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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 6 14 12
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 27 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 22.88% 6.25% 7.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.92% 33.33% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 8
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£300 £260 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
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 £34.25 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -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
52 18 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 44.07% 18.75% 27.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 18
Average daily rate £250 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £250 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% -22.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +7 27 £300 +17.64% 4
County Londonderry - - - - 1
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 26 (63.41%) UNIX
2 24 (58.54%) Windows
3 18 (43.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (41.46%) Firewall
5 15 (36.59%) Solaris
5 15 (36.59%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (34.15%) Sun
7 11 (26.83%) DMZ
7 11 (26.83%) ITIL
7 11 (26.83%) Validation
7 11 (26.83%) Banking
7 11 (26.83%) Reverse Proxy
7 11 (26.83%) WebSphere
7 11 (26.83%) Load Balancing
8 10 (24.39%) Investment Banking
8 10 (24.39%) Shell Script
8 10 (24.39%) TIBCO
9 9 (21.95%) TCP/IP
10 8 (19.51%) DNS
10 8 (19.51%) Middleware
10 8 (19.51%) Java
10 8 (19.51%) Finance
11 7 (17.07%) Ab Initio
11 7 (17.07%) Oracle
11 7 (17.07%) FTP
11 7 (17.07%) Red Hat
11 7 (17.07%) IBM
11 7 (17.07%) Mentoring
12 6 (14.63%) ArcSight
12 6 (14.63%) LogLogic

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 11 (26.83%) WebSphere
2 6 (14.63%) WebLogic
3 4 (9.76%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (9.76%) TIBCO EMS
4 2 (4.88%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Project
1 2 (4.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 17 (41.46%) Firewall
2 11 (26.83%) DMZ
2 11 (26.83%) Reverse Proxy
3 9 (21.95%) TCP/IP
4 8 (19.51%) DNS
5 7 (17.07%) FTP
6 6 (14.63%) SSL
6 6 (14.63%) HTTP
6 6 (14.63%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (14.63%) Wireshark
7 3 (7.32%) LDAP
7 3 (7.32%) Multicast
8 2 (4.88%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) KDB
1 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.44%) DB2 UDB
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.44%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.44%) DB2
3 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Jenkins
1 4 (9.76%) Hudson
1 4 (9.76%) Git (software)
1 4 (9.76%) Subversion
1 4 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.88%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (26.83%) Banking
2 10 (24.39%) Investment Banking
3 8 (19.51%) Finance
4 1 (2.44%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 10 (24.39%) Developer
2 6 (14.63%) Operations Engineer
2 6 (14.63%) Middleware Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Analyst
4 2 (4.88%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) Architect
4 2 (4.88%) C++ Developer
4 2 (4.88%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (2.44%) Service Manager
5 1 (2.44%) Operations Manager
5 1 (2.44%) Ab Initio Developer
5 1 (2.44%) Java Team Leader
5 1 (2.44%) Security Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) Team Leader
5 1 (2.44%) IT Architect
5 1 (2.44%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) Release Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) Python Developer
5 1 (2.44%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
5 1 (2.44%) Sun Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) Middleware
2 5 (12.20%) SailPoint
3 4 (9.76%) XML
4 3 (7.32%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (4.88%) SOAP
6 1 (2.44%) Ext JS
6 1 (2.44%) Java EE
6 1 (2.44%) FpML
6 1 (2.44%) JMS
6 1 (2.44%) Web Services
6 1 (2.44%) J2EE
6 1 (2.44%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (36.59%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (14.63%) Management Information System
3 5 (12.20%) Equities
4 2 (4.88%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.44%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.44%) Reference Data
5 1 (2.44%) Derivative
5 1 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.44%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 26 (63.41%) UNIX
2 24 (58.54%) Windows
3 18 (43.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (36.59%) Solaris
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) ITIL
1 11 (26.83%) Validation
1 11 (26.83%) Load Balancing
2 7 (17.07%) Mentoring
3 6 (14.63%) SIEM
3 6 (14.63%) Vulnerability Management
3 6 (14.63%) Information Security
3 6 (14.63%) Ethical Hacking
3 6 (14.63%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (14.63%) Reverse Engineering
4 5 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (12.20%) Identity Management
5 4 (9.76%) Analytics
5 4 (9.76%) Low Latency
6 3 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (7.32%) OO
6 3 (7.32%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (4.88%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.88%) OOP
7 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (24.39%) Shell Script
2 8 (19.51%) Java
3 6 (14.63%) Perl
3 6 (14.63%) PowerShell
4 4 (9.76%) C++
5 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.32%) SQL
6 2 (4.88%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.88%) Python
7 1 (2.44%) Korn
7 1 (2.44%) MATLAB
7 1 (2.44%) C
7 1 (2.44%) ActionScript
7 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.44%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) GPEN
1 6 (14.63%) CISSP
1 6 (14.63%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (14.63%) CCNA
1 6 (14.63%) SSCP
1 6 (14.63%) GIAC
1 6 (14.63%) CEH
1 6 (14.63%) GCIH
2 3 (7.32%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (14.63%) Snort
2 4 (9.76%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (14.63%) OPNET
2 4 (9.76%) Tivoli
3 2 (4.88%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (2.44%) Control-M
Vendors
1 14 (34.15%) Sun
2 10 (24.39%) TIBCO
3 7 (17.07%) Ab Initio
3 7 (17.07%) Oracle
3 7 (17.07%) Red Hat
3 7 (17.07%) IBM
4 6 (14.63%) ArcSight
4 6 (14.63%) LogLogic
4 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
4 6 (14.63%) Cisco
5 4 (9.76%) CollabNet
6 3 (7.32%) Actimize
7 2 (4.88%) Cyber-Ark
7 2 (4.88%) HP
7 2 (4.88%) Reuters
7 2 (4.88%) Bloomberg
7 2 (4.88%) Infoblox
7 2 (4.88%) VMware
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