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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 20 5 15
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +10
Contract jobs citing Linux 4 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 2.86% 16.22% 6.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.39% 70.59% 18.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 5
Median daily rate £300 £175 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -53.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.09% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £31.63
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +18.57%
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
23 17 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 16.43% 22.97% 33.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 19
Median daily rate £300 £175 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -50.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Median hourly rate £10.00 - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 25 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -17 4 £300 +71.42% 1
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Linux.

1 4 (57.14%) HTML
1 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) Python
2 3 (42.86%) Middleware
2 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Banking
2 3 (42.86%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (42.86%) Perl
2 3 (42.86%) MS Project
2 3 (42.86%) Unix
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) AIX
2 3 (42.86%) Solaris
2 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 3 (42.86%) MS Visio
2 3 (42.86%) Project Planning
2 3 (42.86%) Degree
2 3 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (42.86%) HTML5
2 3 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (28.57%) Node.js
3 2 (28.57%) Web Development
3 2 (28.57%) Investment Banking
3 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (14.29%) XHTML

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
1 3 (42.86%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (42.86%) MS Project
1 3 (42.86%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
1 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
General
1 3 (42.86%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Investment Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Automation Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) PMO Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Web Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) QA Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) UI Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Web UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) HTML
2 3 (42.86%) HTML5
2 3 (42.86%) Middleware
3 2 (28.57%) Node.js
4 1 (14.29%) CSS
4 1 (14.29%) REST
4 1 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (14.29%) SOAP
4 1 (14.29%) Web Services
4 1 (14.29%) XHTML
4 1 (14.29%) XML
4 1 (14.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Derivative
1 1 (14.29%) Graphic Design
1 1 (14.29%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) AIX
1 3 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (42.86%) Solaris
1 3 (42.86%) Unix
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (42.86%) Project Management
1 3 (42.86%) Project Planning
2 2 (28.57%) Web Development
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) High Availability
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) OOD
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) Perl
2 3 (42.86%) Python
3 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) Korn
4 1 (14.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA