The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Salford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 10 12 11
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 7 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 15.22% 4.35% 5.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.33% 16.67% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
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£313 £300 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +3.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
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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 Salford region.

Operating Systems Category
Salford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 26.09% 26.09% 37.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 10
Average daily rate £313 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £343 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £14.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Salford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Salford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Salford

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Salford

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Salford

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Salford

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Salford

Linux
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Salford 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 7 (100.00%) Java
1 7 (100.00%) Servlets
1 7 (100.00%) XML
1 7 (100.00%) DOM
1 7 (100.00%) XSLT
1 7 (100.00%) Tomcat
1 7 (100.00%) J2SE
1 7 (100.00%) JMS
1 7 (100.00%) HTTP
1 7 (100.00%) XML Schema
1 7 (100.00%) Spring
1 7 (100.00%) Maven
1 7 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 7 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 7 (100.00%) XPath
1 7 (100.00%) Grails
1 7 (100.00%) Android
1 7 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 7 (100.00%) Hazelcast
2 4 (57.14%) Computer Science
2 4 (57.14%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 4 (57.14%) SAX
2 4 (57.14%) Windows

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Salford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Salford 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 7 (100.00%) Tomcat
1 7 (100.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Maven
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
1 7 (100.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) Servlets
1 7 (100.00%) XML
1 7 (100.00%) DOM
1 7 (100.00%) XSLT
1 7 (100.00%) J2SE
1 7 (100.00%) JMS
1 7 (100.00%) XML Schema
1 7 (100.00%) Spring
1 7 (100.00%) Grails
2 4 (57.14%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (57.14%) SAX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Android
1 7 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) Java
1 7 (100.00%) XPath
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Red Hat