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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 11 17 23
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +6
Contract jobs citing Linux 12 2 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 10.26% 2.06% 4.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.91% 4.55% 34.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 10
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £400 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
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
43 44 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 36.75% 45.36% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 18 23
Average daily rate £225 £188 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -32.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £110 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £307
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -22.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 26 March 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 26 March 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 +4 12 £350 -12.50% 6
County Londonderry - - - -
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 29 (74.36%) UNIX
2 19 (48.72%) Windows
3 17 (43.59%) Solaris
4 16 (41.03%) Firewall
5 15 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (35.90%) Sun
7 13 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (30.77%) Validation
8 12 (30.77%) Java
9 11 (28.21%) ITIL
9 11 (28.21%) DMZ
9 11 (28.21%) Shell Script
9 11 (28.21%) Load Balancing
9 11 (28.21%) Reverse Proxy
10 9 (23.08%) Web Services
11 8 (20.51%) XML
11 8 (20.51%) Oracle
11 8 (20.51%) Middleware
11 8 (20.51%) KDB
11 8 (20.51%) Finance
11 8 (20.51%) Banking
12 7 (17.95%) Investment Banking
12 7 (17.95%) WebSphere
12 7 (17.95%) FTP
12 7 (17.95%) DNS
13 6 (15.38%) HTTP
13 6 (15.38%) IBM
13 6 (15.38%) TIBCO
13 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
13 6 (15.38%) Perl

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 7 (17.95%) WebSphere
2 4 (10.26%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (10.26%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.56%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (2.56%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.56%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (41.03%) Firewall
2 11 (28.21%) DMZ
2 11 (28.21%) Reverse Proxy
3 7 (17.95%) FTP
3 7 (17.95%) DNS
4 6 (15.38%) HTTP
5 5 (12.82%) Wireshark
5 5 (12.82%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (12.82%) SSL
5 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
6 3 (7.69%) LDAP
7 2 (5.13%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) KDB
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.26%) MongoDB
2 4 (10.26%) Triplestore
3 2 (5.13%) DB2
3 2 (5.13%) RDBMS
3 2 (5.13%) DB2 UDB
3 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.56%) MarkLogic
4 1 (2.56%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
1 4 (10.26%) Subversion
2 1 (2.56%) Ant
General
1 8 (20.51%) Finance
1 8 (20.51%) Banking
2 7 (17.95%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 16 (41.03%) Developer
2 7 (17.95%) Operations Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) Middleware Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Senior Developer
5 2 (5.13%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (5.13%) Ab Initio Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Senior JavaScript Developer
6 1 (2.56%) AWS Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Service Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Senior Web Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Sun Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Web Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Operations Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.08%) Web Services
2 8 (20.51%) XML
2 8 (20.51%) Middleware
3 5 (12.82%) SailPoint
4 4 (10.26%) HTML
4 4 (10.26%) XHTML
4 4 (10.26%) CSS
4 4 (10.26%) Ajax
4 4 (10.26%) JSON
4 4 (10.26%) AngularJS
4 4 (10.26%) Backbone.js
4 4 (10.26%) Sass
5 3 (7.69%) CSS3
5 3 (7.69%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (7.69%) HTML5
5 3 (7.69%) XSL
6 2 (5.13%) JMS
6 2 (5.13%) SOAP
7 1 (2.56%) Semantic HTML
7 1 (2.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.82%) Management Information System
3 4 (10.26%) W3C
3 4 (10.26%) Equities
4 3 (7.69%) Digital Media
5 2 (5.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (5.13%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 29 (74.36%) UNIX
2 19 (48.72%) Windows
3 17 (43.59%) Solaris
4 13 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) Validation
2 11 (28.21%) ITIL
2 11 (28.21%) Load Balancing
3 6 (15.38%) OO
4 5 (12.82%) SIEM
4 5 (12.82%) Vulnerability Management
4 5 (12.82%) Mentoring
4 5 (12.82%) Reverse Engineering
4 5 (12.82%) Ethical Hacking
4 5 (12.82%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (12.82%) Information Security
4 5 (12.82%) Identity Management
5 4 (10.26%) Web Design
5 4 (10.26%) Responsive Web Design
5 4 (10.26%) Analytics
5 4 (10.26%) Graceful Degradation
6 3 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (7.69%) TDD
7 2 (5.13%) SOA
7 2 (5.13%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.77%) Java
2 11 (28.21%) Shell Script
3 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 6 (15.38%) Perl
3 6 (15.38%) SQL
3 6 (15.38%) PowerShell
4 4 (10.26%) SPARQL
5 2 (5.13%) ActionScript
5 2 (5.13%) Korn
5 2 (5.13%) ActionScript 2.0
5 2 (5.13%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.56%) Jython
6 1 (2.56%) C
6 1 (2.56%) C++
6 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) GPEN
1 5 (12.82%) SSCP
1 5 (12.82%) GCIH
1 5 (12.82%) CEH
1 5 (12.82%) GIAC
1 5 (12.82%) CCNA
1 5 (12.82%) CISSP
1 5 (12.82%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.13%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (12.82%) Snort
2 4 (10.26%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.13%) vSphere
3 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) OPNET
2 4 (10.26%) Tivoli
3 3 (7.69%) Puppet
3 3 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (5.13%) Control-M
4 2 (5.13%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 14 (35.90%) Sun
2 8 (20.51%) Oracle
3 6 (15.38%) IBM
3 6 (15.38%) TIBCO
4 5 (12.82%) ArcSight
4 5 (12.82%) LogLogic
4 5 (12.82%) Ab Initio
4 5 (12.82%) Cisco
5 3 (7.69%) Actimize
6 2 (5.13%) HP
6 2 (5.13%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.13%) VMware
6 2 (5.13%) Infoblox
6 2 (5.13%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (2.56%) Microsoft