Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 5 24
Rank change year-on-year -30 +19 -15
Contract jobs citing Linux 18 176 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 4.62% 33.08% 3.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.14% 70.68% 20.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 166 4
Belfast median daily rate £455 £420 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +40.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £289 £363 £265
90th Percentile £588 £563 £386
County Antrim median daily rate £455 £420 £300
% change year-on-year +8.33% +40.00% -11.11%
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 56 249 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 14.36% 46.80% 16.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 213 13
Belfast median daily rate £350 £420 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +40.00% +41.18%
10th Percentile £175 £350 £103
90th Percentile £533 £563 £380
County Antrim median daily rate £350 £420 £300
% change year-on-year -16.67% +40.00% +41.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Belfast median hourly rate £13.50 £13.78 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.00% +0.18% -8.33%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.28 £10.90
90th Percentile £13.75 £14.63 £18.35
County Antrim median hourly rate £13.50 £13.78 £13.75
% change year-on-year -2.00% +0.18% +10.00%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 16 (88.89%) SQL
2 12 (66.67%) Java
2 12 (66.67%) Unix
2 12 (66.67%) Finance
3 9 (50.00%) Banking
4 7 (38.89%) Equities
4 7 (38.89%) Low Latency
5 6 (33.33%) Relational Database
5 6 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 6 (33.33%) Spring
5 6 (33.33%) Front Office
6 5 (27.78%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (27.78%) Docker
6 5 (27.78%) Java 8
7 4 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (22.22%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (22.22%) Scala
7 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
7 4 (22.22%) Splunk
7 4 (22.22%) JSON
7 4 (22.22%) XML
7 4 (22.22%) Solaris
7 4 (22.22%) Oracle
7 4 (22.22%) Perl
7 4 (22.22%) Tomcat
8 3 (16.67%) OO
8 3 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
8 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (11.11%) Data Structures

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 (22.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.56%) npm
1 1 (5.56%) PaaS
1 1 (5.56%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) LAN
1 1 (5.56%) NetScaler
1 1 (5.56%) tcpdump
1 1 (5.56%) WAN
1 1 (5.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
2 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 2 (11.11%) JUnit
3 2 (11.11%) TeamCity
4 1 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (5.56%) Bitbucket
4 1 (5.56%) GoCD
4 1 (5.56%) Maven
4 1 (5.56%) SonarQube
General
1 12 (66.67%) Finance
2 9 (50.00%) Banking
3 6 (33.33%) Front Office
4 1 (5.56%) Back Office
4 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Developer
1 12 (66.67%) Java Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Senior Java Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Applications Support
3 4 (22.22%) Applications Support Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Unix Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Unix Support
4 2 (11.11%) Unix Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Applications Support
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) Spring
2 4 (22.22%) JSON
2 4 (22.22%) XML
3 2 (11.11%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (11.11%) Akka
3 2 (11.11%) Hibernate
3 2 (11.11%) Kafka
3 2 (11.11%) Spring Boot
3 2 (11.11%) Zuul
4 1 (5.56%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (5.56%) HTML
4 1 (5.56%) HTML5
4 1 (5.56%) React
4 1 (5.56%) Redux
4 1 (5.56%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (5.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Equities
2 4 (22.22%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (11.11%) Data Structures
4 2 (11.11%) Derivative
5 1 (5.56%) Fixed Income
5 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Unix
2 4 (22.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Low Latency
2 6 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 5 (27.78%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (16.67%) OO
6 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (11.11%) MVC
6 2 (11.11%) OOP
6 2 (11.11%) SOLID
6 2 (11.11%) Straight-Through Processing
6 2 (11.11%) TDD
6 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Collateral Management
7 1 (5.56%) Dashboard Development
7 1 (5.56%) DevOps
7 1 (5.56%) Garbage Collection
7 1 (5.56%) Market Making
7 1 (5.56%) Software Deployment
7 1 (5.56%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 16 (88.89%) SQL
2 12 (66.67%) Java
3 5 (27.78%) Java 8
4 4 (22.22%) Perl
4 4 (22.22%) Scala
5 1 (5.56%) C#
5 1 (5.56%) C++
5 1 (5.56%) ES6
5 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.56%) Python
5 1 (5.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) CCNP
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Ansible
1 1 (5.56%) Kubernetes
1 1 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.56%) Puppet
1 1 (5.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
1 4 (22.22%) Splunk
2 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco
2 1 (5.56%) Citrix
2 1 (5.56%) Extreme Networks
2 1 (5.56%) IBM
2 1 (5.56%) Juniper
2 1 (5.56%) TIBCO