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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 15 8 18
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Contract jobs citing Linux 6 16 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 6.00% 15.09% 2.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.00% 37.21% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Average daily rate £475 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.38 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +3.92%
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
24 43 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 24.00% 40.57% 28.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 9
Average daily rate £425 £139 £113
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+206.30% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £97 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £368 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 £11.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -14.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -10 5 £475 +26.66% 6
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 9 (60.00%) SQL
2 6 (40.00%) C++
2 6 (40.00%) Java
2 6 (40.00%) Finance
3 5 (33.33%) STL
3 5 (33.33%) Unix
3 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (33.33%) Multithreading
3 5 (33.33%) NoSQL
3 5 (33.33%) Low Latency
3 5 (33.33%) NewSQL
3 5 (33.33%) DevOps
4 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
4 4 (26.67%) CSS
4 4 (26.67%) OO
5 3 (20.00%) Sybase
5 3 (20.00%) HTML
5 3 (20.00%) VB
5 3 (20.00%) VBA
5 3 (20.00%) Windows
5 3 (20.00%) MS Access
5 3 (20.00%) OOD
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (20.00%) Banking
5 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (13.33%) Workflow
6 2 (13.33%) Coaching
6 2 (13.33%) ELK Stack
6 2 (13.33%) Shell Script

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 1 (6.67%) Apache
1 1 (6.67%) Apache Solr
1 1 (6.67%) Drupal
1 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) NewSQL
1 5 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 3 (20.00%) MS Access
3 2 (13.33%) InterSystems Cache
3 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
4 1 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) C++ Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Unix Developer
4 3 (20.00%) VBA Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Access Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Access VBA Developer
5 2 (13.33%) C++ Software Developer
5 2 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Excel Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Excel VBA Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Linux Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Software Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Unix Scripter
6 1 (6.67%) Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Drupal Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
6 1 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Linux Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) STL
2 4 (26.67%) CSS
3 3 (20.00%) HTML
4 2 (13.33%) ELK Stack
4 2 (13.33%) HTML5
5 1 (6.67%) Ajax
5 1 (6.67%) CSS3
5 1 (6.67%) Java EE
5 1 (6.67%) jQuery
5 1 (6.67%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Unix
2 3 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (33.33%) DevOps
1 5 (33.33%) Low Latency
1 5 (33.33%) Multithreading
2 4 (26.67%) OO
3 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) OOD
4 2 (13.33%) BDD
4 2 (13.33%) Coaching
4 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Workflow
5 1 (6.67%) Analytics
5 1 (6.67%) Case Management
5 1 (6.67%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) SDLC
5 1 (6.67%) Validation
5 1 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) SQL
2 6 (40.00%) C++
2 6 (40.00%) Java
3 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (20.00%) VB
4 3 (20.00%) VBA
5 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
6 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
6 1 (6.67%) C
6 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
6 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (20.00%) Sybase
2 2 (13.33%) New Relic
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) Intel
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