The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 11 14 6
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs citing Linux 1 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 2.22% 3.06% 12.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.00% 23.08% 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 12
Median daily rate - - £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +2.73%
Linux
Lancashire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Preston region.

Operating Systems Category
Preston
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
5 13 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 11.11% 13.27% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 19
Median daily rate £150 £210 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -58.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 £37.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.81% +142.62%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Preston region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Preston region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Preston

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Preston region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 Preston region with a requirement for Linux.

1 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
1 3 (60.00%) DevOps
1 3 (60.00%) Puppet
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) Docker
2 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (40.00%) Python
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (40.00%) ZABBIX
2 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) MySQL
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) DB2
3 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (20.00%) AIX
3 1 (20.00%) HPUX
3 1 (20.00%) Solaris
3 1 (20.00%) JBoss
3 1 (20.00%) Apache
3 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (20.00%) Maven
3 1 (20.00%) Google

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Preston 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 1 (20.00%) Apache
1 1 (20.00%) JBoss
1 1 (20.00%) nginx
1 1 (20.00%) OpenStack
1 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (20.00%) GitHub
2 1 (20.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) DMZ
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (20.00%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (20.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) DB2
1 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
1 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (20.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (20.00%) Artifactory
2 1 (20.00%) Gerrit
2 1 (20.00%) Maven
2 1 (20.00%) Mercurial
2 1 (20.00%) SonarQube
2 1 (20.00%) Sonatype Nexus
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Java Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Linux Scripter
2 1 (20.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Middleware Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) LAMP
1 1 (20.00%) LAPP Stack
1 1 (20.00%) LEMP Stack
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (20.00%) AIX
2 1 (20.00%) CentOS
2 1 (20.00%) HPUX
2 1 (20.00%) Solaris
2 1 (20.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) DevOps
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) OWASP
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (40.00%) Perl
1 2 (40.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) PHP
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Docker
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) vCloud
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Puppet
2 2 (40.00%) ZABBIX
3 1 (20.00%) Ansible
3 1 (20.00%) CFEngine
3 1 (20.00%) HAProxy
3 1 (20.00%) Kibana
3 1 (20.00%) logstash
3 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (20.00%) Rundeck
3 1 (20.00%) Salt
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (20.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (20.00%) Black Duck
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) EMC
2 1 (20.00%) Google
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Sonatype
2 1 (20.00%) Veracode
2 1 (20.00%) VMware