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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 7 2 18
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +16
Contract jobs citing Linux 23 26 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 16.08% 24.76% 5.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.10% 54.17% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 3
Average daily rate
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£288 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -26.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -2.66%
Linux
UK

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
62 48 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 43.36% 45.71% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 21 12
Average daily rate £275 £275 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -25.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £200 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% -3.57%
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 Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 24 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
County Antrim -5 23 £288 +4.54% 8
County Londonderry - - - - 1
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 13 (52.00%) UNIX
1 13 (52.00%) Windows
2 9 (36.00%) TCP/IP
2 9 (36.00%) DNS
3 8 (32.00%) Banking
4 7 (28.00%) Investment Banking
4 7 (28.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (28.00%) Mentoring
4 7 (28.00%) Red Hat
4 7 (28.00%) HTTP
4 7 (28.00%) Management Information System
5 6 (24.00%) Firewall
5 6 (24.00%) Finance
5 6 (24.00%) OPNET
5 6 (24.00%) GIAC
5 6 (24.00%) Information Security
5 6 (24.00%) SSCP
5 6 (24.00%) FTP
5 6 (24.00%) CISSP
5 6 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (24.00%) SSL
5 6 (24.00%) Cisco
5 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (24.00%) Sun
5 6 (24.00%) CCNA
5 6 (24.00%) Reverse Engineering
5 6 (24.00%) ArcSight
5 6 (24.00%) LogLogic
5 6 (24.00%) SIEM
5 6 (24.00%) GPEN

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 5 (20.00%) WebLogic
1 5 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (16.00%) TIBCO EMS
3 3 (12.00%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (4.00%) Apache
4 1 (4.00%) FileNet
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Project
1 2 (8.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.00%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (36.00%) TCP/IP
1 9 (36.00%) DNS
2 7 (28.00%) HTTP
3 6 (24.00%) FTP
3 6 (24.00%) SSL
3 6 (24.00%) Firewall
3 6 (24.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (24.00%) Wireshark
4 3 (12.00%) Multicast
5 2 (8.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) KDB
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.00%) DB2
3 1 (4.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (16.00%) Hudson
1 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (16.00%) Subversion
2 2 (8.00%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (32.00%) Banking
2 7 (28.00%) Investment Banking
3 6 (24.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Developer
2 5 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Architect
3 2 (8.00%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) C++ Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Team Leader
4 1 (4.00%) WebSphere Administrator
4 1 (4.00%) Java Team Leader
4 1 (4.00%) Security Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) IT Architect
4 1 (4.00%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Release Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Python Developer
4 1 (4.00%) IT Security Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Junior
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Architect
4 1 (4.00%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) XML
2 2 (8.00%) SOAP
3 1 (4.00%) HTML
3 1 (4.00%) FpML
3 1 (4.00%) Java EE
3 1 (4.00%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (16.00%) Equities
3 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (4.00%) Derivative
4 1 (4.00%) Reference Data
4 1 (4.00%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 13 (52.00%) UNIX
1 13 (52.00%) Windows
2 7 (28.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (16.00%) Solaris
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Mentoring
2 6 (24.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 6 (24.00%) Information Security
2 6 (24.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 6 (24.00%) Penetration Testing
2 6 (24.00%) Reverse Engineering
2 6 (24.00%) SIEM
3 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (16.00%) Low Latency
5 3 (12.00%) Analytics
5 3 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (12.00%) OO
5 3 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (8.00%) OOP
7 1 (4.00%) ITIL
7 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
7 1 (4.00%) Change Management
7 1 (4.00%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) Perl
1 5 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 4 (16.00%) C++
3 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (8.00%) Python
5 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.00%) C
5 1 (4.00%) Java
5 1 (4.00%) MATLAB
5 1 (4.00%) Jython
5 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) CCNA
1 6 (24.00%) CISSP
1 6 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (24.00%) SSCP
1 6 (24.00%) GIAC
1 6 (24.00%) GCIH
1 6 (24.00%) CEH
1 6 (24.00%) GPEN
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) Snort
2 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) OPNET
2 2 (8.00%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Red Hat
2 6 (24.00%) Cisco
2 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (24.00%) Sun
2 6 (24.00%) ArcSight
2 6 (24.00%) LogLogic
3 4 (16.00%) CollabNet
3 4 (16.00%) TIBCO
4 3 (12.00%) Oracle
4 3 (12.00%) Ab Initio
4 3 (12.00%) Actimize
5 2 (8.00%) VMware
5 2 (8.00%) HP
5 2 (8.00%) Infoblox
5 2 (8.00%) Cyber-Ark
5 2 (8.00%) IBM
5 2 (8.00%) Reuters
5 2 (8.00%) Bloomberg
6 1 (4.00%) Cognos
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