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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
Lancashire / Preston
Rank 8 16 18
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 14 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 15.22% 5.81% 2.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.87% 20.83% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 2
Median daily rate £465 - £466
90% offered a daily rate of more than £409 - £439
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 - £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £36.38
% change year-on-year
- +9.96%

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
23 24 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 25.00% 27.91% 11.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 3
Median daily rate £431 £375 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.80% -13.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £375 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 4
Median hourly rate £42.50 £20.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.50% -31.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £20.00 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £40.00 £32.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%

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
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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017, 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 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) Migration
3 10 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
4 8 (53.33%) DNS
4 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
5 6 (40.00%) Middleware
6 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
7 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (20.00%) VMware
8 3 (20.00%) Mainframe
8 3 (20.00%) Unix
8 3 (20.00%) AIX
8 3 (20.00%) HPUX
8 3 (20.00%) Solaris
8 3 (20.00%) C++
8 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
8 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (20.00%) Qt
8 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
9 2 (13.33%) Mercurial
9 2 (13.33%) MS Office
9 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
9 2 (13.33%) IBM
10 1 (6.67%) Finance
10 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (6.67%) Quality Management
10 1 (6.67%) Change Management
10 1 (6.67%) HP

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 (6.67%) WebSphere
1 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) Remote Desktop
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (13.33%) Mercurial
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (6.67%) Avionics
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Administrator
1 3 (20.00%) Architect
1 3 (20.00%) C++ Software Engineer
1 3 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
1 3 (20.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 3 (20.00%) Migration Manager
1 3 (20.00%) Migration Project Manager
1 3 (20.00%) Project Manager
1 3 (20.00%) Software Engineer
1 3 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (13.33%) Data Centre Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Data Centre Project Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Data Migration Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Data Migration Project Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Service Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Administrator
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) Middleware
2 3 (20.00%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (20.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) AIX
2 3 (20.00%) HPUX
2 3 (20.00%) Solaris
2 3 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Migration
2 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) ETL
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) Logistics
4 1 (6.67%) Open Source
4 1 (6.67%) QMS
4 1 (6.67%) Quality Management
4 1 (6.67%) RAD
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (20.00%) VMware
2 2 (13.33%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat