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 April 2015 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 13 20 24
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +4
Contract jobs citing Linux 12 2 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 10.62% 1.74% 4.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.33% 4.55% 37.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 11
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£375 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £400 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £328
% change year-on-year
- +14.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +13.47%
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
36 44 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 31.86% 38.26% 12.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 25
Average daily rate £215 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £109 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 April 2015.

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 April 2015. 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 +9 12 £375 -6.25% 8
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 21 (67.74%) UNIX
2 14 (45.16%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (41.94%) Windows
3 13 (41.94%) Solaris
3 13 (41.94%) Java
4 12 (38.71%) Firewall
4 12 (38.71%) Validation
5 11 (35.48%) Load Balancing
5 11 (35.48%) Reverse Proxy
5 11 (35.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (35.48%) ITIL
5 11 (35.48%) DMZ
5 11 (35.48%) Shell Script
6 10 (32.26%) Web Services
7 9 (29.03%) Oracle
7 9 (29.03%) Sun
8 8 (25.81%) Middleware
8 8 (25.81%) Banking
9 7 (22.58%) WebSphere
9 7 (22.58%) Investment Banking
9 7 (22.58%) SQL
10 6 (19.35%) XML
10 6 (19.35%) Finance
10 6 (19.35%) IBM
10 6 (19.35%) TIBCO
11 5 (16.13%) KDB
11 5 (16.13%) Ab Initio
11 5 (16.13%) Identity Management
11 5 (16.13%) SailPoint
12 4 (12.90%) Responsive Web Design

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 7 (22.58%) WebSphere
2 4 (12.90%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (12.90%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (3.23%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (3.23%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.23%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (38.71%) Firewall
2 11 (35.48%) Reverse Proxy
2 11 (35.48%) DMZ
3 3 (9.68%) LDAP
3 3 (9.68%) FTP
4 2 (6.45%) HTTP
5 1 (3.23%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (3.23%) Wireshark
5 1 (3.23%) SSL
5 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.23%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) KDB
2 4 (12.90%) Triplestore
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.90%) MongoDB
3 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.45%) DB2
3 2 (6.45%) RDBMS
3 2 (6.45%) DB2 UDB
4 1 (3.23%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.23%) MarkLogic
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Subversion
1 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.23%) Ant
General
1 8 (25.81%) Banking
2 7 (22.58%) Investment Banking
3 6 (19.35%) Finance
4 1 (3.23%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Developer
2 7 (22.58%) Operations Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) Middleware Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior JavaScript Developer
5 2 (6.45%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Ab Initio Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Service Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Web Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Sun Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Security Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Lead Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Operations Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Web Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) AWS Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Operations Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) Web Services
2 8 (25.81%) Middleware
3 6 (19.35%) XML
4 5 (16.13%) SailPoint
5 4 (12.90%) Sass
5 4 (12.90%) AngularJS
5 4 (12.90%) XSL
5 4 (12.90%) HTML
5 4 (12.90%) CSS
5 4 (12.90%) XHTML
5 4 (12.90%) Ajax
5 4 (12.90%) JSON
5 4 (12.90%) Backbone.js
6 3 (9.68%) CSS3
6 3 (9.68%) HTML5
6 3 (9.68%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (6.45%) JMS
8 1 (3.23%) RESTful
8 1 (3.23%) J2EE
8 1 (3.23%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (45.16%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.90%) W3C
3 3 (9.68%) Digital Media
4 2 (6.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (6.45%) Equities
4 2 (6.45%) SWIFT
5 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (67.74%) UNIX
2 13 (41.94%) Windows
2 13 (41.94%) Solaris
3 11 (35.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Validation
2 11 (35.48%) Load Balancing
2 11 (35.48%) ITIL
3 5 (16.13%) Identity Management
4 4 (12.90%) Responsive Web Design
4 4 (12.90%) Graceful Degradation
4 4 (12.90%) OO
4 4 (12.90%) Web Design
5 3 (9.68%) TDD
5 3 (9.68%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (6.45%) Analytics
6 2 (6.45%) SOA
6 2 (6.45%) Project Management
6 2 (6.45%) Automated Testing
6 2 (6.45%) Resource Management
6 2 (6.45%) Release Management
6 2 (6.45%) Time Management
6 2 (6.45%) Data Mapping
6 2 (6.45%) Metaprogramming
6 2 (6.45%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (41.94%) Java
2 11 (35.48%) Shell Script
3 7 (22.58%) SQL
4 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
4 4 (12.90%) Perl
4 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
4 4 (12.90%) SPARQL
5 2 (6.45%) ActionScript
5 2 (6.45%) Korn
5 2 (6.45%) ActionScript 2.0
5 2 (6.45%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.23%) Jython
6 1 (3.23%) C
6 1 (3.23%) C++
6 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) GPEN
2 1 (3.23%) GCIH
2 1 (3.23%) CEH
2 1 (3.23%) GIAC
2 1 (3.23%) SSCP
2 1 (3.23%) CISSP
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.23%) CCNA
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Tivoli
2 3 (9.68%) Puppet
2 3 (9.68%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (6.45%) Control-M
4 1 (3.23%) OPNET
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) Oracle
1 9 (29.03%) Sun
2 6 (19.35%) IBM
2 6 (19.35%) TIBCO
3 5 (16.13%) Ab Initio
4 4 (12.90%) Actimize
5 1 (3.23%) ArcSight
5 1 (3.23%) LogLogic
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco
5 1 (3.23%) Microsoft