Period
to 20 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Linux over the 6 months to 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Linux
County Antrim > Belfast
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 14 7
Rank change year-on-year +2 -7 +8
Contract jobs citing Linux 35 68 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 11.74% 14.62% 16.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 48.92% 53.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 55 44
Belfast median daily rate £425 £445 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.49% -11.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £341 £400 £400
90th Percentile £460 £576 £588
County Antrim median daily rate £425 £445 £500
% change year-on-year -4.49% -11.00% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Belfast median hourly rate - - -
County Antrim median hourly rate - - -

Linux is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Belfast
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 70 139 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 23.49% 29.89% 30.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 107 69
Belfast median daily rate £330 £413 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -1.79% +19.83%
10th Percentile £308 £279 £141
90th Percentile £460 £554 £588
County Antrim median daily rate £330 £413 £420
% change year-on-year -20.00% -1.79% +19.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 16
Belfast median hourly rate £15.64 £11.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.00% -4.17% -21.31%
10th Percentile £11.17 £8.45 £10.00
90th Percentile £23.00 £14.73 £13.50
County Antrim median hourly rate £11.78 £11.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year +2.43% -4.17% -21.31%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Belfast.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Belfast

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux in Belfast.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Belfast

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Belfast over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Belfast

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Belfast

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for Linux.

1 14 (40.00%) SQL
1 14 (40.00%) Finance
2 12 (34.29%) Oracle
2 12 (34.29%) Unix
3 11 (31.43%) Python
4 10 (28.57%) Bash Shell
5 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (22.86%) Degree
6 8 (22.86%) C++
6 8 (22.86%) Java
7 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 7 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (20.00%) MongoDB
7 7 (20.00%) Oracle Database
7 7 (20.00%) DevOps
7 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (17.14%) Proactive Monitoring
8 6 (17.14%) Cisco
8 6 (17.14%) CCNA
8 6 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (17.14%) Git (software)
8 6 (17.14%) Banking
9 5 (14.29%) JIRA
9 5 (14.29%) Shell Script
9 5 (14.29%) PL/SQL
9 5 (14.29%) C
9 5 (14.29%) Windows
9 5 (14.29%) RDBMS
9 5 (14.29%) Performance Tuning

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast 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 (11.43%) Apache
1 4 (11.43%) Confluence
2 3 (8.57%) Apache Spark
2 3 (8.57%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (8.57%) SAS
3 2 (5.71%) OpenStack
3 2 (5.71%) Tuxedo
3 2 (5.71%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.71%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.86%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (2.86%) OpenShift
4 1 (2.86%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) BGP
1 3 (8.57%) Firewall
1 3 (8.57%) IPsec
1 3 (8.57%) L2TP
1 3 (8.57%) OpenVPN
1 3 (8.57%) SSH
1 3 (8.57%) SSL
1 3 (8.57%) VPN
2 2 (5.71%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (2.86%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 7 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.29%) RDBMS
2 5 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 4 (11.43%) NoSQL
4 3 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (8.57%) MySQL
4 3 (8.57%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (8.57%) Spark SQL
5 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (2.86%) Apache Hive
6 1 (2.86%) Big Data
6 1 (2.86%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Git (software)
2 5 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 5 (14.29%) JIRA
3 4 (11.43%) Bitbucket
4 2 (5.71%) PeopleTools
5 1 (2.86%) Subversion
5 1 (2.86%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (40.00%) Finance
2 6 (17.14%) Banking
3 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.86%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.86%) Front Office
4 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Developer
2 6 (17.14%) Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) C++ Developer
4 4 (11.43%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Java Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Ab Initio Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Data Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Network Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) NOC Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Oracle Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) DBA
6 2 (5.71%) Linux Specialist
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) SQL Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Linux Support
7 1 (2.86%) Oracle DBA
7 1 (2.86%) PeopleSoft Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) ActiveMQ
1 3 (8.57%) Flask
1 3 (8.57%) Kafka
1 3 (8.57%) LAMP
1 3 (8.57%) Velocity
1 3 (8.57%) Web Services
2 2 (5.71%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (2.86%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.86%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (2.86%) J2EE
3 1 (2.86%) jQuery
3 1 (2.86%) Node.js
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.43%) N-Tier
2 4 (11.43%) Public Cloud
2 4 (11.43%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (11.43%) Virtual Team
3 3 (8.57%) Clustering
3 3 (8.57%) Equities
4 1 (2.86%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.86%) Derivative
4 1 (2.86%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (2.86%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.86%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.86%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (34.29%) Unix
2 5 (14.29%) Windows
3 4 (11.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.86%) Solaris
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (20.00%) DevOps
3 6 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (17.14%) Proactive Monitoring
4 5 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (11.43%) BDD
5 4 (11.43%) Low Latency
5 4 (11.43%) Migration
5 4 (11.43%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (11.43%) Software Engineering
5 4 (11.43%) TDD
6 3 (8.57%) Asset Management
6 3 (8.57%) Balanced Scorecard
6 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
6 3 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (8.57%) Problem Management
6 3 (8.57%) Scrum
6 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
6 3 (8.57%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 14 (40.00%) SQL
2 11 (31.43%) Python
3 10 (28.57%) Bash Shell
4 8 (22.86%) C++
4 8 (22.86%) Java
5 5 (14.29%) C
5 5 (14.29%) PL/SQL
5 5 (14.29%) Shell Script
6 4 (11.43%) Perl
7 3 (8.57%) MATLAB
7 3 (8.57%) PHP
7 3 (8.57%) R
8 1 (2.86%) C#
8 1 (2.86%) Go
8 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) Degree
2 6 (17.14%) CCNA
2 6 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (11.43%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (8.57%) CCNP
4 3 (8.57%) MCSE
4 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) Docker
2 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) Puppet
2 4 (11.43%) Kubernetes
2 4 (11.43%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (5.71%) Ansible
3 2 (5.71%) Prometheus
4 1 (2.86%) Data Guard
4 1 (2.86%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 12 (34.29%) Oracle
2 6 (17.14%) Cisco
3 4 (11.43%) VMware
4 3 (8.57%) Ab Initio
4 3 (8.57%) RapidMiner
4 3 (8.57%) Talend
5 2 (5.71%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (5.71%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.86%) EMC
6 1 (2.86%) Google
6 1 (2.86%) IBM
6 1 (2.86%) Isilon
6 1 (2.86%) Red Hat