The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 12 25 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Contract jobs citing Linux 9 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 8.26% 2.80% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.86% 7.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Average daily rate
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£501 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.23% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +13.47%
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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
21 42 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 19.27% 39.25% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 2
Average daily rate £341 £225 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.33% +28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 9
Average hourly rate £12.50 £18.00 £19.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% -5.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £18.00 £27.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.90% -

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Preston region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Preston

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Preston region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 9 (75.00%) Puppet
1 9 (75.00%) DevOps
2 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 8 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (66.67%) Windows
3 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (41.67%) Jenkins
4 5 (41.67%) VMware
5 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (33.33%) IBM
5 4 (33.33%) Maven
5 4 (33.33%) WebSphere
5 4 (33.33%) AIX
5 4 (33.33%) Solaris
5 4 (33.33%) Java
5 4 (33.33%) Sun
5 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 4 (33.33%) Middleware
5 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
5 4 (33.33%) UNIX
5 4 (33.33%) Salt
5 4 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (33.33%) OpenShift
5 4 (33.33%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (33.33%) Ansible
5 4 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 4 (33.33%) PaaS
5 4 (33.33%) Bash Shell

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 (33.33%) WebSphere
1 4 (33.33%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (25.00%) OpenStack
3 1 (8.33%) Jetty
3 1 (8.33%) nginx
3 1 (8.33%) IIS
3 1 (8.33%) Apache
3 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (33.33%) PaaS
1 4 (33.33%) OpenShift
2 1 (8.33%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (8.33%) Google App Engine
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) DHCP
1 1 (8.33%) FTP
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
1 1 (8.33%) SSL
1 1 (8.33%) IPsec
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Jenkins
2 4 (33.33%) Maven
2 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Architect
2 4 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (33.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 3 (25.00%) Technical Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) J2EE
2 1 (8.33%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
1 8 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (33.33%) UNIX
2 4 (33.33%) AIX
2 4 (33.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) DevOps
2 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Pair Programming
3 3 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Java
1 4 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 3 (25.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (75.00%) Puppet
2 4 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (33.33%) Ansible
2 4 (33.33%) Salt
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) IBM
2 4 (33.33%) Sun
2 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Google