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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 6 16 1
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -15
Contract jobs citing Linux 15 3 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 20.55% 2.94% 25.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.00% 10.34% 46.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 17
Average daily rate
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£188 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £300 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.14% +2.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.20 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+24.17% -19.46%
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
25 29 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 34.25% 28.43% 54.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 30
Average daily rate £188 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £237 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £384 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 14 £188 -37.50% 3
County Armagh - 1 - -
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 15 (55.56%) Oracle
1 15 (55.56%) SQL
2 13 (48.15%) Web Services
2 13 (48.15%) UNIX
3 12 (44.44%) Windows
4 11 (40.74%) Java
5 10 (37.04%) Finance
6 9 (33.33%) Shell Script
7 8 (29.63%) XSL
7 8 (29.63%) Actimize
8 7 (25.93%) Cisco
9 6 (22.22%) ITIL
9 6 (22.22%) Perl
9 6 (22.22%) Solaris
9 6 (22.22%) Information Security
10 5 (18.52%) Equities
10 5 (18.52%) Derivative
10 5 (18.52%) Degree
10 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
10 5 (18.52%) XML
10 5 (18.52%) Juniper
11 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
11 4 (14.81%) Red Hat
11 4 (14.81%) W3C
11 4 (14.81%) HTML
11 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
11 4 (14.81%) OO
11 4 (14.81%) XHTML
11 4 (14.81%) JSON
11 4 (14.81%) QA

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 4 (14.81%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (7.41%) JBoss
2 2 (7.41%) Apache
3 1 (3.70%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (3.70%) Xceptor
3 1 (3.70%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) FTP
1 2 (7.41%) HTTP
1 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
1 2 (7.41%) WAN
1 2 (7.41%) SAN
1 2 (7.41%) Wireshark
1 2 (7.41%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) Wireless
2 1 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (3.70%) LAN
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (3.70%) NAS
2 1 (3.70%) tcpdump
2 1 (3.70%) DMVPN
2 1 (3.70%) Multicast
2 1 (3.70%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (3.70%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (3.70%) NX-OS
2 1 (3.70%) OSPF
2 1 (3.70%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.81%) MongoDB
2 4 (14.81%) Triplestore
3 2 (7.41%) MySQL
4 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.70%) MarkLogic
4 1 (3.70%) DB2
4 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.70%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Subversion
1 4 (14.81%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.70%) Ant
General
1 10 (37.04%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Developer
2 7 (25.93%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Senior Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Operations Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Service Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Senior JavaScript Developer
5 2 (7.41%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) AWS Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Junior
6 1 (3.70%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Operations Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
6 1 (3.70%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (48.15%) Web Services
2 8 (29.63%) XSL
3 5 (18.52%) XML
4 4 (14.81%) HTML
4 4 (14.81%) CSS
4 4 (14.81%) Ajax
4 4 (14.81%) JSON
4 4 (14.81%) XHTML
4 4 (14.81%) Backbone.js
4 4 (14.81%) Sass
4 4 (14.81%) AngularJS
5 3 (11.11%) HTML5
5 3 (11.11%) CSS3
6 1 (3.70%) JMS
6 1 (3.70%) Semantic HTML
6 1 (3.70%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (3.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Equities
1 5 (18.52%) Derivative
2 4 (14.81%) W3C
3 3 (11.11%) Digital Media
4 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
4 2 (7.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (3.70%) e-Health
5 1 (3.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.70%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 13 (48.15%) UNIX
2 12 (44.44%) Windows
3 6 (22.22%) Solaris
4 4 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.70%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) ITIL
1 6 (22.22%) Information Security
2 4 (14.81%) OO
2 4 (14.81%) Problem Management
2 4 (14.81%) Responsive Web Design
2 4 (14.81%) Graceful Degradation
2 4 (14.81%) Web Design
3 3 (11.11%) Release Management
3 3 (11.11%) TDD
4 2 (7.41%) Project Management
4 2 (7.41%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (7.41%) Change Management
4 2 (7.41%) BDD
4 2 (7.41%) DevOps
4 2 (7.41%) SIEM
4 2 (7.41%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (3.70%) Cyber Security
5 1 (3.70%) Server Building
5 1 (3.70%) Network Management
5 1 (3.70%) Parallel Processing
Programming Languages
1 15 (55.56%) SQL
2 11 (40.74%) Java
3 9 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 6 (22.22%) Perl
5 4 (14.81%) SPARQL
5 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
6 2 (7.41%) Python
7 1 (3.70%) ActionScript 2.0
7 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.70%) ActionScript
7 1 (3.70%) Jython
7 1 (3.70%) Korn
7 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Degree
2 4 (14.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.70%) SSCP
4 1 (3.70%) GIAC
4 1 (3.70%) GCIH
4 1 (3.70%) CEH
4 1 (3.70%) MCSE
4 1 (3.70%) MCSA
4 1 (3.70%) CCNP
4 1 (3.70%) CCNA
4 1 (3.70%) CISSP
4 1 (3.70%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.70%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Puppet
1 3 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.70%) Ansible
2 1 (3.70%) Netcool
2 1 (3.70%) Control-M
2 1 (3.70%) OPNET
Vendors
1 15 (55.56%) Oracle
2 8 (29.63%) Actimize
3 7 (25.93%) Cisco
4 5 (18.52%) Juniper
5 4 (14.81%) Red Hat
5 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
6 2 (7.41%) ArcSight
7 1 (3.70%) LogLogic
7 1 (3.70%) NetQoS
7 1 (3.70%) F5
7 1 (3.70%) Sun
7 1 (3.70%) IBM
7 1 (3.70%) Remedy
7 1 (3.70%) Ab Initio