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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 12 14 14
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 1 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 1.72% 3.60% 11.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.09% 40.00% 37.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 10
Median daily rate - £475 £508
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.54%
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 £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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
11 10 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 18.97% 9.01% 31.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 11
Median daily rate £98 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-78.33% -10.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 9
Median hourly rate £36.50 £37.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% +80.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £37.00 £15.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £39.10 £104.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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 28 September 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 10 (62.50%) Red Hat
2 9 (56.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (37.50%) Java
4 5 (31.25%) JBoss
5 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (25.00%) Puppet
5 4 (25.00%) AIX
5 4 (25.00%) Oracle
6 3 (18.75%) Web Services
6 3 (18.75%) Python
6 3 (18.75%) RDBMS
6 3 (18.75%) VMware
6 3 (18.75%) Firewall
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
6 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
6 3 (18.75%) DevOps
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
7 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
7 2 (12.50%) Palo Alto
7 2 (12.50%) Ansible
7 2 (12.50%) Docker
7 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (12.50%) Open Source

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 5 (31.25%) JBoss
2 2 (12.50%) Apache
2 2 (12.50%) Liferay
2 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
3 1 (6.25%) nginx
3 1 (6.25%) OpenStack
3 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 1 (6.25%) Tuxedo
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon S3
2 1 (6.25%) GitHub
2 1 (6.25%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) DNS
2 2 (12.50%) LAN
2 2 (12.50%) SSL
2 2 (12.50%) VLAN
2 2 (12.50%) WAN
3 1 (6.25%) DHCP
3 1 (6.25%) DMZ
3 1 (6.25%) HTTP
3 1 (6.25%) HTTPS
3 1 (6.25%) LDAP
3 1 (6.25%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database 12c
1 3 (18.75%) RDBMS
1 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (6.25%) DB2
3 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
3 1 (6.25%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
3 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (6.25%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
2 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (6.25%) Artifactory
3 1 (6.25%) Gerrit
3 1 (6.25%) Hudson
3 1 (6.25%) Maven
3 1 (6.25%) Mercurial
3 1 (6.25%) SonarQube
3 1 (6.25%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Java Developer
3 3 (18.75%) DBA
4 2 (12.50%) Applications Developer
4 2 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Java Applications Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Firewall Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Java Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Splunk Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Web Services
2 2 (12.50%) J2EE
2 2 (12.50%) JavaBeans
2 2 (12.50%) JSP
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle ADF
2 2 (12.50%) Servlets
3 1 (6.25%) JSON
3 1 (6.25%) LAMP
3 1 (6.25%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (6.25%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (6.25%) SAML
3 1 (6.25%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (12.50%) PKI
1 2 (12.50%) Private Cloud
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (25.00%) AIX
3 2 (12.50%) Windows
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) CentOS
4 1 (6.25%) HPUX
4 1 (6.25%) Solaris
4 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
4 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) DevOps
3 2 (12.50%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 2 (12.50%) Migration
3 2 (12.50%) Open Source
4 1 (6.25%) Build Automation
4 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (6.25%) Extreme Programming
4 1 (6.25%) Microservices
4 1 (6.25%) OWASP
4 1 (6.25%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) Python
3 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
3 2 (12.50%) Perl
4 1 (6.25%) C
4 1 (6.25%) C#
4 1 (6.25%) C++
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) Lua
4 1 (6.25%) PHP
4 1 (6.25%) Ruby
4 1 (6.25%) SQL
4 1 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (12.50%) Docker
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.25%) vCloud
3 1 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Puppet
2 2 (12.50%) Ansible
2 2 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (12.50%) ZABBIX
3 1 (6.25%) CFEngine
3 1 (6.25%) HAProxy
3 1 (6.25%) Kibana
3 1 (6.25%) logstash
3 1 (6.25%) Rundeck
3 1 (6.25%) Salt
3 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Red Hat
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle
3 3 (18.75%) VMware
4 2 (12.50%) Atlassian
4 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) MuleSoft
4 2 (12.50%) Palo Alto
4 2 (12.50%) Splunk
5 1 (6.25%) Axway
5 1 (6.25%) Black Duck
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix
5 1 (6.25%) EMC
5 1 (6.25%) Google
5 1 (6.25%) Sonatype
5 1 (6.25%) Veracode