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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 7 15 11
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 19 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 17.27% 3.66% 9.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.30% 15.00% 35.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 7
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£375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.13 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.15% -9.72%
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
46 20 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 41.82% 24.39% 26.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 17
Average daily rate £171 £265 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.37% -3.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £98 £110 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Average hourly rate £16.16 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.67 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.45% -14.28%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +7 19 £375 +50.00% 4
County Londonderry - - - -
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 27 (64.29%) UNIX
2 23 (54.76%) Windows
3 18 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (38.10%) Firewall
4 16 (38.10%) Solaris
4 16 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (30.95%) Sun
5 13 (30.95%) Banking
6 12 (28.57%) Investment Banking
7 11 (26.19%) DMZ
7 11 (26.19%) ITIL
7 11 (26.19%) WebSphere
7 11 (26.19%) Load Balancing
7 11 (26.19%) Reverse Proxy
7 11 (26.19%) Validation
8 10 (23.81%) Finance
8 10 (23.81%) Shell Script
8 10 (23.81%) TIBCO
9 9 (21.43%) Java
10 8 (19.05%) Middleware
10 8 (19.05%) TCP/IP
11 7 (16.67%) DNS
11 7 (16.67%) Red Hat
11 7 (16.67%) IBM
11 7 (16.67%) Perl
11 7 (16.67%) Oracle
11 7 (16.67%) Ab Initio
11 7 (16.67%) KDB
12 6 (14.29%) PowerShell
12 6 (14.29%) WebLogic

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 11 (26.19%) WebSphere
2 6 (14.29%) WebLogic
3 4 (9.52%) TIBCO EMS
3 4 (9.52%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (4.76%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Project
1 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 16 (38.10%) Firewall
2 11 (26.19%) DMZ
2 11 (26.19%) Reverse Proxy
3 8 (19.05%) TCP/IP
4 7 (16.67%) DNS
5 6 (14.29%) FTP
6 5 (11.90%) SSL
6 5 (11.90%) HTTP
6 5 (11.90%) Wireshark
6 5 (11.90%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (7.14%) Multicast
7 3 (7.14%) LDAP
8 2 (4.76%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) KDB
2 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.14%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.76%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.38%) DB2
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.38%) DB2 UDB
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Subversion
1 4 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (9.52%) Jenkins
1 4 (9.52%) Git (software)
1 4 (9.52%) Hudson
2 2 (4.76%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (30.95%) Banking
2 12 (28.57%) Investment Banking
3 10 (23.81%) Finance
4 1 (2.38%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Developer
2 6 (14.29%) Operations Engineer
2 6 (14.29%) Middleware Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Analyst
4 2 (4.76%) C++ Developer
4 2 (4.76%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (4.76%) Architect
4 2 (4.76%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (2.38%) Junior
5 1 (2.38%) Software Developer
5 1 (2.38%) Technical Architect
5 1 (2.38%) Senior Developer
5 1 (2.38%) Service Manager
5 1 (2.38%) Operations Manager
5 1 (2.38%) Ab Initio Developer
5 1 (2.38%) Java Team Leader
5 1 (2.38%) Team Leader
5 1 (2.38%) IT Architect
5 1 (2.38%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (2.38%) Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.05%) Middleware
2 5 (11.90%) SailPoint
3 4 (9.52%) XML
4 3 (7.14%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (4.76%) SOAP
6 1 (2.38%) FpML
6 1 (2.38%) JMS
6 1 (2.38%) Web Services
6 1 (2.38%) J2EE
6 1 (2.38%) HTML
6 1 (2.38%) Java EE
6 1 (2.38%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.90%) Equities
2 5 (11.90%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.76%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.38%) SWIFT
4 1 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.38%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.38%) Derivative
4 1 (2.38%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 27 (64.29%) UNIX
2 23 (54.76%) Windows
3 18 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (38.10%) Solaris
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) ITIL
1 11 (26.19%) Load Balancing
1 11 (26.19%) Validation
2 6 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 5 (11.90%) SIEM
3 5 (11.90%) Vulnerability Management
3 5 (11.90%) Analytics
3 5 (11.90%) Reverse Engineering
3 5 (11.90%) Information Security
3 5 (11.90%) Identity Management
3 5 (11.90%) Ethical Hacking
3 5 (11.90%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (9.52%) Low Latency
5 3 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (7.14%) OO
5 3 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.76%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.81%) Shell Script
2 9 (21.43%) Java
3 7 (16.67%) Perl
4 6 (14.29%) PowerShell
5 5 (11.90%) C++
6 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 3 (7.14%) SQL
7 2 (4.76%) C
7 2 (4.76%) Python
7 2 (4.76%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.38%) ActionScript 2.0
8 1 (2.38%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.38%) ActionScript
8 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.38%) Korn
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) GPEN
1 5 (11.90%) CISSP
1 5 (11.90%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (11.90%) CCNA
1 5 (11.90%) SSCP
1 5 (11.90%) GIAC
1 5 (11.90%) CEH
1 5 (11.90%) GCIH
2 3 (7.14%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (11.90%) Snort
2 4 (9.52%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) OPNET
2 4 (9.52%) Tivoli
3 2 (4.76%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (2.38%) Control-M
Vendors
1 13 (30.95%) Sun
2 10 (23.81%) TIBCO
3 7 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 7 (16.67%) IBM
3 7 (16.67%) Oracle
3 7 (16.67%) Ab Initio
4 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 5 (11.90%) ArcSight
5 5 (11.90%) LogLogic
5 5 (11.90%) Cisco
6 4 (9.52%) CollabNet
7 3 (7.14%) Actimize
8 2 (4.76%) Infoblox
8 2 (4.76%) VMware
8 2 (4.76%) HP
8 2 (4.76%) Reuters
8 2 (4.76%) Bloomberg
8 2 (4.76%) Cyber-Ark
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