The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Northern Ireland region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 16 2 18
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +16
Contract jobs citing Linux 2 27 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 1.89% 23.08% 6.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.88% 44.26% 43.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 16 10
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +116.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
34 61 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 32.08% 52.14% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 30 13
Average daily rate £350 £300 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +100.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Linux
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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
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 July 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 -14 2 - - 3
County Londonderry - - - - 1
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 3 (75.00%) UNIX
2 2 (50.00%) HTTP
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) FileNet
3 1 (25.00%) OPNET
3 1 (25.00%) GIAC
3 1 (25.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (25.00%) Jython
3 1 (25.00%) Information Security
3 1 (25.00%) GCIH
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (25.00%) CEH
3 1 (25.00%) Snort
3 1 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Ruby
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (25.00%) Wireshark
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) HTML5
3 1 (25.00%) Puppet
3 1 (25.00%) ArcSight
3 1 (25.00%) LogLogic
3 1 (25.00%) SIEM
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) GPEN
3 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (25.00%) Apache
1 1 (25.00%) FileNet
1 1 (25.00%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
1 2 (50.00%) HTTP
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) FTP
2 1 (25.00%) SSL
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (25.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (25.00%) IT Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (25.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) UNIX
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Change Management
1 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (25.00%) Data Security
1 1 (25.00%) Information Security
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Reverse Engineering
1 1 (25.00%) SIEM
1 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
1 1 (25.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (25.00%) Jython
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) CISSP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) SSCP
1 1 (25.00%) GIAC
1 1 (25.00%) GCIH
1 1 (25.00%) CEH
1 1 (25.00%) GPEN
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) OPNET
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
1 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cognos
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) Sun
1 1 (25.00%) ArcSight
1 1 (25.00%) LogLogic
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