Period
to 21 April 2018

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 21 April 2018 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 3 19
Rank change year-on-year -28 +16 -9
Contract jobs citing Linux 23 118 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 5.61% 27.83% 5.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.90% 65.19% 25.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 112 5
Belfast median daily rate £455 £433 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.20% +33.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £341 £363 £294
90th Percentile £576 £588 £445
County Antrim median daily rate £455 £433 £363
% change year-on-year +5.20% +19.31% +3.57%
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 105 181 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 25.61% 42.69% 20.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 146 22
Belfast median daily rate £365 £420 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.05% +19.91% +59.20%
10th Percentile £258 £256 £104
90th Percentile £557 £588 £449
County Antrim median daily rate £365 £420 £351
% change year-on-year -13.05% +19.83% +59.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 1
Belfast median hourly rate £12.50 £12.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -17.24% -10.27%
County Antrim median hourly rate £12.50 £12.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% -17.24% +16.00%

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 21 April 2018.

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 21 April 2018, 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 23 (100.00%) SQL
2 19 (82.61%) Java
3 18 (78.26%) Unix
4 17 (73.91%) Finance
5 13 (56.52%) Relational Database
6 12 (52.17%) Banking
7 10 (43.48%) Mentoring
7 10 (43.48%) Equities
8 9 (39.13%) Requirements Analysis
9 8 (34.78%) Low Latency
10 7 (30.43%) OO
11 6 (26.09%) Front Office
12 5 (21.74%) XML
12 5 (21.74%) Oracle
13 4 (17.39%) Perl
13 4 (17.39%) Tomcat
13 4 (17.39%) Solaris
13 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
13 4 (17.39%) Splunk
13 4 (17.39%) JSON
13 4 (17.39%) Scala
13 4 (17.39%) Spring
13 4 (17.39%) Docker
13 4 (17.39%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (17.39%) Java 8
13 4 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
14 3 (13.04%) Spreadsheet
14 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
15 2 (8.70%) Straight-Through Processing
15 2 (8.70%) Derivative

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 (17.39%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Actimize
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (56.52%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.35%) Apache Hive
3 1 (4.35%) Big Data
3 1 (4.35%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
General
1 17 (73.91%) Finance
2 12 (52.17%) Banking
3 6 (26.09%) Front Office
4 1 (4.35%) Back Office
4 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (82.61%) Developer
2 18 (78.26%) Java Developer
3 12 (52.17%) Senior Developer
3 12 (52.17%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Applications Support
4 4 (17.39%) Applications Support Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Support Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Front Office Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Unix Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Unix Support
5 2 (8.70%) Unix Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Low Latency Java Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Applications Support
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) XML
2 4 (17.39%) JSON
2 4 (17.39%) Spring
3 1 (4.35%) .NET
3 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.35%) HTML
3 1 (4.35%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (43.48%) Equities
2 4 (17.39%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.70%) Derivative
5 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
5 1 (4.35%) Fixed Income
5 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 18 (78.26%) Unix
2 4 (17.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Mentoring
2 9 (39.13%) Requirements Analysis
3 8 (34.78%) Low Latency
4 7 (30.43%) OO
5 4 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (8.70%) Straight-Through Processing
7 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.35%) Collateral Management
7 1 (4.35%) Functional Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Pattern Matching
Programming Languages
1 23 (100.00%) SQL
2 19 (82.61%) Java
3 4 (17.39%) Java 8
3 4 (17.39%) Perl
3 4 (17.39%) Scala
4 1 (4.35%) C#
4 1 (4.35%) Python
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle
2 4 (17.39%) Splunk