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 25 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 7 10 27
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +17
Contract jobs citing Linux 11 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 9.73% 11.54% 3.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.93% 60.00% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 4
Median daily rate £360 £420 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.33% +29.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £332 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £508 £406
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £364
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -
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
29 20 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 25.66% 19.23% 32.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 16
Median daily rate £360 £341 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.72% +51.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £325 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £514 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Median hourly rate £12.00 £11.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -38.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

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 25 May 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 9 (56.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 7 (43.75%) Windows
4 6 (37.50%) Java
4 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (37.50%) Windows Server
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (25.00%) AppSense
5 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (25.00%) AIX
5 4 (25.00%) MS Office
5 4 (25.00%) JBoss
5 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 4 (25.00%) Unix
5 4 (25.00%) Windows 8
5 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (25.00%) Lumension
5 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (25.00%) SCCM
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
6 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
6 3 (18.75%) RDBMS
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (12.50%) JavaBeans

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 4 (25.00%) JBoss
2 2 (12.50%) Apache
2 2 (12.50%) Liferay
2 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
3 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon S3
2 1 (6.25%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) DNS
1 2 (12.50%) Firewall
1 2 (12.50%) LAN
1 2 (12.50%) SSL
1 2 (12.50%) VLAN
1 2 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (6.25%) HTTP
2 1 (6.25%) HTTPS
2 1 (6.25%) LDAP
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%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (6.25%) Hudson
2 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Developer
1 5 (31.25%) Java Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) DBA
4 2 (12.50%) Applications Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Java Applications Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Build Automation Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Firewall Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Server Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Splunk Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) J2EE
1 2 (12.50%) JavaBeans
1 2 (12.50%) JSP
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle ADF
1 2 (12.50%) Servlets
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) JSON
2 1 (6.25%) LAMP
2 1 (6.25%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) SAML
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (12.50%) PKI
2 2 (12.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (43.75%) Windows
3 6 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (25.00%) AIX
4 4 (25.00%) Unix
4 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.25%) HPUX
5 1 (6.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (12.50%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
2 2 (12.50%) Open Source
3 1 (6.25%) Build Automation
3 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.25%) Extreme Programming
3 1 (6.25%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.25%) Lua
2 1 (6.25%) Perl
2 1 (6.25%) Python
2 1 (6.25%) Ruby
2 1 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) BC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (12.50%) Puppet
3 1 (6.25%) Ansible
3 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (25.00%) AppSense
2 4 (25.00%) Lumension
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle
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
4 2 (12.50%) VMware
5 1 (6.25%) Atlassian
5 1 (6.25%) Axway
5 1 (6.25%) Sun