 (10.00%) BDD
6 7 (10.00%) OO
6 7 (10.00%) OOD
7 6 (8.57%) Mentoring
8 5 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (7.14%) Market Making
8 5 (7.14%) OOA/OOD
8 5 (7.14%) OOP
9 4 (5.71%) Defect Management
10 3 (4.29%) Data Analytics
11 2 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (2.86%) Electronic Trading
11 2 (2.86%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 35 (50.00%) Perl
2 33 (47.14%) Java
3 14 (20.00%) SQL
4 12 (17.14%) Python
5 11 (15.71%) C++
6 4 (5.71%) C#
7 2 (2.86%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.43%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.43%) Korn
8 1 (1.43%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.43%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 9 (12.86%) AWS Certification
2 8 (11.43%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (11.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (12.86%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (2.86%) Oracle
2 1 (1.43%) Ab Initio
2 1 (1.43%) ServiceNow
2 1 (1.43%) VMware
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